Lauren Cody



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Lauren Cody is a third generation Riverside resident providing a decade of real estate sales experience. Lauren's expertise & success representing buyers and sellers in the Western Suburbs has made her one of the top performing realtors in the area.

Formerly employed in the field of interior design, she possesses the creative edge necessary to help sellers prepare their homes for the market guiding sellers every step of the way, from the first open house to the closing table.

Lauren has a proven record based on four key objectives that help guide her clients in selling their homes in the shortest amount of time and for the highest possible price:

  • Condition of the Property –  As a Certified Staging Consultant, guiding sellers in the preparation of their home to "SHOW" in the best way possible.
  • Price – Getting it right from the start! Providing a thorough Comparative Market Analysis to help sellers determine the most competitive price based on accurate statistics from the Multiple Listing Service.
  • Exposure – Marketing, Marketing, Marketing! Using the superior marketing platform provided by Baird and Warner, listings receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.
  • Negotiation – Lauren has closed numerous transactions for both buyers and sellers using expert negotiation skills, patience, and perseverance.
  • For buyers,  Lauren actively searches for the best properties that meet their wants and needs. She listens to her clients and asks the right questions pinpointing buyers' priorities, making the home search more productive and successful.  Moreover, Baird and Warner offers one of the best websites in the industry, and buyers can register to receive up to the minute listings via email or search for properties using its innovative mobile app.  She guides buyers through every aspect of their home purchase: touring properties, negotiating the sales contract, and providing referrals for inspectors, lenders, and attorneys.  From the first home tour to the day the moving van arrives, Lauren is the buyer's advocate every step of the way!

    A wife and mother of three, Lauren resides in Riverside, and is active in community organizations and events. A former educator, she holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education and continues to take courses in the field of real estate. 

    If you are thinking of making a move, contact Lauren Cody at 
    708-514-3367 or at You can also visit her website at

    Lauren Cody

    • B&W Vice President's Club
    • CSC - Certified Staging Consultant
    • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
    • Testimonials
    • Lauren Cody is an exceptional agent and very easy to work with. She was able to help us sell our house when timing was a major factor, as we were moving across the country to another state. She gave us pointers on how to stage our house for showings, had beautiful pictures taken for the listing, and gave great advice on pricing and negotiations. Lauren is extremely knowledgeable in her industry, which was evident when our house sold quickly after following all of her advice and pointers. We would recommend Lauren in a heartbeat!

      Conrad Arrambide

    • We had a great experience working with Lauren. Her marketing plan for our four bedroom home in Riverside was the strongest presented and she executed that plan with energy and enthusiasm. Her knowledge of the market and strong people skills were a real asset to us as sellers. She brought in multiple offers and sold our home in less than two weeks. We have since recommended her to friends and neighbors, and would work with her again in a heartbeat. She has a passion for the work she does and the energy to match!

      Diane Kemper

    • Lauren was very professional and was able to think outside the box when it came to finding the right house for me. She understood my needs and tailored her house search around them. I would highly recommend Lauren as your real estate agent.

      Adam Rysz

    • "There is no other agent I would work with when either buying or selling my home. Lauren both sold our home and was the agent who sold us our new place. Her recommendations for selling our home was spot on. We had a contract within 39 days of listing, followed by closing on the sale. On the purchasing side, Lauren was honest, fair, and worked diligently ensuring the sale went through. She was the instrumental point person on both the sale and purchasing side. Lauren is organized, responsive, and every-thing a client would look for in their real estate agent. We highly recommend Lauren. "

      Laurie Minor

    • Lauren Cody is an excellent Realtor. She has the knowledge of the local market and is an excellent listener which allows her to better understand what her client's are interested in. She is energetic and a professional. Lauren helped us find our house in Riverside four years ago. Since then when we have needed information about the local market, Lauren has helped us out. It is nice to know that we can rely on her. If we are ever in the market again, we would use her services.

