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Eric first received his real estate license in 1993. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1984 with a degree in Corporate Finance and Investments. Eric’s work history includes working as a commercial loan officer with a large regional bank, starting the first commercial alligator farm in Alabama, he appraised real estate concentrating in commercial and timber/recreational tracts of land. Eric has also worked as a real estate developer, developing shopping centers, and Walgreens. Eric’s background lends itself well to understanding how the numbers work in putting together a real estate deal, but his love and respect for the land helps him to understand the intangible part of investing in land – that most people investing in land are also looking for a place to make memories that will last a lifetime and own a sanctuary from the “busyness” of everyday life. In summary: Eric’s promise to you…”The Right Way” With thousands of properties consistently on the market in Alabama, you need a quality REALTOR who has YOUR best interest at heart not theirs. Great Southern Land have been leaders in the land business since 1974 – so whether you are looking for that perfect hunting tract or are looking to sell let Eric put his experience to work for YOU to help you navigate through the process so that your land goals are met. Please call Eric at 1-334-657-6707 or email him at Eric@old.gr8land.net.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Realtors Land Institute, Alabama Forestry Association, National Association of Realtors, Alabama Forest Owners Association, Alabama Wildlife Federation.
Board Member of Blackbelt QDMA Branch, Past Board Member of the Southeast Montgomery YMCA, Past Recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, Board Member of YMCA Camp Chandler, Past Vestry Member of Christchurch Montgomery, Alabama, Vast Experience with Land and Wildlife Management, Skilled in GIS Mapping.
Personal – I have been married to Melissa Thompson Leisy for 31 years and we have two grown children, Katie (27), and Charlie (20). My hobbies include Fly Fishing, Travel, and Hunting.
“Eric is one of those folks that make you feel like you’ve known him all your life from the moment you meet him. Oh and by the way he just so happened to find my family the property of our dreams … thanks Eric!”
“You have been a treasure to work with. If I ever know of anyone looking for land I will send them your way.”
“Through the years, I have bought and sold a lot of land. Dating back to my first purchase in 1996, Eric Leisy with Great Southern Land was influential in connecting us to the right people in the purchase of our first tract. Since then, he seems to have had his hand in almost all transactions whether buying or selling land for our family. What’s funny about this is he just started selling real estate full time only 6 or 7 years ago. My point is, when Eric sees a need to help someone, he goes above and beyond the call of duty to help people that seek his advice. Eric’s last 3 transactions for us, whether it was timing, price or location, seemed inevitable not to go down. Somehow, with hard work and persistence, “Big E” as we call him, got the deal done. To add another feather to his cap, he seems to satisfy both parties, buyers and sellers, which I think is his specialty. I have dealt with a lot of people in my 32 years of business, but I’ve only met one Eric Leisy. You will just have to give Great Southern Land a try to see what I mean! “
Mike & Vickie Tapley:
“Selling a tract of land that has been in the family for years is a difficult decision, and our choice of the individual to entrust for this task was a major consideration. Eric Leisy of Great Southern Land, was the obvious choice. He understood our attachments to the property and the value of the work we invested in the property in managing it for timber and wildlife. Eric delivered up several potential buyers who had similar values in wishing to continue the family-centered stewardship practices underway. We were able to sell the property at a price we knew was fair to both parties. In the end, the property was sold to a family we consider as friends and who will continue to use the property as the great gift it is. Thank you, Eric, for staying the course throughout the transaction!”