TESTIMONIALS


Chuck C.

 Laura did a fantastic job of marketing our house and advising us on all aspects of selling, including what to do to get our house ready to put on the market. Her judgment about the asking price was spot on; we had an offer at over 98% of the asking price 12 days after putting the house on the market. If I needed to sell another house in Laura’s service area I would definitely list with her again, and I would recommend her enthusiastically to anyone wanting to sell in the Athens area.


Margaret T. (Buyer)

We were so impressed with Laura's professionalism.  My husband and I were driving through the Beechwood neighborhood looking at houses for sale when we called her number which was on the sign outside of a house we were interested in seeing. She not only answered the phone herself, but actually came out to meet us and within 15 minutes she was showing us the house we would eventually purchase. She knew the answers to all our questions and had great suggestions as well. Even though she was representing the seller, she stayed in constant contact with us since we were unrepresented and helped us navigate the sometimes tricky process. Friendly, hardworking and really positive-- she is awesome and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. 

Tammy M. (Buyer)

“Laura is a dedicated professional who obviously loves what she does, and loves helping people. She listened to what I wanted, did research, and constantly sent me props and new ideas until I found the one I bought. From offer to closing, she was very attentive to communications with all parties - ensuring I was kept in the loop and that concerns were addressed promptly. As a retired military member and investor, I've worked with many realtors thruout the SouthEast - Laura is the hardest working I've known! I will definitely recommend her to anyone I know.

M. and Bekah D. (Seller)

Laura provided exceptional service and maintained a positive attitude throughout the selling of our home.  My wife and I were in the process of relocating to another state and were in need of an aggressive plan of action in order to sell our home quickly and profitably – Laura came through!  Not only did Laura offer quality expertise about the local market, she also welcomed our input and valued our opinions related to the sales strategy.  We were thoroughly impressed with her commitment to selling our home and very satisfied with the results.  Laura’s customer oriented approach coupled with her strong work ethic truly epitomizes the 150% service in which she believes.                                                                             

Jonathan & T (Buyers)

Laura is an absolute joy to work with. She is prompt, dedicated, patient, and insightful. My wife and I were first-time homebuyers, and, going in, we had a pretty rudimentary understanding of the homebuying process and what to even look for (or look out for) in a house. Laura taught us a lot as she showed us various houses around the area. She was always forward-thinking, focusing on the current suitability of any potential purchase and also opportunities for improvement. I am thankful for her help and guidance, and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell.


Corey & April R. (Sellers)

Laura was an amazing agent! We had been trying to sell our home for over 18 months using two other agents. Within 24 hours of our listing going live, we were showing the house. After just two months with Laura we had 3 offers and closed in record time. We are so thankful for her. She was dedicated, professional and just the agent we needed!!

Barbara N. (Buyer)

Laura Leiden served as my real estate agent for the purchase of a house in Athens, GA. My situation was complicated by the fact that I was living in Carlsbad, CA during the time that the purchase was carried out.  The time that I had available to look for a home in Athens was severely limited.  Laura not only knew the market in Athens, but was also extremely
adept at understanding my needs and my taste.  Within only two afternoons of looking, we were able to find a townhouse which was "just right" for me.  In addition, she helped me to shop for applicances, built-in storage cabinets and many other things which I needed. To organize all of her work with me, she created a spread sheet on her computer.  Not only was this especially helpful to me, but it also demonstrated her command of computer software.  the help that she provided was far beyond the help provided by any other real estate agent that I have ever worked with.  I am indebted to her and enthusiastically recommend her without any reservation.    





Eadaoin (Seller & Buyer)

We are so happy and in love with our new place! Working from my sunroom this morning, drinking tea.  I am massively relieved to have the house move behind me..feel like a new woman. I really would have liked to include cards with the little gift but things got very crazy there towards the end of last week and I ran out of time.  What I would have written is – thank you both so much for taking such amazing care of my family through this huge event in our lives.  I can’t think of one thing that either one of you could have done to improve the process – it was literally the best service I can recall having.  As house moves go, this one was smooth and painless.  I will always recommend you enthusiastically to anyone I know who may need a realtor.

