...and we are so glad we were in such good hands. She constantly kept in contact with us via email and phone to make sure we wouldn't miss new houses that popped up during such a competitive market and never stopped working until we had the keys in our hands. It was comforting knowing we had a realtor with years of experience to help us find our dream home!
My fiancé and I were unable to look at properties together, and she was very flexible with taking us both to properties we liked, separately, over a few weeks' time. She helped us avoid some first-time homebuyer traps, like buying a fixer-upper without having enough time nor patience to fix it up! She introduced us to some great options and humored us on the ones we wanted to see, but that she knew wouldn't end up being the right one for us. When the house we ended up buying came on the market, she took us to a realtors-only showing before the general public came to look. We put in an offer that evening and she helped us get our perfect house for a great price!
We would recommend Leslie to anyone, but especially to other first-time buyers. Going into this process, we had no idea what to expect nor how to conduct this sort of business. She was respectful in her guidance and helpful in offering her many years of experience. She even helped us check to make sure the basement was dry, asked about some really important things in the inspection (that we didn't know were problems!) and generally picked up our slack. We couldn't have done it without her!
--eshanleyroberts, Highland Park
As a first time home buyer she was patient, gave us great information while allowing us to make decisions and was extremely responsive. I would recommend her to anyone!
--mkstidham, Buffalo Grove
Experience, assessment and recommendation of Leslie Stollenwerk-Gleason as our Realtor. We recently sold our property in Lake Forest and sincerely feel that the successful sale was attributed in great part to the significant efforts and astute marketing savvy of Leslie as a knowledgeable realtor. Her hard work and commitment were key in not only making significant recommendations for improvements, but scheduling and overseeing the work while we were out of the country. That kind of commitment in today's world is rare indeed!
Leslie was very kind and went out of her way to make it easy for us to manage our daily lives during the many showings of our home. All of these personal and professional attributes made it possible for us to successfully sell our home during a significant down market period in real estate at the time. Every effort was made to showcase the home to as many realtors, brokers and potential buyers as possible which we know was absolutely key to selling our home.
We appreciate every effort Leslie made to contribute to its successful sale and closing. Her representation of our economic point of view was truly right on target and we felt the relationship between us was not only comfortable but quite straight forward and helpful. It takes an expert to balance such a sensitive, significant and impactful life event and Leslie is highly qualified to do so with understanding and experience. We could not recommend anyone better than Leslie Stollenwerk-Gleason.
If you would like to successfully sell your home, let Leslie do it for you. You will never regret your decision to do so. You will be thanking her for a comfortable, successful experience. By the way, her willingness to take the time to share her knowledge of movers, estate sales companies, and even real estate lawyers made the post sale part of moving far less problematic and painful than we had experienced in any of our previous 8 moves. We did this move to meet a 5 week closing deadline and met it with 2 weeks to spare. Thank you, Leslie, for all your hard work, kindness and expertise. It was a pleasure working with you.
--Curt and Joyce Sechler
"My wife and I have bought and sold many homes in the Chicagoland area over the past thirty years. Working with Leslie has been by far the best overall experience for the two of us. Leslie is an agent who listens, asks clarifying questions so that she can best guide her clients. She takes the time to explain the benefits and pitfalls of any decisions made during the process. We both recommend Leslie to anyone we know looking to buy or sell in the area."
- Bryan & Kim Wagner
"Leslie was an amazing realtor to work with on the closing of our home. As a first-time home buyer she was extremely knowledgeable in all areas of the home buyer process and really helped us look for what we needed in a home. She was quick to respond to questions and always tried to get us in to as many showings as possible. Leslie never skipped a beat and was always two steps ahead on providing us with information and making sure we had the right contacts."
- Megan Lundahl
"I would endorse and highly recommend Leslie Gleason for Realtor services on the North Shore. Her professionalism and service in assisting with the purchase and sale of our Lake Forest homes was excellent."
- Randy Stauber
"Leslie was a pleasure to work with! She stuck with us on our year-long home search. She was very responsive and full of ideas. She listened and understood what was important to us and helped us find it. Leslie was quick to respond and was there for us when our purchase occurred in the middle of the holidays. We definitely recommend Leslie as an amazing agent!"
- Julie Budzynski
"We really enjoyed working with Leslie in finding our new home. It was a very positive experience in every way. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable and always was available with her time. We highly recommend working with Leslie. She's great!"
- Mike & Julienne Rosser
"She successfully marketed our existing property and found our wonderful new home. I'm sure were weren't her first picky clients, but she delivered a property that fit our very particular search criteria. Leslie was communicative and very responsive throughout the process, in relaying leads for our property, identifying potential targets for our search, and answering a myriad of questions along the way. We appreciated Leslie's persistence, incredible professionalism, and knowledge of the Lake Forest area. She struck the perfect balance, providing the advice and information that we needed while leaving us to make the decisions. We would recommend Leslie to any friends or family interested in relocating to the area. "
- Jenn Forestiere
"Throughout the process of listing and selling we found Leslie to be attentive, diligent and focused on meeting the needs of her clients. Leslie was always available to provide assistance, and information. Leslie was our agent for the purchase of a new home, and she was our agent for the sale of our old home."
- Dixon & Felicia Brandt
Leslie was referred to me from a close friend and was my realtor for my recent home purchase. I was very particular about the location, condition and future resale value of my new home and Leslie guided me through numerous neighborhoods and types of home in the North Shore area. She was extremely knowledgeable about the types of homes in each neighborhood, price ranges, and surrounding community and very patient in the home search process. She was extremely professional in her dealings with the sellers and the purchase went through without a hitch. I found my home within the timeframe I had allotted which made the move/transition a smooth process. I highly recommend Leslie as your realtor."
