Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||100 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.78|
|Value of Service||5.00|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.96|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||5.00|
|Success Ratio||100 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Celebrating 30 plus years in the Real Estate industry, the bubbly Leanne de Souza has spent most of her life in the Vancouver area and is very familiar with British Columbia’s lower mainland region. Since childhood, Leanne maintains a genuine love for two things: people and houses. Testifying to her giftedness in her career is a track record of consistently selling, no matter the market. In 2003 Leanne and family settled in the South SurreyWhite Rock area and has been there ever since. Over the years, Leanne has enjoyed working with people from all walks of life, backgrounds and ages. As well, Leanne finds herself in the midst of being in the “sandwich generation”, describing herself as a “pre-senior”, with adult children launching into independence, and parents facing the challenges that come with aging. Leanne has recently obtained her SRES® (Seniors’ Real Estate Specialist designation). A large part of Leanne's clientele has shifted to down-sizers navigating the many aspects towards retirement living. Because of her own experience, she is very familiar with their concerns, like when to move, when to stay, financing, and accessibility. The SRES certification has given Leanne contacts in the senior-living community and the resources to walk through these steps, with empathy for the challenges that come with the downsizing season. Moving is one of life’s greatest stresses. Understandably, for seniors the years of emotional attachment might add to the difficulty of beginning a new chapter but looking ahead to a lower-maintenance leisurely lifestyle, especially with a Realtor® who understands the unique challenges that come with selling a home, eases the process. Leanne is always open to meet for a cup of tea with anyone who has questions or concerns about real estate as it pertains to their unique situation. Face-to-face remains her favourite form of communication (as it has been for over 30 years!) with the understanding that it is no-obligation and non-pressure. Ask anyone who has met her, she is the real deal and puts her heart into every transaction and relationship.
Leanne was great to work with. She made selling my first home simple. I was impressed with her marketing strategy and knowledge of the South Surrey market. She kept me updated along the way and provided resources to complete the transaction. I highly recommend Leanne as a trustworthy and professional realtor. - Michelle
Reply: I truly enjoyed working with you Michelle to sell your first condo. You did such an excellent job in your renovations. It was an absolute pleasure to assist you.
I'm the sister who was wingman when my sister Nancy sold her condo on Thrift and bought a condo on North Bluff, both in White Rock. I found Leanne on Rate-My-Agent and had high hopes. Wow! First, Leanne (and her wonderful helper Elsa) staged the condo, and that involved some major shuffling. Leanne prepared high quality marketing material, including professional photos and someone who measured and made the floor plan. She began showing the place - and there were interested people that same day! Meantime, she took us (including yet another sister) to six or eight places to look at in a day, and there were many days. What patience! We had prepared a list of "must haves", "want-to-have" and a budget. Leanne took us to places that met those criteria, and even showed one that was lower budget and one that was higher budget, just so we would know the difference. At last, we entered a condo that was just a little different from our list, and THAT WAS IT! And Leanne's job was not nearly finished. Now she finessed all the details, from inspection, to lawyer, to making the deals for both the sold and the bought condo, and the timing. Oh my. Quality! And then, she had contacts for everything else - from packing help, to moving, to handyman services. So YES, we recommend Leanne, whether you are selling, buying, or both. She knows the area of White Rock, she knows buildings and builders. And I don't' know how she manages to stay so cheerful and optimistic - we surely appreciated her! I wouldn't consider anybody but Leanne for our future real estate transactions! Pamela and Nancy - Pamela Baxter
Reply: Thank you Pamela and Nancy. It was a pleasure to assist you in the sale of your beautifully renovated condo and the pursuit of a new condo on North Bluff Road. It was an absolute delight to work with you all. I hope Nancy will enjoy her new home for years to come.
Leanne provided a very personalized service and went above and beyond in her support leading us through the selling process. We look forward to working with her again in the future. - Gina G
Reply: Thank you Gina. It was an absolute pleasure to walk you through the process of selling your family's condo. It was definitely a process and a delight to work with your family. I wish you all the best.
