cory laurel überAGENT + REALTOR, CNE
Cory moved to Austin in 1993 to attend the University of Texas where she obtained a BA in Molecular Biology, and like so many others, she never left. During the past 24 years, Cory has lived in almost every Austin neighborhood. This experience gives her first-hand knowledge she shares with her clients.
Cory consistently performs in the top 3% of Austin agents and was named one of the Outstanding Producers at Strüb Residential in 2016 and 2017. As a REALTOR, Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), she is educated, experienced, and prepared to serve each client in their real estate purchase or sale.
Cory loves connecting with people and loves connecting people with homes they love. She strives to make each transaction as seamless and stress-free as possible. Authenticity, communication, and attention to detail are her keys to success and she lives by the motto, “work hard and be nice to people.”
Whether it’s a single-family home, a multi-family investment property, or a downtown Austin condo, Cory is always working hard to help meet the needs and goals of her clients.
Cory proudly serves as a mentor and volunteer with Explore Austin, and is the co-founder of Love Thy Neighbor, a refugee support program and fundraiser, partnering with Caritas. She currently serves on the Board of the Austin Library Foundation and is member of the 2018 Leadership Austin Essential Class. Cory is also on the Host Committee of Texas Young Masters, a program that provides scholarships to Texas’ young bright artists, and she is a passionate advocate for Equality Texas. When she is not running around town selling real estate, you will likely find her biking around town, reading a good novel, walking around Town Lake with her Standard Poodle, Quinn, or playing tennis.
Message or call Cory today if you are looking to move in 2018!
“…always there for us day and night!”
Cory was amazing - professional, personable, knew exactly my taste and how to handle my diva personality. The transaction went smoothly and she always there for us day and night! - Alex S.
“…was committed to helping us get the perfect place…”
"Cory Laurel went above and beyond as our realtor. She was always available for any questions, gave us honest feedback while looking at homes, and patiently helped us navigate the hundreds of questions we had about buying our house. We couldn't have asked for anything more; she truly did a fantastic job and was committed to helping us get the perfect place for us. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Austin." - David P.
“Cory’s style is professional and comfortable, cool and refined.”
"My wife and I worked with Cory Laurel (agent at Strüb) in May 2017 to purchase a beautiful home near Bee Cave. Cory was really fantastic to work with. She devoted herself 24/7 to helping us identify the right neighborhoods, school districts, and culture -- we were looking at Lost Creek and homes around Bee Cave, trying to balance home price, school quality, access to the city, and of course, luxury (!). Cory's style is professional and comfortable, cool and refined. She handled many of the details for us to make sure we navigated the purchase and loan process without issue. We'd definitely work with her again in the future!" - Gareth B.
“She is tenacious and listens…”
“Cory was a great agent who helped me sell my condo. She is tenacious and listens to what your priorities and concerns are and plans accordingly. She responds and is a zealous advocate for her clients and doesn't just take any price. She is patient and someone I highly recommend!” - V.V.
“She answered my text messages almost 24-7.”
"This 5-star review is for my awesome realtor, Cory Laurel. A friend of mine introduced me to Cory when I looked for my first home in December. I interviewed four realtors before I decided to go with Cory because I was impressed with how professional, efficient, enthusiastic, and genuine she was. And that was the right decision because Cory is absolutely AWESOME. As a first-time home buyer, the process was inevitably stressful and nerve-racking. I asked lots of questions and even freaked out a bit at times. Cory was very understanding, detailed oriented, extremely helpful in providing me information and recommendations with her abundant experience. Cory was VERY responsive. She answered my text messages almost 24-7. There were so many late nights she was diligently writing up offer letters or patiently answering my questions when I struggled to make a decision. I especially appreciate how honest and genuine she was throughout the process. She doesn't sugar coat things and always gives her honest opinions. Thanks to Cory, I found my perfect house. I highly recommend Cory." - Danning X.
