Loren Larsen

Loren Larsen

Vice President

Awards

Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends Best Real Estate Professionals List

Boston Magazine as Top Producers 2021

The Top 100 Women Leaders in Real Estate of 2021

Specialties

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
Over the last 20 years I have done approximately 50 real estate transactions on both the buy and sell sides and during this period very few brokers / agents have stood out as providing much in the way of value added. This changed in our dealings with Loren Larsen of Compass. She was well prepared with her initial presentation and then employed a responsible, mature approach which enabled us to sell our property in one day for over the list price. In order to achieve such results she worked closely with us and also employed the services of a design expert to make sure that the house was properly "prepped". She monitored all progress and actively communicated with the parties to ensure that the established timeframes were met. She then did an excellent job in negotiating the highest possible offer and keeping things on course through the closing date. Loren is a true professional and actually makes most of the other realtors I have met look silly! 5% commission is a lot of money to part with so do yourself a favor and hire someone who is actually worth this and perhaps even more!- Mark L.

★★★★★
"Loren is the absolute best. Strong, ethical and smart. From the moment that we met her, we knew that we could trust Loren. Her honesty is evident from the first conversation. Loren held our hand through the entire home-buying process. When we hit bumps in the road, she was there to give us sound advice and guidance. Her estimates on a home's value and subsequent agreement price were always spot on. And she is very well respected and has many relationships throughout the area. We absolutely couldn't have done it without her. She is our realtor for life." -Pete C. Needham

★★★★★
"Loren blew me away. She came, organized my condo, and gave me a list of everything that had to be done. Within 2 weeks she had it show ready, and it was under agreement within the first 4 days for an amount that was far greater than the list price. In the meantime, and equally as important, she explained the concept of a leaseback with me which would allow me to stay in the property after the sale to give me time to find my next place, which I thought was a great idea. When the offer came, she negotiated a lease back for 60 days at no cost to me! She really understands people in this position who are trying to sell their home. I don't think another agent could have provided the same service." -Jim M. Cambridge

★★★★★
"I was living in Shanghai at the time that I sold my property. Loren extremely knowledgeable about the local market conditions, and suggested listing at a price that was 15% higher than another broker. She was very honest and transparent in her approached, and ended up closing above asking price. She flawlessly managed the process from start to finish, and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I'd use her services again and again, and would give her a resounding two thumbs up." -Josh R., Boston

★★★★★
"Her experience as a divorce attorney clearly gives her an advantage in these situations because she knows how to cut through the emotion and get the job done. I wasn't thrilled about the world knowing my business at the time, our Cambridge community was small. Loren did all the work required when you list on MLS but then she took 2 weeks to show it privately to agents. Loren then negotiated our deal and got them to pay a premium over our asking price. I moved out of state during the middle of the deal and never worried once. Loren and her team handled everything. During that chaotic time in my life, I could not have asked for a better outcome for our home. For anyone going through a divorce, Loren is the only option for selling the home. She is passionate about protecting her clients and getting the most for them. She also truly cares, and you can tell it when you meet her." -Tanya S. Cambridge

★★★★★
"Loren was a life saver and got me through one of the most challenging times of my life…She made navigating a variety of situations seamless. She communicated with my ex which allowed us to move more quickly on things and not have to negotiate or argue. She prepared a fully comprehensive list of everything that needed to be done before listing. She even helped me pack!!! When our house FLOODED right before we were supposed to list, Loren called in her contractor (who is amazing and helped with projects on my new place) who repaired the entire home, worked with the insurance adjusters, and brought the entire project in under budget, on time, including making sure there was enough in the budget to house me, my children and our dog while our floors got refinished. She sold the house like a dream with amazing offers and negotiated a leaseback allowing me and the kids to stay in the home for months after closing (basically resulting in rent-free housing for us, in our own home, for 3 months). She is my realtor, and now my very good friend, for life."-Natasha T. Jamaica Plain

