Associate Broker, GRI, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Commercial R.E., Staging
BS, Journalism, Minor in Philosophy - Washington and Lee University
Board of Directors of Washington Episcopal School
Board of Directors of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
Board Member, Steuart Family Council
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★★★★★"It was a joy working with Laura Steuart and Kyrsten Green. They were attentive, responsive, and supportive. The entire home buying experience was made enjoyable working with this great team."
"Laura and her colleague, Kryrsten Green, were tremendous in my home buying process. I told them what I wanted and what I didn't want and they tailored my search accordingly. They knew the area very well. They took me to all of the areas and places where I thought I wanted to live and were very patient with me. Then they also showed me areas that fit my criteria that I hadn't necessarily consider. It was one of these areas where I found the house that was right for me and my family. Once I made the decision, Laura and Kyrsten got my bid in prior to the upcoming open house and we were able to preempt any offers that might have come after the open house. I was highly pleased with Laura and Krysten and am happy to recommend them to anybody searching for their next home."
"Selling and buying a property is a very challenging task. You want the best guide and partner throughout the process. Laura Steuart from Washington Fine Properties is more than that, she felt like a friend that wanted the best for us.
Along with selling and looking for a home I was recovering from surgery. Nothing could be so nerve racking than going trough these three process at the same time and Laura guided us in a way that made us certain that we would get the best and faster offer.
Laura is knowledgeable about the market being in DC, Maryland or Virginia. She made sure that we prepare and put the house in the market at the right time.
At the preparation process she suggested how to display the rooms in a certain way that would be most appealing to a wide range of prospective buyers.
Laura also has a great backup team at Washington Fine Properties that helped along with her expertise to ask the right price for our property and when was the best weekend to put in the market.
The result of her preparation work was a record visitation in our open house (100 visitors) and 5 prospectives buyers in the end. We ended up selling the home 2 days after the open house in a market that was not heated up already.
Laura also was a great help to find the right property with the right price.The process of selling and buying (that includes paperwork, inspections and negotiations) went smoothly, Laura was a great advisor: she has work experience and ethics. You will need an agent that can deal with both selling and buying. Laura is the right one for both tasks.
We recommend Laura Stuart and her team of assistants highly. She is a confident, very experienced Real State Agent with a warm and inviting personality that made us feel in ease and assured the whole extension of the process."
"Laura is a terrific real estate agent! She listened to what we wanted in a house and neighborhood. From that point forward, Laura kept an eye on all of the new listings and would send us the ones she thought would be of interest to us. She arranged private showings to a number of residences. Ultimately, Laura helped us find our dream home and was able to help us navigate the bidding and closing process. We felt as though Laura helped us get the best price possible in a competitive bidding situation. If short, Laura will get to know you, help you find your own dream home, and get you the best price possible."
"Laura is great to work with. She helped us sell two houses, including a quirky old farmhouse that we loved, but was unusual for the market. She also led us through the purchase of a house. She is infinitely patient and knowledgeable about the D.C. area market and can help with all the little and big things around the transaction that make everything so much easier. She is also a terrific person and while we started as business acquaintances over ten years ago we are now good friends."
"Working with Laura was amazing! Her expertise and knowledge of the housing market in the DMV area was very helpful throughout house hunting process. Laura offered her honest opinion and feedback on the houses and neighborhoods and we never felt like we were under pressure to make a decision. She has a wealth of information and always proposed possible workarounds when we ran into road blocks Buying a house is a stressful process and it was very reassuring to know that Laura was on our side. I highly recommend Laura's services to anyone looking for a realtor!" - Michal T.
"We bought a home in Bethesda MD in May 2017 after almost a year long search that took us through multiple properties until we finally found our dream home. It's safe to say we couldn't have done this without Laura's help. Laura is extremely knowledgeable about the Washington DC metro market And provided us invaluable insight into every property we saw. She patiently navigated the pros and cons of every property including information about their architecture, landscaping, remodeling etc. she always gave us her honest opinion regarding what was a good deal and what wasn't. I never felt rushed and there are no high pressure sales tactics with Laura. Just simple honest feedback. I always tell my friends that Laura Steaurt is more than your realtor. She is a FRIEND helping you find a home. My family is grateful that she helped us find our dream home and would recommend her services to any prospective buyers or sellers. You couldn't be in better hands." - Albert T.
"Laura has been both our buying agent and our selling agent. She is absolutely terrific to work with. Very thorough and very patient through the home buying and selling process. I cannot say enough good things about her!"
"Laura knows the DMV market exceptionally well. She represents her clients vigorously. We bought and sold our home in Chevy Chase with Laura's representation. In each case, our expectations were exceeded."
"My wife and I worked with Laura in 2011 to find a new house for our growing family in Bethesda. With a 10 month old daughter and a son on the way, we were most concerned about the neighborhood and surrounding area that we would be moving to and Laura was incredibly knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods that we considered. She was extremely responsive and accessible along the way and helped us find a great house."
