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 $100M 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:
"As first-time homebuyers, we could not have asked for a better realtor than Laura to help us through the process. We made the decision to purchase our condo relatively quickly, and received great support from search to close. Laura was quick to respond to any of our questions or concerns (and never made us feel stupid or silly for what we were asking -- although we're sure some of our questions were!), extremely accessible, and gave helpful direction and feedback every step of the way. We'd highly recommend her services to anyone."
"Laura is an amazing broker! We relocated to Chicago from Australia and Laura made the search for our new home absolutely seamless. Laura was available for Skype tours of homes when we were in Australia and in person when we moved to Chicago. She is extremely professional, personable and really understands what her clients are looking for in a home. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Laura in the search for a new home, both locally and internationally. Thank you Laura!"
"Laura is amazing -- My wife and I were moving from out of state and she helped us find our perfect home by giving us a list exactly within our budget and with what we wanted and scheduling all of our viewings on the only afternoon we could be in Chicago. I highly recommend using Laura for any of your housing needs she is incredibly professional and absolutely fantastic!"
"Laura was absolutely terrific throughout our home search, being quick to respond to queries and a pleasure to walk the homes with. She is extremely professional, courteous and took the time to listen to what we wanted. Her attention to detail ensured we got everything we wanted."
"Laura was our realtor when we moved from the UK to Chicago. Her local knowledge of the market, the speed at which she arranged viewings or liaised with the various owners made the whole experience very easy for us. After just a week we had found our dream home, and Laura had negotiated a great price for us. Owing to travel commitments, she enabled us to complete all the documentation once we had returned back to the UK and kept us informed of the few details at the property that needed ironing out before we moved to the city.
After we moved in, Laura checked up on us to make sure everything had been as expected, and even brought us a beautiful house warming gift (and cookies for the kids, which they loved!)
I would highly recommend Laura if you are considering an international relocation to Chicago, as she made sure the entire process went smoothly and easily. Nothing was too much for her, and we so appreciate the excellent experience she provided us. Thank you Laura!"