I sold and bought a house in the midst of the COVID pandemic, closing both properties on the same day. It was a wild, stressful process, but Lauren was there with superb advice, hands-on help, and proven expertise every step of the way. I listed my old house in the early days of the pandemic, when no one knew exactly how the housing market would respond. Lauren thoughtfully considered market uncertainty along with comps, unique features of my home, and my desire to sell and buy within a tight timeline to develop a well-reasoned price point. The house sold within a month, which was phenomenal given all the showing restrictions and challenges of selling a house in such an unusual time. Lauren thoroughly explained every offer, helped me make counteroffers that met my selling goals, and guided me through repairs and updates. On the buying side of things, Lauren listened to my wish-list and helped me narrow down my priorities to find a great buy in an awesome neighborhood. She walked me through the offer and negotiation process and gave excellent advice on things to pay attention to during the inspection -- including recommending a sewer scope, which revealed some serious sewer problems the sellers agreed to repair. The sellers also agreed to install a new electric panel. Lauren answered every question and phone call quickly, professionally, and with a deep understanding of the huge range of emotions and frustrations real estate transactions can bring up. She is amazing! I cannot rave about her enough. Hire her for your next home sale or purchase!
Lauren was amazing during the whole selling process! She responded to all of my questions in a very timely manner, and explained each step of the process and all contracts thoroughly. Her professionalism can’t be beat. I would work with Lauren again in a heartbeat!
Lauren is an incredible realtor. We've done multiple transactions now with her help and simply can't recommend her enough. She's incredibly knowledgeable, amazingly fast, and stays on top of everything from start to finish. We won't ever go anywhere else!
Overall Lauren Collier is an A+ top-notch Realtor. I recently sold my house in Old Colorado City. From start to finish Lauren was very professional. She is very knowledgeable about real estate in Colorado Springs and has a good awareness of market trends. She was able to advise me on every facet of the sale and closing, especially around the inspection. In the first two days we had 27 showings. There were seven offers, five of which were over the asking price. She kept me completely up to speed in real time on each offer, making comparisons. She was always honest and straightforward and I never felt she had any other agenda other than selling my home. Ultimately, I sold for 5-percent above my asking price. Due to Lauren’s efforts, I was able to close on my house exactly two weeks after it went on the market. Since closing, Lauren has continued to give me good service with a smile and a great attitude, regarding a couple issues that needed to be taken care of post-closing. I recommend Lauren to the highest degree. I would absolutely sell a home with Lauren again. – Jeff, 2020
I took a new job in Southwest Colorado, where my husband and I have always wanted to move, as he grew up here. It was time to move. We stayed on the market for two and half weeks, mainly waiting for the right offer. With Lauren’s guidance, we held out for the right one. She really took a lot of time to understand the uniqueness of house and location. She also took professional photos and did a lot of advertising for us, and gave us specific feedback on what to do to make house most presentable and sellable. We’d interviewed a couple other Realtors, but Lauren was confident she could get us a lot more money than anyone else said they could. She listened to what our end-goal was, and, in the end, we got exactly the price we wanted. I love Lauren. She’s approachable, easy to work with, and was available when we needed to reach her. She’s the best of the best for a reason. – Alexis & Matt Garza, 2020
Lauren and Rob are the best Realtors we’ve ever had. We’ve bought and sold with them twice. We love them both. This last time, we were living in Gleneagle, and the taxes got so stinking high we couldn’t afford them anymore. So we decided to move back to Colorado Springs and we immediately called Rob and Lauren. We re-bought six months before we put our other home on the market only because the market was moving so fast. You’d get there and there’d be like 50 people lined up. It took us six months to find the right the right home — because of the market and we couldn’t find something with a three-car garage. As soon as we found what we wanted, we put ours on the market and it sold within seven days. Rob was so extremely patient and gracious. We looked at around 50 properties with him. We’d go to one, the market was so hot, then there’d be a bidding war. We had some pretty strict requirements. We couldn’t find anything with a three-car garage that was worth the money. We finally had to settle on a two-and-a-half car garage, because there was nothing out there. Lauren and Rob are very knowledgeable about the market, about everything, the whole sale. They’re also both really good in regards to inspections and everything. They’re so friendly and really look out for their customers.
