We had listed our home with two previous realtors with zero success. The house sat on the market for over a year with the last one with no bids and no guidance from the agent. Feeling very defeated, we decided to try one more time and list with Adrienne and we could tell right away that she was going to get it sold. Her expert knowledge of the market and the area allowed us to price the home accurately and her superior staging techniques got people to notice. She was able to pinpoint exactly what buyers were looking for. Adrienne is appropriately aggressive and extremely determined to get the job done the right way. We were also very pleased with her constant communication with us and keeping us updated throughout the process. We are so grateful that we found her when we did. We were able to move on to a larger home to accommodate our growing family. We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Adrienne to anyone!!
Ellen and Dave Johnson, Bedminster, NJ
I am writing this recommendation of Adrienne Francis with great pleasure. Adrienne has shown dedication, professionalism and attention to detail as my real estate agent. I can't say enough about her help to me all through the difficult time of selling my house and moving. When I first started working with Adrienne she said she would be with me every step of the way and she was. She was there for the little things as well as the big things. Adrienne's insight into selling my house was invaluable. She helped me price the house well, market the house and especially with her insight and support she helped me get the house ready for sale. With her help with staging my home, I sold the house in 6 days and received 3 full priced offers. Adrienne was there for me throughout the process-- from the marketing to the closing. She was always available to help and her help was invaluable. I was lucky to have Adrienne Francis as my realtor. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.
We could not be happier with the care and expert service we received from Adrienne! From the outset, she provided very clear recommendations and specific guidance on getting our home ready to present for sale, and her use of many different state-of-the-art tools offered us the widest possible exposure in the marketplace. We received so many comments from friends and colleagues on the quality of the online and print materials, and it was obvious that all her directions were based on simply getting the house properly presented and sold as quickly as possible. Adrienne’s insight to the local marketplace allowed us to find the exact price point to drive interest and maximize the number of showings.
But, the proof is in the results. We received offers within the first two weeks, and with Adrienne’s help, had the sale signed and closed within 90 days of retaining her services – and at full price!! We offer this referral and recommendation without any reservations whatsoever, and most of all, consider ourselves fortunate to now have her as a friend!
Joanne and Michael Barbara, Mendham
Adrienne is a very professional Realtor with great knowledge of the area and market demands. Persistence and confidence were the two characteristics that made her stand out from the other agents as I went through my interview and selection process. However, it was here knowledge and professionalism that ultimately got my house sold in this tough market. A year ago, I listed my house with another Realty and agent but we were not successful in selling the house - the listing sat for six months with no offers. With Adrienne's guidance and support, we were able to sell the house within 30 days from re-listing. Adrienne had solid advice on what attracts the buyers and a realistic approach to handling the selling process. I highly recommend Adrienne!
Niloo Baroumand, Basking Ridge, NJ
I wanted to tell you how grateful I am to you for your prompt, efficient, professional and warm guidance during the sale of my existing home and the purchase of the new one. As a business owner, the only way I could realize my dream of a larger home, was to move quickly. I did not want to be unduly distracted and jeopardize my client relationships. You moved the process at the pace I needed from day one. Your were attentive, creative, energetic and an advocate for me. You showed me how to stage my home. It was the most attractive of all 4 for sale in my complex at the time. It was on the market in 2 weeks from our first meeting and within 3 weeks I had two potential buyers bidding and a third who wanted to join in. My sale is the first Allen unit sold in 9 months. This move is a great financial and personal move for me. My final and excepted offer was 8% higher than the first offer I received. Thanks to your direction and work to make the deal happen I did wind up with substantially more money from the sale than I would have without your help. I work with a number of professionals in my business and your level of service far exceeded all of them! I can't possibly thank you enough."
Cathy Hyland, Hanover
"Relocating from one state to another is not on my list of favorite things, however after our experience with Adrienne Francis I would gladly do it again as long as she was the real estate agent representing us as a seller and a buyer. We recently relocated to the Basking Ridge area with her help and were so pleased with her professionalism, knowledge, recommendations and work ethic. It is rare to find a business these days that has such a dedicated employee who is nothing but helpful, always there with the right questions and the answers when needed. I felt as if Adrienne never left our side, representing our interest whether we were present or still back in our home state preparing for the move. We were always informed of every detail during our negotiations, Lawyer Review and closing, every step of the way. Her follow through was amazing and we never felt neglected. I can definitely say that Adrienne took a tough task and made it very user friendly."
