I must say
that working with Lesley Vann was such a pleasure. She was always more
than on top of things and willing and able to do her best in my interest.
She is most professional and unlike many of the realtors I have known in the past
who want to just sign you up and then not do much after that in order to sell
or market your home. I was and am most pleased to have had her for my
selling agent. You can’t go wrong with Lesley!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Lesley. We needed a realtor that showed initiative and would guide us to the right area in this big city as we were coming from Texas. Lesley listened to our requirements and shared many options giving us an honest and thorough overview of various areas. As our ideas changed she provided more homes to review. She was tireless and genuinely had our interest as a priority through the whole process. She takes care of all the details making the process as easy as possible even packing a cooler full of drinks and snacks" just in case." After closing she offered her knowledge of the area if there was any service we needed or questions we had. Now, five months later we know we made the right choice in a home and a realtor! We highly recommend Lesley Vann. You will not find a realtor that will work harder and bring top notch professionalism to your sale or purchase.
Dr. S. & D. Erikson
"We hired Lesley Vann to sell our home of 18 years
because of her genuine care for her clients. Lesley helped us at all phases:
from helping us choose the right time to sell to shopping with me to stage our
home. Our home sold in 6 weeks, thanks to her eye for details and her work at
marketing our place. She is a professional and a natural at what she does.
Thank you, Lesley."
Teresa and Neil Y.
"We hired Lesley Vann to sell our home of 18 years because of her genuine care for her clients. Lesley helped us at all phases: from helping us choose the right time to sell to shopping with me to stage our home. Our home sold in 6 weeks, thanks to her eye for details and her work at marketing our place. She is a professional and a natural at what she does. Thank you, Lesley."
Lesley came up with a plan that was very well thought out and tailored to my requirements. All the visits we made were aligned with my needs. The days we spent together were beneficial and enlightening to me. For each home we visited Lesley was always well prepared. Lesley pointed out the nuances of the home that I should take into consideration as well as the area the home was located and the amenities the community or town had to offer. This allowed me to decide what home was right for me. Furthermore, the home buying process can be exciting but also a bit stressful. Lesley made it an enjoyable experience.
After the day’s visits were done, we summarized our visits and discussed our plans for the next day. Leslie would work the evening and validate and prepare the visits for the following day and each of the next day’s visits went off without a hitch.
The professionalism and the time Lesley spent with me was unparalleled and unique. What was unique for me is that Lesley had my best interests at heart. I am truly grateful for Lesley’s understanding and support. I am sensitive to the time Lesley spent with me and recognize all the hard work that is required on Lesley’s behalf. Lesley is an outstanding realtor and just as important a wonderful person who combines her passion for real estate and compassion for the buyer to provide an outstanding experience.
I would not hesitate to work with Lesley again and would highly recommend anyone looking for a realtor that Lesley be the one for them in finding a new home and life. The service I have received from Lesley, Russ Lyon’s and USAA was exemplary.
I was referred to Lesley through a personal friend. I owned my home for 12 years and my wife and I finally decided it was time to sell. We were initially nervous about being able to break even or make a profit in this market. When Lesley contacted us, we were hesitant at first since we have never gone through this process. Needless to say, Lesley was very up front and personal. She never made any promises except that she would sell our home. We informed Lesley of our requirements and to be honest we had specific requirements to sell our home especially since we did not need to sell our home it was more of a nice to do versus we were in a place where we had to sell. with this in mind we set a bottom line. Lesley stuck to that line and she fought daily with potential buyers. She did the right thing and informed us of every offer which came in....to which I became a little frustrated about that....but she was being truthful and transparent which literally surprised me in this day and age. I value honesty above most things and this really made me believe in Lesley and her firm. During my home sell, I was/am going through medical issues due to job actions...Lesley was always accommodating and willing to work around those issues in order to achieve our end-state. Never did she deviate from the end-state and when necessary, she made contact to provide input to help me stay on track. Lesley knows her market! She knows where to make an adjustment....AND....she is willing to listen and receive input even from someone who doesn't know the market. Her team that works with her is awesome to say the least. They worked diligently and efficiently to accomplish our goal. The entire process went smooth. I live about 4 hours away from Phoenix and not once did I have to drive to Phoenix to deal with any issues.....and that is if there ever were issues. If there were, then Lesley dealt with them and I was never bothered! I call that SERVICE! Lesley was always available for me to reach her if needed. in fact, she actually called me more than any of my family.....which doesn't say much, but we stayed in contact atleast twice a week. She texted almost every day with updates. Negotiation....yeah she is in all respectfulness.....a dog on a scent trail. We gave her our bottom line well before we even posted pictures of our home. Within the first 72 hours we received an offer well below our line and Lesley informed us and then went to work. We declined it and then on the third offer which was once again below our bottom line, Lesley stepped in with boxing gloves. The Buyer brought up their offer by 13K, that may not sound like a lot but when it comes down to what is needed to meet a bottom line it is a huge amount. Now, I will give credit to the buyer and understanding the situation and why we had a bottom line which Lesley provided that information to them at the right moment. And it was just the right touch at the right time. Lesley, You are awesome and I truly appreciate everything that you did for my Family and I. Thank you for bearing with me through my medical issues and all the military issues that I was dealing with. I cannot thank you enough and when I am in phoenix, we will get together and have lunch. And I will definitely work with you and your firm when I buy a home in Europe. God Bless You.
