What clients are saying
After 73 years, it was time to bid farewell to our house on the Via Bluffs in the Pacific Palisades. The cherished family member was built by my father in 1950. I was fortunate to have Laurie Hudson as my seller's agent. Although I was living in Northern California, I still imagined I possessed current and keen insight into the Pacific Palisades area and market. In fact, I was not as smart as I had believed. However, Laurie provided me with an updated and clear vision. She was a current Pacific Palisades resident and had built there, possessed several decades of experience, and maintained a broad variety of professional contacts.
There was a variety of offers, some serious, some not so serious brought by agents, some competent, others not so competent. Laurie knew how to wade through this field of players. She was available 24/7, communicated well, and knew her profession. When a motivated all-cash buyer stepped up to the plate, Laurie worked well with his agent and the sale closed quickly. Without hesitation, I would employ Laurie Hudson's services again.
James Flanigan MD, PhD
I’m not sure I have the words that adequately express the depth of my appreciation for Laurie’s partnership in selling my home of 22 years. Because of her experienced, intelligent, and savvy perspective of the housing market, she was the steady guiding light through what can be an overwhelming and stressful process. I knew she would represent my best interests and consistently serve as my advocate. Because of that, I could let go and trust that her sage counsel would always serve my best interest. Not only that but the reputation and credibility she has earned over the years has allowed her to build an amazing group of collaborators in her circle. This meant that any information she didn’t readily have she would quickly obtain, and any referral from her network (from stagers to window washers) was exceptional. I am beyond grateful that I had her representation and wholeheartedly hope you are lucky enough to have her in your corner as well.
Ms. Laurie Hudson represented my wife and I in the successful and concurrent sale of our previous home in the Huntington Palisades and the purchase of our new home on Evans Road.
It was a complex transaction due to tax considerations and was further complicated by the unanticipated withdrawal of the two prospective buyers from our previous home – both after being in escrow!
Throughout the prolonged and often frustrating process, Ms. Hudson consistently and professionally handled each situation and directly contributed to the eventual successful outcome. I was pleased with her representation of our interests and would unhesitatingly recommend her to others as a competent, reliable, and resourceful broker.
Arthur T. Spring
We used Laurie Hudson for the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. Laurie is a truly amazing professional in her industry. Let me tell you why…
Laurie is very proactive and knows the market well. She priced our home with the usual comps, but where she excels is with her intuitive sense of the market. Laurie proactively prepped us for the sale of our home by suggesting several small improvements we could make to maximize the value of our sale. And, her approach worked. We received multiple offers within one week of going on the market. One of the offers was for the full price we were asking. The sale was smooth and Laurie made herself available at all hours to attend to the necessary things that came up. She went out of her way several times with the escrow company to ensure that we closed on time.
With regard to the purchase of our new home, we had been looking for quite some time and had actually been in escrow on another property. Unfortunately, that house did not work out, so we kept looking. Laurie was always searching for properties that suited our needs. She regularly called or texted us when things were available, and even when nothing was available. Again, she is proactive and communicative. She doesn’t just let things unfold, but she unfolds them for you, without being pushy. Not only is she very smart, she also has good relationships with other agents which is so critical in these times. She has the ability to listen and collaborate with your best interest in mind.
As you can see, we LOVED working with Laurie. We would most certainly work with her again and highly recommend her to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home.
We are always available to answer any further questions. Warm regards.
Jerriann & Quentin Fleming
To whom it may concern:
In the spring of 2013, I decided to sell my Pacific Palisades home and make a major move across the country. I interviewed several of the Top Seller Palisades Realtors, which included Laurie Hudson. Being the thorough person that I am, I interviewed a few of them a second time. In the second interview, I knew that I would choose Laurie, and it turned out to be a very wise decision.
I was then a recent widow and was overwhelmed by all that had to be done in preparation for the sale. Laurie was extraordinarily helpful to me in moving things along. The day after you engaged her, she had people at the house and all went forward from there. she has excellent relationships with many of the local trades.
Laurie is a "can-do" person and a hard worker. In addition to that, she is smart, has integrity, knows how to negotiate a deal, works well with other professionals, and has a sense of decency. All qualities of a fine human being and an excellent business person. she knows when to be tough and when to be accommodating. She priced the house well, and I had several offers within a few weeks. She guided me through the choice of the buyer, and the deal was brought to fruition.