 


Paddy J. (Buyer)

"You listened to what I was looking for in a home.  You explained to me, being a new buyer, the whole process and steps in purchasing a home as well as answered all of my questions.  You drove me to show me houses when my foot was injured and I couldn't drive. She is an excellent REALTOR.  I have already recommended her to others."  

 


J.S. (Seller)

"We really appreciate all that you are doing, you are by far the hardest working realtor we have ever encountered and we REALLY are impressed! "


Vickie & Mark T. (Buyer)

My husband and I were reticent to sign on with a realtor in this market because most realtors are so 'hungry' right now.  We didn't want our decision to be swayed by a realtor's urgency to close a deal.  Laura Leiden showed up at just the right time, a non-anxious presence, ready to work hard for us to find not just a house but a home. She has a finely tuned instinct about customer service. We never felt rushed or pressured.  Our house-hunt was totally about us and our needs and never about her and her commission.  Laura is  solution-oriented, flexible and good-natured.   When she gave us a gift after closing I thought to myself, "we should be giving her a gift for being so patient and thorough."  She's the best. She made it all seem like an adventure.   V.T.  Athens, GA September 2009

Shameka H. (Buyer)

If we had to do this all over again I couldn't find a better person, like you Laura to help make one of our dreams come true and that's being a homeowner for the first time. All during this process she was dedicated, determined and always, always dependable. She was a great speaker she knew her real estate if she didn't know the answer she'll get the answer in a fast and timely manner.Mrs. Laura was a motivator. She has that "GO GET EM " business attitude, she really worked for us. She always had that communication skill down packed, her T 's  was crossed and her I 's were dotted she stayed on point until the very end. If you are looking for a Realtor that knows her real estate from A-Z,dedicated,determined, dependable,motivated and not only work for Keller Williams but for you there's NOBODY and I mean NOBODY like Mrs. Laura Leiden. She wasn't just a Realtor she became a friend and apart of this Family. We Miss YOU


Pat O. (Buyer)

My experience using Laura Leiden as our realtor began when I was browsing a website preparing for a move to the Athens Area. I hate those websites but I put my name and phone number in anyway. By the time I hit the send key my phone was ringing. I was prepared to be inundated by a "salesperson" who would bug me until I sent them away.

To my surprise it was Laura, a gentle voice offering to help. She asked a few questions and the next morning I began to get emails of choices narrowed down by my answers.

As time went on she was always there to take my call or email, and made adjustments to our choices as quickly as we sent them.

We only had a weekend to find the house of our dreams and Laura entirely blocked out two days for us - 6 hours per day. We were crazy after seeing so many homes but each one was technically in the running as her pre-planning paid off. She took diligent notes of our pros and cons and assisted us in remembering what we'd seen.

This is the 4th house we've purchased and I have to say by far the easiest to find. She listened and didn't waste our time showing us things that were either out of our budget or in a location where we didn't want to be.

This was a pleasant experience for us and yes, we did find the house of our dreams in two days.



Ruth P. (Buyer)

I am knee deep in renovations at my new purchase but I wanted to thank you for making the shopping and selection process really painless.  You talked me through what I was looking for, then helped me weed through properties within my parameters.  When I picked mine, you helped me close the deal.  Your candid assessments and experience were a real help.  Thank you again and feel free to tell others what a positive experience buying rental property was with you as my realtor!
 
 

Robert & Shameka H. (Buyer)

"WHAT A MAGNIFICENT FRIEND YOU WERE MORE THAN JUST A REALTOR YOU BECAME OUR FRIEND"

P.S. I will always remember you and what you did for our family from day one,  you had that GO GEM attitude . It was a up hill battle but at the end of the road it was all worth the fight. We thank God for allowing you to come into our life and help lead the way into a new beginning of homeowner ship.

