Leonardo Montenegro Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams Realty

Leonardo Montenegro

Real Estate Agent at
Keller Williams Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Leonardo gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Palm Springs agent by 14%.
Leonardo has great Condo experience - having sold 234 more condos than the average agent.
Leonardo is a SFH expert - working with over 74% more single family homes than the average Palm Springs agent.

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More about Leonardo Montenegro

MBA in Business, BFA in Design and AA in Architecture REALTOR since 2004 Achieving clients’ real estate goals is about more than guiding transactions to successful closes for THE LEONARDO GROUP- it's also about positively impacting peoples’ lives and creating abundance around them. They achieve stellar results through outstanding client service, targeted marketing strategies, and collaboration with ethical and creative colleagues. As partners & principals in THE LEONARDO GROUP, both Leonardo Montenegro and Marcio Baggio, have earned recognition as a Top 1% Agent in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley for over 17 years. They have been featured in several publications including Palm Springs Life, LA Curbed, Daily Mail UK, Eichler Network, American Luxury, NBC Los Angeles, Chron News, and Locale Magazine, just to name a few. They have closed over 450 transactions totalling over $350 ...
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Other Certifications



Top 1% Producer 2017, Top 1% Producer 2015, Top 1% Producer 2014, Top 1% Producer 2013, Top 2% Producer 2012, Top 3% Producer 2011, Top 3% Producer 2010, Top 4% Producer 2009, Top 5% Producer 2008, Top 1% Producer 2018, Top 1% Producer 2019, Top 1% Producer 2016, Top 1% Producer 2020

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Portuguese, Engllish

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Leonardo Montenegro's Reviews & Ratings

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Leonardo Montenegro

    • Leonardo and his team were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He recommended an excellent staging company to help our family home stand out and worked tirelessly to hold the home open and get it sold for Top Dollar. Their weekly communication with our family was excellent along with many calls to keep us up to speed on the status since we were in a few cities around the U.S. We always received sound advice and support along the way. The Escrow process was smooth and we would highly recommend him to our friends and family in the Coachella Valley.

      - Wellford - La Quinta, CA
    • What a great team! They've done a great job of walking us step by step through this process to let us know exactly what to expect. The process of choosing a house was surprisingly easy with their knowledge of the area. And communication with then was always fast and easy! Thanks for making this process painless for us.

      - G. Esteves, Palm Springs, CA
    • Leonardo and Marcio helped us decide on a specific area in the desert region where we wanted to purchase a home. There was great coordination and professionalism of Leonardo's team members. They facilitated an expedited transaction in 3 weeks.

      - T. Peterson, Rancho Mirage, CA
    • Best real estate transaction EVER, and I have had many in my 61 years. Leonardo and Marcio are so knowledgeable of the area and of the real estate market in general. AND you get TWO for the price of one! :) Their expertise, help and suggestions allowed me to sell my property quickly, with ease and problem-free. Thank you both so very much!!!

      - mcbill, Palm Springs, CA
    • We are very so happy to have chosen THE LEONARDO GROUP to represent us! They have extensive knowledge of the area that they were happy to share with us. They truly understood our needs and wants when helping us find our home. They took the time to explain to us the entire process so once our offer was accepted, everything felt normal since we knew what to expect. The entire team had great communication with us and each other so we always knew what was happening. We are enjoying our first home now but already know who will helping us on the next one

      - S. Ehrhardt, Palm Springs, CA
    • We just sold our second home in Palm Springs, California using The Leonardo Group. Leonardo Montenegro and his entire team came highly recommended to us. My wife is in residential real estate in MA and I am on the commercial side there as well, so we know a few things about real estate brokerage and we've seen both good and bad service. I can confidently say that we truly had a "five-star" experience with The Leonardo Group. The 3,000-mile distance between Massachusetts and our desert home might as well have been three miles. The process was seamless and surprise-free. Communication is everything when pulling together the pieces of property disposition or acquisition, and all the members of The Leonardo Group excel at communication. We were informed every step of the way via phone call and emails- and from prospect tracking reports to document execution using the ease of DocuSign, Leonardo, Marcio and Candy were prompt, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. I recommend them without reservation. They will be our "go-to" team whenever anyone asks if we can recommend a broker anywhere in the Coachella Valley.

