If anyone tells you that all Real Estate Agents are the same, that the are pushy, unresponsive and are only looking to make a commission, you have not met Brian Lafazanos of Century 21 Heritage Group in Tottenham, ON.
I met Brian 2 years ago when my husband and I saw a property in Tottenham that we were interested in purchasing as an investment. Brian was not the listing agent, however the house was shown to us by the listing agent whom I contacted on my own. He (the listing agent) did not seem very anxious to show us the house. He was from Orangeville and was reluctant to come out on a snowy Sunday afternoon. Irregardless he did, and I was not impressed. He treated my husband and I like we were wasting his time and he had better things to do.
We left and were interested in getting more information about the house but felt we needed our own agent who would look out for our best interest, and who would value our time. We were seriously contemplating putting in an offer. A very good friend of mine who lives in Tottenham remembered getting a business card and a flyer that was dropped at her door from "this guy" that works for Century 21 in Town. That guy was Brian.
We contacted him and he met us the following day, showed us the house and gave us a bit of history about the property in addition to looking at the foundation in the basement and giving us his opinion about the condition of the roof. We made an offer on the house and were not successful. It was a power of sale. That was not the end of Brian.
Our business relationship grew as he knew what we were looking for (an income property). Several months later a property became available that met our criteria. He was with us every step of the way and our relationship did not end after closing. We have since purchased two properties from Brian. He is always a phone call away. When you have questions he finds answers. When you have a problem, he finds a solution. He listens to your needs and concerns. He is always professional, never compromises his integrity, and he really treats you like a friend.
We've gone from handshakes to hugs. I would not hesitate for a moment to purchase another property from Brian (or to list with him if I were interested in selling); or to recommend him to family, friends or colleagues. Brian is a man of his word, his work ethic is second to none. Nothing seems to "ruffle his feathers" and he is always calm and patient in the most difficult of circumstances. We truly appreciate everything that he has done for us.
If you are buying or selling Real Estate, Brian is the Realtor that you should have representing you!
Joan & Errol
Brian made my first home buying experience awesome! He is very serious about his job, but also has a great sense of humour. He was always available and never hesitated when I asked him to show me a house. He has a great knowledge of the New Tec area. He could answer mostly any question I had; if he didn't have the answer right away he would get back to me about it within an hour. I will defiantly use Brian as my real estate agent again. I highly recommend anyone in the New Tec area to use Brian as there real-estate.
Brian did a stellar job in assisting us with the preparation for and sale of my father's home after he passed away. Not only did Brian provide us with his recommendations, tips and advice, but he went over and beyond the call of duty to help us out in any situation that arose at a very difficult time. He sold the home in a matter of days and the entire transaction went smoothly from showings to closing. We would not hesitate to recommend Brian's services to future buyers/sellers. His warm and caring demeanor just adds to his high level of expertise and professionalism. An outstanding job Brian !!
I really like to say Thank you to Brian. He has been inconditional to me. Since I met him in 9 Alphonsus Crt, to show me the house, I sow the profesional way that he deals with his work. 9 Alphonsus crt was a nightmare. Lien, bad roof, and problems in the house were some of the problem that Brian and I dealed for 3 months, until we got a deal with lawyer, bank and owners. Everybody got pay and I got the house. We challenged ourself in this house. We are a good friend. His family too, his wife always received me even after late hours at night because my schedule is very complicated. I am very gratefull, not always you find somebody that help you the way he helped me.
Thank you again, you are amaizing as a sales person, and also as a friend too.
Thank you again, if for some reason I have to sale my house( that I do not think about it) will select him.
We first dealt with Brian at the end of Nov 2012 when we were contemplating putting our Adjala country home on the market. We were unsure about listing it so close to Christmas but Brian assured us that it would not be a problem and urged us to move forward with the listing. When we saw the promotional items which he provided (brochures, flyers and videos) we were beyond impressed! They were extremely professional & our home looked absolutely gorgeous. He also included a website dedicated solely for our home! We were very impressed with his advice & knowledge, his constant communication with us and the suggestions with regards to market pricing & availability in the area. The house sold within 3 weeks!
