Leslie Bettison brings a lawyer's focus and a designer's eye to the business of real estate. With a light heart and seriousness of purpose, Leslie analyzes all angles and pays extreme attention to detail, ensuring a smooth transaction process. Her design sense and capable approach add to her deal making to help her clients find or market their homes. While negotiation is her strength, client service is her passion.
Leslie is determined to help her buyers find the right fit for their needs. A long-time New Yorker, she knows the city well and can guide buyers through the ins and outs of the city's many neighborhoods. Leslie brings her vast experience to developing creative and proactive marketing solutions for sellers, bringing a love of the selling process to the table. She also ensures that potential buyers are the most financially qualified.
Leslie has a an excellent work ethic and finds that the best reward for her efforts is to accomplish something that makes someone happy, and with real estate, Leslie does just that - and does it well. She followed her dream into real estate after successful careers in law and fashion. Leslie received a Master of Laws in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law from Fordham University and worked as an attorney at the prestigious law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore L.L.P. Upon leaving the legal profession, she opened a resort wear boutique in SoHo.
Leslie, who was born and raised in Venezuela, lives with her family, including Nacho and triplets Rafael, Isabel and Santiago, in Midtown Manhattan. She speaks fluent Spanish and has a wide following among Latin American and European clients.
Member of REBNY
Member of the New York State Bar Association
Coldwell Banker Previews International Specialist Designation
Licensed by New York State Department of Licensing Services (Real Estate Broker and Notary)
Master of Laws in Corporate, Banking and Finance Law
Fordham University School of Law (2004) and Juris Doctor Degree Universidad Santa Maria
Caracas, Venezuela (2000)
Previews International Specialist
Native Spanish speaker.
Trained as an attorney and worked in the legal industry for many years
13 years living in Manhattan in various neighborhoods
Sales (buyer and seller representation), condo and co-op buldings