Testimonials – Houston Realtor®
Leslie Lerner Properties provides top-notch real estate services regardless of the area or price of the home one is buying or selling. Whether you are relocating to the Houston area or just transitioning to a new home, this Houston Realtor® is always here to assist you.
Leslie Lerner has worked with many people over the years that have given testimonials that are a testament to her work ethic and ability to get the job done. See what her clients have to say:
“Leslie Lerner is awesome. She listed our house and helped us sell it in less than a week! We had multiple offers and she helped us navigate the pluses and minuses of each, making sure that we accepted the one that was best for us. With Leslie’s flat-fee listing service, you know you’re getting the best advice for you and not for your agent’s pocket book.
The real estate market has changed and Leslie is on the cutting edge. She provides the critical services you need to sell your property without the wasted cost of unnecessary extras. She knows the business and works hard to ensure you get the most out of your real estate transaction. Leslie treats your transaction as if every penny was her own, making sure that you don’t leave anything on the table.
Once you have worked with Leslie, you will never want to use anyone else for your real estate transactions.”
– David M.
“I have bought and sold many properties over the years, and some experiences (at full 6% commission!) were marginally better than others, but none were what I would call good, until I just sold my house with Leslie. For the first time ever, I had absolute confidence in my realtor’s knowledge, competency and integrity, which, believe me, has not been the case in the past. Leslie was “on it”, from beginning to end; responded immediately to all my emails, calls and texts, and was proactive during the entire process, rather than waiting for signals from me. She dealt professionally and effectively with a very difficult buyer’s agent, and went to bat for me dealing with an exasperating contractor, even after she had been paid her fee, and could have just left the issue with me to sort out. At one point, I was so stressed by the buyer’s agent’s demands, that I was willing to accept a proposal that would have cost me more money than was originally agreed upon. Leslie said “absolutely not!” – and got the buyers to honor the original agreement. Additionally, the title company had originally scheduled the purchase and the sale at the same time, but when I mentioned to Leslie that I really would have preferred to do this separately, she arranged that too, even though it was the last Friday of the month, and they had a very full schedule.
I told her many times during our association “You’re not like any other realtor I have ever dealt with!” and I meant it.
Suffice it to say, I sold my house the second day it was on the market, for full asking price and, despite problems with the buyer’s agent, closed in less than a month, feeling very well served and represented by my agent. I would gladly use Leslie again and recommend her services without reservation. Reduced commission in this case absolutely does NOT mean reduced service … quite the contrary! A+.”
– Linda M.
“Whenever my father was particularly pleased with something he’d purchased – especially if it was expensive – he’d say, “It was cheap at twice the price!” Like my father, I recognize when I’ve gotten tremendous value for my money and, while there is absolutely nothing cheap about her, Leslie’s services would definitely be cheap at twice the price, or more!!
Make no mistake about it there is nothing “discount” about Leslie or the way she represents her clients, or the services that she provides them. Leslie is a “full service” realtor in every sense of the word except for the fee she charges. She is a consummate professional and I couldn’t be any more pleased than I am after having her represent me in the sale of my home.
Leslie’s counterpart, representing the buyer, in my transaction was the “#1 Agent Worldwide” for a very well known, national brokerage firm. Much to our surprise, his conduct was completely unprofessional and condescending toward us both. Throughout the process, Leslie maintained her poise and conducted herself as a true professional and by following her advice I ended up selling my home for above-asking price. Not only did the so-called #1 agent act like a jerk, he also cost his clients several thousand dollars needlessly and nearly lost the home for them entirely with his boorish behavior.
If you ask me, Leslie is the true #1 agent!”
– Dan J.
“I selected Leslie to broker the sale of my home in the Museum district of Houston due to her reputation, presentation and not least of all her flat rate business model. The reality is that most home buyers shop via the internet where there is all the information needed to locate best matched homes at the right price. So why pay 3% of the selling price to your broker?
What was most remarkable for me was the outstanding level of care and service that Leslie offered. Compared to other “full price” brokers I have worked with, Leslie was the most attentive, responsive and professional that I have experienced. She was available on short notice via phone, text and e-mail to guide me through all phases of the selling process. She provided advice when I asked for it but primarily acted as a trusted partner collaborating with me to make key decisions in the sale of my home. Her bias is to act with integrity first in all matters relating to the sale, not to be safe, but to do the “right thing”. I always felt that Leslie was working with me out of a passion for service rather than to “make a buck”.
Typically, I don’t write recommendations due to my busy schedule. However, I believe that with Leslie a home seller or buyer will find someone who values the right relationship with people with deep experience and technical knowledge about real estate transactions and can save you money in the process. Truly an unbeatable combination. A real pleasure to work with her.”
