Being a long time resident of Central Florida and Seminole county, my knowledge of all facets of the community and an understanding of the housing market help my clients make well informed decisions regarding such an important transaction.
Putting my clients' needs first and always with the utmost honesty and integrity, has earned me an outstanding reputation in the industry. I am committed to and staying current with ever changing market conditions to better serve my clients. As a Certified Negotiation Expert I have represented hundreds of buyers and sellers to achieve their goals and received the 5 Star Award in Client Satisfaction for 7 consecutive years and membership in the RE/MAX HALL OF FAME.
I would strongly endorse Linda for anyone looking to purchase a home. I was a first time buyer here in the USA and Linda guided me through the whole process. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she was always able to find an answer to all of my questions. After a couple of false starts Linda was able to find me the perfect home and I couldn't be happier. I would say to anyone that was looking for a realtor that will go that extra mile, choose Linda, she won't give up until she has found you your perfect home.Douglas LawsonLinda is a fabulous, hard working agent! I am a real estate appraiser that met her on an appraisal job. I knew from the way she worked so hard for her client (with an idiot for a listing agent) that she was great! When it was time for me to buy, I knew exactly who I wanted to use and dug her number out of my files. Linda is one of the only agents whom I've come across in my profession that I would recommend to a friend, and have! :) She is always on top of things!!Cara PaolielloLinda is a fantastic realtor. Very attentive and is able to read people well. I will recommend her to anyone that needs a realtor.Jenn F01/28/2011 - MelodyLane Sold a Single Family home in 2009 in Apopka, FL. Linda Kaufman has been one of those realtors you don't think REALLY exist. She is not only knowledgeable but also consistent and earnest in her desire to help you buy and/or sell a home. Linda was my main champion in the first time home buying experience. She taught me what to look for, what to be careful of, and, helped us find a wonderful house to call home. When it came time to sell that first home, she was the only realtor I would have listed it with. She is a consummate professional and will continue to be the one I go to for any and all future real estate needs.Client Endorsement09/08/2011 - carynankrom Sold a Single Family home in 2006 in Deltona, FL. Linda helped me buy my first home and is now helping me sell it. Linda is fast to respond, very knowledgeable, personable, and not one of those Realtors who just do it to get a commission. She cares that her clients are happy and I respect that immensely.Client Endorsement12/27/2011 - ppottinger Bought a home in 2011 in Midway, Sanford, FL 32771. Linda listened to all our requirements and worked with us to view close to twenty homes in a few weeks time. She was patient and very responsive to emails and calls and answered all our questions. As a first time buyer the process was better than I expected.Client Endorsement03/22/2013 - yostmama Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Winter Springs, FL. Linda went out of her way to show us many homes over the course of several months. Her knowledge of the local area helped us narrow in on where we wanted to buy, as we were moving from another part of the state. Linda is highly professional, responsive, and listens to buyers' needs. We highly recommend her!Client Endorsement04/14/2014 - Veniceis4me Bought a home in 2014 in Winter Park, FL. Linda is professional, trust worthy and above all HONEST. And I forgot patient. It took many tries to find the right home. I was impressed by her so much so that when it came time for me to sell my Mother's home I would only trust the sale in Linda's capable hands.Client Endorsement05/23/2014 - Dorothy Ledford Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $75K in Orlando, FL. Very warm and friendly lady. I really enjoyed the experience of home selling with Linda. Closing was quick and went as planned. I would use her services again if the need ever arose. I would definitely recommend Linda if you are buying or selling home or property. Thank You Linda, for a job well done. DLClient Endorsement06/14/2014 - Christine Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Oviedo, FL. I have known Linda for awhile now she is honest and will go out of her way to help you and make things work if she is able. she has help me sell my house plus help me buy one. I would recommend her if you are looking for a good realtor.Client Endorsement01/28/2015 - Carl Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Orlando, FL. My wife and I were first time home buyers, so of course we didn't know much about the home buying process. Linda was very patient and knowledgeable and really took the time to help educate us in the process and ultimately helped us find our first house! I would recommend Linda to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.Client Endorsement01/30/2015 - liz.rogers.1215 Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Deltona, FL. Linda was very knowledgable and helpful, available at all hours to answer all of my many questions. She is a great negotiator too! I would recommend her to all my friends.Client Endorsement01/31/2015 - Jmoli85 Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Winter Springs, FL. Linda was everything we could have asked for in our first time house buying experience! Upfront and open about her process/skill set, proactive about maintaining the momentum of house hunting, responded quickly to all our inquiries, attentive to our needs/wants, as well as very knowledgeable and resourceful. We'd gladly recommend and use her again!Client Endorsement07/17/2015 - FRED WITTMER Sold a home in 2015 in Clifton, Winter Springs, FL 32708. WOW! WHERE DO I BEGIN. LINDA IS A FABULOUS AGENT. FIRST OF ALL AND MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT SHE IS A GREAT COMMUNICATOR. SHE LETS YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ALL THE TIME. SHE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN HER FIELD AND SHE IS 100% BEHIND HER