Erika Leavitt’s interest in real estate was piqued after she and her husband began to remodel and flip homes. After several profitable flips, Erika recognized that her experience and knowledge could benefit others looking to buy or sell a home. In 2014, she became a real estate broker and now is dual licensed in Utah and Washington.
Erika has an eye for smart investments and provides her clients with valuable insight regarding the potential cost of improvements and the return on their investment. She also enjoys working with first-time home buyers and can help you determine the quality of construction and whether a place is a money pit or if something as simple as taking down a wall or sanding floors could transform a home into a place you’d love to live.
Erika also worked for more than a decade as a customer service supervisor for an airline and owned her own natural skincare business, where she created products with wax harvested from her family’s bees. She learned the skills needed to thrive in a fast-paced environment and gained invaluable experience working with many different types of people but says the knowledge she gained while flipping homes is what truly sets her apart from other brokers.
“Buying or selling a home is often an emotional experience with a lot of highs and lows,” says Erika. “I’ve been there so my experience allows me to bring a sense of calm to the transaction and empathize with my clients. I know that looking for a home can be exciting, negotiating an offer can be stressful, and that you’re going to be sad if you lose a home you love. I help manage your emotions and believe that you deserve my time and loyalty for as long as it takes.”
“I always tell my clients that a house can be changed, so find a neighborhood that you love. If you’re looking to flip a home, find the worst home in the best neighborhood and you’ll make a profit with a little hard work. I know it sounds cliché, but everything happens for a reason; in the end, we always find the perfect home that feels like it’s exactly what you’re looking for.”
Erika, her husband, and their two children live on a 20-acre farm in Washougal. They’re currently remodeling their home and plan to add small farm animals this Spring. In her free time, Erika enjoys sailing, camping, and traveling.