Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

Houston, Texas

Inga Laughlin Smith

Realtor Inga Laughlin Smith brings an impressive background in international business to her real estate practice. A resident of Houston since 1989, Inga worked in corporate and investment banking for 10 years for an international bank. She marketed to “Fortune 100” oil and gas clientele on a national and international level from both a marketing and credit perspective. Inga brings a strong knowledge of documentation/contract skills as she participated in numerous Federal Reserve audits while vice president of corporate credit management. Inga was recognized for her outstanding performance and chosen as the North American representative for her bank’s Global Staff Council, part of the European Union Initiative.

When Inga’s husband started his own law firm, she left banking and worked as his firm administrator for five years. During this time, she made the decision to pursue a full-time career in real estate after building the family’s home in Whispering Oaks in the Memorial area. Inga was involved in every phase of construction from finding the lot with her Realtor, consulting with the architect and working closely with the builder. “I gained a great appreciation for the business from that experience,” she says, “and decided to use my financial and marketing skills toward my own real estate career – and it’s been a very successful change for me. Also, I think we as Americans are unique in our ability to own property (one of the major tenets of our founding fathers), and I consider it a privilege to help clients find the right house to make into their home.”

Inga was born and reared in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She is as sustaining member of The Junior League of Houston, serves as a member of the Whispering Oaks Civic Club Architectural Committee, and is an active volunteer with the Whispering Oaks Women's Club. Inga also gives her time to the Memorial Forest Club Swim Team, Frostwood Elementary School and Memorial Middle Schoool. Married and the mother of three boys, Inga enjoys gardening, reading, estate sales, and her boys’ sports activities.

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