LINDA J. TICKINS Real Estate Listing Profile
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Last Activity Date: Feb 7, 2016
I have spent the last 33 years promoting home ownership in this city, and I have truly loved every minute of it. Okay, sometimes it was a little crazy when my kids were small and I had to do some juggling, but I believe those are the times that really helped me become a strong negotiator.
Prior to my life as a real estate broker, I worked as a flight attendant for Wardair Canada. Some of you may not remember Wardair, but those of you who do will understand when I say that it is where I learned the real meaning of first class service. Wardair’s high standard of excellence remains with me to this day, and it is that standard that I carry with me throughout every aspect of my life.
To you, my valued client, that means no short cuts. It means providing you with the absolute best service possible. I am 100% committed to you and the community.
I believe in giving back to the community and am actively involved in contributing my time and energy to deserving causes. I help out with local school fundraising. I support Sick Kids’ Hospital; such a worthy cause. I chaired a golf tournament in support of the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Trillium Health Centre. I organized a training program for female golfers in the city of Toronto with the ambitions of improving their games. I coached and sponsored youth soccer teams. I canvassed for years for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. I continue donating to many charitable and deserving organizations.
For many years I had the pleasure of being the Stage Manager for the Christmas Pageant at our local Church. Contributions made from this Pageant go directly in support of local charities. It has been an honour for me to be connected with the young people of this community in such a special way. These children put their hearts and souls into the show and the end result is an amazing performance and experience.
Aside from helping people sell and buy homes and helping out in the community, my passions include my family, a great round of golf, spring skiing, running, a funny movie, a great meal, good wine, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and spending time with my wonderful friends!
My inspiration – my family. My mom was a business woman in her own right. She raised 5 girls (known to everyone as the Tickins girls) and ran a household that never stopped, in the days when dishwashers were rare and everything was ironed. Parties prevailed at our home. She never says no. I can’t give her enough credit. Her mom owned a successful tailoring and needlework shop on Queen Street. I still have some of her hand-made aprons and I cherish them. Her dad was Mr. Mom! How ahead of your time can you be!!!
My dad is a successful entrepreneur. He is the owner of the leading Punch & Die Company in the country. He is still actively involved in the business & he is the best salesperson I know. His dad owned a fruit & vegetable store in The Junction and worked every day u/till he was 90. My grandmother put her money into real estate, bought houses in Bloor West Village and rented them out.
To my 2 daughters, I am passing on a legacy of being a successful entrepreneur in any field they choose.
As you can see, I have been blessed with a circle of really great, giving, caring, brilliant, entrepreneurial, thoughtful and fun-loving people around me! I thank my lucky stars for them every day because they never let me lose sight of what is truly important in life!
Now my kids, of whom I am immensely proud, are self-sufficient and I am dedicating my time to my business.
My Business Philosophy
With my commitment to working hands on with every client, I have assembled a team of experts & resources to work alongside with me in each step of the buying & selling process. My product is designed to create excellence in marketing, sales and service.
Whether you are buying or selling, my focus is on getting you the best possible price & on making sure we have a smooth transaction right through the close of the deal. I am extremely proud of the service that we provide!
My career now spans over 28 years of continuous success. I love my clients. I have the best clients, many of whom have become great friends. Thanks to them, I am consistently the proud recipient of the Platinum Award – Sutton’s highest achievement in sales.
Visit Me At:http://www.lindatickins.comMy Website
"What sets Linda apart from all other agents is, unquestionably, her ability to make you feel like her number one priority ... quite the feat for a very seasoned and very busy agent. She has an uncanny ability to peg values almost to the dollar in this era of 'bidding war madness' in the Toronto real estate market. She found us exactly what we were looking for. I would not recommend any other agent for the Kingsway area as her knowledge of that market is second to none.".
“ Linda Tickins is the most professional and thorough agent I’ve ever worked with. Her calm and communicative nature, were perfect to deal with the emotional roller coaster of selling and buying your home. She has the depth of experience to advise you on your specific market and situation…we managed to sell our home in 9 days, despite others nearby sitting for months! I wouldn’t hesitate to both highly recommend and use Linda again, a wonderful experience all around.”
I have been a licensed realtor for 25 years. I am not currently practicing full time and needed an agent to sell our home and purchase our new one. My wife and I chose Linda Tickins. The main reasons for our decision were Linda’s professional approach, her demonstrated knowledge of the Kingsway market, her obvious dedication and her confidence in nailing down the right price for our property. Without hesitation, I will be recommending Linda Tickins to friends and neighbors. Robert Weller
We fell in love with our home at a Linda Tickins' open house. We liked and trusted Linda immediately!
Linda's approach is not hard sell but has your interests at heart. Her energy and commitment resulted in our purchase. She is the consummate professional and no detail is overlooked. While we were in Spain for one week, we returned home to 5 offers on our former home.
Over 3 1/2 years later, we still love our home and stay in touch with Linda as friends. She continues to keep us up-to-date on the market.
We continue to recommend Linda to our friends as our "agent of choice".
R & J
John and I both had high regard for Linda's integrity and responsiveness. Her business accuman is exemplary and we enjoyed working with her. She found our dream house and sold our current house in less than two weeks. We would highly recommend her!
Ruth & John P
I absolutely adore Linda and was impressed by what she said to me on the phone before we even met. It's cheesy but seriously …thanks to Linda we found "our dream home" in Humber Valley. She is friendly and fun and listens to what you're looking for.
When I refer people to Linda I always tell them she's not what you would expect...no hard sell, no cheesy sales pitch, just genuine interest in meeting your needs when it comes to buying or selling a home. She's very real. And I never hesitate to recommend her because she never disappoints.
I have been a client of Linda’s for over 20 years and 5 houses. As an agent, she is truly my advocate. Her professionalism and expertise is unmatched. Linda demonstrates constantly how much she values my business and our relationship.”
S.D. Markland Wood
I have been exceptionally happy with all of my real estate dealings with Linda over the past years. She doesn’t waste your time. She will only take your time to see properties that fit your criteria and she seems to know exactly the house you are going to buy! Linda is fair, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable in her area of expertise. She is a true professional. I don’t hesitate to refer her to my friends.
Platinum Award Winner, Sutton's highest acheivement in sales