Broker Associate

Photo of Lauren Cody
  • Office 708.491.4155
  • Cell 708.514.3367
  • Fax 470.296.2801
La Grange Office
318 W Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

The combination of being a third generation Riverside resident and a decade of real estate sales experience has helped me to obtain a great deal of expertise and success in representing buyers and sellers in the Western Suburbs. 

Formerly employed in the field of interior design, I possess the creative edge necessary to help sellers prepare their homes for the market. I guide sellers every step of the way, from the first open house to the closing table.

I have a proven record based on four key objectives that help guide me and my clients in selling their homes in the shortest amount of time for the highest possible price:

  1. Condition of the Property –  As a Certified Staging Consultant, I guide sellers in the preparation of their home to “SHOW” in the best way possible.
  2. Price – Get it right from the start! I do a thorough Comparative Market Analysis to help sellers determine the most competitive price based on accurate statistics from the Multiple Listing Service.
  3. Exposure – Marketing, marketing, marketing! Using the superior marketing platform provided by Baird and Warner, listings receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.
  4. Negotiation – I have closed numerous transactions for both buyers and sellers using expert negotiation skills, patience, and perseverance.

For buyers, I make it my business to actively search for the best properties that meet their wants and needs. I am a good listener and ask the right questions in an attempt to pinpoint buyers’ priorities, making the home search more productive and successful.  Moreover, Baird and Warner offers one of the best websites in the industry, and buyers can register to receive up to the minute listings via email or search for properties using its innovative mobile app.  I guide buyers through every aspect of their home purchase: touring properties, negotiating the sales contract, and providing referrals for inspectors, lenders, and attorneys.  From the first home tour to the day the moving van arrives, I am the buyer’s advocate every step of the way!

A wife and mother of three, I reside in Riverside, and am active in community organizations and events. A former educator, I hold Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education and continue to take courses in the field of real estate. 

Designations
  • B&W Chairman's Club
  • B&W Vice President's Club
  • CSC
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist

Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

5.0/5.0
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"This is our second transaction with Lauren, and we would not have chosen anyone different for this purchase. She helped us narrow down our choices and got us in to see houses for sale as soon as they became available. She was always responsive via text message, email and phone. Everything went very smoothly and we could not have selected a better agent. Lauren was awesome and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area."

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by Chris Hajer

"Lauren is amazing to work with! She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, experienced, and hard working - hands down my first choice in a real estate community where there are a lot of good choices to be found. She's the best!"

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by zuser20140627071837235

"Lauren made the process of buying our first home enjoyable. Her expert knowledge and attention to detail helped us feel confident in the choices we made and the inspections we had done. Lauren was always patient to work around my husband and I's very stressful and abnormal schedules which made househunting less of a chore and more enjoyable. We found a home we love in a neighbor near where we both grew up! We truly loved working with Lauren through this process! I would highly recommend her to my family and friends in their future home searches/listings."

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by smgreen727

"Lauren is an amazing realtor who helped my wife and I find our dream home. Her knowledge of the market is incredible. From day one Lauren took the time to understand our needs and budget and did not stop until she found the house we fell in love with. Throughout the entire home buying process Lauren always kept our interests first and was incredibly detailed and honest, making sure that we understood everything clearly. We felt completely comfortable and had the highest level of trust from start to finish. Lauren was recommended to us by a close friend and I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Lauren to my own friends and family."

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by user039440

"Lauren listed two properties for me and closed on them 27 days later for over the asking price. Lauren is a bright, energetic realtor that know her markets. She had 8 offers within a week. Lauren exhibited great marketing capability and her well honed negotiating skills during this process. She is extremely conscientious and professional. She goes above and beyond what one would normally expect of a real estate agent. Lauren was truly a pleasure to work with, and I strongly recommend her to anyone buying or selling property."

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by bobpandel