"We absolutely LOVED working with Laura. She held true to a "no-pressure" approach and was such a wonderful listener. We always felt that she had our wants and needs at the forefront of her mind throughout the process. Laura helped us sell our home - by working with us to showcase it in such a way that resulted in a bidding war and then a contract just 48 hours after listing it! We were impressed with Laura's negotiation savvy and delighted that she reached a deal that was above our asking price. Laura also helped us find a our new home on our dream street. We thought it was impossible, but Laura went above and beyond to make it a reality for us. She was, again, excellent at negotiating this deal as well. We are still so thankful to her for her help and expertise with this process to this day!
We couldn't have asked for a more responsive, attentive and dedicated agent. She made what was a complicated and emotional process one that was easy and enjoyable - thanks to her hard work and because of who she is. Not only were we delighted with Laura as our agent, but we looked forward to each and every time we spent with her. She is so warm, down to earth and funny. Cannot recommend her highly enough!" - Kelleen S.
"Laura has sold a house for us, and was also our agent for the purchase of our new home. She had clearly done her research on our submarket and she carefully priced the sale of our home. Her marketing efforts were well planned and resulted in a bidding war, and ultimately in the sale of our home at a price above our asking price. On the purchase, Laura was realistic, but aggressive and was creative in crafting a unique offer that met our goals.
On a more personal note, Laura was a pleasure to work with. She really listened to us and focused on what was most important to us. She was knowledgeable and she was comforting during what can be a stressful time. I highly recommend Laura! Whether you are buying or selling, you will not be disappointed with Laura. She is a very hard working, smart, creative, and fun person." - Lauren B.
"Laura Ward was a pleasure to work with during our house hunt and did an excellent job walking us through the home buying process. She has a very good understanding of the neighborhoods NW DC area and can give you a good indication on what true home values are throughout the area. She took the time to get a very good understanding of exactly what type of house we were looking for at the start of our search. Laura also has great recommendations for home inspectors, contractors and mortgage brokers to facilitate the closing process."
"I've had the privilege of working with Laura on two separate occasions - as a buyer in 2012 and most recently as a seller. Both experiences were flawless and easy! Laura and her staff walked me through every step of the process, were available to answer any and all of my questions, and really worked hard to get the job done. In fact, Laura was on vacation with her family when I purchased my current home in 2012! Despite being thousands of miles away, she managed to pull together a winning contract. I'm certain that without her knowledge and expertise it never would have happened. I would recommend Laura Steuart to anyone looking for a realtor without hesitation!"
"Thanks to Laura's knowledgeable counsel and marketing acumen, my wife and I sold our house, on favorable terms, in less than two weeks. Laura then worked tirelessly to find us the perfect spot for our new home (she helped us negotiate a lease back of our old house and timed everything perfectly for our move). A great experience all the way around."
"We were incredibly grateful to leverage Laura's sharp market insights, extensive industry connections, and strong negotiating skills for two home purchases and a home sale in Maryland and DC.
In addition to being an experienced and savvy agent, Laura is extremely warm and compassionate. She connects with young families on a personal level, truly cares about meeting each family's unique needs, and makes the experience enjoyable and exciting."
"Laura assisted us with the purchase of our home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. There were several other offers in play and it was Laura’s sharp skills that secured the contract for us. Laura understands the MD/VA/DC area real estate market, is knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, and takes the time to understand her clients and what they are seeking in a home. Working in residential real estate myself, I knew Laura was the perfect balance of what we were seeking in an agent: warm and approachable, with a shrewd business sense and great communication throughout the process. Most importantly, she sincerely cares. Working with Laura made an experience that can often be stressful a very enjoyable one. I would highly recommend her."
For most homeowners in Washington, a house is not just a home; it is also their most valuable financial asset. Laura takes a pressure-free approach to helping her clients find a property that they connect with emotionally and want to call “home,” then provides them with all the tools and information they need to get it – at the right price.
Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as "one of 99 people you need to know in Washington Real Estate," Laura is a third generation real estate broker and has been licensed in the Washington, DC metro area for 22 years. She began her career in commercial real estate then transitioned into residential real estate in 2005 and has closed over $650 million in transactions. Laura has lectured on Real Estate Investment and Marketing at her alma mater, Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, been interviewed about the Washington market by "The Washington Post," and frequently publishes articles on metro area real estate. She was also recognized by "Trulia" and "Realtrends" as one of the top real estate agents in America.
Laura's client-only contacts for the best of the best industry resources from settlement companies, home inspectors, contractors, and interior designers to life essentials -- pediatricians, dentists, veterinarians, etc. Her personal experience with these vendors helps her clients continue to have a positive experience and professional work beyond the purchase of their home through Laura.
Laura donates a portion of each of her commissions to favorite charities. She served as Parents' Association President from 2015-2018 and is a member of the Board of Directors of Washington Episcopal School, serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and on the board of the Steuart Family Council. In the past, she has served on the board of the Washington & Lee University DC Alumni Chapter, the Teen and Young Adult Health Connection of Montgomery County, was a founding member of the nursery committee at Washington National Cathedral, and as Auction co-chair and a room parent at her children’s schools.
Laura lives in McLean, Virginia with her husband, two children and three dogs. When she is not working for and with her clients, you can find her running along the Capital Crescent trail, volunteering at WES, working for the Nat's Academy or plotting her next lab puppy litter rescue mission.