Get a positive, helpful partner that will always put your interests FIRST! If you are Buying, Selling, Looking for a New Construction Home, Moving Up, Moving Down or even looking for a Second Home or Investment Property you can trust these proven marketing strategies:

    In depth pre-listing marketing strategies
    RESA CSA CERTIFIED in Staging, de-cluttering, and prepping and pricing your home to sell for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time
    RENE CERTIFIED in Expert Negotiation, communication contract to close and beyond
    SRS CERTIFIED Seller Representative Specialist for Expert Marketing, Negotiation and Seller Services
    Proven multimedia strategies with over 900 high-traffic websites everyday
    Homes Magazine and Extensive advertising in newsprint and publications statewide
    Just Listed/Just Sold postcard targeted mailing and email campaign
    Previews International program for qualifying elite properties
    State-of-the-art technology, predictive analytics, and targeting marketing campaigns
    Global relocation connections
    Quality title, mortgage, home protection warranty services
    Access to my Commercial Division offering a full spectrum of services
    Maximizing your return on investment by expertly marketing and listing your Rental and Investment Properties
    Access to Distressed REO, Short Sale and Foreclosure Listings
    RELO CERTIFIED assisting clients relocating to the Tampa Bay Area
    NHCB CERTIFIED in New Construction Home Buyer Representation
    Member NAR, GTAR both National Association of Realtors and Greater Tampa Association of Realtors
    Code of Ethics Certified

    Even with all that said... I know it's hard to know who to trust when it comes to real estate. Know that I have been providing clients with the utmost in integrity, care, market knowledge and diligence over more than 25 years in the Tampa Bay Area. It is my goal to provide every client with the absolute best, most trusted real estate experience possible. Combining my market knowledge, expert negotiation skills and unyielding tenacity to deliver the best not just contract to close but beyond the sale truly sets me apart. Going above and beyond is just a normal part of my day.

    I take the marketing of your home to a new level with an in depth marketing plan that focuses on presenting your home at its absolute best. I know it is hard to live in a home that's for sale so I focus on going the extra mile before we hit the market to ensure you have the best experience possible. Offering personalized staging tips and expertise as well as critical decluttering and organizational assistance that will make your home not just ready to show but ready to sell at the highest pricing and shortest marketing time possible.

    Coldwell Banker uses every means available to expose properties to the largest global audience of potential buyers. Making us an unbeatable team. Your listing will be automatically syndicated to as many as 900 high-traffic websites every day until it's sold, including ColdwellBankerHomes.com, Trulia, Zillow®, coldwellbanker.com, NYTimes.com and realtor.com®. Home shoppers can sign up to receive an automatic email when a new property that matches their search criteria is placed on the market.

    I work hard to provide each client with the best possible real estate service, and I'm proud to share that I've been recognized as one of Coldwell Banker's top associates nationwide. If you know of anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home now, or in the near or even distant future, please let me know. You can be confident that anyone you refer to me will receive exceptional service. That is my commitment to you! Let's start working together today!

