Linda Cavette, Realtor
For all your Real Estate Needs!
Phone: (310)544-8455    CA BRE# 01294734
About Linda

Life is a Journey, measured and remembered by the homes in which we live. Simplify the Journey, just call with any real estate needs.

Linda works with great loyalty to help buyers and sellers meet their real estate goals because they are her neighbors, friends and best references. She has been a local resident of the Palos Verdes Peninsula since 1977, raised two daughters, an active volunteer in the South Bay communities, and is a former Probate Paralegal certified by the American Bar Association and worked in law offices in downtown LA, Redondo, Torrance, and Long Beach.

With experience selling properties in Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Torrance, Hermosa, and Manhattan Beach and recognized as a Top Producer year after year, Linda is ranked within the top 17% of all Sales Associates nationally year after year. In 2011, NRT, LLC, parent company of Coldwell Banker, ranked Linda in their TOP 1,000 REALTORS nationally. She has been named to the Coldwell Banker International President's Circle (for top commissions earned) and Previews International (for quantity of properties sold over $2 million). These honors will assure you that you are working with a full time professional.

For buyers and sellers, Linda's experience as a Paralegal helps her design contracts that protects her clients and negotiate the best possible deal. For her buyers, she TIRELESSLY SEARCHES until she finds the perfect property knowing that the home must fit their life style and their income. For her sellers, she works WITH owners to price and stage their property, advertising and presenting their homes to Brokers and Buyers through every possible media available until the property is sold.

If you are seeking to buy or sell a home or would just like more information, please feel free to call Linda at 310-544-8455, Cell 310-722-7550 or Email LKCavette@aol.com. Thanks again for choosing Linda Cavette as your real estate consultant.

Want to know more about this dedicated Realtor, please read on: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS


1. How long in RealEstate?

In residential sales since 2000, 3 years at Beach Cities Health District in property management and the leasing for the South Bay Hospital and their local properties, 15 years in Probate Law offices handling probate properties that were sold.


2. Special Training or qualifications?

As a certified paralegal, trained to prepare contracts with attention to detail is the most important qualification I can bring to you as your realtor. This qualification will assure you a straight-forward error free Listing Agreement, the final Purchase Contract on your home, and the fully executed Disclosures required in the sale of a property which will keep you out of harms way in this litigious state of California.


3. Strengths in negotiating?

As a paralegal I was trained in negotiation skills, and now with experience I have learned to “read” others to try to understand what they want in the end. There are more negotiations in a real estate deal other than just the Price of your home. I have learned that each transaction is different and requires a different approach by me as your representative. Presenting verifiable facts and figures is mandatory in negotiating with Buyers and Appraisers. Other Agents in our business respect me and will rely on me for honesty and integrity, giving way to my decisions. They know I am here to put a sale together and close escrow. My reputation is strong and unquestioned.


4. What Market Changes have you faced and how to handle them?

This is a very lengthy answer so please ask me for a verbal reply.


5. Do you have an Assistant?

I work without an Assistant because I want to handle all the questions, information, advertising, communications, etc. on your property myself to lower the risk of error in communications. I do however, use a Transactional Secretary who double checks all my paper work making sure everything is signed properly and at the close of escrow, the file is reviewed and signed off by our Broker-Manager, and filed in the Coldwell Banker archives. This is to protect my clients from any possible litigation.


6. How many clients worked with in the last 12 months? How many sales?

I encounter countless people on a daily basis, both in business and social situations. Real Estate is my full time career. Sales equal 12 to 17 properties a year, considered Very Successful.


WHAT MAKES CLIENTS SATISFIED WITH MY WORK?


· Legal training and experience as a Paralegal certified by the American Bar Association in 1982 prepared me to be more aware of liability and to advise my clients correctly. Thereby adverting any future legal problems in the course of signing the many forms and contracts involved in the process of buying and selling. I have my client’s best interest at heart.


· Experience with honest and open communication with my sellers, buyers and other agents. Immediate response to their needs and constant update of marketing results. Complete loyalty to my clients. This is not just a business to me, my clients become my friends. This is what sets me apart from all other Agents.


· My endless energy and attention to detail in the advertising of their properties for sale. It is my job to draw agents and buyers to your home.


· My recommendations to enhance their property.


