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12/02/2011 - JNorvanC
Bought a home in 2011.
Sarah Leonard was just incredibly awesome in how she helped out my wife and I. First, we knew what kind of place that we wanted, but we had no idea where we wanted to live. That's when we called up Sarah and she helped us out tremendously. She was able to help us narrow where we wanted to look for house based on school districts, size of the house, yard size, and overall great places to live. We found new construction through Sarah and immediately loved everything about the neighborhood. Sarah knew exactly what we wanted based on feedback on other houses we looked at and was there with us as we negiotated house prices with the builder. We were able to get everything that we wanted as upgrades without paying the lavish builder's prices. Second, after we put the earnest money down on the house, Sarah got right to work on finding us a renter for our townhouse as we didn't want to sell that just yet. From the time that we put the earnest money down and got renters was a short two weeks. She screened the renters and did all the background checks, applications, and backoffice work to make it a smooth transition for the renters moving in. Overall, we have been very impressed with Sarah throughout the process and as we were closing on the new construction we bought through her, she was there at the closing and every step of the way since we first made contact with her. She really cared about what my wife and I thought and as an added surprise after we closed, she stopped by our new place for a personal visit. I would recommend Sarah to everyone as she will do anything possible for you to not only get the right house and location for you, but to ensure that you are set from start to finish. Sarah was simply amazing!
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09/01/2011 - s10hockey
Bought a home in 2009.
Sarah was very knowledgable. She walked me through the buying process from start to finish to make sure I was comfortable with everything. She was always available to answer all my questions and always explained things in depth to me so I had no hesitations, being that I was a first time home buyer.
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01/26/2011 - Anie1978
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $175K in Hampshire, IL.
Sarah made everything very smooth!
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04/04/2013 - user14232841
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Lombard, IL.
Sarah Leonard is the most outstanding realtor in buying and selling a home. As her client you are her priority even in the evenings and on the weekends. She took the time to find out our personal preferences in searching for a home. We had no idea of our location and she was able to assist in narrowing our search. Her knowledge is outstanding in many counties in Illinois. When viewing the homes she was patient and allowed us to take the time we needed. She is very detailed oriented and made it her priority to answer all of our many questions quickly in order to make an informed decision on purchasing our home. Sarah surrounds herself with a professional and competent team. Her references for the mortgage lending and lawyer were outstanding and allowed the process of purchasing our home to to be efficient and timely. In selling our home Sarah's knowledge of the market and our home provided us with 2 contracts in only 2 days on the market and receiving a price above expectations. We are so fortunate to have had Sarah throughout this process. Her knowledge and professionalism far exceed expectations and her genuineness makes her the realtor we could only dream of having!
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03/15/2013 - user6060116
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Carol Stream, IL.
My experience with Sarah starts years back. She responded to my inquirery on a real-estate website. Though we were not ready to buy just yet, we had many questions about the process. She talked me through the steps of short sales, foreclosures, and new construction. We remained in contact through email for about two year or so while my husband and I rented. Every so often I would email her about a house I saw online, or a question in general. She was never pushy.

Once we were finally ready to buy, Sarah has been a wonderful realtor to work with. She worked around our very busy work schedules and was able to make showings promptly. I am not an easy person to work with by any means, I am very demanding and get frustrated easily. She was able to take that in stride and when I would email, call, or even text in a panic about a home I had to see right away, she made it happen!

We began house hunting in late 2012 and found a home that we loved. We put offer on a short sale home near the top of our price point. She helped us decide a good starting offer that was much less than the asking price. She sure knew what she was talking about because the bank came back and only wanted to up our offer by $3000! It would have been such a fantastic deal, however we had to turn it down. Right around that time my husband and I found out that we were expecting... Twins!!! We had to rethink our finances and priorities and eventually came to the conclusion that we had to start looking at a lower price point. Sarah was of course very understanding and accommodating! She helped us to get our earnest money back quickly, and revised our list of must haves.

As I said before I can be quite demanding, so now I was certain I would never find something I liked, and if we did it would likely need a ton of work or be a short sale, neither of which we had time or energy for anymore. We were in a time crunch and i was feeling very discouraged. Sarah was not only encouraging, but I felt that she was straight forward with us as well, and that was important!

As we continued our journey in the new price range, Sarah had some great advice on what to look at as we walked through homes. She pointed out positives and negatives, she talked about things from a resale stand point, and she helped us to see potential in things. We did end up finding a home that we loved!! It was in the perfect location for our new family, and was not a short sale or foreclosure! We ended up in a bit of a bidding war and Sarah helped offer us advice on what we should offer as our highest and best offer. Our offer ended up being accepted!

We closed on our house earlier in the week and Sarah had still been there to answer any questions we may have! She has been very comforting and extremely to us through out a very emotional and frantic time in our lives. She related to me as a real person and as a friend, yet was very professional. I would highly recommend Sarah Leonard and her team!
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03/12/2013 - user6193770
Bought a home in 2013.
I found Sarah on a local real estate website and decided to give her a shot based on her client base and the reviews I read about her. I called a couple agents and decided to go with Sarah after speaking with her. I found that she knew a good deal about the north west suburbs and was able to determine what neighborhoods we should look into based on our budget. Sarah was able to find us our house the first time we went out to view homes. She was able to anticipate what we would like based on our requirements, and we saw eye to eye throughout the whole buying process. We leveraged Sarah's contacts for the loan, inspection and lawyer. All were great resources I would use again. If you are a first time buyer, ask lots of questions. If you are a veteran, then you know what you are doing. Either way Sarah and her team will be able to help you out. I will reach out to Sarah when it's time to sell and buy again.
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01/03/2013 - user846607
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Bartlett, IL.
I contacted Sarah after reading her reviews here on Zillow. I was frustrated with my agent and felt that perhaps Sarah would be a better fit. She turned out to be the perfect choice. She was diligent, hard working, knowledgeable, professional and overall a total 10. Her team of professionals were incredibly helpful and tended to our every need. We bought a beautiful home and when we decide to sell down the road I hope Sarah will still help us! Thank you Sarah!
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12/04/2012 - user385564
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Elgin, IL.
I initially met Sarah when I looked at a house she had listed. We discussed what I liked and what I didn't like, then talked about other things I was really interested in. The first day we went house hunting, we found a place I loved, it was exactly what I told Sarah I was interested in. Unfortunately, the seller's realtor wasn't a fan of VA loans, which I was using, so it didn't work out. But Sarah quickly found some other options, and we ended up finding a place a week or two later. I've since moved in, and I love the new place. As a first time buyer, I can't imagine going through another realtor. Sarah was the best.
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11/16/2012 - user81270741
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Kildeer, IL.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Sarah Leonard to find my home in the northwest suburbs. She was great! I found her to be very accommodating, accessible, and personable. When I had questions, she was there to answer them or find out the answer quickly. She has genuine interest in the needs and wants of your family. I highly recommend working with Sarah!!
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11/14/2012 - user7890055
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Warrenville, IL.
Sarah was very patient, knowledgable, and easy to work with. I was in the process of searching for a home for well over a year. Sarah never lost her interest in helping me find a home and was always professional.
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