Reviews for Linda Lederer Bernstein

“I was referred to Linda by a friend whose house Linda listed and sold in 30 days during a down market. We interviewed 3 realtors. Linda showed up more prepared than the other 2 realtors. She and Jordan Beal had already completed a market analysis and had a plan to present our home in its best light. Her process was in direct opposition to the suggested approach given by the other realtors. After convincing my husband to try her sales approach, we signed the listing agreement and I went out of town for a conference. When I returned the following week, we had 3 seriously interested parties and within days we had a solid written offer. Prior to being on the MLS and without jumping through hoops - Linda sold our house in about 10 days. Her secret sauce is doing all of the inspections ahead of time - thus there were NO surprises. Not to us and not to our buyer. Linda kept us in the loop throughout the process and everything closed quickly with no complications. Linda is a real go-getter and I highly recommend her.

Angela Mc Millen

“Linda told us a the beginning of the sale process that her number one priority throughout would be to represent and protect our best interests. This was proven to be totally true. At every turn her professionalism, market savvy, clear communication and kindness and respect were evident. We are happy that we chose her and the Compass Team and could not recommend her more highly.”

Beryl Early

“Linda promised us she would have as priority one representing and protecting our interest if we chose to be her client in the sale of our home. She met and exceeded our highest hopes by her actions and professionalism, as well as knowledge of the local market. We were always kept informed at every turn. We recommend her and the Compass team highly.”

Ames Early

"Super-knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended! Linda has deep knowledge of, and long experience working in the San Diego housing market. Even at a time when there is almost no inventory nationally, she found and showed us many homes that were beautiful and in our price range. She also had the experience to know how quickly or slowly a house would move, and how we should tailor our offer. She was great!"

Frank Lum

"Highly recommend Linda. She’s very professional, responsive and a great communicator. Linda was also very knowledgeable of the area and was great with lining up inspections, getting bids on work that was needed, etc. - she has a great network of contacts."

Kim Maine

"I can’t recommend Linda enough regarding her professionalism and expertise as my realtor! Linda’s follow up is impeccable keeping me updated on every aspect of the process as well as willingness to answer all of my questions provided me peace of mind. Her counsel as to prepping the home, setting the price, and marketing it successfully was spot on and gave me confidence that she would get the job done right. Linda was the right choice for selling my home. Thank you Linda!"

Mark Kerwin

"I can't say enough about Linda. From beginning to end in the process, she handled everything seamlessly and with great enthusiasm. In all my years of dealing with real estate agents, she definitely stands heads and shoulders above the rest. I completely trusted her to take care of all the nuances of a very complicated deal. Moving forward, she is the one I will always choose."

Brennan & Roland

"These are hard times to negotiate if you’re a buyer but Linda helped me get a pulse on the market and find the right property sight unseen! She came highly recommended and I can see why. She has 25+ years of living and working in the SD area and is really on top of what’s going on. I was so lucky to to have her as my agent!"

Sue Lawer

“Linda was wonderful and professional within every step of the selling
process. I especially appreciated her constant feedback which helped
provide a solid foundation of good communication and trust.”


"Linda was fantastic to work with in selling our home. She coached us on how to make our home more appealing to buyers. Linda is highly organized, driven to succeed, and communicative, so we always knew what was going on. She worked to find a buyer in a highly competitive market (at our price point) and while dealing with the complexities of Covid. I realized that after putting forth an incredible level of hard work to secure a contract, Linda's job was just beginning. She jumped through hoops to make sure our sale closed and patiently educated us along the way. Choosing her as a realtor was the best decision we could have made."

Sharon Schulzki

"I wish we could give Linda 10 stars! She's 100% the best agent we've ever worked with, and we are a very demanding, high-maintenance family! We were very nervous about the difficulties of having to sell our house before we could buy a new home and worried that we'd be forced into an awful rental situation because of the limited number of available homes on the market right now. We've been in this situation before, with agents not nearly as competent as Linda, and it's miserable. To kick off our search for a great realtor, we met with 5 agents (most were referrals from friends). We discovered Linda because she seemed to be the listing agent for nearly all of the homes sold in our 'target' neighborhood. She obviously has a ton of experience selling very expensive homes in La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe.

I was initially nervous and intimidated that she might be out of our league, and not even want to work with us. But, from the moment we contacted her, she has been the most responsive, accommodating, gracious, and supportive agent we could ever hope for. Linda's flexibility and knowledge are unmatched, and a huge help as we prepared to sell our home, but it's her gentle approach and genuine desire to do what's best for her clients that makes her such an outstanding agent. We never felt any pressure from Linda to make a decision that we weren't 100% comfortable with. We've worked with agents in the past that have been extremely pushy during negotiations just so they could close the deal and move on. Linda is the opposite.

