Real Estate Should Be Real
First of all, thank you for the opportunity to serve you! Currently, I am a Senior Real Estate Consultant with The Clark Group at ERA Real Solutions and I love working with both, buyers and sellers! I began my career journey in 2009 as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Although, I loved the knowledge that I gained and I cared deeply about my patients, I decided that I wanted to work in a career with larger administrative duties and opportunities. After all, Office Max is my favorite store!
After staying at home for a while, I decided to come work as a part-time administrative assistant for Amy Clark. Immediately, I fell in love with the real estate profession. I have found that real estate allows me to combine my passion for helping people with my skills and talents in communication and administration.
I absolutely love my clients. A real estate transaction has many ups and downs… my clients and I work closely together to make sure they are properly represented every step of the way. Not only am I here to help professionally but sometimes a client needs an agent as a sounding board. My personality and abilities allow me to provide excellent service to my clients. As a third generation realtor, I am extremely enthusiastic and dedicated to the profession.
In my past positions as a Buyer Specialist and Client Care Coordinator for the team, I have gained valuable experience working at the core of client communication and coordination in all aspects of the real estate purchase/sale process. I pride myself on my ability to truly listen to my clients' needs and connect them with opportunities that best match those needs. I am proud to be part of The Clark Realty Group at ERA Real Solutions Realty!
Client Recommendations and Reviews:
"We bought our first home with Lauren, it was the best experience we could have hoped for. Lauren is professional, relatable, and a very hard worker. We loved working with Lauren and everyone at Clark Realty Group."
"We started our house hunt summer of 2014. My wife and I were first-time home buyers so this was a very foreign topic for us. About 6 months into our search we began to get frustrated because we felt that all the realtors (minus a guy Granville) was just trying to sell us a house and get their commission even if the home was a little over our budget or needed more maintenance than we could afford. Plus, I hate pushy sales and I usually get a gut feeling if someone isn’t being entirely truthful with me. So it was really frustrating dealing with that while trying to navigate a market we knew little about. Finally, in February of 2015, we met Lauren Duffey. From the first time we met her at our first showing I immediately felt I could trust her. She explained everything very clearly our first meeting and we began the search. Lauren was amazing, she gave us all the info we needed to begin the financial pre-approval process with a few banks she recommended and was very attentive to any questions we had. Not only that, she was super aggressive in searching for the right house within our criteria but not pushy towards us. When we said, “no” to a house she respected and continued the search without trying to talk us into a sale. At the time, the market was crazy and houses within our search criteria were selling unbelievably fast, so we all had to be ready to pounce when the right house came along. Finally, we found a house a few months later and within minutes of coming into the market about 10 pm on a Friday night Lauren notified us immediately and set up a showing the next morning. We found the house! It was a repossessed home and even though Lauren got less commission than a normal because it was bank owned, she still worked very hard. Because we were an FHA loan only, we were at the mercy of the other bank that owned the house and on several occasions, we thought we had lost the house due to our FHA loan and getting outbid at one point. But Lauren seriously worked magic and stayed aggressive to the very end and WE GOT THE HOUSE. I honestly don’t think we would have the house if we didn’t have Lauren. Even though the purchasing process we had a few hiccups on our end and she saved the day right up to the closing day. So I cannot recommend her enough. She is fun, fast and professional and from now on I wouldn’t work with anyone else."
"We decided to work with Lauren when we restarted the search for our first home after a 1+ year hiatus. Lauren had known about all of the areas that we were seriously considering (Sunbury, Johnstown, Galena, Westerville) and was close to where we lived in Westerville. The experience with Lauren was great. She was always accommodating to our schedule, was open to adjusting our search areas (incl. Blacklick and Pataskala), knew what to be "on the lookout for" when viewing a property, and knew when we needed to sit down and write up a contract (in a hurry). As a testament to her dedication, Lauren was this attentive while being 7-9 months pregnant. Lauren made the overall process relatively smooth and free of "hiccups." We would certainly recommend her to anyone starting up their home search."
"There aren't enough words to describe how much fun we had working with Lauren. Her professionalism, work ethic, and all around positive attitude made our home buying process feel easy. The entire staff at Clark Realty was helpful and friendly. We can't wait to work with Lauren again in the future."
"Lauren was fantastic to deal with. After speaking with us as to what type of property we were looking for she was able to locate a couple of properties in Dublin that same day. We actually made an offer on the second house we looked at. After the offer was accepted Lauren was responsive and "on top of things" during the rest of the process all the way through closing. I have not had a better real estate buying experience."
"My wife and I had our very first face to face meeting on Saturday, May 17th. She was courteous, polite, and was indeed very knowledgeable about the real estate market. I have had a few conversations with Lauren prior to our meeting and was very impressed with her enthusiasm and they want to help her potential client. My wife and I hold the highest respect for her. Wish there were more of her kind in the world."
"Lauren made buying a home feel fun for us. We had a good feeling about her right from the start. She was patient, helpful, friendly, and energetic about finding our dream home. We heard from her promptly any-time we had questions. Lauren never failed to ask for help from others which really proved to us that she is a team player and that she put our needs first. She managed to be a rock star realtor, make us feel like her VIP client, and have a baby of her own all at the same time! Her positive attitude and charismatic personality make her a pleasure to work with. We are so thankful we got to work with Lauren and we have recommended her to everyone we know."
"In a few short hours after being paired with Lauren in our house search, she located 2 properties for us to look at that day. We put an offer on the 2nd home we looked at and recently closed. Lauren was able to find everything we were looking for in a home. She was professional, courteous, responsive, and extremely helpful during the whole process. I have not met a better realtor in the past 20 years and we have bought and sold several homes in that time period. And of course, she did all of this while pregnant.
Awards & Designations
- #1 ERA Team in State
- #3 ERA Team in Nation
- Ranked in Top 25 Agents in the Columbus Board of Realtors for Overall Sales
- Circle of Success Winner (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Gene Francis Memorial Award Finalist (2015)
- Gene Francis Memorial Award Winner (2016)
- Jim Jackson Memorial Award Finalist (2015, 2016)
- ERA Seller Security Plan (SSP) certified