Kim Laforet was born in Detroit and grew up in the suburb of Livonia, Michigan. Moving to the Greater Lansing area in 1973 to attend Michigan State University, she later chose to settle in the Lansing area. Kim got her license to sell real estate in 1976, and since that time has sold residential, commercial and businesses as well as obtaining her broker's license in 1980. She is the founder of...
    Kim Laforet was born in Detroit and grew up in the suburb of Livonia, Michigan. Moving to the Greater Lansing area in 1973 to attend Michigan State University, she later chose to settle in the Lansing area. Kim got her license to sell real estate in 1976, and since that time has sold residential, commercial and businesses as well as obtaining her broker's license in 1980. She is the founder of The Laforet Team at Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood. She is most passionate about working and volunteering with organizations that blend faith and housing needs. With the formation of her team, Kim and her Realtor partners strive to be their clients advisors for life. Whether their clients are ready to buy or sell now, or in the future, The Laforet Team is there to guide them every step of the way. Their business is built upon repeat clients and referrals.

    My Client Testimonials

    Erin Klinger and The Laforet Team were excellent at helping us find our home. We felt comfortable working with her. She was easy to communicate with and motivated at finding the right home for our family. Erin was knowledgeable about the local housing market in the greater Lansing area. She was professional, worked well under pressure, and understood the entire buying process. ~Jackie Bounds
    From the very beginning Kim and Leigh made me feel very comfortable and confident in their expertise. As a widow selling my home after 12 years and moving out of state there were a lot of challenges ahead. This team was there with all of the answers and resources that I needed. They were very warm and friendly and helped me when I needed that extra bit of compassion and time. The entire listing and selling process went very smoothly from the beginning to the closing. You cant go wrong with this team theyve got your back! ~Cynthia Sullivan
    Erin recently represented my wife and me in the purchase of our home. Our circumstances were unique, as we were moving from outside Michigan. As such, we had limited opportunities to view homes and had to rely on Erin and her team to guide us through the process from hundreds of miles away. All in all, we were blown away by how smoothly the process went. Erins attention to detail and conscientiousness were far beyond the level we had experienced with past realtors. We cannot recommend her highly enough. ~Robert Martin
    Simply the best! ~Steve Steitz
    We had the opportunity to work with Erin for our first home purchase. She was excellent to work with, being flexible and her knowledge was very helpful as this was our first purchase. She stuck it out with us for a good period of time until we found our home. Highly recommend her and her team! ~Chad Howard
    Kim sold me my first rental property. Her expertise made the buying experience easy and FUN! She walked me through every detail of my buying experience. She and her team are professional and personable. Loved working with her. ~Mary Ann Saunders
    The Laforet Team and our agent, Leigh Henrys, worked hard to find us the perfect house for our family as we relocated to the Lansing area. Leigh provided excellent customer service and worked diligently as we looked at several houses in many surrounding towns. She was very accommodating to our limited schedule to view homes, she answered questions promptly and was very warm and friendly. She and her team made the process fun and as stress-free as house buying can be. If we ever find ourselves looking for a new home, we will only be using the Laforet Team! ~Suzie Brannam
    I would recommend "The Laforet Team" to anyone. They are very professional. We worked mostly with Leigh. She is a very nice person. She listened to us and made appropriate recommendations to help sale our house in a timely manner and within the expected price in that neighborhood. She was very quick in her response. The communication with the team is beyond expectation. We sold our rental property in Michigan from another state. Without their courteous service and professional advises it would have been almost impossible to sell our property across state line. I wish them good luck! ~Suprakash Nandan
    We were moving from Holt to Mason. Erin and her team sold our house in Holt. It was amazing! She showed us multiple houses in the Mason area. The market was moving so fast that we could not keep up. Every time we would see a house we would like, it would sell so fast. Erin was amazing at keeping up with all the listings and would call us as soon as she saw something list and we would go see it. It is did not matter what day of the week it was or it did not matter what the weather was like! She was also so patient with us as we looked at house after house, discussing with her and with each other what we liked and did not like. During those months, she became like one of the family. We did end up finding an amazing house in Mason and we were so happy with everything she did to help us. She was professional, honest and always a pleasure to work with. We have recommended her many times to our friends and family that are looking to buy or sell their homes. If and when we ever move, she will be the first person we contact. ~Chris Surato