Lauren’s super efficient. I live in New Hampshire and I didn’t have to step foot in Colorado once during the entire sale process. Lauren took care of it all. She gave me a lot of professional recommendations since I wasn’t actually able to see the house. She let me know the condition it was in, and how much damage there was from renters over the course of three years. It was a difficult time because it was on the market in December and January which is a really crappy time to have your house on the market, but it still sold in a little under a month. I didn’t get the price I’d initially wanted because, honestly, I think I was being a little greedy. I thought it was worth more and I wanted more. But Lauren was pretty spot-on with what she thought it’d go for. She’s extremely professional and has no issues telling you like it is. She doesn’t sugarcoat things. She said I should lower it, that it would be more realistic if I didn’t want to have to be stuck with it for a long time. I bought that house through Rob, and I love them both. I’ve dealt with multiple Realtors, because I own houses in Washington State and New Hampshire. And Lauren and Rob are by far the best I’ve ever dealt with. – Eleashia Martel, 2020
My experience with Rob and Lauren has been awesome. They’re people that I trust. I know they’re looking out for their clients. I refer them everybody that’s buying a home. We bought a home at first with Rob, then sold it later with Lauren, then bought another house through Rob. Lauren also sold my grandmother’s house for us. With Rob, I told him what I wanted to spend, what I’m looking for, how many rooms, etc. The house we ended up with, he showed us, and we loved it instantly. That same house we sold with Lauren. She came in and told us what we needed to do, what to fix. When her photographer came, she told us what to take off the counters — the little stuff. She’s very knowledgeable. She said ‘we can sell your house for this and you’ll get an offer real quick.’ So the first day it was on the market, we got an offer and sold. We got $8,000 more than what we were asking. – Adam Valdez, 2020
Lauren was nice, helpful, and she told us what we needed to do to sell our home to get top dollar, which we were able to get. We’d bought our first home in Colorado through Rob when we first moved here. We have four kids, including two teenage boys, and we outgrew that house quicker than we thought we would. Lauren knew her stuff and what would stand out to buyers. She knew what to do to appeal to buyers. We upgraded the kitchen and bathroom floor. The way we set up the house — with four kids we had a lot of clutter — we got rid of that to open the rooms and make them look bigger and she staged the back yard for us. We spent a little bit and got a lot back. It worked out really good for us, all the things she told us to do. And it happened so fast. We met in July and sold the house the first week of August. She did an amazing job. We listed it on a Thursday and were under contract on Saturday morning. We could have been under contract Thursday, we had four offers. But we had bookings through the weekend so we wanted to pick out the best. Both Rob and Lauren are amazing, they do really great work. – Steve Doebler, 2020
Rob helped us buy our first home! From the beginning, Rob was hands-on and always there to answer our questions. He was resourceful, patient, personable and always connected and present throughout the entire process. Other Realtors sometimes give you a business answer, but Rob always had more of a personal touch. We were first-time home buyers. We needed that extra hands on, and he worked around our schedules. He made an extremely stressful time manageable and exciting! We had rented our townhouse for double the time we wanted. My husband and I had been together 10 years, so it felt like the time to finally have our own place, especially with everything going up in the market. We looked at around eight houses and put offers on two others before we found ours. The ones that didn’t work out for us, it was like “Why, what did we do wrong?” And Rob was there to give us advice. I would recommend Live Dream Colorado to anyone looking to either buy or sell their homes. They are a fantastic team and you can tell they really care! – Rebecca & Daniel Fontecchio, 2020
We were talking about selling our house in Colorado, and two years ago we started doing the necessary upgrades. We didn’t know where we were going or when, but we knew we needed to downsize. I cried when we finally left. My youngest daughter was born in that house. It was sad to sell it. We loved that house. We put so much time and money into it. We had kids there and dogs we loved. My plants. Rose bushes my brother gave me. But it was time for the house to find another family to love. We had to let go of that old stuff in order to embrace something new. Lauren was a delight to work with from start to finish. She’s very practical and evidence-based. She researches things. She knows what works and what doesn’t work. When she tells you to do something, she knows why you should do it. She was so prepared and knowledgeable. I was a Realtor for 7 years, and people asked me if I was going to sell the house myself. I said no, because I really believe you need a professional to do it. Someone who is up to date because markets and trends change. Lauren stays up to date. I was worried about my ugly laundry room. It had a southwestern border from the 90s. Lauren said, ‘I don’t think that’s a high priority. You’ve done all the important things people care about and look for.’ And she was right. She brought in a magician to do the photographs. She works with this amazing service for showings. You could set it up online and people could schedule viewings and you’d get notified so you could get out of the house. Lauren always made sure to get feedback. She has a system that is flawless. She communicates really well. She communicated with both of us. Just the right amount. She’s factual and pragmatic. She’ll say ‘These are your options. This is what I’ve seen other people do. This is what’s happening in your neighborhood. But it’s your choice.’ We finally decided to sell because we really felt like we would get top dollar in this market, and we weren’t sure what we’d get later. We are thrilled with the price we got. We got more than we ever thought we would get. Ultimately, I appreciated Lauren’s pragmatic approach, because selling a house is a business decision. I didn’t get emotional until the end. Up until then I was all about the process. – Eileen Healy, 2020
Lauren is outstanding. She has sold two houses for me. My experience with her on the first was why I chose her to sell my second. She put a lot of time and care into making sure she understood my needs regarding the sale and the time-frame. She set real expectations with me and was very upfront and honest. I felt she had only my best interests in mind throughout the entire process. For this sale, I had gotten engaged and decided to move to Denver. Lauren took a lot of the normal stress away, because I was commuting daily to Denver and didn’t have the flexibility to meet her at any time. She accommodated me through the whole process. Now, my wife and I are finally in a new house together. Lauren walked me through the various options for preparing my house, and the price range I could expect for each state of “readiness.” We went through each option’s cost. Finally, we agreed which option was best for me given my time-frame and funds available. Lauren helped me find contractors to work on the house and also swung by to inspect the results when I couldn’t. She does not set unreal expectations. I’ll continue to recommend Lauren in a heartbeat. – Bob, 2020
After 30 years in our home, we decided to move back to my small hometown in Montana. We were tired of all the traffic and the rapid growth in Colorado Springs. We miss some things about Colorado, but wouldn’t change our decision to sell and move. Lauren was wonderful to work with. She spelled out all the options, made helpful suggestions, and followed through on everything she promised. She was always available for us whenever we had questions and responded promptly to our texts and phone calls. She went above and beyond the call of duty several times. - John DeBacker & Maggie Harmon, 2020
