When my wife and I met Linda we had intended to interview a few few realtors but from our very first conversation, Linda was absolutely amazing and we decided it would be wonderful to have the opportunity to work with her and have her expertise and guidance through the rollercoaster of the SF real estate market. And it was! I’m writing this from the dream home that Linda helped us to secure – if you are looking for a realtor I truly cannot imagine anyone better than Linda.
From our first conversation, Linda impressed us with her deep knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market. She was patient with our long list of desires for our home, but also clear-eyed about where we would need to make trade-offs. She started sharing listings that met our criteria, and scouted houses that she thought were a good fit so that we could focus our time and energy.
Linda has been in this business for so long, that she’s very well-known throughout the city. When you go to open houses the listing agent always asks who you’re working with– when we replied “Linda LeBlanc”, they always replied “you’re in great hands.” Linda’s broad network and rapport with other agents was infinitely valuable in helping us land our home.
We made two offers before our third was accepted, and every time we learned more about the process and the market from Linda. We were anxious leading up to the first offer, and there were some mysteries about the house, so she even went with us to the planning department on a detective expedition to check out permitting history. Our second offer was a condo, and she spent hours explaining the CC&Rs and other disclosure documents, offering clear explanations of legal terms, never condescending or losing patience as we peppered her with hundreds of questions. She also called in a favor to get us a last-minute structural inspection on a Sunday night in time for an offer the next day.
Although the market was hyper-competitive, Linda never pushed us beyond our comfort zone. On our final offer, she moved mountains to help us present our offer in the best possible way– she called to present our offer to the owner herself, helped us navigate a tricky counter-offer, and worked with us late into the night to send additional documents that helped seal the deal.
From our first meeting to the closing paperwork, Linda was always available to us, making us feel like we were her only client (although she had other listings on the market). Her knowledge, professionalism, deep integrity, and patience made her an anchoring presence through what is always an uncertain journey. We’re beyond thrilled with our beautiful home and so grateful for Linda!