Member Spotlight: Linda Vallala

Linda Vallala

Linda Vallala of Coldwell Banker shares her story in the latest Giverback Homes member spotlight, including the proudest moment in her career so far, her number one moving tip and more:

What’s the proudest moment in your career so far? The proudest moment of my career so far was the first time I was able to make a dream come true. A first time home buying family did not believe they could ever buy a home. After closing, they invited me to dinner in their new abode, where I met the entire family. It brought tears to my eyes to see such love and appreciation for something that a lot of people take for granted. That was over 25 years ago, and I am still overcoming those challenges in today’s marketplace.

What’s your number one moving tip for new home owners? A new home owner should interview several agents before they commit to working with them. It is a long journey, and you want to be certain you have a consummate professional at your side every step of the way. Communication is key. Family members may not always be the right choice.

How do you hope to impact communities through joining Giveback Homes? My goal in participating in Giveback Homes is to educate the community that a house is more than just shelter. For a family, it is a place of gathering to raise their children and create the fondest of memories. It is so much more important than people realize for a child to have a place to come home after school, for a place for a family to gather around the dinner table, and for father and son to play catch in the front yard. All of this is created when a family has a home. A home is a lifestyle.

What should people/families consider before owning their first home? Before owning a first home, the family should be conservative in their choices. Not overextending a family budget is crucial.

What are your goals for your involvement with Giveback Homes this year? This year with Giveback Homes, I hope to make a difference in the community by affording a family the opportunity to have the lifestyle of a home.

If you could give one piece of advice to people looking to move in to their own home, what would it be? Anyone looking to move into their own home should be financially able to comfortably afford the home. Planning for the future is essential.

Thank you Linda! Find out more about Linda Vallala, including how to contact her, here.