Leslie Cardé brings her decades of professionalism as a local journalist (former WDSU news anchor), national CNBC news anchor, and international CNN foreign correspondent, as well as film producer and director to her career in real estate. Journalism requires a quick understanding and response to situations as they change and require negotiations, not unlike the negotiating techniques used in the critical communiques between buyers and sellers. It also requires that one have the know-how to interpret research, and communicate it quickly and concisely in a way which is easily understood for all parties. Essentially, both professions require the utmost in organizational skills.
Prior to Leslie's journalism career, she earned a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from UCLA, practicing in Beverly Hills for years, while acquiring the ability to establish a rapport quickly with people on the spot--- a tool which serves her well in journalism and now, too, as a realtor. These traits are vital to understanding people, and by extension the marketplace for those buyers and sellers. And, as a listing agent, Leslie can present your home, through her writing and communication skills, in the sort of light which entices any and all potential buyers.
Leslie's fascination with real estate began when she hosted the popular series "Dream Builders" on HGTV, and continued on through her own experiences buying and selling properties in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and abroad. Even prior to obtaining a license, Leslie continually perused the Real Estate Transfers in every city she lived in on a weekly basis... driving around to the various "sold" locations to determine the optimal areas where one is able to get the best bang for the buying buck. It's why she's made a profit on every property she's invested in, exploiting to its best purpose the adage that real estate is always first and foremost about location, whether it's about analyzing the city's prime real estate, or understanding the fringe, and determining where the next big turnaround will occur.
Whether you're looking to buy your starter or dream house, obtain investment or income-producing property or sell the home you've considered your castle, Leslie will put 200% into your transaction, as she has with every other endeavor in which she has indulged. Recently she staged a house for an agent in Las Vegas, culminating in the sale of the property in just four hours, with three competing buyers all bidding over the asking price. The property's visual appeal over other properties in the area cinched the deal. Entrust Leslie with the sorts of buying and selling transactions which may be the biggest and most important ones in your life.
Although Leslie has lived in L.A. and New York, she is currently a homeowner again in Old Metairie, living previously both Uptown and in the Garden District. Her understanding of the surrounding areas of Lakeview, Mid-City, Bayou St. John, Metairie, Harahan and beyond from her 20 years in the city will ensure that you are stepping into any situation with the best possible information available. Call her to discuss any of your buying or selling needs.