I recently bought a house in Briarlake area, Decatur, Georgia. It is our first home and Lauren was an exceptional realtor. We did enjoy our experience working with her to get this beautiful house. As a first time home buyer and a foreigner in this country, I knew very little about houses and had lots of questions about everything. It took us more than a year to find the house we like and successfully bought it. We saw more than 40 houses and put in four offers. Lauren was very patient and took time to explain the pros and cons to us. She laid out the good and bad things about each house for us to make an informed decision. We already miss her after we closed and don't get to see her as often. We highly recommend Lauren if you are looking for a good, caring, and professional realtor who makes sure you get a house that you really like in Atlanta area. You will definitely enjoy your house buying experience as much as we did. Nora and Sophorn
Area Decatur, GA
Cost $30,000 and over
Date September 2016
Posted: 9/22/2016 • Link to this review
When we started, we were first time homebuyers and had no knowledge about the home buying process, therefore it was great to have an agent with so much experience and knowledge. During our first meeting, she provided us with a binder with great information about what we should expect and some of the commonly used terms during the home buying process. She met us a coffee shop and listened to our wants and the things that were important to us. She provided us with a FMLS portal that self populated with homes that met our criteria. She was also open to viewing other homes that we found on other websites such as Zillow. Throughout the entire process, Lauren displayed great professionalism. She was engaging and punctual, and accommodating. What we especially appreciated was Lauren's honesty. She was invested in us and did her best to make the search process as smooth as possible for us. She was also very vigilant and knowledgeable about certain aspects about homes that made it great or not so great to buy. During the closing process, she was with us every step of the way. She was our biggest advocate, especially in times that we didn't know what to do. She was invested and I don't think I could've asked for a better agent. There were bumps in the road but Lauren was always the first to respond and did not rest until our problems were solved. When we started we were so lost but with Lauren's help we found a very beautiful home where our family can grow for years to come.
Posted: 9/15/2016 • Link to this review
I've worked with Realtors over the years, and usually felt like their biggest contribution was simply access to listings. That is not at ALL the case with Lauren Silberman: she truly earns every penny of her commission by working incredibly hard on her clients' behalf. She pays attention to wants and needs, but most of all she follows up and researches every little thing that could affect one's long-term happiness with a purchase or sale. Lauren sold my house, and helped me buy a new condo. For my house sale she gave me detailed and thoughtful advice on staging - and the result was a sale in less than 24 ours, for full asking price. She discussed every offer with me in detail (I got many, immediately) and was very conscientious about the terms and what was fair, what the appraisal was likely to be (she was very accurate on this), and helped me make the right decisions. When it came time to buying my condo she exhibited the same conscientious behaviour - paying close attention to all of the details, doing research on her own time about the area, the building, the association, potential problems, etc. She never tried to push me in any direction, but she made sure that I was well aware of any potential problems, and also their solutions. She also tracked the purchase and its progress, constantly checking in with me and my lender, and making sure everything happened as smoothly as possible.
Listed and sold my house, helped me buy a condo.
Date July 2016
Posted: 8/08/2016 • Link to this review
We worked with Lauren to buy our home and it took over 12 months to find the right home in the Oak Grove area. Lauren was extremely patient and guided us through the process of evaluating the pros and cons of every house we saw. We even had an offer on one house that ended up falling through but Lauren was amazing through the whole process. Even when we found our current home, Lauren worked through all the issues with the inspection report and negotiated a great deal for us. It was such a pleasant and easy experience. We would definitely work with Lauren in the future and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home.
Posted: 2/22/2016 • Link to this review
Great experience. Very knowledgeable and focused. Knows the market and has links to market segments that have a higher level of interest. Easy to work with. Made the repairs process seamless. Did not have to stress about getting that done. Definitely recommend.
Posted: 1/29/2016 • Link to this review
Highly recommend Silberman Team! We worked with Lauren and she has lots of experience throughout Atlanta and with first time home buyers. She knows the market and trends very well, offers great advice. She is very patient and supportive. Really looks for the best interest of her clients. She develops great relationships with her clients (more like friendship) and really takes the pressure off buying a house by guiding people through the process and taking care of many aspects of it herself. Couldn't have asked for a better person!
Posted: 11/23/2015 • Link to this review
I chose Lauren because she had sold several homes on my street. I was not disappointed. She took wonderful photos, and our house sold in a week. Although our sale went pretty smoothly, Lauren always responded quickly when I had questions or when there were issues to deal with. I would highly recommend Lauren Silberman.
