Laura Bertolacci Real Estate Agent at Sereno

Laura Bertolacci

Real Estate Agent at
Sereno

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Certifications

  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Laura sells properties fast - selling more than 53% quicker than the average Redwood City agent.
Laura is a SFH expert - working with over 76% more single family homes than the average Redwood City agent.
Laura has great Condo experience - having sold 68 more condos than the average agent.

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More about Laura Bertolacci

Laura is a Partner/Owner and Broker Associate at Dwell Realtors/Sereno - #1 Office for San Carlos & Redwood City Sales in 2019! Her commitment to her real estate career is simple - Exceptional service for every client. Personalized marketing plans that are innovative and technologically advanced. Personal commitment with a written guarantee of satisfaction. Laura's goal is to exceed your expectations and help guide you through the many challenges of a transaction in today's complex real estate environment. Laura's leadership ability is second to none. Her hands on approach and expertise help make your transaction almost painless! Laura is a seasoned real estate professional that has years of problem solving and negotiating experience. She prides herself in the ability to help you transform your home with access to a large reputable group of professionals including staging, painting, ...
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Achievements

Top Producer 2020

Education

San Jose State, Lumbleau Real Estate School, Real Estate Education & Training

Other Certifications

CRS, SRES, ePro, Licensed Broker, Probate Certified

Awards

Top Producer, Top 10 Agent Redwood City, Top 4 Agent at Dwell Realtors, Top 5 Agent for Today Inc, Million Dollar Club Member, 2015 Best of San Carlos Award, 2015 & 2014 Real Trends Best California , 2014 Best of Trulia Award, Chairman's Club Award, Platinum Club Award, Hall of Fame Award, Participant in 'Top 100 Agent' Forum, Top 1% of All Agents USA, SAMCAR Sales Achievement Award , SAMCAR Most "Best of Tour" Award, QSC Platinum Award, QSC Gold Award, QSC Agent of the Month, Lifetime Achievement Award 2002, RealTrends Best of California, #1 Agent Dwell Realtors 2019

License Number

00868180

Laura Bertolacci's Reviews & Ratings

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Laura Bertolacci

  • Laura listed and sold my home

      Laura sold 2 houses for me with great results. Her knowledge of San Mateo and Santa Clara County was extensive, and she was comfortable using the latest marketing tools. Her problem-solving skills are priceless, taking burdens off me as the seller. She loves the negotiating part, and who wouldn't want an expert at that?

    • After researching all options, we chose Laura to represent the sale of our house. Laura worked extremely hard, using professional photography, sales brochures and Internet exposure plus her years of experience to sell our home in a timely fashion. We were very pleased with the results and would highly recommend Laura.

