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Joanne Moylan

"Maria is by far the most thorough realtor I have ever worked with. I really felt that she was working for me the buyer. I will always use her in the New Orleans area whenever I buy or sell a house!"

Leslie and Lester Dennis

"Maria went above and beyond her duties as a realtor. I think we made a new friend. Thank you so much Maria"

Leslie and Lester Dennis

"Maria was very helpful throughout the entire process. We started off looking for temporary housing and she was able to reach out to colleagues to find us something that provided the flexibility needed when nothing else was available. In looking for permanent housing, Maria was very flexible with her time to ensure that we were able to find a beautiful home. My husband and I would easy recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home. "

Laura & Nicolas Garcia

"El acompañamiento de Maria A. durante todo el proceso de compra de nuestra casa fue excelente. Siempre estuvo dispuesta a escuchar las preguntas que fueron surgiendo y con su experiencia y conocimientos nos ayudo muchisimo a tomar las mejores decisiones. La recomendamos 100% para que los ayude a conseguir la casa de sus sueños. "

Roger Alvarado

"Maria was exceptional quite a treat to have her as an agent "

Alexander Stewart McCulloch

"I was a first time home buyer and Maria helped me through every step in the process"

Dianne Lekometros

"Maria is as kind and thoughtful as she is knowledgeable and professional. Her TOP concern was making sure I was in the right home. In a 3 day trip we found and secured my perfect house. She was always available. Always making sure inspections, lender required documents, and anything else required never slipped through the cracks. She continues to provide information and assistance on anything NOLA related since I relocated from NJ and am unfamiliar with utilities etc here. Five stars are not enough!! Call Maria now. "

Dr. Elizabeth Bowles

"Maria is a phenomenal realtor. From day one she was accessible, honest and eager to help me find the right home. She took the time to get to know me and as we learned together what I was and wasn't looking for we were able to find my dream home! She is incredibly knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions with ease. She was wonderful to work with and I will be recommending her to friends who are beginning their home search in the near future!"

Bob and Kelly Fischer

"Maria is by far the most amicable and hard working I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She clearly goes beyond what I would have expected. Although we are 800 miles away she kept us informed, handled all of the inspections, and even while on vacation in Europe, was available and stayed on top of what was happening. She clearly is a fantastic resource, a real gem. We feel so lucky to have found her!! Dr. Robert Fischer"

Doan and Arnaud

"This is our second time working with Maria and she never ceases to deliver excellent customer service and outstanding results! Even when Maria is out of town, she is responsive to our communications day or night. Maria goes above and beyond for her clients. Thank you, as always!"

Glenda McQueen

"Maria was beyond helpful and professional. Her insight into the market, staging, customer service was wonderful. She was honest and helped with every aspect of the sale -- taking beautiful photos, advice on staging the home for interested buyers, how to price my home for sale, offering insight into pricing, and looking at what other homes in my neighborhood were selling for. We had a contract on the first day my home was put on the market. I can't say enough good things about her."

Glenn LeBlanc

"Maria could not have been more helpful, kind, patient, or knowledgeable. This was my first home purchase and she made the entire experience as easy as possible. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"

Jonathan "Jonno" Frishberg

"I reached out to Maria when it was time to sell our home. I knew her a little as a community member and family friend, but my real reason was a gut instinct.. I felt I could trust her. I had never sold a house before, and this was the family home for my kids and myself... Our base in New Orleans, where the kids grew up (and our first home). It was a big deal to let it go. My first meeting with Maria was just to get some advice about selling. How to go about it without a realtor, with a realtor, etc... I felt comfortable, never under pressure to do anything one way or another. I knew during our first meeting that I wanted her to sell our home for us. It was crystal clear to me, and she did a fantastic job every step of the way. I never felt rushed or pressured. But I did feel I was in the skilled hands of an experienced professional. One with heart, and integrity (and DRIVE! She's a go-getter!)... So when she suggested I do this or that to get the best result, I listened, and did my best to do my part. The result was a very short time on the market, and the first offer ended up being the perfect buyers... Everything went better than I could have expected, and I feel like we made a great decision to list with her. I'll always be grateful that we were able to have Maria handle such a delicate and emotional sale with calm, and a steady hand. Thank you - Jonno Frishberg"


"Maria Zuniga-Lott is a consummate professional and I cannot begin to say enough about her work ethic, knowledge, & dedication to her profession. Maria's ability to organize and execute, her eye for detail, and clear communication keeps all parties in sync -- this is an extraordinary gift to have, especially for me, as an out of town Buyer.I have worked with several Realtors over the years & Maria's unique skill set & level of care are impressive, thereby, bringing comfort to the Client that all transactions will be taken care of in a manner that she would expect for herself. Thank you, Maria, for being such an outstanding representative of your field."

Jenn Johnson Krass

"Working with Maria has been a true joy. She is so patient and dealt with us for a year looking for the perfect house. Once we found it she took care of every detail and made buying our first home easy and seamless. She took us under her wing and gave us advice and has become a true friend. I 100% recommend Maria and will be using her for our next house."

