Leon Townsend City Manager - Los Angeles
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. Coming from a family where he was the oldest of six and the first one in his family to go to college, Leon knew that if he wanted to set a precedent, he would have to do it under tough circumstances.
After a tough go as a financial advisor and planner, he ventured into education for almost 2.5 years before being laid off due to unforeseen budget issues. Leon then stumbled upon Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which is what actually influenced him to start in real estate. Leon was working at a predominantly luxury dealership when one of his frequent customers approached him and recommended that he get a real estate license due to his extensive knowledge and great customer service skills.
The Beginning of His Real Estate Career
That was at the beginning of 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 expressed a large amount of concern about his position and the lack of growth he was getting. 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 outside 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 was 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.
Areas Leon Serves
Leon covers the LA County area –specifically, the Altadena and Pasadena area along with the cities of Inglewood and USC. The market for the city of Altadena is very hard, especially in his zip code of 91001. The average price in Altadena is over $880,000 with average days on market of 75 days. There is a small inventory of about 50 homes, and 30% of these homes have had a price decrease since they were listed. Altadena is a strong seller’s market, with the highest home being just under $3 million dollars. In his area of Inglewood, there has been a huge price plateau, but it is still a strong seller’s market. The average days on market is 62 with an average price of just under $500,000.
Whether helping a client make their house the best it can be, ensuring a quick and successful sale, or assisting a client in finding and creating the home they have always dreamed of, Leon’s goal is to make each transaction as smooth and worry-free as possible.
Clients give Leon high marks for his knowledge, negotiating skills, sales techniques, professionalism, and genuine concern for their well-being. When asked the secret to his successful transactions, he immediately answered, “My clients’ goals are always foremost in my mind. I strive to deliver extraordinary service and to make real estate experiences successful for those who entrust me with their business.”
He is a skillful negotiator and communicator, thorough, detail-oriented, consistent, and always informed. Everything you need to know about buying or selling real estate in the LA County area can be learned from him. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. So whether you want to buy your dream house or sell your estate in LA County, contact Leon today!