HJG - Home Seller
A 5 star review is difficult for anyone to achieve as I would like to think there is always room for improvement. Regardless, as I thought about my experience in selling my home, Leslie Elkan earned 5 stars across the board. When Leslie and I first met I was taken by her real estate knowledge but also her unimposing personality and soft spoken nature. I certainly thought Leslie and I were a match in terms of working together, but how would she do in a real estate world that I perceived as "dog eat dog"?
What played out was impressive. Leslie developed a strategy taking into consideration the market specifics at the time, deployed that strategy with precision, communicating with interested party with honesty and directness, maintaining our position all the while keeping me informed about what was happening and where this might go. She was the embodiment of quiet strength and integrity.
In the end Leslie's strategy worked! She knew the market. She handled herself like the professional I knew she was. I could not be happier. I would recommend Leslie to anyone!
Brianna Villagomez - Home Buyer
When I told my family that my fiancé and I were going to start looking for a home, their faces immediately went from happy to stressed. As a first time buyer, I did not know what I was in for, but my family made it seem nerve wrecking. Their stress was compounded by the fact that my fiancé was overseas on active duty at the time.
Leslie was recommended to us by one of my fiancé's coworkers. She was familiar with our special circumstance and she was very knowledgeable about the VA loan. Although there were numerous steps, everything seemed very simple and straight forward. Leslie explained everything very thoroughly and in a way that was easy to understand. Leslie was also very responsive. I never waited more than a couple of hours to hear back.
I felt very at ease throughout the whole process. My family would ask me what the next step is, and I would calmly update them. Then they would frantically ask, "well, what about X,Y, and Z?" My response would always be, "Leslie already took care of it."
Aside from her efficiency, Leslie was also a joy to work with. She accompanied me to all the viewings, and it was a lovely day looking at houses together and conversing.
Amber H. - Home Buyer
Leslie is absolutely amazing at negotiations and closing a deal. She help me buy the house of my dreams. There were multiple offers on the table because it was such a hot deal but because of Leslee’s professionalism and Speedy paperwork, she was able to get me right into escrow. After I closed, she even sent me a gift certificate to Best Buy which I really appreciate it.
Gabrielle Witte - Home Buyer
Leslie’s kind, patient, and caring demeanor may have been as outstanding as her hard-work, tenacity, and persistence in my home-buying process. She was always responsive - at every step (and every hour) of the process - and when asked, always provided her unbiased, educated feedback that helped walk me through and settle my nerves as a first-time homebuyer. Leslie demonstrates that a real estate agent can be both warm and relentless in her work to get you the house of your dreams! I would recommend Leslie as an agent to anyone looking to buy a home - especially their first, and should I find myself looking to purchase a next house, I would not hesitate to call her! ★★★★★
MK Hui - Home Buyer
Leslie has helped us to buy not only our first home, but two additional investment properties. Her experties and dilligence have given our family a real edge in the market. We're very busy, but Leslie doesn't let anything slip through the cracks. She stays on top of every piece of the puzzle until the deal is done. Additionally, her knowledge of the market is second to none, and we've saved ourselves a lot of time and money relying on her valuations. We've worked with Leslie three times, and we'll certainly work with her many more. Highly recommended! ★★★★★
Jodi McL. - Home Seller
Leslie was the consummate professional during what was something of a difficult experience. My sister and I were selling our family home and while much of the process was new for us Leslie was patient and informative - always available to answer questions or assuage our concerns. She is incredibly well-informed around all of the details and nuances that go into listing and selling a home. Leslie made the whole experience tolerable with her kindness, her expertise and her well-honed negotiating skills. I would highly recommend Leslie to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
Lynn Singer - Home Seller and Condo Lessee
When it was time to sell my long-time home, my trusted financial planner highly recommended Leslie Elkan. Leslie was willing to make the upfront investment to come onto the market with a splash. She hired a professional photographer who took beautiful pictures, developed a pricing strategy, wrote a lovely description of my home’s best features, created a personalized website for my home and a terrific virtual tour, and marketed my home on hundreds of social media sites and around the world.
Leslie held 3 open houses the first week to capture the initial excitement and after the third one she presented me with multiple offers, most for well above the asking price. After only 10 days on the market, my house sold for over $100,000 above asking!
Leslie also worked with me to secure a lovely new home. She quickly learned what I wanted, found it for me and negotiated the deal.
The service and personal attention I received from Leslie were exceptional. She promptly returned phone calls and e-mails, keeping me informed every step of the way.
I couldn’t be more pleased with Leslie’s service and attention to detail. Leslie delivers from the beginning to the end with ideas, and most important – results. Working with her during the process of selling my home was an upbeat experience, which exceeded my expectations. She has raised-the-bar for others in her field, going the extra mile in all matters. I was extremely impressed and would recommend Leslie to anyone who wants to sell his or her home quickly, for the highest price.
J. Witte - Home Seller
Leslie was recommended to my sister and I through an acquaintance to help us sell our parents home. On our first meeting she came prepared with knowledge and expertise. She was responsive, informative and helpful in every step along the way. My sister and I were novices in the real estate of world of selling a home and Leslie guided us through the process.
