Linda Stott Franklin was born in Raleigh and raised in Spring Hope, NC. She attended high school and two years of college at St Mary’s Junior College in Raleigh. She finished her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, went on to earn a Law Degree at the Wake Forest University School of Law where she was elected President of the Student Bar Association. Linda was licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina.
Linda has worked as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of North Carolina, on the legal staff of the Commissioner of Insurance of North Carolina, and has worked in Government relations for Lincoln National Corporation in Ft. Wayne, IN. Her years in public service have taught Linda the importance of listening to the true needs and goals of her clients and using her expertise and solid reputation to accomplish them.
Living in Lausanne From Ft. Wayne, Linda and her husband Gus moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where he worked for the Dana Corporation. During those four years, Linda and Gus averaged traveling to fourteen countries and five continents per year. She studied French cuisine at the
Cordon Bleu in Paris. (Linda had become passionate about cooking when she helped a friend start A Southern Season back in her Chapel Hill days.) Their children, Robert and Elizabeth were in college at Stanford at the time and Linda and Gus figured they saw much more of them during spring breaks and Christmas vacations in Switzerland than they would have in Ft. Wayne!
Buckeyes and Tarheels After four years in Switzerland Linda and Gus returned to Toledo, Ohio, the world headquarters for the Dana Corporation where Gus worked. There Linda made many wonderful friends there as she enjoyed working on the 2003 Senior U.S. Open, fund-raising for the Valentine Historical Theatre, and improving her golf game at The Inverness Club. She and Gus also made a VERY important addition to their family, an adorable and much worshipped West Highland White Terrier named Fanny Franklin.
Linda currently lives at Landfall and owns homes at Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Beach. Her interests include supporting Wilmington’s famous historic Theatre, Thalian Hall as a gold level sponsor and serving on the Board of the Country Club of Landfall (as liaison to the Food and Beverage committee, what else?). She is a member of the Wilmington Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
The Art of Buying and Selling Real Estate Linda adores her clients and they seem to feel the same way about her:
“Linda has treated us like family. She adores our son and…the feeling is mutual. Linda has also returned all our phone calls and answered all our questions in a timely manner. She quickly understood our needs…and made us feel comfortable putting our trust in her. We feel we have not only found our real estate professional for the future, but also a friend.” -Ryan and Amber
“I have just had a cross sale with Linda Franklin in your office. Linda did an excellent job……She kept the interest of her client first, yet still maintained a polite attitude towards the seller.” -Area real estate agent
“She was very knowledgeable, forthright and honest in all our dealings with her.” -Steve and Ruthann
For Linda, buying and selling real estate is not just a job. She thinks it’s an art when it’s done right. And like fine art, she believes the value of a top-notch Broker/Realtor is incalculable.