Jon and Cisca Awong Hong Kong / Palos Verdes Estates September 9, 2014
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!
Debra & Kent Taylor Torrance August 14, 2014
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!
Chad & Avery Ullman Manhattan Beach August 14, 2014
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.
Nancy Choe & Howard Erikkson August 14, 2014
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 mortage 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.
Rose Gaston Redondo Beach August 14, 2014
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.
Major Thomas Gabriele Long Beach August 14, 2014
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!
Katie Cromer Palos Verdes Estates August 14, 2014
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.
Malia Muroki Aita Manhattan Beach August 14, 2014
HUGE THANKS to our Realtor, Lauren Perreault, for working so hard on this. If anyone needs an AMAZING agent, she really is the best!!
Warren VanderLaan Hollyglen (Hawthorne) August 14, 2014
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.
Erika Vargas Hollyglen (Hawthorne) August 14, 2014
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!