Posted: 8/11/2015 • Link to this review
Lauren Silberman was referred to us from friends, and the recommendation did not disappoint! My husband and I were first time home buyers, and have only been living in the Atlanta area for just 5 years, so Lauren was a perfect realtor match. She patiently answered all questions, explained how things worked and showed us homes she knew fit our needs and tastes. She went above and beyond her call of duty, even making recommendations for painters, general contractors, carpet, etc. etc. We recommend Lauren Silberman to any person and family looking to buy a new home in the Atlanta metro area!
Posted: 7/26/2015 • Link to this review
We had an amazing experience working with Lauren. She was very honest and helpful through the process and gave us some great tips on how to prepare our house for sale. In 2013, our house was on the market for 5+ months without a good offer, so we were very apprehensive of going through the process again. Lauren was very detailed and thorough about what we needed to do to be realistic and what the buyers would care about. After heeding her advice, we had an offer (that we accepted) 4 days after listing it. My wife and I would highly recommend using Lauren Silberman.
Posted: 6/17/2015 • Link to this review
Lauren Silberman was the buyer's agent on a purchase I recently closed. Having been in the mortgage business over 20 years, I must say she is one of the best agents I have ever encountered. She was extremely attentive to every detail on her buyer's behalf. I usually find myself chasing down agents, but not this time, she was calling me before I could call her! It is a pleasure to work with someone who really knows what they are doing and has her client's needs in the forefront.
Posted: 1/05/2015 • Link to this review
Lauren Silberman is THE realtor. Regardless of how tricky the situation is, she will work with you to solve it. Difficult requests from sellers? No problem! The property did not appraise? No problem! Last minute negotiation? Do not worry! Lauren is very professional and always patience. She cares about her clients. We were very lucky to have Lauren as our agent. She helped us through the process although it was a long and sometimes bumpy road. We were very happy. We highly recommend Lauren!
Posted: 11/17/2014 • Link to this review
Lauren from The Silberman Team was absolutely amazing to work with on the purchase of our new home. This was our first experience purchasing new construction and Lauren was instrumental during every step of the process. She was always quick to respond to any question that we had and made herself available practically anytime of day. If any question fell outside of her expertise she didn't hesitate to consult her network of industry professionals in order to provide us with the best possible information. We felt that Lauren sincerely had our best interest in mind and she was always willing to address our concerns and negotiate items with the builder's agent, no matter how silly or inconsequential our request may have been. I highly recommend Lauren and know she will be, without a doubt, my first call if find myself on either side of a real estate transaction in the future. There are many decisions that need to be made when purchasing a home and the best one we made was deciding to work with Lauren. Please do yourself a favor and don't waste any more time searching for the perfect agent - Lauren is it.
Posted: 9/30/2014 • Link to this review
Simply put, Lauren is amazing. I just bought my first home with her guidance and I really don't think I could have chosen a better agent. First of all, she's just very down-to-earth and real: pretty much the antithesis of the stereotypical slick, sleazy real estate agent. She never pushed me to do anything and I always felt like I could trust her. She's also very experienced and knows her stuff inside and out. I read a TON before I decided to go through with buying a home and I thought I knew how things basically worked. And then the actual house-buying process started. Wow. If I had not had Lauren there to guide me, I don't know what I would have done. She was SO onto top of everything! From making sure I met deadlines (or having them extended when needed) to negotiating on my behalf for post-inspection repairs, she made everything a breeze. And then there were all the little details like when she noticed that my son liked the fireplace tool set and made sure to include it in the contract. And the home warranty (paid for by the seller) she included in the final agreement. Several times now, I have been talking to other people, telling them something that Lauren did for me and they would say, "Your Realtor sounds awesome." I am not making this up. If I ever decide to move again, I will not even consider calling anyone else. I definitely want her on my side again next time.
Posted: 9/05/2014 • Link to this review
When we first started asking around for referrals for real estate agents, a couple of friends who had recently purchased a home told us about how great Lauren Silberman is. We were interested in building a home, and we wanted someone with experience who could help us negotiate with the builder. Once we talked with Lauren, we knew she was the one. She really delivered! She negotiated a great deal for us in terms of upgrades and closing costs. She also negotiated with the builder to use some materials that we requested for our home that they normally do not use (for example, adding a radiant barrier). Her advice and feedback throughout the building process was also invaluable. My husband and I highly recommend Lauren for your next home!
Posted: 8/13/2014 • Link to this review
Buying a house with Lauren Silberman was a painless experience! She really listened to us and tailored our search parameters accordingly since we were on a time crunch! We were able to find a perfect house thanks to her!
Posted: 3/05/2014 • Link to this review