Laura DeFilippo, JD, Realtor ® has more than 24 years of combined real estate experience. Upon receiving her Juris Doctor degree in 1992, she was admitted to practice law in New York, and specialized in residential real estate transactions and personal injury law. As a practicing attorney, Laura represented buyers, sellers, and builders throughout the entire real estate process - she reviewed and prepared real estate contracts, deeds, easements, advisories, forms and financial closing statements, and represented her clients at closing/escrow. Laura also represented her real estate clients in court when disputes arose. In 2012, Laura relocated to Silicon Valley, and joined Alain Pinel Realtors. She remains an active member of the New York State Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. Laura is also an affiliate member of the Trust & Estates Section of The State Bar of California.
"Laura has a proven track record as a negotiator and advisor, and is consistently applauded by her clients for her positive attitude and command of the real estate process. There is no substitute for the hands-on approach and services Laura provides, and no better solution to a successful real estate transaction."
Laura's unique set of legal and sales skills, intimate knowledge of the local real estate market, and expertise related to the entire real estate process are essential to the success of every transaction she handles. Laura represents buyers and sellers in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and surrounding counties, including mountain properties.
Laura has joined forces with several Silicon Valley trust and estate attorneys who are confident in Laura's abilities and expertise as a Realtor, and who entrust and refer their clients to Laura to assist with their unique, often complicated, real estate needs.
Laura's legal background, experiences, and knowledge base set her apart from other local Realtors. In addition to her thorough knowledge of the real estate market, she has an exceptional understanding of complicated issues related to trust and probate sales, contracts, title policies, easements, deeds, property liens, escrow, and the like.
Having a Realtor with Laura's level of experience, skills, and knowledge creates a level of comfort for buyers and sellers as is reflected in her raving client reviews. The personal guidance and understanding she provides decreases the concerns and apprehensions of her clients. Laura's gentle approach to each client’s situation is reassuring, creating a smoother-than-anticipated experience. Paramount to her success as a Realtor are Laura's extraordinary interpersonal skills and keen understanding of the emotional, physical and financial needs of clients often overwhelmed with new concerns – skills that make her clients' situation at hand manageable, often seemingly effortless.
Laura has an excellent ability to communicate in a compassionate manner while remaining a strong leader. Her clients feel well-represented and in good hands.
Laura holds herself to the highest standard of care and commitment to her clients. She has a positive attitude and approach to real estate which are reflected in her continued success.