Laura has resided in Chicago since 2009, after spending several years on the east coast, and has loved every minute her life in the Windy City. After a successful career in broadcast journalism—Laura has been a reporter, producer, and on-air personality—she decided to pursue her love of the real estate industry. As a licensed real estate broker, Laura provides her clients with a wealth of knowledge, keen negotiation skills and a warm, understanding personality while ensuring their goals are always top of mind. She is a resolute advocate for her clients, and works tirelessly for their needs as they navigate the buying and selling process. Laura understands that the decision to make a move is often an emotional time in her clients’ lives, and she proudly supports them through each step towards achieving real estate success.
A dedicated people person and extrovert, Laura thrives on developing long-lasting relationships with her clients. She believes that true connection is the driving force behind a rewarding transaction, and will do anything to guarantee her clients are happy—from late night phone calls to letting her clients stay at her place while they’re in town for showings, Laura is committed to helping her clients in every way possible! Whether on the hunt for a luxury condo or in the market to expand your investment portfolio with an income-producing 3-flat, Laura knows that the perfect property is out there.
In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time along the lakefront from biking the trail to hitting the water via boat whenever possible. Laura also treasures time spent with her family in Michigan, especially with her 5 nieces and nephews. She also loves exploring the city’s amazing neighborhoods on the hunt for the next great dining gem. Love themed bars? Laura is your go-to for a recommendation—she's always ready to check out the next popup spot! Laura is committed to better serving her community, and regularly volunteers at the Lurie Children's Hospital and The Chicago Help Initiative.
Laura was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire buying process! I was a nervous first-time home buyer and had a lot of questions. Laura was very knowledgeable and was able to calm my nerves with answers or would reach out to the appropriate party immediately to get answers. Laura helped us negotiate a fair price for our home and everyone on both sides was very comfortable working with her. She possess a lot of poise and is a great communicator - so even when we entered a few hiccups in the process, it was smoothed out quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend working with Laura for any of your buying or selling needs!
Laura Pollina is extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable about Chicago real estate. I feel fortunate to have worked with her on my search for an apartment in the Gold Coast neighborhood. I highly recommend Laura - she went above and beyond in every way and was always able to answer my questions and allay my concerns.
Laura was awesome through the whole process of finding a condo in Chicago. She was referred via a family friend and made the entire process simple. Moving from out of town can be such a hassle, but not this time. I was able to schedule showings for a short period of time that I would be in town and once we picked out a unit, Laura took care of all the details to quickly secure it for us. I would 100 percent use Laura again for my next place to live.
I spent the last 2 months trying to find a rental property in River North Chicago. I'd be the first to admit that I was a high maintenance client because I was looking for that "unicorn." Laura was beyond patient with me and gave her honest candid opinion. I felt like I was working with a friend who wanted me to be happy with where I lived. If she knew people living in certain buildings, she'd ask for their opinions. She never pushed me to find an apartment I wasn't 100% into and eventually, I did find my unicorn! All of my showings were done virtually and I knew I could trust Laura to give me honest feedback on the apartments.
Laura was extremely helpful with finding me an apartment. I loved her online platform that filtered through properties that met my needs and wants. While we were touring places, she asked questions as well to help me find the perfect place! Her helpfulness even went beyond the apartment search, since she offered her insights and opinions on the best locals hangout/restaurants. Laura is very knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend her to others looking for a property!
Laura was great help for renting an apartment in Chicago. I'd only ever found places to rent on my own before, but I'm so happy a friend recommended Laura. She made the process of visiting apartments so easy, and even when my flight was delayed and I missed the first few showings, she was flexible and took videos that made it easy to decide which ones I wanted to reschedule to visit in person on a later date. She also saved me money by suggesting negotiating. And then when I left for vacation before signing the lease and had limited internet access, she took care of making the paperwork go smoothly so I could enjoy my vacation without worrying. That's just a few examples of how helpful she was through the whole process!
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