Whether you are a first time homebuyer, a seasoned investor, a new Washingtonian, or are finally moving to the neighborhood of your dreams, Sebastien Courret wants to put his diverse range of experience and impeccable instincts for style to work for you.
His business acumen, cultivated at the American University of Paris, and talent for negotiation and deal making, combined with his fresh, entrepreneurial approach all combine to make him a formidable advocate for you in your Real Estate ventures.
Fluent in several languages, Sebastien was born in Paris to a family who has resided and produced wine from their chateaux in Bordeaux, France, since 1152. After growing up there and learning the business from vine to vendors, he enjoyed a brief stint in Singapore, parlaying his MBA from the American University in Paris into a marketing role with Thomson Multimedia.
Returning to his viticultural roots, Sebastien departed for California, where he founded and ran a wine import business for many years. Upon receiving the Ritz-Carlton's call, he relocated to the nation's capital to serve as the luxury hotelier's official sommelier, where he even presided over the 2004 presidential inauguration events. He has since fully adopted Washington as his home, residing in Shaw with his fiancé and his dog. As a listing agent, he leverages the same level of tastes and intuition that made him a successful sommelier and marketer to help clients make confident decisions in the complex Washington, DC real estate scene.
With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Lauren translates her keen eye for detail and customer-service drive into real estate with ease. Lauren is enthusiastic about meeting new people, diving into understanding her clients' priorities, and using her creative mind to ensure smooth transactions.
Additionally, Lauren excels in communication, most recently leaving her career in public relations where she served as a media contact and diligent advocate for her clients to join the Sebastien Courret Alliance at Compass.
Having graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with her Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and completing her Master's degree at American University in Public Administration, Lauren has resided in the DMV for over a decade. She has seen the city grow and is excited to help her clients navigate the ever-evolving DC market.
In her free time, Lauren acts as a "professional taste-tester" for DC restaurants. She lives in Shaw with her fiancé, where you can find her chasing after their French bulldog, Snax.