At Landmark Properties, we practice single agency. This is a critical distinction that sets us apart from our competition. Single agency means we will never represent both a seller and a buyer in the same transaction. Although this may mean less money in our pocket, it also means no conflict of interest to our clients. We believe our relationships with our clients are more important than the bottom line. We seek to serve real estate sellers and buyers by providing valuable real estate and mortgage brokerage services to our clients. It is only by adding value to the transaction that we can serve our clients. The best interests of our clients always come first.
In addition, we seek to build a reputation, based on actual practice, of being a high quality provider of services, and an ethical and professional member of the real estate and business community. We will always treat others we come in contact with courteously, honestly and with respect.
“Betty knows Sonoma County like the back of her hand. So, when I was looking for an investment property, she helped me find the right location to meet my objectives. As a result, they’ve always been easy to rent and retain good tenants.”
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“In addition to being an incredibly nice person and a pleasure to be around, Linda shines as an agent because she does more research on a property than can normally be expected and when we go look at a property she shows up with the information that I need to help me make a decision. This saves me lots of time as a professional buyer. She also does a good job of understanding what we are looking for so when we sends something to us we know there is a high likelihood that we will be writing an offer on it.”
Altus Equity Group, LP
“As a first-time home buyer, Betty’s knowledge and gentle presence gave me peace of mind. She sheparded me through the process, helping me to feel confident and secure in the decisions I was making and I have solicited her help with a new home purchase.”
“Our experience with Betty Tenret from Landmark Properties and Mortgage Company was excellent. We purchased a house through Betty in 2007. She walked us through the process of making the offer, to arranging financing and finally the closing with the highest professionalism. I believe we were the successful bidder due to Betty’s tips on making an offer. Betty showed flexibility in arranging for showings, signings and meetings at times and locations convenient for us. I would recommend Betty to anyone who is looking for a Real Estate Broker. We continue to contact Betty for our Real Estate needs, but now we also consider her our friend.”
Ann & Bill Johnson
Napa County Office of Education
“Betty of Landmark Realty did an excellent job helping my wife and me find and purchase our house in the very difficult seller’s market of 2004. I can recommend her services to anyone.”
“Betty helped us refinance our home and secure a second. Ours was a little complicated because we own the home with my sister. Betty made it very easy for all of us. Everything went according to plan and there where no complications. We have known Betty for about 12 years now and trust her implicitly. We wouldn’t call on anyone else for any real estate needs. She is simply the best!”
Dan and Linda C.
“I just sold my long-term rental through Landmark properties. I couldn’t be more pleased with the transaction. Betty gave us great advice on maximizing the improvements we made, and researched a few harder to replace items, like kitchen laminate and a steel fireplace curtain. With assertive marketing, we received multiple offers, and accepted an offer over asking price. Betty was very helpful and professional throughout the whole transaction, helping with all the forms through the close of escrow. I highly recommend her services.”
“Last year when we decided to sell our home we contracted with real estate broker Betty from Landmark Properties. We found her expertise invaluable in all aspects of the process. She advised us on ways to increase the value of our home by making minor repairs and preparing it for a successful showing. In the end we received multiple offers well over the asking price. The sale and escrow process were seamless. We were so happy with Betty that we asked her to find us a new home. In a climate of bidding wars Betty was able to find us the exact home we wanted and our initial bid was accepted without any counter offers. Again the process was smooth and without stress. We recommend Betty for all your real estate needs.”
Mark and Katie
“Throughout my experience working with Linda on buying my first home having it be a breeze is an understatement. It was almost too good to be true. Every house we put an offer on Linda was on top of it and I felt we were her top priority. Not only was she quick and efficient in all the paperwork I luckily never had to see, she really listened to what we wanted. My husband and I had very strict criteria on the type of house we wanted. Linda listened to that and never pushed anything on us. She presented us with all options possible, helped us weigh out the pros and cons and let us decide. Needless to say I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house. Not only that we will definitely be using her when we buy our second home. Thanks for everything Linda, a realtor of your stature is hard to come by these days and we really appreciate all you do!”
“Five years ago, armed with no down payment, a limited income and a USDA Rural Home Loan qualification, I began my search for a home in West Sonoma County. I was a newly divorced, single mom with a bankruptcy not far behind me. The market was flooded with foreclosures, many of them in my price range, but in such bad shape I would not have been able to afford the repairs. For 18 months I worked with two other realtors, making offers on substandard properties, and getting outbid by all-cash buyers each and every time. And then I found Linda Carroll. She worked tirelessly showing me more properties, and making offers, two of which were accepted, but after inspection I realized the properties weren’t right for me. Linda was patient and suggested that I re-evaluate my criteria and to set my standards higher. She showed me that I could afford a slightly higher priced property and guided me to a beautiful home in the area I liked. It was brand new construction, never lived-in, no repairs needed. I made an offer and Linda navigated the sale perfectly, ensuring that I got the home for my family that we had been searching for. She was with me every step of the way and we have enjoyed living here ever since. When I make my next home purchase, I will definitely call Linda!”
“I am so very grateful for all your help in finding me a house under such rigorous circumstances. Doing a 1031 exchange is not easy at any time, but especially in this sellers’ market. Although I have never had to undergo a 1031 exchange before, I have bought and sold several homes in my day and found your knowledge unparalleled. Your experience as a multiple home buyer and real estate broker combined were exactly what I needed. I am thankful for all the research and time you spent going to planning departments and scouring houses across Sonoma County while I was in New York. I was also very grateful for your basic construction knowledge, various contacts for inspection, etc., and spot-on insight to find me – at last – the right house. It’s fair to say, you did more for me researching eight or more houses, than five people (2 realtors and 2 lawyers and 1 facilitator) did in NY did in trying to close on one house! I couldn’t have done it without you.”
I would highly recommend using the real estate services of Betty Tenret. She makes selling your property a pleasurable and profitable experience. My particular property was not typical, yet she made it so easy and flawless. She kept me informed at all times and the transaction went more smoothly than I could ever imagine. She is extremely knowledgeable and has patient and displays tremendous integrity when dealing with not only her client but the agent for the other buyer or seller. You will not be disappointed if you hire her for all your real estate needs.
Sue and Dave
Moving from my home of over 30 years in the Bay Area to Santa Rosa is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I knew I needed help caring for my husband, Marvin, who had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers. I wanted to find a unique property, where I could share a home with my single daughter. Betty Tenret helped me look at multiple options, including investment properties, duplexes, and homes with second units. Betty helped me analyze my options regarding my two other homes, and helped me evaluate the best ways to finance my new home. We found the perfect home – close to my old floor plan so the changes were not too hard for my husband, and close enough to walk to shopping. Thank you Betty for helping make the move so easy!
We think Betty is an exceptional agent, and went above and beyond with helping us sell that house. We doubt if there is another agent in California who would show up and help mop and spruce up a place as you did with us.