Hi, I’m Leslie

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.

Let’s find a home to live your best life. 

Honest Reviews of my work

  • zuser20141226170344917 Avatar
    2/19/2022 - Zillow

    Excellent experience with purchase and later sale in Knoxville TN area. Highly recommend. So helpful, thoughtful, and knowledgeable in her field. Made... read more

  • Whit Mahan Avatar
    Whit Mahan
    5/01/2019 - Facebook

    Bought 2 and sold 1 home through Leslie. Efficient and smooth process from start to finish!

  • barrettutley
    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 more

  • utsickle13
    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.

  • marycmccall23
    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 more

  • willard101690
    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 more

  • Heather Whaley
    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 more

  • pmsteen59
    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 more