      - phil4545 - Palm Springs
    • If your goal is to sell your house at the sales price you've listed it at, with great ease and with the help and guidance of a seasoned professional salesperson who commands respect from buyers and other agents, then look no further than Leonardo Montenegro and his team. Not only did Leonardo sell my home at my asking price but due to the house's history he got a lot of worldwide publicity on the house. Working with Leonardo was a wonderful experience, and whereas some realtors put pressure to reduce prices, Leonardo never put pressure on me to do anything but follow belief on what I knew my home was worth. Thanks, Leonardo.

      - RobNewman - Palm Springs

      - JERRY TRASK - Rancho Mirage
    • We have used Leonardo and his team for the sale of two properties now and wholeheartedly recommend them! Very friendly, professional and always available.

      - martinlowery - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo and his team were professional, courteous, responsive and most of all compassionate and patient when we were selling our home. Buying or selling a home is an emotional event. They understood that and were with us every step of the way.

      - zuser4041 - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo came to us highly recommended. Needless to say, he guided us through the whole complex process of offers/counter offers, requests for repairs, etc. He uses several new technologies and that made our purchased a lot more streamlined. He is a go-getter. My family and I were very happy with him.

      - momopastel, Palm Springs
    • Leonardo is well-informed and very communicative. He's always there to answer questions. He went out of his way to find the head of the homeowner's association and together we asked every question we could think of before buying.

      - user14760151
    • Leonardo knows are territory and worked very hard to understand what we were looking for. He is a very tenacious negotiator and - when we were ready - moved things along very quickly. He knows the business side as well and was instrumental in getting all the paperwork in order. We have no reservations about recommending him.1.5 years later...Leonardo helped us find EXACTLY what we looking for. We had come to Palm Springs several times and wondered around with our iPads, looking at everything that was available. Then, we spent a day and a half with Leonardo, made an offer while driving home and made the purchase within weeks. He is very attentive and very concerned about all of the details - things we simply hadn't thought about. I'm not comfortable writing recommendations but I'm having no trouble with this one at all. We've been happy owners for a year and a half now and it's perfect. Thank you, Leonardo!

      - user7250660 - Palm Springs
    • I have purchased two Palm Springs condos through Leonardo. With each purchase, I felt that Leonardo was really working for me. I am the president of a company where I am very involved in the negotiation of deals. These two deals with Leonardo are the first real estate transactions that I have been involved in where I felt the realtor did a better job of negotiating the deal than I could have.I have been very impressed with Leonardo's professionalism and negotiation skills. I have recommended him to friends and business associates and they have been completely satisfied also.

      - John O
    • Leonardo and his team were very professional. We have never had a real estate transaction go so smoothly.Leonardo is very professional and trustworthy. He will be the person I call when I am ready to relocate.

      - user3314528 - Rancho Mirage
    • Leonardo was very attentive to our needs and also very rapid in his responses and negotiations. We are very happy with the services provided by Leonardo and will definitely use his services for future transactions.

      - user8001258 - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo is the best realtor that I have ever dealt with. He found us a house in a very timely fashion in an area that we love. He is the only realtor that I have dealt with that helped us with everything and was still in contact even after the contract was signed. He really knows how to show you the house and keeps in mind what you have told him you are looking for. Coming from Canada is was imperative that the purchase went through swiftly an accurately. He was able to offer us a service to sign all the documents via e-mail that was wonderful. I would and have recommended him to others who were wanting to buy a house in the Palm Springs area.

      - user9414867 - Cathedral City
    • Pleasant to work with, knowledgable about the area and real estate in general. Helped us purchase our first home in the desert a few years ago and our new home this year.

      - beignet
    • Leonardo is very knowledgeable, and he is a pleasure to work with. We used him to buy a condo 4 years ago. We were so pleased with him, we used him again when we were ready to buy a house this year.

      - user7363364 - Palm Springs
    • I have had the pleasure of knowing Leonardo for 8 years. We have bought and sold two homes through him. I have recommended him to numerous individuals and those that have been wise enough to list with him have had their homes sold. Others listing with other agents have not been that lucky. He gives 125% of his time and is completely professional in all of his dealings. I would vouch for his honesty and would if I had to, list the home I am presently in with him.

      - user7157363 - Rancho Mirage
    • Leonardo was a real pleasure to work with - in fact we hope to remain friends in the future. He was very experienced and knowledgeable and quick to respond to all my calls and concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

      - Kim Lorenzi
    • Leonardo is very professional, always available regardless of hours or day of the week. He diligently researched of the property and provided me with the information that gives an edge and helps me to buy the property. I will use Leonardo and his team again.

