As a native of the northwest suburbs and a Chicago resident for the last 10 years, Lauren Barbeau has always had a passion for everything Chicago offers. With a background in business, sales and management, she most loves making personal connections with people and listening for their individual and family needs. Her wide range of skills and experiences are an asset in real estate where she brings an infectious energy and a keen sense of observation and attention to detail to every situation. Through her hard work, integrity and passion, Lauren strives to bring the best experience to each and every client.
Lauren's commitment to the Chicagoland area extends to several non-profit endeavors as well including music, education and foster care programs.
Clients are saying:
"When selling our condo, it was very important to both me and my husband that the broker we worked with was someone not only excellent at the fundamentals of real estate but was also a trusted advisor. Lauren checked both of those boxes and so much more. She guided us through every step of the process with ease, empathy and expertise. What generally is a stressful time for many was streamlined for us because of Lauren- I am confident our condo went under contract in less than a week because of her too! Lauren is the best!"
"As newbies to real estate, Lauren was the exact person we needed to guide us through the process of buying a home. From our initial consult, not only was she professional and knowledgeable, but she was very thoughtful and considerate of our needs and concerns. While we did our own thorough (and I mean, thorough) research in looking for homes, Lauren found properties for us that we would not have found on our own, including the home we ended up buying. Lauren was also helpful by providing recommendations for contractors when we discussed what we plan to do with our home.
We were especially grateful that Lauren continued to provide support and guidance after her part was done, being the touchpoint for ourselves, our lender and lawyer. It was also amazing how she continued to do a wonderful job during the pandemic, where she was able to navigate through new restrictions and provide innovative ways to continue the home search.
Lauren's unique touches and personalized approach made this complicated situation as smooth as it could be. We definitely plan to work with her again in the future, and have already recommended her to many of our friends."
"As first-time home buyers, Lauren made sure my husband and I understood each step of the process and continuously provided knowledge about the ins and outs of home-buying. From start to close, the communication, expectations and delivery were beyond our expectations. Her responsiveness, negotiating skills, and consistent advice made her a key component in our home buying process. Beyond her knowledge she is attentive to detail, honest, always accessible and prompt with getting answers. She was always able to recommend the right people at the right time to ensure the process moved efficiently and the niceties were covered. I cannot be more pleased with our place and experience! I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to find their first or next new home."
"We were terrified to start the process of buying, then we found Lauren. My partner and I were first time buyers and she made us feel completely secure and supported throughout the entire process, and even made it exciting and fun! She listened to our wants and concerns and worked tirelessly to find us EXACTLY what we wanted, and never made us feel like a burden. I don't know if we'll ever move again because she secured our DREAM home, but if we do, she'll be the first person we call."
"Anyone buying or selling real estate should seriously consider hiring Lauren as their real estate agent. My wife and I met Lauren after our listing agreement expired with a prior realtor. Because of our disappointment in that prior realtor, we researched and interviewed multiple realtors for our anticipated relisting of the property. Lauren impressed us with her (1) organized, thoughtful approach to the selling process, (2) knowledge of the market and candid analysis of where our condo was positioned, (3) pricing strategy, and, last but not least, (4) personal affability.
The next time we buy or sell property we plan to be represented by Lauren. You want a person who (a) is knowledgeable about the market, (b) uses high-quality sales materials (think about it: a potential buyer touring your property is going to have a better impression departing with a well-produced color brochure printed on quality cardstock than they will with a black and white double-side printout of the MLS listing), (c) provides candid advice about pricing at the outset so your property sells quickly (which is key to achieving the best sale price), and (d) is part of a well-regarded and known agency, like the Emily Sachs Wong Team. When we compared Lauren to other realtors based on these considerations, she stood out.
When purchasing or selling something as significant as a home or investment property, you want the best representation. And in trying to obtain that representation, it is well worth your time to speak with Lauren!"