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Choosing a real estate professional is an extremely important decision. You deserve to have a well qualified and experienced consultant working for you. One who is honest and always holds your best interest at hand. Just ask my past clients. 95% of my business comes from previous clientele who found extreme value in my professionalism and strong marketing and negotiation skills.
My business is designed around integrity, education, and highly personalized customer service with the ultimate goal of empowering my clients to make the very best choices. I ensure my clients are well prepared by educating them on the sales process. We discuss current market trends and the nuances of how that may affect their purchase or sale.
When selling a home, I understand key motivating factors that encourage a buyer to purchase a home for top dollar and capitalize on this long before the home hits the market. I ensure your home shines and will utilize strategic marketing to maximize exposure and create demand. Employing key insights, I negotiate the best terms for my clients and I am proactive and tactful each step along the way ensuring the home sale closes.
When purchasing a home, I pay attention to my clients lifestyle and passions, ensuring that the next step is one they can grow into. I lead them through the home search and utilize interpreted market data to negotiate their ideal terms. I guide them through attorney review, inspection, appraisal, and ultimately to the closing table.
With a previous career in Business Management and degree in Finance, I understand maximizing any real estate investment. It is not just about selling or buying a piece of property or land, it is about helping clients to the next phase regarding their real estate goals and needs. Whether you are striving to move up, downsize, buy, sell, or invest, having a skilled real estate consultant navigating you through the process is essential. I will work side by side with you through the transaction and will be there afterwards for continued insight and market knowledge. There are many steps to buying and selling a home, let me take the guesswork out of the process and make the transition to your new home a positive one.
After all... you deserve it!
In a world seemingly all too consumed with "turning the next deal," what a breath of fresh air to find a true professional who genuinely takes the time to understand what makes you tick and how best to find the right fit for you. Lauren is a professional in the full sense of the word. She works tirelessly, literally 24/7, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, whatever it takes to ensure that you have a soft landing as you transition from one home to your next residence. Whether it is unpacking your questions or translating the confusing lingo of real estate contracts into the simple and elegant or connecting you to her network of proven professional tradesman, attorneys, bankers, etc., she takes full ownership of the real estate process. While her work ethic is unlike any other real estate professional I have personally worked with, it is really her integrity and judgement under the stress of the negotiation that showed how she sets herself apart from the rank and file agents out there. She gained the most respect from me when she gave me advice on how to proceed in the final steps of the negotiation even at the expense of losing the deal because it was the RIGHT thing to do. She placed my interest ahead of anything else and as such won herself an advocate and loyal client for this purchase and the ones to follow. While you may have a real estate agent you have worked with in the past or have been given a name as a casual referral by a friend, you may be well served to at least do an introductory discovery call with Lauren to see for yourself the tangible difference she can make for you in the real estate process. I suspect you will come away with the same impression that I had... a well served client with peace of mind that I was in the hands of a real pro who had my back ... thank you Lauren.
Lauren was very easy to work with in selling my condo! Communication was prompt and she gave me good recommendations for painters and home staging. She used to live in the building so I felt comfortable with her knowledge of the building and the neighborhood.
Lauren was excellent in the sale of my condo in January of 2019. Before the engagement, she ran through her pitch which was very detailed and transparent. For me, the sales pitch set the table for what was needed to be done to make the asset the most marketable. It worked because the condo was on the market for only a week. In my case, she was also the communication hub for the before, during and after the engagement from dealing with the various contractors, condo association personal, and the usual broker duties. Lauren went above and beyond, and I would highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs.
Lauren is amazing!Having closed on three separate deals this year with Lauren, I must say that her great energy, enthusiasm, persistence, great communication and negotiation skills made every transaction as smooth as silk. She was readily available for whatever was needed and I knew that she was always working with my best interest in mind. Thanks so much for your superb service and patience in getting these deals closed. Looking forward to working with you again!
I am so thankful and happy with the help and work that Lauren did with us. As a first time home buyer i had no information as to what i was doing, or how the whole housing condo market functioned. Lauren helped us understand the process til we felt comfortable making a decision on a place. Her patience and work ethic always shining when it come to get things done and find information on homes we liked. Thank your again Lauren, Becky and me could not be any happier in our new home.You made our dreams come true.
