It’s always easier to sell yourself when other people are doing the talking for you. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great people, many of whom have been kind enough to write to me after the sale or purchase of their home. Here’s what some of them had to say:
First of all we want to say how thrilled we were to have Linda Gordon by our side throughout our home purchasing journey. Linda navigated our process for over a year and was steadfast in her pursuit of the best home for us. She was instrumental in helping us get our home in what was a VERY competitive process. Linda’s attention to detail and breadth of experience was instrumental before, during and after our home buying experience. Her knowledge, preparation and enthusiasm were invaluable. Overall we couldn’t be happier and would heartily recommend Linda to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the San Francisco market.
As we write this, Linda is STILL working for us even after the home purchase has been completed. She has flat out been there for us the whole way through and beyond!
Kristen and Bob Myers
We met Linda at a showing for a propertry we idly walked into, knowing next to nothing about purchasing. After making a comically low verbal offer, Linda responded with an offer to take us under her wing — and proceeded to ‘teach us the ropes’ about home buying in general and in the Bay Area in particular. Like all realtors she’s incredibly responsive, knows the process back to front, has access to a good number of off-market and coming-soon properties, and learns her clients needs. Unlike pretty much every other realtor we dabbled with before her, she seems to be a bit of a living legend — literally every seller’s agent we spoke to was visually impressed when they heard we were working with her, and all said something to the effect of ‘oh, she’s a legend.’
We got the second place we offered on, and at a surprisingly good price too. Linda got us in with a very senior person at FRB, who helped us secure the Google discount and was themselves highly responsive in the process. She also knows almost everybody in town who do inspections, contracting work, permitting nuances, you name it. We’re still in contract closing and Linda already found us trusted contractors to help do some prep work, and we’ll be getting a quote shortly.
What’s more she did an impressive job playing ‘Switzerland’ to my wife and my sometimes divergent tastes throughout the process, and knew how to modulate the flow of showing as our collective emotional bandwidth. Given some of the houses she’s sold on her website, it’s somewhat surprising she even decided to work with us, but we couldn’t recommend Linda highly enough. If you choose to interview her, tell her we say hi!”
A. Brudnick and L. Schapiro
NoPa | North Panhandle
What could be harder than selling a San Francisco home, during a pandemic, remotely from 1,700 miles away? I needed an expert, who would be both strong and compassionate in the sale of my home. That’s exactly what you get with Linda. She quickly got to know me, my needs, the challenges with my property, and then exquisitely managed the sale from beginning to end. Her project management skills and eye for detail are second-to-none, and her ability to orchestrate contractors, stagers, inspectors and, then, ultimately, brokers and prospective buyers was impressive. As I told my best friend, when all was said and done, “Linda’s sale price made me deliriously happy.” She could not have been more ethical, shrewd and trustworthy with me and all those who encountered her in preparing for and selling my place over a three-month period.
I brilliantly decided to sell a condo in SoMa/FiDi in the middle the pandemic. My friends and I had little confidence this would succeed particularly because the same model unit in my building, only a few floors below, hadn’t sold in 2 months. My friend referred me to Linda and said “Call Linda, she can sell anything”. In only a couple weeks, my furniture was in storage, the condo was staged and we had completed a website for advertising. It took Linda 3 weeks to sell my unit when it took the other agent for the other unit 3 months with 2 price drops. Listen to Linda, the results speak for themselves.
As we were selling the condo, I also realized that the condo building that I fancied was no longer an option because of a very high Mello Roos tax. It didn’t make financial sense to live there, so I had to find something else. I never expected I’d be able to find a single-family home in San Francisco that was both livable and that I would be able to afford. After a brief tour of the city, we narrowed down our search to the first home I had visited, Linda provided me with a winning strategy, and I was able to buy my home.
Linda knows the SF market extremely well, she will quickly understand what you’re looking for and she will go the extra mile to connect you with people that will be able to help you with all the steps from selling to buying your home. Whether you need a handyman or an electrician, or you want to gut and remodel your entire your home, Linda will know people that will be able to make it happen, and they do excellent work.
