Lauretta began her real estate career in 1989 with Esslinger Wooten Maxwell, a leading independent real estate broker in Coral Gables, Florida where she specialized in waterfront and executive estates. A lifelong resident of Coral Gables, her father was a well known residential general contractor and it was only natural that her career path would lead her into real estate. Within three years of her career, she was eligible for and obtained her Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, held by only 3% of all Realtors nationwide. In 1997, she and her husband relocated their family to Gainesville moving the family’s three generation business headquarters to North Florida. She quickly shifted gears and joined Coldwell Banker MM Parrish Realtors. Lauretta has consistently been named to the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier, achieving over $30 million in annual sales and placing her in the top 1% of all Realtors in the world. She has been the #1 listing and sales associate at MM Parrish since 2010 and the #1 Individual Realtor in the Gainesville Alachua County Board of Realtors since 2014. She has also been named to Real Trends Top 100 Real Estate Agents in Florida. Lauretta specializes in residential sales from the smallest condo to million dollar plus estates.
A graduate of Auburn University with a degrees in Merchandising and Journalism, Lauretta married her high school sweetheart, Alan. She and her husband have three grown children and seven grandchildren. She believes that to be successful in real estate you have to be fully engaged in your community. Besides her full time real estate career, Lauretta has devoted time to the Junior League of Gainesville, the Children’s Home Society (past president and member of the Board of Directors in North Central Florida), the American Cancer Society Cure by Design fundraising committee, Oak Hall School Parents’ Association, Board of Directors of the Woman's Giving Circle of the North Florida Community Foundation and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Lauretta’s goal is to represent clients who expect the highest level of professionalism and personal service - The Right Move In Real Estate!