Lauren helped us find an amazing house in a great location at a great price. She negotiated the seller down 50k, which was amazing!
"Lauren is tops!!! Our family is so grateful for Lauren's partnership in selling our previous home and finding and purchasing our new home. In this market, we feared selling our home, located in the great, but strongly impacted and still developing area of Bronzeville, would be daunting. While selling was daunting at times, Lauren made the process as effective, efficient, and easy as possible. For buying, you can add ""enjoyable"" to the list as well. We met Lauren at an open house she was hosting for a property in the South Loop, one of the areas we were considering moving to. Initially we met her only briefly; she was assisting other clients, and her financing partner, Jim Pomposelli (who I also recommend; see my review for him), was kind to show us around. Lauren followed up with us the following day and really impressed us with her kindness and diligence. We found out that not only did she have insight to the South Loop, she had knowledge and experience with Bronzeville and the West Loop/Greektown, the other area we were interested in. We met with Lauren and she put together a comprehensive, thoughtful, and ultimately effective plan for selling our home. While we were on the market for about 6 months, Lauren actually secured contracts for our place within days of being active on the market. We just ended up going through the sale process 3 times. Despite pre-approval, our first two buyers during the final stages of underwriting could not secure financing. Lauren was very agile and supportive through these stages and effective at getting us info and getting everything back on track when things fell through. Even at 6 months on the market, though, it was still less time than we expected to be on the market. In the end, we ended up with a great buyer and experienced a seamless, satisfactory sale. Finding a home with Lauren was so simple. She was so personable and engaged, that she really keyed in quickly to what we were looking for. The South Loop and West Loop were much hotter markets when we were buying and places were going for less of a deal and they were going pretty quick. That said, she found us a place (in the West Loop) that we instantly knew was ""home"" with no compromises. In fact, we ended up with a few more amenities than we expected and a location that truly could not be more ideal for us. We have owned our new home for just over 3 months and we still can't get over how fortunate our find was. Truly, we are so fortunate to have met Lauren, because she was essential in making the process so wonderful. Thanks Lauren!
Lauren was highly recommended to us and was a pleasure to work with. She was always on time and professional.
The best way to describe Lauren's work trait is thoroughness. She is prepared at all times by paying attention to the details. I also love that she is well rounded and cultured, which has helped her relate quickly to all cultures.
Lauren Bergiel is an incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable realtor! From our first conversation to the day of our closing, Lauren answered all of our questions- big and small. She was easy to get a hold of via phone, text or email. Lauren truly made the buying process as simple as possible. I never felt rushed or pressured by Lauren. As a matter of fact, she spent well over an hour during our initial meeting explaining all of the essential steps in purchasing a home. During this meeting, Lauren asked the questions that eventually guided her in finding us our dream home. She always tried to accommodate our schedules and needs. My husband and I were in a bit of a rush to start looking as soon as we got our pre-approval letter. Lauren rearranged her plans in order to take us out for our first showing that very weekend. She also set up a large number of showings that morning/afternoon so as best to utilize our time. We actually put in an offer on one of the homes we saw that same day. Lauren had done a great job of determining exactly what we were looking for, and arranging the viewings for the day in a manner that helped us compare the homes that met our criteria. After viewing all the listings in person and getting valuable feedback from Lauren, we felt confident the home that we were putting an offer on was the perfect home for us. Now, being all settled in about 6 weeks after closing, I can say this IS the perfect home for us! We feel blessed to have met and worked with Lauren during this process and will always be grateful to her for having played a key role in making our dreams come true! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Lauren and she will be our realtor for life (if we ever move)!
I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren on multiple deals as an investor. In each case, she went above and beyond to make sure things kept moving in the right direction. Lauren is hard-working and very professional. The advice and diligence she shared was invaluable. As a client, I will admit that I am demanding, but Lauren was with me every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Lauren as your go to realtor!
