Kari was awesome! My wife and I worked with her for about 6 months on finding and buying a home in New Orleans and she was there to help every steop of the way. She fought for us when negotiating with different sellers, and kept us informed about what was going on when we were waiting for any approval, response, or work to be done that was outside of our control.
Kari will be the first person we contact when we think about buying or selling again!
Kari was easy to work with and looked out for my interest. She is very pleasant and performs her job well. She assisted with the paperwork making it less of a headache on me. I would recommend Kari to anyone interested in buying or selling property. She handled both for me and I am extremely satisfied.
Excellent communication skills and great advice! So happy we went with Kari for her detail oriented and quick turnaround! We bought a house to renovate not knowing the neighborhoods and Kari helped us select a fantastic choice! And we got a great price!
Even in a difficult market, Kari helped me find the property I wanted at the right price. She was very professional and knowledgable. It was a pleasure doing business with her.
What can I say? Kari is great. She knows the New Orleans market very well, and is endlessly patient. She helped me to buy my first home, which I just closed on very recently. She never hurried me along, never put me out of my comfort zone, and never pushed me to make a decision that I didn’t want to make. Kari is attentive, and she internalizes what each of her costumers is in the market for. She has an intimate understanding of New Orleans’ varied neighborhoods, and the assets (and shortcomings) they have to offer. I haven’t had the pleasure of working with many real estate professionals, but after working with Kari, I know that I don’t have to test those waters. I recommend her to everyone, and am happy to take this forum to do so to you.
I had a great experience working with Kari, despite a sometimes trying closing!. She helped me find a great house in a great neighborhood, all in line with my budget. would highly recommend her.
Kari is a stellar agent. Her diligence and persistence are unparalleled. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and goes to great lengths to ensure her clients find exactly what they’re looking for. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to have worked with her and would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking to buy a house in New Orleans.
Kari is the best! In a city that prides itself on its lackadaisical pace and mediocre work ethic, Kari easily rises above the rest. My wife and I have been in Texas since Katrina and spent over a year looking for houses long distance, coming in to look at the cream pf the crop when they became available. Kari would check out places for us, drive the neighborhoods and give us reviews. She talked us out of areas that weren’t a good fit (with our best interest at heart of course) and when THE home came on the market, she got us out of another contract 5 days before closing without penalties! Now that we have moved in, she has been working on enlarging our yard with the lot next door. I’ll never look elsewhere for a realtor in NOLA and already give her info out to friends.
Kari provided quick response, reliable facts and good knowledge of the area. We received honest observations of properties and she fulfilled our needs.
Kari helped us find our dream home in New Orleans and was there for us every step of the way. We were living outside of the USA at the time and she kept us in constant communication on every detail before, during and after the closing…including setting up internet, television service and a security system in the house on our behalf. She has also recommended honest, competent local contractors & services AND she remains a valuable resource to us on so many levels. We would not hesitate to recommend Kari for any real estate needs in the this city. She is amazing. Alice & Kevin
Kari is an extremely professional and considerate agent. She helped us find a great home within our price range and gave us great suggestions on how to increase its value immediately. Kari was always responsive via phone, text, or e-mail and even advised us after our closing. She also gives good recommendations for local inspectors, plumbers, surveyors, and housekeepers.
I just bought my first house with Kari’s help, and I’m so glad she was my agent! I’d never looked at houses before, and the thought of buying and navigating the market was terrifying. From the very beginning of the process, Kari was very helpful and patient with me as I asked a million questions. I appreciated that she let me go at my own pace while also consistently sending me listings and taking me to see homes whenever I showed interest. She knows the market really well and was great at looking for and finding homes within the parameters I set out while also making some suggestions and tossing out creative ideas. Kari also helped me learn a ton about real estate, my options, and also was a really caring and fun person to work with. She had my back, and now I have a beautiful home that I love and can afford. I absolutely recommend Kari for both the first time and experienced home buyer!!!!!
