Client Testimonials

David Soares & Suz Howells
David Soares & Suz Howells

"When we decided to sell our home of 24 years, Lauren was recommended to us by a trusted friend. We began a 6-month process of renovation and marketing that was more like a partnership than a client relationship. Lauren was always a pleasure to spend time with, highly professional, and had a huge Rolodex of painters, plumbers, carpenters, and stagers. Because we are still in the neighborhood, and even though the market is "hot," we were looking for a special sort of buyer. Lauren was able to market our house superbly and found us highly-qualified "local" buyers while still reaching the top of the market. Lauren earned every penny of her commission and is the jewel in the crown of Santa Cruz area realtors!"

Brett Knupfer & Lucia Villarreal
Brett Knupfer & Lucia Villarreal

Lauren Spencer is an outstanding real estate agent. She has a natural knack for knowing her clients’ desires and needs and expertly guiding them through property purchase or sale. She is well informed about the real estate market, the communities, and house qualities and values in different neighborhoods. Lauren was our realtor in 1994 when we bought our beautiful Aptos home. Recently, after our retirement, she helped us sell that same house. Plus, during that 27 year interval, when we turned to her for real estate questions and advice, she always demonstrated topnotch professional skills. For the sale of our house, she guided us on how to best present the house for top dollar. During the sale she expertly led us through each step: from preparing the house for photos, to showing the house, responding to bids, negotiations and closing. After the sale, she continued to be available to us. Lauren is the kind of lifelong realtor everyone should have.

Dave Addey & Keri Majiala
Dave Addey & Keri Majiala

Lauren was our realtor for a recent house purchase in Santa Cruz, and she was amazing. I honestly believe that Lauren was the reason our offer was successful in being accepted, despite a very competitive market. In addition to providing great and pragmatic advice, Lauren proved that she knows Santa Cruz inside-out, and her network of local tradespeople and contacts helped make our move go smoothly. Lauren's communication was always timely and to the point, and she was flexible and understanding as we figured out exactly what and where we were looking for. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Daniel & Noriko Deisenroth
Daniel & Noriko Deisenroth

We worked with Lauren to acquire a new home in Aptos. Our decision to work with her in the first place was the best decision we made in the entire process. We spent several months searching with Lauren. She shared many listings for us to consider but, because we had very specific needs, there was very little on the market that fit just right. Finally, something came on the market that was right, and Lauren knew exactly what to do. We viewed the home the first day it was open (Lauren made us aware of the listing before it was actually live). Lauren reviewed all of the disclosures carefully (there were a lot), and helped us negotiate a successful offer that week. In spite of 10 other offers, we got the house. No bidding wars, no lost opportunities, no frustrations, no BS. Lauren was the consummate professional throughout. Aware of our needs, deeply familiar with all of the nuances of the local market, and realistic in light of challenging market circumstances, Lauren's presence ensured that everything worked out as it should have. We would call Lauren again before considering anyone else.

Tim & Kelli Nelson
Tim & Kelli Nelson

Lauren helped us to sell our home, and it was a true pleasure to work with her! She helped prepare our home for sale (staging, truly professional photos, appropriate inspections in advance, etc.), reached out to her many close contacts, and had multiple offers for us within days. She helped guide us through a multi-offer process and the typical (yet always unique to each sale) steps to close. We were very pleased with Lauren's professionalism, her responsiveness and her being just a very nice person! We highly recommend Lauren and believe you will enjoy working with her just as much as we did.