About Us

From your first home to your last, and every step between, we at The Lafayette Team are here for YOU for ALL your Real Estate needs! We are a 7-person team serving the Lexington, Lake Murray, and surrounding areas of the South Carolina Midlands. With 34 years of combined experience in a variety of niches (including active-adult housing, lakefront property, first-time homebuyer purchases, luxury home sales,  new construction purchases, and more), you can rest assured that you will receive a Red Carpet Experience — a seamless purchase/sale from the first phone call, to the closing table, and BEYOND! Over the years, we’ve also partnered with industry professionals committed to our same core mission—providing the best experience for you! Most importantly, we are advisors you can trust, not just “yes” people, even when that means having difficult discussions like telling you that the home you are looking at may not be the best fit for you, or that your home will need improvements or a different pricing strategy to accomplish your goals. We do this because we believe in “win-win” relationships, with YOUR best interest at heart. We pride ourselves on the fact that when we partner with a client, they often entrust us with their next move over and over, referring their family, friends, and closest associates to us as well. In a market of almost 4000 real estate agents, we understand that it can be hard to know which agent is right for you and has the qualifications you need. We don’t do 3 sales a year, and we also don’t do 300. We are in the top 1% of agents, but only work with clients that we know can get the BEST of our attention and services. You will NEVER be lost in the shuffle. With 7 agents at your disposal for the price of 1 (which is usually free for buyers), individual attention is our forte. We’d love the opportunity to welcome YOU as the next member of our Lafayette Team Family.
Debi Lafayette, Realtor

Debi Lafayette

Broker | Realtor


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.

Chris Warner, Realtor

Chris Warner



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.

Mallory Warner, Realtor

Mallory Warner



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.

Lyn Nanni


Lyn Nanni is the newest member of the Lafayette Team, having just moved to the Columbia area in September 2020 from Central Coast California to be closer to family. She began as a Sales Agent for Prudential Locations Hawaii in 2007 and since then has worked as a Real Estate Executive Assistant, Property Manager, Listing Manager and Transaction Coordinator. Lyn loves being a part of the process that matches buyers to their dream home and sellers to their best buyers. She brings attention to detail, consistent follow-up with clear communication and a professional can-do attitude to every transaction.

Melissa Harvey


I have recently changed my career to Full Time Real Estate agent in the Lexington, SC area. As a South Carolina native, I have worked in the Home Improvement Retail industry for over 17 years. During this time, I realized I enjoyed helping my customers love where they live. I’m now ready to help my clients find that home. I have extensive background in current home trends, sales and exceptional customer service. I enjoy creating new relationships, being a trusted advisor and making a positive impact for my clients. I am proud wife, mother of one and three fur babies. In my spare time, I enjoy time with friends, camping with family, and visiting the beautiful coast of South Carolina.

Zach Windham


I grew up in Lexington, attended the University of South Carolina,
then found my passion in helping friends make one of the most
important decisions of their life, purchasing a HOME!

While growing up working at my family-owned and operated business
in sales, it felt like a logical transition to make the move to Residential
Real Estate sales.

I will listen to you, with an understanding of your wants and needs,
doing my best to help you achieve them all. I take pride in my
services and spend quality time with each client educating them on
the steps to home ownership. I look forward to helping you on your
exciting journey!

Samantha Corley

Micki Rankin


I have been a licensed real estate agent since 2014 where my career began in upstate NY. My husband and I live in Gilbert, SC on Lake Murray. We relocated here to SC because we love it here, our daughter and family moved to the area in 2014. Because of this we were able to spend quite a bit of time here visiting. I am a huge family person, I have grandchildren that I love to spend as much time with as I can.

We are involved in a great local church where we serve each week and have gained an amazing community around us. We have also been blessed by some of the best neighbors I have ever had.

My love of helping people is what brought me to this industry. I am a people person and I love to help in any way I can. In this industry, I get to walk side by side with people while making one of the biggest decisions of their lives, this is my favorite part. My heart is for anyone who is looking to downsize, or needs more space, or moving here from another state, or to another state, that I can be a part of their story. I joined this amazing team because they were so great and helpful when we purchased our home. This is a team that operates as a true team and actually more like a family. I am both honored and thrilled to be able to be part of the Lafayette Team as we work together to help you fulfill your dreams.