Laura Durham - Founder/Owner


747 Water Street

Laura Durham stands as a dynamic entrepreneur and esteemed leader in the real estate industry, boasting a career spanning back to 1984. Following stints with two real estate franchise companies, Laura Durham founded Mill Pond Realty in 1991, marking the genesis of her legacy as a visionary professional dedicated to excellence and community enrichment.

Laura's exceptional track record of success is exemplified by her pivotal role in assisting buyers and sellers in fulfilling their real estate needs. Leveraging her expertise, she transforms second homes into lucrative investments through her adept vacation rental management skills. Recognized by esteemed publications such as SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal, Where to Retire, and Business Week, Laura, and Mill Pond Realty are hailed as the premier choice for second home investments.

Beyond her sales achievements, Laura's innovative marketing strategies consistently position her among the top 3% of Realtors nationwide, solidifying her status as a leading producer in Southwestern Michigan. Through her exemplary leadership and tireless efforts, she continues to set new standards of excellence and inspire others to achieve greatness.

Professionally, Laura Durham holds a Michigan Brokers Real Estate License and maintains active memberships in prominent real estate organizations, including the Holland Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and Vacation Rental Management Association. She is deeply engaged in various community and business associations.

With over four decades of experience, Laura's professional qualifications and designations, including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Buyers Agent (CBA), Certified Distress Property Expert (CDPE), and Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS), underscore her dedication and expertise in residential and commercial real estate, as well as vacation rental management since 1991.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Laura Durham is passionately committed to community service and philanthropy. Serving on the board for affordable housing and chairing the grievance committee for the West Michigan Lakeshore Association, she also contributes her expertise to the Professional Standards Committee. Furthermore, Laura established the Laura Durham Follow Your Dream Scholarship program in 2014, offering opportunities for local graduates.

In essence, Laura Durham's unwavering commitment to excellence and community service distinguishes her as a trailblazer and visionary leader in the real estate industry, including vacation rental management. Her enduring passion for assisting clients and customers with their largest investments embodies her dedication to her craft and inspires others to pursue greatness. As Laura aptly states, "I have been blessed to do what I love for so many years, and I look forward to continuing to assist clients and customers with their largest investments."