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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

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