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About Linda

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Linda BearDen was born in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.  After graduating from Oklahoma State University, she moved to Austin, Texas where she founded Shamrock Property Management Company, specializing in selling and managing investment properties near the University of Texas.  Vacations spent in the beautiful Crystal River Valley led Linda and her family to Redstone, Colorado in 1985 and to Carbondale, Colorado in 1990 —golf, snow skiing, hiking, camping, fishing and the incredible local music scene.

Drawn to the beauty of the land and love of ranches, Linda first formed Linda Wylie & Associates in 1990, specializing in selling and management of ranches and properties in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Linda’s lifelong dream has been to be a writer, so Real Estate Broker is her day time job which pays for her dream of writing and publishing children’s chapter books.

Her first book, Grandpa Bud is followed by Armadillo Antics.They are for sale through by author, Linda Wylie BearDen on Amazon and Kindle.  Her decision to publish under her maiden name was motivated by a hope that children could remember and spell BearDen.

Growing up in Evening Shade, Arkansas, living of the land, she learned to appreciate a sustainable life style.  Her degree prepared her for exciting joys in Austin, TX:  Personnel Interviewer for Texas Instruments  and for State Farm Insurance Regional Offices.  As one of the first female sales representatives in the nation for IBM, she loved working with doctors, lawyers, and company owners.  IBM sales training was terrific training for her real estate career.

Linda began her real estate career on 6th Street in Austin, Texas in 1987.  As owner of Shamrock Property Management, she specialized in marketing and managing properties around University of Texas campus, including offices, condominiums, and commercial properties.   After moving to Carbondale, Linda continued as the owner and consulting manager of Shamrock until she sold the property management company in 2006.

Linda utilizes over 30 years of experience in real estate marketing and management to provide expertise in meeting the needs of investors, buyers and sellers.  Her goal is to protect the owner’s investment in properties by making wise choices, and providing excellent management of their properties.  Linda is looking forward to helping you secure your real estate needs.

Linda is married to Larry Ballenger, Town of Carbondale Public Works Director.







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Carbondale Statistics &
Community Links

• Elevation: 6181
• Top of Mt. Sopris: 12,953
• Population : 6000
• Airports: Vail, Aspen, Rifle
  & Grand Junction
• Hospital: Valley View
• Map of Carbondale
• Chamber of Commerce
• Town of Carbondale
• Council of Arts & Humanities
• Glenwood Post Independent
• Roaring Fork School District
• Colorado Rocky Mountain School
• The Orchard - Church of Carbondale


LWA is a full service real estate company offering sales, leasing and management of properties. I believe that the value of property is directly effected by the quality of its management and care. My pledge to owners is that I will only take on projects I can handle personally.

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