what our clients say
Leyla Steele is the kindest, most thoughtful, best-informed real estate agent I’ve met in the course of a 20-year span of buying and selling properties in different markets. Leyla knows Boulder extremely well, and she understands the values and the dynamics of micro-markets within Boulder as well or better than anyone. But what’s most impressive about her is her extraordinary commitment to her field. She takes her role seriously, works tirelessly on behalf of her much-valued clients, and is willing at the drop of a hat to show a property regardless of the other life commitments we all have. She will make time. She will also not waste yours. She will be genuinely interested in pairing a list of prospective homes with a specific buyer’s needs, and frankly she does much the same as a listing agent — ferreting out buyers through her extensive network in this community. Leyla is not only sharp in general, but she forces herself to remain extremely well-informed. She does exhaustive research on opportunities, and her stories of visiting the property tax records to uncover important details are numerous. Finally, Leyla is kind and funny. She has the highest integrity, and makes it a pleasure to go through the often-stressful process of home buying and selling. She gets it.
Leyla Steele of Pedal to Properties is phenomenal. My wife and I have never known another real estate agent as wholeheartedly dedicated to her clients as Leyla, and we’ve only rarely known a professional in any field–medicine, education, law, you name it–as devoted to the people in his or her care as Leyla is. Starting a year before we moved to Boulder, Leyla briefed us on every possible house in our price range and desired neighborhood, typically even before the house came on the market. Once when she found a promising house that was a little too small for us, she made a trip to the city planning department (even before she had told us about the house) to learn what the regulations were for adding on, just in case we wanted to know. When the right house didn’t turn up after a year of looking, Leyla arranged the perfect rental for us, offered to give us furniture until we got our own, and lined up sub-letters for when we were out of town–all for free. She was so dedicated to us that we sometimes felt as if we were her only clients (we weren’t by a long shot), and she did all of this even though our price range was definitely at the lower end for her clients. In the end, Leyla helped us buy our dream house for less than we originally thought we would have to pay, and she smoothly shepherded us through tense negotiations with a difficult seller. Five stars? Leyla deserves ten at least.
— Steve and Jennifer
My wife and I interviewed several agents to represent the sale of our house. Leyla presented the most complete and well thought out plan.
She clearly identified and could succinctly articulate the unique and special features of our house. As a result, in a tough market for homes priced in excess of $1MM, when houses have been on the market for over a year, we received an offer in 2 weeks and received 97% of our asking price. An amazing feat by an amazing agent.
My husband and I have worked with over a dozen realtors in our lifetime, many of whom we have loved. However, we can honestly say that Leyla and Zach bring a level of service, professionalism, knowledge and calm that is simply unmatched. Rather than taking the easy path, they clearly put us and our needs first, and were exceptional advocates during the negotiation process. We never felt pressure to make uncomfortable decisions–instead, Leyla and Zach were always clear that they would support us, and that we needed to feel good about our new home, even if that meant walking away from our purchase. They have a deep understanding of the Boulder market and provided full-service support that included help with financing and renovation planning and estimates. Simply put, they are the most on-top-of-it team we have worked with. We recommend them unconditionally.”
I’ve known Leyla for years and all she engages in she excels. Be it big business, non-profits, community building, neighborhood informals or the healing arts.
She finds out all she can about something and puts her whole heart into the task. When people ask me about Leyla, I tell them this: “Leyla could run a small country by mid-morning and continue her day as a Mom. No one sees the magic, all one knows is that everything is taken care of.”
You’ve really been just wonderful to work with in every way. It feels like we have someone knowledgeable and aware on our side that looks at all the angles and offers creative ideas and solutions.
— Paul and Tama