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Leslie is amazing. The staging and marketing are second to none, she is definitely an expert in this business. She helped us with multiple open houses, set up stunning pictures, did a great attention grabbing video, and walked us through every step of the way. Moving is never fun, but Leslie definitely helped make it a lot less stressful.
Response from the owner: Stacy, thank you for your kind words. We are sure going to miss you and your family here in Texas! Wishing you all the very best in your next adventure! Thank you for entrusting me and Astra Realty to be on your team!!
I cannot shout loud enough how my realtor was the MOST amazing, knowledgeable, patient, kind, and truly professional woman I have ever worked with. Dyan Thomas was just truly a God sent to our family and honestly a true blessing to our family. We didn't have the easiest time but she hung with us the whole way! She was honest and caring and truly called me off the ledge more than a time or two and we are so blessed in our new home that is absolutely perfect!
Response from the owner: Laura, I’m incredibly grateful for your comments and so happy that I could be a part of your home buying journey. I truly enjoyed working with you and your family! Congratulations on your beautiful new home! I'm so excited for you and wishing you the best in this new chapter! -Dyan
We are so lucky we found Astra Realty and specifically Dyan Thomas! As a first time home buyer, Dyan helped us navigate the process and was someone who we could trust! Dyan is the kindest person you will meet and brought so much knowledge to the table. Her hard work helped us close on our home in 29 days! We are so grateful we got to work with Dyan!
Response from the owner: Thank you Michelle so much for your heartfelt review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you both. I’m so happy to have been a part of your journey in buying your first home. You and Alex were amazing to work with! We made a great team. Congratulations on your new home and thank you again for trusting in us! I wish you all the best! -Dyan
This is our second move with Steve and Leslie, and we could not be happier. We sold our home during a downtime and went through some struggles with contracts falling through. Leslie and her team never stopped working and going above and beyond to find the right buyer for our home. Her and Steve walked us through the buying process with a new construction and worked hand in hand with the builder to ensure the house was how it should be and fought to get us everything we wanted.We truly cannot thank them enough for all they did and we would not have the home we always dreamed of without their help and hard work. I don’t think there is another agent out there that works harder for her clients than Leslie. We cannot recommend them enough!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words Matt! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and your family to find that perfect home. I'm glad our list of vendors and tradesmen was able to help you guys with some things in your new home. Welcome to Texas!
Dyan Thomas gets very high marks on all aspects of representation. She is knowledgeable, diligent, responsive, supportive, honest, and efficient. I have been through the process of buying or selling property at least 15 times in three states so I have some basis for comparison to other realtors. Many realtors are quite good, while some only talk a good game. Dyan knows real estate. She routinely and promptly responded to texts or emails at night or on weekends. I have practiced law for 45 years in Alaska and been involved in many real estate transactions so I understand the process, documentation, strategies, etc., yet there were times when Dyan provided input I deemed wise and reconsidered my initial thoughts. We made it from listing date to closing date in 21 days on a house we sold. That is not normal, and Dyan (or any realtor) cannot be expected to deliver that swiftly on most transactions, but you can expect a capable realtor who has your best interests in mind. I give an unqualified recommendation to retain Dyan and Astra Realty.
Response from the owner: Thank you Steve so much for your wonderful review! I deeply appreciate your kind words. We, at Astra Realty, strive to provide top-notch service and ensure our clients’ best interests are always at the forefront. It thrills me to know I was able to provide you with such a positive experience. Achieving a closing in just 21 days was a team effort and I want to THANK YOU for all you did to help the process run smoothly. I truly enjoyed working with you and I’m here for any future real estate needs you may have. - Dyan
Selling a home you lived in for 20 years is not easy on multiple levels, but Dyan was steady, supportive and understanding throughout the process. She helped make our transition easier than I thought possible. I can not thank her and her team enough for the countless hours of work and attention to detail. I truly believe this attention to detail helped bring top dollar for a home we treasured. Thank you, Dyan!
Response from the owner: Kandi, your heartfelt words truly mean the world to me! I'm grateful for the trust you placed in me and Astra Realty. I'm delighted to have made your home-selling journey a positive experience. We made a fantastic team! Best wishes to you and Chris on your new chapter. -Dyan
Joan is the best real estate agent we’ve ever had. And she facilitated are buying experience with Grace. She provided practical counsel for us to consider in our buying experience. We began working with her in mid September and closed on our home by the end of October, Astra Realty has a real asset in Joan.