We took a break from home ownership and rented for a while. We recently decided to purchase another home in Alliston and immediately went to Brian. He was very quick to act and kept all our needs in mind as he searched for the right home for us, all the while keeping constant communication & arranging "on the fly" viewings for us. He found us a home in no time and once again we were extremely pleased with his service.
He is never pushy or demanding. He is always professional and has such a calm demeanour making what is normally a stressful venture into a smooth & exciting experience.
Brian you are awesome! Thank you and keep up the great work and we will certainly recommend your services to all our family and friends!
We had a wonderful experience having worked with Brian as our realtor in Tottenham. It was our first time in the Tottenham area and Brian was exactly the type of REALTOR we were looking for…patient, not pushy, and absolutely reliable, not to mention a very nice person.
Brian was able to find our new home, as he quickly understood what we were looking for and he always worked around our schedules. Having grown up in Tottenham, Brian is also very knowledgeable of his market, including other towns in the area (Beeton, Alliston etc) and he gave us great advice about the market (pricing and on what to expect regarding value for our money) and he also gave very helpful advice about the homes that we visited, letting us know about the quality of the houses and the workmanship etc.
We couldn’t have asked for better service!
Thank you! Brian! We will gladly recommend you to all of our friends and relatives!
Brian, thank you for all your hard work and dedication in selling our Tottenham home quickly. Your professionalism and knowledge of the house market for the area we lived in was outstanding. The pictures you took and the brochure you created were done with such great detail and care.
We would highly recommend Brian Lafazanos to sell or buy a home for anyone in the market looking for a good home and an excellent agent.
This past spring, my husband and I decided not only to purchase our first home, but to move from Toronto to Alliston, an area we initially knew very little about. Needless to say, we had many questions about the home buying process, and began looking for an agent to help us with our home search. We met Brian Lafazanos at an open house, and were immediately impressed with his knowledge and familiarity with the home market in Alliston; we were thrilled when he agreed to act as our real estate agent. Throughout the following weeks, Brian helped us with our search, brought us to properties of interest, and patiently listened to and addressed all our concerns. His expertise was invaluable to us, and we always appreciated that he would take the time to ensure our needs were being met.
With Brian as our agent, we found our dream home very quickly, and are now happily moved and settled in! What we had thought would be a difficult, time-consuming process turned out to be much easier than anticipated, and we are grateful to Brian for all his help in making it so! I would certainly recommend Brian’s services very highly, and wouldn’t hesitate to direct friends and family to him in the future.
A & M Jarvis
Brian is the answer to every first time home buyer’s prayers. With this being very new and over whelming for us, he managed to consolidate our sometimes opposing viewpoints, clarifying our needs and wants and then found the perfect place for the two of us! Brian was prompt, friendly and available 24/7. We are absolutely thrilled with our Beeton purchase and are grateful to Brian for his first class customer service.
With Sincere Thanks,
A & P
• attentive – he listened to us, heard what was important to us
• responsive – he responded to our questions/suggestions promptly
• open and communicative – provided us with regular updates of progress, responses from potential buyers, and explained situations clearly
• very strong marketer with an excellent photographic eye; he understands the importance of effectively using the internet as a marketing tool
We highly recommend Brian! He is an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated & trustworthy agent. He loves his job and he'll work hard representing you. Whether you are buying or selling-he will get the job done for you smoothly & successfully. We are so glad we worked with Brian when we sold our home & didn't chose anyone else. Don't get fooled by shady real estate tactics! Choose a first-rate agent. And that's Brian.
I have know Brian for many years so deciding to use him with the sale of my house seemed like a great fit. His professionalism and knowledge is above average and his passion for his work puts him over the top. He was always available when I had questions or concerns with anything and his compassion through the entire process made me completely comfortable from beginning to end. I could not have asked for a better experience than the one I got from him. He truly loves his job and it shows in every way! Thank you Brian for all you to did from showing me properties, giving me advice on the best thing for me at the time, to the preparation and sale of my house, you are awesome!
I couldn't think of anyone better to recommend to family and friends :)
My boyfriend and I just purchased our first home with Brian and he was absolutely fantastic to work with. Not only did he make it a great experience but he was with us every step of the way.
