Westport native Laura Kottler offers a confident, capable approach to real estate, thanks to her more than 14 years of experience in the Fairfield County market.
She's collaborative and creative, demonstrating unflappable grace under pressure and agile resourcefulness, with both her clients and her colleagues. Clients praise her patient and amiable approach, her open and consistent communication, unfailing integrity, and ability to calmly help them navigate their significant financial, housing and life decisions.
Laura is a Founding Member of REALM, the world's first globally collaborative membership of world-class luxury real estate professionals, providing access to the world's most affluent buyers. She also is a Co-Founder of The East Coast Network, a collaboration of trusted Compass real estate advisors, committed to taking the client experience to a whole new level.
Prior to real estate, Laura was a successful executive recruiter — a profession that honed her superior research and negotiation skills, as well as her ability to develop and nurture relationships. No stranger to working with people at the most vulnerable, highly charged points in their lives, Laura offers a hands-on advisory approach to everyone, from first-time homeowners, to sellers of luxury waterfront properties, to investors, with her signature client service and solutions-driven responsiveness. Laura expertly serves buyers and sellers throughout Fairfield County, with first hand knowledge about waterfront properties. She is also an active participant in a national agent referral network that helps clients no matter where they live or want to live.
While raised in Connecticut, Laura has also lived and worked in San Francisco and Chicago. She holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science and Education from Wheaton College (MA). After raising their three children, Laura and her husband now enjoy living in the unique island community of Harborview in South Norwalk, CT.
She enjoys long beach and country road walks, renovating her 1791 Dorset, Vermont home, trips into New York City to enjoy time with two of her three adult children, gardening, travel, and coastal living. Whether she's sharing the name of the best local contractors, a barber, or the latest must-try restaurant, Laura is a well-known resource for all things Fairfield County, and a trusted advisor well after the real estate transaction is closed.
"Laura came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. We were unfamiliar with the area and wanted to move quickly. Laura did a great job educating us on Fairfield county, understanding our needs and importantly helping us navigate the entire offer, negotiation and close process. Beyond being more than competent and professional, she was a pleasure to work with. Thanks Laura!"
Jared, Wilton CT
"Laura Kottler is a lifetime Westporter. She knows real estate here and in neighboring towns like the back of her hand. She helped me sell my family home in which I had resided 53 years. Laura helped me in every conceivable aspect: she gave ample notification when lookers were here to visit, was always present for viewings and she treated me as though it were her own. Due to personal issues the market time was interrupted. She never gave up finding the buyer and found me my new place which is beyond perfect. Laura is genuine, conscientious, methodical, and highly efficient."
Judy L. Westport CT
"We met Laura totally by chance when we wanted to view a house in Westport. From our first meeting Laura's knowledge and expertise of Westport and its housing market was apparent. She was patient and professional each step of the way. We ultimately purchased a home with her help. There was and is no question that stumps her. We highly recommend Laura Kottler."
John S. Westport CT
"Laura Kottler is the best. My husband and I have worked with her twice and can’t recommend her enough. She’s exactly who you want to be working with when you’re looking for a home or selling a home. She’s smart, kind, thoughtful, responsive, flexible, and positive. Thank you, Laura!"
Nikka, Norwalk CT
"Laura made the purchase of our first home feel much easier than we thought it would be! She guided us through the whole process and helped us with paperwork, recommended lawyers, inspectors, and mortgage brokers which were all very knowledgeable and professional. Her communication was excellent and she stayed on top of all the important tasks and did everything in a timely manner. She is very fun and easy to work with and will take great care of you! Highly recommended!"