An established senior luxury real estate adviser with more than two decades of experience, Laura Halliday represents remarkable homes and discerning clientele with ease. Her esteemed professional reputation is built upon a foundation of unwavering loyalty, candor and dedication. Laura is a trusted advocate for her clients known for her discretion, distinct eye for fine quality in craftsmanship and tenacious follow through. As an industry leader, Laura consistently manages transactions with sophistication, using her in-depth local market knowledge, vast network, and negotiation skills to command results. With a legacy of service and discernment that stems from her work as a buyer at Nordstrom, Laura tailors custom marketing plans based on client needs with monthly marketing calendars and analysis to account for necessary adjustments, weekly reports to review progress and consistent communication.
Laura aligned with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty through a shared vision of elevated service, global exposure and a commitment to innovative marketing endeavors. She currently specializes in premier residential real estate in Seattle's preeminent neighborhoods such as Broadmoor and Madison Park, Laurelhurst, Lake Washington, Denny Blaine, Seward Park, Capitol Hill and Montlake. Backed by a trusted 273-year Sotheby's brand heritage, Laura extends her concierge service from around the corner to around the world, in coveted areas including Sun Valley, Santa Barbara, Maui, Paris and London to satisfy the needs of her valued clientele. Deeply connected with her community Laura aligned with the Junior League of Seattle where she has chaired some of their most prominent fundraisers including Kaleidoscope, a holiday gift bazaar, and Simply Classic, an award-winning cookbook.
Madison Park, Washington Park
Highest Sale in 2018
1571 Parkside Dr E, Seattle
favorite hang out
Bing's Restaurant & Frenchy's Day Spa
I love books that are “flashlight under the covers good”…and this is one of them! Based on the true story of Elizabeth Holmes the young, gifted, and blonde Stanford dropout who started Theranos. The collection of names that Holmes collected as investors and board members is astonishing, though weirdly eclectic. Her board included Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State George Shultz, and a smattering of former senators and other political bigwigs. The leaders of both the drugstore chain Walgreen's, and Safeway saw in Theranos the opportunity to reinvent their businesses at a time when new directions were needed. Rupert Murdoch invested $125 million of his own money. The famed lawyer David Boies took payment in shares to represent the company in attacking critics. On YouTube you can see former president Bill Clinton's enchantment…This would be a great read over the holiday….
My It Pick for the month of June is Casablanca Floral, located in Seward Park. Using only the freshest botanical ingredients, the boutique floral design studio carefully considers the recipient, occasion, and space when sourcing and creating floral arrangements. The owner of the business is Maura Whalen and she is just lovely. I recently had the privilege of discussing gardening with her over coffee at the Starbucks in Madison Park! She traces her passion for flowers to her Italian grandmother in whose garden she used to play. If you are looking for an elegant flower arrangement for a special occasion, I highly recommend Casablanca Floral.
My “It Pick” for this month is the Vivian Rose Weaver Defeat DIPG Foundation, based out of Washington state. Committed to finding a cure for brainstem tumors known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), Katie and Simon Weaver established the foundation in honor of their 3-year-old daughter, Vivian Rose Weaver, who was diagnosed with DIPG in February 2018. They are thrilled to announce that a very generous anonymous supporter donated $1 millino recently to the fund and they are hoping to raise an additional $1 million by the end of the year. By raising awareness, and increasing funding for essential research, we can make a difference and save lives.
My “It Pick” for this month is local stylist, Michael Bruce, who I met at an event last year. I was so impressed by what he offers that I had to include him in my monthly newsletter! He is a great guy with a fun personality and a great sense of style and he helps you be a better YOU. Personal and professional style combine to create a brand; it is Michael Bruce Image Consulting's job to help define your brand identity.
My “It Pick” for this month is the thrilling book, "Red Notice: A Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice." I recently finished listening to the audiobook and couldn't put it down! I highly recommend reading (or listening to) this if you are looking for a fascinating exposé that is part business, part political memoir. You will not be disappointed.
My “It Pick” for this month is Earth + Wind + Fire Yoga, located in Madison Valley. I've been so inspired by the women who run this specialty yoga studio. Over a decade ago Jaime, Alice, and Madzy met and a true sisterhood was formed. Earth Wind Fire Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga styles. Drop in for a class soon and maybe I’ll see you there!
My “It Pick” for this month is a fantastic podcast from Forbes that discusses Cryptocurrency which is everywhere in the news. This podcast covers a nice mix of business, technology, beginner, and advanced topics. Whether you want to learn about the basics of blockchain technology or the implications of the latest hard fork, this podcast is an amazing resource.
This month's IT PICK is the fabulous dog walking and dog sitting app, Wag!, which connects dog owners with dog lovers in their community. Hire trusted professionals for on-demand dog walking, dog sitting and dog boarding - 7 days a week! With live GPS tracking, you can see exactly where your furry friend is at all times.
While I was in Las Vegas attending the Sotheby's International Realty GNE, I learned of a new SIR partnership with New Story. This non-profit organization puts 100% of donations toward transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe, sustainable homes - all for $6,000 per house. Not only do 100% of donations go directly to the field, but donors have the ability to see the exact family they are sponsoring. When the home is completed, they are delivered a move-in video to share in the excitement of this incredible effort.
I recently read an excellent book by Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game, titled The Last Days of Night. The novel begins in 1888 and follows Thomas Edison & George Westinghouse, the two great inventors fighting to control the spread of electricity across the United States. For any history buffs out there, this is definitely a novel you want at the top of your list. You won't be able to put it down!