I highly recommend Laurie, without any reservations, for the sale of your property. She's really terrific and will give it her all, in the nicest of ways, to get the job done.
Alice Oksman, Ph.D., Lic. MFT
We just purchased the house of our dreams. Actually, it was beyond our dreams. And I can unequivocally say that it was solely because of our Realtor, Laurie Hudson.
We submitted a total of four bids, some ridiculously low, but each time Laurie was realistic but willing to push the limits. She showed us comparable properties that had sold to get us comfortable with the investment. And, finally, she encouraged us to make an offer on the house that we finally bought. She had done her homework and discovered that the buyer was very motivated. Laurie was fair to all parties in her negotiations. Through her artful and thorough communications, she was able to create trust regarding the 10% down payment and to negotiate many seller-paid improvements to the house prior to our moving in.
Laurie also provided us with no less than three reputable names for each service we needed; geology, physical, mortgage broker, escrow, painter, gardener, and carpet.
We live in our dream house and are not by any means “house-poor”. On the contrary, we hardly feel our monthly payments and to think that we were willing to settle for half the house. If you can see it in your mind, Laurie can find it for you and make what others refer to as a “grueling process” a pleasure.
Steve and Kris Mackall
Laurie Hudson performed with professionalism, integrity, sensitivity, and assistance above and beyond what I expected. She represented me both in the buying and selling of properties this year. Being recently widowed I was in the emotional process of selling my home of 21 years and moving with two teenagers. I found a smaller yet “dream house” with incredible views, a pool, and a quiet setting and like most every buyer, I was emotionally sold.
Laurie made every step of the transaction as easy as possible. Her communication as well as listening skills are keen and that strengthens any salesperson’s ability to zero in and close a sale. The selling of my house went smoothly. The purchase was fraught with difficulties on the seller’s part. Laurie represented the seller, too, and it was, to say the least, challenging for all of us.
The sale of my house went like clockwork thanks to her professional sales ability of Laurie and the market comparison and data of which she is so knowledgeable. I feel she negotiated the best price. There were problems that arose as the seller promised and did not perform, but to Laurie’s credit in representing us both, she always was there to ethically, responsibly, and calmly negotiate.
In between closing escrow and finally moving into my house, Laurie found our family a comfortable temporary residence. I never doubted due to Laurie’s strength and professional Real Estate experience and abilities that we would be defeated by a tough seller in closing.
Behind Laurie Hudson is the Berkshire Hathaway support staff and they and Laurie were always ready to help, counsel, and answer questions. Sometimes it gets too emotional in negotiations and you need a person like Laurie to be your guide, buffer, and negotiator.
I professionally am involved in commercial Real Estate & and I can appreciate and relate to having a dedicated, responsible agent like Laurie. She gave me above all peace of mind. I welcome any calls and questions. I pass on my highest recommendation of Laurie. We are happily settled in our new home.
Christine N. Philbrick
After many years as renters, primarily in Northern California, we decided recently that the time was right to settle here in Pacific Palisades and purchase our first home. We found and purchased our dream home, and we couldn’t be happier. One of the best parts of the whole home-buying adventure was the wonderful experience we had with our real estate agent, Laurie Hudson.
As busy professionals with only superficial knowledge of the area, we recognized that we needed a buyer’s agent who combined experience, knowledge of the local market, and top-notch customer service. We selected Laurie after interviewing several local agents, and it was the best decision we could have made. She delivered beyond our expectations in every regard. Her vast experience served us well at every stage of our process. She was able to address all of our many questions and issues, and where additional expertise on a specialized or complex issue was required, her network of professional contacts supplemented her own experience. Her knowledge of the local market helped us spend our limited free time looking at the properties that were right for us.
Once we found our dream home, her advice was invaluable in negotiating a great deal. As for customer service, Laurie is simply the best. She was fully engaged in our process from start to finish, always available for even our basic questions, very responsive and flexible, and a real delight to work with. She turned a potentially stressful process into a very fun and rewarding one that we´ll always remember.
