Real Estate Professional (9 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

Team reviews

To start with - I can only say that we have a home today because we were lucky to be working with Leslie Peterson. We were expecting our first baby in May 2015 and decided to buy a home in Dec 2014. We had short listed Castro Valley (CV) for the good schools, safe neighborhood and relatively affordable prices compared to the Peninsula where we are currently renting. We started going to open houses in CV and met a few agents who would want to work with us. We realized soon that they were pushing us to buy properties that didn't meet our requirements. Then we came across Leslie. After meeting her, we decided to have her as our agent. Within no time, we realized that her goal is to get us into a home that we'd love for years to come. After making a couple of offers close to the listed price with all contingencies and not getting accepted, I realized that the market trend is aggressive and we'll have to be a little more flexible. But in spite of that, never did Leslie push us to make an offer to a property or make us raise our offer price. She would be content with sending us more and more listings and let us decide when to go ahead and set our own comfortable offer price after she provided us with the comparable in the neighborhood. A month ago, we loved a property and decided to make an offer without having any contingencies. Our offer got accepted, but that wasn't the end. The appraisal from the lender that I chose came in 90K lower than our offer price and we didn't have the extra cash to proceed. With our baby coming in a few weeks, it added additional stress to our lives. And then I decided to let the property and our deposit go and focus on our personal lives. Leslie called me right away and suggested that we switch to a different lender. Given what was going on in our lives, Leslie took the onus to handle things herself and let us be in the background. She got in touch with lenders she had worked with in the past who could close the process in such short time and offer a rate of interest that was close to what we had locked in with the previous lender. She coordinated with the Seller's agent and got the closing time extended by a week due to the delay that we had experienced. The second appraisal with the new lender came in much closer and we were able to close escrow in the anticipated time. To us, Leslie was a Fairy Godmother who waved her magic wand and gave a happy ending to our home buying fairy tale. Now, Leslie is more like a friend to us. Leslie is a thorough professional who will safeguard your interest and get you exactly what you're looking for and within your budget. I highly recommend getting in touch with Leslie if you're looking to have a blissful experience, selling or buying.

  

06/08/2015 - verma varun
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $675K in Castro Valley, CA.

To start with - I can only say that we have a home today because we were lucky to be working with Leslie Peterson. We were expecting our first baby in May 2015 and decided to buy a home in Dec 2014. We had short listed Castro Valley (CV) for the good schools, safe neighborhood and relatively affordable prices compared to the Peninsula where we are currently renting. We started going to open houses in CV and met a few agents who would want to work with us. We realized soon that they were pushing us to buy properties that didn't meet our requirements. Then we came across Leslie. After meeting her, we decided to have her as our agent. Within no time, we realized that her goal is to get us into a home that we'd love for years to come. After making a couple of offers close to the listed price with all contingencies and not getting accepted, I realized that the market trend is aggressive and we'll have to be a little more flexible. But in spite of that, never did Leslie push us to make an offer to a property or make us raise our offer price. She would be content with sending us more and more listings and let us decide when to go ahead and set our own comfortable offer price after she provided us with the comparable in the neighborhood. A month ago, we loved a property and decided to make an offer without having any contingencies. Our offer got accepted, but that wasn't the end. The appraisal from the lender that I chose came in 90K lower than our offer price and we didn't have the extra cash to proceed. With our baby coming in a few weeks, it added additional stress to our lives. And then I decided to let the property and our deposit go and focus on our personal lives. Leslie called me right away and suggested that we switch to a different lender. Given what was going on in our lives, Leslie took the onus to handle things herself and let us be in the background. She got in touch with lenders she had worked with in the past who could close the process in such short time and offer a rate of interest that was close to what we had locked in with the previous lender. She coordinated with the Seller's agent and got the closing time extended by a week due to the delay that we had experienced. The second appraisal with the new lender came in much closer and we were able to close escrow in the anticipated time. To us, Leslie was a Fairy Godmother who waved her magic wand and gave a happy ending to our home buying fairy tale. Now, Leslie is more like a friend to us. Leslie is a thorough professional who will safeguard your interest and get you exactly what you're looking for and within your budget. I highly recommend getting in touch with Leslie if you're looking to have a blissful experience, selling or buying.

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04/30/2015 - tseletsk
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $900K in Castro Valley, CA.

We are very grateful that Leslie Peterson was our Real Estate Agent. She helped us to buy a house of our dream in two months! We wanted to move from Peninsula to East Bay due to new work arrangement. Both my husband and I work and we have three children. We met Leslie on one of the open houses. We could see from the beginning that she knows and loves Castro Valley and this was just perfect for us. She met with us in convenient time. When she showed us the houses, she told us the details about house construction, remodeling, and neighborhood. She is very professional. All the paper work was completed in time and for us was effortless. We highly recommend Leslie as a Real Estate Agent.

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11/11/2014 - EmilyCrittenden
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $875K in Castro Valley, CA.

We’d been tentatively looking for a house in the Castro Valley/Hayward area for almost a year, and were going to have a family member from across the Bay represent us once we found a place we liked. We found a few houses online that we liked a lot, but invariably they were in escrow by the time we reached out to the selling agent. Finally, we decided we needed a proper local agent, and I reached out to Leslie, who I’d met at a few open houses and spoken to a few times over the phone. Even before we had hired her (when we were planning to be represented by someone else), she was always incredibly gracious, helpful, and generous with her time. We looked at a number of houses with her. I know she has tons of clients, but I always felt like we were the only people she was working with: she always returned calls or texts immediately, and always made time to promptly show us houses we were interested in, even though we were working around my husband’s busy work schedule. I don’t know how she does it: either we are her favorite clients or she makes everyone feel this way! We ended up finding the perfect house within a month, and she worked with us to put together an offer before the house even officially went on the market. The sellers accepted, and she took care of us every step of the way. We are first time buyers who are also skeptical, fine-print-readers, and we asked her a million questions about every single document and part of the process, and she answered every one. She is very bright, quick, and conveys even complicated, detailed information very clearly- an excellent communicator. She helped us with financing related decisions, inspections, repairs, homeowners insurance, referrals for our remodel, everything. She manages to offer both practical and procedural help as well as emotional support in a really integrated way- I feel like we have a very knowledgeable real estate advisor as well as a dear friend. We closed a few weeks ago, and she put together a very sweet and meaningful evening for us to celebrate the closing. Since then, she has continued to check in about how our remodel is going. I am so excited about our new home, and yet I really will be sorry not to have the excuse to be in daily contact with her - house hunting with Leslie is a lot of fun.

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11/11/2014 - p d schmitty
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Hayward, CA.

Leslie is very professional, she sold my home in less than a month. She kept me informed every step of the way. My home for sale is out of state where I live and she made me feel at ease in the way she handled everything. Recommend her for all of your needs. She is great.

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11/21/2013 - rob4032
Sold a home in 2013 in Castro Valley, CA 94552.

Leslie and her team are experts in the Castro Valley market. Leslie offered great advice, followed through on every committment and helped us sell our home in less than a month.

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Thank you so much for the review. I just joined Zillow since so many people use it to search for homes so I'm trying to get more review. Hope you guys are well and enjoyed your holiday. Leslie

 

  

10/31/2013 - cubbeec
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Castro Valley, CA.

I recommend Leslie Peterson and Savannah to everyone that will listen to me. We made 16 offers with another real estate agent to no avail. My daughter recommended Leslie and after 2 offers we have our new home in Castro Valley! We are so happy!

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