I was born in Minnesota to young parents, so I had the good fortune of being partially raised by both sets of grandparents and a very special great-grandma who had a huge impact on my life. After graduating from the Art Institutes with a BAS in Interior Design, I started a staging business which eventually led to my career in Real Estate. In between, I opened a brick-and-mortar vintage store in Wayzata which was open for 4 years- now I exclusively sell online as a hobby. I have 2 teenage sons from a previous marriage who are very involved in hockey, football, tennis and music. My husband, Blake and I were married in 2020, we live in Chanhassen with the boys and our 2 dogs- Lucy and Murphy, and enjoy traveling as a family. At leisure, I enjoy cooking, homemaking, painting and paddle boarding. My hubby and I love checking out live music and new restaurants.
My dream job would be…The owner of a creative space and art gallery.
My first job was… At 14, selling turkey legs at the Renaissance Festival.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me… At home working on art or traveling with my family.
The best “unknown” restaurant I’ve been to is… Naviya Thai, Linden Hills
My favorite food is… Breakfast of all varieties
My favorite vacation spot is… On the beach
Laura did an outstanding job staging my home for the real estate market. She not only has a natural talent for interior design but also has a background in staging homes. She took my own pieces to make everything beautiful and welcoming. She made the correct recommendations on what I could do to increase the value, priced it for "more" than I expected, and my home sold within the first few days on the market with two bids on the same day. She handled everything with confidence and professionalism at the closing. I would refer Laura Michel to friends and family any day!
Laura is amazing! We met at an open house she was hosting and we chose her to be our realtor because of her friendly, upbeat personality and her ability to listen to our needs/wants. She found us the perfect house and even though we weren't in a place to make an offer that day, she didn't pressure us! She kept in touch and kept tabs on the house. A few weeks later we had all of our ducks in a row and were able to make an acceptable offer with Laura's assistance. We appreciate her listening capabilities and her patience. She is very knowledgeable and we couldn't have found our dream home without her. We HIGHLY recommend!!
Laura helped me buy the perfect home. She also had some great ideas on designing my home. She took the time to know exactly what I wanted and was professional and upbeat through the entire home buying process.
She accommodated my needs and helped me find the perfect home! She was always available when I had questions and made the whole home buying experience an enjoyable one. Highly recommend Laura and her team!
Laura is the best! She did an amazing job with locating, showing, and negotiating the purchase of my new home. I am so pleased with her level of service and professionalism. I will definitely contact Laura in the future however I think she found my FOREVER home. I love it!!