We were new to the area and had no idea which real estate agent to pick. We did some research and chose Lauren Gillespie's agency. She chose Julie McLeod for us. What a great choice. Both Lauren and Julie were so responsive to all our needs. We even took Julie out of her normal area looking for homes and she never missed a beat. She was great at negotiating a good deal for us. I liked that she was respectful to the seller and at the same time getting us the best deal. She was always on time, dressed and acted professional, respectful to all people involved and very knowledgeable. This team is a win-win for anybody looking for a real estate agency.
Ginger and William Voisard
Lauren Gillespie is a consummate professional. It's not only her extensive expertise in real estate that I valued. It was her working relationship with people myself included. She facilitates, coaches, listens closely (invaluable), and exercises integrity in all those matters. She works issues promptly and thoroughly. When one needs a real estate professional she is an excellent choice.
Lauren Gillespie was recommended to us by a friend. We live out of state, and we needed to sell our Mom's home in Seneca quickly. Lauren was a God-send! She is knowledgeable, experienced, a great communicator, and very kind and courteous. She is so easy to work with.
Lauren knew the appropriate steps to take in the selling process of our house. We had a few unique situations, and a few surprises along the way. Every step and every challenge, Lauren knew what to do and how to handle it. When we needed other assistance for repairs and even last-minute issues, Lauren knew the right people to connect us with.
Lauren was the perfect choice for a realtor for us. We sold the house quicker than we ever thought, and we never could have done it without Lauren!
I had a tremendous experience with Lauren Gillespie during my search for a new home. Being new to the area, I was very unfamiliar with the housing landscape in the area. Lauren was a great resource in showing me a number of options within my price range and was receptive to understanding exactly what I was looking for. She worked around my difficult work schedule to show me properties all over Anderson County as well as Greenville County and was available to discuss the situation at any time. She was very easy to contact by either phone or text and always followed up in a timely fashion. My housing search took a few months but Lauren’s expertise and determination ultimately lead to me finding the home I was looking for. The best part of my experience was her willingness to negotiate on my behalf to help me purchase the home at the price I was looking for. I strongly recommend Lauren for anyone’s real estate needs.
I met Lauren when my family and I moved to Anderson six years ago. Because she is from the area, we found Lauren to be very knowledgeable of not only Anderson County, but the surrounding areas as well. Lauren is friendly and confident. She helped us locate and purchase a new home.
A job move forced us to leave the home we loved, and again, Lauren was there to help us sell our home. She was extremely helpful in this process as well and our house sold sooner than we expected.
Lauren is a talented and excellent buyer’s and seller’s agent and is a pleasure to work with.
I truly call her friend after the time we shared together.
"My experience with Lauren Gillespie at Agent Owned Realty goes beyond expectations. Specifically with Lauren Gillespie, she worked hard and long for two years to be exact and showed me numerous houses from Seneca, Westminster, Anderson, and Williamston. Her excitement was just as mine was, which made the process a whole lot easier for me as a first-time home buyer. Anyone who works with her would definitely be able to tell that what she does is not just for a living, it is what she loves, and has a passion for it. That in itself makes life a lot easier for the buyer and the seller. From my experience, I have recommended her to several people for when they get ready to buy a home."
"When it came time to sell my home, finding a realtor was a difficult task so we reached out to an out of state family member that has been in the industry for years. She had sent me Lauren's information upon reviewing her exceptional credentials crucial to the industry. We met with Lauren and were impressed with her professional, honest, and informative opinion based on her experience in the area. She guided us through the process exceptionally, always a phone call away even when we moved out of state prior to closing. We would highly recommend her to friends and family. Thank you Lauren and if we ever move back to the beautiful upstate we will be calling you!"
"Lauren Gillespie's expert knowledge, professionalism, availability, and friendliness resulted in a great realtor experience for the sale of my two properties. I highly recommend Lauren for all your real estate needs!"
