Sarah Leonard (13 years experience)

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

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*We chose to list our home with Sarah and her team after hearing rave reviews from our friends who had used her. Sarah came to our house and went over everything: What similar properties in our area were listed for and others that were already closed. She was extremely professional and personable! She made sure we were completely comfortable with the process and the price we were going to list at. After we agreed on a listing price and time-frame, her team went to work for us!! They coordinated a staging appointment with an interior designer, and a professional photographer came and took wonderful pictures of the house. Someone from Sarah's team was in touch with us every step of the way. Even after normal business hours! I swear they never sleep! Once we were listed, our house sold in two weeks!! I couldn't believe how quickly everything went. It was clear that Sarah had hit the nail on the head with our listing price and all the details that made the new buyers love our home as much as we did. Her team talked with the attorneys and kept us updated and in the loop all the way through closing. I cannot say enough about what a great experience we had. We will always use the Sarah Leonard Team and recommend her to everyone!!

  

07/01/2015 - vettephd
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Schaumburg, IL.

*We chose to list our home with Sarah and her team after hearing rave reviews from our friends who had used her. Sarah came to our house and went over everything: What similar properties in our area were listed for and others that were already closed. She was extremely professional and personable! She made sure we were completely comfortable with the process and the price we were going to list at. After we agreed on a listing price and time-frame, her team went to work for us!! They coordinated a staging appointment with an interior designer, and a professional photographer came and took wonderful pictures of the house. Someone from Sarah's team was in touch with us every step of the way. Even after normal business hours! I swear they never sleep! Once we were listed, our house sold in two weeks!! I couldn't believe how quickly everything went. It was clear that Sarah had hit the nail on the head with our listing price and all the details that made the new buyers love our home as much as we did. Her team talked with the attorneys and kept us updated and in the loop all the way through closing. I cannot say enough about what a great experience we had. We will always use the Sarah Leonard Team and recommend her to everyone!!

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06/26/2015 - user721635
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Pingree Grove, IL.
Primary point of contact: Christy

From the start I felt confident in our decision to use Sarah as our selling realtor. We needed to sell fast because we were moving out of state. Sarah knows the market well and how to price your house. She chose a reasonable price to help us sell quick. We sold within a week! Her team is awesome and quick with responses.

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06/24/2015 - veronica a turner
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Bartlett, IL.

We've heard it said that moving homes is one of the top three biggest stressors you can have in your life (listed only behind the death of a loved one and a divorce)…but whomever figured that out never worked with Sarah and her team. Here are our highlights: • We put our house on the market on a Tuesday at 1PM. We had an offer in hand, almost 2% above our asking price, by 6PM. Yes. That same day. Sight unseen. This is the offer that we eventually accepted and it went through to our final sale. So, our home literally sold in five hours. • We used Sarah for staging and prepping our home so it would sell. She and her team have so much information, experience and referrals to share. She is a resource that we soon came to trust and rely upon. We found phenomenal painters, carpet cleaners and movers through her. Even our mortgage ended up being serviced through a recommendation of hers. She does such an incredible volume of home sales that these contractors know her by name (and I believe put in a little extra effort) in order to continue to service the business that she’s able to direct to them. Forget Angie’s List…check out Sarah’s List. • We got no-nonsense and direct answers to any questions we asked. Sarah is knowledgeable and savvy. Even blunt. You have to operate in reality in realty, and Sarah kept us grounded, even when it wasn’t something we necessarily wanted to hear, but needed to. We appreciated that honesty. • We still took our time finding the right home. It was probably a nine month process from reaching out with a “maybe we want to find a place” to closing on our new home, but Sarah and her team were always supportive in our process, and always on our timeframe. We never felt rushed and we always felt like we were a priority to them. • We did find that apparently Sarah doesn’t sleep, take days off or believe in weekends. We received immediate answers to any and all questions, concerns, thoughts or ideas from her or her team via call, text and email. I have a time stamp on one response from 3AM. • Sarah and her team championed our negotiations. Sometimes they worked the back channels. Sometimes they were aggressive for us. And if something was slipping sideways, they jumped in and put it back on track. It was a pleasure to have such a strong and able advocate to help manage the things that would’ve otherwise made moving a top three stress. Truth is, we are VERY happy to be done with the buying and the selling and the moving…but we got a good offer on our previous home and we found just what we were looking for in this new one, which we’re just settling into. But…whenever we’re ready to do this all again, there’s only one team we’ll call.

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05/16/2015 - purple0308
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Carol Stream, IL.

