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Linda Takenaka - Bio

Linda Takenaka has over 2 decades of Austin residential real estate experience representing buyers, sellers and investors. Her 12 years of experience as a top sales agent for several home builders in Austin provides an additional level of expertise.  She knows  the entire process, from selection of the dirt to the placement of the welcome mat at the front door, for the first buyer as well as subsequent owners. Her knowledge and contacts get questions and concerns quickly resolved resulting in a well oiled machine that minimizes problems and avoids unnecessary delays.  That is why she retains her clients for life.  Their expectations of a real estate agent have been forever changed by Linda Takenaka.  

It is easy to understand why so many homeowners and investors claim that Linda’s experience is the best investment they ever made.  Her reservoir of experience and contacts results in a resource that her clients rely on again and again throughout their life. Whether it is advice about the value of improvements, lenders, recommendation of a plumber or tax considerations, she is always available with immediate responses and results that promise to marry the enjoyment of home ownership with quality of investment.   

Linda was born in Korea and moved to Hawaii when she was 8 years old upon the death of her U.S. Military father. After majoring in accounting at the University of Hawaii, she and her family moved to Austin in 1985. Her 2 children have grown up here and attended Bowie and Westlake schools.

Linda Takenaka - Testimonials

October 2013

It has been a pleasure working with Linda Takenaka of Realty Austin in the purchase of our dream lot in Austin. Linda is the kind of person that goes the extra mile to help you achieve your goals. For us, it was a learning experience in terms of what we should look for in buying a lot in Austin. We learned a lot from Linda´s comments everytime we went to visit a lot, what we should look for, the cost differentials for building in that lot, the different tax rates, the views, the noise, the neighborhood, etc etc. My wife and I were getting worried that we were not finding the right lot for us (not difficult in Austin given there are not many lots available) and Linda urged us to wait until the right lot became available, which it did! She knew exactly what we wanted, she educated us in the process, and in the end, found the lot we dreamed about. We are so grateful to her!

Carlos Almeida Dingler, Google Review

August 2013

We are truly thrilled with our new home that we found and purchased by working with Linda Takenaka. Linda is exceptional at everything that she does as a real estate agent: she is a creative problem solver who is truly dedicated to the goals of her clients. Despite the fact that our family faced several unexpected challenges while in the process of looking for our new home, Linda got us through everything and we are now happily finishing the unpacking from moving into our new home.

Our home is a nearly perfect match for all of the long term needs of our family, and Linda is the reason that we were able to get into the right house at a price we could afford. Linda's expertise goes beyond the skills of most real estate agents, since she was able to navigate through all of the issues and challenges related to home buying. Linda was always focused on producing positive results no matter how difficult things may have seemed at the time.

If anyone asks me whether I know a "good" real estate agent in Austin, my response will be "I know the best real estate agent in Austin: her name is Linda Takenaka."

Clark & Jennifer Christensen

August 2013

Thank you Linda Takenaka and Austin Reality! Linda came highly recommended and now we know why!

Eric Gohdes, Facebook Review

We just purchased our first home with the help of Linda Takenaka!! SHE IS THE BEST!! She was recommended to us by others who had worked with her in the past. She would go check out homes for us during the day so we didn't have to leave work, she was patient and knows her stuff. She always returns calls within minutes. Best realtor in Austin!!

Erin Little, Facebook Review

My husband and I think Lina Takenaka is wonderful. She is a great communicator. We never had to wait to get a response to our emails, or text.  Furthermore, the buyers of our home were totally out of control, rude, and demanding which often put Linda in an awkward position. She always remained professional.

We will absolutely recommend Linda to our family and friends. 

J & C

Linda is amazing. She's very professional, knowledgeable, and relentless (in a good way). I'll definitely be recommending Linda & Realty Austin to others.

Skyler Williams

Linda Takenaka did an outstanding job representing us in the purchase of our home.  She worked tirelessly to show us potential properties; provided advise as to the pros and cons of the areas we searched; and handled the entire process with a degree of professionalism and class that we had never experienced in the 5 previous homes we have bought and sold.

During this entire process Linda maintained an unbelievable level of tact and diplomacy with the seller's agent as well as counseling us to work through some issues in order to purchase this property.  Numerous times, I was at the point of walking away from the property; however, Linda reminded us of our comments regarding how perfectly this property fit our wants and needs, especially compared to the multitude of other properties we had viewed and considered. 

We feel extremely blessed and fortunate to have had Linda as our agent. She is simply the best.

Tom & Debbie Wilkins

Linda Takenaka provided a level of service that will forever set a much higher standard for all Realtors I ever deal with again in the future. I don't know when she slept because she responded immediately no matter what hour of the day I emailed her. Her knowledge of the areas, HOAs, resale values and subdivisions that met my criteria ended up being dead on. Should I need real estate services in Austin again, be it buying, selling or just for real estate advice, there is no one else I would ever consider. If all your salespeople are of this caliber, as your expectations of exemplary service claim, you certainly are a great model for the industry.

Kristy League

Linda was outstanding working with me for over a year she was very patient and hard working. She would pck me up and take me to all the houses and was very good at telling me what houses are good and not . I would definitatly recommend any of my friends that is buying a house to use linda.

