Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Destin, FL.
- Local knowledge: 5 stars
- Process expertise: 5 stars
- Responsiveness: 5 stars
- Negotiation skills: 5 stars
The Laurie Hollowell team was great to work with. They were patient, responsive, and knowledgeable of the gulf coast area. Promptly found answers to any questions I had about the area or a particular property. Top notch service!
credd70 Bought a condo in Destin Florida August 30, 2018
Laurie is an excellent realtor and when we need her we will DEFINITELY request her help again. She has helped just about every family member of our family when we have needed her. Our first meeting with her was when my husband's company painted her home and then she helped my brother and sister n law buy and sell a lot. After helping them she then helped my mother n father in law buy and sell their lot and but a new home in Freeport and then we requested her help in listing and selling our lot next. We will CERTAINLY call upon her services again in the future. In our opionion she is the BEST realtor in the world. She knows everyone.
achamblin62 November 21, 2017
I contacted Laurie by email about a new home listing I saw on Zillow, and she responded immediately. I flew to FL and she showed me several houses in different areas, all with the specific criteria I told her were important to me. She didn't waste my time. When we got to the house I contacted her about, it was exactly as she described it. I was very impressed with Laurie's knowledge of the house and also of the surrounding area.
Laurie oversaw all the improvements agreed upon with the seller while I went back to CA to pack. She provided invaluable assistance not only with the sale but also with helping me get acclimated to my new area! I highly recommend Laurie!
gypsy9420 Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Destin, FL. November 13, 2017
Laurie and her team did a very professional job when we were selling some land in Santa Rosa Beach. From using a drone to capture the land's layout to finding a qualified buyer, they worked tirelessly for us.
A pure pleasure to deal with and she will be the first person we contact for all of real estate needs in Santa Rosa Beach and surrounding area.
wlperry245 Sold a home in 2016 in Point Washington, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. November 13, 2017
Laurie was instrumental in the sell of my late sisters home during her terminal illness. Very smooth and professional transition. She will never know how much she is appreciated by me and my family. She truly went above and beyond.
angelaashelton Sold a home in 2017 in Sandestin, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. November 13, 2017
Laurie and her team did a very professional job when we were selling some land in Santa Rosa Beach. From using a drone to capture the land's layout to finding a qualified buyer, they worked tirelessly for us. A pure pleasure to deal with and she will be the first person we contact for all of real estate needs in Santa Rosa Beach and surrounding area.
November 13, 2017
Laurie is an excellent realtor and when we need her we will DEFINITELY request her help again. She has helped just about every family member of our family when we have needed her. Our first meeting with her was when my husband's company painted her home and then she helped my brother and sister n law buy and sell a lot. After helping them she then helped my mother n father in law buy and sell their lot and but a new home in Freeport and then we requested her help in listing and selling our lot next. We will CERTAINLY call upon her services again in the future. In our opionion she is the BEST realtor in the world. She knows everyone
achamblin62 November 13, 2017
I have used Laurie and her team to buy or sell 3 properties this year. I have been extremely pleased with their willingness to accommodate their clients. It would have been exceptionally difficult for me to get my transactions completed in record time due to my travel schedule had it not been for Laurie and her team of professionals. Not only are they professional, they are just "nice folks" all around.
Jerry Purcell August 22, 2017
Outstanding realtor! Outstanding team!! Great online presentation of the house. Received an offer three days after listing. Laurie and her team were exceptionally responsive to all requests. Promptly returned phone calls and e-mails. Could not have asked for anything more. Went above and beyond the call of duty.
Eric Hjerpe August 22, 2017
We personally interviewed Laurie and one other person and interviewed three others by phone. Laurie and her associate, Jim Meeker were very impressive and efficient in their review of the subject property and were clear in explaining their approach. They were aggressive but reasonable in suggesting an asking price. It was an easy decision to accept their proposal to be our listing agent. They are supported by excellent administrative personal. We always got prompt attention and answers to our questions. We sold in less than 75 days for an excellent price. We can recommend Laurie Hollowell, without reservation, to sellers or buyers.