      Bart Richards

    • Lauren Cody was my realtor for purchasing a new condo as well as selling my home. It was a very positive experience, thanks to Lauren. She was always professional and very savvy as to the best methods to market my home. Likewise, she indulged my endless quest to find the right new home for me and my family. I have recommended Lauren to many neighbors, and if they saw how quickly our house sold, they would be foolish not to take my recommendation! I would highly recommend her for her skill level as a realtor and positive personality.

      Drew Pandel

    • When I was ready to purchase a house, I did not have a realtor and I didn't know where to look. I began to search the internet. Friends warned that since this would be my first time home buying experience, I needed to find someone I 'knew.' I'm glad I didn't listen! After a few quick internet searches I found Lauren and sent her an email. She was quick to respond and provided excellent service from that day forward. She is conscientious, answers any and all questions, and always goes above and beyond to make sure the right house is found%u2014which we did! Even though I did not 'know' Lauren before my internet search, I know her now, and I couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Choosing Lauren Cody as my realtor was one of the best decisions I ever made.


    • We recently hired Lauren to sell a condo unit after first interviewing a number of different realtors. She came to the initial meeting extremely well prepared. She had performed her research regarding the subject property and brought to the meeting her marketing plan she professionally prepared. Once we signed with her, we knew we made the correct decision. Her professional photographer took wonderful pictures of the unit and she published them in a number of different formats: on-line and hard copy. Lauren used a variety of marketing tools and was well versed in the electronic and web-based marketing. Lauren was always available to answer questions and responded quickly to phone calls and texts.


    • Lauren Cody is an excellent real estate agent. We highly recommend her and would use her again. Lauren is very very responsive and follows up immediately -- we never had to ask twice. She is knowledgeable about the real estate market in Riverside, and in the western suburbs. She knows how to price the market. She always provides follow-up with potential buyers (and their realtors) and she is direct (and kind) in providing feedback to the seller (her client). She is smart, uses the resources of her office and broker, and has a great sense of humor. She was great and we strongly recommend her.


    • Lauren was a delight to work with she was always prompt for all scheduled appointments. Lauren was knowledgeable on the market and was very helpful getting our house ready for sale. Once the house was under contract she was patient guiding us thru the process. She was nothing but a true professional I would highly recommend Lauren Cody.


    • Lauren Cody was our agent for both selling our home as well as concurrently buying our new one in a different suburb all within three months. She made the ever stressful process so much easier! She was extremely helpful in getting our house ready to sell and in negotiations to get the job done. Lauren eased our minds with practical insight and became like part of the family throughout the whole process. She was always available and very prompt when any questions or problems arose. We had several hiccups beyond our control during the buying/selling process and I don't think we would have made it through successfully without Lauren.


    • I cannot recommend Lauren more highly. We relocated to Illinois from DC, with only limited availability to see houses in a very tight real estate market. Lauren worked tirelessly to ensure that we were able to see as many houses as possible, often prescreening properties before we traveled to Chicago, and regularly checking in with local agents to keep up with upcoming listings. On a personal level, Lauren's professional demeanor and easygoing, no-nonsese personality made a stressful process truly enjoyable. She was 100% available to us at all times throughout the process, fielding questions with ease. Towards the end, she negotiated a great deal under difficult circumstances with tremendous patience and grace. Thanks, Lauren!


    • We recently found out that selling a house is a very stressful experience so it is extremely important to have a realtor you can trust to help guide you through the process. Lauren is that person. We had lived in our house for over 20 years so we had no idea what to expect. Lauren was with us from the beginning guiding us on staging, pricing and negotiating. She is very professional and was always available whether is was talking us off a ledge or putting the dog in her kennel for a showing. I would highly recommend her for all your real estate needs.