★★★★★
"I really could not ask for ask for a better experience than the one I had with Loren. I interviewed many realtors and I chose Loren based on her professionalism, her honesty, her open mind, her great eye, and because I just got a great vibe. We worked together extremely well. I wish I had known her earlier because I never knew that my house could look so good. We didn't even have to stage it. She just had great ideas on how to rearrange things and make it more welcoming. The house showed beautifully and the offers were unbelievably good. She also helped me through the stressful process of figuring out which offer to take. After the sale, she was there for me until the day I moved out of the house. She was even there to help me when I was searching for a new place in a different city. I believe that she is still in touch with the family who purchased the house for no other reason than to help them with their transition. If you want the very best realtor, I would go with Loren again in a heartbeat." -Debbie L., Newton

★★★★★
"Loren is a skilled and knowledgeable broker as well as a warm and caring person who totally understands all the issues surrounding the sale of a home. This was a difficult time for my wife and me. I don't think another broker without specific experience with divorcing couples could have gotten us through it with such a high degree of success. I'd consider Loren not only a huge asset, but a friend for life. She was always there for us throughout the process, from checking in on our to-do lists to staging, pricing, negotiations and closing. And patiently answering a million questions along the way. I unequivocally recommend Loren as a skilled and knowledgeable broker, and as a caring person who truly understands all the issues of selling a home." -Andy G. Newton

★★★★★
"...The best part - she found me my dream home! Loren found the place for us. Loren saw the value and the potential and called me one afternoon telling me about her vision for our home. Loren negotiated a great deal and showed me how her contractor could turn it into a 3 bedroom home. Which he did! I cannot tell you how happy my kids and I am right now to be ensconced in our new home, in the neighborhood I wanted. At each step along the way, when I saw no way that any of this was going to work, Loren would say to me: "Trust me, it's all going to work out.". And it did. I allowed myself to let go of my fears and trusted her, and she delivered consistently and impossibly!" Natasha T. - Newton

★★★★★
"A truly great real estate agent helps you find a house or apartment that best meets your wish list. Loren Larsen is one of those brokers. We wanted a condo in Boston but needed both parking and a large living/dining room. Loren never tried to sell us on a property just because it was available. She helped us find one that was right for us. It took awhile but was worth the wait. She knows the market but more importantly she took the time to know us and never stopped working for us until we were successful." -Rick S. Boston

★★★★★
"While working with Loren Larsen, we were extremely grateful to have a professional at our side, guiding and advising us through multiple negotiations with brokers, legal documentation, mortgage financing and bidding wars. *Loren was instrumental in advising ways to prepare our home for sale. We purged, painted and staged so that our home was not only well received, but highly desirable. *We received multiple offers on our home and Loren was vital in providing insight and guidance. She vetted our potential buyers based on quality of financing and proposed terms so that we could make an informed decision. *As a buyer’s agent, Loren went the extra mile by researching documentation at town halls and building departments and was strategic in negotiations with seller’s agents. *We would not hesitate to hire Loren again and recommend her to all our friends due to her: **Accessibility: Loren was always available when we needed her, no matter the time of day or night. **Diligence: We always felt that Loren was there working for/with us. **Professionalism: She knew when to step in and when to step back. **Compassionate, sympathetic and attentive care: Loren is human and realizes that this process is very stressful for most of us. We called her our “midwife”, as she guided us through a very monumental process in our lives." -Cari C., Needham

★★★★★
Loren is the best! Because we live in the Midwest, it was imperative that we work with a realtor who demonstrated deep knowledge about the Boston area, a strong understanding of the real estate market and had a conscientious and organized persona as we had to fly out to view the properties she identified based on our criteria in a short period of time. Loren was focused, patient, easy-going and good natured as she carefully listened to our needs, asked insightful questions, and worked closely with us to identify some 30+ potential properties. Most importantly, she gave us her candid opinion about the pluses and minuses of each, including the asking price, the location, neighborhood stores and restaurants, transportation to downtown and many other factors. We had many questions and Loren always answered our phone calls, whether day or night, and followed up on inquiries promptly and provided informational status updates on open items. By doing her homework in advance of our visit, we felt we had a good feel about each property and its location. Once we arrived, Loren had carefully planned and coordinated our property visits with numerous listing agents all over town. As a result, we were able to effectively narrow the field to six properties and after a second visit to view these preferred properties, we purchased a lovely brownstone condominium in a great location near transportation. Loren always gave us very sound advice about our proposed offer, worked closely with us at every stage of the negotiations, put us in touch with a seasoned real estate attorney, and helped coordinate the inspection of the property. In short, Loren’s efforts from beginning to end were invaluable on many different levels as she demonstrated a level of professionalism that was outstanding and greatly appreciated. As stated, she is the best and an excellent partner in addressing our real estate needs." -John N., Boston

