2021 Virginia Top Realtor: Virginia Living Magazine
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Rainmaker Sales Excellence Award
C.T. Lucy Distinguished Service Award-Va. Association of Broadcasters
Urban League: Community Legend Award


Realtor® licensed in VA
Buyers Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting
Accredited Buyers Representative® (ABR)
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
Virginia Housing Grants


▹The George Washington University - BA, Journalism and Theater
▹University of Richmond Robins School of Business Management Institute: Emotional Intelligence, The Art and Science of Leadership, Change and Transformation
▹UVA Darden School of Business: Executive Education: Managing, Individual & Organizational Change
▹Digital Sales: Center for Sales Strategy
▹Social Selling Styles:  Wilson Learning
▹Negotiations:  Wilson Learning
▹Sales and Management:  Xerox 


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About Linda
Linda Forem is a member of Richmond’s highly successful Jenny Maraghy Team, and is a founding member of Compass Richmond. 

Linda’s extensive experience as a Richmond business leader gives her an advantage when advising her clients seeking to buy or sell Real Estate. She's a true advocate for you, and considers it her obligation as your agent to negotiate the best possible terms in any real estate transaction, and then to manage that transaction through the complicated closing process to ensure that outcome.

Quite simply, Linda’s clients LOVE working with her. They trust her. She’s proactive, thorough, knowledgeable, and fun!

As a multi-million dollar sales producer, Linda assists FIRST TIME BUYERS (she’s a certified Virginia Housing Home Buying Trainer), MOVING UP/RESALES, DOWNSIZING, RELOCATION and INVESTORS.

As a Listing Agent, Linda partners with you to create a win-win experience.  It's all about communication, preparation and the marketing. With Linda as your agent, you are hiring a skilled brand manager and marketing expert with over 30 years of Advertising and Marketing success stories. 

She's a Richmond native and entered Real Estate after 30 years as a respected VP/Market Manager of Richmond’s most popular and profitable radio stations and websites. She knows Richmond and has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for large public companies throughout her career.

Known for her enthusiasm, tenacity, creativity, and love of learning, Linda is committed to staying on the 'cutting edge' of the most effective ways to market your home. She's not only social media savvy, but also has taught Advertising, Sales, & Negotiations to many of the most successful marketers in the Richmond market and beyond.

She's also recognized for local community service. Linda is the 2012 recipient of the C.T. Lucy Distinguished Service Award by the Va. Association of Broadcasters. Named for VAB's founder, this award honors Va. broadcasters who have become a leaders in the state's broadcast industry. She's also won Community Service Awards from the City of Richmond,  Richmond Parks and Recreation and The Urban League.

Her children, Mayme Willis and Ben Donohue, both live and work in Richmond, along with her Yorkies Violet and Brady. 

Client Testimonials

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"Linda was phenomenal from start to finish of our home buying process. She took her time to get to know what my wife and I wanted in our first home and put together a great list of potential homes that were on the market. If we saw a house that we liked that was on her list, she was very quick to contact the listing agent and do everything she could to get us in the door. The house that we ended up buying was only going to be available via an open house. Linda contacted the listing agent and was able to schedule us a showing prior to the open house so that we could have our own private look at it. During the contract negotiations, she gave some advice that proved to be pivotal down the road. If you are looking for an agent who is going to care about your wants and do everything for you at the drop of a hat, Linda is your agent."

"When in search of an experienced Realtor to take the lead in selling our 30 year old home Linda came highly recommended. From our first meeting to closing Linda proved to be the consummate professional. She was decisive in her suggestions for the most valued home improvements and had a vast catalog of tradesmen who were clearly eager to work with her in accomplishing our goals for repairs and aesthetics. Our home sold at a premium in less than a week after being offered for sale. We not only felt we had chosen the best realtor around to guide our home sale, we felt we gained a terrific new friend in the process."

"Linda did a phenomenal job with helping prepare my home for sale. I inherited the home after a parent passed away and I had no experience in selling homes. Linda brought in both the knowledge, resources, and expertise necessary to make the house look more beautiful than it had in years. She took charge of fixing all the problems that existed with the home which made the process very hands off and stress free for me. I cannot express enough how much I would recommend her to anyone who needs someone they can trust completely to sell their home."

"Linda is fantastic!! She spends time to get to know her clients and find the perfect home! Without her as our agent we wouldn't have gotten our new home in this crazy market. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new home. She was very helpful during the bidding and purchase process."

"Where do I begin?! Linda Forem is a realtor like NO OTHER! And I mean this with the highest compliments and praise possible! Having met during COVID times, our very first interaction was via a Friday night Zoom call where even over the web...we just "clicked"! Immediately, her upbeat, positive attitude helped me and my partner to feel at ease as we dove head-first into the decision to buy our first home. As we started our process, Linda's willingness to teach, depth of knowledge, and organizational skills really shone through. She met with us multiple times, both in person and over the phone to go over each step, piece by piece to keep us confident and informed. I found her flexibility with our busy work schedules invaluable, as she often took phone calls from us "after hours" to address concerns that couldn't wait. I am SO thankful for her understanding of the homebuyer's contract and the keeping up of all timelines involved. She assisted with every aspect of our purchase from scheduling showings, speaking with sellers, inspectors, contractors...the list goes on! I'm confident Linda will be a friend and resource for us for life. Choose Linda for your next home buying or selling adventure and know you've chosen a true EXPERT!"

"Linda is not your typical realtor. She goes so far beyond what is required or expected. She knows the pitfalls, obstacles and frustrations of a property transaction and sees things through your eyes. It's not just a transaction for her, it's the start of a relationship. She helps you with her personal list of affordable and reliable artisans to inspect, remedy or improve the property. Her eye for detail is remarkable and she sweats the small things as well as the more obvious one. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure that they are getting someone who is truly on their side, someone who will be a partner in satisfying their property needs and wants."