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Lelani Clayton

Lelani Clayton
REALTOR®
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Global Brand Power. Local Expertise. Personal Touch. Do Good Real Estate. Care about people. Have Fun!

I was born in the Philippines and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. As a first generation Filipino-American, my parents modeled the value of having a strong work ethic to obtain the American dream. With this value, I excelled in school and graduated from Old Dominion University. Afterwards, I became a proud wife of a U.S. Navy sailor.

We have settled back in the Peninsula Hampton Roads area after two cross country tours. My background is in the Mortgage Lending industry as a Senior Underwriter. This gives me a unique understanding (and empathy!) towards the loan process.

As a military spouse, I've always been intentional in getting involved in various organizations in the communities we live in, including the Commands my husband is attached to.

I am committed and diligent in working for you. Exceptional customer service with integrity is what I strive for. Whether buying or selling, let's do this together! How can I serve you?


My Client Reviews

2020

Shawn H.
04/17/20
Shawn gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
We couldnt have asked for a more responsive and deligent agent. The process of selling a house is stressful and having to do it remotely even more so. Lelani made it infinitely easier for us and significantly reduced that stress. She did an outstanding job and we can't be more grateful.

Chris C.
04/17/20
Chris gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani was great in helping me sell my Newport News condo. I held the property for over a decade as a rental property and her suggestions on how to best repair and prepare the property for sale were great. Selling a home remotely from several states away during a period of economic turmoil had me very apprehensive, but Lelani's communication throughout the entire process was incredible. She was great in helping coordinating repairs and inspections. I never had unanswered questions or felt like I was unsure of where we were in the entire sales process. That, for me was incredibly valuable, and not something I've found in previous real estate transactions. The listing and marketing plan brought many viewers and led to a great offer within a week of listing. The property sold and closed promptly. Lelani, Thank you so much for the great experience. I would highly recommend Lelani to anyone seeking a real estate agent!

2019

Jerry D.
11/22/19
Jerry gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
This is simply a brief note acknowledging the ongoing remarkable assistance given in my search for the perfect new residence. Mrs. Clayton worked endlessly to assure me that all options were explored and that I was comfortable with my decisions. In the end, I had no regrets that Mrs. Clayton's high energy profile had covered all bases in my rather challenging search.

Senecca D.
11/22/19
Senecca gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani = Integrity, Good listener, trust- worthy, very thorough, and goes an extra 100 miles for you! My brother - in- law wanted to downsize and move closer to family. Lelani listened to all our needs as a family. She's personable and so quick to get things done! We are truly so happy our family is closer! Thanks Lelani for your professionalism with Love! We are forever Grateful!

Cassidy S.
04/14/19
Cassidy gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
She worked around our schedules and was mindful of what was important to us.

Zach M.
01/11/19
Zach gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Leilani did a great job selling the home. Would highly recommend her in the future.

Judi L.
01/07/19
Judi gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Working with Lalani was such a pleasure. I had to sell my mother's home using a power of attorney and I lived in a different state. Lelani walked me through the process and stayed in touch with me through each step. She also helped me to find contractors to do the repairs to my parents home. The house was put up for sale quickly and I was able to receive a fair price for my parents home. I recommend anyone to use Lelani for the sale or the purchase of their home. She knew I needed to sell the home quickly to help fund my mother at a Memory Care Facility. She helped me solve all issues and get this house so quickly at a fair price. She made me feel as if she truly cared about my situation. I would use her again and recommend her to my friends who live in Virginia. Thanks again Lelani for all your help.

Laura Clark G.
01/07/19
Laura Clark gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani was a true professional and it was a pleasure working with her.

2018

Michael A.
11/29/18
Michael gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani made my first-time home buying experience exceptional! Every step of the way, she remained engaged, knowledgeable, professional, available and trusting. I am fortunate to have had her as my agent. She took time to understand holistically what I wanted in a home, showed grace when I changed my mind, and genuinely (and patiently) educated me through each and every process. I absolutely recommend Lelani for your next home purchase. God Bless!

Regina H.
08/24/18
Regina gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
I found Lelani to be very responsive and patient in answering all of our questions. She anticipated our needs so information was quickly provided. She offered advice when needed and negotiated a great sale that went quite smoothly. Lelani has a warm, friendly personality, truly delightful and I would highly recommend her for professionalism!

Michael H.
08/24/18
Michael gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani is the consemet professional. She is empathetic and pays attention to detail. Lelani works to understand your needs and identify the homes that best meet your criteria and requests. Lelani is also a great advisor and will guide you in discerning the housing market options. I highly recommend Lelani and Coldwell Banker Realtors when looking for your home.

Previous review from Michael H.
08/24/18
Michael gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani is the consemet professional. She is empathetic and pays attention to detail. Lelani works to understand your needs and identify the homes that best meet your criteria and requests. Lelani is also a great advisor and will guide you in discerning the housing market options. I highly recommend Lelani and Coldwell Banker Realtors when looking for your home.

Christopher A.
08/01/18
Christopher gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
What an amazing experience. Lelani truly goes above and beyond when it comes to taking care of her clients. Not only did she show us an extremely high number of homes in a short time (40 in 3 weeks), she also provided exceptional local knowledge. After our house hunting experience I’m proud to call her friend.

Dave G.
08/01/18
Dave gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
As the co-broke agent, I loved working with Lelani. She was proactive and on top of things throughout the transaction. Very responsive, knowledgeable and a super joy to work with. I hope we can close another transaction together soon!

