Testimonials

 

 Zillow Reviews: https://www.zillow.com/profile/LauraSchifrinRealtor/#reviews

 

“Being in our mid-'80s, my wife and I were quite nervous about selling the house we bought 48 years ago. All of the new rules and regulations, inspections, disclosures, staging and so on which we did not have to face a half century ago seemed overwhelming. Laura met with us and listened to our concerns. Together a selling plan was developed -- "as is", full disclosures, minimum staging, yard and house cleaning. Laura then took over and arranged for all of the many inspections, the painters, house cleaners, staging specialist, etc. She had a beautiful take-away card for the open houses which really showed off the house. Her advice, planning and execution paid off with the top bidder's offer well over the asking price and with NO contingencies! The stress we anticipated never took place thanks to Laura's efforts.”

-Bob C.

 

“Laura is truly amazing. Organized. professional, intelligent and intuitive. By the second property we looked at she knew exactly what I was looking for and was able to tailor the search to the appropriate properties. However, what makes Laura standout was the way she goes above and beyond the call of duty. She happily volunteered to handle a number of issues for me- I was essentially an absentee buyer for a home I wasn't going to occupy for 2 years. She handled all the inspections by not only suggesting the appropriate companies, but she handled all the logistics of setting up the appointments, meeting them at the property and then following up with them after the fact. Laura comes out of the corporate world prior to switching her career to real estate and her organization, professionalism and customer focus really allow her to stand out from the field. I can't imagine using anyone else for a real estate transaction!”

-Robert V.

 

“By the end of our selling/buying process together, I was calling Laura "BAE"—Best Agent Ever. She was extremely knowledgeable, intuitive, fair, professional and a joy to work with. As moving often is, this was an emotional time for me and my family. Laura guided us through the process with a wealth of industry expertise and -- perhaps even more important -- with an incredible sense of personal understanding and sensitivity; and she had our backs every step of the way. Outstanding in every area.”

-Michele D.

 

“We've had some very good agents in the past, but Laura tops them all. Her attention to detail was beyond reproach. One of the keys was her first taking the time to find out who WE were, our likes and dislikes, and only then finding us a house that matched our needs - and not having us waste time viewing properties that didn't fit. She took the time to address our anxieties and put us at ease. I was most impressed when we had a family crisis occur and without hesitation said, ‘Take care of that and when or even if you still want to purchase a home, give me a call.’ Nine months later we did, and with her help, we couldn't be happier with our new house. She's the best!”

-Dennis S.

 

“I guess no one is perfect, but as a realtor Laura is close. She is both personable and professional. She sets a high bar for herself and her staff, providing a smooth, seamless experience for the client. Some how she seems to anticipate questions before they are asked and communication is constant and thoughtful. She does not avoid hard questions but gives a sense of confidence that she is knowledgeable and will give the support needed for her clients. She guided my kids through the purchase of their first home, and they felt very fortunate to have her assurance that no question was too dumb, and anxious feelings could be dealt with, with timely and sufficient information regarding the process. I had my 4 year old grandson with me when we met Laura at the home my kids were purchasing, and he was so smitten, that he calls the home, Laura’s house, and when we told him it now belonged to mom and dad, he said it would be Laura’s house forever! I don’t normally write referrals, but I am privileged to do so in this case.”

-Janey H.

 

“We can't imagine what it would have been like to go through the process of buying our first home in Novato without Laura and her patience, guidance, wisdom, and sense of humor. It was abundantly clear during the entire process that we were working with the best and smartest real estate professional around. Our transaction included some out-of-the-ordinary terms on the part of the seller. Throughout the process, Laura was professional, kind, patient, and remarkably responsive. She answered every one of our e-mails and phone calls immediately and thoroughly. We appreciate that she always took as much time as we needed to explain what was going on, answer our (sometimes repetitive) questions, and reassure us that we could get through this. We are very fortunate to have met Laura and would gladly and enthusiastically recommend her to anyone and everyone. We'd be honored to serve as references and talk to prospective clients about how great she is. There is no way for us to express how much we appreciate the tremendous value of working with her, and we will absolutely be working with Laura again when the time comes to buy (and now sell) our next home.”

