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"Various agents had approached me about listing my house, but the first one to come up with what I believed to be a truly realistic price was Lynda. She explained the current market to me and helped me understand that overpricing my house would waste my time and cost me money in the long run. I was skeptical at first because I thought I should list the house at a higher price. We compromised and listed at the higher price for 30 days. No interest was shown by Buyers or other agents. Then, I reduced the price to the range that Lynda had suggested and it took only days before the inquires began coming in. Within 60 days we had an acceptable offer that closed on time. Thanks to Lynda’s negotiation skills, we were able to reach an agreement that was most satisfactory to me. After reaching an agreement, the inspection went smoothly. Thanks to following Lynda’s suggestion to have the house ‘pre-inspected’ I had already had all repairs made so there was nothing that came up as a concern on the inspection and the Buyer did not have a basis for asking for any further repairs or a reduction in the price. Lynda handled all of the details. All I had to do was show up at closing with my ID! This was truly the best and easiest real estate transaction in which I have ever been involved. I feel Lynda’s 36+ years as a real estate professional made all the difference and would refer her to everyone I know who wants to sell a house. If I were a Buyer, I would want her on my side, too!"
- Zillow user "rebhester"
"I was so glad to have Lynda represent me when buying a lot in the North Georgia mountains. She had such good knowledge of the area I was interested in, she answered all my questions and concerns, and made the whole process easy... even enjoyable! I would highly recommend Lynda to anyone interested in the Rabun County area, and in the Waterfall development particularly."
- Zillow user "user18155818"
"Lynda was an absolute delight from beginning to end. Her sincere interaction towards our needs was impeccable. She was extremely accommodating to us as far as arranging that we stay on the property before we even made an offer. She is a true professional and will undoubtedly use her for future purchase. We are so grateful to her for how smoothly our transaction was and how she worked so hard for us to acquire our property here in Rabun County. We are extremely happy here and are so thankful for her."
- Zillow user "jackers2"
"Lynda found a perfect buyer for my Lake Burton house and got it sold within 1 month! I'd had two other agents for 4 yrs that played the game of listing with no results because the property was listed too high for the market. She is very detail oriented and easy to work with in every way. Sure glad I used her!"
- Zillow user "gschwantes9"
"Selling a home is such an emotional experience and we were so grateful that we had Lynda to guide us successfully through this experience. From the the very start of the process she has been an excellent coach and guide. We feel that we got the absolute best price possible for our home and the entire experience was truly a great experience. Lynda did the research to coach us on the best listing price and then she worked with us on strategy to reduce the price to sell - AND it sold quickly! We highly recommend Lynda. She brings many years of experience and a great passion to her job!"
- Zillow user "deedaley"
"For two years, I had been searching for the perfect "vista view" of the northeast Georgia Mountains so that I could build my dream home and retire. One fine day, while I was driving on Hwy 76, I saw the Open House sign at Waterfall and met Lynda. She put me at ease and answered all my questions, knew EVERYTHING about the area and how to plan my dream home. She didn't try to sell me the house she was featuring after she listened to what I wanted, but jumped in the car and drove me around to see all the beautiful views of Lake Burton and the mountain from the lots at Waterfall. I fell for her and for the lot at the top of the mountain where I had a view all the way to North Carolina! What more can you ask from an Agent: she knew her business, knew her community, listened to what I wanted and Voila! Sold!"
- Zillow user "frdrll"
"Lynda was a delight at first sight! After meeting at her open house event, we have bought 2 properties with her expert assistance in the last 6 months. On both occasions, Lynda saved us thousands and helped us choose the greatest value for the lowest cost. We weren't flipping properties, we just decided not to build and found a house that had all the items on our dream list. It seemed like a tall order to ask Lynda to find a buyer for the beautiful lot she had sold us so we could buy the house, but she's a miracle worker! And, she helped us negotiate the price on the house to a fantastic savings, an offering price we wouldn't have thought possible. Of course, it was accepted and we now own it! Lynda is the BEST!"