      - Jamie and Loretta Barnes
    • Its hard to overstate Lauras virtues as a real estate professional - but before I go any further let me just state that I dont generally write reviews as I expect competence, courtesy, and value in my daily dealings with the businesses and services whom I choose to patronize. With that said, Ive been remiss in not taking the time to write a review for Laura after so many years as she truly is extraordinary - one of the most incredible individuals I have ever had the good fortune to work with. It's high time I extoll her virtues to those of you may be reading this in search of an agent for an upcoming purchase or sale. When first looking for a real estate agent over twenty years ago, we asked a close family member, who happened to work for a large local brokerage firm, to give us the name of the best agent on the Peninsula. After polling the office, Lauras name was at the top of the list as the individual the majority of the agents would pick if they werent in the business - an agents agent is the term that was used. In the intervening years Laura has demonstrated time and again why these other agents held her in such high esteem, as she handled multiple home sales and purchase transactions for myself and several close family members over the last twenty years, the most recent of which just closed in June. This particular transaction was a bit complicated as it involved a contingent sale, two rent-backs, two relocations and pending construction. During the course of the sale, not only did Laura do her obligatory part, but as is customary for her, she went far beyond right at the outset and placed herself squarely in the middle of the entire transaction, expertly guiding all three parties through the process, all the while keeping track of every detail, deadline and contingency without missing a single beat - and I mean that in the literal sense - the deal went perfectly from beginning to end without a single hitch for anyone involved.What truly separates Laura is that she possesses a skill set encompassing every critical area necessary to successfully close a sale in a way that maximizes her clients hand - from either side of the transaction. This includes an intuitive sense honed over her career that helps drive her decision making process - she is constantly assessing the deal from different angles in an attempt to anticipate all the potential consequences of each choice. I liken her approach to that of a master chess player who is always looking several moves ahead.Her competence includes a deep knowledge base of the local market, ranging from the physical aspects of the actual homes and neighborhoods themselves to the current and historical market activities and trends. She also has an uncanny knack for pricing a home correctly on the sales side, with a specific eye on the current market conditions, knowing when to be aggressive and, equally importantly, having the foresight to avoid overestimating it as well, to prevent a home from languishing on the market.With all that said, I think what I appreciate most about Laura is that she is not intent on simply closing a deal - she truly wants to make sure that the purchase or sale of a property is in your best interest for the long term. Ive experienced this first-hand and cannot emphasize how much I appreciate it, because it can become quite difficult to step back and look at things objectively when youre in the middle making such a tremendous decision that has such a profound effect on your life. Laura clearly is up to the task and will give you a clear and grounded opinion that puts your interests above all else.I hope this review is helpful and I assure you will be able to come back here and write something very similar after having Laura assist you with your next move. And Laura, if you ever read this, thank you dearly for all your help over the years.

      - Greg Drake
    • I had the honor to work with Laura for many years at a top producing real estate office. I was impressed at the level of caring and impeccable service. Her work ethic was amazing. She is detailed oriented and is a can do problem solver. She is so full of real estate information, plus so personable and is on the cutting edge of technology. Laura has one of the greatest support teams around to make sure your transaction goes smoothly with little effort. Laura also helped me get an amazing rental close to my office in San Carlos. Laura is one of the BEST realtors you could ask for on the SF peninsula!!!

      - Kevin Sibley
    • We are totally satisfied with Laura's service. She sold our Dad's house in San Carlos in record time for more than the listing price. We were guided through the whole process and it was practically painless! Thanks again, Laura.

      - Berte Harmon
    • Laura is an experienced and reliable realtor. She handled the sale of our condo in an extremely competent and professional manner. With vast knowledge of market conditions and neighborhood history, she connected us with a buyer very quickly. Laura always had our best interests at heart and went the extra mile to make the complexities of the selling process less stressful. Laura really listens and communicates well. She quickly answered our questions and addressed our concerns. We will be forever grateful for Laura's helpfulness and highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home in the Redwood City, CA, area.

      - David & Betty Williams
    • Laura has been my go to realtor as both seller's agent (2 properties) and buyer's agent (1 property) in the past twelve years. My recent relocation from the Bay Area to Arizona was a major move and I listed my home with Laura knowing she would take care of it as if it were her own. She knows the market, the buyers, and the best strategies. Thank you Laura for everything you do so well!

      - Joni Barriere
    • Laura Bertolacci has helped us buy and sell numerous homes. Laura is very knowledgeable and makes sure that all parties know what is going on with the transaction at all times. We have been more than pleased with Laura on every level. She goes above and beyond what she needs to do. She puts her clients first always. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone that is thinking of buying or selling their home.

      - Matt & Pam Gomez
    • I would highly recommend Laura as a real estate agent. A few years ago, Laura helped us purchase a home in Menlo Park and recently, she helped us sell a house in Redwood City. Laura is extremely knowledgeable of the housing market and is quick to offer an honest, informed opinion. When we were selling our Redwood City house, Laura went above and beyond to make sure our house looked its best and even brought over a table, chairs, and some plants to put on our front porch to improve the curb appeal. Laura was always available and very prompt in answering any questions we had. She is knowledgeable, effective, and fun to work with. Buying or selling a house can be very stressful, but having Laura on your side makes things so much easier. Youll be in very good hands!

