What Lauren's Clients say....
Below you can hear from some of the many home buyers and sellers I've had the privilege and pleasure of working with.
Myra Mahoney"Are you wondering who to choose for your real estate agent? I have just the answer for you: go with Lauren Spencer of Coldwell Banker. Let me tell you why she’s the right choice.
In 2005 when I was looking for a rental in Aptos I saw Lauren’s ad and called her, explaining I wasn’t interested in buying a property, but I was from Santa Clara County and didn’t know how to find a rental. Lauren was very helpful and clearly a true real estate professional, taking the time to help me when I only wanted to locate a rental property. I didn’t forget Lauren’s helpfulness or her professionalism.
This spring when I decided the time to buy a home was right I contacted Lauren. I wanted her to be my realtor and never even considered another agent. She did not disappoint me! Lauren Spencer is a thorough, helpful, bright, competent professional who came through for every request I made of her, even offering assistance above and beyond the routine requirements of a real estate transaction in today’s very complex real estate market.
Lauren put assisting me purchase my new home a top priority. Without her diligence I wouldn’t be living here now. She is truly committed to meeting her clients’ needs. I am really glad I chose Lauren as my realtor and recommend her highly--you can absolutely count on her to work on your behalf."
Joanne, Brogan & Colin Etheridge"We love the location of the new place. Broghan takes her dog for a walk just about every day in the park across the street. We all want to tell you how much we appreciate the great job you did for us in finding and purchasing our new home. When you helped us sell our house in Aptos last year, the process went very successfully because of your expertise. Every step of the way you were very prepared and thorough. Buying our new place has been the same positive experience. You're obviously very experienced and good at what you do. I will happily recommend you whenever I get the chance."
Beverley Calvo"I was the owner of a home in the seascape area of Aptos. Having lived in my home for twenty-five years it seemed like a daunting task to sell the home after my husband died. In the current market houses have not been selling as quickly as hoped so I knew it was important to choose a realtor who understood the market and was willing to work hard to find the right buyer.
Lauren Spencer of Coldwell Banker was my realtor. She was chosen on the basis of her reputation and her ability to listen and work with the ideas and the requirements I had in showing the house. She made several reasonable suggestions for "staging the house" and did a thorough job of putting the information on all the appropriate web sites. Open houses were arranged and the house was exposed to many different potential buyers.
Lauren became a caring friend throughout the process and when the house finally sold last month she arranged the required paperwork efficiently and rapidly.
I wholeheartedly recommend her services to sellers and buyers who want a well-qualified and sensitive representative."
Debbie Willett, Anne Willett & Rick Puckett"We wanted to thank you so much for your support, commitment and encouragement as we looked for the right home. Not only was it a pleasure to work with you, but your knowledge, expertise and integrity made our home buying experience a pleasant and positive one.
We are amazed at how smooth the process was and how quickly everything fell into place. We are convinced had you not done such an outstanding job with all the details, that it would not have been possible! Thank you again, we love it here."
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."
Janny Huo"Lauren is an amazing agent. She understands what it requires to sell a house. She sees the potential of a house and makes suggestions on how to improve the property to obtain the maximum sale price.
Since I live out of town, I relied on Lauren to prepare my house for sale. She took care of all the details and kept in touch frequently as improvements progressed. She listened to my input and offered suggestions. My house was sold on the second day it was listed!
I am so grateful for Lauren and her hard work. I am impressed by her skills and her knowledge of the market. I highly recommend her to anyone who is selling or buying a house."