It takes more than a pretty car to sell a home!

The pre-market preparation managed by Laura was the key to the successful sale of our home; she mustering and scheduled an army of flooring specialists, interior painters, electricians, and carpenters, completing all the recommended improvements and upgrades in less than 30 days. It necessitated Laura’s network and skills to identify the pre-sale demands of a sophisticated Los Altos house buyer. Not surprisingly, we sold our home in a single weekend following the first open house (as an aside, doused in spring rain), for more than the asking price.

For us selecting a real estate agent to sell our home of 30 years in Los Altos was one of the most daunting, economic decisions that we had ever faced. In the process we vetted Laura McCarthy by contacting neighbors, friends, and real estate agents. Most importantly, we sought the satisfaction level of homeowners who had previously worked with Laura. Her accolades, described by many, were exemplary, out shined only by the way she conducted the sales process. We would highly recommend Laura for her market knowledge, professionalism, organizational skills and tenacity; Thanks Laura.
— John & Beby, Sellers
Laura McCarthy has been an absolute delight to work with. My husband and I were both enamored by her charming demeanor, personality, and professionalism when we first met her. It was right then and there that we knew we had found the perfect agent for our upcoming transactions. We purchased our dream home in Los Altos Hills thanks to Laura and her expertise in the area and with the business. But we didn’t stop there – Laura sold our downtown Palo Alto home within just days and we now have our second home in Palo Alto being listed by her! That is three significant transactions in a matter of months. We are fully confident in her ability to rise to the top of this hot real estate market and we couldn’t imagine being represented by anyone else. She is a pleasure to interact with and she has a very large network of fellow top talent. If you want a classy pro who has a heart of gold, go with Laura McCarthy. We are so glad we did.
— Gilda & Mark, Buyers / Sellers
I am a partner of an International Law Firm. I recently represented a client to acquire a property in Los Altos Hills, CA. We have the pleasure to work with Ms. Laura McCarthy who represented the client as real estate specialist. Her services are top class with the highest professional standards. She has taken the client’s interests as first priority and she works over time and during the weekend to cooperate with both sides. Thanks to Laura’s efforts, we have closed the acquisition on time with the clients’ full satisfaction. I will not hesitate to recommend Laura to friends and other clients if they are to buy a property in the Bay Area of San Francisco.
— Simon, Buyer
As a first-time homebuyer, I had no idea what I was doing and was very nervous. Good thing I found Laura! She put me instantly at ease and never pressured me. Laura was always enthusiastic, even when my own optimism flagged, and was a consummate professional. She was also incredibly prompt and responsive, even on weekend evenings. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
— Megan, Buyer
Laura McCarthy has done a wonderful job in our home search and securing our new house in Santa Clara. She was attentive to our needs, budget, time constraints and even international travel. Our transaction was far from easy and straightforward but Laura made it go smoothly and took care of all of our needs. Laura will go the extra mile for you, not once did she hesitate to meet with me or come over to help with some part of the transaction. I highly recommend going with Laura for all your Real Estate needs.
— Sincerely, Kingsley Chen & Lina, Buyers
It was the first time my wife and I bought the property in USA. We knew Laura via Trulia. She is an experienced and patient agent and helped us a lot. After 3 months searching and selecting, we finally bought a townhouse at San Jose.
She is the person whom we trust!
— Victor, Buyer
I found a house that I liked on the Peninsula. I then learned that there were going to be multiple offers on it. My realtor, Laura McCarthy, was able to leverage her network and negotiating skills to win the property—and secure us a great deal in the process. She was very helpful and sensitive to our needs and handled this application as her own.
— MJ, Buyer
I recently purchased a house and Laura was very helpful in the process. I’m a first time home owner with no idea of the home buying process. She’s quite knowledgeable on Santa Clara County. She showed me a few houses to give me perspective on how home design has changed, and what I should expect in each region of Santa Clara. This allowed me to better target houses and price ranges. In the end I chose a new construction as it had the best layout and great value. Laura was very helpful throughout the process and helped me select the best house that fit my criteria. Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value.
— Peng, Buyer
I met Laura at one of her Open Houses in Palo Alto and we clicked right away! She has been an amazing resource on the local real estate market, who has gone above and beyond to help me find my new home.(including picking me up at work to look at properties on my lunch hour.) I’ve been impressed with her great communication, as she has kept me in the loop every step of the way, and was available to answer any of my questions or concerns, large and small. I’m happy to say, that with Laura’s professional and enthusiastic help, I will be picking up the keys to my new house this week! I’m a happy customer!
— Ellyn, Buyer
Laura was my realtor for my first home purchase. She answered all my questions and encouraged me to understand what I was really looking for. She provided great guidance without being pushy or pedantic. She made home-bids a pain free exercise by being totally organized and on-time with all documents. Her friendly nature is an asset and much appreciated. I’d highly recommend Laura to anyone who is looking for a great realtor!

