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A Washington Realtor since 2002, Laura began as a licensed salesperson and went on to obtain advanced ABR-Accredited Buyer’s Representative, SRES-Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations and her Managing Broker license. She also stands apart with her accolades as a “Best of Zillow” designation, repeated top producer, with she and her team ranking among the top 1.5% of Realtors nationwide based on sales volume (2022).
To her clients, Laura is most importantly a trusted advocate and advisor. What they deeply appreciate is the time she takes to educate, support, and guide them through complex transactions with grace, calm, integrity and a bit of humor.
“Real estate is not only a huge emotional and financial undertaking, but a major lifestyle decision. Using our experience and expertise, our team delivers incredible service with intelligence, compassion and care.” Laura delights in working with clients at every stage of life. She brings a personal understanding of acreage properties, selling/buying at the same time and estate/probate sales to her practice which includes all types of real estate mainly in Southeast King County with an emphasis on Maple Valley.
Returning from a career in dance and fitness, Laura has called Maple Valley home since 1995, the same year she married Mike, her very patient husband. Together they have three grown children, two hilarious Australian Shepherd dogs, seven overfed chickens, and two COVID kitties. She enjoys yoga, hiking, gardening, snowboarding and xc skiing.
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Laura is an absolute pleasure to work with. She's extremely knowledgeable in her craft, but at the same time makes it like a "friend" experience.
Laura was amazing throughout the entire process. She went above and beyond during our purchase journey and made sure we avoid trick pitfalls. Our process wasn't ideal due to builder and lender, but Laura was always there during the critical moments and did her very best to help us out.
Our family can highly recommend Team Papritz - two homes sold and one home bought. The most recent home sale was a challenge to quickly prepare and to correctly price in a rapidly changing market. Laura and her team did a great job of marketing the house, communicating to the buyers’ agents, and anticipating any issues that might come up. The result – the house was under contract one week after it was listed and closed without issue three weeks later. A win, win for all involved. Will definitely reach out to Laura Papritz’s Team for future real estate needs.
Laura Papritz and her team were AMAZING! This was my first time going through the home-buying process. She made sure I understood what I was doing and why/how it was important. During our meetings, it was clear she had a thorough understanding of the market and process. The journey was filled with highs and lows, but Laura and her team were there to support us every step of the way. I greatly enjoyed working with Laura and would recommend her to anyone thinking about purchasing or selling a home!
Laura Papritz is an exceptional realtor. She demonstrated extraordinary commitment to learning our needs, being responsive, highly relatable, ethical, and knowledgeable. When an unusual challenge arose as we purchased our house, she gave personal attention, time, and commitment to rectifying the concern in a manner well beyond what we expected. She is seasoned and has excellent negotiation skills. The depth of her professional caring, diligence, and commitment is truly extraordinary. She has an excellent team and is well connected to lenders and other needed services. We initially met Laura when she showed up for an appointment that was missed by another agent. We found that Laura continued to be present in ways others were not! We are so grateful that we used Laura Papritz and her team and recommend her with great confidence that you will be delighted with her professional services!