      - Dzevad Sirbegovic
    • Leonardo and Marcio were amazing to work with. They followed through on every detail and were so kind in the process. I am very tough on realtors, and they impressed me. Over the years, they have helped me buy and sell homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. I highly recommend them. Feel free to contact me if you need any more info.

      - Roberto Sigmaringa - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo is an extremely knowledgeable and professional realtor. He deals with all matters very quickly and efficiently. This is our second real estate transaction with Leonardo which was handled in the same proficient manner as the first. We have and will continue to highly recommend him.

      - user6232191 - Palm Springs
    • You're going to love Leonardo! Not only is he delightful to deal with, but he knows how to get the job done with humor, integrity, and efficiency. He listed our condo, hosted an open house, and got three offers over our asking price within three days. He knows the Palm Springs market well. We're definitely going to use him again!

      - user65039554 - Palm Springs
    • We chose Leonardo because of his professionalism. He definitely knows this area and steered us towards a fantastic purchase. At all times he kept us informed on where we were during the purchase and sale of our existing house.

      - user6910686 - Palm Desert
    • Leonardo was such a great help to me. He walked me through the whole process. Negotiated the best deal and kept me informed throughout. I highly recommend him.

      - Tomiko
    • Easy to work with. Positive attitude. Helpful tips on properties that fit our lifestyle.The team worked well together to get the job done. The process was smooth and timely.

      - user9101030 - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo and Marcio are very experienced Real Estate masters who are patient and very knowledgeable about each area they represent. They take the time and energy needed to get each client to the goal they have set. I highly recommend them both as representatives for anyone needing real estate to advise or assistance.

      - steinaldo1 - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo has exceptional abilities that make doing business with him a total success. He is so dedicated to his work, his clients and at the same time has an amazing knowledge of his market. Buying or selling with Leonardo means very high chances for the best deal possible..

      - LouisDuBord - Rancho Mirage
    • Leonardo is a true professional! He does what he says he is going to do and does it professionally. He has a great team and would be a real asset to you in buying a new house or selling your home.

      - Sonja37 - Palm Springs
    • Mr. Montenegro was instrumental in negotiating our property for us. He also told us he considers us a client for the long run, not just for the one sale. For a pair go guys who like to dabble in property, that is very important to us. For anyone else who is buying a single property for hopefully a lifetime, this attitude can be of great benefit to them as well. I'm glad Leonardo considers us a client for good, as we consider him our broker for good, as well.

      - bretman7
    • Leonardo and his Team are awesome realtors. Very knowledgeable about desert homes. He sold my home and did a great job. Great communication, responsive and the most awesome videos and flyers of your home that you can imagine. He is friendly and cares about his clients. I would recommend him and his team to anyone.

      - SandraBufalini - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo helped my partner and me find the perfect home! We put him through the paces in our search, but he never blinked an eye. He spent whatever time was necessary in locating our special place - gave us recommendations, dos and don'ts, please consider this and I wouldn't consider that and used every other skill from his very professional tool kit. He's a gentleman from start to finish, and we ended up right where we were meant to be. Thank you, Leonardo!

      - lgbabbs - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo helped us find the perfect vacation home in the Desert! He helped us realize what we needed for a combination rental property and vacation residence and what would appeal to seasonal renters. Leonardo was very patient and walked us through many properties, each one getting us closer to our perfect home. The use of secure online forms allowed us to finalize the sale and close the deal seamlessly from Canada. Great Job Leonardo!

      - dj_from_ca - Palm Desert
    • Leonardo and his team were amazing. He put the condo on the market, had an open house that weekend, and it sold within a week for much more than we were expecting. He not only knows the market well, but he's a delight to work with. My family has relied on his expertise several times, and we will continue to do so in the future. Call him....you won't be disappointed!

      - ellenberdinner - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo and his team found us a wonderful condo in Palm Springs in a beautiful setting with mountain views. He was good to work with and very responsive to our needs. Closed the purchase well.

