Lori is a leading real estate agent in the Triangle area who is passionate about the service she provides. Committed to this work for close to 20 years, she combines knowledge and skill to exceed her client’s expectations. She will be quick to tell you that she does not just sell homes –she makes the process of buying and selling a terrific experience.
Lori’s father was in the Navy while she was growing up. This gave her the opportunity to live in many different places including Texas, Florida, New York, Iowa, Wisconsin and Atsugi, Japan. She didn’t know it then but frequently moving as a child prepared her for the love she would have for real estate.
Lori and her husband have enjoyed raising their teenage boys in the Triangle. It has provided them with many opportunities to learn, grow and be active. Of all the places Lori has lived, she says Raleigh is the best and she is here to stay!
What made you interested in Real Estate? I wanted to help people. I enjoy listening to them and reminding them of the important things they are looking for in a home.
What is your favorite part about this industry? I learn something new everyday! I learn about properties, home maintenance, repairs, construction methods, design, marketing techniques, people, finances....the list goes on and on! I love sharing this information with my clients and helping them be great homeowners too!
What areas do you serve? We can legally sell in all of North Carolina, but I primarily serve the Triangle Area. I want to make sure I can best represent my clients by knowing the areas they are looking!
What was your career before real estate? I was a software developer for six years out of college. I learned Cobol for mainframes and was Java certified. Worked on accounting systems and then moved into internet shopping cart software. What I enjoyed most about that work was the figuring out what the clients were trying to accomplish and working the software to make happen. I fee like I still do that today. It is just the tools and outcomes are different.
What is your real estate experience? I've worked for both buyers and sellers throughout my career. I was also the training manager for about five years working with new agents.
Why did you choose HPW? HPW has worked hard to become the market leader in the Triangle. They provide excellent tools to help me work better and not harder. I also love that HPW has the national name with Coldwell Banker, but they are still locally owned and run! They have a real feel for local needs.
What is your favorite area restaurant? There are many. If I have to pick one.....Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery wins! Charming, different and excellent food. Not to mention amazing desserts!
How many times have you moved? My dad was in the Navy so we moved a lot when I was a kid. Love that I had all those opportunities! Especially that we got to be overseas during my last few years of high school!
Do you eat Eastern- or Western-style barbecue? Western! My favorite would have to be some Texas Brisket and smoked sausage!
I have worked with Lori Ransom since 2008. During that period she and I worked together on five houses, both buying and selling. I enjoyed working with Lori because she really does mean her motto of Real Estate Service, Not Just Sales. She works very hard for her clients both in negotiating and advising them of when to push forward or maybe stop pushing forward. Lori is professional but she's also fun to be around. She's great to go to for all the trades people you need when setting up your home or fixing it up for sale. Lori loves to get to know her clients so that she can help them choose wisely. In this past year of weird real estate Lori makes herself available whenever houses would come on the market so that you would never miss at least viewing a house you are interested in.That is sure vital right now. I would recommend Lori Ransom with all my heart.Pam McClure
Lori helped me to find a home last year and I recently sold that home and purchased another one with Lori again. She is an absolute joy to work with. She is very knowledgeable and accessible making the process easy. Lori worked through many buying challenges until I found my new home. She was able to ensure that my sellers contact benefited me and my ongoing needs. I highly recommend her.nikki floyd
We were asked to relocate to Raleigh from Texas during the wild and crazy 2020 year. Lori was very helpful educating us about the North Carolina real estate process. We were very active searching online but Lori and her colleagues (Darcy Piscitelli and Beth Kempton) were quick to provide video facetime tours of homes when a visit to NC was not possible and getting us appointments to tour homes in person quickly once we arrived in NC for a house hunting trip. Lori is a "five star" agent whose strengths shined during the due diligence process representing our position with the seller. We were very pleased with the service Lori provided during a very smooth closing process. She continues to remain in contact to help us with home repairs and our moving process, going above and beyond what is expected of an agent. We feel that while she was good to represent us as a buyer her star may even shine brighter as a listing agent.Linda Trolinder
Purchasing and selling a home is hectic but Lori and her team made it simple for our family. We met Lori 4 years ago when we were thinking of moving down to North Carolina from IL. When we made the move down to North Carolina Lori helped us find a home in Holly Springs. We recently used Lori's services again with the sale of our Holly Springs home and the purchase of a home in Raleigh. When making a large investment you need to rely on people who are working for you and understand your requirements. Lori and her team were always available to assist, and went above and beyond showing us countless houses. Lori continually assured us that she would do whatever it took for us to find the right home. Every time we met with Lori my family and I felt that we were with family. That is just the type of person that Lori is, she cares about you as a person and makes you feel like family. We are looking forward to working with Lori again when we are ready for a beach condo.Oscar Duarte
Lori did an awesome job selling my mother's home. We got an offer almost immediately. Lori is extremely organized and very helpful throughout the whole process. We had to fix part of the septic system and Lori was on it with a referral before I could even ask for one. I would definitely recommend Lori and her team to represent you as a buyer or a seller.Lori R.