We had listed our house with another realtor and had 1 showing in a 6 month period. We came to Lauren very frustrated with that experience. Not only was the house shown but we had 2 offers within the first month of her contract. We faced negotiations with the prospective buyers and Lauren was so very helpful during that process. This was an emotional sale for us and Lauren understood and offered expert advice and support all the way through to the closing. I would highly recommend Lauren Gillespie for your real estate needs. I know we will not hesitate to call her if we are in need of real estate help in the future.
She helped us find a great home in our very short time frame. We had a lot of USDA drama that affected our closing date but Lauren helped us through it and kept us updated. We could not have done it without her. We felt very well represented and are thrilled with our new home.
I loved working with Lauren a year ago to find the perfect house for me! She was so prepared that I found it on our first try. I was a first-time homebuyer and she was so patient in answering my questions. I highly recommend her!
When I told Lauren what we needed in a home, neighborhood, schools, and services, she showed the very best possible options for our family. And after we settled into our new home, we couldn't be happier with our choice. I really don't think that statement would be true if not for Lauren. She is truly the SME (Subject Matter Expert)in her field. Her expertise and negotiation skills made the process of buying a home without any regrets or second guessing our decisions possible.
Lauren was great. We used her both to buy our new lakehouse as well as sell our previous lakehouse. On the buying side, she was very helpful in finding the right properties to show us. She truly tries to get to know her buyers, making her better able to show properties that best fit what we were seeking. On the selling side, she was always responsive. Given that it was a second residence, we were unable to meet many of the inspectors and repairmen to let them in; she was always willing to take care of these things for us, truly making it an easy process.
Lauren sold my mother in laws house in 3 months after being previously listed by two other agents for over 4 years. Her expertise on what to paint, colors and what needed to be done to get the best possible offer is how we got an offer and closed on the house!
Lauren helped us find our new home in Anderson County. Unlike other realtors that we've dealt with, she didn't try to show us houses that were outside our specified price range. She is very knowledgeable about homes in the upstate area where we were interested. She was at all times professional and responsive. She always returned our texts and phone calls in a timely manner. She keep us informed and help guide us through the negotiations. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.
Terry and Jean
Lauren did an amazing job helping us relocate to Anderson in October. We had some last minute requests on weekends and with 24 hours notice she had a full day of houses for us to look at. The houses were in our price range and fit our requests. Having 2 young children she helped tremendously and did whatever was needed to help us look at houses, including giving the kids snacks and entertaining them so we could actually focus and look at the houses we were considering. After making our decision and putting an offer on a house, things got complicated and Lauren was there every step of the way. She helped negotiate and communicate with the sellers of the home we purchased to help make or transition as easy as it could be. She spoke with people at the bank and was completely on top of everything as it came time for closing to make sure it went as smooth as possible. Even at closing as I was there with a 4 year old and a 20 month old by myself, I knew things would be ok because Lauren was there to help. I highly recommend Lauren and we will definitely use her gain in the future if and when we move again
Patrick and Jennifer Arnett
Lauren worked very hard to show us the homes we were interested in. When we found THE house, Lauren was a great representative for us. We were able to buy the house we wanted at a price we were happy with. Lauren is a consummate professional. We plan to use her to sell our old house.
Lauren was recommended to us from people we work with and she did not disappoint! We were first time home buyers and we could not have asked for a better person to walk us through this process. She always responded quickly when we emailed to request to walk through houses. She was never pushy and we never felt that she was just trying to make a sale. She was always very patient with us. She knew the area well and would listen to what we wanted in a house and would send us options to look through. We have recommended Lauren to several others we know looking to purchase a house.
Lauren was amazing! From start to finish she was extremely professional, accommodating, organized and agressive! By aggressive, I mean going all out to make sure my house was advertised and available to any wanting to look at it. The brochures were ready almost immediately, she had mailers going out, and had shown it numerous times within the first week! Lauren sold our house within a month and I couldn't be more pleased! I will gladly and without hesitation recommend her to all my friends and anyone looking to buy or sell their home!!
