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Violet Leff


Violet Leff

It is often said, “Home is where the heart is”… A home is where we gather with family and friends. It’s where we create memories. But it’s a lifestyle choice that dictates whether it’s a house, condo, apartment or even a ranch that you call home. Whether you’re buying, selling, investing, leasing or renting it is a huge financial decision. You need a professional partner you can trust to guide you through the process.

A little bit about me… a native New Yorker who left for the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after college, I like to say I “grew up as an adult” in the Bay Area. After earning my MBA in marketing I headed to Silicon Valley where I spent many years as a high-tech marketing and communications director helping companies both Fortune 500 and small startups, grow their business and solve customer problems. While working for AMD and Cirrus Logic I had the opportunity to make many trips to Austin, and in 2003 Austin became my new home.

Austin has the advantages of a big city, but is friendly like a small town. I’ve been in Austin for over 11 years and love seeing all the new exciting changes taking place here. I learned more about the community through my volunteer work. I was a member of the Wireless Advisory Council at the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and worked with Austin Women in Technology. I’m also involved with the JCAA as an ambassador welcoming newcomers to Austin.

Prior to entering the real estate field professionally I visited open houses and model homes just for fun. This taught me so much about Austin neighborhoods, cultures and local properties.

The marketing strategy, problem solving, communications and negotiation skills I acquired as a professional business marketer now serve my real estate clients well.

What Can I do to HELP YOU with your real estate needs?

Professional Associations:

  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Austin Multiple Listing Service
  • Certified Mobility Specialist