Leanne is a trustworthy and ethical agent with a solid moral compass. At the same time, she represents her clients with conviction and respectful fortitude. I appreciated her incredible response time, her knowledge of the White Rock Area, and her commitment to her clients. Her ultimate goal is a satisfied client on every level. I would recommend Leanne and I would definitely use her again to buy or sell. Thank you Leanne for helping me purchase my new home! - C Hughes
Reply: Working with you Charla was a complete delight. I hope you enjoy your view condo in White Rock on our lovely summer nights. It was an absolute pleasure working with such a first class lady. I look forward helping you in the future.
We couldn't have asked for anyone so Knowledgeable, Caring, Helpful all the way from looking at condominiums finding the Perfect One, then selling our present condominium in an amazingly short time. We are so very Grateful & feel Blessed to have not only a Realtor, but a true Friend. Thank you Leanne. 😊 Lilian & Brian ( 85 year Seniors ) - Lilian Bethel
Reply: Thank you so much for your kind review. I was completely delighted to work with both of you. I hope I will have as much energy and enthusiasm when I get to be 85 years young and decide to upsize! You are both an inspiration.
Leanne is the best realtor we have ever had! We initially contacted her based on the huge volume of excellent online reviews. When you work with Leanne, it is quickly apparent how experienced and knowledgeable she is in the world of real estate. She is very friendly, upbeat and has good rapport with other agents. This greatly helped us succeed in purchasing a property in our price range during this overly competitive market. Leanne responds very promptly with communication and she was quite helpful in working around our availability when we were viewing properties. We would not hesitate to recommend Leanne! - Brendan Keith & Simone Salazar
Reply: Brendan and Simone - it was an absolute pleasure to assist you with the purchase of your lovely townhome. It was a super fun experience working with you both. I so appreciate your wonderful recommendation and I was honored to help you find the right home. I wish you years of happiness in your new home.
Leanne De Souza Is a complete professional who does her job with upmost care. I would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends. She understands the business well and has excellent attention to detail. It was a pleasure working with her. - Tiffany Sireni
Reply: Thanks Tiffany. I really enjoyed working with you and Doron. You have a lovely home! When the time comes to sell again, I would love to work with you both again. Call me when you finish your kitchen renovation.
Leanne really cares about people and it is reflected in her work. Her upbeat personality provided much needed relief during the current property market craziness. She is very professional and went above and beyond to help with the property search. I swear she never sleeps as she is available at all hours. I highly recommend her. - Diane Baylis
Reply: Thanks Diane for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to help you and yours find the right home. I hope you and Ian will be happy for years to come.
It has been a pleasure to work with Leanne with the sale of my parent’s apartment. She has been very patient answering all our questions and helping explain the process. Leanne was very good at keeping us informed and responds promptly to inquiries, also the marketing material was of very high quality. With Leanne you get a true professional with a warm demeanor. Highly recommend! - Timo Myyra
Reply: Thanks Anne and Timo! I so enjoyed working with your parents. Anne was also a wonderful assistant. I wish Leevi and Liisa all the best in their move to Vancouver. I was privilege to help you and your family achieve their real estate goals.
Leanne was a true professional in a recent transaction. Her knowledge, experience, and expertise were second to none. I would have no hesitation about recommending Leanne. Not only does she have incredible market knowledge, her personality made the entire process of working with her fun. I strongly urge anyone that is looking for a world class realtor to contact Leanne! - Brent Batten
Reply: Thanks Brent. I so enjoyed working with you as well. You were an absolute treasure to work with and I know our mutual clients, Diane and Ian, were super lucky to have you as their mortgage broker. I was super impressed with your in depth knowledge and experience offering excellent advice to your clients. Your interpersonal skills are excellent. From the moment we first talked, I knew I had a top notch professional on my team. Let's do business again.