I'm very pleased with Lauren's service on my first home purchase. She is a good listener and a go-doer. In the beginning, she focused on better understanding my situation and my needs and further customized the search criteria based on the information she gathered. She knows the ins and outs of real estate and she was able to give me a comprehensive overview of the whole process. She always gets back to my questions on any of the properties I inquired. We were able to find the ideal property on the first day of showing. She is always well prepared and very detail-oriented. She is quick on preparing paperwork for submission and negotiation. She also works well with the mortgage banker and the real estate attorney, who together coordinated a rather quick closing.
Lauren is the BEST! She took the time to get to know my wants and needs. She is a go-getter and will keep on going until she gets the absolute best price she can get. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to "Get It Done!
My husband and I are first-time homebuyers. Luckily, someone recommended that we call Lauren. Now that we are moved into our beautiful new condo, I can pass on the favor -- she is absolutely wonderful, and I can't recommend her highly enough! Lauren made us feel at ease with the very intimidating process of searching for our new home. At our first meeting, she explained the entire process to us, answering questions we didn't even know we had. Then she asked US questions. Not just about neighborhood and budget, but questions that helped her to truly understand what we were looking for. The best part is that she listened! Lauren really got to know us, and continued to tweak her searches every time we gave her feedback on a listing. Throughout the whole process she was patient and enthusiastic about finding us our home. She was always accessible and responsive, and great about returning calls. On more than one occasion, she went completely out of her way to make sure that we could schedule a showing, and she gave us very thoughtful, candid advice (positive AND negative) about every property we saw together. Not once did she suggest something to us that was even a tiny bit outside our budget. When we did find our dream place, Lauren's experience and great instincts helped us to land it over seven (7!) other bidders. Everything about working with Lauren exceeded my expectations and, just as soon as we get the blender unpacked, she will be invited over for some housewarming margaritas.
Lauren, I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for helping me find and purchase a home. You made the process easy and smooth for me to understand. From day one, you made it your goal to help me find what I was looking for (even though I changed my mind three to four times), you constantly emailed properties that you felt matched what I wanted at that time, always going out of your way to make sure I had all the information, setting up appointments on short notice and just providing the friendly service that is often hard to find these days. You were extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. You were not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for my best interest. Anytime I or anyone I talk to is in need of buying or selling a house, I'm DEFINITELY sending them to you.
We highly recommend Lauren for your real estate needs. She helped us throughout all the purchasing process and made everything much more simple. She also guided us to find all the necessary professionals for the transaction. Overall, we are extremely happy with the results and can't recommend her highly enough. If you are looking for a condo in downtown Chicago, Lauren is definitely your Realtor.
As a first time homebuyer I found Lauren to be fantastic. She was extremely responsive and hardworking, always going above and beyond to help me and accommodate my often difficult schedule. She is a great listener and was thoughtful about all of my preferences/concerns. Lauren was also very helpful during the negotiation and closing process. After a couple of months of searching to buy in a very low supply market, we ultimately found a condo that I now own and love. I'd highly recommend Lauren to anyone.
As a first time buyer, it was my immediate instinct to turn to an online shopping site like Zillow and browse first. Lauren contacted me after I expressed interest in a property on Zillow, and I'm so glad that she did. Though that unit was already under contract, Lauren met with me and ran me through Buying A Home 101. It was the most straightforward explanation of some confusing concepts that I've ever heard. Throughout the process, Lauren was very professional, direct, and frankly, fun, to work with. I came to trust her and the team she works with, and the entire process from search to close went smoothly. I've since recommended Lauren to three separate friends, one who has already bought a new condo, two of which are on track to close, and all of whom love their new (and soon-to-be new) condos and have loved working with Lauren as well. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, Lauren is definitely the one to turn to.
Lauren is the BEST when it comes to finding you your dream home. She was patient, insightful, and did her homework - I was always given honest advice after every showing. Being a sellers market, it was very competitive and although it was tough, Lauren never faltered. One gorgeous afternoon we looked at a unit and I knew it had to be mine... Lauren had the expertise to know exactly what to do, and beat out the competitors because of her quick thinking, professionalism, and natural instincts. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Chicago area. Not only is Lauren spectacular at what she does, but she is so friendly and outgoing that house hunting was always a lot of fun!
