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Leila Perez,  Realtor ®  MRP

Leila Perez pursued her career in real estate in 2015, following her husband's most recent Military relocation to Slidell, LA. Leila has a passion for helping people obtain a reality, that may have otherwise just been a dream. She believes in people, listens to their needs and desires, then selflessly makes their dream, her mission.


She faced adversity as all new agents do, with the added challenge of starting her career as a new mom, in a city where she knew no one and had little knowledge of the area. Leila accepted these challenges, established goals and set out to be the best in the industry. Leila has an established clientele, is highly recommended by others and prides herself on professionalism. Clients are not just clients, she believes in creating relationships that continue far beyond closing day.


In efforts meet the demand of the industry and maintain the level of professionalism as well as the continuing effort to build relationships, Leila established the Leila Perez Team.


In 2019, Leila Partnered with Heather Jacobson to maintain the the team's transactions. As the Transaction Coordinator, Heather works behind the scenes to ensure that each transaction is successfully executed.


In December of 2020, Leila welcomed Buyer's Specialist, Sarah Zanco to the team. Sarah and Leila navigated the uncharted waters of COVID-19 and continued on the path of success. Together, the 2020 Top Producing Agents have maintained their status and exceeded their goals, opening the door for team growth.


In March of 2021, The team welcomed Amanda Beltran to the office. Leila's and Sarah's success warranted the need for an Administrative Assistant to help with client appreciation, maintaining files, scheduling appointments and day to day administrative needs. This allowed Leila and Sarah more time to dedicate to the field and to better serve their clients. After 6 months of facilitating the administrative duties for the team, Amanda took the next step to become licensed. 


In December of 2021, the Leila Perez Team was completed by the accompaniment of Buyer's Specialist, Denise Heemskerk. Denise shares our passions and believes in our mission. Although Denise is new to the team, she is not new to the Real Estate Industry.


The Leila Perez Team, is not just a Real Estate Team, we believe in community. The Leila Perez Team supports local small businesses, partners with non-profit agencies and participates in community service events.


Your Dream - Our Mission.

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Sarah Zanco, Realtor®

Sarah is a native of Slidell, but lived in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for a large portion of her life. She spent much of her childhood in between Elizabethtown and Slidell but had always felt like Louisiana was truly her place to call home.

Sarah welcomed her daughter, Skylar, in February of 2019. Sarah enjoys trying new things and is always ready for an adventure. With a genuine love and enthusiasm for people, she knew she wanted to impact others positively and fell in love with a career in real estate. As a Buyer’s specialist for the Leila Perez Team she understands that everyone’s preference and motivation for purchasing is unique to them. She will not only be there for you every step of the way, but also will make sure to prioritize your needs as you make the biggest purchase of your life. When she is not assisting her clients, Sarah enjoys going to the gym, reading, and traveling in her free time.

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Denise Heemskerk, Realtor®

Denise was born and raised on the west coast of Canada near Vancouver. Her parents immigrated from The Netherlands and she grew up with her three sisters and one brother speaking Dutch, playing and working on their flower nursery, and attending French Immersion school for four years at the age of 12. At 25 she struck out on her own and spent five years in Winnipeg working for the local NHL team. She met her husband in 2015, and after getting married, moved to his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 2018 they moved to Slidell for a job opportunity for her husband. It was during this time that Denise got interested in Real Estate and decided to pursue it as her chosen career.

Having moved around more than a few times, Denise understands the importance of finding a great house that you can turn into your home. She has over 20 years of experience working in the customer service industry, and excels when it comes to providing a friendly and helpful experience to those she works with.

She is committed to making your property search or sale as smooth as possible and providing her best efforts, full attention and a friendly experience.

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Amanda Beltran, Realtor®

After 20 years as a professional educator and several military moves later, Amanda has developed a love for traveling, culture, and community, which she attributes to her passion for the Real Estate industry.

She began this journey as the administrative assistant for the Leila Perez Team, and after just 6 months of being immersed in the local Real Estate market, took the next step in becoming licensed.

Amanda's life experiences, excellent work ethics and ability to overcome adversities are all contributing factors to her commitment to her clients and the success of her career.

As a South Florida native who has had the opportunity to experience life all over the United

States East Coast, Amanda is well versed in military relocation, VA loans, and the importance of

finding your place in the community.

Amanda’s technological expertise sets her marketing, home search, communication and

organizational approach far beyond the others.

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Heather Jacobson, Transaction Coordinator

Heather began her Real Estate career as a Licensed Agent in Colorado Springs. After her husband joined the Coast Guard, she began to move around the country, have babies, and get relicensed - a LOT. Recently, Heather took her love of Real Estate and turned it into a more stable career that was better suited for the demands of a military lifestyle ...and toddlers. Now working as a TC and running the business, my passion has turned to helping my agents become unstoppable entrepreneurs to take their business as far as they want to go!