Your ability to accurately assess the market and promote our property by using multiple strategies – the internet, advertisements, and connections with other real estate professionals- were key to our successful sale. Because we had never sold a home before, we found your ability to educate us about the selling process and to advise us on sale negotiations helpful and mind-easing. Please also extend our gratitude to your team- they worked so hard to increase the exposure of our house and to make sure no detail of the sale got overlooked. We truly feel like we got three professionals for the price of one!
After helping me come down to earth to list my house in the right price range, and 2 contracts falling through, she got it sold, even when it was technically off the market. She got it done with her persistence and honesty.
I learned a lot from her. She is always available. She is a true professional with years of experience.
Our situation was a bit different than most as we already had a buyer’s agent working for us. We were not that pleased with our agent when we came upon the house in Steep Falls and things bogged down when we decided to make an offer. We met Laura as she was the listing agent and immediately felt comfortable and assured that she was honest and trustworthy. Though she was the selling agent we knew she would treat us fairly in the process. We were not let down in the least. She made sure we knew all there was to know about the property and was diligent in handling all the paperwork and processing the application for mortgage. Everything went smoothly and there were no glitches in the least. We can recommend her to anyone who wishes to buy or sell their home.
Her experience and understanding of the marketplace is key in helping her clients with a successful real estate purchase. Laura takes the time needed to get to know her clients and what their needs and desires are, in order to best help them identify the properties best suited for them. Her patience in working through developing details around what her clients are looking for is one of the keys to her success. Laura also is well versed in identifying both the potential problems and benefits of any properties that are viewed. Laura’s knowledge of the marketplace was key to our success, as clients relocating to Maine from Texas.
My wife, Tamela, and I prayed for the right Realtor. We knew immediately that Laura was the one. She has proven herself time after time. We love her and know she will fight for us if need be. We would choose her again in a heartbeat! We’ve thanked God for her more than once, and even though the sale is over she is still helping us.
She met with us a year before we went on the market when we asked her for tips to optimize chances for sale. When it came time for sale, she got our condo out there and found a buyer for above the previous market prices! I will recommend her to any and everyone I know.
She was the first to respond to my inquiry and was on the spot throughout the listing period. Her process awareness surely helped things go smoothly. We highly recommend her for your Real Estate needs.
She was there every step of the way. I will not only use her again as we move on with some other properties, I have full confidence in recommending her. Thank you, Laura.
It was a pleasure working with her on both sides as she understands the local market and has many years of experience. Laura was always available for questions and for keeping us up to date. She was proactive in negotiating an extension that was vital to the purchase of the property. We are grateful that the overall process went smoothly.
With our last purchase, which was VERY difficult for many reasons (related to the seller), of course she was great DURING the transaction. However, after we had closed and continued to have many difficulties and complications, she has continued to work with us to try and get things resolved. She didn’t (and never would) abandon us after the sale. She genuinely wants us to be happy in our new home and is still working to make that happen. We deeply appreciate all of the help and guidance she has given and continues to give us. Thanks, Laura!
in Portland. Your diligence, understanding and professionalism are so well appreciated in these difficult economic times. You went over and above what anyone could expect, and I want you to know how much it was appreciated!!! Feel free to have any of your clients contact me if they would like a personal reference.Thank you for all you have done.
You went above and beyond to get things done for me which is so much appreciated as I’m so far away and it wasn’t easy for me to look after all of the details. Many thanks!
She guided us through the home buying process and always made sure we knew of our options. Laura was always available to us, via phone or email, and she was able to answer our questions at any time of day. She was very easy to work with and I recommend her to work with anyone buying or selling.
She was a lot of fun to work with and completely knows her business! We had purchased property through her business several years ago, and because Laura kept in touch, we reached out to her again when we decided to look for property. Hands down, we would recommend her anytime.
The second of these was when I was selling my mother’s house, which had been in our family for over 60 years, following her passing. Laura’s experience and knowledge of the market and lenders, combined with her unique sensitivity and professionalism made a very difficult task much easier. In both instances, the sales closed much sooner than we expected at a very favorable price. Her unrivaled market knowledge and professionalism coupled with her commitment to her clients makes her the obvious choice for any real estate needs.
She sold our first home and a few years later sold our second home. It’s been 10 years and she still remembers our birthdays. Laura was attentive, thorough, and her sincerity was refreshing. Both sales went completely smooth and we left with a smile on our face. If you are looking for an experienced Realtor in Maine Laura is your person!!
She felt very comfortable talking with you during that difficult time. Your kindness meant a lot to her. I just want to tell you that you did a spectacular job of getting her house sold in a very timely manner! Thank you again for all your help. We would most certainly recommend you to any of our friends who might be searching for a Realtor!