    The Laforet team treated me as a member of there family. Leigh Henry was very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the housing market. She made a potentially stressful situation a walk in the park for our family. ~Tracy Coates
    I had a great experience with a Erin. She was timely in taking care of things, helped with house prep and ideas and sold the house quickly. I would definitely use them again and recommend them. ~Sue Vanator
    I had a great experience with the Laforet team. This was the first time I have bought a house, and I was very nervous about starting the process. My nerves were set aside at the first meeting though. All of my questions were answered at that meeting and throughout the whole process. I could not have asked for a better experience. I highly recommend this group to anyone ready to buy a house. ~Megan Rushton
    Kim and the entire Laforet Team are the best! They have helped us buy 2 houses and sell 1, and each transaction was made easier by their strong communication and problem-solving skills and professionalism. ~Heather LaFave
    We used the Laforet Team for two home purchases in the last couple years. Erin and Kim are fantastic to work with. They are responsive, knowledgeable about the mid Michigan market and Erin did a fabulous job marketing the home we sold to get it sold at top dollar in the middle of winter! She took the time to learn what we wanted in a new home and did an amazing job creating a unique marketing g appear for a house that had a ton of character. Well highly recommend the Laforet Team and would definitely use them again. ~Jason Hamblen
    When my wife and I decided it was time to move our family into the school district that our kids were attending we turned to the Laforet team based on a recommendation from my wife's father. Our history with real estate transactions hadn't been entirely positive but, at every turn in the process Leigh and her support team were extremely helpful. Leigh was super patient and helpful as we walked through dozens of houses. And when it came time to list our existing home Leigh's hard work got us a buyer in the door within the first 48 hours. When it comes time for our next real estate transaction, we will absolutely be calling Leigh Henrys. ~M. Caterino
    When we moved back to Lansing, Kim spent the entire day showing us candidate homes. The last one was a restored farmhouse which didnt match our criteria; but we loved it and made an offer which was accepted. Kim and Kelly patiently walked us through the purchase process, which was painless. We lived there until we built a new home close by, and Kims team sold the farmhouse. Some significant issues cropped up to delay that sale; but again Kim and Kelly resolved them to our satisfaction. But, best of all, Kelly eventually came to be our daughter- in- law, and gave us two precious grand daughters. Realtor services at their finest. ~William Lebel
    Very pleased with all aspects of the real estate dealing we had with the Laforet Team. In particular was Erin Klinger. Her attention to detail and ability to follow up was crucial to the success of the transactions. Dealing with the Laforet Team is something I would highly recommend to others seeking to do real estate transactions.  ~Phil Scozzafave
    Kim Laforet has been the realtor for several members of my family, so when I returned to Michigan after my husband's death, I naturally engaged Kim to find a home for me. Kim Laforet is a dynamo in a small package with a smile and a can-do attitude that is so refreshing. Through the entire process she was there beside me, explaining, encouraging, answering my questions, and giving me ideas for remodeling so that the house hunting and final transaction went very smoothly. I would recommend Kim Laforet and any of her team to help you sell your home and find a new one. You won't be disappointed! ~Maribeth Miller
    The Laforet team was great from start to finish with the sale of our house. Leigh gave us great recommendations for staging our house and preparing for showings, which resulted in a successful sale, at the price we hoped for. When issues came up, she was quick to suggest solutions and help us work through them. The whole team is friendly, supportive, and make you feel taken care of every step of the way. ~Monica List
    I worked with Erin to find my first home. She was patient, honest, and timely in response to my zillions of questions. The home buying process can feel stressful because of the uncertainty, but she let me know what to expect beforehand and it made it much easier for me than expected! She is a joy to work with and I would work with her in the future! ~Hillary Brandon