Linda was outstanding. She spent time getting to know what we were looking for, proactively sought those listings and winnowed out what didn’t make sense to see, and was tireless is helping us find a great place. Her responsiveness throughout, her active guidance during negotiations, and her management of the (seemingly endless amount of!) paperwork were all impressive and deeply appreciated. We would for sure use her again (although we like what we found and don’t plan to move anytime soon!).
My husband Carlos and I would like to extend a huge amount of gratitude to Linda Gordon for helping us to navigate the sale of our condo in Hayes Valley. I’ve personally worked with Linda on three (3) different real-estate transactions over the past 19 years in the San Francisco market and she has delivered every time. Twice as a buyer, and once as a seller – and she always had my back. Linda is whip-smart when it comes to all aspects of the SF real estate market, and she also is a caring person who genuinely wants only the best for her clients. We appreciate that she can be tough when needed, while still being professional and fair. SF is a tough market, and Linda helped us navigate all aspects of our sale and she guided us through multiple sensitive situations with ease. In short, we trusted her and she came through.
Even after the home purchase, she remained engaged and helped us with renovations. What agent would drop off local honey to your door step and help you pick out lighting? I only know of one!
We highly recommend working with Linda Gordon for any buyer or seller in the San Francisco market. She knows the business inside and out, is very well connected, and has an unbreakable work ethic. On top of all of that, Linda is simply a really nice person with a big heart. It was a pleasure working with her.
Justin Garrett & Carlos Oseguera
Linda S. Gordon was the BEST of three real estate agents that I interviewed, all came highly recommended, and I am convinced that I could not have a better real estate agent in San Francisco than Linda. She has all the qualities one expects from a highly qualified professional: experience, knowledge, integrity, and an excellent track record. What makes Linda not just good but GREAT is that she truly LOVES HER WORK! It shows in her drive, her willingness to go the extra mile to get things done right and she is energetic, smart, and resourceful enough to make PERFECTION POSSIBLE.
Linda not only listened patiently to my concerns — and because I was a first time Seller, I had many — but she also told me clearly and gently encouraged me to do what she knew was necessary to achieve the best outcome for me. From painting to staging to replacing appliances, new carpet, new kitchen flooring, making the garden magical, and to being a highly skilled negotiator, Linda insisted on my being a partner in the sale of my home, my most valuable financial asset. And from the very beginning of our partnership, Linda made me feel that my property and I were her number one priority.
I am very grateful to Linda for guiding me through to a stunningly successful sale. My advice to anyone fortunate enough to have Linda represent his or her property for Sellers or Buyers is to “LISTEN TO LINDA”… YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.”
Jack Von Euw
Curator of The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection
University of California, Berkeley
Linda is one of the very best when it comes to realtors. Period. I was looking to buy a house in this crazy San Francisco market and one of my best friends offered to help me find an agent since she was an accomplished realtor herself (but in a different market). She interviewed all the top realtors in SF and hand selected Linda for me as the very best. Linda did not disappoint! Our budget was not huge by SF standards, but she treated us as the most VIP clients….available for us at all hours of the day and even urged us to go see a house the day after Christmas while she was on vacation. Because of her dedication to us during that time, we were able to jump on a house and get it for asking (yes, those of you in SF know that is crazy) and go into escrow right before the overbidding offers poured in from people who had realtors that weren’t as ‘on it’ as Linda. Her advice is sage. In hindsight, everything she said was so accurate….good thing I listened to her every time! Additionally, Linda is someone that is an absolute joy to work with. You can trust to get you through the stressful process of buying and selling a home. She is also very well connected in SF and is such a great resource for anything home related. I consult her before making any major changes in my home and she goes out of her way to talk paint swatches, provide re-fi resources, contractors, you name it. Linda is the absolute best!
