Lori is a leading real estate agent in the Triangle area who is passionate about the service she provides. Committed to this work for close to 20 years, she combines knowledge and skill to exceed her client’s expectations. She will be quick to tell you that she does not just sell homes –she makes the process of buying and selling a terrific experience.
Lori’s father was in the Navy while she was growing up. This gave her the opportunity to live in many different places including Texas, Florida, New York, Iowa, Wisconsin and Atsugi, Japan. She didn’t know it then but frequently moving as a child prepared her for the love she would have for real estate.
Lori and her husband have enjoyed raising their teenage boys in the Triangle. It has provided them with many opportunities to learn, grow and be active. Of all the places Lori has lived, she says Raleigh is the best and she is here to stay!
What made you interested in Real Estate? I wanted to help people. I enjoy listening to them and reminding them of the important things they are looking for in a home.
What is your favorite part about this industry? I learn something new everyday! I learn about properties, home maintenance, repairs, construction methods, design, marketing techniques, people, finances....the list goes on and on! I love sharing this information with my clients and helping them be great homeowners too!
What areas do you serve? We can legally sell in all of North Carolina, but I primarily serve the Triangle Area. I want to make sure I can best represent my clients by knowing the areas they are looking!
What was your career before real estate? I was a software developer for six years out of college. I learned Cobol for mainframes and was Java certified. Worked on accounting systems and then moved into internet shopping cart software. What I enjoyed most about that work was the figuring out what the clients were trying to accomplish and working the software to make happen. I fee like I still do that today. It is just the tools and outcomes are different.
What is your real estate experience? I've worked for both buyers and sellers throughout my career. I was also the training manager for about five years working with new agents.
Why did you choose HPW? HPW has worked hard to become the market leader in the Triangle. They provide excellent tools to help me work better and not harder. I also love that HPW has the national name with Coldwell Banker, but they are still locally owned and run! They have a real feel for local needs.
What is your favorite area restaurant? There are many. If I have to pick one.....Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery wins! Charming, different and excellent food. Not to mention amazing desserts!
How many times have you moved? My dad was in the Navy so we moved a lot when I was a kid. Love that I had all those opportunities! Especially that we got to be overseas during my last few years of high school!
Do you eat Eastern- or Western-style barbecue? Western! My favorite would have to be some Texas Brisket and smoked sausage!
I have worked with Lori Ransom since 2008. During that period she and I worked together on five houses, both buying and selling. I enjoyed working with Lori because she really does mean her motto of Real Estate Service, Not Just Sales. She works very hard for her clients both in negotiating and advising them of when to push forward or maybe stop pushing forward. Lori is professional but she's also fun to be around. She's great to go to for all the trades people you need when setting up your home or fixing it up for sale. Lori loves to get to know her clients so that she can help them choose wisely. In this past year of weird real estate Lori makes herself available whenever houses would come on the market so that you would never miss at least viewing a house you are interested in.That is sure vital right now. I would recommend Lori Ransom with all my heart.Pam McClure
Lori helped me to find a home last year and I recently sold that home and purchased another one with Lori again. She is an absolute joy to work with. She is very knowledgeable and accessible making the process easy. Lori worked through many buying challenges until I found my new home. She was able to ensure that my sellers contact benefited me and my ongoing needs. I highly recommend her.nikki floyd
We were asked to relocate to Raleigh from Texas during the wild and crazy 2020 year. Lori was very helpful educating us about the North Carolina real estate process. We were very active searching online but Lori and her colleagues (Darcy Piscitelli and Beth Kempton) were quick to provide video facetime tours of homes when a visit to NC was not possible and getting us appointments to tour homes in person quickly once we arrived in NC for a house hunting trip. Lori is a "five star" agent whose strengths shined during the due diligence process representing our position with the seller. We were very pleased with the service Lori provided during a very smooth closing process. She continues to remain in contact to help us with home repairs and our moving process, going above and beyond what is expected of an agent. We feel that while she was good to represent us as a buyer her star may even shine brighter as a listing agent.Linda Trolinder
Purchasing and selling a home is hectic but Lori and her team made it simple for our family. We met Lori 4 years ago when we were thinking of moving down to North Carolina from IL. When we made the move down to North Carolina Lori helped us find a home in Holly Springs. We recently used Lori's services again with the sale of our Holly Springs home and the purchase of a home in Raleigh. When making a large investment you need to rely on people who are working for you and understand your requirements. Lori and her team were always available to assist, and went above and beyond showing us countless houses. Lori continually assured us that she would do whatever it took for us to find the right home. Every time we met with Lori my family and I felt that we were with family. That is just the type of person that Lori is, she cares about you as a person and makes you feel like family. We are looking forward to working with Lori again when we are ready for a beach condo.Oscar Duarte
Lori did an awesome job selling my mother's home. We got an offer almost immediately. Lori is extremely organized and very helpful throughout the whole process. We had to fix part of the septic system and Lori was on it with a referral before I could even ask for one. I would definitely recommend Lori and her team to represent you as a buyer or a seller.Lori R.