Lauren Forbes

Lauren Forbes

CEO / Founder | DRE# 01295248

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Awards

Los Angeles Magazine Real Estate All-Stars
LABJ Top 100 Residential Real Estate Agents in LA County
Real Trends America's Best - Top 1.5% of U.S. Real Estate Agents 

Specialties

Seller Representation, Buyer Representation, Investment Properties, Vacation Homes, New Construction, Estate and Trustee Sales, Short Sales, Probate Sales and Bank Owned Properties, Property Renovations, First Time Home Buyer, Land, Relocation Services (National Network of 28,000+ Agents), Luxury and Ultra Luxury Residential Sales, Sports and Entertainment Clientele, Off-Market Properties

Education

Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University - Doctor of Law (J.D) University of California, Irvine - Bachelor of Arts, Social Ecology

 
Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Lauren Forbes and her team are the ‘go to’ realtors if you want to buy or sell your home in Manhattan Beach. We’ve worked with them on the purchase and
sale of 3 different properties in the past year and are continually impressed by their market expertise and professionalism. Lauren is extremely diligent with the contractual elements of the transaction and their team manages the process from start to finish very smoothly. I highly recommend Lauren Forbes Group if you are looking for the best real estate agents in the South Bay.
"– Colin Cowherd | Sports Media Host

★★★★★
"We had a very positive and painless experience purchasing our latest home with Lauren. Through every step of the process, Lauren kept our needs paramount. We now have a home we absolutely love!"–Kathy and Barry

★★★★★
"Having been a client of Lauren’s on multiple occasions I can attest that she has always been diligent, responsive, thoughtful and trustworthy. I have recommended her to others who have all had very positive experiences."–David & Lisa

★★★★★
"Lauren represented both sides in our transaction. Her training as an attorney as well as her deep real experience made the transaction go extremely smoothly. She stuck with the transaction and kept both buyer and seller talking despite a turbulent market. Her even kneeled nature led to a successful transaction for both parties."–Peter & Stephanie

★★★★★
"Working with Lauren was a pleasure. She knew what we were looking for and was always attentive to our needs. I respect her judgment and her expertise in the real estate world and would recommend her highly to those searching for a home in the South Bay."– Jennifer

★★★★★
"Lauren and team set the platinum standard for the home selling experience. Aside from her outstanding acumen and execution of the luxury real estate market and sales process, it is her authenticity, honesty and exemplary communication skills that set her apart. Lauren is whip-smart, one step ahead, tenacious and brings a confident energy that is priceless. From our initial meeting to closing escrow, I knew I was in the best hands possible. Thank you to the entire team!"– Besty McLaughlin | Former Hot Topic CEO


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About Lauren

Powerhouse broker and former attorney Lauren Forbes has blazed a successful path through the South Bay real estate scene backed by more than two decades of experience, immense creativity and unstoppable tenacity. She thrives on helping people solve problems and achieve their dreams, and she truly shines when it comes to the high-stakes contractual elements of real estate. Lauren sees both the big picture goal and smallest details in every task, and clients commend her exceptional deal making skills and ability to remain accessible and available, even with an extremely high volume of sales. As the CEO and founder of the Lauren Forbes Group at Compass and a founding agent of the brokerage's South Bay office, Lauren and her cohesive, expert team deliver resounding success for buyers and sellers, from first-time buyers to ultra-luxury clientele, throughout the entire South Bay region.

After earning her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Lauren spent eight years as an attorney in a litigation firm — a career that formed the tireless work ethic and determination she brings to real estate today. To partner with Lauren is to see a virtuoso at work. She loves meeting new people and making her clients a top priority, and her dedication to them shows in her authenticity, warmth and unwavering integrity.

Energetic and laser-focused, Lauren is a joy to work with and a true gem in the industry. It's no surprise the Lauren Forbes Group is the No. 1-rated team on Zillow in both Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, a ranking derived from both sales volume and client feedback. She has topped more than $1 billion in career sales, and the team has appeared on nearly every best-agent list in the industry, including the Real Estate All-Stars list in Los Angeles magazine, The Top 100 Residential Real Estate Agents in L.A. County list in the LA Business Journal and RealTrends' rankings America's Best Real Estate Professionals. Far beyond accolades, Lauren's greatest reward are the glowing testimonials, rave reviews, repeat customers and referrals the team has earned. Above all, she and her dynamic group are motivated by their ability to drive positive change in the amazing South Bay community and make a real difference in their clients' lives.

