About Laura Blackwell
Laura has lived in the Tampa Bay community since 1982. Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in and around Boston, Massachusetts; she understands Northern sensibilities with a deep appreciation of the character of the South.
Laura’s professional focus has always been the delivery of world class customer service while focusing on her client’s best interests. Laura prides herself on the personal recommendations and repeat referrals which account for the majority of her book of business. Laura recognizes the intrinsic value of building relationships, not sales. This year she became a member of the institute for luxury home marketing in order to improve her skills and service. Her intention is to utilize strategies taught here to provide luxury service to clients of all price ranges.
In addition to her real estate career, Laura has been a leader in the mortgage industry for over the past decade and has been a licensed mortgage broker since 2004. Laura’s deep understanding of all the many financing options gives her clients the ability to integrate their investment in a new home constructively and seamlessly into their portfolio. Laura is creative and persistent. When the financing markets slowed down, Laura used her mortgage expertise and bank relationships as the foundation for her work as a successful short-sale negotiator for one of St. Petersburg’s leading law firms. Laura’s move into the real estate market was only natural considering her background and experience. Laura is undeniably the whole package when it comes to picking a real estate professional.
Laura as a REALTOR ®
Coastal Properties Group International
August 2017 – Present
238 Beach Drive NE – St. Petersburg, FL 33701
May 2013 – August 2017
201 2nd Street North – St. Petersburg, FL 33701
April 2012 – April 2013
Smith & Associates Real Estate
February 2010 – August 2011
Laura’s Other Endeavors
Women’s Service League
Silent Auction Chair (2014 – 2015)
Yesner & Boss
Short Sale Negotiator (February 2010 – September 2010)
American Family Mortgage
Senior Loan Officer (August 2005 – February 2010)
Power Capital Funding
Senior Loan Officer (November 2003 – August 2005)
Flat Fee Home Loans
Closing Coordinator (February 2003 – October 2003)