About us

Sylvia McLain

Awarded Top Agent year after year!

  • 2015 Gold Award Top Agent
  • 2014 Platinum Award Top Agent
  • Inducted into the VER Hall of Fame Agents
  • Selected to serve on the Top of the Latter committee for Latter & Blum in the Statue of Louisiana
  • 2013 Gold Award Top Agent
  • 2012 Gold Award Top Agent
  • 2011 Gold Award Top Agent
  • 2010 Bronze Award and Rookie of the Year


You and your family are important
As your agent, I am responsible for providing you with information that is essential to a very personal and important decision for you and your family.  Where you live, raise your family, and travel to and from each day is essential to your peace, safety, and happiness.  As your agent, I have the privilege of getting to know you personally.

The Acadiana Area
Raised in Lafayette, a graduate of Comeaux High School, a practical nursing degree, and employment in my father’s drilling/oilfield service business has created deep roots and lifelong relationships in the Acadiana area.

My Expertise in Real Estate
My business/work experiences have provided me with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a degree of success that I am proud of.  In 2001, I made a life changing decision when I pursued the dream of transforming my small horse farm into what is known today as Heritage Trace Development.  That decision and project was the beginning of many exciting and wonderful changes in my life.  In pursuit of a business partner with a background in building and development, I met Bryan McLain.  Bryan and I were successful in our business partnership as well as personally.  We married in 2005 and continue to build and develop beautiful properties.  My husband and I create really unique living environments that offer beautiful homes.

Community Involvement
Involvement in community events has been an essential personal and business commitment. We introduced the Acadiana Symphony to the Decorator ShowHouse event in 2006 and built the ASO ShowHouse through 2009.  In 2008, we donated a lot in Vintage Park to St. Jude Children’s Research Center and was approached in 2010 to build the 2011 St. Jude Dream Home in Acadiana.  My involvement in these projects has expanded my home construction, decorating, marketing skills and knowledge.  St. Jude is very dear to my heart!

My Broker
Van Eaton and Romero Realty has represented McLain properties since its inception in 2001.  My long standing relationship with this company as a client is the best testimonial I can share with my clients as to whom I would choose to represent me personally.  When I decided to become a real estate agent in 2010, there was no question in my mind about where I would hang my shingle!  I am proud to be associated with a company that, like me, has deep roots and a genuine interest in our community.

I appreciate the time you have taken to get to know me personally!


codyCody Musgrove

I was born in Lafayette and have lived in Acadiana my whole life, where I attended St. Thomas More High School and graduated from the University of Louisiana in 2010. While enrolled in college, I obtained my Real Estate license and began working with Sylvia after graduation. In 2013, I went to work for Townsquare Media (where all your favorite radio stations come from!), where I learned about mass media marketing and advertising while assisting with the production of live events and commercials. Later that year, I returned to Van Eaton & Romero to practice Real Estate and become involved with the family business of home building and developing, along with buying and selling houses. I’m involved with the annual St. Jude Dream Home project every year, where I create the program that features all of the people that help to construct the home.

My philosophy towards the real estate business is the same philosophy that I practice in every day life: be honest and kind toward all people and always strive for progress, whether it be personal or professional.

Some of my personal hobbies and interests are writing and recording music and getting together with my musician friends for gigs on special occasions.

Sheramie Doré

SheramieHaving lived and worked in Lafayette for over 20 years, I am proud to call this community home and as a licensed Realtor since 2013, I¹ve had the pleasure of helping Buyers find their perfect home in the Lafayette area. I began as a real estate assistant in Sylvia McLain¹s office and currently, as the Transaction Coordinator of our Professional Realtor Group,  facilitate the listing and closing process for our clients. Before choosing to become a Realtor, I pursued a career in elementary education, until in 2003,  I had the opportunity to join my husband in managing and expanding the family business,  which has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years.  This was a very rewarding challenge that provided a wealth of experience and insight into the responsibilities and decision making involved in operating a successful business.   My most important take away that relates now to real estate is the model of superior client centered service that I observed and emulated everyday during those years.   It is this previous experience,  that causes me to especially appreciate the combined knowledge,  strengths and talents of our Professional Realtor Group which enables us to provide specialized, results driven service.

Bronze Award Recipient- 2014, 2015
Professional Designation:  Accredited Buyer¹s Representative, ABR®

  • Realtor Association of Acadiana
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Real Estate Buyer¹s Agent Council

Education:  University of Louisiana – Bachelor of Science, 1999