Leigh Cortesis

Agent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty - Winston-Salem - Oakwood NC real estate Broker
I have been in the real estate business since August 1, 2000. I began with Graham & Boles Properties which became Prudential Carolinas Realty which became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty. I was rookie of the year my first year and in the top 5% and the top 2% of national associates for all the years since except two. I work with Buyers and Sellers building relationships and providing a great home ownership experience.

I am married to Dino Cortesis who owns Cloverdale Kitchen restaurant with his brother Johnny.

I have lived in Winston Salem since 1988 and it has been a pleasure and honor to help so many people move into and around this town I love. I look forward to helping you and/or your friends as well.
Feb 26, 2019
Leigh helped us sell our home in Ardmore in under 2 weeks for a street record. She is now assisting us through the custom build process while helping my parents relocate from Nashville to Winston. She makes herself very available to quickly see new listings and answer any questions via text or phone call. And if it takes a while to find exactly what you are looking for, that is find. Leigh does not rush or push.
Jul 2, 2018
Marketing Manager
Leigh was recommended to me by my aunt when I was looking for my first home this year, and I'm so glad she was! I was incredibly nervous about the process of looking for/buying a home, and she made everything easy. While she took into account everything on my wish list (must haves, wants, etc.), she kept me open-minded throughout the process. She was flexible with my work schedule and was in constant communication with me during that time. She guided me step-by-step not just in the search but through the purchasing part as well. I'm not sure what I would have done without her (probably would still be debating houses)! I can't say enough how much I recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Jun 29, 2018
Leigh is detail oriented and a great communicator. She kept us updated every step of the way. She followed up with every lead and completed every detail with out exception. She worked on submitting offers at all hours of the day and night. And if she was not available and there was an immediate need she was able to provide a stand in which ultimately resulted in us buying our dream house in a super competitive situation.
Thank you Leigh!
Jun 28, 2018
Operating Partner
I met Leigh when she was the buyer's agent for a personal property I was selling FSBO and after that transaction I knew I wanted to work with her when I needed a Realtor. She recently represented me as a seller for an investment property and she is currently helping my find a personal residence for myself so I've worked with her from all angles of a transaction and she is a top notch professional. She's well-connected, savvy, level-headed, a great communicator, personable and extremely competent--all the things you want in an Realtor/Broker! I recommend her to everyone I know.
Jun 26, 2018
My 25 year old daughter wanted to buy her first home and Leigh was recommended to her. Since she was working full time, she asked me to help in her house search. As it turned out, she didn’t need me because she had Leigh. Leigh listened to my daughter’s likes and dislikes and proceeded to find the perfect fit. She was so patient, kind and extremely knowledgeable. She even had to remind us at times what we said we were looking for in a house as we would get off track. She made sure we had all the right inspections, paperwork and negotiations on our behalf. She even sent us a list of handymen, electricians, chimney sweep, etc. Anything we needed, she went out of her way to be sure we had it covered. She was so easy to work with and so pleasant. There was never a time that we didn’t know the next step in the process because she always kept us informed. Our calls, texts and emails were returned immediately. This was an outstanding experience for my daughters first home. As a mom, I wanted her to be treated well and to get what she wanted in a home. Leigh did all of that and more. I would highly recommend her as an agent. I know that when my daughter sells the home she is in she will call Leigh. Leigh will also be the agent that finds her her next home. Her honesty and integrity is why she is the BEST!
Jun 26, 2018
Over the last 6 to 7 years my wife and I have bought and sold 4 homes. Leigh helped us find our new home andhas been one of the best realtors we've dealt with. She was available when ever needed, quick responses to any questions or information needed. She kept an open dialogue even when there was nothing to report. Even weeks after we closed on our house she has been available to answer questions. I will recommend her to anyone I meet looking for a realtor.
Jun 26, 2018
Leigh was a fantastic agent to work with in helping us through our first home-buying experience. She was thorough, knowledgeable, and took the entire process at our pace. We couldn't have had a better experience with her.
Jun 19, 2017
Senior Director
Leigh is an exceptional realtor. She is professional, patient and thoughtful in her approach in the client relationship. She doesn't push for the most expensive property as some realtors do, she builds a relationship and helps find the property that is right for you. Most importantly, she has great character and integrity and makes the home purchase experience like shopping with a friend.
Jun 13, 2017
From the moment I got in touch with her to help me find my dream home she was on top of every detail and what I was looking for in a home. She answered all my questions, responded right away to any of my concerns. The first home she took me to wound up being the home I bought. She knew from my list of what I was looking for and that first home met all my expectations and beyond. She took me to other homes just saw I had a variety to choose from, but the first home was the one I wanted and bought. The process with due diligence and the steps leading up to the closing were explained in detail by Leigh. She is knowledgeable, honest and knows the the neighborhoods to a tee. The closing went smoothly and I had the keys to my dream home. I would recommend Leigh to anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a home. She also helped me get a carpenter, electrician, landscaper and mover who all turned out to be great. Made my life so much easier.
Jun 12, 2017
My experience with Leigh Cartesis was excellent. She is very professional and a tireless worker.
She was always available and always returned phone calls or e-mails.