Charlie Simon August 22, 2017
I want to acknowledge the outstanding service that I have received from the Laurie Hollowell Team at Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast, Laurie Hollowell, Jim Meeker and Mark Gaddini. I owned a Golf Villa in a gated golf community, Regatta Bay, in Destin Fl. The property was on the market over 18 months without one offer. I knew that I needed to change realtors and wanted to interview several agents before selecting a new representative. The Laurie Hollowell Team was on my list because I had received a mailing from them which was very professional, detailing information about the Team’s services, plan of action, sales history and even a photo of my property! When I conducted my interviews with several agents, all three of the Hollowell Team: Laurie, Jim and Mark came to the villa and made a very persuasive sales presentation, along with assessing the property and suggesting a starting listing price. I was extremely impressed with their approach and immediately felt comfortable with them on a personal level. As promised, the Team was very aggressive in marketing the property, with email campaigns, online listings, internet blogs, MLS listing and access to the Keller Williams Listing System which includes 350 most popular search websites. Most important, in my mind, were the open houses they conducted – 9 in a three month period! Indeed, it was an open house that produced an offer. During this time, they took great care to maintain the property (I am/was an absentee owner), regulating the heating system, supervising pool maintenance, keeping blinds drawn between showings to protect furniture and carpeting from sun damage, trimming back overgrown shrubbery and in general keeping the property in the best condition. Once the potential buyer made an offer, the Team went to work in assisting me in negotiating an agreed sales price and terms. After inspection, when various items were noted for needed repairs or suggested improvements the Team went above and beyond in securing maintenance or repair services at amazingly reasonable prices. Not only did they negotiate and schedule painting, stucco repair, house and carpet cleaning, electrician services, pest control, landscaping maintenance, etc., they also had to meet these service representatives to allow access to the property and stayed while the services were performed to insure proper work. And in a number of instances, Jim and Mark did repairs and maintenance tasks themselves! From the time that I signed a listing agreement with Laurie Hollowell, I have received constant communication and updates, via email and phone. The level of personal attention has been incredible. No detail was too small for their concern and for me to be informed about. As a client, I felt their every suggestion and move was in my best interest. Not once did I feel that any action they took was self-serving for them: all efforts were to ensure my welfare. I have made a number of real estate transactions during my lifetime. My experience with The Laurie Hollowell Team has been the most professional, personable, profitable and pleasant experience that I have ever had! I cannot praise Laurie, Jim and Mark highly enough. I hope they will use me as a reference at any time in the future. They should serve as models for sales agents for any product or service. Thank you, Laurie, Jim and Mark.
Carolyn Becker August 22, 2017
The Laurie Hollowell Team has recently been awarded the Top Sales Leader for Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast for the third consecutive year. This award was given to Laurie Hollowell for her outstanding sales achievement, taking top honors among other Keller Williams Emerald Coast agents who serve the areas of Destin, South Walton, Panama City Beach, Ft. Walton Beach / Niceville and Navarre Beach areas in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016!. “I am extremely proud of this continued recognition and I’m equally pleased with my team who helped achieve this award,” says Laurie Hollowell. She has been ranked in the top 5 Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast agents for over a decade and shares this insight to her success: “I am very thankful that my unique and aggressive marketing methods have benefited my team and me in earning this recognition in the current real estate market.” In a statement given recently at the Awards banquet by Jeff Adamson, Team Leader/Broker of Keller Williams, Laurie and her team were acknowledged for their tireless efforts on behalf of their sellers and buyers. He further noted: It’s no surprise that Laurie and her team continue to be “Top Performers” as they work extremely hard to achieve the results they have on a continuous basis. As a three time winner of the Top Sales Leader, The Laurie Hollowell Team continues to deliver outstanding results as well to the customers they serve. Expect Success!
Jeff Adamson - Owner/Broker of Keller Williams Emerald Coast August 22, 2017
Laurie, it's hard to believe this house is selling so quickly. We had been waiting months and this all happened so fast with Keller Williams. Thanks for your hard work in everything. It's been really convenient to sign everything electronically through this thing called modern technology....which I am still learning about in many ways....the modern technology. 😉 Also, thanks for taking care of the administrative/business end while still being compassionate and patient about personal circumstances at the same time and negotiating an agreement that works well for all of us. Surely, that's not an easy job but you make it look effortless. We appreciate you!
Lisa & Tobias Ensel August 22, 2017
I have never found a Real Estate Agent, like Laurie and Jim. They have done so much to help me get my Bay Property ready to sell. They go to every showing with the other agents, as there is so much to see, they also give me a call after each showing, letting me know. It is now under contract. Thanks to both of you.
