After moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas, I fell in love with this beautiful city and never wanted to leave. I obtained a degree in communications and gained valuable experience working in the media industry. It enabled me to hone my skills of communication and negotiation.
Since joining the real estate industry in 2003, I have distinguished myself through my professionalism, knowledge of the market, and most importantly, exceeding my clients’ expectations. I believe in working with clients as a team, and am committed to honesty, hard work and getting the job done. This commitment has resulted in client referrals as the primary source of my business.
I specialize in the Central and West Austin areas, however as a 25+ year resident, I am knowledgeable about every area of Central Texas, representing clients in every facet of residential real estate. I am experienced in the unique marketing and purchase of luxury and historic homes, and have extensive knowledge of properties not listed on the active market. I am also a valued consultant and advisor for first-time home buyers and work to ensure their experience is as easy and enjoyable as possible.
• Austin Board of REALTORS® • Texas Association of REALTORS® • National Association of REALTORS®
Community Involvement: • Junior League of Austin • Bryker Woods Neighborhood Association • MoPac Neighborhood Associations Coalition • Austin High School PTA
I have moved six times and have some experience with real estate agents. Linda Godinez was the best. She quickly identified homes we thought were good choices, and we were able to find a house we wanted in record time. Her comparables were so good we were comfortable in making our offer, and the bank's appraisal proves we made a good deal. Her negotiation skills were on display when she used the inspection report to lower the price we ultimately had to pay for the house, and the seller paid for several other items as well. I will certainly recommend her to anyone buying a house in the area. – William Wallace
My husband, Daniel, and I recently sold our first home and bought again with Linda Godinez. We have known about Linda's superior realtor skills for 9 years. She helped our friends purchase their first home in 2007, and then we bought that same home from them in 2009. We thought we were ready to sell in early spring of 2015, but after meeting with Linda she gave us some recommendations about upgrades and we decided to wait to list the house until our upgrades were completed. We are SO appreciative of her advice and thankful that we waited. In April 2016 Linda listed our house on a Thursday and by Sunday of that same week we had 17 offers with 15 ABOVE listing price - 17 offers in 3 days! We could not believe how quickly she was able to provide results that were above and beyond our expectations.
What sets Linda apart from every other realtor is her true "Austin" personality: she is professional and an expert negotiator without being pushy, she is laidback but highly knowledgeable, well connected, and available around the clock. After working with Linda for so many years, we consider her a friend and that says a lot about the trust, confidence, and comfort we felt with her. Linda guided us step by step through the selling process starting with advice about renovations and staging. When we decided to buy another home we didn't think of using any other realtor; we had to use Linda. She made herself available at all hours of the day and night for questions about houses, to go see listings, and advice on negotiations. In July 2016 we bought our second home after Linda's expert advice on the quality of the neighborhood and potential for appreciation. We highly recommend Linda as a realtor to any prospective home buyers or sellers.
– Sarah Walker and Daniel Seliski
Hi Linda, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we value your knowledge and experience during both the sale of my daughter and son-in-law's home, and also the purchase of their new home. You are so different from what most people think of real estate agents! Seriously you understand the value of the property, you know how to negotiate for the best price, you were always available to answer questions and you gave excellent advice during the process, plus your suggestions for staging made a huge difference. You worked magic juggling multiple offers. I have referred you to 2 of my friends. My sincere thanks as a very pleased mom of two new homeowners! – S. Jack
Professional, patient, attentive, knowledgeable and discreet. Linda is completely trustworthy and reliable with an impeccable eye. Her experience in the Austin real estate market was of invaluable help in buying the best home for us. – Eldarose Cardenas and Matt Guedea
Linda Godinez listens to what is important to you and your family and what you want in a home. She is very knowledgeable about market trends and directs you to all the needed resources, from lending options to inspectors. In addition, Linda works at your pace and provides just the right amount of support and direction when needed. – Estrella Barrera
Linda helped us buy a new home, prep our house for sale, and then sell our house, in that order. What could have been a very stressful time was made very easy with her help. Linda's tough negotiation skills helped us buy our new home below market value and get a full price offer for the home we were selling. Her attention to detail, staging tips, and understanding of what it takes to sell a home had our house sold in 3 days with multiple offers! – Lisa and David Davila
I recently sold my house In the Brykerwoods neighborhood of Austin with Linda Godinez from JB Goodwin Realtors. She was excellent! She quickly identified and connected with an interested buyer even before the house was officially listed. From then on she was actively engaged with the potential buyer, negotiating effectively for the very best price for me. All along I felt she was absolutely working in my interest completely, presenting a strong offer and case for the price. Linda knew the market well, and negotiated fairly but aggressively. Eventually it paid off, selling quickly at a price higher than what I expected. I would certainly use her services again either to buy or sell. – Tony Sisto
Linda Godinez is the best realtor we could have asked for! She had wonderful insight to get us the most value for our home sale. There were about 6 months of preparation into selling our home, and it was all guided by Linda. Neighborhoods, crime rates, school rankings, staging - she covered all of it and more. Our home went on the market Saturday, an open house Sunday, and had a full price offer Monday. Her execution was flawless! Over the next few weeks, Linda dedicated two days a week with us for viewing homes for purchase, making us feel like her top clients. When it was all said and done, we looked at roughly 30 homes before we found one we were confident putting an offer on, but we never felt pressured by her to rush into such a large decision. She negotiated for us well, and took care of all the little odds and ends. We had a few bumps along the way, but she was extremely reassuring throughout the entire process. Thanks to Linda, we now have our "forever home", and couldn't have done it without her! – Danielle and Kevin Reilly