Les B.
07/15/18
Les gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Outstanding assistance! When our landlord unexpectingly decided to sell, we found ourselves in in urgent situation to find a new home. Uncertain whether to buy or rent, we needed an agent that was knowledgeable of the market and able to walk us through all the options. A coworker recommended Lelani and she was more than we could have ever expected. She identified with our situation and aggressively pursued opportunities that aligned with our needs. Amazing responsiveness and flexibility! We're a busy family and Lelani worked tirelessly around our schedule (often during the evening and weekends) showing properties and engaging with owners and property managers to ensure we had all the information we were seeking. In the end, we found exactly what we were looking for and I credit Lelani for ensuring we knew we were making the right decision. Sprint through the finish! She continued to notify us of new listings until we signed the lease. We're very grateful for everything she did for us. It was the best house hunting experience we've had. If you're looking for great representation, Lelani is your solution! She has our highest recommendation! - Clair and Les Begin (military family)

Virginia T.
05/15/18
Virginia gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
My husband and I had the pleasure to work with Lelani on the purchase of our 1st home. From the beginning to the end, she made the process simple. She met with us initially to explain what to expect, answered our questions, and made us feel at ease towards such an overwhelming process. When we had questions, she answered them immediately and was very knowledgeable. She also went above and beyond to reach out to third parties that we couldn't contact since both my husband and I work. We appreciate Lelani and all the hard work she put in so that we could move into our 1st home. Thank you again Lelani!!!!

Previous review from Virginia T.
05/12/18
Virginia gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
This was my first home buying experience, my husband and I really did not know what to expect. Lelani walked us through the entire process she was very responsive aswell as informative. Lelani made our first time home buying experience a breeze.

Antonio S.
05/08/18
Antonio gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
I'm speechless. And I am honored to have the team of professionals organized by Lelani who guided me in the processes of the purchase of my new home. The entire experience was awesome; the home is awesome; and so is my agent Lelani. I can’t wait to do this again.

2017

Linda O.
08/08/17
Linda gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelanie was wonderful to work with. She walked us through every aspect of our purchase of our home on Williamsburg. She was professional but very personable. She returned calls promptly and was so patient with us concerning the paperwork involved. She was there to answer our concerns but I never felt pressured to make decisions. She made our purchase of our home a great experience

Anonymous
08/07/17
Anonymous gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani Clayton is one of the most professional people I have ever done business with. My family had a very tight deadline on finding a rental house, and she must have showed me about 25 houses in a little over three weeks. Whenever the house we really wanted had fallen through on us, Lelani showed us three other houses the same day. She answered every nervous or frantic email, text, and call. If anyone ever needs a realtor, I would 100% recommend Lelani!

Antonio C.
04/29/17
Antonio gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani was very professional in her dealings with me. She was attentive, responsive, and very sensitive to everyone's needs. In a day and age in which real estate agents do the bare minimum if anything, Lelani is the complete opposite. She is involved in the real estate process in all steps. She also takes the time to go over all the details and educate in the process. Lelani's standard is a standard to fool for real estate agents to be successful in the real estate business. I will definitely use her services again.

Ashley P.
04/20/17
Ashley gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
We were very pleased with Lelani's service and availability to help every step of the way as we purchased our new home!

2016

Monica R.
07/12/16
Monica gave Lelani 5 stars out of 5
Lelani was a JOY to work with! I signed up on the Coldwell Banker website and she contacted me within about an hour. We talked for a while and she instantly won me over! What amazed me is her willingness to help my husband and I find a rental home that was within our price range. The fact that she was on top of all listings spoke volumes! She emailed me listings regularly and checked in with me frequently to arrange a time to view the properties. Needless to say, the weight was instantly lifted off my shoulders and we are set to move into our rental home on August 1. I am so excited, I can hardly contain myself! Good, honest people are very far, few, and in between these days, but she proved me wrong! Her professional and positive personality really shines through her smile and we are so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her. You don't find many agents who are willing to work with you on rentals, but that is clearly not what matters to her! Her priority is getting you into the place you desire, within budget, and helping in any way she can! Thank you Lelani for all you have done for my family and I and when we are ready to buy a home, you will be the 1st person I go to! I will definitely be referring my friends/acquaintances/co-workers to her because she is an absolute delight to work with! God bless you all always! Monica R. and Family 😆


My Experience

  • Buyer Representative
  • Relocation
  • I have a background in the Lending Industry as a Loan Coordinator and Mortgage Underwriter which gives me a unique understanding and knowledge in the loan process.
  • Retirement
  • First Time Buyer
  • College
  • Military Markets
  • CARTUS & NFCU Relocation Specialist

My Credentials and Memberships

  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Member, Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors
  • Member, Real Estate Information Network
  • Member, Coastal Virginia - Women's Council Of Realtors
  • HomeSmart Technology certified
  • Cartus Network Affinity Specialist - Relocation Network, "A Team"

My Community Involvement

  • I participate and am a member of our local Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) group.
  • I support groups my children are involved in like Navy Child and Youth Programs, Upward Sports, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life, USA.
  • I actively participate in the Command's Family Readiness Groups (FRG).
  • I've been a Command Ombudsman (the liaison between the ship and the families, and communicate information about command and community resources to families). An Ombudsman is a volunteer appointed by a Commanding Officer to serve as a link between command leadership and command families.
  • I volunteer as a teacher in the children's ministry and led small groups of our local church.
  • I am a Client Intake Volunteer for our local Resource Pregnancy Center.