Response from the owner: Hi Michael and Steffy,Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your journey to home ownership. You guys were a joy to work with and we had so much fun. I hope you make beautiful lasting memories with the family. -Joan
Dyan is very sincere and always has your best interest in mind.What sets her apart is that her focus is on getting you the house you want, not on selling you one. Because she takes the time to understand what you're looking for, she doesn't waste your time marketing useless information to you like other agents.She worked with me for over half a year to find the house I wanted. Then went out of her way to ensure my success in acquiring it. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Ivan, it was great working with you and meeting your family. Sometimes finding the perfect house can take a little while, so thank you for sticking with me. You have a beautiful house! I’m really excited to see the updates and upgrades you talked about doing. Keep me posted! I wish you all the best! -Dyan
Thanks to Dyan for helping us buy our first home in Texas. Dyan is an exceptional realtor. Her expertise, dedication, and attention to detail made the entire process a breeze. She is the best in this field. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Adam, thank you SO much for your kind words, we made a great team! It’s my goal to make the process of buying a house as smooth as possible. Thank you for trusting me. I truly enjoyed getting to know you and your family! Congratulations on your beautiful house and Welcome to Texas!! - Dyan
Leslie is a joy to work with! We’re grateful for her consistent compassion towards her clients. She’s gone above and beyond!!
Response from the owner: Justine, thank you so very much for the kind words. It’s such a joy and so fun to watch your family grow and have the opportunity to be on your real estate team multiple times over the years! We appreciate you so much!
Leslie is truly amazing! She is definitely a client advocate and amazing at finding properties that are perfect for your wants a needs. She goes above a beyond to meet all your real estate needs! She has been our realtor for a sell and buy during the housing boom and I can not stress what an asset she is to her clients!
Response from the owner: Alicia, thank you so much for the sweet comments. I love, love house hunting with you guys! Ya'll are so much fun and love beautiful homes!! It has been an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to work with your family on multiple transactions. Can't wait to do it again! 🙂
Leslie with Astra Realty was our realtor on a new home build in 2021-2022. She was with us every step of the way. She recommended our finance/ mortgage consultant, our appraiser and anything else we needed along the way. We highly recommend Leslie, she works hard for her clients and truly cares. She even helped us by pulling comps when we needed to dispute our property taxes, and this was way after we had closed and was done with the buying part- in other words, she has worked beyond the "final" sale for us!
Response from the owner: Shette, Thank you so very much for the kind words. It was so much fun working with you guys throughout the build process. I am so happy that you have found such a special group of friends and are loving your home!
Leslie Remy is totally INCOMPARABLE! Simply the BESTHer detail to attention- incomparable!Response time - incomparable!Contract knowledge - incomparable!Fairness and kindness - incomparable!Untoward events - incomparable!If you want an incomparable experience to buy/sell your home!!Call Leslie Remy today!
Response from the owner: Patti! Thank you so very much for your kind words! I had the best time working with you and your sweet sister!
Leslie Remy is the best! I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly we were able to sell our home. Multiple offers right away. Thanks to her expertise!
Response from the owner: Aaron, what fun it is to work with your family! Thank you so much for entrusting me to be on your real estate team! Helping families use real estate as a portal to build generational wealth is something I absolutely love doing! You guys should be so proud of yourselves. You did an amazing job on your flip! Let's do it again soon! 😉
We loved working with Leslie! She was accessible with answering our questions in an appropriate amount of time, treated us like family, and advocated for us when something happened negatively with out builder while our house was being built. She has continued to keep up with our family even after we have lived in our house the past 4 years. We feel like truly valued clients and I know that we will be taken care of in the future for our real estate needs with her!
Response from the owner: Chelsey, what an honor its been getting to watch your beautiful family grow over the last few years! You and Russell are so much fun to work with and I am so thankful for our friendship that first began with you guys buying your very first home!
Wonderful experience and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and was right for our family!
