Tom & Leslie - Tom Gancer & Leslie Kiesel

LICENSE: 475110371

(630) 430-5162
(847) 495-5000 (Office)


Kathleen O'Deen-Benedetto

Tom and Leslie are rock star realtors. They have helped us sell two houses and buy two in the last three years. The process is so smooth with their teamwork. They are responsive and really go above and beyond. Highly recommend!

Cory McCleave

My family and I had a great experience working with Leslie. She helped us find a great home in St. Charles that we all really fell in love with. Despite the market conditions, she was able to find homes that appealed to us and exceeded our requirements. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for professionals that deliver high quality outcomes to their clients.

The Cavanaughs

Tom and Leslie have fantastic complementary strengths that pay huge dividends for their clients. Not only were they able to stage our first sale quickly and inexpensively, but they got us several immediate offers that were higher than we had hoped and moved the house to a fast close. Shortly after we purchased another home through T&L and had an even better experience on the buying side! It wasn't until we relocated out of state and sold that house that Tom and Leslie truly proved their value and expertise however. While we were 2000 miles away they staged our home, took care of all necessary details and got us four good offers when NO offers were coming to our neighbors. Without their help we'd probably still be trying to find a buyer and making two mortgage payments. Worth their weight in gold!

The Muiznieks

When we contacted Tom and Leslie to help us find a home we pretty much picked them blindly from the phone book. However, after the initial phone call, we knew right away that they were the team for us. The ease and confidence at which they were able to demonstrate from that first conversation convinced us that they were the agents for us. Beyond their consummate professionalism and knowledge, they each brought something very uniquely fun to the buying process. They were able to listen to what our needs were and find us the best home within our desired budget. Beyond responsive, Team Tom and Leslie are proactive. Walking into close, we knew exactly what to expect and when things didn't go quite smoothly (through no fault of their own) Tom and Leslie were able to communicate the process glitch so that we never felt panicked or even concerned. What's most impressive about Team Tom and Leslie is that their overwhelming knowledge is equally matched with astounding dedication to serving their clients---well beyond the close. Not only WOULD we recommend Team Tom and Leslie, we have on several occasions and will continue to do so well into the future. Team Tom and Leslie are outstanding AND outstanding people. We never thought the home buying process could be so much fun!

The Kerrs

We had tried another realtor before and felt our questions and concerns went unanswered. Leslie was wonderful, answering questions and doing research before our home visits to be sure we didn't waste our time. She was there every step of the way and I'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy in this area.


Leslie was a God-send after a less than positive experience with another realtor as we searched for a new home. She was upbeat, positive, and and very friendly. She saw to it that we had all of the information we needed, and recommended other professionals to us to make the process seamless. Since we hadn't purchased a home in over 20 years, we were pretty rusty, but Leslie made it easy by quickly answering our emails, being on time for all meetings, and calming our fears when we were worried. She is a gem & I'd recommend her any day!

Happy Client

We have used Tom and Leslie as our agents in the sale of two homes and purchase of another in the past seven years. We have been very satisfied in the services they provide. Not only were they great, responsive agents, they also have been a trusted resource for referrals to painters, heating/cooling contractors, home inspectors, attorneys and even someone to plow our driveway on very short notice.

First Time Home Buyer

Tom & Leslie are amazing! I purchased my first townhouse in July 2011, and I am very pleased that I had them as my agent. I have always been under the impression that buying a house is stressful, complicated, and difficult process. Tom & Leslie proved me wrong! They were very easy to contact whenever I had a question, and reacted quickly to any issues that arose. I was impressed by their knowledge of the real estate business and the area that I was interested in purchasing. Tom & Leslie are an excellent team! They keep each other informed of even the smallest details, making it very easy as a buyer to get answers to any questions or issues that may arise. They kept me informed of new properties as they came on the market, and were readily available to show any properties that I was interested in - even with their office being over 30 minutes away. When it came time for an inspection, I was grateful of the business ties that they had available. They referred me to my inspector, whose services were above my expectations. They worked very well with my mortgage broker and real estate attorney, which made closing a breeze! I highly recommend contacting Tom & Leslie to anyone interested in purchasing a new home.

The Rysavys

Tom and Leslie are an awesome team and work hard to help you sell, rent, or find property quickly and efficiently. I've used them to purchase my townhouse and home as well as find tenants for my townhouse.

The Harts

Tom and Leslie are the best team out there! We have worked with them on several occasions thru a difficult sales process on our home. They were always helpful, attentive and the most honest realtors you will ever meet! Throughout the long process they remained professional and on top of the situation which became very frustrating at times. They work tirelessly and we now consider them our friends! After all their efforts and hard work we would only work with Tom and Leslie!

Tracey Hess

Purchased 3 properties at the same time in 2015. Tom and Leslie made everything go smoothly and even caught issues for me that the attorney missed. They are always on the ball and always have the greatest attitudes. Always look forward to working with them and have been for 17 years!

Bill Ryan

Can't say enough good things about these two. They handled the sale and purchase for my family over the past six months and were responsive, professional and helpful every step of the way. Tom handled our purchase and sale 20 years ago also and linking up with Leslie was a good move for both of them. Strongly recommend you talk with them if you need a realtor, and you really are getting two dedicated, experienced realtors, for the price of one.