My wife and I are firm fans of Linda Van Drent. If we need a real estate transaction, she is our go-to agent. She recently sold our condo in Walnut Creek. It was sold within days after we gave Linda the listing, and the price was more than our original estimate. She guided us as to price and it was better than we had anticipated. The reason we went to Linda for this sale is that she represented us in buying our house in Oakland earlier in the year. The seller was a somewhat difficult individual, but Linda worked the deals; and she did it in a challenging situation as we were on vacation in Europe during the initial stages of the deal. We would not hesitate to recommend Linda for selling or buying a home. She knows the East Bay area; she knows its properties; she knows how to comp a property; and she knows other agents in the area that she can deal with to make a transaction work.
Linda helped us sell our home in Oakland. We were still in shell shock from a horrendous buying experience years earlier (while represented by a different agent), so we began the process extremely on edge. Nonetheless, Linda helped us navigate every step of the process like a PRO. From pre-listing repairs, to marketing, to pricing, to negotiation, to attention to detail in the paperwork, to hand-holding and long phone conversations throughout the process, Linda exceeded our expectations in every way. She's responsive, thoughtful, honest, respectful, experienced, and knowledgeable: in every way a true professional. Linda is a strong advocate--with integrity--and we highly recommend her.
"Linda Van Drent is worth every one of those 5 stars! We first met Linda at the end of March 2013 when she came highly recommend by our mortgage broker. We said we wanted one person that could handle both the sale of our home in Oakland and help us buy a home in Contra Costa County. Linda's name was at the top of a very short list. In three short months, Linda made it all happen. We readied our house, received multiple offers (over asking price), toured several homes and ultimately purchased a great house in Walnut Creek, our #1 target location.
Linda has a great sense of aesthetic, is extremely professional, organized, responsive, well connected, and a keen negotiator, which all worked to our advantage. We always felt we were in good hands working with Linda and would recommend her to anyone."
-Gregg and Sarah Ebby
"Linda is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her experience and knowledge is second to none. Linda's guidance in regards to the purchase of our home was always prompt, very insightful and backed by years of experience. We had several complicated options regarding the purchase of our home, and Linda was extremely patient as we worked out the details. We never felt any pressure, and valued her opinions as we worked through the decision making process. Above all, she genuinely understood our needs and is extremely respectful and caring. Buying and selling real estate can be a very stressful experience, but Linda was always by our side to provide answers to our questions and guide us through to our successful purchase. We highly recommend Linda Van Drent!"-Martin Neumann
"Linda literally changed my life by getting me out of a big house where I had lived for 40 years with my family of six. She found a beautiful town home that made downsizing a pleasure. She also helped me prepare my home for sale. Linda knows pricing…my home sold for the asking price and my new town home was purchased in a seller’s market. Linda is a wonderful resource for all things relating to your real estate needs, whether they are a window washer or a stager. If you are selling or buying, call Linda. She is the best!"
"Linda Van Drent completely met all my expectations and needs to sell my house. Her knowledge of all steps in the process, including establishing an attractive list price, resulted in multiple initial offers and an even higher accepted final offer that was substantially over the list price. My home sold within days with a smooth closing. She was able to offer excellent suggestions on preparing my home for sale that revealed her current knowledge of the market. As an established Realtor®, she has a large list of trusted contacts and this facilitated the process for me as I had little time to devote to the entire process. Linda was thoroughly professional, punctual and reliable but also supportive and understanding through a time of stress. I always felt confident that she was working to obtain the best possible outcome. I completely recommend her."