Shanda-Joy Laws - REALTOR ®, REALTIST, GREEN
Shanda Laws is a licensed REALTOR® and REALTIST who is passionate about assisting her clients and educating the public about the benefits, importance, and values of homes that are energy efficient, healthy and sustainable. In 2018, after earning her GREEN designation from the Green Resource Council and in 2019 was personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to become a Climate Reality Leader. Shanda differentiates fact from fiction regarding green incentives, living, cost savings, and energy efficient technology, green ratings and how that relates to increased property values. Educating clients and raising awareness about the importance of indoor air quality especially for people who are battling catastrophic illnesses, tackling housing affordability and energy inefficiencies are issues that she is very passionate about and by thinking global and acting local it moves us all in the direction of a more sustainable environment.
Specializing in the metro Atlanta area, Shanda is also a Certified Military Residential Specialist and Condo & Townhouse Pro who enjoys working with veterans, public servants, first-time homebuyers, seniors, entrepreneurs, and investors. She combines her passion and expertise for community and economic development to assist buyers and sellers bring their home ownership dreams to reality. Her commitment to sustainability along with her experience and network of experts in the clean energy and green fields provides added value for her clients to make big changes by taking strategic steps.
Shanda is devoted to her clients and the communities they live in. She works with a team of seasoned professionals to utilize the latest innovation and technology to gain a deep understanding of neighborhoods and get clearly defined research and objectives in order to provide her clients with a comprehensive plan of action and to ensure that end goals are achieved.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Shanda’s extensive background includes business development, management, real estate renovations, interior design, and staging. Her love of real estate was inspired at a young age, by family members who bought, renovated and sold properties; long before 'flipping' properties became a real estate phenomenon.
“My ability to listen to a person’s needs and wants is what I do,” says Shanda. “By understanding what the end goal is for my clients, I utilize my skills in sales, marketing and negotiating to their advantage, allowing me to successfully navigate their unique situations garnering great end results,” she explains.
Shanda’s process goes far beyond just buying and selling, her visionary planning and implementation skills are exceptional and help create a unique experience for her clientele.
“I also get to use my creativity and knowledge as an interior decorator and stager,’ says Shanda, ‘to enhance the real estate purchase and selling experience by demonstrating how to get your property ready for sale or see that ugly duckling as the beautiful swan that it can be!”
The proud mother of two sons and daughter, who are affectionately known as, ‘The Fab 3’, and ‘Gigi’ to her granddaughter and granddog. Shanda is an avid home chef, baker, and self-professed foodie, with an affinity for fine wine and the arts. In her free time, she also enjoys reading, gardening, antiquing, restoring & reinventing furniture.
Shanda is a dedicated public servant and volunteer who believes in giving back and that the rent we pay for our lives is to be a blessing to others – that is one of her daily goals to achieve. She strives to do her part to eradicate Alzheimer's, cancer, and Sickle Cell. Shanda is working towards a solution to provide homeless Veterans with beautifully designed, sustainable, energy-efficient, safe and affordable housing options. As an active volunteer for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity; she donates a portion of her commissions along with volunteering her time. Shanda is also CEO of Live Fresh, Inc. a non-profit that aims to establish healthy communities through the creation and facilitation of fresh initiatives in the areas of community outreach, educational development, environmental stewardship, and personal holistic growth.
A motivated and trusted professional who puts customer satisfaction first, Shanda’s goal is to exceed expectations and provide clients with an exceptional real estate experience.
If you’re looking to move or sell within the metro Atlanta area, Shanda’s personal service will help guide you to that special home and community that speaks to you!