Thunderbird Real Estate is driven by a vision to provide Service Excellence in Real Estate to Washington State Homeowners with an emphasis on Thurston County and the community of Tumwater by successfully matching Buyers to Sellers and Sellers to Buyers, and by promoting lifelong relationships with both.

As a Team, we will use our diversified backgrounds, our passion for people, and our years of experience to establish new relationships in the Community of Tumwater. As we get to know our neighbors and in our efforts to become the “Go To” real estate brokerage locally and beyond, we will focus our energies on turning every customer into a client, and turning every client into a friend.

Thunderbird Real Estate

Thunderbird Real Estate was born in the late winter of 2013, when Beth and Leslie began dream-talking about opening their own business and locating it back in their home town of Tumwater, Washington. Both were working in South Thurston County at the time. What seemed like just talk soon became reality, and as for the name . . . well, Beth and Leslie were both graduates of Tumwater High School and the Thunderbird was the school mascot, so it just made sense that the name would be "Thunderbird Real Estate"!  That was Thunderbird Real Estate's beginnings. Three years later and two years ahead of schedule, Beth and Leslie have reached their "Five Year Goal".  The plan was to build the company for five years and allow Leslie to earn her Managing Broker/Designated Broker license and move into the Designated Broker position when the company was healthy and thriving.  It's been determined that the company is ahead of plan, by two years!!  Leslie will step into the Designated Broker position and will become the sole owner of Thunderbird Real Estate, effective January 1, 2017.  Beth will continue as a Broker and Independent Contractor. Thunderbird Real Estate has grown and will continue to grow.  The company now has eight Broker's, Leslie, the Designated Broker,  Beth Johnson, Yolanda Edwards and Deanna Morgan, Amy and Quincy Qualls who are the "Quall's Team, Jason Watt, and Jason Meierhofer. Thunderbird Real Estate will continue to offer exemplary service and remain true to their tag line..."A Tradition of Trust, Built with Integrity".   

Thanks to their many friends, families, present and past clients, Thunderbird Real Estate was voted "Best of South Sound 2015 in Real Estate" in the The Best of South Sound Magazine by its readers. They were recently presented with the 2015 award and certificate in recognition of their outstanding service.


Leslie started in the real estate industry in 2011 and is now the Designated Broker and sole owner of Thunderbird Real Estate. Before getting into real estate Leslie worked 23 years in the construction and building trade, in the states of Idaho and Washington. She started out chinking log homes and worked through the trade and finally into Contractor Sales and Kitchen and Bath Design. She currently lives in Littlerock on a mini farm that’s home to 5 horses, 4 dogs, 4 cats and about 30 chickens; oh, and her sister. She has 2 children; a daughter who is a doctor and lives in Oklahoma with her family, and a son who is a contractor and lives here in Littlerock with his family and she also has 3 amazing grandson’s. Leslie enjoys her wonderful family and the outdoors, (hunting, fishing, and camping). She also enjoys antiquing and crafting - and she love’s animals.