Real Estate Agent Reviews for Westside of LA Properties
What Clients Are Saying About Linda Lackey
Top-selling realtor Linda Lackey is dedicated to obtaining the very best results for her clients. Considered by many as one of the top real estate agents in the Westside of Los Angeles region, Linda’s hailed realtor reviews are no surprise. Her attention to detail, high level of customer service, and many accomplishments has lent her an impressive 80% client referral rate.
"Thank you for the referral on Coldwater Canyon, and for the great job you did working with Jenny and Bill helping them find their new home. Although Sue and I met you only briefly, we were certain you would be a “Perfect Fit” for Jenny to work with, and from her perspective we were certainly right. The comfort level and trust that you have developed with them seems to have grown into a friendship. The Maple Syrup was made this spring by friends in Pennsylvania, near our home in Maryland; we hope you enjoy the syrup. It is nice to know that you are part of the Coldwell Banker Family."
"A belated “thank you” for steering us to another wonderful home. Charla and I truly appreciate how you came through for us at a time of maximum stress. When we left that panicked message last summer announcing our return to Santa Monica and asking for your help, we were up against a very tight timetable, with a daughter starting school in the fall, our own property in Irvine sold and a Santa Monica housing market that was searing hot. We appreciate not only your expertise, but also your calming presence as our guide through numerous open houses and multiple-bid situations, while my wife and I privately feared we’d be spending the fall of 2001 in a motel. When you first showed us the home we eventually bought, I was very impressed but also perplexed about why you’d even bothered: it was simply out of our price range. But you encouraged us to make a bid, and guided us expertly through the negotiating process and we wound up doing what seemed impossible. Our new home has worked out beautifully, and our excitement in living here is rivaled only by our enjoyment of our first home, which you helped us buy back in 1995. Your business card identifies you as a member of Coldwell Banker’s “President’s Elite.” I think you’re overdue for a promotion to Archangel."
"Linda helped me find and buy my home. I was moving from another city, and she spent a year keeping me abreast of all listings in my price range and neighborhood preferences — and often went herself to view them when I was unable to make the trip to LA. I ultimately ended up with a place that met every one of my criteria. Working with Linda made me realize how important it is to be represented by someone with years of experience and a top reputation with other agents. The circumstances of the sale were somewhat complicated, and it was only because of her reputation that the other agent worked to get the deal done for me, rather than other potential buyers. Linda is the perfect combination – a genuinely nice person who is pleasant to work with, and a tough negotiator on her clients’ behalf."
"Best Agent In The West!!! I was lucky to drop into “Dr. Kavokian’s” open house to meet Linda, who sold this poor excuse for a home fast. After interviewing several agents, I listed my condominium with Linda, who sold it for a record market price in just 24 hours. Was she lucky? No, she’s an incredible residential marketing and negotiating machine. Then came my parents’ home, which was unsuccessfully marketed by another agent for 3 months with no interest. It’s hard to advise parents. Again, we interviewed several agents before deciding on Linda. She sold the home in just 3 weeks for a great price. As before, her marketing and negotiating expertise paid off. Further, her follow-through during escrow is astounding. Listing a property with Linda is like taking a Club Med vacation. Why am I willing to write these great compliments about Linda? For one thing, I’m a young executive in charge of planning, leasing and developing 500,000 – 1.2 million square foot lifestyle shopping centers. Every day I supervise leasing agents who I wish were half as effective as Linda."
"Rich and I are so grateful for the guidance and advice you gave us when you represented us as we went through the process of selling our home. Your professionalism, efficiency and knowledge were always apparent, but perhaps even more important for us, at least, was your endless patience, understanding, kindness and empathy. It was especially comforting to both Rich and me to know that we were dealing with such a decent and honest person of such high integrity. Finally, Linda, I am sure you know that it did not escape my attention that, simply as woman to woman, we understood one another on another level, for which I thank God!"
