The thing that sets Ida apart from the crowd is her no-nonsense, straight forward approach to real estate. From day one Ida meant business & secured nearly one million dollars’ worth of property under contract in her first 2 weeks as an agent. Throughout the years she’s continued to maintain those high standards & impresses her clients with her amazing work ethic. She also loves kids, & while son Yusuf is her favorite, she’s great at keeping littles entertained while their parents scope out a house. Ida favors areas like South City, U City, & Maryland Heights. She’s even fluent in German, Russian, AND Pig Latin. In her spare time, she enjoys ice skating, snow skiing, & hanging with her husband & son. And if her beau would let her, she’d be that crazy cat lady who rescues any animal in sight.
“Ida was fantastic during every step of my home selling process. I had never sold a house before and she walked me through the expectations and timelines with professionalism. She had an answer for every question I had and was always very responsive. She anticipated many of my questions and was very proactive in ensuring everything was in order for a smooth process. I never had any doubt that I was in the most capable hands. She was very knowledgeable on local market conditions and set me up for success in selling my home. She arranged for an interior designer to offer advice on the best ways to arrange furniture and affordable or free ways to make my home more appealing to buyers. She also arranged for a professional photographer to take pictures that would entice buyers. These efforts led to a very successful open house and many showings of the home. When offers started rolling in Ida patiently explained to me all of the conditions and offered expert advice on the best way to proceed. Ultimately my house sold quickly and at a price I was very happy with! I will be confidently referring Ida to anyone who is looking to sell their home.”
- Casey Grysen
“From the moment I met Ida I knew I had a trustworthy, caring and compassionate agent. I knew from the get-go I was going to have a bit of a challenging situation for ANY agent that came on board to help because I was selling my home “As-Is” which can get tricky. Ida got straight to work after our initial meeting which translated to a VERY quick sale of my home. I had never experienced the selling of a home before, so a lot about the process was a bit scary to me. But Ida walked me through every step which made me feel much more at ease. Ida has such a caring and kind disposition that, even when things got a little crazy during this process, she ALWAYS was a source of positive energy. She is VERY honest/truthful. She is in contact with you and all other parties involved constantly. When I was at work/unable to get away, Ida was over at my home to investigate an issue that suddenly came up. I always felt supported with Ida. I know I don’t know much about this process, but to me, this speaks volumes about her dedication to this process and her clients. If you are looking for a well connected and smart agent that also is very sincere and caring, I can’t speak highly enough of this woman. Although I am so grateful to have sold my home and be finished with this process, I will truly miss Ida. I will always remember her as being the rock that got me through a tricky selling of my home! Kind. Professional. Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Caring. Honest. Sincere. I hit the jack pot with my agent, Ida Sekenova. Don’t second guess it, HIRE HER TODAY!”
- Kirsten Caywood
“Honestly, if I could give Ida a higher rating I would! This is my first time as a buyer (looking at an investment property) and working with her was absolutely amazing- she helped me to find something better than I had expected, and you could really see that she was aiming to find something that was the best for me within my budget. We went through a handful of places, and Ida was very honest to let me know what would be a good property or what we should walk away from. Not only that, but I cannot thank her enough for how proactive she was during this period. To me, this is really her strongest attribute. Most of the process took place when I was overseas, and she was constantly keeping me updated via email, texts, and voice messages. This really put my mind at ease, knowing that if I had any questions, she would be readily available to answer and that she was moving the processes forward even when I didn't know what to do. She even went above and beyond to help broker some challenges I had with my lender (again, a huge thank you for that!). I honestly do not think I would have made it through this process without her perseverance, honesty, good sense and willingness to walk me through all the steps (and teaching me what to keep an eye out for). Working with Ida was really a wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and dynamic realtor! She is really a wonderful person and a gem to work with!”
- Jennifer Schulz
“Ida is an amazing relator! We purchased our first home with her in 2016. We were worried, as first time homebuyers, but Ida was there for us every step of the way. She listened to our concerns and was there for us when we were freaking out. Ida provided us with the necessary insight to make informed decisions and made our first home purchase and easy as it could be. Fast forward to 2019 and we were living out of state. We had planned on moving back to STL, but after the realization that would not happen we decided it was time to sell our first home. When we made the decision to sell the home we again reached out to Ida, as we knew she would make the process a breeze. Ida was there for us every step of the way and we never felt overwhelmed or that there was an issue she couldn't handle in a timely fashion. After working with multiple relators Ida has, by far, been the best. I didn't realize how well we initially had it until we purchased a new home out of state. The difference was really night and day! Ida and Garcia Properties are wonder people and I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy in the STL area!”