About Leslie

Be it in life or real estate, I settle for nothing less than excellence.

I sell over sixty homes a year and you can expect my service to demonstrate mastery of the real estate process and intimate knowledge of the Southern Arizona market. I am proud to say that my efforts have landed me in the top 1% of Tucson REALTORs® and top 3% of REALTORs® nationwide. Officially recognized by Long Realty as a high performer — including the designation of Circle of Excellence Platinum status and membership in the Luxury Forum — I am confident in my ability to connect my clients with the right properties, every time.

So, what constitutes "excellent service?" For one, intimate familiarity with the local market. I have been helping clients buy and sell homes in Tucson for over fourteen years, meaning I know exactly where to look depending on my clients' needs. Building a strong and trustworthy relationship with my clients is at the heart of my process. You can trust that I will devote ample attention to your transaction and treat it as if it were my own. I honestly find it exciting to have such a critical hand in helping people move on to the next step of their lives, whether that means first-time homeownership or finding a more appropriately sized property for any budget and stage of life.

Originally from Chicago, I moved to Tucson in 2001, just after my twin boys turned one, and I have called the Sonoran Desert home ever since. Experiencing life in both the big city and a big-but-small town like Tucson has done wonders for my perspective; truthfully, it has only helped me fall further in love with the Tucson lifestyle. With a diverse and friendly community, easy commuting, the presence of a major educational institution, a robust art scene, and an endless array of incredible restaurants, Tucson truly is the place to put down roots.

Additionally, I sit on the board for Nourish, a local pediatric feeding organization, and am on committees for 2 other nonprofit organizations. I have 10 years' experience as a fundraiser. I find my volunteer work a good way to keep abreast of what is happening in Tucson's community! Tucson recreation, theatre, music & restaurants are fabulous. I enjoy hiking our many trails.

I would welcome the opportunity to help you and your family through your next real estate venture. Please, allow me to prove why I am one of Southern Arizona's top-ranked REALTORs® — not through words, but through actions. I look forward to working with you.

What Our Clients Say

Leslie's persistence and follow-thru were amazing.

Eric Rubin, 10/2020

Leslie Heros was the best!

David & Ann Stout, 8/21/2020

Thank you so much Leslie for assisting us with finding a place for our daughter. You made us feel very welcome in a new city and made the process of buying a condo very easy and comfortable.

John & Antoinette Miller 7/2020

I was so impressed with Leslie Heros. I was unable to be in town and she was so helpful and inform- ative. I will recommend her and will use her again myself. Thank you!

Susan Engstler 6/2/2020

Leslie Heros went above and beyond in working with us every step of the way to sell our home: from setting a price that met our goals, to recommending how to stage it, to helping us find the right people for the minor touch-ups... her listing was fabulous and we had offers from the first 3 families that visited it... she walked us through the offers and helped us select the right one... one that didn’t fall through due to the Coronavirus or it’s economic impact... I can’t imagine getting better service than we received!!

Mark Stocker 4/1/2020

Leslie was excellent. She is very organized, patient and helpful. She made a nerve racking process smooth and hassle free. Thanks!

Joe K 3/25/2020

Our agent, Leslie Heros, could give a master class on the marketing and management of all facets of property listing and sale. We knew we were in good hands the day we interviewed her. She inspires confidence. But even more than the logistical and technical knowledge her experience provides, Leslie has an innate ability to read people and understand what motivates them to keep all eyes on the goal of getting the deal closed. It took her only five weeks from MLS listing to closing on our condo, and we have already recommended Leslie and Long Realty to many friends.

Kathleen Bell, January 2020

Hiring Leslie to list our house falls under the "Smartest Decision I Made in 2019 Category," quite literally. After conducting an extensive search, we chose Leslie to list our Foothills home. She brought an incredible knowledge of our localized market, a strong support team, and presented a balanced, thoughtful, and expertly executed marketing plan for our home. The result, a sale in four days at full price. She's a professional's professional and I recommend her considerable talents to anyone, without reservation.

Jeff Simpson, December 2019

Love Leslie. She puts up with me. Amazing when it comes to buying and selling. I think I will tell everyone about her!

2/20/2020

Leslie is an amazing agent. We moved from out of state and she made looking and buying our new home the fastest and easiest process ever. She answered any questions we texted or emailed her within minutes. Twice we had told her when we would be in town and she made sure she made time to show us homes and the area. Thank you to Leslie and her team for being there for this big life change for us.

