With a background in high end marketing, public relations and TV production, Julie’s clients benefit from her well-honed negotiating skills, attention to detail, creativity and ability to produce results. A Marin resident for 25 years, and also in Sonoma for three, Julie puts her market knowledge and high standards to work for her clients in both counties. She’s been a Realtor for 12 years, and is a member of Top Agent Network, an excellent networking platform for the top 10% of producers.
For buyers, Julie’s patience during the market research and offer process is legendary. For her analytical buyers, she provides presentations that analyze recent sales in a highly visual manner. Buyers appreciate the ability to compare price per square foot, lot size, remodeling levels, school scores and various amenities when they begin to focus in on a home in a specific neighborhood. In the negotiation process, the subtleties of the seller and agent motivations as well as the competition for the home are all considered when counseling buyers. Recent success stories include waiting for a price reduction of $50,000 and also presenting a compelling letter to win in a multiple offer situation.
For sellers, Julie’s marketing plans include specifics on ad buys, web marketing, e-mail alert tools, hybrid video property websites and creative open house strategies. Her portfolio of public relations hits include home and real estate articles in Marin Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Marin IJ, the Mill Valley Herald, and the cover story of the Sunday SF Chronicle real estate section.
Julie’s team includes top-notch stagers, professional home inspectors, escrow officers, contractors, marketing specialists, and mortgage experts who make sure every transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible. She’s a tech-savvy real estate expert who provides fast answers, personalized service and negotiating skills based on knowledge, confidence, and an unflappable demeanor. Her clients and fellow agents appreciate the fact that not only is Julie Leitzell a professional with excellent tech skills, but she stands out in her work ethic and maintaining an impeccable reputation. Your choice of agent makes a difference in this market.
As an Emmy-Award-winning TV producer, Julie produced for a History Channel series, Entertainment Tonight, KPIX-TV’s Evening Magazine, MTV, and Home and Garden Television (HGTV) among other shows. She indulged her love for reasonably-priced decorating and interior design while producing for “Design Remix” on the HGTV Network. More recently Julie was an instrumental part of creating “Larkspur Fights Back” the grassroots organization that successfully brought attention to the ill-fated plan of over-developing one of the most traffic jammed areas of the county, Larkspur Landing.
Julie has two children, Christie, age 25 and Emmy, age 21. The Leitzells have enjoyed cooking, hiking, swimming, snow skiing, and hiking throughout wine country and Magical Marin.
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