Client Testimonials

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."
Steve & Nancy Miner
"As the dust settles from our move we wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we appreciate your efforts on our behalf in the recent sale of our home. You have such a wonderful balance of professionalism, integrity, market knowledge, wisdom and kindness. Your strong sense of fairness helped smooth out the few rough patches we hit in selling our house. Starting ten years ago when we were looking to purchase a house and met you at an open house through today when we have just completed selling the house you helped us purchase then, you have always been available when we had questions or concerns. Since we are leaving the area we will sorely miss both our personal relationship with you and your wise counsel in our next real estate purchase."
James & Lisa Ball
""We worked with Lauren when we bought our new home and when we decided to sell our old home. She was very gracious about meeting us several times and showing us homes when we often had our three young children with us. She also easily answered questions we had about the process. When I called her and said, "We are ready to make an offer." She immediately went to see the property and agreed it was just what we had been looking for. The process was seamless for us and she expertly advised us every step of the way. Soon thereafter we wanted to sell our old home and she quickly let us know what she thought we needed to do to get it ready. She also recommended service providers to move the process along effectively. She insisted we stage our home as it was empty and within 2 weeks our home was sold. We happily recommend Lauren to others as she is an expert at knowing what is needed to buy and sell effectively, especially in this market which many consider a difficult one to sell in.""