“We were so pleased at how Linda and Gayle took care of everything with the sale of our mom’s home. It can be challenging to handle these types of transactions from a distance, and we felt fully supported and taken care of every step of the way! Thank you, Linda and Gayle. ***** - 5 stars!”

Seltzer Family


"Gayle and Linda are outstanding realtors!  They are great communicators, extremely attentive and were easily reachable during the entire process.  We have bought and sold many homes, and we have never encountered realtors who are as professional and knowledgeable as them, plus they are a joy to work with.  We highly recommend Gayle and Linda!

Deanna and Jim McGee


"We want to express our deep appreciation to Linda and Gayle for all the high-quality time and attention you both devoted to helping us sell our home.  Your combination of professionalism with warmth and friendliness made the process as smooth and painless as it possibly could have been.  It’s no wonder you were recommended so highly!" 


Phil & Margo Montague


"Our family wanted to extend our gratefulness to Linda Novick and Gayle Pietras for the quick response in selling my father’s home in Sun City PD. It took only a month and the process couldn’t have been more smooth. From the initial listing to when the escrow papers were signed, they have communicated every week in detail what was happening with his property. Moving our father out-of-state to be closer to family was a difficult process, but they were gracious and extremely professional in getting the job done. Even though we all live far away from the property, it felt like we were right next door. They made us feel comfortable and involved from the minute my father signed the listing with them. We would highly recommend using both of these realtors without hesitation."

The Butkus Family


"It is us who should be thanking the both of you for taking care of everything that had to be done to prepare the house, walk us through the sales process, and handling all the Docusigns, emails, text messages, and phone calls necessary to make the sale happen and finally close escrow.  Your inherent addiction to taking care of your customers is overwhelming and not the norm in business practices today.  You both go above and beyond.  You have our most sincere gratitude."

Dick and Kay Bathurst


“Linda and Gayle handled the sale of my parents’ Sun City home.  They were very professional and thorough with every aspect of the listing.  They provided guidance for staging the house and referrals for work that needed to be done.  We were out of the country when escrow closed and, as promised, they took care of everything.  We couldn’t have been happier with our choice of agents.”

Diane and Jim Christianson


"Linda Novick and Gayle Pietras showed us multiple homes in both Sun City Palm Desert and Sun City Shadow Hills, making a tough choice between the two communities a bit easier.  They worked, as a team, to coordinate a long-distance, multiple escrow situation, and make the whole thing a pain-free process.  We sold our home in Santa Clarita, and bought our home in Sun City, all while spending the summer on the coast of Oregon.  We’ve been through numerous escrows in our lives, but this was, by far, the easiest, thanks to these seasoned, knowledgeable realtors!"

Steven Brooks and Thomas Myers


"Gayle Pietras and Linda Novick are premium professionals. I live half way across the country and was not able to take care of all the many details of selling my mother`s house in Sun City. Not only did they manage the routine issues that realtors are usually responsible for, they handled everything I could not. They stayed on top of things and kept me informed along the way.  These two make a great pair and made my life much easier. And for that, I am very grateful. Thank you, Linda and Gayle."

Randi McCall

Little Rock, Arkansas


"The Brady`s recently decided to downsize their home here in Sun City.  We selected realtor Linda Novick to handle our sale and the purchase of a smaller home.  Linda, and her partner, Gayle Pietras, worked extremely hard on our behalf.  Linda not only sold our home of 15 years, but represented us in locating our new home.

Linda was very diligent in her representation of our needs.  She was positive, yet aggressive...she took the time to show us what houses were available to match our needs. Linda worked well with both the sellers and the buyers.

When it came time to purchase our new home, Linda took care of everything in a most professional, no-nonsense way.  The Brady`s have, and will continue to, recommend Linda to anyone who is in need of a quality real estate expert. She knows her business and is a pleasure to work with."