​​​​​​​She's only concerned about doing what's best for her clients. Because she's so incredibly knowledgeable about the market and has seen virtually every pitfall that occurs during California real estate transactions, we had total trust and confidence in her guidance and advice. In the end, Linda sold our home in less than two weeks at full price! It was the smoothest escrow we've ever been in. Just a few days after our house went into escrow, Linda's expertise helped us buy our absolute dream home. In a competitive market, with multiple offers on most well-priced homes, having an agent like Linda is absolutely the edge every buyer should be looking for!"

Kerri Kauffman

It's been a pleasure working with Linda and her team: always available, knowledgeable, and a straight shooter. Even after the sale was closed, she has quickly responded to our calls, e.g., reaching out to the former owners to get the information we needed. I cannot recommend her enough. I will work with her again when the opportunity comes up.

Maria Pomares

Linda, thanks so much— you and your team certainly exceeded all our expectations representing our home in Rancho Valencia. Your constant communications and follow-through on every detail were greatly appreciated. Nothing was “too small” for you to handle! Great marketing strategies, photography, and advertising. Linda’s personal knowledge of Rancho Valencia (owners & visitors) made a big difference. Also, your team was so “hands-on” with us being mostly out of town. Linda is so friendly, knowledgable and positive--everyone likes her. Compass & Linda is a FABULOUS choice.

B & D Allen

My husband met Linda at an open house. He was impressed with her informative, intelligent and personal style. She knows the Rancho Santa Fe California market super well. We were considering a second home and she began showing us options in the neighborhood we had determined we liked best. We put a house under contract that had just come on the market. There were differences in the square footage advertised by the seller and the actual square footage along with structural and termite challenges with the property. Linda negotiated the repair work and price reduction requests in a fair and upfront way. She always seemed more concerned with our ultimate happiness than her commission. We live in Texas so we did a lot of this long distance. Ultimately we dropped the contract. Just too many things to fix for the price. Shortly after that Linda came to us with a hip pocket that we loved and ended up purchasing. Sometimes things work out. I would recommend Linda to anyone. Thank you, Linda!

Jack & Teri Sue W.

I am writing on behalf of Linda Lederer-Bernstein of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, who recently sold our home in Carmel Valley and sold us our new house in the Whispering Palms neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe.

Over the past 20 years, my wife and I have worked with many different agents. Linda is no doubt the best real estate agent we have ever had. From the beginning, she provided a comprehensive assessment of recent sales in our neighborhood and was extremely helpful in appropriately pricing and ‘staging’ the house. Linda followed through on all the marketing commitments we had discussed prior to listing the property and was instrumental in guiding us through the multiple offers we received for the house. Her follow-through after the house was in escrow was excellent. Given her experience and contacts, she was able to quickly coordinate all necessary activities, working closely with the buyer’s agent to ensure a smooth closing. Importantly, as can be expected, there were minor ‘bumps in the road’ during the escrow process that was no fault of Linda’s, but she was extremely proactive and took care of all minor issues before they became a problem.

In parallel to selling our house in Carmel Valley, Linda also sold us a home in Rancho Santa Fe. Again, her meticulous attention to detail and her experience in real estate made this a very smooth process. In fact, we were able to move into our new home, which had been occupied, on the same day that we left Carmel Valley. This was not a small feat!

The seamless nature of this process, which can often be very difficult, was no accident. First and foremost Linda is clearly an expert in real estate transactions, with years of experience. In addition, she is an excellent communicator, is very proactive in addressing any issues, is extremely organized and punctual, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Linda to anyone needing real estate services. Our experience both in selling and buying a new home was unsurpassed.

Dr. Juan and Mary Frias, 5011 Sterling Grove, San Diego

Having purchased and sold a few homes, we can say that Linda Lederer-Bernstein is by far the best real estate professional that we have worked with. Her attention to detail, expert knowledge of the area, and involvement with the property details were all great assets during our most recent home purchase. Linda was a consummate professional and went above and beyond the call of duty many times. Generous with communication and diligent in follow-through, she is a true pleasure to work with.

Susan and Eric Bush 168​​​​​​​86 Via Los Farolitos, Fairbanks Ranch

We want to thank Linda for how she has guided us through the entire process of selling our home with care and professionalism. It was a very emotional decision letting go of a home we love. Linda was very compassionate, extremely patient and totally understanding of our needs. She was warm and caring yet, highly professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very experienced. Scheduling showings and working diligently on our behalf. Always punctual and never too busy to answer our questions.

Always phoning immediately after each showing with the prospective buyer's comments. She is extremely positive at all times. Working 24-7 she gives 110% to her clients. She is all about integrity and excellence. If you want the best without question Linda is your agent.

