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Lauren Donnelly

Vice President | Realtor® - DC, MD, & VA

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"After getting connected with Lauren, she was able to do home showings the following weekend. She made the one-hour drive to Maryland. I gave Lauren a strict timeline of two months from looking at homes to moving into a place. She was able to accomplish that and answer any questions that I had. Highly knowledgeable about any questions that came up during the home buying process. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buying a home. -Yelp Review "

"She is an excellent service to her clients. My selling with her as seller agent works great. Got full price offer on the 1st day of listing. Closing less than 30 days. In many negotiation cases, she even got into helping the inspection requirements as smooth as possible. Take leadership on maintaining all the required services. Will do business with her again. Thanks Lauren & her Compass team. -Zillow review "

"My husband and I used Lauren Donnelly as our realtor for our first home purchase in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, DC in June 2017. Lauren was incredible to work with - she walked us through the home buying process, answered all of our questions quickly, and was essential in helping us put in an offer in a highly competitive neighborhood. She was trustworthy, dependable, highly qualified, and very friendly! We would highly recommend Lauren for anyone looking buy a home in the DC area! -Yelp review "

"Lauren was very personable, professional, and a good listener. She was on top of everything that needed to be done and was happy to help us with all aspects of the process. She was enjoyable to go house hunting with and we would definitely use her again. -Zillow review "

"Lauren helped me through the process of buying my first home! She saw things in homes I didn’t see and paid attention to details. She was responsive to questions, and inspired confidence throughout the process. -Zillow review "

"Lauren was incredibly knowledgable, patient, and helpful at every step of the way in my recent real estate purchase. She was very responsive and able to act quickly when it was time to make an offer - two skills that are very important in a competitive like DC. Lauren's skillful, strategic advice from start-to-finish, including the negotiations in between, helped me land a new home with which I'm thrilled. On top of all that, Lauren really knows the DC and what makes it unique. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or you've been through the process many times before, I give Lauren my highest recommendation. review "

"As a first time home buyer, Lauren provided a lot of helpful information about the general home buying process, what to expect during the different stages of buying a home, and was available to show me condos in Maryland within short notice. I am very happy with my new condo and my home buying experience thanks to Lauren! -Yelp review "

"Lauren was an incredible realtor. She was extremely friendly and helpful in my search for a house while also being incredibly quick to respond and efficient at getting her work done. She was willing to fight for me when the opposing realtor was being difficult.

But what really sets Lauren apart from other realtors is her knowledge of homes, renovations, signs of damage to look for, etc. She doesn't merely showcase a house, she thoroughly inspects it with you and makes sure that you are fully informed of any potential issues that would arise from purchasing that place. This type of due diligence is amazing and very reassuring to know she wants what is best for her client rather than making a quick buck! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to purchase a home in the DMV. -Facebook review

"We loved working with Lauren. We are currently residing in Pennsylvania so traveling 3 hrs to view properties sometimes became a scheduling challenge. Lauren was very accommodating to our needs in making herself available to meet with us and arranging multiple same-day viewings. Her current knowledge of the was indispensable. She provided expert guidance for our offer submission that led to us buying a home that checked all our boxes. Working with Lauren was a pleasant and fun experience! review "

"I am so lucky to have randomly run into Lauren at an Open House. I was toying with the idea of buying a place, but knew absolutely nothing about homeowning or the process of becoming a homeowner. Lauren was helpful without being pushy. She listened to what I wanted and provided feedback. I found the perfect condo and have been in love with my place for almost 2 years. And now, I can genuinely call Lauren my friend! - Facebook review "


Licensed DC, MD, & VA
About Lauren
As a homeowner and investor herself, Lauren understands that buying or selling a home is one of the most significant events in her clients’ lives. Her goal is to ease the stress by setting expectations for a seamless transition. Lauren combines her economics background, industry experience, and goal-driven mindset to make sure her clients have a superior experience in their real estate transaction whether they are a first time home buyer, a seller, or a seasoned investor. Lauren finds deep satisfaction in helping her clients achieve their goals.

Her motto is “Plant yourself where you can grow” and since 2013, Lauren has done just that, selling more than $90 million worth of real estate and helping hundreds of clients. Lauren closely guides her clients through every stage of the process, beginning with an in-depth analysis of their individual needs and wishes, and culminating with the purchase or sale of their home. Her in-depth market knowledge and forward-looking mindset continue to set her business apart and ensure a superior experience for her clients.

Licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, Lauren has built a stellar reputation as a hard-working, and adaptive and skilled agent. She finds that each neighborhood in the DMV area has its own unique charm, and loves exploring with her clients. She has cultivated a robust referral network over the course of her career, which accounts for much of her business today.

Lauren lives in 16th Street Heights, DC, with her husband, their three kids, and dog. A native of Easton, Pennsylvania, she moved to the DC area to work at the General Services Administration as a Contract Specialist after graduating from Bucknell University with a double major in Economics and Spanish. Lauren earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from The George Washington University while working full time at GSA. Upon graduation, she moved to the Department of Transportation to accept a position as an Industry Economist. In 2013, she decided to align her career with her passion of helping people through this important transition, and she has excelled in the industry ever since.  

Some of Lauren's awards and accomplishments include:
Washingtonian Top Agent each year since 2016
Rising star from DC Metro Real Producers, 2019
Rookie of the year 2014