Native Austinite, real estate broker, coach and mentor. Laura owns a niche real estate firm in the heart of Austin and has been working with buyers, sellers and those relocating to Austin since 1979.
Get to know Laura Duggan
My daughter, Katy Freshour, and I work together as a team to meet all of the needs of our clients. We have a blast working together and find that our clients truly become friends for life. It's our goal to make the experience of buying or selling a home with us a fun experience. Afterall, that is the Austin vibe. Together, we've developed services and systems for buyers and sellers to make sure that every client is not only satisfied but thrilled with the outcome of their real estate transaction. We LOVE our clients and it shows.
Special designations and certifications include:
President and Broker/Owner, West Austin Properties Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), 2003 National President Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Guild Member Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) E-Pro Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Transnational Referral System Certification Top Producing Team Leader at Capital City Sotheby's International Realty (2007) Co-Founder, Platinum Luxury Listings and Platinum Sales System Star Power Star, Star Power International, February, 2010 2012 Top Agent, Top Agent Magazine, February, 2012
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Laura Duggan is the broker owner of West Austin Properties, a second generation family owned real estate firm located in Austin, Texas. As a third-generation native with over 36 years experience, Laura is uniquely prepared to represent both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of a home of any size and in any price range. When approaching the goals of each client, Laura says that “It’s not about the property, it is about the people.”
Doing relocation work is also a passion. Laura loves to connect clients and their families to all of the people and services that make their relocation a success. Whether it is matching a special academic setting or finding a job for a spouse, her team makes the process seamless. A recent client commented, “I can’t believe how stressful this move would have been without the team at West Austin Properties.” When recruiting and relocating employees, the human resources departments in many area companies consider the skills and services of the West Austin team to be a valuable resource.
Laura also has a strong network of real estate contacts from lenders and appraisers to inspectors, designers, stagers, contractors, accountants and legal advisers. Everyone collaborates to get the job done. “Whatever the need, we have the resource! We even have an international network of real estate professionals who can serve our clients moving to other cities across the world. “
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with two degrees, Laura has been married to husband, Brad since 1981 and they have two adult daughters, Kerry and Katy. “This is a family business. My father and grandfather taught us to treat each client like they were family. What greater joy can one have than helping a family member with the purchase or sale of a home?” Laura and the whole team carry on that tradition.
Testimonials for Laura Duggan
If you want to find the perfect home for you, call Laura Duggan now! After looking at houses for over a year with another realtor, I called Laura. She really listened to what I wanted and after six weeks she found my house even though it wasn’t on my mls search, took me to see it, and submitted the contract on line so quickly and easily that I was amazed. Laura is not just on top of the situation, she is always two steps ahead of the game! I always had total confidence in her ability, knowledge, and ethics.
Patrick and Aubrey Hannigan09/09/2014
Katy and Laura,
We can’t thank you enough for walking us through everything. Our Austin house hunt has been a great experience and we could not have done it without you.
Laura and Eric Powell06/27/2014
We wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciate working with you to find our first home. Working with you has been an absolute pleasure and we feel as though you treated us like family. If only home buying were a more frequent process so we could work with you again soon! All the best to you and your loved ones. With heartfelt thanks.
Laura and Eric
After recently closing on a wonderful property in Lakeway, TX, we wanted to express our gratitude to you and West Austin Properties for all your unwavering efforts to make our buying purchase a success from start to finish and every little step in between. We re happy and satisfied clients as a result!!! After settling on a new development in Hill Country of Lakeway the process of undertaking a new construction project was both challenging and exciting. Summoning your team of experts to oversee and collaborate with the builder of our project from inception, construction, permitting, to final close proved to be invaluable experience as a real estate buyer and property owner. Your constant communication and counseling throughout the process built a level of trust that is a rare find when purchasing an asset that is generally one of he most expensive transactions a client can make in their lifetime. My wife and I knew that trust was established early on when dealing with a company whose roots run deep in the Austin area with unmatched credentials tha ttake years to attain and professionalism that is beyond reproach. For those looking to buy, sell or relocate to the Greater Austin area, don’t even THINK about it until you contact Laura Duggan at West Austin Properties
Mike and Erin Johnston05/23/2014
Mama Laura and Katy, we can not thank you enough for making our first home purchase so smooth! We had some scary moments but y’all wisely guided us through the storm! There is no doubt we will recommend y’all forever to other potential home-buyers!! Y’all are incredible!! Y’all are so friendly and so honest! You both glow with wisdom and integrity! We see y’all as family and thank God for you!!. Thank you for the amazing experience that we’ll always treasure.
If you need a Real Estate Agent, look no further! We have worked with Laura Duggan in both the buying and selling of our homes. Laura is a very professional and thorough agent. She helped ensure our new home was built exactly as planned. She resolved any issue with the builder and our closing process was smooth. Laura knows real estate and is the person you want on your team. She was very concerned about our needs being met. When she presents information, it will be researched and accurate. She is not a pushy salesperson; she works to ensure the satisfaction of her clients and is a great listener. Laura will give you help along every step of the way. Due to her expertise, Laura sold our home in less than 12 days in a market which presented challenges. We were unable to be at our closing and again, Laura handled it with ease. She is the full service Realtor that you can trust and rely upon. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and she has become our friend. Several of our neighbors requested her contact information as they were very impressed with how quickly our home sold. Laura Duggan has been a blessing to us and will be to everyone else she represents in real estate!!