Rosemary & Wally Weidman, 17448 Luna De Miel, Rancho Santa Fe

Linda was the perfect agent for us and we picked her off of the internet! Looking for a home in Del Mar, while living on the east coast, could have been enormously stressful. It wasn’t. Linda made sure that she understood what we were looking for by getting to know what we liked and needed from a home. Even as we changed our minds about what we wanted, Linda easily adapted. She has great flexibility. Once we finally chose our home, Linda handled all of the details with great competence. She stayed on top of things. We loved our experience working with Linda Lederer-Bernstein from Pacific Sothebys, Del Mar.

Julie Saffir, 4588 Vista De La Patria, Del Mar

I am writing this commendation for Linda Lederer-Bernstein. When George Weida decided to sell his house at 7329 La Soldadera, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, we contacted Linda for her services. From that day on, she devoted 24/7 towards our needs and everything went quite quickly. She not only kept us advised on all of the procedures that had to be taken care of on a timely basis, but she was always there for us when we had questions or concerns. She also was in contact with the financial institution on our behalf to make sure that everything was going smoothly. Due to her knowledge of the market and constant effort on our behalf, the house sold in a short period of time (approximately 7-8 weeks) from the time of our initial contact with her. During the process of selling the Rancho Santa Fe home, she searched for a new home for us and found three possibilities in the area that she knew we were very interested in. She was highly instrumental in the buying procedure for our present home in our area of choice. Here again, with her efforts, the procedure went very well. She was also instrumental in finding us a mover to relocate all of our possessions. That in itself was a tremendous relief. If we had another property that we were interested in selling, we would definitely contact Linda for her assistance once again. We will also definitely recommend her to other parties who are interested in selling or buying.

Dorothy Olson/George Weida, 7329 La Soldadera, Rancho Santa Fe

This is a letter of commendation for Linda Lederer-Bernstein and Jenniffer Taylor. Linda and Jenniffer just completed a short sale for me in Vista, CA. That alone would be miraculous in today’s economic climate. However, they were able to do so with a very compact timeline, and with minimal disruption to my daily existence.

The house sold, literally, after the first showing. The realtors were able to sift through potential buyers to show the home only to those they believed were earnest buyers. This was very important to me since my husband was near death at the time and that circumstance needed to be considered in the showings.

This could only have been accomplished because both Linda and Jenniffer are very knowledgeable about the short sale process, a process that, at best, is confusing and illogical. They both made the process understandable, and their professionalism as seasoned realtors made the process move along smoothly, with very few bumps. I believe their ability to communicate, clearly, every step of the process was a great asset in moving toward completion so swiftly.

I am most grateful for their help and compassion in a time when both characteristics were needed by me.

Marcia Plumleigh, Corre Camino, Vista, CA April 2012

Linda and Jenniffer have been terrific throughout the entire process of selling our home. They have been with me every step of the way, guiding me through the nuances of the process from listing to offer to negotiations and acceptance. They have helped us with all the moving parts throughout the escrow process. I would highly recommend this team.

Ken Rosenthal, Via Del Bravo, Rancho Santa Fe October 2011

Linda has worked with my husband and me to sell our Rancho Santa Fe home in a very challenging market. It is easy to write a testimonial for a quick and simple sale. Our experience selling our home has been neither quick nor easy. Without Linda’s diligence and true expertise, we could have suffered financial loss as well as the emotional drain. Having Linda in our court kept a difficult deal moving forward. She tapped into a critical network of contractors and other professionals who acted quickly to address issues. She always kept our best interests in the forefront of negotiations. When the deal was lost Linda’s careful and thorough attention to our interests throughout the process made for fast and clean closure. All of this happened in the midst of a week-long holiday. Yet Linda was doing business and working for us nonstop. Her counsel and extraordinary efforts have reinforced our decision to continue working with Linda. We can’t imagine working with another realtor who could match Linda’s professionalism.

Ron and Kate, Siete Leguas, Rancho Santa Fe January 2011

Linda was the Realtor who handled our house sale in 2009 and we would both highly recommend her.

Her style is to give a personal service, by this we mean she takes an active interest in everything to do with the transaction. This includes showing the home personally and conscientiously and energetically following up with other agents, lenders, appraisers. She is also very straightforward, honest and timely in her communications. We found Linda to be very knowledgeable and smart, enabling us to be creative in our negotiations and dealings.

On a personal level, she is very caring and a very pleasant person to work with.

D. Broad and T. Jones December 14th, 2009

Linda has helped us to purchase and sell our home. Through her high energy, expertise, attention to detail and follow-through, Linda has consistently made us feel like her most important client — each and every time we have worked with her. We have recommended Linda countless times to our friends and colleagues.

Michael Newman

We were very happy with Linda’s overall approach to selling our home. She understood our neighborhood, marketed our house accordingly and was always accessible and responsive. There were no surprises throughout the process. And Linda did everything necessary to insure that escrow closed on time.