We first worked with Lauren we when bought our old house. I recommend her to people all the time. This was our first time to sell with her and buy a new house through Rob. We were upgrading. We bought a bigger house on the north side of town. We bought the new house first, before our other was on the market; we did a bridge loan type thing, so we had a little time to get it ready. Rob was fantastic, extremely responsive, and he clearly wanted to make sure we got the right home for us. He made it easy, was quick to listen to our needs, and talk us through the options. If he felt like something wasn’t right for us, he’d tell us; he wasn’t just trying to make a sale. He was especially helpful when it came down to the inspection objections, talking us through what was reasonable to ask for and what we should expect. He helped us narrow down to the things we wanted to focus on, and what we wanted the seller to focus on. When it came to our sale, Lauren was also very responsive, got back to us quickly, she had good insights while walking us through the whole process. We had holdups with the financing from the buyer, so she explained our best options and again made everything easy. She was phenomenal. - Cori & Dan Gregory, 2020
Easy. Responsive. Informative. Thoughtful. Rob was very eager to help and assist in any way possible. I have known Lauren for years and I trust her. She will honestly answer your questions, meet your needs, and inform you of options as well as help you identify what you really want. She will also point out aspects of the home, listing or area a buyer may overlook during the searching process. – Keith Willschau, 2019
Lauren and Rob listen. They’re both very personable and develop relationships. Lauren really took the time to ask what we expected and what we wanted to do with the house. The advice I got from Lauren about increasing the value of my home was excellent. She wasn’t out to make a quick buck. She wasn’t trying to sell us pie in the sky. She gave us straight advice. She was right on with her market assessment. Her preparedness sets her apart. You can trust her. Rob listened to what we wanted and was able to find us something we wanted. His patience paid off. My wife wasn’t sure she wanted to look at the house we bought. Rob said, “Why don’t you give it a shot?” and we did and we loved it. He really listened. He’s going to find you what you need. It may not be what you think you need, but he’ll find you what you need.– Jim Myers, 2018
My house was a bit of a personal experiment because my industry is energy and water efficiency, so I wanted to use someone who had developed the skill set to understand the improvements we made in the property and be able to communicate them while selling it. She was one of the few people who had undergone additional training to speak about those improvements. There are plenty of realtors who disregard all those concepts and wouldn’t be able to communicate them to people who value them and are searching for them. She was very professional and very responsive. She was good at communicating what we did and didn’t need to do to add value to our house in this market. My house sold on the first day, and I got well above full-price. – Frank Kinder, 2018
Great experience! Lauren provided excellent client services. Her knowledge base, guidance, and timely response to us, far exceeded our expectations. We chose Lauren for her reputation, professionalism, and proven results. – Carla Zercher, 2018
I had a specific idea in mind for my house. Lauren was excellent at finding the middle ground for my “list,” and getting me to realize what was important in a home. Her never-ending patience really helped me enjoy finding a house instead of stressing out over it. Now, because of her efforts, we love our house! The process with her was effortless – almost – and I now see her as a friend! I’ve gone through buying a home before, and when I moved to Colorado, I initially talked to a few realtors but I could tell instantly that Lauren was making me a priority. She answered our questions faster than we could ask them sometimes. And she always went the extra mile. At one point she just texted us some encouragement because she knew I was stressed, and, literally, the next week we found the perfect fit. The other realtor I had talked to was clearly very busy and would rarely respond in a timely manner, let alone going out of their way to just check in and make me feel cared for. Lauren understood how stressful the process was and clearly explained what she was doing while not overwhelming me and my husband. She kept us posted on developments or hiccups in a way that made us feel like we were kept in the loop. The way she approached helping us made it feel more like a partnership than a realtor/ client experience. Not once did I ever feel pressured. In other experiences I felt pressured to like a house, but with Lauren I felt comfortable being a little nitpicky because she used that feedback and helped me realize some aspects of a house I thought I wanted weren’t actually that important to me. Lauren did an incredible job helping us find a dream home, and I’ll always be thankful to her for making the process as painless as possible. Her positive attitude helped me realize everything would work out, and, when it did, it was more than I could have asked for. – Happy Buyer, 2018
The LDC team helped me as a Buyer as well as Seller and their service went above and beyond the call of duty. Lauren is very proficient in writing amendments. She looked out for my interest in several areas. She was informative and very well versed in a myriad of details with the process. – R.S., 2018
Lauren made it really easy. I’m in Texas and I was selling a house in Colorado, so I was concerned about the communication piece. Her communication was great. She kept communication open. She gave good advice as far as how the market is going. Everything went smoothly. – Edward Ruiz, 2018
Rob and Lauren make you feel like you’re their only client. They go the extra mile to make you feel respected and heard. When we met Rob, we knew he was a great guy. He’s really personable. He wanted the best for us, not just the sale. Rob was always transparent and respectful. With buying the house, Rob and Lauren both helped us negotiate the best offer we could make. They made great suggestions to help us get the house. On the selling side, Lauren was really, really knowledgeable and very organized. She did a lot of research and found we could sell for a lot higher than we thought, so we got a lot more money out of it. She laid out everything clearly in a very structured way that made a lot of sense to me. She was able to back up her opinions with evidence and show comparable properties that made her think it was worth a certain amount. Any questions I had, if she didn’t know the answer, she would get to the bottom of it immediately. Rob and Lauren made everything as easy as they could for us. Their treatment of us was really fantastic. – Ethan & Mary Beck, 2018
I liked the fact that Lauren was just a seller’s agent. I didn’t know those existed. That made a huge difference because she wasn’t out there showing other people houses. She was focused on this house. It was about us, and not just the commission and sales process. I felt like she was working for us. I loved the fact that Lauren staged the house and moved more stuff in. My mom had lived in that house for 45 years. She made my mom feel comfortable. She was always there. When my sisters in Texas called, Lauren would get right back to them. She’d explain things in a way they understood. Even after the house sold, we'd call her with questions and she would answer them. When my mom went to sell the house, Lauren’s name popped into my head. After talking to her and listening to what she said she’d do, we didn’t feel the need to find another realtor. She has an amazing photographer that comes in and takes pictures. She does so much stuff upfront, the house sells itself. – Karolyn Bryant, 2017
