CN&R’s Best Of Chico 2009

Best Of Category:
Chico Real Estate Agent

“Buying or selling your home can be intimidating, but Laura Burghardt of W. M. Campbell Real Estate has proven she can help relieve your fears with her kindness and top-notch communication skills. Burghardt has been a Chico resident since 1981 and has a true love for the town–she even refers to herself as “ChicoLaura” on her Web site. All in all, Burghardt’s ability to be personable with her clients ensures a wonderful agent-client relationship.”

– Reader’s Picks, CN&R’s Best of Chico issue, September 24, 2009.

“Everyone’s best interest in mind”

*Selling his home as a For-Sale-By-Owner

“…I decided to sell my home…I had a little coaching from a friend in the real estate industry, so I chose to sell the property myself and save some money. I had very little expectations that any potential buyer’s agent would help me with the process and was pleasantly surprised in my interactions with Laura…She took the time to go over my paperwork with me and answer any questions I may have had. She went through the “seller’s” side of the process with me and pointed out things that I would be responsible for….I always felt that Laura was working with me, and that she treated me as if I were her client….I cannot say enough about Laura’s professionalism….[She] has everyone’s best interest in mind.”

-Jeff Reichert

Jeff Reichert Testimonial

“Respectful and professional”

“There are few people I know who can span the distance (3,000 miles) and varied challenges that arise for a home buyer moving from the East Coast to beautiful Northern California. There were inspections to be done, pets to be considered, dream houses and landscapes to be located, culled through and decided upon. . . Laura absolutely took care of every issue that I had, before it became a problem. She is a mind-reader, at times, and yet she is among the most respectful and professional agents I have done business with. If I move, she will be the first person I call for that insight, oversight, and sharp personality that I have come to trust.”

– Jeanne Rawlings

“Picture Perfect”

“Thank you, Laura and Eva! Picture perfect in every way. Don’t know how to thank you for all you have done in selling the house. Laura, you gave us great advice. We are grateful beyond words. Best Wishes, Midge and Marty”

– Midge and Marty Gilbert

“Always optimistic”

“Dear Laura,
As I sit in my beautiful new home in Forest Ranch, I find myself reflecting, in awe and delight, about the purchase of our home that you so skillfully helped us to accomplish.
Laura, you are unfailingly gracious, always optimistic, and generous with your time in explaining things every step of the way! Your professionalism throughout the entire transaction was extraordinary! You worked tirelessly on our behalf, while your knowledge, honesty, guidance and energy gave us the confidence to achieve our goal of owning our dream home! ?Please extend our many thanks to Eva for her expertise and superb service as well.”

– Doug and Kelly Guerrero

“Above and beyond our expectations”

“Laura’s work with us went above and beyond our expectations. As first-time home buyers with no experience, she was our teacher, coach, and diligent representative. Thank you, Laura, for helping us secure our dream home!”

“Dedication, generosity and professionalism”

“You found our first home for us-a charmer-that was perfect for our Chico State lifestyle. Now that we are going to be parents of two, you’ve helped us find the home in which we’ll raise our family. Thank you for your dedication, generosity, and professionalism!”

– Jill Swiencicki & David Martins (2003 & 2005)

” Follow-through attention”

“We thank you again for all your “follow-through” attention. We appreciate it so much since we are far from the action. Hope we can pass your name to others who may need your services. You have proved that you are the BEST!!”

“So easy for us…”

“Again, and again, we want to express our gratitude for your help in our time of need and anxiety. How fortunate we are to have had you work out everything in our favor and to make it so easy for us while you did all the work.
We wish you all the luck in the world . No one else like you…….the mold was

– Sam and MaryAnn Moghannam (2004& 2005)


“Laura was astute at learning about my needs and not letting me settle for something that wasn’t a good investment. I felt extremely confident in her ability to help me buy my first house.”

– Ann Schulte

“Expeditious and patient”

“Three cheers for your expeditious and patient help. You’re a real asset!”

– Bruce and Jeanne Ertle

“Perfect home and setting”

“My family and I would like to show you our sincere appreciation for fully satisfying our wishes for the perfect home and setting…You matched us with the only home in the world for us at the right price. We will always remember you.”

– Dorothy and Joe Wills Sr.

“Knowledge and advice”

“Laura Burghardt not only helped us find the perfect home, she made the process of relocating from Colorado so much easier. We can’t imagine what we would have done without her knowledge and advice.”

– Emma, Carol, Jim & Phoebe Sager

“Comforting manner”

“Laura is very professional and not the least bit pushy. Buying a home on my own could have been very intimidating, but because of Laura’s calm comforting manner, it made the whole process easier. I highly recommend her!”