    My Client Testimonials

    "Laura Baker is an excellent realtor. In my experience of multiple moves, Laura provided services above and beyond what I previously received with other agents. She is extremely knowledgeable in real estate matters as to what are the necessary steps to sell your home through all of the ins and outs of a contract and closing. Laura was always available to answer any questions or concerns I may have had during the entire process. I would highly recommend Laura Baker if you are considering buying or selling your home." Henry & Ellen Lewinsohn
    "I have come across a number of real estate agents who knew their craft but upon meeting Laura Baker something was entirely different. She was open, honest and transparent. Beyond that, she didn't push us to think that the house would be gone within the hour. She was frank about the situation but had great points regarding the value of the home. When she started guiding us and consulting us about some thoughts on selling our own home a light bulb sparked. I told my wife that I wanted Laura to represent us as well. This logic goes against any advice I have been given about hiring an agent. I did not care. Laura's attention was second to none and her knowledge (which she is very humble about) was nothing less than refreshing. When approached about the thought Laura did not immediately jump on the opportunity. She asked us to take a step back and think about it. Bottom line, she was once again thinking about all parties involved which only reinforced my desire to hire her as not only our agent to buy this home but now our agent to sell our existing home. As an executive, I was truly impressed with her ability to wear several hats. Laura immediately became not just a sales agent but a manager, a consultant, a marketing specialist and most of all a trusted partner. Bottom line, we got a great offer we would accept and close on within 45 Minutes!! Pre-Purchase: Laura connected me with several people within her network. If Laura recommends a person or a company she genuinely views it as putting her own reputation on the line. Seems like common sense, but it's a trait I see less and less of in business these days. She went on to help us in matters that frankly she had no need to. From my seat I thought this kind of attention would end once we closed on all transactions, boy was I wrong. Closing of home: This wasn't my first closing but it had been 15 years since my last. I forgot how stressful the process can be. We decided to do a simultaneous closing on the same day. We were warned over and over (by others) to be prepared for disasters. Laura assured me that she had our back. She made sure we were taken care of with regards the mortgage company, the title company and with our final agreements with the seller and the buyers. In summary, we had the smoothest closing I've ever had and wrapped up the process within a total of about 2 hours. I was ready for war what I got was absolute perfection. Post-Sale: Immediately after the close Laura stopped by several times to check up on us. By this time she had become a family friend and her visits were absolutely welcomed. She was also very attentive to the seller of the house. I should add my communication with the seller was absolutely stellar. I can attribute that to Laura who served as a constant bridge and a voice of reason. Even as recently as last month, Laura was looking out for us when she saw we had an issue with the house. Again, she had no need to but made sure she guided us to the proper resources to help us out. It's easy to see the best in someone when they have a financial incentive to gain what's amazing and stunning is that Laura supports those around her for all the right reasons. Ultimately all her actions does lead to her success. Money isn't her top focus but it is a byproduct of her hard work and dedication. I can't stress enough how genuine a person Laura is. Moreover, she is an astute business leader that does transactions the right way. I guess the best metaphor I can use is that when Jerry Maguire had this thought of making sure the clients were truly taken care of and that business was done the right way I have no doubt somehow he had Laura Baker in mind as his role model. Laura, thank you for taking care of our closings, our homes and our family!!" Brian & Julie Otte
    "Laura Baker is an exceptional agent! She is very knowledgeable, friendly and truly cared about our family and our needs. No matter what time of day or night it was, if I had a question Laura would respond. Over the years, we have had multiple opportunities to work with Laura to buy or sell our properties. Laura has always exhibited stellar professionalism, and I would HIGHLY recommend Laura Baker to help sell or buy a home. Her professionalism, mentorship, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic are much respected and appreciated." Deb & Shuvanker Ghosh
    "We have used Laura Baker for every one of our real estate transactions. Her eye for staging and decluttering homes is amazing! Our last home was sold for more than we imagined which gave us more options with our new purchase. And our home sold within 14 days!! Closings are seamless and on time with Laura. She is so experienced and well connected that we continue to use her as a resource after the sale. We have referred Laura to all of our friends and family." Steve & Kim Burnley
    "Over the past ten years, Real Estate Agent Laura Baker has represented us in a total of seven (7) different residential real estate transactions. With her outstanding market knowledge and administrative skills, Laura made the property search, the sales contract and the property closing a seamless and most rewarding experience. We will definitely continue to rely on Laura Baker for all of our future real estate transactions." Bill & Jan Rice
