My Client Reviews
I met Francine one time a few years ago when I saw a house in the neighborhood that interested me. I wasn't ready to buy then, but she left such a good impression on me that when I decided to sell my condo and buy a house, she was the first person I called. Although I met with another realtor as well, that encounter only served to convince me that my initial instincts were correct!Francine was the right fit for me. Let me list some great things about this experience: *Francine's marketing program is first-rate, including photography, video, open houses, etc. *Francine is ALWAYS available to answer phone calls, texts and emails (including weekends and late night) *Francine is excellent at following through on details and all the documents that need to be signed *Francine is always upbeat, funny and tireless *Francine wants you (her client) to be HAPPY! Mind you, she helped me to buy AND sell at the same time and somehow we managed to close on both deals within 2 days of each other. I would not hesitate to use Francine's services again in the future. Thank you, Francine! We are so happy in our new home. :-)
Condo buyer in Sylmar
FRANCINE IS BOTH VERY PROFESSIONAL AS WELL AS FRIENDLY AND HUMOROUS. SHE MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE IN THE ENTIRE PURCHASING PROCESS. SHE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN HER FIELD AND I WILL RECOMMEND HER TO ALL MY FRIENDS, ANY TIME.
Home buyer in Pacoima
Francine was great. She knew the local area well and what would realistically fly on the offers and what would not, so we didn't waste a whole lot of time putting in 5 million offers and hoping for the best. If you want someone who is down to earth and works tirelessly to provide what you need, Francine is your lady. She also took the time to insist with the seller final items that needed to be handled before closing WHERE handled. My new house is great and I'm loving it! Thanks Francine!
Home buyer in Lake Forest
Francine has a great eye for staging a house. She helped us pick out the right colors and designs to make our house look beautiful. She was generous with her time and gave us lots of free boxes (very helpful!). When we were stuck waiting for the loan paperwork to clear but had already moved everything, including all food, pots and pans, out of the house, she even sent us gift cards so that we could eat out! This was a big help during a low point in our move. Francine also helped us organize a trip to view several houses in the area we were moving to. This was well put together and helpful, and we were able to make the most of our time. She did not pressure us to pick any particular house but gave us time to figure things out. I thought that she and her partner Ben were very well-balanced as far as handling all parts of the purchase and sale were concerned.
Home buyer in West Hills
She is hard worker, professional and very nice lady
Francine was there every step of the way. Whether staging, working with my neighbors or listening to my every worry, Francine was there for me. She worked with all the vendors needed to complete the sale. Francine was tireless! Francine walked me through every step of the sale. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home!
Home buyer in Los Angeles
Extremely dedicated, very friendly, persistent, fun to work with. She was very "on top of things" and proactive. Once offer was accepted, she seemed to constantly communicate with all involved to get the deal done.
Condo buyer in Van Nuys
Francine worked with my wife and I to find our perfect Condo. Firstly, we had many specific requirements that were deal breakers for us, all of which made Francine's job very tough. We wanted a Condo, top floor, corner unit, with a balcony, 2 bed/2 bath, very well appointed common areas, within a certain price range, etc .. Francine worked with us to ensure that we got EVERYTHING we wanted and under our target price. Francine never shirked at our requirements; as a matter of fact she was very encouraging and complimented us for knowing what we wanted. Francine has many strengths, her strongest is ensuring that her client is happy. She really takes a vested interested you and gives you her all. We appreciated the time that Francine spent researching and selecting places for us to view that were viable options. Every time we went out to view places we got closer to finding our dream condo. We were very efficient in our condo search process because of Francine's due diligence, excellent communication skills, flexibility and resourcefulness. Francine assured us that we would find a condo that met our requirements and we accomplished that objective with her at the helm. Francine exceeded our expectations throughout the process. Francine is very knowledgeable about the key factors for first-time home buyers, such as: * the offer submission process * the counter-offer process * dealing with the seller/sellers agent * the escrow process * the closing process * optimum ways to obtain and manage financing and financing requirements * requirements specific to the purchase of a condo * insurance requirements * to name a few. Francine is very professional, dedicated, knowledgeable, and an absolute pleasure to work with. She is an excellent negotiator and we believe that because of her positive approach she was able to negotiate several additional items for us, all adding value to our investment. Francine gained our trust with her approach, insights and her attention to detail. With such a large investment, Francine leveraged her strengths to break-down a huge process into manageable parts, and guided us step-by-step. This approach gave us a sense of comfort and really made what is supposed to be a painful process an absolute pleasure. Zip Realty has an asset in Francine and we have an asset with our relationship with her, thank you Francine for everything. We look forward to working with you again on our next real estate deal.
Home buyer in Sylmar
francine services were excellent..She was patience with all our questions; questions were answer in the way that we can understand...She kept us informed of the steps taken & process involve..I think she the best that she could do....thanks for everthink...
Home buyer in Granada Hills
Francine was nothing short of fantastic! She was extremely professional and responsive to all our needs. She even responds to late night questions! We never felt pressured to buy. It was a great experience overall. She was very familiar with the neighborhood we were looking at and that helped us a lot. She was very patient with us given that we saw numerous properties.
A one of kind person who impressed us the first time we met. Her professionalism, expertise, qualities and sense of humor are second to none.
Dennis & Erlinda S.
My wife and I started with Francine just over 1 week ago. We are TOTALLY HAPPY and impressed with Francine's service. We felt neglected by an agent from another company and we decided we had to look elsewhere. We found Francine - and it's been a WORLD of difference! She is so interested and genuine. She responds to our communications rapidly and is actively sending us potential properties every day. She's great! Dennis & Erlinda
- 15 years of real estate experience
- Specializing in Residential Real Estate and First time buyers
- Over 25 years of solid sales experience
My Credentials and Memberships
- California Real Estate License
- Certified Residential Specialist
- Southland Regional Associaton of Realtors
- California Association of Realtors
- National Association of Realtors
My Community Involvement
- Local San Fernando Valley Resident for 16 years