510.282.5666
 

Linda Elkin

Realtor

CalDRE No. 01444510

Mobile: 510.282.5666
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6450 Moraga Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
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About Linda Elkin

As a Realtor, I work with both sellers and buyers. My approach is multi-faceted: I analyze the market for my clients, negotiate, advise, and strategically plan while providing emotional support and communicating throughout the process. My clients know they can count on me, time and time again.

When working with sellers, I'm known for taking care of all the details before a home is placed on the market, ensuring that it shows its best from the very first viewing. My marketing is carefully considered, well-designed, and diligently executed.

I often work with first time home buyers. I have extensive knowledge of a wide variety of East Bay neighborhoods and provide up-to-date education about our ever-changing real estate market.

I grew up in New York and moved to San Francisco in my 20s. I earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Meanwhile, I worked doing tax returns for a CPA firm in San Francisco. I'm a published writer who has done readings in the Bay Area. I've used my interests to create a life with an unusual balance of both left brain and right brain focus. In 2004, I moved to Oakland and began my real estate career, where I employ all of my skills to help people make important moves in their lives.


SELLERS

My service to you:
  • I am known for taking care of all the details before a home is placed on the market, ensuring that it shows its best from the very first viewing.
  • My marketing is carefully considered, well-designed, and diligently executed.
  • I am committed to strategically pricing my listings to attract the widest and best-qualified audience of buyers.

You can count on me to:
  • Educate you about current market conditions
  • Prepare a professional Comparable Market Analysis (CMA)
  • Communicate several times per week
  • Know which stager to select to prepare your home for sale
  • Recommend which pre-sale inspections are appropriate for your property
  • Provide an excellent list of subcontractors
  • Coordinate all the subcontractors’ work
  • Prepare a complete set of required disclosures
  • Implement an aggressive marketing plan
  • Negotiate strongly on your behalf
  • Be responsible for taking care of all the details
  • Be present at escrow signing appointment at title company
  • Provide a complete file on CD after close of escrow
  • Offer continued service beyond close of escrow



BUYERS

My service to you:
I have lived in the Bay Area -- San Francisco and Oakland -- since 1978. I have extensive knowledge of a wide variety of neighborhoods in Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington, and Richmond. I am familiar with many aspects of each neighborhood, including their different architectural styles, the typical size of both the houses and the lots, which schools are nearby, and various modes of transportation. This helps my clients when purchasing a home, as I can introduce them to neighborhoods they may not have known about or considered.

You can count on me to:
  • Listen to you and answer your questions
  • Explain the entire process of home buying
  • Educate you about current market conditions
  • Conduct a daily search for appropriate properties
  • Show you properties that fit your needs
  • Communicate on a regular basis
  • Provide experienced counsel when writing an offer
  • Provide you with a list of reputable lenders
  • Arrange very thorough inspections and bids
  • Help you to visualize cosmetic updating
  • Negotiate strongly on your behalf
  • Be responsible for taking care of all the details
  • Provide a complete file at close of escrow
  • Be present at escrow signing appointment at title company
  • Offer continued service beyond close of escrow


The key to a successful real estate transaction? Having a Realtor you trust.
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