Karen Calamia

LICENSE: 0000051741

(504) 450-2722




Carl Calamia



Lic#:  0995684431


Karen Calamia



Lic#:  51741




HomeSmart Realty South's

#1 Top Propducing Team for 2019




With over 25 successful years owning a small business and Karen‘s mortgage lending experience, our clients benefit from our business minded approach to helping them buy or sell a home. We advise sellers that when they decide to sell their home, they should approach the sale as if they are starting a business and the product they are selling is their home. Just like any business selling a product, a sales team is needed. That is where we come in. Using the internet, print media and social media, we put together a marketing plan. Once this is done, we do what most agents fail to do, we execute that plan. As a Result, we get as many people as possible to see your home. When we work together with sellers and the home is priced correctly, it will sell.


Buyer's, enjoy one stop shopping on our easy to use website.  First Time Home Buyer's are welcome!!  Call to set up your home buying consultation.

To sum it up, our buyers and sellers get two agents working full time with all the tools and experience that are necessary to buy and sell homes.







  • Karen recently sold my house in Old Metairie. It was a pleasure to work with her and Carl. Her extensive background in the banking industry was particularly appreciated during the negotiation process. We have used her numerous times in the past and will continue to trust her expertise in the future. Chris & August

  • Karen and Carl have been a sincere pleasure to work with. It took us 2 years to find our forever home and Karen patiently worked with us the entire time. They are quick to respond and go the extra mile for you to help make the process as easy as possible. Thank you! Heather & Brock.


  • Karen is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of real estate. I would recommend her to everyone. She is a true professional.  Chris J.


  • Karen & Carl made house hunting and buying a house a breeze! As a first time home buyer, she answered any and all questions I had and always kept me updated on new houses on the market. She was so helpful throughout the entire process and made this whole experience so easy and exciting! I 100% recommend Karen and Carl when selling your home or finding a new one! - Katie M.

  • Very knowledgeable knows what she's doing.   Her and her brother make a great team. - Mike M.


  • Karen is fantastic! She's very knowledgeable about the local market dynamics and offers the type of valuable advice only a seasoned veteran can provide. We were first time home buyers in NOLA and searched for months, looking at everything from new to old construction. Karen was accessible, patient, thoughtful, and helped us ultimately find the best house available for our family. After one failed contract on old construction and one entirely different successful contract on new construction, I can assure you she's the realtor you want on your side to help guide you along the way! Whether it was area comps, negotiating and offer strategies, navigating the mortgage process, finding a home inspector, wading through the detailed language of the purchase contract, or pushing back on the seller, Karen had an answer and solution. I would highly recommend! - Philip R.


  • Karen & Carl are Simply The Best Realtor's. Sold our parents residence fast. We selected them because they sold the most listed properties in our parent’s neighborhood. Fast, very professional, and great knowledge of realty business. — Rick W


  • Bought our home 5 years ago now and still very happy KAREN did a great job with us first time home buyers and made the process as painless as possible big thanks to her! — Dawn C


  •  Karen and Carl to sell our home was fantastic. We were the third member of our family to use them, and we could not have been happier! While the process can often be overwhelming, they made it seamless. They were both extremely helpful... — Kelly & Cale


  • My wife and I were first time home buyers. We knew almost nothing about the process, and we were unsure of exactly what we were looking for. We met Carl early in the process, and he was extremely patient with us as we looked. We probably looked at 20 or more houses over many months of searching. He was available by telephone every day, and was factual and never pushy. 

    When we finally found the house we wanted, he helped us through the buying process. He made this detailed process run as smoothly as possible as we dealt with the offer, inspection, financing, insurance, and closing procedures.

    We highly recommend Carl Calamia to anyone buying a house in this area. 
    - Laura and Henry 


  • Karen is an excellent agent! She works hard for you and is there every step of the way. She is very easy and pleasant to work with. I would recommend her to any and all who need a great agent! - Laurie R.


  • Karen & Carl are simply the best! So responsive, so knowledgeable and always a pleasure to deal with. I have recommended them to one of my good friends and will continue to recommend her. They did a great job! — Colby & Callie


  • Karen & Carl are terrific agents. They helped my husband & I find the perfect home for us. They listened to our needs & wants and searched for homes that met our criteria. They were always available to answer our questions as we were new to the area— Emily & Keith


  • Karen & Carl made our first time home buying experience simple with their great advice and all around knowledge of real estate. Their patience and kindness were a godsend during the stresses of home buying. I would recommend Karen & Carl for all your real estate needs.— Peter & Dawn 


  • We worked with Karen for about six months to find the perfect home for our family. She was always there for us when we needed to see a property quickly due to our scheduling limitations. We also felt comfortable calling and emailing her and she was very quick to respond. She is a reliable  resource and knows the New Orleans and surrounding markets very well. She is willing to listen to your needs and wants and helps find properties accordingly. She negotiates on your behalf and is someone you can trust. We don't hope to have to move soon, but if we do, Karen will be our first phone call. Thanks Karen!! - Robin