fbtrack
Home Valuation
How much is your home worth?

Get a free and instant home value estimate report by entering your full property address below.

Find out Now
Office: 412-521-5100
Direct: 412-379-6830
City Office
1935 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

About Me

For Every Move Yinz Make!


"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.
 
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 $80+ 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 Reviews

$430,000 1401 Deepwood Dr, Upper St. Clair

1401 Deepwood Dr
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full 1 Half
$264,500 1508 Woodbine St, Stanton Heights

1508 Woodbine St
Stanton Heights, PA 15201

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full 0 Half
$204,500 41 Elizabeth St, Shaler

41 Elizabeth St
Shaler, PA 15209

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full 0 Half
$99,900 3891 Delco Rd, Brentwood

3891 Delco Rd
Brentwood, PA 15227

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full 1 Half
$69,500 301 Miller Ave, Duquesne

301 Miller Ave
Duquesne, PA 15110

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full 0 Half
$292,500 Polish Hill

Polish Hill

  • Sold Date: 01/04/2021
$160,000 South Fayette

South Fayette

  • Sold Date: 12/11/2020
$99,900 Ohioville

Ohioville

  • Sold Date: 11/30/2020
$405,500 McCandless

McCandless

  • Sold Date: 11/20/2020
$377,000 Moon-Crescent Twp

Moon-Crescent Twp

  • Sold Date: 11/19/2020
$375,000 Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville

  • Sold Date: 11/16/2020
Penguins Official Real Estate Company