I was born and raised in western New York, but a series of moves took my family from New York to Florida before we landed in Michigan. Along the way I sold three homes as FSBOs (for sale by owner) and discovered my true calling: I have a genuine knack for selling real estate and easily relate to buyers and sellers based on my personal experience.
For five years I sold real estate in Michigan, digging in and cutting my teeth in a market hard-hit by the Recession, where unemployment reached 20% and 70% of home sales were foreclosures or short sales. I worked hard, learned a lot and became one of the top-selling agents in my office.
In 2009 I moved to Kirkland and immediately joined the best real estate team I could find: Coldwell Banker Bain in Bellevue. Now, in addition to having earned my managing broker's license, I'm an accredited home stager and work with a team to help my clients prep their homes, inside and out, to appeal to today's buyers. I am a Previews Property Specialist, proficient in marketing luxury properties. I'm also a Senior Real Estate Specialist, specifically attuned to meet the needs of buyers and sellers age 50+. And as a certified new home specialist, I successfully work with developers, builders and new home buyers to achieve their real estate goals.
I'm a member of Coldwell Banker's International President's Circle, a designation that recognizes the top 5% of brokers, by sales, throughout the company's worldwide network. And in 2015, I was honored to appear on an episode of HGTV's long-running program, "House Hunters," helping a family of five to find their perfect Eastside home.
Clients say I am an excellent communicator, honest, hard-working and attentive to details. I look forward to working with you, your family and your friends, for years to come.
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"You were very timely in returning phone calls and following up when we asked you a question.....You also walked us through each step of the process, thoroughly so we did not get caught unaware....Lauren, thank you for your hard work. We really appreciated your follow through and thoroughness! "
It was a joy to work with you in all aspects of the sale. We had every confidence in you and are grateful for our compatibility and like-mindedness. You are a very skilled people-person with knowledge of the market. You are also skilled in negotiation. We miss working with you already but are thrilled our home is SOLD! We'd be glad to be a reference and give recommendations anytime! You were born for this job!"
"We appreciate the personal attention we received from Lauren throughout the whole process of selling our home. She was honest with us about the value of our house. The advice Lauren gave us helped our home look its best while it was on the market. Lauren was aggressive in advertising our home and getting feedback from other realtors after each showing. We had an acceptable offer in just 16 days and we are thankful to Lauren for her participation in the process."