Lauren McCauley Elliott

Lauren McCauley Elliott

Realtor® | DRE# 01844084

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Awards

  • Closed Over $1 Billion in Sales
  • Ranked Top 1.5% of Agents Nationally by the Wall Street Journal
  • Top 10 Agents in San Diego County
  • Recipient of The Society of Excellence Award
  • Recipient of the President's Elite Award, President's Club, Top 5 San Diego County, Top 100 Southern California, Top 50 Southern California, Top 50 San Diego County and Top Listings Sold Award


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
" We were extremely fortunate to work with Lauren with both the sale of our home and purchase of our dream home. She was very thorough and professional throughout the entire process and even post-close! We have already recommended her to family and close friends. " - Joanna Y.

★★★★★
" I just can’t say enough about Debbie and Lauren. They were knowledgeable, experienced and professional and we trusted them completely. Our standard response to any of their questions, was “What would you recommend?” They made the entire process seem so easy and were always available, to the point that we felt bad contacting them during off hours because they always responded right away. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in North County! " - Theresa M.

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren were fantastic in selling our Encinitas home. There were a few complications with the process as it was a rental home with a tenant to work with. Debbie and Lauren were unfailingly positive, and as soon as the house was available, they moved in, photographed and prepped it, listed it promptly, and the house was in contract the first weekend it showed. No detail was too small for them to mind as we moved from contract to closing, so it went without a hitch, even including dealing with the furniture present in the house. I recommend them enthusiastically if you are looking to sell in North County. " - Daniel C.

★★★★★
" I highly recommend working with Lauren and Debbie if you're buying a house in North County San Diego. Lauren is extremely responsive, professional, and a true partner in a home search. We started with a fairly broad search including 6 different areas and she helped focus us after several days of home tours. Debbie has a wealth of experience and was a calming voice as she helped settle nerves as we dealt with a highly competitive real estate market. This mother/daughter team guided us through the escrow process by laying out in advance the steps, keeping us organized, and communicating clearly. Buying a house is such an emotional and important decision and it's wonderful to have a team who really cares about getting you in the right home at the right price. " - Brian Thomas

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren are tremendous. They are collaborative, smart, open & honest, and have a level of market and negotiating expertise that few can match. I've worked with several agents and brokers over the years and the McCauleys are the best, hands down. The McCauleys prepared and executed a strategic marketing plan that allowed us to sell our home quickly and for a great price. During escrow, they took the lead in managing all elements of the transaction (i.e. escrow, title, inspections, etc.) and proactively communicated to us each step of the way in a thoughtful manner. Although I'm quite sure the McCauleys had other transactions occurring simultaneously, we felt like we were the only one. " - Bill B.

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren are the best! They are a great team who provided us with their expertise from beginning to end. They advised us on the most opportune time to sell and we sold in 30 days in a market and area where houses had been lingering unsold for months. They worked with us to maximize the best possible offer and we were very happy with the outcome. If you want to experience a great outcome whether you are selling and/or buying, we highly recommend Debbie and Lauren. " - Karen and Joe S, Olivenhain

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren helped us buy our dream home and sell our current residence with ease and efficiency. They were incredibly patient during our home search and very realistic and encouraging during the selling process. From start to finish they made sure we were taken care of and understood everything that was happening. Excellent realtors!!!! " - Kalyn & Nick W., Oceanside & Leucadia

★★★★★
" A great team! They listed and sold two homes for us in three years. They are completely dependable, helpful and knowledgeable. They listened carefully to our questions and concerns and guided us through two very successful sales. Wish we had another property for them to sell for us, they are such a pleasure to work with. " - Michael and Dale S., Encinitas & Carlsbad

★★★★★
" This is the second time we've used Debbie and Lauren. The first time they sold in about two weeks a listing a prior realtor had for far too long without any offers and few lookers. They hit the ground running and found a superb buyer for our Bankers Hill (rental) condo. So when we called on them to list two Pacific Beach condos they responded the same way, with superb advice about preparations for sale, listing price and other steps. These sales took a bit longer because they were listed in late 2015, though both closed escrow in January 2016. They followed up with all realtors who had visited the units to obtain feedback, which was passed along to let us know how the market was assessing the units. Again, excellent, professional advice at every step. " - Jim & Helen E., Del Mar

★★★★★
" We cannot speak more highly of this amazing team! Their creative negotiation skills, extensive knowledge of the area and surrounding areas, their willingness to meet all of our crazy demands, and their genuine care for us and this process were the reasons why our home buying and selling process was an absolute dream. They were there for us to answer any question we had day and night (literally!) and completely relieved us of all stresses. They treated us like family, and we just cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us. You will be in wonderful hands choosing them! Thank you Debbie & Lauren!! " - Brandon and Alexis R., Carlsbad & Olivenhain

