We’re excited to announce that Laura Major is joining CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate in Ankeny. We sat down with Laura to get to know her, find out what she loves about real estate and how she plans to serve clients. Check out her video below! 

Get to Know Laura Major:

Where are you from?

I’m from a farm in Illinois but I’ve been a proud Iowa transplant since 2012. I went to the University of Iowa but recently moved to Ankeny with my husband.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of real estate?

I’m very indoorsy, so I love to knit and listen to podcasts. I’m always upcycling and redoing furniture and looking for the next house project. I’m really only outdoorsy if you consider drinking beer on a patio outdoorsy.

What is your background?

I have my degree in biology and up until now, I’ve always worked in medical labs as a lab analyst. Outside of work, I’ve always considered the lab my day job. I volunteer for different organizations doing more hands-on “people work.”

I’ve worked with the Girl Scouts’ summer camps, been a conversation partner for non-native English speakers and have just found roles where I can help people develop skills or reach their own personal goals.

What is your favorite neighborhood in the Des Moines area?

I love a lot of areas in the Des Moines metro. I feel like they’ve put so much into creating little neighborhoods. I love the East Village, Valley Junction and Prairie Trail in Ankeny. Those areas are hubs for culture, nightlife and social events. I just think it’s great that we have so many here in the metro area.

Why did you choose real estate?

I’ve been passionate about being a REALTOR® from a young age. I grew up on a farm in a house that my mom liked to refer to as the “love shack” because you had to be in love in order to live there. I grew up with her dreaming of the day that they could build their dream home.

I remember constantly thinking about houses. When I went to college, my friends and I would drive around Iowa City neighborhoods looking at houses and dreaming about what ours would be like. For me, it’s all about the dream.

My parents recently built their dream home and it’s three times as big and a thousand times nicer than the home I grew up in. Seeing their dreams come true is definitely a motivating factor for me. My husband and I just bought our dream home. Helping people do that is what I want to do.

Welcome to C21SRE, Laura!