Raving Fans Testimonials

In economically challenging times, Jeff beautifully managed the sale of my Lake Michigan lakefront cottage. His recommendations and communication style reinforced his professionalism. I most heartily recommend him.
Kim W.
FL14 - Lake Michigan/Ann Arbor
We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work at selling our challenging property. We appreciate all the advice you were able to offer us and the extra time you spent on marketing the house. Your efforts are more appreciated than you know!
Bill and Susan O.
Jeff, I admire your professionalism, dedication and representation to me and your clients. You have always been the type of Agent that all of your clients should appreciate.
Dick Stoudt
REALTOR®
I can’t say enough great things about Jeff. He is simply awesome! Jeff is a bulldog for his clients. Fun to work with and extremely knowledgeable. He makes you feel like you’re his only client. He is incredibly focused and interested in his clients’ success, and his attention to detail is a tremendous benefit to his clients. I would HIGHLY recommend Jeff and would definitely use him again in the future!
Nathan M.
Jeff is not just a realtor, he is an investor; He invests in his clients wholeheartedly. He is a driven and caring man of integrity and dedication who goes above and beyond the needs of his clients. He is committed to investing the time necessary to ensure a mutually satisfying transaction as best as possible for all involved. He aims to please, and has solidified not only our satisfaction, but our interest in maintaining a friendship for life. His focus reaches far beyond the transaction. We are proud to call Jeff our lifetime real estate agent, advisor and friend. We met Jeff as buyers, but we were thoroughly impressed with his representation of the property we purchased. He is educated, knowledgeable, and experienced with lake property in Southwest Michigan (important to us as out of state buyers). Thank you Jeff for helping us to find our lakefront dream home!
Bob and Patricia H.
Chicago
Thank you, Jeff, for helping us sell our lakefront home! We were absolutely benefited by your representation! Your knowledge, your strategy, and your staging and home improvement recommendations made all the difference in the world. We are extremely satisfied with the process and the results! Your sense of humor and easy-going style made the experience even more enjoyable. We will definitely refer everyone we know to you!
Bill and Linda W.
Thanks Jeff for all your work! You are awesome! We love you! Chicago
Charles and Hollis K.
Chicgo
My family has both sold and bought property with Jeff. His understanding of marketing and negotiation dynamics are what keep us coming back for his expertise! His broad knowledge of the subtleties and interactions of the many aspects of the realty business gave us confidence in his representation of our needs. We have also witnessed Jeff’s honest compassion for the people with whom he deals: clients, associates, contractors. That sort of genuineness is a rare human quality and we found it invaluable in the buying and selling of our homes – we know we choose the right agent.
Melanie S.
Excellent service! We are so very happy with the result you produced in the sale of our home. We’ve waited 5 long years with other real estate companies, and then we met Jeff! Very happy! He listened to us and took the time with us to make us feel that our voice did matter. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. We were absolutely benefited by Jeff’s representation.
Bob and Melissa H.
When I first started working with Jeff, I was working with several other realtors in different areas both in and out of Michigan. He assured me he would be the one that would find me what I was looking for. He worked harder than any other realtor and was always willing to support my changing vision. It was a long process but Jeff was patient, supportive, easy to work with and ultimately did find me what I was looking for. He tried to understand what I was looking for and tried to show me different options but wasn’t pushy. I am definitely a raving fan!
Pat L.
Working with Jeff was such a positive experience in what could have been a stressful experience. He helped us feel confident in our decision making, and guided us to a successful sale. Jeff’s personality is the winner in his success. He is most talented in the career he has chosen. We did not only invest in a great realtor, we consider Jeff a great friend. Jeff goes 110%, works hard for the best results, keeps a good sense of humor and wins the hearts of his clients. We definitely believe we were benefited by working with Jeff and would not hesitate to refer him to others.
Ken and Donna K.
What did I like best about working with Jeff? Everything!! I am a retired builder and have worked with many real estate agents over the span of thirty years. Not one of them came close to the high level of quality service that Jeff delivered. I truly believe we were benefited by having Jeff represent us.
Mike K.
Jeff’s personality is the winner in all he does. We appreciated his sincerity in all aspects of our transaction and his perceptiveness to our needs. Working with Jeff was a real joy. We loved his sense of humor, and combined with his work ethic, he got the job done with less stress then we’ve ever experienced in past transactions. Jeff was always sensitive to our needs and kept us on task. He truly has chosen the right profession to suit his personality. He was more than just a real estate agent, he became our friend.”
Pam K.