Lauren was phenomenal. She knows what she’s doing. She took charge. She explained all the legal parts of the process and how she would move forward if we listed with her. I was impressed with her all the way through. She knew what she was talking about and kept me in check about listing the house too high. She helped me list it at a price that wouldn't drive buyers away. We ended up selling within a few days and made a nice profit. With Lauren, you can be confident you're in good hands. – Kevin Gladden, 2017
Lauren has a great personality. She's tenacious and a go-getter. She never sleeps. She doesn’t take any time for herself. It’s all about the client. – S.M., 2017
We had a really fantastic experience working with Lauren. She was always very energetic and positive, and she got us a great price for our house. When she first told us the price she planned to ask for the house, I thought she was crazy. I went with it because she was the professional and she knew the market. We ended up selling for $12,000 over the asking price! The marketing she did for the house was top notch. She always kept us informed about what was going on and any developments with financing. My previous experience with a realtor wasn’t a good one, so I was a little skeptical. He was pushy and couldn’t understand what I wanted. But with Lauren it was an amazingly positive experience. – David, 2017
Lauren was fantastic. She patterned everything to us, rather than us having to change to a realtor’s style. She found out our needs and fit our timetable. She pointed us in the right direction to speed things up. It was a very quick sale and purchase. We used her company for both. She gave us very good insight around what we needed to do get the house ready to sell. She was very thorough on inspecting the house and seeing what needs to be done, including having her own inspector come in and suggest things. She far exceeded our expectations. – Kat, 2017
I’ve used Lauren a couple times now. She’s great to work with. She’s very punctual, very detail-oriented, and respectful of your time. She’s good at listening and understanding what you’re looking for. She goes the extra mile and takes care of the people she’s working for. She pays attention to everything you need. – Chris, 2017
Lauren took it upon herself to take care of most of the activities regarding repairs and working with contractors. That was very helpful to me. I was in Denver and stressed out with other stuff, so I didn’t have the time to fix things. She represented me really well and marketed the property well. She is the kind of agent I would invest in in the future. She went above and beyond. I didn’t even consider another agent. I had a very pleasant experience buying a property with Lauren, so I used her again. – Happy Seller, 2017
Lauren and Rob make everything super easy. It can be stressful buying and selling a house – investing that much money. It’s extremely important to have someone qualified to help you out in taking a huge step forward in your life. I talked to a couple of other realtors before Lauren and Rob. I’m very picky when working with people. I want them to be competent and intelligent and ready to work. I knew pretty much instantly when I talked with Rob on the phone that he was a go-getter. I talked to another realtor who sounded like she had just gotten up and who showed up late to the first showing. So when I talked to Rob, it was a wrap. Lauren’s experience was pretty noticeable, too. I trusted her to make the right decision about who I should sell the property to. I had multiple offers so I could choose who to sell it to. I ended up choosing the right person. I definitely made a profit off of it. It was a good turn. I was in Texas most of the time I was selling my condo in Colorado. Lauren pretty much handled everything I couldn’t do. The condo had people living in it – it was being rented out – so she was able to find someone to clean it out. She found someone to make necessary repairs. She even found a storage unit. She went above and beyond. Lauren and Rob are awesome! - D. Arellano, 2017
Rob and Lauren did an excellent job at finding my family a home to buy. They are very organized and motivated! They made sure to meet our list of needs and wants for a home. They made the process easy and worry-free. Lauren and Rob are the best for selling and buying! - Sarah Piccioni, 2016
Lauren helped me step by step through my home purchase process from an out of state owner. While on vacation, she even met with the owner in Arizona to explain the contract and get it signed. The contract needed to be amended three times and she took care of everything. Lauren's fees were very reasonable. Highly recommend her and Rob. - Andy Green, 2016
Everything was really great. We've known Lauren for some time now, and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The experience was really great and quick. She marketed everything well, did thorough research, and was very professional. We sold and then bought. Lauren took care of everything selling the house and Rob did a great job with the purchase. He was very patient. - Tim & Kelle, 2016
Lauren and Rob are friendly, professional, good at what they do, and sold my house quick. They presented our house well. They put up nice pictures online. We fixed the house up beforehand and priced it to sell. We sold the house in about 10 days. - Dustin H., 2016
My first selling experience was fast, smooth, and quick, as I expected it would be. I'm sure Lauren did a lot of "behind the scenes" work to make sure everything ran smoothly. She was friendly and pushed to get it done and sold. I would recommend her to others. - Jonathan I., 2016
Lauren recently helped us sell our house in Colorado Springs! It was sold within the timeframe we needed it to be sold. During the entire selling process Lauren kept us informed of everything in a promptly and professional manner. We highly recommend Lauren. - Ria Shapiro, 2016
I wanted to be closer to where my son lives, and my son and I had a very specific area in mind. Lauren and Rob were very accommodating and very sweet. I've moved many times in my life and have had many realtors, and some will take you around and you walk in the front door and you think, “Really? You’re showing me this?” and you don’t take two steps further. Some realtors want to offload houses that are really bad. A lot of realtors can be very heavy-handed and try to sell you, but Lauren and Rob are relaxed and let you decide. They let you walk through and make your choices. They were very honest and forthright and have a lot of energy. They’re friendly, genuine, nice people. Very comfortable to be around. Always smiling. They’re willing to make everything go smoothly. Whatever I needed was handled. I’ve been widowed for a long time. When you’re old and widowed you feel a little vulnerable, so it was nice to have someone I could trust. They were A+. - Happy Buyer, 2016
Lauren was phenomenal to work with. I felt like she was a partner. I felt like she was a friend helping me sell my house, rather than a professional I just hired in to do a job. She is proactive, helpful, and thoughtful. She would give us things to work on. She wouldn’t hold back or sugar coat things just because we didn’t want to hear it. As sellers, you’re very tied to your home. You have a lot of emotion invested in it. Sometimes it can be difficult to hear there are things you need to improve or change before you leave. It was really helpful to have that list of items – what we can work on now, what we need to think about, and what we don’t need to pay attention to. It helped us feel more prepared to sell our house. This was our first home. It was ours. We were the first owners. So there was some element of sadness selling it. But we also knew of the buyer and knew her story a little bit. It was nice to pass our first home down to another family. It was a mom and her son, a military family first coming to town. We wanted to help them have a good start in the city with a new home.
