Laura has been an accomplished real estate professional since 2005. Starting her career in residential leasing, Laura quickly grew to be one of Chicago's top leasing agents, where she negotiated over 1,000 leases. She oversaw a natural progression as her clients went from renters to first-time home buyers, prompting Laura to turn her focus to the purchase market. She now specializes in assisting buyers with condominium and single-family home purchases, as well as investment properties. Laura also spends a lot of her time working with sellers, providing the most current market data and knowledge of Chicago's neighborhoods to accurately price and market their home for the best possible return. Laura has a passion for interior design and decor, which helps her advise sellers on home staging and de-cluttering in order to attract the largest pool of buyers for their property.
Laura's number one goal is to provide her clients with excellent customer service and to make them feel comfortable throughout the buying and selling process, knowing that it is often one of the largest financial decisions her clients will make in their lifetime. She is dedicated to making sure her clients are well informed, treating each transaction as if it were her own investment. She does not view real estate as a one-time transaction; rather, it's about creating a long-term, trustworthy relationship with each client. Long after the transaction is complete, Laura keeps in touch with her clients and remains their resource for "all things real estate" (contractor/vendor referrals, current market analysis, etc). This approach is why Laura has earned such a strong referral business over the years. She is always in tune with the ever-changing market and uses that knowledge to guide and inform her clients. Laura continues to sharpen her real estate knowledge through continuing education courses and acquiring new credentials, such as Certified Negotiation Expert and Accredited Buyer Representative.
Laura has worked with the LAKE Group since she joined @properties in 2012, where her business has continued to grow year after year. The Lake Group has always been a top-producing team, most recently grossing over $37 million in 2016 and over $43 million in 2017.
Clients are saying:
"Laura is absolutely amazing to work with! Buying a home can be so stressful, and she really made this seem like a breeze for my husband and I! I would highly recommend Laura to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home. She is passionate and experienced and will make your home buying experience a great one!"
"Laura could not have been a better broker-she is the BEST agent and I would never work with anyone else. She has the patience of a saint, the knowledge of a yoda, and the insight of someone who has been in the business for a long time.
She listened to what we really wanted and didn't quit until we found the perfect place for us. She was willing to go the extra mile every time to make sure I knew the pros and cons of every property. She helped me understand the market-from both the buy and sell side (since we were selling as well as buying).
If you want a responsive, hands on broker, choose Laura. She was with us every step of the way...and often times went the extra mile to be sure we knew what we needed to know. She is simply THE BEST!"
"Laura was there for and with us every step of the way. She is diligent and thorough. Such a pleasure working with her. While house hunting can be stressful, she made it fun and clearly accommodated to what we were looking for. Thanks, Laura!!"
"Laura made selling my condo such a painless process. From the beginning she efficiently guided us through every step of the way. She initially met with us and consulted on any updates or fixes that would help with the listing and initial showings. Most of the updates were very simply but for a couple larger updates she helped coordinate the work for us. She was able to sell our condo in no time at all, and was always SUPER responsive to every nitpicky question I had as a first time seller. What initially felt like such a daunting task could not have gone any better."
"Laura was fantastic during the entire process of selling my condo. I am no longer located in Chicago which I thought would pose an issue when trying to sell but Laura handled everything and it went so smoothly! The vendors she uses do great work and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to list in the Chicago area."