Get to know our talented team.
Linda Pond and Kevin Godden are a Winning Team that is known for Synergy, Knowledge, Dedication, Collaboration, and Results! Linda, a Real Estate Professional for 38 years, with a Master's Degree in Counseling from Stanford, joined forces in January 2008 with Kevin, bringing 20+ years of sales experience in another industry. Professional excellence, specific knowledge, personal service, and discreet representation have been the benchmarks of the Team’s career, throughout Silicon Valley and San Benito County. This successful husband-wife Team specializes in unique homes and estates, California trophy ranches and land sales, and relocation of corporate employees. A skilled negotiator, Linda's goal is to represent her client's best interests within a congenial climate so that all parties feel they have won. A 4th generation San Josean, her family has been active in local real estate and ranching for over 130 years!
Originally from England, Kevin is well-connected to the local British-American community and both are proud members of Compass, a unique real estate company where technology, real estate, and entrepreneurship come together for the client’s benefit. Kevin's penchant for analytical processing of data, combined with Linda's years of marketing experience and client service, within a counseling environment, creates a dynamic team approach in our New Real Estate Marketplace. Whether first-time buyers or seniors downsizing, investment purchases, or the dissolution of partnerships in property, they offer their buying and selling clients peace of mind and the confidence to know they will get the job done well, with the least amount of stress!
My family and I can’t imagine our house-shopping experience without Linda and Kevin. They’ve been highly detail-oriented throughout the process, patiently answered my many questions, and it’s clear that they’ve accumulated extensive knowledge, having been in this business for decades. Overall, I felt very supported and like I could depend on them when issues inevitably occurred along the way. Thanks to Linda and Kevin, I now have the beautiful retirement home that I’m incredibly excited about, and I’m so grateful for all their efforts!— John S.
Linda and Kevin don't just list your house, they sell your house. We were continually impressed by their hands-on approach, from the initial conversation, to the staging, to walking through prospective buyers, to completing the ins and outs of the final sale, they went above and beyond every step of the way. They listed our house for a fair price, went through where to invest and not to waste money, then went out of their way to ensure we got top dollar and negotiated the best deal for us, both on terms and price. We couldn't have asked for better listing agents and wholeheartedly recommend Linda and Kevin to list your home.— Chris R.
It had been four years we were looking for a country home. Through this search we came across Linda and Kevin, who exactly understood what we were looking for. In a short period of few months, with their help we got our dream home. In the entire house hunting process, the only thing we had to do was to select the property. All the before and after steps were taken care of by Linda and Kevin: understanding our priorities for the property, finding and presenting us with right properties to look at, educating us about the property areas in great detail, connecting with seller’s agent, creating rapport with them, finding all the hidden cues between what...— Mona S.
In 2011 my wife and I began acquiring properties in the Gilroy area as core holdings in our investment portfolio. By utilizing Linda Pond’s real estate expertise we feel we acquired quality properties, at great prices, in very sound locations. Linda’s ability to identify properties, work with sellers to get a contract, and get transactions closed in what is a very difficult market proved invaluable to meeting our real estate investment needs. Anyone who is considering a real estate purchase as their personal residence or as an investment opportunity should consider Linda as their real estate advisor and broker.— Greg M.
In the world of buying and selling real estate, whether a primary residence or investment property its vital that you partner with a top caliber professional agent and broker. Getting it right is complicated, and getting it wrong can be devastating and literally cost you millions. Particularly these days. When I've needed a partner I could really count on; someone to help me sift through complexity and implement a winning strategy; where getting it right was the only option, I've turned to Linda and Kevin, and have always thanked my lucky stars for knowing them.— Steve L.
I have bought and sold over a dozen properties in my life and never have I met a more phenomenal and competent real estate agent. Linda has a knowledge about how to buy and sell real estate that I have not seen in the past. We have worked together for years and I am impressed every time with how she is able to represent me in every role. Buying or selling a house has huge implications and it's crucial that I have someone that I trust and know will protect me. I HIGHLY recommend Linda and Kevin!— Barry R.
Listen, the fact is that nobody knows the SF Bay Area real estate market better than Linda and Kevin, period. In the 15 years I've lived, worked and invested in the area, I've met nobody who is as knowledgeable, as connected and as professionally equipped to help you manage the process so successfully. If you're buying or selling real estate in the SF Bay Area, partner with Linda and Kevin and you can count on every detail being handled so you end up with a big win.— Anne C.
Linda and Kevin have been very active in their marketing of our property; readily available when needed, responsive to our emails and telephone calls, and enthusiastic in their representation of us. They have marketed our property not only locally, but through publications covering the Bay Area and beyond. Our property has unique qualities that are not readily apparent, but Linda and Kevin have been able to showcase all aspects of it to interested parties.— Tucker & Karen S.
Linda and Kevin are so professional and likable that it makes the entire real estate transaction much easier to deal with. They truly listened to our needs and never pushed us to make a hasty decision. Their extensive experience makes them experts at giving insight and guidance in the complicated market of today, including short sales and bank repossessions. They are honest and hard-working, earning our complete trust and respect. Thanks Linda and Kevin!— Jean M.
I have the utmost confidence in Linda as a real estate agent. She is very professional, competent and knowledgeable. Her expertise and integrity was truly amazing! She helped me with some very challenging negotiations and I would definitely choose to work with her again on any real estate transaction.— Kathy M.
Kevin's penchant for analytical processing of data, combined with Linda's years of marketing experience and client service, within a counseling environment, creates a dynamic team approach in our New Real Estate Marketplace.