TESTIMONIALS

"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!"
– Buyer
"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!"
– Seller
"Lauren sold my house in a pretty difficult real estate market. She was organized, focused on how to get a deal done and was incredibly forthright and honest. And she got the deal done in the price range in the time frame I needed it done. I wouldn’t do a real estate deal with anybody else. Lauren is a jewel; she is really smart, professional, hardworking and honest. She doesn’t waste your time trying to “sell” you homes that don’t work for you. Lauren listens to you, gets a grasp of what you need, and what your dream home is and goes out to find it. She went up and down our “dream” street and found a property for us to build on. She is a brilliant marketer and a skilled negotiator with a win-win attitude."
– David Sands
"Lauren did an amazing job listing and selling our home! She had to take on additional logistical considerations do to the fact that we were being relocated and she handled all the extra paperwork, timing issues and moving pieces adeptly and professionally. She has assembled a great team of people working with her, which is only a testament to her personal dedication, professionalism and charisma. We cannot say enough positive things and would absolutely recommend Lauren to anyone who is considering buying or selling a property in the South Bay."
– Stuart & Trish Ogg
"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!"
– Seller
"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."
– Seller

Why choose us

1
Buyer
"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!"
2
Seller
"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!"
3
David Sands
"Lauren sold my house in a pretty difficult real estate market. She was organized, focused on how to get a deal done and was incredibly forthright and honest. And she got the deal done in the price range in the time frame I needed it done. I wouldn’t do a real estate deal with anybody else. Lauren is a jewel; she is really smart, professional, hardworking and honest. She doesn’t waste your time trying to “sell” you homes that don’t work for you. Lauren listens to you, gets a grasp of what you need, and what your dream home is and goes out to find it. She went up and down our “dream” street and found a property for us to build on. She is a brilliant marketer and a skilled negotiator with a win-win attitude."
4
Stuart & Trish Ogg
"Lauren did an amazing job listing and selling our home! She had to take on additional logistical considerations do to the fact that we were being relocated and she handled all the extra paperwork, timing issues and moving pieces adeptly and professionally. She has assembled a great team of people working with her, which is only a testament to her personal dedication, professionalism and charisma. We cannot say enough positive things and would absolutely recommend Lauren to anyone who is considering buying or selling a property in the South Bay."
5
Seller
"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!"
6
Seller
"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."

"Lauren Forbes and her team are the 'go to' realtors if you want to buy or sell your home in Manhattan Beach. We've worked with them on the purchase and sale of 3 different properties in the past year and are continually impressed by their market expertise and professionalism. Lauren is extremely diligent with the contractual elements of the transaction and their team manages the process from start to finish very smoothly. I highly recommend Lauren Forbes Group if you are looking for the best real estate agents in the South Bay."

- Colin & Ann Cowherd

"Lauren and team set the platinum standard for the home selling experience. Aside from her outstanding acumen and execution of the luxury real estate market and sales process, it is her authenticity, honesty and exemplary communication skills that set her apart. Lauren is whip-smart, one step ahead, tenacious and brings a confident energy that is priceless. From our initial meeting to closing escrow, I knew I was in the best hands possible. Thank you to the entire team!"

- Betsy Mclaughlin




"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."

- Buyer

"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."

- Seller




"We had a very positive and painless experience purchasing our latest home with Lauren. Through every step of the process, Lauren kept our needs paramount. We now have a home we absolutely love!"

- Kathy & Barry Fisher

"Having been a client of Lauren’s on multiple occasions I can attest that she has always been diligent, responsive, thoughtful and trustworthy. I have recommended her to others who have all had very positive experiences."

- David & Lisa Wehrly




"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."

- Seller

"Lauren represented both sides in our transaction. Her training as an attorney as well as her deep real experience made the transaction go extremely smoothly. She stuck with the transaction and kept both buyer and seller talking despite a turbulent market. Her even kneeled nature led to a successful transaction for both parties."

