Lisa was fantastic! I was impressed by her knowledge of the homes and consistently going above and beyond. We'll miss working with her.

Loved working with Lisa. Her knowledge of the market in our area was outstanding. She kept us informed throughout the listing and closing process and she always had our best interest in mind.

Lisa Sanford did a wonderful job and so I'm at home I was very happy with her service and I will recommend her service to anybody that needs to sell the home she was very accurate and very understandable of the situation and she helped me through a lot thank you Lisa so much and for your staff.

Lisa was excellent to work with. She was truly a guide throughout the process who displayed the heart of a teacher. We were first time homebuyers and novices in home ownership, and Lisa was patient with us and helped us with answers to questions we hadn't even thought of. She explained everything thoroughly and consistently. Lisa also served as our biggest cheerleader every step of the way during our homebuying experience. She was trustworthy, honest, patient and extremely kind.

Lisa was fantastic. She spent several days showing us around the greater Kankakee area, giving us history and relevant info/stories along the way. She listens to the needs/desires of the client and tries to meet the expectations. She is professional and courteous.

Lisa was highly recommended to us by a friend. She was flexible, knowledgeable, energetic and creative. She was very busy but made us feel like we were her most important clients. Also, she connected my husband to local tennis players because she knows the community. I would highly recommend her.

So helpful from getting warranty on inspection to calling window manufacturers. So knowledgeable about the area and previous owners. We can’t say enough about her! Very kind, polite and professional. She really went above and beyond to help find the different criteria we were looking for in buying a home.

Wow what a wonderful experience selling my first house! Interesting that the buyer was out of state and bought the house unseen. The buyer had trust in his agent and our hard pre-work (advise given by Lisa)! Lisa was my auto pilot and lead me through everything. Sometimes I’d forget a detail but without worry she’d lead me right back again! Her professionalism and personal caring is outstanding. I went into this process very fearful and skeptical. I left feeling refreshed and trusting. Way to go is with Lisa!!

Lisa Sanford has to be one of the top Realtors in the Kankakee area. I have real estate dealings in multiple states during the past 50 years. Lisa provided exceptional service to me. She communicated often on a transaction that had a few bumps along the way. She even guided the buyer's agent in working out some ways to accomplish their objectives. Because of her attention to detail and ability to work with others, my mother's residence was listed promptly and an offer was received within days. I would not hesitate to have Lisa Sanford in any real estate transaction in the Kankakee area.

We were connected with Lisa through Dave Ramsey web page. She was great to work with. We were coming from out of town so we sent her a list of properties we wanted to look at over a weekend. She immediately got to work setting up the showings for us. The one house we really wanted to look at was apparently "Off the Market" for the time being. She saw we were disappointed and asked if we wanted to go look at the outside at least. On the way over to do that she called the owners agent , explained to them we were from out of town and asked if we could still look at the house. They let us see the house and we ended up buying that house. Thanks to Lisa for going the extra step and making the call we got the house we wanted. There were a few hiccups along the way and she made sure everything was taken care of that needed to be. If we ever need another realtor we will be sure to call her. Thank you Lisa.

Lisa was a fantastic agent. As a buyer, she pointed out both the good as well as bad aspects of the home she was showing. This gave us the opportunity to make an informed decision. She was very thorough pointing out various aspects of the property. She helped us from the showing through the entire purchase process.

Lisa knows her stuff and her follow-up on matters was great. She made it fun and educational too! Would recommend her in a heartbeat. On the initial inspection, there were a few repairs that were needed. Lisa knew who exactly to call and they were taken care of in a timely manner. What I thought was going to be a long, drawn out process of selling my place, turned out to be relatively quick.

Lisa is an outstanding agent. I can't imagine a better agent. Lisa is proactive, hard working, available and communicates very well throughout the whole process. I would ask Lisa to be my agent again and will highly recommend her to others.

Lisa Sanford was extremely helpful, attentive, Informative, professional and devoted to making her clients feel cared about. She was always available to answer any questions and responded quickly to any calls. Very happy that I chose Lisa and Speckman Real Estate to handle the sale of my home

Lisa is amazing. Her warmth, professionalism, expertise, and kindness made a very difficult move much less stressful for us. When she didn't know an answer (which was not often) to one of the many, many questions we had, she took the time to research for us. She kept us informed through every step of the process, patiently explained every step of the process, and gave us valuable insight and advice along the way. I sincerely don't know what we would have done without her: she transformed our relocation from an event we were dreading to an adventure we are excited about.


Lisa is a knowledgeable, professional realtor that I have known for fifteen years. She's very responsive and energetic. She's a pleasure to work with.

