Adriane Lau - Team Leader
Adriane grew up in the real estate business and can remember going on house showings with her father when she was as young as 3. If you were good during the showing, he would give you beef jerky on the way home! Starting full time in 2006, Adriane has been known to employ the same beef jerky tactics to bribe her own children. It is Adriane's belief that everyone deserves a place to belong and it is the job of a real estate agent to impart the knowledge to help clients make their own educated decisions. Adriane and her husband, Chris, have also "flipped" 25 homes and have decided it is really much more glamorous that they make it look on TV. In what other field of work can you find a dead bird and get fleas in the same day? Working on these properties and going on hundreds of home inspections has taught her gobs about the ins and outs of properties and helps her to have the knowledge to find some of the major issues before our clients spend $500 on a home inspection or before our sellers have a buyer back out of a transaction. Nowadays, Adriane leaves the house flipping to her husband so she can focus 100% of her attention on her buyer and seller clients.
Maggie - Team Leader
Maggie has worked in the real estate industry since 2003 and takes pride in her 3rd generation Lansing roots. In 2016, she earned a Certified Tourism Ambassador designation in order to help her clients really know their new neighborhoods! In her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children- being outdoors as much as the Michigan climate permits gardening or exploring one of Lansing's many trail systems. If you see Maggie driving, she will probably be singing along to one of her favorite Broadway show tunes on her way to an appointment. Maggie has worked closely with local and regional groups as a volunteer to assist in fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network and Capital Area Housing Partnership. She enjoys working with her clients and has built several long term working relationships based on trust and respect- that is the most rewarding part of the business according to Maggie. It is important to her that her clients understand the process of buying or selling a home and empowers them to make the best decisions for their own individual situation. It is her calm and patient nature that clients compliment most often along with her vast experience.
Steve began his real estate career in 1975, and thus is the resident expert in literally everything. Land splits - no problem. Title issues - been there, solved them. Interest rates at 18% - still sold houses. After almost 45 years in the business, Steve still has a passion for his clients and has maintained his ethics and integrity for 5 decades and counting! In his time off, you may find Steve at MSU sporting events, enjoying time "Up North" at The Lake, or chasing after one of his 7 grandchildren.
Albert started in the real estate business in 2014 after many years in law enforcement. He says his favorite thing is that in real estate, people are excited when you open the door of a house versus law enforcement where they are mostly trying to hide and jump out of the window to avoid you. Since he was licensed in real estate, Albert has busied himself with learning as much about the Greater Lansing real estate market as possible and has been quite successful, helping more homeowners last year than 80% of licensed agents in our area!
Rayce started in real estate in 2018, but jumped right in the deep end and finished 2019 in the top 20% of all agents in Greater Lansing! He has particularly enjoyed learning how to meet his clients needs while at the same time finding them some things on their wish-list. Having grown up in Fenton, Rayce is a farm boy at heart and gets his green thumb fix by curating a fantastic garden at his home. In addition to knowledge about real estate, ask Rayce about fine wines and local brews. Rayce is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Erin is to Rooted Real Estate: The Adriane Lau Team what the motherboard is to a computer. Working side by side with Adriane since 2014, Erin is the brains of the operation. She works behind the scenes on everything from coordinating contractors for repairs to communicating with our lender, title companies, and clients. If you become our client and you are highly satisfied, it is usually Erin we have to thank. Her favorite form of gratitude is typically Mediterranean food from Zaytoons, with Sultans a close second. In addition to a busy work schedule, you might also find Erin cheering on her two boys at their football or basketball games
Chelsey comes to Rooted Real Estate from a photography background. She has worked as the team's marketing coordinator - everything from providing professional photography and videography services, to keeping the team's social media accounts updated. Chelsey also regularly attends training to make sure she knows all the latest and greatest technology.
Kat Gandolfo at her core truly thrives on helping others make their dreams come true. Extremely personable and easy to work with, Kat will put those around her at ease. When not hard at work, you can find Kat at home spending time with her husband, son, and myriad of pets. You may see her from time to time assisting animals in need. She once rescued an injured groundhog during a showing! She has a deep passion for working with clients to help their home ownership dreams come true.
Dottie is an enthusiastic individual with a passion for exceeding customer expectations and helping them to find the home they envision for themselves. She strives to make the home-buying (or selling) process as fun and light as it can be with humor, transparency, and educating her clients along each step in the process. In addition to real estate, Dottie is also certified in Reiki, reflexology, and craniosacral therapy - with a background in nursing, she understands the importance of overall health both internal, external, and metaphysical. Dottie loves spending time with her wife and children when not assisting her clients.
Robyn serves her clients with a devotion and focus that comes from years of perfecting her systems. She works with the team seamlessly to assure your satisfaction and earn future referrals which is where over 80% of her business evolves. Our business grows by referrals from our satisfied clients. Our success goes way beyond the SOLD sign... exceeding your expectations. In Robyn's down time, you will find her taking in the tranquility of Lake Michigan and Florida and spending time with friends and her husband. As a lover of the outdoors and being active, Robyn rarely is still for too long and would loves connecting with clients and friends on walks or bike rides.
Sherri is the Client Care Coordinator for our group and makes it look easy! Working with such different personalities can be a challenge, but Sherri keeps a smile and is always the first one to ask how she can help. "Helping our clients throughout their buying and selling journey's is my favorite part of the work- if I can make someone's day a little easier and take away some of their stress then it has been a good day." Sherri also is generous with her free time in volunteering at church and spending as much time with her family as possible to include taking her 5 grandkids on magnificent adventures!
With over 3 years of real estate experience, multilingual and multicultural, I bring a unique resource to the real estate market. I have lived in Okemos and East Lansing for 25 years and am a graduate from MSU in engineering and supply chain management. I am very well familiar with different cultures and how clients' expectations can vary culturally. I enjoy the dynamic and engaging nature of real estate and the interaction with my clients of different backgrounds and their preferences in order to achieve the best service and satisfaction for them. I look at every client as a member of my own family. I focus on their needs, requirements, taste, and desire and my client's satisfaction is always my number one priority. As a mother, mentor, and expert I know how time is critical for families during the real estate transaction. I have been well known for quick and timely responses to each client's needs and concerns. My telephone and email are always at hand. I enjoy helping families to buy or sell property ranging from a modest home or condominium to a residence fit for a large or extended family. As a result of that, I have accomplished professionalism an extensive portfolio from past and present clients. I strive to make this process as simple and smooth as possible. With my knowledge and continuous training through RE/MAX, one of the top and largest real estate brokerages, along with additional support from my team, I can offer an un-comparable service in the listing, marketing, and getting your home sold or finding you your own dream home.