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren helped us with three real estate transactions in three months, and they were great! They have the qualities anyone would want in real estate agents: knowledge, commitment, energy and integrity. Highly recommended. " - Bob M. and Darren T., Olivenhain & Encinitas

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren are amazing and always on top of things!! My husband and I loved working with them and will definitely use them again. I highly recommend them. " - Adrienne Y. and Mark H., Encinitas

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren work very well as a team. They communicate well between themselves and it was like working with one person. This was really important for me. They were always on the same page. They were friendly, professional, and courteous. Their communication with me was perfect and what I wanted, straightforward, honest timely. It was easy to make decisions based on what they said. When I wanted their honest opinion, I always felt that they gave it to me. I always had the feeling that they were looking out for me and my interests. I got good advice on staging and dealing with COVID pandemic issues. I always felt like I had enough information to make sound decisions. It was a joy to work with both of them from the sale of our home, to purchasing our new home. I highly recommend Debbie and Lauren. " - Craig and Mary Beth C., Olivenhain & Carlsbad

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren are the best! They are a great team who provided us with their expertise from beginning to end. They advised us on the most opportune time to sell and we sold in 30 days in a market and area where houses had been lingering unsold for months. They worked with us to maximize the best possible offer and we were very happy with the outcome. If you want to experience a great outcome whether you are selling and/or buying, we highly recommend Debbie and Lauren. " - Karen and Joe S., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren are a fantastic team to work with. They are very professional, knowledgeable about the area, and extremely detail-oriented. We have bought 2 houses with them and sold 1 house and felt that they represented us very well in each transaction and were always available when needed. Their pricing strategy and negotiations were spot-on and we had several offers on our home and were very happy with the outcome. They not only care about finding a house to fit your budget but also a place that fits your family. Having worked with other agents in the past, I know their degree of professionalism and service is well above average and exceeds expectations. " - Christian and Christine C., Carlsbad & Olivenhain

★★★★★
" I first worked with Debbie in 1999 to sell my house and purchase another. Debbie was extremely professional and great to work with. The house was sold in a matter of days at a price that was historically the highest for that neighborhood. I was very impressed with the way she handled negotiations and was on top of all details relating to the sale / purchase. In 2015 I was ready to sell my house to relocate to a different area, and reconnected with Debbie. It was great, and also a lot of fun, to work with both Debbie and Lauren on getting the house ready for sale and staging it. They both had great ideas and provided me with excellent contacts for doing the work that was needed. And again, I had a great experience with getting the highest price that the neighborhood had seen post 2008. Selling a house can be very stressful. With Debbie and Lauren I felt that I was in very capable hands and they were so enjoyable to work with that the stress was minimal. I would recommend Debbie and Lauren to anyone. " - Joe C. and Margaret B., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren guided us through the process of buying and selling a home. Their knowledge and professionalism were incredible, and they took such pride in providing the best experience possible. They are well connected in the community and gave us many referrals to services and professionals who helped us with repairs, updates, and moving. They were in constant communication with us, wisely advising us and assuring us that everything would work out. We would highly recommend Debbie and Lauren to friends and family. We could not have done this without them! " - Steve and Anne R, Carlsbad and Solana Beach

★★★★★
" This is the second time we've used Debbie and Lauren. The first time they sold in about two weeks a listing a prior realtor had for far too long without any offers and few lookers. They hit the ground running and found a superb buyer for our Bankers Hill (rental) condo. So when we called on them to list two Pacific Beach condos they responded the same way, with superb advice about preparations for sale, listing price and other steps. These sales took a bit longer because they were listed in late 2015, though both closed escrow in January 2016. They followed up with all realtors who had visited the units to obtain feedback, which was passed along to let us know how the market was assessing the units. Again, excellent, professional advice at every step. " - Jim and Helen E., Del Mar

★★★★★
" I cannot say enough about Debbie and Lauren. As first time homeowners in California, they made the process incredibly easy for us. We had a quick escrow and they were very attentive to us and explained everything throughout the process. They are extremely knowledgeable about the market, honest, responsive, and detail-oriented. I would highly recommend this fantastic team, they were an absolute pleasure to work with. " - Carl and Brianne W., Vista

