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The photography was wonderful. The online ad looked amazing. Laura Swinden went above and beyond by working with the staging of our townhouse, attended the appraisal, followed up for the conclusion of the walk through, and attended the closing. Laura networked us with some helpful trades professionals like carpet cleaning and HVAC when we asked her for assistance. The extended Swinden Team also worked hard and made great contributions to the sales endeavor. We listed on MLS Thursday night, hosted more than a dozen showings through the weekend, received three offers by Monday morning (two over list price), selected the best offer, and signed a contract Monday evening. Easy, Peasy, Lemon, Squeezy!
Jeff Van Etten
Hainesville
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Laura recommended Jim Hilliard, a general contractor, who completely remodeled our home and did an amazing job. We wanted our home to sell quickly for a good price in a buyer's market. Her recommendation of Jim and other suggestions positioned our home well in the market for sale. Her attention to detail always insured a solid showing. When repairs were needed after the inspection, Laura had the right contractors who came in and did the job required to secure the close. Laura is more than a realtor. She is the total package from preparing your home for sale to delivering a solid close with the buyer completely satisfied with their purchase. She has it covered from A to Z. We are very thankful for Laura Swinden, a great blessing to us.
Gregory Maine
Arizona
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Both Larry and Laura Swinden were a joy to work with. It was a long process for us to find the right home, but they were eternally patient, and helped us to find exactly what we were looking for. Throughout the process they made us feel at ease, and I was pleased with Laura's knowledge of the changing market, and how she took care of every detail for us. Thank you Swinden Team!
Ron and Amanda Mika
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Laura was always available when needed. She always made sure we understood the information on the papers we were signing..A truly wonderful and caring person....very special and a pleasure to work with.
Janet Johnson
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My husband and I really appreciated all the hard work Laura put into selling our home! She was always available to answer our questions and always polite. There were also several times I got frustrated over the negotiating details and she was able to calm me down and help me make sense of the process.
Karen Robbins
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The nice staging of the house was a selling assist and left one able.to see possibilities. A job well done!
Warren and Marji Thummel
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This is the second property Laura has sold for us. She does a fabulous job, and she and her team are responsive, thorough, and professional. I highly recommend Laura and her team when it comes to meeting your real estate needs. She found us qualified, reliable contractors to address repairs that she recommended be done to make the house sell faster. We had a contract in 10 days in a market that is usually very slow. We were thrilled.
Stacy Logan
Wauconda
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Larry and Laura are both the absolute best!!! They are so kind and helpful. They made our home buying experience so easy. They really want their clients to be happy with what they are getting and have amazing feedback!!! I am so grateful for both of them and highly recommend them
Jasmin, Taruj, and Jayden
Grayslake
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Laura stands out in the world of realtors
Kathy
Illinois
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If you want an agent who has experience, market savvy, integrity, energy, presence, Laura Swinden will exceed your expectations in every respect. I would rate her a 5 star agent, guide and friend.
Scott Pihlaja
Gurnee
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Swinden’s assisted our daughter and son-in-law in buying their home, and the help and guidance they received during that process greatly influenced our decision to go with them. Laura Swinden thoroughly explained every aspect of the sale of our home with much patience - answering our numerous questions and assuring us in the areas we were anxious about. Her knowledge and sensitivity to our needs made us confident throughout the process that we were in good hands.
Todd and Martí Habegger
Fort Wayne
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We are beyond grateful for all the support and dedication we received from The Swinden Homes Team. Larry and Laura, both shared incite on all homes with great attention to detail and real life examples- what works and what didn't in homes. We were blown away with how much knowledge they both had. Concerns were explained and communicated in depth, putting our minds at ease. We searched on and off for about a year and landed our dream home. We can't be more thrilled about how easy the process was and how smoothly they guided us along. A huge thank you to both Larry and Laura! Thank you so much!
Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Swinden
Ingleside
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Laura helped me buy a new home and sell my old house this year. I would highly recommend her and her team! She is knowledgeable and was very helpful in every step of the way.
Joanne
Mundelein
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Laura was an excellent representative of our home
Rhonda E Johnson
Bargersssville Indiana
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Laura is very hard-working. She kept us informed every step of the way, is very good at her vocation, and has an exceptional work ethic. I would recommend her to anyone. Laura and her team care.
Mary and Greg Gfesser
Lindenhurst
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I worked with Laura Swinden previously, and was extremely satisfied with the experience. When I decided to buy again, there was no question I would work with Laura. She is competent, communicates well, and took the time to answer questions and make sure I understood each step of the process. It was very reassuring to have a professional agent working on my behalf.
Dawn Bruzan (Buyer)
Grayslake
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Laura was professional and very supportive during the listing and selling process of our home, especially during this time of the pandemic and economic downturn. The online marketing and mail marketing she did of our home went above and beyond my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Laura Swinden as a realtor whether a person is selling or buying a home.
