Laura Atwood Kottler

Laura Atwood Kottler

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
About Laura
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Westport | Weston | Fairfield | Norwalk | Easton | Ridgefield | Redding | Black Rock | Rowayton | Southport

Westport native Laura Kottler offers a confident, capable approach to real estate, thanks to her more than 15 years of experience in the Fairfield County market. She's collaborative and creative, demonstrating unflappable grace under pressure and agile resourcefulness, with both her clients and her colleagues. Clients praise her patient and amiable approach, her open and consistent communication, unfailing integrity, and ability to calmly help them navigate their significant financial, housing and life decisions. Laura is a Team Principal of the Blue Hill Team at Compass and a Co-Founder of The East Coast Network, a collaboration of 50+ Compass real estate advisors from Maine to Florida.

Prior to real estate, Laura was a successful executive recruiter — a profession that honed her superior research and negotiation skills, as well as her ability to develop and nurture relationships. No stranger to working with people at the most vulnerable, highly charged points in their lives, Laura offers a hands-on advisory approach to everyone, from first-time homeowners, to sellers of luxury waterfront properties, to investors, with her signature client service and solutions-driven responsiveness. Laura expertly serves buyers and sellers throughout Fairfield County, with first hand knowledge about waterfront properties. She is also an active participant in a national agent referral network that helps clients no matter where they live or want to live. 

While raised in Connecticut, Laura has also lived and worked in San Francisco and Chicago. She holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science and Education from Wheaton College (MA). After raising their three children, Laura and her husband now enjoy living in the unique island community of Harborview in South Norwalk, CT. She enjoys long beach and country road walks, renovating her 1791 Dorset, Vermont home, trips into New York City to enjoy time with two of her three adult children, gardening, travel, and coastal living. Whether she's sharing the name of the best local contractors, a barber, or the latest must-try restaurant, Laura is a well-known resource for all things Fairfield County, and a trusted advisor well after the real estate transaction is closed.


Specialties

Waterfront Properties
First Time Homebuyers
Luxury Properties
Relocation



Client Testimonials

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"Laura Kottler is the best. My husband and I have worked with her twice and can’t recommend her enough. She’s exactly who you want to be working with when you’re looking for a home or selling a home. She’s smart, kind, thoughtful, responsive, flexible, and positive. Thank you, Laura!" - Nikka, Norwalk CT

"Laura came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. We were unfamiliar with the area and wanted to move quickly. Laura did a great job educating us on Fairfield county, understanding our needs and importantly helping us navigate the entire offer, negotiation and close process. Beyond being more than competent and professional, she was a pleasure to work with. Thanks Laura!" - Jared, Wilton CT

"Jackpot. I have moved many times in my life, because of my work. Laura was, by far the best realtor that I have ever dealt with. She is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, creative and just plain competent. Her local market knowledge is extensive. When she presented me with a comparable study it was not a bland data dump. She had actually been in most of the homes in the study and was able to give specific strength/weakness comparisons. She was tremendously active in marketing my home: Arranging broker and public houses, helping me to stage the house, preparing first class marketing materials, finding contractors to help me do the tasks necessary to get the house ready sale. She stayed on top of everything throughout the process. Her communication and responsiveness was terrific. She was always available in a very short time. I really felt that I had someone watching out me." - R.T.

"Laura Kottler is a lifetime Westporter. She knows real estate here and in neighboring towns like the back of her hand. She helped me sell my family home in which I had resided 53 years. Laura helped me in every conceivable aspect: she gave ample notification when lookers were to visit, was always present viewings and she treated my as though it were her own. Due to personal issues the market time was interrupted. She never gave up finding the buyer and found me my new place which is beyond perfect me. Laura is genuine, conscientious, methodical and highly efficient. In addition.....she is a lovely person to be around." - Judy L. Westport CT

"Laura made the purchase of our first home feel much easier than we taught it would be! She guided us through the whole process and helped us with paperwork, recommended layers, inspectors, and mortgage brokers which were all very knowledgeable and professional. Her communication was excellent and she stayed on top of all the important tasks and did everything in a timely manner. She is very fun and easy to work with and will take great care of you! Highly recommended!" - M.K.

">Laura is very knowledgeable about the town of Fairfield. She took the time to put together a presentation showing comparable listings to show us what value we could list the . Laura had many suggestions to best show the . She had a very professional online listing including pictures and concise descriptions. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone looking a real estate agent."

"Words do not justify the type of person Laura Kottler is. Her knowledge, professionalism, willingness to go way above and beyond her role definition as a realtor are just a few things that set her apart from most realtors. Our experience with Laura was in the purchase of our fourth . Our search lasted longer than a year and we looked at well over 100 houses. Laura not previewed them us since we were out of town, once we found what we loved, she helped us navigate our way through a successful closing. She also had great recommendations people that could help us immediately with work needed in the home. I would recommend her over and over again."

"Laura's attention to every detail of the process along with her ability to stay cool under pressure during the negotiating process made her invaluable in helping to bring this sale to its successful completion. We couldn't recommend Laura more highly. She was a pleasure to work with and even offered moments of humor to keep things light during the difficult process of saying goodbye to our childhood home. Really great experience!" - M.H.

"We met Laura totally by chance when we wanted to view a in Westport . From our first meeting Laura's knowledge and expertise of Westport and it's housing market was apparent. She was patient and professional each step of the way . We ultimately purchased a with her help. There was and is no question that stumps her . We highly recommend Laura Atwood." - John S. Westport CT

 
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Laura Atwood Kottler’s Listings

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$987,000

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Bathrooms
2.5
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Acres
2.02
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Listed By CompassUnder Contract - Continue To Show

$925,000

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$497,000

Bedrooms
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Bathrooms
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Square Feet
1,533
Acres
0.09