Paul & Charlotte Brady


"The only thing that is constant is change.  We hope the change in branding will be exciting and wonderful for you.  Bennion and Deville talk of improving the customer experience, but it is hard for us to imagine how anyone or business group can improve on the high standards you have always provided.  What their mission statement should be is "we will encourage our agents and staff to reach the high level of performance set by Linda Novick.”   You have set the bar extremely high and if the rest of the staff even comes close to that achievement, future success is guaranteed.”

Sandy and Dick


"My husband and I can`t say enough about the care and expertise that Linda gave in the selling of our home.    We were fortunate to have an offer in a week so it took all of her professional work and attention to guild us through  all the complicated paperwork and decisions that had to be made.   Her knowledge of the different contacts that had to be set up for minor repairs would never happened as smoothly as they did without her being right there and getting it done promptly.  Linda helped us through a trying time and we do so appreciate her as not only an excellent realtor but a wonderful friend."

Dick and Martha Taylor


"Linda Novick was recommended by a mutual friend.  During the entire transaction she never presumed that the relationship should color the quality of the professional service she provided.  When I contacted her she asked pertinent questions about what I wanted and did not want in a house, and the price range we were interested in.  When we met in SCPD, she onlyw showed us houses in our price range.  We were impressed that Linda did not attempt to guide us into more expensive houses.  She made it clear that the process of finding a suitable house would take several month.

We bought on the second meeting several weeks later.  Linda guided us through th eprice negotiation with finess and did not try to rush the negotiation to nail down the sale. 

We had already booked a trip to Europe and need a twenty day escrow.  Linda made it seem effortless.  She promptly answered all texts and telephone messages and patiently and clearly andswered all technical questions.After closing we learned that Linda sweated blood and tears pursuing a distracted seller to ensure that we closed on time.  Well Done!!"

Janice and Herb Milgrim



2014 and prior:

My wife and I recently bought a house in Sun City Palm Desert through Linda Novick, Agent/Broker with Windermere Real Estate. Linda made this such an enjoyable and pleasant experience for us, that I can hardly put it into just a few words. I am a real estate broker myself up in WA State, so am familiar with most of the paperwork and the process of it all, but was, nonetheless, a little intimidated by the volume of paperwork and the electronic signings. Linda was so knowledgeable, trustworthy, smooth....and friendly about it all, that it all just flowed so nicely and easily, I could hardly believe it. She is so easy to put all your trust in...full of integrity...the best! I especially liked the fact that she actually lives right IN Sun City Palm Desert...and has for many years...so it`s easy to accept her advice and knowledge about the community, knowing that she (and her heckofa nice guy husband, David), are totally invested in the Sun City concept themselves, with their own personal dough...always nice to know that somebody believes enough in their product to buy it themselves...and in a big way...right? Linda was very patient with us (mostly me)...having showed us just the right house almost 3 years ago...but, for a variety of reasons, I just couldn`t pull the trigger back then...and so, even though I know she was frustrated with us, she stuck by us and remained loyal to us, filling us in on helpful information from time to time...and...the way things eventually worked out, with her great help, almost 3 YEARS later... we ended up being able to buy that very same house...the one we pined for...and thought we would never get...wow, what a wonderful turn of events for us. Thank you, Linda!


If you have a friend or relative sitting up in Seattle, Minneapolis...or Fargo...lol...lookin` out at the snow...just starting to think about making the move down to the sun, tell em` to get on youtube...and just type in "Linda Novick"...just like that...super easy....and up will come about 20-30 short, wonderfully-done videos...showing the beauty and allure of Sun City Palm Desert (not Shadow Hills, by the way). These short videos will absolutely warm your heart and make your loved ones want to make the move. Three years ago, I was just surfin` the net...stumbled upon those videos...thought they were so inviting...I think I actually called Linda right while I had `em on the screen. I thought...man, that gal is definitely passionate about her product...good for her! Anyway...check `em out....you won`t be disappointed.