Lauren was amazingly accommodating throughout our entire experience as first time home buyers. She was available to us at any time with all of our MANY questions and having to see houses on our lunch breaks and weekends. We had no clue what we were doing, so her advice and honesty helped us feel at ease. We are so happy to have gone through this new journey with her. We would recommend working with Lauren to anyone
My wife, our 2-year-old son, and I moved to Anderson from North Carolina in the summer of 2012. On top of the challenges of relocating, ending two jobs, beginning two new ones, and getting a feel for our new hometown, we were overwhelmed to be entering what we heard was a very challenging housing and lending market as first-time homebuyers. The anecdotal wisdom we heard from other homeowners was that the process of buying a home was the most challenging thing they’ve ever done. I knew we needed someone patient, kind, and understanding in our corner. I searched on the Internet for an Anderson-area Realtor to assist us in the complex process of buying our first home. That’s how I found Lauren. I made the call to her office and very bluntly told the person who answered the phone that we were first-time homebuyers who knew nothing of the process. “I need someone who will help me through this,” I said. “That’s okay,” she responded without missing a beat. “We help first-time homebuyers all the time. Let me transfer you to Lauren.” Lauren Gillespie assisted us from moving from a place of feeling hopelessly overwhelmed by a daunting selection and buying process to a place of education and understanding of what we increasingly saw as the manageable adventure that lay before us. Lauren took us around our community, showed us different neighborhoods, told us about her experiences as a resident, introduced us to the county we would call home. She helped us think about our budget, helped us investigate utility costs, and the quality of local schools. When we found the home we wanted to buy, Lauren helped us navigate the process of making an offer and working with a mortgage lender. Since we knew nothing of the local real estate business, we relied on her suggestions for a mortgage lender and an attorney. We were pleased with the entire experience. I heartily recommend Lauren to any homebuyers, but especially to those who are facing the challenge of buying their first home. She was exemplary and consistently went over-the-top in her service to us. We will call her again without hesitation if we ever relocate and have to sell the home we bought with her help.
Josh and Sasha
I met Lauren Gillespie after deciding to relocate to South Carolina in 2012. She showed me numerous houses in Anderson and before purchasing I returned to Connecticut to sell my existing home. I returned to South Carolina in 2013 and Lauren devoted several months to helping me find the home I truly wanted. She understood my specific needs and worked tirelessly to find and show me many properties across the Upstate until I finally chose my current home in Easley. Lauren’s knowledge of the entire purchase process, including numerous survey and inspection issues, is very impressive. When needed, she used subject matter experts to get additional details to answer to my questions and resolve several complex issues. Lauren is in a league of her own when compared with any other realtor I’ve used in nine previous home purchases over forty years. I have complete confidence in Lauren and recommend her highly and without reservation. She is extremely professional, always thorough, very energetic, and focused solely on her clients’ interests. If you choose Lauren to represent you either in a sale, purchase or both, you will be glad you did.
"My wife and I met Lauren while we were looking for a home on Lake Hartwell. Our search for our perfect lake home lasted well over a year. During that time Lauren spent many hours with us educating us on the Dynamics of Lake Hartwell, The many different areas of the lake, how to work with The Corp of Engineers and other aspects of like living. Never once did Lauren complain about the amount of time we spent looking for our home. During our search Lauren was always very pleasant, professional and very patient. She made sure that our best interests were protected, not only through the contract phase of our purchase but all the way through the closing process. She even identified a potential easement issue that without her help could have place a future financial burden upon us. Lauren is very professional and has truly mastered her profession. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone who is looking for a real estate professional to represent them with their real-estate transaction."
Doug Mauk, President, Builders Steel Supply
“Lauren was wonderful! She bent overbackwards to help us find the house we wanted. She recommended the inspector who did a great job; she arranged for estimates to do the work required and she was ready to arrange a contract to get the tenant to stay until we were ready to move in. She answered all our questions quickly, was easy to get a hold of and made sure she was available whenever we needed to see more properties. We highly recommend her as a buyer’s agent.”
