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Lauren Forbes Real Estate Agent at Compass

Lauren Forbes

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Lauren uses the following tools, technology, and practices that help keep you safe during COVID-19:

  • Relocation Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Lauren is a SFH expert - working with over 68% more single family homes than the average Manhattan Beach agent.
Lauren also has Townhome expertise - working with over 41 more townhomes than the average agent.
Lauren is a Short Sale expert - working with over 68% more short sales than the average agent.

More about Lauren Forbes

Getting to the heart of issues and finding resolutions is one of Lauren’s trademark styles. Her clients say she is a “jewel”, “tenacious, helpful, smart and creative”, “focussed”, “brilliant negotiator", and that the "biggest differentiating factor between Lauren and other brokers is her ability to get things done.” Hard work and a J.D. from Loyola Law School certainly put her in the top 1%. Maybe it’s magic. But, it’s not. What puts Lauren in the top 1% of the top 1% is her consistent hard work, authenticity and integrity. Although she does extremely high volume, she is accessible to her clients and is normally the one who reaches out first making her clients feel like they are the top 1% of the top 1%. Lauren is extremely well-versed in the contractual elements of the transactions and has a giant network of support to make things happen where others fall short. Lauren is on the ...
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University of California, Irvine & Loyola Law School

Move Safe Certified

Uses tools, technology, and practices to help keep you safe.

Title & Escrow Specialist

Expert in HomeLight’s Closing Services, a secure title and escrow platform


COLDWELL BANKER International President's Premier, COLDWELL BANKER International Sterling Society, #1 COLDWELL BANKER team in the South Bay, COLDWELL BANKER top 1%

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Lauren Forbes's Reviews & Ratings

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Lauren Forbes

  • Lauren showed me homes

      Lauren is a clever and tough negotiator. We bought our house from her clients, she wss progrsdional and very knowledgeable in knowing the housing market. Although , we probably paid too much for our purchase, my husband and I joked about using Lauren for when are we’re ready to sell. As well as, being adept Lauren was friendly and open.

    • I have known Lauren Forbes for over ten years, she has bought and sold for me few houses. She is very ethical, knows the South Bay Market very well, knows most of the other real estate agents and brokers, which makes her deal with them much easier. She even helps us with the future construction projects giving her insight of what would sell.

      - Anonymous
    • Lauren Forbes is highly knowledgeable of the real estate market in the South Bay and is always honest about the pros and cons of a potential deal. Her background as a lawyer gives her an extra level of skills when it comes to the often complicated and stressful business of buying or selling a home. Lauren was a pleasure to work with when my husband and I moved to Manhattan Beach and bought a home. We always felt that we were in the best of hands and that she had our interests at the forefront of her mind. I could not recommend Lauren more highly!!

      - Kelly Mack Young
    • I worked with Lauren on the sale of my home in MB and earlier in HB. She came in, made sure it was fixed up and set up for a sale (took total charge), gave me listing price ranges and sold both homes at the top of the range. She is honest, hardworking and straightforward. Best listing agent in south bay in my book.

      - Anonymous
    • We had a great experience using Lauren to buy our home. From our first meeting to the final negotiations, she was professional, very knowledgeable and creative throughout the entire process.

      - Anonymous
    • Lauren sold my house in Hermosa and I couldn't be happier with her knowledge and professionalism. She prepared an extensive report concerning my house, which detailed all her plans for selling it, including comps and breakdowns. She was so responsible, was there at every open house, and at every step along the way throughout the process and beyond. If you want someone with terrific negotiating skills and a wonderful demeanor, look no further!

      - Anonymous
    • Lauren Forbes is knowledge, hard working, patient and even creative in closing a deal. She will work with you - no matter how long it takes. Lauren got our home rented for a high dollar amount in a very competitive market. I'd use her again.

      - Donna Mathis
    • Lauren has represented me both on purchase and sale of residential real estate as well as leasing. She is a consummate professional; best that I've encountered.

      - Jim Myers
    • We want to thank you for being such a wonderful resource and advocate for us during this entire process. You were amazingprofessional, kind, reassuring, and generally all- around awesome! We really couldn't imagine having made it into this wonderful home without your experience and guidance. A realtor of the highest integrity, so you can trust what she says.

      - Troy Thrower
    • As a Certified Financial Advisor, having a competent RE Professional is very important to me. I have sold a home with Lauren and purchased two homes with her. I have also referred friends and family to her. Not only is she knowledgeable in RE she is also a JD. I highly recommend her.

      - Shannon Ryan
    • Lauren's intelligence, professionalism and market knowledge set her apart. She cares about her clients, and instinctively hones in on their specific needs to help them define and achieve their ideal home. Lauren helped me buy my first home as a single woman, and helped my husband and I with our first purchase together and a subsequent purchase after we had children, all under varying market conditions. With each purchase, she understood our changing needs and found us homes we have loved. The process of buying a home through her is flawless. She is astute and direct in every aspect of the transaction, and gives you confidence that she is negotiating the best deal. She has great relationships within the industry, is well respected and it has always been a pleasure to work with her. I highly recommend her.

