If you're even considering selling your home, it's time to talk.

There is always a buyer looking, and in real estate, your agent is your bridge to those buyers. Although the number of buyers remains relatively constant, they will act when a new property with high value comes up for sale. Speed is key for both you and the buyer, and a good agent delivers speed.

Creating a perception of value and a sense of urgency will see the greatest number of showings when your property is first introduced to the marketplace. Buyers who look at your property typically are financially qualified who have been working with a Realtor® already, have seen the other properties in the area, and are knowledgeable about market prices. They contacted agents months ago about properties they found, and they are now prepared to make offers when they see the right home at the right price.

Linda Martin is a well known North Shore realtor and multi-million dollar producer.

Her credentials include broker, CRS and recipient of the prestigious President's Elite award ranking her in the top 1 percent of brokers nationally. Linda's great marketing acumen includes being a panelist on luxury marketing at the President's Club.

Linda has been named by Unique Homes magazine as one of the top luxury real estate professionals in the country, a marketing specialist who has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and success in the listing and selling of high-end properties.

Credentials, designations & awards

Within the Midwest, Linda is recognized as one of the Top 50 Brokers. Linda was featured in Crain's Chicago Business Magazine on "How to Sell Your Home Faster". Recognized by the duPont REGISTRY as an expert in her field Linda was a featured agent in "Marketplace; Chicago's North Shore Luxury Boundaries Expand".

My best client testimonial:
"She is the best Real Estate professional we have ever encountered" - Head of Human Resources at Fortune 50 Company

Top 50 Agent Award - Tri-State Area

Unique Homes Magazine - ELITE 2012

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CRS is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. Less than 4% of all realtors hold the CRS designation. Since 1977, the Council of Residential Specialists has offered in-depth training on negotiating and closing smoother transactions, working in the buyers' and sellers' best interest and building a referral business.

e-PRO is a new training program to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. An e-PRO has received extensive training in email communication and marketing practices, internet marketing strategies and practices, and creating and maintaining a Technology Plan of Action. e-PRO is the only certification program of its kind recognized nationwide and endorsed by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

Certified Previews Property Specialist

Certified Relocation Specialist

Cartus Network Buyer Specialist

Cartus Network Marketing Specialist

Certified Home Marketing Specialist

Masters in Arts - Northwestern University

Get expert home selling service, from list to close.

A full 90% of American homeowners hire a qualified agent to sell their homes. And no wonder—it’s a daunting task for an owner to price his/her house accurately, determine whether a buyer is qualified, create and pay for advertising, show the home to prospective buyers, understand the latest real estate regulations, be available whenever a prospective buyer wants to view the property, negotiate and prepare contracts, and coordinate the details of a closing.

Successful sales balance four components: the market, price, condition of the house, and exposure. During a time that can be emotionally trying for you and your family, I develop and carry out the steps necessary not only to sell your home but to obtain the best possible outcome.

When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

I advertise on leading websites to get more exposure for my clients.

My branding campaigns receive an average of 10,000+ views per month and are targeted to viewers by zip code.

How I can help with the sale of your home:

1. The Local Advantage - Take advantage of a broad spectrum of technologies and tools to support the sale of your home from start to close.

2. Internet Advertising - Since the lion's share of home buyers starts their search on the internet, top placement on search engines is essential. You'll gain access to placement on Google, MSNBC, and other websites. This will maximize your exposure and bring a large number of potential buyers to view information about your home.

3. Email Campaigns - It's important to "work the network." We can work together to identify the right people to target your home-and get in touch with them by email to drive excitement and interest.

4. Personal Touch - Of course, technology alone won't sell your home. Face-to-face interaction provides the advantage to sell your home-and you won't have to worry about a thing. The details will be handled with care and constant communication, to ensure the marketing and sale of your home go smoothly.