Last week we started to re-introduce our team beginning with our team founder and owner Zabrine Watson. This week we continue with Laura Stratmann.
Laura is originally from West Virginia but has lived and worked in Arlington for nearly a decade. She graduated from West Virginia University (Let’s go Mountaineers!) with a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Advertising, Business, and Communications. Laura has always been interested in real estate, interior design, and décor. That interest was heightened even more once she experienced the home buying process firsthand. She had such a great experience that it inspired her to become a Realtor®.
Want to know about Laura? Check out her Q&A below and click here to read her full bio!
*Laura with her siblings: Erika, Luke and Katie
Bubbly, considerate/caring, and personable
I was inspired to get into real estate when I was going through the home-buying process myself. The first time my agent met me she said that I would be perfect for real estate. It really got me thinking that maybe this is something I should explore and I am so glad I did!
There is no better feeling than helping others find their dream home!
Low inventory in this market! Even rentals are competitive!
Don’t be afraid to take the first step from renting to buying. Get pre-approved, learn as much about the process and take a deep breath! It will all work out!
Declutter, clean, and stage! If you need fresh paint, please hire a professional.
I was showing a townhouse to my client on a very warm day, opened the sliding glass door to the deck, and no sooner than I opened the door a wasp flew into the kitchen. I panicked because I knew I couldn’t leave the home with it flying around. My client quickly found a broom and was chasing the wasp all over the house, meanwhile, I’m laughing so hard I fell to the floor in tears! He was a hero and got it out of the house then we continued our tour around Leesburg.
I love being close to trails and walking distance to Shirlington Village. I can quickly escape to nature or be at a restaurant in no time at all. It is the best of both worlds!
I am obsessed with thrift shopping for vintage decor/home furnishings
I am happiest by the water so first and foremost, it would be located in a neighborhood with water privileges, and particularly situated to see fantastic sunsets. I envision a bright white house with either black shutters or black windows, an open kitchen with a large island, and a great outdoor space to entertain guests.