- Peter & Stephanie Nolan




"This is the second home we have purchased with Lauren Forbes. She is professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. The whole Lauren Forbes Group staff is quick to respond to any question or concern. Lauren handled all the little details of our home purchase efficiently and effectively, making the whole process less stressful. I highly recommend Lauren Forbes Group."

- Buyer

"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 Lauren Forbes Group 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."

- Buyer/Seller




"We hired Lauren 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 Kasseff

"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."

- Buyer/Seller




"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."

- Seller

"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!"

- Seller




"Lauren did an amazing job listing and selling our home! She had to take on additional logistical considerations do to the fact that we were being relocated and she handled all the extra paperwork, timing issues and moving pieces adeptly and professionally. She has assembled a great team of people working with her, which is only a testament to her personal dedication, professionalism and charisma. We cannot say enough positive things and would absolutely recommend Lauren to anyone who is considering buying or selling a property in the South Bay."

- Stuart & Trish Ogg

"Lauren sold my house in a pretty difficult real estate market. She was organized, focused on how to get a deal done and was incredibly forthright and honest. And she got the deal done in the price range in the time frame I needed it done. I wouldn’t do a real estate deal with anybody else. Lauren is a jewel; she is really smart, professional, hardworking and honest. She doesn’t waste your time trying to “sell” you homes that don’t work for you. Lauren listens to you, gets a grasp of what you need, and what your dream home is and goes out to find it. She went up and down our “dream” street and found a property for us to build on. She is a brilliant marketer and a skilled negotiator with a win-win attitude."

- David Sands




"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!"

- Seller

"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!"

- Buyer




"This is an unsolicited testimonial and a thank you to the Lauren Forbes Agency. I’m happy to share some important details about my experience with this firm. I am a busy entrepreneur who lives in Pennsylvania. My daughter and I co-owned a prime Manhattan Beach property. Out of loyalty, I originally selected the realtor who sold us this property in 2009. My loyalty in this instance did not work out. They tried for seven months with no success. In December 2023, I began my long-distance search for a new realtor. I interviewed four realtors. I provided a request for proposal outlining my questions to the four realtors. In response, Lauren’s presentation was in two words “professional” and “wow”. In mid-December, she was hired. She recommended several cosmetic changes and repairs at modest expense. Once accomplished, Lauren and I agreed our new MLS should increase by $150,000 for true market value. Even with the increase, our property sold for a substantial figure over full price. One would ask why the same property was on the market for seven months. Then re-listed and closed in slightly more than two months. This turnabout was directly attributable to the Forbes team and their commitment to excellence. Lauren Forbes is a persuasive, team-oriented leader who exercises control with a light touch. Our other contact, Jagger Kroener, is an engaging, articulate go-getter who makes things happen. Their experience and talent guided us in property staging, enhancements as well as the important pricing consideration. Once under contract, they seamlessly navigated our transaction through due diligence, inspection, negotiations and close. Over the past three years, I have sold three other similar properties in the Avalon, NJ market. I dealt with capable realtors for these sales. This is the only testimonial I felt compelled to prepare. I recommend you do yourself a favor. Before choosing a realtor, call Lauren. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to work with Manhattan Beach’s best realtor. Good luck and the best of all."



- Ben Simone

"Lauren Forbes and her team are the 'go to' realtors if you want to buy or sell your home in Manhattan Beach. We've worked with them on the purchase and sale of 3 different properties in the past year and are continually impressed by their market expertise and professionalism. Lauren is extremely diligent with the contractual elements of the transaction and their team manages the process from start to finish very smoothly. I highly recommend Lauren Forbes Group if you are looking for the best real estate agents in the South Bay."

- Colin & Ann Cowherd

"Lauren and team set the platinum standard for the home selling experience. Aside from her outstanding acumen and execution of the luxury real estate market and sales process, it is her authenticity, honesty and exemplary communication skills that set her apart. Lauren is whip-smart, one step ahead, tenacious and brings a confident energy that is priceless. From our initial meeting to closing escrow, I knew I was in the best hands possible. Thank you to the entire team!"

