Lauren Schaffer Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Lauren is a natural entrepreneur, bringing high energy and a positive spirit to everything she does. From a very young age, she identified her personal strengths and leveraged them to generate a profit, developing an impressive professional portfolio in both musical theater and restaurant hospitality well before adulthood. This innate drive, coupled with a keen eye for style and a love for people, is what ultimately fueled her passion for luxury real estate sales in New York City.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University with B.S. degrees in Human & Organizational Development and Corporate Strategy, Lauren combined her customer service mindset and academic studies to establish a rewarding career in Human Resource Management. She spent 6 years as an HR Leader within the start-up market, working within fast-paced industries such as entertainment, digital media, financial services, and technology, where she built people programs aimed at maximizing employee potential. No matter the specific task at hand, her primary goals remained the same: put the clients’ needs first, identify creative solutions to difficult problems, and above all else, build strong and trusted relationships through ACTION. Lauren carved a professional niche within the employee relations and development sphere, where she provided the most value as a coach and mentor, and her ability to make clients feel comfortable in particularly stressful situations is extraordinary. Lauren proudly brings the same client-centric approach to her work in real estate.
In her spare time, Lauren loves attending Broadway shows, biking around the city with her husband, spending time at her family’s cabin in New Hampshire, and of course, drinking good champagne. As a Chicago native, Lauren always knew she was destined to call New York City her long-term home, but that doesn’t stop her from showcasing a healthy dose of Midwestern charm along the way!
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|343 East 30th Street, Apt. 4-B, New York||1||1||806||
|410 Central Park West, Apt. 10-E, New York||1||1||N/A||
|400 Riverside Drive, Apt. 5-E, New York||1||1||725||
|308 West 106th Street, Apt. 4-R, New York||0||1||600||
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|235 East 49th Street, Apt. 5-D, New York||1||1||700||
|118 West 72nd Street, Apt. 604, New York||0||1||400||
|125 Church Street, Apt. 4-N, New York||3||2||2,200||
|5 East 22nd Street, Apt. 21-D, New York||2||2||1,100||
|300 East 34th Street, Apt. 33-D, New York||3||3||N/A||
|80 North Moore Street, Apt. 8-H, New York||2||1||1,036||
|80 North Moore Street, Apt. 29-K, New York||2||1||N/A||
|450 West 42nd Street, Apt. 41-S, New York||1||1.5||N/A||
|555 10th Avenue, Apt. 37-G, New York||1||1||N/A||
|21 West End Avenue, Apt. 3512, New York||1||1||N/A||
|885 Sixth Avenue, Apt. 24-F, New York||1||1||N/A||
|300 E 23rd Street, Apt. 9-C, New York||1||1||764||
|201 East 86th Street, Apt. 6-E, New York||1||1||N/A||
|247 East 28th Street, Apt. 11-G, New York||1||1||N/A||
|420 Clermont Avenue, Apt. 1, Brooklyn||2||1.5||N/A||
|250 Ashland Place, Apt. 35-K, Brooklyn||1||1||N/A||
|10 Liberty Street, Apt. 28-C, New York||1||1||N/A||
|300 Ashland Place, Apt. 18-F, Brooklyn||1||1||N/A||
|265 East 66th Street, Apt. 14-D, New York||0||1||685||
|80 DeKalb Avenue, Apt. 23-A, Brooklyn||1||1||N/A||
|220 East 72nd Street, Apt. #24-D, New York||0||1||N/A||
|626 1st Avenue, Apt. 19-H, New York||0||1||N/A||
|66 Rockwell Place, Apt. 6-A, Brooklyn||1||1||N/A||
|27 West 89th Street, Apt. C, New York||1||1||N/A||
|520 East 14th Street, Apt. 19, New York||2||1||N/A||
|333 Schermerhorn Street, Apt. 22-L, Brooklyn||0||1||N/A||
|4 Park Avenue, Apt. 12-S, New York||0||1||N/A||
|35 Bedford Street, Apt. 4, New York||0||1||N/A||
|478 3rd Avenue, Apt. 4-C, New York||0||1||N/A||
|1059 Sterling Place, Apt. 2, Brooklyn||2||1||N/A||
|98 Moore Street, Apt. 3-B, Brooklyn||1||1||N/A||
Lauren helped me find and negotiate the purchase of my first apartment in New York City. Her amazing upbeat can-do attitude made her a pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond every step of the way! - Grier F.