Mike and Jolene Desson
"Lauren worked diligently with us as out of town buyers from Indianapolis seeking the perfect waterfront retirement home. We found Lauren to be most patient, responsive, knowledgeable, and totally professional in making our search an enjoyable and productive experience. She is, and will continue to be, a valuable asset to the real estate industry!"
Tom and Phyllis G.
We cannot thank you enough for the level of service you provided us in purchasing our lake lot. Thanks to your guidance we have a beautiful lot, in a quiet cove, on GOOOOD water. Since purchasing our lot we appreciate you taking the time to answer our calls with questions. Thanks again Lauren!
Lauren Gillespie was our buyer's agent throughout the recent purchase of our future retierment home in Anderson. Throughout the entire process she proved to be energetic, enthusiastic, and professional in her representation of our interests. Lauren's thorough knowledge of her job was evidenced time and again as she dealt expeditiously and accurately with mutiple situations as they arose, many of which were beyond our scope as customers. We discovered it is still possible to find a competent realtor you can trust-and her name is Lauren Gillespie. By the way, she did all this within just a few weeks of the birth of her new baby. We are totally satisified with Lauren's performance and efforts on our behalf, and without reservation, recommend her as the realtor of choice in Anderson, SC.
Jim and Darlene Oberg
We were referred to Lauren Gillespie , by our local real estate agent in Metro Atlanta. After contacting Lauren and meeting with her she was very helful in showing us homes and lots that were within our price range. Within a week we decided on a lake home and put a contract on it. We had been looking on our own for several months and had become quite discouraged since we wer not from the area and only had weekends to look. We were so frustrated but Lauren was able to take the information we gave her and find us exactly what we were looking for. She was knowledgeable by land and by water. She was always there to answer any questions we had and give us much needed advice. We have and would recommend her to our friends and family! We have been in our home now for almost a year and we are very pleased.
Don and Virginia C.
We have known Lauren for a long time. When we decided to put our house one the market we knew she would be the right agent to sell it. We had our old home under contract within three days of listing. We couldn't have been happier. We then asked Lauren to help find us a new home. She was very accomodating with our schedule and we looked at several homes before we found the right one for us. She kept us in the loop on new listings and was wonderful! We love our new house! We have recommended her to friends and they have been very happy with her work too. Thank you Lauren!
Casey and Megan
I recently took a new job in South Carolina and moved here from Massachusetts. It was an extremely stressful time. Along with learning the new job, I had to purchase a house and move my family to the area. My Massachusetts realtor suggested that I get in touch with Lauren. The relief was instant. Lauren took charge of my situation, assessed my many housing requirements and found me a house. She never flinched when I said that I was sorry but this one or that one wouldn't work. She just went back to work and found more houses to consider. Once we settled on a house, Lauren oversaw the purchase process with diligence and ability. I basically sat back and did nothing until it was time to sign the papers. She accomplished all of this in a friendly and courteous manner. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone that has any type of real estate need. She reduced a difficult process to a pleasant experience. Thanks, Lauren.
“It was our fortune to choose Lauren as our Realtor and guide to purchasing a new home at Lake Keowee. Her patience is remarkable and we knew that she would work hard to find us the perfect home. Her professionalism is outstanding, her negotiating skills and advice valuable, and her assistance in providing information about local resources and attractions very much appreciated. Her confidence and enthusiasm, as well as her prompt communication and follow up, made working with her a pleasure. We would not hesitate to recommend Lauren to anyone searching for a home, especially those out-of-towners with a million questions to be answered!”
Steve and Sue Dragoo
Hi Lauren, I wanted to thank you for selling our 2 homes and putting us in our new lake house. You really made it easy and we appreciate it!! Fantastic experience.
