What is Be New Orleans?

Be New Orleans consists of two of New Orleans’ best Realtors and is your guide to New Orleans real estate and neighborhoods. Prepare yourself for an insider’s look and feel for each area. We will give real estate market information, and while no one can predict the future, we will help you navigate the direction things are heading. Knowing the real estate market is only a piece to the puzzle, if you are considering an area you also need to know what’s happening in that area and if it’s compatible with your wants and needs. From proximity to the nearest fire and police stations to the everyday essentials such as grocery stores, restaurants, and shops – Be New Orleans has you covered.


If you’re looking to buy or sell your next New Orleans home – no need to look any further than these New Orleans Realtors. 

When you’re shopping for a house, the reality is, you’re also shopping for a great neighborhood fit.  One that suits you and your lifestyle too. New Orleans neighborhoods are as unique as the people who live in them. So come on in, take a tour around, and let us put our lifelong New Orleans living to work for you. As your Realtors, we know it’s not just about choosing a house. You’re choosing the neighborhood that goes with it.


Heather Shields & Leslie Heindel consistently get top reviews and are passionate about connecting people with the right house and neighborhood for them. They know houses and they know New Orleans, and they know that’s not enough. As your New Orleans Realtors, you can rely on them for that extra mile, persistence, and street-smarts that a great agent should have.


Heather Shields & Leslie Heindel, Be New Orleans


Get to know Leslie Heindel, REALTOR®

As a fifth-generation New Orleanian, Leslie is a native that knows her city’s neighborhoods like the back of her hand. She can tell you how the city has changed, how it will continue to change, and why we only eat king cake during Carnival season. Leslie understands that when New Orleans touches your soul, you have finally found where you belong. 

Dynamic, resourceful, smart, and entertaining, Leslie loves problem-solving and will go to the mat to get her clients what they want and need. She loves the moment in real estate when she knows her clients have found the “one,” and oftentimes, she knows it before they do! Her past client references speak volumes about the level of care she gives long after the transaction is done. As a matter of fact, once she is a part of your life, consider it forever. 

“Off” time is rare for Leslie; she uses downtime to thrive in other areas of real estate, such as writing her very informative & helpful blog posts, creating fun quizzes, promoting local businesses, and connecting people. When she does take time off, she indulges in her wanderlust and travels as often as possible, collects shih Tzus, enjoys bird watching, cat stalking, and dog petting. She is extremely passionate about old bathrooms that others may consider ugly and Mid-Century Modern homes.

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Heather Shields & Leslie Heindel, Be New Orleans Real Estate Agents


Get to know Heather Shields, REALTOR®

Heather grew up in Richmond, VA, but over 10 years ago, her “1/3 life crisis” led her to New Orleans. She fell in love with the architecture, history, and the neighborhoods, and eventually, with Algiers Point. She has spent the last several years renovating her home there, preserving its historical elements. Ask her what she loves most about New Orleans, and she’ll tell you about its unique, tight-knit neighborhoods where kids ride bikes, people enjoy life, and everybody is up in everybody’s business.


Diplomatic, detailed, and resourceful, Heather enjoys helping her clients make big life changes. She loves that her job gives her a peek into the story of homes – all the life that has happened and will happen for the next owners. She especially likes working with clients who have a vision for what a property could be.


When she’s not at work, you’ll find Heather at festivals or being a tourist in her own town. She is a wanna-be gardener, photographer, art collector, avid front porch sitter, aspiring roller-skater, and street dance party starter. She serves on the board of the Algiers Point Association.

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