Linda Takenaka

Linda Takenaka


Linda works on the Takenaka Team with Dana Takenaka.

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.


July 2018

I spoke with Dana starting at the beginning of May. We were wanting to relocate. There was no need to rush because this move was occurring out of a want rather than a need. She understood that we were going to be extremely selective in the area in which we moved. Dana also understood that we were willing to wait a year or two if we needed. Luckily a house that we liked came on the market in one of the selected areas my wife and I had picked out. Dana made the process of getting pre-approved, to making an offer, to closing very easy. She was available via text, phone call, or email way more often than she should be, but this did make us feel like our transaction was just as important to her as it was to our family.

Dana was professional in all interactions but also wanted to get to know our family. We now have a personal relationship with Dana because of this experience, and I do not think this friendship will end after we close on the sale of our house. The sale of our house was and is much more nerve-wracking than the purchasing of our new home. Dana has successfully guided us through accepting a contingent offer and getting the contingency removed from the offer through the successful negotiation of a backup offers. It's been ten days from closing on the sale of our home, and it seems to be moving along very smoothly. We could not be any more happy with both transactions and our choice of a Realtor.

The Hartley Family

April 2018

My husband immediately liked Linda's straightforward communication style when we met her at an open house. My husband told me "I could work with her" as we went to our car. We began working with her shortly after that. Linda always tells us the way things are, not what we want to hear. She got to know us and what we were looking for, and she guided us throughout the process. Honestly, she's become a trusted friend and mist, someone, I am comfortable referring others to. Never once during this journey of several months was Linda neglectful of us, even though she was juggling several clients. We really appreciated that quality. Another plus is that when Linda was not available to show us a house, her partner Dana assisted us. She was knowledgeable and thorough as well. Linda and Dana are exactly as good Realtors should be.

Joy Miller

April 2018

Dana Takenaka was our agent. Dana met with us in our home and went through a presentation of Realty Austin, explaining their capabilities and support for marketing our home. She then explained some strategies, her approach to the sales process, her comp sales list, etc. After some discussion, we agreed on our sales price. A few days later she arranged for a photographer and after the pictures were complete, allowed us to suggest additional pictures of River Park to add to the appeal of the property (the online tour was excellent). The house was listed, and we had a contract offer the same day! After a little negotiating, the sales price was agreed to and we began the other activity associated with a sale. Overall a very smooth process, led by Dana. She was very courteous and professional throughout the process, and we were very comfortable that we were in good hands! We will definitely recommend Dana, the Takenaka Team, and Realty Austin to anyone needing to buy or sell a home.

Gary Burge

January 2018

Dana Takenaka is so amazing; we wish we could give her a zillion stars! We recently purchased our first home with the help and expertise of Dana. We were very nervous about the entire process, as we were not only first-time homebuyers, but we were also doing everything remotely as we are relocating from Brooklyn. We were referred to Dana by a close friend in Austin, and from day one she put us at ease. She provided us with a ton of information on the market and walked us through the home buying process step by step. Dana answered every single question we had (and believe me, we had a LOT of them), and she listened to what we wanted and needed. Dana hit the streets immediately, and with her expertise of the area, along with the knowledge of what we were looking for, she was able to come back with tons of options for us that had the things we were looking for. You can tell Dana loves what she does, and she does it for all of the right reasons. Dana wants to help her clients make sound investments, and find a house that is going to feel like home. She made what could have been an incredibly stressful experience a smooth one. On a particularly stressful night of packing in Brooklyn, she even sent us pizza so we wouldn't have to worry about making dinner that night! This woman is just so incredibly thoughtful, compassionate, and a killer real estate agent. We can't thank her enough for educating us on the market, advocating for us, and ultimately helping us find our beautiful home. We will recommend Dana to everyone!

Kaytlyn Rachel Powers

December 2016

Oh my, working with Linda was an absolute delight. I was selling my home from another state so knowing that Linda was completely on top of every aspect of my home getting sold to even managing some of the maintenance of my house, selling some of my furniture was such a relief! I will absolutely recommend her to anyone needing to sell or buy a home in Austin.

Tejal Patel

December 2016

Linda has been and still is very helpful and extremely supportive of me and my wishes. Once, I made known to her what I was looking for in a house she helped me in getting that house I'm happy to say. She is very prompt in responding to my emails, phone calls or text. I have called her late at nights and she was there for me. Her guidance through this process, which was harrowing at times, was a blessing.

Whenever I was flustered and at end of my tether she reassured me that it will all be wonderful in the end! What can I say, except that it was a crazy wonderful journey I had the opportunity to go on with Linda at the helm!!! Of course, I will recommend her to my family and friends, it goes without saying.


