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What My Clients are Saying

Since 1984, Jack Lawlor Realty Co. has helped thousands of clients in the Northern Virginia area buy or sell. Let Laura help you find your next dream home!

  • I used Laura as a buyer’s agent as we were looking to relocate from NY. I had started this process with a different agent and quickly realized that he and his colleagues were not well versed in the communities we desired. After a brief internet search to identify an agent with expertise and knowledge of the Ashburn area, we found Laura and were reasonably confident given her excellent reviews and our initial introductory conversation. While our plans were waylaid due to the Covid crisis, Laura kept in touch and kept us informed. When properties met our criteria, Laura immediately went into overdrive and worked closely with us. Her communication and follow up skills are top-notch. When we found one property that was ideal, Laura helped us construct a winning bid in a very short amount of time and one that was successful over 3 other offers. No small feat and much of this had to do with Laura’s skills. I have dealt with about a dozen different realtors over the past 20 years- most through business and some personally. Laura is really one of the best! I tell our family and friends that she is “Virginia’s Realtor of the Year”. That is how good she is. Even if we did not get the home we initially wanted, I had ultimate confidence that with Laura’s guidance and skills, we would have found another one to our liking. Laura always answered our many questions and provided several excellent vendors to help us address a few issues in the new home. All have turned out to be really good and just like her- reasonable, like-able, and good communicators. You will surely be in excellent hands should you choose to work with Laura to fulfill your real estate dreams.

    Steven & Lisa (Purchase)
  • We will certainly work with Laura in the future and recommend her to any friends or family who are house hunting in the Northern Virginia area. She worked tirelessly to help us find our first home during a pandemic and a crazy housing market. One of the qualities we liked most about Laura was her honesty and forthright manner. As first-time homebuyers, she helped us through the overwhelming process and was very responsive to our many questions. She has kept in touch after closing, provided us with references for repairs, etc. and made sure we are happy and feeling “at home.” We can’t recommend Laura enough!

    Carlos & Anna (Purchase)
  • Highly recommend Laura Lawlor! She was proactive and listened to ALL of our requests. She was able to find us a townhouse that perfectly fit our family. She went above and beyond with negotiations and was able to close the deal in record timing! She spent late nights and early hours working around our non-conventional work hours. I cannot express enough my confidence in her abilities. Truly a reliable, trustworthy, and diligent realtor. (I fired 3 other realtors before finding Laura. 100% worth the wait!!!).

    Linda (Purchase)
  • Laura did a great job selling my home. She gave me great advice on improvements I needed to make to prepare for sale and she connected me with a number of reliable contractors. She also did a great job representing my interests during negotiations and then managing the closing process. I highly recommend her!

    Alan (Listing)
  • Quite simply, Laura is the best. From recommending improvements for my home, connecting me with reliable contractors, pricing my home accurately, recommending a settlement attorney; from start to finish Laura made the whole process run as smoothly as it could. She was available and transparent every step of the way. She is a superb listener, communicator, and negotiator. Laura was also invaluable to me when I bought my condo. She brought things to my attention that I would not have noticed and advocated for me with the seller. I highly recommend Laura if you want a top notch professional to help you buy or sell your home.

    Carol (Listing & Purchase)
  • Laura helped us with both our sale and purchase transactions in the Fall of 2019. We don’t have enough good things to say about her! She gave us great advice for getting our home listed in a very short time and at the right price to sell quickly; we went under contract in just a few days for a great price! On the buy side, Laura helped us navigate a very complex transaction on a unique property and guided us every step of the way. She was extremely knowledgeable, transparent and reassuring every step of the way. Most importantly, she was a tough negotiator and was able to help us get to closing on our forever home! She went above and beyond in terms of making herself available whenever we needed to talk, spent countless hours researching some of the unique challenges about the property and was extremely patient while we vetted every issue/decision. We HIGHLY recommend Laura and can honestly say she exceeded our expectations every step of the way!!!

    Caitie & Mark (Listing & Purchase)
  • There is no one we would trust more when we were ready to buy our home. There was significant competition with multiple bids and Laura’s guidance and advice around preparing our offer was invaluable.

