Linda Ryan King

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Linda Ryan King listens to discover how and where her clients want to live. Whether finding their dream homes, or facilitating the sale of their previous house, she is friendly, patient, experienced, businesslike and creative. She lets her clients take the time they need to make the right decision, and she provides a strong, clear perspective to help them take action. Other realtors in a transaction appreciate her positive and collaborative spirit; she works hard to make the process as easy as possible for everyone.

A trusted and experienced realtor since 1984, her past clients recommend her to their friends and she is often selected by retiring realtors as the person to whom they refer their clients. Linda brings a breadth of training and talent to her work with people throughout the real estate industry. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University. She is a trained artist with an Associate’s Degree in interior design. She owned a staging company, and enjoys flower arranging as a hobby. She uses her wide-ranging skills and experience to help sellers make decisions around improvements that create substantial value for their property. She uses these same skills to help buyers evaluate the potential in a property and make investment decisions.

Her love of people and community and her deep belief in giving back drive her devotion to volunteer work. Organizations she has contributed time and talent to include: Filoli, Endue Foundation, Greater Opportunities, Alzheimer’s Association of America, PARCA, CORA, Easter Seals, the Lustgarton Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Association, and the California AIDS Ride.

Recognized as an award-winning leader in her industry, Linda has sold homes throughout San Mateo County and surrounding areas, including Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Daly City, Half Moon Bay (and other coastside communities), Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Pacifica, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, San Gregorio, San Mateo, South San Francisco and San Francisco.

Born in San Francisco and raised on the Peninsula, Linda lives in Burlingame with her husband Craig and three delightful Siamese cats. She is an active member of San Mateo County Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors


Featured Properties

Sold For: $2,775,000

2675 Butternut Drive
Hillsborough, 94010
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,100 SqFt

MLS# ML81694702

Sold For: $2,500,000

330 Glendale Road
Hillsborough, 94010
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 3,880 SqFt

MLS# ML81017573

Sold For: $2,245,000

1921 Hillside Drive
Burlingame, 94010
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,222 SqFt

MLS# ML81563770

Sold For: $2,100,000

500 Bucknell Drive
San Mateo, 94402
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,980 SqFt

MLS# ML81667319

Sold For: $2,085,000

4 Windsor Drive
Hillsborough, 94010
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,780 SqFt

MLS# ML81046237

Linda did a fantastic job of listening to our needs and wants. We were on a tricky timeline on a property we were initially looking at in Burlingame and she gave us the lay of the land on the market and what was likely going to happen on that home. We just didn't think it was worth the money and walked away. Meanwhile, Linda had just the property in mind for us elsewhere on the Peninsula that met all of our wants and more. She brought our rather specific offer to the table and was able to represent us excellently and we ended up getting an amazing house at an amazing price.

– Steven Chen

Linda has been super helpful throughout the process. She helped us find a great house, guided us throughout the buying process and is still in touch with us to make sure everything is great with the house. She has always been super responsive, has lots and lots of experience and provides great advices. For example, she managed to schedule a foundation inspection for our house within a day notice, so we could submit an offer on time with the peace of mind that the house was sound. She also joined us for the signing, something our loan broker mentioned is so rare these days. I would recommend her to anyone who’s looking to buy a property in the Bay Area. Thanks again Linda! Francois & Priscilla

– Francois Schaus

I can’t thank Linda enough for her professionalism, dedication and tenacity for a property in Burlingame, California that I was responsible as the administrator of my relative's estate, while I was living in Austin, Texas. There were challenges along the way that included newly-discovered structural issues as well determining the best way to market the property to get top dollar without unnecessary expenditures. The daunting process of probate was simplified with Linda's level of probate expertise, bringing a successful close of escrow with the least amount of stress. Linda’s communications with me were always handled in a a way I knew I made the right decision in selecting her to handle the listing. I would not hesitate to obtain Linda's services in the future, or to recommend Linda Ryan King.

– Stacy E. Knox

The process of buying a home can be scary and confusing at times. With Linda, those problems never arose. Throughout the six months of searching for a place to call my own, she earnestly sifted through the low inventory in the Bay Area in a tough market, trying to find the perfect spot for me. She dedicated countless hours visiting open houses, sifting through comps and spotting any glaring problems with potential places I liked. She calmed my worries about the entire process and explained everything in a way that I could best understand. Linda was honest and realistic with me, giving me the best chance when I found a place I wanted to make an offer on. I felt a very personal connection with her. She treated me more like a son than a client. She was less concerned with her commission than she was finding me the perfect place to lay my head and call my home. Once I was fortunate enough to find a condo in my price range and desired city, she handled all the heavy lifting and legal red tape so that I didn’t have to. She even helped suggest interior design options that would fit well into the layout of my condo. Whether you’re in the market for an investment property or a forever home, Linda is the real estate agent to go to. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Thank you Linda!

