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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Lillington, NC.
Laura is quite knowledgeable and competent. We were working long distance and she kept us up to date on things as they developed. Our only glitch was on the sellers side with confusion over the date of termination of occupancy. Laura came to the rescue and handled all the details even though she was preparing to be out of town. We would definitely recommend her to our friends and family.
Showed home in 2014 in Feltonville, Apex, NC 27539.
Laura paid attention to what I am looking for and she is working diligently to help me find it. I understand that she wants to make a sale, because that is her livelihood, but I have never felt that was her priority. I think her highest priority is to find exactly what I am looking for and that I will be happy with the house.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Sanford, NC.
We moved to NC from out of state and met with Laura last April. She took 3 days to drive us all over the county looking for that perfect home. We found a beautiful waterfront home and Laura helped us negotiate a great price that was affordable for us. This is the home of our dreams and Laura was so helpful in making it come true. I would recommend Laura to family and friends...she's great!
Showed home in 2014 in Ogburn Crossroads, Willow Spring, NC 27592.
Laura is a super awesome person who will work hard to find you the right house for the right price. She has vast knowledge of the area and flexible work hours. I highly recommend Laura to anyone looking for a new home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Lillington, NC.
Laura was always so friendly, reliable, and professional. She answered my calls or e-mails and gave me timely advice and help, especially connecting with the right people to take care of my questions or concerns. She helped me with two real estate transactions, and I would contact her again without hesitation with any real estate needs.
She was unable to sell our house for us but that is not why I give her a low rating as housing market is not within her control. She is pleasant to speak to on the phone (when you are able to get her on the phone) and she does reply in a timely manner for the most part however I found her to overuse texting as a means of communicating even with important issues regarding price and offers which should have been handled on the phone if not in person.
She has frequently been unclear when explaining certain processes or contracts, leaving me to repeatedly ask for simpler, clearer explanations. Her gauge on the housing market was off by at least $5,000 resulting in almost immediate price fluctuation shortly after listing our home.
She did not "go the extra" mile in her efforts to sell our home. I have done business with many other realtors, brokers, and agents as well as having a few in my own family that were more proactive. We had to solicit the help of others in the area to check on (minor) things that should have been done by her.
I would not recommend her to anyone else. She is unprofessional and seems to lack experience.
Response from Laura on 03/27/2014
I am very sorry your house did not sell. Communication is a two way street, if you were ever unhappy with me you should have let me know. I return all phone calls on the same day I receive a call-ALWAYS!! I also try to bend over backwards to make sure my clients are happy... I hate you feel this way, good luck in selling your house!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Lillington, NC.
Laura is very professional, friendly, patient, and responsive. She always coordinated to ensure that we were able so see homes as quickly as possible. She listened to our preferences, likes, and dislikes to ensure that she search for homes that met our criteria and remained patient while continuing to look for homes to meet our needs, I would definitely recommend Laura to others
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Apex, NC.
Laura was great in helping us find our perfect home. She was very flexible and spent many weekends and long evening helping us find our house. I can easily recommend Laura and commend her on her knowledge of the area
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Six Forks, Raleigh, NC.
From the first time I spoke to Laura about our real estate needs, she was completely approachable, and I felt that she really wanted to help us. She always took time to answer our questions, promptly and went out of her way to accomodate our requests for viewing properties. We had numerous conversations, and each time, she was pleasant and never made us feel that we were an inconvenience. While the process of finding the right property took some effort and time, Laura stuck with us and it was reassuring to know that we were always "on the same team." We were successful in finding a property that we are very happy with and we appreciate Laura helping us achieve our goal. Not only is she a knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate agen,t but she is a wonderful person with a glowing smile and personality and we consider her our friend. I would HIGHLY recommend Laura Yarbrough!