Laura Duggan - Your Award-Winning Real Estate Coach

Laura Duggan began her real estate career in 1979 after graduating with Honors from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Education Administration.  After teaching school in Austin for four years, Laura joined her father in the family real estate company and became the second generation owner and broker of West Austin Properties when he retired in 1992. 

Always a strong advocate for professional development, Laura was designated a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) in 1990 and was a founding member of the first local chapter in the country for the Council of Residential Specialists. She was instrumental in bringing CRS courses to Austin and has been a frequent speaker and panelist for CRS Sell-a-bration. In 2006, Howard Brinton the Master of Ceremonies for Sell-a-bration, presented Laura with the Best Marketing Award for a unique marketing system she developed for luxury homes.  That same year, one of Laura’s luxury home listings had the most hits any listing ever received on the front page of Yahoo.

The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers selected Laura to be their national President in 2003 after ten years of membership and service. Laura served as chair of the Faculty, Education, Member Services, Nominating and Finance Committees. Laura has been a board member for the Texas CRB Chapter for more than 10 years and has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS.

Laura became a Guild Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing in  2004 and has been a host, presenter and panelist at the annual invitation only conference Leaders in Luxury, The Third Day training and at the National Association of Realtors annual conferences.  Laurie Moore Moore, Founder of the Institute, calls Laura, “an agent who is known for her marketing creativity.  She is a great example of a professional who creates and shares best practices.  Laura Duggan is a real pro!”

Star Power honored Laura in 2009 as a Star of the Month and published her interview with Howard Brinton in February of 2010 along with a video hosted and produced by the new Star Power CEO, Alex Charfen.  Laura was featured on the cover of their monthly magazine and in an article about the importance of mentoring.

Other professional achievements and designations include Top Real Estate Women in Texas in Vogue Magazine (2003), Texas Real Estate Super Agents in Texas Monthly (2005), e-Pro designation in 2008 and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation in 2009. She is also a 1990 Leadership Austin graduate.

Laura is married to Brad Duggan the Chief Operating Officer at West Austin Properties and her life’s love since they met her senior year in college.  They have two grown daughters, Katy, who works as a buyer’s agent and Kerry, an event planning specialist.  They live in Central Austin.