BUYING… SELLING… MOVING… REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, OH MY!
If you’re contemplating any of these, you know they’re some of the biggest decisions (and stressors) in people’s lives.
That's why we're here for you.
We LOVE helping our clients. We LOVE supporting our community. We LOVE being damned good at what we do!
We have a fabulous team who love helping people fulfill their real estate goals. Be it selling, buying or building an investment portfolio, we will help you make more money while saving you money. We have extensive neighborhood expertise and a wide breadth of market knowledge. We provide you with up-to-date market information and innovative, personalized, high-tech marketing. We pair that with old fashioned service (yes, we call you back) integrity, and discretion. We know that “Teamwork makes the Dream Work”.
We understand that even the most straightforward real estate transaction can be stressful for you. To that end, we are available for you before, during and after your transaction is complete. We have cultivated a concierge service and a large, growing network of professional relationships that will help you fulfill every need from financing and legal advice to plumbers, inspectors, electricians or virtually any other necessary contact. Even our "seasoned" clients often comment on how much they appreciate the knowledge we impart to them, while making transactions, easier, fun, more pleasant while fiercely negotiating on their behalf.
Laura Marie, the founder, and CEO of Laura Marie LLC, Your Home Sold FL, was raised in New England by a single mother who drilled it into her that if you wanted something, you needed to be helping people, make a difference, follow your heart and hustle hard to make good things happen! Our clients regularly comment that she is a very positive, upbeat person to work with, minimizes difficult situations AND gets the job done right!
Giving to our community is important to us, and we donate our time and money regularly to multiple local projects.
One organization we're passionate about is Feeding Tampa Bay. They feed over 1.5 million at-risk children, men, women, and veterans and believe that no one in Tampa Bay should go to bed hungry.
Laura has donated to them since she moved to St Pete. Now, Your Home Sold Team donates ADDITIONAL money for every single transaction or referral in our business. TOGETHER we are making a difference!
Back to how we were all raised… diversity is our jam! We have global clients from 15 different countries. It is an honor to serve our clients from this global community and it doesn’t matter if you are black, white, brown, yellow, green, or purple, have kids, no kids, young, old, same-sex relationships, no relationship. You get the idea. We will ALWAYS do our best for you!
CEO and Founder
Listing Agent | Buyer’s Agent | Relocation Specialist | SMART Investment Property Expert |
1031 Exchange | Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist | RENE | GRI
Real Producers, The Negotiators TV series, Top Producers Magazine, Creative Loafing, Channel 10 News, and is a featured speaker on iHeart Radio Podcast • Business Happy Hour Show
➡️ Top 1% of all realtors in Tampa Bay and Top 15% in the country
➡️ Studied extensively with 2 renowned Real Estate Coaches.
➡️ The real estate market shifts quickly. To stay on top of it for you, I take Continuing Education courses and certifications. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.
➡️ Known for my cutting-edge Video and Marketing techniques.
➡️ Expert in navigating VA loans and finding the homes that are VA financeable for our veterans.
➡️ Life is short, so I always bring ✨GOOD ENERGY✨to your transaction and get the job done right!
➡️ I help my sellers MAKE more MONEY and my buyers SAVE more MONEY!
➡️ Giving back to our local community is a priority. One organization that I am passionate about is Feeding Tampa Bay. Daily, they feed over 1.5 million at-risk children, men, women and veterans. They believe no in Tampa Bay should go to bed hungry. I have donated to them personally since I moved to St Pete. For every single transaction or referral I receive from you, I make an ADDITIONAL donation in your name to Feeding Tampa Bay. TOGETHER we are making a difference!
How I Will Massively Benefit You in the Home Buying & Selling Process
Born in Maine, I lived most of my life in Western Massachusetts. Gorgeous destination locations, but I needed 🌊 ocean energy, gorgeous beaches, and 365 days of outdoor living.
TAMPA BAY = PARADISE I moved to St Pete in 2015 with my best friend and Mom. LOVE living here. My friends from other locations ask if I have any regrets. Nope. Best decision and choice ever!
I LOVE to dance I have been dancing in one form or another since I was three. Argentine Tango is hands down my favorite dance. Did I say, I LOVE to dance!
When I am not working, you will find me on the beach, shark tooth hunting, creating a garden paradise in my backyard or lounging in a hammock.
I tend to ride 10-12 miles a day. My adorable, rescued dog Rosa🐾 does 3-4 of those miles with me. Rescue animals hold a special place in my heart. I give back regularly to several organizations and help place as many as I can. Pet Pals Animal Rescue is dear to my heart and top on my list.
True Confessions: I am a serious foodie! I love how easy it is living in Tampa Bay to eat well and organically. Between my biodynamic, backyard garden paradise, the St Pete Saturday Morning Market and all of Tampa Bay's extraordinary restaurants, life is good!😋
I LOVE all things entrepreneurial, investing, and a positive mindset. It is my PASSION to help people create wealth and make a difference by leveraging and learning about smart real estate investing.
Learning to sail was a tucked away dream that has now become a passion since moving to St Pete.
