Client Reviews

Third Sale With Lauren

Real estate wizard! Lauren Perreault has sold two of my homes and helped me buy one. She makes selling homes STRESS FREE! With her extensive local knowledge and professional expertise you know she is going to get the job done. I will continue to use Lauren for my real estate transactions and would recommend her to anyone looking for the best.

Chad & Avery Ullman
Manhattan Beach

 

Extra Thorough Agent

Dealing with Lauren Perreault on the purchase of a new home could only be described as enjoyable and professional. She took the time to be extra thorough yet still achieved getting things done in a timely manner. Always knowing what is going on without having to pester the real-estate agent is priceless to me and with Lauren you get nothing short of that. After I bought my new home, I trusted her to sell my old one as well.

Chad Ullman
Manhattan Beach

 

Wonderful Negotiations

We just wanted to express our sincere appreciation & recognition for the fantastic job you did in helping us to buy our house in Manhattan Beach. Although we’d never met prior to this purchase and bumped into you at the open house, we were immediately drawn to you because of your honesty and professionalism. Your valuable insights of seeing the great potentials of this house is really helpful to us on making that final decision to commit to the purchase. Your wonderful negotiations also helped us in getting our offer accepted. Of course along the way, you have also provided us with many many useful suggestions as to what can be done to update the property and cost estimates so we have all the information at hand before finalizing our offer. “

The escrow process went pretty smoothly and you made sure that all our issues/concerns were properly addressed. Ease of communicating with you and your straight-forward nature are rare qualities to find among Realtors today and we know we can place our trust in you. This means a lot to us when buying our home. We will definitely recommend you highly to our friends and family for future real estate transactions.

Lisa and Simon Rees
Manhattan Beach

 

 

Never Rushed

As first time home buyers, Lauren was the perfect real estate agent for us. I didn’t know much about the process, but I wanted to be very involved and educated. I asked Lauren tons of questions and she was always quick and detailed in her answers. She never made us feel bad about asking questions and encouraged us in our inquisitiveness. She helped us get the best possible deal on the home that we really wanted. In the end, the process was easier than I expected to be and I felt very comfortable in my decision. This was largely due to the manner in which Lauren coached us through the process. She never rushed us and made sure that we were comfortable before moving forward. I’ve recommended her to several friends already and will continue to stay in touch with her. She certainly will be our agent for life.

Caryne Greene
Hollyglen (Hawthorne)

 

 

Investment Property Experience

Thanks for your support in making my purchase of investment property both profitable and enjoyable. You listened and understood my concerns, and unlike other Realtors I’ve used in the past, you recommended only properties that were an excellent fit to my wants and were in constant communication with me. 

From purchase to sale, your many years of experience in working with your own investment properties have enabled you to give me value-added support for all aspects of my purchase. From unmatched financing, building, decorating, and resale ideas, I’m looking forward to working with you again in the near future. Thanks again!

Ben Moore
Lawndale / Long Beach

 

 

Intelligent, Considerate, Experienced

Lauren Perreault is an intelligent, considerate and experienced real estate agent. She always thinks how to make her clients happy before considering her profits. She values teamwork with her clients, her colleagues, etc. She is a very sweet person and goes above and beyond her professional responsibilities.

I strongly recommend Lauren Perreault to anyone looking for an excellent real estate agent.

Hiroe Nomura
Hermosa Beach

 

 

Very Thorough Agent

My husband Chris and I relocated to the South Bay area in 2009, and purchased a home in September 2010. We were planning to look for 6 months, but we closed about 12 weeks after meeting Lauren! 

She is very thorough, to say the least—knows the ins and outs of her field. As our buyer’s agent, we definitely felt that she put our best interests first, always looking out for us. She presented anything she felt was a potential concern or problem for us, regardless of the price of the property. Lauren’s engineering background was quite helpful in many of the conversations we had. She was also a great resource for pretty much anything home project related (contractors, stores, home improvement ideas, etc.) 

Lauren is a good listener—actually hears what is important to you as a buyer and remembers and searches for those criteria. She is a hard worker, just gets the job done; in our particular case she really went to bat for us in the end negotiations. We really had a positive experience with Lauren in a new market for us, and sincerely enjoyed working with her.

Chris & Jen Woods
Redondo Beach

 

 

Kind, Patient, Supportive, Honest Agent

Where do I begin….well, my husband and I just closed on our very first home and WE KNOW we could not have done it without the help of our awesome agent Lauren! To say that our escrow was a “bumpy” road is an understatement but as in Lauren’s terms…”it’s been bumpy but I’ll land this plane”…and that she did!!! As new home buyers, my husband and I were pretty clueless about what the home buying experience entailed. We had just started searching online and Lauren was the first Agent to call us back and that was willing to take a chance on us. We understood we were not the “most financially” attractive buyers, but that never stopped Lauren from putting in 110% for us from the start.