I was a first time buyer in Chicago and a friend recommended working with Lauren. I am very happy to have received that recommendation as I knew little about the process and had no contacts for the additional services, mortgage brokers, attorney etc. and Lauren was able to explain the whole process and help everything go smoothly. It took awhile to find the perfect place, and when we found it, she did all that was necessary to ensure I secured the property. Lauren was great to work with and was professional throughout. It turned into a fun smooth process and I'd happily go through it again with Lauren when the time comes. I will be recommending Lauren to all my friends and colleagues.
Lauren has been great to work with. She knows what she's doing and is excellent at explaining the complicated stuff. She is trustworthy, reliable, and always gets back to me quickly. I highly recommend her.
Lauren was such a please to work with. She found us the ideal property and made the whole process as painless as possible! I would definitely recommend her to anyone buying property in Chicago!
I highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking to buy a home! I had never been through the process before and Lauren ran through the whole process with me when we first met to discuss properties. She was very responsive and patient when I had questions and responded to my calls and emails quickly which is golden when you're new to the whole process! Once I saw my condo, Lauren knew exactly how to proceed efficiently and took me through all the steps. If I ever meet anyone who is looking to buy, I will absolutely recommend Lauren not just because she knows the real estate market very well, but also because she is super friendly and easy to work with!
Lauren has been great to work with. She is personable, prompt, efficient, and knowledgeable of the real estate in your area. She's a very reliable person and always responds to any questions or needs quickly. Impressively, Lauren had my condo rented within two days of listing. When I am ready to sell the condo, I will be asking for her expertise again!
Hard working, easy to reach, personable, and knowledgeable are few words I can use to describe Lauren. She is very easy to work with and has provided guidance through my first condo buying experience. She understands what you need, whether you are fully aware of it or not. Bottom line - You won't regret it if you decide to work with Lauren, period.
Background: I bought a condo in Streeterville as an investment and decided to sell in the summer of 2014. I previously had poor experiences with other agents in the buying process so I was particularly focused on finding an intelligent, proactive, and experienced agent that would give my listing the time/focus that was needed. I interviewed agents from multiple local real estate firms and no one seemed to be the right fit. All the agents either seemed too complacent, not familiar enough with the local market, or would not be able to put enough time/focus on my listing. ?? Connecting with Lauren: a good friend of mine had used Lauren as her buying agent (on her first condo) and had nothing but compliments about Lauren, so I decided to reach out to Lauren myself. Note - I was actually 95% about to give my listing to an agent at another firm but decided to give Lauren a shot after hearing my friend's glowing review. I believe I met with Lauren twice before giving her the listing. In all the interview meetings, Lauren came well prepared, and I felt that I had her full attention/focus. The main reason I decided to give the listing to Lauren was because of her “gusto,” if you will, and her ability to be really personable and upfront. These were attributes that I felt all other agents lacked and were especially important criteria for me as I needed someone with drive/passion for the job along with someone that wouldn't give me any BS. ?? Execution: once Lauren received the listing, she continued to deliver on her promises with full vigor. As my day job is usually 10-12 hours long, I had no time to really focus on the selling process so I asked Lauren to literally take the lead on everything. She helped me contact a staging company and took care of meeting with the stager and installing the staging furniture. Afterwards, she prepared some very thoughtful and attractive marketing materials. This included very professional photos, video, and even a 360-degree panorama from various rooms. She also held multiple open houses. Throughout the entire process, Lauren kept me updated and I was able to comment wherever I was needed.?? End Result: we received a great offer within a week and I accepted after a few rounds of negotiation (with great advice from Lauren). Afterwards, she connected me with a law firm who took care of all the legal work. Lauren kept me up to date throughout the contract timeframe all the way up to closing day. As I reflect back on the selling process in writing this review, I can absolutely say this was a great selling experience for me and a majority of it is due to Lauren's awesome performance. TL;DR - if you didn't bother to read the review above, just take one thing away and that is Lauren has the drive, focus, integrity, and experience to sell your home!
Lauren was our realtor in the recent sell of our condo. she was AMAZING. First off, I don't live in the city where the condo was, and she was so accommodating and helpful stepping up and helping in situations where someone needed to be present. She was always responsive, even while traveling on vacation. She's super
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