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  • Leased Listings
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“I know Violet from her New York days, so when my wife and I wanted to sell our country home we called Violet for some advice, thinking she may give us some helpful hints- well she did that and more! She told us about her relocation referral department and offered to help us locate an agent; again she went above and beyond, she looked into the agents websites and profiles and made recommendations. We were so happy that she did research on our behalf. She assisted us every step of the way through our process even though we had a NY agent. She even gave us advice on how to stage our house for a quicker sale and it worked!! I wish Violet could be our agent on our new house search, we may have to move to Austin!” ~ Mark Squeo
“Violet Leff is extremely smart, and knowledgeable of the Austin residential real estate market. She is well-informed and extremely acquainted with the Texas Real Estate Code, which is incredibly valuable to avoid the "don'ts" in the search and process of purchasing a property. Violet always prepares a professional comprehensive, meaningful community/property profile for each of the listings she shows to make certain the buyer has all the essential data and information to make an intelligent buying decision. Violet's follow-up is exceptional, and in many cases, beyond expectations.<br /><br /> <p>Violet has spent an enormous amount of time with me, and is sincere in her efforts to find the "right" property that meets my life style and prerequisite needs that's within my desired targeted budget. She has setup multiple portals which keeps me updated on available property listings in the desired areas of Austin we have identified. And she is always very accommodating in terms of showing any property I may show an interest in.</p> <p>In the first quarter of 2016 we were two days short of closing on a property in Austin. For personal reasons outside of anything to do with property transaction, I had to walk away from the purchase. After investing an enormous amount of time only to see the sale not close, I believe many real estate agents would have been extremely upset, and would not have want to work with me in the future. That was not the case with Violet. Her attention to work with me has not diminished at all. She has been extremely patient with admittedly a very discriminating buyer.</p> <p>I highly recommend Violet Leff to anyone who has the need for a very professional and capable real estate agent in the Austin and surrounding markets.</p>” ~ Steven Bendes
“We began talking with Violet a while back regarding our desire to move to a new home and keep our current home as an investment property. She guided us through the process and helped us take the first step by having us talk with a lender so we could get a better understanding of our financing options. We refinanced our home back in September and will be able to use some of the equity for a down payment on a new home. We spoke with Violet about various areas and neighborhoods we would be interested. She set up several portals for us and over the last few months she’s taken us to see properties that were of interest to us. She’s been very patient and very helpful by keeping us informed about the local real estate market. Based on the multiple portals we have, we have been able to narrow down the neighborhoods that will fit our lifestyle and focus our search on those. We look forward to working with Violet to find our next new home. We would certainly recommend her to friends and family, and we already have!” ~ Kyle & Ronna Geisler
“Violet was very helpful and knowledgeable about each of the neighborhoods I looked into and was able to guide me relative to schools, shopping, commutes, and community. We looked at a lot of homes in a variety of areas in Austin. We made offers on a couple and almost closed on one until the seller backed out last minute. Violet guided me through that and worked with the listing agent to ensure I received my earnest and option money back from the seller.<br /><br /> <p>Ultimately she showed me a house she knew I would like, even though I was not sure I wanted to see it. It turned out to be the house I bought! Ultimately she knew better than I did at that point exactly what I was looking for in a house.</p> <p>I would highly recommend her services to those that are looking to sell and or buy a home.</p>” ~ Melissa Butler
“Violet’s expertise and attention to detail was invaluable in the sale of our home. Her research and knowledge of the current market enabled us to price it correctly and get it on the market to leverage the peak sales season.<br /><br /> <p>Because we had our own a target date that we wanted to hit, she was able to recommend resources and services to help us make it happen. She put together a thorough marketing plan that included a timeline to help us get the house ready and to generate interest before the listing went live.</p> <p>Once the house was ready, she came and helped us stage so that it looked better than it ever had. She even suggested repurposing a rarely used second eating area into an office space. (We wished we had thought of that and utilized the space that way before.)</p> <p>She scheduled the “go live” and the Open House to coordinate with our schedule to be out of town. I was completely comfortable being away and leaving her in charge for the weekend. We received multiple offers that first weekend. We were impressed with how she professionally and respectfully worked with the other realtors always keeping our best interest at the forefront. She helped us sort through the pros and cons of each offer and compare to come to the best contract decision for us. There were some snafus but she walked us through them. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome.</p>” ~ Robin and Kathey Longino
“My wife and I moved to Austin after 25+ years living in Washington, DC. We chose the perfect real estate agent: Violet Leff is professional, experienced and totally committed to her clients. She found us our new home, and helped us make the right offer, one that was quickly accepted. Violet worked with us after the home inspection walking us through the repair list, and helping us negotiate items the inspection spotlighted. We returned to DC knowing we would be well represented by Violet throughout the closing process.<br /><br /> <p>She worked with the condo association and management firm on several issues and advised us on various services we would need. Violet also prepared an extensive list of vendors for jobs we might need done around our condo. She sent us weekly enticements of Austin events to help us remember that our big move to Austin was the right one. A major change and a complicated move for us to make, but Violet was with us all the way.</p> <p>Now in Austin, Violet has become a friend and just not our real estate agent. We feel that we can call her anytime, and we have, for suggestions on services like dog groomers, vets, hairdressers, and places to shop. Her weekly list of Austin events is even more appreciated now that we are here. She is a great real estate agent who we will certainly recommend without hesitation.</p>” ~ The Fisher's
“Working with Violet was great! She had the answers I needed and a great idea for timeline on when to start looking for a place based on the move-in date we wanted. She didn't show us things that didn't fit our criteria and was a breeze to get a hold of when I wanted to look at a house! She really made the potentially stressful ordeal of finding a place a total breeze!” ~ Jen L.
“We had the good fortune to be recommended to Violet this summer when we decided to purchase a house in Austin. We cannot overstate how helpful, resourceful, and determined she was through the entire process. <p>We went into our search with high expectations for our intended budget and some less than common requests and Violet was not only unfazed by this, but immediately sought to rise to the challenge. She responded to calls and emails at practically all hours of the day from when we first contacted her until we closed. Even when we became frustrated or discouraged she never wavered or slowed down searching for us.</p> <p>She never hesitated to give us honest opinions even when it wasn't what we wanted to hear, and saved us from more than one serious mistake by doing so. She was unflinching and uncompromising dealing with sellers representatives and always made sure to protect our interests. And she helped us compromise between ourselves on differences we hadn't even thought about before she brought them to our attention.</p> <p>We've been home owner's for just over a month now thanks to Violet and we are incredibly happy with the property she helped us acquire. If you are searching for a realtor who simply will not give up on you, you need look no further.</p>” ~ Alexandra and Christopher
“When moving here from Seattle we weren't sure exactly what we wanted, but after chatting with Violet she immediately understood the "vibe" we were after and showed us properties that matched perfectly. Violet was easy going yet incredibly professional. It was apparent after one day of working with her that she was very experienced and knowledgeable. We are incredibly happy with the property we chose and the help she provided. Not only would we use Violet again in the future but would refer all our friends and family.” ~ Sonia M.

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