John & Jan McCormack
"Many people know Lauren Spencer of Coldwell Banker as a great listing agent (her signs and pictures are pretty much everywhere, and she sells a lot of homes). But you may not know what a wonderful agent Lauren is for buyers. We had a list of preferences (many were requirements), began the search for our home, and met Lauren at an open house. We had previously asked for recommendations from friends and Lauren’s name was mentioned several times.
The search for a home in Santa Cruz County can be tricky and daunting – communities, neighborhoods, zoning, microclimates, construction standards, water tables, areas where vacation or student rentals are plentiful, etc, & you want someone on your side who knows this county inside and out. In addition, you will need a tried and tested real estate professional who will work with you on the process of a home purchase at your pace (ours was very specific, but not hurried, and we started about a year ago). Once a contract is negotiated and signed, you want an agent who professionally coordinates with you, the other agent, the loan officer, the escrow officer, inspectors, etc.; and keeps on top of the hundreds of details and complexities of a real estate transaction.
We closed on our home this week, and happily, it met about 98% of the preferences that we had conceived at the beginning of this process, and updated as we went along. We enjoyed working with Lauren very much, and highly respect her professionalism, knowledge, and the way she takes care of her clients. We believe that you can find no better agent than Lauren Spencer to assist you in buying your Santa Cruz County home, and we highly recommend her."