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Arlenne Retana is a Realtor with the Karen Trebes Team at Home Smart Realty South. A Costa Rican native, Retana moved to New Orleans at age 13 and had to learn English and adapt to a new culture. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of New Orleans, where she obtained a bachelor‘s degree in Business Administration. After working in different fields, Retana decided to get into Real Estate and has been making homeownership a reality for her clients ever since, including for those who prefer to make the transaction in their native language of Spanish.
She finds great pride in buyers’ “this is it” moment when she is showing them a house. “Buying a house is a huge personal achievement for most people, and to be part of that major milestone is greatly satisfying,” says Retana. Her job can become very personal, and Retana enjoys when clients make her part of their family. Retana is engaged in all aspects of the process when helping her clients in buying, selling and renting properties, whether it is to occupy them or for investing, or facilitating access to lenders when needed. Her goal is always to make the home buying process as smooth as possible.
Beyond her commitment to her job, Retana also supports the community. With her team at Karen Trebes, first time home buyers can take seminars once a year. Retana also gives back through her volunteer work for the Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue Association by raising funds, helping at events, and finding a loving home for the animals in their care.
Retana loves working in New Orleans and says that the best advice she can give is to “be yourself…clients like transparency.” That’s why she finds success in all she does, because she is always herself and clients always feel comfortable working with her. You can contact Arlenne at 504-339.8289