– Erik M.
“My family used Leslie’s services to buy and sell a home in 2016. We were initially interested in her services due to her flat fee structure, but discovered during the process that she is one of the hardest working and most capable realtors we have had the pleasure of working with.
She assisted with negotiations on the buying and selling side, gave expert advice each step of the way through pricing, inspections, and even provided suggestions on moving/packing companies.
And beyond all of this we knew she cared about our family and our happiness with the whole process.
I strongly recommend Leslie Lerner for your complete real estate needs!”
– Jack B.
“I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Leslie in connection with the successful sale of my house. Leslie provided sound and reasoned guidance and advice and worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth sale when significant issues arose. As a real estate attorney with my own real estate license, I have had the opportunity to work with many well respected brokers and agents. Leslie runs circles around them. Leslie has the temperament, tenacity, and intellect that every buyer or seller needs and deserves. I would highly recommend Leslie.”
– Sanford D.
“Having worked extensively in the title industry in the greater Houston area for over 25 years, I have always been skeptical of Realtors “earning” their keep however, Leslie was an exception. Knowing that she worked at a flat rate never seemed to alter her tenacity in getting the job done. And what a relief it was to not pay a full 6% to sell our home.
Leslie is professional, clever and her willingness to negotiate when others refuse reflects a keen sense of business expertise in my opinion. Why pay more when you can get a remarkably proficient person to take care of business with style and grace? She took care of business and we were proud to have her represent us. I’ll hire her again if the need arises.”
– Angela C.
“I don’t write online recommendations. Ever. But I’m making an exception because I was incredibly impressed with Leslie’s work to sell our home in West University Place. First, she nailed the price it would sell for — even though I thought it was too high. By the end of the process it sold almost exactly for what she predicted. And then she did an amazing job of handling multiple offers, getting us a great price well above listing, negotiating with the buyers, dealing with the inspection issues/problems inherent in the sale of an older home, and steering the project to closing within five weeks. Leslie is an aggressive negotiator and her work ethic is extremely impressive; she spent a good part of one Saturday night emailing and texting with me and the buyer’s agent to wrap up some negotiations and she was incredibly responsive to any requests at any time. It’s always a joy to work with true professionals.”
– George H.
“Leslie is a breath of fresh air among real-estate agents: a no-nonsense consummate professional who relentlessly pursues her clients’ best interests. In selling our home, she was always one step ahead of every turn in the deal and deftly handled the demands of a difficult buyer (and their less-capable agent). She kept us fully informed and drove the transaction at maximum speed from offer to closing. We’ve dealt with full-price brokers who deliver a fraction of Leslie’s proactiveness and attention to detail. Our only regret is that we no longer reside in Houston and won’t have another opportunity to use her services. Highly recommended – talk to Leslie before you hire anyone else!”
– Judson R.
“I worked with Leslie on the sale of my townhouse and was very impressed with her professionalism and level of service. Her discount commission schedule was attractive to me and in no way did I receive discounted service. From listing to close, her advice and attention to detail were second to none. I would highly recommend using Leslie Lerner to anyone in the Houston area.”
– Stephanie H.
“My husband and I worked with Leslie to sell our home recently and couldn’t have been more pleased with the level of professionalism, market knowledge, and guidance she offered us – within just a few weeks we had an offer and were able to move to our new home. Buying/selling can often be a stressful experience, however, Leslie kept everything moving in a positive direction while keeping our interests close at hand. We really enjoyed working with Leslie and would highly recommend her….”
– Janice C.
“We recently worked with Leslie to find our new home. She is dedicated to being responsive, even responding to our initial email when she was heading into surgery! A few days later, she met us to look at a few houses in our target area. Her knowledge of the market proved invaluable, and in no time we had found the house we wanted to make our home. Leslie made the offer / negotiation process painless, and her recommendations on inspectors were all top notch. We were already working with a mortgage broker, and she interacted with him as well. When it came to the mortgage process, Leslie quickly jumped in when items needed to be cleared up, and was exceptionally helpful in getting everything straight. Thank you Leslie!”
– Jeff & Pam B.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Leslie to sell our home. Her knowledge of the market and relationships in the real estate business were very instrumental in executing a flawless and streamlined sale. Leslie knows how to price, market, and move a property quickly. We had a contract in 4 days and closed in less than 30 days of listing. She is, by far, one of the most professional, committed, and driven brokers in the Houston market today.”
– Hugh F.
