Laurie was born in Milford, Delaware in 1962, graduated from Milford High School in 1980, Hood College in 1984, and taught her first year in Montgomery County Public Schools. She returned to Sussex County Delaware to teach elementary school, middle school science, and also coached high school tennis. Laurie holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and a master's degree in Business.
In 1992, she left her teaching and was hired as the "Chief of Environmental Education" for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Since the birth of her children, Laurie started her own Commercial Swimming Pool Management Company which she continues to operate today as Carter Pool Management, LLC.
Laurie has been assisting her husband, Nick Carter in real estate since 1998, and became a licensed agent in 2007. Laurie knows Coastal Sussex County very well and is happy to "teach" clients about the natural, cultural, and historic beauty of Delaware, and many advantages of buying and selling real estate.
The purpose of this message is to tell my network about my Real Estate agents whose superb marketing,perseverance, friendship, compassion,and skill made this experience remarkably delightful. The team of Laurie and Nick Carter who are affiliated with Lingo Real Estate went the extra mile. Laurie Carter constantly checked on my house, made prudent recommendations to enhance the sale, helped me find things, rearranged furniture, and most importantly kept me totally informed. My house is over 150 years old and required skilled professionals to properly make this difficult sale happen. Most importantly, I got my price because of how they handled my property. Here is the bottom line in my opinion: Whether you are buying or selling real estate in the Lewes/Rehoboth area, please use Laurie and Nick Carter. They know what they are doing and are the best at what they do. In these difficult times in America with the work ethic declining, it was refreshing for me to have someone go the extra mile to deliver what I needed. Laurie and Nick Carter did exactly that.
~ Jud Bennett -
In deepest appreciation to Laurie and Nick Carter in helping me find my sweet, perfect dream home here in Heaven, aka First town, First state Lewes Delaware. And putting up with me during my search of nearly a year. What a lovely little town with the nicest neighbors and most friendly merchants throughout the town. Wonderful place to live. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely, Patricia Schofield PS. Anything you need to know, Laurie's got you covered.
~ Patricia Schofield -
Nick and Laurie are very well connected in the community. They personally know many of the real estate transactions resources (other agents, attorneys, etc.) which helps expedites the process. They are great to work with and are almost always available when you need them. They make a great team.
~ Matt Mundok -
Our experience with Nick and Laurie while buying a home was very positive! They were fully prepared to show us homes that were within our range of style and they are extremely knowledgeable about the area. They really do always answer the phone and they are good listeners!! We worked mainly with Nick but Laurie was available immediately when we needed assistance and she went above and beyond to help us. They have wonderful personalities and make you feel relaxed and not rushed. We felt no pressure at all while touring homes and they were very patient and pleasant. They were also very accommodating to our needs, as our settlement attorney is located in Hockessin, DE. We absolutely love our new home and hope to never move, but if we do, we will definitely contact them again. Give them a call, you will not be disappointed!
~ Linda Orr -
Nick and Laurie were very knowledgeable about the area, as well as the market in general. Their response times were excellent. When we ran into a temporary, buyer side stumbling block related to closing timing, which became an issue for me due to distance and travel time requirements, Nick stepped up and helped get the problem resolved. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.
~ Rich Lawson -
It was obvious to us from our first interview with Laurie and Nick (we interviewed several other potential agencies) that they were the best choice for us. The Carter Team was the best informed, well prepared and most likeable agent team that we met. While they work as a team, we did most of our work through Laurie and she was our primary agent throughout the process. Laurie’s advice, insight and support as we prepared the home for sale, set the price, and began the sales marketing process were instrumental in our successful sale. Since we are non residents, Laurie’s “rolodex” of craftsmen (painters, electricians, carpenters, lawn care) and homecare professionals (termite, HVAC, septic systems, etc.) saved us countless hours of searching for reliable and reasonably priced support to prepare our house for sale. Laurie is the consummate professional. She was objective, focused and responsive. We felt from the beginning of the process through the final negotiations, that we had our best opportunity for a successful sale with Laurie Carter. Through her proactive marketing efforts, she found numerous interested and qualified potential buyers. Her advice and recommendations during the final negotiating process was instrumental in securing the best offer for our property. It was a pleasure working with The Carter team and we would recommend them to anyone who is in the real estate market in the Lewes/Sussex County area.
~ Fred and Sallie Wintrich -
We recommend Nick and Laurie Carter! Nick worked with us to find the home that would work best for us in a neighborhood close to Lewes. Nick knows all there is to know about Lewes and he does answer his phone! He was quick to respond to calls and was very professional and efficient in his business manner. If someone is interested in Lewes, they would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable team that has the business finesse and genuine interest of the Carters!
~ Katie & Dennis Bunty -
Laurie and Nick had extensive knowledge of the Lewes market. They were always available to talk and were very helpful with every step of the buying process. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy at the Delaware beaches.
~ Kevin & Joy Eanes -
Nick and Laurie Carter helped us sell our home located in a quiet beach community in Delaware. We had the property listed on two occasions prior to contacting Nick and Laurie. Despite being a beautiful home, the property sat on the market for almost 2 years, mainly because buyers wanted to be in the more popular beach areas. After having Nick and Laurie list the property, we were amazed at how quickly we received an offer. Because we live out of state, Nick and Laurie handled all of the details for us. We could not be happier with Nick and Laurie and highly recommend their team, whether one is buying or selling. They will be the first people we contact should we be in the market to buy or sell in Delaware. They are the best!
~ Barbara Troxell -
Laurie and Nick are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They know the Lewes Rehoboth area better then anyone we have encountered. They helped my Wife and I buy our condo and we returned to them in our search for a home. We look forward to working with Laurie and Nick in the future and I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
~ Stephen & Sloan Welsh -
Our home buying experience with Nick & Laurie Carter was extremely positive. As out-of-state buyers, we relied heavily on their expertise and knowledge of the local market. In addition, Nick and Laurie's professionalism, guidance, and support throughout the entire process gave us a feeling of confidence; we felt that they were really in tune with what we were looking for in a home.
~ David & Jeannie Shook -
Very professional. Was extremely patient with our lender during the final days prior to settlement. Was able to work with the seller to coordinate our offer into a sale. Will most definitely want to work with Nick on future negotiations.
~ Thom LaMare -
The Nick Carter team helped overcome many obstacles with the sale of our house. They assisted with acquiring an elevation certificate, removal from the FEMA flood plain. In addition, they assisted in fixing a hot tub, front door way, septic system and several other details. Having a team that has the local knowledge and experience was priceless. In addition, they found me a new home in a location that is perfect and assisted with recommendations of moving companies etc...I don't know why anyone would even think of using a different realtor. This team is outstanding!!!
Based on information from Sussex County Association of REALTORS®, Inc., which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided 'AS IS' and with all faults. Data maintained by Sussex County Association of REALTORS®, Inc. may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
Jack Lingo REALTOR® is a real estate licensee in the State of Delaware. SCAOR # SCAOR08089.
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