Born and raised in New Orleans, the beauty and uniqueness of this city has always run through my veins!
I am a graduate of Louise S McGehee School and the University of Mississippi. I later continued my “educational journey” to Tulane, where I obtained my Masters in Social Work, as “people” have always been my passion. (My friends would jokingly say that I “never met a stranger”!)
I was the Social Worker for the chronically mentally ill unit at DePaul hospital, until I took on the role of “Mommy”, focusing my energies on raising my precious children.
In 2011, I decided it was time to “venture back out again” into the world, with my “love” for people, this city and design.
I worked for several years at an Interior Design firm, learning the trade and assisting the wonderfully talented designers on projects for their clients.
While there, I ran into an old high school friend, Cherie Juneau, whom I had not seen in years and unbeknownst to both of us, this “run in” would change our life path’s forever!
Cherie had her own business, focusing on historical renovations She later took on the task of “renovating” my “historically outdated” kitchen. We would talk for hours about our passion for Real Estate and how much we enjoyed helping our clients transform their homes into their “dream spaces”. Our friends would always say to us, that we “should go get” our Real Estate licenses and become a team! Eventually, the “planets” all lined up and Cherie and I said to each other, “Let’s stop talking about going to get our Real Estate license and ACTUALLY go do it!”
We attended Real Estate School, together, never leaving each others side, laughing and crying our way through it together.
Upon receiving our licenses, we joined the amazing Gardner Realtors Family and began our “team journey” into the Real Estate world.
And what can I say?
The Rest Is History!
Cherie and Margaret are awesome! We had a pretty specific set of parameters for our new place. They worked diligently to help us find a perfect place. They kept us in the loop daily and even gave us honest opinions about certain spots we were looking at. It was like having family help find a place to live. They are as nice as can be. Would highly recommend! -JT E. October 4, 2018
Working with Chere and Margaret made our transition/move from TX to LA seamless! They answered all of our questions, calls, and concerns as we were starting our search in TX and by the time we had moved to LA, we quickly found our new home and Chere and Margaret's expertise got us into our new home faster than we had expected. They truly made us feel comfortable in our new home and city and we can't recommend them enough to anyone looking for a home in New Orleans! -Sarah W October 4, 2018
We had been looking for a home for nearly all of the 5 years we have lived here in New Orleans...in every neighborhood, houses, condos, shotguns, traditional, you name it. No luck. We even worked with other realtors and agents. Nothing. We were never blown away with the house, neighborhood, or realtor. By chance we met Margaret Hogan & Cherie Juneau of Gardner at an open house...a rather serendipitous meeting, as a few months later, they called us to look a house that fit out sensibilities, our style and our budget. From finding the house to finding the financing, to helping out with the whole "wonderful" process of home-buying, they were there with their knowledge, their assistance, and when things got tough, their humor to help things move along. Would we recommend Margret & Cherie of Gardner? In a word...absolutely. -R.H. October 3, 2018
A friend recommended Cherie and Margaret as realtors when my husband and I were looking to purchase our first home in New Orleans. From the start I knew we were in the right hands. While we were unsure of the process and even unsure of what we were looking for, Cherie and Margaret were incredibly patient with us, taking us to see countless houses over a span of four or five months, and we could not have found a more knowledgeable team to work with. They were not only familiar with the area and the business, but they also took the time to get to know us and know exactly what we were looking for--sometimes even before we did! They guided us to the perfect home, and they did not leave our sides throughout the entire process. Cherie and Margaret made this step in our lives an absolute blast. I cannot recommend them highly enough. -Virginia K October 3, 2018
Cherie and Magaret are absolutely incredible!! My wife and my 2 boys recently moved to New Orleans this past August. She and I were somewhat overwhelmed initially at trying to find a place that would accommodate all of our needs and in our price bracket. We made initial contact with Cherie and Magaret just by reaching out to a house we via the internet. They immediately took a vested interest in not only finding us a home, but making sure we - as a family - were comfortable throughout. The thing I appreciated most about them - inconjunction with their vibrant personalities and geniune passion for their jobs - was their honesty. I never felt that I was "just another client". I could not recommend them any higher!! -Dedric C October 3, 2018