Marianne was professional, astute and tenacious in bringing the purchase of my new condominium to completion — and in only a few short weeks! In addition to her skills in real estate, Marianne has a unique eye for matching clients with properties that are the perfect fit to their vision and needs. It is a joy to be in my new home, back to the amazing Northwest after 35 years away. I’m thrilled with the outcome of this process.
It was a total summer breeze working with Marianne. We met at an open house and were instantly impressed by her deep domain expertise of Seattle real estate - from the nuances of each neighborhood to the market fluctuations. Within a few weeks, we found our dream home and had only two days to submit an offer. Marianne deftly compiled everything needed to deliver a strong offer and calmed our first-time buyer nerves. She goes above-and-beyond with thoughtful, personal touches throughout the buying process and is our go-to resource for new home owner questions. Thanks for everything Marianne!
My wife Diane and I recently purchased a condominium in Bremerton, Washington. Marianne helped us negotiate a deal that would not have happened without her incredible support and guidance. Between the short time frame and requirements from our lender, we were concerned that the offer we made might expire before we could reach closure. Marianne helped us obtain the documents that were necessary and provided background on the condominium that were crucial for us to move ahead with the transaction. Additionally, she supplied us with a list of resources that were tremendously helpful in getting us settled into our new home. We were, in short, extremely pleased with Marianne’s ability as an agent. We highly recommend her, without reservation, to anyone looking for an outstanding real estate agent.
Marianne Francis is, without a doubt the most professional, detail oriented real estate broker with whom I have had the opportunity to work.Knowing my desire in the next year or so to sell my home and downsize, she would occasionally call to let me know of a particularly interesting property - urging me to make myself aware of what exists within my parameters but never pushing me to make a move.I very unexpectedly fell in love with my new dream home recently – on my way to a four-day business meeting in Chicago. In the space of four days (and in my absence) Marianne successfully brokered that deal, arranged for my home to go on the market within a week and obtained private financing for a loan to allow me to make an all cash offer in the event that my home could not close first! (Thankfully this was not necessary but her efforts reduced my anxiety level immensely!)When I returned home 4 days later she had already completed ¾ of the staging for my home and managed to have my rather extensive gardens beautifully detailed!When my home sold the following week and I was in Europe, Marianne forwarded the purchase and sale agreement for me to remote sign, and conscientiously checked my home each evening until my return to verify that it was secure.I have never seen her calm, professional demeanor falter during the most challenging of negotiations. I received a precise list of relevant issues to be dealt with and documents to review daily and she made full use of the incomparable marketing assets of Realogics Sotheby’s to sell my home.I have been impressed with both Marianne and the entire Realogics operation each step of the way. The beautiful photography of my home and quality of brochures, broad exposure of my property in the marketplace and tasteful signing in front of my home helped it to sell within a week.I recommend Marianne without reservation as a truly motivated and professional agent to assist in the sale or purchase of real estate. She made one of the most challenging endeavors a pleasure!
Marianne made every step of selling our condo easy, persevering through an unexpected market slump. She hustled to sell the property, relentlessly holding open houses every weekend and employing inventive marketing tactics to reach new prospects. Marianne is professional, easy to talk to, and you can count on her to always have the inside scoop on the Seattle real estate market. We were proud to have her represent us.
We could not speak more highly of Marianne. She is fabulous! Not only is Marianne one of the most loving and caring souls, she provides beyond expected quality in her profession. Marianne was all-in as we explored home purchases—she showed up ready to jump in every time we needed her, even on very short notice. She pays excellent attention to detail and helped us see the best and worst in several homes, giving us honest feedback. Our home purchase was made smoother than we ever imagined because we had Marianne on our side. Honestly, we could not speak more highly of her. Marianne’s character, devotion and expertise in her work do not disappoint.
Marianne was a wonderful, energetic real estate partner who helped me look for the home I really wanted in the neighborhood I preferred. She is a delightful person, whose efforts did not stop for a moment, guiding me throughout the process of buying and even providing further tips after closing. She is professional, serious and honest, and I would work with her again in a heartbeat.
Marianne has a particular gift for seeing the potential in spaces, for seeing what is possible and for creating interior and exterior spaces that are light-years improved from the original. She is that rare combination of energy and verve and vivacity, coupled with discretion and diplomacy. I could not recommend her more highly.
Like poet Marge Piercy, “The people I love the best jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.” Piercy’s words so perfectly describe why I love Marianne. In the nearly 10 years I have worked with her on the board of Cornish College, Marianne has taken on immense challenges with joyful confidence, immense skill, unwavering determination and inspiring passion. During my term as chair of the board, I was blessed to be able to turn to her to lead efforts to address seemingly intractable issues, knowing she would never give up, never accept less than success and always make everyone proud to have been a part of her team. An amazing blend of artist and business person, Marianne brings warm compassion, creative intellect and unflinching honesty to every difficult deliberation and thorny problem. I’ve never seen her lose her devotion to the ultimate mission or waver from her basic values of graciousness, integrity, goodwill and good humor, no matter how charged the environment. In every way, Marianne makes us all better at our joint purpose.
Marianne Francis handled our extremely difficult sale with consummate intelligence and efficiency. Never mind that the final document was 37 pages long, nor that during the difficult negotiations everything tried to fall apart - Marianne never flinched in crisis mode, and held buyer, seller and client together often through sheer force of will. If you want a real estate broker who is battle tested and has that ineffable sense of grace under pressure, Marianne Francis is a force to be reckoned with. Her ethics are impeccable and her word ethic speaks volumes. My wife and I couldn’t recommend her more highly - in fact, we already have and our friends report similar results. If this sounds like hyperbole feel free to contact us anytime - we will be happy to back this recommendation with facts and figures.