To Whom It May Concern,
We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agent Lesley Vann who represented us in our recent purchase of our condo in Scottsdale, AZ.
Lesley guided us through the entire process, from searching for the perfect condo to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit her with a smooth and stress free experience.
Lesley has been one of the most hardworking and attentive realtors we have worked with, not to mention very personable. She always makes it a point to ask about our daughter and really connect on a personal level.
To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Lesley Vann and would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Marc and Mercedes Steffes
"We wanted to say thank you AGAIN for helping us
find the home of our dreams! You worked so hard to make this a reality and it
means the world to us! We thought we'd send you this little gift so you may
continue to feel inspired by the world and its many offerings!
Wishing you all the best moving forward!"
❤️ -Jackie and Sean
Thank you very much for all your hard work and patience with selling the house for us! You did an amazing job coordinating all the people and things we needed done to make the house look its best. We are very grateful! If we are lucky enough to have a chance to move back to AZ, then we will give you a call! Thanks again!
Adam and Courtney"
“Lesley, We will
absolutely make it a priority to provide the positive feedback on the unrivaled
service you gave us. You spent a lot of tireless hours on our
home search and fact finding to keep us well informed which helped us
anticipate decisions so it's the least we can do! The word
"unrivaled" really does say it all! We will also go beyond
and write a personal letter on your excellent service because we hope that
every military service member is so lucky to have you as their realtor. You may
use any and all of the contents of this email and the one just prior. Feel free
to use our whole names as well. Thanks again and looking forward to design and
shopping:) S~ "Thanks Lesley for the follow up...Looking forward to
selecting the slabs of granite (thanks for the insight on what you've seen with
the different color patterns!). I certainly would like to stay in touch and
talk paint colors and decorating!! And of course house warming:). Let's chat
soon over lunch or cocktail! If we haven't expressed our gratitude for
all the time and energy you spent with us, let me just say its been a world of
difference from what we were accustomed to and we both wish we had you earlier
to help us sell the home we just sold! A very heart felt thanks for your very
personalized attention, we recognize we are not your only clients but you sure
made us feel like we were! We will absolutely make it a priority to provide the
positive feedback on the unrivaled service you gave us. You spent a lot of
tireless hours on our home search and fact finding to keep us well
informed which helped us anticipate decisions! The word
"unrivaled" really does say it all! We will also go beyond
and write a personal letter on your excellent service because we hope that
every military service member is so lucky to have you as their realtor. Thanks again and looking forward to design and
“Lesley, We will absolutely make it a priority to provide the positive feedback on the unrivaled service you gave us. You spent a lot of tireless hours on our home search and fact finding to keep us well informed which helped us anticipate decisions so it's the least we can do! The word "unrivaled" really does say it all! We will also go beyond and write a personal letter on your excellent service because we hope that every military service member is so lucky to have you as their realtor. You may use any and all of the contents of this email and the one just prior. Feel free to use our whole names as well. Thanks again and looking forward to design and shopping:) S~
"Thanks Lesley for the follow up...Looking forward to selecting the slabs of granite (thanks for the insight on what you've seen with the different color patterns!). I certainly would like to stay in touch and talk paint colors and decorating!! And of course house warming:). Let's chat soon over lunch or cocktail! If we haven't expressed our gratitude for all the time and energy you spent with us, let me just say its been a world of difference from what we were accustomed to and we both wish we had you earlier to help us sell the home we just sold! A very heart felt thanks for your very personalized attention, we recognize we are not your only clients but you sure made us feel like we were! We will absolutely make it a priority to provide the positive feedback on the unrivaled service you gave us. You spent a lot of tireless hours on our home search and fact finding to keep us well informed which helped us anticipate decisions! The word "unrivaled" really does say it all! We will also go beyond and write a personal letter on your excellent service because we hope that every military service member is so lucky to have you as their realtor. Thanks again and looking forward to design and shopping:)
"Lesley is a complete professional. In my 13 years of real estate, I can say that Lesley was very responsive and took great attention to detail. Ms. Vann is warm, friendly, & knowledgeable. She was always available and responded immediately to phone and email questions.We would highly recommend Lesley to any potential client. ~ Nick and Britt S."
