Leslie was born and raised in Fergus Falls, spending her summers at Pickerel Lake in Otter Tail County. Most of her large extended family lives in Fergus Falls and her ties to this amazing community run deep. Within her first year of real estate career, Leslie hit her goal of being a million-dollar producer and by her tenth year her sales hit over the 14 million mark! She attributes her quick ascent to becoming a top producer in the area to an old-fashioned worth ethic instilled in her by her grandmothers at a very early age.
Leslie got her professional start in education and marketing which formed her core strengths areas: her negotiating skills, her networking, and her ability to listen carefully to the wants, needs and concerns of her clients as well as communicating every step of all transactions.
Leslie is fiercely loyal to her clients, working tirelessly to ensure the most positive outcome. One of her clients stated it perfectly, “You are a real estate agent that cares; you take care of the people that list with you and you’re not out simply for the dollar."
When listing a home, effective marketing is crucial, and Leslie’s social media marketing is unique and brings results. She is a firm believer in presenting an unforgettable first impression. With 98% of people taking their first view of a home on the internet, professional staging, photography and videography are key components of Leslie’s listing package.
When working for a buyer, she is thrilled knowing she has helped the client find just the right house to become their home—in fact, she thrives on the challenge of getting the “ungettable” for her clients. A former client says, “Leslie went way beyond the second mile to sell our home in a difficult market and we were able to realize a lifetime dream of buying a home on the water.”
Gregarious by nature, Leslie really enjoys networking and is very involved in her community. A self-confessed “committee nerd” Leslie volunteers on various local community, industry and state level boards, such as the Minnesota Association of Realtors Ethics & Professional Standards Committee. Leslie is the recipient of the 2019 Best of Zillow & numerous real estate awards for her outstanding service and sales record.
"Leslie was amazing to work with. She has the perfect balance of kindness and thoughtfulness mixed with skill and knowledge. Our home sold in less than 24 hours with multiple offers - over asking! I couldn't recommend Leslie more. She was responsive, professional, and hard working. Highly recommend! I readily recommend Leslie any time I hear of someone needing realtor services. - Jess Steinbrenner
“Leslie, there is no way we can thank you enough for your tireless efforts to help us sell our house in a depressed market and move into our dream home. Even in the face of obstacles, you made sure everything came together for us. Clearly, being a realtor is much more than a job to you, and it shows!” - Saul & Mary Kay
"Leslie was excellent to work with. I am very happy with the speed and results of our sale. Leslie understood my needs and dealt with issues in front of her. She was nice, professional, and understanding. Very knowledgeable in her business. Thank You to her." - Rich Berg, Big Lake
"Leslie is friendly, asks questions about your preferences, respond to emails and phone calls quickly, and gathers additional information for other professionals promptly. She is knowledgeable of the local market." - Leland Potter, Fergus Falls
"Leslie Flugstad was an exceptional realtor to work with. She went above and beyond many times to try to help me purchase a new home." -Carolyn Cadwell, Fergus Falls
"Leslie is so easy to work with and she understood what I was looking for. She is also very caring and wants the house to be the right one to fit my needs. Leslie took into consideration my starting point for making the purchase offer, and it turned out to be very realistic. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. I wanted a friend from Perham to do the inspection and he is who we used. I was very satisfied with his inspection and good comments on how well the house was built. It felt good to have her at the closing, and I know I can call her if there is something she could advise me on. Leslie is awesome--her personality and professionalism make her stand out among other realtors I have worked with in the last few years." - Joyce Bunnell, 105 Lydia Lane, Fergus Falls, MN
"I cannot speak highly enough of Leslie. This was my first home purchase and Leslie made the process so easy. She was upfront and honest about everything and gave her opinions on the houses we looked at. She knew the Fergus market like the back of her hand so she could tell us what neighborhoods were good and which ones weren't the greatest. From looking at houses all the way to the closing date (and even after) Leslie was helping every step of the way with anything I needed. Her customer satisfaction is seriously her top priority and she definitely proved that." - Trisha Illies, Elizabeth MN
"Leslie consistently exceeded our expectations! Her professionalism, attention to detail, and dedication were invaluable. I could not imagine using any other realtor." - GH, Fergus Falls