Laura Kaufman, MBA Real Estate Agent at Corcoran Global Living

Laura Kaufman, MBA

Real Estate Agent at
Corcoran Global Living

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  • multiple unit buildings
  • tenant occupied properties
  • Probate
  • Vacation Home
  • condos
  • single family homes
  • Investment Properties

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Top 1% of San Francisco Realtors with Proven Results! Over $250 million in sales! My clients choose to work with me for my straightforward, enthusiastic and patient approach. When working with me, you will always hear my honest opinion on any issue and know that I am looking out for your best interests. I have been extremely successful over the years by focusing on my clients needs and providing superior customer service. My clients frequently comment on how much they appreciate my proactive communication skills and responsiveness. I am also a skilled negotiator and a very strong advocate for my buyer and seller clients’ needs. My top priority is that you are thrilled with your home sale or purchase and want to recommend me to all your friends and colleagues. For sellers, I especially enjoy the process of getting the property ready to go on the market and developing a sales ...
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Education

Tufts University - BA, Cum Laude, UCLA - MBA

Certifications

ePro

Awards

2014 #1 Noe Valley Agent Top Producer , 2013 Zephyr Top 10 Producer , 2012 Zephyr Top 10 Producer, 2011 Zephyr Top Producer , 2010 Zephyr Top Producer, 2009 Zephyr Top Producer, 2008 Zephyr Top Producer, 2007 Zephyr Top Producer, 2006 Zephyr Top Producer , 2015 - #1 Office Top Producer Zephyr, 2016 - #1 Office Top Producer Zephyr , 2017 - Top 10 Zephyr Company Producer, 2018 Top 5 Company Producer, 2019 Top 5 Company Producer

Other Languages

french

License Number

01425571

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  • Laura helped me buy a home

      We were recommended to work with Laura through a Seattle Real Estate Agent who had done his research and had heard great things about Laura. We were extremely eager to buy a home as soon as possible and Laura was equally as aggressive in making sure we saw everything that fit the criteria we were targeting. After only 2 weeks of touring homes in SF, Laura contacted us after a home got price-cut to our price range. She lined up a showing the very next morning so we were the first people in after the price-cut and we put in an offer that day and closed in 30 days! It was an estate sale, so there was a lot of communication between multiple parties and Laura was on top of every e-mail exchange and request that came through. Before we put an offer in on our house, I also would go to see houses on my own, and every time I mentioned I was a client of Laura's there was not one broker that didn't know who she was which made me feel like she was very plugged into the market and had a good reputation. She also knew multiple vendors for us to use (Inspectors, painters, carpet, molding, marble, etc) and went above and beyond making sure we had the right contacts even after we closed. She is very detail oriented and was present for our inspection, final walk-through, multiple showings, etc. She also is very knowledgeable about all of the different San Francisco rules and regulations regarding foundations, codes, etc. Overall the most important thing to know about working with Laura is that she is very genuine, honest and communicative. We feel so lucky that we were referred to work with Laura.

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    • Laura listed and sold my home

        Laura represented us as the selling agent for our home in Noe Valley. We interviewed 4 separate agents and chose Laura because she has a great deal of experience both buying and selling in our neighborhood, because her broker office is located nearby, and because she presented a clear and detailed plan for selling our home. Some of the agents were not so prepared, or experienced and overall she was head and shoulders above the rest. And I'm thrilled to say that we were not disappointed by going with Laura. She guided us through the difficult and tedious details of preparing the house for the market, scheduling the work, and brought a team of helpers to complete the work. We did not have to find our own painter, handyman, cleaners, stagers, etc.... which was such a big help. She presented us detailed comps for our property, and walked us through the comparison process, helping us to arrive at a reasonable asking price for our home. Then she showed the property to numerous agents to get good feedback on whether our asking price was reasonable for our neighborhood, type of property, and condition. What I most appreciated was the feeling that she was watching out for our best interest throughout the process. When it came time to evaluate offers, she gave us good insight into what makes an offer strong, and where we could minimize our risk. Laura was a pleasure to work with, despite the frustrations I expressed at times, and despite the challenges getting two units ready for sale and working with two owners at the same time! She was always calm, had a positive attitude, and was really sincere in her aim to make the experience as good as possible, with an outcome that matched our goals. Thank you so much Laura, for seeing this through for us and giving us the success we were looking for!!

