Testimonials

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Buyer & Seller

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 and 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 and 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 and 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.

Katie W.

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 Multiple Listing Services 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.

Judy R.

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 throughout the years.

Shannon O.

Leslie is the ultimate professional, she led us through the sale of our condo with efficiency, expertise and a dose of empathy. When we were unsure of exactly when to put it on the market, Leslie provided us with the pros and cons of selling now or waiting, without putting any pressure on us either way. When we made the big decision to sell, Leslie was ready to immediately set the wheels in motion and getting our house photographed, listed and open for showings with no delay. When the offers rolled in (mere days after listing), Leslie walked us through the decision making and negotiation process with the level-headed yet savvy approach that she brings to all conversations.

Anthony

Leslie is a highly capable pro, who handled all manner of issue with grace and aplomb. She knows exactly when to be firm and direct and when to coach and encourage. She is super responsive and worked wonders to deal with the sale of our house during the pandemic. She worked around quarantine schedules and adroitly coordinated with many different groups to make it happen. It was a complicated deal that took months to come to fruition. She led the way with market assessments and different strategies to make sure we were making the right moves. I would work with her again in a heartbeat on any project.

Seller

Leslie was incredibly helpful to us when selling our house. She knows Dorchester very well and understands the market factors, including upcoming construction and new residences which could affect the housing market. She offered numerous suggestions for selling and provided resources and companies that could help with staging and cleaning. She was also very thoughtful about our needs, such as negotiating an open house with two cats and our schedules. She responded almost immediately to our texts and emails. We would absolutely recommend Leslie as a realtor!

Buyer

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.

Seller

My husband and I cannot say enough about Leslie MacKinnon. If there were more stars, we would give them to her! She was a consummate professional through the whole process of selling our home. She knows her selling areas and is passionate about her work and her clients. She helped us with staging, photos, jittery nerves and all the rest. Please don't hesitate to call on her. You will not regret it, in fact our home sold about 2 hours after the listing went live on multiple listing services. Amazing!

Laure V.

Leslie is incredible at her job. She was there for us with every logistical detail, and also held our hand through the emotional issues. She had high quality recommendations for all the service-providers we needed, from the floor-guy to the stager to the (amazing) lawyer. Leslie gave us fantastic advice when we were hesitating on next steps. I can't recommend Leslie enough. If you have the opportunity to work with her, grab it!

Anna E.

Leslie is absolutely fabulous! She helped us sell our first home, including lots of suggestions on how to make it looks its best, and also helped us buy our wonderfully quirky new home in Quincy. Her knowledge of the area extends well beyond just Dorchester, we also looked in west Roxbury, in parts of Quincy, and in Milton. She responded to every email, text, and phone call. And there were many. We really couldn't be happier!

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