If you are a Sun City resident looking to sell your house, I can`t think of better agent to list with than Linda Novick. She is such a hard worker, has such extensive knowledge of SCPD, and so many years of real estate experience (42 years` worth, I think). She is still "hungry" after all these years...you`re gonna be able to tell right away that you`ve made the right choice. Most of all, you`re gonna love her personally...and you`re gonna trust her. In this day and age, that`s a beautiful thing.

I think you can get a hold of Linda on her cell at 760-397-3652...I know she would welcome your call...tell her you read Paul Dahl`s testimonial...she`ll get a kick out of that. If you would like to call me, personally...just to satisfy yourself that I am a real person...and that I`m tellin` you true....please...feel free to call me at 360-921-1821. Thx for reading...I know I`m kinda long-winded. All the best! 

Paul Dahl


It is the first time ever that I write a comment on a Real Estate Broker and I do it with pronounced pleasure and most of all with thankfulness.  Windermere has Linda Novick as one of your brokers.   She has more than demonstrated her professionalism, expertise, and enthusiasm in selling my home.  Ms. Novick has shown, during the listing and sale, an insightful attention to every detail regardless of its size, making me feel that she was my selling associate. 

I was referred to her by a couple of neighbors who told me that she was an outstanding broker and with no surprise Ms. Novick has proven them right. Even though I will personally call Linda to thank her, I thought it was necessary on my part to let your company know what a marvelous agent you have.

Juan C. Casanovas


As a first time home buyer, I couldn`t have chosen a better realtor than Linda Novick.  She helped me find a great mortgage company to work with as well as an escrow company and moving company.

She is low key and was always available for questions and suggestions.  She was very patient in explaining all the paperwork and reports required.  She represented my interests well in dealing with the seller.

As a long time resident in Sun City she knows all the districts and models that might work for her clients needs.

I chose Linda because of client recomendations and seeing her name mentioned many times on the One List.  I would now like to recommend her to others based on my personal and pleasant experience working with her.

Bonnie Ortale


Linda Novick was recommended to me over a year ago by a Del Webb homeowner whose opinion on great resources is highly reliable.  Although my partner and I were not sure we wanted to buy a second home, we contacted Linda to show us different homes/floor plans to develop a better understanding of what was available.  Every time we made a visit out to see our friends who lived in Sun City, we would contact Linda and continue to look at more homes.  We ended up purchasing a home 10 months later after deciding that we wanted to buy a home there.

What made Linda`s services so special and helpful to us are as follows:

She provided information when we asked, but did not badger us for a decision at any time.  That was a wonderful and unique experience.

Once we had made a decision to buy and had determined what model we were interested in, she made things happen quickly.  Very responsive...

We were out of the country when the model of a home that met all of our criteria was put on the market.  Linda contacted us instantly.  We requested that she contact the seller who already had an offer, to hold off making a decision until we returned to the U.S.  Linda made that happen.

When we visited the property, we made an offer and before we left town an hour later, Linda had all of the offer paperwork prepared and ready for our signature.

Because of Linda`s tenacity and follow-up, we were successful in purchasing our home.  Now the hard work started.  The seller was unable to handle most aspects that a seller would normally do in selling a property.  Linda took it upon herself to do their normal responsibilities as well.  She found and personally met with a dozen tradesmen and collected their bids for repairs.  She worked diligently with the seller`s real estate agent to expedite paperwork and signatures with all of the entities involved in a real estate transaction.

In summary, we wouldn`t have our new home if it weren`t for Linda.  She was informative, so easy to work with, always responsive to my many questions, professional yet fun to work with, diligent, has great integrity, and moved mountains to make things happen.  We couldn`t have asked for or received better service.  

Linda Walker 


I just recently completed a real estate transaction using Linda Novick as our listing agent.  She was very helpful and knowledgeable.  Linda communicated constantly and returned calls promptly.  She is a very professional realtor. 

Edie Pirri


Linda Novick represented us as a buyer and seller.  She kept us informed, almost daily, as things happened.  We were never kept waiting on any issue.  She was in attendance at every inspection, whether she needed to be there or not, mainly for support.  If we asked for clarification and/or answers to our many questions, Linda always got back to us very quickly.  We always knew what was happening and what was expected of us as buyers and sellers.