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      • Laura listed and sold my home

          Best professional we have worked with, ever. My wife's brother passed away in SF and we needed help selling his Inner Richmond Edwardian home. We needed someone who could deliver the whole package of services because we live in WA State and didn't want to make multiple SF trips. We interviewed three agents and knew that Laura was the one we wanted, and needed. Laura made it possible that it was the last time we flew to SF. No pressure; extremely knowledgeable of the market; easy going; can-do; responsive and communicative...that's Laura. She helped us find an estate liquidator when ours fell through, and then made sure the sale went smoothly and on time. She arranged for a hauler to remove what didn't sell to a thrift store and the dump. Documents we didn't need were handled by a shredder to protect personal information. Laura's team included a remodeler, stager, landscaper, carpet layer, painter (inside and out) hardwood floor refinisher, and house cleaner. All were professional and did great work. One of the neighbors sent us an unsolicited email to tell us what a great job Laura was doing, and to ask for her contact info. Everything went according to our three week schedule to remodel, clean and stage the home; we were amazed. Then Laura arranged for the glam photography, created the marketing materials for websites and handouts. She brought in three different groups of trusted and knowledgeable brokers to give us feedback on the condition of the home and their recommendations on what we should use for the list price. We used that information to list at $2.195m in November (not the best time to sell a house in any market). Every time Laura showed the home to prospective buyers, she sent us an email or text to let us know how it went. We received five offers, and ended up with a December sale at $2.3m, $105k above asking. Not once, from her presentation on how she would serve us, through remodeling decisions, to the final negotiations, did Laura pressure us to do anything we were not comfortable with doing. Instead, she was compassionate and understanding as we dealt with the loss of a loved one while needing to make business decisions. My wife loved her attention to serving both of us with sensitivity and skill. There are good reasons why Laura is a part of the top 1% of agents in SF. If you want to hear more, ask her to give you my phone number and will give you the rest of this great story. Or, you can just hire Laura now.

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        • Laura listed and sold my home

            My husband and I were so fortunate to find Laura. She made selling a smooth experience and was extremely communicative throughout the entire process. Laura shared detailed comps for properties similar to ours, had competitive estimates for our home repairs, helped us determine an ideal listing price for our home, and readied the condo for market in 2 weeks. We reviewed the winning offer within a week of the 1st open house. Everything exceeded our expectations! Laura made selling our property a wonderful experience. If you want a highly detailed-oriented person that gets the job done well, you'll choose Laura. We highly recommend her!

          • Laura helped me buy a home

              Laura is an incredible partner! She helped shepherd us through our first home purchase, which can be very daunting especially in the Bay Area. Laura shared super helpful and relevant market insights that helped us navigate the competitive buyer landscape. She was critical in facilitating a speedy close process and is super responsive. We will most certainly work with Laura for future home purchase and sales!

            • Laura helped me buy a home

                Laura is phenomenal. She is super responsive, very nice to work with, knows everyone in the business, and got us as an off-market single family dream home in highly competitive Noe Valley for a very fair price and without waving contingencies. We are first-time home buyers, and this was the first house we ever made an offer for. It couldn't have been any better. Maybe some luck was involved as well, but it wouldn't have been possible without Laura. When we first approached her, she replied immediately and had time to meet us in person the very next day. She helped us to get pre-approved by connecting us with an excellent mortage agent. She then discussed with us in detail what we were looking for, and kept her eyes open for any house that might meet our criteria. Within just a few weeks, she found this charming off-market house in Noe Valley which we immediately fell in love with. Laura did a fantastic job during the offer process to get our offer accepted without over-bidding, and thanks to her endless efforts, all inspections were completed within a few days. And now we are happy home owners!

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              • Laura listed and sold my home

                  Laura provided me with a smooth, stress free, professional experience through the whole selling process. At first I was nervous trying to manage the sale of my property living hundreds of miles away, but she was always one step ahead every time and kept surpassing my expectations and managing all of my worries. I was also extremely impressed with her ability to negotiate with contractors to get my condo ready for sale as soon as possible and finally negotiating with other realtors on the final asking price, which we received several offers and 18% over asking price. I'm extremely impressed with her hard work and thankful she represented my property. I feel fortunate to have worked with her!

