~~My name is Laura Koster. I began my career in real-estate in late 2014 after encouragement of family and friends. As a labor and delivery nurse at Metro Hospital in Byron Center, I was constantly asked by new nurses, residents and physicians if I knew of any good Realtors in the area. I would then refer them to my dad, Gord Van Vuren, who is also an agent for Apex Realty Group. I decided it might be fun to get my license and see how it goes. This “adventure” has quickly spiraled into a career I love! I still work at the hospital part time helping deliver babies but I work nights so I am always available to answer your calls! Although it may seem like nursing and real-estate are two very different careers I see a lot of similarities. They both appeal to me because selling someone a house and delivering someone’s baby are both extremely exciting mile -stones in a person’s life. It’s such a privilege to be a part of this in my clients and patients life. I pride myself in honesty, integrity and flexibility. I love a good negotiation and I am always available when needed. Just like I understand the importance of getting a test result to my patient immediately I also understand the importance of updating my clients as soon as I become aware of a new development. I may be new in the business but I am excited and ready to serve you!