    In 2001, my wife and I purchased our first home with Kim Laforet. 17 years, 3 homes, 2 pieces of vacant land and a wonderful friendship later, we recommend Kim and her team with enthusiasm and without hesitation. Shes has become more than our realtor. Shes our dear friend. Her team is responsive, respectful and embodies the ideals of integrity that make you confident to do business with them. I am certain when working with them that they have my family's Interest at heart. ~Josh Nunez
    Erin and Kim were a pleasure to have helping us in our search. We were looking for a larger house through apps and online and were coming up with nothing. Erin said take a break and let me send you some houses in some areas outside of Lansing. She found us a great house in Dimondale and Kim helped get it closed. I couldnt ask for a better agency. If anyone asks who we used I never hesitate to refer Erin. Thanks again we love our place, and if I convince my wife to find a slightly larger place we would use her again. ~Eric Rich
    The Laforet team helped my wife and I find our first home. We closed the week of our wedding. Kim helped make that time in our lives special. She blessed us with the gift of a home to start our new "home" in. If you want to love the home buying process you need people who care about you to walk alongside you. Kim not only brings substantial experience to the table what she brings as a person is even more impressive. She loved us enough to listen to all our hopes & dreams and helped make them come true. We love Kim for that and the whole Laforet team! ~Steve Sochay
    Leigh Henry was wonderful to work with in selling one of our two rectories. She greatly exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her and the Laforet Team.  ~Richard P. Magee
    Erin took time out of her schedule to meet with my husband and I to get to know us and ask what our needs were. She sold our house the weekend it was listed, and worked hard for us! She was easy to communicate with, and would respond to us immediately when we had questions or needed to discuss the sale of our home. She made the process so easy! ~Kellie Ward
    Erin and Kim and the entire Laforet team are simply incredible. They assisted us in finding and buying our very unique dream home and were there to guide and comfort us along every step of the journey. Beyond being expert realtors, they are some of the best human beings you will ever have the pleasure of getting to know. They will be your best advocates, they will be your friends, and I guarantee they will make you laugh - a lot! Seriously, do yourself a favor and work with this fantastic team! ~Karen Turkovich
    The Laforet Team takes the time to get to know you first. They are patient and genuinely care about each clients individual needs. We have been very happy with the Laforet Teams professional service and recommendations. This is why we have bought and sold our last 3 homes with them. ~Ron Hansen
    Erin and her team should be called, "The Laforet Dream Team" because they are the greatest collection of real estate talent in the Lansing area and maybe even on the planet. Erin was fantastic to work with. We couldn't have been more pleased. She showed us 10 houses in two days and we bought the 10th home on the second day. It was the "easiest" big decision we ever made. She was a great listener, full of knowledge, hilarious, yet professional and we wanted to be friends with her immediately. Very trust worthy...everything you want in a person, friend and real estate agent...truly the best! HIGHLY recommended by the Spiess family! ~Matt Spiess
    Kim and Erin dug in and did the hard work for us. Conscientious, integrous, creative. Great team! ~Charles
    The Laforet Team did a fantastic job for us when we were selling our home and buying our new one. Erin and Kim were always available to answer our many questions, help us determine what more needed to be accomplished, and help us to find our perfect home. Erin was so patient as she showed us so many homes to choose from. We really put her through the paces, but she was up for the race. Thank you to all at Laforet Team ~Charlene Pahl
    Kim L got us this house 27 years ago, and is still helpful when we have questions. ~Matt Whybra
    The Laforet team was selected to sell our family home. Creative, prudent and trustworthy, they were able to sell and close our home in less than 60 days. I would recommend them to anyone. ~Anonymous
    The Laforet Team. Did a great job for me in the sale of my home. My house was not an easy one to sell with Leigh Zynda Henrys help, and the rest of the Laforet team, they made it happen! I recommend them to everyone I know who is looking for a real estate agent. Kim Laforet has sold two houses for me now. And I would never go anywhere else to find an agent. ~Cheree De Golia
    Purchased my first home with the help of Erin last year. I tried other realtors before Erin, but none took the time like she did. Day one She called me back right away and was in contact with me every step of the way. Her service and knowledge were exceptional. I would highly recommend the Laforet team to anyone looking to buy or sell. ~Lauren G.
