Broker Associate

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  • 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. 

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

Reviews On Zillow

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"Lauren was way beyond just professional. The depth of her experience was instrumental to the sale of my home. Many people, like myself, don't buy and sell many homes in our lives. So the process is always unfamiliar, daunting and a little invasive. Lauren managed the process, the math, the technology, the schedule and my participation (as well as my expectations) with a profound level of proficiency and class. I am truly grateful for everything she contributed and I'd recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home."

Richard W. Pedersen"


by rickpedersen3

"Lauren was wonderful to work with in every way. First of all, she is a superb communicator and we were always on the same page with her. She succinctly and objectively discussed all matters with us making it easy to understand the process, responded quickly and clearly in all written communications, and demonstrated a knack for diplomacy and tact. Because of her skilled communication style and willingness to pick up the phone at any time (even while on vacation), it was easy to work remotely with her. In fact, we were out of town while the house was shown, sold and closed!

Secondly, Lauren takes staging to a new level with quick, easy, inexpensive ideas that accentuated the best features of the home. I was thrilled with the result.

Finally, Lauren's overall knowledge of real estate must be praised. Our home sold and closed within a month -- and over the list price. This was truly a win-win experience, thanks to Lauren."


by sheila852

"Lauren was great and easy to work with and her experience was very helpful in our selling process. We had some wrinkles (on the buyer's end) in the closing process and she helped smooth out those wrinkles."


by lvts24

"I had a great experience with lauren she not only know the house and neighborhood, but she made me feel comfortable and confident in buying a home with her."


by zuser20150814093456720

"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."


by Chris Hajer