Get to Know Laurel Properties

Community-Minded Property Management Leadership

Who We Are and How We Work

Since 1988, Laurel Property Services has been an important part of the Golden community. We started small, as Laurel (Laurie) Johnson’s American dream. Today’s company has 300 rental properties under management and a new owner.

In 1994, Laurie Johnson took Sondra Welsh under her wing. Sondra started as a member of the cleaning staff, but Laurie knew she had more potential. Sondra grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, helping her grandmother run her local property management company. Real-estate was in her blood.

By 1999, Sondra became the company’s owner. Equipped with many years of property management experience and bountiful lessons from her wonderful mentor, Sondra has successfully carried on Laurie’s legacy. She’s been a mentor and a community leader.

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Community involvement has proven to be key in the success of Laurel Property Services, and we believe service is our responsibility. Sondra serves as president of the Golden Lions Club, and we’re active in the Golden Landmarks Association and the Golden Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4171. We proudly support and donate to local Golden events, nonprofits, fellow Golden small businesses, and Habitat for Humanity. Sondra and her staff also enjoy donating their time, talents, and resources to making the community stronger.

Laurel Property Services is a member of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers), National Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors, Denver Metro Association of Realtors, and Golden Chamber of Commerce. Sondra completed the Lakewood Crime Free Housing program and holds the Education Chair position and served as past President of the Denver chapter of NARPM.

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What Makes Us Different

What sets us apart from other Property Managers in our area, is how invested we are in our business and clients. We eat, breathe, and sleep Property Management. Our licensees attend hours of CE, beyond what is required as the minimum in Colorado Real Estate Commission. We are very active members of NARPM, expanding our knowledge and network on a consistent basis. We attend NARPM lunches every month, the local chapter conference once each year, along with the national annual conference. While other companies may not update or change their policies for extended periods of time, LPS is constantly evolving. We update our leases, management agreements, and office policies to accommodate changes in trends and legislation. This allows us to grow while protecting our clients’ interests. We strongly believe that Property Management is not an industry that allows you to stay stagnant or comfortable. This industry is ever changing, and it is critical to have a Property Manager who is on top of these changes, modifying their business practices to stay compliant

We’re a Team

Sondra Welsh

Sondra Welsh

Broker/Owner

Crystal Vincent

Crystal Vincent

Broker Associate / Leasing / Client Acquisition

Reliable Property Care

Reliable Property Care

Maintenance Company - Mick with Reliable Property Care, LLC

Laura Woodworth

Laura Woodworth

Bookkeeper, LW Professional Solutions, LLC.

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4.9/5
4.9 /5
73 Reviews

Survey
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
Laurel Property Services
Fridge broke, and we received a new one in a timely manner
Google
5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
We are very happy with Laurel Properties Management. Dacia is very responsive and has shown great care in addressing our concerns. The web portal is easy to use and straightforward, too!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 2, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
Excellent service and support from Laurel Property Services. Check them out.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 29, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
They are always super kind and willing to work with you.
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 28, 2021
Laurel Property Services
Super fast responses, very kind and personable staff
Google
5.0/5
Mar 26, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
I work for Laurel Property in maintenance, I am very happy with this company not only is it professional, we take our roles here very seriously. When it comes to our owners, tenants, vendors they are the most important to us. Sondra, Crystal, Erin are a great team to work with. I am proud to say they are my work family.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
I called in to learn more about possibly renting out my property. I found Laurel Property Services very knowledgeable and willing to answer all of my questions. I would suggest them to anyone looking to use a property manager.
Google
4.0/5
Feb 28, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
We overall had a good experience with Laurel Properties. I would recommend reading your lease carefully (as you should anyways) because for us there was a clause that if we wanted to move out we still had to pay rent until someone else rented it. We weren’t allowed to have a subleaser and had to wait for Laurel to find someone. We agreed to this and did end up moving out sooner than expected but Laurel put the ad up and was able to find someone within two months. The maintenance was always quick to respond and Laurel gave us notices for various issues within the apartment complex as a whole whenever they occurred. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because of our move in day. We were told we couldn’t get in until about 3pm because maintenance was still in our unit cleaning and fixing things. We drove to the unit and sat there with our moving truck since we had nothing else to do and didn’t see anyone go in or out for about an hour. We even started bringing our things up the stairs to put in the storage area and knocked with no answer. So we went in again to ask for the keys and they said maintenance was still there even though we knew no one was in the unit. Finally we got our keys and the first thing we notice is how disgustingly dirty the place is. Long black hair everywhere, fingernail clippings, food stains all over the kitchen, dirt, dust... just gross. I love to clean so we got over it but then noticed that many things were broken: door handle to the porch was hanging off, toilet seat was nearly falling off, the oven door couldn’t open more than 3 inches, and worst of all, there was a bag full of trash stuffed into the garbage disposal. We put in maintenance requests for all of these things and they were fixed within a couple days but it was really frustrating to have them not allow us to move in until 3pm because “maintenance is fixing things” and walk in to a dirty place with far too many maintenance issues to deal with. Laurel seems like a group of nice people but they need to do better about the move in process and cleaning units.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
Always so great to work with and they take great care of our renters.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
Google Laurel Property Services
I have worked with Laurel Property Services for many years as a property owner. They have always given me confidence that they are working hard for me to address whatever needs may arise. From advertising to rental agreements and repair items, the staff works as a great team to make it happen. They care about their clients, have lots of experience which gives me confidence that my property is in good hands.

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Our Location

1214 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO 80401

Monday – Friday : 9am to 5pm