Being aliens, we had a number of questions that needed clarification in regards to tax issues and she helped us deal with them quite satisfactorily.  When the dollar exchange rate went against us, Linda was able to successfully negotiate a very acceptable solution by advancing the closing of our sale so funds were available for the purchase.  She also arranged for us to rent back our home from the buyer for a short period so that we could do renovations to our purchased home and have an orderly move.

Our home purchase contract included all appliances, however, when the seller moved they took the fridge, washer and dryer with them.  Linda assisted in recovering these items and having them shipped back.  She also volunteered to cover the optional warranty on these items which was not included in the sellers contract.

Adrian and Adela Jones


Linda is a long-time resident of SCPD with over forty years experience in the real estate business.  She was extremely helpful at every state of our journey to a new home.  With her help, we quickly went from a casual visit with relatives in SCPD to buying a home with which we are very satisfied.  She was patient with our vacillations, informative with our inexperience, and supportive to helping us choose wisely.

Richard and Pattie Gardiner


Are you “just looking”?  Or, are you a “little interested?” Or, are you a “soon to be buyer?

It doesn’t make any difference; Linda Novick treats all her customers as “Real People” throughout the whole process, every stage of potentially buying a home, as well as continued help even after becoming a Home Owner.

As a “match maker”, she is mindful of your needs, wants & desires, knowing that the desired end-result is going to be “Your Home” that fits you!!

We are very grateful for Linda’s guidance (and patience) over an 18 month period helping us through “just looking”, a “little interested”, a “soon to be buyer” then “finding our match”!!

Thanks Linda, you have been the BEST!

Carolyn & Jim


Linda Novick helped me find the perfect home. It is not easy with the inventory in Sun City at the present time. After my house sold in 3 days and escrow was 3 weeks, I panicked. She said, "Don`t worry I will find you a home you will love". And SHE DID. I would recommend her as not only a knowledgeable agent, but one who really becomes your friend. Thank you so very, very much Linda.

Jimmie Nelsen


We would like to post our recent experience with Linda Novick at Windermere Realty. Linda listed our house in Sun City and walked us through the entire process, no further than a phone call away. Our home sold within our budgeted expectations. Throughout the process, Linda really stepped up and went beyond expectations based on past experience with other realtors. We were travleing overseas while our house was in escrow. Linda was there for us ready and willing to take care of everything on our behalf after communicating with us via e-mail - she kept us in the loop until we returned before closing, which went without a hitch. To say the least we were overjoyed with our choice to have Linda represent us. 

Now Part 2 - looking for another house in Sun City. Who else to handle our search but Linda, who in turn found the perfect fit to what we wanted. Again, she handled the entire process with the expertise of a genuine individual who really cares for and looks out for her clients. While there are always some bumps in the process, Linda was there to smooth them out and get us into our new home. We would highly recommend Linda without hesitation to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home and would like to have as hassle-free experience as possible. 

Dick and Kay Bathurst

I recently purchased a home in Sun City with Linda Novick. I would highly recommend her as both a buyer or seller`s agent. Her ability to negotiate is superb and highly professional. Just when I thought the deal would fall through, she persevered and actually went beyond my expectations. She just doesn`t end there. She has continued to keep in touch and help me get settled by meeting new friends and thoroughly explaining how to take advantage of all that is offered in Sun City. She loves her profession and cares about the people she represents. It is my pleasure to recommend her and an honor to call her a friend. 

Jean Mylen


We knew we wanted to move to Sun City and looked for a real estate agent who really knew the area.  Linda Novick was highly recommended and, frankly, she exceeded even our very high expectations.  Not only did she know about Sun City and the available properties, but she listened carefully to what we wanted and showed us homes that really fit our specifications.  We looked at quite a few homes but still reached a decision rather quickly because all the places Linda showed us were spot on.  Then we benefitted from her terrific advice and expertise as she guided us though the piles of paperwork.  On top of this, Linda is a really terrific person, never forgetting to bring along lots of cold water when the temperature reached 116 degrees!  What more could anyone ask in a real estate agent?  By the way, we are really happy with our new home, and that is a tribute to Linda`s excellent guidance, choices, and red-tape cutting help! 