"Allison and I feel very fortunate to have had you as our real estate agent during the process of selling our home in Santa Monica. Your professionalism, honesty, negotiation skills and knowledge of the market place exceeded our expectations. You made the whole process of selling and purchasing a new home so much easier. We felt that you always had our best interests in mind, and I will continue to recommend you to family and friends in your area."
"We met Linda Lackey 6 years ago when we were attempting to sell a speculative house after the economy bottomed out in 1992. Since then, Linda has helped us to buy and sell two other homes in Santa Monica. Linda’s experience in the market allowed us to sell our Santa Monica homes at more than expected estimates. She sold our next home for over our asking price within two of listing it in 1996 – before the market had even started to move upward. Our last home sold within a two week period with multiple offers. As an Architect/Builder on the Westside, I have recommended Linda Lackey to my colleagues because of her knowledge, experience and her professional ethic. They have come to use her as a resource either through buying or listing a property, or using her experience to understand a property’s potential value. I’m sure that you will find Linda’s experience as valuable as we have. We recommend her highly as a business associate. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information."
"I have been selling and developing property in Santa Monica and Brentwood since 1994. Every year I build a new house, sell it through Linda Lackey and then buy a new property to develop. Linda has represented me on eight different transactions. She has always pushed the envelope and set new heights. My prices are always higher than anyone else’s in the neighborhood because my properties are unusual. Buyers are very comfortable with her. Her knowledge and professionalism gives people confidence. I would never use anyone else."
"Thank you for a really smooth, seamless and pleasant experience. Your professionalism and attention to details were truly appreciated. We have recommended you and will continue to do so."
"I am finally getting around to thanking you for all of the hard work you did in selling our house for my wife and me last July. You guided us in every step of the process. You helped us figure out what needed to be done to present the house well. You helped us to get the work done. You priced the house perfectly, getting us multiple offers above the list price. You helped us to deal with any issues that came up. You really handled everything, and you helped us to go through a challenging and ultimately rewarding process. Even the fact that we were out of town for much of the sales process did not throw you. Beyond the work, you were an absolute pleasure to deal with. It is really hard to imagine that we could have gone through this major event with anyone else. Please feel free to have any potential client contact me. I will tell them what a hard-working and responsible person you were with us. I wish you all the best and continued success."
"In 2008 I was fortunate to team up with Linda Lackey to sell my house in Venice, CA. It was the height of the real estate boom but not much of a house and mainly a quarter of an acre of land to recommend it. In less than a week, by skillfully highlighting the property’s assets and using a marketing strategy that intensified interest beyond anything I had hoped for, Linda had found multiple prospective buyers and offers in excess of our asking price. Jump ahead to 2012, a very different housing market, I had moved to New Mexico and had decided to sell my house (in an architectural tract) in Mar Vista. I was less than confident about this sale but had no doubts that Linda was the one to negotiate all the hurdles of a sluggish real estate market as well as the sometimes rigorous demands of an historic preservation plan in effect in my neighorhood. Once again, following all of her sound advice regarding presentation and marketing, I had a buyer within a week of her three open houses and the house sold quickly with me in absentia. I especially appreciated her tight monitoring of the escrow process, her weekly, sometimes daily reports on the progress of the sale through to its completion. Did I mention that Linda at every step of the way was a pleasure to work with and a charming but tough-minded lady to have representing me in this sometimes difficult process? Unfortunately I am fresh out of houses in Los Angeles. I would never hesitate to trust all my real estate transactions to her."
"Linda represented us as buyers in the purchase of our first home in Santa Monica. She was highly professional, diligent, hardworking, responsive, and brought a sense of calm to the entire process. She was such a skillful mediator and negotiator between us and the sellers that I felt as though we were all working together to get the deal done. The deal was a smooth transaction from start to finish: offer/counteroffers, inspections, negotiating request for repairs, leaseback, and final move-in date logistics. As an aside, we especially appreciated her availability and reachability via cell and text. Highly recommend Linda Lackey."
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