Realtor® / Broker in North Carolina / South Carolina

216.577.7232 cell phone


I specialize in providing a concierge-like real estate experience. Every detail of your transaction will be handled with care, from staging your home to connecting you with the best home maintenance resources after closing. Consider me a resource for life.


  • National Association of Realtors®
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors®
  • Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association

  • 2017 Charlotte Observer Real Estate Rising Star
  • Superior School of Real Estate
  • SNS – Strategic Negotiating Specialist


  • Cleveland State University, BA Psychology
  • Miami University, BS Business
  • Cleveland Clinic Wellness Store – Operations & Merchandise Manager
  • Yoga & Meditation Teacher RYT-200, Reiki Practitioner
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, volunteer
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry Free Store, volunteer
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, volunteer
  • Committee Chair 2018 Elizabeth Home & Garden Tour


  • I love working at Cottingham Chalk because the family-like culture is fun and so supportive!

  • I love that Charlotte has a mix of people from across the globe, the exploding restaurant scene and the world-class arts.

  • For a quick getaway, you can’t beat Charleston for the coast or Asheville if the mountains are calling you. We are spoiled being so close to both!

  • Exploring the world (near and far) with my husband and two daughters is what I love to do with my free time. We love to connect with new cultures and people.

  • I am an energy healer. I use ancient techniques from Japan and other indigenous cultures and spiritual traditions to assist the body’s innate healing mechanisms. And healing the energy in a house can be transformative for all its inhabitants!


Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Laina’s adventurous spirit lead her to live in several cities across the Midwest and Northeastern US. A lover of travel and cultural arts of all mediums, she delights in finding the very best in local restaurants, galleries, music and fashion. Her passion for architecture and home design, in particular, fueled her interest in pursuing real estate as a career. She combines that passion with a concierge-like attention to detail to provide top notch service to her clients.

Laina’s experience launching a wellness retail store in the world renowned Cleveland Clinic hospital, as well as her training in yoga and meditation make her an ideal companion on the sometimes stressful path to home buying and selling. She has the poise, local knowledge, and outstanding relationship skills to lead every transaction to success.

Laina has been married to Sal for 18 years and has two teenage daughters. If she is not watching one of her girls play soccer or volleyball, she is likely out in the Elizabeth neighborhood walking or dining out with friends. Laina is active in the Elizabeth Community Association, and is currently organizing the Elizabeth Home & Garden Tour event to be held in October. She also enjoys lending a hand at the Second Harvest Foodbank, Crisis Assistance Free Store, and other community organizations.


Sales 1 - 7 of 7

3948 Kestrel Lane - 4 BR, 2.1 BA - 2875 sqft
Sold for $350,000 on May 22, 2020 for 95.9% of list price
Subdivision: Audubon Lake
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15139 Keyes Meadow Way - 5 BR, 4.1 BA - 3242 sqft
Sold for $574,000 on Jan 17, 2020 for 97.5% of list price
Subdivision: Walden
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20218 Middletown Road - 3 BR, 2.1 BA - 2100 sqft
Sold for $342,500 on Dec 23, 2019 for 97.9% of list price
Complex: St Philip Square
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4504 Croft Mill Lane - 5 BR, 2.1 BA - 2810 sqft
Sold for $461,312 on Jul 18, 2019 for 100.3% of list price
Subdivision: Reacroft
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421 N Dotger Avenue - 5 BR, 3.1 BA - 3314 sqft
Sold for $975,000 on Jun 27, 2019 for 100% of list price
Subdivision: Elizabeth
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12609 Kane Alexander Drive - 5 BR, 3 BA - 3006 sqft
Sold for $398,000 on May 31, 2019 for 97.1% of list price
Subdivision: Northstone
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13738 Bluffton Court - 3 BR, 2.1 BA - 2272 sqft
Sold for $275,000 on Mar 1, 2019 for 98.2% of list price
Subdivision: Cardinal Woods
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Sales 1 - 7 of 7


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