I used Leslie in 2013 to buy my first house in the SeaTac area. We looked at several homes and knowing that I had an interest in appreciating home values, helped guide me to one that fit our needs and was in an area she felt would sell again in a few years for a profit. She was not afraid to tell me when a home I thought may be a good fit, was not going to be right for us, and I appreciated that immensely. If you are honest about what you want and need, she listens and applies that. I never felt like she wasted my time or was pushing me in a direction just to close the deal. Since then, the market in the greater Seattle area has gotten insane. This past January, I decided to move to the Tacoma area, and was introduced to another realtor whose focus is on the Tacoma market. While that realtor was nice and knowledgeable, they lacked the teeth needed for the changing market landscape. We did not get several homes we were interested in over a few months’ time and were frustrated and deflated. I reached out to Leslie and BAM within days, we were hitting the streets and got an offer accepted on a house we loved. Leslie Newman is not just a realtor, and this experience taught me the difference. She is a real estate professional. She knows what it takes to get a home in this market and has the aggressive attitude, connections, knowledge, and reputation needed to get it done. And I don’t want to paint a picture of “aggressive” negatively…she is incredibly funny and kind and personable…and… when it comes down to getting you a home, she is fierce in all the best ways and advocates for YOU! And that is what we all want, right?? That was my experience with Leslie as a buyer. I could elaborate on my experience with her as a seller as well, but in short, she took the time to go through my house, told me exactly what I needed to do and did not need to do, because again she understands this market and what people are looking for. It saved me a ton of worry and money fixing things that didn’t matter. I had a full price offer (and a backup) within 5 days of my listing going live. I told her exactly what I needed to make from the sale, and got that plus more. I am thrilled to recommend Leslie to both buyers and sellers. She has everything you want in a real estate professional and in this market, you can’t afford to settle for anything less than what she brings to the table.
November 2, 2020