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Joleen Lafayette
Loan Officer

After 20 years of working for Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County, Joleen decided to make a career change. Instead of providing hot meals to the homeless, she is now helping people find the home of their dreams. During her years working in the nonprofit industry, she saw a great need for coaching people on how to plan for or purchase their first home. Purchasing a home can be overwhelming, her priority is to provide her clients with the best support and walk them through the whole mortgage process, ensuring their transactions are smooth and successful.
Joleen is always a team player. She believes in working together to give clients the best support possible. Her favorite way to do business is by building relationships within her community. She does this by building partnerships with Realtors, Financial Advisors, Home Builders and Family Law Firms. Joleen's goal is to provide her clients with the best experience, low rates, and an incredible selection of programs for them to explore. She is proud to work for Guaranteed Rate, because she believes the company gives her the tools needed to make her client's experience a positive one. Guaranteed Rate has a large variety of loans to offer her clients and if Guaranteed Rate doesn't have it, Joleen can access the secondary market and find it.
Joleen is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business Administration. She is a proud member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and is successful in whatever she is involved in. Joleen was the Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County, expanding their annual revenue by over 57%, awarded Sales Representative of the Year during her time as a Certified Medical Representative, a graduate of Leadership Contra Costa and most importantly a wife and mother of three children. In her spare time she appreciates the opportunity to travel, spend time with friends and family, volunteers in her community and one day hopes to find the time to learn to play golf and be good enough to play in a charity golf tournament!
Whatever your goals are, Joleen is the first step who can help you towards your success and believing it's possible to buy a home of your dreams. She will help you plan and provide you with all the right tools, advice, and financing to make your dreams a reality.

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