Leslie Kunkin Photo

In 2000, my husband and I moved from Brooklyn to Montclair. All these years later, I’ve never looked back! I still love Brooklyn and NYC in general and we still spend a lot of time there – but, at the end of the day, I live in an inviting, inclusive, interesting community with tree-lined streets, back yards, friendly neighbors and beautiful homes with stories to tell. And I couldn’t be happier!  Having made the move from “the City,” I understand the hesitations many people feel contemplating the same move. Here’s what I can tell you. It’s good! The restaurants are excellent and abundant, the arts are vibrant and varied, and the people are friendly and interesting. And Manhattan is closer from most of these towns than it is from parts of Brooklyn!

My roots in Brooklyn run deep. I attended Brooklyn College and received my law degree from Brooklyn Law School – much of my family is still in Brooklyn.  When we moved to Montclair, I was a litigation associate at a large Manhattan law firm, focusing on medical malpractice defense. Incredibly, my commute from here was better than it had been from Brooklyn – shorter and much more comfortable! In 2008, I shifted careers to Real Estate, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I am also the proud mom of two amazing children who are happily making their way through the Montclair public schools. I’m very actively involved in town, as former PTA President at my children’s school, as a school liaison for SEPAC (Special Education Parents’ Advisory Council), as Director of Volunteers for Parents Who Rock (a not for profit musicians’ collective raising money for various local causes) and, of course, through my work as a Realtor throughout these towns.

As a Realtor, I take my job very seriously. I consider it an honor to be included in what is one of the most important decisions my clients will ever make – both financially and personally.  I understand the importance of a thorough understanding of the current market, coupled with years of experience. My pledge to every client is close communication, careful listening, and absolute integrity at all times throughout the process and beyond.  Together, we will make their dreams reality.