Laurie came to us at a difficult time in our house hunting journey. My wife and I had met Laurie at an Open House about a year ago. At that time, we had already committed to another real estate agent and were just checking out open houses on our own. From the time that we met Laurie, we connected with her. She wasn't pushy, and was quite informative about the local housing market, even though she knew that we already had an agent.
The agent that we had let us down from a customer service standpoint. We believe that because of his lack of professionalism we lost a house that we had placed an offer on. So, we ended our business relationship with him. Fortunately, my wife still had Laurie's business card. We met with Laurie and told her of our situation. She accepted the opportunity to be our new real estate agent. In our first meeting with her, she spent time with us to get to know our housing wants and needs. That really impressed us. After that first meeting, she emailed us houses that met our criteria and we were well on our way to finding our new home. Laurie and her team provided seamless support to us throughout the week to view houses and to place several offers on houses.
The Team even made arrangements for my out-of-town family members that included my mother, to see the house while it was going through the closing process.
Thanks Kelly for being there to allow this to occur. That was very special. Thanks to the team of Laurie and Kelly. RM/JM
We both want to simply say thank you Laurie. You have no idea how much you helped us out of the weeds.
You gave us clarity, reasonable options, sensitive advice dealing with inter-family decision making re: finances, solid financial insight re: earnest $$$ forfeiture and fire sale pricing. You also restored our optimism. We were rather down and questioning our choices and our present dilemma. You walked us through it all and we came out feeling quite positive.
More importantly, you generated a wonderful confidence on our part in ourselves and in you. You have clearly mastered your profession. You have a brilliantly effective non-directive pedagogy.
You led us to our comfort zones without dogmatically beating us on the head. You have polished your art of being an Agent. The effort and time you clearly have put into honing and perfecting your profession shouted out to us. Trust us, the sweat and tears you have put into your professional "actualization" have been quite fruitful. You didn't just "learn" how to do it." CMF
"I could not have been more pleased with Laurie Whittemore as my realtor. She sold my house this year for the asking price within 30 days of receiving the listing. She is a total professional and she took care of every detail for me. I can't imagine listing with anyone else". ~ DM
All you could possibly want in an agent. ~ JM & BM
Honest & Professional
The service I received was far beyond anything I ever expected. Laurie went out of her way to take care of every detail. I was always kept informed of issues that came up and was given honest, professional advice. I can't say enough good things about my experience buying my house. Laurie got me through many sticky situations with no hassles. ~ EHS
The big day has arrived and we want you to know...you are such an enjoyable team to work with. We are very grateful for your professional expertise, dedication and flawless guidance. Your top notch sales support from start to finish is greatly appreciated.
LN & PN
"We very much appreciate Laurie's in-depth market knowledge, savvy staging and sales strategy, and high level of customer service during the sale of our home. Her timely and professional advice assured the quick sale of our house for a fantastic price! Laurie was a trusted partner to us during the entire process, and we have no hesitation in recommending Laurie to sellers looking for a high caliber realtor." ~ CWM
Unparalleled Work Ethic
"In my 30 years of buying and selling various properties, I have never dealt with a team as professional, creative, and hard working as Laurie Whittemore's Team from Windermere. They do their homework for market research relevant to your property, and that hard work never stops once they have your listing. They will bring in talented people to photograph, video, and stage your property to give it maximum market appeal and exposure. They are very creative in their marketing efforts, and will also hold as many conventional open houses as you can tolerate. In addition to their unparalleled work ethic, they are excellent communicators. As a homeowner, I was always interested in feedback after a showing, either good or bad, and they could not have been more cooperative. Finally, they are genuinely pleasant, caring people to work with. I have become a believer in the team approach which they offer, from which you will get the synergy of multiple experienced people working hard toward your goal. Stated simply, they are the best of the best." ~ SB
"Three offers within two days of listing; sold above asking price! Laurie Whittemore is an outstanding Realtor who knows how to help her clients get excellent results." Anonymous
As Good As They Get
"My husband and I were first time home buyers and couldn't have asked for somebody better than Laurie. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and always willing to go above and beyond what we ever expected. We would never go to, or recommend any other Realtor to anyone!! She is as good as they get!!" ~ LKS
"Laurie Whittemore and her team were attentive, very knowledgeable and easy to work with. They not only found me a beautiful new home, they also sold my new home within a couple months". ~ BM & JM
Not Giving Up
We really appreciate all your hard work. Thank you for not giving up on us when it took longer for us to get your house ready to list. I am so grateful that we were referred to you and suggesting that we call. What a lucky day for us! We are so impressed with you and Kelly for your smark navigation, knowledge, and communication skills in Portland real estate. We knew we could trust you. ~ MW/CW