Leanne was wonderful to work with during the recent sale of our house. She was very responsive and efficient. We listed with Leanne on Friday, the pictures and video was completed over the weekend and the house sold on Monday. Her passion and understanding of the real estate market gave us the confidence we were making the right decisions throughout the process of selling our family home. We will be calling Leanne again next time we need to buy or sell! - Bruce & Mary-Ann
Reply: Bruce and Mary Ann - I so enjoyed our real estate experience together. You were awesome to work with and you certainly know how to get a house ready for sale. It was an absolute pleasure to help you both and I wish you happy retirement. Happy Sailing!
It was our absolute pleasure working with Leanne! She lead us to our dream property quickly because she listened carefully to us and knew exactly what we were looking for. She was professional, informed and so very personable. Leanne was always accessible to us for each and every question which we were very appreciative for. Her boundless energy kept us positive and moving forward with a smile and determination. Thank you Leanne! We would and will recommend you to anyone who asks us if we know of an excellent realtor. - Neil and Janet Emmott
Reply: Neil and Janet- I so enjoyed finding you the perfect condo and hope to visit on a sunny day so I can breathe in that ocean air. I know you will be very happy. I also enjoyed helping you get your home sold. I meet many people along the way. Working with you both, reminds me why I love my job so much as I get to help my clients reach their real estate dreams.
Working with Leanne has been the most surprisedly wonderful experience. Due to Covid, I have had to purchase a B.C.condo from Toronto site unseen. From our first call, i knew i had made the right choice. Leanne has gone above and beyond with her attentive, proactive service. I hope I never move again, but if I do, I would not hesitate to use Leanne's services again. Thank you Leanne! - Margaret Spence Krewen
Reply: Margaret - I had so much finding you a condo with your sister Barbara. Such amazing trust as you helped us be your eyes and view condos on your behalf. I can't wait to meet you when you finally move to our beautiful city. I will greet you with Haagen Daz chocolate chunk ice cream and we can indulge in our favourite treat on your new patio while social distancing!
I am Leanne's Broker Manager and I can honestly say she is one of the most thorough real estate agents I know. leanne definitely looks out for her clients, & provides consistent reliable service. I am very confident in recommending Leanne deSourza to look after your real estate needs, you wont be disappointed. - Rick Dubord
Reply: Thanks Rick - I am privileged to work for Homelife Benchmark Realty and to have you as my broker and manager.
What a pleasure working with Leanne over these past few years! Leanne heart shines through and it’s so clear she cares about her clients – not just about buying or selling another property. When Anna and I recently got married and decided to purchase a condo, Leanne was there for us, guiding our way through the multitude of options in White Rock and Surrey. Her personal experience in this market was invaluable – as was her patience with our lengthy search. Leanne’s personal touch and dedication really helped us find our dream home in Edgewater. As a matter of fact, we held our reception right in the fantastic amenities center here! Leanne even helped us set out our catering during the wedding! Talk about personalized service! When the time came for Anna and I to buy our dream home – on Vancouver Island, we immediately called Leanne. On an extremely tight deadline, Leanne prepared an amazing feature sheet and write-up. She gave us just the right advice on pricing and how best to present our condo for sale. She wisely had a floor-plan professionally taken – which confirmed our unit was indeed larger than our strata documents specified. Leanne told us she would do her best to have our home in Edgewater sold by my birthday (November 25). Two showing later, we had an offer on November 28! And a second offer on November 30. Today (December 3), we had our final subject’s removed and we are on our way to our island home. Well Leanne, you are a few days late, but what an amazing job you have done!!! We can’t thank you enough for your hard work, professionalism and wise advice! Warmly, - George and Anna
Reply: It was an absolute pleasure to assist you with your real estate needs. I am so happy we were able to stick to your deadline. It was my goal to get your home sold quickly in time for your birthday. As you told me, you are use to celebrating your birthday for a whole week - thus I was keeping this in my mind. :). I wish you a belated Happy Birthday; Merry Christmas and joy and good health Island style for 2020.
