40+ Years of experience in Real Estate
20+ Career sales in the Palisades Riviera
Thousands of closed transactions
Luxury Estates Specialist
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"Fran Flanagan was a godsend in helping me to acquire a condo. She was tactful and respectful in reaching out to out-of-town owners who wanted to sell but were in the midst of a family crisis; she kept me in constant communication in the negotiations that followed; and her expertise, advice, and command of every detail involved were amazing. I would highly recommend Fran to anyone who wants the best realtor." - Trish
"I had the distinct pleasure to work with Fran on the sale of a residential property in the Palisades Riviera on behalf of the family trust of my beloved brother in law. Working with family trusts is never easy and is not only complicated with trust law, probate law, etc, but with the emotional aspects of family members as well. To say that Fran is a consummate professional is an understatement. She gently but firmly guided the family through the entire process, provided superb advice and negotiated brilliantly on our behalf. She anticipated some pretty complex issues and prepared us well. We could not be more pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend her…she is a pro’s pro!!! I would never consider anybody else when it comes to real estate in the Palisades." - Craig
"Fran and I have worked together for almost a year now on the sale of the 301 Amalfi home in Santa Monica. I have worked (both as buyer and seller) with a number of real estate agents over the years, and from the beginning I felt that Fram was a consummate professional. Time as proven me right and I’m happy to report that Fran has been friendly, diligent, responsive, detail oriented and tenacious. If I had any more properties to sell, I would certainly turn them to Fran first. It has been a pleasure working with her, and the outcome has been most satisfactory. I look forward to a continuing friendly and social relationship with Fran—and another box of Fran’s chocolates." - Reuben
"Fran has been my real estate ‘go to’ since the 1970s when she helped my family buy (and then later sell) our first house in the Palisades. Then in the ‘80s she did it again, finding us a great property in the Riviera that wasn’t even on the market and helping us get that one. And then AGAIN in 2011, she helped sell that one. So who else would I go to? Fran’s the best!" - Leonard
"I can’t sing the praises of Fran Flanagan enough. Fran has the perfect blend of experience, brains, charm and endless energy. She helped us sell our home seamlessly, rent a fabulous interim home and then put together a purchase in 10 days flat! We greatly benefited from her attention to detail and her negotiation skills during our transactions. Experience may be enough for some folks, but Fran is not one to rest on her laurels and keeps up with all current marketing strategies and social media. You can certainly tell that she loves what she does. She is “simply the best”!" - Jody
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Fran Flanagan on countless real estate transactions over the last 30+ years. Her knowledge and expertise, as well as her dedication to work tirelessly for the interests of her clients, are without equal. Fran meets the highest standards of dedication and ethics. On the personal side, she is a warm and caring individual, and I recommend her without qualification to any buyer or seller who seeks the most involved, qualified and knowledgable agent available in the westside of Los Angeles." - Don
Fran Flanagan is one of the most respected real estate agents in the business. Throughout her more than four decade career in Los Angeles, she has been involved in literally thousands of transactions.
Working at the highest level in the real estate business, Fran continues to build a portfolio of loyal clients, friends and high net worth individuals who value her professionalism, experienced real estate representation and local market knowledge. A longtime resident of the Riviera in Pacific Palisades, she navigates the luxury Westside market with precision and ease.
Fran’s sales career focuses on estates in Pacific Palisades including the Riviera. Over the years, she has represented more properties in the Riviera than any other realtor. Her client list contains some of the most famous names in Los Angeles, celebrities, and bi coastal and international buyers and sellers. Her client base has grown to include referrals of family members and colleagues of clients and relocating clients who are downsizing . This enlarges her circle to all price ranges, including starter homes and condos.
Responding to this growth, Fran Flanagan Group was founded this year, including her daughter and partner Liz Jones. Liz had been an award winning digital marketing pioneer in the entertainment industry until her transition into real estate.
Also joining Fran Flanagan Group is Jill Calcaterra, a seasoned corporate marketing executive, expanding the practice into Brentwood.
(Liz and Jill’s full profiles are available to view separately on this website)
Fran Flanagan’s passion for real estate is matched by her love for Pacific Palisades, which she has called home for fifty years. “I believe it is the best community in Los Angeles. Pacific Palisades is a small town in a big city.” She is known as an “agent’s agent” and ambassador for Pacific Palisades, networking consistently with other agents among Los Angeles’ top brokerages. She is the first call they make when they have business in Pacific Palisades. Nobody knows the Palisades market better than Fran Flanagan.
Fran’s real estate career has included sales, , recruiting, training and risk . She is a broker and has studied alternative dispute resolution at Pepperdine Law School and estates appraisal at UCLA. During her twenty year tenure at Jon Douglas , she established the corporate relocation department as well as the Estates Division. Fran was the Founding Manager of the Pacific Palisades office, Branch Manager of the flagship Brentwood office, and Westside Regional Manager, where she managed sixteen branch offices from Beverly Hills to Malibu. She founded Fran Flanagan Properties in 1999.
In addition to real estate, Fran is a wonderful asset to L.A.’s Westside community, where she combines her working life with one of philanthropy, the arts and community involvement.
Fran is a Trustee at Saint John’s Health Center, and serves on the Boards of the Irene Dunne Guild, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation, and California Riviera Homeowners Association. She is Founder of Think Pink for Women’s Wellness, the Saint John’s Health Center’s annual Mother’s Day event. She is a member of the Bel Air Bay Club, the Founders at the Music Center, and the California Art Club. Celebrating home ownership in the Riviera, she hosts the annual California Riviera Homeowners Association Newcomers Party at her home on Amalfi Drive.