The fact that one can still call her for worker recommendations is a plus.
I would highly recommend Leigh and would certainly use her again.
Jun 9, 2017
HomeOwner
I relocated to Winston Salem from Chicago area. Leigh began by showing me neighborhoods around the city and proximity to work and other attractions. We then started narrowing in on homes in specific areas. By listening to my likes & dislikes, Leigh found the perfect home in the perfect location! Leigh has awesome knowledge of the area, of homes, and design. She is amazing to work with, all through the search, purchase and closing process!
Mar 29, 2017
My wife and I needed a house back in 2012. Leigh helped us pore through a couple dozen options, drove us to view many of those homes, and guided us through the buying process. Next time we need to make a move, we will look no further than Leigh and her first-class service.
Mar 28, 2017
Leigh listed out home and it was a pleasure working with her. She made the process easy and actually enjoyable! She knows the market and how to get a house sold!
Mar 27, 2017
Vice President
I would recommend Leigh to any and everyone buying or selling a home. First class, responsive, and thoroughly professional.
Mar 26, 2017
President - ICON Builders
Leigh has been most helpful over the years as our company searches for the right property to purchase, renovate and re-sell. Leigh knows the value and potential of homes in of our target market area, and provides great insight for our evaluation process.
Mar 25, 2017
Pro Scout
Leigh Cortesis has sold a house for us and helped us purchase 2 houses. Leigh is a very genuine, courteous person who routinely thinks of others before she thinks of herself. Her knowledge of the Winston-Salem market is comparable with any real estate agent in the city. She knows the nuances and fine print of looking for and selling a home, often in a unforgiving market. She is a listen-first person, confident and strong in her convictions. Her experience speaks for itself, and we will occasionally lean on her and her long list of connections within the city if needed. Our family holds Leigh in the highest regard. She has become a trusted friend over the years.
Mar 24, 2017
Account Executive
Leigh is a thorough, attentive and patient agent. She went above and beyond our expectations during the sell of our home and purchase of our new home. We loved working with her!
Mar 24, 2017
Attorney
Leigh was fantastic - can't say enough about how helpful she was in getting our house sold and helping us through the purchase process. I would recommend her to anyone - great realtor and even better person.
Mar 24, 2017
Marketing
Buying a new home or selling an existing space is a huge life step, and with that comes a lot of worry and uncertainty. Leigh is so talented and skilled in the real estate industry that her leadership provides a sense of calm and confidence. She is reliable, dependable and will always work in your corner to create the best possible experience.
Mar 24, 2017
Retired
I have worked with Leigh on several occasions for both buying and selling homes. She knows the market and is very efficient in finding the right property. Leigh is very competent and has a very pleasant demeanor. Her integrity is beyond reproach.
I highly recommend Leigh to you for your real estate needs.
Mar 22, 2017
I have known and admired Leigh Cortesis for twenty years. Leigh's work ethic is exemplary.
Mar 21, 2017
Managing Partner
Leigh did a wonderful job and was very thorough with all the details. She exceeded expectations and truly had our best interest at heart. Highly recommend!
Mar 21, 2017
Seller
Leigh Cortesis has been our realtor for a number of years. She is knowledgeable and has a great network of resources to help buyers and sellers with any questions that they have. Leigh is always available to talk through issues and has great ideas. She has gone the extra mile for us many times. I would wholeheartedly recommend her as a listing agent if you want to sell your house!
Mar 20, 2017
Above and beyond. These are the words that most accurately describe the level of service that Leigh provides to her clients. We have had the pleasure of knowing Leigh for eight years. She has helped us sell two homes, purchase one home and build another. We feel fortunate that a friend referred us to Leigh so many years ago. She brings a vast amount of knowledge, skill and talent to each transaction. And with us, an immense amount of patience as we searched high and low for the perfect home! Leigh is the type of agent that will walk through 40 houses with you as if it was the first one you ever toured and point out features to help you decide whether it is "the one." She is also the type of agent that will make time for you when you need help picking out the right light fixture or paint color. With Leigh, it is more important to her that her clients find the right property than it is for her to "close the deal." And you can trust that Leigh will look out for your best interests whether you are selling, buying or building. We feel confident in saying that the advice Leigh provides is ABOVE others in the business. And, when it comes to helping her clients, Leigh goes well BEYOND what is reasonably expected. We highly recommend Leigh to anyone buying, selling or building in the Winston-Salem area.
Mar 20, 2017
Family
Leigh has helped list our last home and help find the lot we have and build our current home. Take out of the equation that she is a family member please.
I can't tell you how her experience portrayed thru all of our transactions. From listing our home, to staging and closing the deal. She was there for us always, no matter what we needed. Her patience and knowledge blew me away!
When we began to design and build our current home, I would have never even considered taking on this type of project without Leigh by my side. The details of her talents helped us build a home of a lifetime.
It's very clear that Leigh not only has talent in selling homes, her best asset is relationships and knowing what's best for her clients before they even know what is best for themselves.