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Team Manager

As office manager, Christie maintains the day to day team operations to ensure that things are running smoothly from all angles. She manages the marketing, oversees agents and staff, and works to keep the business running the best way possible. 

Christie graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education and quickly started a teaching career with middle school English and Social Studies. Once she started her family and had done some part-time organizational work for Sarah, the real estate industry position quickly became a perfect fit. Starting with Sarah as an individual agent, Christie helped coordinate her transaction with follow up, feedback, and organization of each file. As the team grew, she eventually transitioned to the management ... Read More

Listing Coordinators

Your Listing Coordinator will assist you with the listing process with our Team! From scheduling appointments, assisting with paperwork, and constantly monitoring our current listings to update our clients, they are always available to help! These coordinators’ attention to detail and organizational skills help ensure that our Team will keep your listing process moving smoothly!
Kristen comes to us from a teaching and administrative assistant background. Her nurturing and caring demeanor as a teacher are a great match when assisting our sellers to provide the best possible experience while listing your home. She will help provide referrals and continue to work with you until your home is ready for the final step of photography. Her previous experience as an administrative assistant to the President of a small manufacturing company gives her the skills for follow up, organization, time management, and discretion. This translates into handling multiple sellers at once while giving each a unique and individual experience.

When she is not at work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband Bill, their kids: Abigail and son-in-law Aaron, Jake, An... Read More

Melissa (Mel) graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Marketing Communications and an emphasis in Creative Sports Marketing. After completing internships at a local radio station and NFL & NBA sports agency in Chicago, Mel worked as a Ticket Representative for the Chicago Bulls. Later, she accepted a position as Stadium Experience Coordinator for the Chicago Bears where she worked for five years, and spent two years with an event services provider in Chicago. Mel is most comfortable while managing guest experiences from start to finish and paying special attention to client needs. Mel was looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the northwest suburbs where she grew up and was drawn to the fast-paced real estate industry. She enjoys getting to know clients ... Read More

Transaction Coordinators

From the time you sign a contract, whether it be a listing or sales, your Transaction Coordinator will help assist you every step of the way. She will be in constant communication with home inspectors, lenders, attorneys, and other agents to ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish.
Chantal joined the Sarah Leonard Team in the fall of 2016, initially as a Listing Coordinator who quickly transitioned into the role of a Transaction Coordinator. Chantal brings her experience as an Insurance Relocation Specialist who negotiated short-term leases for displaced families. Her knowledge of real estate and her ability to work efficiently under pressure has made her a great fit for the team. As a Transaction Coordinator, you can count on Chantal to guide you through the process of listing and selling your home every step of the way. Chantal enjoys building lasting relationships with all her sellers, even beyond closings. Chantal's quick thinking and problem-solving strategies help to ensure an on-track timeline and an all-around smooth transaction. Tracking buyer feedback and c... Read More

Alex’s past experience as a hotel front desk manager lends itself perfectly to her role of transaction coordinator for the busy Sarah Leonard Team. She has the skills needed to juggle multiple clients while tending to the needs of each individual one. Sellers will feel her organizational skills, as well as her personal touch along the way. She communicates well with all parties involved: buyers agents, attorneys, appraisers, and inspectors, much like running a hotel staff to keep things moving efficiently. Alex has always been drawn to the hospitality field, and helping clients enjoy their experience with our team is her core goal.You can count on Alex to oversee the sale of your home from listing to closing with a personal touch of kindness and caring.

In her personal time, h... Read More

Growing up in the Midwest, Danielle attended the University of Kansas where she studied communications and business. She then moved on to Kendall College in Chicago where she focused on hospitality management and marketing. After working for several of the top restaurants in Chicago, she was ready for a break from the restaurant scene and wanted to learn more about real estate. Danielle strives hard to go above and beyond for her clients. After recently selling her own home she understands the stress that can come with the process and will work hard to make the experience a positive one! When she isn’t working you can find her spending time with her husband, Chris and two sons, Dominic and Luca. She also enjoys dining out and traveling.... Read More

Inside Sales Associate

As the team’s Inside Sales Associate, Laura and SJ focuses on connecting our buyers with an agent on our team! Scheduling showings with the buyer’s agents on our team, setting up clients’ online home searches, or checking in on a regular basis to make sure the agents are locating the perfect property for our clients!
SJ has been working in the customer service industry for her entire career. Starting out working as a Supervisor in the Fraud Department at Chase Bank, SJ spent all of her time problem solving and handling various issues on a daily basis. As our Inside Sales Assistant (ISA), SJ still spends her days on the phone, but on much more positive note, helping buyers with their beginning steps when buying a home. From coordinating calls with an experienced lender to starting you in a search to find the perfect home, and eventually pairing you with an agent, SJ's calm and soothing demeanor will assure you that you have called the right place. Her interest in finding out details to help you find your dream home comes from years of quick problem-solving at a moment’s notice, as she doesn't stop unt... Read More
In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening and spending time with her family, including her 4 grandchildren!! ... Read More

Support Staff

Lindsay is our part-time assistant in the office who helps with everything from answering phones, filing, mailings, and other clerical work. Lindsay is a full time college student working towards a business major. When she’s not working or studying, she loves working out, being outdoors, and volunteering at Anderson Animal Shelter!... Read More