As a first time home buyer I found the whole process overwhelming but Leanne's knowledge and thorough research helped me immensely. She also pushed us to look at properties that we would not have normally chosen - based on her experience and insight - which ended up in a successful purchase for myself and my husband. Leanne was diligent and extremely hard working in accommodating our needs and wants and we are so grateful to her. We are now happy home owners! - Sharon Arwick
Reply: It was fun finding the right home. I remember we started our home search thinking a one level townhome would be desirable. We ended up finding the perfect 2 story with basement. Now you have a place for all those hobbies and games Gord enjoys! I am so glad you are enjoying your home and privileged to help you find just the right place to call home.
As first time home buyers, Leanne was AMAZING. She let us take our time, never pressured us, and would give her honest opinion when we asked for it. She always answered our questions quickly and walked us through the entire process. Any questions we had about mortgage, lawyers, insurance, etc she was willing to help! We are so grateful that Leanne helped us find our perfect first home! I would wholeheartedly recommend Leanne to anyone looking to buy or sell! - Emma
Reply: Thanks so much for your kind words. I was truly so excited to work with you both to help you find your first home. It was a pleasure in helping your grandparents sell their townhome while moving into independent living this year. I feel like an old realtor after selling 3 generations of your family!! Happy moving day tomorrow! I am so happy for you and Guido!
Patient, professional, dedicated, tenacious, bubbly, genuine, warm spirited are just some of the words I would use to describe Leanne de Souza as our Realtor. She is truly an amazing Realtor and who goes above and beyond for her clients, always putting their needs first and putting you at ease through the stressful process of buying and selling your home. Her genuine care of her clients is evident along every step of the way and I would without question recommend Leanne to anyone who buying or selling their home. - Jamie Wollenzin
Reply: I enjoyed helping you with your recent purchase as well when I had the pleasure of selling your last home and the time before. I had the pleasure of working for you when it was just you and John. It has been a delight to watch your family grow and be a part of your real estate story. Thank you.
Leanne has been my trusted realtor for almost 30 years. With patience and expertise, she guided my husband and I through the process of purchasing our starter home, a townhouse in Richmond. When our daughter was born, and we decided to move nearer my parents, Leanne was there once more. Tirelessly multitasking and networking, she secured us a successful sale. Then, using her excellent communication skills, Leanne gained a detailed understanding of what we wanted in our next home, and used this to search out suitable listings for us to view. Thus, it wasn’t long before we walked into the house that would be home for the next 20 years. When it came time to downsize in 2016, there was no question of whom we wanted to assist us. I was teaching full-time and feeling overwhelmed. Leanne went above and beyond, helping get our home ready to show, skillfully marketing it, and securing us an excellent price. Leanne is a realtor, and person, whom you can trust absolutely to put your needs and interests first. Furthermore, she employs her wealth of experience and skill to create a positive process and outcome for her clients. Needless to say, I recommend Leanne without hesitation. - Tamsin McKenzie
Reply: Tamsin, I loved working for your family. It has been an absolute pleasure to assist you with your real estate needs. I am so happy now you have found a lovely home in Salt Spring. After 30 years of real estate, it is my absolute pleasure to see my clients through the years meet their real estate needs. Thank you for allowing me be part of this!
Team work makes the dream work! Upon meeting Leanne we instantly knew we could trust her to expertly guide us through the process of selling our home of 30 years and the purchase of our retirement home. Leanne was kind, respectful, knowledgeable,diligent,hardworking and well connected in our community. We are forever grateful. - Janet Scott
Reply: From the moment I met you and Kelly, I was thrilled to be your agent. I was so excited that everything magically fell into place. It was exciting to not only get an accepted offer on your place but a back up offer to boot!!! I am happy we were able to find the right next home after 30 years. Downsizing is not always easy. I am hoping the next chapter of your life holds some of the best times ahead.
