Sometimes the best agent is the one that keeps you from buying a house! I learned this the hard way. I found what I thought was the ideal house for my family, but from the first time she saw the house Leslie kept telling me something wasn't right. Despite this, I made an offer which was accepted. But shortly afterwards a professional inspection revealed substantial problems with the house. Leslie's instinct for sniffing out a problem saved me and my family what would have been the biggest investment we have ever made. In hindsight, it was so comforting to know that I had an agent who was more interested in helping me settle into the neighborhood rather than someone who was only interested in getting her share of the commission!
My husband and I recently relocated to Durham from California. Leslie has been an above par agent at every turn. She was knowledgeable, helpful, available, prompt, and understanding as we looked at homes and then as we negotiated and closed on our home. We have worked with many agents in the last few years, and were agents ourselves briefly in California, and we would gladly recommend Leslie to anyone buying or selling a home. It is the least we can do for everything she has done for us!
My wife and I bought our first home with Leslie, and we don't think we could have done it without her. She "got" us right away and found homes that matched our taste perfectly. When it came down to putting an offer on the house of our dreams, Leslie acted quickly and gave us the advice we needed to make sure we got our home at the right price.
Now that our family has grown we are using Leslie again to help us find a larger home.