"Based on a friend’s recommendation, I selected Linda Hoffmann to represent me as I shopped for and purchased a condo in the fall of 2008. As a first-time buyer, I was very enthusiastic and a little bewildered, and Linda was extremely supportive in helping me sort through information, understand the process, select a condo, make an offer, and continue through closing. Having observed Linda at work, I find that she is very perceptive about and respectful of her clients’ preferences and wishes. At the beginning of my search, she enthusiastically found and showed me a variety of condos that met my general requirements, and she immediately set up a showing whenever I requested one. In conversation before and after the showings, Linda provided her insights into what we saw and didn’t see and allowed me to consider those details as I evaluated the property. At all times, she provided information—and allowed me to draw my own conclusions. As I became more certain of what I did want or did not want, Linda efficiently filtered listings that met my needs. Linda always respected the boundaries of my price range and my aesthetic/stylistic preferences. She was also very patient. I distinctly recall telling her in the early days of my search that I thought it would take me ages to make such a big decision, and Linda responded that she would be perfectly happy to show me condos for as long as I needed. As it turns out, I found a condo in less than two months, but Linda’s supportive comments and enthusiastic disposition ensured that I felt no pressure or obligation to make a hasty decision.It should also be noted that Linda was always available by phone and by email. I never had to wait more than an hour to get a response from her about any inquiry however large or small. She also made herself available in timely ways for additional visits to the property (for a second viewing, an inspection, a follow-up visits for repairs). Linda followed through to the closing, where, not surprisingly, her collegial approach to all of us—sellers, buyer, lawyers, selling agent, loan officers—helped to create a smooth and efficient closing. To sum up, Linda is a consummate professional, and I have the utmost respect and admiration for the way she works. In addition to her professionalism, Linda possesses an enthusiasm for her work that is most impressive. As a result, I truly enjoyed working with her, and I really cannot imagine the process being more efficient and pleasant than it was with Linda guiding me through it. I have already recommended her without reservation to several friends and colleagues, and it is a pleasure to write this letter on her behalf. Sincerely, Ellen O’Brien"