When we asked REALTOR® LeAnne West of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty in Newport, Rhode Island what she loves about where she lives and works, this is what she had to say…

What do you love most about the Real Estate industry?

“The people I meet. I genuinely enjoy connecting with new clients. I make them laugh. Why not? The process of buying and selling real estate is stressful and it’s important my clients feel at ease and free to be themselves.  Authenticity and integrity are my guiding principles.”

What I love about Aquidneck Island? 

“Boating with my family is my happy place. We love exploring our many islands, beaches and trails together. We search for clams and fish, cruise with friends and restore our souls on the water. This is my home. I am proud to share my local knowledge and insider tips with the rich influx of new residents and visitors we greet each year.”

Sandy Point Beach – Portsmouth, Rhode Island

LeAnne West

M: 401-619-5084



As a Rhode Islander with family roots in RI real estate, LeAnne offers a unique perspective on the ebbs and flows of the local real estate market.  With her high energy and enthusiasm, she easily connects with her clients to quickly understand their desires and find just the right property to fit their needs. She believes in collaboration, teamwork, and a standard of excellence that results in the highest level of client satisfaction.  Having lived and traveled throughout the US, LeAnne understands and can relate to multiple market climates nationally and internationally. 

Prior to becoming a realtor, LeAnne worked as a commercial interior designer, incorporating her bachelor’s degree in botany with a passion for design to create interiorscapes for high-end homes, hotels, corporate businesses, and airports. Her love for design, her real estate roots, and a strong natural business sense all set the path for LeAnne’s real estate career in Newport, RI.

As a married, busy mother of three, LeAnne can often be found around town at the local hockey rinks and lacrosse fields. She is very involved with the local public school system and has served on many boards to ensure quality education for our local children. On her best days, though, you’ll find LeAnne out with her family on their boat cruising Narragansett Bay and the Sakonnet River admiring and enjoying Rhode Island’s pristine waterways and coastline.

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