Prior to Compass, Laurie joined Stribling as the next step in her life-long career of building client relationships. From her background in event design & production, catering and sales, Laurie combines her varied skills in marketing, sales and business management.Following multiple projects through from beginning to end, Laurie consistently employs articulate communication skills, persistence, sensitivity and dedication to each and every client and customer. Acting as general contractor on a renovation to her family's log cabin home, Laurie has a keen sense of design along with an understanding of the logistics and practical steps needed in the process of envisioning and then, creating, a home. Understanding that each new client and customer has a unique vision, Laurie is able to ask questions and listen to the answers that will set the stage for success.
"In the greatest city in the world, I'm ready to help you find your new home."
“My husband and I spent a few years casually looking for an apartment as a second home. Finally, friends suggested Stribling and we were lucky enough to be referred to Laurie.
Within a short period of time, Laurie figured out our tastes and preferences. She knew that we had to work together long-distance and she always used our time and opportunities wisely. She understood our parameters. She was outstanding at finding the kinds of places that would suit us, and after several long “shopping” days we happened on the perfect apartment for us in the perfect neighborhood. In fact, it exceeded our hopes and dreams.
With Laurie’s expert help we made an offer that was accepted. When unforeseen problems arose from the seller’s side, Laurie was always calm and helpful and kept us informed, night and day until closing day finally arrived. She was both expert in her knowledge of how things work and emotionally very intelligent in handling delicate matters.
We have already referred Laurie to several friends who will no doubt choose to work with her. We could not have been happier with every matter that she handled. We very much look forward to staying in touch and feel that we have made a new friend in New York City.” - Buyers, UWS Co-op
“I was so fortunate to work with Laurie on the sale of my apartment! The decision to sell the apartment, which had been my home of 40 years, was an emotional one, to say the least. I was very nervous and secretly dreading the process. However, I soon realized that I was in very good hands working with Laurie. A seasoned, sensitive professional, her people skills and attention to detail are impeccable and her assessment of the market extremely accurate. She was very supportive, helping me navigate every step of the sales process quickly and painlessly to an extremely successful completion. To say that the results of the sale far exceeded my expectations is an understatement. Initially, when Laurie shared the offers that we received, I was actually speechless!” - Heather H.
“This may come across as hyperbole, but it's the truth: without Laurie, my wife and I would not have survived our move from Washington, DC to New York. Not only did she help us safely navigate the shark infested waters that is the New York real estate market, Laurie continually acted as our much-needed advocate when dealing with brokers, developers, the bank, and so on. And even better, as a lifetime New Yorker, Laurie brought an invaluable degree of insight into every neighborhood and Borough that really helped us choose the perfect place. And perhaps most importantly, she's a ton of fun to be around on those grueling days of house hunting! Simply put: every New Yorker will tell you they've got "the best broker"—but if it isn't Laurie, don't bother.” - D.P.
“We recently helped our 25-year old daughter purchase her first apartment in Manhattan. At various times, it seemed the deal would fall through: why didn’t the lawyer get the Power of Attorney done in advance? Why didn’t the mortgage company anticipate that we couldn’t sign papers when we were away, with no access to scanners and printers? Through it all, Laurie remained calm and guided us through the process of NYC real estate. This wasn’t our first real estate deal, but it was the first one in Manhattan, and all of the rules and customs are different. Thank you to Laurie for being the voice of reason, through the insanity that is this process.” - Bill and Barb