I contacted Traci about a short sale that I was interested in and thought the process was long and arduous, Traci kept me informed and counseled me on how the process worked. Traci fought for me in negotiating with the Bank, but after four months the deal fell through and yet Traci still had a positive attitude in finding us a home we would be happy with. It didn't matter how many properties we wanted to look at, Traci was always there for us and never seemed bothered. Traci looked for the positive in each property and enjoys sharing visions of what could be. We looked for almost a year before we found something we were happy with and Traci was again up for the task even though this property was another short sale. I never felt pressured to do anything, and Traci would occasionally check up on me just to see if I was still interested and to see how the family was doing. I recommend Traci to all of my friends looking for a new home, and I wouldn't use anyone else in my future real estate ventures."


- Chris, Metairie, La

"My aunt suggested I use Traci Kestler as my realtor when I started looking for a house to purchase. Not knowing anything about the process, I trusted my aunt and gave Traci a call. Little did I know just how hard this realtor would work to find me a home. I know from hearing horror stories just how bad things can get and even when we hit a bump in the road, Traci would work harder and get the problem solved right away. I am really glad she was on my side of the negotiations. I will never use another realtor as long as Traci is in the business. Thanks Traci, you've made my dreams of home ownership a reality!"
- Dustin Carver, Kenner LA.​

"Stephanie went above and beyond. She's incredible! Her professionalism stands out from the rest!"
- Dayna Dufrene Metairie, LA

My husband and I have used Traci Kestler as our real estate agent for the last few years and we recommend Dwell NOLA Realty to anyone who is looking buy, sell, or lease property. She makes herself accessible to  clients and is extremely knowledgeable with the Greater New Orleans area.

- Rachel Loy, River Ridge, La

“Working with Traci Kestler and Stepanie Campani has been a wonderful experience for my husband and me.” They have sold two houses for us, as well as, help us find and purchase our dream home. Their ability to listen to client needs, expedite paper work, knowledge of mortgage brokers, knowledge of title companies, and attention to detail is unsurpassed when it comes to real estate agents. I would recommend if you would like to buy or sell a house look no further than “Dwell NOLA” where you’re sure to have a great experience through the sale or purchase of your home.

- Ken and Karin Bird, Kenner, La

I sold and purchased a home with Traci. She paid attention to all the details, resulting in a smooth and easy process. If she is your selling agent, she goes above and beyond to obtain necessary information to assist you in selling your property quickly and efficiently. If she is your buying agent, she is more than patient and accommodating. She spends all the time and effort necessary to find you the right home for you and your family. I wouldn't use anyone else. When buying/selling a home, you need an agent committed to you and your needs; Traci is that kind of agent.
- Kimberly Broussard, Harahan, La

We have known Traci since post Katrina.  After wasting four months listed with another agent, we signed on with Traci to rent our Metairie home.  She had numerous showings of our home and found great tenants that have been with us for over five years.  She has helped us each year with re-upping our lease.  She is a hard worker and gets the job done and done right.  We also have a great deal of respect for her with her devotion to animal rescue.  Traci will always handle our real estate needs in the future.
- Walt and Kathy Moran, Metairie, La

We feel so grateful to have a team we can trust to help us navigate our way through the real estate process.  We felt comforted to know we had a team on our side when it came time for bidding and closing. Dwell NOLA worked tirelessly to help us sell our house and purchased the home of our dreams.                  

-Rob and Paige Delaune

After trying to sell our house in our own, we finally decided to give Dwell NOLA a shot. Thank God we did because within 1 1/2 months we bought our home in Slidell and sold our home in Metairie!  I cannot recommend them highly enough!                

-Tab & Remi Coleman

BEST experience possible
"Not only did we get the BEST experience possible out of working with Stephanie on locating and purchasing our second home...but we got a new best friend out of the whole deal! We closed on our house only a couple of months ago and we've kept Stephanie on speed dial. We hang out, go to dinner, to the theater, heck we ...even went of vacation together! Not only is Stephanie an outstanding Realtor, going above and beyond our expectations, she is truly an amazing human being. I'm honored to be part of her life and know she will be a life-long friend. Thanks Steph for not only holding our hands through the entire (stressful) process, but for also becoming a great friend."
- Angela Portera Metairie LA

Not only was Traci able to sell my house in a few days but she also found me a new home that was perfect!  With Traci, the whole process of selling and purchasing a new home went smoothly.  I highly recommend her.
-Meredith, Metairie, LA

​"Working with Traci as my agent was wonderful! I originally called her because I was interested in a house I saw on realtor.com and her name came up on the online listing. She showed me the house, but after the viewing, it was not right for my family. She asked if she could set me up with automatic emails for listings and I said sure but I had a few bad experiences with other agents so I was not really looking to work with an agent. Well, she emailed me a new listing that was perfect for us and the offer was accepted. Getting to act of sale was a bit of a challenge but through it all I felt like I was working with an old friend. She completely changed my opinion of agents. It felt like us getting the house was important to her too! She then sold my house in 2 weeks time (in a slow market)! I would recommend Traci to anyone looking to buy or sell, she was a great agent!"