- Betsy Mclaughlin




"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."

- Buyer

"This is an unsolicited testimonial and a thank you to the Lauren Forbes Agency. I’m happy to share some important details about my experience with this firm. I am a busy entrepreneur who lives in Pennsylvania. My daughter and I co-owned a prime Manhattan Beach property. Out of loyalty, I originally selected the realtor who sold us this property in 2009. My loyalty in this instance did not work out. They tried for seven months with no success. In December 2023, I began my long-distance search for a new realtor. I interviewed four realtors. I provided a request for proposal outlining my questions to the four realtors. In response, Lauren’s presentation was in two words “professional” and “wow”. In mid-December, she was hired. She recommended several cosmetic changes and repairs at modest expense. Once accomplished, Lauren and I agreed our new MLS should increase by $150,000 for true market value. Even with the increase, our property sold for a substantial figure over full price. One would ask why the same property was on the market for seven months. Then re-listed and closed in slightly more than two months. This turnabout was directly attributable to the Forbes team and their commitment to excellence. Lauren Forbes is a persuasive, team-oriented leader who exercises control with a light touch. Our other contact, Jagger Kroener, is an engaging, articulate go-getter who makes things happen. Their experience and talent guided us in property staging, enhancements as well as the important pricing consideration. Once under contract, they seamlessly navigated our transaction through due diligence, inspection, negotiations and close. Over the past three years, I have sold three other similar properties in the Avalon, NJ market. I dealt with capable realtors for these sales. This is the only testimonial I felt compelled to prepare. I recommend you do yourself a favor. Before choosing a realtor, call Lauren. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to work with Manhattan Beach’s best realtor. Good luck and the best of all."



- Ben Simone




"We had a very positive and painless experience purchasing our latest home with Lauren. Through every step of the process, Lauren kept our needs paramount. We now have a home we absolutely love!"

- Kathy & Barry Fisher

"Having been a client of Lauren’s on multiple occasions I can attest that she has always been diligent, responsive, thoughtful and trustworthy. I have recommended her to others who have all had very positive experiences."

- David & Lisa Wehrly




"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."

- Seller




"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."

- Seller

"Lauren represented both sides in our transaction. Her training as an attorney as well as her deep real experience made the transaction go extremely smoothly. She stuck with the transaction and kept both buyer and seller talking despite a turbulent market. Her even kneeled nature led to a successful transaction for both parties."

- Peter & Stephanie Nolan




"This is the second home we have purchased with Lauren Forbes. She is professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. The whole Lauren Forbes Group staff is quick to respond to any question or concern. Lauren handled all the little details of our home purchase efficiently and effectively, making the whole process less stressful. I highly recommend Lauren Forbes Group."

- Buyer

"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 Lauren Forbes Group 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."

- Buyer/Seller




"We hired Lauren 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 Kasseff

"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."

- Buyer/Seller




"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."

- Seller

"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!"

- Seller




"Lauren did an amazing job listing and selling our home! She had to take on additional logistical considerations do to the fact that we were being relocated and she handled all the extra paperwork, timing issues and moving pieces adeptly and professionally. She has assembled a great team of people working with her, which is only a testament to her personal dedication, professionalism and charisma. We cannot say enough positive things and would absolutely recommend Lauren to anyone who is considering buying or selling a property in the South Bay."

- Stuart & Trish Ogg

"Lauren sold my house in a pretty difficult real estate market. She was organized, focused on how to get a deal done and was incredibly forthright and honest. And she got the deal done in the price range in the time frame I needed it done. I wouldn’t do a real estate deal with anybody else. Lauren is a jewel; she is really smart, professional, hardworking and honest. She doesn’t waste your time trying to “sell” you homes that don’t work for you. Lauren listens to you, gets a grasp of what you need, and what your dream home is and goes out to find it. She went up and down our “dream” street and found a property for us to build on. She is a brilliant marketer and a skilled negotiator with a win-win attitude."

- David Sands




"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!"

- Seller

"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!"

- Buyer

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