-Susannah N.

 

“Laura has been outstanding for us throughout the years. She sold us a beautiful home in 2005 and we were so impressed with her professionalism and knowledge of the market that we had her sell it for us in 2015. She is attentive, professional and wonderful to work with and we look forward to further transactions with her in the future.”

-Matt S.

 

“Laura and I have been working together to find my perfect horse property in Marin County. She looks under rocks, has her ear to the ground, finds properties before they come to market and is just super responsive and knowledgeable. She remains positive, but realistic about what I can afford. What was particularly interesting and helpful was Laura's knowledge about alternative funding sources that are not typically known. I highly recommend Laura for purchasing real estate. Just one other thing - she is a pretty cool person to be around.”

-Robyn

 

“Laura helped us through what was a very emotional and difficult sale of our family home.  She was extremely conscientious and empathetic of what we were going through as well as making sure that every i was dotted and t was crossed.  She was thorough in the process and kind throughout.  The sale of the property went seamlessly and exactly as she said it would.  I can't recommend her highly enough for her business knowledge, her thoroughness and her kind consideration. Thank you Laura!”

-Sabra

 

“Laura is amazing.  She went above and beyond to help me get my house in shape to put on the market and then it sold for over the asking price...! I could not have been happier with the whole experience.  I would highly recommend her if you are planning to buy or sell a house.”

-Karlene C.

 

“I recently had a wonderful experience with Laura Schifrin, our agent for the purchase of our first home.  From the moment we met her, she was able to pinpoint our needs and more importantly, our style.  In addition to her resourcefulness, she was outstanding in her knowledge of locale.  She found exactly the homes we wanted to see, often thinking of details for the newborn addition to our family.  Laura guided us through this major decision with care, and was easily accessible by phone or email, returning calls immediately and responding articulately to numerous questions.  She was on top of the new listings as soon as they came out.  She was so organized and attentive that we were the first and final offer for our new home.  We couldn’t have been more delighted.”

-Anne S.

 

“Laura is a great listener and creative agent.  She is able to put you at ease from the moment she arrives to the moment you sign your last paper.  I never felt pressured by her, and her advise was sound, perceptive, and on target.  Her personable style made our dealings with this major decision a pleasure.  She held our hands when they needed holding, and thanks to her, we were able to realize our dream of owning a home.  I couldn’t ask for anything more in an agent and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to my friends who are buying or selling real estate.”

-Nicole C.

 

“As first time home buyers, we were very nervous to begin this endeavor.  Her professional manner, consistent contact and warm personality not only helped alleviate our fears, but actually made the process exciting and one which we will always cherish.”

-Tamra S.

 

“Ms. Schifrin has shown us that she has extensive knowledge of her field and gives the ultimate customer service.  She followed through on every promise made, followed up with phone calls and worked very hard to find us a buyer.  After 26 years in the home that we raised our family in, it was an emotional time.  She was so supportive and understanding throughout the whole process.  She changed our whole view on what Realtors work ethic should be.”

–Sandy S.

 

“Laura’s excellent communication skills and her ability to truly listen to her clients enabled us to purchase a new home that we felt was exactly what we were looking for.  We were extremely impressed and reassured by her clear explanations of real estate procedures as well as her professional demeanor in dealing with both the buyers and sellers involved in our transactions.  In all her interactions with us, she continually exhibited both a consistent cheerfulness and patience that was frankly, mind-boggling at times.  With Laura we always felt we were in competent hands.” 

-Bela S.

 

“Laura has a great understanding of what a client wants and doesn’t stop until she achieves results.   We appreciated her unstoppable devotion in finding us a home, but what we most appreciated was the “after care” she provided once the escrow had closed.  No matter what the question or issue, she responded within hours.  This is a true sign of a GREAT Realtor!”

-Diane W.