Client Testimonials

Kirk and Sheila True
"Kirk and I are new to the Real Estate market (our first house was purchasing a parent's home), and entered at an uncertain and difficult time to sell and buy property. To say Lauren is an Above and Beyonder would truly be an understatement. From helping to stage our home for sale, to cleaning it afterwards, everything Lauren did was professionally and beautifully done. Throughout the process not only was Lauren supportive and caring, but consistently a calming voice of reason. She will not allow you to hit the panic button, or make unwise decisions. No matter how many clients Lauren has she was capable of making us feel like we were her only and most important client. She will become your loyal agent and trusted friend to the whole family through the process.
We can't recommend Lauren and her team highly enough. Use Lauren for your real estate needs, and no one else!"
Sonia, Bruce & Fynn McMoran
"Lauren helped my husband and I buy our first house this past summer. Being new to the housing market, we were very wary and anxious, until we met Lauren! She was the mentor we needed as we dived into the world of real estate. Her expertise in the field, along with her knowledge of Santa Cruz was invaluable. Every question we had, she was there with helpful information.
She was very accommodating with our schedules (and more importantly, our baby's schedule!) She sat with us on many occasions, thoroughly going over the process and the intimidating paperwork. While we were nervous to make our final decision, we made it knowing we had all the information we needed and someone on our side ensuring we got the best deal.
We absolutely love our house and would recommend Lauren to anyone looking to buy their first house."
Harry Rogers
"Lauren Spencer is a really nice person. And, more importantly she knows how to get results. I found her to be extremely efficient and patient in a very tough market. Selling a house in this market takes some real skills. She used her knowledge of support people to have possible deal killers taken care of quickly and efficiently. She had the home meticulously cleaned. She then had the home skillfully staged. When the stagers suggested a few updates to enhance appeal, she quickly had her handyman there to do the required work. There is a ton of paperwork required in property sales. Lauren made it simple for me. Each time new documents need to be signed, she electronically transmitted them for-signing saving me countless trips to her office. As an attorney with over 30 years experience, I can't recall ever having dealt with a more pleasant and efficient Realtor. I highly recommend her without reservation to anyone who desires to sell property in Santa Cruz County."
Brian & Carol Lloyd
"Lauren, you are the consummate professional! From beginning to end, you covered all aspects of the sale in detail, giving us great peace of mind. Thank you so much for all of your advice regarding preparation, staging and pricing. Without that, we're not sure the house would have sold as quickly as it did, nor with as many offers to pick from! And the photography - awesome!! We also appreciated your clarifications and making the paperwork as painless as possible. Bottom line, we felt comfortable because of your open communication, expertise and personal touch. We've already been singing your praises and hope you get many referrals! Thank you, thank you!"
Larry, Connie, and Lucky Drysdale
"We want to thank you for the excellent professional service you provided us with the sale of our home. Your exceptional marketing skills resulted in an offer within days of listing our property! The entire escrow process from initial offer to close of escrow went very smoothly. We know you did a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure this happened. We would recommend you to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home. And we hope that you will be able to represent us when we buy a new home. You have been a joy to work with. THANKS AGAIN!"
Adam, Katrina & Samara Lippman
"Thank you so much for helping us move. I know it was a long process for us to find the perfect house but when we finally did you made it all happen. The short sale we bought in Scotts Valley had some VERY unrealistic expectations from the bank. We put in our offer along with 2 other offers. We upped our offer slightly per your suggestion and ours was the one accepted. From that point on things were kind of a blur. We had exactly 30 days to close and several of those days were holidays and weekends. You said all the right things to the bank and the lender and we got the whole thing done just under the wire.
After that we had to put our existing house on the market. You suggested several improvements to make the house more appealing. I know I pushed back and didn't want to do all of them, but I am so glad I did. Once our house was on the market we immediately got 2 full price offers and from there the fun began. For several days the two buyers kept out bidding each other. Finally one backed down and we settled on a price that was nearly $40,000 more then we were asking. AMAZING!!! We never could have done this without you. We are so happy in our new house and should we ever decide to move again I would not hesitate to use your services. I know better now then to go against your suggestions. I am so glad in the end that we took care of all the little issues you suggested fixing. Thank you again for taking such good care of us."