Lesley has been relentless
in finding us a home within our perimeters. She knows the areas around Phoenix
and what is available - sending us listings daily. Now that we have found a
home, she is walking us through the steps (every state is different) to ensure
the transaction is processed properly and all terms are
fair and in our best interest. Highly recommended!
- Phoenix Ax family
Just to remind you - you’re a top notch realtor. The best we’ve
ever had. Thank you for everything you’ve done in seeing this through and
holding our hands through it all. Few would do what you have. We’re taking you
out for a really nice celebration and singing your praises"
- Rebecca and Michael
want to thank you for your professionalism with Rhina she was very grateful.
and therefore I was so happy you served her well. Stay in touch. Best Regards
- you are amazing; and I'm so thankful we're working with you!
Ann Marie H.
"Thanks Lesley, You are a very good and
competent agent doing the best possible job...
"You're a great person
and a great agent"
Thank you for your help with this, Lesley.
We truly appreciate all of your efforts.
"Thank you so much Lesley. You have been awesome keeping us
posted. Be Well...."
I want to thank you again for your continued efforts and patience with this endeavor...
Lesley. I am impressed with your initiative. See you soon."
"Very good! Shows your professionalism!"
"...We will let you know of any other needs but I believe you have taken care of everything. We will stay in touch! Now go sell another house! You are the best of the best!"
Dr. Steve and Diane E.
did it! That was a tough one! Many would've dropped out. Good work!"
"Woo Hoo! So happy to
hear we are officially closed. Thanks for all your help Lesley.
Hope we get to work together again,
I know how hard you worked.
"Thank you for all of your hard work
Thank you for all your emails and time.
"Lesley is a consummate professional. Her bright intelligence and a heart of gold are a rare combination, but Lesley has it all." H.B. Hughes
just arrived home in Texas.
Will be in touch regarding the other emails Lesley.
You give great super service when it comes to finding a home!"
Dr. Steve & Diane E.
Thankfully you have amazing people skills and brought this negotiating to a successful conclusion."
You are a very bright and intuitive person.
"Lesley, I believe you are an excellent agent."
"Thanks for...all you've done."
Congratulations on the sale!!!!!! See you tomorrow. Congrats again!! J .
"Lesley, hello and congratulations on a lovely FB page. My thoughts and prayers are with you for success in connecting each client with just the right property. You deserve the highest and the best."
Good going. Congratulations on nailing it."
Great Work, Lesley!"
- D.S. Williams
"Thank you for being so fantastic and diligent. You are the best!" -Nancy
"Great job. Thanks for all your diligence."
"Wow....you are really working hard here. Good job!"
Way to go. You made two older people with issues we can’t imagine very
"Lesley, I can only imagine that when you received the referral for this listing, the last thing you expected was for it to be this challenging. I want you to know how much I - and ultimately my family - appreciate the effort you continue to expend here. It does not go unnoticed.
Have a nice holiday weekend.
"Great news. Brian has chosen Lesley to assist with his
home sale. After his experience with the other agent, he had asked for another
agent but after talking with Lesley, he said there was no need for that second
agent. I really appreciate that!"
"You all have done a wonderful job..."
"Looking forward to a wonderful lunch with you on closing and
we can then really CELEBRATE!!!!! xoxox
"...THANK YOU!!!! It was wonderful seeing
you again and having such a great afternoon! ...It’s been great getting
to know you and yes we must continue to keep in touch....I will not end this
email with that, but with again, thank you for everything. It was truly
wonderful...and I appreciate your kindness and friendship."
"Thanks for all your help and time..."
have to promise to meet me some day!!! I really was so impressed with your
diligence throughout this transaction. MMM was lucky to have you on her side. I
never thought my client would stay in the game through 8 counters ( a
looks great! The pictures and descriptions are excellent! Thank you so much for
all of your hard work!!
You are the best...I imagine you are one of the top realtors in
Just wanted to say happy holidays and thank you for working so hard on our house. Thank you!
Have a great holiday and talk soon!
Sent from Courtney"
Congratulations to you! The results you had on this transaction are a sign that you nailed this listing perfectly regarding the 4 P’s of Photography, Promotion, Presentation and Price. The 5th “P” is Patience which is reflected in the ~60 days on market and 30 days to close. I’m sure there were challenges bust most importantly, you got it done for your clients. Job well done Lesley.
Sotheby’s should be proud to have you associated with them. I know I would be!!
