Driven, Trustworthy Representation to Make Your Vision of Home a Reality

Sophisticated Clients Demand the Very Best When Buying A Home

You're savvy. You know how to use technology, you're educated in a variety of disciplines, and you deserve to expect the best when you hire a professional to help you through a hugely important financial transaction. 

You don't hire a Realtor to help you pick out your next home—you hire a Realtor for trustworthy, professional advice and representation in your contract negotiations and throughout the escrow process. Not only to make sure you get the best deal, but to protect you from any missteps and get you across that threshold and into your new home with minimal stress. 

We're committed to that professional ethic. No car salesmen here. Our clients enjoy the relief of working with a true professional advisor, knowing that:

You're In Control.  Only you can decide when you will buy a home, and at what price. No matter how many homes we have to tour or offers we have to write, you will never feel pressured to buy a home that's not "just right." 

We're the Navigator.  We will educate you about the market, the purchase process, and help you create a personalized strategy for achieving your goals, so that you can make confident, informed decisions each step of the way.

Your Money Is Protected. Home buyers in California have a lot of homework to do both before & during escrow. Our systems ensure that nothing falls through the cracks and all of your questions and concerns are addressed before putting your escrow deposit at risk. 

This is a Partnership Based on Mutual Trust and Honesty. You can always trust us for honest advice and a creative approach to challenges. You'll never feel as if you’re going it alone with Empey Realty as your confidante and trusted advisor.

We're Thinking 3 Steps Ahead. You can only anticipate the potholes if you know the road. We've helped clients with plenty of home purchases and know what potential pitfalls to look out for and how to avoid them, so you don't have any unwanted road bumps knocking you off course. 

We’ve Got Your Back. While you're busy reviewing hundreds of pages of reports & disclosures, we're herding cats to make sure everyone else is doing their job too—the seller, other agents, inspectors, lenders, escrow & title officers, etc. We don't mind bugging people to make sure you're protected (we kinda like it actually).

Your Questions Are Welcome and We're Listening. The home buying process can be overwhelming, but communication should be easy. Our clients feel comfortable asking questions and enjoy prompt, thoughtful responses and discussions. 

You'll Be So Happy You Chose Us!  We take pride in spoiling our clients with special touches and personalized service. We have the best clients in the world (and the happiest)!


Hear What Our Happy Clients Have to Say


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.

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!!!

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 >>

Brent H. 

Townhome Purchase

I worked with Lauren to find my first home, and the experience was wonderful. One of the things I didn't fully appreciate about the home buying process is the amount of paper work involved! With Lauren's background as a lawyer her ability to read, digest, and explain in detail what was going on made a huge difference in the confidence I had making the right decisions. From the very beginning Lauren was extremely responsive and active in looking for homes that met my criteria. The more we looked the better she got at only showing me things she knew I would like. When it did come time to make an offer she prepared it quickly and cleanly. I am certain that made a huge difference in the seller accepting. After hearing so many horror stories I was apprehensive about the difficulty of buying a home. Lauren made it seem smooth and painless, with each step clear and logical. I have already recommended her to other friends and colleagues in the market!

Marcia K.

Single Family Home Purchase

Lauren makes the process of buying very smooth and gives you confidence that all the details are being handled correctly. Highly recommend her expertise. It made my experience buying a house effortless.

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