|Last year Linda Mawhinney closed 66 transactions and had a total volume of $10 million. Before she went into real estate, Linda was a wife and mother as well as a salesperson and manager for a ladies fine ready-to-wear company. She had always thought it would be fun to be a real estate agent and in 1986, with encouragement from family and friends, Linda decided to give it a shot.
As a rookie she sat open houses and utilized direct mail. In her first two years those practices created $40,000 for the St. Joseph, Michigan resident. Since then, she has received designations including ABR, CRS and GRI.
Linda felt her business really kick in about 5 years ago when she began to assemble a team of professionals and immediately saw a huge leap in her business. In addition, she claims purchase of a Keller Williams franchise as the secret to her success.