Response from the owner: Nick, It was such a fun experience working with your family on the sale of your McKinney home and the purchase of your beautiful new Melissa home! Wishing you all many years of happiness in your new home and this next chapter! It was an honor to be your real estate agent!
Love working with Leslie! Very professional and will wait for us to find what we want, no fast rush like other agents. Very knowledgeable!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much! I love working with your family! Absolutely! We will be here when you need us and the time is right! If that’s tomorrow, next month, next year, or years from now, we will always be here to help! Our intention is to help keep you informed all along the way as well!!
My wife and I have had the privilege of working with Leslie Remy for multiple years. Leslie has guided us in many decisions regarding taxes, locations to purchase new construction, re-sales, and data about school districts; as well as expected future retail in areas. I like Leslie because she is not a “quick sale” real estate agent, and she knows her stuff (and is very HUMBLE about it). I like that she vets her mortgage loan officers and only chooses to work with mortgage professional that are interested in RELATIONSHIPS and not how much money they can make on a loan. Leslie thank you for your continued support and for answering every single one of our emails!
Response from the owner: Jim, Thank you for the kind words! It has been such a pleasure working with your family over the years! I appreciate your support and friendship! Looking forward to many more years of those emails! Keep ‘em coming! Always happy to help!
My realtor Mitch was great! I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor. He is very knowledgeable, patient and professional. He listens to his clients and finds the right house for you. His customer service skills are hard to come by these days!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words about Mitch! We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience working with him. He is a valued member of our team and we are lucky to have him.
We were out of state buyers. Steve was excellent! Could not have done it without him. He helped us find our dream house 100% from outside TX, not easy but Steve was fantastic! He gave us so much guidance and advice and we're so happy to be settled!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words Allison! It was a fun adventure helping you guys buy your dream home totally sight unseen. We overcame all of the challenges with the crazy market and best of all, we did it as a team together! Welcome to Texas, I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
I loved working with Karen. She is very thoughtful and very professional.She truly worked for my need and I felt so peaceful and comfortable working with her.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for the kind words Susan. It was a joy to work with you and I look forward to helping you again in the future! -Karen
Karen Cleveland was so helpful in helping us find our first house! If felt like we were more than just another client! She helped us through the whole whole process of being first time home buyers, and made us feel comfortable while making such a huge decision!! We can't recommend her enough! We love our house Karen! Thank you!!
Response from the owner: It was so fun working with you Alicia! I am so glad I was able to help you find your beautiful first home. You took a huge leap buying your first home and I was so grateful to be on your team throughout the process! -Karen
Karen Cleveland was such a blessing to work with. We had a limited budget but also knew where we wanted to live. Karen worked tirelessly with us and the mortgage lender to make sure we had all the information we needed to make this happen. She was informative, encouraging and a true professional while also being a great listener and friend!! You would be well cared for working with Karen!!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Marsha for the kind words. I am glad I was able to help loop in some helpful partners to make everything happen that needed to. I look forward to staying in touch and working with you again in the future! -Karen
Buying a new construction home can be quite intimidating and I'm happy that Joan went above and beyond to ensure this experience is as seamless as possible. She was very responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful during the entire process and that helped take a lot of pressure off my shoulder while I was dealing with other commitments at the time. I'm grateful to have an opportunity to work with her.
Response from the owner: Thank you Victor, I’m so happy you were pleased with my service. And you were awesome to work with, we made a great team! I’m happy you have a beautiful brand new home and I believe you’ll make wonderful and ever lasting memories. I can’t wait for game night! -Joan
Leslie and her team are consummate pros. They have incredible knowledge, work hard and truly care for their clients. Buying a home is typically the largest transactions one can have. You need trusted and reliable partners to guide you through the process and get you to the finish line. Look now further than this group. Call them today if you have a home to sell or if you need someone to help you find that perfect house!
Response from the owner: Marc, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are honored to have the ability to work with each and every one of our clients. We are so thankful for your partnership!
Steve came through - AGAIN! Third house we have used Steve for in the last two years! He is always there whenever I have a question or crazy idea - quick to find listings and offer sound advice - even when I change directions twenty times. Never imagined I would own a home, much less be on the third one already! I think we'll keep this one for a while! Thanks Steve!
