My Info

I have been passionate about real estate for as long as I can remember. So many of the stories we tell are about the idea of "home."

But, as is the case for so many, I did not just grow up and become a Realtor. I actually had several careers before landing in this field, but that experience definitely helps with the many hats I wear with this career. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in English Literature with a plan of going to law school. Instead, I spent 15 working as a Litigation Paralegal where my duties spanned from interviewing accused criminals (in jail), to preparing and serving paperwork, to finally writing motions and managing complex commercial litigation files with paperwork that took up entire rooms and clients who were often worried about the outcome of their lives and livelihoods. I left that world to try my hat as an entrepreneur and I owned a popular and successful boutique for almost 10 years. In that span of time, I also was asked to be the marketing and public relations/media manager for a professional soccer team.

Why do I mention all of this past experience? Because being a Realtor is not just about opening doors for people and looking at homes. It requires strong communication skills (speaking, writing and listening), patience and understanding working with people who are in emotionally charged situations and who don't always see eye-to-eye. It takes solid organization and management skills as well as an understanding of the contracts and forms and timelines to keep transactions together. It also takes the ability to advocate for clients and negotiate even in the most challenging and uncomfortable of situations. It also requires strong knowledge and "tech-savviness" in creative marketing and social media. It requires patience and the ability to think outside the box to come up with creative solutions when problems arise. These are all skills I learned and perfected in my various careers before becoming an agent.

Becoming an agent is the best decision I have ever made. Since 2015, I have sold over 150 homes and commercial properties and rank within the top 3% of agents in the Dayton/Miami Valley market and across the country. I love working with clients through the entire process from the fun part (shopping!) to the more challenging parts. For buyers, that means helping them learn the process from start to finish (even if it is their first time), helping them get financing (sometimes involving credit repair or alternative loan solutions), and writing competitive offers to get the home of their dreams (even in a sellers' market). For sellers, that means coming up with a solid plan on how to get a home sale-ready within a specified timeline and advising them how to get the best price and with the terms that work best for them. It means coming up with a customized marketing plan and campaigns that find the most-likely buyers. For both, it means dealing with inspections and repairs, appraisals and deadlines. Sometimes everything goes smoothly, but even when things get challenging, I have the ability to think on my feet and problem solve. My clients repeatedly compliment me on my creative thinking, dedication, negotiation skills, compassion, professionalism, flexibility, responsiveness, sense of humor and clear communication skills.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I would love to help you with your real estate goals.

Awards & Designations

2019 Top 25 Agent in Dayton Area

DABR Sales Leader Club, Award of Distinction
OAR President's Sales Club, Award of Excellence
2018 Commercial Agent of the Year
Relocation Specialist

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My Service Ratings

12/06/2020 - George Zagaris

We are glad we had the opportunity and pleasure to meet Laurie and work with her to find our new home in Centerville, Ohio. As soon as our first phone call, Laurie set us up with automatic notifications of all the new homes that meet our criteria, walked us through the entire process and coordinated introductions to the lender to get pre-approval for our loan. Moreover, since we were relocating from out-of-state, she accommodated tours via video chat and was always very responsive to all of our questions, e-mails/SMS.

This was our first time buying a home and Laurie has made that a pleasurable experience. I really appreciated the thorough explanation of the entire process and the quality and professionalism by which all matters were handled.

It is my pleasure to highly recommend Laurie to anyone who is looking to move to Dayton, OH.

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My Service Ratings

12/01/2020 - bboyd4177

Laurie is a realty gem. She listened to what we were looking for and she delivered. Laurie made it easy, kept us updated for every step. Anyone that puts there realty trust in Laurie won't be disappointed.

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My Service Ratings

11/30/2020 - evastonian08

Laurie was an absolute dream when buying my first home. My girlfriend and I affectionately referred to her as "bad boss babe" because of her confidence, knowledge, and overall chutzpah. I had confidence that Laurie was going to bat for me on all fronts and make it work to my advantage. Sure enough, I ended up with more than I could have asked for. Her communication was on point, her recommendations were on point, and she took time to talk to me through all the details I asked about.

10/10, 5 Stars, A+

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4744 Allegheny AVE Property Photo 1
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