                • Laura listed and sold my home

                    Laura sold our family property very quickly and easily maneuvered through some landlord tenant issues. She was helpful, knowledgeable and extremely professional. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her."

                  • Laura listed and sold my home

                      "Just the idea of selling a home from across the country was daunting, especially one requiring extensive renovation and repairs. After interviewing a few agents and then receiving the detailed marketing plan from Laura Kaufman, I was certain she was the one to guide me through the process. Laura is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, efficient and strategic and a pro at anticipating and handling issues while always having a back-up plan. With her fantastic team and their many contacts in the industry, she ushered in the multiple service providers needed to ready the home for sale and did so in a tight time frame. Somehow, she always remained calm and warm, with a great sense of humor, and was available by phone, email or text to answer questions and provide reassurances, seemingly anytime, day or night. She really went the extra mile with multiple open houses and private showings. I know she checked on the status of the property frequently and took photos to show me the progress. Even the tedious disclosure process was a breeze with her good judgment and sound advice. Being so, so very pleased with the outcome, I can highly recommend Laura to any buyer or seller. She is simply amazing and definitely the one you need on your side!" Diana Simmons Stokes

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                    • Laura listed and sold my home

                        Laura Kaufman expertly shepherded me through the labyrinth of selling a home in San Francisco. With a high degree of professionalism, skill and follow-up she guided me through each step and helped to address every issue as it arouse. I believe with her experience and knowledge, Laura helped me to get the very best price for our house. One could not do better in a Real Estate agent than Laura. In addition, she is a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with. I have the highest regard for and do highly recommend her.

                      • Laura helped my husband and I sell our home in SF and we could not be happier! She is incredibly knowledgable about the real estate industry and always went above and beyond to meet our needs. Not only did she sell our home in 2 weeks...but we got an incredible price well over our asking price!!!! She is simply the best! Thank you Laura!!!!!!!

                        - Amy Alsman, Seller
                      • Laura recently helped us sell our home in the Excelsior. We interviewed a few realtors, but ultimately went with Laura due to her confidence and expertise with the market, and her attention to even the smallest detail. She was extremely responsive at all times and we always felt that she was pushing hard to ensure the best outcome. We would highly recommend Laura from a Seller's perspective, and we're grateful for her hard work!

                        - Eric Solomon, Seller
                      • My wife and I worked with Laura to find us a condo in San Francisco and she was great! As we all know, the market right now is super crazy - you can tell by all the reviews from sellers saying how happy they are getting way over their asking price. Well on the buyers side that's not such a great thing. But Laura helped us navigate through the process even when slanted heavily against buyers as the market is today. She always provided an honest and accurate assessment of the market situation and pricing surrounding the various properties we looked at. Her knowledge and patience in addressing all the steps and the questions that came up was exceptional. She was also extremely responsive, a pleasure to work with overall. We wholeheartedly endorse her.

                        - Rick Friedman
                      • Laura is AMAZING!!!!She was diligent, responsive, and best of all really took the time to understand us and what we were looking for in a home.She never rushed us, and perfectly balanced not pushing us beyond our comfort zone when putting in an offer with giving us a realistic view of what it might take to compete in the (crazy) SF market.In the end, she ended up finding us an off market deal which was perfect for us. We got the feeling nothing came across her desk without her thinking of us, and that she was doing everything she possibly could on our behalf.She found us the perfect home, at the perfect time, as stress free as it could be. We couldn't be happier.

                        - Mitch Spierer, Buyer
                      • Laura was great. I was the executor for my mom's estate when she passed away. I wanted to make sure I got the best price for my siblings when I sold our old family home in the sunset district in San Francisco. Since I had never sold a home before, I went to yelp where I found Laura. She was great. She was patient with us, and her expertise and counsel was invaluable. She provided excellent recommendations for various repairs and improvements. She contacted and scheduled the contractors upon my approval. They all provided excellent service at very reasonable cost. Her sales plan was perfect. We sold the house just over two weeks after putting it on the MLS. My siblings and I were very pleased with the price we received. Laura was attentive to our needs, receptive to our concerns, and most important, successful in getting us top dollar for our home.She earned my full endorsement.

