Laura Valente is a heart-centered entrepreneur who resides in sunny San Diego and currently operates a few positive companies that all give back to the community. As a previous luxury salon owner, Laura knows the real obstacles women in business face when balancing running a successful company and wanting to be generous to your customers and community. She wants to share her knowledge and positivity with those who need it, which led her to create her first community based company. Her latest passion project is a website against online bullying titled The Positive Only, dedicated to posting only positive comments about another person. A victim of cyber bullying herself, Laura wanted to provide a safe space for those recovering from malicious online attacks. In today’s world, one post can cause irreparable damage to one’s reputation. The Positive Only provides SEO services to help those by creating encouraging content about the person who was singled out online and pushing down the ranking of negative content. The company also features the ability to speak directly with Laura Valente, life coaches, therapists and other health and wellness professionals at a low or no cost. Additionally, Laura Valente wants this platform to be attractive to those who wrote negative online stories and feel the need to apologize without heavy shaming. The Positive Only will feature daily posts and stories that are uplifting and encouraging such as an excited mother whose son has graduated college, a teenager who helped purchase groceries for her elderly neighbor, or a best friend who called you when you had a bad day. No kind thought is too small to post on The Positive Only.
Laura also owns a luxury real estate company, Your Perfect Palace, serving San Diego and Los Angeles counties including Downtown San Diego, Mission Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Coronado, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Newport Coast. Her true passion is helping others, and what a better way to help people than to guide them through the house buying process! As a licensed real estate agent, Laura offers buying and selling services. Laura loves to sell to entertainers, professional athletes and high-net- worth individuals whose real estate holdings dot the globe and to clients with small family homes and short sale needs. Laura loves to develop lasting relationships with her clients and will go above and beyond to ensure their satisfaction.
An Interview with Laura Valente
Laura Valente is the CEO and founder of Your Perfect Palace, a San Diego based luxury real estate Company created to find your dream castle. She is an experienced license sales agent serving communities around San Diego and parts of Los Angeles.
Interviewer: What inspired you to become a real estate agent?
Ms. Valente: I really enjoy interior design and am captivated by how families live within their space. This led me to be interested in the real estate industry. I also plan to have my own family some day and wanted a career that allowed me to have my own schedule.
Interviewer: Who are your clients?
Ms. Valente: My clients range from like minded entrepreneurs and small business owners to new families looking for that special place to put down roots. My clients end up becoming like family.
Interviewer: What’s your favorite part of being a real estate agent?
Ms. Valente: I love meeting people of all backgrounds and getting to know them and their vision for the future. It’s also fun to help shop around and view great houses. I am the daughter of an architect.
Interviewer: Are you on social media?
Ms. Valente: Yes, Your Perfect Palace is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Interviewer: Do you utilize technology in your business?
Ms. Valente: Yes, I offer virtual or video showings and tours and encourage 3D renderings for sellers.
Interview: What’s the first meeting like with a client?
Ms. Valente: With every buying client I have them complete a questionnaire that includes the basics like pre approval amount and ideal location but the fun part comes with the list of needs and wants a buyer has. If it’s a seller, I also ask what, if any, stipulations they have besides their ideal selling price and I also go over any improvement recommendations before listing.
Interviewer: Anything else you’d like potential clients to know about you?
Ms. Valente: Your Perfect Palace’s goal is to match you with your dream home or help you sell your current home to enable you to get to the next phase of your life. I am more than just a real estate agent, but an advocate for your future!
Laura Valente Gives Back
As a heart centered entrepreneur, Laura Valente wants to make her community and the world a better place. Laura actively supports and donates to the Make – A- Wish foundation, Ronald McDonald House and Saint Judes Hospital. When she owned her hair salon, Laura often granted full service giveaways to deserving women including free full makeovers and free hair extensions. This self sacrificing spirit led to her creation of her nonprofit The Positive Only, a website dedicated to posting positive thoughts. As a victim of cyber bullying, Laura wanted to create a safe haven for fellow sufferers of slanderous and defaming online content. She is giving her time to those that need to tell their side of the story by offering free phone calls with her. Laura wants to lend an ear to those in pain, including those seeking redemption for their poor behavior of posting spiteful gossip. When she is not trying to change the world for the better, she is spending time with her family and her dogs. She is also an accomplished cake decorator and vocalist.