Client Testimonials

Jeff & Merle Froshman
"Merle & I wanted to write and thank you for doing such a wonderful job in selling our Aptos house.  Even though we have known you for several years and have referred a few clients to you, to experience your work first-hand was special for us.
When we asked you to assist us in selling the property, you asked us to be open-minded to your suggestions to put the house into its best possible light for selling.  We said we would.  You brought in the handyman, plumber and painter to do all the recommended fix-up items.  You told us what price range the house would best sell for.  Then you suggested we stage the house to give it a warm feeling to prospective buyers.  When it was completed, the house looked magnificent.
The results speak for themselves.  Within 10 days of listing the house, we received two offers.  Our escrow closed in less than 30 days.  We could not have been more pleased with the success you helped us experience.
Thank you so much for all your efforts.  It was our pleasure to work with you and whenever we can, we will keep referring business to you."
Sam & Pam Khadder
"When we decided to list our Capitola cottage with you, one of our main concerns was that by working with a high producing top agent in a large company, we would possibly be dealing with assistants after the initial CMA and listing presentation.  That concern soon proved to be totally unfounded and we have been very pleasantly surprised by how personally accessible to us you have been throughout the whole process. With your help and guidance, we had our property staged, listed and in a “sale pending” status within a couple of weeks of our initial meetings.  This has freed us up to move forward with our long term plans eventually to retire in the East Bay area. Thank you, Lauren; you professionally delivered on all of your promises and successfully marketed our property in a very short time.  We will keep in touch with you and will not hesitate to refer to you anyone looking to buy or sell in the Santa Cruz area."
Katherine Klein
"I have nothing but praise for Lauren Spencer’s handling of the sale of my house. She helped me get through a stressful escrow with her positive, calm, and professional manner. Throughout the whole process, I admired her energy and real estate knowledge. I have been involved in several previous sales of homes I had owned, and I can confidently say that she is the best real estate agent I’ve ever worked with. Before Lauren, I had a very negative impression of real estate agents and thought of them as a necessary evil. "
Gary Hector
"Lauren has a terrific sense of the real estate market in Santa Cruz.  She knows the neighborhoods, the residents, and the buying patterns.  She has an intuitive sense of market trends, and displayed patience and professionalism in working with us.  She helped navigate a fast-moving market and found an ideal property for our needs.  Then she walked us through all the details of closing, allowing us to find, buy and move our daughter into a property with breathtaking speed.  And it didn’t stop there.  Once the deal was completed, Lauren gave us contacts with local craftsmen and contractors. We look forward to working with her again."
Joanne, Colin and Broghan Etheridge
"Thank you for doing such a great job for me and my family in the marketing and selling of our house. From beginning to end, you handled things in a very professional manner. You were always well prepared and had a calm demeanor. I especially appreciated your "wise counsel" when some of the post-sale issues arose. I will recommend you to any friends or colleagues who might need real estate services."
Laren & Ida Hirst
"We just can't begin to say what a professional Lauren is. We started this journey sometime ago with the purchased of a lot in the Rio Del Mar area and helpped realize a dream to have a home near the beach. Lauren was awesome in getting a very complex deal negotiated and closed. We processed the plans and built our home. When it came time to sell, there was only one person whom we wanted to call. There are so many aspects to marketing and selling a home. Lauren has made everything seamless with a host of resources that she brings to the process. I have sold many homes over the years and Lauren is by far the best agent I have had the opportunity to work with. Much of the value happens when you aren't looking. Her fingerprints are all over every aspect of the selling process. From her comprehensive marketing strategy, including local media and the world wide web, to the extensive experience she brings to the negotiation process to her escrow team and facilitating the nuances of the contractual requirements, to the close. It gets even better: She is a super person with a work ethic that is difficult to match, she is always easy to reach, and there is never a stone unturned."