Laura Minard

    Laura Minard

    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    I believe it is an agent job is to educate buyers and sellers so they have a full understanding of the market conditions that pertain to them. Allowing Buyers & Sellers to make informed decisions. I do this by staying current on available homes, market values, and economic indicators. This knowledge allows me to assist the buyer in fine-tuning their search to help meet their needs quickly and sellers to obtain the best possible outcome in the time frame they need.
    I feel qualified to help the buyer or seller understand the options available to them and I am dedicated to bringing exceptionally high quality service by providing value beyond their expectations. I have been fine tuning my real estate skills since 2001. When my husband retired from the Air Force.
    I attribute my success from the experience I bring from my years owning and managing a major garment manufacturing company that I built from the ground up. This gave me a well-rounded background that has helped 100's of my clients realize their real estate dreams.
    There is no better reward than when a seller or a buyer archives their goals!. That has always been and continues to be the reward that motivates me. My background has given me the skills to help each buyer or seller navigate through the many steps of a successful transaction. I look forward to helping get what you want from your home buying or selling experience...

    My Client Reviews

    (17 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
    Past 3 months: N/A

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    5 stars
    100% of Laura’s ratings: 5 stars
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    0% of Laura’s ratings: 4 stars
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    0% of Laura’s ratings: 3 stars
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    0% of Laura’s ratings: 2 stars
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    0% of Laura’s ratings: 1 star