★★★★★
" In representing us for the sale of our condo rental in San Marcos, we found them both to be incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. We feel that we got top dollar and great service. " - Keith and Debbie D., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren have been residents of Olivenhain for many years. They are extremely knowledgeable of the area. They were extremely responsive whenever we had a request regarding the closing on the sale of our home. " - Jack and Ronnie F., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren have the perfect combination of experience, knowledge, honesty and integrity. We have worked with them now for both a purchase and a sale of a home, and the most important thing I can say is that while working with them, I never had to worry about anything. In every situation.they really go out of their way to make sure they are doing what's right for you as their client and putting our best interest first. And in situations involving home buying/selling ... things are stressful enough. Debbie and Lauren do an amazing job of putting us at ease and making us feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. Besides that, they are both just so nice and likable! I know you always have a choice when it comes to picking a real estate agent, but you really can't go wrong working with Debbie and Lauren. Amazing experience yet again and great communication throughout! Couldn't recommend them enough! " - David and Stephanie J., Carlsbad & San Diego

★★★★★
" As a first time buyer, I was initially nervous about the process until I started working with Debbie and Lauren. They are a great team to work with and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They are very professional and helpful every step of the way. " - Jaclyn D., Carlsbad

★★★★★
" We've known Debbie since 2003 when she represented the seller in our home purchase. We listed with her and Lauren in 2015 when we sold that home because of their experience in that part of Carlsbad. They represented us in both the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our current home. Negotiations were long and difficult because of buyer delays. Debbie and Lauren showed EXTREME patience, expertise, and persistence in managing both transactions. We were well informed every step of the process. We highly recommend them because of their effectiveness and professionalism. " - Doug and Valerie B., Carlsbad

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren helped us sell our family home/ranch of 25 years and buy our new home with escrows closing on the same day. Their expertise and attention to detail was so appreciated during a stressful time. We would highly recommend them! " - JF and Vickie E., Olienhain

★★★★★
" My husband and I recently bought our first home, we knew we wanted to buy in Encinitas and that is about it, then we met Debbie and Lauren. From the moment we spoke with them on the phone I knew it was going to be a great fit. From sending us listings to taking us to showings, they made the whole house hunting experience fun. When we found a home we loved, Debbie and Lauren went above and beyond to educate us on the process and tell us what's next, never did we feel alone in this crazy process. They were always available to answer our questions whether it be big, small, silly or dumb they were so responsive and always put us at ease. We heard from friends how stressful the process can be and felt so lucky we had the opposite experience, because we had Debbie and Lauren. Without reservation, I would HIGHLY recommend them, they are simply THE BEST. " -Gabe W. and Siobhan 0., Encinitas

★★★★★
" We LOVED working with Debbie and Lauren! They helped us purchase a home from out of state and were super attentive and responsive throughout the entire process. They put us in touch with a lender who was able to do a 14-day escrow which helped our offer be competitive in this seller's market. They had great contacts for repair services for issues that came up during inspections. Their knowledge and professionalism exceeded our expectations and they went out of their way to make sure everything was taken care of. Purchasing from out of state can be stressful, but Debbie and Lauren really made it a positive experience for us. They put us at ease and made us feel comfortable during every step of the way. Their communication and attention to detail assured us that we didn't have anything to worry about along the way. They've been a pleasure to work with and we HIGHLY recommend them! " -Brandon and Summer F., Carlsbad

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren are probably the most knowledgeable Realtors in the Olivenhain, Encinitas, and Carlsbad markets. They have been residents for well over thirty years. During our listing we found them extremely responsive to our communications. " -Jack S., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" My wife and I have enlisted Debbie and Lauren to sell two of our homes in Olivenhain over the past years and we could not be more pleased with their services. Their knowledge, expertise and professionalism is outstanding and we would highly recommend them to any and all. " - Greg and Doreen C., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" We enjoyed working with Lauren and Debbie. We actually met at the open house Lauren was hosting. Usually people don't recommend having an agent representing both parties but for us it worked. Lauren was upfront, honest timely and helped navigate the sale. Even during the ever-changing times of COVID, it went as smooth as it could have. We would use her services again. " - Tim and Erica A., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" It was a pleasure to work with Debbie and Lauren with the sale of our rental property in Cardiff which sold in record time. We really appreciated their knowledge and expertise about the housing market, they were so helpful in taking us through the process of selling and definitely looked out for our best interest. We highly recommend this great team; they were wonderful to work with. " - Richard and Adeline B., Olivenhain

★★★★★
" This rockstar team helped us sell our home and get into another one in record time and with so much ease and care. They were absolutely incredible to work with, helped us through little bumps along the way and all the while truly cared for us and our needs. No question was left unanswered and were incredibly creative in their negotiation skills. They were there for us no matter the day or time, and they treated us like family. They were extremely knowledgeable on the area and surrounding areas as well, which helped make this process that much easier for us. As stressful as this process can be, they made it incredibly smooth and easy for us, relieving us of all stress. We HIGHLY recommend this amazing team, and will forever be in debt to them for all they helped us with! " - Brandon & Alexis R., Carlsbad & Olivenhain