Lauren made the process seamless. She told us exactly what to expect and gave us very realistic timelines. She helped us with the deadlines and set reasonable expectations all throughout the process. I felt really prepared and knew, more or less, what was going to happen. It sold within two weeks. I think it was 10 days, officially. We closed within about 30 days. A lot of that is credit to Lauren. She did a really great job marketing our home. She put it in front of the right audiences. She took a lot of time to get quality photos of our house – and she gave us a list of things to fix before she even did the photos. You look at the photos and you think, “This is a nice home. I want to live here!” She was very good at communicating, checking in, seeing how we were doing, asking us if we had any questions. She was incredibly knowledgeable about her job, very smart about the market, and very strategic about her marketing and how she was going to tell our house’s story. I think it’s helpful that Lauren is really involved in the community. She knows how to target her marketing. She knows what will be key selling points in the description. She understands the buyers and the sellers. I would recommend Lauren in a heartbeat. I wish I had a Lauren in Denver. – Alyssa Parker, 2016
I had another realtor before Lauren, and the house didn’t sell for more than a year. When that contract was over, I hired Lauren. And it sold like that. She had someone take pictures that looked really good in the ad. I had it listed at a price, and Lauren got it sold for $2,000 over that price. It didn’t even take a month. She sold the place right away. - Happy Seller, 2016
Rob and Lauren were extremely professional and approachable. Lauren was very honest about improvements we needed to do in order to sell our condo. She had great references to help find trustworthy inspectors, painter and a handyman who helped get things done for us with short notice. Rob, as well as Lauren, were both very friendly and communicated very well either in person, over the phone, email or text. There was even an occasion when we ran into a small hiccup and Rob contacted us by phone while he was on a weekend getaway, which was suppose to be family time. We appreciated his attentiveness to our issue and really was not expecting for him to go out of his way, as it could've waited until he returned. Both very good negotiators who explained everything in a manner that we could fully understand. Very trustworthy and highly recommended. I have had loved ones who have experienced quite the difference in their home buying/selling and only wish these two could have done the job (this was just before their time). If we ever had to do any home transactions, we would call them with no reservation! - Jennifer & Eddie Matte, 2016
Lauren was able to get us an appraisal higher than any other realtor. She does it based on your house – how individual it is when compared to all the others. You can have a similar house right next to you, but if you put $50,000 worth of stuff inside, Lauren makes sure the appraiser recognizes that. We interviewed five realtors, and all the other realtors said, “This is what has been selling in your neighborhood. You’re not going to get over this amount.” Lauren was able to get about $64,000 more than any other realtor. She gave us a copy of a book she wrote about buying and selling homes. It was very helpful. We read it before we even interviewed her. In the book there’s a part about how she appraises homes – how it’s about the value not the comps.
One of the things she did that was so impressive was having a guy come in with a drone. The pictures she took and the layout she did was unbelievable. It was better than any we saw on the internet for selling other people’s homes. It was amazing. Lauren also had some kind of link where you could go in and see statistics – how many people looked at your house and what their comments were. And if she didn’t get feedback, she’d press people for some. That link was really, really good. She’s very, very thorough. If I were to ever sell another home, she would be the first on my list.
