Raised in Vermont, Lauren has lived and worked in Vermont for most of her life! After graduating from Western New England College, she lived in Massachusettes for a bit -- only to realize just how much she loves Vermont!
"Time away from the Green Mountain State allowed me to have a tremendous appreciation for home and everything it has to offer, most of all...the wonderful people," says Lauren.
She worked for the Essex Recreation Department when she began working in real estate part-time, discovering quickly where her true passion lies. She joined The Gardner Group team in 2013 and has helped rewrite some of the company contracts to strengthen the rights for the team's clients.
Today, she and her husband Matt live with their daughter and rescue pup in Chittenden County.
She serves on several boards and organizations, including: volunteer with Community Service Committee-NVBR, Member Engagement Committee - NVBR, church, Camp TKT events and fundraising, and President of the Essex High School Alumni Association.
In her free time, Lauren spends as much time as possible outside biking, kayaking, nordic skiing, snowboarding, hiking, adventuring with her family.
"I believe in working hard for my clients and showing them all of their options, allowing them to make their own decision with my professional knowledge and then supporting them to the end. Sometimes that can mean advising them to not sell or buy a home because it may not be the best financial move at the time."
• "Working with Lauren and her team was a dream. We were working through the difficulties of purchasing a home from afar, and Lauren ensured we received prompt and friendly attention for every step of the process, she truly didn’t miss a beat. It made us feel as if we were present for the process despite not being there. I’ve been through many home buying/real estate transactions. My experience with Lauren is what I’d call the gold standard of customer care. She is extremely knowledgeable of her area, well versed in the details of her market, well connected to partners in the community, and always prompt to respond. I have, without hesitation, recommended her to several friends and she has provided the same outstanding experience to them as well."
• "Lauren was terrific! I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. She was very knowledgeable and supportive as well. We appreciate all of her help in getting our home sold. Great work!"
• “My husband and I just had a very positive experience with selling our home and downsizing to a condominium in a nearby community. The thought of leaving our house, although it had outgrown our needs, with our children having moved onto their own lives, was an emotionally difficult decision. As well, we had been removed from the real estate market for close to 20 years. The thought of moving – listing our home, deciding on a reasonable asking price, having open houses, packing and starting again in a new community – it was quite overwhelming!
The process went amazingly smoothly with the assistance of one of the REALTORS® from The Gardner Group at RE/MAX North Professionals. Lauren Gaffney Cohen, our REALTOR®, was there for us, every step of the way. She provided us with advice, patience, and support as she navigated the waters of selling, packing and relocating. Not only was she instrumental in the marketing and successful sale of our home, but she was also the facilitator in purchasing a new build. She was very helpful and creative as we pondered alterations to the original floor plan of our new home. One of the things I liked best about working with Lauren was her timeliness in responding to our questions. If she did not know an answer at first, she promptly would find out the answer, and respond to us. She did a great job, explaining the sequence of the sale and the rationale behind the steps.
I highly recommend working with Lauren, and The Gardner Group team at RE/MAX North Professionals.”
Working with Lauren and her team was a dream. We were working through the difficulties of purchasing a home from afar, and Lauren ensured we received prompt and friendly attention for every step of the process, she truly didn’t miss a beat. It made us feel as if we were present for the process despite not being there. I’ve been through many home buying/real estate transactions. My experience with Lauren is what I’d call the gold standard of customer care. She is extremely knowledgeable of her area, well versed in the details of her market, well connected to partners in the community, and always prompt to respond. I have, without hesitation, recommended her to several friends and she has provided the same outstanding experience to them as well.
Lauren was terrific! I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. She was very knowledgeable and supportive as well. We appreciate all of her help in getting our home sold.Great work ??
Second Time using Rich and his team. Once again they went the extra mile to ensure our transaction went smooth and seamless. Would use Rich again if I ever had any real estate transactions in Vermont!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Amanda! This was the second house that I have purchased, but the first in many years. Amanda was responsive and a true advocate for me the whole process. She even came to the closing, not because she had to, but because she wanted to be a part of the process. If you are looking for a knowledge realtor, a wonderful person to work with, please ask for Amanda
Very knowledgeable, responsive and patient in what was a very difficult sale of our property. Rich was a pleasure to work with. If we were to sell another property would absolutely use Rich again.
Amanda was wonderful! Great sense of humor and a vast knowledge about real estate. She helped my boyfriend and I buy our home. She stood in our corner and gave honest and helpful advice when it came to negotiation. So happy we got to work with her!
We had the fortune of working with Rich on the original purchase of our condo and the sale. Rich is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and responsive. He takes the time to gain a genuine understanding of his clients wants and needs and truly has their best interests at heart. He also has a great team behind the scenes. We would definitely recommend him for any realtor needs!
Allison was our main contact during our sale. She was very good at keeping us informed and worked diligently to answer questions and concerns. She was very pleasant to work with and was always looking out for our best interests!
Allison was assisting our listing agent with the sale of our home. She was very responsive and knowledgeable with any questions or concerns we had. She also provided timely feedback for showings and open houses. We would highly suggest using Allison with your buying or selling needs.
Working with Amanda was a delight because she has a sweet and helpful personality, but also because she very quickly pinned down our tastes. We are new to Vermont so her ability and our trust in her opinion made it pleasurable to purchase a property despite our distance.