Realtor is committed to clients and community
The thirty-something couple took one last tour through the home. They had spent several months searching for a sprawling ranch house on a few acres with space not only for their growing family, but also for their beloved horses. They also needed a small guesthouse for visiting grandparents and extended family. Finally, they knew, they had found a property that met their needs and desires. They made an offer immediately.
“I think our biggest job, as realtors, is to listen to our clients,” says Linda Morrison, who heads up Morrison Realty Group. “By listening, we can find them the right house for their needs, and their wants too. I find that this way, you can find out what people’s motivation is for buying or selling. Why are they moving? Do they have children? Are they taking care of parents? I feel that I am not just a realtor, but a problem-solver.”
In her work as a realtor, Linda draws on her own experiences as a single mother, as well as more than 15 years’ experience as a professional real estate agent with Prudential, Re/Max, and Keller Williams, first in the Houston area and then in Central Texas. She enjoys the challenge of caring for the needs and desires of individuals and families as they seek to buy or sell a home, along with managing the mound of paperwork involved with the process.
“I like to be as professional as possible while connecting with my clients and listening to their needs,” Linda explains. “I have a background as a loan officer and financial planner, so I enjoy handling all of the detailed paperwork, and I try to be very organized and have it all completed up front. I enjoy getting out as well and being flexible with my time—I’ve found that buyers buy homes when they have the time, not necessarily on a schedule.”
Linda’s commitment to managing real estate transactions with experience, integrity, and ethics has caused the barely year-old Morrison Realty Group—which includes agents Celeste Lovelace and Celeste Dylla—to blossom. In the midst of a yet-struggling housing market, the boutique agency handled more than $3,000,000 in residential and commercial business in the first seven months after opening its doors.
“There are so many variables nowadays,” says Linda, “and a ton of detail work goes into each transaction. Time is of the essence, and I try to help clients navigate that. For example, I always get a pre-approval or pre-qualified letter ahead of time. That way, I’m showing clients homes in their price range so as not to get their expectations up too high. I want to help people stay conservative in what will become the most expensive purchase of their lives.”
In addition to caring for her clients as they negotiate the challenges of buying or selling a home, Linda remains committed to investing in the local community. She donates her time as a member of several local organizations, including Seeds of Strength, Georgetown Junior Forum, and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and she volunteers as well with Junior Leadership Georgetown, a nine-month leadership training program for high school students.
“I want Morrison Realty to be an ethical, forward-thinking, positive workplace,” Linda explains. “Whether it’s donating my time through volunteering, giving money to one of the many local nonprofit organizations, or helping to plant trees in one of the city parks, I want to foster green concepts and sustainability. A portion of my commission will always go as well toward helping Georgetown and Williamson County to be a better place to live and to work.”
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