Mike Krass

"This is the *second* home we've worked with Maria to purchase and both experiences have been absolutely superb. She responds day or night via text and email as well as keeps the Seller and other parties involved honest through the process. If you're looking for a realtor to buy an investment property or your primary residence I recommend Maria and the Gardner Realtor team!"

Matt & Karen Skific

"Our experience with Maria couldn't have been any better. She provided us with much needed advice to make our home more marketable. We followed her advice as closely as possible and had two full-price offers on our house within 36 hours of going on the market. She was so helpful to us with all the many details that must be taken care of when selling a property - and a calming influence when things began to feel a little stressful (as they inevitably will). I honestly don't know what we would have done without her. I recommend her without hesitation - in fact I have already referred two of my friends to her (one in the market to buy, one selling - and again, the house sold super fast). Maria is a gem!"

Otho and Kenyatta Barnes

"Maria was the best!!! She helped us find the home that we will be raising our family in. She made our home buying experience as painless as possible. Maria was always available to answer any questions that we had regarding the purchasing process. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sale a property. She really takes pride in her job and REALLY works for her client!!! Maria is truly a 5 star agent."

Jeb Baldwin and Erika Heppner

"We will be forever grateful to Maria for helping us buy our first house! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about the entire real estate purchasing process, but she also has extremely great communication skills; she listened carefully and patiently to our concerns and responded to all questions almost immediately. In addition, she is a kind person and cares about neighborhoods and people. She is also trustworthy, honest and has a killer Rolodex! My only regret is that I am not in the market to buy more houses because I would love to continue working with Maria. She made it all happen. Thank you, Maria!"

Susan and Michael Foto

"Selling my family home using Maria Lott as our agent was the best decision we made. Maria is completely professional, kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. Our house was sold quickly with no stress involved. She priced it spot on, so it wouldn't sit for months. I give Maria ten stars!!!!!!!! Thank you for a wonderful experience Maria!"

Susan and Michael Foto

"Dearest Susan, In today's world, reviews and references are important in growing my business. If I served you well, I'd appreciate it if you would be so kind to write a testimonial. Just follow the link on this communication. Thank you in advance, sweet Suzita! xoxo, -Maria"

Susan and Michael Foto

"Dearest Susan, In today's world, reviews and references are important in growing my business. If I served you well, I'd appreciate it if you would be so kind to write a testimonial. Just follow the link on this communication. Thank you in advance, sweet Suzita! xoxo, -Maria"

Christine Lentzou-Selzer

"The most efficient, dedicated, friendly realtor you may have! Maria is a treasure! Thank you!"

Christine Lentzou-Selzer

"Maria is the most efficient, hard working and friendly realtor you may have! We thank her and you!"

Christine Lentzou-Selzer

"Maria Zuniga-Lott has sold two of my homes in New Orleans. Maria is the most professional and diligent real estate professional that I have worked with (and I have had experience with several). She is precise, hard working and knows the real estate business in NOLA inside and out. She has my highest recommendation for anyone wishing to buy or sell a home in NOLA!"

"Cara Maria,     It has indeed been a long and bittersweet journey with this house. We shared many memories there, and we are relieved that a good family has "adopted" this wonderful home. Words cannot express what we feel in gratitude for your hard work, and dedication.  You care, and this made all the difference.  We have "lost" a house, however most importantly, gained a lifetime and a true, friend.You are always welcome to be with us as well...wherever our travels may take us. Blessings from us both,Louie and Christine"

Ellie and Roger McCulloch

"Maria showed us all the right properties, and we were able to find exactly what we were looking for in a very short time. She handled a difficult title transfer quickly, and got us to closing in 2 weeks! She worked hard for us and we are very thankful. Roger McCulloch"

Ellie and Roger McCulloch

"This sale could have been a nightmare, but Maria handled everything expertly. She really knows her job and we could not have been happier."

Pam Luke

"After several moves over the last few years (cross country) I was reluctant to have to go through the process again. I was moving back home to NOLA after 25 years and needed an expert to reacquaint me with the city. Maria was recommended to me from a previous happy client. From the day Maria and I connected I knew I was in great hands! I have an extremely hectic schedule and Maria made the process of searching for a new home seamless. She knows all the neighborhoods and was able to guide me to an area that best suited my needs. Maria was innovative with listing my property, took care of all the details every step of the way and was a great resource. She is now helping me with yet another move. Thanks Maria! "

Jaime & Marquita Wright

"Our First Home! Maria,, Thank you so much for all your help finding our first home together. It was a long process,, but you remained attentive,, supportive & helpful. We especially appreciated how responsive you were to all our questions,, calls,, texts and e-mails. We would recommend you anytime! Thank you again,, "

