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We worked with Laurie and Andrew Benson to buy a house in San Mateo and are extremely happy with our purchase and the process. The Benson Group was helpful from the onset explaining the different neighborhoods and trade offs between them. When touring houses they were able to give honest assessments about the pros/cons and potential price in a competitive market. We really appreciate how responsive Laurie and Andrew were. Most of our outreach was responded to within a couple of hours if not minutes. Lastly, when we bought our house, the communication didn’t stop, Laurie and Andrew were quick to put us in touch with the service providers we needed to get work done to make our house move in ready.
Alissa & Gary S.
San Mateo, CA
My family and I relocated here from LA for work. We had a very specific home in mind and it took us a long time to find and win our bid in a very challenging real estate market. Laurie worked with us closely the whole time, providing terrific expertise and local insights the whole way through. She provided strong emotional support through the journey, so much so that she became part of the extended family (our kids were always excited to see her!). She and Andrew are extremely professional and you could always be sure that every step of any transaction would be conducted thoroughly, expertly and in a very timely manner. All in all, we are grateful for everything they did to get us situated in our new home and would highly recommend them to others.
Jess & Romy L.
I initially met Laurie 10 years ago when I first bought my house and had an outstanding experience with her team. Therefore when I was looking to sell, her team was the first team that came to mind. Trust is essential (when choosing a real estate agent) to handle the complex and often stressful process of buying or selling a home. With a real estate market that is constantly changing it is important to find the right team who knows the current trends to capitalize on every opportunity. I couldn’t ask for a better team than Laurie and Andrew. From the moment I reached out to them you could tell they had a level of expertise, knowledge, and professionalism that far exceeded other agents in the area. I was impressed with the utilization of all technology available by their team in facilitating a smooth, efficient close. I wasn’t seen as just a “transaction” to them, they were attentive and made me feel like a part of “their family” each and every step of the way.
South SF, CA
We worked with Laurie when we purchased our home in Montara, California in 2014. She did such a great job then that we asked Laurie and her business partner Andrew to work with us when it came time to sell that house in April 2018. We started the process months in advance of listing, and during that time Laurie and Andrew came to our house to meet with us several times to discuss the market, next steps, visit comparable properties, etc. When the time to sell arrived, Laurie and Andrew coordinated every aspect including photos, promotional materials, inspections, staging and pricing and at each step kept up a steady line of communication. The house was listed on the exact day we had agreed upon and within a few hours we had an offer that was significantly above asking price - the home sold before a single open house was held! Laurie and Andrew were even present during the final clean-up of the house to make sure that everything was ready to go prior to closing. The Benson Group are consummate professionals and folks that we are happy to consider our friends. Work with them and don't worry, be happy!
Jay & Maria
Truly a remarkable experience. Laurie and Andrew are true pro's and partner's in the home buying process. She and her team worked relentlessly to find us a great home. Always proactive, diligent, and thoughtful- they are the kind of people you want as a partner when going through the process. They exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them to friends and family.
David & Cameron G.
Andrew helped us on a home purchase and later on as our agent for rental. Andrew is always attentive and listens to his clients' needs. In this competitive real estate market you will need an agent that can follow through and has the right connections.
Charlene & Kenny
Daly City, CA
My wife and I recently purchased a home in Burlingame with Laurie's help. As a longtime resident and experienced professional, Laurie knows the Peninsula well and was very knowledgeable about different neighborhoods and everything else a buyer wants to be made aware of. Once she understood the parameters of what we were looking for, Laurie frequently sent us information on new listings and had good availability to go see places with us. Her connections in the Burlingame community ultimately got us a first look at a house that never even went on the market and we ended up purchasing! Because supply is so limited, a good agent is very important for buyers in the Bay Area. On top of the specifics listed above, Laurie helped introduce us to both our mortgage and insurance brokers. There were no issues with the closing process. We'd highly recommend working with Laurie.
Having worked with Laurie on a previous rental property as well as a recent residential sale, Laurie's commitment to customer service remains consistently strong as I was impressed with Laurie's knowledge and motivation to sell. The house was beautifully staged and presentable as the house sold in an extremely short time, well above our asking sale price. Laurie emphasized strong customer service on all levels and was accessible at all hours to us as well as to potential buyers. She was phenomenal and we would highly consider using her again if needed.
South San Francisco, CA
We worked with Laurie for both purchasing and selling our home. In both cases, she was amazing to work with! Laurie has deep industry and local knowledge, a strong commitment to her clients, and she is knows how to get things done! We appreciated her strong negotiations skills when buying our home, and her sound advice and connections to local companies in helping us prepare our home for sale. Further, she is great to work with. Laurie went above & beyond to help us throughout our moving processes - and when we needed support between moves. I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area.
I have bought and sold many homes across multiple states in the US and have worked with numerous realtors. Laurie stands above all, among those with whom I have worked. She possess an exceptional level of expertise and knowledge of real estate practices and the Bay area market. Laurie's masterful approach to real estate goes beyond simply managing a process or a transaction. She serves my family comprehensively as a strategic partner and trusted adviser for our all our real estate needs. Additionally, her extensive network of relationships with buyers, sellers, contractors and various agencies have proved invaluable in navigating the myriad of issues related to efficient deal-making. She is a truly remarkable real estate professional.
