Laura Mckenna Real Estate Agent at Barrett Sotheby's International Realty

Laura Mckenna

Real Estate Agent at
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty

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Certifications

  • Top Relocation Specialist for past 5 years
  • Accredited Home Staging Specialist
  • Design To Sell Team Barrett/Sotheby's Realty
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Relocations
  • New Construction

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Laura's Transactions

  • Lincoln, MA
    Condominium
    Buyer
    $560,000
    11/05/2021
  • Littleton, MA
    Single Family Home
    Seller
    $462,300
    11/03/2021
  • Acton, MA
    Single Family Home
    Seller
    $706,000
    11/02/2021
  • Littleton, MA
    Single Family Home
    Seller
    $665,000
    10/28/2021
  • Concord, MA
    Condominium
    Seller
    $475,000
    09/17/2021
  • Maynard, MA
    Condominium
    Seller
    $429,900
    09/03/2021
  • Concord, MA
    Single Family Home
    Seller
    $830,000
    08/27/2021
    Laura outperformed the market - selling this property for 11% over asking price

More about Laura Mckenna

My extensive real estate knowledge teamed with integrity and work ethic have allowed me the honor of building a loyal clientele over the past 25 years, and a place among the top-producing Brokers in the community. I care about my Buyers and Sellers and enjoy working with them to find the perfect home and/or sell their existing home for the best price and terms. I have been effectively negotiating complicated and creative transactions since commencing in the Real Estate business in 1984 and look forward to meeting you and taking care of your real estate needs!
Education

University Of Massachusetts Amherst Ma

Other Certifications

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Awards

Top Relocation Award for past 5 years

License Number

0000049072

Laura Mckenna's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Laura listed and sold my home

      Laura did an exceptional job assisting my parents, who are in their mid-70s, with the sale of their home. She outlined the most cost efficient and effective ways to prepare their home for the market, found them providers who could help with everything from painting to decluttering and went above and beyond to lend a hand whenever they needed it during this process. She earned their respect and trust through her dedication, warmth and professionalism. Ultimately, the house sold above ask and with multiple offers. Laura also helped my parents find a new home and showed them the same support throughout the process. Her knowledge of the local market and understanding of their needs made the purchase process smooth and fair. I highly recommend Laura - can't say enough great things about her!

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    • We have known and admired Laura McKenna a long time and we had the privilege to have her sell our house. Before we asked her to work for us, Laura was a long-time neighbor, friend, and fellow school volunteer. Then, after we worked with her, we were even more impressed. She did a great job, was extremely professional, and took plenty of time and worked hard to personalize everything she did. Laura helped us pick out colors, helped accessorize, and even helped to de-clutter our house. Laura did a great job from the planning phase throughout the showings and open houses, and ending successfully with a well-executed closing. She guided us through every step with ease and confidence. We had every faith in her and would recommend her to anyone

      - Carrie and Jeff Concord Ma
    • Laura McKenna was the first and only person I considered to help my in-laws sell their house last year. The process was emotional for a few reasons. This house was supposed to be a starter home, yet my in-laws stayed for more than 50 years, having raised all four children there. They were very much integrated in the community and were moving to an assisted living across town. My in-laws dont exactly embrace change, and were more than a little nervous about selling a home, something they had never done before. I have known Laura personally and always admired her ability to make everyone feel at ease. My in-laws were so appreciative of her patience and her professionalism. She gently guided them through the hustle and bustle of open houses, moving, home inspections, negotiations and finally, the closing. The sale went so smoothly, I wish we had another house to help her sell for us. I highly recommend Laura McKenna as a Realtor.

      - Cosmo Concord Ma
    • Laura helped us get an excellent price for our house in Concord, and made some extremely helpful suggestions as to how to get it looking its best. She is a naturally friendly person and very responsive, so you never feel bad about giving her a call about any questions or issues you might have. She also has deep roots in Concord, so you can rest assured that she knows what she is talking about. Highly recommended!

