Laura was born and raised in historic Glendale, Ohio, an exquisite and quaint village located in Cincinnati (1st planned community in the United States). She obtained her Ohio Real Estate License, and since that time has been vigilant in keeping apprised of the myriad facets entailed in the real estate industry. Her decision to relocate to California in 1987, to fulfill her desire for new and challenging experiences and obtain her California Real Estate License, proved to be extremely positive and rewarding. Laura's ongoing research and negotiation skills empower both sellers and buyers, making everyone closing escrow winners.
• Sales performance in the top 10% nationwide
• President's Club
• Certified Global Relocation Services (RELO) designation
• Certified (GREEN) designation
• Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation
• Certified Distressed Property (CDPE) designation
• Quality Service Certified (QSC) designation
• Realtor Membership to CAR, NAR, ProMLSListings
Primary Focus (Santa Clara County/San Mateo Country): Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Campbell, Willow Glen, Cambrian, Almaden Valley, Santa Teresa, Blossom Valley, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy. (Additional areas/experience): Menlo Park, Redwood City, South San Francisco, Pebble Beach
Laura is a member of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS, the California Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS. All of these associations uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure their members are up-to-date on the latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate. In addition, she is active with MLSListings Professional Edition (California MLS Alliance), which gives her access to information on properties throughout California. Laura's relationships and strong relocation network allow her to have global (domestic and international) connections.
Prior to joining Compass Realtors, Laura managed international sales and marketing while employed with well-known, high-tech companies (Apple, Nortel Networks) in Ohio, California and England. Her perseverance and eagerness to continually further her education in the ever-changing real estate domain procures her clients confidence and allegiance—and assures them they are working with an expert.
"Unquestionable integrity, high morals and high values have been my way of life. I believe in creating a strong liaison with every client. Gaining each client's total trust is imperative in the sequential business transactions involved, both pre-sale and post-sale.
I bought my first property when I was almost 21 years old. I can tell you, at that age such an important purchase seemed scary and intimidating to me. But was I ever thrilled to be a home owner when it was all said and done! I consider my attention to detail, negotiation skills and high energy level great assets. These assets are of utmost importance in my personal transactions, as well as in all of my clients transactions. It's a joy to share my knowledge of real estate and related experiences with my clients. Whether I am working with first-time buyers or seasoned investors each ends up very pleased. One of my clients said my middle name should be "resourceful" which brings a smile to my face. It's so rewarding to witness my clients dreams come to fruition. What an inspiration to make positive things happen!
I spend quality time with my clients, always doing my very best to be informative and answer any and all questions. We all know finding or selling a "home" does not happen over night. It's imperative each client understands and appreciates the necessary time involved in locating the right home, preparing the home and achieving the desired outcome. I want my clients to know all the ins and outs concerning both buying and selling property. Once they are well-informed and have made their final decision my clients feel confident (and relieved.) It's my belief proactively deciphering and delivering my clients wants and needs is essential and paramount. I am extremely grateful to those who refer me to new clients. This not only makes me feel good inside, but it also lets me know I've done my job to the best of my ability. Personal referrals keep me safe and my business strong. This market requires a strong background in a multitude of different areas and I am here to help you.
Compass Realtors is dedicated to excellence. I take pride in being a member of such distinguished real estate professionals. We offer the most sophisticated and technologically advanced marketing strategies, specializing in lifestyle, distinctive properties and estates."
Be the change you want to see in the world.
“If you are looking to sell/purchase a home and want someone experienced to smooth the journey, Laura Perkins is the person! Laura will take you step-by-step thru the process and leave nothing to chance. She has the knowledge, experience and professional poise to get you the best deal. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her, as she will go the extra mile to ensure her clients are well taken care of, their best interests are paramount!”
- WEST SAN JOSE SELLER, MANDY
“I thank Laura for her services not only as a Realtor but as someone who goes far beyond normal expectations. Laura provided help in preparing the home and yard, help in setting the price (very important in a down turning market). She provided us with the professionals we need to prepare the house and yard. Additionally, recommending details such as which paint colors to use. She kept us informed about the status of all the little details that need to be completed before putting the house up for sale. She arranged staging the house. Needless to say: I recommend Laura - with her services you can not go wrong.”
- SAN JOSE BUYER, GENE
“I have known Laura Perkins for almost 20 years, but didn’t have the opportunity to use her real estate services until about 6 months ago. After using Laura to represent me as a seller, I would never use any other agent other than Laura Perkins. I was selling my mother’s house, who had recently passed away. Laura took control of the process and put my mind at ease. She walked us through the entire process from beginning to end, set our expectations, and exceeded those expectations. She knew how to handle getting the property ready for sale to get the best possible price. She knew how to handle other agents to get the best possible price. Laura Perkins is proactive, on top of everything, manages everything and is the one to hire. I will only use Laura in the future. I highly recommend her.”
- PATTI ONEILL, SELLER REDWOOD CITY