Response from the owner: I appreciate the kind words Mike. It's always been a pleasure working with you and hanging out with you too. Now, when are we going to BBQ on your back patio?!? -Steve
Mitch has been the best realtor I have every used! He was able to help get us a place in a short amount of time and has been there working late even through the late hours. Would definitely use again and I recommend him to all my friends!
Response from the owner: I appreciate your kind words Shawn. I always have time to make sure my clients receive the best service and to also make sure they achieve each and every one of their goals! Thank you again for trusting me to be on your team and I hope to work with you again in the future. -Mitch
I had the pleasure of working with Karen and my family and I could not be more happy. I’m a newly single mom and was really nervous navigating the housing market on my own but Karen helped me every step of the way. Once it became clear renting was the best option for us she hit the ground running. We saw about 7 homes and put in an application on the first one we loved. Karen took the time to get to know my girls and I and was able to convey to the homeowners that we were the perfect fit! I know without a doubt her professionalism and trust in her gut of knowing the right combination found a perfect match in a renter and homeowner experience. I’ve been “home” for a month now and could not be more happy! Thanks Karen & Team!
Response from the owner: Amy, I adore you and you're girls! It was so fun going to look at houses with you guys and finding the perfect one! I'm so thankful we were able to find a house that was everything you were looking for AND that took your dogs! It truly could not have worked out any better. Wishing you so much happiness during this new chapter of your life. -Karen
We worked with the WONDERFUL Karen Cleveland. I have never in my life worked with an agent with the passion, energy and love she has for helping families find their home. She was available whenever I needed her and answered my questions in a timely matter. She made the buying and selling process a joy. If you are looking to buy or sell a home she is your person, she eased my anxiety through the entire process of selling and then turning around and buying a home days later. In case I forgot to mention. She is AMAZING!
Response from the owner: You were AMAZING to work with too! I loved that you had a goal (sell your house and buy a house on the golf course) and we accomplished all of that in record time!! Thank you for trusting me to help you navigate both buying and selling during this crazy market! I know you are enjoying those golf course views and country club amenities! --Karen
We worked with Lacy Zihlman and she was absolutely amazing! She helped us to navigate the crazy market and make decisions that got us into our beautiful brand new home. She taught us so much along the way and guided us through the process with patience and grace. I highly recommend Lacy for all of your real estate needs!
Response from the owner: Trish, I am thrilled for you and your sweet family! Your patience and perseverance throughout the long building process paid off, and you finally have a beautiful brand new home. I truly enjoyed working with you guys and so thankful that we became friends along the way. Thank you for trusting me with such a huge decision. - Lacy
We worked with the amazing Karen Cleveland during our visit to Dallas - she was absolutely phenomenal!  Karen is very knowledgeable about the local market and offerings and spent a majority of the day taking me to showings & ensuring that I had a good familiarity of the the local county area.  She was so personable, immensely kind and laser focused on arranging a productive day.  The scheduling, approach & arrangements were truly beyond expectation - truly an honor to have her at the helm.Astra Realty overall just has an outstanding team that you truly feel that an entire organization is supporting you through the process.  They are fully committed to your success - from the moment you speak with Leslie, who was amazing, and engage the Realtors : such a fabulous top notch overall experience and superb team.Save yourself the headache, hassle, stress -- go with Astra you will not regret it : they truly represent the very best of what you want in a Realtor agency : integrity, relentless pursuit of your success & having your very best interest at heart.  And most of all they are rooting for your success.Thank you Astra Team : you guys rock!!
Response from the owner: Mat, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I had the best time giving you the full tour of DFW and the surrounding areas. Who knew we could spend 8 hours a day together and never run out of things to talk about! I can't wait to get you and your family moved down here to Texas! -Karen
Lacy Zihlman is by far the best agent. Being new to Texas, she was knowledgeable and helpful on items and tasks which are necessary when buying a home. She listened to me and my husband and was able to guide us through the buying process with skill and an ease which does not come easily to most. Her desire to not only find the right home, but to ensure her clients are 100% happy with the right purchase goes beyond just "making the sell". I feel Lacy really cares about her customers.