      - Peter; Concord Ma
    • Laura is the best! In 2008, the mass layoffs hit home in NJ, resulting in my relocation to MA. That spring I met Laura. She listened to my needs and requirements and then quickly laid out a relocation plan, first finding an apartment followed by house hunting. Throughout the process Laura kept me focused on the goal, making sure my choice considered the length of the commute and that my desire for a fixer upper wasnt too demanding for a new job. My first apartment fell through. Knowing that my job was starting within a month, Laura took the time to locate and evaluate an apartment with my requirements. She sent me pictures, and I accepted the apartment over the phone, trusting Lauras judgment. Shortly thereafter I found the house that would be mine. Not only did Laura help with the finalization of the house purchase, but also she helped with moving, food shopping, and provided a list of things that a newly relocated person would need such as gas station locations and local doctor offices. Looking back, I realize what an exciting and traumatic experience relocating from family and friends was, as well as leaving my job of 15 years. Lauras professionalism and personal touch helped manage the stress associated with the process and finding the right house for me. Laura has my recommendation whether you are relocating to, within, or leaving Massachusetts

      - N. White Carlisle Ma
    • I teach a high school course called Housing and Interior Design in a town neighboring Concord, MA. In front of a colleague I happened to mention that I'd like to have a real estate agent come in to speak to my students. Without hesitating, my colleague recommended Laura. When I made the request of Laura she accepted the request right away (not knowing me, and going to the extent of rearranging things in her own schedule to accommodate my class meeting time). Within a few moments all of my students were captivated by her enthusiasm. It is clear that this woman has a great passion for her job. She sincerely wants to do everything that is in the best interest of her clients. It was the most exhilarating class period I have spent! We learned so much from her, and the class period flew by. My students and I wish we could have more time to spend with her. I wholeheartedly endorse her to anyone who is seriously considering purchasing or selling a house; you will not go wrong having her as your agent!

      - Carrie Bedford Ma
    • Laura is above all honest. She is a strategic thinker and can get fair a deal done. She understands that buying a home can be stressful and is emotionally supportive throughout the process. When we're together I know I have her full attention. She knows the Concord market and what a home is worth today, and what renovations will add value and which won't!

      - Ali Condo in Boston
    • It may seem over the top to rate someone so highly, but Laura is totally deserving of her 100% excellent rating. From start to finish of the selling and buying process Laura is a solid partner. Her honesty and sense of humor, as well has her astute skills of evaluating property, negotiating and carefully and responsibly moving through the entire process with ease are all the qualities of success she shares with her client. Bravo Laura!

      - Karen sold house and purchased condo Westford
    • Laura represented us in the sale of our house in Concord during a period of uncertainty and volatility, at a time in which banks, assessors, and clients had all become cautious and fretful. In fact, our home had two accepted offers from potential purchasers who either couldn't get financing or couldn't develop a suitable plan of remodeling. A less experienced broker or one only with experience in an appreciating market might have become discouraged, but Laura remained patient and determined and finally secured a purchaser at full asking price helping to smooth the final process and closing through her calm resolve. She's tireless throughout the process, from helping to determine an initial asking price through a season of staging and open houses all the way to the closing. She generates trust through her clear communication and willingness to stick with the tasks of selling a house even in a difficult market. This was our eighth real estate transaction, and we have been fortunate to work with a fine group of brokers, but Laura stands out clearly as the best.

      - Chris and Alice sold house in Concord Ma.
    • We have known Laura for approximately 25 years and have worked with her a few times. She is a wonderful realtor, hard working, honest, creative and timely. I would recommend her any day and would absolutely use her again.

      - Alice and Bill Concord Ma
    • Laura McKenna has been extremely helpful with my real estate purchase on Nantucket Island. Although this was a difficult transaction which required a lot of negotiation and expertise Laura was able to keep her cool. She made my dream happen. I could not have done it without her. Laura was so friendly yet professional and businesslike. I would highly recommend her.