My Dad is an extremely skilled high-end cabinet maker and General Contractor. I was raised on job sites, in the cabinet shop, and around all things construction. Real Estate was a natural evolution as I love all things home and garden.
My Mom (Ariana Shelton) has been serving a global client base for 33 years as a business and life mentor and coach. She is highly skilled with Feng Shui and is passionate about serving others these days through the vehicle of real estate.
I am born from a long lineage of intuitives and leverage my intellect AND intuition to create opportunities for a good life for myself and my clients.
And for some laughs... check out my blooper reel below!
Blooper Reel: Your Dancing Realtor!
Director of Operations
With 33 years as an entrepreneur, educator, and mentor, Ariana brings her guiding wisdom and insight to the team as the Director of Operations. She is passionate about helping people and is driven to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients and on our community. Being the support person who helps bring people's dreams come alive through real estate; be it buying the home you love, creating income through real estate investing, selling your property at best value so that you can move onto your next adventure absolutely lights her up. She is also known as "The Best Mom Ever" because -- surprise! -- she's Laura's mom!
A world-renowned intuitive, Ariana serves as a spiritual, business, and life mentor for clients around the world. She uses her gifts to pinpoint the exact spot an individual needs to focus on to completely transform their life and business while giving them strategy to follow, making action steps easier.
Ariana spent years in construction with her ex-husband, handling many of the design details. Adding Feng Shui to her skillset helped bring more harmony, beauty, and balance to her clients living spaces.
She absolutely loves dōTERRA essential oils and serves as a Holistic Health Consultant to teach others how to use essential oils for productivity, creativity, energy, intuition, stress relief, anxiety relief and all the day to day health stuff that pops up.
Ariana was the Head Trainer for the International Breath Institute, an organization that utilizes breath work to transform the stuck places within our body, mind and spirit. While at the same time bringing peace and more joy into your day-to-day life. She is a Reiki Master, certified Transformational Facilitator, Johrei practitioner and loves all things plant medicine. She has a full tool box of techniques that promote healing in all areas of your life.
Ariana is the proud momma of two extraordinary humans, Laura and David, and her beloved dog Rosa, who she rescued in 2019. #zendog
Nature is her muse. Pretty much anytime she is not actively with a client, you will find her outside somewhere. Be it riding a bike, creating a garden paradise, hiking, on the beach (shark tooth hunting), you name it, all things nature.
She is grateful to have lived in many areas of the United States, but feels like she came home when she moved to St. Pete with it's culture, music, creative and entrepreneurial spirit. She LOVES living in paradise, swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf, watching dolphins play, and collecting shells and shark teeth along the coastline.
For the past 30 years Kerry has worked in Finance and Banking for Fortune 500 companies as a Human Resource Consultant. She was very instrumental in developing high performing teams, while coaching managers on right use of language, means and tools. Retiring is boring when you are an extremely outgoing extrovert, who has an incredible sense of humor and loves getting to know and help people.
She loves to travel and has visited most of the US states, some of Canada, Europe, China and Bermuda. Next on her list is Chile’s Atacama Desert for dramatic and immersive star-gazing.
The rest of her time is spent exploring the endless opportunities that Tampa Bay offers. World class beaches, sports, music, art, amazing food, sunsets that would make you weep and so much more.
After graduating magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a degree in environmental studies, Sarah embraced her love of travel. She’s visited 18 countries and spent two years teaching English at Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China.
We like to call Sarah our "Girl Friday" she brings her up-for-anything attitude and creative energy to the team, handling any project thrown her way. Sarah looks forward to building community and engaging in all of the wonderful things Tampa Bay has to offer.
I grew up in Pennsylvania and after years of cold winters it's been a dream of mine to live in a warm climate near a beach -- and now I do!!!! 🏖
I've known Ariana and Laura since I was 9 years old... talk about a lifetime journey together! Laura actually helped me buy my first home and an investment property since moving to St Pete.
I am interested in all things urban design, sustainable architecture, and environmental conservation. My current project is creating an edible garden landscape in my backyard.
I love travel and learning foreign languages! Mandarin Chinese and French are the languages I know best, but I've also studied German and a little bit of Danish.
I love being in nature. I've gone scuba diving 🐠 in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand, gone hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge ⛰ in southern China, and explored a tropical bird sanctuary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I enjoy playing volleyball, riding my bike and going to outdoor yoga🧘♀️ events in St Pete. In my free time, you'll also find me swimming in the Gulf, reading a book or watching dolphins 🐬 in Vinoy Park, and eating my way around town!
Everyone who works with Rose knows that she is an absolute life-saver! As Transaction Coordinator, Rose makes the home buying and selling processes as easy and seamless as possible for our clients. She is our behind the scenes superstar, gracefully handling 40+ transaction details and keeping us all on track. She has an extensive management and legal background and an associates degree in Fashion Design and Marketing.
I'm a native Floridian. I was born in Tampa and have lived in the Bay Area my entire life.
I love gardening! I have a large collection of bromeliads am always on the hunt for new ones to add to my collection.
When I'm not in the garden, you'll find me enjoying family time with my husband and daughter.
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