Jenny N. (Buyer)

Dave and I just want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job helping us find a house.You have gone above and beyond to assist us!We have enjoyed working with you.I know we've been a pain at times.Just wanted to say thanks and we would like to have you and your husband for dinner after we get settled in.Also thanks for getting fence around deck corrected.

J. L. (Buyer)

Laura was very patient and helpful in my search for a house. Without her knowledge, I don’t think I could’ve gotten through the process. She is very good at what she does. An excellent Realtor.
                                                

Yana D.(Buyer)

YES!! I would recommend you!!! Not only are you a joy to work with, but when we wanted to see a house you always made sure we were there that day. We will always recommend you and ONLY you! We can’t say thank you too many times. You are lovely and wonderful and we love you to bits!


Jenny and Dave N. (Buyers)

Laura goes above and beyond her duties!  She's a delight to work with.  She gives a 150%!


Angela D. (Seller)

Laura handled our home sale with the utmost professionalism. She explained the intricacies of the buyer's offer very well.  I appreciate her genuine nature and friendly demeanor.


Lauren M. (Buyer)

Laura is definitely very involved in the house buying process.  She is willing to answer any questions and alleviate any concerns.  Communication & explanation was extremely important when buying my first home & I think Laura went above & beyond my expectations.

Jacob (Seller)

Great communication.
Very motivated.
Very hard worker.
Works to communicate with buyers and realtors.
Great advertisement tools.

K (Buyer)

Laura was very patient & helpful in my search for a house.  Without her knowledge, I don't think I could've gotten through the process.  She is very good at what she does.  An excellent Realtor.

Allan A. (Seller)

You hustled!  It was a difficult market, but we feel fortunate to have sold.  Thanks.

Connie S. (Seller)

You are a very positive person and your eagerness to learn something new is so refreshing.  We appreciate your gentleness, and your efforts to work with our tenants while showing our property.  We admire your zest for life and will continue to list properties with you in the future.  It has been an honor to have you as my agent.

Steffani D (Buyer)

The constant updates were very useful and informative.

Sharon and Mike K. (Seller)

Laura's knowledge, marketing plan, and the overall effort she placed into selling our home facilitated a quick sale at an excellent price under challenging conditions. She works extremely hard for her clients and gets results. We are very happy with her services and would highly recommend her.

Lisa F. (Buyer and Seller)

You were more than understanding regarding my needs and went above and beyond what was expected. This experience was successful because of your diligence and compassion and I cannot thank you enough!                                                                                                      

Carolyn C. (Seller)

Laura is a real “go-getter”. She works very hard and is always accommodating. She goes above and beyond to help make a sale. I have no reservation in recommending her.              

Sandra W. (Seller)

Great job.  A go-getter!

Fran K (Seller)

You sold my house promptly in a very slow market and at a price very near to what I expected.  Very satisfied.


Kathi and Don (Seller)

Thank you so much for the outstanding job that you did in selling Mom's house. She raised 3 children in that house and had over 50 years of wonderful memories with Dad and all of us - And that made it hard for her to let go. But you were so professional in everything you did, that you gave us all total confidence. Once we got to know you, we trusted you fully, every step of the way, because you earned that trust every single day! Laura, your excellent advice and overall professionalism was important to us all. But even more important is that fact that today Mom thinks about the friend that she gained rather than the property that she sold. Thank you for being that friend to Mom, and to the rest of our family as well. Please know that we would be happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Athens area. True professionals with high character and such a friendly demeanor are very hard to find, but you are certainly all of that and more. We feel lucky that we found you!


Deborah H. (Seller)

Selling a house you’ve lived in for many years can be a very stressful situation. When the decision was made to sell my mother’s house we wanted to make sure we had a realtor that would be serious about selling the house but sensitive to the situation. In addition, we lived out of town and needed a realtor that we could depend on to help in getting the house ready.
 
Thank goodness we found Laura Leiden. She was the perfect combination of professional realtor but sensitive person and realized that selling the house would be emotional. 
 