Rob helped us buy a new home. He was such a gentleman. So professional and accommodating. We’d say, “We need to look at another one.” And he was right there and would say, “Whatever you’ve got to do.” He’s the most pleasant individual. He helped to point out things, making sure we looked at important things. He found very good inspectors. He stayed on top of things. He got back to us. He’s very thorough. We’ve recommended him many, many times. - Sheila and Mike, 2016
Working with Lauren was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I appreciated her attention to detail. She gave great advice! We actually ended up with a bidding war. She did the staging beautifully. I never felt like I had to call her to follow up. She was on top of everything. She never left me hanging. It was a very positive experience all the way around. I will definitely refer her to others.” – Cheryl Westendorf, 2015
Lauren and Rob are very friendly and personable. Lauren is very, very accommodating. We loved working with Lauren. She was willing to meet with us at a brewery where we love to hang out, instead of around a Bruce Wayne conference table. We could reach her by e-mail, phone, and text. Having all those ways to communicate was great. – Jacen Spector, 2015
Lauren takes care of business at a very high level. Our transactions are always smooth. We’ve been working together a long time, and she just gets it. She does an excellent job. – Jeff Carter, 2015
When we were ready to sell our house, we knew exactly who to go to! Our house was under contract within 2 days of listing. Lauren will be our first choice whenever we need a realtor again. Her associate, Rob, was also wonderful to work with. He was there every step of the way in helping us find our new home. We will definitely be using them again. We wouldn't have been able to move as quickly as we did without Lauren and Rob!! Thank you! – Joe and Jamie Waite, 2015
Lauren is awesome. She is very professional. Always prompt. She mimicked my sense of urgency, but not in a pushy way. She’s really smart, was realistic about how my house would sell, and gave good advice about what to fix or not fix. She had a great photographer. She put together a video to show the house. The technology she used for scheduling showings was really cool, and sending documents via e-mail that I could sign on send back on my phone made things really easy. My house was only on the market for 5 days and I had a full offer. She’s helpful in little ways, too. She had extra boxes that she brought over to help me move stuff out of my house. Sometimes people say to go with a realtor you already know to save on realtor fees … well, Lauren is worth every penny of those fees. – E. Murphy, 2015
Rob and Lauren are very personable. They’re not just running through the motions. They are honest and enthusiastic. Rob is the most eager and energetic person I’ve ever met in my life. He was great! I would consider him a friend at this point. At one point we were thinking about renting our house out, and Lauren went above and beyond to help us think it through. If we ever had a question, Rob would find the answer instantly. If he didn’t know the answer, he would find out or consult with Lauren. Rob got anything done that needed to be done very quickly. If we buy or sell in the future, we will 100% use them. – Matt Garza, 2015
I thought Lauren did a great job. We had a lot of challenges in trying to get the house sold, but Lauren did the best she could with what we had. I really liked her. Her responsiveness was key. I’ve worked with other realtors in the past and they don’t get back to you. Lauren was always available. She did a good job for me. She was recommended to me by a buddy at work and he had good things to say about her. I was really pleased by the process. It’s hard to find someone who does a good job, and she does a good job. – Happy Seller, 2015
Working with Lauren and Rob was wonderful. They're great and really listen to your needs. They are wonderful people and now life-long friends. They really listened to my needs and wants. They came over after I was settled in and gave me a house warming gift. I absolutely would recommend Lauren and Rob to others. – Eleashia Martel, 2015
Lauren was very professional. I didn’t have any surprises or gotchas working with her. She was very patient explaining things. She explained clearly, and over and over again, if I needed it. She gave me information about the process that I wasn’t aware of. I hadn’t sold a house before with a renter inside. I appreciated that she was the go-between. She put some issues out to the buyer that I didn’t want to deal with. The computer documentation was beneficial because I didn’t have to run back and forth between offices. If you need someone who is a go-getter, who is smart, knows the process, and will hold your hand through it, Lauren is the one! – Sharon Simpson-Dogon, 2015
Rob and Lauren made things really easy. It didn’t require any effort on my part. They kept me up to date and got documents to me on time. Coordinating via e-mail made it convenient and easy. Rob was out for a little bit, so the fact that they could team back and forth made it easier. – Pete, 2015
If anyone is ever looking to buy or sell a home, we highly, highly recommend Lauren and Rob. Our ENTIRE home buying experience was so incredible. We love everything about our house, the contract was negotiated amazingly and we could not be happier. As a former realtor, I can honestly say, they are the best realtors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Looking at homes with Rob was so much fun! We just cannot say enough about him. He knew exactly what we were looking for, always keeping in mind our needs and desires. He was also very open to hearing our creative ways of how we could make a house possibly work, even if it was listed as something that did not necessarily seem to fit us. He has the greatest sense of humor and was willing to go far above and beyond to help us find a home. We knew Rob was in it for the long haul. When we found the home of our dreams, it just so happened that we were getting ready to leave for vacation for 10 days. While at the airport, Rob called and gave us the news that our offer had been accepted! Amazingly, we were able to relax and enjoy our vacation, despite being in the middle of a contract to buy a home. Rob and Lauren handled everything so beautifully and always, always, always kept our minds at ease. All of the deadlines were met easily, even with us being away. We could not ever express how professional, yet fun, Rob and Lauren always were to work with. They both know their business so well, it blows my mind. Each of them offers something different, working together perfectly as if they were born to do this job as a team. We send a million thanks to Lauren and Rob. Their expertise, training, education, knowledge, personalities, and myriad other skills, made all the difference in the world for us during our home buying experience. We will always refer everyone to them, confident that neither one will disappoint. – Michele Brenna, 2015
Lauren was always available within a reasonable amount of time to help me out. She kept me well informed about what was going on in my area and we touched base often. She listened and remembered what I had said. She was positive, even pointing out things about how she admired the way I looked at situations. We laughed a lot and whenever there was a problem, she handled it quickly and very much to my satisfaction. What I valued most about Lauren was her honesty, I soon learned that I could trust her. She went out of her way to do things for me when I needed to be out of town but work needed to be done at my house. I highly recommend Lauren Collier to anyone who is trying to sell their home! – Lisa Beaudette, 2015
Working with Lauren is like working with a friend. She has a wonderful personality. She does what she says she's going to do. When she says she's going to call, she does. There's another realtor I was going to go through, but he didn't call me when he said he would. Lauren did. Her knowledge of the market was very beneficial to me. Lauren told me what I needed to do to put my house on the market. It was very minimal. Another realtor wanted me to spend $20,000. The property I sold with her wasn't in the best shape, but she got me what I wanted as far as price was concerned. I called Lauren one day and two days later it sold.
Lauren gave us a lot of options. She sent us updated posts every day. So that was convenient. I felt confident that someone was on my side since I was looking long-distance to find someplace to live. Lauren gave us some helpful advice on interesting real estate scams that were running. We were quite dependent on her and her honesty. She was great! She was very helpful. When we found a place we liked, she went and looked it over for us. It was wonderful I had someone I could trust. I did everything without seeing it. It was exactly what she said it was. It was even better than she said it was!