I cannot say enough about Lori and her assistance with buying our first home! I came in with an overwhelming sense of anxiety with the home-buying process, but Lori helped to ease any worries or concerns. She was accessible when we had questions and explained things to us in layman's terms. She also went through every piece of the process and provided her input and knowledge without any pressure in an effort to help us make the best decision possible. Lori also provided great referrals for other areas (mortgage companies, movers, etc.). We love our cozy little house and we cannot thank Lori enough for her professionalism and service!Erin B.
This was my second time working with Lori! She sold a home for me a few years ago and there was no question on who to work with when we decided to buy a larger home for our growing family. Lori guided us through already built homes and counseled us on what new construction would be like. We opted for the latter. Lori helped us every step of the way and I am certain our home building and buying experience would not have gone as well as it did without her! She has strong expertise in real estate and is all-around pleasant to work with. Lori came highly recommended to me and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy and/or sell a home!Brittany R.
Lori helped our family buy and sell our home in Raleigh this year! We could not have done it so smoothly without her expertise in the market, knowledge of home repairs and renovations, and her amazing talent to go above and beyond what we ever expected from her! Buying, selling and moving are a very stressful time, and the logistics and paperwork involved can be overwhelming, but not with Lori! She guided us every step of the way and really put our minds at ease. We truly could not have done this so smoothly without her, and feel that we picked the best realtor in the Raleigh area!Karen R.
o What a wonderful experience. From activating the listing to settlement was only 32 days! This is not just a spring market success. By marketing the home properly, a family fell in love with the immaculate well maintained home even though it backed to Creedmoor Rd, just as we had fallen in love with it 26 years ago. Communication throughout the process was excellent. All of the preparation for listing the home and for completing all of the tasks to successfully settle were handled efficiently.Curt and Lucy B.
Lori delivered everything you could ask for in a realtor! She met with us early, advised us on how to maximize our value and gave us honest, experienced answers to our questions -- and she turned out to be right on. Lori has a calm, knowledgeable way about her - and I trusted that people who called her about our home would be enticed to come out and see it or feel good about her honest answers, without feeling pushed. She is a great realtor, and was the perfect resource for us this year.Missy H.
Lori Ransom had the challenging task of finding us a home in Cary, NC, while we were living in Phoenix, AZ. Due to a career transfer, our family had a tight timeframe to find a home in North Carolina, with only one long weekend visit in which to see homes in person and put in an offer. Lori set up multiple conversations where she listened and learned what we were looking for in a home and set up a website for us to review available home inventory. As we got closer to our home-finding visit, we narrowed down to our top choices and she dedicated our entire visit to finding us our perfect home. Lori is a wealth of knowledge and understands her market well. She was thoughtful and patient through the entire process, and helped guide us through our major decision. With so many nuances in east coast design and construction that were different for us, Lori educated us on what we needed to consider with each of our options. When it came down to the final negotiations, Lori was on our side and made sure that our best interests were always the focal point. She took care of everything, so she could insure she got us into our perfect home. Lori is a true professional and an expert in her field. We'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new home!Kim V.
Lori is a great agent to work with as a seller and a buyer. We recently sold our first home Hedingham to buy a larger home for our growing family. As first time home sellers, we were new to the process and were looking for an agent who was willing to educate us as well as sell our home. We interviewed several agents who we identified through referrals and Zillow's agent finder service. We selected Lori for her great attitude and experience. Lori helped us identify what needed to be repaired and updated on our home so that it would sell and would get us the best return on our investment. Lori went above and beyond as a seller to make sure our home was viewed by as many potential buyers as possible. Lori was also excellent to work with as a buyers agent. She helped us identify numerous homes that matched what we were looking for. She worked with both of our schedules to make sure that we were able to see the homes we were interested in. She always made time throughout the closing period to make sure all details were taken care of and the closing went smoothly. I highly recommend Lori if you are buying or selling a home in the Raleigh area.Nate Edmondson
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