About

Welcome to LIVING LARGE IN LOUDOUN!   Lauren is a licensed real estate agent with Pearson Smith Realty in Ashburn, VA. Lauren and her husband settled in the Lowes Island/Cascades community of Loudoun County in 1999. She immediately fell in love with all that the area has to offer – the friendly suburban communities, the rolling […]

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Get in touch

  Hello!  I’d love to hear from you and am ready to serve you!  Please send a note via this form.  You can also reach me at laurendefrese@gmail.com.  I’ll get back to you within 24 hours!   Lauren DeFrese, REALTOR® The E4 Realty Group of Pearson Smith Realty 43777 Central Station Drive, Ste. 390 Ashburn, VA   20147    Direct:  […]

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Looking for a Trusted Vendor?

Whether you’re a few years away from putting your house on the market, a few months, a new home buyer or a seasoned owner, here are some of our favorite local business to fix, revamp, replace, renew or finance your house:

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Success Stores

“Lauren, Thank you so much for all your help!  We are so happy to be in our new home!  You are wonderful.”  Amanda “Lauren, Thank you so very much for helping us to locate the townhouse.  You went out of your way and it was so appreciated.”  Robin     “Lauren, We greatly appreciate your […]

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Latest Posts

Open Arms – 10 Years of Giving Back and Making a Difference!

October 6, 2016 | No Comments

Successful Night for Open Arms! Open Arms Worldwide (OAW) is a not-for-profit, Christian organization dedicated to the spiritual, moral, emotional, physical and social enrichment of children and youth who live in under-served or forgotten communities around the world – communities where families and children are at higher risk of becoming victims of poverty, crime, violence, […]

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Why We All Need a ‘Phil Dunphy’ on Our Side

September 30, 2016 | No Comments

Whether or not you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, or know who Phil Dunphy’s character is, the concept of knowing that you have someone in your corner who is looking out for your best interests is something we all want. When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer […]

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How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar: Insider Tips

September 20, 2016 | No Comments

Staging can absolutely bring a seller more money! I’ve seen this proven time after time. This is why we pay for every single one of our sellers to have a staging consultation with the best in the business!  (If your not convinced, just take a look at this wonderful information from Houselogic.) If you are […]

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How Contractors Scam You Without You Ever Knowing

September 14, 2016 | No Comments

You’ll be ready when he says, “Take my word for it” or makes any of 4 other claims. “Well, he seemed legit” is what many homeowners end up saying after realizing they’re out the $1,500 they handed over “for materials” and stuck with a job barely done. While most contractors are honest, hardworking professionals, a […]

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8 Fall Weekend Activities in Loudoun

September 8, 2016 | No Comments

I just love the Fall season!  It’s a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful nature and change of seasons. Here are some great weekend activities coming up, courtesy of VisitLoudoun.com  Labor Day weekend has come and gone and while it isn’t officially Fall (everyone start counting down until September 22nd) the end […]

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5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

September 7, 2016 | No Comments

School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. Here are five reasons why you should consider […]

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15-Minute Home Makeovers

August 30, 2016 | No Comments

Here are 7 house pick-me-ups from HouseLogic that take about as much time as brewing a pot of coffee and fit your schedule whenever you have a few extra minutes. Caught between your lack of time and the urge to give your home some spit and polish? Never fear. These ideas will add panache in no […]

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OPEN HOUSE – 46233 Allsbrook Pl. in Cascades

August 21, 2016 | No Comments

This is how we do an Open House Pearson Smith Realty Style! Come on out to see this Cascades Charmer!! (click on photo for details)!!

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Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

August 19, 2016 | No Comments

We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,”and so many more, just in one sitting. But here is what, sadly, they don’t always show on TV… Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the […]

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