Laura Palumbo-Hanson

Laura Palumbo-Hanson

Global Real Estate Advisor

Laura Palumbo-Hanson

Global Real Estate Advisor


Laura Palumbo-Hanson, a native New Englander, has been a top-producing real estate agent since 1985 throughout Cambridge and the surrounding areas. A homeowner and current resident of Cambridge, Laura has a longtime history of being involved not only in successful residential real estate sales but also in the community. Known for her meticulous attention to detail and ability to "hear" what people want, Laura has earned and maintained numerous real estate designations such as Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Credited Buyer Representative (CBR). Her ability to best assist her clients has no limitation. Laura has garnered extensive knowledge over the years in the marketing and sales of a wide variety of properties including luxury estates and entry-level condominiums. Laura's diligence and integrity truly make her a part of the community she serves. Vice President of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, she currently is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Professional Standards Committee and the Board of Mediators. With what spare time she has outside her real estate career, Laura pursues her passion cooking and is a recipe tester for Cook's Illustrated Magazine. She is a founding member of the fundraising arm of the Cambridge Community of Real Estate Professionals, a past member of the Board of Directors for Ability Plus and is involved with numerous other charities and schools including the MS Society and Williams College.

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Laura Palumbo-Hanson
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Main: +1 617 413 5537

1008 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
United States

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Recent Blog Posts

A Personal Introduction

Laura Palumbo-Hanson, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty — Aug 06

Two Hours from the Mountains, Two Hours from Cape Cod

Laura Palumbo-Hanson, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty — Jul 27

Serene City Living, Just Minutes from Harvard and MIT

Laura Palumbo-Hanson, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty — Jul 12


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  • Laura's knowledge of the local real estate market was invaluable when we were deciding on offer amounts. Every time she was spot on as to what a property would go for and even came up with a creative solution that would put us in a better offer position and increase the likelihood it would be accepted. Laura not only helped us to close, but she assisted us with side issues such as how to set up a condo association and best manage it.

    Courtney H. — Jan 28, 2016

  • Wanted to say thank you for the CD which I received today. But, more than that, I wanted — very belatedly — to thank you for being the world’s best broker! You did such an amazing job for me and you made it effortless in every which way. While the hot real estate market isn’t your doing, without a doubt the advice you gave me re changing up the entrance and your staging of my unit had a significant influence on the great price I got! And, amazingly, I have gotten the money back that I paid to remove the delinquencies on the two vacant units - thanks to a very loyal trustee who thought it ‘only fair’. “Finally, just today, I exchanged the profit from the sale into Danish kroners, at an exchange rate that’s 25% higher than six months ago, due to the strength of the U. S. economy, and I intend to use the money as a down payment on an apartment in Copenhagen. “I couldn’t be happier with how things worked out. I will recommend you — and your attorney husband, who was great too — as strongly as possible to anyone wanting to sell real estate in Cambridge!

    Suzanne R. — Mar 08, 2015

  • I had a great experience working with Laura Palumbo-Hanson on the marketing and sale of our family home. From beginning to end, Laura was top notch, starting with the initial walk through. She was very thorough and asked lots of questions- she was clearly knowledgeable about old homes and had a lot of great ideas right from the start. When we meet to discuss the marketing and asking price, Laura came to the meeting with relevant research and information, she made it an easy choose to go with Laura. Laura’s oversight of the repairs and staging, the open houses and the communication were spot-on and her guidance through the decision and closing process were invaluable. Her tremendous efforts, support and professionalism made the whole process seamless. I wholeheartedly recommend her without reservation.

    John B. — Mar 08, 2014

  • I recently had the distinct pleasure of working with, and I stress this, Laura Palumbo-Hanson. Laura is and was superb throughout the whole process as I sought to sell my Cambridge house and despite me living in Iceland and obstacles that would make most people cry, Laura was the consummate professional. Quite frankly anyone who works with Laura is beyond fortunate. I met with over 10 agents and fired 3 before I hired Laura. My wish is that I had known about her sooner. Laura was a superb project manager, agent and team player. While Laura's incentive was in part the fee at the end, it was clear from the beginning that Laura was selfless in her efforts. Laura has me for life! While I do not know you I can assure you that having Laura work for you is akin to having a team with an All-Star. My hope is that Laura receives the accolades and recognition that she deserves. When I buy property in the US, there is only one person I will ever call again and that is Laura.

    Raphael W. — Mar 08, 2012