Foster City, CA
Laurie was extremely helpful in preparing my home for sale. She had it professionally staged. It sold quickly and for over asking. I would highly recommend Laurie. If I ever chose to purchase another property she's the agent I would use.
San Mateo, CA
I found Andrew Benson after he dropped off a personal letter and a holiday treat in my neighborhood. It was perfect timing because my husband and I had just begun the house hunting process. We couldn't get over how perfectly timed his note was! Because of the timing, we decided to go with Andrew and we haven't looked back since. He helped us find the perfect home for us and gave us 150% of his attention during the process. He worked tirelessly and handled my indecisiveness so well. We considered him an advisor to us during the entire process. We even invited him over for dinner once we unpacked and got settled in. We HIGHLY recommend Andrew to anyone looking to buy in San Mateo county.
Laurie Benson is a most impressive realtor: smart, resourceful, knowledgeable, proactive, dynamic, dependable, witty. Nothing fazed her: our tight schedule, finding a mover and a stager just before the July 4 weekend, masterminding the sale from China while she was on vacation, finding a buyer when the market suddenly slackened, finding an expert real-estate lawyer when that buyer alleged non-disclosure of asbestos and demanded money (claim rejected on lawyer's advice), etc., etc. She skillfully scheduled visits by stager, mover, notary and termite inspector at our convenience, and was always reachable by phone or e-mail. I could go on, but let me merely say that I am a hard-to-please perfectionist.
In 2014 Laurie patiently helped us navigate the Peninsula real estate market and ultimately find our new home. She knows and understands this area incredibly well and most importantly what does and doesn't motivate sellers in this competitive marketplace. When we finally found the house that we wanted to live in, we were, not surprisingly, in a multiple offer situation. Using her experience and connections, Laurie was able to tease out what was important to the sellers, outside of just the offer price, so that we could write that into our offer and make it the most attractive one. In addition to helping us navigate the intricacies of buying a house, Laurie is just a wonderfully pleasant person to work with. Fortunately for us working with Laurie did not stop the minute the home sale was successfully completed. We still regularly contact her for recommendations for reliable people to do work on our house. Also the true testament of how much we enjoyed working with Laurie is that we now consider her a good friend. We have already recommended Laurie to some of our friends who were looking to buy a house and we will continue to enthusiastically do so when asked in the future.
San Mateo, CA
Laurie provided outstanding service, from the initial search process to well after closing. She helped us find our dream home and beat out other buyers in a very competitive market--incredibly, with a below-asking price! This only happened because of the outstanding relationships with local agents and her tenacity. We now live in a beautiful home and fantastic neighborhood that fit all of our family's checkmarks. Thank you, Laurie!!!
Laurie was the perfect agent for our family in 2016, in connection with the sale of a long-held private residence. She added value FAR beyond her commission, both in the way she staged the property and the way she guided negotiations with potential buyers. She was unfailingly friendly and efficient at all stages. She has great granular knowledge of the local real-estate market, which translates into some very thoughtful and creative approaches in terms of making sure that the most likely potential buyers find out about the property. She's authentic and adaptable -- which is a rare and winning combination.
Laurie is simply amazing. As east coast transplants the bay area real estate was very challenging in many ways beyond price. Laurie was extremely patient with us in our search, extremely knowledgeable and full of energy and wisdom. She definitely went above and beyond to get us into something we were comfortable with without rushing us. Even after the sale, she's kept in touch and has made sure things are going well. If not for Laurie, we would probably still be looking and frustrated but with her help, we found what works for us and are happy
Foster City, CA
Dear Laurie, You made this happen! Thank you for your support, encouragement and wonderful spirit. We are so blessed to have met you and had the opportunity to work with you. Our deepest gratitude.
Dan & Tricia B.
San Mateo, CA
I would highly recommend Laurie Benson to anyone looking to buy or sell a home on the Peninsula. Laurie recently helped me and my husband find our "perfect" home in San Mateo. Laurie sets the standard for being professional, efficient, and organized. Relocating from another part of the state, we were impressed with Laurie's knowledge and insight as to the different neighborhoods in San Mateo County. Laurie possesses an upbeat, positive attitude, and never doubted that the right house would come along. Laurie was extremely helpful with the bidding process. And, Laurie's assistance did not end with the sellers' acceptance of our offer - Laurie directed us to many crafts/trades people and shops whose assistance we needed to make the home our own. We cannot say enough good things about Laurie; she is the best.
San Mateo, CA
Dear Laurie, Thank you for all your help, time, guidance, and most of all patience!! You have made me feel at home here in Burlingame from the first time we went out for lunch together 2 years ago. We have adopted you, so you cannot get rid of us, you are a new aunt to the boys and a special friend to us. With gratitude and affection, Thi.
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