If you’re thinking of selling or buying a home in San Francisco, do yourself a favor and call Linda Gordon. We didn’t know it was possible for a realtor to work as hard as Linda worked for us…Linda exceeded our fussy standards and high expectations. She knows the market and knows the best people to handle all the details of preparing a place for sale. She’s smart and sophisticated. LISTEN TO LINDA.
Meriel Lindley and Ellen Shapiro
How do we love thee, Linda Gordon? Let us count the ways.
We love your knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market.
We love that you did exactly what you said you would do.
We love that you were always on time and prepared.
We love the enthusiasm you showed for our home when we first met until the day the sale was closed.
We love that you made suggestions for improvements to our property that increased its marketability and enhanced
We love the excitement you created for our home within the real estate community which led to multiple offers in
just 3 days.
We love that you negotiated a sales price that was $235,000 (18%) over our asking price, resulting in over $1,070 per
But, most of all, we love you, Linda Gordon, because you’re an honest, genuine and caring person who exceeded all
of our expectations. We hope that our new friendship will continue for many years to come.
Linda Gordon is a great listing agent. Anyone who doesn’t list their property with her runs the risk of failing to maximize the return on their investment.
Rob Lund and Robert Desilets
Liberty Heights/Dolores Heights
I was not a real estate newbie when I hired Linda. In over 30 years in San Francisco, I had moved up from an apartment, to a studio, to a pretty good triplex, then to a great house in Cole Valley. I wish I had known Linda much sooner.
Friends I trusted had recommended Linda. & they said: “Trust Linda, do what she says.” But I am not that kind of guy. I learned. Linda is detail-oriented, “right on it”. She does what she says she will do WHEN she says she will do it (& ALL her subs, stagers, cleaners, painters, etc…the cast of thousands you need to sell no matter how good a property at the top level these days…were the same).
Nobody can deliver like Linda. Nobody. Her ideas for fixing up & staging the house were right on, & implemented immediately. I hope you never have to find out how rare that is.
Her people skills are remarkable. I may not be the easiest guy to get along with (just ask my exes & my ex-bosses…. no, don’t). Linda listens generously, advises wisely, & compromises justly. I don’t know how anyone can do better than that.
She helped me (I had no idea) price my house sensibly, & we got more than two dozen offers, all way over asking, right away. My wonderful & deeply missed house sold almost immediately for more than I had dared hope, to someone I feel good about.
Negotiations which can be esoteric & nerve-wracking but with Linda they were sane & relatively simple. Linda guided me through them calmly, clearly, & patiently. I feel like I am leaving my friends & neighbors with a great new neighbor & I hope that I have made a new friend.
LINDA IS THE BEST THERE IS.
Let me begin by saying that I am perhaps the worst combination of characteristics with which a real estate agent could be presented in a buyer – I am a lawyer and I was a first-time buyer. Linda S. Gordon came HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to me by friends who are painfully familiar with the challange I presented. She has proven to be a TRUE GIFT to this “high maintenance” client.
Linda’s enthusiasum and commitment are infectious, and her knowledge of the real estate market (both properties and individuals) in the San Francisco area is astounding. She is clear, concise, articulate and straightforward – everything this lawyer could want in a partner through the challenge of buying her first home.
Linda has a heart of gold when it comes to her clients and flint hard Michigan determination when it’s time to negotiate a deal. No other realtor will take the sale of your property or your search for that dream home as seriously as Linda. Comprehensive marketing, top quality advertising and plain hard work – you need Linda on your side!
Tough as nails when it comes to making a deal, nothing is more important to Linda than her clients. Linda is an exceptional person and I strongly recommend you get her on your side.
LINDA FAR EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS on every level. From managing every step of the process to selling our house quickly for an amazing price. Linda is quite simply the best real estate agent in San Francisco!
In addition, her level of professionalism & attention to details is UNMATCHED and her ability to market our house was superb. Linda convinced us that we follow her suggestions for painting, improvements, & staging our home…we were thrilled with the results… Linda had the vision to see our before & after down to every detail.
