Linda is a Pacific Islander who came to Ithaca by way of NYC. She was born in Michigan, and raised in Guam, USA, "Where America's Day Begins!" She began her practice here in 2007 with a deep appreciation for the business and what it means to both buyers and sellers to have a successful outcome.
She has completed advanced professional studies with NYU's Real Estate Institute and holds several additional NAR credentials: Accredited Buyer's Rep., Sellers Representative Specialist, and Graduate of the Realtor Institute. She is a regular guest speaker at home-buying seminars for Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services and enjoys sharing her understanding of the real estate process with new buyers, seasoned investors, and clients of all ages.
Clients offer the following insight on working with Linda:
“Since working with you, Jim and I have sold two homes and bought one. We've had the chance to work with various agents and You remain our #1 real estate agent! “
"Linda is very professional and very easy to work with. She helped us prepare for what is traditionally a very stressful process and offered advice and sometimes just listened to our concerns. We were especially impressed with her initial presentation and the amount of work she did to help us set our selling price and then guided us on the best way to prepare for potential buyers. We would definitely recommend Linda if you are considering selling or buying a home!"
"We relocated to Ithaca, NY and Linda quickly helped us to understand the market. She listened to our needs and was extremely proactive in showing us homes that reflected our budget and personal preferences. She helped us to find our "dream home," and worked hard to make sure that all the details were attended to so that we could close quickly. Linda really understands the local market and has unmatched energy in helping her clients. We highly recommend her."
Prior to re-engaging in the business of Real Estate, Linda was a highly successful Personal Trainer in NYC with Equinox Health Clubs at 19th and Broadway. A few special assignments emerged during that time, the most memorable being approached by agents for multiple Grammy winner James Taylor, to accompany his entourage on a 5-month, 30-city U.S. tour as Personal Trainer and Asst. Tour Manager. Conclusion: James is still amazing; the touring life is not for her but she still loves to kick butt in the gym!
Your needs are important. Especially in Real Estate where the stakes are high, please choose a great agent! Choose someone methodical and tenacious, with a sense of humor. Someone who can and will go the distance with you. Someone like Linda Santos! Please call today for a confidential appointment by Zoom conference or in person, as you prefer!