"A new baby being brought home to the room we thought would make the perfect nursery, a housewarming party full of friends and family, or a vacation being taken with proceeds from the sale of their home. I fully understand how life-changing a move can be, and I love to be part of it," said licensed Realtor Laura Kruschke of Property Executives Realty.

Kruschke is being honored as the April Central St. Croix Area Chamber of Commerce business of the month.

Though she is in her third year in the real estate business, it still feels brand new to her, because she loves it so much.

"I also enjoy being a 'small town' Realtor here in Roberts and Hammond," Kruschke said. " My clients come to me looking for certain things like acreage, or one-level living, and I know where to direct them."

Kruschke set out on the path of becoming a Minnesota and Wisconsin licensed Realtor because she loves working with people and numbers. She doesn't mind working evenings and weekends, because that has its rewards too.

"It is such a rewarding career and it was important to me to find a career where I was able to help people and impact lives," Kruschke said. "Every day is completely different! I also really enjoy the marketing aspect of my career and analyzing the comparable homes sold along with my hands-on market knowledge to help my clients price their home to put them in the best position for their goals."

Kruschke said she knows moving and selling or buying a home is a monumental decision. It's her goal to make the process as smooth as possible. Kruschke, who joined the chamber in December 2018, prides herself on her knowledge of the housing market and pricing strategies, her negotiating skills, and the open line of communication she maintains with clients and other professionals.

"I specialize in residential real estate, with an emphasis on first time home buyers and buyers who also have a home to sell," Kruschke said. "It is an honor that many of my clients have continued to refer me as their trusted Realtor to their friends and family and that I have already had repeat business."

Kruschke is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 Monday-Friday, evenings and weekends by appointment. For more information, call 612-865-3027 or visit www.laurakruschke.com.