                        - Joseph Ray, Seller
                      • I can personally attest that all the fantastic reviews of Laura are completely true. As a first time home buyer, I feel extremely fortunate to have been referred to Laura. Her . . . professionalism, expertise, honesty, consideration and promptness (I could go on...), all surpassed my expectations. From speaking with friends who have also recently purchased or sold homes, real estate agents who are of such caliber are few and far between. From my initial meeting with them all the way down to post-moving in details, Laura was there to make sure I was completely satisfied with every last bit of the process. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the general real estate market as well as the minute details of everything involved in the purchase process. Beyond this knowledge, her and Amanda are constantly looking out for the very best for their client. I highly highly recommend Laura to anyone who is considering selling or purchasing a home in SF. As another reviewer put is, THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT EVER.

                        - Jessica Lan, Buyer
                      • We just worked with Laura again, and once again she has been amazing! We greatly appreciated her expertise, thoroughness, and commitment. She made the stressful house hunting process as easy and painless as she could. We started our house search with very low expectations that we would be able to find an "affordable" (by San Francisco standards) single family home that we would love. She was candid and realistic with us about our chances, making sure that we didn't waste much time looking at places that would sell beyond our budget. At the same time, she was always very encouraging during the search, making sure that we didn't make offers out of desperation on places that she knew we wouldn't be happy in. She always responded to us quickly and thoroughly . . . She was especially helpful in reviewing and understanding the disclosure documents. Laura also connected us with a great mortgage officer who was able to secure our financing under a very tight 14 day escrow. We love our new home so much and can't recommend Laura more highly!

                        - Sai Seigel, Buyer
                      • Laura represented us as sellers of a Russian Hill flat. Of 8 real estate transactions I have done in 3 different states this was the most complex due to it being in California and in San Francisco. I can't say how much we appreciated Laura's expertise and wonderful personality to boot. She set up a beautiful web site and marketing plan. We went through a few weeks of open houses and Laura got us multiple offers and we ended up selling well over a respectable asking price. You won't find a better person to work with whether you are the buyer or seller.

                        - Will Gibbs
                      • I met Laura after meeting with other local realtors. I knew 5 minutes after meeting Laura she was the right person to sell my late mother's home. She came prepared and I was floored with her presentation and professionalism. I don't throw these words around lightly. It was an extremely sensitive situation given my stepfather had lived in the home for 28 years with my late mother. Laura and her team understood this and were extremely accommodating given the circumstances. There was absolutely no pressure to sign a listing agreement with her which was refreshing. It was still a very raw time emotionally for us and we appreciated not being pressured into anything. Laura's calm demeanor and responsiveness were also a huge plus. The fact we received 18 offers the first day she was accepting them was mind blowing and the house ended up selling for almost 50% over the asking price. I highly recommend Laura. She is professional, kind, courteous and is in the top 1% of San Francisco Realtors for a reason. She is the real deal.

                        - Robert Foley
                      • I met Laura when I contacted Zephyr for advice regarding the sale of my house. When she first came to my property, I was impressed by the clarity of her assessment of what needed to be done to prepare it for sale. Frankly, my building had lots of potential, but many walls had been opened and remained exposed. The structure was still visible because I had been unable to finish the work: It was not a run of the mill property and I was concerned about how it could be marketed! Laura had many great ideas about presenting it for sale: The extent of contents removal; what should be staged; what should be repainted in preparation for the photos, publicity material and showing.In addition to these physical alterations, she also had thoughts about target marketing: the building was unsuitable for most home buyers because areas of unfinished remodeling would deter lenders from approving a mortgage. She had a strategy to overcome this by attracting a particular type of buyer.Laura put together a plan and kept me informed at every stage. We had almost daily contact keeping each other up to date with our respective tasks. Any questions or worry I had was addressed with a quick and insightful reply. The team spirit was very evident and also with Laura's supporting staff.I was given the names of painting contractors; advice about paint colors and she monitored the contract documents. Laura arranged for painting contractors and cleaning contractors to visit the property and submit bids. All of her recommendations, when completed, transformed the look and atmosphere of the building; even I had a new appreciation of where I lived!After each open house, I received a telephone call with a review of the showing and an assessment of the interest displayed, numbers of the public coming through and any observations that indicated the desirability of the property.The day the bids were received, I was invited to Zephyr's office to review the list and decide upon the winning bid. It felt as if I was among friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Yet I had a sense of being in skilled and experienced hands as negotiations proceeded with the selected bidders to ensure the best offer could be secured.Throughout the entire 12 weeks of our association, I really appreciated Laura's presence at the helm of a momentous voyage. I would have no hesitation recommending her for her skill in the business of real estate, her wisdom and her charm.

