Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
201 Gulf Of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Linda is a results-focused Real Estate Professional who will always have your best interests at heart. She provides exceptional service to both her buyers and sellers. She takes very seriously the fact that her customers are not only buying or selling “brick and mortar”. They are making decisions that will impact their family, lifestyle and financials.
Buying or selling a home can be exciting, But it can also be stressful. Linda can take some of the stress out of the picture and help you achieve the life style you have always dreamed about.
Originally from Michigan Linda began her career in radio and television. She became the spokesperson for a large chain of ski shops where she did numerous radio spots, TV commercials, and public appearances. Linda had her Michigan real estate license and worked as an international recruiter for the president of Vlasic Pickles.
Associated with a career opportunity for her husband Linda moved to Austin Texas, where she raised a family and owner-operating three successful start-up businesses:
- An upscale retail furniture store occupying over 8,000 square feet.
- An interior design and consulting firm servicing local builders and developers.
- A remodeling and interior design firm servicing residential and commercial clients.
Linda and her design staff won many awards throughout the years including the coveted MAX Award, presented by the Texas Capital Area Builders Assn. for the best model home, best spec home, and best custom home. Her design work was often published.
Noteworthy is that ninety-five percent of Linda’s business generated from referrals and word of mouth. She rarely advertised. Among her many clients were notables such as the family of Quarterback Drew Brees, Sandra Bullock, L’Oreal Cosmetics and spokesperson Andie MacDowell , as well as many Texas political figures. Her business also provided production assistance to film companies, shooting in Austin, for design, furniture, and accessories support… including the entertainment giant Disney.
Linda’s family annually vacationed in Sarasota, which would ultimately become her parent’s retirement home. At an early age the beauty of the area made a lasting impression on Linda which would eventually result in a permanent move to the Sun Coast. While living in Austin, Texas she purchased a condo on Siesta Key and whenever possible she would spend time there with her family and friends. She currently resides full time in the Sarasota area with her family.
Linda brings to the real estate business the design/remodeling expertise which allows her the ability to assist her customers in visualizing all the possibilities of their new home and assists customers in readying their existing home for market. She brings the same committed level of customer service to real estate which helped her achieve recognition in all her business endeavors throughout her career. She works closely with a Real Estate Team and together they have over 35+ years of real estate experience. Linda received her Military Certification allowing her to work effectively with our military families.
Linda likes her Real Estate customers to speak for her so please read their Testimonials.
OTHER PURSUITS AND PASSIONS
While in Michigan her love for sailing began. She crewed numerous Great Lakes regattas including the prestigious Port Huron-to-Mackinac-Island races, culminating in the overall win for the Class-A division aboard the 43’ Cal. sailing vessel she crewed on. Following her love for horses, Linda competed in the Hunter/Jumper events, Dressage and Show Jumping competitions.
Through her businesses she supports many events benefiting local charities and schools. She has served on the board of directors for non-profit organizations in Sarasota and supports non- profit organizations that provide service dogs to our military. She was active in organizations that worked with horses to provide therapy to the military, disabled children and adults battling cancer. She saw first hand the difference these amazing animals have made in people's lives. Linda also enjoys traveling but truly relishes just a quiet time with family and friends.
She looks forward to working with you.