      - Brynn Reynlib
    • Laura was wonderful to work with. She went "above and beyond" to prep and sell our property. Her experience, judgment, and excellent connections made all the difference. I always felt that she had our best interests as her top priority -- very professional and simply a pleasure to work with. J and J

      - J & J Duran
    • Laura did a fantastic job in selling my house. She is a very experienced realtor that I have known for many years. Many of my friends have used Laura for both buying and selling real estate. My house was an older home that presented some problems, but she was great in helping me work through all the options. Laura was available to me whenever I needed advice or suggestions. Laura is very knowledgeable, extremely responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend Laura Bertolacci for any of your real estate needs.

      - Veda Ryan
    • We worked with Laura both on the purchase and the subsequent sale of our San Carlos property. She is incredibly driven and knowledgeable and we always feel that she is acting on our best interest. She is also honest and direct, which we greatly appreciate. I have recommended her to several friends, acquaintances and coworkers, and the next time we need a realtor, Laura will be our only choice.

      - Maddie Taylor
    • We have a been a vendor for/with Laura Bertolacci for over 11 years. Ms. Bertolacci has proven to be consistently fair, honorable, and professional at all times. She is sensitive to the value of our time and always works in an efficient, timely manner that is best for her vendors and clients. Having started and completed over 80 projects with Ms. Bertolacci, all with successful results for those involved (vendor, agent and client), it is not a coincidence that Ms. Bertolacci is involved from beginning to end in all phases, excels at marketing properties for the Sellers, and can focus responsibly on the needs of Buyers. Laura Bertolacci is the consummate real estate broker from "meet and greet" to sale/purchase.

      - William Rossi
    • Having not been in the home sale market for over 20+ years, i had no clue what to do, expect, what was popular, target areas, etc. Laura was recommended to me to me by someone that had recently sold her house. Laura met with me, brought with her recent house sales in the same area, did a walk through, presented her recommendations, worked with me on getting quality sub-contractors to complete the "upgrades", all the while keeping me informed of progress, coached me on what to expect, cost etc. She works very closely with the sellers agent keeping them motivated. At the end, I'm a very happy customer. Laura knows her stuff. She came highly regarded by some of the sub's I was able to talk to.

      - Mike Gordon
    • Laura went above and beyond to walk me through the process. She worked with me to ensure that I made good decisions to get a great return on investment on this property. I am planning to work with her to buy a new home and would recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home.

      - Anthony Pekarek
    • I highly recommend Laura to any Peninsula home buyer or seller. Laura is a very professional, in the know, real estate agent. She has sold two houses for us over the past few years with no hassle at all. We put all of her recommendations into play and the homes sold for over asking price. She knows her stuff.

      - Elizabeth & Randy Krebs
    • Laura is an excellent real estate agent and advocate. Her advice is sound and always accurate. Laura is able to anticipate and predict the market effectively. She sold my home way over the asking price and then proceeded to be sure we got our dream home with little stress. I have recommended Laura to others and will always consider her our family advisor on future sales and purchases.

      - Sharon Winston
    • Laura Bertolacci is a very professional agent. Laura works for her clients, Seller or Buyer, every minute.....she is always available to talk, answer questions or simply hold your hand through your transaction.Laura Bertolacci has been my agent through the sale and purchase of three properties... I would recommend her to anyone looking to find or sell real estate.

      - Suzanne Sullivan
    • Laura Bertolacci did a fantastic job of helping us sell our house. She was with us every step of the way: getting inspections done; selecting new carpet, paint, bathroom and light fixtures; finding contractors; preparing disclosures; coordinating with the stagers; and marketing. She got us multiple offers, all over asking and we closed just three weeks after listing. We would not hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone looking to sell a house on the Peninsula.

