Laurie Coton

Principal Designer & Real Estate Broker

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As CEO/Broker, Sr. Designer and President of Houston’s American Society of Interior Design, Laurie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Coton House Realty firm she has formed. After graduating from the University of Texas/Austin with a degree in business and a degree in interior design from the Houston Art Institute, Laurie embarked on her design career by purchasing and renovating homes for resale throughout the Houston area. She soon discovered that proficiency as a licensed realtor complemented her award winning design skills.

As a 3rd generation Houstonian who has lived and worked in the inner loop for 35 years, she knows the city and surrounding suburbs intimately well and decided to combine her design expertise with real estate. Laurie’s clients value her professionalism, patience and guidance throughout the process. Her role as Managing Broker for a local boutique real estate agency opened new horizons for combining real estate, design and remodeling services under the umbrella of Coton House Realty.Laurie and her family are advocates of rescued animals. She also enjoys butterfly gardening, travel as time permits, reading, exploring the new coffee shops and restaurants for which Houston is well-known and, most of all, spending time with family and pets.

Laurie is on the Board of ASID as the President, member of HIREBA – Houston Independent Real Estate Brokers Association, Founding Member of the Lions Club of Houston Montrose, GHBA Remodeler’s Council member, on the HAR Professional Development Committee, is a member of the Rice Design Alliance, on an ASID peer group and also a member of the River Oaks Networking Group. She has also been active with board positions with St. John’s School, AFS, Zoo Friends and River Oaks Elementary.

“I purchased my first home with Laurie in 2012. She helped me sell it this year, after I moved out of state. I cannot express how easy Laurie made every part of the process for me during both the purchase and then the subsequent sale, years later. Being over 1000 miles away from Houston for each transaction, having such a local expert in Laurie was completely invaluable.

Laurie and her team truly go above and beyond. I had a unique set of circumstances with the sale of my home that required extensive communication with the City of Houston to resolve. Laurie was there every step of the way and provided every resource to lesson the burden on me. Laurie is definitely an expert in her field and provides completely personalized attention. I could not ask for anything more. Needless to say, if I ever find myself back in the Houston area, Laurie is the first person I will call to help me find my new place!”

-Julia M.


“My wife and me were first time homebuyers and truly relied on Laurie for overall guidance, expertise on locations, general and specific candidate home features, and the nuisances of the transactional process. Laurie was both patient and persistent when warranted, and we couldn’t have succeeded without her level of service to such newcomers to the home buying arena. Her lifelong Houstonian experience and real estate acumen presented a great value to us. I would certainly recommend her to friends and colleagues!”

-Mike W.


“My realtor was amazing she was so helpful! I was able to find a house I love and she continues to check in to make sure the move went well and I am getting settled in a new city!”

-Emily Choquette

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