    "Laura Baker is an experienced realtor that listens to her clients. Her knowledge of the Tampa Bay area was extremely valuable to us as we conducted our long-distance search for a home in Florida. Laura always responded to our calls promptly and understood our urgency to find a home after we sold our house in Maryland. She was attentive to our needs and assisted us through every step of the process, from negotiating the sales price to completing the home inspection to completing the final paperwork. It was such a pleasure working with Laura that we asked her to assist my brother with finding a home. It was apparent that she cared about him and wanted to help him find a home that suited his lifestyle and needs. Laura exceeded our expectations with the homes she showed him and he found the perfect home within a week. We never hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone that is looking to purchase or sell a home. In fact, she will be the agent that lists my brothers home in the near future. To us, there is no other choice." Angela & Gerry Cecci
    "We have had the pleasure of working with Laura several times over the years for our real estate buying and selling needs. She is the consummate professional. She explains situations in clear and concise terms, offers reasonable suggestions, and goes out of her way to help out at all levels of the real estate transaction process. If you value the commitment and peace of mind that retaining the services of a true professional brings, then you will be truly pleased with your choice of Laura as your realtor." Mark & Michelle Scott
    "I have worked with Laura for over 20 years. She was my first real estate agent and I will never use anyone else. Laura has helped me buy, sell, and rent multiple properties, she is an excellent realtor. She goes above and beyond the line of duty to deliver for her clients. She is extremely knowledge of the area and every time I have followed her advice it has been for the better. She has excellent communication skills and always responds quickly. She knows how to stage and get a property ready to sell as well as how to inspect and evaluate a property for purchase. I recommend Laura to anybody interested in buying, selling or renting properties. Laura is AWESOME!!!" Tracy Scott
    "Looking to sell or buy a home...do not do it alone. You need Laura Baker with Coldwell Banker by your side. Laura is the best in the business, she will make sure to find the right buyer for your home and also find the right home for you. She is patient and understanding and always has her clients interest and happiness a priority. With her perseverance and professionalism, she will make your selling or buying experience hassle free. Laura has assisted us on multiple transactions, purchases and sales. Laura is a very resourceful and knows many folks in the business who can help get your home ready to sell, staged properly, and professionally listed. She will also help with the purchase of your new home so that there are no surprises. Make sure to look her up...she is AMAZING!!!! I would choose Laura again if I need to and recommend her as one of the finest in the business." Chuck Wall
    "Lauras depth of knowledge and professional instinct is a value add whether you are buying, selling, or simply canvasing the market. Her attention to detail and commitment have proven to be a differentiator when representing me over the past 15 years and I cannot imagine doing business with anyone else. You will not find a better realtor." Christopher Herrmann
    "Using Laura as our realtor is the best decision we made when looking for a home. She had our best interest in mind and helped us so much throughout the entire process. She thought of things to ask that I would never think of, and she taught us so much. I went in to every situation with her feeling extremely confident, and I cant wait to have the opportunity to use her again." Jarrett & Tiffany Haas
    "As you can imagine, its been a whirlwind for us these past few months! I feel like I finally can take a breath... We couldn't have done it without you!! Thank you so much for making it all happen with the sale of our home. You went above and beyond!! You are truly the best in your field and Jim and I will always recommend you as the #1 Realtor!" Joy & Jim Bowles
    "I had the pleasure of working with Laura when looking for some investment properties between 2009-2011. From day 1, Laura was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what I was looking for. All throughout the negotiations and closing Laura was there quickly handling any issues that may have risen. If the time ever comes when I will be looking for a new home, there isn't any question on who my Realtor will be! She is dedicated, responsible and very knowledgeable agent!" Manju Basu
    "Laura is amazing! She went way above and beyond to make sure our sale closed on time! She was on point with communication and very knowledgeable. Anyone would be lucky to have her working hard for them! When the seller did not repair the floor on time for re-inspection, Laura did the work herself. Every step of the way, she was knowledgable and knew exactly what to do!" Heather McCune
    "Laura, is wonderful to work with. She is great at negotiating. She communicates well and that is so important in the process. You will not be disappointed with your choice with Laura as your agent." Ken Ynes
    "Laura worked tirelessly until our house was closed. Incredible work ethic and always has a positive attitude. Laura knows her profession as well as anyone." Jim Bowles
    "We worked with Laura 3 times buying and renting houses. Our experience with her is the best. She is very professional, accurate, always responds very quickly, her advise helped us a lot to make the right choices. I highly recommend Laura. Everyone will be pleased and satisfied." Olga & Peter Abrosimov
    "Laura was fantastic throughout the whole home buying process. She came highly recommended by a friend and after our first meeting with her we could see why. She was extremely professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. Most of all, she was down to earth and friendly which helped to make what would ordinarily be a stressful process more enjoyable." Malika Rigg