★★★★★
Loren is fantastic! She is the reason we were able to find our amazing condo in the crazy Boston real estate market. As first time homebuyers, she expertly explained every step and guided us during trying situations. We would (and have already) recommended her to friends and family. Many real estate agents we worked with prior to Loren never gave us a serious effort-it always seemed like we were doing the legwork with no real support. Loren is the complete opposite! She is professional, friendly, and an absolute pleasure to work with! She was so knowledgable throughout the entire process. She made searching for our condo fun and exciting, not daunting and hopeless. Without Loren, we doubt we would have found such a great place. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone. It will be the best step you make in the entire process!" -Katherine H., Boston

★★★★★
"As first time home buyers, we feel so fortunate to have had such a positive experience from start to finish. And that is completely a testament to Loren's sensitivity to her buyers wants/needs, expertise in the field, impeccable negotiation skills, and fantastic communication. Buying a home can be scary and overwhelming, and your buyers agent should be able to go at your pace, put your needs first, and essentially be there for you 24/7 if that's what it takes. How she does what she does and keeps up a thriving personal life is incredible. Not only is she good at her job, but she's a joy to be around and a down-to-earth human being. Definitely go with Loren!" -Melissa R., Boston

★★★★★
"Loren was recommended to me by my financial advisor, and I'm so glad she got us in touch! Loren knew what was important to me and helped me find just the right home--and when there was a leak within the first year of homeownership, she called me to check in and offer her support in any way she could. I definitely felt like she cared about me as a person, not just a client. She will be the first person I call when it's time to move!" -Ashley H., Boston

★★★★★
"Loren was a pleasure to work with. We went back and forth for some time before we decided to sell our home. Loren met with us initially almost a year before we decided to go to market and she kept the lines of communication open throughout that time and kept us up-to-date on the market. When we were ready and it was time to list, she was fully prepared. She was incredibly professional and everything was executed flawlessly. Within a few days of listing, we had numerous offers in-hand and closed within a matter of weeks. Throughout the process the communication was great and she really respected and understood our needs as it related to showings, schedule, negotiations and timeline. We plan to use Loren for our next purchase and sale and would highly recommend her."-Dave S., Boston

★★★★★
"Loren was incredibly responsive. She was very specific and created helpful checklists to keep us on track with staging and selling our place. Through out the process we felt we could trust Loren and that nothing would slip through the cracks. We highly recommend her for buying or selling or both." -Christian E. Boston

★★★★★
"On short notice, my company recently relocated my partner and me from London to Boston...with Loren we found a house in less than a week. The house is amazing and Loren was instrumental in the negotiation process saving us a considerable amount of money. She was extremely proactive and addressed my concerns in most instances, before I asked her. I've worked with some very reputable realtors but Loren exceeded my expectations. She is the most honest and credible realtor I have worked with and made the entire home buying process (while we were overseas as well as in Boston) seamless, efficient, and fun. Not only is Loren an excellent realtor, I would also consider her a friend. I would highly recommend Loren to anyone in the market to purchase or rent a home." -Justin S. Boston

★★★★★
"Loren was so helpful through the entire process. She answered every question we had and put us at ease every step of the way. We took our time and had to put our search on hold a couple of times, but Loren never pressured us or made us feel we were making the wrong choice. It paid off when we found the perfect house for us, right where we wanted to live. She was fantastic in her interactions with the sellers' agent and helped us with mortgage & legal information. When we close don our first home, Loren was just as excited as we were and we could not have asked for a better agent. When we grow out of this home, we will definitely work with her again and will not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and everyone." -Alex A., Arlington

