At only 30 years old, New Jersey native Lauren Parrella is an unstoppable ball of energy, selling more than $20 million as an individual agent just last year. The award-winning Realtor®, sales associate, and broker not only ranks among the top 1% of agents at Realty Executives, but she is currently in the process of opening her own franchise—Realty Executives First Class in Montville, NJ—which will open in March 2021. An app Lauren created for realtors will be launching at the same time, and for a small one-time fee, agents will have everything they need at their fingertips. In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments, Lauren was featured in the Top Agent Magazine and has been a recipient of the 5-Star Real Estate Award every year since entering the industry in 2012. She is also a winner of the Bronze (2016-17), Silver (2018), Gold (2019), and Platinum (2021) sales awards from the North Central Jersey Circle of Excellence.
Lauren became a licensed Realtor® in 2013, and after working as a part-time agent for six years, she decided to wholly embrace her passion for helping people find their dream homes. In 2018, she became a full-time Realtor® at Realty Executives, obtaining her broker’s license a year later. With her vast knowledge of the North Jersey area, she continues to make both buying and selling enjoyable—providing an open line of communication and continual support throughout the entire process. As a direct result of her efforts, Lauren receives numerous referrals, especially for first-time home buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters.
“The leaders at Realty Executives are all very supportive, both investing in their agents and genuinely caring about them,” says Lauren. “As I am now starting my own franchise, I am definitely following their example.” She is off to a great start, successfully recruiting and training 12 agents from the ground up—most of whom are already selling a lot of properties. Lauren makes herself available to them 24/7, does one-on-one training sessions, and provides plenty of resources and materials for her agents to use as valuable reference tools. In fact, since Lauren is currently writing a book to serve as a guide for new agents and to motivate seasoned agents as well.
Although her mother works as her assistant, she is not the only person who has a special relationship with Lauren. “All my agents have become family,” she says. Since maintaining a supportive atmosphere is among Lauren’s top priorities, her agents are asked to complete vision homework. “You can’t be successful in real estate if you’re not successful in other aspects of your life,” she explains. Always hands-on and in the moment, Lauren mentors her agents to provide the same exceptional level of service for which she has become widely recognized.
Boasting a bachelor’s degree in law from Ramapo College and a master’s in life coaching from Liberty University, Lauren began working as a police dispatcher in 2012, where she combined her legal experience and love of helping others. She then went on to work in another real estate office for three years before joining Realty Executives, which she calls the best decision she ever made.
Lauren credits much of her success to her husband. “I truly wouldn’t be where I am today without his support. He is my rock, and I am so grateful to have such an understanding partner,” she says. Lauren is especially excited that he will be playing a large role at her new office in Montville where they will continue going the extra mile for clients and changing the landscape of real estate together.