Lisa was super responsive and professional throughout our buying and selling process. She gave great advice on selling and we had 4 offers in just over 24 hours. We highly recommend!

Lisa was a tremendous help in selling our house quickly, and was extremely accommodating. As an out of town executor of the estate, I needed a person with good local contacts and willing to handle everything with the Trustees confidence. Lisa certainly fit that bill

Lisa is a go-getter. In any situation, she’s there to fix and/or help. She’s tough but understanding and sweet when need be. She’s very involved in every aspect and will get answers to her questions. She also helped us buy a house. Anytime we wanted to look day or night, she helped. Very dedicated

Lisa was absolutely fantastic from the moment we met her to begin searching for our perfect home until the day she dropped our congratulatory pies off at its doorstep! She communicated quickly and efficiently and answered all of the many questions we had as first time home buyers. It seemed like  Lisa knew an expert for every need we encountered-electrical, heating, plumbing, etc. We would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking to buy a new home; she made it as seamless and enjoyable as it could be!

The best to work with,  one of the best on the ball and keeps you up dated on every thing highly recommend dont think I could have done it with out her she is one of the best!

Lisa was very helpful and knowledgeable. She found and showed me several homes until we found the perfect one for me. She helped with everything from recommending home inspectors to contacting my loan processed to make sure everything was in line. I would give Lisa 10/10, and would recommend her to  anyone

Lisa was great helping us find our new home. We had her traveling far and wide to find just the right place. She was informative about the area and was sure if we would like something or not. Lisa and her staff kept the process as smooth as possible. I would recommend her to anyone buying or  selling a home. 

Lisa is a very caring individual & works towards established goals. I highly recommend her as an agent. House went on market on a Sunday had offer next day & closed within 45 days. Extremely satisfied. Definitely will use Lisa again

We have dealt with Lisa for over 20 years. Both buying and selling. You’re immediately drawn in by her warmth, concern and professionalism. She will be with you from beginning to end. She works perfectly for both parties... a win win situation. She will never drop the ball on you.

I have used Lisa several times and have been very satisfied. If I sell another property I will certainly use her again. She works very hard, has a great deal of knowledge and did very well for me in this and other transactions.

We have worked with Lisa both recently and in the past and have always found her very capable of handling any of the real estate questions and needs. She is very knowledgeable concerning all things real estate. We found her very responsive to all of our question whether by phone, email or text  which we found very helpful.

Lisa was a gift from God. From beginning to end the sale of our home was a smooth and painless process. Unlike when we sold our last home "by owner", we learned that having a professional like Lisa is worth more than gold. We would highly recommend Lisa for the sale of your home. Lisa is a  confident and positive role model for women who desire to reach a high level of professionalism. Ok. I think you have the picture. Get Lisa. She'll get the job done!!

We had an unusual listing due to flood plain insurance. With Lisa’s help we were able to resolve the issue, not only with our town, but also with the state. With her help we were able to purchase flood insurance, and also provide the same insurance for others that did not even know we weren't in  the Fema system . Lisa was always kind, and helpful with the necessary inspections, and knew who to call for help. Lisa was recommended to us from a previous client of hers. We will definitely give her name, and we have, to anyone looking to buy or sell!

I can’t remember a time when my wife and I were so completely taken care of going through the sales process of a major purchase. Lisa was on top of everything. We were never in the dark or left wondering what to do next. It made the buying experience smooth and actually fun. What a nice person. She  is absolutely the best!

Working with Lisa was great! She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We are first time homebuyers and she made the process of buying a home very simple and straightforward. We would highly recommend her!

Lisa is the best! She knows EVERYTHING about Kankakee County real estate. She always got back to us very promptly. We started working with her while out-of-state and then continued after we moved. Even though it took us six months to find the perfect home, she was always happy to help. And  after we narrowed it down to a home we loved, she made sure we got through closing even if we were not as detail oriented as we should have been. She also has a great network of bankers and home inspectors that were wonderful to work with.

Lisa was amazing! We moved to IL from MI due to a job change. She fit us into her busy schedule every time we had a chance to be in IL. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Kaankakee area and provided excellent feedback about the houses we toured. She was truly concerned that we pick the best  house and location for our needs. She put us first at all times! We highly recommend her to anyone searching for a new home! 

The last sale my company experienced with Lisa was a difficult experience due to buyers financing being VA mortgage. Lisa was on top of everything including handling continuous request for different documents by lender. She handled everything like a true professional.

