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Lauren Budik



McLean Office

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 350
McLean, VA 22101 Directions
Phone: 703-790-9090



After growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta and earning a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, I moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2009 to work as a newspaper reporter. My husband and I recently completed a two-year overseas tour with the State Department. We currently live in Reston, where we purchased our first home in 2014. 

I specialize in residential real estate in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. in any price range, from condos to townhouses and single family homes. My goal is to help you in the sale, purchase, rental or lease of your home with the utmost honesty, integrity and enthusiasm, while making the entire process as stress-free as possible. Many of my clients have foreign service, government or military backgrounds and select me to represent them because I personally understand the special needs and circumstances of those who serve our country. I've helped many individuals and families relocate to the metro D.C. area — both domestically and from overseas — because of their job or TDY with the State Dept., U.S. government, FBI, CIA, military and USAID. 


I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS (NVAR) and the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS (GCAAR). I hold a REALTOR designation, which means I am held to the professional standards of the above associations and their codes of ethics. 

Outside of work, I am a new mom to our son Noah, and our family enjoys playing with our 5-year-old Sheltie named Lily and traveling. I am also a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and serve on the Young Professionals committee.


Check out my real estate blog here!

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.


  • CRP - Certified Relocation Professional
  • MCRS - Military Certified Residential Specialist
  • MOM - Military on the Move Certification
  • NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22302

    $334,000 | 2 Bed | 1 Full
    Sold on 02/06/2018
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    VIENNA, VA 22180

    $2,900 | 4 Bed | 2 Full
    Rented on 12/18/2017
    Represented the Tenant

    Listed By Keller Williams Capital Properties

    FAIRFAX, VA 22030

    $555,000 | 3 Bed | 3 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 09/07/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Lauren Budik
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

    RESTON, VA 20191

    $470,000 | 3 Bed | 3 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 08/04/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Lauren Budik
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    6227 19TH ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22205

    $3,195 | 3 Bed | 2 Full
    Rented on 07/12/2017
    Represented the Tenant

    Listed By Condo 1, Inc.

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    VIENNA, VA 22180

    $2,900 | 4 Bed | 3 Full
    Rented on 06/30/2017
    Represented the Tenant

    Listed By Greenland Realty, LLC

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    4200 LENOX DR
    FAIRFAX, VA 22032

    $2,500 | 4 Bed | 3 Full
    Rented on 06/24/2017
    Represented the Tenant

    Listed By Kirin Realty

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    46454 SAFFRON CT
    STERLING, VA 20165

    $692,500 | 5 Bed | 3 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 06/23/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway

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    VIENNA, VA 22181

    $3,575 | 4 Bed | 3 Full | 1 Half
    Rented on 06/21/2017
    Represented the Tenant

    Listed By Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

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    1054 PAXTON ST
    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304

    $2,800 | 4 Bed | 2 Full
    Rented on 06/17/2017
    Represented the Tenant

    Listed By Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

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    RESTON, VA 20191

    $855,000 | 4 Bed | 2 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 06/15/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Samson Properties

  • 7022 TED DR
    FALLS CHURCH, VA 22042

    $2,600 | 3 Bed | 2 Full | 1 Half
    Rented on 05/30/2017
    Represented the Landlord

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Lauren Budik
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

" Lauren was great! Honest, flexible and personalized service."

– M.T.

" Lauren was excellent! She went above and beyond for us. We appreciate her so much!"

– S.S.

" Lauren was very professional and responsive. She was proactive in planning for contingencies and very attentive to details. She made our job very easy. Lauren was delightful to work with. "

– S.M.

" Lauren's level of service was excellent. As overseas buyers, she truly went above and beyond to help us find and buy our house. Lauren is a great representative. As first-time homebuyers, based overseas, the fact that we found a great home and the process went smoothly is notable in and of itself."

– M.N.

" Lauren was thoroughly enthusiastic, energetic and hard-working. She made every effort to help us find the home we were looking for, even driving to D.C. to show us a condo on a moment's notice. She was as invested on our search as we were and did everything she could to make the transaction as stress-free as possible. We're glad to call Lauren a friend and would not hesitate to recommend her to others."

– A.C.B.