Ms. Ayala is an excellent real estate agent; once when I bought my home and again when I sold it. I relied heavily on her expertise and advice both times and I always trusted that she had my best interests at heart. Keeping me informed every step of the way really helped to put my mind at ease and made what could have been a stressful process, very pleasant!
Kari by far has been the most professional, hardest working, and smart realtor with whom I have ever worked. Did I mention patient and available? I never had a question unanswered or an email ignored. There is just simply no comparison to other realtors with whom we have worked with or observed- Kari shines above the rest. While other agents took days to respond to concerns, Kari was on top of everything immediately. She made it a priority to not only be available. And on top of her complete professionalism, she has a good base of referrals to guide clients for other needs. She is still in touch with us, even beyond the purchase of our home, to make recommendations and guide us. I will only use her for future sales and purchases.
I had a wonderful experience working with Kari. As a first time home buyer, she was very helpful and trustworthy; she guided me through the process from finding a lender, advising me on neighborhoods, homes, etc and through the final closing. I am so happy with the home I purchased It needs a little love and Kari was great about recommending all the right people from the roofing to a handyman that she knew and trusted, which has been very valuable. She can even give some interior decorating tips and she is great at working on a budget 🙂 Kari is flexible and was always available when I needed her to show me a home or just ask a question.
Kari Kramer Ayala is one of the best realtors New Orleans has to offer. As a young family, we had quite a specific list of requirements for what we wanted in a new home, Kari worked hard to find us exactly what we needed. Over three years, she patiently helped us and made the entire process enjoyable. She always greeted us with a smile and never tired of the journey with us to find the right place. She is knowledgeable, timely and helpful. When we finally found the property we hoped for, she worked even harder to make it work in our favor. As someone born and raised in New Orleans, I feel lucky to have found Kari and thankful she made our dreams come true!
Kari is fantastic! Not only were my husband and I first-time home buyers, but we were also relocating to New Orleans from across the country and buying almost entirely from afar. With solid knowledge of the city’s dynamic neighborhoods, patience, and honesty, Kari helped us get into the perfect house for us within budget and within our short time frame. Leading up to closing, she provided connections to great local services (e.g. insurance agents, closing agents), making the whole process seamless. To cap it all off, she welcomed us so warmly to the city! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy in New Orleans!
Kari was fantastic to work with and we will definitely use her again in the future!!!! She was patient, knowledgeable and help us smoothly move through a somewhat complicated real estate transfer.
Very knowledgeable and responsive to our questions. Would have liked to receive concessions from seller. We are happy with the house that we purchased.
Kari and Shannon went above and beyond and exceeded all of my expectations in getting me qualified for and closed on my home. They stayed in constant contact and each personally took on a lot of the ‘grunt work,’ which made the whole home-buying experience much more efficient and pleasant for me. They even have stayed in-touch after closing to make sure I have everything I need. Highly recommend Kari for any real estate needs in New Orleans.
I’m a Navy veteran, new to New Orleans and this was my first time buying a home. I was nervous about the entire process prior to meeting Kari. I could not recommend Kari Kramer Ayala enough. She was truly a blessing for this entire process. She has meticulous attention to detail, she is an expert in the process, she had an answer to every single question I had (which was 1000s), and truly saw our relationship as something to value, not just a transaction. I had/have absolute 100% trust in Kari and feel I could not have experienced a better partner in this journey. Kari knows the market extremely well, after a few hours viewing properties with me, I could tell Kari had identified EXACTLY what I was looking for in my first home in New Orleans. She is extremely candid, and gave both positive and negative opinions about houses we viewed – I did not feel she was only in it to close a sale or get me in any house – I actually believe the opposite. She was determined to get me in the perfect house for me and worked hard to make that happen. I believe I have a lifelong friend and advocate now in New Orleans. We both cried together after my closing upon walking up to my beautiful new home as the official owner. She is truly an amazing agent, friend and person. I will use her again for any real estate need in New Orleans and recommend Kari to anyone I know looking for an agent in this market. She is truly the top .01%