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    DERELLE gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Mrs. Minard was extremely knowledgeable in her field, and was very patient in helping me find the home I was looking for. I would strongly recommend her to anyone searching for a home.
    Response from Laura
    Thank you Derelle it was an honor to help you & your family find the perfect home. Thank you for your service !
    DENNIS gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Very knowledgeable and helpful. Cared about finding the home that was right for me.
    Response from Laura
    Thank You Dennis I love working with great people like yourself. Thank you for your service!
    COLIN gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Being a first time home buyer and also living all the way on an island in the middle of the pacific (Hawaii) trying to look for and/or buy a home in South Carolina is not an easy task at all. Especially when I was already skeptical about buying to begin with, until I found Laura. She was/is the most easy going, understandable woman in the business. She listened to everything that not only I wanted but most importantly what my wife wanted. Laura worked to the bone in finding myself and my wife the house we wanted and upon the finding she continued to work to the bone to make the purchase and the negotiations. Laura is a true professional in the realm of real estate and I don't believe we would have been as successful with out her. I highely recommend her services if your looking for someone who cares about the client and not just making a sale
    Response from Laura
    Thank you it was a pleasure working with you & your family. I hope you love the new home & your time in Columbia! Thank you for your service!
    BRYAN gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Laura is BY FAR the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. We were living out of state and wanted to sell our rental home in Columbia. She was our eyes and ears on the ground and coordinated all the work to get our house ready to sell. She was up front and honest about what we needed to do to sell and priced the home just right. Our house sold faster than we were anticipating. Laura is an amazing communicator. You will not regret letting her walk you through your real estate transaction.
    Response from Laura
    Thank you for trusting me with the sale of your home!
    CHAD gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Laura is the best! She communicates regularly throughout the process and is there to offer help and guidance any time. Her experience and attention to detail are evident in her work. Loved working with her in purchasing our dream home!
    Response from Laura
    Thank you you were awesome to work with! Best of all I got a great new neighbor ! Welcome I hope you love it here.
    Andreas gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Laura was downright outstanding from day one all the way to closing! Her professionalism, enthusiasm, and her dedication to her job made our home buying experience perfect! We are very lucky and grateful that we had Laura as our agent! We really appreciated her stong communication skills and her tenacity to ensure that we were taken care of the entire home buying process. If we could give her 10 stars we would!
    Response from Laura
    Thank you ! IT was awesome working with you & your bride hope you very happy in your new home!
    Tiffany gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    I was a first time home buyer and Laura was absolutely amazing to work with. She was patient with me and walked me through the entire process. If there's anyone you want on your team, it's this lady for sure! I honestly feel like she adopted me and cared more about my success than I did (LOL)! All I can say is trust her and she will steer you in the right direction.
    Response from Laura
    I did adopt you LOL. So glad we found the perfect home for you!
    GEORGE gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Laura gets to know the couple and their wants. She is able to search until she meets all the must haves of all of the household members (even the littles). She is always looking out for your best interest and is with you for every step of the process. Laura is great at explaining all of the dealings and makes sure that you understand it all. She made the home buying experience a pleasant and exciting one.
    Response from Laura
    Your have a absolutely amazing family to work with I'm so glad your happy with your new Home!
    GEORGE gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Laura gets to know the couple and their wants. She is able to search until she meets all the must haves of all of the household members (even the littles). She is always looking out for your best interest and is with you for every step of the process. Laura is great at explaining all of the dealings and makes sure that you understand it all. She made the home buying experience a pleasant and exciting one.
    DANIEL gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Bottom line up front: You are not going to find a better realtor to sell your house, Laura is the best! I feel fortunate that I had Laura as my realtor because without her I don't think things would have worked out as well as they did, especially with me being in Texas and the house in South Carolina. The house I sold in South Carolina is one that I had been renting out for more than 10 years and hadn't been too in that time either. It ended up being that I had to evict the tenants that were living there and despite what I had been told by my property manager the house was not in good condition. After speaking with Laura she was at my house in SC and making assessments for me before the tenants even moved out. Once the tenants did move out it was evident that if we wanted to sell the house without a huge loss we would have to put a lot of work in, Laura was up front and honest about what would need to be done, estimating the costs, and providing us a spreadsheet that showed what we could expect to sell the house for at the various levels of improvements we could choose to make. After weighing our options we decided that we would put a significant amount of work into the house, a gamble that could have easily been for not. Throughout the process Laura was instrumental. Her experience and networking in the industry ensured that we always found quality contractors at reasonable prices. Laura also has a handyman that she uses regularly who took care of so many different projects in our home at a price that could not have been beat. His work was exceptional and timely; we counted on him again and again to take care of repairs throughout the house. Time and again Laura did the legwork and wheeled and dealed on our behalf, negotiating jobs and prices for us, saving us thousands of dollars. Through her influence there were multiple instances in which she was able to get add on jobs with contractors for no additional cost to us. One of the most important qualities in the relationship that developed between Laura and I was trust. Through the process of getting our home ready for market I developed complete faith in the fact that Laura was always trying to find us the best deal and look out for our interest in making our house desirable without breaking the bank. Laura basically flipped our house for us. After only a few months that spanned the holidays and an artic blast, we made significant improvements in the home with our budget. I was definitely hesitant in the beginning but I quickly developed confidence in Laura that she would make it worth it in the end. Our house never even made it to listing. Laura took a couple to our house before the final touches were complete and they instantly fell in love with what she had done. We sold our house at our full asking price, which meant we got all of our investment back plus a nice profit that left us feeling good with the decisions we had made. Saying thank you is not enough. We are so grateful that Laura truly went above and beyond for us, was an advocate for us, and turned a bad situation into a positive one. You're the best Laura!
    Response from Laura
    Thank you, I couldn't have done it if you hadn't been such great Clients to work with!
    Melvin & Connie gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    I enjoyed working with Laura. She's an awesome realtor.
    Eddie gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    At the last minute we decided to purchase a place rather than rent for our college student . We made this decision less than a month before school began. Laura was recommended by another real estate who works out of state. From our first phone call, I felt at ease with her. We set an initial appointment up that week to view homes. Laura researched the few places we wanted to look at as well as others she recommended we view. Laura knew we were pressed to make a decision that allowed us to close a week prior to the start of classes. She saved us a lot of time by weeding out some properties, adding some others and gave us good choices that met our requirements. When we decided to make an offer, she was extremely helpful with everything it took to close on the property on time. Also, she was very knowledgeable when it came time for the home inspection. We really felt like we had an advocate and couldn't have asked for a better person to work with.
    Response from Laura
    Thank you for your review, it was great working with you . I hope your son enjoys his time at school and if there is ever anything you need you know who to call. :)
    Brittany gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    From the start Laura has been great. She does an in depth market analysis to make sure she can give the seller or buyer accurate information. Throughout the process, Laura makes sure to keep everyone informed and also very communicative. Laura puts her clients first and was thoughtful the entire time. Laura is very good at her job and it shows from her portfolio to her communication skills to her personable skills. Our experience with Laura was amazing and we would recommend her to anyone needing to sell a home or looking to buy a home. Hands down Laura is who you want to work with and she will take care of you! Laura's dedication to her clients is evident through her interactions and she is all about her clients. Look no further Laura's your person! Thanks again for all you did for us!
    Response from Laura
    Thank You Brittany it was my pleasure to work with you in your Home sale. I hope everything goes great with the new location.
    Alfred gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Good afternoon, it was a real pleasure working with Ms. Minard in selling my home at 143 Abbey Road in Elgin, SC. She was very knowledgeable and professional while working with me in my transition. She followed up and was very much the difference in my house selling fast and at the price I wanted. It would not have sold and the process would not have been so seamless if she was not involved. I look forward to working with her on my return to SC and will definitely recommend her to friends on their relocation South.
    Response from Laura
    Thank you Mr. Brown it was a pleasure working with you. Having a seller make their home show ready like you did sure makes the job much easier. Good Luck Laura
    Helen gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Laura was fantastic! I was selling my home while living in another state and Laura made it so easy for me. She scheduled contractors and inspectors and met them at the property to be sure all the work was taken care of. She worked with my renter to get the house show-ready and kept in contact during the entire process. And when the HVAC water pan started leaking two days before my closing, she got a repairman and contractor there immediately to assess the problem so we could take care of it before the closing. Laura goes above and beyond to offer outstanding service sound advice.
    Response from Laura
    Thank you Helen, I love a challenge LOL. We got it done that's what counts.
    Christine gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    From day one Laura was there for us. Since we were out of state we were concerned and stressed about every aspect of selling our home. Laura went out of her way to ensure that everything was good to go. She assisted us in finding contractors to make minor repairs and even verified that the work was done correctly prior to us paying for the repair services. We were also concerned that we would not be able to sell the house due to market values but Laura recommended that we listed at one price and proved to us that it was the right price when she sold the house within 30 days. I will recommend Laura to everybody that I know that may be looking to buy or sell.
    Joel & Wanda gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Outstanding service! We were referred by USAA and were very satisfied. Laura was there for us from the beginning when we first started looking for a house to the negotiations to the very end getting the punch list from the builder completed at closing. She kept the sale on track and gave us sound and timely advice along the way, which was especially helpful since we were not in the local area throughout the process. Recommend Laura for anybody looking to buy a house in the Columbia area.
    Christopher gave Laura 5 stars out of 5
    Laura provides a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the real estate market. Very valuable asset to the real estate community! I am very pleased with everything Laura has done for me!
    Response from Laura
    I love working with you Chris, it's always been one of the best things about my job when someone buys their 1st home.

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