If I ever had to go to war, I want you in my foxhole.
— Lisa Ryan

It was such a pleasure working with you on the 80 Davenport Drive deal!

You are a true professional as well as knowledgeable and a real asset to your clients.

I hope we get to do another deal together soon.
— — Chadwick Ciocci CEO and Founder Chilton & Chadwick, Global Real Estate Concierge

Laurie Crouse is not only warm and attentive but she is a fantastic real estate agent. She gave us great advice during the whole process, and was supportive without in any way trying to push us toward one property or another. Laurie consistently went above and beyond to make the process run smoothly. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home
— Dan and Laura Victor

I have known Laurie Crouse for 15 years and worked with her on many real estate transactions. Laurie is an outstanding real estate agent. She is competent, knowledgeable, efficient and trustworthy. Her attention to detail is impeccable and she always communicates in a timely fashion. I am constantly impressed with her professionalism in the industry and admire her dedication to her clients. She engenders comfort and confidence, and has my highest professional recommendation.
— Michael Daversa President & Founder Atlantic Residential Mortgage

To whom it may concern:
I have known Laurie Crouse for a number of years. I worked with her mother in the real estate market, and have sold and bought homes over the past 30 years.

I chose Laurie to represent me in a sale of my property. She is a professional that works hard to make the sale, and is up to date with all the latest technology available to market your home. Laurie will find the buyer that is looking for just the home that you have to sell. She has high standards and believes in the Real Estate profession. Laurie will not in anyway cut corners to save a sale that is not legal, or that may conflict with her sellers or other realtors.

As a realtor you will have to go along way to find someone that will work as hard for you as Laurie Crouse. She is honest and reliable.

Sincerely yours,
— John O. Everson

Hi Laurie,
I just wanted to say a big “thank you” for all your help in selling Skytop. Turning to a new chapter… Hoping all is well with you. If you ever need a recommendation, just let me know.
— Andy

By the way, when I say you are the best broker in the history of brokers, you should know that I have very high standards. In everything :)
— Dona

You did great job in helping us prepare and bringing house to market. Given location and condition of house I truly believe that price we are getting is a miracle.
— Richard Liebman

I am so glad we worked with you! Thank you for all your help, guidance, and most importantly, compassion. You truly are very unique.
— Peri Stevelman

Dear Kathleen, Mike and Lisa,

We wanted to write and tell you what a positive experience we had with our realtor, Laurie Crouse. We felt truly secure, confident, and comfortable with Laurie’s wealth of experience, expertise, and knowledge. She was always available and helpful as she guided us through the process of finding and obtaining our new home. Her suggestions and comments were well founded. Besides being professional, punctual, and such a pleasure to deal with, Laurie is really a very special person. We were so pleased to get to work with her. What a valuable asset she is to your office!

With our thanks and appreciation,
— Renita and Bill Last

Laurie Crouse was more than just our real estate broker, she was our ´move mentor. She helped with all phases of our move, and really listened to us and cared about our concerns and interests. She helped us find the perfect house in the perfect town.

My wife, Laura, and I had never bought a house before. We didn’t know a wet bar from a wet basement; insulation from insurance. We didn’t know what to look for or what to look out for. Moving from New York City to Weston, we didn’t know anyone in the area, and certainly no attorneys, housing inspectors, mortgage brokers, insurance brokers, water-treatment specialists, etc.

But Laurie did. She understood we wanted not just a house, but a home. With charm and unwavering patience, she helped us pick the perfect town and the ideal house at the right price, then recommended the entire team of “service providers.” She even helped us find our new car, a nanny and a yoga class. Now the process is over and we are happily settled in our new home, we consider Laurie a great friend. It certainly would not have been so easy (or even possible) without her.
— Andy Bill - Weston

Given the real estate market, I count my blessing I sold my house and that I had you as my real estate agent on that transaction, and my two others!!! I love you Laurie Crouse.
— Kathy Mitchell

Dear Laurie,
It’s a new year, and John and I wish you all the best for 2007. This thank you note is long overdue with our move finally done, I have been thinking about this past year and the role you played in it.

Beginning with your first visit to our house to meet with us to discuss working together, culminating with the closing, your professionalism, warmth and caring was always constant. Laurie, you have the gift to make your client feel that they are your number one priority at all times. That nothing they ask of you is too great a task; no request, question, doubt, change of mind or heart is too demanding or bothersome. That is how John and I felt throughout our partnership with you this last year. Your expertise and advice was right on every time and your capacity to listen to our needs and always consider them first made such a difference in what was at times, a stressful and emotional journey. John and I always felt completely comfortable and confident with you at the helm. You have such a depth of understanding of the real estate business plus a personal style that is warm and winning. Also, we thank you for generosity in referring us to the best real estate lawyer, mortgage broker, and building contractor. This kind of knowledge, service, expertise and heart only comes with incredible experience plus a breadth of respect and care for people and the business itself.

