I am an Affiliate Broker for Realty Executive Associates with over 13 years of real estate experience. For 8+ years, I have been a builder representative with Ball Homes, currently with 9 West Knoxville developments. See all Knoxville new construction here.
Expert negotiator with an eye for detail
Before real estate, I was an environmental entrepreneur who helped Fortune 500 companies recycle and re-purpose their hazardous waste. I’m no stranger to taking the stress out of tense situations. From helping people safely store nuclear waste, to turning harmful sludge into harmless bricks, to turning off-spec baby diapers into material that protects homes in forest fires, I’ve walked others through the most stressful times of their lives. After 15 years of consulting, I left to raise my family where I was raised in East Tennessee. Being a mom to my two kids, I’ve come to realize something: Our lives are in the details.
It’s the little things that make life feel rich and worth soaking in. At the center is your home and your community. As an active community volunteer in Knoxville and past PTO/PTA president at middle and high school levels, I’ve come to appreciate this even more.
Low stress home buying and building
Knoxville has given my family so much through: lifelong friendships; athletics (my husband playing football at UTK in the 70s and my daughter throwing shotput and hammer in 2010s); the inspiring beauty of the Smoky Mountains; the security and prosperity from our terrific city. Now, I want to share the blessings of what I’ve been given to you in East Tennessee.
Now, I am channeling my passion by helping you through the hoops you have to jump through to buy or build your dream house. That way, you can enjoy the more important details in life: your family and friends.
I know buying a house can bring out your crazies. It’s always the little things that make or break your dream home. That’s why with every client, I love spending time to listen to their stories on how they ended up in Knoxville and their hopes for their next chapter in life. It’s no accident when they fall in love with our city and community.
Whether you’re moving to Knoxville, expanding your family, or retiring, I want to help make this wonderful city your home.
Excellent experience with purchase and later sale in Knoxville TN area. Highly recommend. So helpful, thoughtful, and knowledgeable in her field. Made...read moreExcellent experience with purchase and later sale in Knoxville TN area. Highly recommend. So helpful, thoughtful, and knowledgeable in her field. Made the entire process a breeze.read less
5/01/2019 - Facebook
Bought 2 and sold 1 home through Leslie. Efficient and smooth process from start to finish!
3/04/2018 - Zillow
Leslie was extremely helpful through the entire home buying process. She answered all of our questions quickly and put us at ease about throughout the...read moreLeslie was extremely helpful through the entire home buying process. She answered all of our questions quickly and put us at ease about throughout the build. I would definitely contact her if we ever sold our home.read less
11/07/2017 - Zillow
She’s absolutely amazing! Leslie Didn’t let me settle for anything other than the perfect house for me! Patient, knowledgeable, not pushy, and honest.
9/01/2017 - Zillow
I was beyond elated to have Leslie by my side through the process of buying my first condo. Every step was simple to go through...read moreI was beyond elated to have Leslie by my side through the process of buying my first condo. Every step was simple to go through and I felt that I had an army beyond me while going through this process. Would highly recommend her to anyone who is buying any type of real estate!!!read less
7/06/2017 - Zillow
Leslie is the best! Since I was buying my first home I was in uncharted waters and Leslie walked me through each step. Leslie answered...read moreLeslie is the best! Since I was buying my first home I was in uncharted waters and Leslie walked me through each step. Leslie answered all of my questions and offered advice through the entire process. She knew what I was looking for and knew all the places to look that met my expectations. She was always responsive and never took a day off. Leslie was able to help me find a house I loved and for a great price. Thank you for everything Leslie!read less
6/25/2016 - Zillow
Leslie is amazing! She was the sellers agent for Ball Homes and we had the pleasure of working with her. I absolutely can't say enough...read moreLeslie is amazing! She was the sellers agent for Ball Homes and we had the pleasure of working with her. I absolutely can't say enough good things about her. She's incredibly kind, helpful and knowledgable. She graciously answered every question or concern (I'm sure we would have driven anyone else crazy.) Thank you Leslie! We think you're wonderful! -the Whaleysread less
5/18/2016 - Zillow
Leslie Rotella is extremely knowledgable about the local real estate market. She always has the answers to any questions I had on the house...read moreLeslie Rotella is extremely knowledgable about the local real estate market. She always has the answers to any questions I had on the house we were looking at. Leslie would always research any and all information on the property I was interested in. Leslie was able to negotiate with the sellers agent when the closing date got tricky for me. Leslie is highly professional, yet personable, and is willing to work with your schedule. She always finds a way to make things work. Honest, hard working!!!!! If you choose Leslie, you have made an outstanding choice!read less