Laurie Westheimer

    Laurie Westheimer

    I have been passionate about real estate for as long as I can remember. So many of the stories we tell are about the idea of "home."

    But, as is the case for so many, I did not just grow up and become a Realtor. I actually had several careers before landing in this field, but that experience definitely helps with the many hats I wear with this career. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in English Literature with a plan of going to law school. Instead, I spent 15 working as a Litigation Paralegal where my duties spanned from interviewing accused criminals (in jail), to preparing and serving paperwork, to finally writing motions and managing complex commercial litigation files with paperwork that took up entire rooms and clients who were often worried about the outcome of their lives and livelihoods. I left that world to try my hat as an entrepreneur and I owned a popular and successful boutique for almost 10 years. In that span of time, I also was asked to be the marketing and public relations/media manager for a professional soccer team.

    Why do I mention all of this past experience? Because being a Realtor is not just about opening doors for people and looking at homes. It requires strong communication skills (speaking, writing and listening), patience and understanding working with people who are in emotionally charged situations and who don't always see eye-to-eye. It takes solid organization and management skills as well as an understanding of the contracts and forms and timelines to keep transactions together. It also takes the ability to advocate for clients and negotiate even in the most challenging and uncomfortable of situations. It also requires strong knowledge and "tech-savviness" in creative marketing and social media. It requires patience and the ability to think outside the box to come up with creative solutions when problems arise. These are all skills I learned and perfected in my various careers before becoming an agent.

    Becoming an agent is the best decision I have ever made. Since 2015, I have sold over 100 homes and rank within the top 5% of agents in the Dayton/Miami Valley market and across the country. I love working with clients through the entire process from the fun part (looking at homes!) to the more challenging parts. For buyers, that means helping them learn the process from start to finish (even if it is their first time), helping them get financing (sometimes involving credit repair or alternative loan solutions), and writing competitive offers to get the home of their dreams (even in a sellers' market). For sellers, that means coming up with a solid plan on how to get a home sale-ready within a specified timeline and advising them how to get the best price and with the terms that work best for them. It means coming up with a customized marketing plan and campaigns that find the most-likely buyers. For both, it means dealing with inspections and repairs, appraisals and deadlines. Sometimes everything goes smoothly, but even when things get challenging, I have the ability to think on my feet and problem solve. My clients repeatedly compliment me on my creative thinking, dedication, negotiation skills, compassion, professionalism, flexibility, responsiveness, sense of humor and clear communication skills.

    Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I would love to help you with your real estate goals.

    Looking for additional resources? Check out my website at theWestheimerGroup.com.

    My Client Testimonials

    I returned to Fairborn after living away for a number of years. I found the house I believed I wanted on Zillow and connected to Laurie on a trip to Fairborn. She showed me my house and wrote an offer for me quickly to ensure that I wouldn't lose this wonderful house to somebody else. After returning to Louisiana, I had to totally rely on Laurie for setting up inspections, making repairs, and negotiating through the deal to own my home. She was always on top of everything and always in complete communication with me, every step along the way. It would have been so much more difficult if I hadn't had such a helpful and professional agent. She was a pleasure to work with.
    Laurie was wonderful to work with. She gave such great personalized service. I was new to the Dayton area so she helped familiarize me with the various neighborhoods so I could decide where to narrow my focus and find my new home. Laurie was available to answer all my questions every step of the way! I definitely recommend her if you are looking for a realtor!
    My husband and I reached out to Laurie when we were looking to purchase a condo at Lake Erie. Even though it was not in her service area, she spent the time to interview several agents (and ruled many out who were slow to respond) to find the right one to meet with us. It definitely made for a much smoother search having her find an agent that knew the area. It was also helpful having her recommend us to that agent and to build that relationship prior to beginning our search. If you are looking Dayton area, I highly recommend her because she goes above and beyond to take care of people. Even if you are looking outside of the Dayton area, I still recommend having a conversation with her to make sure that you find the best agent to help you out of town!
    Laurie made our buying experience so easy. She made the process so pleasant and stress free. We would recommend her to any one looking to buy or sell.
    From the first time Laurie met with us until we signed the papers for our new home she was always there for us just a phone call away. We asked her many many questions and if she didn't know the answer she found it out. We can not give Laurie enough praise for her hard work and she made us feel so special. We will definitely recommend her to any one we know that is moving.
    I was interested in finding a very unique property and Laurie was continuously bringing options to me that were perfect. She handled a deal that seemed impossible with finance issues for the buyer and liens on the property. Fantastic vision on how space can be used to make the house look great. From beginning to end, she brings a phenomenal skill set to help.
    My descriptive takeaways, working with Laurie: Professional, Kind, Empathetic, Sense of Urgency, Well Networked, Superb Communicator, Active Listener, Approachable, Humorous, Open-Minded, Accommodating, Trustworthy, Energetic, Tasteful, Aspiring, Well Rounded Market Knowledge... I could go on, just know this - Laurie is simply someone you WANT to be around, and I would/will hire this Lady, seven days a week, and twice on Tuesday!
    Laurie is a phenomenal person, she was quick to get our purchase on our home, any questions she answered or found the answer to with a matter of hours, even after our purchase went through, she never left us in the dark about anything. She even called to see how we settled in..looking for a person to help you buy or sell your home Laurie is the person. Thank you so much for everything you have done to make sure our purchase went smooth and in a timely manner..28 days to be exact. Thanks again, we will use you again in the future if needed.
    Buying my condo was such a smooth, easy process with Laurie!! She lead the way for me and answered all my questions along the way. I'd absolutely recommend her to anyone wanting to find their perfect fit home.
    Laurie is a true professional! She knows the market, is responsive and will get the job done for you! Hire her and you won't regret it! I own many properties as an investor, and she has a great attitude and is always ready to help anyway she can.
    I have some real estate in Centerville, OH. Laurie helped me with the sale of a couple of my buildings. She is a great agent, the best. She worked to send only qualified and capable buyers. The process was nice because of Laurie.

    My Experience

    • Loralei's Boutique | 2009-2018, Founder, Owner and Operator of a Premium and Designer Consignment Boutique
    • Coldwell Banker Heritage | 2017-Present, 2019 Top 25 Agent, 2018 Commercial Agent of the Year, DABR Sales Leaders Club Award of Distinction, OAR President's Sales Club Award of Distinction, Relocation Specialist

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
    • CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
    • REALTOR®
    • Relocation Specialist

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