Connie Greaser


I want to extend my complete satisfaction and recommendation for my phenomenal real estate agent, Linda Novick, with Windermere Realty! Having bought and sold a number of homes over the years, I have yet to find an agent who is so organized, professional, thorough and competent. Linda was with me every step of the way, through every transaction. She followed up immediately with every issue that came up (though as a result of her competence, there weren`t many!). Because of Linda`s experience and skill, my home purchase was seamless! Linda is a go-getter, with a warm, compassionate personality...always keeping my best interest in view. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I recommend Linda Novick without hesitation. You will not be disappointed.

Kris Logan


Dear Linda,

How can we ever thank you enough for making our first home purchase in 35 years seamless and enjoyable! 

You were one of three agents recommended to us from long time Valley residents.  From our first conversation we felt we could trust you to guide us and "walk us thru this adventure."  Your enthusiastic knowledge of SCPD, your clear ethics and detail orientation fitted our needs.  You LISTENED to what we wanted (and didn`t want) with respect, sincerity and amazing follow through as well as creativity.  You had so many cheerful honest responses to our many questions. 

Every one of our interactions with the sellers, the Home Inspection man, the escrow representatives to our final appointment with SCPD Administration went seamlessly.  Your interaction with all of the above, including the seller`s agent, helped to make this THE most incredibly positive experience.  You rock lady!

We are truly hoping to share your name and experience with our friends as they migrate to the sun and specifically SCPD.   A SINCERE THANK YOU.

Ron & Lauri Kunzman


If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Sun City you would be wise to contact Linda at (760) 397-3652.

She also has her own web site at lindanovick.com.

In today`s volatile market I found her to be very knowledgeable about our community, highly ethical and detail oriented with great follow through traits. In short, she is the consummate real estate professional. 

Jim Chappel


From the first email I sent Linda Novick asking if she would show me the community of Sun City Palm Desert I knew I was in good hands.  Her enthusiasm and love of Sun City was apparent immediately. She was the ultimate professional as she guided me through the process of purchasing my home.  She was always there to answer my questions promptly and I knew she was working on my behalf which meant so very much to me.  As the end of escrow drew near Linda was amazing with her help and kindness; she went above and beyond to insure that my home was turnkey when I moved in.  

From the beginning to the end (and then some) I know without a doubt that Linda made what could have been a stressful time, one of the best experiences of my life.  Anyone who has Linda represent them as their realtor is very fortunate indeed!


Susan Riss


Linda found us a new house to move into here in Sun City. Nothing wrong with our current house, but for the past six months, Shirley had suffered a series of mini-strokes and could not maneuver her walker down the driveway easily, so we needed to find a home to rent that had a flat driveway. I contacted a number of local realtors and asked them for their help. Linda stepped up to the plate and found us the perfect house that happens to have a flat driveway, so Shirley will be able to get out and peruse the neighborhood and as a bonus, I get my very own Casita, so I can continue with working on your computer problems.

Ted Margulis


I would like to recommend Linda Novick of Windermere Real Estate (760-397-3652) for a star on Ruth`s List. My husband and I recently purchased a home in SCPD and we were lucky to have Linda recommended to us. Linda gave us very good advice as she guided us through the process of choosing the right home, negotiating the purchase and navigating the many steps through escrow. Since Linda lives in SCPD she could answer our many questions about the SCPD community quickly and thoroughly. We are very happy with our new home and if we had to do it all over again we would absolutely choose Linda to help us! As a bonus, Linda has a wonderful sense of humour!!!! 

