Buyer’s Corner

Steps I will take to help you find your perfect home:


Help You Get Pre-Qualified

This is going to tell you, #1, how much you can get a loan for, and #2 how much of a house you are comfortable buying.  There is often a big difference in what people can afford, when compared to what they are comfortable paying as a mortgage each month.

 In addition, when you go to make an offer on a home it helps to send along a  strong pre-approval letter with your offer. This is accomplished by speaking  with a mortgage lender.  I have lenders in Columbus that I worked with on a  daily basis and trust to help my clients and give them a great rate.  Honesty and  integrity are very important in the mortgage business and the relationships I  have with my preferred lenders help you to have the peace of mind that you  aren’t being screwed over.  Call or email me if you would like lender contact  information to get started.

Determine Your Wants and Needs

This is the one of the most important steps. By meeting, and getting to know each other, and talking over what you really want in a home, I will be able to send you only houses or condos that fit your needs.  I have access to the most up-to-date, and current real estate listings in Central Ohio to find you the perfect place!

My goal is to not waste your time by looking at properties that are not in your price range or homes that don’t meet your criteria.  Worked with a Realtor that showed you properties $50k over your price point?  That isn’t me.

Through-out the buying process I will maintain your confidentiality and represent your best interests.

Home Shopping

I will use every available method to locate a property that matches your search parameters. This will include properties listed with our office, offered through other real estate companies, as well as unlisted properties. I will disclose all known facts about the property that is likely to affect your decision. Once we find the home of your dreams, I will assist you in writing an offer and negotiating.  Once in contract on a home I will coordinate with all the various parties to get you to a smooth and stress free closing.

I would be delighted to assist you with your real estate transaction. Feel free to contact me and I will be happy to provide you answers to any questions you may have before buying a home.

VIP Buyer’s Program

I take the buying process as seriously as my buyers do, therefore I offer nothing but the highest quality of service to my clients.

When you decide to purchase your home, make sure you hire someone who you can trust and someone who wants to earn your business. Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make, so make sure you have the right agent who can provide you the experience and the service you deserve.  If you don’t feel comfortable with the Realtor that is helping you to make probably the biggest financial purchase of your life, move to the next agent.  Don’t settle!

As part of the VIP Buyer’s program you will have your own personal website with the listings that are currently available and meet your criteria.  Your website will update immediately with the newest listings and changes to the available listings.  If you want to hear about homes as soon as they hit the market and don’t want to waste time with listings that are not available, you want to be part of my VIP program.Shanna Lafontaine is a Realtor with RE/MAX Affiliates who works Metro Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Worthington, Westerville, Delaware and surrounding Central Ohio areas helping both Buyers and Sellers.

Shanna Lafontaine, LLC© 
RE/MAX Affiliates Inc. 7239 Sawmill Rd. Ste 210, Dublin, OH 43016

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