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Laura Dubinett

Agent

REALTORĀ® (24 years experience)

3 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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I have been a licensed real estate agent since 1988, and I love working with people, expertly guiding clients through the buying or selling process using my good listening, negotiating and communication skills.  My background in mathematics has prepared me to focus on detail and fully understand financial transactions.  I am truly devoted to my clients, bringing to every partnership insight and professionalism, sprinkled with humor and compassion.

California became my home in 1973, and I've lived in Albany, Berkeley, and Oakland; my office is in El Cerrito, so I know these areas very well.  I have also lived in Kensington for more than 30 years, raising my two sons and volunteering many hours of my time at Kensington Hilltop School (I was the first president of the Kensington Education Foundation) and El Cerrito High School.  I was also a founder of Winds Across the Bay, an East Bay youth wind ensemble.

I strive to balance my work with hiking, dancing and yoga, so I have plenty of energy to give my clients the attention and great service they deserve.
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

No current listings.

Past Sales  

(6 all-time)
Property Address
Represented
Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
09/04/2014
$555,000

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09/04/2014 - Sell-side - $555,000

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Sell-side
05/28/2014
$575,000

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05/28/2014 - Sell-side - $575,000

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Sell-side
11/19/2013
$315,000

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11/19/2013 - Sell-side - $315,000

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Sell-side
09/04/2013
$852,000

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09/04/2013 - Sell-side - $852,000

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Sell-side
12/28/2011
$464,000

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12/28/2011 - Sell-side - $464,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

06/10/2014 - zuser20140610145940259
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $875K in Kensington, CA.

In Summer 2013, Laura Dubinett helped me sell my house in Kensington. I first contacted her early in the year when a storm caused a neighbor's tree to fall and wreck part of our landscaping. She reviewed the damage, wrote a letter to the neighbor's insurer, and helped strategize getting a settlement and deciding what should be fixed and what should be left as is for the buyer to do. All this was before I signed a contract with her. She excelled at helping me make the critical choices of what needed to be corrected and improved on our older home and the damaged yard. I was overwhelmed with the work and would have spent a lot more time and effort on it. It did require cash upfront to do the fix-ups, but ultimately that was recovered, and more, in the sale price. She was helpful in the strategy and timing the market for the sale. Laura set up a schedule for doing the work. Calmly and patiently, she kept me on track to prepare the house for sale. We had an excellent outcome for price and timing of the sale.  More Less 

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06/07/2014 - zuser20140607112326101
Bought a home in 2014.

Laura Dubinett was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I bought our first home in Oakland with Laura as our Agent. She was always incredibly professional, courteous and patient with all of our questions. She knows the area well and was always very honest with us about the pro's and con's of the properties we viewed.

Buying a home, especially for the first time, is very stressful but Laura helped to make the process as smooth and as uncomplicated as was possible. I would highly recommend working with Laura Dubinett!
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06/01/2014 - zuser20140601050220229
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Richmond, CA.

We've worked with Laura to buy and, 5 yrs later, sell our house. During the period before we bought, we were in the same situation as lots of other people. We spent part of every weekend looking at for-sale properties that met our criteria from N Oakland to San Pablo. Her diligence in researching listings and her patience and encouragement helped preserve our sanity during a seemingly endless process. After many months and many many written offers, we had one accepted on great house in a fantastic neighborhood.

When the time came to sell this same house, we reached out to Laura. She had some simple suggestions and was able to recommend a stager that made the house look more better that it ever did with our stuff :) Since we left the area prior before we received any offers, we ended up handling all the paperwork remotely and closing from across the country. It all went very smoothly, and we were grateful that Laura was on the job representing us throughout.

She is a terrific RE agent and a wonderful person. If you choose to work with Laura, it's highly likely that she'll exceed your expectations!
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