Lisa was very quick to answer questions, offered alternatives to situations with solid explanations and probable results, thoroughly guided us through the process from listing to closing. We had originally thought we could do this on our own, but we realized that Lisa knew all the proper steps to  make this an easy process and we are glad we chose Lisa

Lisa was great to work with! She understood what we were looking for immediately and was able to send us more options for us to look at, and one of those ended up being the house we chose! She's incredibly knowledgeable and was able to explain the whole process to us, answering any and all  questions we had, and even answering questions we didn't know to ask! We would highly recommend Lisa and would definitely work with her again!

Lisa has helped me three times in the last 10 years. Twice to purchase and once to sell a home. After working with Lisa, I couldn't imagine hiring another realtor. She is professional, knowledgeable and truly a pleasure to work with. She makes buying/selling a cake walk!

Selling a house in Illinois when you now live in AZ was a daunting undertaking that was made amazingly simple with Lisa's and her assistant Jessica's expertise. They could not have been any more helpful from guiding us through the forms that had to be filled out on the computer to overseeing a new  roof installation and interior painting. They went way above and beyond the norm to make sure that selling our home was simple and stress free for us. We are very grateful for all they did and would not hesitate to recommend them.

I was very pleased at the over all experience of working with Lisa. it was sold in a very short period of time. she came up with a good listing price and keep us informed the entire time that the house was listed.

Lisa did a great job. Very knowledgeable and knows the business. Thank you so much for getting my family into our dream home. You are the best. Helped us sell a special property.

Lisa did an excellent job of pointing out what we needed to fix to make our home show and sell quickly. She did a wonderful job of answering all of our questions, promoting our home and negotiating the sale. She is excellent at what she does - SELL HOMES!!

It is always an honor and privilege to work with you in any capacity. It was a joy to be able to help your family purchase this lovely vacant lot near you for space and potential. Appreciate your ability to make quick decisions for you to be able to secure your purchase. Thank you again!

Lisa sold our home in TWO days!!!! Lisa was amazing! Highly recommend her to anyone. She is extremely nice and pleasant to work with. She will be completely honest and straight with you.

Lisa Sanford helped us with the sale of our Kankakee home. We heard wonderful things about her going into the process, and everything was confirmed. What set her apart was her and assistant's dedication to the smallest details. Their communication and response time was also fantastic. We would highly recommend her without reservation.

Lisa's work was really a W O W factor.!!!!!!! She started with advise, then we signed the contract to have her sell my property on 9/20/17. We had an offer on 9/26/17. All of the contract was within the boundaries we had previously agreed. The transaction would have closed 10/27/17, but the  buyer's lender "goofed" and the closing was postponed until 10/31/17. WHAT A FANTASTIC SERVICE BY LISA and her assistant.

Friendly, warm, and personable professional attitude throughout. Biggest help to us was comments on preparation of house for market and realistic pricing.

I cannot say enough positive comments about Lisa Sanford and her excellent service. Lisa went out of her way to find us the perfect home; even finding one that was not yet on the market; to showing up the day we moved here with donuts and answers to every one of the million questions we hard.

We used Lisa to sell my Mom's house; which she did in four days! She's a total professional, but at the same time very friendly and easy to talk to. I would recommend her with no hesitation at all.

We found you to be professional, enthusiastic, and very attuned to our needs and likes. You and your staff were very accommodating.

Lisa, I appreciate your commitment to excellence in everything you do. You let Morris and I know that it was a priority for you to see that our 'seller' needs were met and that our questions were answered. I've always known you were a professional .. now I have experienced your professionalism.

Lisa, thanks for everything! Dawn and I felt very confident throughout that you would take care of us. No matter what the issue, you showed genuine care & concern for our needs. You 'held our hand' through the learning process without diminishing any of our issues. You were very thorough and informative regarding the whole process of building a home. The contract rider you provided included many items that we would have overlooked and missed out on. It was impressive and comforting that you made yourself available any time, at any hour, and that you would get the builder on the phone instantly to resolve an issue. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Very professional conduct, extremely efficient with getting a deal done, experienced business woman -- covers all bases and keeps the buyer involved.

Your smile -- you do go into detail -- follow up. For people needing a loan, you do great leg work.

First-rate, thorough, accurate and beyond the call of duty! Thank you, Lisa and Lin, for your wonderful help.

Efficient and courteous - you do it extremely well. Keep on truckin -- you are good kid!

I appreciate all your help, advice and being there during a stressful time. You're a real pro - I'm in awe!

Lisa, your professionalism and positive energy made selling our mother's home a breeze. With all your contacts, her home sold quickly and we are so grateful to you!

All the details were covered. As inexperienced sellers you made us feel comfortable with the process. Selling in 24 hours was a plus! Thank you!

