By Logan Surber
Loving what you do and having a burning passion for your career are two things many professionals often try to balance. This is a rare trait that only a select few can attain and keep for years to come. For Oxford broker Clayton Faggert, a 2004 Ole Miss alumnus, the passion to help his clients find the perfect home comes easily.
Being a commercial broker in the real estate world was not his first choice, though. Faggert, now with Oxford-Lafayette Realty (OLR), fell into real estate unintentionally. However, his motivation to obtain a license soon became a real goal.
“I got into real estate because I was in a transition period. I always wanted my license and decided to give it a shot,” Faggert said.
This long-term goal ended up paying off for Faggert, because he now sees himself as an asset to the LOU community through his real estate business.
OLR is a full-service real estate firm, located at 2603 West Oxford Loop, that focuses on residential and investment properties, commercial properties and 1031 exchanges.
“We focus on commercial and we focus on residential. On the commercial side, we bring businesses to Oxford that incentivize economic development and tax dollars going back into the community,” he said.
It’s also important to Faggert to help give back to the community by helping often confused first-time home buyers. He does this by creating connections and finding other options and programs for individuals who do not have enough capital to afford a bigger home.
“On the residential side, you can help be an asset to the community by helping first time home buyers get their first home. This helps by providing the community with cost-efficient home buying for people that cannot afford something else,” he said.
It is this attitude of wanting to help first-time home buyers in the Oxford community that made Clayton fall in love with his job.
Recently, Faggert said he aided a nursing paramedic client in the Mississippi Delta in finding her forever home.
“I got her lined up with the right bankers, found her the right home, and talked to the owner of the home and got them to lower the price of the house because that client was not going to go anywhere,” he said. “She was going to be an asset to that community and stay there for a long time.”
After their experience, many clients post reviews of Faggert’s help and experience to the OLR website.
“Clayton’s reassuring and calm demeanor immediately put me at ease during the stressful time of purchasing my new home while not yet finding a buyer for my current home,” Mary C., a recent client, said. “He smoothly handled all realtor duties associated with both transactions yet still made time to check on me and ensure I was settled and happy with my new home and neighborhood. His honest feedback (and even some of his home design suggestions) were greatly appreciated!”
According to his website, Faggert has served on the Board of Directors for the North Central Mississippi Board of Realtors as President (2016). He enjoys hunting and fishing, and currently attends Oxford University Methodist Church.
To reach Faggert or to browse his properties, please follow this link.