Laura spent a considerable amount of time researching the competition, determining the best selling price and working with us to decide what we needed to do to update the house. Laura understood the need to spend money to update the house but also the realities of budget concerns. She worked closely with the painters, landscapers, flooring people and cleaners and stayed in touch with me constantly. I couldn’t have asked for a more responsive realtor. She definitely went above and beyond what a “normal” realtor would do.
 
Based on her recommendations the house was put on the market and 6 days later, we were thrilled with the offer AND got an equally great back up offer! Her recommendations and pricing were perfect. She made what could have been a long, stressful process into a very pleasant experience. 
 
I would absolutely recommend her if you are in the market to buy or sell a home.

Paulette M.- Seller

A little history will find two seniors wanting to sell our home to facilitate our move to Pa. to be near our family and 4 growing Grandchildren.  After visiting often and enduring the rigors of travel, we saw an opportunity to "retire" and relocate to Pa. We took 4 years to get our home, a ranch in Timothy Estates in perfect selling order.
When we were ready to sell early in 2011, we listed and there was NO traffic for 6 months. We understood the market was severely depressed, but we priced it according to the comps and our agent’s advice (NOT LAURA) and got nowhere, even with a price reduction and an open house.
We decided to change agents and after extensive interviews, with six new agents, we choose Laura Leiden. What won our confidence was her positive attitude and innovative ideas. She re-photographed the house so the on line searchers would be more attracted to the house through the photos and actually want to see and explore our perfectly staged and upgraded home. The other agents were very negative and basically told us that in this market we had very little chance to sell.
Once on the market Laura stayed in constant contact to let us know things were active with our listing. We had a lot more traffic and a lot more interest. We signed our listing contract on 9/15/11 and by 10/16/11 we had a solid offer. Interestingly enough on Friday 10/14/11 I had major surgery and was going to cancel showing for that weekend. Laura discouraged that decision and, sure enough, the eventual buyer was in town only for that Saturday. She liked our house over and above the 15 other listings she saw and by Sunday we had a signed contract.
Tell everyone you know, even in this market THE AGENT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. Do not sit back and say "woe is me, the market is so bad there is nothing I can do" Say what Laura said and did, "the market is bad and I need to work harder to get this house sold".
The results of this hard work and expertise are as follows. We went to and walked away from a stress free smooth settlement with a hefty check in our pocket. My husband and I now live in a perfect condo about 10 minutes from our 4 grandchildren. We each have small but fun retirement jobs and we are free from real estate and financial stressors. LIFE IS GOOD and our superb agent and friend Laura Leiden was the catalyst that made our move a possibility.
We can NEVER thank her enough. Laura Leiden is by far, in our world, the best real-estate agent in Athens. She is to be congratulated on her work ethic, expertise; diligence and professionalism that made our dreams come true.

Stanley & Ruth L.(Sellers)

The care Laura Leiden takes with the details involved in real estate is impressive. Even more so is her sensitivity to the needs and worries that the process entails. She has a sense of humor and an easy grace.

She made this all seem do-able and it was!  I'm so glad she was on our side!

Ed T. (Buyer)

Laura was attentive, communicated well, and knowledgeable. She made herself available anytime we had a question or concern, and responded promptly to all of our needs. Every step of the process we felt like she worked only for us, even though we knew she had many other clients. She is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. We could not be happier with the home she got us in, and the entire process. We can not thank you enough Laura. You were and are a joy to work with.


Doris T. (Buyer)

Did wonderful job.  She was always there to explain everything to me.  She always listened to what I wanted and needed, and I was able to find what I needed and love.


Annette K. (Seller)

Laura was the best Realtor we have ever worked with!  She is enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and tireless in her commitment.


Stuart P. (Buyer)

Laura helped me through the various stages of buying a home, and was there whenever I needed her.  This was my first home, so I had a lot of questions.  Laura didn’t hesitate to help our and even give me great advice from the beginning to the end, and even after closing!