                        - James Colm Mullan
                      • I met Laura when I contacted Zephyr for advice regarding the sale of my house. When she first came to my property, I was impressed by the clarity of her assessment of what needed to be done to prepare it for sale. Frankly, my building had lots of potential, but many walls had been opened and remained exposed. The structure was still visible because I had been unable to finish the work: It was not a run of the mill property and I was concerned about how it could be marketed! Laura had many great ideas about presenting it for sale: The extent of contents removal; what should be staged; what should be repainted in preparation for the photos, publicity material and showing.In addition to these physical alterations, she also had thoughts about target marketing: the building was unsuitable for most home buyers because areas of unfinished remodeling would deter lenders from approving a mortgage. She had a strategy to overcome this by attracting a particular type of buyer.Laura put together a plan and kept me informed at every stage. We had almost daily contact keeping each other up to date with our respective tasks. Any questions or worry I had was addressed with a quick and insightful reply. The team spirit was very evident and also with Laura's supporting staff.I was given the names of painting contractors; advice about paint colors and she monitored the contract documents. Laura arranged for painting contractors and cleaning contractors to visit the property and submit bids. All of her recommendations, when completed, transformed the look and atmosphere of the building; even I had a new appreciation of where I lived!After each open house, I received a telephone call with a review of the showing and an assessment of the interest displayed, numbers of the public coming through and any observations that indicated the desirability of the property.The day the bids were received, I was invited to Zephyr's office to review the list and decide upon the winning bid. It felt as if I was among friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Yet I had a sense of being in skilled and experienced hands as negotiations proceeded with the selected bidders to ensure the best offer could be secured.Throughout the entire 12 weeks of our association, I really appreciated Laura's presence at the helm of a momentous voyage. I would have no hesitation recommending her for her skill in the business of real estate, her wisdom and her charm.

                        - James Colm Mullan
                      • Laura came highly recommended by some good friends of ours. From start to finish she was generous with her time and expertise. We really appreciated Laura's straightforward and pragmatic approach. She consistently provided solid advice and kept us on track. Laura's clearly been in the industry for a long time and has wide connections in the SF real estate market. We always got extra attention at open houses when we mentioned that Laura was our agent. She was super responsive, often emailing or texting back within minutes. She wouldn't hesitate to get on the phone at 10:00 PM to walk us through a disclosure or guide us through a contract. Finally, she helped us get all of our business in order for a 14-day close which helped us get the house we live in today! Laura helped us buy a house in this crazy real estate market. We love our house and owe it to her.

                        - Aaron Martinez
                      • Laura is AMAZING!!!She was diligent, responsive, and best of all really took the time to understand us and what we were looking for in a home.She never rushed us, and perfectly balanced not pushing us beyond our comfort zone when putting in an offer with giving us a realistic view of what it might take to compete in the (crazy) SF market.In the end, she found us perfect home and we couldn't be happier.

                        - Lauren Spierer
                      • Laura sold our family multiply unit building. Her attention to detail is superior. Her marketing skills are some of the best I have ever seen. Her communication skills are impressive. Not only did she have to deal with several sellers but multiple tenants as well. She kept everyone informed at all time. I would not hesitate to recommend Laura Kaufman.

                        - Patricia McMillan
                      • My wife and I worked with Laura in summer 2016 to buy a condo in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. Laura has an easy-going but effective style and is skilled at quickly understanding what the buyer wants (and doesn't want!). She was able to help us navigate the complex SF real estate market and find a place much faster than I thought possible. Furthermore, we made a very competitive bid that was accepted with minimal back-and-forth with the seller. It took only a few weeks from the first time we met Laura and started our search, until our offer was accepted. San Francisco is a challenging real estate market for a buyer. We were lucky to find someone with deep knowledge and ability to help us make our purchase.

                        - Matthew Larsen