Sara was recommended to me by one of my neighbors. I can't say enough about how professional and informative both she and her team were. We were provided with great contractors to get our house listed. Advertising was wonderful and our house sold in 5 days because of her expertise. She helped us every step of the way. I have already recommended her to several of our neighbors. I can't say enough about her. She even helped us find a realtor in our current home state.

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05/14/2015 - user18924832
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Schaumburg, IL.

We had a great experience with Sarah and her team. They were fast and very informative. I like that she includes an interior designer and photographer as part of the process without any charge to the client. Both part were extremely helpful in selling our home. She guided us through every step of the process, and even contacted us afterward. We also appreciated her honest, no nonsense approach. We look forward to working with her again when we're ready to buy our new home.

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05/14/2015 - brooke fanning
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Crystal Lake, IL.

I am so thankful I found Sarah Leonard and her team. I simply typed in google the top rated real estate agents and her name came up. Once I sent in a request using Zillow, Sarah personally called me back within 10 minutes to set up a time to meet. Sarah Leonard is incredibly knowledgeable about the housing market and is very personable. She makes you feel as if you are her only clients she is working with by texting and calling when you have any questions. She was able to sell our house for full asking price in 4 days! Her team also helped us pick out our new house and closed on both properties within 60 days. My family and I are so grateful for Sarah Leonard and her team! I highly recommend her for your buying or selling needs!

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04/21/2015 - user4872169
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Saint Charles, IL.

I was referred to Sarah Leonard by a co worker, and I couldn't of been more pleased and satisfied with the effort and around the clock service from everyone on the team. Sarah was on top of phone calls/texts and emails with answers and questions regarding anything. If someone wasn't able to meet me at a house, someone else was sent to work around my time and my convience. That being the case.. I met Gary, and Christie. Whom both I LOVED! Friendly, personalble and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Sarah Leonard and her team!

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04/14/2015 - Leufion
Sold a home in 2015 in Rollins, Grayslake, IL 60030.

I am so thankful to have found Sarah Leonard and her team. I first found her here on Zillow and I noticed how many positive reviews she had. I have had experience in the past with realtors who only want to do the bare minimum and only see you as a way to get paid. I can say that Sarah was the complete opposite! I had a townhouse to sell in a market flooded with them as well as finding a single family home for my growing family. She went through the numbers with me and we agreed on a price that I was happy with. As part of her services she had a professional stager come out and recommend a few things to us and a photographer to take beautiful pictures of my townhouse. We listed in January when originally I was thinking March, but I got my first offer in just 4 weeks! Her assistant Laura took us out to see properties that we were interested in and offered some really good advice. She helped us through the offering process and it worked to our advantage. I was always in the loop with where we were in the process and I never felt lost. I got text messages in the evening well after business hours which proves that the team goes that extra mile to satisfy clients. Look no further for the best team in the business!

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04/08/2015 - chris takala
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $125K in Schaumburg, IL.

Selling a property can be stressful, let along doing so from 400 miles away. When it came time to sell, my wife and I searched and read many reviews. We came upon Miss Leonard. According to her reviews, she was highly recommended. We contacted her and were instantly impressed with her professionalism, integrity, and conscientiousness. Within days, Miss Leonard and her team had a plan to sell our home despite us living so far away. If questions arose, she was prompt to answer them. Her team took care of everything from preparation of documentation, arranging for repairs, and providing referrals for legal representation. We listed our condo and had a buyer that day. Closing dates were arranged and things progressed with ease. However, the buyer suddenly walked away from our sale. Miss Leonard and her team responded to this situation promptly and calmly. They formulated a plan, put the condo back on the market, and we were fortunate to have a cash buyer within days. Typically, managing such a circumstance would be difficult. However, Miss Leonard and her team proved to be calm and reassuring. Obviously our outcomes were positive. Nevertheless, if we had to do our sale all over again, we would choose Miss Leonard and her team hands down!! We appreciate their attention, professionalism, and kindness throughout our partnership!! My wife and I strongly recommend Miss Leonard and her team!

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04/02/2015 - aliciaheuser
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Geneva, IL.

Sarah was recommended to us by an acquaintance. We had interviewed other realtors and even gone to look at homes with them. After 5 min of being with her, she got the job. Very honest, realistic, and very much up to date on what home buyers & sellers are looking for in their purchase. Very good understanding of value compared to location. Sarah and her team did an incredible job. Sold my home in 5 days! If you are looking for or selling a home in the suburbs of Chicago, there is no better team.

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