You were professional, available & flexible. We knew we had the best agent in Kankakee County advocating for us. Our home was listed on 08/15/05 and we closed on 09/22/05. It doesn't get much better than that! Thanks for being so available (reviewing offers from your boat dock!). You explained everything to us thoroughly when we had questions & we had many. We knew that we had the best--Thanks so much.

Lisa provided us with just the right marketing and marketing advice, from pricing the house to advertising it on her website. Lisa and/or Julianne her assistant were always east to reach too.

You knew exactly what kind of house I wanted, and even when my condominium didn't sell immediately, you kept right on looking. I remember your email, which said, "I think I found it!" I appreciate all your help in making this move happen. And Julianne is a pleasure to work with too! Thank you!

Profession, efficient, friendly, pleasant almost a stress free experience.

Lisa - Dennis and I have nothing but good things to say about you. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks, and if the need arises for us- we will be calling you. You weren't only my realtor you are also a friend. Thanks again for everything.

It was so nice to hear you upbeat, positive voice on the phone when you call to update us, or to ask about anything. It helped us feel better in this rough market and always gave us hope. Thanks!!!

Lisa, I appreciated your frequent "keeping in touch" phone calls- always so timely and informative. I know you were working hard to get my house sold and you did it in record time.

You did a great job showing us the community and giving us comfort in the area. You kept the focus on homes that met the criteria we were looking for i.e. price, bedrooms, etc...

Lisa- You and your team give everything you have to the customer. It's not just buying or selling homes, it's making dreams come true.

Lisa is very personable, precise, persistent, and knows how to close the deal. She always keeps us in the "know

Lisa worked with us long distance and did everything and more than we expected. If you are "out of town" and need a realtor she is top notch!!

Lisa knew all the answers to all the questions we had, or knew how to find the answers. She worked long hours, always with a smile, for her customers.

Lisa is fast, efficient, and assertive. She guided us to make modifications on the property to facilitate the sale. Lisa and Julianne gave their best efforts in selling our property. Overall, we are very pleased and have already recommended you to others.

I was extremely please with the services rendered the on the purchase of my home in Bourbonnais. You did a great job in handling all the details, and keeping on top of things, even when the closing on the home I was selling was delayed at the last minute. Thanks for a job well done!

You're extremely knowledgeable and ready to work to sell a house. I felt you marketed the property great and stayed on top of things until it sold!

You think outside the box, the bus tour was a really nice idea.

The quality of communication can make or break any transaction. Both Lisa and Julianne are excellent communicators - knowledgeable, timely, concise, precise, and very personable.

Lisa - Once again you proved why you are a top, if not THE TOP realtor in our area! We were proud to tell others of your hard and steadfast determination to get that SOLD sign out in fornt of our home! It's good to have a set of level shoulders to lean on when the emotions of selling a beloved home to "strangers" get in the way! You "got ur dun" and we thank you for that.

We were just amazed at how Lisa sold our house in one showing! She really listens and seems to know what people are looking for. We never even put a sign in the yard or got to list it! In today's market that speaks volumes! Thank you Lisa!

Very knowledgeable, always upbeat, and easy to work with. Your experience and kindness make me feel comfortable and confidant. I am always happy to have you on my side of the table.

Thank you for taking your time in finding the right family to purchase our home. No matter what you never stopped looking.

Lisa is outstanding in her field and goes out of her way to help and is always available.

We had a house that I was concerned would be difficult to sell. Lisa had it sold within 3 weeks of it hitting the market. Her valuation and marketing of the property could not have been better.

Lisa kept me appraised of all things happening with the sale of my home. She was informative and answered all my questions about the sale process. She responded to emails, texts, and calls right away. Very personal and friendly.

I would highly recommend Lisa as your agent for buying and selling your home. Her experience as a realtor is evident in negotiating for a new home; knowing numerous people to contact to expedite the process of purchasing a home and getting current home ready to put on the market. She responds to any questions that may arise during the process on the same day. She is truly an amazing realtor.

She is a very true, down to earth person to work with. We could tell she truly cared about finding us the right home. Anytime we wanted to see a property, Lisa always delivered fast. If you want to experience a real estate agent that is not just there for a check, make sure you choose Lisa Sandford, this lady is very awesome. We loved her!

Lisa is interested in getting to know her clients well and serving them in a personal way. She is very kind and cares about getting her clients the best deal possible. She is very knowledgeable, and seems to have connections everywhere. I would fully trust her to help me buy or sell again!