Response from the owner: Peggy, you guys were so fun to work with! We made a great team and that teamwork is what earned you your amazing home on 1 acre with a pool. I'll be looking for a pool party invitation soon. 🙂 - Lacy
I highly recommend Astra Realty! Leslie has helped me with both the buying and selling process. She was there every step of the way! She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and organized! I will always trust Leslie when it comes to buying or selling a future home. Astra Realty is the best around!
Response from the owner: Alyssa, I am so excited for you and your next adventure! It has been so much fun getting to work with you again! Thank you so much for the kind words and for choosing Astra Realty to be on your real estate team!!! We are honored!
We were making a move to Texas from out of state so I heavily relied on Sheri's guidance as to where the best areas were, schools, commute time etc. When I made a trip down to view homes, she cleared her entire weekend to show me the area and all the homes I was interested in. She had them lined up back to back and was super accommodating and willing to work with my schedule. When we communicated from remotely, she was always quick to respond, super knowledgeable and honest (which I very much appreciated!) Moving from Idaho, there were a lot of things we didn't know, but Sheri made sure to address all our concerns and she went to bat for us when needed. She gets high praise for a reason and we are super grateful we found her. Working with her remotely was a breeze. She made our out of state move so much easier because we knew if something came up she was on top of it! I can't thank her enough for helping us find the perfect home here in Texas. If we ever plan to move again, she will be my 1st call.
Response from the owner: Stephanie, I loved working with you and Dan to find your new home! Being your local eyes and ears gave me the opportunity to make sure everything was ready for you to make the move seamlessly. I know Idaho is much different than Texas but you made the move like a pro and are now an official Texan! I am here for you day or night no matter what the issue. -Sheri
Everyone knows that moving is one of the most stressful things for a family to go through. Lacey literally made this a seamless and enjoyable process for us!!! Her professionalism and knowledge of the business was definitely worth her weight in gold!!! In this crazy market we had a lot of homes to choose from, and it all had to be done quickly and efficiently. Her advise helped us to finally end up in the home of our dreams!! We feel like she is a part of our family, and recommend her to all of our friends and family!!! She is a 10 out of 10 for sure!!!! Thank you Lacey!!!
Response from the owner: Well I also feel like I am a part of the Mauro family! You guys were troopers throughout the entire process and I am proud that you stayed true to what you believed. In the end, you found your dream home and I am so happy you chose me to be on the journey with you. - Lacy
Lacy was the BEST real estate agent we could have hoped for. She went above and beyond. She anticipated needs and met them all with a smile on her face and expert advice. We would highly recommend Lacy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Response from the owner: Magda, you are so kind. It was truly a pleasure working with you and Jakub. Your patience paid off and now you have a beautiful brand new home. I cannot wait to come and visit you! - Lacy
I had the opportunity to work with Mitch Hickey this past summer. I contracted with him for the sale of my house. Mitch is very knowledgeable of the housing market and the entire selling and closing process. He was with me every step of the way and negotiated an amazing offer. Mitch is responsive, communicative, and professional. I will definitely work with him in the future if I decide to buy or sell another property.
Response from the owner: Gayle, Thank you and I am so glad we got to work together on this! You took such great care of that home over the years, and it was a pleasure to help you sell it. I would love to work with you again! -Mitch
Mitch helped me find a rent house and did a fantastic job. He set up an automatic search that would send me updates as houses hit the market and I would send him the ones I wanted to check out. He was quick to reply and got me times to check out the houses whenever I was free. He also handled correspondence with the rent house realtors/landlords and got my questions answered. I’ve got a busy schedule and he took a lot of the stress out of the situation. All in all, would recommend for anyone looking for a place to live.
Response from the owner: Charles, Thank you so much for the kind words. The rental market can be crazy, but we made a great team! You were so positive through it all, and I would love to work with you again in the future. -Mitch
Lacy was our first contact with Astra Realty. I called her number after seeing it on a For Sale sign. She was caring and professional. She listened carefully to our story and needs, then shared our contact with Joan Meko. Joan is a member of the Astra team working rentals and purchases. We couldn't decide! She was by our sides from the first showing to closing. Joan was diligent in answering my daughter's first time home buyer questions and excited about her eventual purchase. Thanks Joan!
