Client Testimonials

Emily DuBois
"I bought a new home last month, after 30 years in my old home, and joined the "huge fan of Lauren Spencer" club. Everything I had heard about her turns out to be true: she is smart, savvy, charming, unflappable, and a gold-standard expert. She had my back and made it a great experience and fun, even though I am a stickler for details who reads every document with a highlighter and a red pen. Lauren was on it the whole time, a calm step ahead of me, spotting issues I missed, tracking down information I needed, giving me wise counsel so I didn't get caught in rookie mistakes. You couldn't ask for a better guide and partner through the complexities of real estate sales process, I'm so grateful to have worked with her."
Ray P Christensen
"With more than 50 years in general construction and real estate development, I was in need of a real estate agent to sell a townhouse in Aptos, California. I did an online search and selected Lauren Spencer with Coldwell Banker in Aptos, California due to her excellent reviews. Lauren evaluated the property and made recommendations for upgrading and staging the residence. I was somewhat hesitant on staging the property, however I decided to follow Lauren's advice. Lauren did an outstanding job of material selection and obtaining subcontractor bids. Furthermore, she scheduled and supervised the work which was accomplished in an efficient and high quality manner. The townhouse was sold in only 7 days for the highest price paid for a unit of its type in the complex it was located in. Lauren is very knowledgeable, thorough and well organized and demonstrates exceptional skill and performance in her role as a real estate agent. I highly recommend her to any buyer or seller of residential property."
James & Rosa Kraebber
"As background, I was an international business executive for over 50 years, living in Paris, France. We recently arrived in this California area and were not at all aware of all the challenges in this housing market. The purpose of the memo is to highlight the impressive effectiveness of Lauren Spencer in helping us find our new home in the very difficult 2017 Central Coast California real estate market. We were referred to Lauren Spencer by our daughter, Vanessa Kehoe who also had a very positive experience with Lauren. We had rented a small home but were obligated to leave a bit earlier than we expected and this meant considerable time pressure. Lauren took our cause to heart and, most fortunately was able to show us a home that was not yet officially on the market. In a period of two days, Lauren was able to get our offer accepted, and in less than three weeks we arranged our mortgage and closed. Truly record time. At all stages of this process Lauren was a crucial factor. Impressive. I can only recommend Lauren Spencer should anyone have real estate needs."
Gary and Dawn Croxall
"The service and personal attention we received from Lauren Spencer was exceptional. Her professionalism, eye toward detail and marketing strategies were first class. Lauren has a vast knowledge of our local market and her negotiating skills were key in ensuring that we received the best offer for our house. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling a home, we would highly recommend Lauren. We could not have asked for a better Realtor!"
Betsy Allen & Janet Sims
"If you are considering buying or selling residential property, we can wholeheartedly recommend Lauren to work with you on that process. We can say that because she did both for us over a period of five months. Lauren is a delight and extraordinarily professional in doing the job. She was always available and responsive to our questions and needs. She embraced and patiently worked with our requests, but also knew when to gently prod us in the right direction to help us to reach our goals. Lauren also impressed us with her tenacious advocacy when it was necessary. Considering the very complicated work that we did together, we can't imagine a better advisor, advocate and friend to guide us through the process."
Trish Cernac
"When I decided to sell my townhouse, I was also going through a very difficult time in my personal life.
I think, I did a google search for the best realtor in Santa Cruz and Lauren's name popped up. I sent her an email "interest" form and she reached out to me pretty quickly. What I noticed and appreciated right from the beginning was her willingness to listen to me and be available to meet me in person on my terms.
We met a a local coffee shop and my first impression was that she was very knowledgeable, sincere and intelligent. I chose her as my realtor to help me sell my property and I'm really happy that I did.
I was very pleased with her marketing strategy and also that the property sold relatively quickly. Unfortunately, I tend to be a worrier, when I did start to stress, I felt comfortable calling or texting Lauren and she always set me at ease. Her expertise in her profession and her personable nature made this stressful experience much easier for me. I would recommend her to any friend or family member, and if I'm ever in need of a realtor again in Santa Cruz-It's a no brainer."