“Leslie was fantastic to work with and always had our best interests in mind. She communicates so well and takes advantage of technology to minimize unnecessary paperwork, etc. She was extremely responsive throughout the listing, negotiations, and closing process and stayed a few steps ahead of the game for us. She sold our home in less than 2 days and we had 9 offers over asking! You’d never know she offered a flat-fee by all that she does for her clients. Would recommend her to any of our friends or family in a heartbeat!”
– Daniel & Tina L.
“We recently listed and sold our home using Leslie Lerner Properties. It was a privilege working with Leslie and a big improvement from the realtors we used in the past. We heard of Leslie and the flat fee commission via an article in the Houston Chronicle. Although wary, we investigated further because the flat fee would save us about $25,000 in commission. Leslie is energetic, knowledgeable, and patient. We had five offers within four days. There was no pressure to jump on the first offer, and we ultimately sold above our list price. She kept us informed every step of the way. We’ve already recommended her to our friends and know she is the only realtor for us in the future.”
– Linda F. & Janet S.
“We had a wonderful experience working with Leslie to sell our house. Thanks to her expertise, our house sold quickly and the closing process went very smoothly. Leslie is extremely professional, responsive, and knowledgable about the Houston real estate market. We would not hesitate to recommend Leslie to our family and friends and look forward to working with her the next time we are buying or selling a home.”
– Pamela B.
“There are no words that can accurately describe Leslie’s dedication to her customers. On a recent transaction, only through her tenacious and relentless efforts dealing with the other party’s mediocre agent, and an unprofessional sub-par lender were we able to close the deal. What makes this experience even more incredible is that she does ten times the work, yet her fee is half or less than what others charge.
I will never, ever, ever, ever, buy or sell another property without Leslie. She is the real deal.”
– Gabriel D
“Read about Leslie in the Houston Chronicle and contacted her to list our house in The Woodlands. She was very responsive and did an excellent job both capturing pictures of the house and appropriately listing it for sale. She was an expert in her field, even assisting the Buyer’s Agent in the process. She kept us informed every step of the way and took us through the closing day without any problems. We highly recommend Leslie for all your real estate sales needs.”
– A. Fields
“Leslie is amazing. Had my home listed and sold in an hour after the listing started, for greater than list. It was the most pleasant and professional real estate transaction I have ever done. Leslie’s handling of the transaction from start to finish was so professional and her experience helped us maximize our properties value. A+++”
– Michael K.
“We listed our townhome in March and decided on Leslie based on her recent success in our neighborhood. Because we had two kids, we wanted a quick sell to happen while we’re away on vacation. Even though we were halfway around the world, the process was seamless. Leslie handled all negotiations and details and kept us abreast of everything via email and text messages. We received multiple offers above our list price and were under contract within a few days. It was an awesome way to start the vacation.”
– Scott N. & Jana L.G.
“Leslie was amazing. She listed our home on Tuesday evening and we were under contract by Wednesday evening. She was timely in her responses and stayed on top of everything through closing. I almost felt bad at paying so little for such wonderful service. She was fantastic.”
– Shelley B.
“Leslie is a STELLAR real estate agent. She has a tremendous flat-rate business model which is revolutionizing the industry. Leslie sold my house within a month. We had multiple offers and VERY difficult agents/buyers to deal with and she handled everything with grace and professionalism. I would recommend Leslie to anyone buying or selling a house in Houston. What a great experience. Thanks, Leslie!!”
– Stacy S.
“Leslie was a pleasure to work with in helping us sell our home. From getting it listed promptly, to selling it in less than 3 days, and getting us through the closing. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We are so happy we found her! If you want to save time and thousands in money, call Leslie.”
– Nykol & Patrick R.
“Leslie Lerner was awesome to work with, I would definitely use her again. She was quick, super efficient and very professional. She does everything a full service realtor would do (and more) for a fraction of the cost! I was also really impressed with her negotiation techniques….she fought hard to get us everything we felt our home was worth.”
– Steve S.
“Leslie helped me transition from the Midwest to Houston during a prolonged relocation period and provided excellent service while displaying unsurpassed knowledge of the Houston real estate market. Leslie always acted in my best interest and was a trusted advisor during the transition process. I have recommended Leslie to other colleagues.”
– Steve F.
“Leslie was a pleasure to work with in helping us find our new home. She tirelessly showed us home after home and never lost her enthusiasm. She took the time to understand our likes and dislikes and helped steer us in the right direction. She made what could have been a stressful undertaking fun. I highly recommend Leslie.”
– Kris S.
