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Leslie Schmidt,

the Property Mama!

Local Knowledge - 

Growing up in beautiful Ventura, California has given me a deep respect and appreciation for Ventura County, the natural beauty of our surroundings, and the unique lifestyle our area has to offer... Not only am I a Realtor® with RESOURCE REAL ESTATE, I’m also a friend, a daughter, a sister,  a mother, and I love to help people!  I’m great at understanding my clients and helping each person with their unique situation and needs.

I have a great local knowledge of individual neighborhoods, schools, parks, restaurants, and things to do around town.  Not only can I help you with all of your real estate needs, this page is also a great way to learn more about our community, local events, things to do, ways you can get involved, volunteer, or just get in touch.  I can also connect you with trusted partners, favorite local businesses, community events, and more!  

My Experience

Property Management - 

I've been a property manager for OVER A DECADE!  I can help advise you as to whether you might be better off keeping and renting out your current home, instead of selling - and if you're looking to acquire a new investment property, I'm your gal!  Real Estate is such a great LONG TERM INVESTMENT!  



Interior Design & Renovation Experience - 

Over the past 25 years, I’ve managed numerous large-scale property renovations, updates between tenants, and even custom home builds. From complete kitchen and bathroom remodels, exterior renovations such as roofing, windows, painting; to outdoor spaces and landscape design including pools, patios, and balconies; from big jobs to quick room refreshes - I've managed it all.  This gives me unique insight when it comes to getting your home ready for sale and the stress it can bring.  I have a great team of local contractors I’ve vetted out over the years that I can count on to get the job done the right way, the first time!  I’m here to help make that easy for you and guide you every step of the way. I have a great eye for interior and exterior design and help clients, friends, and neighbors often with their projects.   

See some of my projects HERE

See my helpful recommendations HERE


My Education

As a single mom and full-time student for many years, I know first-hand how to work hard, be dedicated, passionate, and multi-task.  I obtained my Asssociates in Arts with Highest Honors, Business Management, and Accounting Degrees from Ventura College.  I ran my own bookkeeping business for many years called Hillside Bookkeeping, with clients from Santa Barbara to Westlake Village.  You can count on me to be very professional, organized, timely, and detail-oriented, but I’m also down-to-earth, creative, and easy to work with.  I'll see to it that the sale of your home or purchase of you next home is taken care of professionally and seamlessly.

Professional Designations & Memberships

RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert

MRP - Military Relocation Professional

CAA - California Apartment Association
















Did you know?

I'M ALSO A HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR! At only 37 years old, I survived a rare form of pregnancy-related heart attack called a SCAD: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection only 10 days after the birth of my third child.  Having no prior health conditions and nearly dying has given me a unique appreciation for life and dedication my family, my friends, and my hometown.  I share my story of survival as often as possible in hopes that someday, it may save a life!  Being a Realtor® is fulfilling in many ways; knowing I can give back to my community and help people make their dreams a reality, are two of my biggest goals.


I take pride in helping others.  Some of my favorite local organizations are Food Share, American Heart Association, Ventura Land Trust (formerly Ventura Hillsides Conservancy), SPARC: Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, Community Memorial Hospital (without them, I wouldn’t be here), and  The City Center to name a few… 


In 2013, I created a Facebook group called GoodNews805 where locals can find details on community events, new businesses opening, charitable fundraisers, and more!  It's a great resource, please check it out!


To learn more about me and ways I can help you sell or find your home, recommendations of my favorite businesses, resources and helpful tips, or to get in touch, please click here

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