Laura Byther Real Estate Agent at eXp Realty

Laura Byther

Real Estate Agent at
eXp Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Investment Properties
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Vacation Home
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Laura has great Condo experience - having sold 47 more condos than the average agent.
Laura is a SFH expert - working with over 66% more single family homes than the average Portland agent.

More about Laura Byther

They say I have been more than a Realtor. I became their friend, always in their corner working for the best outcome guiding them every step of the way. Over 26 years I have walked beside my clients through the seasons of their lives. “Thank you, Laura!! 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!” ~ Kevin and Allison Kennie, South Portland SPECIALIZING IN: Residential, Waterfront, Land, and Investment Properties SKILLSs: Organizing, Communicating, Marketing, and Negotiating PASSIONS: Supporting Veterans, the Shriner’s Hospital, and Animal Rescue PAST-TIMES: Love to dance, exercise, walk, boat on the lake and ocean, watch movies, cook, spend time with family and friends GRATITUDE: Grateful for my clients and the opportunity to serve them For all the boring credentials, please see ...
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Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award, Hall of Fame Award

License Number

BR901283

Laura earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Laura Byther's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Laura listed and sold my home

      I've worked with Laura for almost 20 years now. 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!

    • Laura helped me buy a home

        Our first impression of Laura was her quick response (less than 5 minutes) to an inquiry we made online. 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.

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      • If the only part of this review you read today is the first sentence then I will say this: Laura is AWESOME. My husband and I were first time home buyers this summer and so were VERY new to the whole process. Fortunately, we found Laura! She is obviously very passionate about her work and was very quick to get us in to see the homes we wanted to look at. She gave us her honest (and very valuable) opinions of each home we went to and was so 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 and made the whole thing so much less stressful than we ever thought it could be. We never felt as though our time wasn't of the utmost importance to her and we always felt that she had our best interest and goals in mind. There was never any pressure to settle for a home we didn't want. Laura is truly a one-of-a-kind real estate agent and person! We really can't recommend her enough to anyone looking for a home to buy, especially newbies like us. Thanks a bunch Laura!

        - Julia Scott & Sydrit Ramja, Portland
      • I want to express my complete confidence in Laura Byther as my real estate broker. 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!

        - Tim Lynch, Old Orchard Beach
      • Thank you for everything youve done, and all the help that you have given us. You have been a pleasure to work with and I hope our paths cross in the future!

        - Karin & Sean Duprey, Cranston, RI
      • Laura Byther helped us with two real estate transactions and handled them with the highest professional ethics. 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.

        - Lee & Steve Lauritsen, Limerick
      • Thank you very much for your assistance with purchasing the property. I appreciate your honesty and patience. It made the process much easier and enjoyable for us.

        - Brad Lodge, Alfred
      • Its been good working with you, Laura. You went above and beyond to get things done for me which is so much appreciated as Im so far away and it wasnt easy for me to look after all of the details. Many thanks!

        - Matt Pratt, South Portland
      • Laura was very on top of everything throughout our whole process! 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!

        - Jesse & Chelsea Zmoos, Gorham
      • Laura Byther provided my family phenomenal support and representation when we purchased a lake house in Denmark Maine. 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.

        - Matt Scribner, Denmark
      • We had to move out of state and Laura helped us sell our house in just over a month and for much more than we anticipated! 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!

        - Annie and Jeremiah Smith, Saco
      • Hi Laura,It was a pleasure and privilege to work with you in selling my home on Yale St. 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.

        - Bernie Capaldi, Portland
      • We were relocating from Oklahoma City and were referred to Laura B to help us find our retirement home in Maine.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!

        - Dick and Shirley McIntosh, Standish
      • Laura is a very knowledgeable and experienced agent. 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.

        - Sue and Pat Hodgdon, Gorham
      • Laura Byther is a true professional with an exceptional amount of knowledge in the industry. 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 Lauras 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.

        - Cliff and Kelly Fantigrossi, North Yarmouth
      • Recently Laura navigated my wife and I through our dream home purchase her knowledge of the market and her attention to detail was outstanding. 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.

        - Jeremy Somes, Windham
      • Dear Laura,Today you have concluded the sale of the fourth property that we have rehabbed in the past 18 months. 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.

        - Chuck Renneker, Bridgton
      • Laura has a great personality and listened to all my needs. 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. Im extremely pleased and grateful to have had Laura as my Realtor and would be more than happy to recommend her to anyone.

        - Denise DeVito, Sanford
      • It would be my pleasure to recommend Laura Byther as your Realtor. 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.

        - Sally Wood, Saco
      • My family and I are very thankful to have Laura B as our Realtor. 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.

        - Annie Mao, Portland
      • Laura did a great job keeping the deal together. I learned a lot from her. She is always available. She is a true professional with years of experience.

        - Fritz Antoine, Portland
      • Through all steps of the process we were consistently impressed by Lauras wonderful mix of friendliness and Realtor expertise. 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.