Response from the owner: Helen, it was my absolute pleasure to work with you, and thank you so much for trusting me to help you and Elizabeth with purchasing her first home. -JoanHelen, I am so happy you were thrilled with our Astra Realty team. We truly care about our clients and glad you had such a great experience. - Lacy
We are so glad that we met Lacy! Three years back she had helped us finding a rental house which we absolutely enjoyed living in.We had moved to another State and as we started our home search remotely, we couldn’t think of anyone else than Lacy. Being first-time home buyers, we were very stressed and overwhelmed due to the present market situation. Lacy guided us through this process as a mentor giving us valuable advice, patiently answering all our questions, and finding homes that met our needs.She took time to personally visit the surroundings of the City. She constantly communicated to make sure everything was going smoothly and on time. We love our new home!Lacy has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She is extremely professional, thoughtful,caring, and so easy to work with. Thank you so much Lacy! YOU ARE THE BEST!! We highly recommend Lacy and guarantee that you will not be disappointed.Venkata & Sunita
Response from the owner: Dear Sunita & Venkata,My heart is full knowing I helped make the process smooth and enjoyable for you, especially in this challenging market. I truly enjoyed working with you again and can't wait to come visit you in your beautiful brand new home. - Lacy
It was wonderful to work with Lacy she is sweet, knowledgeable , kind and talks very politely.Our closing was on time and I loved how Lacy co-ordinated it so well and made sure everything is in place. She has always been the responsive Over the call or text.The most importantly she is very easy to work with that’s what matter the most when you already overwhelmed with so many house seeing process.I recommended Astra reality , Lacey Zihlman & her team. All the best !
Response from the owner: Deepa, thank you and you were a pleasure to with with. Thank you for trusting me to help you navigate through the home buying process in this crazy market. I can’t wait to attend your house warming party soon. - Lacy
My fiance and I were looking to invest in some rentals, and Steven stuck with us for 6 months of hunting. In the end, he managed to get us a deal at 30% below market value! Insane!!! Definitely recommend if you are looking to start your journey in real estate.Astra Realty is the most knowledgeable and connected realtor in the north dfw area.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the kind words Garrett! It was a joy working with both of you to find your first investment property. The amount of research you had done on rental and financing strategies made my part pretty easy, and I know your ability to make smart decisions quickly, in today's fast moving market really did help. Thank you for trusting me to be part of your investment strategy! -Steve
I would highly recommend Astra Realty if you are ever looking to buy or sell any property. They have been very responsive and have always made themselves available if we needed anything. We recently purchased our first home and couldn’t thank our realtor Steven enough. He made the whole process a breeze and gave us amazing tips along the way. Will be recommending Astra Realty to all my friends and family!
Response from the owner: I had so much fun working with you guys helping you to find your very first home! We looked and looked until we finally found you guys the perfect home. Thank you for trusting me with your first home purchase and I look forward to working with you guys again and again! -Steve
Leslie and her team at Astra Realty are truly the BEST! My family worked with her when we bought our first home in 2018 and when we sold it in 2021. I’m confident that we were able to buy and sell our home at the best possible prices because of the efficiency and expertise of the team. Leslie is a master negotiator and really knows all of the ins and outs of real estate. She explains all of the legal jargon in simple terms so you know exactly what you’re getting into. We were treated like family at Astra and I’m sure you will be too. Can’t recommend them enough!
Response from the owner: Jake and Anna, We are honored to have you as part of our Astra Family! It has been such a joy to be a part of these special times in the life of your family. We appreciate you trusting Astra to be your real estate team. You all will be missed around McKinney but we are so excited for you to raise that precious baby near your family! Please keep in touch!! - Leslie
Our realtor for buying a home was Roger Story. I cannot sing his praises loud enough. He was professional and knowledgeable, but the best part was his patience, kindness, positivity, and compassion. He made us feel like we were his only clients! I would recommend him very, very highly!
