"I reached out to Laurie Finkelstein Reader's team during a time of a life transition. First in person contact was Laurie with her associate Matt Wiener and they talked me through the process. As a first time home seller I was ignorant of all the steps that needed to be taken to sell a house and they explained all the things that had to be done to sell a house. I liked them personally and was also reassured by the professionalism of the photographs and the showing rules. I appreciated that they would only show houses personally and that they would not have a lock box for my house. After getting help to price the house "right" I sold the house quickly, within 6 weeks of posting we had an offer. Rebecca Kennedy then took over and was so helpful answering all of my silly questions. She would respond to my emails quickly and her personality and demeanor put my mind at ease, as much as possible during a difficult time in my life. I highly recommend the Laurie Finkelstein Reader team."
Home Seller Client
"From the mid 1980's until the early 1990's I earned my living as a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson. In 1991, I entered law school and graduated in 1994 ranked second in my class. Thereafter, I worked for a very large law firm in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and approximately 13 years ago, I formed my own neighborhood firm in Plantation. Throughout my career as an attorney and broker, I've had contact with hundreds (if not thousands) of realtors, some good and some not so good. I cannot say "I've seen it all," but I can say I've seen most of "it." For more than a decade, I've had the privilege of working with Laurie Finkelstein Reader and the members of her team, and I can say without hesitation, that Laurie and her team members practice real estate brokerage the way I would want to be treated as a customer. Laurie and her members are diligent, competent and professionally handle their customer's residential real estate needs. They tell their customers what they need to hear, not necessarily what the customer "wants" to hear, especially in these extremely difficult and challenging times within which we currently find ourselves. In fact, when my wife and I decided to sell our home in West Plantation, we enlisted Laurie's services and entrusted the marketing of our home to Laurie and her team. The members of my legal real estate team and I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to work with the professional members of Laurie's team and their customers with the goal of facilitating smooth closings."
You have been a great team to work with! In discussing our contract with others, they have suggested that I have you cut your commission! My response is absolutely not! You have worked hard and deserve every part of your fee for both the lease and purchase! I made a wise decision in choosing to work with Laurie and Matt!
"Laurie, you have always been great, our friend in the business"
Vernon and Caroline Pain
"Our family was relocating to Virginia and we needed to sell our home in Plantation fairly quickly. Laurie and her team of professionals stepped in with their expert sales skills and local market knowledge. The house sold and the transaction went smoothly. We recommend Laurie Reader to our family and friends in South Florida!"
Charles & Annette Warnock
"I finally had a moment to stop, take a deep breathe, and realize that my old house, is just that. My "old" house. You have been such an amazing agent in plowing the road to a smooth closing all within a 9 month time frame. I know people stuck in their short sale for so much longer than that. You are such an amazing real estate agent! Your persistence in bringing new potential buyers in the door have been instrumental in a successful short sale. Even when a buyer puts a deposit down, you still brought people in, "just in case". I know that is a lot of work on your end, but at the end of the day, that is why you have a satisfied customer. Bravo Karen! Many thanks. And when I buy my new home, I want you and your team there for me again. I would recommend the Laurie Reader team to anyone!"
"Dear Laurie and Matt, Thank you so much for the efficient sale of our home in Jacaranda Lakes!! As you know we were very nervous about selling because we are out of State and because we had a renter in the home. In general we were very concerned about the whole climate of real estate in South Florida and not sure that we would get a fair price. Not only did we get our asking price (the one you recommended) but we got an offer within 48 hours of listing the property. Kudos to you!!! Having said all that, I just want to thank you for the extraordinary service that went way over and beyond what most realtors would do after they secure a listing. Your team kept up with every detail of both the transaction and the physical property. You made several trips to the home to ensure that it was indeed ready to be moved into. We are so very relieved we chose your team to sell our property. And so pleased that Matt was the one who was "in charge". It was one of our best decisions ever. It also helped that you used the best Title Company ever, Steve Gerson was great!! Totally Smooth. I hope our buyers are just as happy. Thanks again."