Betty King August 22, 2017
Dear Laurie and Jim,
Although I am a bit late, I wanted to thank you for a job well done in the sale of our condo in Grand Dunes II, 221 Scenic Gulf Drive Miramar Beach, Fl. 32550. As well known we had listed the property with the sales team in Grand Dunes and they had it on the market for over 2 years with only one "low ball" offer during that time. We then Listed with the Laurie Hollowell Team. Your team was pro active in showing and advertising the property and within a few weeks we had offers and within days we received an offer that was in agreement with our price. The process from offer to closing was handled by your team without any problems. The process was easy for us even though we were out of Destin during that time. Your team took care of the inspection and the minor repairs required as a result of the inspection. I cannot express enough how happy we are with you handling our property sale. This relationship with your team has been a long term relationship. You sold our Home in 2005 during a very stressful time in our family. You sold it within 4 weeks and at a price that we were extremly happy with. Again you found the property in Grand Dunes for us and closed the sale. So this relationship with you team has been a very good and successful one and we will always be grateful to your professional help.
David & Ann Hogan August 21, 2017
I can't express how appreciative I am of The Hollowell Team and the effort that they put forward in selling our home. After a year on the market, and two previous realtors, I was under contract on my home in less than a month with Jim and Laurie. Their customer service was beyond outstanding, from homemade cookies to professional photography, a home warranty, and providing their own contacts for small repairs to get the house in the best selling condition possible. The other realtors that I worked with made a lot of promises, but then once my agreement was signed, they did not follow through. The Hollowell Team provided more than I expected. We had more showings in the first month with Jim and Laurie than we had the entire year with others, and they brought in reasonable offers that could be worked with. They made the process as easy as it could be, and I attribute that to the dedication that the team has to customer service - it is, no doubt, the best that I've experienced during my 15 years on the Emerald Coast. I will always use The Hollowell Team for my real estate needs.
Sara Jones August 21, 2017
As far as realtors go, Laurie and Jim are awesome!!! When they first came out to the house to they brought gifts and spent time discussing how they would promote the house to sell it quickly, explaining in depth all they would do. They even allowed me to put my house on market after my son’s wedding - being flexible with my schedule. They hired a professional photographer and they ordered a special sign with a QR code, that gave them access to our virtual tour, for potential drive by buyers. Jim came by during inspection and then came out and assisted me on write ups. He got on my roof to cut down sprawns on the palm tree and found a garage door guy to inspect garage door. To find such great invested realtors is amazing and impressive. If anyone is looking for dedicated realtors who go the extra distance to work for their clients, these two are the best. They sold my house in one day!!
Tracey & Chris Dunham August 21, 2017
A friend and I co-owned a house in Seagrove Beach, Florida for ten years. In early spring, 2014, we decided to sell the house. We listed it with the agent who worked with us when we bought this house. The house was listed in March, and we were completely disappointed with the lack of attention she gave to selling the property. We didn't hear from her except for when we contacted her to ask if there had been showings, interest, etc. We asked for her advice about getting the house ready to sell and were discouraged from painting, making even small improvements. When the contract ended, we didn't renew it. The morning that the information hit the MLS, I had a number of calls from agents who were interested in working with us. The first call early that morning was from Laurie Hollowell. She asked many questions and said she'd like to take a look at the house. We met with Laurie and Jim Meeker and with other agents that same week, but the meeting with Jim and Laurie was first. They looked at the house and Jim took notes as he looked. Then we talked, and Jim outlined what he thought would be the best plan of action to interest buyers and to sell the house as quickly as possible. Not only did he and Laurie say what they thought needed to be done, but they also suggested people and businesses that might do parts of the work or offer better prices for things that were needed. We met with other agents, but selected Jim and Laurie, and their attention for the next few months was perfect. One if not both of them checked in weekly at the very least. They followed up on their suggestions with actions. We worked with many of their contacts and their own landscaper worked for us in the yard. Jim and I had many conversations about the work being done, and they were quick to respond to calls, emails, and texts. They met me at the house a number of times during the process of renovation. The house was listed in January and it sold in the spring. We couldn't have been happier with anyone than we were with the Jim and Laurie team. We have since listed other properties with them and continued to find the same level of interest in our properties, and commitment to us.
Emilie Paille August 21, 2017