- Connie Wright
"My husband and I found Leslie to be knowledgeable, professional, and patient, qualities that were greatly appreciated during each phase of our 2016 home search, negotiation, and eventual purchase."
- Jane Potrykus
"Leslie is a realtor you can trust your home with. She always brings her 'A' game. From the beginning to the end, she is there to assist in whatever needs to be done and works diligently to bring you the best possible offer. She takes pride in her work and is definitely someone you would want to work with to help you sell or buy a home."
- Gwen Warren, Northern Trust VP, Real Estate Division
"Thank you for your excellent and professional service you rendered in the sale of our home in Lake Forest. You placed the house for sale January 2, 2014 (the coldest day in Chicago in over ten years) and, in turn, we had our first bid on January 6, 2014 and another bid on January 19, 2014. We sold the house the following day for approximately 97% of our asking price. Everything, your showings, the open house, the inspections, and the closing, all went very smooth and successful.
In addition, your pleasant personality and manner, I'm confident, added to our successful sale. Thanks again, Leslie, and you can be sure we will use you again should we make an additional home purchase or sale."
- Phil Boersma
"Leslie helped my fiance and I find our first home in Lake Villa. She was incredible to work with and extremely beneficial in helping us understand the process of buying our first home. She was prompt and always responded quickly to our questions, working whenever we needed her to. I'd recommend Leslie to anyone looking for a home in the Chicagoland area."
- Joe Wig
"Leslie helped us find our home in Glenview. She did an excellent job of representing us, and we are very happy with our new home! Leslie is a professional who operates her business with integrity and honesty. I have recommended Leslie to colleagues already."
- Andrew Gallan
"Leslie was wonderful. She sold the house in 3 1/2 months. she did everything I think she could have done, and then more to get it sold. Leslie gets five stars from me!"
- Carol Nason
"I absolutely recommend Leslie. She is fantastic in making things happen smoothly. I am not one to listen to the negatives (the economy & so on) and Leslie was right on board with that as far as getting my Mom moving. She put my Mom's house in Lake Forest on the market after 36 years of them living in it. We got my Mom to go for it and it sold in 3 1/2 months. She also found my Mom a new place to buy within a week which is fabulous in all departments. My Mom & I are so excited. Leslie also has a fabulous personality!"
- Jill Nason
"I highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking to sell their house or buy a new one. Working with Leslie was such a wonderful experience. My husband and I were first-time home buyers and Leslie was incredibly kind and patient with us, taking time to answer questions and helping us though the whole process, even down to getting us quotes on repairs that needed to be done on the house. I sent many hours texting Leslie with questions and she always had time for me and was quick to respond with explanations. I will recommend Leslie to everyone I know. She is a very kind and caring presence for a new home buyer, and very competent. She really knew what she was talking about and even helped us with suggestions on which towns would be the right fit for us. And she was right, we love the area we are in and we love our new home, and I have Leslie to thank for that"
- Melanie Marie
"Leslie Stollenwerk-Gleason of Coldwell Banker was the Selling Agent for our home in Villa Turicum, Lake Forest, IL. and the Buying Agent for our purchase of a home in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Leslie was very patient with us through the selling cycle and we are convinced if we had followed her advice on pricing in the beginning of our home sale endeavor we would have accomplished the sale much earlier and at a much better price. She prevailed and when we finally followed her advice the deed was accomplished.
During our frantic search (small window after sale) for the right home that would fit both my wife and my desires, we progressed through our perceived needs from a senior living situation to a very substantial ranch. Again, Leslie was very accommodating, showing us homes in each category and area as we ourselves began to understand what we really wanted. She found us the perfect home that suited all our needs in a community that we can thrive in."
- Alan & Marilyn Melkerson
"I highly recommend Leslie to be your agent if you are moving to or selling a home in the North Shore area. I relocated to the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff area from the East Coast, with no knowledge of the locale. After visiting a number of homes with another agent, a majority of which didn't fit my bill of particulars, I received a reference for Leslie. She actually listened to my situation, and she heard my needs and wants. Leslie's selections were right on the mark, and we arrived at a decision in record time!"
- Todd Beck
"Leslie handled the sale of my lake house in a knowledgeable and professional manner. The brochure she used showcased the beauty of the home and it sold within two weeks!"
- Annette S.
"Leslie did an excellent job in representing me and my wife in the purchase of our Lake Bluff home."
- Jack Westerman
"Leslie represented the seller when we were buying our home, and her marketing really sold us on our home as well as our new neighborhood. She provided significant details about the benefits of our home, its location and neighborhood that persuaded us to make Villa Turicum our new home, and we have never regretted the decision. We looked at many other homes, and Leslie's sales efforts really stood out in a difficult marketing environment."
- Peg Determan
"Leslie worked with my wife and I on our home purchase in 2013. She is the consummate professional; knowledgeable, supportive and thoughtful. I would highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking for a realtor."
- Adam Brown
"Recently my wife and I sold our house in Lake Forest through your office and agent Leslie Stollenwerk-Gleason. With the confluence of the current market, the nature of the sale, and the difficult tenants who would not vacate the house, Leslie was able to navigate the deal to completion with our great satisfaction.
We feel it is important to appreciate the professionalism and attentiveness Leslie gave to the sale from the inception of the listing in 2009 to the closing in July 2011. This was a very difficult sale. My wife Becky and I are happy we could rely on Leslie on numerous problems throughout the process of selling our house, specifically pertaining to the above mentioned issues."
- Becky and John Thomas
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