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"Lauren and Allen rock! They took what is normally a stressful, protracted, and frustrating process and made it enjoyable! My family and I recently relocated from the Bay Area down to LA. We didn't know the neighborhoods aside from internet research and Google maps so we initially felt we were drawing blind. Once we connected with Lauren and Allen, everything came into focus. They helped us identify a few target neighborhoods that met our criteria and price range by providing honest, raw information on the areas. Lauren and Allen curated one full day’s worth of house hunting (our preference) where we saw nine properties across our five interested target neighborhoods which helped zero in on Culver City, where we ultimately bought. Lauren and Allen’s constant energy and endless knowledge made the day fly by and put us at ease that we could not only find a house in LA but a place we could really call our home. With the focus on Culver City – an area that Lauren and Allen are location experts in – the process went fast. They remained our “boots on the ground” and “advanced” places that fit our criteria – even sending fully narrated videos of several properties. This way, we could limit the number of trips to LA. During the purchase process, Allen and Lauren kept us informed on the expectations and steps. They also provided needed context when we experienced delays with our lender. We’re now thrilled to call Culver City our home – and grateful to call Lauren and Allen friends!"
"We cannot recommend Lauren and Allen highly enough! They studiously listened to our priorities, presented us with a thoughtfully curated selection of listings, made themselves constantly available for house visitations and assessments, provided insights and advice on the financial potential for each property, and responded to any request or question immediately. Most importantly, they negotiated an incredible deal on a dream home for far below list price and guided two first time homebuyers through every step of the process. They made the whole experience not just pleasant but fun, and we ultimately got a great deal as a result of their expertise!"
"I can’t say enough about the character of these two individuals. They deliver! I was in the process of looking for a place to lease and somehow I was lucky enough to apply to a listing they were representing. The response time was impeccable...immediately engaged with me and answered all my questions. Then offered other comparable listings and booked an entire half day of showings for us. Each one was within our desired area and price range. I honestly was shocked at the level of client service we received. (We’re leasing not buying...(felt like I wanted to remind them) I mean there can’t be much in it for them at this level. Anyway our experience was above and beyond our expectations. They listened to our needs and showed compassion to our situation. Also they aren’t afraid to speak up on their clients behal during negotiations. I felt they truly had their pulse on the market. Again I’m greatful I found them and look forward to the time I purchase because they’ll be my 1st call when I’m ready. Thank again !"
"Lauren and Allen go above and beyond to ensure that their client is totally comfortable and satisfied with their real estate decisions. This is because they are transparent and honest about their opinions and recommendations and quick to understand their clients requirements. They have a very strong work ethic and their response to any request is instantaneous. Allen's strong financial and analytical skills are highly complemented by Lauren's marketing abilities and great people skills making them an outstanding team to work with. I was very happy with the service provided and would not hesitate to recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone in the market for purchasing or selling real estate."
"I am in my new home thanks to persistence and professionalism of Lauren and Allen Blankenship. They worked diligently to find me a home that met all my needs and wishes. They were on top of all the details and which ensured the closing process went efficiently and smoothly. All my questions were addressed and I was provided the support I needed throughout the entire process. Thank you Lauren and Allen for all your efforts and hard work finding me a home!"
Buying a Home, Selling Homes, Relocation, Investment Properties,
Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors®,
California Association of Realtors® (CAR),
National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
Yale School of Management - Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Marketing and Organizational Development
University of Southern California - B.A. Economics
Lauren is certainly not your typical Agent. With an MBA from Yale (top of class in “Negotiations”), several successful entrepreneurial exits, years devoted to helping celebrities and affluent individuals buy/sell 6-figure show horses, and strong success as a private real estate investor - Lauren has a unique background that let her quickly build a thriving real estate practice.
Lauren also brings to her practice at Compass a keen eye for design, tireless energy, a true passion for real estate, and a strong knowledge of the market. With ties to Los Angeles that date back to grade school in Westwood and Rolling Hills through undergraduate studies at USC (Go Trojans!), Lauren is a true evangelist for all L.A. has to offer, for how each little neighborhood is special.
When not exceeding client expectations, Lauren can be found with her husband of 20 years/partner in business on a hiking trail, at a concert, a club or theater, with their lovable mutts at a dog park, or sitting at a poker table. Lauren also believes in giving back to the community so she volunteers often and has sat on the Boards of a number of non-profits.