Jean-Paul Villere eats, sleeps, and breathes New Orleans real estate. Some weeks he writes about it in his Wednesday column at www.UptownMessenger.com. And when not taking a listing, showing property, or writing offers he can be found happily pedaling the broken streets of Uptown, uploading the occasional bike vlog to YouTube. A married father to four daughters (yes, four - he's outnumbered and he knows it, feel free to remind him), Jean-Paul enjoys freshly drawn espresso, noodling with digital images and once in awhile taking in of a midnight show at the Prytania.
Sean Gerowin is an author, educator, filmmaker and father, who fell in love with New Orleans at The World’s Fair when he was a teenager on a family vacation.
After being accepted into Tulane University and graduating with a B.A. in Social Science, Gerowin earned a post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification in 1996, then moved on to complete studies at UNO to earn an M.Ed in Administration in 2003. For eight years, he taught social studies courses in the Orleans Parish Public School System — seven of them at Booker T. Washington High School. After Hurricane Katrina reshaped the landscape of the city’s educational system, Gerowin became a real estate agent, putting to use skills and knowledge from previous years teaching free enterprise.
Gerowin has written two children’s books which were illustrated by his wife, artist Karoline Schleh-Gerowin. Sean is also an independent filmmaker, who produced several short documentaries and two feature films. He is on the Board of three non-profits, The Urban Conservancy, Stay Local! and Funny Bones Improv.
Sean Bradley originally moved to New Orleans in the summer of 1999 to study jazz guitar at the University of New Orleans. While in school he began working as a carpenter and researching real estate investing and rental properties. In the spring of 2004 Sean completed his degree and purchased his first rental property in the Irish Channel. In 2008 he moved to the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and lived there for a year before returning to New Orleans in 2010. While in New York Sean obtained his real estate license and worked as an agent in the city dealing with rentals. Upon returning to New Orleans he transferred his license to Louisiana and began working with Villere Realty, LLC. Sean also went back to school to acquire a BPS in Construction Management and will be graduating in the spring of 2014.
Sean's experience as a landlord and a carpenter combine with his on-going studies of Construction Management give him a much deeper comprehension of a building, home or a structure and their working systems. He has a strong understanding of the cost of construction, quality of craftsmanship and building materials used, and the existing conditions and potential problems of every property that he views. This hands-on experience is a unique quality for a real estate agent to posses and allows him to offer his clients a wealth of knowledge that most agents can’t come close to. So what ever your real estate need is, be it rental property, a new home for your family or commercial property Sean is the agent to represent you.
I was born and raised in Uptown, New Orleans. Well ok, I was delivered at Lakeside Hospital, so technically I was born in Metairie (my wife, who is from Metry, loves to point that out). I graduated from Jesuit High in ’97 and got my degree in Cultural Studies and Spanish from UNO in ’02. After working in the film business, waiting tables at numerous New Orleans dining establishments, and teaching 3rd grade at A.P. Tureaud Elementary, I began my real estate career in 2006. Since then I’ve been representing buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords in all types of real estate transactions whether residential or commercial, lease or sale, all across the greater New Orleans area. In addition to sales and leases, I also manage properties and am a landlord myself.
I’m currently a proud resident of Broadmoor where I’ve lived since ‘06 with my wife, daughter, and beagle. While not working in real estate, I enjoy landscaping my yard and working on my vegetable garden, fishing for specks and reds in the Hopedale marshes, daydreaming about the Saints winning another Superbowl and inventing new recipes in my kitchen.