Scott and Sharon Walsh
For first time home buyers, the search for a dream home can be a very overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. The process can be easier when you have someone who you can trust to represent you. Lauren Gillespie is that person. My wife and I were very nervous when we entered into the market. That nervousness declined when we met Lauren for our initial consultation. Along with our desired price range, we wanted to get a home that was in a good neighborhood and had a great school system for our newborn daughter. Lauren wanted the same desires as we did. She wanted us to find a home we would love.
On top of our desires, we also wanted a home that qualified for the USDA Rural Housing Program to help us out financially. This eliminated several houses off our list that didn't qualify. Lauren continued to work with us to narrow down our best options until we found one that fit everything we were looking for. She guided us along the way and made sure every step was taken care of. As we approached closing, we found out that our USDA Loan acceptance would be delayed. Lauren worked diligently and communicated with the sellers in order for us to extend the closing date.
Thanks to Lauren we have a home that we love. We couldn't have done any of this without her. We highly recommend her services to anyone needing someone they can rely on.
"Moved to the area in 2012. Our goal was to purchase a property on Lake Hartwell. Lauren was fantastic to work, she understood our needs, price range, location limitations. Lauren did not waste our time showing properties that did not meet our criteria but was willing to humor us in showing us properties we had an interest in based on web searches but that she knew would not have good water during abnormal dry conditions – Lauren sure knows the impacts of fluctuating lake water levels. This was our second relocation in a short period time and we were completely satisfied with Laurens knowledge of the area and dedication to accommodating our challenging relocation schedule"
"Lauren Gillespie worked as our real estate agent in our latest home purchase in Anderson, South Carolina. When responding to our questions, she was always prompt and very informative. As someone who is not well versed in the intricacies of a home purchase, it was a relief to have someone as experienced as Lauren looking out for our best interests. From making an offer, setting up inspections, and getting us to closing, Lauren made the purchase of our dream home as painless and stress free as possible. I would recommend Lauren as a real estate agent and adviser to anyone looking to make a home purchase."
"Lauren was referred to us by my husband's company when we decided to relocate to Anderson from Alabama. We were thoroughly impressed with her knowledge of the area, market, schools, etc. She was prompt in her email response and helped guide us through the entire process of relocating."
"Lauren was great to work with. Her professional style fit well with our needs and her knowledge of the market really helped with the final decision and negotiation. We would not hesitate to work with her again and would recommend her to a friend."
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Lauren this past year while relocating to the Anderson area.
For much of the first 9 months of home shopping, my wife and I were indecisive in our choice of home type (New vs Existing), location (lake front vs acreage), and price range.
During this time, Lauren was very patient and accommodating. She used her vast experience in the area to show us many different options.
Through the difficult transaction with our home builder, Lauren was an asset helping facilitating complex logistics of the land purchase and home contact, even though the she wasn't representing the build.
When we decided to drop our builder and move to an existing home, Lauren was a perfect partner, coordinating the unique nature of our home purchase.
Now that we are in the home of our dreams, I can't imagine working with anyone else. We have recommended Lauren to friends and strangers alike. There is no better realtor in the area than Lauren Gillespie.
Jason and Kelly Kibilko
"Lauren has listed two properties for me in the past couple of years. I was very pleased with the effort she put forth. The advertising and marketing were first class. I will certainly use her services again in the future.
Our experience with you and your office was extremely helpful. You were very pleasant, patience and enjoyable to work with and not overly aggressive with any of our decisions. Your positive outlook, gave us confidence in purchasing our home. It went very smooth, based on the information you had gave to us, for example, the appraisers, inspectors, lawyer, insurance, electric and water company, etc. that was in the area. Being that we were out of state. It was all very positive experience and I would hire you again for all my real estate business transactions.
Paul and Beverly Hoerner
Lauren, we cannot thank you enough for helping us purchase our first home as newlyweds! Thank you for answering all of our questions and always being available whenever we needed you. We will definitely be using you again for any of our future real estate needs!
Justin and Libby White