    We first started working with Kim some 25 years ago. We appreciated her attentiveness and professionalism as she guided us in finding a new home and selling a former home. Those qualities have only continued to grow over the years, an are reflected in the team she has selected to work with her. Our association has grown into a personal relationship in which she has been prompt and willing to help and answer questions to situation that were not, for her, client/realtor related. I have always felt that Kim's objective was getting the most satisfaction and best bottom line results for her clients - not for herself. Thinking of buying or selling? Your first move, should be a call to Kim. ~James Fry
    When I think of my experience with the Laforet Team, the word "persistence" comes to mind. They persevered in locating a buyer for our unique home much longer and worked much harder than I could have asked. I have heartily referred them to many of my friends and am happy to do so to everyone. ~Ed Gillies
    The Laforet team are go getters. They don't stop until you are satisfied. Great people to work with. ~Rose
    I got your name as a Dave Ramsey ELP. I first met Leigh, we went through my interests and what needed to be done to make my house show better. She stayed in touch for several months but was patient with my schedule. We discussed a fair price and she helped with a successful sale and the purchase of a new home as well. A nice follow up was the Laforet email with a tax reminder and all the documents to forward to my tax preparer. ~Greg Minshall
    The Laforet Team has been a blessing to me and my family over the years. We are 4 years into our second home - Jamie and the team helped us find our first home and sell it 8 years later. We would not be in a larger home today if it wasn't for Jamie helping me see that it was possible to move well in advance of our original timeframe. The Laforet Team are a friendly bunch. We don't plan to move again, but if that would ever change, we know who to call. ~Adam Grostefon
    My husband and I worked with Leigh Henrys to find our first and current home. We were very nervous about finding a realtor that truly took our best interests to heart, and Leigh did that and much more. She was so kind and professional and kept us at ease throughout the entire process. Thanks to her, we found an adorable, perfect-for-us home in a fantastic Lansing neighborhood we didn't know existed. I highly recommend Leigh and the Laforet team, especially for first-time home buyers feeling unsure about the process. ~Mary Roshow
    You only get one shot at selecting a person(s) to sell your home. Make sure its the Laforet team if you want it done right. ~Kevin
    If you are searching for a realtor who is experienced, knowledgeable, thorough and caring, then you will find it with the Laforet team. They will give you their best during your search process. When we moved from California in 1991, Kim helped us find the home in which we raised our family and still live in today. Since then she has helped our son and family find their home in the area. More than a thoroughly knowledgeable realtor, she has become our friend. I would recommend the Laforet team to anyone who wants experience and integrity on their side when making one of lifes most important decisions - finding a home. ~Carroll Tobias
    3 years ago I owned 2 houses that I wanted to sell. I hired Kim and her team to sell them, they did very good job and sold them for me within short period of time. I recommend and trust them to do good job. ~Sam F.