- Jennifer Di Lorenzo Metairie LA

Rented in just a few days
"We had the wonderful opportunity to work with Traci Kestler and Stephanie Campani in finding the perfect renter for my home. Not only did they advise us on how the process worked but guided us every step of the way. Every silly question we had they responded quickly, which made us feel confident in their abilities. ... They went above and beyond in the selection process as if it were their own home. To my amazement, they had the house rented out within a few days! They will be our realtors for life!"
- Karin Stafford Kenner, LA

 I have a 51-year-old developmentally handicapped daughter so safe location was paramount, but I knew that I would not be able to move back to Lakeview, our old neighborhood, as prices were too high for my shallow pocket. Then Traci took me under her wing.  She looked at me and said, "We're going to find you and M a house." And that was that. Traci was daily by my side urging me on with words like, "We are going to find you something, don't give up. It's out there and we just have to find it. And we will." And off we would go to look at another property. One day she sent me more online info, I tapped a wrong key, and found myself looking at a Lakeview house that charmed my eye. But I knew it was out of my price range. I e-mailed the info I was viewing to Traci, and that afternoon we walked through the house. To make a long story short, I have been living in that charming house since last August, and it's a wonderful home for M and me. And if it weren't for Traci Bird Kestler ... I wouldn't be there today. She stuck with me until we found it; then she walked lock-step with me through

every step of the purchase. She's a star."
- Patti Westgate​

​We were first-time home buyers jumping into the market with little in the way of understanding of how the process works. Traci not only found great properties for us to check out, she explained the home-buying process for us in plain, easy-to-understand language.  Her knowledge, her sense of her clients’ wants and needs, and her vast network of skilled professionals made buying our first home a great experience. She always had time for us and would not give up on us even when we were ready to throw in the towel ourselves. Today we are in a unique home in exactly the neighborhood we wanted, thanks to Traci.

- Jennifer and Matt Roberts, Freret Neighborhood, Uptown New Orleans

Traci helped us find a rental property a few years ago, and when it was time for us to buy a house, we knew we wanted Traci as our agent. Being first time home buyers, the process was overwhelming but Traci made it enjoyable and easy! She explained the process to us in detail every step of the way! She was available whenever we needed her to answer questions.  She loves what she does and it shows! We appreciate having someone who is a personable, caring, and professional who put in so much time and effort into finding the right house for us! We highly recommend her and the Dwell Nola Team! We will one day buy a house on the North shore and when we do, we will call Traci! Again!!

- Kay Claverie and Alex Molina  Metairie, La


I had the extreme pleasure of working with Traci Kestler on my journey to homeownership. Traci was and is perfect she was able to bring what I was looking for to light. She was quick and efficient. Traci worked the perfect deal for me and even educated the sellers realtor on points she did not know. I could go on and in about Traci if I could sum it up She IS my realtor for life!!!!!! 

- The Lumas Family, New Orleans

Stephanie not only assisted us in the sale of my old condo but helped my partner find a house that he loves. Don't think I would ever use another agent in the Greater New Orleans Area.

-Nick Walker 

Let’s go back about 4 or 5 years ago—New Orleans was still recovering from Katrina.  Housing market prices were at their highest--the supply at their lowest.  We were getting so frustrated.  Other agents just didn’t have the determination or patience to get us through the searching.  Then a friend of mine, who was also recovering from Katrina, recommended Traci to us.  She had only the highest regards for her--as a person--and as an agent.   What a blessing that was.  Traci untiringly canvassed every Parish--North, South, East & West.  And never gave up.  Her patience, determination and enthusiasm resulted in us finding our dream-come-true home.  We also added to her burden by asking her to sell two gutted-out homes (now that was really a challenge and she didn’t hesitate accepting) while searching the market.  What a girl!  What a Pro!  Traci is such a pleasure to work with, she knows real estate like a book, and remains our friend.   Thanks again, Traci !!!
--Sandra & Richard Bonnet New Orleans, Lakeview

If you're looking for a no nonsense realtor who will not stop looking until you find what you're looking for, you need Traci!
She didn't get offended when we took two steps into a house and said "next"!  She actually seemed pleased that we didn't waste time looking at homes that we knew weren't right for us. She guided us through the whole process and somehow pulled off our closing two days before Christmas! We highly recommend her to anyone and will definitely use her in the future.

-Kitty and Vincent Sciarrotta, Old Jefferson, La


As a first time home buyer, I was a mess. I'm a planner & not knowing the process, if our offer would be accepted, if inspections would pass, etc. was very stressful for me. Stephanie was phenomenal in explaining things in great detail so I could understand the process and that alleviated so much of my fear and stress. The fact that she would return my calls and mile-long emails quickly was also very reassuring and her knowledge helped us steer away from homes that could have been a problem or not worked for us. When we walked into the house we ended up buying she said, "this is what I wanted for you". She was perfectly in tune with what would work for us and we all knew that was the house. I truly felt like she wanted a wonderful first home for us and that we were not just a number or just another client to her. She cared about us! She also really went to bat for us with the sellers who were difficult during the process. We always knew Stephanie was fighting to get us the best deal and the fixes done on the house prior to purchase. She is a great ally to have on your side & I definitely recommend Stephanie & DwellNOLA!

-Rena Thibodaux 


Being a first time home buyer, I was scared to death of the whole process.  I had no idea what was involved, let alone where to start.  Traci Kestler was recommended highly, and I see why, now.  I called on her, day and night, and she was there for me.  It’s almost been a year, now, and every morning I wake up in my own home, I silently thank Traci for making it all possible!

- Kevin Cefalu, Mandeville, La