Jeff went above and beyond any of my expectations of a realtor. I felt he truly worked for me to accomplish my goals. What I liked best about working with Jeff was his sincerity to help in all issues.”
Margaret (Maggie) D.
“We feel very fortunate to have found Jeff. The home selling process was very stressful for us. Jeff made himself very available to meet our needs. His expertise and eye for staging made a huge difference. His ethical standards are rare these days. Through the home selling process I would say Jeff was more then just a realtor, I would be willing to call on him as a friend. Even though our home was small and not a huge income generator for him, he made us feel like we owned a million dollar mansion. He is genuine and truly invested in us.”
Mitch D. and Justice B.
What did I like best about working with Jeff? Simply everything!!! Jeff exceeded all of my expectations. He was hands on, and very supportive during the process. Making the call to have Jeff be my real estate agent was the best choice I could have ever made. He exceeded all of my expectations of what an agent was willing, and able to do. He was active in my projects. The home needed many updates and he was extremely helpful with these. He provided contractors, advice, emergency help and simple staging of the home. This period of my life was very stressful, and Jeff was very sensitive to this. He is a man of integrity, is motivated to get the job done right, and has an intense desire to please his clients. I would recommend Jeff to others in a heartbeat. I will be forever grateful to Jeff for all he has done. He truly has a servant’s heart.”
Linda A.
In my 66 year lifetime, I have worked with six different realtors. None even came close to Jeff in terms of hands on professionalism. The expert advice he contributed, and his negotiation skills were beyond compare! I can not recommend him highly enough to anyone! Being an out of state seller, there were four separate occasions I was totally unavailable to physically take care of the emergency home maintenance matters, which arose. Jeff successfully took all these matters into his own hands, and on two of occasions, he actually rolled up his own sleeves to accomplish the desired goals. This is simply unheard of among 99.9% of any other agents! The experience was so satisfying, I can not think of any improvements. I will admit that I was not as bold as Jeff when it came to negotiating, but his guidance proved much better than my own instincts. I absolutely believe that we were benefited and advantaged by having Jeff represent us instead of someone else! Jeff takes real estate professionalism to a whole different level. He is beyond thorough and competent. Home buying or selling is a stressful matter, but Jeff is a born stress reliever!
David P.
My wife and I have moved many times in our lifetime. Being alone in this one was somewhat difficult and different somehow. With your help, I was able to pull through. I truly believe I was benefited and advantaged by having you represent me in the sale of my home, and I am grateful that you helped me get a better price than I thought I was going to get.”
John D.
Jeff is very enthusiastic and energetic, and always willing to go the extra mile. He is also very, very good at staging and advertising. We made a decision to sell our home in October to buy a condo. Our house sold in 12 days and we were into our new condo by mid-December; EVERYTHING was done before the end of the year! Many, many thanks for a job well done. We would not have survived the process without you!”
Jerry and Mary Ellen B.
Jeff’s dedication to our goal was immediately obvious. We always felt as if we were his only client. He was professional, conscientious and motivated, and worked aggressively to meet our time frame. He took the time to listen to our needs and wants, and we couldn’t be happier with the result!”
Melanie S.
What defines Jeff’s work is his creativity, sensitivity to detail, and his strong work ethic. He is truly a man of his word. I never hesitate to refer him…”
Delores C.
Jeff was absolutely amazing! Professional, very intelligent, and a joy to work with; He not only helped me reach my objectives, but his confident assurance, patience and effective communication throughout a difficult transaction helped put my mind at ease and eliminated much of the stress I would have otherwise felt. Jeff was also instrumental in providing great advice on improvements and repairs that helped increase the value of my home. Even more, he was instrumental in coordinating and managing the projects’ implementation and progression, and even sacrificed considerably by helping do some of the work! I cannot imagine anyone being more committed to ensuring a successful transaction. My home never looked more beautiful!! Jeff has an impressive talent for staging and presentation, and his understanding of the psychology and strategy of marketing and market positioning were proven in the results. Thank you for your effective guidance and leadership, and for knowing how to navigate a road to success. I am, without question, a raving fan.”
Melody S.

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Jeff Leonard – REALTOR®  

MCNE – Master Certified  Negotiation Expert

CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

SRS – Seller Representative Specialist

 Phone: 269.281.3954  |  Email: jeff@SWMIHomeSales.com

 Advanced Realty Global

3721 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

specializing in unique homes, exceptional Lifestyles and waterfront properties in west michigan proper.