Native Houstonian Linda Ricca’s professional portfolio includes a 20-year-plus, wide-ranging career of significant accomplishments within the health industry. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Linda earned a nursing degree from Houston Baptist University, practiced as an ICU nurse, transitioned into healthcare technology services and consulting, and finally moved into sales and executive oversight.
According to Linda, the dynamics of that previous career – managing multiple, detailed projects and providing guidance and counseling to families, clients and consultants – are similar to managing a real estate transaction. “In consulting, there were always new systems and processes to learn and new projects to develop and manage, as well as new clients and people to meet and assist, just as there are in real estate sales,” she says. “There’s also a strong emotional element present in both fields that requires great sensitivity and understanding.”
Linda uses her impressive communication, service and financial skills to understand each client’s unique situation and goals. A successful, proven business leader, she has a keen understanding of complex contracts and possesses the expertise and confidence to guide clients through their transactions from start to successful finish. “I am proactive and positive and continuously search for opportunities to learn more and share what I learn.”
Houston’s traditional inner-Loop and near-Loop neighborhoods - Bellaire, Meyerland, West University, Rice Village, Tanglewood, and close-in Memorial – encompass the major areas where Linda sells. In addition to drawing on her innate knowledge as someone “born and raised in Houston and Sugar Land,” Linda employs a wealth of valuable experience gained from working closely with her former husband, a residential builder, on many of his projects. “That exposure to the intricacies of home construction now helps me to assess a property’s strengths and weaknesses and communicate that information to my clients.”
When not selling real estate, Linda volunteers for the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market and serves as secretary for the Briar Hollow Home Owners Association. Her leisure time includes traveling or at least getting away to the country whenever she can to spend time outdoors. Linda loves spending time with her daughter who lives in Houston and her son and daughter-in-law who live in Dallas.