She aggressively marketed the house in various different social forums as well as print media. Leonette personally held all the open houses and staged our house beautifully. Within 3 weeks we had an offer at asking price and we closed within 28 days. It's rare you meet a Realtor who is trust worthy and honest and really cares about the people, not just the product. We also looked to Leonette as the expert adviser on market trends and pricing. I would highly recommend Leonette to anyone buying or selling a home. Her service went above and beyond expectation.
I would like to share with gratitude my experience in the listing and sale of my home. While I have bought and sold a number of homes in the past, I have never encountered such a level of excellence and commitment. Every home selling situation is different. I knew I had to do some improvements to reduce sales times and also to get the highest price possibe, but I wasn't sure what would matter. Leonette knew just what has to be done and. provided me with outstanding advice. She also patiently worked within my budget. She was very personable, responsive and knowledgeable. Her efforts in selling my home exceeded my expectations, and I will recommend her as a great real estate agent who will go beyond expectations of a potential buyer or seller. Thanks again!
She is a true professional and was able to negotiate us through a difficult purchase. As a real estate attorney who represents and advises brokers and agents, I can attest to Leonette's knowledge and experience of real estate transactions. We refer her to all our friends and family.
She was attentive to our comments while visiting prospective homes and zeroed in on our important decision-making factors that go into purchasing a home. Once we identified our prospective new home she walked with us from the offer stage to the closure. More importantly, she did not drop off the radar after the sale. She and her husband Tony offered me and helped me move a bed and refrigerator from their home to our new home so that I did not have to incur anymore hotel costs while we finalized our move. I highly recommend Leonette Strafford as your real estate "agent of choice" when considering selling and/or buying your next home.
We gave her carte blanche with staging and upgrades to make our home more marketable. It paid off! Our home sold in 12 days! A lifelong resident of the area, she knows the San Martin/Morgan Hill area well and was able to educate buyers on schools, neighborhood character, and the nearby communities. Because we love where we live, we are very happy with the outcome of who bought our home and so will our neighbors!
In a short period of time, I had to sell my house in Morgan Hill and find and purchase a new house in Grass Valley. I was only able to accomplish this move through the expertise, dedication and patience of Leonette and Tony Stafford. From day one, they were determined to make the process smooth. They expertly guided me through the different phases and ensured I remained on schedule. Their vast network aided me with logistics, relocation and repairs. Their years of experience helped me sell my house way over market value and buy a new house under market value. I could not have done any of this without them. I will always be grateful for their professionalism and highly recommend them. Leonette and Tony, thanks a million!
She immediately took us under her wing and showed us a variety of houses and neighborhoods that afternoon. She then worked tirelessly to identify and show us homes that matched our parameters and requirements. We can hardly wait to move into the delightful home Leonette helped us find and purchase. We also greatly appreciate her watching over our new home in the weeks until we can move to Morgan Hill. Without her help and guidance, we'd probably still be house hunting. If you work with Leonette, you will be in good hands. We feel very fortunate to have Leonette as our agent and highly recommend her!
She knows the business and knows the market. If I were looking for a house, I would be on the phone to her now. However, she found us the house we love and plan to stay in.
She explained all the steps in the process completely & over delivered on her promises. Knowledgeable & professional with great follow-through. . . she was a delight to work with. Leonette deserves a STRONG recommendation.
They went the extra mile in making life easier for us during the whole time and did a great job of staging and helping us preparing our home for sale. They also took the time of taking care of our property when we not at home. Leonette is a true professional and it shows by getting great results on our sale. I would highly recommend Leonette and her Realty World team. Dan & Sally Sullivan
After interviewing 3 realtors to sell our home, we chose Leonette because of her “can do” attitude, experience and the reassurance we felt that she would take care of whatever came up during the process. She always kept us informed and took care of the details. A very smooth sale from start to finish. I’d highly recommend her.
Leonette is focused on her client's wishes and requirements to fit their personality and wishes. If you need someone that is personable, energetic and professional, Leonette is the representative for you.
They worked with us throughout the process answering every question we had. Additionally, the property we purchased was located in an unincorporated area requiring multiple dealings with county boards. Tony and Leonette used their considerable experience to navigate a bureaucracy that we could never have done on our own. I highly recommend Realty World People to People if you are purchasing property in South Santa Clara County.
She is responsive and extremely knowledgeable about the area and the whole buying and selling process. She and her husband Tony make a great team and we will be happy to call these wonderful people neighbors very soon !
Buying a home is not an easy task in today's market. That's why you need knowledgeable Realtors working for you.
We had very difficult requirements on our new house and they were extremely patient with us. They knew everything about the community, which helped us sort through the prospective houses much more easily. They were always looking out for our best interests throughout the entire process. We ended up with the perfect house and lifelong friends in the process! We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a house in this area.
Knowledgeable, thorough, great communicator, responsive and supportive. She kept us informed every step of the way and provided a lot of support which we needed given we both are running our own businesses full time. Our decision to move was sudden and timing was important because of the market we were in. Leonette really listened to what we wanted in our new home and--amazingly--we hadn't even been looking yet when she called and said: "I found your new home" and she was right! The staging she did for our home was beautiful and made a real difference. We trusted her and Tony and their strategy worked for us. I had lived in the house we sold for 31 years so it had been a long time since I had gone through this process. Leonette was there to help and support when things felt overwhelming. She comes with a team of people who were all very, very helpful. Tony helped us understand just the right improvements to make. They were affordable but with big impact and we were able to get them done quickly. We strongly recommend her -- you will get the best!
I had never sold a home before and she was there to give me advice, recommend vendors, upgrades, and walk me through the offer evaluation process. She was also very sensitive to my kids and the impact the sale and staging our home would have on them. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home in the south bay area. Her knowledge of the market and eye for creating a beautifully decorated property were invaluable. Thank you!
I didn't know what to expect and if I needed to be prepared before working with one. Leonette did an excellent job showing us all the work that was involved with buying a house and how to do it properly. She spent a good deal of time to educate us and walk us through the process to make sure we made the right decisions and knew what we were signing. She was always available for us when we had questions and worked with us around our work schedule. I recommend Leonette to anyone who is looking to buy a house. Thank you Leonette.
Tony used his vision and skill set to make our home an exceptional residence. He spent countless hours, late nights and weekends working and coordinating with our contractors as needed and did many of the upgrades himself. Amazing work. Leonette positioned the house for sale and staged it incredibly well. The photographer they used took amazing videos and pictures for the website. Leonette and Tony are quite a team who has their client’s best interest always first. They want the new buyers to feel as passionate about their new home as we were. Very happy. The only downside of working with Leonette and Tony is we are moving out of the area and will never be able to use their services again. We could not have ask for better people to lead us through the process and create a vision of what our home could be like that we all were excited about, and then execute the plan to make it happen. The home sold in 10 days with multiple offers and overflowing open houses. Well done and Donna and I thank them for leading us through the total process. You cannot go wrong with this team.
Buying a house can be very stressful, specially in highly competitive markets. Leonette's expertise really showed when helping us, she was really good at identifying things we may like or not like about houses, when searching for a place. When it was time to bid, she knew very well strategies to win, and it worked out great. A house is probably the most important purchase you'll make and you'll want the right agent to help you with that. Leonette is this agent. We have worked with her two times already and she was consistently really good!