      - Rebecca commercial property on Nantucket Island
    • Laura help us a great deal in finding our home. She is very professional and extremely knowledgable and at the same time she is warm, friendly and compassionate. Laura was very aggressive when searching for us but she never nagged us or pressured us in any way. She gave us all of the information we needed and then the advice we asked for so we were able to make the right decision at the right time. She is the first real estate agent that we have really trusted.

      - Norma purchased a condo in Concord Ma.
    • Laura was our buyer broker and she really knew her stuff and gave us great advise. This turned out to be a complicated transaction and Laura proved to be a master at negotiation. There were several times when it looked like the deal would fall apart and Laura, somehow, kept it together. We are very happy with our new home and we can't say enough about Laura's professionalism, knowledge and understanding of our needs and the real estate market. If you get a chance to work with Laura you should take it. You can't do any better.

      - Molly Acton Ma
    • Laura helped us sell our house that we had lived in for 42 years, and she kept us focused during this stressful time. She was always helpful and upbeat. She helped make the experience of selling our house positive.

      - Ann and Henry Carlisle Ma
    • I am very impressed with the help Laura provided during my property buying experience. She was very responsive and immediately returned mt phone calls, emails and responded to me whenever I had some questions. She has an excellent professional ethic and I strongly recommend her.

      - Melinda condo in Maynard
    • Laura McKenna is a true professional and a person with a big heart! She is a joy to work with during a high-stress transaction. She is clam, intelligent, extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market in the metro west Boston area. She knows her stuff since she has years of experience to draw on. Laura knows how to reassure the buyer/seller during the process with great advice and support. The transaction was flawless and painless!In the end she's not just a broker, she's a friend!

      - Karen A. Westford Ma.
    • Laura has an extensive acquaintance with the professionals I needed to make this process work. It was quite complicated, and she handled the details with aplomb. She was invariably eager and enthusiastic..

      - Pam and Eric Concord Ma
    • Laura McKenna is "action", smart strategy, follow up, highly experienced and versatile and flexible under all conditions and circumstances.She has that quality also of attention to detail.After she oversaw our house listing details, we had 3 offers in the first 5 weeks and she closed the best offer us. Laura is a RE agent's agent. She can stage a home and make it come alive and be more appealing to buyers.

      - Harold and Jean Stow Ma
    • We can't recommend Laura McKenna highly enough! We have worked with her for two property transactions, and her knowledge, personal touch, and professionalism are stellar. Laura will go the "extra mile" and then some on behalf of her clients. She's a gem.

      - Rob and Jen
    • Laura was an excellent professional and great source of advice for the entire process. She was appropriately aggressive in reading my interest for a very competitive property and ensured that I was able to procure it in very short time.

      - Tim and Lisa Acton Ma
    • Laura is an absolute gem! Her savvy professionalism and business acumen in the real estate market is a breath of fresh air. She is highly competent, personable, and always accessible. She genuinely cares about her clients and will move mountains to advocate for their needs. We look forward to working with her again and highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs!

      - Tara Boston Ma
    • There aren't enough stars to express how impressed I am with Laura McKenna. She is amazing at what she does. She keeps me calm through this emotional process and gives me suggestions without making decisions for me. You'll have to look long and hard to find anyone who matches Laura's expertise, trustworthiness, and work ethic. She makes me feel like I'm her only client!

      - Alison and Oscar sale of Brookline Condo and purchase of Framingham house
    • Laura was great. She was exceptionally knowledgeable about the entire process and extremely supportive throughout an unusually complicated transaction. She was always available (almost any time of the day!) to answer any question and ready to dig deep with the other party to determine what was going on. In addition, her connection with local people to give estimates and opinions greatly helped smooth the edges.

      - Nick Concord Ma
    • Laura made this process so much easier; plus, she talked me down off the ledge a couple of times! She has a great knowledge of the Concord area, and continued to help us settle in even after we moved, with advice on everything from trash pickup to the holiday tree-lighting celebration.