Rodney E. & Judith M. Hillis, January, 2020

Leslie Heros found the exact house I was looking for. Negotiations were professionally handled. Had no issues with inspections. Closing went smoothly. All in all a great experience.

Thomas & Cheryl Kehoe, November 2019

Our agent persisted in selling our lot for a long time and finally sold it! Even though it was a small sale. Other agents refused to take on the listing.

Greg Becker, November 2019

Leslie is amazing. She explained everything along the way for my husband and I, as this is our first home. She made sure to show us houses that we wanted to see and gave us her honest opinion. She made this process so easy for us and we couldn’t be happier.

Charlotte Robert, October 2019

When I decided to put my house on the market I knew I had to find a top notch agent. Not only do I live several states away from Arizona, but the house needed a lot of renovations. It was important to find an agent that could communicate well, pay attention to details, work with contractors, have good contacts with contractors, as well as be great at marketing a house. I thought the process would be difficult due to me not being in Arizona as well as all the work that needed to be done. But, Leslie Heros is terrific. I really can't say enough good things about her. She communicated extremely well, made the renovations easy, and sold the house within a few days of hitting the MLS. The process couldn't have gone any better. Leslie is the best and I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.

Jeffrey Seth Estate Mendelson

Leslie is on top of it! She's an experienced professional who knows her business, has much familiarity with the Tucson area, and is in it to help her clients first! And, all of that comes with an energetic, light-hearted, make-this-easy-and-fun attitude which is just what's needed during a home buying-selling transaction. I highly recommend trusting Leslie with this process.

Krista 4/2019

Leslie H. Is a superior agent, knowledgeable and quick to act in each facet of our sale. Our sale was unique in that we bought for cash the house sight unseen. We know the area, we were in Foothills Clusters for over 20 years. Leslie was RELENTLESS in her duty to us as buyers.

Mahalo from you Maui Clients. M/N

I saw your "Notes & Accolades" piece about your achievements last year. Couldn't be more deserved, you are the hardest worker I know! I wish I had more houses to buy or sell just so I could work with you again. Congratulations!

Cindi Burke March 2019

Leslie Heros at Long Realty is the best agent I have ever worked with.

Phoebe Dylan February 2019

Leslie K Heros is by far the very realtor we ever had over many decades.

A & Barbara Schimberg February 2019

Leslie is, by far, the best realtor my wife and I have ever worked with. She was patient with us, as our goals changed during our search. She never pushed us, always looked out for our interests and provided great service. I would highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking to purchase a home. Leslie is especially wonderful to our-of-state buyers and uses technology to help facilitate showings. Again, a great realtor.

Satinder & Balbinder Banga January 2019

Leslie went way above and beyond what a normal agent would have to ensure my sale was accomplished. She was wonderful to work with and extremely professional. She kept me informed and was always available to answer any questions I had.

Seller December 2018

There truly are no words to express my gratitude for the most excellent service provided by my team. Leslie is amazing and made a stressful process so much easier for me. It was so obvious that was her goal! The end result for all of her efforts was a beautiful, peaceful, perfect Home for me! I will be forever grateful.

Buyer December 2018

Leslie Heros was a terrific resource for me especially being an out of state buyer of a property to house my U of A student. We found the perfect house at the right price in the right area and Leslie managed the entire process from offer to closing since I was out of state! 10/10

Keith & Monica Nisonoff

Full disclosure: Leslie was a friend before we signed on for her to sell our home. Some folks would have recommended NOT working together, to avoid possible damage to the friendship. In the end, I can't thank her enough. My husband and I absolutely made the right choice. Leslie took incredible care of us, worked with full transparency, was accessible, and was thoughtful and intelligent in her recommendations and responses. Her approach to the sale of our home was turn-key and thorough, and her integrity was apparent at every step in the process. I only wish there were more than 5 stars to give her!

Jennifer & Mark Cassius

Leslie Heros was our realtor in the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. She was professional, conscientious, and proactive in representing us. She had a wealth of knowledge regarding workmen, movers, furniture, staging, insurance and inspectors. She was organized, and organized us! She was always accessible and worked well well with the other brokers involved in the transactions. We felt that she did her very best to arrive at a fair price for the properties. We would strongly recommend using Leslie as your Realtor.

