History of Tina Leonard and Tina Leonard Real Estate
Tina (Wilson) Leonard (1958-2021), the former broker/owner of Tina Leonard Real Estate, was a Lake Placid native with deep roots in the community and a proponent for volunteerism and giving back to the community she felt so strongly about. Tina was a served as the President of the Shipman Youth Center, the Gold Medal Business Networking International Chapter, Rotary Club of Lake Placid and Tri Lakes Business and Networking Group. Tina also served in various other positions within those organizations and received the honor of many awards to acknowledge her dedication to the community.
A REALTOR for nearly 3 decades, Tina got her start in real estate in 1991. Tina worked at two other well known real estate offices in the area in the capacity of Office manager and Property Manager in addition to her licensed associate broker title. Tina Leonard has always been a name synonymous with long term rental management. Tina’s extensive knowledge of many aspects of the Real Estate Industry made her a valuable resource for clients, customers, and peers. Tina served as President of the Northern Adirondack Board of Realtors for two consecutive terms, 2000 and 2001. Tina’s passion and dedication led to help clients find a home that fit their needs, whether it was renting an apartment, purchasing a first home or investing in a second home.
In 2013 Tina found herself dealing with complications of Glaucoma and, as a result, lost her sight. She realized that losing her sight gave her brighter visions of life and higher expectations for herself. She knew that she had the knowledge and support to continue a successful real estate career, even without full vision. She also knew that the knowledge she possessed could be passed onto other agents that she welcomed every opportunity to mentor. She eventually decided to open her own Real Estate Office under her name, and Tina Leonard Real Estate was established in 2016.
When Tina Leonard Real Estate opened in June of 2016, it was only long term rentals while representation of buyers and sellers was out of a different brokerage. In 2017 after years of knowing Chase Jermano and pointing out his passion for sales and assisting people, Tina successfully convinced Chase Jermano to become a licensed real estate salesperson. In 2018 Chase Jermano, in turn, convinced Tina to add buyers and sellers to Tina Leonard Real Estate to create a full service real estate and property management office. By 2020 Tina accomplished a personal goal of her brokerage, Tina Leonard Real Estate, being the recipient of the 2020 Adirondack Daily Enterprise Best of the Mountains for a Real Estate Office.
In September 2021, Tina Leonard passed away unexpectedly, but Tina Leonard Real Estate continues. A local broker stepped into manage and acted as an advisor while Tina Leonard Real Estate Realtor, Chase Jermano, secured his broker’s license and Tina’s daughter, Daci Shenfield, secured her real estate license, now a second generation realtor, took over ownership of the Real Estate Company.
We are proud to say that Tina Leonard Real Estate is on track for future growth and remains a trusted name in the Lake Placid region and throughout the Adirondack Mountains.
Tina Leonard Real Estate is a specialist of real estate sales, be it first time homebuyers, second homeowners or relocation. We represent our clients with compassion, care and expertise every step of the way.
Our full service real estate brokerage manages long term rentals in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake. Wilmington, Jay, Keene, and beyond. Our long term rental inventory is always changing and includes everything from studio apartments up to 4 bedroom houses. Whether you are a tenant looking for a rental or a property owner interested in having a property manager, Tina Leonard Real Estate should always be your first call!
Our brokerage and agents continue to be a part of the community where it first started and are always looking to volunteer in the community and further their education by staying in tune with the latest market trends and updates. We have agents who are Seller Representative Specialists, Accredited Buyer Representatives, Pricing Strategy Advisors, and Resort and Second Home Property Specialists!