“The LA housing market isn't for the faint of heart.
We couldn't have navigated it without her.”
Leah is basically a three-part dynamo. She's one part encyclopedia, intimately familiar with every pocket of Los Angeles; another part intuitive mind reader, identifying what we wanted in a home and neighborhood nearly the first day she met us; and last part skilled negotiator and investigatory sleuth, with a keen sense of how to dig into title documents or property records to uncover all relevant information.
The LA housing market isn't for the faint of heart. We literally couldn't have navigated it without her. Leah works tirelessly to find available inventory, even before it hits the public market, and is responsive to a fault—even if it means taking a call and drafting an offer during a Saturday evening dinner party. She was always steady when we were either too timid or overeager in the bidding process, and offered an honest and informed assessment of every home. Every time she told us a house was overvalued (and why) she was proven right. She was committed to finding us a home that we loved while protecting us from bad properties and unfair deals.
Above all, Leah is lovely and patient with her clients while being fierce and fair as their advocate. In her, we stumbled upon both an adept business partner and lifelong friend. Now that we found her, we're not letting her go. We will never buy or sell another home in Los Angeles without Leah. And in the interim, when we miss seeing her, every once in a while we'll crash an open house on her Sunday route just to see her face.
- Joey Harstone and Abigail Hartstone
"Working with Leah was an extremely
professional and pleasurable experience"
"The circumstances surrounding the sale of my home were more challenging than usual. I had accepted a job out of town and had to put my home on the market after having already moved. This required an enormous amount of trust on my part and lots of additional work by Leah. She had to stage my home to show it in its best possible light. There were an unusual amount of delays on getting back to Leah with information she needed in order to close the sale. Not only did Leah go above and beyond in tackling all the details, but I also felt she got me the best possible price for my home. Working with Leah was an extremely professional and pleasurable experience."
- Jay Marciano, Chief Operating Officer AEG, Chairman – AEG Live
"she displays highest integrity, terrific responsiveness,
is very much on top of the situation"
"I had the opportunity to work with Leah as we recently purchased a condo in West Hollywood. Leah was instrumental in helping us meet tight deadlines and overcome several challenges, yet she was able to ensure that we made well informed decisions. She was always available and never missed a beat to look after our best interests. She is delightful to work with as she displays highest integrity, terrific responsiveness, is very much on top of the situation and has great insights to the real estate market."
- Stefan Sjoestroem – Microsoft Asia – Vice President, Public Sector
"She goes above and beyond in every way.
She knows so much about the various areas of Los Angeles."
"We have purchased and sold several homes with Leah over the years. She goes above and beyond in every way. She knows so much about the various areas of Los Angeles. She is always available and helps to find the “right” home for us, without settling. When we first started working with Leah, we each wanted different things in a house. It was price vs. aesthetics. She PATIENTLY looked for months until we found the perfect home. She listened to our cares and concerns, as a friend and a human being, not someone out for a sale. Moreover, when she represented us to others, she did so graciously and honorably. Through this and because of this, Leah has become a friend. She is a kind, dear, incredibly hardworking and tenacious person. Even other Realtors have commented to us that Leah works harder for her clients than any other agent in the business."
- Chris and Marjorie Salvaterra
"Leah has always led with her deep kindness, keen intelligence and continuous enthusiasm in all endeavors"
I have known Leah for over 25 years. She has always led with her deep kindness, keen intelligence and continuous enthusiasm in all endeavors — and always with grace and charm. At every opportunity I refer Leah as the best person to deal with when either buying or selling a home — and it’s been nothing but glowing reviews from friends, colleagues and clients about Leah on both a personal and professional level. She’s communicative and clear, presenting all information so that her clients can make the best decision. Many of the people to whom I have referred Leah are entertainment industry professionals and privacy is paramount to them. Leah is a cut above other real estate professionals in both effort and results, all done with the highest level of class and character.
- Andrew Buckley, Financial Advisor – Merrill Lynch
"Not only does she take the time to really understand her clients needs, but she knows the negotiation process like very few do."
In a real estate environment such as California, and more specifically the LA area, it is key to have an agent such as Leah Lail. Not only does she take the time to really understand her clients needs, but she knows the negotiation process like very few do. Anyone can sell you a house, but to find the right house, at the right price and terms, takes someone who is in the business for more than just commission. She is smart, savy and sophisticated. I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly than I do Leah.
- Dave Stroud, COO, Dave Stroud Vocal Studio, Hollywood/San Fransisco
"Had it not been for Leah, we certainly would not have sold our house anywhere near the price we ultimately received"
We had the pleasure of working with Leah to sell our home in West Hollywood while searching for another home in a much different area. Although the property was a difficult one to market, Leah used exceptional efforts in order to make sure to reach the proper prospective buyers. She was tireless in dealing with very unique problems with respect to the property, and her insight in to the type of buyer who would respond strongly was unfailing. Leah’s knowledge and instincts also certainly saved us from months of frustration when fielding offers, helping us to separate out those offers which, although attractive, were likely to fail. Lastly, Leah ably represented our interests in negotiations with buyers. Had it not been for Leah, we certainly would not have sold our house anywhere near the price we ultimately received, nor within the short amount of time it was listed. Leah also represented us in the purchase of our new house, and was just as conscientious, energetic and responsive in that transaction. Although our perceptions, needs and desires changed on a daily basis, she kept us abreast of our vacillations and worked hard to find us the home we now own and love. Leah was a pleasure to work with. She negotiated relentlessly on our behalf, listened to our suggestions, kept us informed on a regular basis, promptly returned our calls, dealt with problems efficiently, and always kept a positive outlook. We unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone hoping to buy or sell a home anywhere in the Los Angeles area.
- Collin and Renee Seals
"Leah’s a lovely calm in the real estate storm"
What do I look for in a realtor? Someone who can help me wade through the emotional ups and downs that inevitably come with buying or selling a house. Someone who is an expert in market trends, pricing and sales tactics. And most of all, someone who I believe has my back during this God-awful process.
Who do I look to? Leah Lail. She dolled out the Kleenex when sellers tortured me, and she gave me solid market research so that I didn’t overbid on a house I desperately wanted. Leah’s a lovely calm in the real estate storm!
- Tara Weingarten, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Vroom Girls
"She is the best realtor out there. Period. She cares more and works harder. I would be lost without her."
Leah has been my realtor twice, helping me both sell my old home and purchase a new one. She knows everything about the crazy real estate market here in LA. She worked tirelessly over many months to help me find a new home in a very competitive, stressful market, where it seems other buyers had all cash but I didn’t. In the end, she found the perfect house, at the perfect time, and negotiated the perfect deal for me. Truthfully, I love my new home but I was sad it was over because I knew I wouldn’t see her all the time. In fact, I may just keep buying and selling homes so I can spend more time with her. She is the best realtor out there. Period. She cares more and works harder. I would be lost without her. Also, on a side note, she is super hot. And I like that.
- Missi Pyle, Actress/Singer