      - gwlindstrom - Palm Springs
    • Working with Leonardo and his team was a great experience. He was open to showing as many homes as possible in helping us find the right home to fit our lifestyle needs. We found him to be professional and always responsive to our questions and concerns. There was always someone on his team ready to help when Leonardo was with another client. We always received personal attention and provided answers and guidance throughout the process. Leonardo Team is the best in the valley! Mary and Terry Simons

      - mmccro - Cathedral City
    • I thought the Leonardo Team was very helpful with us selling our house in 2010 after it had been on the market through the worst of the downturn with another agent. He had a good network of other agents sending prospects to the house and fielded a number of offers, including the final, successful.

      - John Raymond - Rancho Mirage
    • I thought the Leonardo Team was very helpful with us selling our house in 2010 after it had been on the market through the worst of the downturn with another agent. He had a good network of other agents sending prospects to the house and fielded a number of offers, including the final, successful.

      - John Raymond - Rancho Mirage
    • We found Leonardo and team to be thoroughly professional with great knowledge of the desert real estate market. He was more than happy to spend as much time as needed even though we weren't buying the most expensive property on the market.

      - ddhalamo - Palm Desert
    • Leonardo and his team are highly professional, energetic and talented. I've been involved in 15 real estate transactions over my lifetime, including two directly with Leonardo. He ranks near the top.

      - zuser00487 -Lexington, MA
    • Leonardo was the real estate broker for the sale of my Palm Springs home. He took the listing after we had five months and not one offer with another very prominent agent in town. He and his team worked very diligently and had an offer brought in very close to asking price within a week of taking the listing. His enthusiasm and diligence paid off very quickly. I highly recommend the Leonardo Team for both the purchase and sale of properties within the Palm Springs market.

      - zuser2014 - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo and his team have helped find quality renters. Leonardo has gone out of the way by doing the small things to help me like allowing handymen in the house and has returned empty trash cans to the garage. One who takes care of minor details will certainly take care of the big ones. Lease contracts are completed thoroughly, accurately, and timely. I also have the home listed for sale with him. We've been happy with Leonardo.

      - Hezekiah_12 - Palm Desert
    • Leonardo and his team were a pleasure to work with and provided the expertise and results we wanted, all with positive energy and attitude. We highly recommend the Leonardo Team.

      - Jorge - Palm Desert
    • About five years ago, I needed to sell my vacation home in Palm Springs. The economy was at the brink of a financial crisis, and I was extremely anxious about the possibility of selling my house in that environment. In addition, I had to communicate with Leonardo by e-mail or phone since I live in San Francisco! I was able to sell my home at the asking price. How did he find the buyer? He has the market intelligence, professional network, creative genius, and brainpower to get things done flawlessly. Leonardo was responsive (sometimes too responsive -- he typically responded to me within minutes of my requests or, at the latest, within 24 hours). Although it's been quite some time since I've used his services, he's an agent I would use again and again if I were to buy or sell a home in Palm Springs. A terrific professional. Use him!

      - ray_orquiola - Palm Springs
    • Leonardo & his team are a pleasure to work with and are very diligent about ensuring their clients have consistent follow thru. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking representation in the Valley for their real estate needs.

      - go.dangelo66 - Palm Springs
    • The Leonardo team represented the seller of the house we live in currently in Palm Springs. Leonardo worked to ensure both his client, the seller, and us, the buyer, were informed and current in everything involved in making a successful sale for both parties. His knowledge of all the varying aspects you can encounter his purchasing property here in the desert is exceptional. We did not have Leonardo as our agent when we were buying and moving here but since then we have recommended his team to numerous friends who are in the processing of purchasing a home here.

      - joshjbanks - Palm Springs
    • The best Realtor I've ever worked with. Leonardo and his team go way above and beyond any expectations, anyone could ever have! They provided concierge services such as having the home cleaned, painted, and landscaped to prepare for the sale. They also provided a beautiful staging of the home. Leonardo provided total availability and expert counseling throughout the sale process.

      - user2582129 - Palm Springs
    • We contacted Leonardo because of his stellar reviews on Trulia and I am so glad we did. He helped us purchase a vacation home in Palm Springs. Living in the South Bay and have very little time to house hunt, Leonardo was available to meet on our terms. Not knowing much about the different areas of the desert cities we were amazed at how knowledgeable Leonardo was, advising us of sand storm areas, wind tunnels, undesirable areas, etc. Super professional, personable and efficient. We now own a beautiful place in PS and the process was stress-free thanks to Leonardo and his team.

      - yvonne22 - Gross, NE