- Zillow user "user0574304"
"I used Lynda Hester as my Realtor in October 2013 when I was searching for the perfect vacation home on Lake Burton, Ga. Because I live in Pennsylvania and was making a short trip to Rabun County for the distinct purpose of finding a lake home, my time was precious and valuable. I gave Lynda my wish list and price range and she quickly put together a list of ten homes that she thought would be suitable for me and my family. The day of my arrival Lynda took us out by boat to view the properties. She was right on with the type of home I wanted and I had found THE ONE by stop number three. Lynda is a shrewd negotiator and in a very short time we settled on a mutually agreeable price with the seller. Lynda took care of all the little details which was greatly appreciated since I live a great distance away and was not familiar with Georgia real estate. We closed by mid November and I have now been enjoying my new home for almost a year. I would recommend Lynda to anyone who wants an efficient, hard-working and honest Realtor."
- Sheryl Trower
"Lynda sold us a house in 2010 and was a terrific relator (and generally I am skeptical of relators!) She has stayed in touch, and been a valuable resources for the area (this is a vacation home so that is important). Lynda is completely wired in to the goings-on in the "greater" Lake Burton area, has all the contacts needed, and tremendous local knowledge. We will user her again when/if we sell or buy in the beautiful Lake Burton area."
- Zillow user "LeonLevitt3"
"When we decided to look at property in Rabun county, a friend gave us Lynda's info. She was such a pleasure to work with. I felt like I was her only client because she was quick to respond to every request. She knows the area; not just the real estate but local information that has been so useful. Lynda was exceptional at choosing the perfect home. Our first day, we discussed our dream list of items and then went on a tour of the area. I knew at once, when we found our little cottage, that it was the one. Lynda immediately researched it, and we closed in 25 days."
- Zillow user "user1613050"
"Lynda has helped us buy two homes in the Lake Burton area. As a longtime and full-time resident of Rabun County, Lynda is always in the know about the good, the not so good, the bad and the ugly homes that are for sale in and around the Lake Burton area. The first house Lynda sold us was perfect in every way. Fast forward six years and the second house Lynda sold us was down right ugly, but in her own words..."it has potential". She was dead on! Lynda negotiated a deal for us wherein we were able to buy the home for several hundred thousand dollars under market value. After some renovation work and a little TLC, it has become the perfect lake home for our family and also the best real-estate investment I have ever made. If you want to work with an agent who will research and show properties tirelessly until she finds exactly the perfect property for your family, then Lynda is your best bet in the Rabun County mountain-lakes market."
- Zillow user "jsprinkle1"
"We met Lynda when she helped us find an extended rental on Lake Burton. Shortly after, she was able to lead our search for our ideal home on Lake Burton. After reviewing all the options in our price range, we focused on one property and quickly moved to put it under contract. Lynda was helpful in coordinating the on-site due diligence and recommended several local contractors to help us with the renovation. She is a great asset if you are considering the purchase of a home on Lake Burton."
- Zillow user "user2803102"
"We have all heard the radio commercial "You have a friend in the diamond business". After my purchase that is how I felt "I have a friend in the real estate business". The purchasing experience was second to none. Lynda is knowledgeable in the area, professional, patient and just a pleasure to work with. She also listens to your wants and needs and responds promptly. She told me once I will write and submit a contract everyday until the price is right. I would recommend her to any of my friends and family."
- Zillow user "psangster"
"Lynda is the consummate professional! She was instrumental in finding us the perfect second home at Lake Burton. We cannot say enough about her follow through, her easy manner, positive attitude, and knowledge of the marketplace. We are so happy with our experience with her. Will recommend her to all of our friends and family wanting a home at the lake."