" Lauren is an exceptional REALTOR who is different than most. Lauren is willing to help young professionals find a rental home knowing that most renters soon become buyers. She is willing to go above and beyond the expectations for her clients, even though she knows the short-term gain might be minimal. She has also been a homeowner living abroad, so she understands the needs of the investment buyer from a property management perspective, as well. I highly recommend Lauren for all your real estate needs, as she does such a tremendous job of connecting with her clients and getting to know them."

– T.M.

" Lauren was excellent to work with! She made herself available in the limited time I had to find a home and continued to help me look for a "back up" in case we didn't get the home we wanted. She was friendly and helpful."

– H.T.

" Lauren is exceptionally talented, extremely personable and very goal-oriented. Motivated by inherent desire and determination to help others, she works in a consistent fashion and continually seeks alternatives to roadblocks. Lauren has demonstrated an uncommon ability to gain the trust and confidence of the people with whom she works."

– M.S.

" Lauren provided top-notch customer service. She was available every time I called and responded promptly to emails. I appreciated her candidness with me about property conditions, as I was using Facetime to choose a rental property. "

– P.R.

" We trusted Lauren blindly, and she did a fantastic job. Being overseas and having never met her, we felt confident and relieved by her constant contact and information flow. If Lauren represents [McEnearney's] attitude and demeanor — you are a winner! Never before have we trusted someone with such a big decision, and she truly came through! We felt at ease, and Lauren was there to keep a positive perspective during the entire process. "

– G.G.

" Lauren was great! She worked hard to get us what we wanted. Her advice was spot on. We would recommend her to anyone who asks and would not hesitate to use her again."

– A.D.

" Lauren was very attentive and responsive. She was always very clear about the services she offered. I always felt I had a partner throughout the search process. Lauren's energy and enthusiasm was very much appreciated. I had a great experience with McEnearney Associates. "

– D.M.

" Lauren was extremely responsive, patient and professional. The access she gave us to search McEnearney listings was a great benefit as first-time renters. Thank you again!"

– E.A.

" Lauren's service was exceptional. She provided informative, attentive and accommodating service. She helped to ensure that my search for a rental unit was seamless. "

– T.C.

" She was great. Very pleasant, accommodating and trustworthy. I felt that she went out of her way to help us. Lauren FaceTimed quite a few properties with us since we were out-of-state to help us find a place — thank you!"

– L.R. & J.R.

" Lauren was great. She was very responsive to all of our questions and concerns, and represented the company well."

– E.F.

" Lauren was so great with helping my husband and I find a rental home in the DC area. We were relocating from out-of-state and had one weekend to fly out and find the perfect house. Lauren was always really responsive to our emails/calls/texts leading up to our house-hunting weekend and was patient when we would send her endless additions to our list of prospective houses. Lauren was really knowledgeable about the areas we were looking in and made the whirlwind house-hunting trip a pleasure with stops at a coffee shop, local bakery and sushi restaurant to refuel, as well as show us the local scene. She was very organized, professional, friendly and thoughtful in every way, and our experience was really great. Lauren exceeded our expectations through every aspect of the renting process, and we recommend her without any reservations."

– K.J.

" Lauren was an essential part of our recent relocation to DC. We have young children and were coming from overseas, and we were so intimidated! We were lucky to find Lauren, who organized a smooth and efficient housing search and then walked us through the entire move-in process. She made sure we saw a broad range of possibilities (in terms of space, neighborhood and budget) and helped us get really clear on what we wanted. We are so happy with our set-up now; we can't imagine having done it without her!"

– A.W.

" Lauren was one of the best things that happened to us during our relocation to D.C. She moved super fast to get us into the apartments we wanted to see, had great energy, and really helped us to fine-tune our search and find the perfect place. (She lead us to an apartment with a huge terrace, wooded views, old charm, steps from the Metro -- a slam dunk for us!). Also, you can tell Lauren is a former journalist because she pretty much puts her reporting chops to work to track down anything you need to know. But beyond being extremely good at her job, Lauren was just a lovely person to meet as a new arrival. She’s upbeat, sharp, funny and thoughtful, and gave us lots of insights into the D.C. area. I’d recommend Lauren in a heartbeat."

– R.M.