Owner Spotlight: Leanne deSouza
I’m Leanne deSouza, a White Rock and South Surrey Realtor.
I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
I began my career as a real estate receptionist while I was still a teenager, and found the field interesting. Subsequently, whenever I took walks with my best friend (read future husband), I regularly began gazing at beautiful houses.
I soon discovered that I found my niche in life, so I got my qualification as a real estate agent and started selling houses at the age of twenty-three. Thirty-two years later, I’m still going strong in the industry.
However, I’ve noticed that it has evolved immensely due to technology. For example, when I first started, real estate listings were posted in a catalog, and if I got a call on my pager, I would have to quickly find a payphone to respond. I’m glad I came from that era, as it taught me perseverance.
As a result, I believe in hard work, honesty and integrity. Besides, I love both people and houses, so finding the right home for my clients is my passion and has made me successful.
I believe in following The Golden Rule, of putting people first, which I feel is also a tenet for life. One way I enjoy giving back is participating with my office in The Coldest Night of The Year, which raises support for communities across Canada’s homeless, hungry and hurting; supporting neighbours in those valleys in life which none of us are immune to.
It makes me realize how blessed I am to wake up every day, and do a job that does not feel like work. As a result, When I witness clients’ appreciation after I help them find their dream home, it fills me with immense satisfaction.
I also feel delighted when they call again for assistance and refer me to their loved ones. This year, I enjoyed assisting three generations in one family, which was a significant milestone in my business.
When I’m not assisting clients, I love redecorating and repainting my home. I also like gardening, practicing hot yoga, and exploring the great outdoors. One day I aspire to own a kayak (when I can close my husband on the idea).
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as a real estate agent in White Rock/ Surrey, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.leannedesouza.com.