Lauren M. (Seller)

Laura was a huge help in selling my home. First she came and explained all I would need to do to get it ready for a buyer.  Then she answered any and all questions I had (at any time of the day!).  She worked with me and encouraged me to get the best deal for my house without any pressure.  I really appreciate her.


Linda P. (Seller)

Thank you so much Laura!! You are a blessing to us!! Thanks so much for all you did to help us with our sale in Crawford! I noticed vehicles in the yard so someone is living there, I’m so glad. Laura kept us well informed every step of the way. She emailed even when there was no activity. I never felt like she had forgotten about us. I would recommend her assistance with any real estate need!


Ann H. (Seller)

Laura was very pleasant to work with.  She is well informed and was able to answer any questions or concerns that I had.  I would refer her to anyone who wanted an enjoyable real estate experience.

 


The B Family (Sellers)

Laura is fantastic!  She successfully cleared hurdles for us that another agent may not have been capable of.  We would definitely use her again and I would recommend her to anyone.


George & Ann S. (Sellers)

We chose Laura because of her past success selling houses in our neighborhood. She did not disappoint. She aggressively marketed the house with beautiful pictures and narrative. She saturated all the outlets for home sales information and went door-to-door in the neighborhood, giving all our neighbors information they in turn passed on to friends and relatives. She demonstrated a depth of knowledge about the area and showed boundless optimism. Laura and her administrative assistant Tauna were always available for questions and made the closing process quick and easy. We highly recommend Laura.


Eddie P.- Buyer

 Laura was very professional throughout the process and most of all, accessible.  You would never know that she had other clients, as her focus always seemed to be on us.  We believe she found us the perfect home and had it not been for her advice, we would have overlooked the dream home we were looking for.

Barbara N. (Seller)

After the buyer of my condo had terminated the purfchase agreement, Laura instituted a conference call with the buyer and the buyer's agent which resolved all issues and the sale will go through as scheduled.  Praise be to Laura! She is an outstanding agent.  You are lucky to have her on your team.


Claire A. (Seller)

Laura's marketing skills are superior. She is always available and is very punctual in responding to questions. She sold our house in less than a month and made the process very smooth. Excellent realtor! I would definitely use her again.


Carol M. (Seller)

I would definitely feel comfortable and will be enthusiastic in referring Laura to other people. Laura Leiden has been great to work with on the sale of my home here in Athens. The selling process was much more involved than either of us expected. She is very professional and was practical about what I needed to do to make my house more marketable; she was encouraging about all my efforts to do so. Laura’s staff was also very professional, thorough and always helpful. They and Laura were easily available to answer questions I had about contracts tendered. Laura helped me think through situations that arose regarding those contracts. When a perplexing issue arose with a contract with a potential buyer, she was skilled at helping me look at many angles of the situation so that I came up with a decision that was right for me. She gave advice when I asked for it, but allowed me to decide for myself how to handle these issues. Laura has been great at communicating with me about my own house sale. I appreciated her letting me know about open houses for other houses on the market, so that I could see them and be better informed about my own sale. She also sends other items of interest about home ownership and community events. I enjoyed working with Laura. She worked hard for me and I will be quick to recommend her to other home buyers and sellers.


Ted S. (Seller)

Laura has been friendly, organized, responsive, and enthusiastic.  A pleasure!

Kevin C. (Seller)

Laura did a wonderful job selling our home! She exceeded every expectation. She came up with a good game plan and communicated with us throughout the entire procedure. My wife was expecting our third child when we listed and Laura made it easy on our family. Overall a grea experience! 

Gayle D. (Seller)

I first contacted Laura 3 years ago with the possibility of putting my house on the market. Though my indecision and mind-changing would probably have frustrated most realtors to the point of saying "See ya!," Laura patiently waited, always there to answer any questions, update me on the market, and provide me with many and varied resources I needed during that time of transition. When the time came to sell, her hard work and diligence in helping me get ready were invaluable! We had an open house only a a few days after listing and had multiple offers just a few days later. The house sold five days after listing. But her work didn't stop there! A few rather unique situations came up during contract negotiations. Laura was tireless in researching for answers and putting my mind at ease. The closing went through without a snag! As far as I'm concerned, I will never even consider using any other realtor than Laura Leiden and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to list their home for sale. She is tops in my book!

