Francine's Message for You
Hi! I’m Francine Viola and thank you for stopping by!
Most people, like maybe yourself, become buyers and sellers because of a significant life event. It might be a new job in another town, or you’ve outgrown your house, or maybe your house has outgrown you! Although moving to a new home can be exciting, it can also be daunting to make smart choices about complicated decisions in a short amount of time. This is where I’m here to help.
I’m proud to have served buyers and sellers from all around the country with the highest quality of real estate services.
What does this mean? Well, for me, it all starts with communication. Communication is so important to me that it is my #1 priority as your Realtor. And that’s also what my tagline means; I want to be “in tune” and understand the outcome you need. I’ll ask you a lot of questions, ask you for your feedback, and will check in with you on a schedule that works for you.
My real estate career started in 1993 as a real estate appraiser which led to opportunities in residential and commercial real estate. In January 2006, I joined Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, and have proudly represented this brokerage ever since.
When I'm not working with buyers and sellers, you can find me exploring the town with my camera in hand, capturing the beauty of the South Sound!
University of Washington - Seattle
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
You’ve heard it many times. “The purchase of a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime.” In today’s market, selling a home is equally important—getting the most out of your investment. So whether buying or selling, you want a specialist—a residential specialist. Someone who understands the complexities of the housing market, how to best position your interests, and someone who will get to know you and what you want from the transaction. You want success. You want a Certified Residential Specialist.
There’s no coincidence when it comes to CRS success. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. That’s why only 3% of REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists. CRS agents are dedicated professionals. They work to ensure success for their home-buying and selling clients by tapping into their superior training, exceptional professional referral network, and timely and cutting edge industry resources.
Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification
The Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification is the first and only negotiation credential recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. It is designed to elevate and enhance negotiating skills to provide effective results for my clients.
This certification from the National Association of REALTORS® provides on-going training for the most advanced real estate technology to provide buyers and sellers with efficient and organized exceptional service.
I am a REALTOR®. A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
Not all licensed real estate agents are REALTORS®.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
• Loyalty to clients;
• Statutory (legal) duty to clients;
• Cooperation with competitors;
• Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.