I am a Yankee, born and bred, hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. Although I miss the Bay State, and all that it has to offer (especially the Red Sox), there is nothing that beats this Carolina weather!!
In 1996, I moved here with my husband, 2 children and assorted pets. Having relocated my own family several times, I understand the toll of such an undertaking, and work hard to make your total move as painless as possible. I have had to explain to a young child why he had to move away from his best friend, and have had to keep a house clean with two small boys and a puppy (I should have owned stock in Windex!!). I actually moved a family of goldfish in a large plastic box with a hole in the lid for a portable filter, and the fish survived! In every case, the move was worth the pain and aggravation, and we lived to tell about it. To learn more about the service I provide, I'd invite you to review testimonials I've received directly from clients, many of whom I helped relocate to this area.
I love my job!! I became a REALTOR in 1997 because my experience in buying and selling homes was unpleasant and stressful. I never felt that my agent was representing me. I've tried to use those negative experiences to fuel my efforts to offer a complete level of service to my clients, whether buying or selling property. I have wonderful partners in this business. They have proven time and again that they are the best at what they do. These professionals are the ones that I trust with my own home and family, and they are the only ones that I would entrust with yours.
Moving is one of the most stressful of life's events - right up there with changing jobs, getting married and having children. If selling, I will work with you to get your house in top showing condition, and will market it as I would my own, using professional photographs, virtual tours and proven methods of communication. We will work together every step of the way. If buying, I will listen to your concerns, address your needs, and find you a home that meets or exceeds them. I know these neighborhoods and schools as a resident, a mom and a REALTOR.
Working and playing in this town, educating my children here, and serving on countless church, school and community committees has given me an insight to life here, which I willingly share with my clients. Whether you are looking for the right soccer team or scout troop or need advice on the best pizza in town, I attend to the same details with you as I do with my own family. I am committed to helping you to find the perfect home in this perfect place - "the southern part of heaven".
"Linda was an amazing agent and made us feel like we were her only client (although we knew we were not). She blocked out 2 days when we came into town and drove us (and our 6 month old) all over town looking at homes. When we did find the house we wanted, she was on top of every step in the process. I can't say enough about how she helped our first purchase of a home go so well." G.B.
"We feel so lucky to have worked with Linda while buying our first home in a new state! She made the process smooth and was extremely knowledgeable of the area and the overall transaction. She treated us like close friends and would encourage first-time buyers, relocators, and anyone who needs an agent who is attentive to your needs." A.D.
"I can't say enough about Linda's effort and perseverance in helping me buy my first house - I highly recommend her. Her advice was spot on throughout the various stages of the transaction, and she kept me up to date and informed. I was able to purchase an older home with a VA mortgage, which seemed like it might not be possible. Linda stayed on top of all the issues that popped up - I can't thank her enough." P.S.
"Linda Martin is a true professional who cares about her clients. She is courteous, patient, creative, persistent, trustworthy, and professional. Almost sounds like a Boy Scout! I have moved ten times and utilized multiple different agents in different parts of the country. Linda Martin is at the top of the list . . . I would utilize her services again in a heartbeat . . . over all the other agents with whom I have worked. Her straight forward assessment and advice helps the whole process. BTW, she also was the agent who found my home thirteen years ago . . . and has stayed in touch since. Good agent, good neighbor even if she doesn't live near by! Highest recommendation and I would definitely seek out her services again!" B.B.
"Linda Martin sold a Condo for me last year. From listing to closing, in record time, she took great care. She answered every question I had and returned every call.She did an excellent job marketing and when we got to an inspection, she arranged for repairs and buyer requests with excellent workmen that did the work necessary at a reasonable price. I could not have asked for a more smooth process, nor could I recommend her more highly." W.S.
"We were in the market to buy a house to rent to our daughter and son-in-law who were going to have a baby. We decided to have Linda represent us finding a property and negotiating the deal. Despite the fact that a person can locate properties on the Internet, many of the ones in which we were interested were already under contract. Linda began to send us daily updates of properties even before they were posted online. As a result, we found the perfect house for our price range and were able to put a bid on it the same day it was posted online. It turned out that there were several bids on the property, and Linda helped us determine what was a fair bid given the value of other similar sales in the area. As a result, we were successful in obtaining the property, and our daughter, son-in-law, and new grand-daughter are happily dwelling in it today." D.C.
