Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Dublin, OH.
I am a first time home buyer and did not knew much so one of my friend had suggested Carlton..After I met Carl couple of times and him explaining me the whole process I was convinced that he would help me find our dream house
We had started looking for our house in May 2014 and might had looked at close to 70 houses both online and scheduling..The whole process was very painfull as we had a tight budget and we're looking for houses built after 1995 within Dublin school dist,at one point I lost intrest but Carl gave us hope when we needed it most..He tried to fit our budget and all our priorities and send at least 2-3 listings everyday..Carl was a thorough professional and never tried to push any property on us..He was very patient in showing and scheduling the properties even during off hours..finally we found our dream house and closed in Oct 2014..I waited for 2 months to write this review as I wanted to give my true feedback after staying in our house..Its been exactly 2 months and I can say we are very happy with our house and have made right decision to choose Carl as our realtor...
I am not really someone who writes reviews because of the time and effort involved but I absolutely need to write this one to let others know about what an exceptional experience we had with Carlton Shaffer.
There are no words that could possibly express our gratitude and satisfaction after having the enormous pleasure of working with him to find and purchase our first home.
Not only is he an extremely knowledgeable agent who knows a lot of people in the field, is well-liked by them and gets things done in record times, but he is also a very caring, human and genuine family man.
He helped us find the perfect home, and then walked us through the extremely confusing process with incredible ease; He coordinated with all the parties (appraisers, lenders, plumber, electrician, etc) and made it all happen for us even though many said this probably wasn't going to be the home for us because when we came to him we weren't even pre-approved and only had 48hrs to place a bid but, somehow, this wizard of the real estate field made it all happen for us; all of it with the best attitude and optimism. One other thing that we really loved about him was how approachable he was... any question we had, any concern, anything we threw his away he handled not just with professionalism but with the most candid and helpful demeanor of any real estate agent we met during our search. We actually found that a lot of them were rather arrogant and made us feel like we were bothering them because our budget wasn't the highest by any means. With Carlton, we felt like we were his top priority, as I'm sure all his customers feel. This gentleman is the best in central Ohio. He really took care of us and we'd like to recommend him to you. If you are looking to buy or sell property, you would be hard pressed to find an agent who would even compare to Carlton.
Needless to say, Carlton is now a member of our extended family and we hope to have the opportunity to do business with him again in the future.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $75K in Columbus, OH.
Carlton is a very professional realtor. I had other realtors before him and when I met Carlton, I knew that he was the kind of realtor I needed. You could tell right off the bat that he truly loves what he does. He showed me numerous homes before I found the perfect one in 2011. My home was not that quick and simple to purchase, there was very extensive details and requirements that had to be met. I was a first time home buyer & I had no idea what i was doing or what meant what, but he helped me with every question that I had and was with me EVERY step of the way thru the whole process. He is very patient, kind, knowledgeable,always on time, very quick and responsive with emails & phone calls. Some realtors seem pushy and just trying to make a sale, but that is not the case here with Carlton. He truly cares about his clients and goes well above and beyond to meet all your needs. Anytime I had a question he was always there to answer it and was always very honest about it. You will never meet another realtor like him. I would definitely recommend him for all your realtor needs. I have referred him to several friends(who has also purchased homes from him) and would definetly use him again to sell my current home & purchase my next.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Trabue Woods, Columbus, OH.
It was my second home purchase, and I was purchasing at a price point about $100,000 less than my first home due to a divorce. Carlton was patient with me being picky and helped me look for homes that would give me space for my kids close to their schools. He always got back to me timely and let me know when the other side was being unreasonable. Carlton was able to negotiate a price for my home purchase that was significantly less than the listing price. I would recommend him, and I would use him again.
I couldnt thank Carlton enough for the help he provided with the entire sale process of my property. I used Carlton in the past and wouldn't have gone with anyone else for my recent sale.
He is very knowledgable in the real estate business and works with you from the start all the way to see the ink dry during closing. He never once provided false hopes and was always straight forward and honest in a very competitive and stressful real estate market.
I am currently using Carlton for the search of my next new home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Delaware, OH.
Carlton was simply amazing to work with throughout the home buying/selling experience. He went above and beyond to see us find our dream home. He set up showings for us on a moment's notice, he was thorough and knowledgeable about the properties he showed us, he even kept an eye out for properties for us while we were on vacation. He was very patient with us throughout the entire experience. I would highly recommend Carlton!
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Hilliard, OH.
Carlton helped me sell my house in Dublin and buy a condo in Hilliard. Carlton was very knowledgeable about the two market areas. He was always available to answer my questions. I would definitely recommend Carlton as a realtor to my family and friends.
I worked with Carlton in 2010 to sell my current home and buy my new home. He was absolutely wonderful! Not only was he knowledgeable and friendly, he really cares. This comes across in his detail-oriented work. He was always easily reachable, able to answer all my questions and concerns. He was able to sell my house in an extremely tough housing market. My new home was a new build and his experience in construction of luxury homes definitely came in handy. He visited the site weekly to make sure everything was going according to plan and being done properly. This was awesome! Took the stress of building off of me. Carlton handled any issues directly with the construction supervisor for me. Carlton consistently performed at an above average level to other realtors. I had a different realtor when I bought my first home and can definitely say the lack of personal investment is noticeable in hindsight. Carlton takes your family in, makes your wants and needs his. He even helped with staging my home for sell. How many realtors do that? I mean they'll give you all the advice, but he actually gets in to doing all the work with you. I gave his name to my friend and sister-in-law. Both used him to sell their homes and buy their current homes. They always tell me how happy they were with him. I know if I decide to sell again, I wouldn't hesitate to use him.
I strongly and without hesitation recommend Carlton for use by any friend, family member, or business colleague that you wish to provide with a positive experience in the stressful and emotional world of real estate. Having moved many times in over 20 years of military service, I have experienced many different realtors. I can say that Carlton's unique combination of likable personality, high realtor IQ, and strong business acumen is amongst the best I've ever worked with. What separates Carlton from the others is his ability to establish and create a caring and mutually inclusive relationship that makes you feel like he has a personal stake and risk in the purchase or sale of your property. He can be counted on to respond, communicate, and take action effectively and efficiently. Timeliness is never an issue with Carlton. He knows his game and protects his interests foremost --- the relationship he has developed with his clients. I have used him before and plan to use him again now as I sell a home and move to another location. A+++ rating for a true real estate professional.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Southside, Columbus, OH.
Carlton was very helpful in the purchase of my first home. I have not worked with carlton for very long. I told him what i was looking for in the purchase of my first home. I had other realtors before him that was not helpful and did not provide me with what i was looking for in my first home. Carlton was able to do that for me and my girl friend. I plan to purchase some rental properties in the next couple years and plan to use carlton from here out.