“We were one of Leslie’s first customers at Leslie Lerner Properties. She listed our Bellaire home and it sold within the time frame and price that we wanted. As someone who has been employed in the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years and worked with hundreds of brokers – I highly recommend Leslie and her firm. She is professional, knowledgable, attentive and cares about what her clients want. She follows through from start to finish and does so with class and professionalism.”
– Bryan M.
“I’m writing you this note to highlight the positive home buying experience I had with Leslie Lerner. This spring, I was relocated from Chicago to Houston. Leslie was assigned to me as my buyer’s agent. Leslie was courteous, knowledgeable, patient and honest. I appreciated her attentiveness to detail. For example, Leslie would ask very pointed questions about each home we toured. She took mental notes of our tastes and then steered us to homes that meet those criteria. We looked at a lot of homes in a very short period of time and she found one that met our immediate needs.
Leslie demonstrated follow through on the details and was truly my advocate. She remains today a great resource for us and would recommend her services to anyone looking to buy a home in the Houston area.”
– Mark R.
“Leslie has been an exceptonal real estate agent to work with. She was assigned to me when I relocated to Houston and she was able to help me decide on the area in which to live and was very helpful in finding the right home for me. Since I was new to the area she was able to direct me according to my needs and wants. She has always looked out for my best interest and has intervened with builder as needed to make this transistion smooth. I do not know what I would have done without her. I will highly recomend her to all my co workers and friends. She is a pleasure to work with.”
– Sandy D.
“My mother had cut out Leslie Lerner’s article written about her some time ago and suggested, in writing, to my sisters and I that we consider using Leslie as our realtor to sell her house when she is no longer here. We didn’t know anything about Leslie. We met with her and found her to be very professional and she made us feel very comfortable. She was very clear about the services she provides, the cost of her service and what to expect. She told us what she thought that the house would sell for and she was very close in the end. Once hired, she went straight to work. Along the way she kept us very informed and she was tough when she needed to be. She made a very emotional experience for us, very easy. I and my sisters would definitely use her again when we need a good realtor.”
– Mark K.
“What a wonderful job you did assisting the first steps of my relocation from Florida to Houston. It was a HUGE relief when I met you that morning to find you had already identified areas that you felt would best suit my wants and needs as a resident. I was very unfamiliar with Houston, and found your assistance invaluable throughout our day of house hunting. In addition to your preparedness, you provided me with great advice and a valuable opinion regarding floor plans and a general layout of the area. What I anticipated as being my biggest headache, was definitely the smoothest transaction due to your hard work and input.
Thanks, again, for all your assistance and support with my transition to Texas! ”
– Eli H.
“I read about Leslie’s services in the Chronicle, reviewed her web site, interviewed another Realtor who was recommended to me and then, contacted Leslie! She worked efficiently and ensured the initial listing details were accurate. Her energy and expertise were always helpful and reassuring; anytime that I contacted Leslie, she responded promptly. An offer occurred while she was out of the country; however, we spoke and communicated via email. I highly recommend her services and commend her business model.”
– Ina P.
“Leslie is a very conscientious professional. She was committed to selling the property and when an offer was received she made sure the sale of the house went smoothly.”
– Joan W.
My wife and I have several times worked with Leslie viewing potential homes in Houston. We found her to be an outstanding professional and a person of great integrity. We always sensed that she was concerned about finding the right home for us and we never got the feeling that money was her primary motivation. In several instances, she prevented us from buying an expensive property that actually turned out to be a poor fit for our needs and lifestyle. We give her our highest recommndation for anyone looking to buy a home in Houston.
– Francis S.
“Leslie is a detailed-oriented professional that loves what she does. You want her on your team.”
– Higdon C.
“To most, moving to a new city can be such a stressful time between finding new jobs, new doctors, and especially a new home. In a large city like Houston it’s tough finding just the right spot to settle in. Leslie was the perfect real estate agent to help us out. From the beginning, she provided us with references and a variety websites to view prospective areas. She listened to our concerns and interests and even started from scratch when my wife decided she wanted to be closer to the city. She arranged all of our viewing appointments and even assisted in asking the tough rental questions. Leslie was easy to talk to and knowledgeable about numerous things the city had to offer. Our experience couldn’t have been less traumatic. I know we’ll turn to Leslie again when we are ready to move and grow into something new.”
– Bret S.
“I have worked with Leslie for over 10 years providing financing for her customers. She is hightly organized, excellent to work with and has always made my job easier.”
– Edward T.
“I have known Leslie for over 25 years and have worked with her on different projects for the past 4 years. Her attention to detail, work ethic and compassion for “doing the job right”, set her above her peers in the projects we have worked on together. I am confident that Leslie continues to practice the same high standards in her real estate agency that she has exhibited in her previous endeavors.”
– John I.