Garrett Lafferty

Real Estate Managing Broker

Exceeding Your Expectations


As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and as lucrative for you as possible.

Meet Garrett

Since 2009, Garrett Lafferty has worked in real estate, helping hundreds of families find their forever homes. He specializes in single-family homes, but is also familiar with selling and buying condos, townhomes, manufactured homes, duplexes and multi-family homes. His work covers five counties, but he is based in downtown Olympia and mostly specializes in Thurston County. So far in his career Garrett has sold over $97 million in homes.

Garrett’s hyper-local expertise sets him apart from the competition and he prides himself on the focused attention he gives to each of his clients, whether they are selling or buying. He also embraces digital marketing and loves using the John L. Scott patented Listing Launch Sequence to help his clients sell their homes. He gets a thrill when he is able to contact Seller clients and tell them there are multiple offers on their home. Similarly, he also loves calling Buyer clients to tell them their offer was accepted, and that sometimes their offer beat out two, four, eight, or even 10 other offers! (His record is 21 :)

In his free time Garrett loves listening to & playing live music, eating, traveling, spending time with his wife and five kids and playing with his labs. He also loves shining up and detailing his cars and enjoys a round or two of Texas Hold 'em!

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At John L. Scott, we understand that selling your home is a life event that requires the ultimate care and expertise. It requires a detailed strategy that is customized to your home, area, and market conditions. For us, just getting your home sold is not enough. Our goal is to get you superior results and convert our clients into raving fans. With over 87 years of innovation and success, we've seen more real estate markets than almost anyone else. What this means for you is that we understand current pricing trends, negotiations, and marketing to get your home sold for the best price possible in the least amount of time. We don't just advertise—we market your home. In today's day and age, the power of digital marketing is more important than ever before. Everything is mobile and everything is instant, so all of our technologies are created to embrace both. Our marketing reaches virtually one hundred percent of the buyers and engages them in the home search experience. John L. Scott has an exclusive federally trademarked program that is called Seller Listing Launch. It's all about creating a unique buzz around your home and tapping into the backlog of buyers while attracting new ones. There's a distinct John L. Scott advantage that truly sets us apart from our competition. Our personal representation produces exceptional results for our clients. Transactional excellence is what we do, but our higher purpose is living life as a contribution—at home, at work, and in the community. We look forward to showing you more in person.


“Garrett helped us find our home. He was very prepared for us days out and you can tell he really did his research. He was quick to answer phone calls or get back to us with answers. He was positive and helpful in giving perspective. Some agents will push you into the biggest house because it means a bigger commission for them. Garrett had our best interests in mind and helped us to find the right house for us. I would highly recommend him.”
– Jared M.

“Garrett knows his stuff! He is very professional and a pleasure to work with. He guided us through the process and sold our home quickly (within three days of live listing). Based on our experience I would say he is one of the best in the business.”
– zuser20160718172550426

“Garrett was great from before our house was listed until we closed on the sale. He works hard; making sure every step of the process was a great experience. I couldn't recommend him more.”
– Duke D.

“We needed to find a very specific type of home and fast. Garrett was truly helpful, upbeat, and available any time we needed to view properties. We were moving from another state and he was able to fill in the needed details for our move. His positive attitude gave great comfort during this sometimes-stressful transition.”
– jc2look

“We moved here from a Midwest state and we called many many realtors, not only to buy, but to rent also. We NEVER got a call back from any one of them, that is until we called Garrett Lafferty. When we called him, we left a message on his phone as to what we were looking for and how much we could spend on both renting or buying a home. He called us back in the next 15 minutes and met with us and got all of our needs regarding housing. The very next day, he lined up 3 homes for us to see and we fell in love with house number 2. He told us what the asking price was and we asked him if there could be a better price. He got us the house we loved for Thousands less than the asking price!! Also, there were NO surprises at our closing on the house. He told us exactly how much we needed in Closing Costs and that's exactly what we paid at closing. We would recommend this Realtor to anyone at anytime. He was there with our best interests in mind, all the way through our purchasing this home. He even got us, even though the Seller had not offered it, a One Year Warranty should anything go wrong with our home! We highly recommend this Realtor, who at every turn, was respectful and honest in every way.”
– The Walkers

“Garrett was enjoyable, very knowledgeable about Olympia and Lacey areas and very responsive. We looked at many properties and found a great one with his help.”
– larson694

“My condo buying experience with Garrett was outstanding & seamless! He went the extra mile to show me properties & answer all of my concerns. I would highly recommend him & his expertise to anyone shopping for a home.”
– marypat1030