After spending a lifetime working for Corporate America, Lydia Gutierrez was ready for a change. Most of her career has been in the areas of Sales/Marketing, Communications and Public Relations. After 10 years of working for a real estate investment trust, she knew that she wanted to work directly with people from start to finish.?
Lydia decided that real estate offered a greater opportunity to serve as your personal guide and advocate to the city she has lived in and loved for so many years. Having grown up in Chicago, she understands the diversity and different lifestyles offered by each of the many neighborhoods.?
Chicago is a city that has seen tremendous growth over the years. It is now known as one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. Being a native Chicagoan I have seen the changes that the city has experienced. The expansions and development of the South Loop, Tri-Taylor Area, Humboldt, Wicker, and Lincoln Park have out surpassed anything we would have imagined twenty years. My knowledge of the city goes well beyond the buying and selling aspect of real estate. Having attended local area schools throughout my entire life allows me to provide my clients with the tools necessary to make appropriate decisions when buying a home with a growing family. And with family all across the Chicagoland area there are not many areas that I am not familiar with, and am always willing on learning and researching new areas to meet the needs of my clients. In my 12+ years of experience I've been blessed with meeting so many wonderful people that many have become close friends. I'm always honored when my clients become friends as it is another testament that I've served their needs very well and have definitely earned their trust.
A second-generation Real Estate Broker, Katie Perez is a graduate of Guerin College Prep High School in Chicago and earned a Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University. Growing up in the Chicago area where she still resides, Katie has maintained a personal and professional reputation as being trustworthy and well-organized. She is fluent in Spanish. These attributes help her to better serve the real estate community.
Katie is a savvy real estate professional who utilizes traditional marketing with new and innovative methods to assist her clients as they buy or sell a home. "I know it isn't easy, and I want my clients to know they can rely on me to listen, understand and work hard to meet their real estate needs. I want to take the burden off their shoulders!"
Katie has learned much about the real estate industry from her parents, Mark and Marge Ruff, also real estate Brokers! She plans to keep it "all in the family"!
As a lifelong Chicagoan, Faustino loves exploring his city and everything it has to offer. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Faustino returned to Chicago and started his career at Sidley Austin, one of the nation's leading corporate law firms, where he worked for eight years as an analyst. Faustino employs the analytical and problem-solving skills he developed while working in Big Law to provide the highest customer service andnavigate tough negotiations.
Faustino is a "high-octane, high-protein" realtor whose persistence drives results for his clients. Faustino's passion is to serve individuals and negotiate the best deal possible. With patience and the heart of a teacher, Faustino empowers his clients with the necessary knowledge to make the best decision for themselves and their family.
Faustino's other passions include playing tennis, baseball, spending time with his family, and exploring Chicago.