Alison & Dale 



We want to thank you so very much for all your help and support during our most stressful move last April.  The information you provided not only made our purchase smooth, but helped us get our original home though escrow in a very sticky situation.  We are pleased to recommend you to everyone we know, and happy to call you a friend.

Gene and Mary Vincent


Hi Linda, 

You probably haven`t heard but my softball team, the Roadrunners, won the Sun City softball championship on Thursday after playing 15 regular season games and 3 playoff games.  I played shortstop for the team and perhaps contributed just a smidgeon to the ultimate championship run.

And it`s all because of you.  You told me about the softball field last September and I drove by there after your open house.  I was so impressed by the quality of the field that I wanted to get my old glove and cleats out and maybe try them on again.  After I purchased my home through you I tried out for the leage and was selected for a team; the winning team.  Now 40 of us are going on an 11 day cruise in April to Acapulco and the Mexican Riviera.

Anyway,  just wanted to remind and thank you for putting me in touch with that group because it has been a lot of fun.   I`ve recently bought a new bat, glove, and cleats and plan to play this spring and summer when I`m here.  I also joined the Racquet Club, Boomers and Friends, and the Italian Heritage Club and am enjoying the social functions.



Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that we recently purchased a house and our Agent was Linda Novick of Windermere Real Estate. Linda made the process very easy. She showed us just the type of homes we were interested in, once we found the home we wanted, which happened quite quickly, she made an offer for us, we settled on a price, and the paperwork process started. Everything went very smoothly thanks to Linda`s expertise in the area of Real Estate. We are in our home and love it, and wanted to let everyone know we would highly recommend Linda if you are looking to buy or sell a home.

Bob & Cheryl Huguley


Hi Linda,

Just a quick note to say thanks for selling my condo in Placentia and locating the perfect home for me here in Sun City Palm Desert.   I love all of the activities here and the people are wonderful.  Thanks again,

David Graves


Dear Linda,

Larry and I want you to know how much we appreciate the time and energy you put into finding us the perfect dream home.  We absolutely love it here in Sun City Palm Desert.  And thank you for the seamless and trouble free speedy escrow to sell our home in Orange.  We wish you continued success and will not hesitate to refer friends and family to you.

Larry and Shirley Hamilton


Dear Linda,

We wanted to write this letter to you to tell you how much we enjoyed working with you on the sale of our home.  We really appreciated your efforts on our behalf during the whole sale period.

You were always very responsive to any of our inquires and you took the time to answer them no matter how foolish they seemed.  This is the third home we have sold and your handling of the sale was by far the most professional.

Your attention to the escrow was very professional and ended with no problems at all and we felt that this success was due to your concerns on our behalf.

We both wish you continued success in your chosen field as real estate broker.

Sincerely and fondly,

Jake and Barbara Gaudino


I recently closed a most successful transaction in which Linda Novick was the listing agent. Being a broker I represented myself as selling agent and normally there is an inherent adversarial relationship between listing and selling agent since the former is trying to get the best price for her client and the latter is trying to pay the lowest price possible. However, in this transaction, which happened to be an upper mid-priced home in Sun City Palm Desert, the negotiations were unusually easy and virtually seamless. Linda had properly counseled her clients on current market conditions in a very tough seller`s market where buyers have multiple options. As a result the sellers were realistic, and a fair and equitable price was agreed to right away. Escrow went very smoothly and I must say that Linda has an excellent team, from the escrow officer to the document coordinator to the loan broker (if needed). She also handled all property inspection issues in a most professional manner. Escrow closed slightly ahead of schedule with no glitches and Linda has followed up on any and all outstanding issues. I can therefore unequivocally say that she is a knowledgeable, ethical, detail oriented, high quality realtor who is very good at what she does, whether it means representing a buyer or a seller. Since this was probably the easiest transaction I have ever completed, and I have completed scores of them, I wholeheartedly recommend Linda Novick as a real estate broker who gets results, is very easy to deal with, and on whom you can depend for a successful transaction. Linda is now my friend, not just a realtor.

EN New Sun City Palm Desert Owner



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