    The marketing was fantastic on our home in the middle of winter. The second people who looked at it bought it and $500 on to the asking price. ~William & Judith Woodland
    The Laforet team sold our old house a number of years ago and helped us buy our current home. They also help me sell my parent's condo two years ago. They are knowledgeable, nice, and take care of all the paperwork of buying and selling. I would highly recommend them, and have referred others to them. ~Marcia Dinolfo
    We met Kim Laforet many years ago when we were considering buying a home she was showing. We were impressed with her presentation of the home, and asked her for recommendations on what we could do to prepare our own home for a future sale. She gave us a list of recommendations which we began slowly implementing. Jump ahead several years to when the time came for us to sell our home. We remembered Kims professionalism and called the Laforet Team. Leigh Zynda Henrys of the Laforet Team met with us and updated our (by now very short) to do list to prepare to sell. We vacated the house prior to Thanksgiving, but were hesitant about listing between holidays, during the school year, and in the winter. Leigh did her market research and recommended we list right away. She sent out a sneak peek to realtors the Monday after Thanksgiving and listed the house on Tuesday. We had four showings Tuesday, three more on Wednesday with a total of three above asking price offers by Wednesday night. We had a signed agreement by Thursday and closed three weeks later all while living out of state. Leigh and the Laforet Team (including a very helpful Kelly in the office) made selling our house easy. We highly recommend their services. ~Heather & Ian
    Erin was amazing to work with during our home buying process! She was very knowledgeable, encouraging, honest, and on top of that, really fun to hang out with! Houses in our price range seemed to be flying off of the market, but our minds were at ease knowing that Erin was on top of looking for things we might be interested in. She communicated extremely well throughout the process and never left us wondering what steps to take next. We wholeheartedly recommend Erin and the whole Laforet Team! ~Chase & Jaclyn Riber
    In my opinion, communication is the most important thing a Realtor can do for you. Kim and her team did this excellently; I was always kept informed of what was going on with my home sale. That and the commitment of getting my house sold was what brought me back a second time to the team. ~Lorie L.
    We enjoyed working with Leigh and the other members of the Laforet team. All of the realtors were professional yet personable. And we absolutely felt confident that Leigh had our best interests at heart. I would wholeheartedly recommend this team to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. ~Cindy Thomas
    They did an awesome job. When it came to seeing houses, Responding to questions , doing a market analysis on our home. Customer service was top notch along with knowledge of the areas. ~Anonymous
    Ive been working with the Laforet Team since 2011 now and have nothing but great things to say about them. First and foremost, theyre prompt and dependable making sure I have all the info I need, and walking me through anything they need. Secondly, they have gone out of their way to help me docusign paperwork while overseas (as Im gone a lot), and to obtain other necessary paperwork from banks, government permits and other entities all of which they dont have to do. They are truly a full service agency. Thirdly, I love the way they help me strategize and market my properties. They have given me many ideas I never would have thought of on my own. They are also outstanding at working with the potential clients some of whom have turn out to be very demanding. I cannot recommend them enough! ~Gary E Fairfax
    The Laforet Team went above and beyond our expectations and found a gorgeous home which met all our wants and needs. I would definitely recommend the Laforet Team for all your real estate needs. ~Mary L
    Erin was absolutely fantastic throughout our home search and home buying experience. My husband and I were relocating to the Lansing area from Washington, D.C. and could not be present for many of the transactions. Erin always made herself accessible via email and text and was able to personally cover details we could not be present for like our final walk through and carpet cleaning ahead of our move in. What we valued most was how proactive she was. We did not have to push or prompt her for responses or next steps, she was always on top of them already! I would highly recommend working with Erin. ~Kara Peters
    Would refer Laforet Team to anyone, especially to my friends. Erin was wonderful in ever aspect from introducing herself, her team and especially a smooth closing. Thanks for a very easy selling and buying. ~David Maury

    My Experience

    • Full time Realtor/Associate Broker in the Greater Lansing, Michigan Area since 1976.
    • Member of Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors
    • Designations: CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). GRI (Graduate of the Realtor Institute). PMN (Performance Management Network). ePRO (Real Estate Technology Expert)
    • Past President of Women's Council of Realtors
    • Realtor of the Year for Political Action Committee
    • Served on the Greater Lansing Association of Realtors Board of Directors

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