An Illinois-licensed real estate broker since 1990, Laura has achieved professional distinction for successfully marketing and selling hundreds of homes and condominiums throughout downtown Chicago and its surrounding neighborhoods. This recognition has come from her peers in the form of annual awards from the Chicago Association of Realtors and from her many loyal clients in the form of repeat and referral business over the years.
Over the years, Laura has worked in various aspects of residential real estate sales and marketing. Before joining Baird & Warner, she worked for the Belgravia Group, specializing in the prestigious developer’s various projects and becoming an instrumental participant in record sales for the company. After becoming very familiar with all the firm’s buildings and communities, she then spearheaded Belgravia Realty Group’s Resale division, offering unparalleled knowledge and marketing for sellers of Belgravia-built homes in numerous developments, including 600 N. Lake Shore Drive, 530 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chelsea Townhomes in the West Loop and Hartland Park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
With a B.S. in Media/Communications and an MBA in Marketing, Laura utilizes her various business skills and strategies to market each client’s property to its fullest potential. She also consistently strives to benefit from the latest industry-specific continuing education, and is included in the nation’s upper echelon of brokers who have earned the respected designations of GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) and CIAS (Certified Investment Agent Specialist).
Laura possesses a true passion for and extensive experience in numerous aspects of residential real estate. She has built new homes as well as gut-rehabbed existing structures. Over two decades of working full-time in the Chicago marketplace has afforded her the opportunity to work successfully with all kinds of sellers and buyers and their unique situations. Over the years, her clients have come to rely upon her negotiating skills as well as her networking contacts with other Chicago area real estate agents. Her past experience also includes the position of Relocation Director for another local brokerage firm, working with both sellers and buyers in corporate moves and relocations.
In addition, Laura’s marketing/consulting company has worked on the cutting edge of pro-active real estate marketing strategies since 1995, and was responsible for developing one of the world's very first real estate web sites, garnering international attention and numerous industry awards. Her experience with various aspects of internet marketing help her to make use of this ever-dominating resource to benefit her clients and all their real estate needs.
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ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist
CRB: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
CRE: Counselor of Real Estate
CRP: Certified Relocation Professional
CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
CSP: Certified Short-Sale Professional
ePro: Internet Professional
Green: NAR's Green Designation
GRI: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
Lifetime MMDSC: Lifetime member, Million Dollar Sales club
Lifetime TP: Lifetime member, Top Producer's club
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialists
SRS: Seller Representative Specialist