– Giorgio Lavezzo

Linda adds a personal touch to the home buying experience. The process of buying a home in this market was grueling. Linda was very patient and dedicated to helping us find the right home. She had creative ideas to offer including considering a 1031 tax exchange. Linda helped us get the perfect home for us and we couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome. After we got the house, Linda had a wealth of resources and ideas for improvements. She really cares about her clients and felt like a partner throughout this process. We will use Linda again!

– Brittany DePuy

I have had several real estate transactions with Linda and throughout my history of buying and selling homes I have never before had an agent that I felt actually added value to the process. Linda is extremely engaged and on top of getting the house ready for sale. She has a whole toolbox of contractors that are fair priced and quick to respond to get the home in pristine condition quickly! Linda actively SOLD my home, she did not just list it and sell it to the first low-baller that came along to collect her commission, which can often be the case in this industry. In buying my next home Linda was a top notch negotiator fighting every angle to get us what we wanted! I love working with Linda, her energy and spirit make the grueling process of real estate fun! I am on my fifth home and the best endorsement I can give Linda is she is the first real estate agent I have ever engaged a second time! When I am ready to sell she will get another call!

– Robert Shambarger

Need to buy a house in a day? That was us! Need to sell your home in 3 weeks? We did. Linda Ryan King was our realtor. And it was her quick thinking and experience that allowed us to successfully find the home of our dreams while simultaneously selling ours quickly. Her skillful negotiating helped us purchase a property that had five other offers and her effective marketing brought in over 300 visitors to our own house. In this competitive Bay Area market others may talk about good service but we experienced it first hand. It is such a good feeling to work with someone with the experience and talent you can trust with the most important investment in life-your home.

– Sue & Ed Breuer

When working with Linda I feel completely confident she has my best interests in mind. She did a great job of hearing our requirements for a new home and translating that into touring open houses that were within our price range. She gave really solid advice on whether it would be possible or not to remodel, and provided us with references to honest contractors that did great work at a reasonable rate. I have recommended her to friends and will definitely ask for her help with my next home transition.

– Heather Auch

Linda has worked with our family on 4 real estate transactions in the last 13 years. In every case she has listened to our needs, found the best fit in terms of the deal, and has been an excellent resource throughout the process, as well as providing assistance after the transaction. And, she is a pleasure to spend time with!

– Sharyn Kraiman-Revesz

I write this testimony with great pleasure. Linda Ryan King posses the depth of experience and wealth of knowledge that’s invaluable in today’s ever changing and challenging real estate market. Linda over the past several years represented me on the sale of several residential homes. While acting as my agent, she proved herself to be diligent, creative, and dedicated in marketing my properties. Because of her length of service in the profession, Linda can quickly recognize and guide her clients through unique, difficult, and challenging situations. As long as I’ve known her, she has always acted in a professional manner, is a very sincere person, and has always provided dedicated service to her client and profession.

– Sheldon Low

We first met Linda many years ago at a Christmas event. The first impression of her was a lasting one, so when we were looking for someone to help my family to do a 1031 exchange of replacement properties, naturally, we looked for Linda to help. She is sincere, professional and very knowledgeable of the real estate market. She went above and beyond in assisting us successfully finding the properties and completed the exchange in a timely manner. Linda has become not just our realtor but a friend whom we will ask to assist with any future real estate investments.

– Mary and Ed Lim

Linda Ryan King is an experienced real estate professional. She is knowledgeable about trends on the San Francisco Peninsula, and specifically, the area in which I was selling. Linda listened to me, tailoring the marketing and pricing to meet my goal. She is serious about her work and provides the best service for her clients. I believe honesty and humor are her best qualities. You will thoroughly enjoy working with her!

– Jennifer Greer

We had the pleasure of working with Linda when she helped us buy our home in Burlingame. It took over a year of searching and waiting for the perfect house but Linda was with us the entire time. She is easy to work with and patient, as sometimes it takes a while for the right house to come along. She is very knowledgeable in knowing what her clients are looking for. Oftentimes we would be at open houses and right away she would know if it wasn't the right house for us and will let us know, never telling us it was the right home for the sake of making a sale. She truly cared just as much as we did on finding the right home for us. It's been a few years since we bought our home and we still keep in touch!

