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Hailing from Denver, Colorado, I moved to Charlotte after graduating from the Babcock School of Business at  Wake Forest University with degrees in both Finance and Art History. With a real estate attorney for a father and parents who are real estate investors, I have enjoyed ample and diverse exposure to the real estate markets since I was young. My passion for the business grew as I gained experience in other related fields like interior design, finance and marketing.


Joining Helen Adams Realty allows me to provide my clients with an unparalleled level of service and attention. I am receptive to every client’s unique home-related needs and approach each client’s circumstance with enthusiasm, creativity, forthright communication, diligence and integrity. Each of my transactions is executed according to the highest ethical standards and marked with distinct business professionalism, and I am consistently working to exceed each of my client’s expectations.


Accolades and Awards:

  • 5 Star Professional 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Platinum Sales Leader, Randolph Road Office: 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Silver Sales Leader, Randolph Road Office: 2011, 2012

  • Bronze Sales Leader, Randolph Road Office: 2010

  • Sales Volume Increase by Percentage: 2010

  • Platinum Level Quality Service Award: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Rookie of the Year: 2009



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Lauren Ponder Dayton is the consummate professional. This was our 13th purchase and she was by far the best realtor.

Lauren Dayton was wonderful to work with in the recent purchase of my house in Charlotte. She and her assistant, Angela, were incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and insightful. I could not have asked for a better team.

‐ Pam Stirling

LP is an asset to the real estate business.

LP and Angela are awesome! They are both so knowledgeable, and LP's expertise extended far beyond just real estate--she could tell me what might need to be fixed or changed and approximately how much it would cost for every home we looked at. I have already recommended her to other people and will happily use her when we decide to sell our home in the future!

‐ Paul & Katie Hatcher

Lauren Ponder is excellent and displays the highest standards of professionalism.

Lauren was exceptionally prepared to handle the sale of our home. She provided superb service and was extremely helpful in guiding us through the sale of our home. We will recommend Lauren whenever we are given the opportunity.

LP is the consummate professional in her business. I have referred many people to her and will continue to do so. You guys are fortunate to have someone like her.

Lauren and Angela really care about their clients.

This was a fairly complicated process due to doing a 1031 Exchange and purchases were done through a trust. The most difficult part was the communication with the underwriter of the mortgage. Lauren did more than her job requires by helping with the communication and managing to get all parties involved on the same page. It was a stressful process but she was professional... Read More

‐ Rosemary Barber

Lauren Ponder Dayton recently worked with my wife and I to purchase our first home. We could not have been any happier with our experience with Lauren. She provided great insight into the process and market, which was especially helpful since we are new to Charlotte and were not living here during our search. We plan to recommend Lauren to our friends and will 100% use... Read More

‐ Jeff Mullen

Lauren was terrific in every way. She was a joy to work with. She represents Helen Adams at the highest professional level. We have purchased 10 properties in the past 40 years. Lauren is by far the best realotor we've worked with.

Lauren is outstanding. She takes the time to get to know her clients and understands their needs, wants, and concerns and delivers above and beyond expectations. I would only use Lauren on any future real estate transactions.

Lauren did an amazing job in a very challenging real estate environment. Living so far away, we could not have done it without her.

We love LP. She has sold 2 properties for us and helped us buy 1. Thorough, informed, professional, accessible, very effective.


Market Activity - September 2016
The Vitals
As with any real estate market, Charlotte's moves up and down seasonally and is influenced by the overall economic outlook. The micro-markets may perform differently, so, individual zip codes, neighborhoods or even streets may buck the overall trend. Your trusted real estate advisor can help you figure out how your home fits into the marketplace.
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