November 2016

Our latest deal was extremely trying for all involved. Linda was an unbelievable advocate for us when things were going bad. If it wasn't for her constant attention to all the issues, I don't think our purchase would have closed on time.

John Moore

September 2016

I would like to let you know what a pleasure it was to conduct business with Linda and her daughter Dana. In my investment business, I always keep the client’s interest first and it is clear that Linda does the same. She was professional, honest, clear and above all had our best interests at heart.

Randy Martens

February 2016

Linda Takenaka is an excellent real estate agent! She has helped me purchase two homes in South Austin and was on top of every detail. Both purchases went smoothly, and I truly feel she looked out for my best interest on every aspect of searching for and finding the right properties for me. She's got an eagle eye and noticed both positive and negative things as we looked at houses. And she, herself, is such a pleasant person! It was truly a pleasure dealing with her, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house in the area.

Ruth Acton

July 2015

Linda was knowledgeable of the Austin area. She seemed genuinely interested in ensuring we got what we wanted rather than convince us of a quick sale so she could make a commission. She was professional, transparent and seemed to always be prepared to defend us as her client.

We would definitely with her again!


July 2015

Linda did a good job for us and was very helpful.

Kevin Watler

June 2015

My wife and I had the most wonderful experience with Linda. She went above and beyond anything that we could/would ever expect from our realtor. We had a number of problems and issues during this process -- mainly relating to obtaining financing from the builder's mortgage company. Linda was there to step-in and lead us through the entire process and to the finish line. Without Linda we would not be in our new home today. Even with all of the problems, Linda ended up negotiating us a better deal from the seller than we thought possible. We will recommend Linda to anybody in the area in need of a realtor. We will certainly use Linda as our realtor for our next purchase.

Nick Buttry

March 2015

I have nothing but great things to say about Linda. We moved here last August from Orlando, Florida. We moved into an apartment so our kids could start school while our house in Orlando sold. Linda helped us with this entire process. She helped with information to get our kids registered at Hill Country and Westlake. She helped us to find our apartment and of course to find our home. We were very reluctant to leave Orlando and were not very optimistic that we would find a house that we loved here in Austin but again Linda came through. Linda was very patient with us and learned what we were looking for and she found it for us. We love our new home. I would say Linda exceeded our expectations. We are now in the process of remodeling/updating our new home and once again, Linda is helping us. We are still learning the area and don't have the resources to find good contractors or want to take the time to look for ones. Linda has been recommending every contractor needed. I would highly recommend Linda to our friends and family who are in need of a realtor in Austin, Texas.

Brett & Samantha Pearson

August 2014

My experience with Linda was exemplary and every minute with her was not only informative, but fun! She taught me so many things I would have overlooked. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Patricia Tillman

August 2014

My first home buying experience wasn't the easiest but without Linda we would have been completely lost. She was so patient and kind as she educated us thoroughly during the entire process. She kept us up to date and was always there to answer our questions. She was always on our side when a problem showed up and didn't quit until it was resolved. We will forever be grateful for her!! She made our dreams come true!!!

Megan M., Yelp Review

May 2014

Linda is awesome at what she does, she has been a friend for over 20 years and I have referred her to many of my friends, customers, coworkers and acquaintances.


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


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.


Barbara Johnson


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!



Linda Takenaka's Listings

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17237 Rocky Ridge Rd - MLS# 6881007
  • $1,099,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 6881007 
  • Cook Gerald T
  • 17237 Rocky Ridge Rd
  • Austin, TX 78734
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4393 Sq Ft 2.25 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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8401 Nicola Trl - MLS# 1325305
  • $359,000
  • Active
  • MLS® #: 1325305 
  • Enclave At Westgate
  • 8401 Nicola Trl
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   3 BD 3 BA 1821 Sq Ft 0.12 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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3603 Indian Point Dr - MLS# 1824989
  • $379,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 1824989 
  • Shady Hollow
  • 3603 Indian Point Dr
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2174 Sq Ft 0.27 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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228 Fossilstone Trl - MLS# 9933158
  • $239,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 9933158 
  • Stonefield
  • 228 Fossilstone Trl
  • Buda, TX 78610
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2027 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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Linda Takenaka's Sold Listings

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7913 Brightman Ln - MLS# 8596406
  • $1,150,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 8596406 
  • Rob Roy On Lake
  • 7913 Brightman Ln
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   6 BD 5 BA 4737 Sq Ft 2.39 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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10700 Twilight Vis - MLS# 2513760
  • $550,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2513760 
  • Larson Estates
  • 10700 Twilight Vis
  • Austin, TX 78736
  •   4 BD 3 BA 4118 Sq Ft 2.7 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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3116 Raspberry Rd - MLS# 4374497
  • $550,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 4374497 
  • Brodie Spgs
  • 3116 Raspberry Rd
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3579 Sq Ft 0.39 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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