I am 1 of 5 children, born in Southern Idaho, and raised in California, where the family business moved when I was 6 years old. Growing up in a family business and raised with the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality, I have been infused with hard work ethics and values my whole life. Integrity, customer satisfaction, and simply treating others as you would want to be treated.
I attended college in Oregon and developed a career as National Sales Manager with a food importer, focusing on the foodservice trade.
After marrying, I embraced the world of the corporate ladder for my husband, Eric, moving 12 times in 18 years. I was approached by a company out of Chicago looking for a Destination Coordinator. From London to Dubai and Toronto to Hong-Kong, I acted as an independent consultant assisting corporate employees in moving their families and their lives to seemingly unknown places. This chapter was instrumental in developing my business plan.
A mother of three, my husband and I now reside in McLean, VA. When returning back to the Northern VA area for the third time, I acted as the general contractor in building our home. This experience, coupled with buying and selling homes, interior design, and customer service, I was able to put all of my past careers and knowledge together only to discover that working in Real Estate Services would be a perfect fit here in the DC market. First came the real estate license…and I have never looked back.
Enjoy this video that was produced to showcase me as an agent, what drives me and what keeps me going.
Who is Laurie Mensing now?
#1 Individual Agent Company Wide
I have been a licensed Realtor since 2006. I have received numerous accolades, awards, and recognition from day one, thus resulting in continuing to be one of the top realtors in the nation and Long and Foster. My in-depth knowledge and expertise to serve my clients are at the highest level possible.
I sit in the Top 1% Nationally, Top 1% in VA, recognized as a Top Producer/Multi-Million Dollar Producer for NVAR & NAR and I am the #1 agent companywide for Long and Foster/Forbes. Long and Foster is currently ranked #3 in the nation for all Real Estate Companies, and its parent company Home Services of America, is the country’s largest real estate company.
I could continue listing “Top Recognized” lists throughout the VA, DC and MD markets, but won’t. My actions and testimonials from colleagues and clients speak loud enough.
I am recognized among peers, colleagues, and community as being a leader in the industry and someone people WANT to work with.
I choose not to be a “listing” or a “selling” agent…but both. It is very important that I keep my portfolio of properties and buyers balanced; offering only the very best up to date market understanding to my clients. “It’s all about balance.”
I have been able to negotiate a contract for my buyers typically within 30 days with a 0-7% below list sales price. However, quite often a home is found and ratified within hours, if necessary. Because of my excellent reputation in the market, agents WANT to work with me because of my professionalism and ability to represent my clients well.
The least expensive property I have ever listed or sold is $250,000. The most expensive property I have ever listed or sold is $16,100,000. I treat everyone with the utmost respect, attention to detail, and confidentiality. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I am a strong negotiator.
Average Days on Market: 58/1
List Price/Sales Price Ratio: 98-94%
Familiarity with Geographic Area
Excellent! I am knowledgeable about surrounding areas and suburbs in other counties, in addition to my own backyard. I find that most clients gravitate to the McLean market and often find themselves purchasing and selling in a totally different area because of criteria. I am well versed with private and public schools, special needs, transportation, and can put my hands-on resources to meet the needs of any buyer or seller.
Because of this, I work with clients and agents from all areas to provide a valuable broad perspective. I have strong working relationships and am well liked and acknowledged as a “great realtor to work with” among peers.
Recommendations can be provided upon request; however, numerous testimonials are provided here.
I offer current analysis and market updates for specific areas. No two areas are the same, just like real estate agents! Trends can change quickly depending upon inventory levels, consumer confidence, and economic factors. I work intimately with lenders, title companies and attorneys to offer a full-service menu of options, my clients.
I am involved in maintaining up to date information by participating in regional and national conferences, most specifically following the economic indicators as to how our market is affected here in Northern VA. I also work with agents on a national level offering referrals and information in areas outside of the Northern VA footprint.
I am the #1 producer company wide for Long and Foster/Forbes Global Properties and sit in the Top 1% of Realtors nationwide. You will find my current list to sales ratio anywhere from 2-4%. Statistics show your home will be sold within 30 days, and whether buying or selling, my #1 objective is to make sure your bottom line is preserved and protected, while minimizing your risk. One of my strengths is providing resources to properly prepare your home for sale.
Working with me you will find yourself surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and resources to meet your goals. My character and hard work ethic is second to none, and I simply get the job done! Empathetic, with a sense of humor, I tend to be a realist and will remain steadfast in my honest communication while protecting your interests and privacy.
A great problem solver, negotiator, adherence to professional standards and diplomacy, you will not find a better Realtor to work for you.
real estate you will find me to be refreshingly innovative. I thank you for the opportunity to serve you~