Who is Lauren Risley? HGTV hostess calls her pup Gus 'real star' of 'Call the Closer'

Thanks to her years of hard work and savvy business moves, today Lauren is considered one of the top agents in St Louis


                            Who is Lauren Risley? HGTV hostess calls her pup Gus 'real star' of 'Call the Closer'
Lauren Risley, the hostess of 'Call the Closer', with her pup Gus (Lauren Risley/ Instagram)
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From the 'Property Brothers' to the Baeumlers, there are several high-profile HGTV show hosts who managed to become rich and famous thanks to their talent and charming personality on-screen. Joining the ranks of the several famous HGTV show hosts is none other than Lauren Risley, a real estate and home renovation expert from St Louis, who is all set to make her big debut on the popular network with her upcoming show, 'Call the Closer'. 

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The eight-episode series chronicles how Lauren manages to help her toughest and pickiest clients navigate the daunting home buying process and break through the barriers that are standing in their way of finding the right house. Then, alongside her talented team, she will guide the new owners through a renovation that will give them the home of their dreams. If you're curious to know more about the new HGTV hostess, we got you covered. In the meantime, if you're interested in catching up on other similar real-estate-based HGTV shows then you can check out: 'Love It or List It', 'The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project', and 'House Hunters'. 

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Who is Lauren Risley?

Lauren Risley is the star of 'Call the Closer'. She is also the founder of Lauren Risley Realty in St. Louis. According to Lauren's profile on Zillow, she grew up in the St. Louis area and got into the real estate world at the tender age of 20, when she began buying and renovating properties in the area. Thanks to her years of hard work and savvy business moves, today Lauren is considered one of the top agents in St. Louis. "Her loyalty, creativity, honesty, and outgoing nature serve as the pillars for her business," states the website. 

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"While her heart lies in the historic neighborhoods of the city, she has extensive knowledge in the surrounding neighborhoods of the county. Lauren's experience buying and selling allows her to guide clients throughout the entire real estate transaction process. She prides herself on being accessible to all the various needs of a client, whether buying or selling, creating a fluid experience from start to close," adds the website. 

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One quick glance at the new HGTV host's social media and it is pretty clear that she dotes on her furbaby, Gus. In one of her Instagram posts promoting her show, she declared her pup to be the real star of 'Call the Closer'. She wrote, "Meet Gus: The real star ⭐️ of Call the Closer @hgtv He enjoys short walks, playing ball, food of ANY KIND, patio hopping on a beautiful day, belly rubs and all of the attention at all times! Tune in to Call the Closer on Monday’s at 8pm CT to see Gus in action! #CallTheCloser #hgtv #laurenrisleyrealty." 

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Aside from her pup, Lauren also loves her pizza and appreciates the people in her life. In another post, Lauren expressed her deep gratitude for her co-workers. "My favorite way to show appreciation is to express it in words - writing someone a note or card letting them know that you are thinking about them and appreciate what they do. Emily, Jenny & Tifni on my team are 3 women who make my business what it is! I appreciate them more than words, flowers or a card could express. They are indispensable and I appreciate them so much."

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We can't wait to watch Lauren and her adventures on 'Call the Closer'. In the premiere episode, Lauren will have her hands full with a young couple who are polar opposites. With their extensive wish list in hand, she’ll take them on several house tours to discover exactly what they want in a new home. Once they land on a large 150-year-old property, Risley and her team will execute a massive transformation that captures the family’s ideal design style. The overhaul will include taking down several walls on the main floor to create a spacious all-white kitchen as well as a new office and a mudroom space perfect for the couple’s four kids. 

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'Call the Closer' premieres on Monday, November 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  Apart from catching the television premiere of 'Call the Closer', viewers can also catch up on the show on Discovery+ account.