770 Locust Street
Denver CO. 80220 MLS 6832084 / West and Main Homes Inc Data provided by REColorado
2,333 FSF / 3 BR / 2 BA
I clearly remember the experience of buying my first home more than 20 years ago. My husband and I were thrilled—but also nervous, overwhelmed, uncertain about the process, and reliant on our Realtor for guidance. From the moment we fell in love with our charming bungalow at an open house until we signed the last page of a heap of closing documents a month later, we were consumed with our home buying journey.
I believe it’s the same for everyone: whether you’re purchasing your first home or selling your fifth, it’s The Priority in your life, and as a Realtor now, I make it mine as well. I know both the thrill and the challenges of finding the home of your dreams, and I understand the mix of excitement, anxiety and satisfaction that can be wrapped up in leaving one home behind and moving into another. It can be wonderful yet bittersweet all at the same time.
With commitment, experience, kindness and a collaborative style, I help my clients (many who have become friends) navigate one of the biggest transactions of their lives. I provide smart strategies, keen market analytics, and savvy negotiation skills to make the process not only successful, but less stressful and even fun.
When not with clients, I enjoy exploring Denver’s neighborhoods, finding the best coffee shops and hiking trails, getting away to the mountains, cheering on my sons’ lacrosse teams and hosting impromptu happy hours with friends and neighbors.
"Dear Laura, we had a wonderful experience with you as our realtor, both when we sold our townhouse and again when we bought our single -family house. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Denver area."
"Laura Hudgins is the best real estate agent we have encountered in buying and selling nine homes in three states over our lifetimes. She started out with us when we were just looking, not yet having sold our home in another state. A year later she started with us again since we closed on our home and were again looking in Stapleton. She was patient, knowledgeable, honest, not pushy. Competent; not slick. She showed us exactly the type of home that would be best for us. She was helpful as we made our decision. When our offer was accepted, she guided us calmly and competently through the closing this week."
Pat & Scott K.
"I will forever be grateful for the rainy day open house that lead to my working with Laura. The thought of purchasing a home out of state was daunting to say the least. Laura helped to form my village of support and worked closely with my children, who live locally. Through FaceTime, emails and phone calls my village kept me on track, promptly responded to my endless questions and smoothly guided me through to closing.
Laura went above and beyond and I would highly recommend her."
"Laura Hudgins at PorchLight Real Estate Group did an outstanding job helping me purchase a home and also helping me sell a home. Both times she went above and beyond expectations, ensuring every last detail was attended to and following up on all the loose ends. I highly recommend Laura Hudgins, and I will certainly work with her again in the future."
"My family has LOVED working with Laura. She was entirely professional and yet very personable. It felt like she was invested as much as we were in finding the right home for our family. She was patient, understanding and realistic as we searched for the correct place for us. As we sold our home, she really made sure we did the right updates to get the most money for the home and she was absolutely correct. But more than that, we really appreciated Laura's honesty and warm spirit. Buying and selling homes are stressful and she made sure we were feeling comfortable at each stage of both buying and selling. I feel like anyone who uses Laura would get the same experience of her going above and beyond people's expectations. THANKS! Really grateful for your friendship!"
"You were the first realtor that I have ever worked with, and I honestly didn't know what to expect, especially when it came to buying a new build. I've bought new constructions before and have never used a realtor before. But I am so thankful to have been able to work with you, considering the difficulties we encountered. You were my advocate, sounding board, and friend through this process and I wanted to thank you so much for being there for us."
"Living out of state, we had no idea what was going on with local markets, and were very dependent on your expert advice to sell our home. And we sold our home within 2 days! We were thrilled with the outcome. Thanks again."
Rebecca & Rayburn
"Laura Hudgins has been an absolute treat to work with—and one of the most gracious people I have met in recent years! We have worked with Laura on three closed transactions, and probably aren’t the typical residential buyer/seller clients. Our first transaction with Laura-- (searching for and purchasing an investment property)-- was quite small, quite messy and one of Laura’s first. Laura embraced us and our somewhat disorganized ideas, helped focus us, shepherded us through a few failed offers (blind bids) and then terrifically handled the complexities (extended negotiations, insurance claims, mechanical issues, etc.) of the property we finally closed on.
From there, Laura assisted with a purchase of a building wherein the negotiation went on for over 7 mos. and was fraught with lien, litigation, personality, and other issues—she took this deal on with enthusiasm and curiosity and stayed the course while we pushed for a nearly 50% drop in the list price.
Most recently, Laura assisted with the sale of our primary residence, which went under contract after one showing before the house hit the market! In each of these transactions, and the ones that didn’t get to the closing table, Laura has treated us and each step of the process as important, handled details that we couldn’t take on, gone above and beyond in assisting with atypical due diligence, maintained absolute professionalism, authenticity, humor and good judgment. Laura has embraced the opportunity to learn about building codes, variances, new neighborhoods, etc., and has worked extraordinarily hard on our behalf. Laura is a available, steady, a good listener, organized, informed, has a great bucket of go-to resources, and handles client anxieties really well—she has good negotiating/people instincts and gently helped us (me) get grounded in reality based on hard data when we were asking the litany of “what-if” and “is-the-grass-greener” line of questions after she sold our home in one day! Prior to working with Laura, I had kind of sworn off real estate agents, and now can’t really imagine going through a transaction without Laura as our representative!"
"We were exceptionally happy working with Laura. She took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for in a home. She was always accessible and very responsive to our inquiries. During the actual purchase process, she kept us informed of every step and deadline. My favorite quality about Laura is that she did not try to influence our decision but rather provided knowledgeable insight to help us make an informed choice."
Lara & Tony L.
"Thanks, Laura - I appreciate the [commercial real estate company] referral. I also wanted to say that you did an unbelievable job [selling my residential property] and I am really happy with the way things turned out. You did an amazing job all around and I could not be happier. I would love to send you business from my network when I hear of people looking for a new house. Keep up the great work!"
"Laura was the listing agent on a home we wanted to look at without our having a buyer agent. She was kind enough to show us that home and several more that day. She and her Managing realtor said there was no obligation and to treat it as a job 'interview'. My wife and I immediately felt comfortable communicating with Laura. We decided to make an offer the next day with Laura as our buyer agent.
I was very impressed by her thoroughness and communication with us, sellers' agent, inspectors, etc. during the entire process from initial offer to close. She was always on top of every deadline. When we had trouble getting a loan fully approved she did everything she could to help out despite the loan process being out of her power. We were so impressed we plan to have Laura be our seller’s agent on our former home and look forward to working with her."
"Laura helped us successfully buy and sell a house in Denver. Our hope was to complete both transactions in a tight window, and everything went smoothly!
On the buy side, we were able to visit properties of interest quickly. Laura helped us achieve a fair/competitive offer (which was accepted in the context of multiple offers). Laura ensured steps to closing were clear and activities timely (coordinating inspections, appraisals, etc.)
When we were ready to sell our home, our house was beautifully transformed with staging at no cost to us. The home looked amazing and was well marketed through the MLS, impressive flyers and open houses. In just a few weeks we were under contract. As we made our way to closing, Laura communicated closely with us and other stakeholders (buyer's agent, title company, inspectors, etc.). We never felt out of the loop. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, we believe you will find value in working with Laura."
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