      - Margaret and Roger Carlisle and Concord
    • We had one day to find a condo. We had a list of requirements a mile long. And we had never purchased a condo before. We started at 10 in the morning and made an offer by 5. Laura was able to line up all the available properties, lay out all the considerations in a easy-to-understand way, and guide us to an excellent decision.Laura is experience is so clear in her deep knowledge of the area and the market. It's the reason she's helped us buy three properties. She continues to help out in so many ways long after the sale -- with referrals and suggestions and local intel. She's the best!

      - Ellen and mom Concord Ma
    • Laura found us our dream home. We were not the easiest clients (perhaps a little picky!), but Laura took on the challenge. She spent hours on her own researching and scouting out towns and houses. Our property is amazing and so much more than we ever thought possible. We would not have found it without Laura's help. We were also extremely impressed with her knowledge of the Greater Boston area, her industry expertise (she knows everyone and provides great peace of mind during the offer/closing process). We recommend Laura without reservation.

      - Kathy Littleton Ma
    • Laura is an excellent buyer's agent. She is very honest and will give you opinions as if her best friend is buy the house. With her 20+ years of the experience, she helped us every steps of the buying process and addressed every concerns we had. She understand buying a house is a big decision and want us to call her even it is 3:00 in morning! That tells you how committed she is for her clients. If we ever decide to sell in the future, I would definitely give her a call and expected the same honest and dedicated service.

      - Xi of Andover Ma
    • I am so glad that my husband and I chose Laura to be our Agent. She helped us prepare our home for the market, and as a result we got almost $20,000 more than other Agents told us we could. Laura could see that we were stressed out and recommended that we occasionally do something special for ourselves as part of the Selling process. We listened to her recommendation and went out for dinner a few times and I hired a cleaning company while our house was on the market. We sold our house within 2 weeks and are Thrilled!

      - Ann Marie Lancaster Ma
    • It was an emotional experience selling the home that I grew up in, and Laura was respectful of this. Her sense of humor and genuine concern was uplifting and she carefully guided me throught the task of preparing the home for the market. The home preparation was simple, and the decisions she made were perfect for a quick sale for the best price. Within 3 days we had multiple bids and decided on a buyer for a great price and the best terms. There were many jobs that she did while the home was under agreement knowing that I was not always around to perform them. I could tell she really cared about me and I highly recommend her whether you are Selling or buying.

      - Paul and Mary Concord Ma
    • Laura McKenna was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and I'm so glad that I contacted her. My wife and I looked at many homes with her and given that we are at the lower price point for a home we ended up looking at many homes in several towns of different sizes and condition. The best decision that she helped us with was determining the towns that were our favorites and focusing on them which helped us a lot. Laura was honest about the pluses and minuses with each home while keeping in mind what are search criteria was she also previewed homes for us so that we didn't need to visit homes that would not be of interest to us. We instantly knew the perfect house when we viewed it and viewing several homes beforehand was part of the learning process. Laura's hard work and sincere concern for our best interest was impressive.

      - Susie and John Littleton
    • My wife, Diane and I highly recommend Laura McKenna to help anyone sell their home. We are very satisfied working with her. She has it all: Savvy, creative, responsive, wonderful personality and gets results.

      - Jim
    • My wife, Diane and I highly recommend Laura McKenna to help anyone sell their home. We are very satisfied working with her. She has it all: Savvy, creative, responsive, wonderful personality and gets results.

      - Jim of Concord Ma
    • My husband and I started home search about two months ago, and we had a lot of questions as we are first time buyers. Laura helped us all along with immediate responses whenever we want help. She made the home buying experience smooth and easy for us.We can always count on her because she is very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and patient. We feel so lucky to have her as our agent. She is the best

      - Nicole Acton Ma
    • Laura was wonderful to work with. She took the time to get to know our family, which was very helpful when it came to finding us the perfect house. She is very knowledgeable about the area and extremely responsive. I can't recommend her highly enough!

