My name is Laura Kopple and I am the owner/broker of Laura B. Kopple, Inc., Realtors® in Venice, Florida. I am active in the Venice Area Board of Realtors having continually served on the professional development committee, finance committee, grievance committee, data services committee, as a Director for 3 years, as Vice-President/Secretary, as President Elect, and as President in 2007. Currently I chair the Data Services Committee at the Venice Area Board of Realtors ®. Formerly I chaired the Education Committee at My Florida Regional MLS and was a director on their Board.
I was born in Pittsburgh & am the oldest of 7 children. In 1973, Mom & Dad packed up the tribe & moved us to Ft.Lauderdale. No more “snowed-in” winters for us.
After meeting my husband, Bob, in Miami, I went to work for his title insurance company as a bookkeeper & closing agent. When the business was sold, I expanded my knowledge of the real estate industry by working as a rental agent for a commercial real estate broker and later, a closing coordinator for a large law firm before opening our own real estate office. In the early 80’s, we relocated to Venice, Florida, and opened our office, specializing in resort & second homes. That small two-man team has grown but we have not lost our ability to provide professional, personalized service to our growing client base.
In addition to my real estate career, I am active in The Plantation Community Foundation & the Gulf Coast Community Foundation as a sponsor for fund raising events that benefit local organizations. Also, I have set up an endowment fund in my husband’s memory wherein the monies go directly to the Hospice organization. Currently I am serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Venice Theatre.
At home I enjoy what I call my own “Garden of Eden”, Glenaerie, which is nestled in a forest of live oak & cabbage palms. Registered as a natural backyard wildlife habitat, I emphasize xeriscaping in the design and the utilization of native landscape plants. In 2009 I rescued Annabelle. She's a 50 pound Beagle mix with a lot of attitude but happy to have a furever home. In May, 2015, we welcomed Murphy. He's a 20 month old German Shepherd with more energy than he knows what to do with. Fortunately he has plenty of room to run and loves catching tennis balls. To cool off, he enjoys the steps of the pool.
May your life be filled with love & laughter, today and ever after.
Laura B. Kopple
I have completed courses to acquire my Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) designation and my Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. I also hold the GRI designation, Graduate of Realtor Institute.