    "Laura helped me to close on my first solo home! She was a pleasure to work with and truly cared about my wants and needs. She listened attentively and avoided wasting time with listings that did not meet my requirements or qualifications. I counted on her skills and abilities and she went above and beyond to ensure that all was taken care of in a more than timely manner. With a professional, yet friendly and efficient demeanor, Laura is an extremely valuable asset and I am honored to commend her!" Angela Jones
    "Thank you very much, the quality of your services at the highest level!" Anita Cardinas
    "Laura pays attention to details every step of the way during a transaction. She is knowledgeable , professional. Laura is your qualified Realtor for Tampa FL." Judy Wyatt
    "Laura helped us both sell our existing home and buy a new one simultaneously. Her patience and perseverance were exactly what we needed and her experience helped us avoid making costly mistakes. We truly could not have asked for a better realtor and would absolutely recommend her services!" Lisa Knight
    "Laura knows her business. Weve worked with her for close to 20 years. She knows what to look for when buying and selling a home. Shes very responsive and will do whatever it takes to get the job done." Patti & John Straumann
    "I have worked with Laura for over 10 years through a property manager/realtor relationship. She has always proven to be a realtor who covers all her bases instead of leaving the management company responsible for doing all the work. A little over 4 years ago, she also helped me as my agent to find my forever home. She is great to work with and really listens. I have recommended her to everyone who asks." Tanya Berger
    "Smooth process! She's very kind." Cynthia Toby
    "Laura was a Godsend to me. I was searching for homes while my husband was deployed overseas and I couldn't have done it without her. She definitely knows her craft and went above and beyond throughout the process. She's extremely knowledgeable and also a gunner. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone and will use her in the future when and if the time comes." Lisa Painter
    "Laura is a true Real Estate professional! I work in New Home Sales and recently had the privilege to work together with her and one of her clients. I was truly impressed with her knowledge of the business and dedication to her clients. She knows first-hand how to work through the challenges that come with selecting upgrades and choosing a homesite. If you need a Realtor who defines excellence, then I would recommend you choose Laura - you'll be glad you did!" Brian Pol
    "We would like to take a moment to let you know how very pleased we have been with your agent, Laura Baker. Laura has been our agent now on two separate, very successful, real estate transactions...both without our ever setting foot in the state of Florida. We live in Indiana, and because we were unable to personally inspect and consider what properties were available, when we were looking to purchase last year, it was critical for us to have an agent who was able to intelligently guide us in making our search a successful one. Laura Baker excelled by helping us define our criteria for this purchase, spent many hours taking our daughter to see all available properties, offered well thought out options and assisted us in making an accepted offer. She made it an easy and totally enjoyable experience. In our second transaction, Laura represented us as our Sellers Agent and was extremely competent in finding us a buyer for our property, at an above average sales price, despite our property being in competition with many short sales and foreclosures. She accomplished this in less than a month and was, as in our first transaction, sharp, confident and the ultimate professional. One of many definitions of a successful professional is "one who demonstrates expertise and mastery in a specific field". Laura Baker has not only continually demonstrated these outstanding qualities but by the finality of each transaction you feel as though you have been her only client...her only priority! She is always patient, polite, extremely competent and a pleasure to do business with...even when deadlines get close and things get hairy! Laura Baker is the ultimate professional and for this we always be most grateful." Lewis & Julie K. Hoehn
    "Laura is such a hardworking realtor, she helped us rent our 1st townhouse then has helped us find our dream home now. She is very committed. We highly recommend Laura as your next realtor!!! Shes extremely hardworking and goes above and beyond." Melissa and Julius Rios
    "Laura is a great professional. She knows the real estate business inside out. I have purchased seven houses with her and she has sold two for me. I always recommend her to others!" Janette Rice
    "Laura got us into our dream home and ahead of schedule! She was thorough and attentive and we appreciated her very much!" Cherisse & David Ponraj
    "Laura Baker is a hardworking and knowledgeable realtor. She goes above and beyond. I highly recommend Laura." Christine Cincotta
    "Laura is fantastic! I am not given to hyperbole; however, there are not enough superlatives to describe the service provided. My wife and I moved from Minneapolis, and we were worried that we needed to find a place quickly. Laura helped us accomplish our most important decision in three days. She helped us look at close to forty homes in two days; then, once we decided on a new build, she was with us every step of the way. Her expertise ensured we asked the builder the right questions, and when the time came to sign the contract, we had no uneasy feelings. Laura was with us for all of the inspections during the build. She was also right there while we were signing the mortgage. As stressful as buying a home usually is, we experienced none of that. Thank you, Laura! A truly outstanding job and experience!" Beau & Aleyda Rice