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Scott & Kirsten Arpajian
Linda’s COMMITMENT to selling our house went above & beyond the call of duty, from “staging” the inside to “gardening” outside. Her intimate professional knowledge of the real estate market was key in helping to price and market the property. Linda’s energy and proactive attitude made this sale our most satisfying real estate experience. We’d like everyone to know that Linda is the best Real Estate agent in San Francisco!
Marion and Ila Roudebush
The duplex I listed with Linda Gordon sold for way over asking with seven above-asking bids after approximately one week on the market. I believe Linda’s representation played a large role in that successful result. Linda is an enthusiastic agent who cares about her clients and is manifestly committed to her work. She gets things done, is meticulous with details, and return calls promptly. Linda’s ENTHUSIASM, attention to detail, and responsiveness was amazing. I highly recommend her to anyone who is considering selling their home, or buying for that matter.
When asked who our agent is, we always take great pride in saying “LINDA S. GORDON”. We have had the pleasure of working with Linda both as Buyers and Sellers over the past several years. Each time, LINDA DELIVERED RESULTS that we did not dream possible. There are many reasons why Linda is so wonderful, but most important is her TRUE DEDICATION to her clients. We have always felt 100% confident in the San Francisco real estate market because WE HAD LINDA IN OUR CORNER. If you need us to expound on the virtues of Linda… just let us know! We would be happy to detail our extreme happiness with the GREATEST REAL ESTATE AGENT on earth!”
Linda & Kirk Kepley
With clockwork precision, Linda’s VISION gave my house a dramatic facelift. She generated drop dead curb appeal which continued indoors showing the attributes of the property in their best light. Home buyers saw a better looking house than I can recall living in the past ten years! Linda is a consummate professional!”
Bill Gibbs, CEO Wyders Cyder
I can’t say enough about Linda! From the minute you start working with her, she completely dedicates herself to making your dreams come true. First she sold my condo – then she made my dream come true -buying a charming Victorian home with a white picket fence. Linda is a great agent ! I would recommend Linda to anyone interested in working with an agent who MAKES YOU FEEL as if you are her most IMPORTANT client!”
Linda found our dream home two years ago, and when we needed to sell our home this Spring, we would never have listed with anyone else. Choosing to work with Linda was the best decision we could have made. Linda’s vision was impeccable! Her staging design experience gave our house a beautiful transformation! One prospective buyer exclaimed, ‘It looks like a movie set!’ We had quite a few offers and the price soared over asking! Linda’s INTELLIGENCE, DEDICATION, CREATIVITY, and KINDNESS made our experience wonderful. In the process of buying and selling our home Linda was more than our agent, she also became our trusted friend. If you are looking to hire the best agent, then call Linda! Linda is Simply the Best!”
We can’t thank Linda enough for everything she did to help us buy our new house! From the beginning, she counseled us to make sure we were comfortable making the purchase. At every stage, she made sure everything would happen on time. We were very impressed with Linda’s FOLL0W-UP – she knows how to get things done! Congratulations on being named the best realtor in the Bay Area – it’s an honor we agree is well deserved!”
Martin Fung & Michael Hughes
Linda really knows the market and has a deep UNDERSTANDING OF the PERSONAL DYNAMICS involved in the process of buying and selling a home. Linda took the time to get to know me and to understand what I was looking for. So when it came time to bid on a home, she was able to take the extra steps and add the little personal touches that won over the sellers and got my offer accepted. I could not possibly say enough in praise of the creativity, enthusiasm, and care that Linda devoted to every step of the process.”
Linda Gordon is the greatest! We began our search for a new home in a terribly impacted Sellers’ market where desirable properties were being sold the same day they were listed – for way over the asking price. Linda kept us calm throughout the process with her unending professionalism and heartfelt client attentiveness. Put simply, Linda provides the highest quality of service we have ever encountered. Linda’s PROACTIVE APPROACH got us the home of our dreams. We consider ourselves fortunate to have had the benefit of Linda’s talented service.”