Lauren Gilstrap
Coldwell Banker Realty

"Lauren took the time to truly understand what kind of a home my family and I were looking for. She came prepared at every showing ready to talk about all of the questions we had for any home. When it came time that we found our dream home, Lauren was an excellent negotiator and remained very calm throughout the entire process which can be stressful for buyers. She went above and beyond in organizing all of the house inspections and arranging all of the necessary prep work to make a seamless transition into our new home. More than a year later she still keeps in touch to check in on how we're enjoying the home and she continues to make herself available to help with any additional questions that arise. The pride she takes in her work shows throughout the entire process. I would (and have) recommended Lauren to anyone looking for a smooth home buying experience." 

"We attempted to sell our home in Forest Acres for two years and failed both times. Our home was great, but it needed some updating and the right listing price. We contacted Lauren after seeing her name on several "Sold" signs in our area. Immediately, she was interested in helping us and guided us through the selling process. Lauren is very responsive, makes herself available, and knowledgeable. She recommended minor cosmetic changes and they really paid off. She listed our home and we had an offer within 19 days and it was only $2K below asking. While accomplishing this, she helped us buy our current home. She is a great Realtor and knows the buying/selling process can be stressful. You will love Lauren and be very happy she's on your side!" 

"I found Lauren by responding to a posting online. She was quick to respond and even though the house was no longer available, she was there to help us in our search. When we met with her, she had a plan of our list of houses and a couple we didn't even know about. She was knowledgeable of the area, helpful in answering all of our questions, and I felt like she truly understood what we were looking for in our first home. I recommend and will continue to recommend Lauren to all of our friends who join us in the Columbia area!"

"My experience with Lauren is that she is very detailed oriented and extremely organized - which was a huge help in my search for a home because I was a first time home buyer and completely overwhelmed by the entire process. After our initial search there just really wasn't any listings that fit my needs so I decided to hault my search for a while. A few months later I received an email from Lauren and the PERFECT option had hit the market - she contacted me immediately and we got in right at the start and she led me through the entire process of buying my perfect little home. I was so impressed that she never gave up the search and knew my wants and needs so well that she was able to help me snag this amazing listing right as it was hitting the market!"

"Lauren helped us buy a short sale condo for our son. She was wonderfully responsive to every request. The short sale process is full of difficult situations and tense moments. She was responsive, upbeat and relentless. For an out of town buyer these qualities were VERY comforting. She also has a great knowledge of the city. Further she led us to professionals who made the closing (again not easy with a short sale) easy. Thanks Lauren!"