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Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me!
I come from a large family (with more siblings than there are days in a week - eight to be exact)! My family moved from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor in 1964 so my father could go to work for his brothers (George and Joe) at Big George's Home Appliance Mart. As a young girl, I loved the city as soon as I arrived. Of course, it didn't hurt that we lived a few blocks away from Washtenaw Dairy!
After graduating from college with a degree in Sociology, I worked as a legal assistant for 2 1/2 years and learned how to do research and pay close attention to detail. When I became a licensed Realtor in 1981, Michigan's economy was in a tailspin and interest rates were 16 - 18%! Despite those conditions, I achieved great results for my buyers and sellers because of my work ethic, personal service and persistence. My first broker, John, kiddingly told me, "Linda, if you sell enough houses, I'll marry you." Well... as it turned out, our mutual passion for real estate developed into friendship and true love, and we did get married! We have 2 wonderful sons - Jeff and Eric - who grew up here in Ann Arbor, went to school at UM and EMU, and make us proud every day.
As the third oldest in a large family, one of the valuable lessons I learned is that it takes a lot of love and hard work to make sure everyone's needs are met and maintain a happy household. As a Realtor, I treat my clients like family... with respect and consideration. Perhaps that's why they describe me as patient, earnest, intuitive, positive and helpful, warm and caring, tireless, straight-forward, and "not pushy"... and why they recommend me so often to their friends and neighbors. I always do my very best to help people make informed decisions and achieve their objectives.
Enough about me! ;-)
Are you thinking of selling your home? Because of my track record of success in both "up" and "down" markets, I can share expert advice and great strategies to help you sell your home on your timeline and for the best price possible. Together we will "stage" your home for the best results, price your home competitively, market your home using innovative methods, attract the best qualified prospects, and negotiate offers from a position of strength. You will be my top priority!
Thinking about buying a home or investment property? Hiring me as your Buyer's Agent will save you time, frustration and money! I will help you prioritize your wants and needs, find the most number of properties that meet your criteria, help you compare properties, discuss market value and potential resale, negotiate on your behalf, and be your advocate during the inspection process. You can count on me to look out for your best interests throughout the entire transaction!
If you're not moving in the near future... but are thinking about making improvements to your home, it's a good idea to consult a professional like me who can advise you how those improvements might impact your home's resale value. This is priceless information that can save you thousands of dollars and generate an excellent return on your investment.
I encourage you to give me a call so we can discuss your particular situation in person. I promise it will be time well spent!
Looking forward to getting to know YOU!
Ann Arbor - East
2452 East Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
If you're considering selling your home, then Linda Tenza is that realtor you want on your team! Linda was originally recommended to me by my mortgage lender as a realtor that would not only list our house but would work hard to get it sold. Thanks to Linda's help with staging the house, determining the right price and aggressively marketing our home, we sold our Ann Arbor home, got our asking price and closed within 10 weeks of putting it on the market. In today's economy and with the dreadful state of Michigan's housing market, I feel this was an incredible accomplishment, and we owe it all to Linda. If you are looking a realtor that will work hard to help you sell your home, I strongly and unconditionally recommend Linda Tenza as the best person for the job. We consider ourselves lucky that Linda Tenza was our realtor.
We want to say how thankful we are to have worked with Linda Tenza. As our Buyer Broker these past several months, she helped us find a property that's just right for us! Her guidance and support throughout the process have been well above the call of duty. We first met Linda at an open house in our neighborhood. We were impressed with her straightforward (but not pushy) manner, her earnestness, and her knowledge. Thereafter we enlisted her help to see several properties... but none of them fit our needs despite extensive research. However, Linda 'got inside our heads' and found a property in an area we might have missed without her help. She showed us the advantages of the area and the floor plan of the property was absolutely perfect for us. We've come to trust Linda and are very pleased with her services. So we want to let Reinhart know what a gem of an agent you have in Linda Tenza.
