Her Story

Laura A. Hall Bio

I have a confession to make:

It has taken me a long time to be comfortable with admitting that I am a real estate agent.

It is not because I don’t like my job. I have loved my career passionately from the start. I mean who wouldn’t want to help people with one of the most important decisions of their lives?

But let’s face it, my profession is not akin to let’s say fire fighting, like my husband. Every one trusts a fire fighter, right? I mean, they have trust at “the get go”! Realtors, however rank lower in professional trust than used car salesmen (no offense to the many fine car salespeople out there who do not have too much grease in their hair).

Building trust in real estate is not an easy feat for most Realtors. There are a lot of stereotypes and prejudices to face. But none of it matters if you lead with integrity and genuinely care. This has been my “way of doing business” and it has lead to a long, successful and gratifying career where I have made lifelong friends.

Each year at our table for Thanksgiving, we share our holiday with our cherished friends, Rick & Sherry. Wanting to move from Arizona 6 years ago, they reached out to me from an online ad and asked for my help in finding their wine country dream in Sonoma County. Today they own a little slice of the Sonoma Dream, a hobby vineyard just planted! We also see each other weekly at our Monday Night Supper Club.

The ability to meet new people and become their trusted advisor is something I treasure.

Laura A. Hall

Laura’s client objective is simple, “as a real estate professional my goal is to minimize the stresses of real estate transactions through the use of my extensive skill set. My JOB is to listen and hear what my clients needs are, and then achieve THEIR goals.”

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It’s a partnership from the start. Maryann and her husband Richard contacted me from a for sale sign in Lakewood Hills. After we did our first tour, Maryann turned to me and said, “We are so grateful to have you on our team”. After two years of planning together: several tours, selling their primary Bay Area residence, arranging temporary housing, finding new doctors, dentists, and hair stylists and so forth, Maryann and Richard finally retired to Sonoma County, finding their dream home in Windsor. “We” worked hard to make their transition as seamless as possible. Sadly, less than 3 years into their retirement, Richard passed away unexpectantly. Maryann decided to stay and today we remain close friends. Recently we teamed up again! This time Maryann is teaching me how to make her mother’s old world Italian recipes.

Many people think real estate is about houses. Yes, that is the product but Real Estate is actually all about the people.

I. It’s about the people we meet who trust us to look after their interests.
II. It’s the people who rely on our expertise to guide them through the home buying and selling process.
III. It’s the people who call us when they are anxious about their future, the people we get to comfort through our experience.
IV. It’s about the people who get to realize their dreams as we work together on their goals.
V. It’s the people who stay in our lives longer than a transaction.

Because of the people I’ve met along the way, today I am proud to be a Realtor and I am grateful for the relationships I have found along the way. Real estate has greatly enriched the lives of my family as my children and husband have found lifetime friends as well. Even our dogs get the occasional “play date” with our friend’s pups.

Real estate is the sum of its parts: people, memories, dreams and yes, even homes.