    Jim & Alyson (Purchase)
  • My wife and I decided to use Laura based on her knowledge of the greater Ashburn area. She was able to give us insight for recommendations on how to show our home effectively, as well as determining the right price to list. We immediately received a variety of offers and she negotiated to ensure we were able to determine the best contract for us to accept. Her insight into the process was immeasurably helpful. She also handled our purchase, a complicated for sale by owner (where the owner was on the other side of the country) as we went through the process of closing the sale of our home. We were able to close both sales the same day. Laura was able to follow up and ensure we got all the documentation necessary from our homeowner’s association after the previous owner met all stipulations. Laura’s strong network of various contractors helped us make our new house a home. We would use Laura again without hesitation.

    Michael & Sandra (Listing & Purchase)
  • Laura is simply the best! This was the second time my wife and I worked with her — this time to sell our condo and buy a townhome simultaneously –and she made everything go so smoothly once again. Gave us great advice to make the best decisions possible every step of the way. We’ll definitely go back to Laura next time we need a Realtor!

    Max & Jacqui (Listing & Purchase)
  • Laura was invaluable in our search for an affordable apartment. Even though she was not immediately familiar with the purchase process for a unit in a co-op, she accepted the challenge and shone through with her attentiveness throughout the process. Wish that there were more agents like her!

    Matthew & Kaitlin (Purchase)
  • Laura was a great help to us in selling our first home and buying our second, all within a few months. It’d been ten years so we needed a lot of hand-holding! We interviewed a few Realtors before closing Laura. We choose her in part because she charges lower commission than the others we talked to, but mostly because she showed us clear examples of how much it would cost to buy and sell our homes, itemized and explained. It made us less nervous to know exactly where our costs and profit came from and went. During the processes of buying and selling, Laura was extremely responsive. She answered or returned calls quickly, and was very available over text. She gave us her opinion (where she was allowed to) and offered comparisons to other sales that we found helpful. She recommended a title company and a home inspector, both of which were great. We have recommended Laura to people we know and to anyone on neighborhood Facebook groups looking for Realtors. I recommend her to you as well!

    Clay & Carla (Listing & Purchase)
  • An absolute professional experience in both selling and purchasing! Laura provided quick information on every aspect of the buying/selling process, leveraging her long-term experience as well as her vast networking resources to manage both transactions. Not only did she firmly manage all of the tasks required to sell and buy a property as my representative but she was just as diligent in keeping the buying/selling agents honest and on time with their responsibilities. The buying agent for my home was a nightmare and ridiculously sloppy with her responsibilities and unrealistic requests, simply put, Laura managed the agent properly and kept the process moving forward. Both the house sold and house purchased were on well water systems with drain fields, this requires extra documentation and inspections which she was fully on top of. Her recommendations for agencies to handle inspections and repairs were excellent. The list goes on and on. She was prepared and had me prepared for every step in the process and every issue that arose. Buying and selling real estate within a tight time period takes a highly experienced agent to coordinate all activities, set proper expectations, and handle any and all of the glitches that can pop up (things will pop up!). I cannot express my gratitude enough for all of the work Laura put into the entire process ensuring each of my transactions went through as smoothly as possible and were financially well positioned. There is a reason she is highly respected in the industry and I am ever thankful for her intellect, work ethic, and steadfast dedication.

    Joel & Lisa (Listing & Purchase)
  • Laura’s remarkable skills helped us buying our investment property and she found us a tenant very quickly for the property. After our first tenant’s leasing term was completed, she helped us to find our next tenant for the property very quickly as well. We highly recommend her.

    Hasantha & Kamali (Purchase)
  • We hired Laura to help us find our new home in the Ashburn area.  Laura did a great job and was extremely professional.  She showed us the different areas, provided us the positives and negatives for each, and then highlighted specific homes based on our criteria.  There was no pressure and no hassle.  Once we found a home, she was outstanding throughout the negotiation and buying process.  She kept track and made sure we met each critical deadline. When there was a snag in the negotiation, she went above and beyond to ensure our deal went through.  She made herself available, even late into the night.  Laura is not a fly-by-night real estate agent.  She is committed to the profession and has advanced training above the normal agent.  She is local, knows the area, and has a group of very helpful contacts. We highly recommend Laura to anyone looking in the Ashburn, Dulles area.  You won’t be disappointed.

    Jon & Svetlana (Purchase)
  • Laura was excellent at selling my property. She provided great guidance, was very open and honest on what I needed to do to sell my property, including guiding me on pricing. She was responsive, and really had a strong knowledge base. I would use her again when I am in the market for a house.

