FINCH & CO TALENT
Educated in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and more, we offer expansive and meticulous understanding of metro-area homes. With unrivaled industry insight, we pledge to patiently walk with you, introducing opportunities you might not have even dreamed of. We are committed to safeguarding your long-term investment—from the first-time home buyer to the seasoned investor; whether you're looking in an up-and-coming district or an established neighborhood.
Linda Finch is the founding broker and CEO of FINCH & CO Real Estate.
A licensed realtor with over 30 years experience in California and Oklahoma, Linda’s unique skillset and vision have enhanced her clients experience whether buying or selling. One of the first realtors to see the value of home staging in getting top dollar for a sale, Linda was years ahead of the curve by owning and operating her own home staging business for almost ten years. A top negotiator, she has trained all over the world in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and more.
Basic continuing education is necessary to keep a broker’s license active, but Linda continually goes above and beyond to stay current on the latest trends, innovations, and technology in real estate development, and her many designations truly set her apart. These include:
- CRS: Certified Residential Specialist (only 5% hold this designation worldwide)
- CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist
- CLHMS: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
- GREEN: Green Education & Membership in the Green Resource Council
- e-Pro: Certified Internet Professional
- ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
- GRI: Graduate of the Realtor Institute
- LTG: Leadership Training Graduate
- PMN: Performance Management Network
- SRES: Senior Real Estate Specialist
- SFR: Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certification
- SRS: Seller Relocation Specialist
- Military Relocation Specialist
- Referral & Relocation Certified
- At Home With Diversity Certified
In addition to her distinguished career, Linda is also the proud mother of twin daughters Hillary and Amanda. Raising twins as a single mom, Linda brought the girls with her to open houses, wrote pretend contracts with them at McDonalds’ lunches, and encouraged them to interact with clientele. All this foundational training served them well, as both women are now established in the real estate business themselves — Hillary as a licensed agent in New York City and Amanda as a successful interior designer in Los Angeles. FINCH & CO is - and always will be - a family business.
One of Linda’s passions is travel. A total foodie, she loves experiencing cuisine and cultures from all over the world with her husband Ray: mushy peas from Dublin, green chiles from Santa Fe, and eggs benedict from Le Parker Meridien in New York City.
Linda is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Oklahoma Association of Realtors, the Women's Council of Realtors, the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, the Edmond Board of Realtors. Linda sits on the boards of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors and the Susan G. Komen of Central and Western Oklahoma Foundation.
Approximately 94% of Linda's business comes from repeat clients and referrals. She provides individually-tailored service to every client. With an expansive and meticulous knowledge of all the neighborhoods in the metro-area, Linda prides herself on assisting everyone from the first-time home buyer to the seasoned investor.
Reach out today to schedule your complimentary consultation, and find out how FINCH & CO can assist you in finding your dream home and ideal property.
Hillary Finch Martin is a Oklahoma City based realtor born and raised in Northwest OKC. Her mother and business partner, Linda Finch, has been a successful realtor since 1984. Growing up, Hillary and her twin sister Amanda accompanied their mom to various open houses and appointments—she remembers specifically choosing “her room” in every house they ever visited—so, it’s safe to say she’s been in the business practically her whole life!
With a natural flair for performing, Hillary graduated from UCO with a musical theatre degree. During college, she worked for many years as a Starbucks barista, where she met her wonderful husband Chris, a talented musician and composer. Shortly after they married, Hillary and Chris moved to New York City to pursue their artistic dreams. While she was in NYC, Hillary made her income by working for a realtor who, noting her knack for the industry, encouraged her to pursue her real estate license. After acquiring her license, she ended up working in the fast-paced city for two years before returning home to OKC.
Back in Oklahoma, Hillary worked for two major title companies. During that time, she was able to work closely with other realtors and lenders, and discovered firsthand that her mother, Linda, was truly one of the best in the business. She is grateful for her experience working at the title companies, as it has given her a well-rounded knowledge of the field. That, coupled with her savvy upbringing, serves her work as a realtor every day.
While Hillary continues to enjoy and pursue theatre (go ahead, let her sing you a showtune—or five!), she is happy to have discovered a true passion for real estate. The icing on the cake is that she gets to work alongside her mom and help run the family business. For Hillary, showing homes has given her a sense of community and happiness that she searches for in every career environment.
Currently, Hillary lives in a lovely home with her husband Chris and their newly adopted pup, Moony. She feels blessed that every day, people trust her to guide them through the big—and sometimes overwhelming—journey of finding a place to live. Her goal is to empower her clients by sharing extensive knowledge of the real estate market so they can make informed, practical financial decisions. Hillary believes there’s a dream home for everyone, and she is eager to be your real estate matchmaker!