Laurie, you are one in a million. And John and I think you ought to be the one teaching the course “ How To Be a Truly Effective and Ethical Realtor”!

Thank you for all your work and total commitment in getting our house sold.

I miss you, my friend and think of you often.

— Linda


Hello and Happy New Year!

Just a note to let you know how much I love the bowl you gave us.....it looked so beautiful for the season filled with jeweled colored Christmas ornaments and....I have wonderful thoughts of you every time I see it on my dining room table.

I can never thank you enough for all you did for us! It was a whirlwind of a year but thanks to you - we not only landed on our feet but enjoy a beautiful home. I know Rich chats with you ever so often and he always says how busy you are... but if you ever get some time, please stop by again. We all miss you and look forward to another visit. The kids are doing well and have settled into schools and activities. I can’t believe I am halfway done my first year of teaching. And Rich seems to be managing his commute :)

We had many wonderful blessings in 2007 and one of those was meeting you.

All the best,
— Ann

Dear Mrs.Crouse,

In the 50 years I have been acquiring and selling the homes I’ve lived in, you are the most consciencous and thoughtful real estate broker I have ever encountered. What impressed me most was your attention to detail and how you were always on top of every potential drawback up until the final closing.

— Lewis E. Kaplan

I wanted to let you know that I haven’t forgotten your request for help with your house search. Right now, I’m completely swamped with the work of moving out of this house and completing construction on our new home. But I wanted to pass along the name of the best buyer’s broker working in the Westport and Weston markets. In over 10 years in real estate, I have never seen a realtor give the quality of time, energy, attention and expertise to buyer clients that she does. Her name is Laurie Crouse She is not even with my agency, but her service is so outstanding, I wanted to pass along her contact information in case you want to continue to look at homes. She can be reached at 984-8154 (her cell #) or via e-mail at LaurieBCrouse@gmail.com. I hope this is a help - and best of luck.

— Victoria

Laurie is so personable and knowledgeable; she made the whole experience of finding and buying our first home less scary. She is really familiar with the area and she listened to what we wanted, so we never wasted our time looking at places that didn’t suit our needs or taste. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in Fairfield County.
— Nick Bravo

Mr. Alex Perriello
President and CEO
Coldwell Banker
6 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054

We are writing to express our thanks for the hard work and service provided by one of your outstanding real estate professionals.

As you may be aware, the real estate market in the Connecticut marketplace is extremely difficult given the heavy demand and tight supply. This was our first home purchasing experience and we can not tell you how well Laurie Crouse represented your organization. Her hard work and dedicated involvement is the only reason we were able to survive what turned out to be an emotional roller-coaster. We experienced bidding wars, deceitful real estate brokers, people not honoring agreements and various other unpleasant incidents. Through this nightmare, Laurie consoled, motivated and reassured us that she would be able to successfully find us a great home. We would like to list some of the “little” things she did for us:

Spent uncountable hours driving us from house to house.

Patiently waited while we arduously examined the minutest details of about 40 homes.

Frequently watched our 1 1/2 year old daughter thereby allowing us free time to explore homes and properties.

Aggressively pursued and apprised us of homes that might be suitable (we are very selective)Called in numerous times from”vacation” to keep abreast of events that developed into the ultimate purchase of our home.

My wife and I would like to thank your organization for making the purchase of a home possible through the endeavors of Laurie Crouse and her associates at Coldwell Banker - Riverside Shavell.
— Denis and Karen T.

To whom it may concern:

If you are looking for a real estate broker in the Westport area, we can tell you about our recent experience with Laurie Crouse, a realtor.

We were, by sheer accident, in a complicated series of real estate deals; We wanted to buy a particular Condo, very briefly available and at the same time we had to dispose of our long-loved house at 84 Bayberry Lane in which we lived for many years. (Our children were born and grew up in Westport.)

Laurie was helpful from day one, with advice and practical solutions to several serious and even complicated legal problems everyone goes through whether buying or selling a house. ( A house is a major, most costly purchase one makes in a lifetime.) There was never a problem: she was there day, nights, weekends. Whether we needed a plumber or carpenter, or an electrician or needed zoning regulations, she knew.

She was also up to the minute on what was selling at what price. More important, she knew/knows exactly what comparable houses were selling at, and what buyers were paying, and why.

In short, if you want a professional on your side whether buying or selling a home, we seriously recommend Laurie for her unflagging efforts, wisdom, even compassion mixed with judgment, during some stressful moments in the sales process that almost everyone goes through.
— Richard Manville