Testimonials

“I want to thank Lesly for the extraordinary effort and energy she expended to prepare my parents’ home (and us) for sale of the property. She managed a project that went from our Mom’s death to final closing of escrow in four months. The whole thing was complicated because the family is literally scattered around the world, making communication difficult and decision making potentially time-consuming…

This project included:
– Providing for an estate sale;
– Finding and managing the renovation/staging contractor to renovate and prepare the house in six (yes, six!) weeks;
– Finding a plumber AND a restoration firm to take care of the flood that occurred the day before the estate sale;
– Finding a furnace installer who could install a new furnace and ductwork to meet this absolutely insane schedule;
– Putting together the video and staging photos to go on the website for the house; and finally
– Holding our hands (my sister, brother and I) for re-assurance (“No worries – just part of the process”) while providing tough-love to get us moving in the right direction.

We could not have invented a better realtor (really a project manager aka cat-herder) to get us through this!” – Rob, Sandy, and Bruce

“My wife and I sold our Piedmont house in 2014 and were looking for a new house to buy in Oakland/Berkeley. Lesly was showing a house for another realtor. That house had way more work than we wanted to do, but we started talking and she listened and seemed very practical – she understood what we did not want to look at (unlike the agent we had been using). That afternoon my wife and I talked and decided to engage Lesly and drop the previous agent. We had unusual criteria for the east bay including: not within 400 yards of the earthquake fault, not within 400 yards of a freeway, no more than 4 steps up to the front door, a not-to-exceed price and more. The former agent just ignored them. Lesly worked within our restrictions and was always upbeat and professional. With her help we found our right house at our price. 18 months later we recommended Lesly to our daughter to sell her house in Oakland and she got a fast sale and great price. We recommend Lesly Flynn for buying or selling.” -Stephen C., Oakland

“Lesly did an incredible job shepherding the sale of my parent’s home in June. She listened well, nudged where needed, and made the whole process go so smoothly. She is on it with the details, generous with her time, and knows how to manage others well. The place looked incredible in 3+ weeks for showing, my parents received multiple offers in 5 days and got over asking. Thank you Lesly!” -Tom H., Mill Valley

“I have the utmost confidence and respect for Lesly’s local real estate knowledge and practice! I sought her advice in 2014 as a random choice regarding renting out my Mother’s home to help defray assisted living costs. Though rentals are not Lesly’s area of interest, she took the time to visit our house and give me advice. I remembered her kindness then, which led me to choose her as agent for my recent sale of that property. She enlisted advice and opinions from fellow office force, and helped me choose an excellent staging company with knowledgeable contracting skills to optimize the appearance and value of our house. Subsequently, we were able to sell at a much higher amount than anticipated. I can now retire!! Lesly will prove herself to you by her conscientious, knowledgeable partnership with you to get the job done right!” -Gkyamo, Berkeley

“Lesly was a terrific realtor for us. She discussed our needs in depth and helped us to focus on the areas of the East Bay that best suited our requirements; she made very perceptive comments about places that we were interested in buying; and she gave us killer advice on the property that we eventually bought. Throughout Lesly was supportive and flexible, and we came out of the house-buying process unstressed and happy, with the house we wanted and with a new friend. If that isn’t a great realtor, what is?” -Richard G., San Leandro

“We’ve been working with Lesly to sell our home and purchase a new one and we have been overwhelmingly impressed with her attentive, thoughtful approach, plus her competence. She is helping us get our house ready to sell, she is giving great advice and helping make the process so much less painful. She’s available, comprehensive and really gives you the attention you need when you are both buying and selling at the same time. Highly recommend!” -Ash B., El Cerrito

“Lesly has unbounded energy, really works hard for the client, asks lots of good questions, and pushes for not only the best economic deal, but for satisfaction in every form: security, aesthetics, etc. She wouldn’t let me get away with scanning the disclosures, and she really pressed me to get my own inspection. Though the house turned out to be in great shape, I was really happy with the inspection for the reason she said I would be: I learned a lot about the house I am buying. I had to make an offer within about twenty-four hours of having been introduced to Lesly, and she put everything into making the best possible offer for me in a crazy-short amount of time. She answered every question instantly, followed up with repair people and was a fantastic advocate. She is cheerful and friendly, but also knows when to be hard-nosed. I was so glad to have her working with me. -Linda R., Albany

“Lesly Flynn is that rare combination of pragmatist and dreamer. She approaches challenges with a clear sense of what is possible, probable, or predictable and uses that information to help her clients get clear on what they really want to achieve. She is understanding and compassionate, but is quick and determined when it comes to closing a deal. I have gotten a lot done since I began working with Lesly, and have tackled projects with humor and optimism rather than dread. I’ve also been able to envision new possibilities which I didn’t even consider in the ballpark on my own.” -J.S., Berkeley

“I’ve known Lesly for over 12 years, and worked with her for 6. Lesly is a deep listener, highly intuitive, pays close attention to details, and is an advocate for her clients. She is also a very practical problem solver, and likes to see projects through to completion in a highly organized way. She is a people person and has a large network of connections in the East Bay, partly because she was born and raised here, but also because she believes in the power of community. I still rely on Lesly to connect me to the right person for anything I want to get done in the East Bay.” -K.C., El Cerrito

“Lesly has a way of asking questions that makes you think more proactively and clearly of your situation; you’re in control of more than you may realize. Lesly guides you through your transaction with that knowledge and power.” -D.R., Berkeley