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Woman of Wilson: Lynda Burge

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Realtor Lynda Burge appreciates quality living in Wilson County.

Close proximity to Nashville and lakes for fishing and water sports are two conveniences that her family enjoys - and are draws for her clients looking to relocate to the area.

Burge, who is a Realtor with Blackwell Realty & Auction, has served Wilson County as a Realtor® for the past 14 years. Prior to becoming a Realtor®, she worked as a mortgage loan officer for 13 years. "Working in the mortgage business gave me invaluable experience that adds to my ability to serve my clients in buying or selling their homes," Burge said, adding that she truly loves the work she does.

"Whether it is helping someone buy or sell a home, the experience of seeing the impact of home ownership has in a customer's life is priceless," she said. "Owning a home is the American dream and gives a family or individual a sense of roots and community that renting cannot."

Burge, who is originally from Collierville, and her husband, Jamie, a custom home builder, have been married for 19 years this coming June. The couple resided in Mt. Juliet for 17 years of their marriage, before moving to Lebanon in 2013.

Their family includes three children. Daughter Tierney Campbell, 25, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and manages Backyard Living in Mt. Juliet, a pool store that Burge co-owns.

Their children Allie and Spencer both attend Friendship Christian in Lebanon, and are a junior and sophomore, respectively. "Allie plays volleyball and enjoys guitar and piano. Spencer plays football and enjoys fishing and hunting," Burge said.

In her spare time, Burge enjoys gardening, sewing and exercise.

The best advice she has ever received is, "If you want something to change, change what you are doing. You can't expect something to change if you keep doing the same thing."

"Every time I have used this advice in a situation it has proved to be the best course," she said.

Burge found it difficult to narrow down just one woman she admired. "It would be easy to name a political figure or a writer or a famous woman who have made a difference with their celebrity. The women I admire the most are the ones who have touched my life, that have guided me in a positive direction professionally, spiritually and emotionally," she said. "I can't really say just one."

Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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