Meet the Team

Carla Griffin

REALTOR®, MBA, ABR®, SRS | Owner/Director of Sales

Proudly serving the Midlands of SC

803-530-9338

Carla Griffin is an owner/REALTOR® of The Griffin Group of Keller Williams Columbia. Carla is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University and received her MBA from Grantham University. After graduation, Carla began her career in accounting in the corporate world which ultimately led to the position of Chief Financial Officer for an international insurance company.

In 2006, Carla relocated to South Carolina and was afforded the opportunity to continue in leadership positions for the State of South Carolina.

Carla’s passion for real estate led her to get her real estate license in 2015. In 2017, Carla received the Platinum Award for the Residential Circle of Excellence by the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association and in 2018, Carla earned the Diamond Award.

Carla specializes in buyers and sellers of real estate and her clients’ experience is the foundation of her business. Integrity and knowledge are the strengths in all transactions which lead to successful outcomes.

Whether you are upsizing, downsizing or purchasing your first home, call The Griffin Group to ensure a smooth, seamless transaction from beginning to end.

 

Ronald (Ron) Griffin

REALTOR®, ABR® | Owner/Director of Operations

Proudly serving the Midlands of SC

803-530-9556

Ron Griffin is an owner/REALTOR® of The Griffin Group of Keller Williams Columbia. Ron is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force and received his AAS degree in Emergency Management. Ron is retired from the United States Air Force after serving our country for over 20 years of active duty. Ron served as a firefighter in the Air Force and South Carolina.

Ron’s mission in life has always been to serve: his country and his community.

Ron pursued his real estate license in 2015. In 2017, Ron received the Bronze Award for the Residential Circle of Excellence by the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association. Ron is also a non-practicing licensed South Carolina Residential Home Inspector.

Ron’s sense of duty, his education and his knowledge of the real estate industry offers his clients the peace of mind that their real estate transaction will be handled with the utmost professionalism. His clients depend on his honesty and integrity as well as the assurance that they come first.

Ron is always willing to help and looks forward to working with the community to serve all their real estate needs.

 

Laurie Smith

REALTOR® | Buyer Specialist

Proudly serving the Midlands of SC

803-240-7927

Laurie Smith is a buyer specialist/REALTOR® of The Griffin Group of Keller Williams Columbia. A Virginia native, Laurie has resided in SC for 27 years. She studied finance and economics at Lander University and proceeded to work in the financial sector where she managed call centers and sales teams. Though spending 13 years in a corporate environment, real estate was always something Laurie had passion for as it is the family business.

Laurie delights in providing our clients with outstanding service. She understands the importance of helping clients meet their goals and is eager to make buying and selling homes a pleasant and memorable experience. Laurie has built great relationships within our industry.

Laurie is dedicated to giving back to the community and has served on our market center’s KW Cares committee. For 2019, Laurie is serving as the chair for the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Service Committee and previously served as the vice-chair. Laurie is married to Kevin and they have a daughter, Marleigh

 

Leslie Ellison

REALTOR® | Client Care/Transaction Coordinator

Proudly serving the Midlands of SC

803-622-2222

Leslie Ellison is a Transaction Coordinator/REALTOR® of The Griffin Group of Keller Williams Columbia.

Leslie has built great relationships within our industry. Each day, she works closely with clients, agents, attorneys, lenders and other partners.

Leslie is dedicated to providing the best service to our clients.