Mark Kreiling

Linda is a true professional. Not only does she understand the real estate market, she is very knowlegeable about building structures, quality, and such. Linda is highly responsive, detailed oriented and follows action items through completion. She is also a reliable source and truly represents her clients. She did not push us to any direction that we didn't want to go, yet provided valuable information so we can make the right decision. I highly recommend Linda to other potential buyers or sellers. We intend to maintain our relationship with Linda and keep in touch for future.

Taymoor & Shala Arshi

From the very first meeting with Linda my husband and I felt very comfortable. If she wasn't able to answer when I called it was within seconds that she called me back. She never acted like any questions we asked were stupid even though I know some were. Sher was very professional when warranted but she also made us feel like she was a friend. We would be lucky to have Linda in our lives. I would recommend her services to family and friends and will in the future.

Tom & Helen Moses

Linda,

I hope this message finds you doing well. I am writing for a number of reasons…however, the main reason is to say Thank You for all that you have done for me over the past few years pertaining to my home in Sierra Vista! I can not tell you how often I am reminded of all the help you provided me and the superb customer service you provided me throughout my home buying process…which has actually continued to this day. On a recent work trip to Orlando for a National Sales Meeting, I was reminded just how important and meaningful customer service can be. The airline I chose to fly lost one of my bags, which is the third time this has happened (shame on me for continuing to fly this particular airline). I am very realistic and understanding and I know that this is part of life…however, in dealing with the airline and trying to locate/recover my bag has been a very negative process. Their customer service has been atrocious…which is where you come in!

Some may say that I can be hypersensitive to customer service, whether it is good or bad. I am a sales professional that also pays very close attention to the entire sales process when I am involved on either side of the transaction. Honestly, I learned more from you than ANYONE when it comes to customer service, customer satisfaction, accountability, responsibility, integrity, pride, and work ethic. I truly mean this from the bottom of my heart (I know you know this because you and I have become friends through the process and you have heard me say these things almost every time I communicate with you!). I will be forever thankful for you and everything you did for me as a customer and more importantly, a person.

Buying a new home is a very daunting and challenging process, especially when it is your first time, which was the case with me. I had so many questions from day one and somehow, you ALWAYS found the answer. I emphasize the word “found” because if you didn’t have the answer to my question, you dropped EVERYTHING you were doing to find me the correct answer. You honestly made me feel as if I was the ONLY customer you were working with and everything revolved around me. You have always been honest and very straightforward with me…even if you knew if it was something I didn’t want to hear, you told me the truth anyway and never hid behind someone else or your company.

The thing that made me smile the most was early on in the process when I spoke with two people that had worked with you in the past. When I told them that Linda Takenaka was selling me my house, they looked at me with all honestly and told me that I could not be in better hands. Although you had already proven to me that you were the best, having that reaffirmed by a Real Estate professional and a recent customer of yours sealed the deal. It did not end there.

If I had to single out what truly signified and solidified your passion for helping your customers, it would be the following. Approximately mid-way through my home buying experience with you and Capital Pacific, after I was already 100% committed, you were transferred to another neighborhood/development and I was assigned another salesperson. You could have easily moved on to your new assignment and focused your efforts on your new customers. You proactively remained in constant communication with me to ensure that everything was running smoothly and flawlessly for me. When I informed you that it wasn’t, you again dropped everything you were doing and stepped in and took the reigns to personally guarantee my happiness and satisfaction. Even after I had finally moved in and fulfilled my dream of becoming a home owner, you helped me again with issues that arose and new challenges I was facing at that time.

I will never be able to properly thank you enough and express my sincerest gratitude for all that you have done. You single handedly made that experience the most fulfilling and valuable thing I have ever accomplished. Always know that I will be a customer for life and will do whatever I can to help refer new customers your way. Like I have always said…if there were more Linda Takenakas in this world, it would be a much better place! Now only if you could help me locate my lost luggage J!!!!!

Ryan R. Fiebiger
Senior Territory Manager

To Whom it May Concern,

In 2006 we purchased a home at Belterra in Austin, Texas. We purchased our home with Linda Takenaka who was the realtor for Capital Pacific Homes.

Linda communicated with us each step of the process and our imput when it was needed. Linda was open to discuss changes to upgrades during construction and facilitated us whenever possible. She gave us quick feedback to cost and time impacts to help us make a imformed decision.

When issues came up Linda was very quick to respond in resoloving them. She put in whatever time was required to keep the project moving forward. Linda was ver pro-active when situations arose that needed resolution. Linda did what she said she would do on the house and there were no surprises. One of the things that we appreciated the most about working with Linda was her positive ‘can do’ attitude and friendly manner that she brought to the home building experience. We enjoyed working with her very much and if we ever built another home we would love to work with her again.

Sincerely,

Barbara Johnson

Linda,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and let you know how appreciative I am of all your hard work and help in finding my new home. You’ve made this experience way easier and more fun than I could have ever imagined. I feel truly blessed to have been luck enough to have your expertise and experience guiding the way and providing answers to all of my questions, which I know there were a lot of. I don’t think if I were given a choice of 1,000 realtors I could’ve found a better one than you! You really are top notch and you can bet that you will be getting my recommendation. THANK YOU!

Sincerely,

Aric

Linda Takenaka - Language Proficiency

  • English

Linda Takenaka's Listings

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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 20th, 2014 at 3:50am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided "AS IS" and with all faults. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 20th, 2014 at 3:50am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided "AS IS" and with all faults. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

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