Great Results, On Time, High Integrity.
— Chaitanya & Ashima, Buyers
We came to California from the UK hoping to buy a house, not knowing much about what it would involve and we were lucky enough to find Laura to help us. With her friendly and lively personality and extensive knowledge she gave us an enormous amount of support: Explaining all the technicalities of home buying as it was very different from at home. Identifying houses that met all our varied requirements, and often inspecting them for us, so we didn’t have to consider a lot of unsuitable properties. Making sure we were not made to feel hurried or pushed into buying. Cheering us up during difficult times. Helping us through the complicated escrow process. Result-we have a house that we
love.
— Joy & Christopher, Buyers
Thank you for helping us with our first home! It was quite a whirlwind with the various multiple offer scenarios (what slow economy?). What we especially appreciated was the pre-planning that you did before each home viewing outing. The trip routes were fully optimized hence time-efficient, and the MLS summary printout was handy. Your service was professional, email responses prompt and we had your undivided attention during each home viewing trip (no other clients’ phone calls, etc). We are settling down alright, happy to have a place to call our own. Liking the neighborhood and nature trail nearby. May need your magic touch for the housewarming!
— Pamela & Edward, Buyers
Laura provided excellent and very professional assistance to me in my search for a rental property. She quickly understood my “wants and needs”, arranged for me to receive daily updates of the new MLS rental listings that met my size and geographical criteria, and then promptly made arrangements to show me the properties that were of interest to me. On site, she pointed out qualities and drawbacks of the properties, some of which I would not have necessarily thought of had I been viewing them by myself. Once we found the ideal place, Laura negotiated the lease terms on my behalf, and all I had to do was sign my name. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of this process, and highly recommend Laura for her professional skills along with her friendly, personal touch.
— SM, Buyer
Being a first time home buyer, we needed some one who can help us navigate the home buying process and explain every step. Laura filled in the role incredibly well, and made it easy for us. We found her through Trulia itself, and met her, and we immediately felt that we want to work with her. Laura is always on top of the offer process, negotiation, paper works and also provided incredible feedback to us throughout the process. I would strongly recommend Laura, especially for the first time home buyers!!
— Vinay, Buyer
Laura is a shark. She is the kind of agent you want on your side. Whether it’s renting an apartment or finally buying a house, she is the agent you want to work with! She is direct, honest, upfront, and knows how negotiate her way through this crazy market. She’s punctual and she follows up. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I know that I would not be completely settled in my home without her help. I would recommend her 10 out of 10 times. It was truly one of the best housing experiences I had in my life. If you want an agent that’s going to work for YOU and your best interests, call Laura today.
— Doel, Buyer
Laura McCarthy was our realtor when we sold our Los Altos Hills home. We had lived in the house for 16 years and had performed a significant remodel to the house and grounds. We chose Laura to represent us because we knew her personally through our daughter’s school functions. Only through Laura’s diligence and extra efforts did the right buyers end up connecting with the right house. The negotiation process also turned out to be a win/win for everyone. If we had it to do over, we would select Laura again. She’s driven, dynamic, well networked, and managed every detail of the process with our best interests in mind. We would highly recommend Laura to anyone…period.
— Randy & Donna, Buyers / Sellers
We were very satisfied with Laura during our first house hunting which lasted for almost 3 months. Laura was very informative and patient in helping us figure out what and where we wanted to buy as our first home. We never felt being pushed into buying something. Also she was a great help in writing offers and finally the escrow process. I think as first-time home buyers we were lucky to have her as our agent. Would definitely recommend her to others.
— Shivangi, Buyer
Laura is amazing. She is patient, kind and was always immediately available to go see a house or get additional information as soon as we indicated interest in a home. We had very specific needs for a home and she would tell us beforehand if she thought a certain home wasn’t a right fit for us. Her focus was getting our family into the right house for us, not just making a sale. She is smart, incredibly knowledgeable about the area and the housing market trends. She keeps you informed and is on top of houses before they are on sale/rent. She does all of this while being incredibly warm, personable and just an absolute joy to be around. She found us our house in the Hills while we were out of town, did all the leg work and had everything lined up for us and ready to go in a matter of days! We were so fortunate to work with Laura and are so grateful to her for all of her help. We would highly recommend her.
— SB, Buyer