Michelle LaBanca

Licensed Realtor, ABR®

Specializing in New Orleans historic neighborhoods and beyond.




I approach both life and my profession with enthusiasm, honesty and integrity. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than helping my clients achieve their home ownership and financial goals. 



With a background in interior design and a passion for historic architecture, I have a thorough understanding of New Orleans unique properties and neighborhoods, our real estate market and know what it takes to champion a client’s needs.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or a pied-à-terre in the French Quarter, I can help you negotiate, acquire financing, locate contractors, provide renovation suggestions, determine historic tax credit eligibility, and more.

Whether you’re selling your current home to upgrade to a new larger home or downsizing to a condo, I can help you price your property, market and showcase it, qualify buyers, negotiate offers and more. Each listing includes professional photography and personal, private showings. 



Client Reviews

My wife and I recently worked with Michelle on a home purchase in New Orleans. We were not only first time homebuyers, but we were buying from out of state too - not easy clients! Michelle worked patiently with us for over a year until we found the perfect home. She is extremely knowledgeable of New Orleans real estate, especially historic districts and properties, and had a good eye for what we were looking for. Michelle introduced us to new neighborhoods, made herself available for (many!) property visits whenever we were in town, and aptly used FaceTime when we weren’t! Her attention to detail helped us skillfully navigate the complex and competitive market from afar. When we found a home that ticked all the boxes, Michelle was quick to take action on our behalf (during Mardi Gras, no less!) and guided us through the process step-by-step from offer to closing, always going the extra mile to make sure we were at ease. She understood the added stress of us being out-of-state buyers, and made the experience as smooth as possible. I’m so pleased that we found Michelle to help us, and am thrilled to call her a friend now too. Can’t wait to work with her on the next one!
— B. DeCicco
Michelle and I worked for the better part of 6 months to find a home in my budget range. I really wanted to stay in my neighborhood, which wasn’t easy in my price range. I was so impressed by Michelle’s expertise in the New Orleans market and also her detailed understanding of structure, plumbing and interior condition. We finally found the perfect home and negotiated the contract the same day. Thank you Michelle!
— S. Becker
Michelle was a true professional. Like many houses in New Orleans, buying our house was a long, involved process and Michelle was there at every step. She was dedicated and on top of every deadline, signature, and extension. I will definitely go to Michelle next time I purchase property.
— M. Albright