    Phillip (Listing)
  • My soon-to-be-wife and I just closed on our very first home two weeks ago, and I know for sure that it would not have been possible without Laura’s help. She helped us from beginning to the end, answered all our petty little questions in the most fast and accurate way. She helped us to get the best deal negotiating with the sellers (priced dropped DOUBLE of how much I wanted!) and when we were delayed in the loan process, she jumped right in and set everything straight with the sellers to agree on delaying the closing date. The best part was that she actually cared for us genuinely. Laura was happy when we were excited, she was anxious with us when we were struggling with the mortgage process, and she could not stop texting us when she was out for her short vacation… even though someone else was covering for her! She was there for us all the time; we actually felt a bit empty when the deal closed and we went to the house without her.  Long story short… Laura is AMAZING! Go with her and trust in her. You will not regret it.

    Chris & Mishelle (Purchase)
  • Laura helped our family with a relocation from Michigan to Northern Virginia. She patiently and expertly helped us through all phases of the buying process. Laura was very responsive to calls, texts, and emails. While helping find and purchase our home, Laura took a special interest in our children. While we were anxious about always having the kids with us in a new place, Laura took it all in stride. The kids always looked forward to seeing “Mrs. Laura”. We highly recommend Laura Lawlor and plan to work with her again.

    Josh & Amy (Purchase)
  • Laura made the process of buying our first home so smooth and easy! It seems like she works all the time – no matter what time of day or night, if we had a question about something she seemed to get back to us in minutes. As first time home buyers we had a lot to learn, but Laura guided us through the process so we felt comfortable and confident every step of the way. We will definitely look to Laura again next time we buy or sell.

    Max & Jacqui (Purchase)
  • Laura did a fantastic job as our agent! We used her to sell our townhome in Sterling and purchase a single family home in Ashburn.  Our townhome received multiple asking-price offers and it sold in less than 5 days.  She helped us navigate the entire process and reviewed the pros and cons of each offer. She was very accessible, answered all of our questions, and helped us get top dollar for our home. When we purchased in Ashburn, she used her resources and network to help us find our forever home in our desired neighborhood. She is extremely thorough in her market research and was always available to view potential homes.   I would highly recommend Laura if you are buying or selling in Northern Virginia.

    Mike & Michelle (Listing & Purchase)
  • I have nothing but great things to say about Laura.  She is one of the most hardworking and dedicated professionals I have ever dealt with in any field; she’s passionate, knowledgeable, organized, super-responsive — everything you could ever want in a Realtor.  Selling my home from the other side of the country was a daunting task, but Laura was a steadfast guide every step of the way, navigating smoothly even when we encountered some unexpected turbulence.  After the sale was successfully completed, she even went out of her way (unprompted!) to research and interview agents who could help me buy a property in my new home state!  Laura truly goes above and beyond to provide top-notch service, and I would recommend her as a Realtor without hesitation or reservation.

    Andrew (Listing)
  • Laura is a dependable and knowledgeable Realtor in the Northern Virginia area. After interviewing several Realtors, we still had not found the right one. Once we met Laura, we knew we had found the right person to help sell our townhouse. Laura is professional and easy to work with. We never felt rushed or pressured throughout the entire process. She was always in communication with us and kept us well-informed. Above all, she is a kind and energetic person who works hard to get the job done. We highly recommend her!

    Robert & Irene (Listing)
  • Laura is hands down the most confident, attentive, and just all around amazing Realtor!  Last year we thought we were ready to buy, but it turned out we weren’t quite there yet. We felt awful because we dragged Laura all over, but she was so understanding and said “I’ll be here when you are ready!!” This year we were finally ready to get our first single family home. Laura NEVER made us feel any less than her other clients. She was always there for us when we needed her. Every time I felt like I was going downhill on an emotional roller coaster, Laura was there to talk me through it and get me right back on track! She was so supportive!!  I can’t say enough about how great our experience was. We found our dream home and I know for a fact it’s because of Laura.  We better not move ever again – but if we do – we will be working with the Lawlors.  Do yourself a huge favor and call Laura!!!

    Yot & Kate (Purchase)
  • Laura was amazingly patient with me as I worked my way through the purchasing process. She helped me find the right home for me and my son that fit within my budget and had the room that I wanted. Not only was the whole process done with effortless ease by Laura, I was confident that any recommendations she provided were right on point. Any time I had a question, I was able to reach Laura and she was always there to answer my questions. Between her patience and her knowledge, I was able get just what I needed. I have recommended her to several family members and would gladly recommend her to anyone who needs help buying a home.

