Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, and Short-Sale
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"Laura was so wonderful to me while I was purchasing my first home. She went out of her way to accommodate my schedule, and gave honest opinions on the ups and downs of each house. Her team during closing was wonderful as well. Would recommend her in a heartbeat."
"She was great. Made it real easy on me. Made me feel like she was on my side. I believe she truly wanted to find the RIGHT house for me. I highly recommend her again."
"Laura was outstanding in helping us list and sell our house in Maple Valley. Her extensive experience and training in real estate were obvious form the moment we met to discuss possibly enlisting her as our real estate agent. She demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of the local market and of trends and issues involved in selling a house. We were pleased with her ability to present statistical data in ways we could understand as we determined a fair listing price. Laura also explained the total process so that we were not surprised by the many things that happened between the listing and closing. She explained the strategies she used to attract potential buyers and agents representing buyers. When multiple offers came in Laura brought them to us and again used her professional and personable talents in helping us decipher the offers. We are certain her professionalism and personal touches were the main reasons our house on the first weekend of its listing." - Mike
"Laura has been awesome to work with! She listened to our needs and never allowed us to settle for less because of time or budget concerns. Working with Laura was like dealing with a trusted and knowledgable friend, I was/ am sure that our best interests were priority #1 with her. If my family or friends ever are in need of a professional realtor I will send them to Laura without reservation!" - Marvin
"Extremely patient and knowledgable! Goes the extra mile to understand her client and what they are really looking for. She drove over an hour to see our current home to get an idea of what we are looking for."
A Washington State real estate veteran since 2002, Laura Papritz began as a licensed
salesperson and went on to obtain advanced ABR-Accredited Buyer’s Representative and
SRES-Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations, and more recently her Managing Broker
license. She also stands apart with her accolades as a “Best of Zillow” award winner,
repeated top producer, and ranking among the top 5% of Realtors nationwide based on
To her clients though, Laura is most importantly a trusted advocate and advisor. What they
deeply appreciate is the time she takes to educate, support, and guide them through
complex deals and the stickiest situations with grace, calm, integrity and a bit of humor.
Laura’s team philosophy, “Serving You Throughout the Seasons,” is inspired by her love of
gardening in our Northwest seasons. She understands that there are seasons of real estate
as well, whether you’re a first-time buyer, couple joining lives, growing family, empty
nester, estate sale or savvy investor, and she’s there to serve your needs at every stage.
“Real estate is a not only a huge emotional and financial undertaking, but a major lifestyle
decision. Through all of these seasons, the theme is the same for me and my team
members: deliver incredible service with intelligence, compassion and care.”
Laura delights in working with clients at every stage of life. She brings a personal
understanding of acreage properties to her practice which includes all types of real estate in
Maple Valley and surrounding areas.
Born in Seattle and raised in Auburn, Laura attended Doreen Bird Theatre College in
England and graduated with teaching degrees in Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance. She was a
professional dancer whose career allowed her to travel throughout Europe and the
Caribbean. She later got into fitness, sales and business ownership prior to real estate.
Laura has lived in Maple Valley since 1995, the same year she married Mike, her very
patient husband. Together they have three almost grown children, three hilarious
Australian Shepherd dogs, two overfed chickens, and a really old ferret.