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The Linda Lom Client Guide

Your Guide to All Things Buying, Selling, Home-Ownership and Washtenaw County


Linda Lom Client Guide - The Linda Lom Group

Linda Lombardini

"Linda is the consummate professional when it comes to dealing with real estate in the Ann Arbor area...

"Linda is the consummate professional when it comes to dealing with real estate in the Ann Arbor area...

Nov 18 8 minutes read

The Linda Lom Group

Although Sandi Smith was a Wolverine and Linda Lombardini was a true Spartan fan, they became friends. Their rivalry extended into their business lives as they found that their market areas overlapped, and they competed against each other for the same business. Eventually, Sandi and Linda talked about joining forces. It was a natural progression. Along with a similar work ethic, they also shared a dedication to the business and professional integrity. Together, they believed they could offer greater attention to detail and more personal hours of service.Their business vision has evolved into Trillium Real Estate. As Trillium has grown, Sandi has specialized in running the brokerage while Linda has specialized in orchestrating a team of licensed REALTORS® to continue to provide outstanding service to her clients. This diverse group of people has evolved into the LindaLom Team. Here is a brief introduction to the members of largest independently owned real estate agency, the Trillium Team:

Linda Lombardini, the cornerstone of the Trillium Team, started in real estate in 1991. Before becoming a REALTOR®, Linda graduated from Michigan State University and worked in the food industry managing restaurants and the Ann Arbor Women’s City Club, where she was also its wedding and event planner. A single mom, Linda raised her son, Jason Frenzel, to be a Spartan, too. Linda is a highly experienced agent and one of the founders of Trillium Real Estate. In 2011, Linda served as president-elect of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, and was its president in 2012.

Sandi Smith started in real estate in 1986, when she was still a student at the University of Michigan. She purchased a home that was for sale by owner, and recognized the need for service that a professional would have provided. She graduated and immediately entered the life of a REALTOR®. Sandi is our Broker and one of the founders of Trillium Real Estate. In 2007, she was named REALTOR® of the Year by the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors.

Kathy O’Connor, a Buyer's Agent on the LindaLom Team, brings lots of diverse experience to her real estate career. Kathy worked in colleges and universities for twenty years in international affairs, enrollment management, and graduate student programs. That took her from St. Louis to Chicago to upstate New York and finally back to Ann Arbor where she and her husband, Kevin, are raising their daughters, Grace and Keira. "I chose to join Linda at Trillium Real Estate because the team works so closely to fully support and serve their clients with integrity, accountability, and joy. They have a deep history of serving this community.”

Before real estate, Gordon Loll was a small business owner where he learned the essence of customer satisfaction. He applies those skills fully in his position as a Buyer’s Specialist for the LindaLom Team. As a team member, Gordon is always honing his craft. He’s achieved the designations of Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE®) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), and is now working on his Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI). Gordon and his wife Megan currently live in Dexter with their sons, Nolan and Sawyer. “Trillium Real Estate is Ann Arbor’s largest independently owned agency for several reasons, and one of them is teamwork. Teamwork is derived from those who work autonomously toward the same goal, finding the home that is right for you.”

Chrissie George enjoys working in real estate, and is happy to help with first-time or experienced buyers, residential listings, residential and commercial leases, and investment property. Chrissie maintains a broker’s license for the State of Michigan as well as a certification from the Graduate Realtor Institute, demonstrating her commitment to continuing her professional education. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Board of Realtors® and is also a member of the Multiple List System Committee. Chrissie graduated from the University of Michigan, after which she worked for the university for nearly seven years; first with the Alumni Association and then within the Department of Athletics as the Assistant Coach for the U-M

William Cron came to Ann Arbor as a University of Michigan undergraduate in 1992 and quickly realized this was the kind of welcoming, vibrant, diverse community he wanted to call home. In the years since, he and his wife Beth have made the successful transition from students to townies and are enjoying all that Ann Arbor has to offer from their cozy bungalow on the old west side. William is looking forward to finding great satisfaction in connecting people with their future homes. His interest in real estate is fueled by his passion for local history and his longtime interest in the intricacies of buying and selling.

Heather Jencks is excited to have joined the Trillium Team. She moved to the Ann Arbor area in early 2012 from Canton, Ohio, for a manufacturers rep position with a global company. (Don’t worry Michiganders, she’s an Iowa Hawkeye fan!) After being here for a while, she and her husband, Joe, and two kids, Jaxon and Bellezora, decided they wanted to make Ann Arbor their “forever” home. That meant a major career change. Heather “stumbled” upon Trillium Real Estate and decided to take a leap in a completely new direction. In 2015 she earned her license and joined Trillium as an agent. She has a deep passion for homes and interiors, and her 15- plus years of sales experience will only help the Trillium Team .

Katie Lieder decided to join the real estate field shortly after graduating summa cum laude from Northwood University and working full-time at a local Ann Arbor bank. She knew she wanted a career that was client-focused, grounded in helping others, and lit up her entrepreneurial spirit and drive to succeed. Always fasci- nated with Ann Arbor's housing market, she researched the field

Heather Freeling has a truly unique background that has guided her toward working as a Realtor® with Trillium. As a for- mer police officer and firefighter, serving her community has al- ways been important to her. Her volunteer work and community involvement give her a unique understanding of what different neighborhoods have to offer. Being a small business owner in Ypsilanti for seven years, she also works with customers looking to buy or sell commercial and investment properties.

Raised along the southern east coast, Madi Mena relocated to San Diego, California, where she began working for a top property management company as an assistant manager. She immediately fell in love with every aspect of the trade and knew it was destined to be her career! In mid-2017, Madi relocated again to Ann Arbor, and immediately sought out Trillium Real Estate to continue her career in property management. She is thrilled to work alongside Michigan real estate experts in assisting investors, first-time owners, and tenants alike in every aspect of the leasing process. Madi is passionate about ensuring the best possible customer service experience and is always eager to go the extra mile.

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