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They are an incredible group of realtors- Laura Szalay was just AMAZING in every way.

.. from being patient, kind, understand, walking me through all the ins and outs along with calming my nerves on more than one occasion. Completely professional.... I thank you Laura Szalay along with Keller Williams Realty.... Y'all did a great job.

Tanya Shine

Ginna helped us navigate our recent home purchase in Austin.

She is so thorough and conscientious! We found her to be quick in response to whatever our need was at that time. There are many realtors to choose from in our area. Ginna is above the rest! 5stars!!!

Rita Wilson

Ginna did an amazing job finding my new home!

I was relocating from Dallas and didn't give her much of an advanced notice, but she was able to find multiple options and ultimately the one that best fit my needs. She made everything simple and hassle free, and with such a big list of to-do's for the move, it was a big stress reliever! If you're looking for a new home I highly recommend Ginna Smith!

Warren Walters

As a home inspector I work with many agents.

Not many come to the inspection with there clients. Ginna has always been there to help answer questions they might have after the inspection. Inspections can be overwhelming and having your agent there helps relieve some of that by explaining that a lot of things that come up are common. She has always been easy to work with and would always recommend her.

Mike Gage

Laura Szalay did an outstanding job in helping me with the purchase of my home in Austin, Texas.

She is professional, has a deep understanding of the Austin real estate market, and is a genuinely nice person to boot. She helped me navigate a challenging market in which every house I liked had competing purchase offers. Once we were under contract, Laura was instrumental in getting us through inspection, appraisal, and closing issues. I am a real estate attorney and found her guidance to be spot-on in every respect. She responded quickly to all of my questions, had great suggestions for resolving challenges, and was a calming influence throughout the process. I love my home and would highly recommend Laura to anyone who is buying or selling a home.

Garry Merritt

Ginna has been great to work with!

We couldn't be happier with her as an agent. We met her at an open house and decided to use her as our agent. If you are looking for a very thorough and accomplished agent who is also a very thoughtful and sincere person, then Ginna Smith will be perfect for you!

Patrick Minnihan

Laura was great to work with!


Ginna is a sincere and knowledgeable professional who loves what she does.

She's always been prompt and eager to help (she will never let you feel how super busy she actually). She continues to be really helpful with any any everything we need (and we have had our super cute house for more than two years now). She also knows everybody. We've gotten so many good references through her. I've recommended het services to everyone who asks.

Sarah Olivia Machen Toy

We were referred to Laura through our lender who highly recommended us to work with her.

As first time home buyers, we did not know much about the process of the home buying experience, but did recognize very quickly how professional Laura was in guiding us through it. Laura is personable, thoughtful, strategic. Communication was always open and responsive and when we rode the emotional roller coaster of searching for a home, I always felt that she stayed calm, collected, supportive of our needs and unbiased in her recommendations on how to move forward. When it came time to offer a bid, that's when we saw the power of Laura's experience and expertise shine. She was go-go-go and got things done SO QUICK! We always felt confident that she looked out for us while helping us make strategic and purposeful moves to be as desirable as possible to sellers. There's so much more we could say about our first experience and having Laura be our guide, but at the end of the day, if you are looking for someone who knows what they are doing and truly takes care of their clients, I highly recommend Laura!

Carolyn & Dave Brown

Ginna is amazing!

We were a young couple buying our first home and had no idea what the process included. She made the home buying process seamless! We were worried that we wouldn’t be able to find what we were looking for in the competitive market, but thanks to Ginna, we won out of multiple offers on the perfect home. Thank you Ginna!

Taylor Stockton

Laura was the best agent I have ever dealt with on any real estate transaction in my years of experience.

I am actually a real estate agent myself in Nevada, and I have dealt with many agents on the other side of my transactions. I needed an agent in Austin, TX to help sell my land that I had purchased 5 years prior, and luckily I found Laura. I was floored at how professional and thorough she was. My land was in contract for cash on the first day of listing. She represented me so well that I will recommend her to anyone in the market! 10 stars!!!

