About Linda

With an award-winning background in design and extensive experience in marketing.


I Love What I Do



With over 30 years of experience in East Bay Residential Real Estate, I care about my clients and work tirelessly to achieve optimum results. Through time, I have developed an excellent support team; together, we enjoy working with everyone from long-time homeowners, Trustees & Fiduciaries, discerning luxury buyers, and those making their first purchases or completing their first sale. 

My hands-on preparation of properties, marketing, and commitment to each of our clients is unwavering. With an award-winning background in design and deep knowledge of digital, social media, and strategic market timing, I am the best at transforming and exposing sellers' properties, thereby maximizing value. 

        As a native and long-time resident of the East Bay, I provide buyers with incredible local knowledge and effectively educate them about neighborhoods and their associated micro-markets. I love guiding buyers through the process, helping them write compelling offers, and assisting them in achieving their goals with minimal stress and ease. 





  • Prior Real Estate contributor, SF Bay Area for MarketWatch, a division of Dow Jones,
  • Coldwell Banker Rookie of the year 1991
  • Coldwell Banker Top Producer
  • Founding Member, California Luxury Marketing Network
  • National Association of Realtors member
  • California Association of Realtors member
  • Designations: Associate Broker, CRS, GRI, e PRO, Luxury Marketing Specialist
  • BFA with Honors in Interior Architecture
  • Space Planning, Interior Architecture & Design for the Fortune 500 and Premier Hotels prior to Real Estate
  • Prior Docent at SFMOMA

“Linda intrinsically understands the art of the sale (whether representing the seller or the buyer) and is a strong advocate to have on your side. She is simply the best and her clients are fortunate to have her working for them.  I can’t recommend Linda highly enough – especially for anyone facing a challenging sale or move.” 

- Pam Mantor


  • Coldwell Banker 1990 to Present, Associate Broker
  • Rucker Fuller San Francisco, Branch Manager
  • Corporate Interior Design/Architecture and Space Planning for Fortune 500 Firms in the San Francisco Bay Area


  • CCA, BFA with Honors
  • UC Berkeley

Success Stories



Inna B.

Throughout the last fifteen years, I have had the experience of purchasing and selling a few houses and moving a lot. Thus, I have seen and worked with quite a few real estate agents. Linda is one of the best real estate agents...
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Alana S.

Linda was recommended to me when I was looking to purchase my first house, in Oakland and I used Linda again when I sold that house. I cannnot say enough good things about Linda. She it 100% customer focused. When we were buyin...
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Haldar T.

There's no one like Linda! We made a cross-country move to the Bay Area. Linda helped us get acquainted with several towns in the area by showing us properties, giving us insights on schools, town culture, etc. After deciding t...
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Walt B.

My wife and I are firm fans of Linda Van Drent. If we need a real estate transaction, she is our go-to agent. She recently sold our condo in Walnut Creek. It was sold within days after we gave Linda the listing, and the price w...
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Kim V.

I met Linda when I interviewed three top selling agents in the Orinda / Lafayette / Moraga area. She stood out from her peers with her interest and sensitivity to our needs as well as thorough knowledge and expertise of the are...
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Ramona W.

Linda Van Drent completely met all my expectations and needs to sell my house. Her knowledge of all steps in the process, including establishing an attractive list price, resulted in multiple initial offers and an even higher a...
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Gregg & Sarah E.

Linda Van Drent is worth every one of those 5 stars! We first met Linda at the end of March 2013 when she came highly recommended by our mortgage broker. We said we wanted one person that could handle both the sale of our home ...
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Liz W.

I've used Linda to buy and sell multiple properties. Consistently, she is well-versed, attentive to detail and provides the personal touch that contributes to an overall positive and productive experience. After working with se...
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Martin N.

Linda is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her experience and knowledge are second to none. Linda's guidance regarding the purchase of our home was always prompt, very insightful, and backed by years of experience. We had seve...
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Jay N.

Linda helped us sell our home in Oakland. We were still in shell shock from a horrendous buying experience years earlier (while represented by a different agent), so we began the process extremely on edge. Nonetheless, Linda he...
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Rain R.

Linda literally changed my life by getting me out of a big house where I had lived for 40 years with my family of six. She found a beautiful townhome that made downsizing a pleasure. She also helped me prepare my home for sale....
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Liz R.

Linda Van Drent is masterful in her knowledge and real estate expertise, market trends and negotiation. I have worked with her on the selling and buying of multiple houses. She is consistent, responsive and attentive to detail....
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Maureen P.

I had a phenomenal experience working with Linda! I had struggled to sell my condo with a previous agent, getting minimal activity in about 6 weeks on the market. When I decided to switch agents and work with Linda, the differe...
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Michael P.

I highly recommend Linda Van Drent to anybody facing the daunting task of getting their home ready for sale. Linda’s vast knowledge of the real estate market coupled with a professional design background made it possible for he...
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Jason L.

Linda, Is truly a real estate expert, what more would you want from your real estate agent? Well there is more, she is honest, ethical, professional, and a true visionary. I can honestly say that Linda has not only met my expec...
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Debbie W.

Linda gave us excellent advice on preparing our parents' home for sale. They were resistant to moving and have a huge home (three floors) of treasures and junk to dispose of so it seemed daunting. Linda gave us a detailed plan ...
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Hazel E.

I found Linda through Zillow. She exceeded all expectations. There was only one house that I was interested in (due to unique characteristics of the property), and she earned every penny (and more) on this complicated transacti...
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Pam M.

Linda is brilliant, artistic, and focused. I can't recommend her highly enough - especially for anyone facing a challenging sale or move. Linda intrinsically understands the art of the sale (whether representing the seller or t...
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Ronald C.

It was a pleasure working with Linda. She helped stage and market our California home, recommended several Realtors® on the East Coast for our home purchase, and provided general moving assistance and support. She's a wonderful...
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Susan B.

She’s amazing! Detail oriented with an in depth perception of my concerns and interests. A pleasure to work with. She is strong in areas that ultimately benefited me. The Real estate and design background give her unique insig...
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