After concluding studying for his masters in financial planning, Leon Townsend reached out into the world of financial services during a very rough time in the industry. After a tough go as a financial advisor and planner, he ventured into education for almost 2.5 years before being laid off for unforeseen budget issues. Leon then stumbled upon Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which is where he actually got the influence for his start in real estate.
In 2015, Leon spent long nights and days studying and prepping for his exam. He finally completed the requirements and passed his exam in September of 2015. Fast forward to the beginning of 2016, and he had a large amount of concern about his position and the lack of potential growth. In June of 2016, Leon had a revelation: If he wanted to create his own path in this world, he was going to have to take some bold risks and step out of his comfort zone.
Leon decided that day that he was going to leave Enterprise Rent-A-Car and focus on real estate full-time. He joined the West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors, which is where his real estate career started. In 2017, his first full year as a Realtor, he has made strides he could have never foreseen. Leon has become chair of the Young Professionals Network at his board for the upcoming year, become a certified Green Realtor, and also earned his notary Public license.
Understanding that each client’s goals and needs are different, he works to provide the most effective approach to real estate marketing and negotiation techniques in order to accomplish his clients’ unique desired results. Leon’s ability to successfully market his clients’ homes is only the starting point of his service differentiator. Leon’s business values and work ethic are grounded in honesty and trust on both professional and personal levels.
Leon’s extensive knowledge of the marketplace, marketing expertise, negotiating skills, and resourcefulness are essential elements of his representation of both buyers and sellers. Leon is trusted by his clients, listens carefully to understand their needs, and facilitates a smooth transaction for optimal results. Many of Leon’s clients use him for multiple real estate transactions and frequently refer him to their friends and colleagues. Leon has also implemented a team approach in order to become even more responsive to multiple clients’ needs. Most importantly, his sparkle, energy, and determination make him a pleasure to work with.
In his spare time, Leon is an avid reader and sports lover. He is a huge fan of the Lakers, Raiders, Dodgers, and the USC Trojans. Leon’s interests outside of real estate include education, since he is a professor, and sports. Leon’s family and parents are his true motivation in life.
A new lesson that he learned in 2017 is to never stop networking. No matter where he is, he wants to be aware of who he is around. To that end, he works hard to ensure that his presence in the chamber of commerce and real estate board is both memorable and visible.