– Barbara DaDalt

“Knows her business”

“Laura found the perfect home for me. She knows her business, she knows Chico, and you could not find a more knowledgeable, honest or hard-working Realtor.”

– Susan Smiley

“First-time homebuyer’s dream!”

“Laura is a first-time homebuyers dream! We are thrilled with our new home and with the highly professional, friendly, knowledgeable service that she provided. Laura came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. And her referrals to all the other people needed to complete the homebuying process were the experts we needed to make our dream of home ownership come true.”

– Gerald & Marybeth Morelock

“Experience and knowledge”

“Laura was excellent in helping facilitate our home purhcase through a very short escrow! As first time home buyers we really appreciated her experience and knowledge and her patience with guiding us through all the ins and outs of buying a home!”

– Kathleen Olson & Javier Lopez

“Exceptional customer service”

“Hello Laura,I received a letter from Jeff DuFour congratulating me on my purchase as well as stating that you have a great reputation for providing exceptional customer service. Id like to second that!
I enjoyed working with you and am very grateful for you driving and coordinating this long-distance purchase. Your support was indeed exceptional especially considering that we never met in person.”

– Andy and Anya Baehrle

“Patience, expertise, tenacity, and humor”

“We cannot thank you enough for your patience, expertise, tenacity, and humor in this process. As first-time home buyers, we were intimidated by the number of decisions and issues to be considered, and fearful that we would make some horrible, irrevocable error. Your knowledge and experience in the legal, physical, and financial aspects of home buying were expertly applied to our very human search for the right home. We were completely pleased with our purchase–it suits our lifestyle, our sense of aesthetics, and our budget. We could not have arrived on our new home so successfully and
smoothly without you. We will certainly turn to you when we decide to sell, will recommend you to others, and wish you all the best.”

-Lyndall Ellingson and Jacquelyn Hickey

“Professionalism and knowledge”

“Thank you again for helping me sell my home. I appreciated your professionalism and knowledge that helped me get a great price for my home, allowing me to purchase the beautiful home I live in now.”

-Erin Marino

“Helpful and communicative”

“In my life I’ve dealt with realtors about 5 times before and never have I had things go so smoothly or had such a helpful and communicative agent. I can see why you are number one in Chico. I really can’t thank you enough. It was and is a very stressful time for me and you just helped this go so smoothly. I will certainly recommend you to all my friends up there. A million thanks…”

-Marilyn Izzi

“Everything went sooo smoothly”

“Thanks again, Laura. Everything went sooo smoothly with the transaction.”

-Patti Corcoran

“Invaluable knowledge”

“Your professionalism and knowledge proved invaluable. From the listing of my property to the buying of my new home, you kept me abreast of what the market was doing, interest rates, mortgage lenders, best methods of marketing my home and purchasing the next. When I did the “walkthrough,” you knew just what to look for and pointed out everything that I might not be aware of. Your handling of the volumes of paperwork, and explaining it all to me, was very much appreciated… I will gladly recommend you to anyone I know who is looking to sell or buy a home and wish you well in the real estate field in the future.”

-Merry Lake

“Positive attitude, patience, and experience”

“Your positive attitude, patience and wealth of experience were major factors in making the sale and helped preserve my sanity during a stressful time in my life. Your diligence and follow through during the open houses, negotiation, sale and even after the sale were extraordinary.”

-Leslie Holmes

“Always listened to needs and concerns”

“I truly appreciate the way you stayed in constant contact, with your efficient (but never “pushy”) assistance, handling each issue promptly and professionally. Most importantly, you always listened to my needs and concerns. Next time I’m in need of real estate services, you may be sure I’ll be calling on you!”

-Barbara Betterley


“Thanks Laura. You have been invaluable in this process. Ellie and I have been in a very busy period throughout the escrow period and you have made it possible for us to focus on house and home and work, and I can’t begin to express how important that has been.”

-Steve and Ellie Ertle

“Calmness and professionalism”

“Thank you so much for ALL that you have done for me over the last three years. Your calmness and professionalism made the unknown and frustrating parts of being a “landlord”, buyer AND seller a much nicer experience.”

-Linda Mansfield

“Excellent help, ideas, and marketing”

“Laura educated me on house repair and marketing, provided excellent help, had good ideas, marketed the property well. She listened to what I had to say, was available and put in a lot of time. We got a quality realtor and her contribution helped increase the value of the house, reduce our expenses and helped sell the house.”

-Don Mitchel

“Hard work, great agent”

Thank you Laura for this and for all of your hard and very pleasant work. You are a great agent and a nice friend for us to have in Chico.

-Rocky and Lori Burcham

“A dream come true”

“We are so very excited about our new home. You’re truly made a dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are a great real estate agent. I’m so glad our paths have crossed.”

-Deme Paull