Lauren Holleran fell in love with Cambridge well before she embarked on her real estate career. For the past 20 years, she has built a life in the area just outside Harvard Square. Read more about Lauren in our featured agent piece here.
The decision to move to Cambridge after graduating from Dartmouth College was motivated by one unusual reason: to rule out a permanent life in the city.
Lauren was determined that her time in the large city would be brief. She took a job coaching lacrosse at Harvard University, with the intent of making 100% sure that city life wasnt for her.
I figured I would do a few years in Cambridge, hate the city, then move back to New Hampshire or Vermont for good, Lauren says of the decision.
However, as most things in life, this didnt go as planned.
Cambridge quickly grew on me, Lauren admits, greatly enjoying her little condo on Avon Street. Understandably so with Cambridge constantly ranking as one of the countrys top places to live and work.
I loved the restaurants and shops and walkability and so many different types of people, and the intellectual vibrancy...once I made the move to Cambridge, I haven't wanted to live anywhere else.
Since then, Lauren has built out her life in the Cambridge, with her wife Katie and four kids two sets of twins ages 7and 12, saying her love for Cambridge has only deepened.
As for her path to real estate, it all began with that small condo on Avon Street. Before diving into her career, Lauren worked in other fields such as coaching, technology consulting, and even working at a letterpress printing company. However, by 2004 she was itching to settle into a career rather than a job, and real estate felt like a natural fit.
That moment seemed like a perfect time to start my career in real estate - I knew I loved Cambridge, and was excited to give it a try. I've really loved it from the beginning - it was hard to get going, but the momentum builds on itself and each year feels like it is building on the last.
Momentum has clearly benefitted Lauren, as she is now one of the top agents in Cambridge and shows no signs of slowing down.
Lauren and Katie often joke that her work selling real estate is part of an unconscious effort to make the city feel smaller, more like the once familiar wooded towns of New Hampshire. Lauren admits to this, indeed confirming that the more buyers we help find homes, and sellers we assist to sell, the web of community seems to draw tighter and tighter.
The area has also turned Lauren into a little league baseball fan, with what seems to be half of Cambridge spending Friday evenings in the spring at the Tobin baseball fields, enjoying the incredible coaching and youthful spirit of the field -- to which Lauren can attest.
Lauren also coaches U9 girls lacrosse for Cambridge Youth Lacrosse (CYL), a non-profit community focused lacrosse program that drives the sports growth locally.
Lauren is excited to keep experiencing Cambridge and growing both personally and professionally. On the professional side, her team continues to expand and thrive as a part of the Gibson Sothebys International Realty arm. Those interested in joining a successful and motivated group of agents may reach out directly, asher team is always looking to welcome new members to their team.For more information on Lauren, visit her agent profile here.