Getting to know my work
Applying a personalized, supportive approach ensures that you receive best-in-class service throughout the purchasing or selling process. This is likely the largest investment decision you will make. At the end of the day, if you are happy with the outcome, then I’ve done my job well. I have been referred to as “passionate,” and “a skillful negotiator” by past clients. I have approached the process of purchasing and selling with a balance of tenacity and grace. I have built lasting relationships with my clients over the last decade and this to me is a sign of true success as a realtor.
How I have achieved success
Listening | I hear your vision and am dedicated to bringing it into reality.
Negotiation | I integrate expert advice, professionalism, and determination.
Relevancy | I stay well informed of market shifts, both the micro and macro economic picture.
Relationships | I use empathy as a guiding principle and build lasting relationships.
Process | In the fast paced environment of real estate, it is essential to work quickly and efficiently. I excel at this tempo and work methodically to ensure we don’t miss any details.
I began my career in real estate in 2006 with Royal LePage Johnson & Daniel Division. I was fortunate to work along side many of Toronto’s most experienced agents and gained a solid foundation in the business. A decade later, I joined one of the most progressive brokerages in the city, Sage Real Estate. I was drawn to the forward thinking mentality of the office and a team committed to working with the most advanced tools and marketing resources.
I was born in San Francisco and spent my early years in New York before my family moved to Toronto. I still love to vacation in San Francisco, something about the hills and the ocean will forever be special to me. When I bought my first property in Toronto one criteria was that it was a house on a hill. I ended up near the bottom of the hill, shadowed by a tall apartment building in the West end … but hey, we all have to start somewhere. In my heart I am a true Torontonian and I have loved all the neighbourhoods I’ve lived in over the years. In the early days of property ownership, I took cues from my DIY father. I felt confident I could take care of a house and become a landlord in a multi-dwelling property, which I did. I learned a great deal about investment property. Today, I live closer to the top of a hill with my husband and three children in midtown Toronto.
Prior to my career in real estate, I worked for nearly a decade in Technology and Business recruitment for professional services and digital marketing firms. I developed a solid foundation in match-making, finding the perfect job for the right candidate. I got tremendous gratification in being a part of this life changing event for my clients and helping companies grow.
I loved recruitment, but wanted to have more time outside of the office. Real estate was the perfect fit. I could match the right property to the needs of my clients. Different businesses, similar professions. I have the ability to understand the ‘science’ of the real estate business, and the ‘art’ of asking the right questions. This has always been the backbone of my success.
One word that sums up Sage is it’s ‘uncompromising.’ Uncompromising is our way of making sure that every real estate experience is not just good, it is great. Sage holds a high bar for the company and their agents. You deserve the very best from us, from the services and counsel we provide, to the quality of marketing materials. The market doesn’t stay still and neither do we, we monitor, respond and adapt quickly and strategically, keeping an eye out for ideas that will help you stay ahead of the market. Our office is a full service brokerage which has a large back office team with a lot of support. This helps me better service you. We have a reputation for professionalism and integrity.
“We were delighted at the personal attention and quick response time we received while working with Laura on the sale of our home and in buying our new house. Laura made us feel like we were her number one priority and was highly responsive to our questions and needs. She really cares about her clients. We have already referred her to our daughter who just bought her first condo. Laura is like family now.”
– Peter & Jackie Storms
“Thank you so much for all that you did for me during the process of selling my home. Your ideas and assistance in staging my house were amazing! I was very nervous and unsure about the entire selling process and I always felt that you had my best interests in hand and you kept me informed each step of the way. Thanks again for the fantastic job, I really appreciate all of your patience and hard work.”
– Felice Scriver
“…we just wanted to thank you for helping us seamlessly buy our new townhouse and sell our condo. You did a thorough job of addressing all of our concerns along with pointing out all of the items that we needed to be mindful of during the entire process. You coordinated everything perfectly and we’re thrilled. We loved your approach to working with us, your open and honest style, you did an incredible job marketing our property and we couldn’t have asked for a smoother process – really you did a great job. Take care and we look forward to seeing you at our housewarming!”
– Eva and Paul Marley
“I am so happy with my new home! Thanks so much for walking me through the buying process and being so attentive to all of my needs. I was very picky and specific in what I wanted in a home and you did an exceptional job pinpointing neighbourhoods and sorting through all of the differences in each property with me. I changed my requirements several times and you were always patient and accommodating. I would recommend you to anybody who is buying or selling and wants a true professional representing them. Thanks again for everything you’ve done for me.”
– Raymond Lee