Lauren made what was a very difficult time and process so much easier. She worked not just as a broker but truly as a friend, and my wife and I came to think of her as such. As a first time buyer in NYC she both educated and guided me through what must be the most difficult and nuanced real estate market in the world. She counseled and managed us through this difficult time, and was always there to assist, even when it encroached on her own life and time. I highly recommend and endorse Lauren as a true professional and caring individual. Way to go Lauren! - Mark M.
As a first time home buyer I was nervous, anxious and needed guidance. Lauren is exactly who you'd want in your corner when buying your 1st, 2nd or 10th home. She is kind, patient, understanding and incredibly knowledgeable. I always felt she had my best interests at heart. She is always responsive, no matter what time of the day it is. What started as a client/agent relationship quickly turned into a friendship. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly recommended! - Rael K.
Lauren was incredible to work with. She understood my needs, was highly responsive, and pulled out all the stops for me. She helped negotiate not only a good buying price, but also helped keep us on track, pulling in connections and additional resources when the seller dropped several times. - Joseph D.
Words cannot describe how kind and helpful Lauren was during my search for a home in NYC. She is always full of energy, which made house hunting delightful and fun. Even in the most stressful times, Lauren was full of positive energy and helped me every step of the way. She acknowledged my needs and fulfilled everything that I was looking for. I highly recommend Lauren!! She's a gem. - Ria P.
My husband and I worked with Lauren Schaffer for our move on the UWS. Lauren is an all star. My husband and I collectively moved over 8 times in Manhattan and we were agreed that Lauren is the best broker we have ever worked with in NYC. She created a solid agenda of apartments that fit our budget and also our checklist. She was very helpful and even took notes during our showings so we could keep track. She did a ton of leg work and follow up that enabled us to have our first stress free move. - Jill J.
My girlfriend and I recently worked with Lauren as our broker to secure an apartment. Not only was she extremely easy to work with, but she was very on top of the checklist of items needed, and did an excellent job at following up with us as well as with the building on what was a very intricate application process. Her friendly and helpful attitude throughout the entire process and her diligence allowed us to land our dream apartment very quickly! I would absolutely work with her again and would recommend her to anyone else I know looking for their next apartment! - Alex G.
Lauren Schaffer at Elegran is sensational. We came in with our daughter to find a West Village apartment with just three weeks until her new job started. Lauren did a lot of rework so that we could be very efficient when we arrived the next weekend. We looked at twelve apartments on Friday with the intent to look at more on Saturday. There were only a few "no ways" among the twelve and we applied at the end of the day. We were introduced to Lauren by friends who she had helped (for their sons and daughters). - John M.
We are proud to announce that the Blanchard Family is together and all thanks to you! We have a home with cool parks nearby, a big front door, and beautiful sunlight to wake up to. I am so thankful that I have met you. You were able to hear what I needed, when I had no direction, and was possibly going in the wrong direction. Mike is happy with his commute to work on the G line. Claire loves riding her scooter everywhere. And we have made great friends with the burger pub downstairs. You were so right, Brooklyn was a great choice!! I also appreciate your flexibility in my timeline. There were so many factors that came into play that I had absolutely no control over, and the great news is, it all worked out perfectly! Lauren, you know how to get this done! Thank you for being the amazing version of you, your tenacity, patience, and positive attitude kept me calm and helped us make the best decision - moving to Brooklyn! - Laura B.
I am writing in regards to the exceptional experiences I've had working with both Lauren Schaffer and Kirk Eckenrode. Kirk was diligent, patient and personable during my search to purchase my first home. He always followed up and provided me with great options. While my plans to purchase changed, I immediately went to Kirk to find a rental. He and Lauren were extremely responsive and had arranged a whole day of showings with less than 24 hours notice. They went out of their way to keep me updated and informed at all times- even answering my calls at all hours of the night. Lauren was a joy to work with, timely and I felt completely at ease throughout my whole moving process. These two truly go above and beyond and found me the perfect home. I would highly recommend them to anyone. You will not regret it. - Camille S.
I highly recommend Lauren to anyone who is facing the onerous task of searching for a new apartment. Lauren is professional and organized, attentive and patient. She was super responsive to texts and emails and kept me calm, and at times laughing, throughout the daunting search process. She lined up such great quality and appropriate apartments that I was able to select one on our first day out! Lauren went to bat for me when I need her during the lease negotiation process. I loved working with her and will definitely call upon her the next time I need to look for a new home! - Anna S.
