I LISTEN TO WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY, BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE TRANSACTION:

Lauren was simply amazing!  This was a complicated deal due to the behavior of the sellers.  Lauren was on top of everything and even, at times, had to hold the sellers' hands through some issues on their side.  I am so impressed with Lauren's persistence, intelligence, creativity and can-do attitude.  We have our new house solely because Lauren's determination.  We are thrilled and love our new home.  She was the kind of partner in the process that made me believe she was as excited for us to be in the home as we were/are to live in it.

Glen G, San Anselmo

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Lauren represented my husband and I on the purchase of our new home and also on the sale of our old house. In the search for our new home, Lauren listened carefully to what we were looking for and used her extensive knowledge of the local market to help us target specific neighborhoods.  When we found the home we wanted, Lauren skillfully advised us on how to best position our offer to stand out among a competitive field.

Lauren also played a strong role as we prepared to sell our old home. She offered valuable advice on how to properly present our home including suggesting some projects to update certain features of the home.  Lauren has a great network to call upon, including staging professionals, painters and others who were instrumental in helping us showcase our home to sell.  We were very pleased with the outcome - Seven offers! 

Lauren is smart, she loves her job and she truly cares about doing a great job on behalf of her clients. She is candid, honest and patient with her clients; three very important qualities when you are dealing with people who are making a significant financial and emotional commitment to a home.”

Erin & David, San Anselmo

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I wanted to thank you so much for helping me find the home that was simply perfect for me.  You were such a good listener – you knew exactly how to turn my ‘wants’ into reality in a thoughtful and practical way.  Your style of negotiating proved so effective in this market that I know I would not have been successful without you.  In particular, the strategy you employed in securing my offer in an extremely competitive environment proved invaluable to me and I cannot thank you enough.  It was the perfect balance of effective bidding without just simply being the highest price.

It goes without saying that I would highly recommend you to my friends, family, and anyone else looking to buy/sell in the Marin market.

Thanks so much!

Daniel W., Mill Valley

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Lauren Hamblet at Coldwell Banker in Greenbrae sold my parent’s house in San Rafael and I can’t recommend her highly enough.  My family and I were faced with an estate sale of my parent’s house after their passing.  The house was older and outdated and I couldn’t emotionally face the responsibility of readying the house for sale.  Lauren went above and beyond to make that process easy for me.  She stayed within a very reasonable budget and got the house ready for sale, along with excellent staging, in just a matter of weeks.  She really went above and beyond in this area – no one expects their real estate agent to be hanging light fixture to the ceiling with a screwdriver – but she did things like that and so much more.  The house looked beautiful when it went on the market.  She did an excellent job pricing and marketing the home which resulted in multiple offers and a sale price that well exceeded our expectations.

Lauren is responsive, assertive, trustworthy, hardworking, savvy and fun to work with.  I knew that she was likely feeling some stress from working extra hard for me but she never let it show.  She takes the stress out of selling a home.  I'm happy to provide any further information so feel free to contact me.” 

Sincerely, Holly L. Greenbrae

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Lauren did an excellent job in selling our home in Noe Valley in San Francisco. There was a significant amount of work that needed to be done in a very short period of time to get our home ready to sell by October.  Lauren was deeply involved at every step on the way while preparing our home for sale.  She suggested the perfect colors for repainting our walls, including just the right shade of white, and helped us find well-qualified people to do the necessary work, such as painting and window washing.  She also staged our home, spending countless hours rearranging and deciding which furniture to use, decorating our bookshelves, arranging flowers, and so forth, and even lent us furniture, a rug, and artwork from her own home.  The house truly looked amazing when she had finished.  Lauren also was very helpful in determining the price to list our home.  Her strategy worked well; we had multiple offers significantly over asking by the end of the first week our home was on the market.

Lauren also did a great job as our agent for buying our new home. She spent a great deal of time assisting us during the home buying process, including showing us many different properties, advising us regarding the terms of our offer, and negotiating with the seller's agent with respect to the purchase of our home.  We greatly appreciate all the hard work Lauren put into helping us find our dream home.   

Jenny & Ruggero, San Francisco

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I recently sold my home in Sausalito and it’s safe to say that Lauren helped me sell the place fast and for a great price, with minimum fuss on my end.  Lauren came to me with several ideas on how to market the home, provided expert advice on how to stage the place, to the lead in preparing the house for sale, and basically made things happen.

Having bought and sold 6 houses, I know the process can sometimes be painful and confusing. Lauren made the entire process simple to understand and almost entirely stress free. I recommend her to all my Bay Area friends.

Steve, Sausalito

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Bottom line, Lauren got us the results that we wanted which was an investment home in a certain dollar range, by a certain time, in a specific location and with certain specifications. 1031 exchanges are complex transactions. The combination of her experience, connections, knowledge of the market, and customer skills provided us the complete package that we were looking for in a realtor. Once we completed escrow, she went the extra mile to ensure that our property was ready to be rented and connected us to a company who could help us find the best renter. I highly recommend Lauren to others who are seeking a realtor to fulfill their search for a dream property whether it is for personal use or investment.

Angel Shew, Sausalito

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