Testimonials

“Leslie was knowledgeable, professional, kind, and down-to-earth throughout our home buying process. She was organized and responsive, guiding us through a complicated journey. Thank goodness for her expertise! She was truly a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Leslie for any purchase in the Boston area.”

-K.R. January, 2015


“Thank you for making the sale of our condo so easy and successful. Only 27 days from placing it on the market to closing! I really appreciate how thorough and efficient you were- as you know we were motivated to sell quickly but not to sacrifice on price and you quickly found us the best deal and negotiated effectively on our behalf. Your highly professional manner combined with your willingness to listen made the sale pain-free. I appreciate how you stayed on top of all the details (cleaning, keys, photos, documents, etc.), were proactive in securing the resources we needed (e.g., closing attorney), and sending us reminders to keep us on track. I really felt you were “in our corner” all the way through and enjoyed working with you.”

-A.T. November, 2014


“Leslie and I connected via social media when she commented on my inquiry into Dorchester neighborhoods. I found her answers and information to be very helpful and she convinced me that Dot was a vibrant, fun and family friendly community. As our real estate agent, she gave us valuable tips and insight into different parts of Dot and guided us through the process with professionalism and personality. She is young, tech savvy and I think she knows everyone because she’s given me so many great referrals, from house painters to childcare! We loved working with Leslie and wouldn’t have closed today (yay!) without her!”

-E.O. October 2014


“Leslie is with no hesitation the best broker we ever worked with. From the very beginning she made the whole process of selling our condo seem very doable and easy. She took care of every single detail and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The condo got an offer within less than a week from the first OH. We have tenants leaving at the condo and she was great negotiating with them and making them feel cared for. We are very grateful and I will always call her if we ever think of buying or selling again. She is great for the neighborhood! ”

-M.C. April, 2014


“Out of all of my experiences working with realtors, dealing with Leslie was by far my most positive. Leslie not only knew my targeted geographic area, but understood my likes and dislikes within the properties I wanted to target. Establishing herself as my trusted advisor, her knowledge of the marketshift allowed me to acquire the estate of my choice at the lowest price point possible. Post-sale Leslie has continued to stay in touch to ensure I got what was promised. She has even made suggestions as to what she felt may have room for improvement. I can honestly say without Leslie, I would have spent more for something I wanted less. If all sales people had Leslie’s work ethic, buying things would be a whole lot easier.”

– A.S. September, 2013


 

“Leslie was fabulous to work with…bringing a rare mix of genuine personality and investment to the project along with an understated aggressiveness. Our property was not an ‘easy-to-sell’ listing. Leslie met with us to understand our goals, was easy to share personal and financial goals and concerns with, and worked with unparalleled diligence to sell our property. We would both highly recommend Leslie to friends and would turn to her as our go to agent for any future real estate needs.”

-S.O. March, 2013


 

“I had the very good fortune to work with Leslie during a recent purchase in of a condo in the Ashmont section of Dorchester. During the the long, arduous and often frustrating process, Leslie was professional, energetic, focused and dedicated to helping me find the perfect home for me in a community she is knowledgeable and passionate about. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a realtor who works tirelessly to find the right property in the right neighborhood for her client.”

– J.M. January, 2013


 

“Leslie was fabulous to work with…bringing a rare mix of genuine personality and investment to the project along with an understated aggressiveness. Our property was not an ‘easy-to-sell’ listing. Leslie met with us to understand our goals, was easy to share personal and financial goals and concerns with, and worked with unparalleled diligence to sell our property. We would both highly recommend Leslie to friends and would turn to her as our go to agent for any future real estate needs.”

-S.O. March, 2013


 

“I had the very good fortune to work with Leslie during a recent purchase in of a condo in the Ashmont section of Dorchester. During the the long, arduous and often frustrating process, Leslie was professional, energetic, focused and dedicated to helping me find the perfect home for me in a community she is knowledgeable and passionate about. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a realtor who works tirelessly to find the right property in the right neighborhood for her client.”

– J.M. January, 2013


 

“Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Leslie. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the Boston area, though her particular expertise (and love!) is for homes in the Dorchester/Milton/South Shore area. Leslie is calm & confident, a masterful negotiator, and really takes the time to get to know your needs throughout both the buying and selling process. We always felt like we had an incredible advocate in her, and trusted her in what ended up being a long but ultimately successful selling & buying experience. Leslie pushed us when appropriate (we hemmed and hawed over properties and neighborhoods), offered insights and alternative viewpoints as we navigated exploring new neighborhoods and locations, as well as kept the house hunting process positive when things did not go our way. She is like a north star in the process — she helps you check and trust your gut and understand the bottom line — buying a home you will love and want to live in. Perhaps, most importantly, when we needed to move fast on a property, she was willing to work at all hours to set up inspections, review disclosures, sign paperwork – everything. Not only does Leslie know the market well, she knows about all of the ‘stuff’ that surrounds a home buying experience (contractors, local insider tips, etc!). She is just THE BEST to have on your team and a true professional. Working with Leslie is like gaining an incredibly thoughtful, smart, and savvy friend. I could not recommend her more highly.”

