We used Lauren Carroll as our broker for buying our first home and she was wonderful to work with. I'd recommend her in a moment to anyone looking for a responsive, knowledgable, friendly and helpful broker!
We looked at multiple properties with Lauren and she helped us find a great buy in the Brighton neighborhood. She knew a lot about the area and was able to help us find comparable properties and assess the value of the property. She got us in to see the space multiple times and made some quick phone calls to get contractor estimates, helpful opinions, and other useful advice. She has very valuable relationships in the industry that just helped things move smoothly and efficiently. With her help, we got our offer accepted over multiple other offers within just a few days!
Lauren was also incredibly helpful after getting the deal done - as this was our first home, we had no idea what to expect in the process. She guided us through all the complicated steps and offered some great recommendations for a mortgage and lawyer. After doing some research, we ended up going with two of her recommendations, both of whom turned out to be excellent. It was great to have her advocating for us at the closing also - there were some minor surprises but she handled everything for us professionally and efficiently with everything ending up in our favor.
As a last note, Lauren was incredibly responsive and helpful with all our many questions! I felt like I was in great hands throughout a complex and stressful process and couldn't have asked for a better experience. We're now moved into our new condo and I'd definitely recommend Lauren to anyone looking for a trustworthy, friendly and expert broker.
Lauren came highly recommended by a close friend which really put us at ease knowing we had a trustworthy realtor helping us purchase our first home. She was very knowledgeable about the Brookline market. She quickly learned our style and make excellent recommendations on properties that would suit us. There was low inventory and a very competitive market when we bought. Lauren was very savvy about how to make our offer more appealing to sellers to give us a competitive edge. She is straightforward, honest and a great negotiator which other brokers. She was always easy to get in touch with and readily accessible. Without a doubt, I would go back to Lauren when we are looking to move to our next home and would recommend her to my friends, family, and colleagues.
As first time home buyers, we had the pleasure of working with Lauren. Throughout the process, she was knowledgeable about the neighborhood we had in mind and as we viewed homes she was able to gain an understanding of our likes and dislikes to allow us to zero in on the home we were seeking. We had been around with other Realtors and not had much success, and our experience with Lauren was top notch. We found our dream home within days and were able to leverage her knowledge and experience throughout the negotiation, inspection, loan and closing process. I won't hesitate to recommend Lauren and plan on partnering with her for future transactions.
Lauren was extremely professional and was well prepared for all phases of our condo sale. Lauren and her team provided us great direction on a good pricing strategy, how to stage our condo, and provided outstanding videos and photography of the unit. She was extremely responsive throughout the process when any questions came up and provided me with good advice during our negotiations to ensure that I received a very strong offer that met my criteria. I would highly recommend Lauren - she strikes a nice balance with a very easy-going, approachable style combined with keen insights and strong negotiation skills to ensure her client's needs are met.
Lauren was fantastic and truly went above and beyond in terms of being accessible, helping us make the right decisions and also being present for many of the various happenings with regard to the sale of our home.
There were many instances where she did not have to be personally on hand but made a point to be in order to facilitate the process and coordinate with the buyer's agents if need be. My wife and I strongly recommend Lauren's services, and you will see why very shortly after your first interaction with her as she made us feel comfortable and confident, and was able to produce the results we were looking for. In the dead of winter too!
Lauren is probably one of the *most responsive* people I've ever met. She is extremely dedicated to her work — and impressively quick with returning phone calls, text messages, and emails. This makes a big difference in a quick moving market like Brookline.
As buyers, we found her very consistent and reliable. We always knew we could trust her advice, and felt confident in her knowledge. Lauren is a true advocate for clients. We probably thought or said something along the lines of "We're so grateful for Lauren" about 100x in the process — and for that reason alone "five stars" is an understatement.
Lauren was friendly and approachable, but most importantly she was knowledgeable. Her understanding of the local market, current trends and the best way to navigate the current ecosystem meant we succeeded with only our second bid on a property, which is definitely not the norm for the state of affairs in our area right now. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy in Brookline/Brighton, and hope that she's available to assist us if we need her help again.
Lauren helped us sell our parent's home in Brookline. There were a number of complicating factors and Lauren worked patiently and methodically to first understand them and then to manage them while showing the property. She is unfailingly polite and very knowledgeable, and she provided us with honest feedback that enabled us to set realistic expectations and sell the property to our satisfaction. We enjoyed working with her and would do so again.
My wife and I can't recommend Lauren enough. From Day 1, we were impressed with her thorough knowledge of Brookline and Newton. She is patient, professional, and simply a great person. We appreciate that Lauren was never a sleazy salesman. She never made us sign anything upfront. She was ready to help in whatever way she could, and would respond immediately when we needed her to schedule tours, or to make a quick offer.
Lauren is the consummate professional. She knew exactly what we wanted and made sure that we did not waste our time looking at places that would not meet our needs. She was always available whenever we needed her and when she was out of town she made sure that one of her very able and experienced colleagues was available to meet with us.
I would highly recommend working with Lauren to buy or sell your house. She made the process of selling our house as smooth as possible and I felt like she was attentive and with us every step of the way. Lauren has an excellent knowledge of the area and is a wonderful resource.
We could not have asked for a better agent than Lauren. She is thorough, reliable, upfront and very approachable. Not only did she help us buy our place, but she also helped find a tenant for our old place. We recommend her whole-heartedly!
If you are like me, a first-time buyer, you should not hesitate! Contact Lauren. She showed me the ropes and was there every step of the way with an upbeat attitude! She always went the extra mile. I highly recommend her services.
Lauren's first priority is to meet the goals and expectations of her clients; she brings a strong dedication and attentiveness to everyone who works with her throughout the transaction and beyond. Her strong negotiation skills often make the difference for her clients in the home buying process.