Meet Ron Leffler: Alexandria’s Real Estate Advisor

Buying or selling a home can be frustrating, especially if you’re working with a realtor who isn’t tuned into what you really want. I know this from personal experience. When I bought my first home, I felt like my realtor didn’t try to get a sense of what I was looking for. I didn’t offer a lot of opinions, but he also didn’t try to draw out my vision or develop a picture of what I was looking for in a home.

That experience led me to leave my exciting career as a project manager for an armored vehicle builder and earn my real estate license. As a realtor, I strive to understand my clients — from what they’re looking for in a new property to preferred methods of communications and property searching — and to adapt to their needs. My customers’ preferences come first.

Real estate beyond buying and selling

Something else happened when I purchased my first home. I developed a love of improving properties. The first home I purchased was a true “fixer upper.” I put work into it, and I learned from the contractors I hired to do the heavy lifting. I was encouraged by the positive responses I got for my hard work from family, friends and neighbors.

Since then, I’ve taken on more “fixer uppers,” and I have learned which investments pay off and how to find trustworthy contractors who bring value to the projects. As a Realtor, I act as a home advisor to my clients, sharing my home-improvement knowledge with them. For buyers, that means I am happy to advise you on which projects will provide you with a good return on investment, and I can steer you toward the area’s best contractors. For sellers, that means I can help you make inexpensive, worthwhile changes that will make your home more attractive to buyers.

With my clients, I go beyond the simple acts of buying and selling. I share my expertise. I know the market. I can help find homes that fit within your needs and your budget. I can counsel you on improving your home. Before, during and after the sale, I serve as a resource for my clients. Too many real estate agents are salespeople. I pride myself on being a trusted advisor.

Client satisfaction is the ultimate reward

At the end of the day, what makes me love my career as a Realtor is the impact I have on my clients’ lives. Buying or selling your home has a major impact on your future. When I do my job well, I’m helping you to reach your future goals and improve the quality of your life. Seeing a customer overjoyed at their new purchase or at their newly sold home is the greatest reward for me, professionally. You just can’t beat helping someone realize their dreams for their home.

There is a wide spectrum of professionals in the real estate industry. My goal is to provide you with a higher level of service and a higher level of professionalism than other agents. When you hire me to represent you in buying or selling your home, you can be confident that you’re hiring an experienced, knowledgeable professional who will put your vision and your needs first.

More about Ron

I have lived my entire life in the DC-metro area, born and raised in Mount Vernon. After my father retired from his military career, my family settled in Alexandria. Before earning my real estate license in 2010, I worked as a project manager for an armoring vehicle builder in northern Virginia, helping to manufacture SWAT trucks for police and armored luxury limousine for the extremely wealthy.

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