Darnell is a native of Baton Rouge and has lived in St. Tammany Parish since 1998. After working for many years in the advertising industry, Darnell chose to pursue her passion for helping families on a more personal level by obtaining her Realtor license in 1999.
Darnell launched her career by educating herself on area schools, neighborhoods, available loan products, and the growth trends of both St. Tammany's new construction and resale markets. Soon after, Darnell had the opportunity to design and be hands-on in the building of her personal home, while expanding her presence in Tchefuncta Club Estates, where she has recently redesigned her permanent residence. Darnell has also set per sq. foot price records in both Beau Rivage and Penn’s Chapel Place.
Darnell’s detailed education, experience, and knowledge of the current market trends are key in "navigating into the purchase of and negotiating through to closing", the best deals for her clients. This tailored approach has resulted in many referrals and a notable list of repeat clients. Throughout her 20-year career, Darnell has credited her continued success to her resolute work ethic and a desire to deliver high-level value and results.
Darnell is a member of NOMAR, the Louisiana Realtors Association, and the National Association of Realtors. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf with her husband, as they are avid PGA followers, and she also enjoys attending live concerts and area sporting events.
" Karen is the consummate professional. Knowledgeable, attentive, and personable. She is trustworthy and we highly value her expertise, market insights and judgement."
“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!”
"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."