    Chris (Purchase)
  • Laura’s talents and expertise as a real estate agent are extraordinary! I feel as though I won the lottery when I hired Laura to sell my townhouse. She is very organized, knowledgeable, pleasant, positive, communicative, hardworking, responsive, and always available, even from her hospital maternity room!! Laura leads you through the process step by step. She conveyed my opinions and desires to the buyers and their agent with her amazing and precise written language skills. Most importantly, her description on the MLS and her photographs of the interior and exterior were stunning! No need to pay 6% or even 5% commission, when you can get Laura’s outstanding service for 4 1/2% commission. If ever I were to buy or sell again, my ‘go to’ agent would be Laura Lawlor.

    Josephine (Listing)
  • I worked with Laura to sell my condo and buy a new house in Arlington. She is a go-getter, passionate about her work, cares about her clients, and I will definitely use her in the future.  I was impressed with her from my first meeting when we discussed selling my condo. She came prepared and was very detailed oriented.  Throughout the selling process she provided regular updates, was always very responsive, and she did an excellent job guiding me on pricing my unit which was under contract in a week. On the home purchase side, she was hard working, patient, actively listened to me, and looked out for my best interests. I trust Laura and her expertise in Northern Virginia real estate.

    Elizabeth (Listing & Purchase)
  • It was an absolute pleasure working with Laura Lawlor.  Laura is extremely knowledgeable of market conditions and is an absolute professional.  Her assessment was spot on.  Everything Laura told us to expect was accurate.  I highly recommend Laura as a Real Estate professional.

    Joel & DiDi (Listing)
  • When my wife and I left our house to meet the listing agent on a house we were interested in we had no idea how truly lucky we were about to become.  We arrived at the house and met Laura and, although the house wasn’t what we were looking for, Laura definitely was.  We did not have an agent, but after meeting Laura we knew we wanted to work with her and have her help us find “the house” as my wife and I referred to it.  Laura has the patience of a saint because while my wife and I typically agree on most things we couldn’t agree on “the house”.  Laura showed us so many homes we lost track of the number, but she never hesitated to get right back at it the next day.  She was always quick to provide both her professional and personal opinion on the houses we looked at, which helped my wife and I avoid some potentially bad decisions. When our search finally ended and we finally found “the house” I suddenly realized Laura was just getting started; she was on top of every aspect of the loan process, home inspections, HOAs, utilities and all the other processes that seem to come out of nowhere. She stayed on top of the loan company, the seller’s realtor, inspectors, etc.  When the day came for closing we found it wasn’t just us. Everyone likes Laura, especially the people at the Title Company which made closing that much more enjoyable. When it came time to list our other home a few weeks later, there was no doubt who we were going with. Laura used all her experience and knowledge of the housing industry to make sure our house was ready to sell before it was ever listed. We were prepared for a long sales process, but never in our wildest dreams did we ever think Laura would sell it in 20 days for full asking price.  Laura is the nicest, hardest working and most professional realtor we have ever worked with and I will steer all my friends to Laura when they are ready to buy, or sell their homes.

    Chuck & Venice (Listing & Purchase)
  • My husband and I have had the good fortune to be able to work with Laura Lawlor on two separate occasions. The first time was when Laura sold our house for us because we had to move away, and then the second time was when we bought another house because we had to move back to Alexandria.  Both times, Laura was perfectly professional and responsive in every way.  We are very impressed to see both sides of Laura’s profession because she is as great a Realtor for buyers as she is for sellers. We did not even think twice about calling anyone other than Laura to represent us. Laura generously gave her time and dedication to us both when we were selling our house and then again when we were looking for a house to buy.  If anyone is thinking about selling or buying a home, please do yourself a favor and just contact Laura because she will not disappoint!

    Chris & Tito (Purchase)
  • Words cannot describe how lucky my husband and I were to work with Laura Lawlor. As first time home buyers, she made us feel at ease and guided us with care and professionalism.  It took us over a year of searching and figuring out what exactly we wanted and needed before finding our first home.  Laura is very patient! She never made us feel rushed or pressured into making a decision and let us move at our own pace.  She kept us informed, educated us on the process, and always gave us her honest opinion.  Laura was always accessible and was there for us 100% when any issue or problem arose.  She even kept in contact with us while she was on her honeymoon!  They have an excellent and supportive team at Lawlor Realty.  When our credit union dropped the ball, Laura recommended an awesome lender (Atlantic Coast Mortgage).  I highly recommend Laura Lawlor!  I don’t know what we would have done without her!

