My husband and I started working with Lauren in February of 2017. We had been working with a different realtor prior to engaging with Lauren. Our experience with the other realtor wasn’t particularly positive so we decided to reach out to Lauren. Our expertise with Lauren was night and day compared to our previous realtor. Lauren was attentive, engaged, prepared, and proactive. She went above and beyond at every showing and had comps prepared in advanced. She educated us throughout the process which was helpful since this was our first time buying a home. She helped us purchase our first home in April of 2017. We will continue to work with her when we decide to sell this home and move into our next property. We highly recommend working with her.
– Courtney Enriquez
Lauren was such a joy to work with from beginning to end. She is so so smart and knowledgable about the insane bay area housing market, while also being kind and compassionate. She's sensible and practical, it felt like her true goal was to help me find a home I could afford and be happy in.
She made the process of looking for a first home nearly stress-free, and was there to talk it through whenever I needed it. Even after the purchase was complete she's been available for all my questions. I recommend her to everyone I know looking for an agent.
– Laura Zellerbach
Lauren has the best qualities of a real estate agent in one of the most competitive markets:
1) Listens to her client’s needs
2) Realistic as to what is achievable and setting expectations
3) Willing to go above and beyond to make sure a sale is made
4) Doesn’t discriminate against what the “typical” buyer should be.
I can’t say enough great things about Lauren and highly recommend her for a first class service.
– Rakhee Gupta
Lauren is amazing. She does the legwork and research to help you make an informed and confident purchasing decision. We have been so happy and relieved to work with Lauren. After speaking with other friends who purchased homes recently, we realized how attentive and "on our side" Lauren has been compared to other agents. She really is motivated by your best interest. With Lauren's help, we purchased a beautiful home that we love and believe was a good financial decision for us.
Throughout the process, Lauren was super knowledgeable about our target neighborhoods, the comps, earthquake/liquefaction risk (!!!), zoning regulations, and expected sales prices of homes on the market. In fact, she correctly estimated the exact sales price of all the homes that we had our eyes on. (She's an SF market expert.)
Lauren is on top of her game. She is proactive and organized -- constantly sent us follow up emails and texts to keep us on track. We never had to follow up with her or see where she was in the process. She was always a step ahead of us and made herself accessible and available.
Even now, months after we purchased our home, Lauren is still engaged with us and answering questions we have about our HOA, the housing market, etc. We highly recommend Lauren and we know we'll have a long term relationship with her.
– Albert Insogna & Susie Kim
My wife and I can not recommend Lauren highly enough. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire time it took to find, negotiate and purchase our first home. Lauren is very thorough, thoughtful, and most importantly she is a tremendous listener. Lauren went above and beyond to take the time to understand what we were looking for in a first home, in fact she probably knew more about what we were looking for than we did.
Lauren was always available to us, which provided us with an extra level of comfort as we knew if we had any questions or concerns that she was only a call or text away from us being able to bounce ideas off of her or simply help us calm our nerves. Lauren worked tirelessly on our behalf, even throughout the Holiday Season. Lauren was also very accommodating, while she was constantly searching for homes on our behalf; she was very open to our input on homes we came across in our efforts. She even went so far as to provide us with access to her MLS private listing service, which filled us with total confidence that we wouldn’t miss any opportunities.
It took us countless open houses and viewings before we were ready to prepare our first offer. This is where Lauren’s patience and attention to detail really paid off. Not only did we not feel any pressure to make an offer on the first dozen or so houses we looked out, but Lauren was also able to point out specific things we didn’t care for at houses that we had already passed on when we felt the need to put an offer on something. This reassured us that we didn’t need to rush into this purchase and that when the right house came along, all of us would know it.
However, it was in the midst of our first competitive offer where Lauren really came through for us. We were rushing into an offer to beat a deadline on a place we weren’t 100% sold on, only we didn’t know that we weren’t all-in on the place at the time we needed to make an offer. Lauren, patiently and calmly walked us through our options and without forcing us in to a particular decision, helped us come to the correct conclusion that this wasn’t the right place for us. Lauren is a great and constant communicator, whether you realize it when you’re talking with her or not you realize shortly thereafter that she has your best interest at heart and that she is always taking into account the fundamentals involved with a Real Estate Purchase. The best thing about Lauren’s communication is that you feel and know that you’re always making progress towards finding and eventually purchasing the home you’ve been looking for.
To keep a long story and recommendation a little shorter, my wife and I eventually found the first home we’d been looking for. Ironically, Lauren found it for us immediately following our decision not to make a competitive offer on the aforementioned house, as she went to work and found a house that had just come on the market in our area. It was at this time, when we found out how incredibly valuable Lauren was in both negotiations and collaboration. She worked day and night with both the selling agent and, just as importantly, with our finance broker, which turned out to be the difference maker in enabling us to win a competitive bid on the place we are now so fortunate to call home and a place we see ourselves living and starting a family in.
We can’t Thank Lauren enough for all that she did and does in a days work and we certainly can not recommend her highly enough. If I can be of any help in your decision to hire Lauren as your real estate agent, please ask Lauren for my number as I will gladly take your call and answer any questions you have.
– Joe O'leary
Lauren has been an excellent resource for my wife and I to make sense of San Francisco's insanely competitive market. We began our search with unrealistic expectations and Lauren did an excellent job of politely tempering our outlook to fit within the parameter's of San Francisco prices. Lauren's knowledge of each district has helped us to view charming homes in fun neighborhood's we may not have considered before. The best thing about working with Lauren is her responsiveness and willingness to help us find a home that fits our budget without abandoning our criteria. Her ability to make a daunting task enjoyable is why I am confident Lauren will help us find the right home soon.
– Tommy S
Working with Lauren has been such a wonderful experience! You can tell she really values your time. She responds quickly to emails, phone calls and text messages, and she listens to what you have to say. We have given her our criteria, and she has shown us homes which match exactly that! We feel like she is guiding us through the process of buying our first home, making us feel comfortable with every step along the way. We could not be happier with our choice to work with Lauren and look forward to finding our dream home!
– Alyson R
Working with Lauren to buy a home in San Francisco was amazing. We always felt like she was working for our best interest. We have worked with other realtors in the past and working with Lauren was like a breath of fresh air. It is so frustrating to work with realtors that don't value your time, and Lauren answered every call and knew the answer to every question we had. I would recommend Lauren to anyone looking for a realtor, or to anyone who just has a home-buying question. She is so knowledgeable about the San Francisco/ Bay Area market and she will make you feel like you are her #1 priority at all times.
– Jamie G