Working with Lauren was fabulous. She was always very attentive. She always had time for us. She never put us off. She went the extra mile to answer all our questions, and she did extra work another realtor might not do. We appreciated her entire demeanor … the way she handled the entire process. She made it very easy for us, answering questions all along the way. She did extra leg work and didn't burden us unless it was important. She helped us connect with the home inspector and provided extra assurance that raised our comfort level that much more. She made it as easy as it could have been. She's the complete package. She's very professional, but also very easy to get along with. She's comforting, but at the same time very knowledgeable about the entire home-buying process. She's very capable of walking you through all the steps. She was always available, always knowledgeable. She was just stellar.
She really knows the ins and outs of real estate. I lost my house in the Black Forest Fire. I needed tax returns, and I didn't know where to get them. Lauren did. She had lots of knowledge I didn't even know realtors were supposed to have. She is very detail oriented and good at follow up. She's very responsive. Working with Lauren was very pleasant, very easy.
Lauren is the best. I bought a house several years ago, and it was the worst experience. I told my lender what had happened and she gave me Lauren's name. She is the absolute best! One of the things I said to Lauren was, “Keep me in the loop.” And she did. She's easy to work with. She knew that this was my purchase, so it was something I needed to like … needed to love. She would always give me the advantages and disadvantages of a property, but not for the purpose of dissuading me. She was just looking out for me. Who does that? I was so impressed with her. She's alert to little things that can happen, and when they do, she's ready. She's very, very smart. She would direct me, bring me back to reality. But she was never condescending. She was always really, really good. She was very quick, very sharp, and always explaining things in lay terms for me. I am very grateful for her solutions-oriented attitude.
Lauren is straight-forward and direct. She's very dedicated. She makes sure all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed, which is a big deal with contracts because you want to make sure they are done right. She's also good at negotiating prices. She's open to what you want to do. You want to make the offer you want to make, and she won't snub that. Other realtors might turn their nose up at a house you like or a price you want to offer. She really stands up for you and represents your best interests. She's good a finding investment opportunities. She's good at identifying what might make a property work or thinking outside the box. We found some really good deals together, and we've gotten a lot of deals done.
Lauren is very professional and takes her job very seriously. She knew what to look for like sewer lines and dirt outside homes that could indicate flooding issues. She knows what she's doing. She's also a very nice person., 2013
We worked with a couple of realtors before I contacted Lauren, and she was the best realtor to work with. It was like working with a friend. My wife and I were so picky, and she was so patient. She understood what we wanted. She did a great job. She helped us find the perfect house. She explained everything to the smallest detail. With your first house, you don't have the knowledge about the real estate market. She took time to explain everything. Choose Lauren. She will find the perfect house for you at the perfect price. She'll take the time to negotiate the price for you and to do the research. She's a good realtor who knows the market.
We'd heard a lot of horror stories about buying a home. We were dreading the process. But it was so much easier than what we were expecting and I credit Lauren with most of that. Lauren was willing to show us as many places as we needed to see to find the right one. I really appreciated the time she spent with us. She seemed to be genuinely interested in what we wanted and tried to help us find that. She wasn't just trying to get a commission. She put our needs over her own. Lauren really knows what she's talking about. If she doesn't know, she'll do everything she can to find out. She really goes the extra mile. She was very available. She's also very well-connected with home inspectors and others. I'm always going to highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. That's a testament to the great job she did.
Lauren was delightful. Working with her was excellent. We totally enjoyed the experience. When we decided to work with Lauren, as part of her pre-home searching chat, she had a bundle of information and walked us through every step of every phase. We were first-time home buyers. We had heard all the horror stories, but after she walked us through it, it wasn't daunting anymore. We appreciated her availability. She is accommodating to the nth degree. She's very thorough in making sure you understand the next step in the process, very thorough about building your profile and sending information on listings. She's knowledgeable. She knows that area. She's always available. She's smart. She never made us feel like we were asking too many questions.
Searching for homes with Lauren was super easy. We found my house the very 1st day. It was the 3rd house we went to. Lauren was very prepared. She was right on top of everything from start to finish. She asked questions about what I wanted. She found 8 or 9 homes that met my criteria and had information on all of them. She understood when I didn't like something. The thing I appreciated most about working with Lauren is her professionalism. This was my first home, so she was great about walking me through everything. She and her office kept me up to date about deadlines and everything I needed. She was on top of everything the whole time. The whole process was extremely smooth. I think everything went perfect. A few weeks after closing she gave me a package of goodies just for doing business with her. It was a very nice surprise to be welcomed into my new home that way.
It was great working with Lauren. She knew the answers to all of our questions. If she didn't know the answer, she'd find out and call you back any time of day or night. She worked hard at keeping us up to date. She got right on it. Without Lauren we wouldn't own this house. She went out of her way to make things happen. We walked in, we went through, had Lauren made a phone call and that it was it! It was that simple. If I had houses to buy and sell, that's who I'd pick: Lauren. The 1st time we bought a house and dealt with other realtors – that was a bad experience. They rushed us and didn't care about us. Lauren took her time. She treats buyers like important people. She's working for you. Anything you wanted to do, she'd get done. She does what she says she's going to do. Working with her was a great experience compared to what we were used to.
As soon as I contacted her, she found a bunch of listings that were exactly what we were looking for.
She listened to what we said and tried to match what we were telling her. I really appreciated the fact that she got back to our e-mails immediately. She'd meet us anytime, anywhere. Her flexibility was really appreciated. I feel like she was great. I would definitely use her again.
Lauren was very responsive. I'd call and she'd call back right away. I'd ask questions and she'd answer right away. She was never afraid to say, 'I don't know. I'll find out.' And she did. She was honest. Trustworthy.