    • Lauren was wonderful to work with! We met with her several times and she showed us several properties before we even put our house on the market. She really took the time to get to know us and understand our situation. When we decided to list our house, we knew for sure we wanted Lauren to be our agent. She knows the area and the market very well. She staged our house beautifully and recommended a professional photographer to take the listing photos and they were very impressive. She was willing to do as many open houses as we wanted. She communicated very effectively keeping us informed of progress and feedback from showings. She offered advice without being pushy or aggressive. She was very patient and supportive of us and we felt she had our best interest at heart. She was also very helpful negotiating offers on the house we were interested in buying. Our situation was a unique real estate scenario. We were interested in buying one house in particular in our area, but the seller would not accept a contingency offer. In order to make it all work, we needed to sell our home before we could make an offer on the house we wanted. Lauren agreed to help us with this challenge. We did have a couple of prospective offers on our home, but the seller of the house we were interested in did not accept our final offer. We learned a lot from the experience and were grateful to have Lauren guide us through the process. We would recommend Lauren to anyone looking for a realtor and would go to her again in the future if we decide to list our house again.


    • Lauren was born and raised in Riverside and knows the area like the back of her hand. From the initial meeting, staging, pricing discussions and questions/concerns during the selling process, she was super responsive and highly professional. Immediate response to my concerns was very important to me..... I would give her an A+ in this area. Lauren provided me with input during the sale of my home. Everything she told me from pricing, staging, inspections, closing, etc. were spot on. I highly recommend listening to what she has to say. Selling a home becomes a very emotional experience for the seller. Lauren was able to provide me with a sense of calm throughout and take the emotion out of the sale. Lauren also helped me purchase the home I was living in. If I were to move back to the area, I would absolutely reach out to her again, without a doubt.

      Jacci Andersen

    • My husband and I feel so lucky that Lauren was our realtor! Lauren found us our dream home, and we are very grateful. Lauren is incredibly easy to work with, has great availability, and is truly committed to helping buyers find a home that is right for them. She is also very knowledgeable about Riverside and the western suburbs, which was very helpful to us. Finally, Lauren is sincere and conscientious--things that are important when you're going through the home-buying process.

      Jackie Zarack

    • Lauren Cody is exceptional, and we recommend her highly! Being new Riverside, IL (and new to home buying in general), we had a plethora of questions and concerns for the listed property, all of which Lauren happily helped us through. She is super friendly, incredibly timely and patient, always available, and truly dedicated to her clients. She went out of her way to make our experience as smooth as possible, even taking the time to follow up with us a couple of times after the closing to ensure things were going well. Additionally, having grown up in the area, she was able to introduce us to many of the neighbors and provide us with helpful insight into the community. We are truly appreciative for all she did and will certainly use her in the future!


    • Lauren has expert real estate knowledge and is realistic and honest. Lauren doesn't waste your time and she balances the interests of all parties she represents. Lauren did an excellent job of representing both parties in the purchase of our home and when I inquire about other homes, Lauren gives me the information I need to prevent me from wasting my time. In addition, I recommended Lauren to friends who needed help with a property they acquired regarding rent vs. buy and they loved Lauren because of her knowledge of options, realistic financial considerations and her honesty.


    • Lauren is an extremely patient and responsive agent who showed me many properties before I decided on a purchase. She was able to substantiate an appropriate asking price and help me navigate through the entire home buying process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase their next home!

      Perry Yates

    • I had gone through 3 previous agents to sell my home. Lauren was my fourth agent. She sold my home within 6 months (after 5 years of being with other agents). She worked hard to get potential buyers and to help me out. She also helped me purchase my new home. Drove me everywhere looking at properties until I found my new home. I am hearing impaired and cannot work over the phone but she emailed or texted with any pertinent information. She was very honest, smart and funny and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Even called the movers for me since I cannot.


    • Had an excellent experience with Lauren Cody. She was honest, pleasant and very personable. I felt she was "on my side" throughout the sale of my property. She always kept me informed. Could not have been more professional. Highly recommend her!

      Ronald Feldmann

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