Leslie Watkins-Schoen

RE/MAX
108 Buchmans Close Circle
Fayetteville, NY, 13066
(315) 345-1243

Ratings & reviews (41)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2014
yocompton
Helped me buy and sell homes
I cannot say enough good things about Leslie! She was a fantastic agent & made our buying (and selling) experience such a positive one, even though we were in PA at the time. She is an honest and straightforward person and we highly recommend her for all of your buying/selling needs. We owe her many thanks for helping us through such an intimidating process.
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2014
zuser20140518144316503
Listed and sold a home
For: Leslie Watkin Schoen, R.E. Agent Selling my property was a tough issue during a very down market. Leslie Schoen stuck with me until the closing and helped me sell my house in a manner head and shoulders above, and more than any other agent would have. Of course a Real Estate Agent cannot fabricate a buyer, but can only create an invitation to make the property as attractive as possible. She helped me understand that potential buyers cannot clearly see past certain cosmetic changes which may be needed. I made changes as she recommended and potential buyers were no longer distracted by superficial appearances while they admired the better qualities of my property. Leslie also made special efforts to hold an open-house; not just once or twice, but time and time again as if she were personally involved and cared about the property being sold. Potential buyers came but because of the nature of the market it took time until offers finally materialized. I have to confess I did have a separate Property Manager. My reasoning was a Manager would facilitate showing the house because I had moved a long distance away from the property. Regardless of my absence Leslie Schoen maintained active and frequent communications with me about difficulties which arose. Clearly Leslie helped me in making the correct decision concerning the Property Manager and once this individual was removed, showing the house became much easier. I cannot give adequate praise to Ms. Schoen for sticking with me through these difficulties. I suspect other agents might have quit on me in frustration. When an offer was finally received, there were two at the same time. Leslie helped in deciding which was the most reliable for consummating a sale. She was prompt with transmitting required documents, coordinated often with my Attorney on necessary issues, and reassured the buyer?s agent by actively responding to their needs and inquiries. When hand-holding was needed, she was there to walk through the process. I never felt like I was alone in the matter. Once a buyer had been selected and the final process was underway, Leslie still remained close with me for final issues which arose. She helped me find laborers for a sweep-through of the house and disposition of some residual materials which needed to be cleared before the final closing. Ms. Schoen was concerned about details even until the day before the signing of the papers. I was never alone. I truly wish I could have sold the house for more, not just because I wanted the most for my investment, but because I felt my Real Estate Agent, Leslie Schoen had really earned a larger commission than what I had signed up for. I can?t imagine any other agent sticking with me through thick and thin in the manner she did. Thank you, Leslie Schoen, Real Estate Agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2014
AmberLombardoCvengros
Helped me buy home
My husband and I had a great experience using Leslie as our realtor. We were moving across the country and we didn't have a lot of time to spend looking for a home before my husband started his new job. Leslie organized house showings based on our criteria, and we found our house the second day. She listened and understood our needs, which made the big move so much easier! Plus, she shared her wealth of knowledge of the area which was very much appreciated.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2013
execmedtrans
Helped me find tenant for rental
Leslie is very knowledge about people and real estate. She is very experienced and gets right down to business. Also, she is a nice person who is willing to go the extra mile. She was one step ahead of me in knowing what to ask, what to look for, and how to size up a home. I will go back to her next time I'm looking for a place. Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2013
user7271081
Helped me buy home
Absoluteley the best experience we could have had. Between the negotiations and the switching of loans from VA loan to FHA and back to the VA loan, the patience was invaulable. I would and will recommend anyone I know to her.
Highly likely to recommend
09/28/2013
user03980312
Helped me buy home
This was my daughter's first home purchase and Leslie provided her with continuous guidance and compassion. Her questions were answered and Leslie stayed connected from the beginning to the closing.
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2013
user44897574
Helped me buy home
This was my first time buying a home and Leslie was wonderful with answering any and all of my questions, no matter how silly I thought they were. She was patient and always made herself available whenever I needed something. When I did find the house that I wanted she was extremely helpful with the negotiating process. I am very happy that I had Leslie during this process and highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2013
user68006401
Helped me buy home
Leslie made buying a home a wonderful experience. She showed us a lot of houses and always made looking a pleasant experience. She knew a lot about houses and what we should look for. She had a lot of insight on renovating houses and what "fixes" would be easy and which would be hard. Extremely patient with first time homebuyers and always kept us in the loop throughout the process.
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2013
user45956807
Helped me buy home
Leslie is the best! I relocated to North Syracuse, NY from North Carolina. Leslie has made herself available to me anytime I have asked. Her knowledge of the Syracuse area is impressive. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Leslie for everything!