Kathy Cole Smith

Laura Szalay is far more than a REALTOR.

Laura is a strategist, an advocate, a problem solver and a deal maker. For Buyers or Sellers in the Austin Market, you cannot afford to have anything less on your team. Competition is keen. Multiple offer scrums are common. Showing a house is far different from selling or buying one. You need a Real Estate agent with deep experience, a reputation for integrity and the grit to represent whatever side of the deal you are on. Laura is all of the above and so much more. We entered our home-buying experience before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the entire economy. We found our "forever home" and Laura guided us to both the winning bid and a winning relationship with the sellers. Then the worst of the crisis hit. Shortly before closing, our lender dropped a bomb. Quicken Loans (Yes, the Rocket people) didn't have the financial strength to fund the loan. Call it "a failure to launch." We were devastated. But Laura had already anticipated the problem and prearranged an alternative …Laura also persuaded the sellers and their agent to stick with us, despite multiple attractive backup offers. Fast forward: We closed on our forever house. And our agent, Laura Szalay… didn't just earn her commission, she earned our gratitude. Laura represented us with skill, knowledge, and a calm, positive and resourceful approach to every challenge. Home buying in Austin is both hopeful and stressful. Laura makes it both positive and successful. I firmly believe she is the kind of REALTOR who defines the best in the profession. And from my experience, she is THE REALTOR you want representing you, if you are buying or selling a home. (NOTE: I am not a bot. I am a real person. And I would be happy to tell you all this and more, should you ever want a phone reference. Just call Laura. She has my number. Happy to help you pick a Winner. I am so glad I did!)

Pam and Michael Kehs

Laura's a really great resource for anything real estate.

We have known her for years. She has epic customer service, she is very thorough and takes care of everything you would possibly need both before and after you buy or sell. A great example of this is years after we bought a home from her she testified on our behalf ay a formal property tax hearing. She also helped us find other realtors when we moved out of state going as far as "interviewing" then on our behalf.

Javier Lozano

Ginna helped us buy our first home and was such an incredible partner and advocate for us along our journey.

We lived in the Bay Area and wanted to relocate to Austin,TX. It was also the first few months into the pandemic. We found Ginna through Zillow and are so glad we did! Ginna provided a zoom tour for each house we liked (and in the thick of a hot Austin summer, while masked up) Once we were ready to make an offer, Ginna guided us through every step of the process. Being first time homebuyers (and buying sight unseen from out of state), Ginna was so incredibly patient with us, answered our millions of questions (very promptly), and made herself available to connect whenever needed. I can’t recommend Ginna enough!

Jessica Rosenberg

I recently had the pleasure of working with Laura on the purchase of my first home!

Laura walked me through the process step-by-step, was incredibly responsive in her communication, and was available early/late depending on what worked best with my schedule. She was a ROCK STAR when it came to placing the best offer (there were many!) and when negotiating with the seller after inspection. Laura was willing to go above and beyond and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home!

Lauren Deis Johnson

Ginna was an enormous help to my fiancée and I in helping us find our first home and fighting for us to be able to purchase it.

When we began the process, we were very nervous about our prospects in such a hectic market. She put us at ease and helped build our confidence up that we would find the perfect house for us. Less than two months later, we were signing our closing papers. Highest recommendation for choosing Ginna as your buying agent. Our home buying process could not have gone better.

Nicholas Randolph

Laura is one of the top realtors in Austin for a good reason.

I was fortunate to be connected to her and was immediately impressed with her knowledge of the real estate industry and of the local area. She also invested the effort to understand my needs completely. She never pushed me to buy. Even when I would see something I initially thought was nice, she said she could find a better home at a better value. Laura also has many contacts in the area who respect her enough to get things done quickly when needed and who are experts in their respective fields. It is a competitive market, and one needs a top-notch person like Laura to navigate the home-buying experience in Austin.

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