Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Joy has a love for local foods and traditions, and in general, all things that make a living in SE Louisiana wonderful. Sadly, like so many displaced after Katrina, she moved to Southlake, Texas with her husband and 5 kids where she resided for 8 years before returning to the Mandeville area.
Encouraged by her custom homebuilder family, Joy decided in 2013 to start dabbling in real estate but had to put it on the back burner to raise her 3 high schoolers who attended Saint Paul’s, Saint Scholastica, and Mandeville High.
She began her Real Estate journey with Gardner Realtors and then spent the next 6 years with a small boutique firm utilizing construction expertise, market knowledge, and her creative spirit to market some of the North Shores' finest homes. A chance encounter co-listing one of her own family’s previous projects with Broker Vince Liuzza introduced her to next-level professionalism and attention to detail and after six months of deliberation, she was ready to make her move and join the team… knowing heart and soul that the Liuzza Group would be the perfect fit.
Joy’s husband and family have been building luxury homes and developing commercial real estate for over 30 years, and this is where Joy’s vast knowledge of homes and her marketing talents were born. She and her husband have built and sold multiple homes in The Sanctuary Subdivision of Mandeville that have set sales records time and time again. Building high-end luxury homes gives Joy a unique perspective on the building process and the unique “eye for marketing” required in the realm of luxury real estate.
Joy is a member of NOMAR and the National Association of Realtors. She currently resides in Mandeville with her husband and her adult son who is Autistic and is active in the special needs community where she has become an advocate for her son and others. Joy is a cancer victor and a member of the YouNight sisterhood. She also works part-time for Dr. Kyle Acosta as a patient care coordinator. In her spare time, Joy loves to travel the world, and spend time in the City enjoying the local food and music. You can often find her with family and friends letting the good times roll, or as we say in these parts… Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!
" Karen is the consummate professional. Knowledgeable, attentive, and personable. She is trustworthy and we highly value her expertise, market insights and judgement."
In quoting my daughter, Darnell is iconic and a blessing! In April 2019, my husband and daughter worked with Darnell to find our home in Covington. They basically had a week and Darnell was nothing short of a miracle worker and Godsend! Before they even went down, Darnell took time to look at every house we were interested in and gave us thorough pros and cons for each property. She listened to everything we like and dislike about houses and made sure to show us listings that met what we wanted. She took time to spend time with our 16 year old daughter to listen to her needs and wants in a house. Most realtors wouldn’t make the time but Darnell did and really made our daughter feel like she was a huge part of the process when it came time to decide on a house. One that Darnell found on their second to the last day and it is the perfect house! I would highly recommend Darnell to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Mandeville/Covington area!!
We interviewed several realtors and used Darnell to help us buy our home. Going into a market that we were unfamiliar with was daunting but she made the process easy. We were extremely happy with her level of professionalism, knowledge of local market, and negotiating skills. Would recommend using her for all your real estate transactions.
“THE BEST realtor I have had the pleasure of working with. She did extensive research prior to showing us many houses. She paid extra special attention to what we were looking for and didn't waste our time showing us properties that didn't meet our qualifications. She also made recommendations based on her many years of experience that were not in her best interest of making a quick commission. I highly recommend Darnell!”
Darnell Carter was knowledgeable of the market, easy to work with and thorough in her approach to getting our home sold. As a result, our home sold in just one day! Her follow up and feedback throughout the entire process made the sale of our home run smoothly. Her assistance was much appreciated.
Lori Jean is the Best! It was such a pleasure working with her and she always helped me with all my real estate questions. I had a big financial decision to make when I purchased my home and Lori Jean not only helped me find a great deal, but I could not have done it without her professional knowledge and expertise during the entire process. Thank you Lori Jean for finding the perfect house for my family!
My wife and I loved working with Lori Campbell. She is very knowledgeable and professional and helped make our purchase seem effortless. She was always available to answer our questions and put our mind at ease. We couldn’t have picked anyone better to work with other than Lori.
We would not consider any other realtor for our transactions other than Lori Jean Campbell. Our experience, which follows will make that decision quite clear. We purchased our beautiful home in Terra Bella and she listed our Abita Lakes home. Lori did an outstanding job in marketing our Abita Lakes home and negotiating on our behalf for the purchase of our new home. What set Lori apart versus any realtor I have dealt with in the past 40 years was that anything required to facilitate the purchase and sale, she provided with outstanding contacts on the home repair, legal and appraisal side of the transactions. We decided to sell our Greenleaves rental home and we knew Lori was the obvious choice to list that house. This is where the true testament to her ability begins. The property had some major plumbing issues and Lori kept the purchase alive through swift and thorough action. Frankly, I seriously doubt without Lori’s help we would have never successfully completed the sale and would likely have spent a good deal more in repairs. It is important to point out that it is rare to find a realtor who has the drive to deliver solutions. Lori handled all of our transactions professionally and expeditiously. It is due to this history that when we need realtor services in the future Lori Jean Campbell is our obvious choice! Thank you Lori!
Lori Jean is professional, honest, and such a pleasure to work with that I would recommend her to anyone in the market of selling or purchasing a home. She successfully listed and sold a condo for me years ago and did such a great job, I later asked her to help me sell another one. I was so impressed with her efforts, that I recommended her to my parents.
Lori Jean conducted herself with such a high level of professionalism, from her knowledge of the market and the right price point to sell at, to her willingness to offer suggestions on how to stage a home to sell. She goes above and beyond, and is a joy to be around in the process.
If you’ve had the privilege of meeting Lori Jean Campbell, you’ve been lucky. I’ve known Lori now for five years on a personal and professional level. On a personal level, she has been a beautiful friend. Not only has she offered me her time and service, but I have witnessed her give freely to others I have known. To describe her, I would use the words honest, compassionate and tenacious.
On a professional level, Lori was my realtor in my recent home purchase. I’ve heard it said that real estate transactions rarely go smoothly from start to finish. However, in my case, all facets of the process went smoothly and finished on time. What I admired most in the process was Lori’s choice of other professionals whom she does business with. All involved, from the Mortgage lenders to the home inspector, were professional, helpful and knowledgeable.
Using Lori Jean Campbell to sell my first home was the best decision I could have made. Her work ethic and dedication to the sale were beyond what I could have asked for. Not only did she relentlessly advertise and expose my home to potential buyers and other realtors, she managed to keep my needs a priority without any inconveniences. Selling a home can be stressful, but Lori Jean made things easy and the transition to the sale was exceptional.
"Thank you so much for seeing this go through and helping us make it happen. We could not have done it without you. If anyone needs a fantastic agent Ashley Hesni Ploue is amazing. Explained everything to me, extremely patient with me, and gave me so much support plus her super fantastic negotiating skills."