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With her big smile, wavy mane, and boundless energy, meeting Leigh feels like walking into a warm tropical wind. One is instantly both relaxed, and uplifted. Smart, empathetic, and driven by client satisfaction, Leigh draws on a skill set and background that set her up for success. Combined with her drive and people skills, real estate is a perfect match.
Though from a family known in Hollywood lore, it was her step-dad, a builder, who took a starring role in Leigh’s life. As an energetic young adult, she assisted him in home sales and later worked in an architectural firm. After college, her first clients in a successful advertising and marketing career were builders. Following projects in London and New York City, she ventured to the Bay Area to raise a family. As the kids grew, Leigh changed her professional focus and excelled as a Project Coordinator in construction. She knows homes from the bottom up and the outside in; studying landscape design at Merritt College Leigh discovered the pleasure of using gardens as an extension of the home.
Having lived here for 20 years, Leigh recently decided to combine her love of homes and knowledge of construction and garden design with her passion for working with people. Becoming a realtor was the obvious next step. She is thrilled to share her expertise and unbridled enthusiasm for Kensington, El Cerrito and the surrounding areas.
For the last 14 years, Kensington has been the center of Leigh's life with two great kids (Oliver and Elliot), a Bernese mountain dog, a bunny, a hamster, two fish, and a lizard. As a parent and active member of the local school community, she is known for her attention to detail and enthusiasm. She loves her “soccer family” admitting, “I’m the one that encourages everyone to do the wave, and keeps us organized.” It’s that kind of participation that infuses everything she does.
I look forward to helping clients find just the right home or make the most of their investment when they sell. Kensington and the surrounding areas are such wonderful places to settle. I can’t wait to share all my secrets and put my expertise to work!
"Leigh is smart, utterly reliable, and incredibly helpful. Warm and caring, Leigh really listens to clients and makes their wishes come true! A real professional." - Teri Cannon
"Leigh and I have worked together in multiple residential, garden design and construction contexts. Her developed aesthetic is backed up by practical knowledge of construction, permitting, budgets and timelines. Fearless at getting tasks accomplished and problems solved for her clients, Leigh brings knowledge and heart to everything she does." - Lucy Clarke Owner, Lucy Clarke Residential Design