Ann and John Thomas, Basking Ridge
Over a year ago we met one of your agents, Adrienne Francis. After being exposed to a few other agents in the Somerset / Morris County territory, we realized immediately that we found a true professional. Our experience with the vast majority of agents left us with a somewhat cynical view of your industry. Typically, agents send you a barrage of badly chosen listings and fatigue if the buyer does not choose a home.
Our initial meetings at the broker offices were meant to inform us of what was available and to express our wishes to Adrienne. We scheduled home viewings from there and she gained even more insight after we gave feedback on the homes we had viewed. She had a keen sense of what our desires and needs were although we didn’t always articulate them. Each subsequent home viewing was closer to our intended wishes and requirements for a home. We live very far (nearly 40 miles) from Somerset County and therefore Adrienne made it a point not to waste any of our time. She was always punctual, scheduled viewings in a timely manner and professionally dressed. Never a hair out of place! Of course her knowledge and experience are her greatest assets. Adrienne worked diligently to forward as much information as possible on relevant properties. As a sales representative myself, (in a different industry) we probe and then sometimes cajole prospects to buy our product or service. The challenge is to create a representation to convince the buyer the product will meet their wants and needs. She never relented despite our sometimes unreasonable requirements. I commend her incredible energy, professionalism and incredible knowledge of the real estate market in her chosen territories.
Irene Michalos, New York
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for all of your help and guidance in finding our new home. While it isn't our first home, it is our first house, and your advice truly made the experience much smoother for us. Your expertise and quick perception of our tastes were such an asset in identifying only houses that were worth viewing. You knew immediately whether or not a house was something we were going to like. With our limited time and 'baggage', this was crucial in the process. Thank you again for all your help. We look forward to entertaining you on deck in the near future!"
Best, John and Corrie Thomas, Chatham, NJ
"Dear Adrienne, We wanted to thank you so much for all your help over the last months. Home selling was more involved and stressful than I anticipated, and it was nice to be able to work with someone that we trusted. We appreciated that you were always available to talk things through, responsive to our needs and able to give us great advice throughout the whole process. We always felt that you were working in our best interest as opposed to just "trying to get the deal done". and I don't think we would have felt that way with many of the agents out there.You also have good negotiation skills which became evident in some of the latter stages of the process,and we appreciated that you never divulged more than was necessary. Also you have a great sense of style when it comes to interior decorating and arranging the outside of our home. This helped us a lot as we tried to prepare our home to sell. Overall, we were pleased we chose to work with you and we will happily recommend you to others........"
Anna & Ed Forzani, Basking Ridge
"I understand you are in the relocation department so I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how incredibly happy we were with Adrienne’s services. From the first time Adrienne and I spoke, she was incredibly helpful and informative regarding all the facets of life in Somerset County. Her expertise and knowledge of this market helped my family and I to find the perfect house in a community where we felt “at home” since the first day. She worked tirelessly on our behalf. Whenever I had a question or request, I had a response in an unprecedented timely manner. There were no bounds for what Adrienne would do to help us with our relocation. Even after our close last week,she was still helping us with services that we needed in our new home. She is truly a rare commodity in the customer service industry today. I would like to know that I speak from experience when it comes to moving and relocating. In the last 10 years, this home is our seventh place of residence. Within that time, this most recent move is our fourth relocation to a new state with my husband’s firm. Adrienne is the first agent in all these years that I would be proud to recommend to any of my friends or my husbands colleagues to relocate. In closing, I would like to add that Adrienne also found me a training and boarding facility for my horse. This may not seem like a major issue to you, however in my mind, finding the right barn to keep my horse at was second only to finding the best school for my children. Adrienne knew this because she truly listened to our needs......."
