What People Are Saying

Whether you are looking for an apartment, loft, condo, or house in the Windy City, we have the resources and client service experience to make this significant purchase both simple and satisfying—as our many contented clients will tell you!

"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!
Jeremiah Klinger
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Lauren was highly recommended to us and was a pleasure to work with. She was always on time and professional.
Ivann Cabral
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.
Amir Syed
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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)!
Rana Khan
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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!
Emil Barci
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Lauren is the BEST! She took the time to get to know my wants and needs. She is a go-getter and will keep on going until she gets the absolute best price she can get. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to "Get It Done!
Duane Demsetz
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Lauren, I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for helping me find and purchase a home. You made the process easy and smooth for me to understand. From day one, you made it your goal to help me find what I was looking for (even though I changed my mind three to four times), you constantly emailed properties that you felt matched what I wanted at that time, always going out of your way to make sure I had all the information, setting up appointments on short notice and just providing the friendly service that is often hard to find these days. You were extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. You were not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for my best interest. Anytime I or anyone I talk to is in need of buying or selling a house, I'm DEFINITELY sending them to you.
Adan Perez
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As a first time buyer, it was my immediate instinct to turn to an online shopping site like Zillow and browse first. Lauren contacted me after I expressed interest in a property on Zillow, and I'm so glad that she did. Though that unit was already under contract, Lauren met with me and ran me through Buying A Home 101. It was the most straightforward explanation of some confusing concepts that I've ever heard. Throughout the process, Lauren was very professional, direct, and frankly, fun, to work with. I came to trust her and the team she works with, and the entire process from search to close went smoothly. I've since recommended Lauren to three separate friends, one who has already bought a new condo, two of which are on track to close, and all of whom love their new (and soon-to-be new) condos and have loved working with Lauren as well. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, Lauren is definitely the one to turn to.
Pei Chen
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Lauren is the BEST when it comes to finding you your dream home. She was patient, insightful, and did her homework - I was always given honest advice after every showing. Being a sellers market, it was very competitive and although it was tough, Lauren never faltered. One gorgeous afternoon we looked at a unit and I knew it had to be mine... Lauren had the expertise to know exactly what to do, and beat out the competitors because of her quick thinking, professionalism, and natural instincts. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Chicago area. Not only is Lauren spectacular at what she does, but she is so friendly and outgoing that house hunting was always a lot of fun!
Amy Wang
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I was a first time buyer in Chicago and a friend recommended working with Lauren. I am very happy to have received that recommendation as I knew little about the process and had no contacts for the additional services, mortgage brokers, attorney etc. and Lauren was able to explain the whole process and help everything go smoothly. It took awhile to find the perfect place, and when we found it, she did all that was necessary to ensure I secured the property. Lauren was great to work with and was professional throughout. It turned into a fun smooth process and I'd happily go through it again with Lauren when the time comes. I will be recommending Lauren to all my friends and colleagues.
Paul Fleming
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Lauren has been great to work with. She knows what she's doing and is excellent at explaining the complicated stuff. She is trustworthy, reliable, and always gets back to me quickly. I highly recommend her.
Meghan Teela
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Lauren was such a please to work with. She found us the ideal property and made the whole process as painless as possible! I would definitely recommend her to anyone buying property in Chicago!
Vicky Nielsen
I highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking to buy a home! I had never been through the process before and Lauren ran through the whole process with me when we first met to discuss properties. She was very responsive and patient when I had questions and responded to my calls and emails quickly which is golden when you're new to the whole process! Once I saw my condo, Lauren knew exactly how to proceed efficiently and took me through all the steps. If I ever meet anyone who is looking to buy, I will absolutely recommend Lauren not just because she knows the real estate market very well, but also because she is super friendly and easy to work with!
Sara Morrow
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Lauren has been great to work with. She is personable, prompt, efficient, and knowledgeable of the real estate in your area. She's a very reliable person and always responds to any questions or needs quickly. Impressively, Lauren had my condo rented within two days of listing. When I am ready to sell the condo, I will be asking for her expertise again!
Kristine Loo
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Hard working, easy to reach, personable, and knowledgeable are few words I can use to describe Lauren. She is very easy to work with and has provided guidance through my first condo buying experience. She understands what you need, whether you are fully aware of it or not. Bottom line - You won't regret it if you decide to work with Lauren, period.
Brian Chung
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Lauren was our realtor in the recent sell of our condo. she was AMAZING. First off, I don't live in the city where the condo was, and she was so accommodating and helpful stepping up and helping in situations where someone needed to be present. She was always responsive, even while traveling on vacation. She's super
Meghan Teela
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