★★★★★
" I wish I could give more stars! Lauren and Debbie made the process of buying a home easy, realistic and fun! They're responsive and always gave their honest opinion on the home, price, value, location, with no added pressure. They listened to the characteristics we wanted in our home. Less than a year later, they helped us find the perfect one for us. Even after we happily purchased our place, we still reach. Now that we are looking to remodel, we're going through their large array of networks. One day, if we sell, I'll only call Lauren and Debbie to represent us. We love them! " - Norman and Hend S., Encinitas

★★★★★
" Debbie and Lauren have the perfect combination of experience, knowledge, honesty and integrity. We have worked with them now for both a purchase and a sale of a home, and the most important thing I can say is that while working with them, I never had to worry about anything. In ever Debbie and Lauren do an amazing job of putting us at ease and making us feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. Besides that, they are both just so nice and likable! n nI know you always have a choice when it comes to picking a real estate agent, but you really can't go wrong working with Debbie and Lauren. Amazing experience yet again and great communication throughout! Couldn't recommend them enough! " - David J.

★★★★★
" We LOVED working with Debbie and Lauren! They helped us purchase a home from out of state and were super attentive and responsive throughout the entire process. They put us in touch with a lender who was able to do a 14-day escrow which helped our offer be competitive in this seller's marketThey put us at ease and made us feel comfortable during every step of the way. Their communication and attention to detail assured us that we didn't have anything to worry about along the way. They've been a pleasure to work with and we HIGHLY recommend them! " - Back to Cali, Carlsbad

★★★★★
" I cannot say enough about Debbie and Lauren. Such a fantastic team! As first time home owners in California, they made the process incredibly easy for us. We had a quick escrow and they were very attentive to us and explained everything throughout the process. They are extremely knowledgable about the market, honest, responsive, and detail-oriented. I would highly recommend them, they were an absolute pleasure to work with. " The Williams Family

★★★★★
" Lauren & Debbie are simply the best in the biz. My parents used them for all of our childhood homes in SD. I just purchased my dream home with their assistance & it was nothing but a dream working with them. They are more than agents, they are friends, and have your best interest at heart. I can't recommend them enough & they have a client for life. We decided to try to get a home in the most competitive market, it was by no means easy. Lauren & Debbie didn't let us give up and kept us pushing forward, which in the end landed us our dream home. 5-star service!!" Pat M.



Specialties

Buyer's Agent
Listing Agent
Residential
Luxury Home Sales
Coastal Properties
First-time Home Buyers
Short Sales
REO's
Horse Property
Condos

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Master’s, Education

University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelors, Communications & Women’s Studies

Charity

Special Olympics

About Lauren
When preparing to venture into the housing market, buyers and sellers alike want a realtor who places a priority on their best interests at all times. With over 15 years in business in the San Diego real estate market, Lauren knows the importance of listening to her clients and creating an experience that is both pleasant and hassle-free from their first meeting through closing. Lauren possesses invaluable experience and delivers quality client support in all of her real estate relationships. Her positive personality and transparent communication keep clients informed and satisfied throughout the entire home buying or selling process. After attending UCSB for her Bachelor's Degree and UCLA for her Master's Degree, Lauren returned to her hometown of Encinitas to begin helping others navigate the process of buying or selling a home in one of the most desirable communities in the country. As a result of her past career as an elementary school teacher, Lauren knows the importance of listening to her client's needs and providing support that is specific to their goals. She values congruency and proudly maintains a reputation within the community that is based on trust and ethical interactions.

Born and raised in Olivenhain, Lauren's deeply connected in one of America’s fastest-growing regions. As the daughter of a successful realtor and a custom home builder, Lauren was raised to respect the importance of building lasting professional relationships and nurturing a reputation staked on ethics and responsibility. Lauren seeks to continue the tradition of excellence established by her mother as a respected fixture in Coastal North County, Olivenhain, and Rancho Santa Fe real estate communities. Finding an honest and reliable realtor who knows the unique landscape of San Diego’s North County can make all the difference in your real estate experience. Contact Lauren today so you can start your journey into the real estate world together with the help of a trusted professional.

Lauren McCauley Elliott’s Listings

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Listed By CompassOpen: 2/28 10:30AM - 12:30PM

$3,875,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5.5
Square Feet
5,237
Acres
1.06