Debra Sweeney, Bedminster
We are finally settled into our new home. I wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for the incredible work you did for us during the sale/buy process. Your follow-up, attention to detail, knowledge of the market and handling of even the smallest issue for us made the whole experience a pleasure. Your professionalism was first rate. Your guidance was essential and allowed us to realize our goals. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for us. Having worked with many realtors before you, I can tell you first hand that you have moved to the top of my recommendation list at the firm..........."
Steven M Resnick, Esq. Basking Ridge
Moving a large family is not an easy task. But from day one you knew exactly what we needed to do and helped us stage our home and remove clutter, you gave me a plan in which to follow so that I could remain organized and focused and you guided us through every step of the process. Your innovative marketing got our home sold fast (eliminating me having to keep it clean all the time) which was a great help to me. That was just to sell our current home. You also showed us through different properties and supplied us with information until we felt we knew where we wanted to live and you showed us home after home until we found the right one. Then you helped us through inspection issues, which in Bernardsville involved septic and well inspections through to closing. We could not have accomplished this without your guidance, you expertise, your professionalism and your negotiation skills, all which helped us buy the home we wanted. Having worked with other realtors in the past, you clearly are exceptional and we appreciated all your hard work. Thank you.
Wendy and Greg Supron, Bernardsville, NJ
"On the occasion of our one year anniversary of moving into our new home, I just wanted to put on record our deepest gratitude for the wonderful efforts that you put into the sale of our previous townhouse, the purchase of our present home and the never-ceasing helpfulness in the follow-up that you have provided to us in the entire process. You were always available for questions, provided answers in all cases and gave us the most excellent advice at all stages of the sale and purchase. Your knowledge of the housing market and it's smallest details kept us fully aware of what we needed to knwo to make this a successful series of transactions. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and we have already recommended you to friends who are contemplating moving. As a person who has moved a large number of times in different parts of the world, I can state without hesitation that working with you has been the best experience I have ever had with a realtor. Keep up the good work............"
Martin Kendall and Jean Laird, Basking Ridge
Adrienne Francis has been a great individual to work with and I fully endorse and recommend her if you are seeking a professional, dedicated, seasoned, efficient and caring realtor in the Somerset Hills, Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Morristown and Somerset and Morris County areas.
I have had the pleasure of working with Adrienne on a number of real estate transactions. She found us a new home and sold our old home. Additionally, she represented me on the acquisition of a commercial property for business purchases. Adrienne is most efficient, thorough and dedicated.
I have found that realtor offices are revolving doors with many taking a quick course, getting a license and trying to sell homes. If there is one thing that you should take away from this review is that you must insist upon dealing with someone with experience, who understands the market, negotiations, the area and you the buyer! Do not just accept who the next "salesman" in line at a real estate office is...look for someone with the qualities I've described. You want an experienced, mature realtor. There is a big difference. In my mind, you will never go wrong with Adrienne, who I completely endorse.
Mark Corigliano, Gladstone, NJ
"Adrienne was our single greatest asset during the home buying process. It was the peak of the market, and high demand and bidding wars made everything so stressful—we were ready to give up looking. She took the time to really listen to us and understand our needs, and kept a mindful eye on the market. We didn't have to scour the listings because she did it for us. She would tell us about a home as soon as it hit the market, and made herself available to see it when it was convenient for us. She never discouraged us from making an "unrealistic" offer and in addition, never wasted our time seeing homes that didn't meet our expectations.
Adrienne is a sophisticated partner and a keen negotiator to have by your side, and knows "tricks of the trade" that prior agents never seemed to suggest. In our case, it won us the house of our dreams. She will never pressure you into buying something that isn't what you want just to "get the sale", she wants you to be happy and will forge a lifelong relationship with you. I trust her completely, and believe her skills as a real estate agent are simply unmatched in this area. She gets my top recommendation and I thank her immensely for her knowledge, her patience and her diligent work in helping us close the deal on our new home."
Erika and Gene Desimone, Bernardsville
"Peter and I want to thank you for helping us find our way out of New York City and finally into a real home in the suburbs. When I think of all the weekends you showed us around, looking at so many areas, I'm tired again just thinking about it. You are so patient and so understanding of our needs and price limitations. We so appreciate all your hard work. As soon as we are settled in, you are coming for dinner! Look forward to seeing you again......."
Peter and Debbie Johnson, Morris Township