Lauren Somanathan

Lauren Somanathan

DRE# 01973688

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It's important to give back to my community.  Every transaction results in a donation to one of these local non profits: 

Make It Home
Project Night Night
Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank
Humanity Power

About Lauren
Life is short. Move.

Those who know me know that I can't sit still. Why wait till tomorrow if you can do something today? I think you should laugh, go outside, and travel. Take care of yourself and your loved ones and have fun doing it. 

Why do I do what I do? The answer is simple and a little cheesy. Have you read the book about 5 love languages? It's a no-brainer that my love language is "acts of service" and when I read that book something "clicked" for me. I absolutely take joy in helping others and I am fortunate that my job allows me to do just that! 

I bring over 15+ years of real estate industry experience to and I'm prepared to be one of your most knowledgeable real estate resources. I understand that you have questions, reservations and even fears. You need a real estate professional who will guide you through the intricacies of your transaction, negotiate on your behalf, reduce your liability and successfully navigate you through the close of escrow. In the past, I have worked behind the scenes in land development, property management and commercial real estate. Successfully providing support in these roles has enabled me to build a portfolio of skills in sales and marketing, customer service, and technology that is hard to match. As a Realtor@, I am committed to giving you the highest quality service, addressing your specific needs and thoroughly communicating with you during and after your real estate transaction.

Who am I? I grew up in the East Bay in Pinole and Hercules playing softball, dancing and spending lots of time with my very large family. After high school I attended college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and then moved further south to San Diego. I do miss the beach but I am happy to be back in the Bay Area with my husband raising our 3 little girls (twins 5 and 8). I love that the Bay Area is super diverse, and that it offers so much for our girls to experience.  We are fortunate to have a network of friends who are amazing “aunties and uncles”.  And of course we love to visit with the grandparents. watching the girls spend time with them is so sweet!

Fun Fact: I tie my shoelaces with bunny ears, like a preschooler...
Favorite Wine: Pinot Grigio
Hobbies: Working out, walking my chocolate lab Charlie, reading.  I just love to move (not talking about how I lived in 5 different places in my 6 years in San Diego).
Favorite Movies: Field of Dreams, The Departed, Step Brothers
Wish I Had More Time To: Travel! I have been on some amazing trips to Peru, Belize, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and South Africa, but there are so many places to see!


“Lauren has been wonderful to work with. She is very well organized and was always ready to answer our questions, no matter if that meant working very late or spending hours explaining every step involved in the purchase - especially helpful for first time buyers like us. She is also naturally very pleasant to work with, which was extremely appreciated by all the people involved in the purchase, including the lender, the buyers and the buyers' - her kind and delightful manners definitely worked to our advantage when we put our offer in! We would not hesitate for a second to work with her again and highly recommend her services.”
- G

“Lauren went above and beyond to help us buy our home in a super competitive Bay Area market. Lauren is absolutely amazing. She is very knowledgeable and she was super responsive to all of our questions. She was able to find the perfect home for us before it even went on the market. That gave us the edge we needed to be able to offer and buy the before other buyers got the chance. Even before our offer was accepted, Lauren worked with our lender’s timeline to schedule the necessary inspections. After our offer was accepted, Lauren walked us through the entire escrow process. She truly made the entire process so seamless. We wholeheartedly recommend Lauren to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Lauren, we cannot thank you enough!”

“Lauren was very professional. We found her to be proactive in addressing potential challenges and excellent in educating and communicating with us. We were out of the area during much of the transaction and she kept us updated and accommodated our distance apart with electronic document and signature capabilities. She also coordinated all of the inspections and vendors in our absence.”

"When we recommend you,  we will say if you are looking for a friendly and professional agent who is also extremely knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor, go see Lauren!  You made this experience a lot easier than we imagined it would be.

We had no idea what we were really going to be getting ourselves into that evening when you first walked in our door.  We thought our house would never be ready in time.  If you had not been on the ball and booked all of those appointments (inspections, repairs, cleanings, etc.) We probably would have never been ready!  You were not pushy, but just a present, gentle and friendly reminder to get it done.  At times we were unsure about the process and many times we were ready to just throw in the towel.  Now that we know the outcome, we are so glad we kept trekking through those horrible and hopeless moments.  We still can't believe we finally got the offer we wanted and a nice young family who will make some amazing memories in our house.  We look forward to our next chapter in our dream house and you are always welcome to come hang out by the pool!! 

Our favorite Lauren moments were all the hilarious memes we shared....especially "Who's your Huckleberry?" 
That time you picked up our dogs in your sandals!
And when we went to our final walk through!
Not sure who's eyes were bigger....yours or ours! 

You were truly amazing during this entire process! We still wonder if you were as surprised as we were that our offer was accepted.  Thank you for ordering those cookies! That was something that we would have done but didn't know if it would be weird! Lol.

Thank you for EVERYTHING! We really felt like you never stopped believing in us (and St. Joe). It was a truly magical experience that we will never forget!!"