Elizabeth Spirrson

"HOUSE SOLD QUICKLY! My house selling experience with Maria A. Zuniga-Lott was better than I could have ever imagined! From the "get go" Maria was a pleasure to work with. Her business-like attitude and professionalism,, coupled with friendliness and kindness,, created a complete trust and expectancy of a successful sale. Her knowledge of the real estate process was apparent in the handling of every detail. She has a store of resource information and contacts needed to get the property ready for the market. She promptly completed the steps to get the house on the market and was devoted to showing it and to conducting open houses. Several challenges did come up,, but Maria found answers to each one with calmness & Confidence. Nothing is too hard for Maria!! What really meant so much to me was her availability. Most often I reached her phone on the first try. On the rare occasions that I did not reach her immediately,, she was prompt in returning my call the same day. She was never too busy to help me. Words cannot express the gratitude I fell for finding such an outstanding Realtor. Maria A Zuniga-Lott is a dedicated,, hardworking,, honest & caring Realtor -- and SHE CAN SELL A HOUSE!! (and find one,, too!! - I could see her fairness in representing both myself,, the seller & the buyer. It was a "win win" situation.) "

Mary Cullen

"Congratulations on the successful closing of my listing. It has been a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for your diligence and hard work. I look forward to working with you in the future."

Emily Siekkinen

"Maria Zuniga-Lott was an absolute pleasure to work with,, and I cannot recommend her highly enough! Before selling our home,, Maria gave us spot-on advice on things we could do to prepare our home to sell quickly. After taking her advice and listing our home,, we had multiple offers within 24 hours. The home was under contract for above asking price within two days and the closing shortly followed. With full-time jobs and two young children we have a pretty busy schedule,, and Maria took on all of the responsibilities of scheduling showings,, inspections,, and appraisals with our tenants. Maria also patiently answered all of my questions along the way and ensured that we were comfortable with every step in the process. Maria has become a friend throughout this process,, and we will definitely be enlisting her help again when we purchase our next home!"

Robert and Joanie Hodes

"My wife and I have come to New Orleans two or three times a year for the last three or four years to visit. I graduated Tulane University in 1977,, so you can pretty much guess our age group. We have been dreaming about coming to New Orleans to live for quite some time. We finally decided to take the plunge,, and our apartment in Manhattan went on the market Memorial Day of 2015. It sold after the first showing,, and this left us with a minor problem. How do we find an apartment in New Orleans? So,, we asked the friends that we had made over the years,, and one of them,, suggested that we speak with his mother-in-law,, Maria Zuniga-Lott. We reached out to her,, and that is the reason why I am writing this recommendation. Maria is absolutely fabulous,, and she found us an apartment in New Orleans that was beyond our wildest dreams! REALLY! While in NY,, we were searching frantically online looking at all the different websites in search of our new home despite Maria?????s assurances that she would find something for us. My instinct was to try to find something in advance of coming down and do it long distance. Maria suggested that getting an apartment is something that happens ????in the moment here in New Orleans????? and that we should wait until we were ready to make the move. So,, we flew down to New Orleans for a week at the end of June,, 2015,, and earnestly began looking for a place with Maria with an anticipated move in date of August 1st. Maria had requested a list all of the things that we would like in an apartment,, so we gave her our list which included a balcony overlooking the street and access to a garden that would also be visible from a back room in the house. We had a very specific budget in mind. In all honesty,, what we were requesting was much more expensive than what our budget would allow,, and we knew it?????_however?????_ Maria took us around and showed us a number of apartments. On the third day,, we thought we had found something that would suffice,, and were ready to commit without looking any further. However,, Maria firmly suggested that it would be in our best interest to at least look at one more place. Well,, all I can tell you is that the place that we went to see the next morning ended up having a wraparound balcony from the street front on Esplanade Avenue at Bourbon Street all the way down the side of the house and around the back corner. It overlooked what for me is the nicest garden I have seen in all my experience in New Orleans! All my wife and I could say to each other was that Maria had performed a miracle! And this was the magic: We were looking at an apartment that had not yet been placed on the market! I was very concerned that we would be way over budget. We made an offer anyway,, and to our amazement,, the offer was accepted. We signed a two-year lease the next day after meeting the landlord,, who has turned out to be an absolute treasure. The simple truth is that we would never have found this apartment without Maria,, and we are truly indebted to her. I cannot promise you that you will find the same kind of deal that we found,, but I am certain that you will find the best deal available if you enlist Maria?????s services! Please feel free to request to speak with us should you require additional information. Happy house hunting in New Orleans! "

Fuyiu Yip,, Buyer

"Maria I cannot thank you enough for all your time,, help,, persistence and diligence to make this purchase happen. All your detailed updates greatly minimize the anxiety of being out of sate. You have been beyond generous and kind. thank you for your eye for details as well! With Gratitude,, Fuyiu"

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Maria A. Zuniga-Lott - Gardner Realtors
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Maria A. Zuniga-Lott


  Raised in New Orleans, I have a special affinity for the architecture, arts, history, food and culture for the city I love and am so delighted to call home! Having lived abroad and in other U.S. cities with my family, I returned to purchase and remodel a new home with a greater appreciation for the lifestyle New Orleans has to offer. My personal experience with the New Orleans Metro area neighborhoods is extensive. I use this knowledge, as a professional, business and home owner, an active member of my community, and licensed Louisiana REALTOR® to enthusiastically assist you and share my experiences by anticipating the diverse, individual needs of my Buyer...

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