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If you’re new to real estate we can help you hit the ground running through personalized service and training that will ensure your real estate career starts off on the right foot. Contact us today to schedule a discovery meeting!

If you’re looking to make a change, or just want to explore your options, schedule a private meeting with us to discuss how GNO Realty might be a good fit for you. We offer a competitive compensation package that grows with you. At GNO Realty, we help our agents to Level Up!
If you’re looking to get into real estate we can help you! Schedule a meeting with us and we will help you determine if real estate is a good fit for you. If you decide to move forward, we can walk you through the process and provide assistance along the way.


GNO Realty is a boutique-style brokerage owned by David Claus, Braden Smith, and Melissa Shafirovich. All three are experienced REALTORS® as well as real estate investors. Our vision is to elevate the real estate industry by raising the bar and to help both our clients and our agents create a life by design, one that is unique to the individual and custom-tailored for each person’s needs. 

We strive to be the leading real estate service provider in the region and the preferred place of employment for real estate professionals, all while achieving the highest possible standards in the real estate industry. We go above and beyond in all that we do and develop collaborative partnerships, based on transparency and mutual trust, which serve to build enduring relationships with our clients, agents, and vendor partners that are built on a reputation of honesty, integrity, impeccable customer service, helping others and serving our community.

We proudly serve the entire Greater New Orleans Area including the Eastbank, Westbank, Southshore, and Northshore. We are always looking to welcome new members that may be a fit for our team. At GNO Realty, you will not be just another agent on an office roster, you are part of our team!




We provide you the discretion to run and manage your business as YOU see fit. Do you intend to form a team? Do you only want to manage rentals? Do you just want to work with buyers? There are a variety of situations or niche markets that you might find interesting. You can find out what’s best for your real estate career with GNO Realty!


Agents at GNO Realty are more than simply names on a list; they are part of the team. To encourage one another in succeeding in the real estate industry, our team members give each other first-rate support. GNO Realty is there for you every step of the way, whether you need help with a transaction or one-on-one support!


At GNO Realty, we’ve established a warm, welcoming family-like atmosphere! Together, through our professionalism, consistent connection with our clients, and unwavering commitment to excellence, we have worked to establish a standard in the real estate market. We also like having a good time away from work through team building, networking, and monthly social events!


Matthew Kurtz
Matthew KurtzLicensed REALTOR®
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I joined GNO Realty because it offered me a high level of expertise that is typically synonymous with a large real estate firm and combined it with a hands-on, friendly local boutique firm. I never felt like I was on my own and was able to not only leverage the knowledge of my colleagues but the partners in the firm as well. I always felt like I was set up for success and continue to feel that even as we grow.
Johnny Do
Johnny DoLicensed REALTOR®
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I met Braden Smith two years ago as one of my cash buyers and didn’t know that GNO Realty was the brokerage I would end up with. Eventually, I decided to become a Realtor with another brokerage that really didn’t give me the proper training to become the agent or investor that I wanted to become. With consistent follow-ups from Braden, I’ve decided to join GNO Realty for the purpose of proper training in the Realtor and investor side of the business and haven’t regretted it since.
Rachel Rivera
Rachel RiveraLicensed REALTOR®
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GNO Realty has taken me from a novice Real Estate agent to an agent who feels like she can stand on her own. Without their guidance and assistance, I don't think I would have lasted long in this field. They are always there to help or offer advice, there are also plenty of opportunities to continue learning with monthly meetings or talk shop at socials with the other Realtors®. I couldn't have gotten this far without GNO Realty, I'll always be grateful for them helping me get started in my new career.
Spencer Rossie
Spencer RossieLicensed REALTOR®
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From one on one training sessions, quick answers to the daily challenges we face as an agent, to a path on growing my business, David, Braden, and Melissa's guidance has been an intrical part to my success. Having three experienced, well versed, and accessible brokers is the rare trifecta GNO Realty offers
Amanda Faust
Amanda FaustAdministrative Director | REALTOR®
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I was excited to hear the news when David and Braden informed me they were opening a brokerage. I have worked with them in the past and knew I would join GNO Realty right away due to the success each of them had. The brokerage has given me so many opportunities to expand my real estate career from hands-on training, to vendor classes, and socials. I am truly grateful to be a part of this team.


Contact us today to schedule a discovery meeting where we can discuss your needs and determine if we are a good fit to work together. We’re not like some of those other brokerages that just hire anyone. We look for agents that are a good fit for the company culture that we have built. If you are interested in learning about that culture and GNO Realty, contact us today!


You are on your way to beginning your real estate career! You must pick a real estate firm now that you have passed your real estate course and tests. We take the time to sit down with you, talk about both your and our goals, and determine whether we are a good fit. We will also provide you advice on the kinds of questions you should be asking any company when you interview them, as well as on other matters that may be significant to you. 

You will benefit from having a partner with you for your first few deals to coach you through all of the necessary and required steps of the transaction because, as a new agent, you will initially need extra attention. The first three transactions for new agents at GNO Realty must be with your coaching partner. This enables you to pick up tips on how to manage the responsibilities that result from the transactions directly from your coaching partner.

We want to give you the tools you need to manage your business and be the best REALTOR® you can be.


We would like to work with a seasoned agent like you! Experienced agents at GNO Realty are allowed to run their businesses however they see fit. Work with first-time homebuyers, renters, or any other specialized market you want to target. We also provide virtual-based systems so that members of our team can work remotely when at home, traveling, or elsewhere as they see fit. 

In addition to using virtual technologies, our team can come to our office to do tasks, hold meetings with clients or other team members, and more. GNO Realty is eager to empower you and collaborate with you!


The time is now for you to become licensed and start working in real estate! The next stage is to finish a 90-hour Pre-Licensing Course that has been approved by the Board. We can suggest a good Real Estate School if you’re interested in doing the Pre-Licensing Course online. We will help you to be ready for the national and state tests necessary to sell real estate! 

After passing your real estate examinations, you can begin doing interviews with companies to ensure that you pick the finest spot to launch your career. GNO Realty provides a thorough meet and greet with prospective team members to ensure a good fit. If you choose us, we assist you in completing the necessary licensing paperwork. We will work with you on office orientation, setting up your business foundation, and more while we wait for your license application to be finished with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission!


  • Broker Support – Easy Access to Your Brokers
  • One-on-One Training
  • Monthly GNO Realty Agent Social Events
  • Ongoing Training and Support
  • GNO Realty’s “Level Up” Compensation Packages (A competitive compensation package that grows with you as you gain experience)
  • Fast Turnaround Time with Commission Direct Deposit
  • Business Planning Session
  • Social Media Consulting Session
  • Business Cards
  • Professional Headshots
  • Company Branded Marketing Materials
  • Automated Just Listed and Just Sold Postcard Service
  • Digital Transaction Management and Signature Software
  • Transaction Coordinator Support
  • Help in Marketing to Your Database
  • In-House Marketing Manager
  • Use of Company Listings to Conduct Open Houses
  • The Level Up Podcast with GNO Realty (Agents can participate)
  • Local Office that is Centrally Located (Desks are first come first serve)
  • Private Facebook Group for GNO Realty Agents to Collaborate
  • Fun, Teamwork, and Family Atmosphere
  • No Hidden Fees. No Tech Fees. No Desk Fees. No Monthly Fees. No Charges for Copies. Etc



If you are interested in joining The GNO Realty team, please fill out our contact form to request an interview.


3225 Danny Park, Suite 202
Metairie, LA 70002


(504) 810-2825


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