Job D. (Seller)

You have no idea what a relief selling that house was after the many many weekends and vacation days I spent in Athens getting that house ready to sell. I feel like I've got my life back!  Couldn't have done it without your guidance and help. 

I felt very comfortable with your guidance throughout all the twists and turns of the process. You always responded promptly to my frequent questions and have the experience to provide the right judgement and answers that led to the result we were looking for. 


Marsha B. (Seller)

She took time to explain the process of listing our condo and what we could expect from her. She answered all of my questions in a timely manner. She possesses an incredible eye for detail and her photos for the web are wonderful. Our property closed in under 2 months after it was listed, and it sold above the listing price.

Russell C. (Seller)

This is the second time we've used Laura Leiden to help us sell real estate in the Athens, Georgia market. Obviously, our experience the first time was good, as it was in the more recent listing. We found Laura to be knowledgeable, accessible, responsive, persuasive (in a kind and gentle way), and an excellent counselor. Though she understood the emotional attachment we had to the matter, she helped us make decisions without letting the emotion overrule. We would use Laura again and we recommend her to anyone who is selling real estate in the Athens market. 

Ken & Betty J. (Buyers & Sellers)

This was our second home transaction using Ms. Leiden’s assistance: one purchase and one sale (not same property).  Ms. Leiden worked more diligently on our behalf during the entire courses of both of these transactions than has any agent during our total of fifteen home transactions all over the country.  We are completely convinced that no other agent either could have, or would have, done better for us.  

 


Annette - Buyer

 Lara was the best realtor we have ever worked with!  She is entuhusiastic, very knowledgeable and tireless in her commitment!

(Seller and Buyer)

 Laura Leiden helped us sell a house and 18 acres in 2016.  In 2017 we decided to look at properties to buy in Athens.  Again, Laura came through for us.  She helped us find just what we wanted.  Laura listens and cares.  She is professional and experienced.  We highly recommend her.

Gretchen B. (Seller)

 Fantastic working with Laura.  She understood our needs, was pleasant to work with and came throguh for us.  Highly recommend!!  We like her style and lover her results.

Connie & Tom S. (Buyer)

 Thank you Laura! For helping us for years of house searchin the the Watkinsville/Athens Area.  Our search was put on hold several times (illness, getting ready to moved from NE, etc.) but you stuck with us and we finally found the perfect home and lot in a great location.  And you helped us throguh building a house from 700 miles away!  You're the best!

Joy B (Seller)

 Laura went the extra mile to sell our house. And we had multiple offers in 3 days! Using her artistic eye, she was able to give us extremely helpful ideas to present our house in its best light. She even recommended competent people to help us get work, such as painting and moving furniture around, done quickly. And she takes great pictures which help pique a buyer's interest. She is extremely professional, well organized, and has great interpersonal skills. I highly recommend her to everyone."

Judy B

 I would insist that using Laura is a must!

Laura listened carefully to the requirements we had for the type of home we were looking for and kept us aware of everything that would fit our needs. She recommends excellent professionals to do the inspections, closing insurance and repairs. She is very knowledgeable and had many helpful suggestions. In spite of her busy schedule, she gave us repeat showings and answered the many questions we had.


Nelson (Seller)

 Laura

 We can't thank you enough for helping with Mama's house. The level of support that you gave us went far beyond what we have seen is the normal client/agent relationship. Selling Mama's house long distance was difficult in so many ways - emotionally, logistically as we did not live there, financially as we did not understand the local market nearly as well as you did - and you guided us through each step. I can't list here all the beyond the call of duty things you did for us to save us driving to Winterville.

