Client Testimonials

Raji & Idil Sabbagh
"When we first met Lauren, we were considering selling our house while real estate prices were starting to fall. Lauren did a detailed market analysis for us, walked us through what to expect but never pressured us. In the end, we decided not to move. Four years later, when we felt ready again, we called her. This time, it took us a year to find a house we could call our own. Throughout this entire process, Lauren was extremely patient, professional and always full of advice. I can't imagine going through this process with any other real estate agent. Once we found a house to buy, we had to sell ours fast. From preparing our house, to writing counter offers, Lauren's advice was valuable every step of the way. We received multiple offers and were able to close faster than we thought was possible!
We feel Lauren's years of experience in real estate and her relationship with other realtors is what enables her to get such good results for her clients. Selling is where Lauren really shines. We would work with her again in a heartbeat."
Pat & Mary Ryan
"We had a tough time selling our home until we finally found Lauren. In our first meeting we could tell she was very competent and extremely well versed in our market. She made excellent and reasonable suggestions regarding preparing our home for the market and once we were ready she took over and did a great job. The level of advertising utilizing several different media sources was outstanding. We are convinced that her efforts help us dramatically shorten our sales cycle and maximize our selling price. It is with great confidence that we recommend Lauren and her team to anyone interested in buying or selling property in our market."
Steve & Cindy Plumb
"Lauren Spencer is a truly wonderful person and a great realtor. We have worked with her on and off for 25 years and she has become a trusted friend. When we called her in May looking to find our dream home she called back 2 days later with the perfect property. It was not even on the market. Then she helped us write the offer that was accepted over 3 others, two of which were for cash. She guided us through escrow without a hitch and we could not be happier. We would not have bought this house without Lauren as our realtor. She is tireless, fair, upbeat and effective. And her experience and local knowledge make her the best realtor in the county."
Michael Affinito
"Dear Lauren, Thank you for your professionalism and patience in working on the sale of our property. Your recommendations on what improvements were necessary to get us the best price was invaluable. Also, your scheduling of the inspections and other contractors to get the sale completed, took a huge burden off of me. But most of all, dealing with 3 separate owners, some that were combative at times, working as a mediator, and keeping the ship sailing straight for the 6 months it took to fix and sell this property, was incredible and irreplaceable. You earned every penny of your commission.
Thank You Very Much,"
Gerrie Ridgway
"One month ago I called Lauren Spencer, a Realtor with Caldwell Banker, to ask her to sell my home. Today less than one month later I sat with her to sign the final papers on the sale of my home. Lauren has extraordinary talents, incredible resources, and was able to advise me what needed to be done to make my house saleable. This included things like painting the garage door, professionally "staging my home", having the landscaping presentable, etc. She researched the area I lived in and presented me with the right asking price for my home. Lauren's recommendations were all taken to heart. She did an outstanding job of producing photo displays for the MLS on line services. Within a week of the day my home went on the market, I had three bidders and actually ended up receiving more than I asked. Every part of the transaction went smoothly including her communications with the buyer's realtor. As a professional myself, I cannot speak highly enough for Lauren. I will highly recommend Lauren whenever I have the opportunity; she truly is one of a kind, and a joy to work with. She made what could have been a very stressful situation in my life a true Blessing!"
Mr. and Mrs. T.V.
""SHE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING!" After interviewing several local realtors in the Santa Cruz area my wife and I picked Lauren Spencer of Coldwell-Banker. She showed a real interest in the home we wanted to sell and she told us how she would go about marketing our property. The day we picked her as our listing agent (realtor) she hit the ground running and never stopped. The very next day she provided us with tips on fixing our house, suggestions on how to make our property stand-out and gave us recommendations on contractors, landscapers and decorators who could help us sell our property quickly. Lauren assisted us in so many ways; marketing data, legal documents, termite inspections, etc., etc. Selling a house can be nerve wracking and stressful but with Lauren everything just went so smoothly - we never really worried because we knew Lauren was one step ahead of everything. She is confident, energetic, thorough and a real professional - that's not to say she is not fun to work with. We formed a great relationship and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Oh, did I mention, after our property went on the market, our property sold within about one week thanks to all the things Lauren suggested and helped us with."