She is excellent at digging into the details when we are looking to buy and has never wasted our time showing us properties that didn’t meet our “very particular” criteria. Because of her attention to details and her excellent marketing skills she recently helped us sell our home in Windham for almost $35,000 more than we were told it was worth by other local agents. In addition, because of here professionalism in making sure the I’s were dotted and t’s crossed the closing was extremely easy. So easy in fact, that it took less than an hour to compete and everyone left with smiles on their faces.
Although we were eager to start building our new home, the process of selling our current home was one which I dreaded. Greg and I interviewed 3 other agencies and were very disappointed with what they thought fair market value for our house would be. As we were discussing this issue with our neighbor, he suggested that we give you a call. He kept saying over and over what a hard worker you are. Well, not only were we impressed with the many letters of confidence that your past clients wrote on your behalf and, of which, I am thrilled to contribute to; Greg immediately sensed your sincere excitement and desire to sell our home at the price that we had in mind. Your reassurance, confidence and integrity “sold us” on you. You not only got our price, but you made sure that the sale went smoothly and swiftly. It really was much more than I had even hoped for.So, it is with sincere gratitude to you and to my neighbor for referring you to us, that I gladly write this letter to “sing your praises”. May you have continued success in your business and family life.THANK YOU, LAURA.
She helped me sell a large piece of land in Sanford from my mom’s estate. She sold it quickly, got us a great price and helped get the sale completed very fast! Highly recommended!
She was fast, helpful and very knowledgeable. Worked with us with a challenging sale and met with the water company for us! She even helped us close on a Saturday! Thank you Laura!
Her top level experience, patience, and wisdom shone through. She remained good-humored throughout all the kinks of the process. She helped me to remain calm through my nervous times. She answered all of my “stupid” first time home buyer questions without judgement. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
We had to work mostly by phone and email because I was 1500 miles away, but she did everything well and in a timely manner. I trusted her completely. She would be the first person I would call if I were in the market again in Maine. I strongly recommend her.
Being a first-time home buyer was extremely stressful; but with her time, patience and confidence she really made it easy for us. Laura always responded quickly and was proactive throughout the whole process. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. Laura really cares about her clients.
She’ll get it sold for you.
I highly recommend her. Great job, Laura.
You made it a delightful experience. I know that we will call upon you again when it’s time to purchase another property.
The first 3 you sold to the first individuals to whom the house was showed. In each case your aggressive pricing sold the homes for approximately 10-15% above what we had anticipated. The last property on which we are closing today took a little longer. We became too aggressive and exceeded your pricing recommendations. Once we correctly priced the property and obtained a test of the dug well, again at your recommendation, the property again sold quickly very near the final asking price.We owe a large part of our success in our buying, rehabbing and selling of residential homes to your knowledge, experience and to the members of your support team who make selling our properties an enjoyable and profitable experience. Thank you for being good and having pride in your work and company.
I knew I was going to be okay though as you guided me through with patience and caring. I’m thriving now; thank you for playing a pivot role in my relocation!
Laura provided a very solid and professional experience through a home purchase with many twists and turns,her ability to account for the market and conditions made the difference. Our home purchase would not have happened if we did not have Laura in our corner. We recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their property.
My wife and I had recently moved to Maine and spent over two years looking for a home working with two agents before her. It was only after we lost a house to one of Laura’s clients that we searched her out. It was obvious she had the ability to get her clients what they wanted and that is what we were looking for in an agent. Not only does Laura have the business savvy to get her clients the property they want once they find it, but she also has the skills to understand exactly what her clients wants and needs are. She was able to listen to our desires and unlike other agents she did not waste our time with a mass amount of inventory in hopes something would stick. Everything she showed us was perfect. Which is why Laura was able to put us in our dream home after only two months of working together. I will definitely be using Laura for all of my real estate needs from now on and suggest you do the same.
Laura took the time to understand our needs, our budget and our time frame. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for your realtor needs!
Her knowledge of the local market as well her unparalleled work ethic make her our “go to” agent. She was always there to answer our questions and ensured the sale went as smoothly as possible. I would recommend her to anyone.
She was efficient and prompt in returning my calls, answering all of my questions with clarity and understanding. I have already recommended her to my friends and neighbors. ***** (5 stars)
We had a home to sell with some subtle issues that scared off potential buyers. Laura helped us reevaluate the selling price as well as the manner of marketing the home. Once it became apparent who this house would mostly attract, it sold quickly and showed Laura could shift gears as needed for success.