“…constraints that Cory was able to circumvent…”
"We were introduced to realtor Cory Laurel at Strüb Residential from a friend, to help us relocate and buy our first home in the Austin area. We had some constraints that Cory was able to circumvent, from our short timeline to tour properties over a holiday period, to closing on a home remotely. She is extremely thorough and responsive, and catered to our needs. She even wrote up a contract on a major holiday! Cory managed every step of the buying process, and made it a positive and successful experience for us. We would work with Cory again in a heartbeat." - Anthoula W.
” A great process from beginning to end…”
I worked with Cory Laurel for the purchasing my first house, and she was amazing. We started by having an honest and relaxed conversation about what I was looking for, and she asked about things I didn't even realize were really important to me. Then when it came to look for a house, she got me a great list of potential properties and then was very flexible in accommodating my busy work schedule. Then, when it came time to close on the house, she was a strong advocate with the seller and closing agent as unexpected issues came up--Cory made sure that nothing finished until we were 100% sure I was getting what I wanted. A great process from beginning to end, and now I have a great home. - Alan H.
“Cory provided us a steady hand…”
We found Cory Laurel and Strub Residential agency through our friend, another RE agent. We wanted to sell our property in the prime summer months but couldn't do it. We finally listed in September and in four days had an offer. We wanted to sell quickly before the uncertainty of the elections. We crossed our "t's," and dotted our "i's," to clear the way to a hopeful closing. Unfortunately, our buyers and their agent were unusually uncooperative and unresponsive; we didn't know where we stood. Our frustration grew with each buyer delay; we got ready to walk away. Cory provided us a steady hand with her patience and gave us alternatives to consider that even included re-listing in the spring as markets dry up during the holidays. The property closed a week after the original closing date. When you're in the trenches you find out found who you can rely on. Cory cared about us. She was thorough, responsive, and worked to circumvent obstacles. In our books Cory Laurel is a class act. We would both recommend her to sell or buy your property. -Heather B.
“…sharp, honest, detailed oriented, and quick.”
This review is beyond overdue! Cory Laurel is THE BEST. Hands down! Cory is sharp, honest, detailed oriented, and quick. Literally, everything you'd want in a realtor and probably more. Cory spent the entire day helping us find a property (we were out of town and had a few days). Her level of service mimics that of a concierge agency. Not kidding. Good realtors are hard to find. There's no doubt that Cory would have found us the perfect property. Unfortunately, we decided that Austin, TX simply wasn't for us quite yet. Save yourself a headache, call and snag Cory! - Tonia O.
“…she was totally on our team.”
My husband and I just bought our first house! We spent a year looking on and off and we finally found our home in sw Austin. We worked with Cory Laurel at strüb - she was totally on our team. She really listened to what our concerns and parameter are. Anytime we had questions (on houses we might tour etc) she would come back to us with the info we wanted and sound advice. I am happy to recommend her real estate services to anyone looking for the right agent. We love our new home. - Kerry H.
“…there is nobody I would rather have done it with…”
Cory Laurel was our realtor...for over a year...yes it took us that long close the deal, but by the time we did, we were well informed on our options and the market in general. Cory was very patient with us and spent many a Sunday afternoon indulging us in touring houses that we were obviously not going to buy. Austin is a tough market to buy a house in but there is nobody I would rather have done it with than Cory at Strub. - Nick H.
“Our best interest was her foremost concern.”
Used this realtor to sell my home. Worked with Cory Laurel. She is a real professional, knowledgeable, energetic, committed and reliable. She was with us through the entire process and ensured that the lines of communication stayed open. Our best interest was her foremost concern. Very positive experience. -W. W.
“…took exceptionally good care of me.”
I had the pleasure of working with Cory at Strüb Residential. Strüb Residential was not the first agency I worked with during my home buying process, but am glad they were the last. Cory was extremely attentive to my needs, and took exceptionally good care of me. She was also incredibly knowledgeable. There was never a question she couldn't answer, and always did so in a timely manner. It was refreshing having the opportunity to work with someone who truly cared more about my best interests, than just getting me into a home as soon as possible. If you are looking for a home in Austin you have plenty of options, but from my experience I truly believe that Strüb Residential is the best. Thank you Cory for being in my corner. You made what should have been a tough and stressful process way too easy. I love my home so much! Best, Andrew C.