    Allyson & John (Purchase)
  • We could not be more pleased with the effort Laura Lawlor put into selling our home this year. Her professionalism, sense of urgency, and detail to all avenues available in promoting the house were all keys to a successful sale. We highly recommend Laura as an outstanding Realtor!

    Dave & Linda (Listing)
  • We worked with Laura on selling our home. She met with us and reviewed the comparable listings in our area to establish a realistic listing price.  Laura had a great line of communication throughout the process and was always very professional.  Laura’s team also stepped in while she was away on her honeymoon and kept the process moving smoothly.  In the end, we received a contract and sold our home!  We would refer Laura to our family and friends!

    Craig & Dana (Listing)
  • Laura is an attentive, market-knowledgeable agent and it was a pleasure working with her. Within 24 hours of signing her as our agent, she had our condo listed and was preparing an article for the condo association newsletter. Two weeks later, she hosted an open house and we received an offer that evening. She gave us the sound advice that allowed us to get a great price on our condo and in record breaking time. We would definitely use Laura again!

    David & Ashley (Listing)
  • Laura was very patient and professional in helping us sell our very special house (backed up to a cemetery).  She truly did give us full service at a reduced commission, which allowed us to reduce the price of our house and still get what we needed out of it to build our new home in South Carolina. We would recommend Laura to anyone who wants to sell their home in Northern Virginia.

    Stuart & Rachael (Listing)
  • We would highly recommend Laura Lawlor to anyone who is in need of a Realtor. Laura went above and beyond the call of duty when she sold our house for us. Laura’s reliability and dependability is remarkable and we could not have asked for a better Realtor. We were on a tight stressful schedule because of a new employment opportunity in another State and even with us moving away, Laura was still as organized as ever and she still took extremely good care of us and our house. If you want the best Realtor then you should choose to work with Laura as she will not disappoint you!

    Chris & Tito (Listing)
  • Laura’s marketing skills in selling our home were outstanding. Prior to listing the property, she recommended several minor modifications that were in line with current trends and fashion and made the home appealing to a greater number of potential buyers. Her listing on the MLS was perfect, with the home photos showing the finer aspects of the house. She did such a great job that the first family to view the home made an offer at the asking price. We were under contract in record time. We also heard that the second family to view the home were also very interested in the house and were more than a little disappointed that it had gone under contract so quickly. It was a pleasure having Laura represent us and making this particular home sale the quickest and easiest ever.

    Tom & Alison (Listing)
  • Laura – Steve and I can’t thank you enough for all you did in selling our house.  You were always on top of things and kept us informed of every step.  We thoroughly appreciate all of your hard work and everything you did to make this a smooth transition for us.  We would highly refer you to anyone wanting to sell a house. We wish you well in everything you do!

    Stephen & Toni (Listing)
  • Laura was a great fit for me in my move to the Northern Virginia area! Being from out of town, I was crunched for time and needed guidance as to which complexes were in safe, practical areas. She helped me find a rental apartment within my price range and in a very convenient location. Laura was always available to take calls and answer questions when needed as well. I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone in need of a Realtor in the future!

    Francesca (Rental Tenant)
  • We had the privilege of working with Laura as our Realtor while we considered what to do with an investment property.  At first we were thinking to sell, but ultimately decided to refinance and rent.  Laura was willing to help with anything we needed, and was patient while we went through the refinance process.  Once we were ready to list our property for rent, Laura jumped right on it and got all the information needed to list our property.  We had some lowball offers right away, but based on the market research that Laura provided, she suggested that we hold firm on our asking price.  A week or two later, we got the offer we wanted.  Laura ran the credit check, identified red flags, and gave us all the information we needed to make a decision.  It’s been 4 months now and our tenants are turning out to be the perfect renters.  Thanks Laura!

    Paul & Abbie (Rental Listing)
  • We loved using Laura as our Realtor! She helped us with the purchase of our new townhouse in Arlington. She was thorough and conscientious, always willing to work with us as we were very particular about the area where we wanted to live. She has a great team and was always available for us when we needed her. Laura understood our need to save money on such an important purchase and provided quality service. Laura had our best interest in mind the whole time. Thank you, Laura, we love our new home!

    Alexander & Stacey (Purchase)