★★★★★
"As first-time home buyers, my husband and I were new to the Boston housing market and working with Loren Larsen made the entire process a breeze from start to finish. Loren was a great listener and was always available to answer all our questions no matter how big or small (What is a P&S?!). At all our meetings she was punctual (usually early), engaged, honest, and knowledgeable about what questions we should ask to the seller, the inspector, or the mortgage broker. She allowed us to move at our own pace; be it placing an offer or meandering through apartments gazing out the windows to see the view. She went above and beyond in helping us research details out about the history of the house we eventually bought (e.g., what gas company serviced our boiler and then called them to get a quote on a replacement furnace!). As a realtor, with a background in law, Loren helped us be strategic in all aspects of our apartment search and served as a second opinion, when we went through the closing process. Loren completely exceeded our expectations and we'd highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy in the Boston area." -Katherine M., Brookline

★★★★★
"My family and I were moving to MA from CA and we didn't know much about the East Coast, not too mention who to trust as an agent. Loren could not have been more accommodating. We didn't know exactly where we would feel comfortable so Loren showed us properties from Andover to Boston to Wellesley. She was very patient and extremely sensitive to our needs. We made several trips back to Boston from Los Angeles and Loren was available any time we needed her. She helped us narrow down our search while were were back in LA so that we didn't feel like we were wasting time when we arrived in Boston. We now have a beautiful home in Wellesley and couldn't be happier. Throughout the entire process there was a sense of loyalty, professionalism, and respect. We really enjoyed working with Loren and would recommend her to anyone." -Casey T., Wellesley

★★★★★
"My husband and I had a great experience with Loren Larsen! We had been looking the "perfect" condo for many years when Loren reached out to us. Her timely responses and friendly demeanor stuck out to me right away, and we decided to hire her as our agent. She understood that we wanted to take our time and her patience was very much appreciated. We felt like she had our best interest at heart and that we could trust her opinions. Loren was also very knowledgable and always helpful. Once we found the home that we wanted to buy, she worked hard to make sure the whole process went smoothly. Loren was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to using her in the future!"-Laura L., Boston

About Loren
Loren Larsen is a leading agent representing buyers, sellers, and developers in Boston and the surrounding areas. She is one of the most trusted names in the business when it comes to achieving superior results for her clients.

Loren’s up-to-the minute appraisal of the market has proved to be invaluable when it comes to pricing, and it allows her to achieve top dollar for sellers and developers. When it comes to buyers, Loren works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are aware of all options that might suit their needs, oftentimes finding off-market opportunities that are the perfect fit, the sale of which benefits both the buyer and seller.

Loren’s constant aim is to elevate the real estate experience for her clients through intelligent and comprehensive representation. Her experience as a litigation attorney in New York City and Chicago have provided Loren with the ability to simultaneously pursue her clients’ interests while also protecting them. She is a skilled and savvy negotiator who keeps ethics at the forefront of the representation.

Loren’s years as a divorce attorney make her an expert in home sales when divorce is a key factor in the sale. She has given her presentation on “Selling in the Throes of Divorce” to countless groups and at law offices around Boston. She has pinpointed the “10 pitfalls” clients should avoid in this difficult situation, and she considers successfully representing divorcing couples as her most rewarding work.

From boutique condominiums and rental conversions to luxurious high-rise towers, Loren will bring a modern approach to New Development marketing and sales. From 2014 to the present, Loren has represented numerous conversion and new development projects in Boston and the surrounding areas for a total of over 60+ new residences. In 2015, Loren was selected to sit on Compass’s first New Development Council, North America (CNDC, N.A.).

As a member of the growing collective of top producing agents at The Collective at Compass, we are a collaborative of Greater Boston's luxury real estate experts. The Collective provides you with real estate solutions you never knew were possible.
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