We could not have found a better realtor than Lauren! First, she is a careful listener when it comes to her clients' needs and wants, which makes her remarkably effective when selecting a touring schedule. We had been searching for an apartment for over six months. In one day with Lauren, we found the one that was perfect for us concerning budget, space, lifestyle, and transportation. She organized our visits to give us a spectrum of possibilities, which was essential for us to make an informed decision and to reaffirm the characteristics we wanted our next home to have. Lauren was there for us at every step of the process and defended our interests with the landlord throughout. Nothing is a problem for her, and she will be available to you at all times. Not only is Lauren a great professional but personally is also a delight and simply smart. She made apartment hunting fun. We are not planning on moving anytime soon, and if we did, we are confident that we would work with no one else but Lauren. We love our new apartment and neighborhood, which we wouldn't have visited if it were not for her in the first place. - Guillermo Z.
I had an extremely positive experience with Lauren Schaffer from Elegran. I was going through a very difficult situation where I needed to move out of my place and find an apartment immediately. Lauren helped calm me down, and patiently walked me through the process. She was sympathetic to my situation, and carefully listened to all my needs and requests, and provided valuable input regarding neighborhoods and buildings to consider. What impressed me the most about Lauren was her professionalism. She was always one step ahead when it came to correspondence and paperwork. Ultimately, thanks to her acute problem solving abilities, I was able to find, rent, and move into a new apartment within a matter of days. I will wholeheartedly recommend her services to friends and colleagues! - Anyuli G.
Lauren was by far the best broker I’ve ever worked with. She was organized, patient, flexible with my schedule and very responsive to calls, texts and emails. We looked at a wide range of apartments, all within my requirements, and she gave me open and honest guidance the entire time. Her knowledge of the NYC real estate market made the process quick and painless, not to mention her friendliness and sense of humor. I will be recommending her to all my friends in NYC and will definitely be using her for my next move! - Millie D. and Greg L.
Looking for an apartment in New York is undoubtedly an overwhelming experience at first. Lauren not only made it easy for us, but enjoyable as well. She listened to our needs and provided us with several options in our locations of preference. She then joined us in visiting these places, providing honest advice and guidance along the way. Lauren was transparent throughout the process, answering all of our (many) questions, taking into account any reservations we had, and in the end helping us find the perfect place for our needs! Couldn't be happier with the experience. - Dylan B. and Nicole L.
Lauren was the best hands down!! So happy we could trust her all the way!! We were very happy to have run into her, be done [with the apartment search] in one day, and done in a week with all the paperwork. You are amazing Lauren! - Wendy M.
Lauren helped my daughter find her first apartment in NYC. She is friendly, knowledgable, and very good about keeping in touch. She responded quickly to emails, texts, and phone calls and worked hard to find my daughter the perfect apartment in the price range and neighborhood that she was interested in. I really appreciated her accessibility and responsiveness. Lauren was very pleasant to work with and made the difficult task of finding an apartment in NYC much easier! I have already recommended her to a friend! - Janice H.
I recently closed on the perfect apartment for me and my girlfriend with the help of Lauren! I was transferring for work from an international location and I knew very little about the apartment market in NYC. Lauren was very patient, knowledgeable, open and honest about the real estate market in NYC. She was able to offer great suggestions for our budget and requirements that led to many showings, all which really gave me perspective on what was available. I really appreciated that Lauren was very flexible with my busy schedule, even when I changed requirements halfway through the process. Without Lauren I don’t think I would have found this apartment that fit all my needs, and more, right on budget. Thank you Lauren and Elegran for the great experience. I will be recommending you to all of my friends that want to look for apartments in the city! - Jim H.
My boyfriend and I recently worked with Lauren Schaffer to find our new apartment. From day 1, Lauren was organized, responsive, and understood what we were looking for right away. She was flexible in working around both of our schedules, and really went to bat for us when we found ourselves needing some muscle to move decisions along. For the first time in apartment hunting, it felt like we had a partner to navigate through an otherwise difficult and frustrating process. Lauren was overall friendly, helpful, and genuine - I hope to work with her every time we look for a place! - Natacha A.