Leslie Wells Realty quietly opened their doors for business in Parrish in 2000. Although a REALTOR since 1976, Leslie and some friends had purchased approximately 1000 acres, in 1996, with the dream of building a community that would offer residents a lifestyle that would be unique to Manatee County.
After years of planning and working through the development process, FoxBrook was born. A community that would eventually be home to 298 homeowners that wanted to live a more rural way of life with conveniences of in-town living.
While building the development, Leslie worked alongside the sales team and watched the neighborhood grow, but the Realtor side knew that while FoxBrook was a great place to live, it was not for everyone and saw that she needed to grow the team and expand to a more central location to be able to help more people find homes.
With just 2 other agents, Leslie opened Leslie Wells Realty as the first real estate office in the town of Parrish. Over the next few years, the market grew and so did the team. By 2005, Leslie Wells Realty had grown and expanded to 5 other locations with more than 60 agents!
As the market began to change in 2007, we believed that it would be more efficient to work from one location and reevaluate our idea of customer service. We saw that with the downturn of the economy nationwide, more and more agents across the country were leaving real estate and finding other jobs. We decided that our model needed to be one of quality over quantity and fewer agents that would have a full time commitment to our business was where we wanted to be.
Over the years, we prevailed when many closed their doors or folded into other companies. We are proud to be an independent brokerage that is small enough to offer our clients excellent service and provide personalized service. Our unique size offers us the ability to provide consistent, hands on training as well as cutting edge technology for both buyers and sellers.
If you are a previous customer, thank you again, for allowing us to help you sell or purchase your home. If you are new to us, please take a minute to look us over and we hope that you will entrust us to help in the future.