Since we announced her as a Think Realty Resident Expert (formerly Coach) on November 1, 2017, Linda Liberatore embodied our educational program, our brand, and became one of our team’s all-time favorite people. We truly considered her part of our Think Realty family and were shocked and saddened to hear of her passing this past January. Because of the impact Linda had on our entire team, we wanted to pay special tribute to her impressive career, bright personality, and life well lived in this issue of Think Realty Magazine, where we’re celebrating female investors who are shaping the industry.
Linda's dedication to education, partnership, and investment in the success of others has shaped the real estate investment industry for the best. We are honored to have known and loved her during her time here with us.
Here’s to you, Linda.
Click through the slider below to read what Linda's friends had to say about her.
"I'm in such disbelief of losing my dear friend, Linda Liberatore. I have found that in our real estate industry, we have such a tight-knit community through the people we meet. I've stopped calling it "networking," and now I call it "relationship building." In our industry, you don't just network and do deals with people, you build relationships and become close friends. Linda became a close friend of mine so quickly because of her love for the people in our industry.
You were the biggest sweetheart I ever knew. You were always friendly and had a huge smile on your face every time I saw you. You are one of the most selfless people I have ever known.
Linda lived a life centered around people and building long-lasting friendships. She couldn't make it to my wedding because of prior commitments, and she called me the day she got the invitation and just kept apologizing for not being able to come and sent some wonderful gifts to make up for it! Linda joined our mastermind in August, but I have known her for about two years and never once had I seen her upset, or hear her talk about her struggling health. Her focus was always on others. People found joy around her just because of the way she lived. She was a huge part of our real estate family and had a huge impact on our industry.
Linda, you will be forever loved and remembered. My heart is broken to hear of Linda's passing last night. She will be dearly missed. We love you Linda, and we'll see you in paradise."
Josh Culler, Director of Education, Good Success
"I met Linda at a Think Realty mastermind in Atlanta for the TR Coaches to attend and we became instant friends. Her smile was infectious and her approachable manner was always inviting. We hit it off for the love of sharing our real estate knowledge and both being working mothers running our own real estate businesses. Linda was one of the hardest-working women in the industry. She always wanted to set the Zoom calls up before sunrise. We joked if I had to be dressed and makeup on. We laughed about that because she was always ready to go. Linda was an amazing person to connect you with the right person or help you get on the next podcast or radio show. She was always giving and never expected anything in return. Linda had a heart of gold. We loved sharing ideas with each other. She was one of a kind. I will miss seeing her at Think Realty events and know that she will always be there in spirit. Rest in Paradise, Linda."
Pam Goodwin, Goodwin Commercial & Think Realty Resident Expert
"My heart is so heavy over the loss of such a good friend Linda Liberatore tonight. She was an amazing woman who displayed warmth and love!
I have so many memories of Linda, but my favorite memory encapsulates who she truly was: we were at the same conference in Phoenix and I saw her from afar in a gift shop. I gradually made my way toward her while watching what she was doing. In this gift shop, there was a small section of faith-based items and she was studying each piece on the shelves one by one. I finally walked over to her and asked if she was buying a gift for someone. She proceeded to show me individual gifts that she had picked out for each of the girls on her team. Then she explained why she picked each item. When she came to the end of each explanation she said, “I really just want them to know that I care about them!” It made an impact on me because, in the midst of a business trip with many meetings pulling at her time, her greatest concern was impacting the team of girls she worked with. What an example!
Linda Liberatore you will be forever missed, but forever remembered!"
Eddie Wilson, CEO, Think Realty
“She was so confident in her abilities and desired to add value by coming up with solutions to help anyone in their business. Truly a nice and approachable person who was so easy to talk to. God rest her soul.”
"It was such a shock hearing of the passing of Linda Liberatore. From the moment I met her, I knew she was a genuine, authentic, and caring person. As a fellow business owner and woman, she always wanted to learn more about what I was doing, how I was doing it, and if she could help in any way. When I was asked to speak at events, she encouraged and supported me. At one event she was speaking, and to reciprocate I ran around the expo hall and brought many people to listen as I always found her talks informative and educational. But more than that, Linda was just plain fun — she was always up for an adventure in whichever city we found ourselves. She never seemed to get tired even though she was an early riser. I don’t know how she wore those high heels on such limited sleep! I will truly miss seeing Linda at events, and speaking to her in between. She was one of a kind."
"Linda's presence made me smile, her energy was unmatched, she was a master at her craft, and cared deeply for her family, team, clients, and friends. I always looked up to her as a role model and I'll continue to do so. Linda, with the heaviest of hearts, you'll be missed."
Abhi Golhar, Host of Think Realty Radio & Think Realty Resident Expert
"This one hurts. More than just a client, Linda was a true friend, mentor, and the embodiment of all that is good in the world. I'll miss many things about her, but what I will miss most is seeing her at events, always being greeted with a hug, and our conversations about family and life. I learned a ton of perspective from Linda on what is really important in life, one of the main things being gratitude. There are many emotions, but right now I am choosing gratitude. I know I am not alone in saying that I am better for having known Linda and that the impact she had on all of us will ultimately be the way we honor her going forward. You will be missed dearly. Fly high, my friend."
