It was the appeal of a warmer climate and The University of Texas that brought this Chicago native to Austin 30 years ago. I earned a degree in accounting, met my husband, and raised a family of four boys all within 15 miles of where I first set foot in Texas. We have lived in Stavanger, Norway, Athens, Greece, and Houston, Texas, but Austin has been our home for over 20 years.
My family’s life in Austin has been woven into the community of Kathy Caraway Elementary, Canyon Vista Middle and Westwood High Schools, with PTA, Boy Scouts, choir, orchestra, football and lacrosse. Over the years I have been on a board or committee member for most of these organizations, as well as serving Austin Bat Cave, my homeowners association, Westwood High School PTSA and Mobile Loaves and Fishes. In addition to serving my community, I enjoy road trips (I have been to all 50 states!), camping, and spending time with family.
Prior to becoming involved in real estate, I worked as a CPA for a “Big 8” accounting firm in Houston, and was the controller for a small local company here in Austin. It was my experience in real estate investing and a desire to help people that first piqued my interest in becoming a realtor.
My 20+ years of living and working in the Austin area provides me with the knowledge and experience to help you explore our communities and find your perfect home or investment property. I can help with buying, selling, finding an investment property, leasing, and finding a home or an apartment to rent. I look forward to helping you!
"Linda Baddour is truly the best Realtor in Texas. This awesome woman has so much patience and went way above & beyond. She has now helped us twice and she did such an amazing job. We just couldn't decide, went back and forth and still, she never gave up on us. Not only did she search and scour properties all over our area for us, but she even made phone calls and found us the perfect house. I told her I would've given up on us if I was here, but no...she kept on and I can tell you, she is truly the "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow." She is our house savior!! She's our Realtor forever now and I absolutely recommend her to anyone, buying or renting. She's AMAZING!!" – Christy Lynn Matoska
"I am very fortunate and privileged to work with Linda for renting my condo. I was amazed at how fast she was able to rent it at a fair price considering the low rental market season. She was very thorough and realist giving me continuous honest advice. I was very impressed with her focus on my rental by having open houses every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and providing regular reports to me. I felt that she was making her unwavering attention to only my rental. She always kept her promise on everything at all times. She thoroughly explained to me the rental process and contract and the right way to be fair to both parties as it was important to me. I would definitely recommend her services to both landlords and tenants." – Reza A
"We consider Linda our family realtor. She has found a rental property for each of my brothers and this past spring helped my family and I find our dream home. Linda is thorough, never pushy, and attentive to a family’s needs. I never once had to wait on her, she always seemed several steps ahead of the game. Finally, she made us feel like we were the only people she was working with. A true class act, I will be recommending her forever!" – Charlotte McWilliams
"We love working with Linda because she doesn't rush or pressure us." – Robert Olin
"We worked with Linda Baddour to buy our new house and she was amazing. She listened to what we wanted and found our perfect house. She was SUPER attentive to our needs and went out of her way to respond immediately and make herself available at a moment's notice. Additionally, she was proactive. It often felt like she knew what we wanted before we knew ourselves. She assisted us through closing and then continued to help us afterward as we needed assistance getting in touch with the previous owner about some particular issues associated with our new home. Beyond our personal experience with her, she's also assisted two of our younger family members in finding rentals to suit their needs. She is an amazing realtor and we highly recommend her." – Lorenzo M.
"Wonderful attention, organization, knowledge and support, excellent results and attention from Linda Baddour. In a phone call at the morning she was able to arrange for all my visits by the afternoon and had organized my tour looking into the houses, amazing support." – Sarah Bernstein
"Linda is very personable and makes the distinction of finding you a place you can call home. She is very connected and resourceful, she even found a place for my son to live downtown that he could afford. I trust her and actually look forward to my next home." – Christine Bestavros
"Could not have asked for a better rental hunting experience than the one we got with Linda. She made it easy!" – Nicole Fearon
"Linda knew exactly what we wanted and found the perfect house for us. She was very flexible with her schedule, and showed us the house multiple times. She helped us through the entire process and was really accommodating. I will definitely be contacting her again should I need another realtor." – Adrianna Acosta
"If you are searching for a home or house in the Austin area, I highly recommend Linda Baddour. She is the opposite of what I expected a realtor to be - she was straightforward, honest, patient, and not pushy in the least. If you have a concern about a property, you can expect Linda to be direct and not try to gloss over flaws or "sell you" on anything that you aren't sure about. With Linda's help, my fiance and I were able to find the PERFECT home for us. Linda even sent us a sweet thank you card and a gift card in the mail once we got moved into our new place. So thoughtful and kind! Thank you again to Linda and JB Goodwin for all your help." – Katie Long
"Linda Baddour has been so prompt and professional. She made our experience with finding a home fast and effortless. Thank you again Linda for all of your help." – Derek Abramson
"Linda was AMAZING at finding my fiance and I a home. She went above and beyond to make sure we got exactly what we were looking for. So thankful for her friendliness and knowledge of the industry and area." – Erika McLemore
"Great experience - Linda Baddour made my transition into a new home as seamless as possible. She was responsive and helpful every step of the way, answering my countless questions and responding to my multiple requests. I highly recommend her!" – Bennett Maddox
"Linda Baddour was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped us find exactly what we were looking for in terms of location, price, and size/amenities. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help in Austin!" – James Millard
"I put a notice on my neighborhood email group that I needed help finding an apartment for a German exchange student. Linda responded and found two possibilities. She accompanied me to one of the complexes and talked to the Manager. This was not easy because the lease had to be from August to December near the UT campus, and meet the student's pricing needs. I could never have done this by myself.
She also knew I was looking for furniture for the student and without prompting, located a free sofa bed, and later helped me move into the apartment with her husband's help. She went above the expectation for me and the student! I would refer her to friends with great confidence.
" – Ray Voith
"Linda made the search process extremely easy. She was very communicative throughout, answering my numerous questions I had about properties. The responses were prompt which allowed me to make some big decisions in a short amount of time. Her help and thoroughness put me at ease and I'll certainly use Linda again in the future." – Bennett Maddox
"I have known Linda Baddour for most of the 20 years she has lived in Austin. We are neighbors whose children attended the same elementary, middle school and high school. We worked together in PTA for many years. She often served as treasurer due to her background as a CPA. She also is a long-time volunteer at church. We know she is ethical and moral and can count on her as a professional and as a friend." – Enedelia Obregon
"Linda is communicative, precise and business savvy, but still manages to be kind and thoughtful--very authentic. She explains unfamiliar, complicated processes in a simple manner. She's thorough and efficient and a joy to work with. So much business is done through technology these days and even through that platform, she remains personable and friendly. She's transparent in her dealings and honest. I would recommend Linda to any friend, as I trust her 100% with my finances and know that she has my best interest at heart." – Katie Haab
"Linda Baddour is the kind of person you want to have your back. I've known and worked with her almost thirty years, whether with boy scouts, or non-profit management or financial reports she is tirelessly detailed. She is genuine, creative, forthright and positive, all the traits that make a great negotiator and agent. I will never tire of working with her." – Claudia Fontaine Chidester