Gloria, being a detail person, was specifically impressed with how well you kept us informed of what was going on - every week. Your artist's eye web based pictures and write ups showed off Mama's house wonderfully. The step by step checklists you sent us so that we had all our ducks in a row made closing go smooth as silk. When I finally listened to you about a realistic market based selling price and let go of my "sentimental" value, the house sold in a week.

 Feel free to share this thank you note with anyone who is having to sell a house long distance and my advice to them is - Let Go, Let Laura.


Kate S (Seller and Buyer)

 I would certainly recommend Laura.

Laura hung in there with us through some difficult patches of navigating the hopeful sale of one home and purchase of another – TRUE PATIENCE!! The sign of a realtor who works to attain the best outcome for you.


Adam T (Buyer)

 I would recommend Laura.

Laura was incredibly patient and diligent about helping us narrow our specs which helped us tremendously in finding the perfect house quickly. She was always there to help us with all the necessary steps to make the purchase. Thanks a million Laura!


Jack L (Buyer)

 Laura is a true professional.  She "held our hands" through the whole purchasing process and kept us up to date with all of the changes and hurdles that we encountered.  We would definately use Laura again.

Rich and Janice R (Seller)

 Laura was super involved in all aspects of our sale - fixing up the property, calling for an appraisal and setting good market value, designing ads and getting the word out, greeting and touring prospective buyers, keeping us involved with developments. I cannot imagine a finer performance by a realtor in successfully and quickly selling our 28 acres and home. She got our asking price of $430,000. She was worth every penny of her fee. 


Mary D (Seller)

 Laura is just the BEST!! Professional and did what she said she would do when she promised she would to it. I went into the process dreading it - but Laura made it exciting and enjoyable. Who would have thought?! I would HIGHLY recommend Laura Leiden if you are buying or selling house or land.


Dru H (Buyer)

 I could not have asked for a better realtor! I found Laura's name online, and was, at first, impressed by the list of certificates that she had completed. Once we met and started looking for homes, she was able to break down the contract into simple terms that I completely understood as a first-time home buyer. (She also understood my nerves as a first-time home buyer and would ask if I needed to take a 'break' from the process to think about everything before putting in my offer.) I recently closed on my home, and Laura braved the fallout from the hurricane to meet at the attorney's office and kept me involved every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Laura to everyone buying a home!


Jan G (Buyer)

 Laura's years of experience and success in the industry show in the way she cares for clients. She stayed on top of all aspects of the home buying process - - finding a home to meet our needs, negotiating with the sellers, and completing all documentation promptly. Her positive attitude and energy were a plus. I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone who is purchasing a home in the greater Athens/Oconee County area.


Joy B (Seller)

 Laura went the extra mile to sell our house. And we had multiple offers in 3 days! Using her artistic eye, she was able to give us extremely helpful ideas to present our house in its best light. She even recommended competent people to help us get work, such as painting and moving furniture around, done quickly. And she takes great pictures which help pique a buyer's interest. She is extremely professional, well organized, and has great interpersonal skills. I highly recommend her to everyone.


Steve and Phyllis M (Buyer and Seller)

 We are delighted to give the highest and best recommendation for Laura. In selling our house in Athens, this was actually our second time working with her, as she was the agent through whom we found and purchased the house to start with. So we have had the experience of her working for us both as Buyers and Sellers.

Our experience both times with her was superlative. However, this second time as the Sellers, we have to be especially pleased because of her guidance in the selling process, including market review, house staging, price determination, broadcast advertising, offer consideration and negotiation, etc . Our original intention was to try the "Sale by Owner" route. Fortunately, though, we followed her guidance as listing agent and ended up selling for and getting much more than we ever imagined or could have hoped for, involving not only multiple offers but a selling price steps above our dreams. Not only that, but she handled the technical and other 'hassle' details that are legally and procedurally involved.

She was professional and personally easy and pleasant in every good and positive way. We are grateful to her and recommend her with the highest compliments and praise.

