About us

It all comes down to results!

With over 20 combined years of experience in the Real Estate business, we will bring to you the best of service that knowledge and care can provide. We enjoy not only helping our clients find the home of their dreams, or sell their current home quickly for the highest return, but also to develop a relationship of trust and satisfaction that will last long after the transaction is complete. This is accomplished through first and foremost understanding that our clients’ priorities are the ONLY concern. If you are looking for honest, up front, experienced professionals who understand that this is an emotional process as well as a financial one, please give us a call at 803-470-6442!

A word about Debi:

Debi has lived in the Carolinas for the past 15 years and loves it here! She has experience in every facet of the home buying experience, having started in the transaction closing services, moving on to selling in model homes, as well as managing sales teams and communities for both public and private builders. Her last position with a builder was Regional Sales Director in the Carolinas, but Debi decided that she missed the personal fulfillment of working one on one helping people find that one perfect home. She then joined RE/MAX Purpose Driven and enjoys working with customers every day! She is a member of the Realtors Association of the Greater Columbia area, the National Association of Realtors, the Columbia Home Builders Association, and the Sales and Marketing Association. Debi has been awarded several Multi-Million Dollar Producer awards, thanks to all her wonderful customers.

Over 17 years of Real Estate Experience:

  • Licensed in both North & South Carolina
  • Broker in Charge for 6 years
  • Representative for 55Places.com
  • Top area rated Zillow Premier Agent
  • Sales & Marketing Manager for three large National Builders
  • Experienced Industry Marketing Professional
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Columbia and Greenville MLS
  • Member of the Home Builders Association of Columbia
  • Member of the Sales & Marketing Association of Columbia
  • Member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Greater Columbia Realtor Association
  • 2012 & 2013 Chairperson for the Tour of Homes in Columbia
  • 2015 & 2016 Chairperson & Co-chair for the Regal Awards
  • SMC Chairman of Ambassadors Committee in 2010
  • Judge for the Charlotte 2011 and 2012 MAME Awards
  • Judge for the Wake County North Carolina Parade of Homes 2012, 2013


A word about Chris:

Growing up with a Realtor© for a parent, it’s safe to say that real estate has been a mainstay in Chris’s life for as long as he can remember. Some of his fondest childhood memories took place in model homes where his mom was helping people find their perfect home. While other kids in his neighborhood were outside playing, he and his siblings could often be found in a model home talking with eager couples and families in an effort to buy his mom some time when she was already assisting others. It was during these times, and the years of observation watching his mom, that he developed a passion for helping coach and assist people through the process of what will likely be one of the biggest decisions of their life: buying or selling their home.

But, growing up around real estate has also given him an inside-look at what can happen when clients are mishandled in this industry. His family was personally affected, like so many, during the housing downturn of 2008. During middle and high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, he saw many of my friends’ families forced into foreclosure or end up underwater after being represented by agents who did not necessarily serve their best interests. For these reasons, he holds himself, with the highest priority, to a fundamental commitment of honest and ethical behavior. This business, he believes, is one built on the foundation of great relationships in which everyone wins at the end of the day!

In his first full year as a REALTOR, I sold over 4 million dollars in residential real estate, and was recognized as a member of RE/MAX’s 100% Club. I have since helped dozens of buyers and sellers accomplish their goals.

If there is any way he can help you, please let him know. He looks forward to working with you and hopes to provide the Red Carpet Experience that he and the members of The Lafayette Team and RE/MAX Purpose Driven feel you deserve!

A word about Mallory:

After spending years working for the #1 builder in America, Mallory is so excited to be able to now
use her background and knowledge to offer her clients the best all-inclusive home buying
experience! In 2016, after graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in
Accounting, she moved to Columbia for an opportunity to work for the Nation’s Largest Builder. She
was looking for a career that emphasized building personal relationships and helping people
achieve their goals and dreams – and found her passion in helping people make one of the
most important decisions of their life, buying a home!

In her time working for the Nations Largest Builder, she had the opportunity to sell in one of
Columbia’s premiere communities. Selling on-site for a multi-price point, 900+ home
community gave her a vast amount of experience in working with first-time homebuyers, retirees, Veterans,
and anyone in-between. In her year-and-a-half there, she was able to assist over 100 families with
purchasing their dream home. While she may not have many years of experience behind me yet,
there is a wealth of experience in my years.

Now, after her time working on-site, she is thrilled for the opportunity to branch out beyond the
bounds of any single community, and to help buyers and sellers across the Greater Columbia
area fulfill the American Dream of Homeownership!

Whether you are buying your first home or your 7th, it is still important to have someone by
your side to guide the process, making it smooth and seamless. That is what she excels at! She
understand that purchasing a home is both an emotional and financial decision. Her accounting
degree, as well as her career as an on-site sales agent, have given her a very unique perspective
and skillset! She absolutely love helping people make the largest purchase decision of their life be
their easiest one! Call her today at 704-280-1295 so that you can start your RED CARPET experience.

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