Debbie and Joe
"Laurie it was such a pleasure working with you and you're staff. Going beyond the call of duty seems to be the norm with you're staff. Your professionalism is what sold me! You're the best. I refer all of my friends to your office because I know they will be well taking care of in a professional and timely matter! Looking forward to our next endeavor! Sincerely"
Stan and Ann Marie
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with the Laurie Finkelstein Reader Real Estate Team for over 8 years. If you are looking for a leader in South Florida Real Estate, look no further than Laurie and her team. What many consumers don't understand is that using a good realtor will SAVE them money, not cost them money! Laurie and her team have the experience and the negotiating skills needed to not only protect the buyer/seller they are representing, but to get them the best deal, whether they are buying or selling. For buyers, this could mean saving thousands of dollars on the home of their dreams. For sellers, it means Laurie is not only going to sell their home faster, but she is going to get them the best possible price. Laurie and her team know how to market properties! They know that the right marketing and the right kind of professional photos will add to a listings "perceived" value. This "perceived" value translates into more showing and a higher selling price. If you're looking to buy or sell, you won't find a more caring and talented team of Realtors anywhere!"
"I've been working with Laurie and her team for over 11 years. I've always been impressed with Laurie's knowledge of neighborhoods and market conditions. This not only helps if you're buying, but particularly if you're looking to sell. Laurie has sold a home for me and located many potential new ones, and I wouldn't consider any other real estate professional to assist in the process."
"The LFR Team is comprised of dedicated real estate professionals, who will work tirelessly to meet your needs. As an occasional member of the team I have watched as they worked to aide both buyers and sellers in the process of purchasing or reselling real estate. I would personally sleep quite well at night knowing that they were working to assist me in my real estate transaction."
"When Laurie and her team took our house listing it was in the midst of a very unpleasant situation we were experiencing with a real estate agent who had had our listing for over a year. Due to this prior agent's unprofessional, deceiving and unethical methods and conduct the sale of our home was jeopardized. Therefore, the Reader team stepped into a very difficult and muddled situation. However, Laurie and her team immediately went to work to rectify what seemed a hopeless situation, and within only three weeks our home was sold - for much more than we had originally had it on the market for with the prior agent. Laurie's professionalism, experience and knowledge coupled with her diligence, follow-through and dedication to her customers produce end results that best serve her customers and make her an icon in the real estate market. We definitely attest to the Reader Team's ability, professionalism and dedication to the customer and are confident in recommending Laurie to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell a home."
Victor and Donna Flores
"In April 2007, I chose to use Laurie Reader and her team to sell my estate home in Plantation Acres after interviewing multiple other real estate professionals who were also prominent in that area. Laurie was the most motivated realtor I interviewed and followed through with everything she promised to do as far listing and marketing details. She provided excellent input as to the what I called..." the good, the bad and the ugly" about my lovely pool home so that I could better prepare it for a quick sale at the best price. Due to the fact that I worked 12+ hour days on weekends as well as intermittently throughout the week, I required someone who felt comfortable showing my home which housed multiple pets including one very large guard dog. Laurie and her Team did an excellent job with this and all of the other details that go into selling a home in what was becoming a difficult market. I would recommend the Laurie Reader Team to anyone who is motivated to sell their home and is willing to face up to the realities of the S. Florida market. My sale was finalized in less than 5 months only because I listened to Laurie Reader's advice and implemented the price changes required to move out and move on whereas many of my neighbors are still for sale at a much lower price because they refused to acknowledge what was happening in the real estate market.. If you have further questions, please feel to ask Laurie for my contact info. "
"The Reader Team represents our industry with class, superior knowledge and results. As an active and successful real estate agent with Better Homes and Gardens in Broward County, I can certainly attest to the teams ability and willingness to make a deal happen."
Sharon Reeves P.A.
"Laurie Finkelstein Reader and her team are among the elite in the real estate business. They treat every client with care and professionalism. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, the Laurie Finkelstein Reader team has the experience and resources to achieve your goals . If you are looking for the best in real estate representation, look to the Laurie Finkelstein Reader team to get the job done!"