I would highly refer Linda Tenza to my good friends and would use her again. I am extremely pleased and grateful for her help when we purchased our first home. I was impressed by her attention to details that I would not have considered to both protect my interest and to save money. I appreciate how much time, effort and importance she placed on my real estate search. I am fortunate to rely on her guidance and expertise with a sense of trust that my requirements and interests were her highest priority in finding that perfect property. In addition, Linda’s strong and positive network with related professionals and businesses (title insurance company, mortgage lender, and surveyor) streamlined the process. Linda exceeded my expectations, and she has since become a dear friend. We are truly blessed to have her as our realtor."
We're "repeat customers" of Linda's - and we've referred her to several friends in need of a top-notch realtor. Linda is patient, flexible, accommodating, extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Most importantly, she's very enjoyable to work with and genuinely cares about her clients, even long after they are placed in a new home. We highly recommend Linda Tenza to anyone looking for a trustworthy and savvy agent.
Linda helped us negotiate an extremely difficult sale, enabling us to get the house we really wanted after she patiently, expertly and cheerfully showed us over 40+ houses. She is a consummate professional, fantastic negotiator, and best of all she possesses the highest level of integrity. We could not have been happier with our experience working with Linda.
Linda Tenza... simply put, is an incredible Realtor! Linda showed us dozens of properties over an 8 month period to help us find our perfect home. She works tirelessly, exudes professionalism and always puts your interests above her own. Many times my wife and I thought a home was just right but Linda gave us valuable wisdom about the neighborhood, schools or potential ownership pitfalls that really saved our bacon! She was always willing to go above and beyond to quickly schedule a showing and address any concern that we had. Like I said, Linda is an amazing Realtor and I'd strong recommend her to anyone!
I had the pleasure of hiring Linda to be our Realtor for the sale of our home in Ann Arbor. She was recommended to me by a local home inspector as someone who would be incredibly easy to work with... and she absolutely was! Her professionalism, respectfulness, helpfulness, insight, knowledge and ultimate success in selling our home was everything I was looking for in a Realtor! I have already recommended her to two relatives looking to go through the buy/sell process!
In addition to my family using Linda, I know of three others who have bought and sold with her help. ALL of us rave about her! If you find any of us happy clients at a backyard BBQ and we overhear a conversation about Realtors, any one of us will stop mid-sentence and shout, 'LINDA TENZA! SHE'S AMAZING!" She goes above and beyond the call of duty! Whether you're buying a $75,000 home or selling your $750,000 home, Linda gives it her all with a superhuman commitment to her clients. It's not uncommon to text Linda to say that you're driving by a house at such-and-such address only to get a call from her 10 minutes later with the home's details, history of the house, comps in the neighborhood and an offer to schedule a showing later that day. Wow! Linda Tenza! If you're looking for a buyer's or seller's agent... you've found her.
Linda was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the local market, school districts, county/city/municipal regulations, and what real estate was available on the market. She would not rest until my wife and I found the perfect home. Her negotiation skills were unmatched and she saved us several times from purchasing a home that had underlying issues that would have been a problem for us in the future. Linda was available to show us homes 24 hours a day. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking about selling or purchasing a home!
I don't have the words to express our sincere gratitude in working with Linda Tenza. Linda was professional, caring and showed genuine kindness to our Aunt Ruth (90 years old) regarding the sale of her home. Shortly into my initial meeting with Linda, I was confident in her skills and impressed with her knowledge of the Ann Arbor neighborhoods. Living in Livonia, we really needed to count on the wisdom of a local Realtor and Linda was perfect! There are not enough stars in the review to "rate" Linda's work ethic and skill. She is a 10 star Realtor!
Linda went out of her way to get every question I had answered as quickly and thoroughly as possible. In addition, she used her professional knowledge to suggest beneficial changes/opportunities that I was not even aware of throughout the process. Linda is kind, friendly and makes you feel like you are her only client!
Dear Linda, we sincerely appreciate all of your hard work for us over the years. Building a new condo has been a lengthy experience that has not always been easy through to completion. You intervened on our behalf and helped identify and resolve so many things. For that we don't know how to express our level of gratitude. You have truly been the best Realtor that we have ever known! Thank You!