“Her patience and knowledge put me at ease…”
Cory Laurel was my agent in a search of a condo within central Austin this summer. She had a great grasp on the market and very helpful as I was a first time home buyer. Her patience and knowledge put me at ease with the stress and anxiety that can accompany the home looking and buying process, especially here in this crazy market in Austin, TX. I highly recommend Cory for your real estate needs and especially for those looking within central Austin! - Cassandra H.
“Cory Laurel did a great job…”
Cory Laurel did a great job and always called back immediately. She hung with me even though I was wishy washy about what I was looking for. - Heather and Joyce
“She is a true “hustler”…in a good way, of course.”
My husband and I worked with Cory Laurel to both sell our house and purchase a new home, which is not an easy process. Cory made it as easy as it could possibly be, however. She always kept us in the loop and did everything in her power to ensure that our house got sold quickly and for well above asking price! She is a true "hustler"...in a good way, of course. She also made sure we found exactly what we wanted in a new place. She was always available whenever we had questions (which was often) and never made us feel like what we wanted was silly. On top of all that, she is an incredibly funny and all around awesome person to be around, which means she also kept us entertained! I highly recommend Cory for anyone's real estate needs! - Genevieve D.
“…hustled to make everything come together.”
“Cory was up for the challenge…”
Working with Strüb has been a great experience. All I did was enter the word "realtor" on the Yelp keyword search in Austin and the Strüb company name popped up. I typically go with the most positively reviewed team so I sent an email to Strüb and another Yelp recommended team on March 14. Strüb responded immediately on March 15 recommending 2 of their great agents that might fit our personality / needs. We were buyers relocating from San Francisco, CA to Austin, TX. Out of the two profiles, we chose Cory Laurel. Right from the get go, a curveball was already thrown into the mix; I only had a few hours each day between March 20-24 to view homes while I visited Austin for work. Cory was up for the challenge and very positive. We viewed 15-20 homes during my limited time period in Austin, that's a lot of homes to look at in a short timeline. The other little wrench thrown in the pile was that we needed to find a place before we moved on May 23rd. Cory got right on it and recommend the lender for us to work with. She led the entire process and managed our expectations. The third wrench was that we had a vacation planned for 2 weeks out of the country immediately after my visit to Austin. This meant that all correspondence and negotiations needed to happen immediately. Cory managed it all with such grace that we didn't have too many back and forth exchanges with the seller. It was a very pleasant buying experience for us. The negotiations, inspections, and closing were handled remotely. Our concerns / questions were answered almost immediately during the process. Our lender representative was even present on a Google Hangout during our closing in California. Overall, this was an A+. Since we were located remotely, she even offered her time to get the locks changed on our new home prior to our move-in date. We would do this again in the future with Cory.
“…made everything incredibly easy.”
My wife and I closed on our first home on 3/10/16 and we couldn't have been happier with Strüb Residential or our agent, Cory. She was great to work with and made everything incredibly easy. As first time buyers, there was obviously a lot we didn't know, but Cory always made herself available to explain everything and made sure we were crystal clear before we signed anything. Her candor was not only refreshing, but really what I require from someone I plan of working with, especially on a deal that involves so much money. There's no doubt that I'll reach out to Cory for my next house and obviously I'll be sharing her info with anyone I come across that is even considering of buying or selling a home. - Edmond L.
“I will recommend her to all of my friends…”
"My boyfriend and I worked with Cory Laurel to find our first home and she was amazing. Cory was incredibly available to us throughout the process, she responded promptly and was a serious advocate for us throughout the process. Cory is dedicated, professional and knowledgeable. I met with other realtors before deciding on Cory, but none showed the professionalism and competence that she did. I will recommend her to all of my friends navigating the Austin real estate market. Cory helped us clearly understand our options every step of the way, and we were truly grateful for that since it was our first time buying a home." - Michelle Z.