Kurt Power, Think Realty
"Dearest Linda, I was so grateful to have developed a friendship with you this past year. Getting to meet you, having you as a co-author with me and a panelist at my event was incredibly special. You were one of the brightest lights and most giving people I've ever met. I will miss you so much."
Monick Halm, Real Estate Investor Goddesses
"I am so saddened to learn of Linda Liberatore’s passing. She had a great love for real estate and was always so genuine about sharing her wealth of knowledge. Linda and I sat on a panel together this past summer and had plans to collaborate in the first quarter of 2019. I came to her a couple months ago about some property management issues and she immediately offered to help me improve my systems. That is who and what she was: smart, resourceful, and giving! You’ll be missed Linda, especially that smile! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers."
"It is hard to lose such an amazing friend and mentor. Linda was one of the most upbeat and positive people I knew. She always wanted to know how she could help out and lived a life of adding value to as many people as possible. You will be truly be missed, Linda. Until we meet again."
"Linda Liberatore helped everyone she met. I initially came across her when I was searching for an alternative to traditional property management. She was gracious in assisting me with different tips, tools, and connections to help me grow my business. She didn’t hesitate to hop on my podcast as one of the first guests when I launched and she was one of the first speakers confirmed for the Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit. More importantly, she was just a kind soul, evidenced by the many people she touched. She will be missed."
John Casmon, Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit
"There are certain individuals you meet that you know instantly will change your life in some irrevocable way. Linda Liberatore was one of the most genuine people I have ever met and the type of boss I didn’t even know existed until I met her. She was never afraid to express gratitude, her loyalty was unwavering and unconditional, her motivation and dedication unmatched, and she had an uninhibited urge to learn and grow. Linda always knew knowledge is power and her life’s work was dedicated to educating others as well as herself. She was always willing to help and ensure the people around her became the best versions of themselves. If Linda was not able to help you directly, she would connect you to anybody and everybody she believed could be of assistance. She was thoughtful and giving.
One day at work after a real estate conference Linda was writing out personal thank you letters to all the people she had met, as she did after every event. While searching for the perfect card to send out she had found one that had the following word and definition inscribed on the card: "Meraki: Doing something with soul, creativity, or love. When you put 'something of yourself' into what you’re doing, whatever it may be."
To find a more perfect explanation or description of Linda would be nearly impossible. She put all of herself into every task she completed and every accomplishment she had. Because of this, she will remain with us all long after she is gone. Everything she had touched and everything she has been involved in has “something of herself” in it."
Megan Booe, Secure Pay One
"Having the opportunity to work with Linda for the past three years, her extremely hard work ethic, passion for her business, colleagues, and clients, and her drive to be her very best every day has impacted me immensely. Linda’s desire to help every single person she connected with in business and in life is something that will always stay with me. Linda never focused on what someone could do for her, she went out of her way to make sure she could help that person. Coming into the office every morning, Linda was already four hours into her “miracle morning” routine and had already completed a day's work by the standards of the average person. Linda was a lifelong learner, constantly reading, writing, listening to content and attending meetings knowing that if she learned one thing that could help a client or colleague, it was worth it. Because of her passion, our team was lucky enough to learn something new every day."
Siobhan Cerney, Secure Pay One
"M.B. Ray said 'Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake.'
My mom was a doer. She spoke things into existence. If you can dream it, you can do it. It sounds like a cliché but to my mom, it wasn’t. When she found out about vision boards it was a game changer. Look out. That lady put those visions on that board and made them come true.
Please do whatever it is you want to do in all the areas of your life. It is what she would have wanted — for each one of us to live like we’d never get another day.
My mom lived. She lived and she impacted so many. She got the most out of every single day she had, in style, and not many people can say that. So dress your best no matter the occasion, arrive 20 minutes early in her honor, and do your best to live a full life every day of which she would be proud."
Jenna Heneghan, Daughter
"Linda was a very good friend of mine. She was a fellow Think Realty Coach. I was scheduled to speak with her today in Indianapolis.
Linda Liberatore was never in a bad spirit and always found ways to make everyone she came in contact with feel important. Her positive perspective was so refreshing in such a negative world.
Linda will be missed but will also live on in all the lives she touched and impacted. Thank you, Linda, for living a life for others and making such a big difference."
Gary Harper, Good Success and Think Realty Resident Expert
"You never know about life. I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Linda Liberatore. We met a few years ago as Think Realty Coaches and became fast friends, colleagues and got to share a lot of our hearts. She was a remarkable woman who will be truly missed. Jenna Heneghan and family, I’m thinking of you guys and praying for your strength."
Sonia Booker, Sonia Booker Enterprises & Think Realty Resident Expert