Laura Barshaw is a determined and honest licensed Realtor who is passionate about what she does. Equipped with a wealth of real estate knowledge, Laura is an experienced real estate professional who loves assisting people with their real estate needs.
    Laura has a deep appreciation for our local market, especially waterfront properties - particularly Lido Key, Longboat Key and Siesta Key in Sarasota. She has also fallen in love with Lakewood Ranch - an award-winning master planned community. Because Laura lives in The Ranch, she has the personal knowledge to help you do more of what you love and experience all that Lakewood Ranch has to offer.
    Laura's honesty, professionalism, and drive gives her the edge to get the job done; For every client, she goes above and beyond to help them achieve their dreams. Her hard working and pleasant personality serves the community well in finding families who love our area and want to call it home.
    After a successful career working in the banking industry, Laura values the importance of accuracy, attention to detail and superior customer service to best serve the needs of both buyers and sellers. Laura works hard to ensure that every aspect of the customer's experience is positive and perfectly executed. Whether you are buying or selling a home, Laura will assist you every step of the way.
    Laura attended College of DuPage in Illinois and is currently a member of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.
    In her spare time, Laura enjoys roller skating, cruising and exploring, the gym and taking nature walks with her husband.

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    Working with Laura to find our dream home was a phenomenal experience. She is a great listener who translates different wants and needs from both my husband and me and found common ground with homes that we could both agree on. She is super responsive and attentive. When you work with her you are in great hands!
    Laura Barshaw was very instrumental in making my transition to a positive one. I met her from Zillow and she was so enthusiastic and positive that I knew she could help me. I enlisted her immediately to sell a house that I had bought site unseen with another agent and hated it' She was able to sell it with a good price within 4 days! She then went on to show me all kinds of properties so I could find what I really wanted. She was very resourceful and we did it, I was able to purchase my dream home, all while I was living in CT. I would recommend Laura for any realtor transaction you may need,
    We purchased a new construction home while living out of state. It was important that we had a local realtor that would keep an eye on the construction process. Laura was very attentive and always available when needed. We appreciated her follow up and she sent pictures/videos at least twice per week.
    I found Laura Barshaw tenacious in meeting our common goals. To sell our condo quickly and maximize our selling price. Since I was out of town during this process, she follow up on many the borderline items which were needed and never allowed anything to delay our objective. Laura deliver complete client satisfaction and I recommend her wholeheartly in any task she is assigned.
    I just bought a property just off Siesta Key using Laura Barshaw as my agent to close the deal. Tough transaction with a difficult out of town seller and a royal pain tenant in possession of the property. With as many stumbling blocks as were thrown up, Laura was there to tackle every dilemma with professionalism and decorum. She works hard to get her deals closed and goes the extra mile to make her client happy. I would highly recommend her and I would use her again.
    I cannot speak any more highly of Laura Barshaw! Laura is a 5+ Star Real Estate professional!! From our very first meeting, I knew I would enjoy working with her. We only had one day to look at several listings and Laura put together a property portfolio that was thorough and per our criteria. It helped that she relocated from another state; therefore, she could relate to some of our potential concerns of purchasing in a state that we do not currently reside in. She was patient and definitely interested in making sure we saw as many properties within the small window of time. Once we left Sarasota, we discussed the properties that we saw but we agree that if it wasn't for Laura's tenacity and excellent follow-up, we probably wouldn't have purchased our property. Laura kept the communication lines open by checking in on us and also providing us updates on the status of a few interested properties. Once we decided to make an offer, Laura did everything! She made this process so much easier because she's such a hard worker. She worked around the clock to make sure everything was done on our end as well as everyone else's. And she didn't stop! She worked even after the closing! We are excited about our property and thank her for all that she did to make our dream come true.

    My Experience

    • Laura is a well versed licensed Real Estate Agent that specializes in beachfront properties. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge and expertise for buying and selling real estate she loves assisting people. Her hard working personality serves the community well in finding homes to fill with love, while guiding her clients through the process of financing, handling inspections, and selling their previously owned homes. She has worked closely with developers in new and luxury home sales. At every step the way, she leads the pack. In order to be effective selling homes in Sarasota one needs to live, dine, work, and play in the area. This factor enables Laura to easily market the lifestyle that she lives. After working in the banking industry, she understands the value of accuracy, detail oriented processes and exquisite customer service based on the needs of both buyer's and seller's. Laura works hard to ensure that every aspect of the client's experience is positive and perfectly executed. Her specialty is waterfront property encompassing the locations in the southwest shores of the Gulf. If you are in the market for buying a home Laura will assist you by providing a sales history of the neighborhood, arranging a home & termite inspection and obtaining the financing that best suits your needs. Selling your home? Laura will provide data on the market sales in your neighborhood, your current competition in the selling marketplace, and provide feedback with Buyers & Realtors opinions of the property. At the time of the contract Laura and her team will guide you step by step through the process.. Whether you need to find the perfect home to buy, sell or rent - call Laura Barshaw at (941) 735-4882. She can be also reached via email at

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