“…would not have been able to do it without her.”
My husband and I worked with Cory Laurel to buy our first place. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the home buying process. We were total newbies at buying a house and we literally knew nothing about the process. She walked us through each step and we would not have been able to do it without her. On top of being really knowledgeable about home buying, Cory was always available for communication. We talked on the phone at least every other day, and she was available by text messaging almost 24/7. It was really comforting to know that any question we had she would be able to answer or she could direct us towards someone who could. One thing that probably most defines Cory is "hustler". And by hustler I mean someone who gets stuff done. Someone who is on top of their job day in and day out. She has a ton of energy and she makes all her deadlines. Thanks so much for getting us our place! - Amanda F.
“…thoroughly familiar with every area of the city…”
As a long-time resident of Kansas, I am considering the purchase of a home in Austin. During a recent trip there, I had the good fortune to meet with a very dynamic and knowledgeable Realtor, Cory Laurel. I would urge anyone interested in purchasing real estate in Austin to consider contacting Cory. She is thoroughly familiar with every area of the city and was therefore able to take me to available properties that matched exactly what I told her. She even suggested the best times of day to travel to different locations based on how heavy the traffic was, thus using my time and her own to best advantage. Particularly important to me was the fact that Cory stayed focused on the business at hand--finding what I wanted, setting up showings quickly, and either answering my questions immediately or doing the requisite research in order to produce factual answers within hours. And, that she has a personality that indicates her love of the work she is doing. This is first rate, first class service that gets the job done. Not incidentally, she is able to accomplish all of this in a way that leaves you convinced that she is as interested in finding what you want as you are yourself! This is not an experience you'll get with too many other professionals you encounter in the world today. I look forward to working with Cory many more times in the future! -Jane Pearce
“…went above and beyond my expectations.”
I was fortunate to have selected Cory as my Realtor to buy my first home. Cory went above and beyond my expectations. She worked very hard for me until I found just the right place that I truly love. She was always on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Above all, I appreciated Cory because she always showed integrity and patience, qualities I find most commendable in a Realtor. - A.M.
“Integrity, honesty and diligence…”
Working with Cory really took the stress out of looking for our home in Austin. She was able to search for and find multiple homes that met our exact requirements. She was on task and I was able to reach her without delay. Integrity, honesty, and diligence all describe Cory’s strengths. She has great “stick-to-it-ness” which is necessary in this thriving Austin community sought after by many. I look forward to working with her again and would highly recommend her. – Anne Austin
“…put forth an amazing amount of effort.”
I highly recommend Cory as a Realtor. I am a currently licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Texas, but recently moved to Philadelphia to start a business. I decided, rather than try to sell my house from out of state, to save a few bucks on commission, that I would give the listing to a local Realtor. After speaking with her about it, I couldn't think of a better person than Cory. After she viewed the property, she sent me a list of items I may want to address, in order to maximize my house's sale value and even helped coordinate with my contractors, all while keeping me constantly informed of the progress. She suggest a list price, that I was a little afraid was on the high side, compared to the comps in the area, but she was confident that my house was worth it, considering the size and improvements. We listed it on a Thursday and within 48 hours we had multiple offers and went into contract for $21,000 over asking price with very qualified buyers that had been pre-approved for financing and had a large amount of cash to put down as well. I was amazed. I couldn't recommend Cory enough. She was critical in getting my house presentable, marketing, and negotiations. She was professional, attentive, always easy to get a hold of, and she put forth an amazing amount of effort. She certainly earned her commission on this one! -Ted Blaine
“…’round the clock support.”
Working with Cory was excellent! As a first time homebuyer, Cory not only gave me the guidance and confidence I needed to make an educated decision, but also round the clock support. She was patient and willing to look at every option with me, attentive to the specifications I had made for my perspective home, and very assertive in trying to go after the best deal. When the market got competitive and I found the place I most desired she helped execute the buying process with speed and ease. Most of all I loved her firsthand knowledge of home owning experience and her ability and willingness to prioritize my needs. I can’t wait to work with Cory again! -Alex