Lisa is the greatest realtor in the business. I have dealt with her on numerous occasions selling and also buying. You can not ask for anyone more professional in the field. Do not hesitate to call her whether you are buying from another realtor or not it would be in your best interest to have her on your side to make sure things go smoothly on your behalf. And seeing you can’d find a more aggressive realtor.

Lisa and her staff are very good in all aspects of the Real Estate Profession. They are exceptional in communicating with their clients. They kept me up to date every time there was something going on with the sale of the house. They also gave me good feedback after a showing, letting us know what the potential buyer thought. I would recommend Lisa and her team to anyone buying or selling a home.

Lisa has helped me with several transactions and all have been extremely constructive transitions. The most noteworthy is the sale of our last home which my wife and I attempted ourselves. After 14 months of no avail, frustrating deals, Lisa was able to sell within 7 days of listing. She brings an ample amount of experience and trustworthiness to the marketplace and I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell real estate. Thank you Lisa for all that you have done for me.

Lisa was wonderful to work with. She was always willing to work around my schedule. She made suggestions for improvements to help my house sell quickly. Buying and selling was a very positive experience with Lisa and her staff.

Working with Lisa (and her staff) was very easy. Lisa was very knowledgeable about the different properties. She helped us to both sell our old home and find a new one in just a few weeks. We especially appreciated her quick responses to emails, phone calls, and texts during the day and evening hours.

Lisa has a lot of experience in real estate. She is hardworking. She is a good and nice person. She stays on top of your property to get it sold. Lisa keeps you informed and lets you know what is going on with your property. We would recommend Lisa to sell your property.

Lisa Sanford is a professional and personal agent. She is very knowledgeable and knows her business. It had been some years since we had bought a home in this area but she gave me names and numbers of people who she recommended from her experiences. We found a great lender, Tim Ireland, from Midland States Bank. Tim spoke highly of Lisa, so we knew then that she definitely was the right person for us. At one time, Tim hadn't responded to two of my emails (somehow they hadn't went thru - he wasn't ignoring me). I mention it to Lisa while we were at the house we were going to place a bid on (and eventually buy). She immediately contacts him and I swear within minutes; he contacted me apologizing profusely. Now that's impressive!!! She gets answers to your questions and always responds quickly. Everything was basically done via email or texts. Not like the old days when you would have to wait days to hear back about a bid, etc. For some years now we have known Lisa's husband, Walter Sanford. She is as pleasant and professional to work with, just like Walter. Thank you Sanford's for your kindness over the years!!

Lisa sold two properties for me with 1300 miles between us! The first had an offer the first week on the market, the second had an offer quickly after her suggested improvements were made. She knows the market and has an eye for what needs to be done and how to get it done to get your property sold. She and her staff are extremely knowledgeable professionals, honest and a pleasure to work with.

Lisa always was quick to return any calls and made sure that we were taken care of! Her assistant Jessica was also a big help and we will definitely be using them again!

We were trying to sell our house by owner when Lisa called and asked if she could show it to one of her customers. A few days later we had a signed contract. We were very pleased with how efficient and quick everything was completed. She provided us with service above and beyond for a For Sale by Owner transaction.

Lisa is the consummate professional. Before listing, she spent several hours with me to discuss determining a listing price and to advise me on what I should do to prepare the house for showing. Her marketing efforts were extensive and extremely effective. We had an offer in 5 weeks, in a market where 8-10 weeks was not uncommon. Lisa's attention to detail from pre-listing meeting through closing is the hallmark of her excellent service to her clients.

Lisa is very knowledgeable and resourceful. She utilized her extensive experience to research and investigate housing options to meet our needs. Lisa was patient, understanding, and honest. We were thoroughly blessed to have Lisa and highly recommend her!

Lisa is an outstanding realtor. I've worked with her on multiple occasions (renting and/or selling) over the years. In addition to being an outstanding price-setter, a tough (but fair) negotiator, and hard worker, she's also a very nice and super-honest person. That's why she is so productive and easy to work with.

Lisa sent above and beyond in serving as our agent. She listened to what our needs were and found us a perfect home that was exactly what we were looking for. She always has things organized and was prepared to answer all of our questions and gave us tips in making the transition to a new home as easy as possible.
We needed help finding a residence with a main floor master suite so that my mother could come live with us. We looked at one house that we had found on our own but did not meet our needs. Since Lisa had shown us the first house she knew what we needed and what we were looking for. Immediately we received other houses that were within our price range and that met the needs we had. Within a week we had found a home that we wanted and that met the criteria we had. At that point Lisa explained every aspect of what we needed to do and helped us every step of the way. Lisa made the home buying process smooth and easy. I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy a home.