Kris and David Ford
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Working with Laura made the process of selling my house super easy and as stress free as possible. From the very beginning she was able to give me recommendations on getting my house ready for sale and to help me set a fair price for my property. She was also immensely helpful in giving recommendations on what items would need to be done to increase the selling potential. Once everything was completed and the property was listed I was getting requests for viewings immediately and many more than expected due to the covid pandemic. I highly recommend Laura Swinden for your property selling and buying needs.
Jon Hooten
Gurnee
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Getting to work with Larry and Laura Swinden on both the purchase and eventual sale of our property years later were wonderful experiences. Whether it was taking us on numerous house showings in order to find our dream home, or the ways they went above and beyond in helping to prepare our home for the sale, they put in an incredible amount of time and energy to care for us well throughout the process. Their character, service, and knowledge truly makes the home buying and selling process smooth. They blessed us greatly!
Zach and Shelby Bennin
Lindenhurst
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We have been using Laura’s services for several years now and she is always a pleasure to work with. Laura is extremely knowledgeable. She was quick to get us into see homes and was so patient with us while we searched for the perfect home. I would definitely recommend Laura.
Aimee & Adrian Saura (Buyer)
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Laura is a pleasure to work with. She was so quick to evaluate our home and provided suggestions to ensure it was ready to sell. As a result, we were under contract in less than a week. Laura is extremely knowledgeable which put us at ease throughout the entire process. We've been working with Laura for several years and definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Aimee & Adrian Saura
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I have worked with Laura Swinden previously, and didn't consider anyone else because of my prior experience. I knew I couldn't find a more qualified agent. Although I needed Laura's knowledge and expertise to sell my home, I valued her calm, caring demeanor. Laura's kindness was a welcome gift during a very stressful time. Her communication skills and hard work make her an exceptional agent.
Dawn Bruzan
Grayslake
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Laura you are an excellent realtor. Your professionalism is outstanding.
Gloria Scaletta
Tucson, AZ
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Laura and Larry, Using you and your team was such a great experience. From your advice on repairs to do to the home even before we listed with you to the very last detail at closing was made so easy because of all of you. Your experience and expertise made the whole process so easy. I can't thank you enough. I would recommend your team for anybody who wants an enjoyable experience. Thanks Bruce Davis
Bruce Davis
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I worked very closely with Laura and her team and I cannot say enough about how fantastic of a job they did!!! From searching to closing Laura was there every step of the way answering ALL my questions no matter how silly I thought they may have been. Laura's profound knowledge in real estate industry truly helped me make the right decisions on which homes to pass on and which ones would be a great fit! She offered sound advice and gave me a lot of things to consider when making a final decision. The whole time I knew that she had my best interest at heart. And as a first time home buyer myself that is something I look for when making a big life decision. I can not be happier to have worked with someone who is so patient, kind, knowledgeable, considerate, diligent, and trustworthy. I'm truly blessed to have her on my team. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone who's in the home buying / selling process to contact Laura! You will be in great hands!
Michael Rome
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Laura helped to buy and sell my houses in 2019. She was professional, skilled and patient with me. She staged my house for sale and made beautiful brochures which included high quality photos, is a wealth of knowledge, and helped with every step of the way! I highly recommend Laura and her team.
Joanne Cass
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We can't thank you enough for all you have done to make this sale a reality!!! You both went above and beyond in every aspect of our dealings with you. It is always difficult to sell a home when all the parties live a good distance away, but you always kept us in the loop and we truly appreciate the time you took to drive out and meet with us or repair men, or to even clean up. Your professionalism is evident in everything you do. Your recommendations for the remodel were "right on the money" and I believe that was the factor that eventually sold the house. This is bitter sweet for my dad since he and my uncle built the home, and your thoughtfulness in recognizing that this would be a bit emotional for him again says volumes for your character. - So from the NELSON TEAM; THANK YOU!!
Lois
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"Your service was beyond expectation, and (beyond) our past experiences. Keep doing what you are doing! We would recommend the Swindens to anyone, anytime, anywhere that (desires) to work with the experience and expertise of a top notch real estate team. They exemplified professional integrity; truly a team any homeowner can trust."
Brian and Natalie O'Grady
Gurnee
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"The Swindenhomes Team served us well by streamlining the process for us by researching and recommending homes for us to view. Larry did not over-explain the process but provided adequate information for first time home buyers. He also provided excellent referrals for mortgage lenders and attorneys."
Daniel and Gloria Cooley
Round Lake
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"Laura´s (and the Swindenhomes Team) communication was outstanding! You kept us informed in every step of the process. You warned us of potential hurdles and guided us through the process with your expertise and knowledge of the market. We would highly recommend you (and already have) to anyone wishing to sell or buy during this difficult market.   Working with Laura and Larry was a delight. They went far above and beyond their responsibilities. When the house was empty due to our move, Laura kept tabs on our house to make sure that it was secure. They staged the house professionally (which she did not have to do and ultimately helped to sell it) and dealt with all the selling process. Outstanding! I would like to clone her!"
Richard and Barbara Butler
Grayslake
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"The Swindenhomes Team served us well by staging the house and meeting with contractors."