      - Len & Judi Moss
    • I have known Laura for over 25 years. She helped my husband and I purchase our first home many years ago. Recently we needed assistance putting my mother's house on the market and Laura was the ultimate guide in accomplishing this task. She walked us through getting inspections, renovations and finally staging the house so beautifully. Because everything was so organized and the property was move-in ready, the house sold within a week of listing. Laura is an extraordinarily successful professional who makes the process of buying and selling a home painless. She always puts her heart into her work and makes herself available for any advice you need. She has truly perfected the art of buying and selling property. It is clear that Laura loves what she does as she achieves nothing but success in all her real estate endeavors. I will always be grateful to Laura for her expert assistance in these important matters. I highly recommend Laura for any of your real estate needs.

      - Vivian Schulz
    • There just aren't enough superlatives to describe Laura Bertolacci! Weve worked with her for over twenty-five years, through eight real estate transactions: four sales and four purchases. Lauras knowledgeable, personable, and professional, and has a unique way of making you feel that you are her only client. She carefully guides you from beginning to end, and always seems to be able to close the deal, no matter what the obstacles might be. We highly recommend Laura! Shes a miracle worker!

      - Nan & Gordon Collet
    • Laura and her team provide the highest level of service and get things done! She has handled both sides of transactions for three purchases and two sales at Santana Row, Hampton Oaks in Redwood City and Beresford Park in San Mateo. Her knowledge of each of these neighborhoods and unique markets was instrumental in closing these transactions. She is awesome!

      - Laura & Jose Razo
    • Laura exceeded our expectations when we decided to sell our condo in Foster City. Her advice on preparing the condo for sale greatly increased its attractiveness to buyers. She kept us informed throughout the process and achieved the best offer possible. I would heartily recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent to sell their property.

      - Jim & Cathy Giacomazzi
    • Laura is fabulous at what she does. She has a ton of experience, is very professional and gives you the utmost confidence that she will get the job done. In our case she helped us to sell our home. She was clear about the process and guided us through every stop along the way. She helped us make critical decisions on timing and overall logistics. She was so pleasant to work with. Every time, we met with her we felt as if we were the only clients on her agenda. She was always available to answer questions. Overall, it was as smooth of a process as it could be and we feel that she did her absolute best to get us the best offer possible. We were very pleased and would highly recommend her to anyone trying to sell their home.

      - Annette Clark
    • Laura Bertolacci is a shining example of a professional, knowledgeable and responsive Real Estate Broker. As first time homebuyers we relied on Laura's expertise to guide us through the offer and closing processes. We appreciated her patience in answering all of our questions and her vast knowledge of the local market.

      - Dayleh
    • This is the second time we have worked with Laura. The first time she helped us buy our home in San Carlos. Things went great that time so we engaged her for our latest transition from San Carlos to Half Moon Bay.Laura has complete knowledge of both areas, and was a professional throughout. Laura also managed to pull off a concurrent close of our sale and purchase within 24 hours of each other, quite an impressive logistics feat.I would recommend Laura to anyone who is looking for a professional that knows their business, the area and herds all the cats for you.

      - Jason Goecke
    • In my 40 years of buying and selling real estate, I have never had an agent be so thorough. Laura Bertolacci out shined them all. She was in contact with me on a daily basisgiving me updates. She had answers for every question I asked her. I know I was not her only client, but I sure felt like I was. She took all the stress out of selling our home. She is not a 5 star, but a 10 star broker! Kudos to her.

      - Bob & Cathy Duggan
    • Laura is the consummate real estate professional - zero sleaze factor, zero pushy, yet detail oriented, proactive, prompt and extremely well versed in the market, market factors and conditions and exactly what it will take to get your property sold. Both my wife and I highly recommend the insight, integrity and intelligence of Laura Bertolacci.

