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Laura McKinney

Laura McKinney

  • License: #01493489
  • Broker Associate

Laura McKinney, experienced Team Leader of the 805 McKinney Real Estate Team at Sotheby's International Realty, has been a committed presence as a real estate adviser since joining the prestigious Sotheby’s International Realty in 2007. Broker Associate, Laura brings a wealth of experience, education, and professionalism to her business, ensuring an elevated level of service that directly benefits her discerning clientele.

A Record of Excellence: Laura's expertise in the industry is reflected in her remarkable achievement as the office Top Producer in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and Sales Associate of the Year, for two consecutive years. Her consistent success attests to her unwavering commitment to excellence and the highest standards of real estate service.

Local Expertise, Global Perspective: Residing on the Central Coast since 1970, Laura is not just a real estate professional; she is a passionate advocate for the Central Coast lifestyle. A graduate of Cal Poly SLO, her in-depth understanding of the region's diverse communities enables her to provide unparalleled insights for her clients. Laura values family, married to retired custom contractor Mike McKinney. They lived in the Cambria community for many years and now reside on acreage in rural Paso Robles wine country.

Client-Centered Philosophy: Laura's commitment to client service and building lasting relationships has fostered a thriving referral-based business that continues to flourish. Her local reputation as an educator and dedicated client advocate positions her clients to make well-informed decisions, ensuring a quality real estate experience.

Environmental Stewardship: Dedicated to sustainable awareness, Laura has earned her GREEN certification and remains current on environmental issues. Her commitment to environmental responsibility reflects her dedication to providing forward-thinking and conscientious real estate services.

The Sotheby's Advantage: As part of Sotheby's International Realty, a globally renowned luxury real estate company, Laura and the 805 McKinney Real Estate Team take pride in upholding the brand's legacy of quality and excellence. Known for their discreet, personal service, the team specializes in client-centered transactions, offering Luxury Service at Every Price Point.

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Client Testimonials

“805 McKinney Real Estate Team was fantastic to work with! The ladies were very informative and helpful threw the whole process! The services were great! I recommend anyone looking to sell or buy a house to use them! Thanks 805 McKinney Real Estate Team!”


“We have known of the McKinney family for over 25 years. From our first bed and breakfast stays in Cambria to a garage and deck construction addition to one of our properties to the remodel of our second home and finally to the sale of that same second home. Laura McKinney's husband, Mike, was our connection to her. When my wife and I started to consider looking for a more suitable property in Cambria, we went to Laura for assistance. Her knowledge of the Village of Cambria is excellent. Though she had suggestions for us to consider, nothing compared to one of our properties with a great ocean view and considerable privacy. So we decided to make that home our second home and sell the first property we purchased here over 25 years ago. We decided to let go of our "foot in the door" house and concentrate our time in the other house. Selling the first house was sad but necessary and Laura understood our internal dilemma. We agreed to put the house market and 5 months later it sold. The entire process was seamless and Laura assured us that someone would "fall in love" with our little piece of the central coast in Cambria. Eventually her words rang true and 5 months to the day, we closed escrow. Selling a house that meant so much to us wasn't easy but with Laura's professionalism, knowledgeable and reassurances alleviated our trepidation and concerns. We are grateful to Laura and the Sotheby's team for their outstanding efforts and real estate skills.”

-Christa and Ralph Morones

“The 805 McKinney Team is a seller's dream! Laura & Allison were always ready, willing and eager to provide any needed help during the 2 WEEKS it took them to sell our home! We recommend them highly! Except for the packing & lifting, it has been a great experience. Thank you, Laura and Allison!!”

-George Bertrand

“We absolutely COULD NOT have closed this high dollar deal without your expert experience. I'm writing to on behalf of the entire Heaton family to express extreme gratitude to you and the entire 805 McKinney Team at Sotheby's Real Estate who helped to showcase and market our homes and property during a rapidly changing real estate market and helping us patiently navigate through a very complicated and extended escrow. We absolutely COULD NOT have closed this high dollar deal without your expert experience, attention to detail and the Grace of God. Thank you from the depth of our hearts and we wish all the best and love to you (all).”

-Heaton - Seller

“Laura McKinney is a true asset to the real estate community. I decided to move 175 miles away and buy a new home during the most challenging real estate markets, with sellers receiving multiple offers and buyers paying substantially above asking price. Laura's institutional knowledge of the community I wanted to live in and the market was invaluable. I loved the fact that Laura didn't want to sell me just ANY house, she wanted to sell me the RIGHT house. After working tirelessly with me for over 1 year, Laura finally found it. I am now living in the house I was meant to be in and gained a trusted friend along the way.”

-Tina - Buyer

“Awesome in every aspect! Working with Laura was great experience. She listened to what I was looking for, kept me updated on everything and provided me a great education on the different areas of Cambria.”

-Karl Kruger - Buyer

“Awesome in every aspect! Working with Laura was great experience. She listened to what I was looking for, kept me updated on everything and provided me a great education on the different areas of Cambria.”

-Karl Kruger - Buyer

“Our experience with Laura was great and was great to work with. My brother and I have limited Real Estate knowledge and she kept us informed, answered all questions, no matter how dumb they were, keeping us feeling informed and confident throughout the entire process. Her knowledge of the area and the selling/buying trends for the area got us the maximum return we could hope for.”

-Bob - Seller

“Laura is an excellent agent. We hired Laura to sell our house under very difficult circumstances. My husband was in an acute care facility and therefore my primary concern. Laura went far beyond the norm in getting our house ready for market. We really appreciate her experience, her expertise, and especially her loving care in selling our home. She held our hands and got the job done. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone looking for a competent, professional, and caring agent.”

-Dick and Ruthanne - Seller
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