All the best,
DENNIS L. JONES
Owner, Designated Broker
D.L. Jones & Associates
Real Estate Professionals
I just wanted to write you a note and say congratulations on the great year you had in 2016. You are a credit to our industry and a pleasure to work with.
Thanks for being an important part of our Carefree team.
All the best in 2017!
Chief Executive Officer, Owner
Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty
the way……sometime before summer passes…..lets have lunch and go visit Taylor's
house again…..I would like to see what you think knowing the before….and then
seeing the after…
Thanks for all your help!
YOU, so very much!!!
...This has truly offered me hope, encouragement and inspiration….and, I believe I can speak for my wonderful brother David in that regard, too! ...Please know how very much I appreciate how accessible and responsive you are, always in touch in such a timely fashion!!!"
Dr. Trish M.
"Thank you for all the time you have given to us.
It is appreciated and will not be forgotten!!"
Judy and Kevin
"You have been overwhelmingly kind during
this process and trust everything will turn out for the best for all concerned.
Thanks again, Lesley!"
"You're so committed to your work and clients, so heartfelt
and genuine in all you do. You do great work!"
are so grateful for all your work on this adventure. On to bigger and
Thank you. We will be home late Saturday afternoon.
Cindi and Gary"
"Thank you Lesley. I appreciate your efforts...Thank you!
"You are awesome! Thank you, Lesley!
"It was good
speaking with you, and I look forward to working with you to sell my home.
"I totally understand why you have had great
success! I wish you the continuous success of the real estate
I continue to be more than impressed by your assistance and support.
"As I have said before and want to reinforce, your assistance is OUT OF THIS WORLD! thx. Maurice."
"Thank you for your help, Lesley. Thank you for being so dedicated to our property. We appreciate your unwavering commitment to us and our home. Kind regards.
and I met Lesley recently and found out what an experienced and knowledgeable
person she has been to find our perfect home. I would highly recommend Lesley
as a person to help you find that perfect home too!"
Patrick and Vicki L.
To whom it may concern,
We all know it takes a team to produce magnetic and profound results when real estate property photographs join with distinctive properties! It was my extreme good fortune to have met and worked with Jessica Peterson at the profound moment when I was "giving birth" to a new listing of global significance. Jessica, a total professional, arrived at the gated estate in the late afternoon, to do the daytime shoot. She was then able to capture magnificent sunset views for a long period of time, followed by an evening photo shoot where the entire back of the property was illuminated.
With almost 7000 square feet of momentous architecture and interior design, Jessica handled this large assignment with aplomb. Not only did she progress with grace and ease through this demanding set of three back-to-back photo shoots, Jessica worked with such dedication and artistry, that she did not seem to notice the hours passing. We all left there around 11 PM, after, (what I would later learn would be), world – famous photographs had been taken. Jessica's photographs went all over the Internet and around the world with marketing totaling almost $100,000, which showcased Jessica's art and artistry. Her photographs spoke for themselves, revealing a property of almost stupendous beauty.
Jessica's photographs touched the heart of the family who would become its buyers, and they purchased this property sight unseen (for a town's record-breaking sum), from the galvanizing and stirring quality of Jessica's photographs, alone. The rest is history.
Thank you, Jessica. Words cannot describe my gratitude for our work together.
You have a true and profound gift of photographic excellence. Thank you for bringing this gift to the real estate community, and to the world.
Lesley Vann, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.
My 1st impression with Lesley Vann on the phone
with excellent, our phone call made me comfortable and I promised to contact
Lesley upon arriving in Arizona. I asked Lesley to show me several properties
and then decided upon one. Learning there was already an offer, Lesley was able
to catapult my offer to the top. She strategically positioned my offer to gain
immediate attention and endorsement. The seller was then able to accept my
offer. That was hurdle number one. During the inspection, Lesley's expertise
and leverage protected my needs assuring I would both save money, receive top
value and receive ample repair compensation from the seller. After the
inspection Lesley continued to work with the vendors and other parties to
assure an on time closing. We were dealing with out of state owners, and Lesley
was there with and for me the whole time; in fact those sellers actually called
Lesley to assure we were going to make this deal work. While many would have
considered the other agent to be an obstacle, Lesley's superior diplomacy, tact
and negotiation absolutely cemented the deal. She was efficient, always
responsive, kind yet savvy and always strategically riveted to deliver my
highest and best outcome during this process. What might otherwise have been
stressful became a true pleasure, as we worked tirelessly together to get the
job done! In summary, Lesley's appearance, warmth, negotiation and
communication skills are what helped me get a very difficult purchase resolved
with top notch results! I could not have asked for a better realtor. Lesley --
I will be sharing news of your skills with my many friends - both here and
nationwide. Thank you so very much
Dave and Betsy!