"My husband and I have sold four houses in the past 30 years and Linda Martin is the most professional realtor that we have ever used. She made astute suggestions for enhancing the looks of our home, to make it more attractive to buyers, without breaking the bank. We had a drainage issue that arose while we were away on vacation. Linda not only knew who to call but personally supervised the work on site to make sure it was done correctly. She is very detail oriented and professional in her dealings with us and everyone that I have seen her interact with. I highly recommend her as a realtor." S.W.
"I own my sales business and operate it at a consistent high level of professionalism and performance. I expect the same from the persons I work with. Ms Martin out performed any real estate agent I have ever contracted. There wasn't an obstacle Linda didn't overcome, a challenge she didn't meet or a situation she couldn't master. Not once. Impressive. And her communication throughout the process was timely, concise and accurate. I believe such persons are rare indeed. I was fortunate to have Linda as my agent and would be glad to recommend her to anyone seeking guidance in the real estate market." J.W.
"I have worked with Linda Martin to buy two different homes in this area and the selling of the first one. Linda is an incredibly knowledgeable, personable and responsive person and I would recommend her to anyone purchasing or selling real estate in this area in any price range up to and including executive and luxury properties." S.S.
"We relocated from Mississippi to North Carolina and worked with Linda beginning with an investigatory phase, just looking at areas that she felt that we might be interested in. She continued to email us locations to consider while we went through the process of listing our home in Mississippi. When we got a contract on the old house, she helped us find our present home, always being available and cheerfully answering questions. We experienced a delay in the closing of our house for over a month and she helped us weather that storm and persuaded the seller here to be patient until our house finally closed. Following our purchase, she has remained in touch and been helpful in acclimating ourselves to the new area. We highly recommend Linda's abilities." A.M.
"Linda Martin has sold two of our homes, both very close to list price as well as getting us a great deal on our home we just purchased. Her attention to detail, professionalism and availability/reliability work together to make the deals as pain free as possible. Her work ethic is second to none we have ever worked with in other cities. She puts you first and you never feel that she is not available when you call. Her knowledge of real estate in all areas including home values as well as financing were so helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend her in helping to sell or buy a home." S.C.
"I recently moved to Chapel Hill after receiving employment. While I know the area a bit I was floundering trying to find a home. Through word of mouth I received Linda's name. I am not a "property virgin" having bought and sold homes previously and Linda was the most responsive and helpful agent to date. If I ever sell I would go to her. She listened to what I was looking for and didn't show me places I didn't want. Even then we must have viewed over twenty homes and she didn't lose patience. I think she got to know my likes and dislikes and focused her search. Finally I found the place and after the contact was signed she didn't disappear like many do. She helped find resources for the mortgage, closing and reliable people to do work in the house. It truly made the process almost fun. In addition she is a nice person with a good sense of humor. Thanks Linda." M.S.
"Linda not only helped us through the process of buying a home, but was extremely helpful to me and my family and has continued to stay close with us after everything was done. She works very hard and is wonderfule to work with." T.C.
Linda was a big help to us as we built our dream home from long distance. When we started the process she gave suggestions, during the build she consistently sent us pictures, and upon completions did a walk through with us. She was an invaluable asset to us. We would highly recommend her as she definitely has your interests at heart.
Linda was our first and only choice when it can time to sell our home in Chapel Hill and build our new home. Linda was a partner with us every step of the way. She is tireless, knowledgeable, professional and honest not to mention fun to work with. Having been in the Triangle area as long as she has is an asset for sure—she knows the service people to work with, the choice schools, the builders, etc. Linda adds something special to everything she does, she cares about you as a client and a friend.
Linda is great. She was very prompt in her correspondence and always delivered, whatever the need. She also handles conflict well, which I know first hand cannot be said of all people in her line of work. We had a particular tough issue in our closing and Linda really impressed me with how she ultimately brought everyone together despite some awkwardness.