Ron Hamilton was born in Boston, Massachusetts into a military family and lived in Indiana and Illinois before his family moved to the South in the sixth grade. During his high school years the Hamiltons moved to New Orleans. Ron has not left South Louisiana since, for long anyway!
Ron went on to study marketing, management, accounting and English at Loyola University. He graduated with a B.S. in English and was ready to to take on the world!
Ron made St. Bernard Parish his home for 14 years and worked in retail management for nearly 40 years. He was a long time manager for the New Orleans staple, Schwegmann Supermarkets then moved over to the nation’s leading retailer, Wal Mart. Ron retired from retail in August 2016.
Being an entrepreneur at heart, Ron also owned two successful fashion retail stores in New Orleans and Texas.
In 2012, Ron obtained his Louisiana real estate license and chose Gardner, Realtors as his broker. After his retirement from retail, Ron took on real estate full time and was a immediate success!
Ron’s extensive background in customer service and management coupled with the knowledge he gained as an investor in real estate made him a natural fit as a Realtor. Ron also holds military buyers in a special place in his heart, going back to his roots as a “military brat”. He also enjoys working with first time buyers, investors and REO properties.
Ron says “It is my real pleasure with buyers to help them find the home of their dreams and to work with sellers to help them achieve their goals in real estate!”
Ron works very close with his wife, BJ Murphey, a veteran Realtor of more than 40 years. In fact, BJ was Ron’s personal Realtor and helped him buy and sell several homes in and around metro New Orleans. The couple lives on a 12 acre farm in Lacombe and enjoy sharing fine wine and country life.
Follow Ron on Facebook at Ron Hamilton of Gardner Realtors and you can reach him at 504-442-5504
"I RATE BJ MURPHY AND RON HAMILTON A FIVE STAR !!!!!! THEY MAKE YOU FEEL SO COMFORTABLE AS THEY EXPLAIN YOUR JOURNEY TO SELLING YOUR HOME! EVERY PROCESS IS CAREFULLY EXPLAINED IN DETAIL ! THEY ARE-VERY PERSONABLE . I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM YO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ! I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR MAKING A CHANGE IN MY LIFE EASY !!!!! "
Debbie and Ronnie Palmisano
"The collective efforts of Gardner Realtors, Movement Mortgage, and Best Insurance made home-buying a streamlined and easy experience. We definitely recommend this team to anyone interested in purchasing a home. And a great big thank you to Ron and BJ!"
Christopher P FultonSr.
"Mr. Hamilton was very helpful with the selling of my house, he was there for me from the start to the finish. If I had any question I would call him and he would answer the phone on the first ring. Mr. Hamilton had a death in his family and still help me until the end and still would not miss my closing date. If he gave you his word that he was going to do something or meet you someplace he was always on point. I will not do business with any other Realtor but Mr. Hamilton and his associates in the future. Thanks for everything."
"Our experience with Ron and BJ was just excellent. Both my husband and I were first time home buyers and we are extremely glad we had Ron as our realtor. He was extremely informativate and made sure we understood every step of the home buying process. When we had any questions or concerns he was quick to answer them either in person, email, or with a phone call. We never felt ignored at all.
When we needed any input Ron would provide us with an unbiased answer and we never felt pressured to make a decision we did not feel comfortable with. As for his wife BJ, she was so thoughtful on providing us all the utility companies information on our closing date. Honestly we had a smooth and easy experience, specially as first time home buyers. Best Title and Best Insurance were recommended to us by Ron and BJ and they also were amazing. Best title was so professional and Best Insurance was so patient and we felt valued as customers. Both my husband and I have no complaints and are beyond glad Ron was our realtor."
Donna L Roberts
"Ron performed a very important purchase for me and my family in just a few weeks. He was extremely professional and courteous . Every phone call was returned immediately, every question answered. The entire process was simple and smooth thanks to Ron. I was very impressed with this diligence and devotion to us as our real estate agent. Ron is organized, knowledgeable and friendly. He is very willing to work within your schedule throughout the entire process. Ron did a great job of communicating with me via-email, text messages and phone as we worked through the details of the transaction. He also provided me a good assessment on the value of my house through his knowledge of the area. We highly recommend Ron to our friends and family without hesitation. Thanks again for all your help!"
"Ron was very helpful as I was a first time home buyer. Was able to answer any questions I had and pointed out and looked for things that I would have not thought about. Bj was very experienced and knowledgeable. Bryan from movement mortgage was also very helpful throughout the loan process and they got me aproved and completed very quickly, where upfront and transparent. Best title was efficient and timely. Overall the process whent smothely and efficiently. Highly recommend all of them!!"
"I would first like to give Ron five stars. Ten if possible. I first began working with Mr. Ronald Hamilton In June of 2017 inquiring about the perfect home for me and my family. The house was beautiful with a pool and plenty of space. It had everything I ever wanted! Ronald was extremely professional, courteous and performed a very important purchase for me. Ronald attention to detail got me before the closing attorney with everything needed to execute the real property purchase. In only one month, I have my dream home. I am forever grateful for everything that Ronald with Gardner Realtor did for my children and me. You made all our dreams come true! I definitely look forward to using their services again soon for my children on the purchase of their first home. I would certainly recommend Ronald Hamilton and Gardner Realtor to everyone. A special shout out to Mrs. BJ also. Thanks Again and Thank God. Lekenja and Family"
"Please feel free to share our names and contact information as very satisfied clients. BJ & I worked well together through the years on real estate sales in a business setting. You and BJ's representation on the sale of our home of 28 years exceeded our expectations. Thank you so very much.
"My husband and I were so glad that we picked Ronald and b j to be our agents..one of the things I liked best was their patience with us and the fact that they treated us just as if we had a million dollar listing. Also I loved all the suggestions they gave us to make our house more marketable. In fact I plan on using them again real soon
Donna and buddy
""Excellence and Experience" personified!
Ron listened to our needs and provided us with several available options to choose from. The guidance and solid advice during the process was very helpful and much appreciated. He effectively communicated with us the logistics of the negotiation and timeline of transaction. We are ecstatic about our new home, and know we could not have done it without Ron. He has earned his 5 Star Rating! "
lee ann and theren
"B.J. Murphy was by far the best agent I have ever dealt with. She always thought of inventive ways to
help my brothers and I sell our mothers home. There was always a wreath on the door and candy on
the table. If something looked out of place she moved it. B.J. and Ron held open house often and were
very knowledgeable concerning the subdivision and surrounding area. I would recommend talking to B.J. and Ron before selling any property. I know if my family ever needs a real estate agent again they will be the first people we call.
Lee Ann Tamburello
"Ron was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was definitely excellent, and I would recommend him to anyone."
"My experience with Ron was excellent. Very helpful and friendly, I would recommend him to others!!"
Abel Brown III
"Ron was very professional from the start and did everything necessary to sell my property. He was in contact with us every step or the way from beginning to closing. My wife and are very satisfied with Ron and Gardner reality."