      - Emma : Wayland Ma
    • Working with Laura McKenna was fantastic and I would recommend her in a heart-beat. She worked with us to buy our first home. She is very patient, knowledgeable, and will work tirelessly to ensure you have all the information you need to confidently make important decisions. I will be staying with her for all future real estate needs!!

      - Marisa Stow Ma
    • Laura represented us in the purchase of a new home and she did everything you could ask for in advancing our bid, from several personal consultations at the property, advice on bid approach, to countless phone calls/text messages to keep our interest at the front of a competitive process. Her recommended strategy proved successful and we could not have been happier with Laura's patience, persistence, and overall professionalism. If you want to buy a home in a hot real estate market, partner with Laura and she'll help you make it happen.

      - Lincoln Ma. Tom and Mary
    • Ten thumbs up for Laura! I have known her a long time. She is business saavy, smart, quick to respond, and excellent dealing with people. You will enjoy her professionalism as well as her warm and perceptive personality.

      - Kevin Concord Ma
    • Ten thumbs up for Laura! I have known her a long time. She is business saavy, smart, quick to respond, and excellent dealing with people. You will enjoy her professionalism as well as her warm and perceptive personality.

      - Kevin and Lynn multi family in Concord Ma.
    • We had a wonderful experience working with Laura. She was very helpful throughout the complete process including offers on 3 properties and then the contract and purchasing of our home. She is patient, thorough and fantastic to work with!

      - Peter Littleton purchase and Westford sale
    • Laura is amazing! She assisted us with the sale of our home. The preparation to sell our house was extensive due to ice dam damage. Laura went above and beyond with her assistance. She called and scheduled contractors and painters. She even met them at the house in order to give them access to the inside. We were already living an hour away and never would have been able to do it without her. In addition to her professionalism, she is also incredibly kind and supportive. She truly cares about her clients and is invested in their success with either buying or selling a home. I highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs.

      - Mary Concord Ma.
    • Laura McKenna has sold two of my properties and also assisted me in purchasing a property. Her many years of knowledge and experience shine through from the minute you meet her! She goes above and beyond what most real estate professionals accomplish. I felt well cared for every step of the way. Whatever curves are thrown her way during a transaction she is quick to offer several solutions leading ultimately to confident customer decisions. Her sense of style combined with knowledge of what will attract a buyer is second to none. She excels in staging a home for sale by putting the property in its very best light. She helps make the sellers process that much easier by scheduling outside services - her list of contractors is extensive! Laura possesses superb negotiating skills leading to many successful real estate transactions. Her cheery, steady, yet firm demeanor makes for a terrific combination and success. I would highly recommend working with Laura.

      - Melanie of Concord Ma
    • We had great experience, start to finish, from helping us set a price; to suggesting improvements and repairs (but only those which would at least pay for themselves); to helping (only when we asked for help) to find the right contractors for the jobs; to helping us figure out how to sell, donate, or discard our excess "stuff"; to working with another agent on the sale, to getting us a qualified buyer in very short order at at our asking price; and always being supportive, all the way through and even past the closing. I can't imagine how it could have been better.

      - Amy sold house in Concord
    • Laura is a true professional and was a delight to work with! We didn't have much time to get our home ready for the market & she stepped up helping us with projects, organizing contractors and being there for the appointments. She even helped up professionally stage the home which made a huge difference in the showings. We had an offer within the first week on the market! You will not be disappointed, Laura goes above and beyond for her clients.

      - Lorraine from Carlisle Ma
    • Laura McKenna is a very conscientious broker, with good ideas for promoting a property, handling details of a sale or rental, and following through afterwards. Not only that, she is fun to be with!

      - Linda and Pat Concord Ma
    • I cannot say enough about how fantastic Laura was in taking us through the sale of my mother's condo. When Laura got involved the unit was not entirely cleared out and was in poor condition. Laura recommended just the right level of renovation investment to maximize profit. She then took on a contractor role coordinating carpeting, painters, electrician, etc... It was such a relief to have a capable coordinator on the job and giving us daily updates. Laura knew how to market our unit so that the initial open house was well attended. Once we had a buyer (3 days after the open house - over asking price) they wanted to close very quickly and again Laura flawlessly guided us through the accelerated process. Laura is a skillful professional and is great to work with. I personally would use her again in a heartbeat and I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy.

