Since 1980, Laura Olive has helped thousands of families buy and sell homes and land across Northern Colorado. Clients repeatedly trust Laura with one of the biggest decisions of their lives, and for good reason.
Your Best Interest at Heart
Laura genuinely cares about people, listens closely, and is a tireless advocate on behalf of her clients. From the first meeting to the final closing, she explains every step of the process to help buyers and sellers make informed decisions.
Local Market Knowledge
With nearly 40 years of residential resale experience, Laura has seen it all, giving her market savvy and the ability to foresee potential issues. Her local real estate knowledge runs deep, down to neighborhood and street-level detail, and she puts it to work for every client.
Known for her calm, solution-minded style, Laura goes above and beyond to ensure every transaction moves smoothly. She’s forthright without being pushy, composed without being a pushover, and is a Certified Negotiation Expert.
Laura has weathered multiple housing market booms and busts, proving her ability to consistently deliver regardless of market conditions. Laura measures her success by happy repeat clients and the referrals they gladly send her way. A consistently top producing agent, Laura has earned the prestigious RE/MAX Platinum Club Award every year since 1999. She was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, received the RE/MAX International Lifetime Achievement Award, earned the 2007 Fort Collins Realtor of the Year Award, and won the Fort Collins Board of Realtors Distinguished Service Award.
Laura taps into her arsenal of custom marketing solutions, including mobile and online strategies, to promote each property creatively and efficiently. She also has a trusted network of contractors, lenders, appraisers and insurance agents to provide the quality services often needed to close a deal. If you’re interested in buying or selling an investment property, or a 1031 exchange, Laura knows this market extremely well. And if you’re relocating to Northern Colorado, Laura happily offers personal tours of the area.
Commitment to Community
Born in Chicago, Laura grew up in the Hudson Valley of New York. She moved to Fort Collins in 1974 to attend Colorado State University. Laura instantly fell in love with Northern Colorado, became a Realtor after graduating from CSU, and couldn’t imagine raising her family anywhere else. Today, Laura enjoys spending time with her daughter and two sons (all CSU Rams), four step sons and five grandchildren.
Laura gives back to the community that has given her so much by supporting local nonprofits such as Respite Care and Salud Family Health Centers. She enjoys riding horses, reading historical fiction and experiencing new cultures through travel. Whether she’s at home or abroad, Laura takes the time to get to know and connect with people and places. It’s who she is and why she loves being a Realtor.
- Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University
- Graduate, REALTOR® Institute and Real Estate Institute
- Accredited Buyer’s Representative®
- Certified Residential Specialist
- Certified Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource®
- Certified Distressed Property Expert®
- Certified EcoBroker®
- Certified Negotiation Expert
- Certified New Home SpecialistTM
- Fort Collins Certified Tourism Ambassador