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VIDEO: Staten Island Skateboarder Grinds it Out as Real Estate Agent

By Nicholas Rizzi | June 24, 2015 7:16am
Leo Heinert Interview
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STATEN ISLAND — He's been named the city's best amateur skateboarder, has a prestigious sponsorship deal with DC shoes and has been featured in Transworld Skateboarding magazine.

But instead of skating on the pro-circuit, Staten Islander Leo Heinert, 23, spends his days showing New Yorkers Brooklyn apartments.

Since his mother moved back to Ecuador, Heinert has been working as a real estate agent for Nooklyn to pay for the mortgage of his Westerleigh home.

When he's not skating, he's showing homes in neighborhoods like Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy.

And while he said skateboarding is his life and he'll never give it up, he said he loves helping people find a new place to live and the hustle of running around the city to finalize deals.