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."
Mike & Kathy Taylor"Kathy and I have been so impressed with your professionalism in selling our house in Mount Hermon. You sold our house in 43 days! Wow! We always felt that you were acting in our behalf, looking out for our interests and needs, and maintaining a high level of ethical behavior throughout the entire process. In this short period you were not only our realtor but you became a friend that we could contact anytime knowing that it was only a matter of minutes before hearing back from you. That made us feel important.
When we needed competent contractors to fix up our house, so that it was more appealing to potential buyers, your network of individuals to contact was fast and efficient. Even your website was found to be easily navigated and user-friendly.
We will contact you again, without hesitation, should we need to sell another house. We would also highly recommend you to our family and friends. Thanks, Lauren, for your excellent service to us."
Michael Dowling"My name is Michael Dowling and I am a real estate broker, developer, and investor with over thirty years of experience. I use Lauren Spencer as my agent for all of my Santa Cruz area investments. Lauren is professional, she’s courteous, she has integrity, and she’s very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Santa Cruz and the surrounding communities. She has a strong work ethic. I call or e-mail her with investment related questions and she always gets back to me promptly, usually the same day. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Santa Cruz area."