Thomas A. Collins

Karl and I would like to thank you for selling us our beautiful house on Noche Tapaptia. You were very professional in every aspect and buying our house couldn’t have been easier. You were always there for us whenever we needed you, either by phone or in person. We were especially pleased in the way that you worked with the builder made the entire real estate transaction come together so smoothly. We have bought several properties throughout the years and we can say that by far, you have been the easiest and most pleasant to work with always maintaining your professional and friendly ways from the offer through the closing of escrow. We would never hesitate to call you again if we ever needed real estate advice or for a future purchase.

Again, our many thanks for being the fine agent that you are.

Karl and Barbara Zinner

Our experience with Linda Lederer-Bernstein was superb! We have been working with Linda for the past 18 months involving our property in Rancho Santa Fe. Linda’s integrity, work ethic, industry knowledge, and extensive professional experience puts her well beyond many other agents and realtors that we have worked in the past. Always friendly, always willing to go the extra mile. Linda’s enthusiasm and passion have been a driving force during a very difficult and challenging period in the US real estate market that was especially hard felt here in California. We have a great appreciation for her dedication, her patience, her empathy and insight and her unwavering commitment in representing us – a commitment that she has consistently demonstrated with the same energy and enthusiasm since day one.


A huge thank you to Linda for all of her time & great effort selling my modernized & charming home in Olde Del Mar. I was very impressed, she was professional in every aspect and brought a personal & human element throughout the transaction. I appreciated her stopping by to hand-deliver documents and visiting with me. She was knowledgeable & savvy with her pricing of Del Mar and kept me informed of the market trends. Her marketing materials were phenomenal- the photography was outstanding and the ads she put out were fresh every few weeks. Her ads reached markets out of state- and that’s where we found our buyer! She really made our property stand out from the rest. Linda was communicative & very creative with her marketing & advertising campaigns and social media presence. She truly cared about our interest in selling our home in a timely manner and at the best possible price!"

Gloria K.

I was referred to Linda by a colleague and dear friend who hired her to sell their home in Rancho Santa Fe. I currently live in Texas and wanted
the reassurance of hiring an agent with experience and who offered a hands-on approach. I was dealt with the task of selling my parent's house in Rancho Santa Fe, which was vacant and in need of a remodel/updating before putting it on the market for sale. Linda with her team of experts handled every aspect to complete the remodel, including overseeing various contractors, all necessary inspections, and home staging. Linda was diligent in her communications to keep me informed every step of the way. Her recommendations and approach in selling my parent's home was incredibly valuable and financially rewarding. I highly recommend Linda, I was truly impressed by her concierge service, knowledge of current market trends, and her creativity with her various marketing & advertising campaigns. My parents home sold quicker and for more money than we originally expected!"

A. Hamerman

Linda and her team know the Rancho Santa Fe area best! They were so helpful and professional and handled every detail with expertise. Linda was easy to work, good with communication and very diligent. I would recommend her to my family, friends, and colleagues."

Jean J

Linda was a pleasure to have as my real estate agent. Linda has great expertise and I have known about her for over 12 years. During the sale
cycle, she was always responsive, proactive and never left any questions unanswered. Always took actions promptly. Her marketing campaign,
advertising, home staging, and open houses were very impressive. I would highly recommend her over any brokers in the San Diego area. She is very experienced and knows the area very well. You will receive the best service any agent can provide. I know from experience as we were able to sell our home in the best possible way using Linda. She deserves the highest praise. I will definitely be referring my family"

H. Ahmadi

Our family was planning a complicated relocation from San Francisco to San Diego, and we needed the smartest, most patient, and well-connected agent in the area. Luckily, we found Linda, who was all that and more. Our family had several needs and requirements, including finding the right house for our growing family, a great neighborhood and school district for our kids, and a timeline that allowed us to sell our house in San Francisco and move into our new home without a hitch. It was amazing to watch Linda and her team work their magic with us and line up perfect visits to the area, first-rate set of showings each time, and provide the best advice as we narrowed our selection. Like all complicated moves, you hit bumps along the way, but far from throwing Linda off balance she not only took everything in stride but provided the right reassurances at each step and carefully walked us through the process. There was not a single email or phone call from start to finish that Linda did not answer immediately. Whenever we needed her or just wanted to bounce ideas off her, Linda was on the phone to chat and was focused, patient, and understanding. As we moved toward the closing, Linda was by our side at every step and showed up at the house to ensure everything moved as smoothly as possible. Even after we took possession of the house, Linda was still in touch with us to be sure all was good, that we had names and contacts to maintain the house property, and that all our questions were answered. I cannot imagine going through this experience without Linda by our side. Simply put, there's not a better informed, smarter, or better prepared agent in the area. If you want the best, Linda is the clear choice!"

Andrew G.

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