Leslie H. Smith

Leslie Haynes Smith
Property Quest, LLC
Managing Partner – Operations

The youngest of 8 children, Leslie was raised in New Orleans.  Her Mom and Dad purchased their first (and only) home in Pontchartrain Park, and it’s still in the family today.  When the community was first developed, it was designed to attract middle and upper class African-American residents to serve as a symbol that the American Dream could be a reality for all Americans.  Leslie’s parents had always taught her that there were no limits, and thank goodness her young and impressionable soul believed every word.

After graduating from LSU, the first 25 years of Leslie’s professional life was spent in career and small business development.  She has worked for such companies as Good Work Network and JOB1 as the Operations Manager.  Even today, she runs into people all over New Orleans who remind her of how she wrote their resume, set up an interview for them, or helped them with a business plan or loan. Her heart still leaps as she passes by day care centers, photography studios and other businesses that she had a small hand in helping to create.

It was her love for real estate, however, that truly brought her dreams into focus.  For over 25 years she has been an investor. She has purchased and managed investment properties and overseen renovations to build her own dream of long term wealth. Now she’s helping others realize how the decisions they make today can empower them tomorrow.  And that’s exactly how she became known as the Empowerment Agent. She is a licensed Realtor with Delisha Boyd, LLC. She empowers her clients with education and information so they can make sound, successful decisions.  She helps young professionals make critical decisions about buying or selling a home. She also helps investors find appropriate properties and encourages them to see the future of building wealth through real estate. She’s recognized for guiding all of her clients through a smooth, swift transaction from contract to closing.

As Managing Partner at Property Quest, LLC, her focus is on daily operations. She manages 32 units, handles leasing, sales and marketing of properties, contractor agreements, material procurement and management and financials.  As a licensed Realtor, Leslie has developed relationships with lenders, appraisers, credit counselors, housing counselors, other licensed agents and, of course, buyers. She has developed an extensive marketing plan to reach buyers – and sellers- throughout the New Orleans area.

When Leslie isn’t empowering others in real estate, she’s still making positive waves. She and her husband, John, have two children, Taj and Nia, whom she says were the most important part of her empowerment journey.  She’s also been volunteering with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for several years, working with children in the foster care system.

You can learn more about Leslie at her website: https://lesliehsmith.com/