Meet Lauren

Lauren Empey is a real estate broker and attorney with a passion for San Diego "dirt." After practicing real estate law for several years, she founded Empey Realty with the goal of bringing attorney-level representation and advice to clients in their real estate sales & purchases.

Her background practicing real estate law gives Lauren's clients a huge advantage in terms of contract negotiations, strategy, and the attention to detail that is absolutely necessary to keep escrow on track all the way to closing day. This expertise allows us to help clients with complex and high-stakes real estate deals, such as 1031 exchanges, investment property sales & purchases, age 55+ tax basis transfers, and more.

At Empey Realty, your best interests are always the bottom line. Rely on us for an unparalleled combination of honest, expert advice & above-and-beyond service. Call Lauren for your free strategy session today! 858-230-8644

Lauren Empey, San Diego Realtor, Pacific Beach Real Estate Broker and Attorney

Professional Representation With An Aloha Touch


Without the Right Agent, Real Estate Can Feel Like the Wild West.  But You're Here Now.
Welcome to the Tropics. 

Our Pledge & Mission Statement


To protect our clients' best interests, above all else. To provide trustworthy, honest advice, and act as a professional advisor to our clients. To educate and counsel them about the strategies, financial considerations, and practical elements involved with buying, selling, and investing in real estate, creating value and helping our clients build their wealth.

The client is boss. Only you can decide when or how you will buy or sell a home, and at what price. Our role as your broker is to arm you with 360 degree knowledge of the market, laws, and the intricacies of the sale contract, so that you can be confident that you're making the best possible decisions. 

The real estate transaction is incredibly complex. Our committment is to make it orderly, systematic, and understandable, thereby reducing any unnecessary stress and anxiety. We have developed tools and systems to make sure nothing falls through the cracks and we can deliver the results you want, every time.

Serving San Diego County & Select Other Areas

We're based in Pacific Beach, but we represent clients throughout San Diego County, and even in other parts of California. Helping great clients is more important than price or location. 

If you are interested in a particular area and would like to know more about our experience selling homes there,  give us a call! We have a great network of trusted Realtors who we will refer you to if we don't think we're the best local expert to fit your needs.

And if you're looking to buy or sell a home in San Diego, look no further! You simply cannot find another local expert with the level of skill, integrity and dedication that Lauren Empey provides. 

Stop by our office in PB... 
Or give us a call at 858-230-8644


Hear What Our Happy Clients Have to Say


Bob G.

Investment Property Purchase

I had been looking for property on the internet for quite some time and found a listing I wanted posted on I called the the listing agent, Lauren, and we met at the property the next day. I had done research on the area, and since the listing price was reasonable I asked Lauren to be my agent as well the sellers agent. I am not the smartest guy, but that was one of the best decisions I have made. Lauren put me in touch with a great lender, who worked really hard to get me qualified and approved for a loan that was questionable considering my income. Lauren called me everyday, sent all the disclosures and myriad of paperwork all on my phone and the internet. Meticulous and thorough, all hurdles were cleared. Lauren is an Attorney and real estate agent, It was nice to have everything handled by a professional. Thank-you Lauren for making my dream come true!

Justin H.

Sold Mission Beach Triplex

I hired Lauren to help me sell a triplex in Mission Beach, and I could not be happier with her service and expertise! She is super knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and she works really hard. She did an awesome job of marketing the property, doing multiple flyers and mailers and social media stuff, open houses, etc… She also handled all the communication and coordination with the tenants and everything went smoothly despite lots of inspections and people around the property while in escrow. I recommend Lauren to everyone! 

Brian & Becca L.

Detached Home

If you're looking to buy a home in San Diego, look no further than Lauren Empey to get you into your new home. Buying a home is a lot of work, and that includes a ton of work from you, the home buyer. Lauren will help you to view all MLS listings, and will help you narrow your search down as you begin to look. I highly advise to go out and tour the neighborhood BEFORE seeing the home - my wife and I did this and it made all of our lives that much easier.

When you have found the home you want, Lauren is AMAZING when it comes to putting together an offer. And once accepted, she will guide you through the process up to close. This is where we really loved working with Lauren, as there is SO much paperwork to go through - she asks all the right questions and ensured that we were aware of everything we were signing, and even looked out for us to make sure we were not being worked over.

Whether you are a first time home buyer or 2nd/3rd/etc buyer, get Lauren in your corner - you'll be happy you did.

Kevin K.

Sold A Single Family Home
(For 6% Over Asking With 
Multiple Offers!)

Lauren exemplified what a Real Estate person should be. She was quick to act on every occasion and handled each and every matter of the transaction with speed, professionalism and finesse.

Jesi B. 

Condo Purchase

I wish I could give Empey Realty 10 stars! When I made the big decision to purchase a condo I was very nervous. I sat down with Lauren and told her everything I wanted and how much I could afford. She listened carefully and quickly got me on the MLS. She also got me in touch with a very good lender so I could get pre-qualified and get a great rate. Searching the market listings were a little nerve wrecking but Lauren always made time to answer my silly questions. She knew when to nudge me and when to let me look around on my own. The property tours were a little intimidating, but she made it so much easier by talking with me. She always had a positive attitude about looking and there was never any pressure. Read More >>

Todd & Nicole A.

First-Time Home Buyers​

Lauren was beyond amazing!! She walked us through everything, and any hiccups that occurred with our seller, she took care of for us and never made us worry! She held our hand the whole way and was very patient with us in our first time homebuyer lack of knowledge. She helped us get a $6,000 closing cost credit from the seller, on top of a great price! We appreciate all of her help and loved working with her. She has been completely open to answering questions even after we closed. Thanks Lauren!!!

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