Judy and Ken Riskind

Buying a house long distance turned out to be much easier than antipicated because of the wonderful help of our real estate agent. She was on top of all details and we even were able to arrange a contractor to make a few changes in our new Tucson home. Leslie Heros was recommended to us by a good friend and We can now add our name to her list of very satisfied clients.

Barbara McFarland Trust

I worked with Leslie on a previous purchase and as before she is extremely professional, hard working, knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions at any time. I would highly recommend her to anyone who was looking for a quality realtor.

C. Steven Tracy

We are so grateful to you. You were and are such a consummate professional. You handled the intensity of our time together so well. We felt we were with a person who had our deepest interests in mind and felt totally cared for. Both John and I hope we can be friends as our lives unfold in the sunny southwest. Many many thanks for all you put into our search. With deep appreciation.

Joan and John

Leslie found us a house that we loved! She is a great listener and knows Tucson very well. She made the whole process from start to finish easy! What a wonderful person and realtor! 5 plus stars! I can not recommend Leslie enough! The photos are from our backyard! Thanks Leslie!

Joy Johnston

I really enjoyed my interactions with Leslie . She was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She researched the information when I asked questions pertaining to my home. She was timely, efficient and went out of her way to assist me with the purchase of my home. I would recommend her to other interested friends if I had any at this time. I recently moved here, so friends are in the process of being made. I have no pictures to show of my home. Thank you.

Elizabeth Waters

Leslie is a trusted and competent professional. She is clear and very knowledgeable real estate agent and totally committed to her clients. She was a pleasure to work with and we recommend her with no qualifications. Five stars Richard Cortesi Phyllis Cretors

Phyllis Cretors & Richard Cortesi

Leslie did an excellent job helping me find a residence that suited my needs and location requirements. She is well informed, very detailed and has an excellent eye for quality and potential issues. My experience throughout the entire purchase process proceeded smoothly and was without issues. I ended up closing on my property after I had left for the summer and Leslie managed that process to a very successful close. I would highly recommend Leslie and Long Realty to anyone who is looking for a quality Realtor and Realty company.

C. Steven Tracy

Leslie Heros helped us search for and buy our home in Tucson. She was superb in all aspects of her service to us. We were shown attractive houses squarely in the range of our search and given pleasant, expert, and reliable advice on decisions we faced. Leslie was charming, tirelessly helpful, discrete, and loyal in discharging her agency to us. She has continued to look out for us and has become a valued friend. I can’t imagine another realtor even approaching her excellence.

Bob & Ruth Martin

I truly enjoyed working with Leslie as a home buyer. She went the extra mile to make sure our real estate transaction went smoothly. Leslie thoroughly understood what needed to be accomplished. She offered solid advice and made good recommendations regarding inspections, appraisals, and other services. Leslie continues to herself available 2 years after closing...assisting with questions about our home's history and providing additional service referrals. She truly goes the extra mile.

Greg Regens

Leslie is one of the most helpful realtor I’ve ever worked with. She has helped us to find two beautiful homes. And when we move again she will be the first person I call for help. As a new comer to Tucson she has been very helpful with advice when I need it. Thank you Bev and Tim.

Tim & Bev Scott

Leslie has helped us out in so many ways since we purchased our house. Her recommendations for a vet, pest control, pool maintenance and landscaping have all been excellent. Leslie always answers my emails quickly, despite the fact we bought our house 6 months ago.

Gary and Peggy Craig

Leslie was wonderful to work with and we highly recommend her services. She was knowledgeable about the Tucson market and very helpful in preparing our offer and subsequent counter offers. After acceptance she was on top of all the details involved in closing, including resolving inspection contingency issues and ensuring repairs were made by competent individuals. We appreciated her responsiveness and professionalism and have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

Laureen Morris

Leslie helped us find our new home here in the Highlands at Dove Mountain. She was well informed, courteous and thorough in researching what was available in our price range. She met with us several times and showed us many homes and helped us focus on the requirements we had. Throughout the entire experience of relocating and buying a new home, Leslie was knowledgeable and considerate of our needs. I would recommend her to anyone interested in the help of a very professional and pleasant real estate agent.

Janet Knight, Vester Knight & Joan Genn

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