      - Anonymous
    • I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren on two separate transactions. In a town where competition is tight and relationships are everything, Lauren is definitely the agent you want to go to. In both instances we were the first ones in to see the property, a pocket listing if you will. In both instances Lauren was able to negotiate a deal on our behalf. Not only that, but Lauren's follow up continued well after the papers were signed and the deal was done. I am so appreciative of her service, and hope I have the pleasure of doing business with her again in the future.

      - Anonymous
    • Lauren is an amazing real estate agent--and person!! She had a thorough understanding of all our real estate agreements and paperwork, because of her law background. I find that rare. She was very knowledgeable about the local market, and her negotiation skills closed the deal. She truly goes above and beyond to get your house market ready and bring the buyers. And she's EXTREMELY professional. I would recommend her and her team again and again!!!! Thank you, Lauren, for helping us find the perfect buyer for our cute house that I miss so much!!!!!!!!

      - Anonymous
    • Lauren has been our partner on the purchase and sale of three homes in Manhattan Beach over the last 16 years. She is creative, supportive, highly regarded in her community and takes extra care to provide immediate feedback and turnaround on all aspects of the process. She has an amazing team of skilled professionals ranging from contract support to assistance with staging our home for sale. I felt like I had an army of supporters taking care of us with Lauren at the helm in constant contact throughout ensuring our success.

      - Anonymous
    • Over the past 30 years, I have worked with many Realtors in regard to the sale of estate and Trust properties. Lauren is by far the most knowledgeable, friendly, personable, intelligent and fearless at obtaining the best price possible for her seller. Her superior knowledge of the South Bay area and connections in the community has helped us to secure buyers quickly and for the very best price possible. Lauren recently represented me regarding the purchase of a new home. Her expertise and superb intuition led us to purchase a far superior property than we had originally planned to buy. She negotiated a great price for us and helped us resolve a legal issue that arose during escrow. I highly recommend Lauren Forbes!

      - Pamela Schuur
    • We hired Lauren and John after interviewing the top agents in the South Bay. They were selected because of their experience, aggressive marketing plan and impressive results. Although not an easy transaction, I would highly recommend Lauren, she's everything that she advertises. She did an excellent job of broadly marketing our property, pushing buyers to get the highest possible price, counseled me on bridging any issues and was very good at communicating. I will definitely be using her on my next transaction.

      - Kevin Kaseff
    • Lauren made our dream house a reality. We were looking to move within Manhattan Beach to a better location close to the beach. One night on a walk with my dog we found a house we were interested in but I thought it would never happen for us with the tough market. Lauren and I met at a local event the following week and I asked her what she thought about helping us find our next home or maybe even helping us seal our dream location with the house we walked by that one evening. Lauren quickly got to work showing us homes in our price range and that were suitable for our family of 5. We looked around but still had our hearts in the one near the beach. I told her about the one we loved and she got all the info from the selling agent and helped us make an offer. Somehow some way she sealed the deal almost overnight, took great care to have the best in biz inspect our beloved "fixer" and within a month she sold our current home and managed that transaction smoothly and completed our escrow on our dream home! We now enjoy walking to the beach anytime we want and the children love being close to a park and the beach. We couldn't thank Lauren enough for her help and friendship. In fact I still try and meet up for lunch to just spend time with her because I'm never moving! LOL

      - Candice Witek
    • Lauren represented me on the sale of our previous house and the purchase of our current house. I am a commercial real estate professional and my expectations were very high..... Lauren met and exceeded those expectations. She has terrific market knowledge and impressive negotiation strategies and skills.

      - Anonymous
    • Lauren knows here area and the people in the area, better than anybody we met. Her legal background is very helpful in terms of getting the sale done. Her assistant, Erin Blakesley is phenomenal!!

      - Mark & Kim Smith
    • We purchased our home using Lauren in 2005 based on a recommendation from a friend. There was little inventory at the time but Lauren found us the perfect home. In 2016 it was time to downsize and I immediately called Lauren. She and John Corrales did a wonderful job selling my home for top dollar and finding me the next perfect place. Lauren is extremely professional, honest and overall a great person. I could not recommend a better person to help you buy or sell your home.

      - Barbara Helm
    • I have used Lauren to purchase my last two houses and she is great. Always looking out for your best interest. She makes you feel calm and confident about making the most important purchase of your life.

      - Wynn Song
    • Working with Lauren was a pleasure. She knew what we were looking for and was always attentive to our needs. I respect her judgment and her expertise in the real estate world and would recommend her highly to those searching for a home in the South Bay.

      - Jennifer Richard
    • Lauren was tremendous! Extremely patient as my family was deciding whether or not to sell our family home in PV after our parents died, she counseled us on how we fixed up the house for sale - which took many months - and then worked closely with us to sell. I always felt that Lauren had our back and helped us keep our cool, especially towards the end of escrow when the buyer suddenly started doing strange things that almost forced us to kill the deal. Lauren hung in there, fought to bring the buyer back into line, and earned her stripes in our family. I can't recommend Lauren more.

      - Anonymous
    • Lauren represented me in the sale of a single-family home at 629 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates.Lauren was thoughtful in her recommendation on price and ran an excellent process. She created a competitive bidding environment and we were able to get an excellent price.

      - dannym799