CLIENT. I WOULD NEVER HESITATE TO RECOMMEND HER. I HAVE DONE TWO TRANSACTIONS WITH LINDA, BOTH LONG DISTANCE, AND THEY BOTH WERE FLAWLESS. AS WE LIKE TO SAY, LINDA IS MUY BUENO.Client Endorsement08/28/2015 - terrellmjohnson Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Longwood, FL. Linda Kaufman is the best of the best. She answers every call and simply gets things done. She has a proven track record and an extensive array of contacts in multiple areas that support the before, during and final sales process. Many people are good at what they do...Linda happens to be great.Client Endorsement09/22/2015 - Suzanne and Robert Ellis Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Longwood, FL. From the moment I met Linda Kaufman I felt like I could trust her which is a hard thing for me to do. She was very easy to talk to and very concerned about doing what was best for my family with the selling of my father's home. We had a leak in the house shortly after it went on the market and she helped me find people to fix the leak. She made me feel like I was a friend not a client. On top of all that, she was able to get us a great deal on our house. I would highly recommend her.Client Endorsement02/23/2016 - kgassen Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $225K in Winter Springs, FL. I don't even know if there are enough words to describe how amazing Linda is!! As first time home buyers, we were intimidated about the process. Linda made sure everything went smoothly!! She is a fantastic communicator, and was always quick to respond to even the smallest of question!! She went above and beyond many times, and I always felt like she had our best interests in mind!! I don't think I could have dreamed of a better Real Estate Agent!!Client Endorsement03/10/2016 - Levitt.ken Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $775K in Maitland, FL. Linda did an excellent job in listing our home and getting it SOLD in a very quick time. She helped us out in so many ways, at all times exhibiting a professional attitude and making it very easy to work with. Having already relocated out of state, Linda was able to accommodate our needs and made herself readily available to be at our home when it was required. I'd highly recommend Linda for all real estate needs. Congratulations.Client EndorsementLinda went way above and beyond our expectations. She made sure everything went smoothly and got things done quickly. What impressed us most is how responsive she is to even the smallest of questions. She was very patient with us when we were searching for a new home in FL, despite our inexperience in purchasing a home and being very picky in what we wanted. She helped us find the exact house that we were looking for! We'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a top notch realtor! -Jason and RachaelLinda KaufmanI can't say enough good things about Linda. She is a Honest, caring, and dedicated realtor I have met. We have hired her three times now and Linda does everything she can to make your transaction perfect. I would not hesitate to call her again. Diane O. Oviedo FLLinda Kaufman
Answers (27)Displaying: 27 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: Jul 5, 2015Rosalynn, if my profile is visible can you email me or call me? I have no way to contact you.Answered: Jul 5, 2015Rosalynn, the first step is to identify a Real Estate Agent that can guide you through this process. You didn't mention what area you are looking to live in. You can contact me and I will be happy to see if I can help.Answered: Feb 10, 2015I work with several lenders that would be happy to talk with you and let you know what type of loan you can qualify for. Call me and I will share their contact information.Answered: Jun 22, 2014Your bankruptcy was long enough in the past to be able to get a mortgage. I would suggest taking some steps to re establish your credit and raise your score which will help in getting a better interest rate. There are lenders and credit restoration companies that can advise you how to do that. They can also qualify you for a loan. Email me if you need any recommendations.Answered: Apr 2, 2014In answer to: How can I list my home for sale on this site?I have to agree with some of the answers given. Although you may be able to put your home on this site, or others, listing it with a Realtor gives you a great deal more. Will you be able to price your home for the market so that it sells? Are you prepared to show your home whenever someone contact you to see it? Can you be sure that that individual is qualified to purchase it or perhaps just "scoping things out" What about your safety? Are you experienced at negotiating all the terms of the contract, not just the price? I could go on and on about all the benefits that a REALTOR provides but I hope you get the point. Also, statistics show that Homes sold through a Realtor actually sells for more than one "by owner."I would be happy to give you a complimentary comparative market analysis and discuss my marketing plan.Answered: Jun 30, 2013Hi Lourdes, The purchase of a home involves many steps the first of which is getting qualified for a mortgage. If you need a referral to a lender, a professional real estate agent can recommend one. Your agent can then guide you throught the process of making an acceptable offer on the home, inspections and other important steps in your purchase. Best of luck!Answered: Jun 15, 2013Mary, doc stamps and title insurance fees are determined by the sale price of the home. The doc stamps are calculated as .70% of the sale price. A schedule of title insurance rates determines that fee. The seller also pays the Realtors' commission and a recording fee and a title company fee. If you are interested in more specific calculations email me or call me at 407-314-6600. Good luck.Answered: May 6, 2013The seller will enter into one contract with a buyer and that contract will be sent to their lender for approval. The list price may or may not be acceptable to them depending on the value that they determine. Getting your offer in early in this competitive market is important and having representation of a real estate agent that know the market and understands the short sale process can certainly help. Contact me if I can help. Linda Kaufman RE/MAX Central RealtyAnswered: Feb 28, 2013In answer to: Can you provide more pictures of this propertyMercedes, The MLS requires one photo and while it is best practice to show as many pictures of the home as possible, it is not always possible. Also if the listing is new, they may be waiting for a photographer or to upload them. The most effective way to get an accurate idea of whether the house suits you is to visit it in person. If I can arrange a showing please let me know.Answered: Apr 23, 2012Hi Jean. Yes your daughter can buy a house in her own name. If she will need financing she needs to have acceptable credit and income. There are also "kiddie FHA" loans where a parent can co-sign. Of course if the purchase will be a cash purchase then nothing should stand in her way. I'd be happy to discuss further and refer you to a mortgage professional.Answered: Apr 12, 2012Mimi, yes buying a short sale can take an average of 4-6 months. The reason is it requires the approval of the seller's lender and the banks are overwhelmed with files. A foreclosure is quicker but often you are competing with other offers. The purchase of a normal, traditional sale typically takes 30-45 days. Call me if you have any more questions!Answered: Mar 30, 2012Finding an agent who is familiar with financing options is important. Your agent should also be knowledgeable of the current real estate market and finding a home that will qualify for a VA loan. The key is to working with a competitent mortgage professional who has experience with the VA product. I have several good professionals that I work with. Contact me for more information.Answered: Mar 14, 2012In answer to: 1st time buyerMost condos no longer qualify for financing and need to be purchased with cash. You may want to consider a townhouse, a villa or even a single family home. If you would like to discuss your options call me.Answered: Mar 6, 2012Good morning! Congratulations on your plan to purchase a home. This is a good time to take that step with low prices and interest rates so low. The first thing you need to do is contact a mortgage lender and get pre approved for a loan. If you would like the name of a great loan officer who can do that and also educate you on the process, call me at 407-314-6600.Answered: Feb 3, 2012When a property has been foreclosed, in other words the bank has already taken it back at the foreclosure sale, it really doesn't matter what amount was owed by the previous owner. The bank will list it for sale based on the current market value. If the home has not completed the foreclosure process and is not yet owned by the bank, the attorney handling the case will have that information and of course so will the bank. Regardless of the amount owed, the bank can only expect to sell it for market value. Any additional liens need to be satisfied as well.You need to work with a Realtor experienced in this type of sale.Answered: Jan 29, 2012Typically it is easier to rent a 2 bedroom than a 1 bedroom. With regard to the method of purchase Some properties such as condos do not qualify for financing and require cash to buy. If you need assistance with a specific property give me a call.Answered: Jan 15, 2012In answer to: is there a property tax lien against the houseIf the property is an REO or bank owned asset, then outstanding taxes have been satisfied when the bank took back the home. A buyer would purchase the property with clear title. If the home is being sold as a short sale, any outstanding taxes would be paid as part of the negotiation with the seller's lender.Answered: Jan 8, 2012Many Realtor's work closely with mortgage lenders who can determine your qualifications for a mortgage. Having great credit is a good start. Your income and debt to Income ratios determine the amount you will be able to borrow. Contact me when you are ready to begin your purchase!Answered: Nov 11, 2011Rose, it's not a silly question. The homeowners association in a condominium maintains the common grounds and the building exterior including the roof. In a single family community the fee maintains the common grounds, the roads within the community and the gate if there is one. While the HOA helps to assure the quality of the neighborhood in which you invest, it is important to consider when determining your return on investment. It is a fixed cost that will reduce the amount you earn from rent from a tenant. Linda Kaufman RE/MAX Central RealtyAnswered: Oct 15, 2011Check with a professional lender to see if your credit is high enough to qualify for a mortgage. If you have some outstanding medical or other debt, try to pay thrum off first. This will help improve your scores . Good luckAnswered: Oct 15, 2011I suggest you check with a professional lender first. Your credit may not be as bad as you think and you may be able to qualify for a mortgage. If not, many lenders can recommend what steps you need to take to raise your scores. Often it can be done in just a few months.Answered: Sep 17, 2011The listing agent that represents the seller is responsible for marketing the property to find a buyer at the best possible price. With that in mind, a buyer that works with his or her own agent has representation to negotiate the best deal for market conditions.Answered: Sep 8, 2011Doug, I closed on a home in that area last week built in 1999 with a similar price and the annual premium with an A rated company was $870.Answered: Sep 8, 2011The cost will depend on several variable. The type of construction, the replacement cost of the home, does it require flood insurance, etc. Typically what I see is an annual premium between $1000 and $1500. I have a couple of good insurance brokers that will find the best policy for you.Answered: Apr 25, 2011In answer to: O5012542 is this home still available?No it actually went under contract in January. Let me know if I can help you find another!Answered: Dec 14, 2010I suggest contacting a good mortgage professional for that answer. There may be other criteria to consider. If you would like to call me at 407-314-6600 I will be able to provide you a few names.Answered: Dec 14, 2010In answer to: what are taxes on houses in florida?Taxes depend on the city and the county of the property and are based on the millage rate there and the assessed value of the home.
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