In an industry built on service, it's Laura England's steadfast commitment to serving her clients that sets her apart. As a team member of The Hancock Group, with $165M in sales, Laura combines superior negotiating skills, strong interpersonal relationship building and - maybe most importantly of all - an emphasis on making it an overall enjoyable experience for her clients that sets her apart. Laura knows that no two clients are alike. To that end, she prides herself on her responsiveness to their individual needs, as well as her dedication to continually go after what is most important to her buyers and sellers.
Laura utilizes her extensive knowledge of Chicago's unique neighborhoods when assisting her clients. As a resident of downtown Chicago for over 20 years, Laura loves calling this city her home. She has experienced the city in all its many facets - from a young professional to a mother of two daughters - and is well-versed on the schools, lifestyle choices, dining options and much more the city has to offer. In addition, her background with a global communications firm gives her a distinct advantage when going to bat for her clients at the negotiation table.
Laura specializes in assisting long-time Chicago residents, first-time home buyers, relocations and investors. For sellers, that means discovering what makes your home special, then marketing it as effectively as possible to ensure a rewarding and timely sale. For buyers, Laura has always been excited to introduce people to areas and places they may not have seen before, and she enjoys helping clients find the right home and neighborhood based on their specific needs.
Laura is a resident of the West Town neighborhood. Even in her down time, she enjoys showing friends and family what makes Chicago such a world-class city and can often be found exploring new restaurants and neighborhoods. She looks forward to making this process as stress-free as possible!
Clients are saying:
"Laura is a gem! She was amazing to work with when we sold our house. She was so responsive to any question we had. She also gave us a few items that she recommended we do before we listed and helped coordinate the update. In our case it was painting the kitchen cabinets. She didn’t pressure us to do it but they turned out beautifully and I believe helped the sale. She didn’t go overboard with her recommended updates (which other brokers told us to do). She also suggested the highest list price of any broker and got more than we thought we would for our home. I would highly recommend her."
"Our experience with Laura has been amazing. Laura helped us both find and sell our condo. She was extremely responsive and helped us navigate the negotiation process with confidence. During the sale of our condo most recently, Laura was able to find several prospective buyers despite the COVID-19 chaos. Laura is the best!"
"Laura was perfect for us as first-time homebuyers. She completely understood what we were looking for after feedback on a single round of property reviews, then helped us find an amazing house very quickly. She gave us very friendly but no-nonsense guidance, helped a ton with our understanding of the process, clearly knew what could and could not be negotiated, and hooked us up with an amazing network of mortgage brokers, inspectors, and more to make the whole process as smooth and easy as possible. Plus she was always quick in getting back to us about even minor questions. She was excellent, and we would highly recommend her to anyone!"
"Laura was and is the best agent I could have ever asked for!!! She not only helped me with my rental a year ago when moving to Chicago, but made my first time buying a home as easy as could be! And we did it in a very short period of time, for both the rental and my first home purchase!! She is one of the kindest and most knowledgeable agents in the Chicago area! She gives above and beyond to understand you, your needs, and what you want as a home owner in order to make sure you are happy with your purchase! She keeps it real, and always gives you all angles of what you are looking at! (neighborhood, access to what you want, school districts, etc.!) She also is always available to answer my many questions and is quick to help resolve them!! I would recommenced her to ANYONE!! She truly is more of a friend, than an agent.. and that is something that you want when making a big purchase - as she has your best interest at heart, not hers!!"
"Laura was awesome to work with! I am from out of state and not familiar with the area. She is very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, demographics, up & coming areas and about the Chicago market. I also travel frequently for work and Laura stepped in to accomplish a lot of the inspections, surveys and tasks to keep the process progressing while I was unavailable. 10 out of 10 would recommend and use again in the future!"