Daniel adds: Lauren is extremely familiar with the Aptos neighborhood and its comp values, and we couldn't have found anyone better networked with the services and subcontractors we needed to employ. I felt assured that for every dollar invested, we could see two, possibly three in return. Ultimately, that's exactly what happened!
From Jim: Lauren supervised a complete renovation of our mother's condo, which took a LOT of effort on her part. Lauren listened to our wishes to hold down costs and invested our money wisely and tastefully. She brought this home from 1980 to 2014 in less than a month! We found our buyer the first week the condo was listed -- before the first open house. I could not be more pleased.
We all agree that Lauren Spencer was the best realtor we could have chosen to conduct the restoration and selling process, all the way through to the close of escrow. Thanks so much, Lauren!"
Efficient: Lauren is a highly efficient communicator. She was very clear and succinct with information and kept us current 24/7. She was very attuned to what we were looking for, which meant we spent minimal time on the search. We felt our time was used very productively.
Well Connected: Our situation involved a competitive market with a limited inventory, thus was highly time sensitive, topped off by a short, and not uncomplicated, escrow. Her professional network of resources was tapped into many times. Albeit for meetings in person or by phone or email, appointments were lined up, people were available to us and questions got answered.
Seasoned Professional: Lauren herself is a pleasure to work with, as were those in her network. She would step in when needed or asked, but more often stay back and listen very carefully to chart the next steps. Her skills as a seasoned professional shone as she helped us navigate this intense escrow.
Magician: With so few properties in the area of our interest, it was magical how possibilities kept coming. It felt like the rabbit had been pulled from the hat with the one we bought. (It is beyond perfect and we are very excited about it!). I think the illusion of magic we sensed in working with Lauren was, in reality, the result of Lauren's hard work behind the scenes, coupled with her strong core of efficiency, connectedness and seasoned and ethical professionalism."
Lauren Spencer has been an amazing asset both in selling our home and in buying a new one! Throughout all of our interactions she has been professional, prompt, helpful and knowledgeable. Lauren's experience was essential in selling our home. She was able to market it appropriately and offered good advice when it came time to accept an offer. She had our best interest in mind throughout the entire process and helped to make it a smooth transaction. As for buying a new home, I feel like we were kind of picky in our wants and needs. However, Lauren was sure to show us any property that we were interested in, even if she didn't feel it was the right fit. She always offered good, sound advice, which was a true reflection of her experience and knowledge of the real estate industry, especially in our local area. She brought about an expertise and perspective that helped us consider all things about the houses we looked at and in the end, we were able to find a home that best suited our needs for now and for the future! We are more than happy with our new home and are very thankful that we were able to work with Lauren Spencer!"
Once we got an offer on the house Lauren impressed us with her knowledge of the documentation required and helped us in achieving the best possible outcome. The buyers made three offers below our asking price and each time, at Lauren's advice, we countered with our asking price and finally got our asking price.
We will be back in the market shortly and would not consider working with anyone but Lauren. We would recommend her highly to anyone."