There were many times throughout the process where we were panicked and nervous. Brian always responded back to us within the hour(sometimes 2 minutes)to settle our nerves.
He was always available to take us out to viewings and moved quickly when we decided on the house we wanted. His professional and fast approach got us exactly what we wanted.
Especially as first time home buyers, Brian could not have made the process of buying a home in Tottenham more comfortable and easy. He is always patient and calm, never pushy, honest and extremely informative. Brian was always on top of listings, providing us with comparisons and background on the market, and the information we needed to make the right decisions.
He was always available, often with less than a day’s notice - we even managed to catch him over a holiday. But he always took the time without hesitation to talk to or meet with us. Brian was always professional but personal at the same time, making the process an absolute pleasure.
We couldn’t be happier with the house we purchased and with Brian’s attentiveness, professionalism and friendliness through the process.
We have and will continue to recommend Brian to anyone looking for a realtor!
As a first time home buyer there were some inherent apprehensions involved with the decision as most people would agree. Brian was able to appease all nervousness with his calm and professional demeanor. Although Brian did not work in the Barrie area where we purchased he had an immense amount of information to offer us. From the first moment of interest up until our closing day Brain made the whole experience and transition seamless and smooth. His obvious experience and level of service was paramount. He was even able to refer us a home inspector specializing in century homes who was definitely on Brian’s top tier level.
Brian’s patience and guidance was very impressive. For what could have been a very daunting experience, Brian was able to put our uncertainties at ease and make the entire experience an absolute pleasure. Keep up the good work Brian!
We thought choosing a Realtor to sell our Tottenham home would be difficult, but when Brian first came to our house, with his friendly disposition and with all he had to offer, he put us at ease.
We appreciate all the work you did in advertising, especially with your walk through video and with your amazing photography.
Brian also agreed if he sold our house himself, without two Brokers, that he would lower his commission to 4%.
We would like to thank Brian and the whole Century 21 Heritage team for your great service and dedication. We have and will continue to recommend you to anyone thinking about buying or selling their home.
Your knowledge and expertise is definitely an asset.
What can i say, Brian you were very patient and very understanding on a personal basis and on a business sense you were so professional and so detailed with the sale of our house, we have never seen any other realtor do the work that you did... in advertising, from MLS to Facebook to YouTube to paper and your coloured flyer, wow, it was amazing,and so much more. You made our Everett home look excellent, we will always remenber what you did for us and certainly highly recommend you to anyone and everyone we possible can, were so happy with your service and we are very thankful.
Thank you Brian.
Rosa and Tony
When choosing a realtor to help sell our Alliston home, we knew we wanted someone who offered attractive, eye catching advertising. We immediately thought of Brian because a few months prior to selling we received a full colour brochure on another property he was selling at the time. What stood out was that it included floor plans, full coloured photographs and all the specs included on a feature sheet. We visited his website and loved how modern and user friendly it appeared. His walk through tours were a nice added touch. We called Brian to meet with him to discuss selling our house. We liked him immediately and knew he was here to work hard for us. In the end, Brian helped bring in multiple offers and we sold our house fairly quickly. We highly recommend Brian Lafazanos as a realtor. Thank you Brian for all of your time and efforts spent into helping us not only sell our home, but always maintaining our best interests at heart.
"The search for our first home surely would've been much more stressful without Brian's knowledgeable and conscientious guidance. We requested viewings of A LOT of houses and Brian always made himself available, oftentimes at less than a day's notice. Our real estate venture had its ups and downs and we definitely felt discouraged at times; but we were also so appreciative knowing that Brian was 100% on our side, that he was more concerned with our happiness than with making a sale. He continually assured us that our home was out there, and it was: out first house truly is our dream home!
P & J
"We bought and sold our Tottenham homes with Elias and Brian and simply put...they made our dreams come true. They clearly explained the real estate process and kept us informed and even entertained throughout the process. They are a great team who truly care about their clients - they were not just our real estate brokers, but became our trusted advisors and friends. They made it all happen for us and now we are living in our dream house. Thank you so much Elias and Brian - an absolute pleasure to work with you both."