-CWL757 on Zillow.com


 

“As first-time home buyers, we appreciated Leslie’s knowledge of, and ability to communicate to us, the steps that make up the home buying process. She took the time to listen to what we were looking for and introduce us to the distinct neighborhoods in Dorchester/Mattapan. Ultimately, it was Leslie’s negotiating confidence that left us comfortable putting our home buying process in her hands. She guided us about putting together a competitive offer in a competitive market and was always responsive to our questions.”

-eslevre on Zillow.com


 

Leslie brought a perfect combination of expertise, professionalism, and kindness to the home buying process. She was truly a pleasure to work with. She is savvy and insightful, and we valued her extensive knowledge of the Boston real estate market. If you are in search of a realtor in the Boston area, look no further. I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience.

-kmruth on Zillow.com


 

“Leslie gave us valuable tips and insight into different neighborhoods and guided us through the process with professionalism and personality. She is young, tech savvy and I think she knows everyone because she’s given me so many great referrals. She was always available to talk via email, phone and text and made us feel like close friends. We loved working with Leslie and wouldn’t have been able to do this without her!”

-eoman on Zillow.com


 

Thanks to Leslie, my first home-buying experience went more smoothly than I could have ever imagined! Her knowledge of the Dorchester area is elaborate, and she made sure to go above and beyond throughout the entire process. She is always available to chat and answer any questions that arise. She also always makes you feel like she is on your team – a great quality in a realtor. When it comes to buying real estate, I highly recommend working with Leslie!

-kparkerri711 on Zillow.com


 

“Leslie was so much fun to work with! We had a whirlwind buying and selling experience, and she helped us each step of the way. She understood how important this experience was to us, and helped us manage situations when things got stressful.”

-voorko02 on Zillow.com


 

“Leslie was great — very professional and responsive. She found us a buyer for our asking price within 48 hours and helped us through the complications of the sale calmly and efficiently. We highly recommend her.”

-annavqros on Zillow.com


 

Leslie is with no hesitation the best broker we ever worked with. From the very beginning she made the whole process of selling our condo seem very doable and easy. She took care of every single detail and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The condo got an offer within less than a week from the first OH. We have tenants leaving at the condo and she was great negotiating with them and making them feel cared for. We are very grateful and I will always call her if we ever think of buying or selling again. She is great for the neighborhood!

-mariacisternagold on Zillow.com


“I really enjoyed working with Leslie MacKinnon. Leslie is amazing! She sold my house the first weekend it was on the market at full asking price. To say she goes above and beyond is an understatement. She knew her way around how to market, stage, and price the  property. She had quick access to a handful of companies to prepare my house for viewing and open house tours. She had access to a company to do grounds clean up and landscaping. Another company that did staging, another person who wrote up an architectural and historic description of my house, along with pictures. She had professional photographers come and take pictures, for ads, and for brochures. She had names of moving companies who would take unneeded furniture to consignment and auction houses, as well as move me to my new location. She gave me the name of a company that did cosmetic touch up, to show the house at its best. She organized an open house for other brokers and served, coffee and sandwiches. Shortly after that open house she had a two day open house for the general public, which was well and widely advertised. At the open house, she had brochures, and detailed information about all the historic details, renovations, and general care and maintenance of the house through out the years.”

-Judy on Zillow.com


“Leslie has been such a pleasure to work with in our home search. As first time home buyers, the process can be overwhelming and filled with unknowns. When we first started the process, we were hesitant to contact a realtor because we didn’t want to feel pressured into buying something we didn’t love. Leslie was the exact opposite – she has shown on multiple occasions that she wants us to find something we really love, rather than making a quick sale. Leslie has been spot-on with market knowledge and has great contacts in the area. She was very responsive throughout the entire process (even after we had an accepted offer!) and sent personalized emails about condos she’s heard about and potential leads (not just the automated MLS listing) . When we found the house we loved, we worked with Leslie to put together a strong offer and negotiate to have the open house scheduled for the next day cancelled. Without Leslie’s negotiation and knowledge of the market, I believe we would have waited to put in an offer following the open house and would likely have been involved in a bidding war. We could not be happier with how things turned out, and we have Leslie to thank for that. We would (and have) recommend her to any friends who will be looking to buy in the near future.”

-K.W. on Zillow.com

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