D.A. Dees and Bruce Draney
Lake Villa
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I think the reason the home sold so fast was because it showed so well on your website.  You presented it very well!
Brad and Kim
Waukegan
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"After using 5 different real estate consultants, Larry and Laura worked the hardest and were very committed to our needs. Without a doubt, the best experience I have had."
Bradley and Ann Henning
Schaumburg
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"I was once again amazed by you, Laura and Larry, for your committment to sell a house. You guys are great; love ya and thanks again."
Dustin Hoffman
Round Lake
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You were always willing to stick with us and show us more homes - even if that meant for months!  You were always willing to accommodate our schedules.
Jason and Joni
Grayslake
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You helped us understand the current market and guided us to the right areas...
Michael & Angela
Gurnee
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 Larry went above and beyond in all ways possible.  For example,  snow blowing the driveway before we owned the property.
Dan & Nicole
Gurnee
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Exceeded expectations of involvement with nitty gritty details - very helpful since I was remote seller of my dad's house.  Larry and Laura stepped in and took care of things they saw that needed attention and kept me informed of the situation.  You were honest and upfront, reliable, conscientious, gave more than what was expected or required of you, and I really appreciated all you did for me and dad.
Rich
Wyoming
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My husband and I hired Laura and her team to purchase a home ... and to sell another home.  Her experience and knowledge of the real estate industry is unprecedented.  Laura operated with the highest integrity and definitely goes above and beyond, with time and research, to ensure your home is in the best position to sell.  I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great realtor.
Carrie
Florida
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I want to thank you and Larry for the outstanding job you did and all the little things that helped me so much.  Once again it was a pleasure to work with you and to have someone I could rely on and have complete confidence in while I was already living in another state.  Your attention to detail and your knowledge and experience contributed to getting the job done.  When I picked you to sell my home, I knew I picked the best and most professional agents in town.
Shirley
Tennessee
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Housing prices started to fall just as we listed our home.  Laura kept up the showings and encouraging words throughout the two and one half years it took to finally sell.  But, it did sell when many others did not!  And, Laura used great creativity in marketing - even staging an "historical tour" for the house with costumed guides.  I can't say enough good things about working with the Swindens.  Thank you to Larry, also , who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.
Karen
Deer, Arkansas
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Words don't do justice to the thanks Julie and I have for the above and beyond work you did to help Love-Light find our new home.  The addition of your friendship along the way was/is icing on the cake!
Wil and Julie
Zion
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Your honesty, integrity, and professionalism are what set you apart.
Michael and Man Ting
Grayslake
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"The Swindenhomes Team served us well in every way that you can!"
Stalin and Nayana Parmar
Gurnee
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Top 25 Reasons we love Larry and Laura Swinden! 1.  Picking us up at our apartment countless times. 2.  Great vehicles to ride around in. 3.  Saved us from ferocous dogs! 4.  Coffee stops while house hunting. 5.  Praying for us for at least 11 months. 6.  Providing veggies at home inspections. 7.  Faithful example of a church elder. 8.  Larry's world. 9.  Constance. 10. So many emails! 11. Countless phone calls! 12. Faithful example of a great married couple. 13. Teacher background. 14. Amazingly patient with us. 15. Amazingly gracious, even after homes 65, 66, 67, etc, etc. 16. Being flexible to meet/see us whenever/wherever. 17. How cool that your phone number matches your house number. 18. Always having water for us in the car rides. 19. Both coming to our final walk trough. 20. International text messages! 21. Countless contracts signed, sent, faxed, etc. 22. Hooking us up with a great banker, attorney, and inspector. 23. Very nice & sweet to random British ladies that tag along. 24. Nice to let our parents come along. 25. Helpful psychologically with teaching us good tests (i.e. spook your spouse) to learn other's true personalities. Thank you Swindens! Thanks for helping us find a wonderful home!
Dan & Elizabeth
Spring Grove
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You made us comfortable in every aspect of purchasing our first home.  I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Todd & Shari
Gurnee
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This could not have happened without you two!  You went beyond the call of duty and always treated my mother with the utmost respect and professionalism!
Client's daughter
Glenview
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Careful attention to our needs and preferences.  Knowledge and explanation of selling and buying process.  Very available and responsive service.  Very professional, yet fun to work with!
Jim & Patti
Gurnee
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Since we needed to move out of state before our home sold, it was impressive to us how you went above and beyond what we expected while our home was vacant.
Bryan & Leslie
New Hope, Minnesota
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Professional, personable, makes house selling feel like a partnership instead of a "home sale".  Went beyond the call of duty!
Ruchira & Sameer
Lake Villa
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You took lovely pictures of the home.  You advertised a great deal and sent us copies of ads and feedback from the web site.  When we expressed confusion in the beginning, you took a great deal of time in a brainstorming session.
Judith and Joel
Hoffman Estates
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Excellent communication
Taisik
Gurnee
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You helped us more than we knew to help ourselves.  You found homes that worked for us including our new, perfect house!
Sara & Chris
Vernon Hills
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