""Lauren is tops!!! Our family is so grateful for Lauren's partnership in selling our previous home and finding and purchasing our new home. In this market, we feared selling our home, located in the great, but strongly impacted and still developing area of Bronzeville, would be daunting. While selling was daunting at times, Lauren made the process as effective, efficient, and easy as possible. For buying, you can add ""enjoyable"" to the list as well.
We met Lauren at an open house she was hosting for a property in the South Loop, one of the areas we were considering moving to. Initially we met her only briefly; she was assisting other clients, and her financing partner, Jim Pomposelli (who I also recommend; see my review for him), was kind to show us around. Lauren followed up with us the following day and really impressed us with her kindness and diligence. We found out that not only did she have insight to the South Loop, she had knowledge and experience with Bronzeville and the West Loop/Greektown, the other area we were interested in. We met with Lauren and she put together a comprehensive, thoughtful, and ultimately effective plan for selling our home.
While we were on the market for about 6 months, Lauren actually secured contracts for our place within days of being active on the market. We just ended up going through the sale process 3 times. Despite pre-approval, our first two buyers during the final stages of underwriting could not secure financing. Lauren was very agile and supportive through these stages and effective at getting us info and getting everything back on track when things fell through. Even at 6 months on the market, though, it was still less time than we expected to be on the market. In the end, we ended up with a great buyer and experienced a seamless, satisfactory sale.
Finding a home with Lauren was so simple. She was so personable and engaged, that she really keyed in quickly to what we were looking for. The South Loop and West Loop were much hotter markets when we were buying and places were going for less of a deal and they were going pretty quick. That said, she found us a place (in the West Loop) that we instantly knew was ""home"" with no compromises. In fact, we ended up with a few more amenities than we expected and a location that truly could not be more ideal for us. We have owned our new home for just over 3 months and we still can't get over how fortunate our find was. Truly, we are so fortunate to have met Lauren, because she was essential in making the process so wonderful. Thanks Lauren!"
"Lauren was highly recommended to us and was a pleasure to work with. She was always on time and professional.
"The best way to describe Lauren's work trait is thoroughness. She is prepared at all times by paying attention to the details. I also love that she is well rounded and cultured, which has helped her relate quickly to all cultures.
"Lauren Bergiel is an incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable realtor! From our first conversation to the day of our closing, Lauren answered all of our questions- big and small. She was easy to get a hold of via phone, text or email. Lauren truly made the buying process as simple as possible. I never felt rushed or pressured by Lauren. As a matter of fact, she spent well over an hour during our initial meeting explaining all of the essential steps in purchasing a home. During this meeting, Lauren asked the questions that eventually guided her in finding us our dream home. She always tried to accommodate our schedules and needs. My husband and I were in a bit of a rush to start looking as soon as we got our pre-approval letter. Lauren rearranged her plans in order to take us out for our first showing that very weekend. She also set up a large number of showings that morning/afternoon so as best to utilize our time. We actually put in an offer on one of the homes we saw that same day. Lauren had done a great job of determining exactly what we were looking for, and arranging the viewings for the day in a manner that helped us compare the homes that met our criteria. After viewing all the listings in person and getting valuable feedback from Lauren, we felt confident the home that we were putting an offer on was the perfect home for us. Now, being all settled in about 6 weeks after closing, I can say this IS the perfect home for us! We feel blessed to have met and worked with Lauren during this process and will always be grateful to her for having played a key role in making our dreams come true! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Lauren and she will be our realtor for life (if we ever move)!
"I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren on multiple deals as an investor. In each case, she went above and beyond to make sure things kept moving in the right direction. Lauren is hard-working and very professional. The advice and diligence she shared was invaluable. As a client, I will admit that I am demanding, but Lauren was with me every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Lauren as your go to realtor!