Why Work With Us?

Because we have been local homebuyers for 20+ years

We Buy Houses In Sacramento

At Laurel Buys Houses, we aren’t your average team of professionals that buy and sell houses in the Sacramento area. Like you, we are parents, children, caregivers, homeowners, creatives, dreamers and the list goes on! As members of the community, we care about helping people find positive solutions so they can sell their home fast and stress-free. When we meet with you, we come with an open mind, compassion, and understanding. We’ve seen it all! We can see past the obstacles and find the potential that each unique home has to offer. That’s one of the reasons we’ve been featured on  HGTV and multiple home tours

I only work with the best people! Every member of my team is reliable, trustworthy and good at what they do. I am the one who talks with folks who are looking to sell and figures out all the details. Once we come to an agreement that meets your needs, the rest of my team helps me to finish things up and remodel the property to get it into tip top shape. Once its move-in ready we sell the property to a family who is looking to move into the area.

“EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE!! From the moment first moment I spoke with them on the phone to the last days of signing, Laurel and her team was a huge support system for me and my family. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell there home!!”

Sara Belmonte [Sacramento, Ca]

Meet The Team!

Laurel Sagen

Get To Know Laurel

Hi, my name is Laurel Sagen and I am a licensed contractor here in Sacramento.  I have been buying houses and helping people since 1999.  My father was in the Air Force and retired here in Sacramento, making it my home. I graduated from Elk Grove High School and received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Sacramento State in 1986. I love what I do because I’ve been able to help people in tough situations for the last twenty years.  I am positive I can help you too.  If it turns out you should not sell your house to me, I know many other ways to help, including honest realtors, mortgage people and other resources. There is never any pressure, I’m here to help.

Samantha Bartolo

If you call us or send a webform in, Sam is the gal on the other end! She runs our office and keeps us on track and organized. She is the glue that holds our team together! Growing up in a construction family she developed a love for flipping houses! She is a San Francisco State University Graduate and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. The real purpose of her work is to understand the goals of owners and see to it that their transactions run smoothly from that first phone call to the closing table.

Shasta Escalante

Shasta is our Public Relations Guru and Marketing Specialist. Also the host co-host of the Heart 2 Biz podcast! For over 10 years, Shasta has worked in the media industry. She started off as a television host at 12-years-old and continued to grow into print and radio work. This Sacramento State University grad’s biggest “why” is to let people know that they aren’t alone and that struggles don’t define an individual. When she isn’t working, you can find her on a hike or eating spicy foods.

Erin Pennington

Erin is our creative and digital marketing guru! She runs all our website details, marketing channels and helps assist in the creative vision of our company and flips! Erin fell in love with design at a young age and went to Sacramento State University for her art and marketing degree. A devoted mother of 3, Erin lives and breaths creating and teaching! In her personal time she teaches paint and sip classes and donates 1/2 her earnings to help local schools and sports teams achieve their financial goals!

Brian Braunwart

Brian is our lead acquisitions manager! He is the one who meets with our sellers first and provides them with creative solutions when it comes to selling their home. This guy is a huge team player and is always putting others first! When Brian isn’t communicating with our sellers, he is out on the golf course! Nothing keeps him from swinging his clubs any chance he gets!

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How We Can Work With You

Oftentimes, homeowners we work with are experiencing some sort of distress when needing to sell their house. Our passion is helping people navigate these tough situations and offering help in any way. With our long-term history in the Sacramento community, we have built strong connections with other people and professionals that provide helpful resources for every circumstance.  Not only can we buy your house for a fast and fair offer, but we provide you with recommendations and additional resources for a variety of issues you may be facing. 

Discretion is very important to us. Everything we discuss will be completely private and we’ll never place any judgement on your circumstance. We have been helping people sell in any condition for over 20 years and we’ve seen it all. If the house has not been maintained, or you have too many possessions, we can handle it. When you meet with Laurel, she will listen to you and work with you to find a solution that meets your needs. Helping people is what we love to do!

Laurel enjoys spending time outside of work volunteering for the local food bank and other charities. Every member of our team dedicates time to support non-profits in the area. Together, we are involved in supporting animal shelters, cleaning up parks, teaching classes at local community centers, serving at food banks and the list goes on. Our desire to give back is what drives us to work hard and help homeowners find hope, even in the most difficult circumstances.

If you have any questions about how we work, the process of selling a house or you just want to learn more about us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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