I had the opportunity to work with Francie for both buying and selling my one bedroom condo. Francie helped me with buying my first condo back in 2006. Like every first time home buyer, it was a very scary and exciting experience. Francie helped me with every step of the way and made the whole process a breeze. We quickly closed the deal and I couldn't have been more satisfied with my first ever home/condo.
Recently, I sold my condo and used Francie's services again. Once again, she helped with every step of the way from gathering all the info, staging and cleaning, fixing and repairs, to negotiating, to paperwork and keeping me on top of the things I needed to take care of. We sold the condo after one open house getting multiple offers, thus selling it for more than it was listed.
If you're in the market looking to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend Francie "House" to fulfill your dreams
France House sold a condo for us in 2017 and she did an excellent job. Over the years, we have bought and sold a number of properties and we had never had a positive experience or trust with real estate agents until we worked with Francie. We now live in California and the condo was in Redmond, Washington and that is the only reason we hired an agent to begin with. But Francie was so terrific to work with, if only all real estate agents were like her! From the beginning to the end, Francie was professional and prepared. She asked all the right questions and was always one step ahead, making sure everything was done right the first time. She gave us a detailed list of the information she needed from us and of the things we needed to do. She knew what minor repairs needed to be made and how to stage our condo since it had been a rental, and after one very successful open house we had multiple offers and Francie sold the condo for $35,000 over the asking price in less than a week. She never wasted our time and when she presented us with the offers they were all strong pre-approved offers. She did everything without being asked to do so, did her homework and was always prepared. She even took care of the little things like hiring cleaners, handy men and recommending excellent carpet layers and painters who were on time and on budget. In so many previous real estate transactions there was so much running around and panic at the last minute and with Francie everything was so smooth because she was so organized and prepared, and the transaction closed on time. We would very highly and without any reservations recommend Francie House and would absolutely hire her again. She is a true professional who really understands the real estate industry and puts her clients first. Christy and Al Close
Knowledge - 10 Customer Obsession - 10 Candor - 10 Emotional Intelligence - 10 Francie House is rare broker you don't find often, possessing a high EQ, patience, knowledge of the market and someone you really enjoy being around. She is one of the agents that always prides herself on being honest, isn't afraid to be candid when something may not be in my best interest and has always remained laser focused on making sure that she could find something that was just right for me. Francie helped me buy my first home in 2009 and later sell the same home this past month in early 2018, solidifying an incredible return on my initial investment that is setting my family and I up for a bright future. During the initial buying process she was incredibly patient and knowledgeable, spending nights and weekends showing me homes, providing guidance and context about what to look for without ever steering my decision. After 9 years in my first home, Francie further maximized my investment from the beginning of the selling process to the final days of closing. From specking out floors and painting costs to cleaning, staging and advising on list price, she provided all the right insight -- managing the heavy lifting so my wife and I felt informed and in control without having to manage all the back and forth between various vendors, HOA, agents, etc. If it weren't for Francie House, we wouldn't have received the competitive price or piece of mind during the selling or buying process. If you have a chance, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to work with Francie and hope she is my agent for life.
Henry W., Assistant Professor, UCLA
If you are interested in selling your home, I highly recommend my Realtor, Francie House, a Managing Broker with Windermere Real Estate.
I find Francie to be very professional, highly ethical, clearly had my family's best interest at heart, which was very important to me in choosing my agent. She is extremely knowledgeable of the Forest Glen, Somerset and Forest Ridge neighborhoods and how they compare to other eastside neighborhoods. Unlike many Realtors, Francie is truly a full-time, active Realtor who has extensive experience in working with both BUYERS and SELLERS.
She gave me the necessary information to make an informed decision on pricing my home, while other agents I interviewed would have had me leave tens of thousands of dollars on the table. Francie had the confidence and communication skills to back up the list price and get my home sold for much more than what other agents told me!
Francie has both training and experience in staging homes and she transformed our home beautifully to bring out its best qualities. She gave me options for making my home sell quicker and for more money than other Realtors said I could get for my home. Francie was able to do that because she had the confidence, skills and attitude to effectively market my property, through print advertising and with great communication with other agents. She got me what I wanted and much more!
She is friendly, helpful and takes the stress out of selling your home. With all of the new agents, part time agents, inexperienced agents, and unknowledgeable agents out there, why risk your largest asset.
I highly recommend Francie!
My name is Paul and I am Director of Business Development at a high technology startup.
I am delighted to give the strongest possible recommendation for Francie House as an outstanding real estate agent.
Francie is extremely hard-working and is always available 24/7 including weekends. She has excellent communication skills and was able to work very effectively with agents and sellers in difficult multiple-bid situations. Her outstanding listening skills enabled her to really understand the type of unique location, space, and setting that I was seeking.
Her knowledge of the local market and bidding dynamics enabled me to craft an offer that was optimally suited to the local real estate conditions. She crafted a letter of introduction to a seller that expressed my background & interests in a unique property, and that turned out to be instrumental in winning a multiple-bid situation. Francie's unique presentation skills and understanding of my needs got me into the house of my dreams.
Kory Takamura, MPT ~ Clinical Director of Novelty Hill Physical Therapy
Purchasing your own home can be a very scary thing for any first-time homeowner. I am a young professional who recently decided to take the plunge and buy a place of my own for the first time, a thrilling yet frightening experience. I had no idea which real estate agent would be best for my needs. I called up Francie House based on her name, "House", as well as her credentials listed next to her name. Instantly, she understood what I was going through and set up a time to meet. After our first meeting I knew Francie would be the agent for me because of her wealth of knowledge for the real estate market, professionalism, willingness to address my needs as a buyer, and her sincerity. Fortunately, my intuition and Francie's hard work paid off. She found me my first home with everything I had asked for in a place in one month! While working with Francie, I was astounded by her dedication and commitment to me, as well as her motivation to find me a place regardless of her many other clients she was working with. Overall, buying a home for the first time is a very scary experience, but with an agent like Francie she'll make the experience a walk in the park.
"My name is Bill and I am a software professional. Francie was our agent for the home we purchased in the Lakemont area in 2002, and she represented us in 2006 in the purchase of 2 additional homes as investment (rental) property. I highly recommend Francie as a real estate agent for anyone looking to buy property in the Eastside. Francie is extremely knowledgeable in the area of residential property and really understands the legal aspects of the buying process. She has a keen sense of the market values for properties in the area. She is honest in her assessment of the pros and cons of a specific property and never tried to push us into making a deal. She was available at all times for us. She worked hard to represent our interests and has a strong sense of ethics. In fact in one case she talked us out of buying a property we were about to make an offer on because it was over-priced and was not in line with the type of investment we were looking for. My wife and I feel fortunate to have worked with a professional who has true expertise in real estate."
Highly Recommend Francie House ~ Realtor
I worked with Francie House as a first time home buyer in the Greater Seattle area and was impressed and extremely satisfied with her knowledge of the market, flexibility, and her personal touch. She went above and beyond to ensure that I had all of the information, was available at a moments notice and acted as a strategic advisor without the buying pressure or bias. If you're in the market to sell or buy a home you should reach out to Francie. The good news is her territory expands to North, South and East of Seattle to Woodinville, Mill Creek, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, etc.
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