I have full confidence in recommending Loyda to anyone who is trying to buy or sell a house in the Chicago area. Before my wife and I worked with Loyd in finding our home, we worked with two other realtors, one after the other, for several months. What we found in Loyda was a no-nonsense, numbers-based, analytical person who was looking out for us. One of the differences between Loyda and others was that she would often line up 5 or 6 showings in a single morning. We'd see one house, then another, and then my wife and I would think that the day's showings were done. But no, Loyda would energetically announced that we had a few more. We'd hop in our car and follow her through the streets to the next house, the next house and the next house. It was an efficient way to see lots of houses, and combined with the online search tools she made available to us, we felt we were able to limit the showings to just houses that were good prospects. One thing we especially loved about working with Loyda was that, when we'd walk a few steps into a house and say, "No, not this one," she would turn and walk out with us, and move on to the next showing. She did not attempt to 'sell' us on the features of a house, but instead respected our instincts and made sure we had listing sheets and objective information to supplement our 'feel' and emotional reaction to each house. Under her guidance, we eventually found an empty house, the product of a foreclosure, that needed some fixing and love, but that had a very-good structure. We have been making it our home for the past two years, fixing, painting and customizing it, and we still love it.
- Kevin Johnson, Chicago