After almost a year, Laurie is still there to help us with questions and advice about our new home, the local area, recommended contractors, etc. If and when we ever decide to sell our dream home, we will certainly choose Laurie to represent us.
We give her our highest recommendation.
Erin Selleck and Kurt Holland
Our family was transferred to Los Angeles from the New York area in the fall of 1988. We were transferred out 18 months later. We worked with Laurie Hudson on both the purchase and sale of our home in Pacific Palisades.
Obviously, we were extremely pleased with Laurie’s work. She made a very difficult coast-to-coast move easy — her time, patience, thoroughness, responsiveness, and market knowledge were indispensable. We were pleased with the house, area, schools, and the entire transaction. Laurie’s professionalism is distinguished by her personal touch — we never doubted her honest and sincere interest in our welfare.
We’ve worked with many Realtors over the last 20 years with the purchase and sale of eight properties in various parts of the country. By far, our best experience in terms of service and satisfaction was with Laurie Hudson.
Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Gigot, Microsoft
I am happy to recommend Laurie Hudson as a top-quality real estate agent. I purchased my townhome in Pacific Palisades with Laurie’s help and found her to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Most importantly, Laurie is honest and trustworthy, and such qualities are hard to find in today’s competitive real estate markets.
I would be delighted to speak with anyone who is considering having Laurie represent them in their search for a home.
Dean W. Grinsfelder
Laurie has helped me buy and sell three properties in the L.A. area. (Six sales in total.) All of the transactions were handled professionally and efficiently. As I live out of state, Laurie had to handle every detail of showings, stagings, negotiations, communications, etc. She is trustworthy, dependable, and knowledgeable. It was such a plus to have total confidence in the person representing me.
Zillow Review -Marygi
Laurie is terrific. She knows the Palisades and Santa Monica markets extremely well. She was ahead of the curve in terms of homes that could be coming on the market in the next 6-12 months and helped keep the right properties in front of us. And most of all she is a pleasure to work with.
Zillow Review -Noble Hansen
We met Laurie years ago and she has since helped us with all of our real estate needs. In this ever-changing market, you need the guidance and support of someone who has outstanding local knowledge. Laurie knows the Westside of Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades like the back of her hand and knows all of the ins and outs of the market. She is truly an expert!
Zillow Review -Fooferules
Laurie is a seasoned realtor and knows West Los Angeles and the Palisades. Her experience helped us process several tough closing issues with our home. Her advice and integrity were always super clear and helpful. We would recommend you put her on the top of your favorite realtor list. John Morris and Teddi Tindall
Zillow Review -John Morris
Laurie is an outstanding real estate agent in the Palisades. She knows the market very well and is extremely savvy when it comes to the negotiating process. She is also very proactive when it comes to getting a home ready to sell. We received a full-price offer on our home when we sold it, and I believe it was all Laurie's doing. I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.
Zillow Review -Jerriann
Laurie is no-nonsense and won't waste your time. She will spend time getting to know your taste and budget up front and do all the work in the background so your time is spent efficiently and, in the end, successfully. There is no big sales pitch or pressure, she just provides data and insight to help you make the right decisions. Having worked with several realtors before Laurie, the difference in approach is night and day. I am now a lifelong client.
Zillow Review -Mark Lazar
We liked Laurie from the moment we met. She is genuine, warm, and caring, and took the time to listen to my husband and I describe what kind of house we had in mind. Unlike other agents who sent us mass emails with all current listings regardless of what we had specified, Laurie's emails were tailored to us and showed attention to detail. She was always responsive and patient while we looked at houses and while explaining the home-buying process to us as first-timers. She was by at our side through every step including the inspection and walk-through, and the importance of having her by my side to negotiate with the builder as an ally cannot be understated. I continue to seek her advice a year out from the transfer of keys, and she is always helpful. I will work with her again and cannot recommend her enough!
Zillow Review -Stephanie Anne Lee
My brother and I decided to sell our father's house after he passed away. After talking to two other realtors, we chose Laurie. We were very comfortable with her and felt she had a better grasp of the local market than the others. She recommended a much higher asking price than the others, and within a week we had two offers above that level. She walked us through every step of the process, answered every question we had fully and promptly, and let us know the moment the sale closed.
Zillow Review -Peter Shapley