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
user2335125
Showed me homes
We have been working with Leslie and Barb for over a year trying to find the perfect house and location. We are the "perfect storm" in that we know exactly what we want (which doesn't exist) and we already live in a nice area so it will be hard to find something that compares. Leslie and Barb have shown us countless properties and never pressured us to make an offer or made us feel like we are wasting their time. Leslie is tech saavy (not that Barb isn't - but we communicate more with Leslie) and always answers our texts or emails immediately. Any time we ask to see a property Barb and Leslie have us in by the next day or even the same day! We always bring our small children with us and Barb and Leslie take turns holding them and watching over them as we explore the houses. Leslie and Barb seem more like our friends than our realtors and I will continue to recommend this duo to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2012
BeccaJane08
Helped me buy home
As an impatient buyer, I was relieved to find that Leslie was always responsive and ready to help. I was moving my family from three hours away and Leslie made room in her schedule for me and my husband to come at different times on different days and look at 6-10 homes at a time. She and her partner made our homebuying experience much easier. I would recommend Leslie time and again simply due to her patience and understanding throughout the process.
Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2012
biocca
Helped me buy home
Leslie was wonderful to work with. She definitely knows the Syracuse market very well. She if very quick to respond, professional, knowledgeable, and she is fun work with. What else would you want? I would recommend her highly.
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2012
user720680
Helped me buy home
Leslie was such a pleasure to work with, she picked up on our styles so quickly and could instantly tell when we weren't "feeling" a place. I would suggest Leslie to everyone!
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2012
tweb091
Helped me buy home
Having dealt with 3 other real estate agents before Leslie, I was a little turned off towards using a real estate agent because I felt I was being coaxed into buying something I did not want and almost like the agent was annoyed to be showing me a home. After finding a home on yahoo real estate I wanted to take a look at, Leslie was the agent suggested. She was very patient as I looked at house after house searching for the one that fit me best. After meeting her and going through the time consuming task of buying a home, I am glad to say Leslie was the one that helped me. Leslie is a real estate agent that is very down to earth and in touch with what her clients needs and wants are. She gave me very honest opinions and had a good feel for what I was looking for. She is an awesome negotiator and will always suggest a fair price for both sides and can work from there. Also, the fact that she donates 10% of her commission to a charity of your choosing is awesome. I can honestly say that if and when I go through this process again, Leslie will be getting my call. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/07/2012
user3810848
Helped me buy home
Leslie was wonderful! We were looking for a home with a smaller budget and some land and she showed us a ton of options. We found our dream home and are moving in soon! She was a ton of fun to work with, gave amazing references for our mortgage broker and attorney and had great advice when we needed it.
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2012
user445295
Helped me buy home
Leslie was extremely helpful with find us a new home. Not only did she respond to our questions/requests in a rapid manor, but she was also willing to visit homes as soon as possible. On more than one occasion we were able to do a walkthrough of a house within a half a day of sending her a message about being intrested. As first time home buyers she helped walk us through each step and gave us great detail in what to expect. In the end, Leslie got us a great deal on a house and we couldn';t be happier. I would recommend her to everyone I know. Thanks Leslie!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2012
user553532
Helped me buy home
First time I saw Leslie was in an open house in Manlius, at that time I did not decide yet to go seriously in buying process of any house, however I was impressed by Leslie and her mother. 2 months later I decided to go more serious with buying a house as I tired from renting and this will be my first house to own, me and my wife decided to get help from an agent and right away I thought Leslie however I sporodically saw more than 5 different agents in different open houses. It was for me a very hard equation to solve, we need a big house at least 4 rooms (me, my wife, 3 kids and in Law), in a very good school district and with basement and relatively new, however my budget was not in the range for this kind of houses. another challenge was that I was completely new for this process. I did contact Leslie to show me a houses with this criteria and she was very prompt in her esponses and was always in time. she was so patient with me, gave me a fair advices and went with me the extra mile. I confess of giving her a hard time being some time not understanding the process with some language barrier as I just moved to US 7 years ago and some time because of my limited buget. for a whole 4 month she was understanding, supportive and willing to help to the end. The result was amazing, I bought an amazing house that impressed every one for the price I get it for. Thanks for Leslie and her mother who was helping in the whole process too. Leslie not only help with the buying process but also can give you the right advice if you asked for during the buying process, she recommended an amazing inspector and even send me some resources to help me become more handy and taking care of my house. My experience with Leslie in amazing and we really were in need for such personality to help us during such huge investment. Thanks again for Leslie and her mother Barbara for the great job. My wife, kids and mother in law are also appreciating their help. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2012
user951633
Helped me buy home
I was a first time home buyer and Leslie went out of her way to make the entire home buying process beyond comfortable for me. She is a no-nonsense agent who consistently puts the needs of her clients first. She is candid, precise, supportive, and knows her business inside and out. She was patient with me and took the time to get to know me beyond just being another client. She's very friendly and knows the Central NY real estate market like the back of her hand. After seeing 15 houses I stumbled across "the one." Leslie worked hard to negotiate the price and eventually several high-cost items to be fixed by the seller. She made sure that the buying process was smooth and promptly answered all my questions as we moved through the process. She could sense when I wasn't comfortable with something and never pushed. I HIGHLY recommend Leslie to anyone looking to buy a new home in the Central NY area! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2012
julieyanko1260
Showed me homes
Leslie has been great! My husband and I are looking to purchase a larger home. Leslie's knowledge of real estate in the Syracuse area is impressive to say the least. She has made herself available to us whenever we have needed her to calm our nerves or answer any questions we have had. She is a true professional! Thank you Leslie!