      - Nick from Stow Ma.
    • I cannot say enough about how fantastic Laura was in taking us through the sale of my mother's condo. When Laura got involved the unit was not entirely cleared out and was in poor condition. Laura recommended just the right level of renovation investment to maximize profit. She then took on a contractor role coordinating carpeting, painters, electrician, etc... It was such a relief to have a capable coordinator on the job and giving us daily updates. Laura knew how to market our unit so that the initial open house was well attended. Once we had a buyer (3 days after the open house - over asking price) they wanted to close very quickly and again Laura flawlessly guided us through the accelerated process. Laura is a skillful professional and is great to work with. I personally would use her again in a heartbeat and I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy.

      - Steve from Concord Ma.
    • Laura is the most professional, organized, efficient and supportive Real Estate Agent I have every had - all the reviews I had read on Zillow prior to choosing her were accurate! She helped me to purchase a condo for myself in Concord. Laura was always accessible via text, cell, email and in person. When I wanted to visit a home on a specific day and time, she made it happen and was there with me to provide her expertise and advise. She always listened to my feedback. And when I finally wanted to make an offer on a property she was thorough and persistent with the sellers to ensure I made an offer that I was pleased with. The condo I ended up purchasing was actually a condo not even on the market that she had found for me through her network and connections! She helped me through a very complicated process due to some very specific issues on the seller side. The outcome on my home price was better than I had expected! I will definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to sell or buy a home. She is outstanding!

      - Spencer from Concord Ma.
    • Laura is the most professional, organized, efficient and supportive Real Estate Agent I have every had - all the reviews I had read on Zillow prior to choosing her were accurate! She helped me to purchase a condo for myself in Concord. Laura was always accessible via text, cell, email and in person. When I wanted to visit a home on a specific day and time, she made it happen and was there with me to provide her expertise and advise. She always listened to my feedback. And when I finally wanted to make an offer on a property she was thorough and persistent with the sellers to ensure I made an offer that I was pleased with. The condo I ended up purchasing was actually a condo not even on the market that she had found for me through her network and connections! She helped me through a very complicated process due to some very specific issues on the seller side. The outcome on my home price was better than I had expected! I will definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to sell or buy a home. She is outstanding!

      - Sara from Concord Ma.
    • Laura was a pleasure to work with. Ive purchased a few properties in the past and worked with multiple realtors but none of them could hold a candel to Laura The the thing that impressed me most was her availableity to answer my calls at any hour of the day or night including weekends. I look forward to working with her again.

      - Commercial and Residential Property in Bolton Ma.
    • n handling the sale of my property, Laura offered honest positive advice to appeal to today's buyers. She was able to recommend orofessionals well qualified to bring my property to a highly marketable level. Her knowledge of the market and specifically the local market are outstanding.. Her vast experience in real estate coupled coupled with her high energy level and warm personality make her easy to work with. I highly recommend her.

      - Barbara and Charlie / home sale Concord Ma.
    • We have worked with quite a few real estate professionals, handling the sale of various properties owned by us and family members. Laura is hands-down the best we have worked with. She makes it her business to get the best sale result possible, while being very responsive to our needs as sellers, and taking any initiative required to resolve issues with the property or the sale. Many times she "went the extra mile"to do whatever it took (including helping us dispose of personal property), all the while keeping us informed and demonstrating the sort of seasoned knowledge of markets and buyers that gave us confidence that we were in good hands. This was particularly important to us, since our former home was on the east coast and we now live on the west coast. Through Laura's efforts, we got a quick sale at a price that exceeded our expectations.

      - Linda and Tom from Concord Ma. Condo sale