Bachelor of Arts in Politics & Government from the University of Puget Sound, Certificate in Legal Assistant Studies from the University of San Diego, post-graduate studies at the University of Washington, and Real Estate Education at the Rockwell Institute. Advanced real estate education includes professional training as an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and as an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR). I am also a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the highest designation awarded to Sales Associates in the residential sales field. Only 5% of all Realtors have earned the CRS. Having lived in both Seattle and the Eastside and given my years of experience working in the legal and medical arenas, the career move to become a Realtor was like coming home (no pun intended)!
With a name like "HOUSE", I was destined for real estate! ... I truly love my job. It allows me to meet new people and to help them in their search for the right home. I am a results-oriented Realtor and believe that clear communication, attention to detail and strong negotiation skills have helped me become a successful Realtor. I provide the highest level of integrity to my clients and am committed to their real estate needs. In addition, as a full-time Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), I have the education and experience that will achieve the highest net result for the sale of your home, and the best negotiation strategies for the purchase of your home. I enjoy a successful business balanced with time for family, friends and hobbies (skiiing, walking, kayaking, biking, and travel). Premier Real Estate Service...Experience the Difference...Francie House.
Excellent communication with other agents and potential buyers is key to the successful sale of your home. The marketing and sales strategies I utilize are streamlined and provide optimum results. I have advanced training in home presentation and have earned the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation. I am professionally trained to help "stage" your home to maximize its attributes and minimize its shortcomings. I educate my sellers throughout the process of selling their home and am fully involved to help insure a successful closing in the least-stressful and most-efficient manner possible.
I have advanced training in Buyer representation and have earned my designation as an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR). I am dedicated to finding the right home, at the right price and in the shortest amount of time possible. Even if the home isn't listed for sale, I'll try to find it by contacting the homeowner to see if they are interested in selling. Buying a home can be stressful, but I like to make it fun and educational as well. I work diligently to research and review new properties, network with other agents regarding present and upcoming properties, and educate my Buyers to help them make informed decisions.