As a native of Sault Ste. Marie, it didn’t take Laura Vandette very long to fall in love with Hamilton – first as a renter in 2011, then as a proud homeowner in its Crown Point neighbourhood since 2014.
Now, Laura’s goal is to make sure every person who chooses Hamilton has the same positive experience as she and her husband (and pooch Gus) have had since calling the city home.
Laura has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry, from interior design, to helping real estate brokers recruit quality agents, to investing in rental property and now buying and selling homes for clients as a licensed sales representative with Keller Williams Edge Realty.
It’s this varied experience that puts Laura in a unique position to help people bring their dreams to fruition, whether they’re “rightsizing” after retirement, are first time buyers, and everything in between. Laura provides a staging consultation, professional photos, virtual tour and floor plans for all listings to help her clients get top dollar for their properties, and even builds a custom website for each listing complete with links to community businesses and resources.
As a member of the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) and the Brampton Real Estate Board (BREB), properties listed by Laura will be seen by potential buyers from Hamilton, Toronto, Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Barrie and beyond.
Laura has every client’s best interests in mind, and doesn’t “double end” – meaning she doesn’t represent the potential buyer and seller for the purchase of a property. She is available by phone, email and text to answer all questions during the process, and she works hard to negotiate the best deals.
Aside from helping people settle into her beloved neighbourhood, Laura is a champion for all Hamilton has to offer and strives to give back. She enjoys trying new cuisine, supporting local businesses, and she also serves on the Crown Point Community Planning Team to encourage the future success and positive change in the neighbourhood.
Laura is also the force behind the Crown Point Community Garage Sale, which began in 2016. She invites residents to take part selling their used goods, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, which runs a variety of programs for local kids ranging from art workshops to sports.
When Laura’s not representing clients, she and her husband enjoy seeing more of the beautiful country by motorcycle, or exploring beyond Canada’s borders. But no matter where she is, she loves telling people about Hamilton, and why it’s a great place to live.