        - Melissa and David Heyman, Scarborough
      • Hi Laura, Ill never forget how nice you were to my mom when she had to sell her house because my dad had died. 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!

        - Linda and Bobby Covert, Gorham
      • Laura did a wonderful job selling the condo for us. 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!

        - Kim and Pete Marion, Windham
      • Dear Laura,Thank you so much for your commitment to the successful sale of our home.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.

        - Kim and Greg Sferes, Westbrook
      • To Whom It May Concern:Over the past 15 years, my wife and I have sold and purchased over five homes. 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.

        - Peter and Myana Coltman, Gorham
      • Laura Byther was simply wonderful to work with. 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.

        - Kendall Didsbury, Scarborough
      • Laura Byther knows how to get a home SOLD! 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!!!!!

        - Todd and Carolyn Sills, Gorham
      • I have worked with Laura B on two separate occasions. The second of these was when I was selling my mothers house, which had been in our family for over 60 years, following her passing. Lauras 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.

        - John O'Brien, Windham
      • Laura B,Thank you for your professionalism during a difficult time with the sale of our home. 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 its 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.

        - Sandra Gresik, Windham
      • We have been very pleased with Laura Byther; she has been very professional from the beginning. 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! Weve thanked God for her more than once, and even though the sale is over she is still helping us.

        - Kevin and Tamela Smit, Saco
      • I enjoyed working with Laura on the sale of my old house and the purchase of my new condo. Shell get it sold for you.

        - Pat Boissonneault, Old Orchard Beach
      • Laura is an experienced, congenial yet extremely focused and knowledgeable agent. 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.

        - John Terry, Saco
      • Dear Laura,We want to thank you so much for the tireless dedication and top-rate customer service you showed to us while we had our house listed with you. 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!

        - Nickolas and Rebecca Ireland, Gray
      • We are so pleased with Lauras work to help us sell my mothers home. 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. Lauras 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.

        - John and Kim Stiver, Windham
      • Laura is tops in her business. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. I would strongly recommend her to anyone.

        - Cindylee Ransford, Old Orchard Beach
      • When I buy or sell my next property, Laura will be right there with me.I highly recommend her. Great job, Laura.

        - C.P. West, Arundel
      • Laura has represented my wife and I many times over the years in both the buying and selling of properties, always to our complete satisfaction. She is excellent at digging into the details when we are looking to buy and has never wasted our time showing us properties that didnt 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 Is were dotted and ts 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.

        - Paul and Renee Tringali, Windham
      • I felt a bit lost moving from a small town in Northern Maine to the Greater Portland area. I knew I was going to be okay though as you guided me through with patience and caring. Im thriving now; thank you for playing a pivot role in my relocation!

        - Susan Spiller, Standish
      • Laura did an amazing job helping us locate our new home and seeing us through all the steps to get us in the door. We are very happy and thankful for her assistance.

        - Cassandra Marden, Old Orchard Beach
      • Dear Laura:As we approach the first anniversary in our new home we are painfully aware of how tardy this letter of thanks and praise is. 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.

        - David and Donna Goldstein, North Yarmouth
      • I enjoyed working withLaura and I had some tough specifications on a house and propertyLaura nevergave up and just kept on workingShe was Great!

        - Ben Michaud, Standish
      • Laura was fantastic from the start! 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.

        - Derek Laverriere, Old Orchard Beach
      • Laura is an amazing Realtor. 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 didnt sugar coat anything. She was accessible whenever we had any questions and was there every step of the way. She helped my fianc 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.

        - Denise Fredette and Matt Kahrman, Raymond
      • Laura was amazing in helping us stage our home, we walked room by room and every piece of advice she gave made a huge difference.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.

        - Chris and Bob DeMarco, Sanford
      • I am so glad we chose to work with Laura B. 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.

        - Alysa Nealey and Vincent Caiazzo, Sebago
      • I found Laura B on Yelp and am I glad I did! She helped me sell a large piece of land in Sanford from my moms estate. She sold it quickly, got us a great price and helped get the sale completed very fast!Highly recommended!

        - Judy Wehrer, Sanford
      • Dear Laura,Words cannot describe what a wonderful job you have done in selling my home. Im 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, Ive 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 Im ecstatic that you sold my home.Id 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
      • Working with Laura B was great. 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.

        - Cathy Gilles & Phil Welch, Bowdoin
      • Laura was a persistent and honest broker. 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.

        - Melinda Ricker
      • Laura, I think you are a really amazing Realtor, the best I have ever worked with. 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.

        - Diane Beem, Auburn
      • Laura, thought you should know just how much Gerry and I appreciated your services...your expertise, knowledge of the area, how to get the financing along with the appraisal, and all that goes with purchasing property in Maine. You made it a delightful experience. I know that we will call upon you again when it's time to purchase another property.

        - Sharon and Gerry Farr, Biddeford