Dustin G. (Buyer)

 Laura did an incredibly great job working with us, from the initial search to the final moments of closing. She is very professional, communicates effectively, and is completely concerned with doing what is necessary to get you through the process as painlessly as possible. I hit a few unforeseen snags at the last days of closing and Laura worked tirelessly to make closing a reality. I would highly recommend her to anyone!


Ellisa G (Seller)

 I listed a residence for sale with Laura. She was very professional throughout the entire process. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and very thorough in details. She came to the house and went through the house with me. She then did comps on similar property in the area.   She was realistic in recommending that I take certain steps before she put the house on MLS and she was very good in recommending persons who could do the repairs that I decided to do. She sold the house within 5 days of listing on MLS and we received seven offers!!! I would use her again and would recommend her strongly. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate process plus she has a great personality.

Lauren J (Buyer)

 Laura is so helpful and positive throughout the whole purchasing process. We were first time homebuyers and she made the process easy and seem less. Thanks Laura!


Karen C (Seller)

 Laura made selling our house a very positive experience. I am extremely grateful it all worked out so well. Her assistant was very helpful too. If I had a question or concern they always called me back right away with an answer and were with us every step of the way. April 2017- If you are seeking a realtor that listens, is caring, organized and gets the job done then Laura Leiden of Greater Athens Keller Williams is the realtor for you. Laura sold our house in Madison County for us and then helped us find and purchase the right house for us in Athens. She was always prompt and professional. Laura always returned phone calls answered questions was patient and understanding. Her assistant Jennifer Roark was a pleasure to work with too. They make a dynamic team and we highly recommend them. 

Ruth P (Seller)

 Laura knows her stuff. She advertised my home's features to perfection and I received an offer BEFORE we had even shown the house ! In all I received 5 offers and closed on the one I accepted less than 60 days after listing ! She listens, graciously points out improvements that will help sell the  house, (which we heeded) and then works relentlessly to get Realtors and prospects to see your home's best features. Call her, you'll be glad you did.  

Steve S (Buyer)

 Laura was very helpful and my house buying experience was smooth and easy. My particular case had a few special problems and I can't imagine how anyone else could have helped me more than Laura. Thumbs up!


Tom and A H.

We had a great experience with Laura Leiden. She toured our home and suggested a few ideas that would help in the upcoming sale.She was always available when we had a question and listened to our concerns and input.Very friendly and not pushy at all.The house sold very soon and we all were   pleased. We will use her in the future and enjoyed her company.Great gal!


Kristen E (Buyer and Seller)

 Laura is the best! In 2012, she helped my dad and I pick out my home when I first visited Georgia. When I was ready to sell it this year, she was excited that I had remembered her. She is highly experienced and knows what buyers and sellers want in a home. She made the buying and selling processes  go as smoothly as possible for me and explained each step of the way. She is very organized and detailed. I would definitely recommend her to my friends if they ever need a realtor.


Jack L (Buyer)

 Laura is very professional and always makes herself available. We have used Laura's services for another home purchase earlier this year. We would definitely use her services again.


Jamie R (Seller)

 Laura was an excellent sellers agent. After we engaged Laura to list our house, she did an extensive walk through with us through the property. We generated about two pages worth of stuff that she recommended doing. Some folks might be overwhelmed or ignore the majority of advice she gave, but we  prioritized the items and ended up getting about 95% of them done. We got an offer the first showing we had, and were under contract in about 5 days. We attribute the very short time on the market to Laura's attention to detail and keen sense of what a buyer is looking for in a home. The presentation of the home in the listing accentuated the positive qualities of the house and Laura's photographs and description were excellent. 

Mark K (Seller)

 We found Laura through a realtor in Nashville TN who just happened to be our neighbor. She stated that she came highly accredited locally and had great reviews.

After interviewing Laura and two other realtors we decided to go with her. ...............and we are glad we did! Laura's recommendations  on setting the house, perseverance in promoting the house, followup each time the house was shown and coordination of the closing took away the nightmare that normally goes with selling the house. You you decide to list with Laura....you won't go wrong!