Leslie Wessel is a hardworking wife, mother of two, real estate sales team leader, and entrepreneur! She was raised in Abilene, Kansas where she attended Chapman High School and spent her free time helping with the family farming business, before later moving to Wichita to attend Wichita State University as she awarded the prestigious Fran Jabara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship. Which gave her the tools she needed to complete her undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurship with a focus in Real Estate. She received the designation of Summa Cum Laude from the W. Frank Barton School of Business. Leslie decided early in college that real estate was right for her. She began her real estate career at Ritchie Development Corporation in 2004 where she began helping people build their dream homes as a New Home Sales Consultant Assistant. There, she served in development Chestnut Ridge, Rocky Creek, and Pine Meadow.
Leslie joined The Carnahan Group in 2006, adding to her skills and knowledge as a Contract Compliance and Closing Coordinator. She worked to ensure that the closing process went smoothly for all of their buyers and sellers from contract to the closing table. In 2008, she became a full-time salesperson with the team and after serving over nine years as an agent with that group, Leslie decided to share her abundant residential real estate experience and knowledge to train other agents. Thus, her real estate sales team Wessel Team Home Sales was born. Together, she and her team want to make their client's lives easier through what can be a difficult process, while providing unbeatable customer service.
Leslie married her college sweetheart, Kris, in 2006 and together they live in East Wichita with their two little boys, an ornery Goldendoodle named Hazel Eleanor (Ellie) and two bantam chickens named Star-Rash and Sunrise. Kris is a Commercial Real Estate Specialist with The Martens Companies, so Real Estate is the family business!
Leslie has certainly been busy since starting Wessel Team Home Sales, here are some of her recent accomplishments:
Started Wessel Team Home Sales - 2015
Leadership Wichita class, selected by Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce - 2016
Became Licensed Kansas Real Estate Broker - 2016
JP Weigand High Five Award Winner- 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Wichita's 40 Under 40 Award, awarded by the Wichita Business Journal - 2017
Wichita Business Journal’s Career Women - 2017
JP Weigand Platinum Award Winner - 2016
JP Weigand Gold Award Winner - 2017
JP Weigand Ruby Award Winner - 2018
Leslie works tirelessly as a Community-Driven Realtor to promote Wichita and to make sure that it is the place that she and her team want to live and raise their families and hopes that you do, too. Leslie is actively involved and supports:
Young Professionals of Wichita - since 2006
Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas
Business/Education Alliance of the Greater Wichita Partnership/Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce - since 2012
Junior League of Wichita since 2008, including a past Board of Directors member
United Way Young Leaders
St. Vincent De Paul Parish
Designing Women of Mark Arts
MOMs group at Blessed Sacrament parish
Fairy Godmothers, supporters of Stepstone and Dear Neighbors Ministries
Cottonwood Elementary Site Council member
Leslie and her team continue to work together both in real estate and in the community and pride themselves on being Realtors who care.
CMS, PSA, SRES