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We are full time real estate agents specializing in the St. Louis and St. Charles markets. West St. Louis County and Lake St. Louis are our specialties. We love referrals. See us at: Lindaandjim.com
Who are Jim and Linda?
We are Jim and Linda Graves Arnold, full-time REALTORS in the St. Louis and St. Charles County areas. We have lived in the areas where we work for over 30 years.
We attended college at the University of Missouri, Jim in St. Louis earning a degree in business and Linda in Columbia where she earned both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Health Administration degree. Both of these degrees enabled Linda to work in the healthcare field for nearly 20 years. As she transitioned to real estate, friends teased that she had made such a radical change from healthcare. Jim transitioned from many years of experience in retail sales management. In reality, each transition was a smooth one as both professions were all about people. Dealing with people was always our strength - the only difference is the product. Interestingly, our previous vocations and our role as real estate professionals help guide patients/clients through a complicated web of services.
St. Louis is the city where we have chosen to raise our families. My husband Jim and I have a blended family of four sons and two daughters from previous marriages. We love the variety of activities, shopping and, of course, restaurants to choose from in the St. Louis area. There is always something to do. Linda's sons Clarke and Jordan definitely keep us busy with sports and school activities.
We both love to travel and are always planning our next getaway. We prefer the sun to the cold but love skiing almost as much as we love the beach. The Caribbean and Sanibel Island, Florida (where we were married on the beach in October, 2003) are two of our favorite destinations. Just give us some sand between our toes and we are in heaven. Sunning, shelling and creating sand sculptures are some of our favorite beach activities. Of course, living in the Midwest keeps our beach outings to a minimum, but makes us treasure each experience even more.
The best part of real estate for us is the ability to be able to blend our family life and work life. We enjoy both intensely and appreciate being able to work around our family life. No matter how much we love real estate (and we do!) our family comes first. We love being able to do business while still being able to enjoy our son's soccer or baseball game. A husband-wife partnership allows us the luxury of both. Real estate is a great fit for us!
Areas of Expertise
The real estate team of Jim and Linda Graves Arnold provides buyer and seller services in all areas of St. Louis and St. Charles County with a focused emphasis on the Highway 70 and 40/61 corridor from Highway 270 to Wentzville. Their partnership is designed to meet the expectations of technology savvy buyers and sellers in ways no one else offers.
Jim and Linda are ranked in the top 1% of agents in the Number 1 Home Selling company in St. Louis - Coldwell Banker Gundaker. They are certified relocation specialists who have worked with some of the largest corporations in the country. Jim and Linda qualify annually for membership in the elite international Coldwell Banker President's Circle. Professional designations include ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative); CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), a designation held by only 5% of all Realtors in the country; GRI (Graduate, REALTOR Institute), this includes over 90 hours of course study and exams; e-PRO (certified internet professional) and RRES (Residential Real Estate Specialist). Just recently, Linda became an MRE (Master of Real Estate.)
Jim and Linda have been President's Award recipients for excellence in customer service three times. They offer "First Class Service" and are committed to excellence.
We love Jim and Linda...
"Jim and Linda puts their customers first. Nothing slips through the cracks when they are your Real Estate Agents. If you want things done right and an agent with experience and knowledge Jim and Linda are the agent for you."
"Linda is the consummate professional. She listens to her clients, understands their needs and responds accordingly. She displays incredible patient in a difficult market and knows what it takes to get a house sold. Linda, with her partner in business and in life, Jim, go the extra mile for the clients to make a sometimes difficult process as easy as possible for them."
"Linda is an excellent example of a real estate professional. She is dedicated to proving superior customer service to her clients. She is also a frequent speaker at our company's meetings and conventions, sharing her sucess strategies."
"Linda has helped me find two homes. She has always gone above and beyond what any other agent would ever have done to make sure we found the right property for us. The first house she helped us find was difficult. We must have seen 100 homes and had several contracts before a deal finally stuck. Most agents gave up on us, but Linda just kept trying. She was willing to do whatever it took to help us - including assisting the selling agent (a competitor) on our house by listing our property on her website! In the end, we loved the house we found and continue to live there. Linda has since helped us locate and purchase a rental home. I have used many agents over time, but Linda is the only one I would consider using in the future. She is a true professional, and I am blessed to say has also become a true friend."
"I have known Linda for over 8 years and watched her performance in the real estate industry grow and succeed. Linda is a top producer and works with integrity, honesty and the experience that comes from being in the field over a long period of time. She furthers her education on a regular basis by taking classes and attending seminars to keep her on top of her game. I would recommend Linda to anyone wanting to buy or sell property in the St. Louis and surrounding areas."
"It is rare these days that Judy and I find service that truly exceeds expectations. That was the case with Jim and Linda Arnold and their approach to the real estate business. Their market knowledge was excellent, they always had all the answers we needed, provided sound advice and always knew "the next step." We appreciated the professional approach that they took, never overwhelming us, always knowing exactly what our needs were and satisfying them with the right information at the right time."
Mike and Judy Buha
"Jim and Linda are true professionals. Their service to us not only during the sales process, but also after the closing was great. THeir follow up and follow through was great."
Joe and Lora King
"We want to express our thanks and appreciation for your professionalism during our house sale. You were very responsive to our needs even when you had to fly out of town due to a family matter. You and your staff did not miss a beat. You also advised us well on sale price during a buyers market and got our first contract within 24 hours of listing our house. You were very responsive and proactive in dealing with our buyer and kept our interests protected . You are a fantastic team and feel free to use us for referrals and references any time. You are the agents of choice in Chesterfield Estates. After meeting with you, we chose you over Kathy Irvine who helped us buy our house 6 years ago. I highly recommend you to prospective sellers. Thanks so much for making the process easy."
"Linda has been very attentive in both the buying and selling processes that I have been through with her. She is prompt in responses, professional in manner, and straightforward about the situation. I would recommend her services to others."
"Linda Arnold is an energetic go-getter type of real estate agent, Linda has the experience and knowledge that is needed to buy or sell a home, she is very detail-orientated, is an excellent negotiator and to top that all off, has a warm and friendly personality that makes for a good experience when dealing with real estate."
"I have recommended Linda for several listings. She got the job done and kept me updated. I would highly recommend her for both sides - listing agent and buyers agent"
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