Response from the owner: Thank You Linda, it was my pleasure to represent you and Bob in you home search here in McKinney. I am confident we found the perfect home for you! I enjoyed meeting your family as well and know that they will be so happy with their grandparents just a few blocks away! Please let me know if I can be of service to you or someone you know in the future. -Roger
Let me first say this was no small undertaking for my wife and I in choosing a realtor or realty company to market our home. We live in a very unique neighborhood where home prices are likely the one of the highest per square foot of any place in McKinney. A little back story, our process actually began almost 18 months ago when we interviewed Leslie along with many other top realtors in the DFW area. We needed someone who not only brought expertise about the market and our area but also knowledge on what we could do to get top dollar for our house. Our situation was somewhat different then most due to the fact that our home was paid for and we were in no hurry to sell but both felt it was time for us to downsize as we are now empty nesters. Let me say that Leslie never came across as pushy or insistent on listing our home, nor did she ever leverage herself by talking down any other realtors we were considering. Leslie just listened and commented and offered a treasure trove of ideas to improve our position along with look and feel of our home. In the end, we decided to bring in her team to freshen up our home with paint, some newer fixtures, carpet and a staging professional by the name of Jeanette Campbell. It was a huge leap of faith for us to say the least. I’ll be the first to admit I often wondered what in the world I had gotten myself into but Leslie continued to assure me the changes would pay off and they did. We ended up getting about a 500% ROI on the money we invested. Furthermore, because we had no plans to immediately buy a new home she even brought in her furniture liquidator who sold most all of our furniture with out us having to hire movers or spend money on a storage facility. Lisa and I would highly recommend Leslie Remy and the Astra realty team if you are considering selling your home or if you are in the market to buy a new home.Denny & Lisa Denton
Response from the owner: Denny and Lisa,What a wonderful experience seeing the transformation of your beautiful home in McKinney! Thank you so very much for choosing Astra Realty as your real estate brokerage and for entrusting me to be on your real estate team. You two are so wonderful to work with and I enjoyed every minute! Looking forward to seeing where your next adventure takes you!!Best wishes,Leslie
Completely agree with everything others have said here about Lacy Zihlman. Lacy helped us sell our home during this crazy housing period. Lacy is not only extremely knowledgeable about her field, but calm, poised and supportive throughout the entire process. Buying/selling can be an emotional roller coaster and Lacy was always there to guide us through, just about the time a question pops into your head, she emails or texts about it. I honestly many times felt like we were her only clients even though I know she was juggling many. She provides great, clear, insightful advice and reminders and honestly just an overall sense of peace to the process. She knows the market and area very well and really helps you watch out for pitfalls. I believe she really cares about the people she works with and it shows. Could not more highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Casey and Patrick, wow, your review literally brought tears to my eyes. This is why I love being a Realtor. Making dreams come true and helping to make it a smooth process along the way is what I strive to do every single day. I am so happy for your family and your new adventures! -Lacy
Best Real Estate Agent we have ever had!!Lacy Zihlman is friendly and professional. She is very knowledgeable and gives guidance in an assured kind way. She watches out for her customers to make sure they are doing action items in a timely manner for buying or selling of their home. Always available for our texts or calls during the process. Best Realtor we have had!! We’re older and have had only horrible realtor experiences throughout the years. How refreshing to see how it’s supposed to be done!!
Response from the owner: Wow, thank you, Shirley! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and Charles. The building process isn't always smooth, especially these days, and you guys helped stay on top of things throughout the entire process. I am so happy you have a beautiful brand new home and I can't wait to visit you guys soon. - Lacy
There is no satisfaction, no greater gratification, than that you receive when you close on the purchase of your own home in this Market. Thank you !! Lacy Zhilman and Astra Reality, for doing it with sincerity and integrity. Being first-time homebuyers, we were nervous about the entire real estate process, but Lacy stood with us like a family with good intentions and a desire to help. I would highly recommend !! she is truly a Gem.
Response from the owner: Amit, thank you for the kind words. It was definitely a team effort in this crazy market and you and Ruchika were wonderful buyers to work with. Thank you for trusting me and responding so quickly when needed. I’m so happy you found your dream home. - Lacy
Lacy was amazing and attentive to my family needs when we were looking for our home during the pandemic. Her exceptional knowledge in the real estate market helped us find the perfect home.
Response from the owner: Nikki, it was a pleasure working with you and your sweet family. We navigated some obstacles during the pandemic and I am so happy you love your brand new home. Thank you for choosing me to be on the home-building journey with you. - Lacy
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