    My Experience

    • All Agents aren't created equal! Coldwell Banker is proud to share that Laura Baker has been recognized as one of Coldwell Banker's Top Sales Associates Nationwide! Laura's Commitment to Outstanding Service and Exceptional Customer Satisfaction truly sets her apart making her Your Trusted Tampa Real Estate Professional! If you haven't had the pleasure of working with Laura yet: Laura was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She relocated to the sunny year round lifestyle of Florida as a teenager in South Florida and was drawn to Tampa attending University of South Florida. She has been actively selling real estate in the Tampa Bay Area since 1995. With over 25 years experience in this area in just about every type of housing market possible she has continued to be a force in real estate. Celebrating being ranked as one of the top agents nationwide in one of the largest real estate firms in the market. Laura enjoys playing competitive tennis, the occasional round of golf, dabbling in design and remodeling and always loves a good ski trip. But most of all Laura loves to be with clients. Tirelessly working, striving to create the best experience possible. Doing almost all of her business from repeat customers and client referrals her excellence is constantly being put to the test. A test she loves and embraces. Exceeding her clients expectations and going the extra mile is simply a way of life not just a way of business. Putting clients first is a non negotiable part of Laura's business plan. Many of Laura's clients will tell you she has talked them out of a sale or listing their home. If it doesn't make sense or isn't in your best interest Laura is going to tell you. If she is concerned about a property, it's condition or it's resale. You can count on her professionalism to steer you away from harm and in the right direction. You will often see Laura say in marketing she's "Creating Clients for Life" and that is exactly what she strives to do. Day in and day out. Everyday... Building long lasting trusted relationships that will stand the test of time is what it is all about.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • I work hard to provide each client with the best possible real estate service, and I'm proud to share that I've been recognized as one of Coldwell Banker's top associates nationwide. If you know of anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home now, or in the near or even distant future, please let me know. You can be confident that anyone you refer to me will receive exceptional service. That is my commitment to you! Take a moment to hear what others are saying click above to read some of my past client testimonials. Then don't hesitate and give me a call. Let's start working together today!
    • RESA CSA Certified Residential Staging Advocate
    • NHCB Certified New Home Builder Co-Broker New Home Specialist
    • REALTOR Member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors & the National Association of Realtors
    • Relocation Specialist
    • RENE Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert
    • SRS Certified Seller Representative Specialist

    My Community Involvement

    • Since 2001, the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES foundation has raised more than $4.2 million for 525+ nonprofit educational, health, welfare, environmental and cultural arts organizations in our communities. Throughout Florida, the sales associates and employees raise funds through donations from sales commissions, employee payroll deductions, golf tournaments, auctions, bowl-a-thons and other events. Our associates and employees also support local charities by being hands-on, from cooking meals and working on renovation projects to building homes. Additionally, Coldwell Banker sales associates and employees have built 23 Habitat for Humanity homes statewide. Currently, we support Ronald McDonald House Charities, which assists families of critically ill or injured hospitalized children, as a statewide initiative. Many Coldwell Banker sales associates have pledged to make a donation to the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES foundation from every closing transaction. By allowing Coldwell Banker to assist you in buying or selling a home, you help us create a powerful resource for many local charitable organizations. Our donations of time, talent and treasure have helped many worthy organizations. The major recipients of our donations are the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and the YMCA, as well as numerous smaller charities. Together, we're making a difference in our communities!

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    Real estate professionals get that consumers, by and large, ignore housing statistics and the market until they become involved in the purchase or sale of a home. It's only natural then that what impacts the market is a bit of a mystery to many. What determines a buyers' or sellers' market? What factors influence home prices?Of course the answers to these questions and more may be multi-faceted, but it's important to pay attention to them if you hope to keep more of your money when it's time to ...
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