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2012
KimMichalak
Showed me homes
I have known Leslie Watkins-Schoen since 2002 when we were both Financial advisors at a national stock brokerage firm. She is hard working, intelligent and very personable. She is very client oriented and has always been willing to try harder, go farther and work longer to get the job done for her clients. I strongly recommend her to any one involved in a real estate transaction.
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2012
lorraine.labelle
Helped me buy home
Leslie is a true professional and a master at what she does! She always put my best interest first! She went above and beyond to make herself available to answer my questions I had and at times calmed my nerves. I have and will continue to recommend her to family, friends or anyone that I know who is looking to purchase a home! Thank you Leslie for making my dream of owning my own home come true.
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2012
cmames99
Helped me buy home
Last summer my wife and I were living in New Jersey and looking to relocate and buy a house in the Syracuse area. We had never bought a house before and were completely clueless regarding the process. Thankfully we stumbled upon Leslie?s phone number and contacted her based on the good reviews that we saw for her online. We made several weekend trips from New Jersey to Syracuse in the months that followed and Leslie made every effort to accommodate our schedule and demands by showing us multiple listings while we were in town (even upwards of 20 houses in a single day!). Once we found ?the house?, Leslie did a great job negotiating for us and did everything she could in order to make sure that we were happy with the deal. She really helped us (as first time home buyers) to understand the process and feel confident with our decisions. Leslie is a good person and a great realtor. We highly recommend giving her a chance, you won?t be disappointed. If/when we ever need a realtor again, there is no doubt who we will be calling. Thanks again Leslie, you are awesome! - Chad & Sarah Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2011
Mafa1942
Showed me homes
Very informed on market place and what is going on. She is not afraid to negoitiate a great deal for her customers. She is logical, realistic and knows the markey place incredibl well.
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2011
David H 1
Helped me buy home
We decided to undertake an intensive house hunting search around Syracuse. We contacted Leslie with a few houses we were interested in, and she showed them to us. From there it progressed into an 8 day marathon looking at over 50 houses east and west of Syracuse. With little notice Leslie managed to make appointments for all the houses we wanted to see and she added in others she thought might suit us. Leslie worked above and beyond the call of duty as we had our 3 year old and 8 month old with us the whole time. Leslie helped by keeping an eye on them while they were sleeping or otherwise played with them if they were bored with looking at another house! Leslie is a lovely person as well as being extremely professional. She negotiated well for us and we are extremely happy with the house we bought in Cazenovia. Many thanks Leslie Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2011
SarahElmer
Listed and sold a home
Leslie was great when we were looking to sell our home, she was so attentive but not pushy. She was great about helping me figure out what I needed to do to make my home more attractive to potential buyers!
Likely to recommend
07/19/2011
LGASTON
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were moving across the country and only had a day to look at houses with Leslie. After deciding we didn't like any of the houses we had chosen Leslie took us to a few additional houses that were not on our list and we found the a perfect house. She was also more than willing to get measurements and help find local financing, lawyers and contractors. Overall, working with Leslie was a great experience and I would not hesitate to pick up the phone and do it again.u
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2011
Brimas
Helped me buy home
Leslie is always cheerful and upbeat, making this process fun. Leslie always responded quickly when I expressed interest in various properties. As she got to know me, Leslie helped me figure out what would work for me. She even scheduled appointments for viewing properties when she clearly didn't feel well. I would gladly recommend Leslie to anyone looking for a home in the area.
