About Sage Realty

Sage Realty was founded in 2003 by Linda Walters as an alternative to the typical real estate company practice of representing both sides in a residential transaction. Sage initially focused primarily on representing buyers, who had traditionally been the parties who suffered from this practice—where the seller’s agent often accepted the role of preparing and negotiating the buyer’s offer. To Linda, trained as an attorney to be the advocate for one side or the other, this “dual agency” practice was an impossibility and inherently unfair to buyers.

For many years, Sage was an exclusive buyer’s agency, representing only buyers. As time passed, former clients wanted Sage to help them buy their next home, Sage began listing their homes for them, and since 2014, when Sage began to grow by adding agents who were listing experts, Sage is a full-service Main Line real estate company–helping clients buy and sell their homes—just never representing both sides at the same time.

Sage’s expertise and experience acquired during its buyer-centered years is a true asset for all sides of a transaction. Sage agents know what works for sellers as well as unique ways of meeting the needs of their buyers.

With Sage, buyer clients can be sure that the price we recommend as your offer is high enough to get you the home of your dreams without overpaying. If you are a Sage seller, you will appreciate and benefit from sage advice tailored just to you on preparing, staging, marketing, pricing and negotiating to get you the highest possible price. On each side, we advocate and educate^ you to a successful closing in a way that makes you feel like a partner in the process.

Learn more about Linda Walters, Sage Realty and its dedication to YOU.

 

Linda Walters, Esq., Main Line Realtor®, ABR®, ePRO®

Linda Walters has been serving the Main Line real estate community for more than a decade. A skilled attorney practicing real estate law since 1984, Linda uses her legal background as an unmatched asset in all aspects of negotiation. Having represented hundreds of  discerning buyers and sellers over the years, she continues to sharpen her skills with training in relocation, luxury homes and senior living. Linda has consistently been awarded the ‘5 Star Realtor Award’ from Philadelphia Magazine, a true testament of dedication and investment in her clients, as the award is given solely based on compiled feedback from past clients’ satisfaction with their REALTOR®.

Experience, expertise and ethics are the foundation of Linda and Sage Realty’s business practice, with the result of providing only the best service for all of their clients.

Linda’s clients and her community are her highest priorities, which is clear not only through her dedication to her work, but also through her community outreach. This ranges from volunteer service to local event sponsorship. As an animal lover, Linda volunteers as a foster parent and event sponsor for the Providence Animal Center in Media. She’s also an active member of her local church and  serves in several voluntary roles there, including as a mentor and teacher in an after- school program at The Common Place, in West Philadelphia. Sage is a past supporter of The Main Line Antiques Show for Surrey Services for Seniors and was a supporter of the 2018 Radnor Library capital campaign. Most recently, Sage sponsored the 2018 South Wayne Porchfest.

Linda not only works as a Main Line REALTOR®, but she has also lived in the community for over 25 years.  “I feel so fortunate to be able to live and work in this exceptional Main Line area, and I want to give back while I share my enthusiasm for the area with buyers and sellers of its wonderful homes.”

 

Advantages of Sage Realty, Buyers Agents

FOR BUYERS
Sage operated for many years beyond the typical buyer agency rules of:

  • confidentiality and
  • full disclosure

For many years, we practiced an obscure form of agency. Wherein we were known as exclusive buyers agents. Sage only represented buyers and developed practices, procedures, forms and attitudes tailored just for buyers and their special issues. Recently, we moved to a more recognized agency called simply buyer’s agency, for our buyer clients, because we decided to accept listings under certain circumstances.
Sage is committed to showing buyers all available homes, pointing out their features (good and bad), providing financing advice and submitting offers in the best light for the buyer. And we still do that for our buyers.

Why this is Good for You

NO DUAL AGENCY

Many companies whose agents are permitted to practice what is called “dual agency” tell you there is no problem with their agents being on both sides of the transaction. Except that the duties of full disclosure and confidentiality are in direct conflict. Which one do they choose? Do they tell the seller that you need to move by year-end? Won’t that affect the price?

TRUE CONFLICT – FREE REPRESENTATION

If you sign up with a large company, the house you go to see may be listed with one of their agents. A friend of your agent, perhaps. Or maybe the listing agent also may want to represent you. This is very likely not a benefit for you. A recent survey found that most home buyers felt this was a potential conflict of interest and might hurt them. We know that can happen – we have seen it. Don’t let it happen to you. Call Sage for conflict-free help. We never let our agents work on both sides, so your buyers agent works exclusively for you.

What Else We Do For You

All buyers receive top quality service from skilled Realtors® (and Sage is managed by a trained real estate attorney) and specialists in representing buyers.

NO COST

Think of the buyer’s agent as the only real estate professional who is required to treat your deal as if it were his or her own exclusive purchase. And it usually costs you no more than if you used the listing agent – they just share the same commission amount from the seller.

What If You Have A Home To Sell

If you have a home to sell, we are there for you with special protections against conflicts and experienced-based pricing and negotiation techniques.

How We Can Save You Money

We can get you the best deal because we know how to submit an offer for a home that is attractive to the seller and at the same time meets your needs. With Sage, you will be sure that the price we recommend as your offer is high enough to get you the house but not so high that you are overpaying.

How We Get Paid

NO MINIMAL FEE OR COMMISSION RATE
We do not charge you a fee. We will show you any lot or home no matter how low the commission to us. We will always tell you the commission offered to the buyer’s agent.

How We Make It Fun

Most people dread the home buying process. We make it fun because we take away the mystery and the confusion. By the time you’re ready to buy, you’ll feel like an expert.

While we do offer our services to sellers as well as buyers, Sage offers each client exclusive attention and advantage. Buyers never have to worry that we will prioritize anything above their best interests.

 

What Our Clients Think

“Linda was great. Professional, attentive, enormously patient, and, as a first time home buyer, she taught me more about real estate than I ever imagined I would know. Also, and more important to me, there was no hidden agenda – as a buyers broker she was never directing me towards one property over another for her own personal gain (dual brokers are obnoxiously notorious for this in an effort to double their commissions) in fact it was the opposite – she’d often take me to properties where the buying agent commissions were lower than the industry standard. And she’s a real estate lawyer to boot which came in very handy.”

Hear what other clients have to say…

 
 

Featured Testimonial

I moved to PA from Washington State and learned that realty is local. There were things that I thought I knew about buying a house previously but boy was I wrong. Linda was very patient with me but also did not hold back when she saw potential problems, and always made sure I had all the information I needed before making a decision and didn’t belittle concerns to just get a sale. Above all else, and this was the most important thing to me, Linda has a high ethical standard, is very transparent in her approach and is someone I trusted making one of the biggest decisions of my life. – A. Lindsay (Courtesy of Google)

 

Hear From Our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

Sage Buyer Tips

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