Linda Ridge-Markram

Linda Ridge-Markram

CRS, RENE - Broker

212 E. Ohio Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611

Every client deserves personal attention. I listen carefully to your needs, priorities and lifestyle to match them to your ideal property. I am proud to have helped hundreds of clients choose, and transition into their new homes, as effortlessly as possible!

Linda's real estate career spans over 20 years of global real estate sales and investment experience - successfully negotiating 100's of real estate deals in her career.  She has a CRS “ Certified Residential Specialist and RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert accreditation as well as being a member of the National, Illinois and Chicago Realtors associations (NAR, CAR, IAR).

She was has consistently won accolades for Top Sales in her career, as well as having the essential experience of investing in real estate herself.

Linda is an experienced and skilled negotiator, combining her previous background in the Advertising and Marketing industries, to optimize professional sales presentations and expert property marketing. As a trained Landscape Designer she can point out the possibilities for savvy upgrades, or renovation to create your dream home or market it successfully.

Originally from Southern Africa, and having lived abroad in Italy and the UK before moving to SW Michigan, and finally relocating to downtown Chicago, she understands the complexity of choosing the right home and staging for selling success. 

Linda loves the outdoors, hiking, biking, social tennis, golf and yoga or simply enjoying nature. She has an insatiable appetite for travel and loves to explore new places. Chicago is full of amazing restaurants and being a foodie she is a good resource !

She volunteers and supports charities like - Heartland Alliance “ working to eliminate poverty, and programs on human rights for women, Step-up “ mentoring girls from disadvantage communities, American Cancer Society, Imerman's Angels, Rizzo Foundation and Gilda's Club “ survivors supporting patients as being a survivor herself she likes to give back with every sale too.

Clients are saying:

"Lindas honest and discerning nature was comforting, as buying for the first time was quite daunting. She professionally guided us with great care and compassion. She is passionate about real estate, but most importantly, she has the clients best interest at heart."

"Linda has a way of finding you exactly the property you're looking for and making the process run smoothly & seamlessly. I would love to buy another property through her."

"We feel it is only right that we warn prospective property buyers and sellers Linda is quite remarkable woman! We have bought and sold quite a few properties in our time, and meeting Linda and having her help us to choose the right home was an absolute pleasure. Firstly, she listened to our requirements and didnt waste our time. She went the extra mile to let us know about the area, how to contact the necessary reliable tradesmen, getting the paperwork done for us, and taking away a lot of the boring nitty-gritty involved with buying a house. In short, if you are buying or selling a property you will be extremely pleased if you choose to deal with Linda, as she will make the whole process go smoothly with very little effort from your side. A professional indeed, who we totally recommend!"

"Linda first met with us in a most welcoming and friendly way. She listened to our needs with understanding, showed us appropriate available houses, that fitted our requirements. She understood when we became really interested in our house of choice, and then secured it for us in a most efficient manner. Her communication throughout the process was fantastic. The nicest transaction imaginable. I would recommend her to anyone."

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