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2011
peakproof
Helped me buy home
After having an agent show us a house already under contract as if it was avaliable we then got in contact with Leselie and boy that was the best move in dealing with buying a house. Leslie is honest and will bat for you to make sure she gets you a homerun. If anyone is in the market make sure you contact Leslie first. She will fine you what you are looking for and make sure you the best deal. Thanks Leslie!!!
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2011
gusherwood25
Helped me buy home
Leslie was a thorough, thoughtful agent throughout our entire home search. Her expertise and wealth of knowledge brought us to our dream home. She new exactly what we were looking for, even when we didn't know ourselves. Leslie got to know us as individuals, not just clients. I would recommend Leslie to any prospective home buyer in Central New York because of her incredible knowledge of her market.
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2011
lolomortgage
Helped me buy home
Leslie is wonderful! She always went the extra mile for me and always had my best interest at heart. She is such a great people person and very knowlegeable in her field. Just an amazing professional!
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2011
lmiller1214
Showed me homes
I have so much to say, that I don't know where to start. Leslie is beyond fantastic. She's informed and knowledgeable. She returned my every phone call and answered every question. She's energetic and has a great eye for detail. She's an exceptional negotiator. I was really impressed and recommend her very highly.
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2011
Dave 13027
Helped me buy home
Leslie was great! Easy to talk to and a great listener. We were looking for a house and I soon had a problem with my financing. She made some phone calls and told me about this guy Alex. I thought my chances of getting a house were done. Thanks to her and Alex I'm buying a house in Syracuse. She cared enough to go out of her way to make it all happen. I'm very happy and would use her again in a heartbeat. Thanks Leslie :)
Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2011
fritzzzzz
Listed and sold a home
Leslie worked with us day in and day out no matter what the obstacles were. She is very positive, upbeat, knowledgeable and doesnt let much get in her way...Now that's the kind of person we like working for us... We have another house to list in 2011 and will not hesitate to contact her ..
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2011
mdegracia
Showed me homes
Leslie is a pleasure to work with. She has been extremely helpful and responsive in assisting with my property searching. I highly recommend seeking her expertise.
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2011
star_of_wonder195
Helped me buy home
My husband and I would highly recommend Leslie to anyone. We are first time home buyers and had no idea what we were looking for. We had a few stipulations, such as price, a large kitchen and a finished basement, but Leslie made sure we looked at many different places so that we would be able to understand what we truly were looking for. We received many emails of houses that had these qualifications, but it was the one house that she recommended that we fell in love with. We are still in process of closing, but I will say that she is very knowledgeable about homes and the neighborhoods. Also, she will make every effort to get you showings as quickly as possible and gets back to you on any questions you have at a reasonable time fashion. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2011
franduso
Listed home, but didn't sell
We (our family of 6) would highly recommend Leslie Schoen in a heartbeat. She came into a bit of a delemma before we even got started and she made a not so good cituation into a positive and rewarding one..Thank You Leslie...Also I told my sisters too that we had made a new friend:)
Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2011
bensonbe
Helped me buy home
We enjoyed spending time with her. She made the process fun, and helped take away the stress of the closing. Highly recommended and 5 stars all the way.
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2011
trosenb13
Helped me buy home
Leslie has gone above and beyond to offer help to Michael and I through out the stages of purchasing our first home. She walked us through the process step by step, answering our many questions along the way. Whenever we were unsure of anything we did not hesitate getting in contact with her, knowing she was there to address any of our concerns. We never doubted that she was looking out for our best interest. When we have wanted to see the house (additional times over) Leslie has made herself available to allow us entry. I would HIGHLY recommend Leslie to anyone in the market of buying a home. Leslie is knowledgable, warm, and friendly, and has made herself available to us when we needed her assistance. We really feel lucky taht leslie has been our agent through this expierence. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2011
Golas185
Helped me buy home
I would just like to say this agent was amazing! She is great at her job and very knowledgeable in the real estate field. Thank you for everything you have done for us Leslie.
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2011
bgmassage
Helped me buy home
Leslie helped me and my family find a great house and got it at a great price. She is very responsive to and available on our schedule. Leslie was willing to show us any property at any time. Which was very important to us, because we have busy schedules and when we saw a house come on the market we wanted to see it asap. I can't say enough about how well she worked with us as buyers.
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2011
barthben
Helped me buy home
Leslie is a rare blend of personality and professionalism. In addition to her personal awareness of the local market and its trends, she amazed me with her ability to respond to my every request. Her frank input and deep interest in my satisfaction made me feel like she had my best interest at heart always. I have purchased many homes over the years, but have never worked with an agent as dedicated and willing to go the extra mile as Leslie.