– Catherine and Wayne Szeto

I can't say enough about Linda’s professionalism, true caring nature, and extensive knowledge/connections. She brings all these qualities to the table for her clients, not just in the real estate transaction, but in the transition to their new home/community. We purchased several homes through Linda over the years. We knew Linda would go the extra mile for us. Throughout the home buying process, Linda was extremely responsive and thoughtful in her recommendations to us. Linda doesn't forget you once the deal is done. I have called Linda for recommendations of babysitters, plumbers and landscapers, among other professionals. She has always come through with excellent, timely recommendations. To this day, she always makes me feel like helping me is her highest priority. I've worked with a lot of realtors, and Linda is the most service-oriented realtor I have worked with. Her local market knowledge is invaluable and her relationships in the community allowed us to identify our home before it was on the market. Linda is a true professional and in a class by herself.

– Kathie and Alex Kalafatis

We had the pleasure of working with Linda in the purchase of our current home. The entire home buying experience can be overwhelming, but she took the time to walk us through every step in a professional and patient manner. Linda was always available when we had questions and acted quickly in getting us in to view houses. We would definitely recommend her to anyone buying a home.

– Lauren and Jason Adriani

Without a doubt, selling or buying a home can be stressful. Linda's experience and professionalism made the sell of my home stress free. Linda organized her extensive network of painters, handymen and stagers to get my house spruced up and ready to sell quickly. Her advice and council throughout the process was invaluable and I would highly recommend Linda to anyone who needs a realtor that you can trust to get you the best price. You can rely on her to get the job done in an expert manner. I can't say enough good things about her. She is the best!

– Linda Rosen

I've known Linda for many years and been fortunate to work with her to both sell and buy houses. Linda is very knowledgeable on the local market and is up-to-date on financing as well as having great negotiating skills.. And she brings a designer's eye to staging homes for maximum sales value. What sets Linda apart is how intuitive she is in knowing what's best for her clients - and then delivering results while keeping all parties calm and focused on getting things wrapped up, You can count on Linda to get the job done in record time without a lot of stress and she'll go the extra mile to make sure your real estate transactions are successful. It's a pleasure working with Linda and you'd be lucky to have her as deyour real estate partner!

– Mary Ann Michaels

Linda has been a trusted realtor and our go-to professional for over a dozen years. She is hard-working, professional, and an expert in bay area real estate. We used her to help purchase our home 13 years ago, and upgrade it since. She is a master of the market and very personable & helpful. She is also a staging expert; A real one-stop shop. She has morals and ethics like no other, and really puts your interests first. She's also exceptional at investment real estate, as she helped us acquire a 4-plex recently. She is a real pleasure to work with, and we wouldn't consider using anyone else.

– Paul & Sonja Tappan

I have had the privilege of working with Linda on the sale of a home I inherited last May. It was a 3-bedroom home in San Mateo that had been a rental for over 40 years and was in very bad shape. The home needed a good amount of TLC and Linda came to the rescue. Linda spent 6 weeks, along with myself, lining up contractors and improving the property in order to get top dollar for it. She was there nearly everyday for 6 weeks, making sure that the work was being done and that the project stayed on target. (I even went on vacation for 2 weeks while this was being done and she took care of everything while I was gone.) The transformation was amazing. Linda's attention to detail is incredible and she knows exactly what needs to be done to a property to get top dollar! I could have never done this without her. It was on the market for only 1 week and we got $121,000 over asking price! Currently I am working with her on a 1031 Tax exchange that she negotiated for myself and my husband. Again, she has managed all of the improvements that need to be done so that we can get the best rent that we can. It has been a joy working with her and she has taken all of the stress out of it along the way. Linda has over 30 years of Real Estate experience and there is no one else I would ever use.

– Ron and Colleen Lavezzo

I have had the privilege of having Linda Ryan King represent me in the purchase of two different homes in San Mateo. I cannot say enough amazing things about her. She has a spectacular eye for interior design and has the best ideas with regards to home improvements and potentials. She is extremely supportive throughout the whole home buying process, (which can be stressful at times) and is always very good at explaining all the complex items that come with buying homes. With an extremely competitive San Mateo marketplace, Linda was able to magnificently close two very great deals and my husband and I cannot thank her enough for all of her hard work, dedication and professionalism. We will being using Linda for all of our home buying needs.

– Brian and Caitlin Berger

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