We found a home pretty quickly in our search that was within budget, great school district and in good shape. After our offer was accepted, unfortunately our “luck” went quickly downhill. From dealing with an irresponsible selling agent and sellers who never cared about the “escrow” timeline–made for a very stressful home-buying experience. Through it all, Lauren guided us and kept us calm. She was hands on from the start-communicating constantly with the selling agent, escrow and our broker/lender until answers that were satisfactory were received. She always kept us in the loop of all communications and walked us through every form before we felt comfortable to sign. It was a true blessing we found Lauren. I don’t think we would have stuck through this process without her guidance and support. If you are looking for an agent who is kind, extremely patient, supportive, honest and down right just good at their job–Lauren is the right agent for you!

Erika Vargas
Hollyglen (Hawthorne)

 

 

Expert, High Integrity

Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking for a real estate agent in the south bay. She helped us to find our home three years ago and has remained a trusted friend. Her expertise and aggressive pursuit were instrumental in helping us find our home. Her knowledge of the area was a big time saver and helped us focus on the best options. After the purchase, she coached us on several aspects of home ownership, helping us to find resources to help with home improvement projects. We will surely go back to her for our next home purchase.

Warren VanderLaan
Hollyglen (Hawthorne)

 

Amazing Agent

HUGE THANKS to our Realtor, Lauren Perreault, for working so hard on this. If anyone needs an AMAZING agent, she really is the best!!

Malia Muroki Aita
Manhattan Beach

 

Relocated Family AND Horses

We were lucky enough to find Lauren Perreault online while researching South Bay real estate professionals. After one brief phone conversation, I knew she was the right person to help us relocate two high schoolers, one fifth grader, three horses, two dogs and one cat from Houston to Palos Verdes. Her knowledge of the area schools and neighborhoods was invaluable. It’s hard to move a large family, and she understood perfectly that we needed as little stress as possible. We initially rented a house, which went off without a hitch, and after a year and a half, Lauren helped us buy a beautiful home, which was priced in the lower end of our ideal range. We will definitely use Lauren for our next home purchase.

Katie Cromer
Palos Verdes Estates

 

Relocated from NYC

We recently relocated from NY and met Lauren at an open house. Let me start by stating we are the difficult, unwilling to compromise client. Lauren listened to every requirement and concern we had. She never made us feel pressured in any way. We have young children that I would bring with us on our house hunting and my kids love her. Like any kids they did not like looking at houses but they always looked forward to seeing her.

She has a great eye, and would point out any potential issues that we may had overlooked as well as the potential of a property. When we found our house she worked with us to make the entire process from bid to close go surprisingly smooth. We were not new to buying a home but we were new to buying in California and unaware of how different the process is. Lauren was wonderful in answering ALL our questions and explaining the differences. She helped us with finding the right contractors to get work done quickly in the house before we moved in. Every person she has recommended to us has been great. She has also been very helpful with recommending great local resources and fun things for families in the area. After spending almost everyday for over 8 months talking to, emailing or touring houses with Lauren I can honestly say I got to know her very well she is what I would call “good people”. She is honest, caring, through but most importantly wants what’s best for her clients.

Una Murphy-Hernandez and Marlon Hernandez
Redondo Beach

 

Military Family

Lauren has been an amazing addition to our family! She helped us find our home 5 years ago and then helped us sell it this past month. She has gone above and beyond her role as a Realtor to assist us in whatever we needed. Being a military family we had very little time to look/find a home and then had almost no notice when we had to move and she took care of everything for us alleviating a huge stress on our family. IIt was great knowing that we could put our complete trust and faith in her to do what was in our best interest. We have appreciated everything she has done for us!

Major Thomas Gabriele
Long Beach

 

Took Care of Everything

Dear Lauren,

Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and persistence in getting our place sold. It really helped me to know that you would take care of everything and go above and beyond for us — it was one less thing I had to worry about and for that I truly thank you! Good luck with everything and I’m sure we will stay in touch via Facebook!!

Love, Laura Gabriele

Laura Gabriele
Long Beach

 

Dream Home by the Beach

I wanted to find a place at the beach. I found Lauren online and gave her a call. Within 5 minutes she called me back and at that point, I knew I had picked the right person to help me. We set up a meet to look at places the next day. She was so knowledgeable about every aspect of the market and the whole process, that within that first hour I realized that my dream of owning a place at the beach could really happen. She recommended a mortgage company that she works with that would be able to give me an FHA loan with only 3.5% down payment. ( I thought that I would need 10% ,if not 20%), but she was looking out for me from the very start. 

