Come meet The Buffington Group-a team of professionals put together to make your experience the best it can be


Rob Buffington

Rob Buffington

Rob Buffington is a real estate agent and broker. He has worked in and around East Lansing for almost a decade, representing hundreds of buyers and sellers through the ups and downs of the real estate market.

Rob brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and connections to provide exactly the right service for you. And he does it all with a responsiveness and personal touch not common in the real estate industry.

Mission Statement

“My goal is to identify each of my client’s individual needs and expectations and deliver an experience unique to them”. “I will act as your trusted advisor and I can be your single source for Real Estate and related services in mid-Michigan”.

Rob Buffington is:

  • REALTOR® and Associate Broker.
  • Member of the National, Michigan, and Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS.
  • Certified Residential Specialist.
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) by the National Association of Realtors.
  • Long-time resident and an expert in the local real estate market.
  • Former loan officer, giving him unique perspective and insight into the financial details that go into a real estate purchase.
  • Recipient of Quality Service Certified Platinum Recognition in March of 2013 (Recognizes 100% client satisfaction as measured by the Leading Research Corporation and the Quality Service Assurance Survey).

Michael Larson

Michael Larson

Michael Larson is a long term area resident who’s background in sales and customer service has tailored him perfectly for his Real Estate career.

Michael's attention to detail and tireless work ethic are sure to result in a smooth and easy transaction for any party involved.

With testimonials like “He gave 200% to meet our goals of buying a second home” and “I would recommend a Tomie Raines agent to anyone, especially Michael Larson”

Mission Statement
"Do everything I can to successfully facilitate a flawless transaction for every home buyer or seller."


Hattie Cable

Hattie Cable

 Hattie Cable is the Buffington Group's administrative assistant.  Hattie joined the team after working as a receptionist and office assistant at Urban Real Estate, a boutique real estate office in downtown Chicago.  Hattie is currently a law student at Michigan State University College of Law where she is pursuing her dream of becoming an attorney.  Hattie's undergraduate degree is in American Studies from DePaul University in Chicago.  In her free time, Hattie enjoys spending time with her husband and going to the dog park with her puppy, Lincoln.


Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews is the Buffington Group's marketing director.  Since moving to East Lansing to attend graduate school at Michigan State University in 1985, Jim has gained invaluable experiences remodeling homes, owning his own businesses and twelve years of selling real estate, all of which he uses when marketing a client's property.  As the co-founder of The Maxwell C. Matthews Foundation, Jim is very involved in helping raise awareness and money for programs dealing with helping children.  Max's Race, an annual 5K walk/run in East Lansing is the Foundation's premier event.


Deb Henry

Deb Henry

Deb Henry is a longtime area resident and knows the market very well. She is a Michigan State University graduate and attended the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies. Prior to real estate Deb spent over fifteen years as a Registered Investment Representative. When it comes to home buying or selling, Deb clearly understands the emotional, business, and financial aspects of each transaction and takes the time to determine the needs and wants of every client. Her goals are to become your trusted advisor and craft a buying or selling experience unique to you.