We have all called offices and been immediately thrown into a phone system that asks us many unrelated questions  when all we really want is to speak to someone who can help us and answer our questions. Well at Paul Hallenbeck Real Estate we have just that person, Linda Honicker, our administrative assistant.  She is the cheerful voice on the phone and she is sitting right here in Rhinebeck at the pulse of the real estate business.  She greets you when you come to the office; she encourages our sellers as she makes appointments for their homes to be shown.  She is an integral part of our business, someone all of the brokers and agents count on every day.  Listen to Linda for a bit and you will probably guess that she came to us from Long Island. After raising her 2 daughters she decided that the country was the place for her and we are so glad she chose Rhinebeck.  She comes to work each day with a smile and a story about her wonderful grandchildren, if you happen to ask. Having bought and sold three homes in the area she is very familiar with the process and the emotional ups and downs of selling and buying. She understands what you are going through and will happily cheer you on to reach your goal.  When transactions close sellers have told us how helpful Linda was to them as not just the voice on the phone, but as the very caring person that they had the fortune to meet through many phone calls to the office.