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"Laurel is the Montclair Expert- literally. It's her tagline and it's all true. She knows the Montclair market like no other. She is super organized, has a ton of local connections and really works hard. She is the most responsive local realtor we have met."
"Laurel sold my Montclair home of forty-three years in record time. She is a professional with a well developed plan for success. If you follow her lead you will achieve your goal."
"In the first half of 2019, Laurel helped us through the process of selling our house in Montclair. It sold in 14 days at the very top of our expected price range.From beginning to end, Laurel demonstrated extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience in the housing market. She explained to us with great detail and clarity every step to be taken, every document to review and sign, every reason for upgrading, remodeling and in general fixing up our property for sale. She was quick to respond to any and all questions, coordinated and communicated with us and the remodeling team in a clear manner, had many ideas regarding the most cost-effective and marketable changes and upgrades to the house and property.With Laurel, we brought our house to market with the confidence that comes from her years of experience. Additionally, she showed an enthusiastic, energetic and positive attitude throughout. We are very satisfied with her work, highly recommend her, and thank her for it all
"I first became aware of Laurel when I was purchasing my home in Montclair--because she was showing incredible homes. When I had to sell my home this year due to a separation, Laurel was an obvious choice to work with.
I cannot recommend Laurel enough. She guided and supported a process that was quite difficult, with twists and unexpected surprises at multiple points. Her and her team were gracious and generous with their time, working with each party individually to make sure we understood the process and what their services could be expected to provide. Her and her team did a wonderful job staging and presenting the home, and made it look even better than I imagined (and I had high expectations, as it had been recently entirely remodeled!).
But her real professionalism and experience showed towards the end of our process as we were taking offers. Our first buyers pulled out of the sale unexpectedly, with no explanation given. Laurel was able to help us understand the unusual situation and secure another excellent offer from an alternate buyer at a great price (allowing us to take advantage of the last few weeks before the winter market slump and completing the process). When our close of escrow was delayed by a few days (due to a national bank holiday), Lauren was prompt and clear with her communication, assuaging my concerns and ensuring that the appropriate agreements were in place (extensions to complete the process) were quickly dealt with to get the sale to a successful conclusion. I'd urge you to work with Laurel if you are looking to buy or sell your home, and would work with her again if ever I needed a home in Montclair. It would be impossible to characterize Laurel as anything but the consummate professional: kind, helpful, and deeply knowledgable about both her craft and the state and history of Montclair."
"Laurel Strand just sold our Montclair house with an outstanding outcome. We consider Laurel a real estate broker superstar!
Laurel Strand knows the Oakland Hill real estate market. Her knowledge of the neighborhood provided valuable insight into the best way to market our unique home. Her brilliance resulted in a sale price well above asking within days of the first open house. (We tried not to go overboard on our praise for Laurel, but based on her results, it is impossible not to.)
Aware that selling a home in the Oakland Hills in this fast changing economy and competitive market required exceptional marketing skills, we began our search and interviews. We soon learned that Laurel Strand, who specializes in sellers’ needs, had an unsurpassed sales record in the Oakland Hills.
We are extremely satisfied with Laurel Strand’s representation. She and her team first studied the nuances of our house; then, with her vision, refreshed its sparkle—and more. Over the last several months, Laurel scheduled her talented and reasonably priced team of professionals—interior designer, contractors, vendors, and landscaper,
Laurel’s transformation of our home in Montclair was spectacular! Everyone who knows the house commented on its revived beauty.
She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a delight to work with. Laurel seemed to read our property, create her vision of its “inner home,” and within weeks, make the house a home (with minimal effort, cost and anxiety to us). We now refer to her as the “house whisperer.”
Thank you Laurel Strand!!!"