Know Your REALTOR®: Agent Spotlight Featuring Laura Shively

Dated: October 18 2023

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Boasting an impressive real estate portfolio across the South Padre Island region, Laura Shively is a proficient and integrity-driven professional who holds the prestigious Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification alongside a growing list of happy clients and tenants who often become personal friends! Laura's passion for real estate was first ignited as a part-time realtor while serving as a Vice President of Human Resources. Balancing her corporate obligations with an eager pursuit of real estate, Laura quickly outperformed full-time realtors in her office, heralding her innate talent and enthusiasm for the industry.



After gracing the California real estate scene for three years, Laura found her new home with NextHome on the Coast in 2022. Fueled by the company's unparalleled marketing strategies, exceptional training modules, and an unrivaled support structure, this invaluable foundation became instrumental to her ongoing success in the ever-evolving landscape of real estate.



Specializing in condos, single-family home sales and long-term rentals, Laura focuses largely on the South Padre Island, Laguna Vista, and Port Isabel markets. Equipped with an insatiable curiosity and a penchant for continuous learning, Laura efficiently navigates the intricacies of ever-changing industry trends by leveraging the rich repository of knowledge offered by NextHome, the National Association of Realtors, as well as the local board.


Laura's unique approach, blending meticulous attention to detail with heartfelt empathy, distinctly sets her apart from other agents in the field. “I treat every client like I would want to be treated. I never forget that this is one of the largest purchases that they will ever make and I do not take that lightly”, Laura said. Understanding the significance of a home buying transaction, Laura works tirelessly towards securing the best possible deal for her clients, valuing their trust above all else. “I think the biggest compliment is that my clients become my friends!”, she added. Never missing a beat, Laura's fiancé, Roy Fitzgerald also possesses an astute understanding of the local real estate market as a licensed realtor with NextHome. Their collaborative approach ensures that they're always available to meet client's needs with the highest levels of integrity and poise. 


Apart from her professional achievements, Laura loves to relish in some of her favorite local hot spots such as, Laguna Bobs, Lobos, Vivas, Sea Turtle Inc., the SPI Birding and Nature Center and more. Outside her work, she embraces the coastal charm, indulging in boating, fishing, frequent visits to the beach, and simply reveling in the natural beauty of this beloved island. Following her personal mantra of creating not just transactions, but lifelong relationships, Laura Shively continues to carve her name into real estate history with every successful deal.



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