Committed to giving back whenever and wherever she can, Lauren sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Her notable business success also makes her an in-demand industry speaker and member of top-producer panels. A South Bay homeowner since 1996, Lauren currently resides in North Hermosa, where she enjoys gathering with friends and family, especially her two adult children and young nephew. She begins each day early with a gratitude and meditation practice followed by a workout, run or hot yoga session — a morning routine she credits with nurturing her resilience and unshakeable confidence.

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Lauren Forbes’ Listings

1/61
Listed By CompassOpen: 4/14 02:00PM - 05:00PM

$3,600,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5.5
Square Feet
4,756
Acres
0.50
a front view of a house with a garden
a front view of a house with a garden and plants
a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a garden
a view of a patio with couches and a dining table and chairs with wooden fence
a view of a patio with couches and a fire pit and potted plants
a living room with furniture large window and a table
a bedroom with furniture a large window and a chandelier
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a workspace with wooden floor
a dining room with wooden floor a chandelier a glass table and chairs
a living room with furniture and a table
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a view of a kitchen with stainless steel appliances wooden floor and chair
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a view of a dining room with furniture and a chandelier
a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a lot of counter space and a sink
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove and a refrigerator
a living room with furniture cabinets and a table
a living room with furniture and a large window
a view of a lounge chairs in back of the house
a view of a brick house with couches chairs and floor to ceiling window
a view of a house with backyard and sitting area
a view of a patio with couches table and chairs potted plants
a backyard of a house with lots of green space
a bathroom with a granite countertop toilet sink and mirror
a view of a hallway with interior of the house
a living room with furniture and large window
a spacious bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet a mirror and shower
a bathroom with a tub and large window
a bathroom with a tub and shower
a view of a living room and a balcony
a view of a balcony with lake view
a view of chair in the balcony
a bedroom with a bed and dresser
a bedroom with a large bed and a desk
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
a bathroom with a shower
a utility room with dryer and washer
a view of a house with a yard and garage
a view of an empty room
a front view of a house with a garden
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of an outdoor space
1/46
Listed By CompassActive Under Contract

$3,450,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
2,856
Acres
0.12
1/68
Listed By CompassOpen: 4/13 02:00PM - 04:00PM

$2,150,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Square Feet
3,793
Acres
1.32
a front view of a house with street
a kitchen with a sink stove and refrigerator
a kitchen with sink a microwave and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a stove a refrigerator a sink a dining table and chairs with wooden floor
a living room with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop furniture and a kitchen view
a kitchen with a sink and living room
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a stove and a refrigerator
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a sink dishwasher a refrigerator and a stove with wooden floor
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a sink stove and refrigerator
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a rug
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a wooden bench sitting in front of a building
a view of outdoor space yard and patio
a backyard of a house with outdoor seating
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a view of a workspace with furniture and wooden floor
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a bathroom with a shower
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a potted plant
a view of a livingroom from a hallway
a bedroom with a bed and a balcony
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a view of a balcony with chair and a potted plant
a bedroom with a bed and a wooden floor
a bedroom with a large bed and a window
a bathroom with a double vanity sink and a mirror
a bathroom with a shower and a sink
a view of walk in closet with clothes and shoes
a view of walk in closet with clothes and shoes
a bedroom with a bed and a wooden floor
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a bedroom with a bed and a lamp on dresser
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a bathroom with a double vanity sink toilet and a mirror
a bathroom with a toilet and a bathtub
a picture of a door of a house
a view of outdoor space building and tree
1/42
Listed By CompassActive Under Contract

$1,350,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Square Feet
1,313
Acres
0.06
1/45
Listed By CompassOpen: 4/13 01:00PM - 04:00PM

$750,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Square Feet
919
Acres
0.07