· My Negotiation methods learned as a Paralegal that bring sellers and buyers together to complete a deal that satisfies everyone; not to become adversarial with other agents creating tension that undermines the contract.


· My Negotiation experience and skills of selling numerous properties that protect my client’s interest, such as countering terms in the contract and closely examining Inspection Reports. I am present at Inspections as your representative to protect your home and question or answer Inspector’s findings. This is often not felt to be a part of the Listing Realtor’s responsibility because of many factors, but I consider it a very important task to protect my client’s interest.


· My availability to help in any way that I can to make the experience easier for my clients, including meeting their inspectors, driving documents to them to save them time, trouble or messenger fees, or finding and meeting service providers needed for repairs. Whatever you need, I am ready to help.


· Reducing client’s expenses by researching lower priced Natural Hazard Disclosure Companies, Termite Companies, or repairmen for the Buyer’s “Inspection Request For Repairs”.


· Deciding WITH my client on a value for their home by preparing researched comparable sales and looking objectively through the eye’s of appraisers.

RESUME      Linda K. Cavette

Cell 310-722-7550    email: LKCavette@aol.com    website: www.LindaCavette.com


AWARDS:
NRT, Inc. NAMED LINDA CAVETTE IN TOP 1000 REALTORS IN THE NATION 2012 
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS CIRCLE FOR REALTORS ACHIEVING MEASURED TOP SALES CATEGORY
TOP 17% OF ALL SALES ASSOCIATES NATIONALLY
PREVIEWS INTERNATIONAL SALES AGENT FOR QUANTITY OF HOMES SOLD OVER $2 MILLION
DIAMOND SOCIETY FOR TOP SALES, COMMISION EARNED


AFFILIATIONS:
 
California Department of Real Estate Licensed Sales Person Id. 01294734
Member Palos Verdes Association of Realtors, Greater South Bay MLS
Member California and National Association of Realtors
Notary Public commission expired


EDUCATION:
 
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from California State University, Fresno
Real Estate Studies Anthony Schools
Certified Probate Paralegal by the American Bar Association, California ST University LA
Corporate Formation Certified by Professional Education Systems, Inc.
Litigation Certificate by the Center for Legal Studies, Marymount College
Computers: Multiple Listing Service Website, MS Word, Internet, Excel
Relocation, Marketing, Inventory, Realty Specialist by The Cendant Corporation
Certified Palos Verdes Specialist by PV Peninsula Association of Realtors

EXPERIENCE:
 
COLDWELL BANKER  Full-Time Realtor, Top Ten Producer, Relocation Specialist
Fred Sands Palos Verdes Realty
Summit Real Estate, Palos Verdes
Marianna Hofer, Attorney at Law, Redondo Beach
Paralegal in Estate Planning and Probate law practice.
Beach Cities Health District,
Redondo Beach
Assistant to Property Administrator
Law Offices Frumes and Frumes
Legal Assistant to two attorneys in general law office. Practice included Estate Planning, Probate, Living Trusts, Conservatorships, Corporation Formation, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation
Law Offices of Alexander E. Macksoud, Torrance
Prepared Family Law Dissolution documents.
Law Offices of Peter W. Cavette, Long Beach
Managed family owned law practice in ERISA law, probate paralegal, sold probate properties.


PERSONAL:
 
Local homeowner since 1977 and mother of two very actively involved daughters, now grown. Philanthropic volunteer work past and present includes PTA 1977-2000, Girl Scout Leader, National Charity League and Ticktockers, Las Madrecitas and Las Ninas, Symphonian Tour Guide for the Los Angeles Music Center, Pop Warner Cheerleading, AYSO Soccer, Education Foundation, School Classroom Aide, Palos Verdes and San Gabriel Junior Woman’s Clubs, PV Couples Club, Bravo for Norris Theater, South Bay Free Clinic Legal Aide Section, Neighborhood Church, Red Hat Society, Marine League Tennis Player and owner of a Golden Retriever named Sandy SeaBreeze!

“LIFE IS A JOURNEY, MEASURED AND REMEMBERED BY THE HOMES IN WHICH WE LIVE”


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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
68 Malaga Cove Plaza • Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Phone: (310)544-8455 • CA BRE# 01294734
Email: LKCavette@aol.com



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