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Linda Thach, Lake Homes Realty growth continues with new manager of digital marketing

Lake Homes Realty’s growth continues as the brokerage welcomes Linda Thach as their home office Manager of Digital Marketing. 

This announcement comes just three months after the nation’s largest lake-focused real estate company welcomed new Director of Marketing, Mark Griggs. 

Prior to joining the Lake Homes Realty team, Thach excelled in digital marketing roles at MarkeTrue, Strong Automotive Merchandising, Oakstone Publishing and Summer Classics where she advanced social media by 200% in her first year. 

“With the addition of both Linda and Mark to our team, we now have in place a solid infrastructure for taking our marketing efforts to the next level,” said Lake Homes Realty CEO Glenn S. Phillips. “Linda’s expertise is going to be paramount to growing our market share and continuing our corporate growth as we approach the second half of 2019.”

A graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham, she brings with her more than a decade of experience as a digital marketing professional. 

“There’s so much potential in this company,” Thach said. “We’re doing things other real estate companies just aren’t doing. It’s one thing to join a company that you know is going to do well, but it’s also very reassuring to know that this company is focused on helping me grow professionally.”

Her immediate goal for Lake Homes Realty’s marketing department is to enhance the efforts and initiatives that are already in place and build a digital structure that will help everything run smoothly. 

“We are approaching things, especially social media, with a different tack than many other companies in this space.”, she explained. “We aren’t selling listings, we are selling a lifestyle.” 

Thach is an avid fan of Disney’s Finding Nemo and uses one of the movie’s most notable quotes to guide her life and career: “Dory always says ‘just keep swimming.’ Regardless of what happens, you just have to keep going. Change can be tough, but I embrace it because I know how important it is to just keep on going, keep on swimming, keep on pushing the envelope.”

About Lake Homes Realty

Lake Homes Realty ( is a full-service, multi-state real estate company focused on lake homes and land. The Alabama-based brokerage has been twice named as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine.

Lake Homes Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in 26 states and is growing rapidly into additional states. For more information, visit


Lake Clean-up Events Near You!

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July is the official “Lakes Appreciation Month,” but you can play your part in keeping America’s favorite freshwater bodies clean and healthy year-round with these lake clean-up events near you.

Lake Jordan, Alabama

The Lake Jordan Homeowners & Boat Owners Association, better known as the Lake Jordan HOBO, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the reservoir’s recreational opportunities, water quality and cleanliness.

Each April, community members and volunteers from the surrounding area take to Bonner’s Landing Boat Ramp to participate in the HOBO’s annual lake clean-up day.

Complete with a catered lunch and free t-shirts provided by Alabama Power, the event is one of the largest on the lake all year.

Since its inaugural run in 1991, the Lake Jordan HOBO’s clean-up day has contributed to the collection of more than 15 million pounds of debris across Alabama’s lakes.

To learn more about the Lake Jordan community, or to get involved in the next HOBO clean-up event, please visit

Lake Gaston, Virginia

Lake Gaston spans an impressive 20,300 acres across both Virginia and North Carolina. The Lake Gaston Association serves as a voice for business and property owners across state lines and throughout the five counties the lake touches.

In addition to keeping members up to date with Lake Gaston happenings, the Association also advocates for the lake’s protection and preservation through its Lake Clean-Up Committee.

In June, Association members, waterfront property owners, and lake-area shops and business participate in a lake-wide clean-up event by removing trash along the Lake Gaston’s shoreline and taking to the water in kayaks and canoes to remove trash and other debris.

For more information, contact the LGA at or 888-586-6577.

Lake Hamilton, Arkansas

The Trash Bash Council has one mission: keep Arkansas’ lakes beautiful.

The Council organizes two annual events appropriately named “Trash Bash for Cash” and the “Trash Bash.”

“Trash Bash for Cash”, held each spring, is a four-hour fundraising event during which teams work together to clean specific areas across Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine.

After the four hours are up, teams drop off their bags of trash and trash-bag sized items — like busted coolers and fishing nets – in a designated area to be counted by members of the Trash Bash Council.

For each bag or item collected, the Council pays $5 to put toward additional events throughout the year.

Each team can raise up to $200 through Council contributions alone, but members can increase their fundraising potential by pledging donations of their own.

In the fall, the Trash Bash Council hosts THE “Trash Bash,” a day-long clean-up effort on the shores and roads surrounding Lake Hamilton, Lake Catherine and the Ouachita River.

Named the largest clean-up effort in Arkansas by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, the “Trash Bash” also includes a catered BBQ lunch, prize drawings, free t-shirts, and live entertainment.

Visit for more on how you can get involved.


Summer Sips and Spirits – Tasty Lake-Inspired Cocktails

July 3, 2019

Article co-written by intern Sam Harvey Get your sweet summer sip on with these fun and fruity lake-inspired cocktails! Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple This simple, delicious summer sangria is crisp and refreshing, exactly what you need after a relaxing day of sunbathing by the lake. (Serves 4-6.) Ingredients: 1 bottle of Moscato […]

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Songs of Summer – A Lake Day Playlist

June 28, 2019

Whether you’re riding the waves or firing up the grill, every lake day could use a soundtrack.  The lake lifestyle doesn’t discriminate, so why should we? Our musical tastes are as diverse as the lakes we love, so let’s get the party started with these eclectic songs of summer.    1. Fourth of July – […]

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Fourth of July Festivals for Your Family

June 26, 2019

Flashy fireworks, hot dogs, boat parades and live music — the makings of the best Fourth of July festival around. As far west as Idaho or in the most north-eastern corner of the U.S. in Maine, you’re sure to find an Independence Day celebration worth shouting about. But in case you don’t know where to […]

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Lake Movies You Must See

June 21, 2019

Article co-written by intern Sarah Wright Ah, remember when times were simpler? Sometimes we all wish life were a little bit more like the movies. Step into the silver screen this summer with these lake-centric blockbuster movie hits and their real-life filming locations. Dirty Dancing (1987) Starring: Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze On Location: […]

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Tastes of the Lake: A Spotlight on Your Favorite Lakeside Restaurants

June 19, 2019

The only thing more fun than playing at the lake is eating at the lake! We’ve done the hard work of choosing the best of the best lakeside restaurants. Hey, somebody’s got to do it! Savor local lakeside flavors at these must-try boat-up restaurants. The BoatYard Grill On the sparkling shores of Cayuga Lake in […]

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Lake Living in the Lone Star State – Lake Austin

June 14, 2019

One of six lakes in the Highland Lakes chain, Lake Austin features 24 miles of high cliffs, lined with some of Texas’ most luxurious waterfront homes. A highly revered lake haven, the reservoir offers residents a little bit of everything, from outdoor activities to high-end shopping, making it the perfect place to enjoy the lake […]

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Lay Lake Agent Named Best Real Estate Agent 2019

June 7, 2019

Lake Homes Realty agent Stephanie Millard has been named this year’s Best Real Estate Agent in Hoover’s Magazine’s 2019 list of bests. “I’m honored to have been selected by the community as Hoover’s Best Realtor,” Millard said. “I’m only here because I have the BEST clients, colleagues and support staff!” Millard also attributes her recent […]

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Buying The Best Boat For You

June 5, 2019

Like the lakes that host them, boats come in a variety of shapes, sizes and have many different uses. If you’re thinking about purchasing one of your own, you’ll want to make sure you’re buying the best boat for you and your intended use of it. While this is by no means a complete list, […]

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