Laura assisted us in staging our home and worked hard to make sure we received the highest price possible! Her experience and knowledge is unsurpassed. We would highly recommend her services!!!!!
Representing us as a buyers agent, her answers to our many questions were always timely. She kept all appointments as scheduled. The fact that we were long distance buyers showed us her flexibility. She worked with our daughter on site until we were able to travel to Portland. Most important to us is that she represented our best interests at all times – not letting us sign anything that would have reduced our rights as buyers. She explained everything to us so we understood everything we signed. Beyond helping us buy a house, she made us feel comfortable moving to a community she obviously loves.
I will pass your name onto any friends looking for an agent, and you will be at the top of my list for any future property sales.
We interviewed three and chose Laura Byther to represent us in the sale of our home. In the first week and a half under Laura’s hand we had 7 showings, three offers and sold our home! What more can I say except “Thank you, Laura”.
You have been a pleasure to work with and I hope our paths cross in the future!
She kept us informed during the process and always had a positive attitude. She also was able to get the price that we wanted. Overall a great experience.
We were still in Florida when the transaction began, so much of the business had to be done over the phone and by email. Laura was always available to answer questions and was invaluable in making sure that all paperwork was handled in a timely manner. Because of her friendliness and professionalism, we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dedicated Realtor.
We were first time home buyers and she made the whole process go so smoothly for us. We got our first offer on a home accepted which was amazing. She recommended great people to fill services along the way (like our home inspector and mortgage broker) and had excellent communication with them. We were not in the area when we put in our offer but she was able to accommodate that by giving us a FaceTime tour. Throughout the home buying process, we felt listened to by Laura and we trusted her advice and that she knew what we wanted.
My husband and I were first time home buyers and were VERY new to the whole process. Fortunately, we found Laura! She is very passionate about her work and was very quick setting up showings for us. She gave us her honest and valuable opinion of each home. She was on top of it each step of the process that it seemed unbelievably easy! I felt that most of the time, our only jobs were to pick up the phone, say "yes" or "no" and sign the paperwork (which is so easy with her online process!) She was available to us whenever and wherever we needed her. She made the whole process stress free. We always felt that she had our best interest and goals in mind. Laura is truly a one-of-a-kind real estate agent! We really can't recommend her enough. Thanks a bunch Laura B!
She brings 30 years of experience and a breadth of knowledge that I have not experienced with others in this field. I had a large, atypical property to sell, and it took some creative selling and marketing to get this done. Laura is calm, cool and collected, no matter what issues crop up, and makes what is often a stress filled experience feel so much smoother!! Thank you Laura!!
She was extremely personable, listened intently to our concerns, provided practical, affordable advice to get it ready for sale, and went above and beyond to help us get it listed quickly. We would wholeheartedly recommend Laura to our friends and family, as we are 100% confident that she will apply herself fully to any client. Laura’s strong network and gentle diplomacy are hallmarks of her effectiveness, which helped us get a qualified offer on the home with the very first showing and then navigate through a super-quick, but slightly complicated closing process. We sold the home in less than a month from listing date to final closing.
We arrived in Portland on a Friday and were under contract on our dream home within a few days. Throughout our short time together Laura showed use very professional courtesy and made what might have been a traumatic experience an adventure. We highly recommend Laura to anyone looking to buy or sell!
She impressed us from the beginning with her experience and keen understanding of the local real estate market. She let us know what to expect and didn’t sugar coat anything. She was accessible whenever we had any questions and was there every step of the way. She helped my fiancé sell his home and helped us find our dream home. We both highly recommend Laura Byther for any real estate needs. When it comes time to sell my rental property in a few years, I will definitely call her.
The first time we met Laura, we felt in our hearts that she would be the one who could sell our home.Wonderful to work with. God Bless You, Laura.
During that time we have had many Realtors, good and not so good. One Realtor, however, stands out like a beacon and this is Laura Byther. Laura goes the extra mile in both selling and purchasing a home. To her, the client is paramount. Her work ethic and presentation of a home shows a diligence that is absent in so many areas. She is one special lady.
! Thanks for having us as clients once more. It’s pretty cool that we’ve been able to have you along for both of our house journeys!
Your guidance of staging and updating with a minimal amount of funds used was greatly appreciated. Your market analysis was right on the money. Even though it’s always a sticker shock, your truthfulness I appreciated. In the end you pulled it all together and got it under contract as you did my first house, too.
She got back to me on the numerous calls and texts I sent daily. She always worked on my goals and made the selling of my home with the recent loss of my husband a tremendous relief off my shoulders. She handled everything and made the transition burden free for me. I’m extremely pleased and grateful to have had Laura as my Realtor and would be more than happy to recommend her to anyone.
