Realtor® / Property Associate
Laura Koneval knows the art of the deal; from the competitive world of medical device to real estate sales, she has negotiated $100+ million dollars worth of transactions over a 20-year career. Laura’s smile and friendly demeanor should not overshadow her ability to navigate the toughest scenarios. Her Midwest upbringing instilled values to work hard, have respect for others and foster relationships. That, combined with strong negotiation skills, helped Laura win President’s Club year over year. Laura has always had a passion for real estate. As a 25-year old, she invested and renovated the first of eight homes over 15 years, realizing substantial profits with each; rental properties, Sheriff auctions, short sales and luxury homes. After many years working for corporate America, she decided to build a full-time career doing what she loves; real estate.
Laura provides professional, caring service for her clients, who often become friends during the buying and selling process. She goes above and beyond to make her clients comfortable through one of life’s most stressful times and her mantra is, “There is always a deal, you just need to find it.” The majority of Laura’s business comes from referrals, which is always appreciated. Laura has lived in San Clemente for 10+ years with her family, loves entertaining, travel and sports like skiing, golf and watching The Ohio State Buckeyes. The Coastal markets in Southern Orange County is her specialty, but she works in all of Orange County with an extensive network to support her efforts.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
California Licensed Real Estate Agent
Baldwin-Wallace College – B.A. Communications (Summa Cum Laude)
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Realtors®
California Association of Realtors®
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
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We recently closed on a home in San Clemente with Laura. We contacted a few agents at the beginning of our process and Laura was the only one that really took the time to ask what our wants and needs were. Laura was “on it” from day one. She was always willing to go above and beyond as our agent. Not only was she professional and knowledgable, but a pleasure to be with and work with. We not only found an amazing house, but I truely feel I found a friend through the process. Amazing experience!
My wife, Kelsey, and I met Laura as we set out looking to purchase a home in San Clemente, California. From the moment we met Laura, she put us at ease with her calm and friendly demeanor and obvious mastery of the local single-family real estate scene in San Clemente. Over the course of a month of searching for a home to purchase, Laura always seemed at our beck and call, eager to provide us information regarding homes, quickly setting up home viewing appointments and providing us her honest opinion on the homes we viewed. Upon entering escrow on the home we just recently closed on, Laura was always there for us throughout the escrow process. We used a non-conventional VA loan for our purchase, which complicated the escrow process at bit; throughout, Laura showed a calm hand and provided us incredible service in dealing with the seller’s agent. Laura earned our highest respect and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the San Clemente region!~Aaron C.
“When I first thought about selling my house, I had a lot of doubts. I didn’t think I was in the position to sell my house (and actually make money on it) or to purchase a new one. We had been wanting to move to a larger property for a couple of years, but honestly, didn’t think financially it was possible. When Laura and I began discussing listing my house, it was obvious she had my best interest at heart. She knew it was a good time for me to sell and the profit could potentially get me into larger property with a yard and more space for our growing family.
Our house was listed for only 2 days before the first offer came in. By the end of the first open house we had 3; one above list price. We accepted.
With the profit from my old property, we were now able to search for a larger home with Laura. She was patient and compassionate through the whole thing. Laura would take us out to look at properties as often as we requested. When we finally found the ONE, she did everything in her power to ensure we got it; And We Did!
Laura took the time explain the whole process to me so I was never left in the dark, even if that meant calling me at 10:00pm to calm my nerves. She was exactly the person I needed to make this transaction smooth and stress free.
~ Briana D.