Searching for a home with Lauren was good. There were no problems at all. She puts a lot of effort into her work. She puts a lot of energy into it.
Lauren is where all my referrals go. She's an amazing realtor that does the job thoroughly and that I can highly recommend to my clients as well as continue to use myself. She has a good ability to evaluate and give an honest opinion. She's not pushy. She does comprehensive marketing. She's a true professional. She was able to anticipate what I might be looking for based on the information I gave her. I didn't have to wait for anything. She was very proactive and spot-on with her assessment of the market.
I had a great time selling my home with Lauren. She was wonderful. -Dane Jordan, 2014
Lauren is very exceptional. She worked well with us. She went above and beyond to get the deal done. She's a great realtor. -Sheri Reichert, 2014
Lauren is THE BEST ever. She was phenomenal to work with. We've recommended her to co-workers and one of them bought a house from her. There is no one else in town we would recommend. We don't plan on moving anytime soon, but when we do, she'll be the one to sell our house. She's awesome! I wish she was with us when we closed on our first home. You feel like you are her only client. You feel that important … that special. She makes you feel like finding your dream home is her top priority. We were on a tight schedule and she would always reschedule based on our needs. She was very supportive of us. We had a plethora of houses to look at. We never had to go out and look for houses on our own. She does all the work for you, which is awesome! She makes the process so easy for you. You don't have to do anything but tell her when you are available. She came to every inspection. She came to everything. She made it completely stress-free and easy. Even with the mortgage company. She recommended a mortgage company, and they were the perfect fit for us. With Lauren as our realtor, there was zero stress. -Stefanie Bornas, 2014
Lauren is just awesome. I had a condo to sell and she had another condo in the community as a listing. I loved what she did with that listing. I loved the photos she took … how she showed the property and the whole community. I was impressed with how she presented the property online. I love looking at Realtor.com and a lot of the photos are really bad. But Lauren knew the best ways to market my property. She had a really good handle on what groups would be interested in my property and how to present the property to those groups. She gave me great advice. She gave really good opinions about how to present the property and how to price it. She showed the property in the best light. She always took my calls. She stayed in communication with me. She took care of everything and got it all handled. We got it sold! I don't think another realtor would have gotten it sold that fast and at that price. I had a goal and she helped me achieve it. I would love to have Lauren as my realtor again if I returned to Colorado. She was everything I hoped for in a realtor and more. -Donna Sohan, 2014
Working with Lauren was great! She was Johnny-on-the-spot. She has a wonderful personality. She is committed to what she does, and she was committed to helping me. She was very upbeat all the time. I was very happy with her. A friend referred me, and I've already handed out all her business cards. Hire her if you want someone who knows the area really well. If you tell her what you want, she'll find it. She's very customer-oriented and will work for you. She did everything I asked for. She's very accommodating.
Lauren is a great person. She's very responsive. Very professional. I told her what I needed and she helped me find it. She gave me good suggestions. I liked her because she always responded on time. When I needed her to show me a property, she was on it. In real estate you need to be quick. She is definitely quick and sharp. You can always call her. When we were in contract negotiations, she was working with us at night. She was always available. She is on top of things. She knows the area. If she tells you it is not a good deal, you can trust that she is right.
Lauren was awesome. She was very personable. She was always making sure I knew what was going on. She puts in a lot of effort, and she is very helpful. You're not just another client. She really does want to sell your house. – Stacey Osborn, 2014
Lauren is great. Any time we called her, she responded within the next hour or two. She's super responsive. If you want a hard-working realtor who is on top of it, call Lauren. She knows the area and she knows the market. She did an A+ job! – Karen and Doug, 2014
Working with Lauren was awesome. She was really nice. My wife and I were buying our first home, and she was just awesome. We recommended her to my mother-in-law. She gave really good advice. She was really easy-going. She helped us make decisions but never pushed us one way or the other, which was very much appreciated. She's really easy to work with, nice, friendly, and helpful. – Justin Wilson, 2014
Lauren helped me buy my first home. She was very helpful and professional and we found the perfect fit for me. I would highly recommend her for your real estate needs! – Dylan Smith, 2014
Lauren was wonderful. She was very considerate. She let me know what was happening. She had a lot of patience with me. She explained everything well. She was on top of everything. Very personable. She went above and beyond what she had to do. She dressed the part. She was very professional. – Janet K, 2014
Lauren was recommended to me by a friend. She was described as a rock star agent, and she certainly lived up to that description! She was timely, responsive, and understanding. She patiently and competently led us through the Short Sale process - a long and uncertain purchase experience by its very nature. Since then Lauren also was an incredible agent for my sister-in-law and her husband when they moved to town. I would recommend Lauren to anyone buying or selling a home without hesitation!
We appreciated Lauren very much because she was attentive to our wants and needs. It took us a little over a year to find the right house for us. I would say we were hard to work with because we were holding out for the right opportunity. Her patience is impeccable. She never pressured us to do anything. She understood that we needed the right house for us. She made us aware of things that could be potential problems. It was really a pleasant experience. She made it a seamless process for us. She understood we needed to do it on our own terms and time.
Lauren is going to be the most successful Realtor in Colorado Springs before you know it! She's results-oriented and focused. She's friendly, but she's also no-nonsense about getting things done. She doesn't procrastinate, and she doesn't make excuses. I know and have worked with quite a few terrific Realtors here in town, and even among them, Lauren stands out as a star. Lauren went above and beyond to help me sell my home. She even took the effort to approach my HOA and tell them everything they needed to do to be able to accommodate VA loans, explaining to me (and them) what a large percentage of Colorado Springs buyers fall into that category. I will continue to recommend Lauren to my friends who are in the market to sell their home.