Cheryl Leddy got into the real estate business by, what she believes is pure fate. “I was shopping at a neighborhood store one day when an elderly woman came up to me wanting my advice on a purchase she was making for her nieces. I spent about 20 minutes helping her pick out a few items. At some point she asked me what I did for a living and if I had ever thought about going into real estate. She then gave me a number to call, proceeded to inform me where to purchase the books for school, and left telling me she knew that I was going to be an excellent Realtor. That night I talked about it with my husband, but we were concerned about the cost so I decided not to pursue it. The very next day, I was shopping at another store, in a completely different city, and I heard someone behind me say, ‘Cheryl, did you go and get your books?’ I could not believe my eyes…It was the same woman!! I told her ‘No, I changed my mind and I was unsure if I should do it. She then said, ‘Something is telling me to push you into this. I think you’re going to be wonderful.’ So I left that exact moment and went to get my books, signed up, took the classes and got my license! I knew it must have been more than just a coincidence, so I made a commitment from the start that I would give every client my very best. That woman changed my life, and to this day, I make sure that I go above and beyond to change my clients’ lives for the better as well. Blessing others blesses you.”
Cheryl currently leads a small team at Keller Williams. “Everyone who works for me shares my devotion to providing an exceptional customer experience. Our tagline is ‘Your Home, Our Reputation’ so I consider our reputation on the line with every transaction. We want to change the way people think about Realtors®.”
One of the keys to Cheryl’s success is her ability to build strong and long-lasting relationships with her clients. “They know they can trust me. If I say I’m going to do something, I come through. I don’t just tell them what they want to hear to get a commission check. I don’t just talk the talk; I show them and educate them on the process. I stay in their lives and am always a resource for them. When you work hard for people, they remember you and feel comfortable recommending you to their friends and family.”
Cheryl considers herself a perfectionist, with a great work ethic, and there is perhaps no stronger indicator of that, than with her comprehensive approach to marketing her listings. “We spend a lot of time up front making the home show ready. I have professional cleaners and stagers come in before we get fabulous photos taken and the virtual tours done. All of this preparation is why I can sell homes for top dollar in the quickest amount of time possible.” Coming up on nearly a decade now, the longest it’s ever taken Cheryl to sell a house is three and a half weeks.
Cheryl strongly believes in giving back. “It’s something I instilled in my kids early on, so I really try and lead by example.” When she isn’t working Cheryl enjoys shopping, spending time with friends and family, cooking, reading, and playing with her precious pup Diva.
Cheryl couldn’t be happier with where her career has taken her and would like to continue to grow her business, while she mentors her son on his path to find his own success in the business that she loves and is passionate about. “Someday I hope to become a Real Estate Coach and share my philosophy with other agents on what I’ve learned. I love what I do. I get a lot of satisfaction out of the fact that people are trusting me with what is oftentimes the largest purchase or sale they will make in a lifetime. It’s the best feeling in the world.”