      - Bob Kilburg
    • I've known Laura for 10 years now and she was the sellers agent when we bought our first house. I stayed in contact with Laura over the years and she helped advise us of changes in the market, trends, etc. Once we decided it was time to start looking, we knew we'd use Laura to sell and buy our homes as she had not only the expertise and inventory in the area we wanted to buy and sell (Redwood City) she also had plenty of qualified buyers lined up to buy off market if necessary. As expected, the transaction was flawless on both ends and Laura kept us in the loop every step of the way. I can't recommend Laura enough to anyone who wants a clean, efficient, pleasant and above all professional real estate agent who knows the ropes and will get the deal done every time - regardless of the hurdles. Client for life!

      - Melissa Beauchamp
    • I honestly believe we would not have gotten this place if not for Laura's excellent negotiating skills and connections. She helped us beat out two other offers (one of which was all cash) even with our loan contingencies. She was with us every step of the way and gave us excellent advice. I trust her completely and would work with her again in a heartbeat.

      - Jeff Taylor
    • Extremely knowledgeable, strategic, and savvy!Selling our home: Laura managed every facet of selling our home to perfection. Many of us in Silicon Valley strive for flawless execution and Laura embodies this. Couple this with her savvy and you have a combo that is very difficult to match.Buying our home: unlike most people we purchased a home across the country and leveraged Laura to help locate a suitable agent and advise us during the negotiation process. Laura's understanding of the buying process and negotiations is phenomenal!I think you'd be making a mistake if you didn't at least speak with her about fulfilling you buying / selling needs (obviously, I think you should just utilize her but ...).

      - Jim Dillard
    • I chose Laura to list my Redwood City home because of her reputation in our neighborhood for good service and knowledge of the local market. She provided excellent service and did indeed have a thorough understanding of what was happening in and around our neighborhood. Laura is creative, caring and very capably handled every step of the transaction. I signed the sellers papers and left for Turkey nine days before the sale was to close. My confidence in Lauras abilities were rewarded and sale closed on time.

      - Chuck Marsh
    • Laura helped us sell our home and buy a new house. In both transactions, she was fantastic, knowledgeable, professional, responsive. In our house sale, she transformed our house into a beautiful home, negotiated well with offers, and we sold significantly over asking price. In our purchase, she advised us on issues, from pricing, to inspectors, contractors to lenders. She is so fantastic and we were thrilled to have her on our side. We will definitely use her again for future housing transactions.

      - Kavita Sarin
    • I was so thrilled with my first experience selling a house with Laura that I used her services again 18 months later. I believe that a house is your biggest investment, and as such, it deserves the most experienced professional in the area. I found Laura by comparing agents who worked full-time, had over 10 years experience (Laura has over 25 years), who use technology widely and expertly to reach today's buyers.The first house was inherited property, and I had a small budget to work with. The second house was my own, and I was prepared to upgrade to be able to sell for top dollar. In both cases, Laura made it easy with her cadre of contracting professionals to highlight the best of each house. Laura doesn't have just one way of getting a house ready to sell; she knows her service areas, employers nearby, and what makes a house appeal to a buyer. By personally managing so many aspects of getting a house ready to sell, Laura frees her clients to focus on other goals.I was blown away by Laura's interest and ability in negotiation and her facility using technology for marketing. Those abilities set her apart for me.Laura doesn't advertise her integrity, but that also impressed me. She makes choices to be professional and authentic. Other agents respect her and want to work with her.In spite of the downturn in the housing market, Laura sold both houses for well above asking price. One house was on the market for 10 days, and the other for 5 days. One house sold right before Christmas, and the other right before summer. If you have an experienced professional like Laura, upturn/downturn, time of year, tiny budget or huge, you can expect a satisfying return on your biggest investment. Laura does not pressure people. Put her on your list of agents to interview, and start the conversation.

      - Dorothy Walker
    • Laura helped us sell my mother-in-law's home. A dated home, great location, tough market. We closed 8 days after putting it on the market! She knew exactly how to market this home and was an unbelievable help in preparing the house for sale. We listened to her advice and are very happy we did!

      - Laura H.