LELANIA “LAINA” KAFITI

Realtor® / Broker in North Carolina / South Carolina

216.577.7232 cell phone
lkafiti@cottinghamchalk.com

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am a fierce advocate for my clients throughout each transaction. Staying one (or several) steps ahead of everyone ensures a smooth process and successful closing. Beyond the closing, my knowledge and local resources continue to be available to my clients as I strive to build life-long relationships.

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ACHIEVEMENTS & DESIGNATIONS

  • National Association of Realtors®
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors®
  • Canopy Realtor® Association
  • 2017 Charlotte Observer Real Estate Rising Star
  • Superior School of Real Estate
  • SNS – Strategic Negotiating Specialist
  • South Carolina Realtors Association

  • 2021 Top Producer

PERSONAL INFO

FUN FACTS

  • Being part of this wise and well connected firm is one of the top values I provide my clients. Cottingham Chalk is the most experienced, kind and integrity-driven group of people.

  • 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.

  • My full name is Lelania ~ based on the 1968 song Lalena, by Scottish singer songwriter Donovan. My parents were and still are music buffs!

ABOUT ME

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.

After 10 years living in Charlotte, Laina feels like a native. She understands the many concerns of moving to a new city and state after relocating for her husband’s job in 2011. Laina has been married to her husband Sal for over 20 years and has two teenage daughters ~ one in college and one at Myers Park High School. She enjoys contributing her time and energy as a board member at Gracious Hands Transitional Housing.

Gracious Hands provides room and board for homeless mothers and their children for up to 18 months. Program participants receive help with seeking and maintaining employment, childcare, psychological counseling, permanent housing assistance, financial counseling and credit repair. Please reach out to Laina if you would like to learn more or get involved with this impactful organization.

MY SALES

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2000 Greenway Avenue - 2 BR, 1 BA - 890 sqft
Sold for $329,000 on Jul 1, 2022 for 104.4% of list price
Complex: Elizabeth on Greenway
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5728 Mantario Drive - 4 BR, 3.1 BA - 3041 sqft
Sold for $600,000 on Jun 23, 2022 for 109.1% of list price
Subdivision: Highland Creek
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1711 Laurel Hill Drive - 5 BR, 4 BA - 3572 sqft
Sold for $860,000 on Jun 22, 2022 for 118.6% of list price
Subdivision: Briarcrest
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3948 Kestrel Lane - 4 BR, 2.1 BA - 2877 sqft
Sold for $550,000 on May 23, 2022 for 102% of list price
Subdivision: Audubon Lake
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9005 Henry Thoreau Road - 3 BR, 2.1 BA - 2168 sqft
Sold for $405,000 on May 19, 2022 for 113% of list price
Subdivision: Aveline at Coulwood
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1524 Carolyn Drive - 4 BR, 2.1 BA - 2295 sqft
Sold for $760,000 on May 4, 2022 for 108.9% of list price
Subdivision: Commonwealth Park
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2906 Georgia Avenue - 3 BR, 2 BA - 1616 sqft
Sold for $715,500 on Apr 4, 2022 for 106% of list price
Subdivision: Midwood
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1070 Loggerhead Drive - 4 BR, 2.1 BA - 2349 sqft
Sold for $452,000 on Feb 28, 2022 for 105.1% of list price
Subdivision: Walnut Creek
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525 N Graham Street - 1 BR, 1 BA - 659 sqft
Sold for $206,000 on Oct 15, 2021 for 100.5% of list price
Complex: The Fourth Ward Square
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416 N Dotger Avenue - 4 BR, 4.1 BA - 3936 sqft
Sold for $1,100,000 on Sep 2, 2021 for 92.1% of list price
Subdivision: Elizabeth
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1012 Wayland Court - 3 BR, 2 BA - 2246 sqft
Sold for $351,000 on Jun 30, 2021 for 108% of list price
Subdivision: Taylor Glenn
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15742 Marvin Road - 3 BR, 3.1 BA - 2266 sqft
Sold for $315,000 on Jun 28, 2021 for 105% of list price
Complex: Kingsley
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3711 Mcmillan Street - 2 BR, 1 BA - 1140 sqft
Sold for $356,700 on Jun 24, 2021 for 97.9% of list price
Subdivision: Plaza Acres
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222 Providence Road - 2 BR, 1 BA - 1260 sqft
Sold for $307,000 on Jun 18, 2021 for 97.5% of list price
Complex: Dartmouth on Providence
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2521 E 5th Street - 4 BR, 3 BA - 2663 sqft
Sold for $945,000 on Jun 2, 2021 for 108% of list price
Subdivision: Elizabeth
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2512 E 7th Street - 4 BR, 2 BA - 2075 sqft
Sold for $655,000 on May 20, 2021 for 99.4% of list price
Subdivision: Elizabeth
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5218 Glenham Drive - 3 BR, 2 BA - 1274 sqft
Sold for $451,000 on May 19, 2021 for 108.7% of list price
Subdivision: Madison Park
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816 Blackburn Court - 3 BR, 2 BA - 1737 sqft
Sold for $551,000 on May 7, 2021 for 105% of list price
Subdivision: Selwyn Farms
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1333 Queens Road - 4 BR, 3.1 BA - 2864 sqft
Sold for $1,350,000 on Apr 30, 2021 for 90.3% of list price
Complex: OPUS Myers Park
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200 Scofield Road - 4 BR, 2 BA - 2082 sqft
Sold for $590,000 on Apr 1, 2021 for 100% of list price
Subdivision: Barclay Downs
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FEATURED LISTINGS

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Price: $6,750,000
907 Huntington Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211
Subdivision: Huntington Park
6 BR, 8.2 BA, 9822 sqft
Anne Bell | MLS # 3844435 | Contract
Price: $3,395,000
714 Edgehill Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Subdivision: Myers Park
6 BR, 4.1 BA, 6210 sqft
Sara Roche | MLS # 3852728 | Active
Price: $2,450,000
4301 Bryson Court, Charlotte, NC 28211
Subdivision: Foxcroft
4 BR, 3.2 BA, 4696 sqft
Sara Roche | MLS # 3870684 | Contract
Price: $2,100,000
1194 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Complex: Nolen Place
4 BR, 4.1 BA, 2936 sqft
Sara Roche | MLS # 3872386 | Active

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