I found the perfect place that day, and from then on it was smooth sailing. Lauren oversaw everything. She is so efficient and on top of everything that the whole process was painless; and after 30 days of escrow- I had the keys to my new place at the beach. 

I seriously cannot thank her enough for everything she did for me to make my dream happen. I recommend her to everybody I know because she went above and beyond for me and she will for you too. From the bottom of my heart I thank her because I really don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for her.

Rose Gaston
Redondo Beach

 

First Time Buyers in Redondo Beach

My boyfriend and I stumbled on Lauren Perrault quite by accident. We had been browsing through Zillow and Redfin for a couple of months, looking at what was available in our area. Being first time buyers, we didn’t know anything about home ownership… we didn’t know how much we could afford, how to get a loan, how much we would need for a down payment, what our morgtage payments would look like, or even whether buying a house was something that was possible for us. 

By chance, I called the listing agent on one of the houses that I was looking at online. Lauren answered, and told me that the place had just gone in escrow, but that I could come by and take a look at the place and put in a back up offer if I wanted to. Well, we were definitely not ready put in any sort of offer at the time, and told her so. She asked me a few more questions about where we were in our search, and then we set up a meeting to discuss our situation. When we finally met, I was glad we did. We found Lauren to be very knowlegable about the real estate market in the South Bay where we were looking to buy. She walked us through the process, helped us to get pre-approved for a loan, so that we did not waste any time looking at houses that we would not be able to afford. Looking at houses with Lauren turned out to be very informative as well. She definitely listened to what we were looking for in a house, and showed us all the properties in our price range that we wanted to look at. She has a very direct, no-nonsense style when showing properties, which we really appreciated. She helped us to narrow down our search area, and specifically, what we were looking for in our new place. When we would do walk- throughs with Lauren, she pointed out all the possible problems that she saw with a house, and made sure that we were making an informed decision. She would point out cracks in foundations that we didn’t see, told us that if we went forward, we would definitely want to get that inspected. She would point out sloping floors, stains that may/may not be water damaged, condition of furnaces, etc… and also knew approximately how much it would cost to fix these things. 

After just 2 months of looking, we found the place we wanted and… voila! We were in Escrow! But the problems didn’t end there. The place that we wanted to call home happened to be a short- sale… a very complicated and messy process, with many ups and downs, many discussions and negotiations with the bank. Luckily, because we had Lauren, we didn’t have to deal with any of this. She kept us informed of what was going on, but not so much that we were stressed out all the time. We had faith that Lauren would make it happen at the price we wanted to pay, and eventually, the bank agreed. 

Lauren also helped us get our new house FHA approved so that we could afford the down payment. She worked with the lender and the home owner’s association gathering all the documents needed to make this happen. Trust me when I say I am glad that I did not have to do this on my own. I was bcc’d on all the emails going back and forth, so I know how much effort it took on her part to make this happen. We have been in our new home for about 6 months now, and couldn’t be happier. I would enthusiastically recommend Lauren to any first time home buyers (or any buyers for that matter) looking in the South Bay.

Nancy Choe & Howard Erikkson
Redondo Beach

 

Probate Sale in Manhattan Beach

After interviewing 3 real estate agents, I chose Lauren Perreault. The selling of a family home that was in a trust made it somewhat complicated because it had to be sanctioned by the court. Lauren has been trained in this arena and fit the bill perfectly. Her professionalism, prompt responsiveness, and going the extra mile made a difficult situation headache free. Her marketing skills helped us to get top dollar on the sale of the house, way above asking price. We are forever grateful to her. Thank you, Lauren for a job well done.

Kristy Knowlton
Manhattan Beach

 

Walk to Work

Lauren was outstanding in every way. We are confident we would never have been able to buy this house without Lauren’s expertise and skill. She is amazing!  Kent can now walk to work instead of his former commute of 1.5 hours!

Debra & Kent Taylor
Torrance

 

Redondo Beach Condo Sale

When I was beginning to think about selling my condo, I interviewed several real estate professionals. Ultimately, I selected Lauren Perreault based on her credentials as a licensed Broker, and other professional certifications, knowledge of the local area market, focused marketing plan, and above all, professionalism. I was not disappointed. I hope to be able to work with her again on my next real estate transaction; in the meantime, I shall recommend Lauren to my friends without reservation.

Brian Blakkolb
Redondo Beach

 

 International Sale!

Lauren was very proactive in making sure we got the right house for us. Although we were not living in the US she would always update us on listings and when we saw something we liked she would go out of her way to go check out the house take pictures and videos and make us feel like we were there to see the house ourselves. We’ve been looking for the right house for us since 2006 and she never gave up on us and kept sending those listings until finally in 2014 with her help she got us a great house. I would recommend Lauren to anyone who is looking for a house. She knows her stuff!

Jon and Cisca Awong
Hong Kong / Palos Verdes Estates