She was extremely professional, patient, and trustworthy. She was always on our side working to make our house-selling as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Laura was that she was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and making the entire selling process as smooth as possible. We would recommend her to anyone.
She got us to the finish line despite some unique challenges. She was diligent and persistent right to the end!
Was a very great pleasure working with you. I will recommend you to anyone I know. Thanks again for such a great job.
She was quick to respond to our questions, explain paperwork, gave helpful information/insight, and was very proactive in getting us into a house! Thanks Laura!
Her familiarity with the market, personal relationships within the community and significant experience as a professional real estate agent enabled our purchase to be completed efficiently and quickly despite my wife and I being remote. Her commitment to quickly respond to all of our questions and requirements and to perform activities that we could not do ourselves because of our location was far greater than what I have experienced with other agents. Laura was so helpful and so knowledgeable that my father on multiple occasions was compelled to provide a rare compliment on the level of service she provided us. I wholeheartedly recommend Laura.
We are very happy and thankful for her assistance.
This has been our third time going through this process with you, and we always appreciate your professionalism and pleasantness.
I’m so impressed by the job that you did that I want to sing your praises, and to thank you for being an extraordinary Realtor, a person devoted to being a professional as well as a helpful friend in these difficult economic times. As you know, I’ve been ill these past two years, and you have stepped to the forefront, taking care of all my real estate issues. You have given me excellent advice in getting my house ready to sell, creating excellent advertising and fantastic brochures, in addition to taking care of any mortgage issues for both me and for the seller. I believe that my house would not have sold without your attention to detail, your huge fund of knowledge and your persistence in getting the job done. You are an amazing and insightful Realtor. I feel lucky to have met you, and I’m ecstatic that you sold my home. I’d be more than happy to recommend you to anyone who wants to sell their home, because I feel confident that you are the one person who can get the job done. Best regards and many thanks, Alexandra Craig, MD, Searsport
Over the years I have bought and sold over a dozen houses and Laura stands out as my outstanding agent. You want an honest agent who will work with you to resolve your housing challenge she is your one.
On time, in touch, fair and hard working. I would not hesitate to use her again and recommend to a friend or anyone else.
She goes above and beyond the call of duty. I would strongly recommend her to anyone.
She is easy to contact, extremely experienced and knowledgeable and very responsive as she keeps important due dates and time frames in the forefront. Additionally, Laura is concerned about building and maintaining relationships that are the foundation for smoothly completing transactions. We enjoyed working with her very much.
She’s knowledgeable, honest, accommodating and very responsive. The experience was far less stressful than expected and we wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
Laura kept us focused, checked in with us often, explained what needed to be done and when. She kept us organized and answered our questions. Her experience and connections were an asset. We put our trust in Laura, sold our home and purchased another one in record time. And after the closings, she checked in with us to see how we were doing. We highly recommend Laura Byther.
I appreciate your honesty and patience. It made the process much easier and enjoyable for us.
My house was on the market for two years before I had hired Laura. She was able to sell my home within three months. She was always available to speak with. She always had immediate follow up upon any showings or inquiries. It was a pleasure working with her.
She took the time to understand who I was and what I was looking for in a home. Real estate transactions can be complicated, with many twists and turns, but Laura kept my best interest in mind and with great patience and knowledge, was able to accommodate all of my needs, which were many! In the end, both buyer and seller were extremely pleased with the process and I didn’t just find a new Realtor, but a friend as well.
I have had 3 real estate transactions with Laura and I can say without hesitation that she will fight for you when needed, use her experience to suggest a path forward, and always keep you informed. Buying and selling real estate is a stressful event, but she will help you through it with your sanity intact! With her experience, she can bring a deal home even if things get tough!
You were a wonderful agent – professional, amiable and trustworthy. During both the sale and purchase of our homes, you remained tireless in your devotion. You were pleasant and upbeat throughout the entire process. Your knowledge of the local real-estate market and years of experience inspired our confidence in your abilities. “Laura B” is spoken of very highly in our home and the children miss your frequent visits.We feel fortunate to have chosen you as our agent. As you know, we had two prior agents list our home for sale with no results.We look forward to working with you in the future.
She quickly becomes more than a Realtor, she is a friend who knows you and understands what you are looking for. We will be forever grateful to Laura for helping us find and buy our dream home.
She did all the paperwork electronically so even though my husband had met with her, I still have yet to meet her due to my schedule. It was extremely helpful and let me continue my life without interruption!