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Office: 412-521-5100
Direct: 412-379-6830
City Office
1935 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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About Me

For Every Move Yinz Make!

THANK YOU for Voting me "Pittsburgh City Paper's" Goods & Services~  "Best Real Estate Agent 2022"

"It's not hard to find a person willing to help you buy or sell a home. But, working with an agent with integrity and knowledge makes all the difference. I've been a Realtor for years, which means I have ongoing training to keep me informed and well-prepared to bring the best possible service to all of my clients." -  Sara Leitera, REALTOR

Meet Sara: Realtor, specializing in residential buyer and seller agency in the Pittsburgh real estate market

I've lived in Western, PA my whole life. I grew up in New Castle and then attended the University of Pittsburgh where I obtained an undergrad in Interdisciplinary studies, which included psychology, studio arts, women's studies and art therapy. After working in the mental health field a few years, I received a Master degree in Professional Leadership and NonProfit Management from Carlow University.

I spent over 15 years working in the mental health field in various supervisory roles. As a Residential Director, I helped to open and operate personal care homes for over 100 people coming out of the State hospitals when they closed. I often miss the people I worked with over the years and I still keep in touch with many of my former colleagues from that field. Having real, lasting relationships has always been important to me and it has helped me tremendously as a Realtor. 

A friend of mine who worked in the mental health field practiced real estate part time and suggested to me offhand that I might be good at it. He did it part time to supplement his income and as someone who had always held more than one job, I was intrigued. Within just a few months (2006), I had my license and was at the closing table with my first client, who also happened to be one of my staff. Before I knew it, I was working full time in the nonprofit field and as a Realtor. 

In 2011, I married my husband, Brian. We have two children, Franco and Giovani. After my first child was born, I decided to focus on real estate alone and not return to a 9-5 nonprofit role. The flexibility of the business meant that I could spend more time with my family. 

The skills I gained in nonprofit administration and residential services carried over into helping people buy and sell homes.  I learned to listen, to educate and to be a trusted advocate and ever since 2012 I've been a Full Time Realtor! 
I want my clients to know from the beginning that I'm going to work hard to get them what they want. Helping them to achieve their home goal is my priority and having them put their trust in me is my honor.
When I am not assisting clients, I spend time with friends, family and give back to the community whenever possible. I volunteer for 412 Food Rescue, am involved at my children's public school and give to the personal care homes I worked at each holiday season. I also love to bake and I organize an annual Cookie Exchange each year that many of my past clients, who are now close friends, attend.
I have the knowledge. I have the experience. And I have tons of patience. I will make sure that every step of the homebuying or home selling process is not only informative, but fun. If you are ready now or later, I'm ready to help!


  • Awarded Five Star Agent Designation several years in a row.
  • Master Degree in Professional Leadership/Nonprofit Management from Carlow University.
  • University of Pittsburgh Alum.
  • Over $90+ Million in Sales!
  • Top 150 Realtors in Allegheny County.
  • 10+ years member of the Realtor Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (RAMP).
  • 2017-2018 Faces of Northwood campaign.
  • Preferred Masters Accreditation
  • City Office Sales Leader of the Year, Chairman's Club
  • Featured article in "Pittsburgh Real Producers" magazine, December 2020 issue

My Certifications

  • Relocation Certification
  • Chairman's Circle
  • e-PRO
  • QSC (Quality Service Certification)
  • Preferred Masters Accreditation
  • At Home with Diversity

My Reviews

$569,900 1434 Laclair Ave, Regent Square

1434 Laclair Ave
Regent Square, PA 15218

  • Property Type Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3 Full 1 Half
$350,000 7105 Schoyer Ave, Swissvale

7105 Schoyer Ave
Swissvale, PA 15218

  • Property Type Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1 Full 1 Half
$309,900 1145 Uptegraf St, Squirrel Hill

1145 Uptegraf St
Squirrel Hill, PA 15218

  • Property Type Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2 Full 0 Half
$275,000 6599 Rosemoor St, Squirrel Hill

6599 Rosemoor St
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217

  • Property Type Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1 Full 1 Half
$175,000 6820 Madison Ave, West Mifflin

6820 Madison Ave
West Mifflin, PA 15122

  • Property Type Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 1 Full 1 Half
$159,000 1213 Luscombe Ln, Dravosburg

1213 Luscombe Ln
Dravosburg, PA 15034

  • Property Type Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2 Full 0 Half
$468,500 Regent Square

Regent Square

  • Sold Date: 09/18/2023
$365,000 Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill

  • Sold Date: 09/01/2023
$355,000 Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill

  • Sold Date: 08/28/2023
$200,000 Swissvale


  • Sold Date: 07/24/2023
$230,000 Swissvale


  • Sold Date: 06/29/2023
$380,500 Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill

  • Sold Date: 06/20/2023
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