- Zillow user "lisabhanson"
"Lynda Hester gave us lots of options to look at as far as a lake house. It was very special that she recruited her husband, who drove us around in their pontoon boat, looking at houses! Lynda and her husband made it so much fun. Lynda thinks outside of the box and considers ALL possibilities. We asked for a house on a lake with no yard to maintain. Our dream vacation home turned out to be not on the lake, but on the mountain, and it now has a yard with a sprinkler system instead of a gravel yard with no maintenance! Not at all what we said we were looking for, but Lynda listens well!! And this house was not even on the market. The people who owned it were a bit strange and when it didn’t sell and it didn’t sell, they took it off of the market entirely, but Lynda had a key and showed it to us. We loved it right away, we knew this was THE ONE. She even let us go to this gorgeous house to try it on for size. She arranged for us have a picnic, there on the deck, overlooking the lake and the mountains-- it was magical. Lynda is very intelligent and also has a very pleasant personality. She is a problem solver too. When my husband asked if we could spend the night in the mountain house, she actually said she had no problem with it. She took his request to the owner, and he checked with his insurance company who ultimately said no, but at least she went to bat for us and tried! The owners were very quirky and Lynda had seen many busted contracts on this property. We were coached as to what to ask for and what not to ask for, and it worked! It took my husband months to agree to buy our dream house and Lynda was extremely patient. For this to be balanced, I need to add in a negative. The only thing would be that the maid that she hired to clean the house before we moved in did not do the job, but that’s it! The best part about Lynda Hester, is that I now consider her my friend!! We just had a double date; her and her hubby and me and my hubby- and she introduced us to the most amazing restaurant in our new little town. It was such good food, I thought I was in Atlanta!"
- Zillow user "val peterson38"
"I contacted Lynda through Zillow. Her response was immediate. She understood our needs and lined up several showings. We were able to locate and put a contract on a house after our first visit. Should I get the opportunity to refer her I definitely will."
- Zillow user "acrafty12010"
"We were in an estate situation after our mother passed and needed to sell her condominium. What made it worse is that none of my family was from the area. I can't imagine a more complicated sale but Lynda was both professional and knowledgeable in keeping me as the executor constantly informed and educated along the way. All of her extraordinary efforts culminated in a situation where both the buyer and seller were thrilled. We cannot thank Lynda enough for all of the tireless effort and support she displayed in what was an obviously emotional time in our lives. We give her our highest recommendation!"
- Zillow user "user0070463"
"Lynda did a great job of positioning this property and house for sale with terrific pictures and videos. She also had to manage the Buyer's expectations because there was a second lien holder involved. She did a great job from start to finish."
- Thomas Gentry
"We rented the home for a month before buying and Lynda was very helpful with general area knowledge as well as specific Waterfall information. She was always quick to return calls and never hesitated to help even with repeat or mundane questions."
- Zillow user "ajmerritt"
"Lynda Hester was great to work with! Communication is always important to us and Lynda was available at all times to answer our questions and concerns when we were purchasing. Even after the sale Lynda has helped us find the right people to help us with all aspects of our home and new area. That includes everything from contractors to restaurant recommendations!"
- Zillow user "linda anthony6893"
"After Lynda listed and sold our property, we turned to her to find us a lot to build a new home. Within a very short time, she located one which fit all of the criteria we asked for - beautiful surroundings including both mountain and lake views, easy and paved access, large lot and security. Lynda listens closely and goes to work both quickly and exhaustively to find her clients the perfect place to call home."
- Zillow user "vandykewx"
"I never met Lynda face-to-face but she worked tirelessly on my behalf to sell my home. She was a turnkey solution to take care of issues at the house, ensure that it showed well and getting the traffic to my house. She was always professional, quick to attend to any issues, great at communication (esp. since I was living in another state). She is upfront, pull no punches kind of person and her integrity and genuine concern for her clients shows in how she conducts her business. Oh, and she's a tough negotiator. Great job."
- Zillow user "zuser20161028035647854"
"We've used other real estate agents in the area to sell our house with no success. When we found Miss Lynda to sell our home, she actually asked if she could have clients view the house before we even had it listed with her. She is easy to work with and a pleasure to know. ANYONE, who doesn't list with her to sell a house or any real estate dealings is doing themselves a great dis-service. Use her for your real estate business and you definitely will not be sorry."
- Robert & Karen Jongenelen
"Lynda is the most proactive real estate professional I have worked with in my 30 year career. She anticipates EVERYTHING and is a master communicator. She has represented me in a dozen transactions and she is superb. If you want a detail-oriented professional to buy or sell a house or land, you must consider Lynda."
- Scott Hawkins