Leanne de Souza is very sincere,honest and impeccable in her professionalism and expertise. She is extremely cheerful, positive and enthusiastic.Our home was sold in 2 days and Leanne guided us with incredible knowledge and patience to our new home. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Leanne to satisfy all your real estate needs. - Trevor and Jane O'Neil
Reply: I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to work with you both. Downsizing from a large townhome since brand new is challenging especially during health challenges. I was excited to recommend Upscale Downsizing with design and renovations. Your place looks beautiful. I wish you health and joy in your new home.
Leanne helped us purchase our first home in 2003(for sale by owner) and our second in 2018. Both times she made sure we were aware of the type of market we were in, she was fast, efficient and clearly knowledgeable! You cannot beat experience. - Terri Menzies
Reply: I so enjoyed once again working with you and Duncan. I had fun with the house hunting process to find the right townhome in Langley. Congratulations on the grand baby. Where does the time go!!!
From the first time we met Leanne, when we didn't have an agent, we knew that she was the one that we wanted to list our property and to help us find a new property. She wasn't pushy, and listened to our needs and wants for both the buy and sell. She worked tirelessly to help complete our sale and didn't let up on showing as many properties that were on the market for our particular requirements. Even once the sale and purchase went through she provided references for some excellent trades people to help with the remodel of our new property. - Tony Hadlow
Reply: Tony and Alicia- From the moment I met you I wanted to work with you. You were absolutely delightful to work through the buying and selling process. As always it’s been my passion to help my clients find the right home. It was an absolute pleasure working with such a lovely couple as yourselves. The best part of my job is to work with people like you. I am so happy that you are enjoying your new home and allowed me to be part of the process.
As a first-time homebuyer, I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else in my corner. Leanne went above and beyond, every step of the way, to ensure that I had everything I needed to feel completely comfortable with the purchase. Anyone who is looking for a highly knowledgeable realtor who will put your needs first should get in touch with Leanne. I, for one, will be recommending her services to everyone I know. - Marisa Lee
Reply: It has been an absolute privilege to help you with your home purchase. I was thrilled 25 years ago to help your parents find a home. It was an honor than to work with your wonderful grandmother with her real estate needs and then to have your brother, Nigel, call me to help him find his first home. I was over the moon to work for you as it is an honor to have your family put so much trust in me. As a realtor working in her third decade of real estate, it is all that I hope for to work with your whole family. I wish you years of happiness in your first home.
I hired Leanne to sell my home. Previously we tried to sell for 3 years. I called Leanne for an early morning appointment to list my house. She got it on the market immediately. Once the sign was up by 9 am we got the first call. This person bought the house in an hour time. I would recommend her highly. She is excellent; kind and considerate. We were very happy and appreciate her enthusiasm. We love our new apartment in beautiful White Rock which she also helped us find. - Elsa and Martin Viksten
Reply: Thank you Elsa and Martin. I so enjoyed working for you both in helping you achieve your goals to move to White Rock. You were a delight to work for!
Leanne is an excellent realtor and anyone would be lucky to use her. She knows the industry so well and gives you a full 360 approach to selling (or buying). - Reagan Colpitts
Reply: Thanks Reagan- it was a super delight to help you buy your first home.
Reply: Reagan it was a delight to help you find your first condo as well as navigate how to help you get Hines approved by strata despite pet restrictions. I am so glad it worked out.
Leanne worked extremely diligently with my brother’s and I. We successfully sold my Mom’s home and Leanne supported us every step of the way. She will definitely be my realtor again. - Michelle Merry
Reply: It was a pleasure to work for your family. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to work with you during a difficult time. Your Mom was a great lady who I will always remember.
Leanne is very professional, friendly, and easy to work with. She has a lovely disposition and get's the job done. Leanne handled the sale of our old home as well as helping us find just the right home to downsize into. We were very pleased with her services. - David and Lenore Howie
Reply: It was an absolute pleasure to help you downsize from your lovely White Rock view home to your new home. I so enjoyed visiting you in your beautifully renovated townhome. I am sure you will enjoy it for years to come.