She knew we needed to sell the house in a short amount of time and we achieved that goal with plenty of time to spare. Her professionalism never wavered.
We would highly recommended Leslie to any one looking for a real estate professional.
Kaity Gonzalez - Home Buyer
My husband and I were lucky to work with Leslie to purchase our first single-family home in the Valley. Leslie is an absolute expert when it comes to Valley living and real estate and was a dream to work with. In addition to being knowledgeable about the local market, she is very patient, understanding and just a really great person. After finding our dream home, we ended up having a tenuous and stressful escrow. Leslie was gracious and supportive and kept us sane and positive throughout the entire process. She went above and beyond to make sure that we got everything that we needed and wanted in a house and deal. We would work with her again in a heartbeat.
Robert D. - Home Buyer
Leslie and I were in the same ProVisor's networking group and she assisted us in finding a great condo in a great neighborhood for a great price. I would highly recommend Leslie if you're looking to buy, or sell.
Karla Cea - Home Buyer
Prior to meeting Leslie I was searching for a home for about a year. Obviously without any luck. Fortunately I met Leslie at an open house and she has been wonderful to work with since. I told her exactly what we were looking for and in a very short span she delivered.
Leslie helped us find our dream home in two months. She was very professional during our home searching process. I highly recommend her to any one who is looking for an outstanding and efficient real estate agent.
Thank you Leslie for all your hard work!!
Naaj - Home Lessee
Leslie is an absolute professional. In an age where people often forget manners and professional courtesy, Leslie goes above and beyond and shines as a dependable, reliable professional with integrity. She has gone above and beyond to make sure her clients are happy about their home. I would recommend her to all my family and friends!
Matt Klein - Home Buyer
5 Stars. Very easy to work with
Emil Gurfinkel - Buyer's Agent
I recently closed a deal with Leslie Elkan for a luxurious condominium. I would like to acknowledge the professionalism of Leslie. From first contact, Leslie was diligent, honest, and always worked hard to make this transaction smooth. It is obvious every real estate transaction has its "speed-bumps", but Leslie's hard work and solution based mentality made this a positive experience for everyone. I appreciate and value working with agents like Leslie because at the end, it is a “win-win” for everybody; including the sellers and buyers.
I would welcome the opportunity to work with Leslie again in the future!!
Julie Leverence - President, Properties Division, FosterDouglas
Leslie is an outstanding Realtor and a terrific person. She is warm, friendly, and caring, while also being a tough negotiator and a strong advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend Leslie to any buyer or seller!
Tim Snay - Real Estate Agent
Leslie is a true professional. Besides a sweet personality and positive attitude, Leslie follows through on everything she says she will do. She pays very close attention to every detail and is always looking for ways to protect her clients. I would work with her anytime.
Amit Kleinberger - CEO of Menchie's Frozen Yogurt and CEO of Midici Neopolitan Pizza Company
I wanted to thank you for your assistance and support in our real estate and retail development in Sherman Oaks for our first world
flagship unit, MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza.
Your passion, dedication, and expertise have been instrumental in
bringing this special project from a dream to a reality.
Working with you is a true pleasure. Your professionalism and incredible human relations management are to be commended. Our team and I have witnessed that firsthand.
I look forward to having a lifelong business relationship and friendship with a class act professional as yourself.
David Gmach - Owner, Sites to Remember
I challenge you to find someone more careful about your needs, sweeter in life in general, and with such an amenable personality. If you found her, let her help you to carry your dreams, and you will realize she may carry them further.
Amber H. - Commercial Leasee
Leslie is One of the hardest working real estate agents I know. She helped me find the perfect space for my hair salon and she brokered my deal. I love how determined Leslie is when it comes to providing The best customer service and she never gives up.
Scott Monatlik - Home Seller and Buyer
Leslie Elkan substantially exceeded my expectations as my realtor. She handled the purchase of my new home as well as the sale of my previous residence. I am extremely happy with the results of both transactions. She found me an incredible home in a great part of Sherman Oaks. She negotiated a reasonable price and was able to get me back more in credits than I expected. She handled every part of the deal from start to finish. Leslie's customer service is off the charts. She consistently answered my phone calls and if she couldn't answer she called me back very quickly. She was also great at offering suggestions on the best way to repair items and provided recommendations for fair and honest contractors. She also has a great eye for design.
With respect to the sale of my previous residence, she got me an all-cash offer which was higher than I was expecting. She kept the other broker to the deadlines required under the contract and was persistent in following up when the other side was not responding. Some issues came up during the inspection period but she was able to hold the deal together with little cost to me. I affectionately called her a pit bull for the way she negotiated each aspect of the sale. She's a superstar realtor and I highly recommend her.
Kendra Williby - Home Buyer
Leslie has a warm, caring, and collaborative approach. I appreciate her attention to detail and thoughtfulness. She is extremely accessible and responsive to questions throughout the different stages of buying a home. I needed some window treatments for the new property and she provided high quality recommendations. I found her to be very knowledgeable of the different neighborhoods. She is a native Los Angeleno, which helped identify the best area for family-friendly home within my budget. Leslie is honest, transparent, and direct. I find these qualities to be highly desirable when making big decisions such as buying a home.