Client Testimonials

Ken & Debbie Mitchell
Ken & Debbie Mitchell
Thank you for a job well done. You saw a unique and special property
when others just did not take the time to describe a property with a one of a kind location. You went the extra mile with superb marketing and promotional material. We put the home on the market in early February and it sold by the end of March. What more can you ask for from your Real Estate Agent? If I ever have a need for the # 1 agent in Santa Cruz I know who to call.
For those you might be interested and read this, Lauren sold our Condo for the highest price recorded in our complex in an all cash sale.
Thank You again for managing the Buyer agent, the escrow company and of course me, your most difficult client.
Michael Affinito
Michael Affinito
Dear Lauren, Thank you for your professionalism and patience in working on the sale of our property. Your recommendations on what improvements were necessary to get us the best price was invaluable. Also, your scheduling of the inspections and other contractors to get the sale completed, took a huge burden off of me. But most of all, dealing with 3 separate owners, some that were combative at times, working as a mediator, and keeping the ship sailing straight for the 6 months it took to fix and sell this property, was incredible and irreplaceable. You earned every penny of your commission.
Thank You Very Much,
Laurel P and Gary H
Laurel P and Gary H

Dear Lauren: It's been great to work with you, and thank you for
all your help. You've been an excellent (and patient) resource
with info we really needed as clueless first-time home buyers ,
and your quick action and persistence enabled us to get the
home of our dreams! It's been quite a process, and we really
appreciate your guidance. The outcome couldn't have been
better, and we have you to thank for it. So, thank you again!
We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone
looking for a realtor.

Suzi & Jim McElwee
Suzi & Jim McElwee
My husband, Jim, and I are most grateful to Lauren Spencer who represented us in a recent purchase. We were referred to her by another well respected agent (out of the area) for her expertise in the limited location on which we were focused. I would describe Lauren as an efficient, well connected, seasoned professional in the real estate realm, and part magician.
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.
Jonathan & Cathy Botta
Jonathan & Cathy Botta

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!