Linda Ruocco has been a real estate agent in New York City for twenty years. In her second year at Douglas Elliman, in 2014, Linda Ruocco had already been ranked the #9 Individual agent and had achieved Diamond status.
From studios and one bedrooms to her $39.5M sale at the iconic Plaza Private Residences, Linda treats every home owner and home purchaser with the attention and service they deserve for a satisfying and successful real estate experience.
Linda has honed her considerable skills and knowledge during her twenty plus years in the real estate business, having come from an equally impressive career as a well-known merchant and marketing expert with some of the greatest names in retailing, both Bloomingdale’s, where she was a Vice President and on the merchandise board, Macy's, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Linda comes to us from a varied real estate career -- at a previous real estate brokerage, Linda was appointed to their prestigious Platinum Circle and Gold Circle and was appointed the broker specialist for some of their broker-managed buildings.
Linda is a native New Yorker who has lived in Manhattan for almost all her life. Her unique blend of intelligence, warmth, intuition, and professionalism are at the heart of her approach to representing both buyers and sellers. Her goal is to see your dreams fulfilled, whether you want to buy your ideal home, or to sell your home with the most effective marketing strategy to make it happen for you, both emotionally and financially.
She’s bought and sold three of her own cooperative apartments in Manhattan, and acted as the general contractor on two of her own designed renovations. She has raised a son in Manhattan and so has gone through the rigorous, and often unsettling, process of applying to private schools in Manhattan – not unlike the equally rigorous process of preparation for and presentation to the Boards of Directors of cooperative apartments in Manhattan – a process she herself has been through three times!
Linda is also a spiritual minister, and offered her services as a Red Cross volunteer chaplain, working at the armory with the September 11th victims’ families immediately following the tragedy.
In 2016, Linda lived for 6 weeks in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Jammu/Kashmir area of India as part of a medical team that opened a hospital built by HH the Dalai Lama. The team saw 1700 patients, living in a very remote valley, many of whom had never seen a doctor or a dentist. She was in charge of managing the patient flow and handled the many breakdowns a new facility goes through. Her thoughtfulness, empathy, and dedication to the highest good in all that life offers serves everyone with whom she comes into contact.
Extraordinary customer service – what she likes to call “Customer Delight” – has always been Linda’s hallmark – a quality she takes from the ordinary to the sublime. Let her offer that service to you in your quest for your dream home or your perfect home sale! Linda's promise to you is a smooth and successful real estate experience!