Frances made a name for herself as a premier Manhattan broker, building an award winning business---100 percent from referrals. After having a record-breaking reputation as Sr VP National Sales Director at The Atlantic and then The New York Daily News, Frances brought her sales, marketing and business acumen and superior customer service to the real estate industry. Most agents are transactional. Frances is not. She looks at each client as a lifetime relationship and their needs come first. She approaches each sale uniquely, comes up with a business strategy, implements it, and succeeds. Every time. Frances received awards each year since entering the industry, and while the recognition is nice, nothing means as much to her as what her clients have to say:
"You’re the F’n boss!” -- Cary Fukunaga, Emmy Award Winning Director
"Frances Langbecker is my hero! She handled the sale of my property with grace, integrity and professionalism. She never asked me to compromise on my original offer, and still made the buyer feel great about the deal. In the end, everyone was thrilled. It was quick, easy and beautifully handled." -- Camryn Manheim, Actress
"As retired New Yorkers, we certainly weren’t looking forward to the ordeal of buying a new apartment and selling an old one. We had been through the arduous ordeal several times in our decades of marriage, but then along came Frances Langbecker - part life coach, part interior decorator, part caring BFF, but mostly and most importantly an expert real estate agent. Frances made the experience not only painless, but rather joyful. She wisely negotiated our sale and our purchase in record time. She’s a straight shooter with the sensibilities of a true New Yorker- funny, bold and oh so knowledgeable about the Big Apple. You can’t go wrong with Frances Langbecker."
-- Neil And Rachelle Harwayne,
Retired, Deputy Superintendent for Finance in New York City Public High Schools.
Retired, Superintendent of Community School District #2.
"I love dealing with someone who’s amazing at their job. All New Yorkers think they are real estate experts, but then you meet Frances. She got me more than I ever thought for the that I and got me my ideal loft for less than I thought possible. I’ve never been so happy to be so wrong." -- Professor Martin Farah-Colton, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University
"I told you that you are the best. It’s been a process but all along your instincts were right on the money!!! Thanks!!" -- Les Goodstein, retired President and Chief Operating Officer, New York Daily News
"Giada was lucky to have met you, with all your knowledge and patience." -- Jerry Myman, Giada De Laurentiis's business manager
"We were introduced to Frances as a straight shooter. Better than that, however - she is a total professional. Besides being extremely knowledgeable and a masterful negotiator, she absorbed much of the chaos of the twists and turns of our purchase. She kept us in the loop, and while she's all heart, she kept us focused and disciplined and didn't let our emotions drive the process. We could NEVER have closed the deal without her - and this apartment is THE one we have been waiting for. While we have no intention of moving (ever), we might almost consider it so we can continue to spend time with Frances." -- Jodi Ganz, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Belfer Management LLC
"When it comes to the hunt for an apartment, Frances is optimistic, funny, ceaselessly energetic, and—tough. Exactly what we needed as newcomers to the cut-throat Manhattan housing market. We'd use her again in a heartbeat. And—an extra dividend—she's also become a good friend." -- Erik Larson, best-selling author of In the Garden of Beasts and Devil in the White City
"Frances Langbecker is a diligent, industrious, amusing and thoughtful agent who shows as much interest and care for her clients AFTER the deal as before." -- Piers Morgan, host of The Piers Morgan Tonight Show
"When we were looking for a home in Manhattan, we faced many challenges - trying to find the right location, the necessary bedrooms, the most appropriate layout. It was a daunting search, but one that seemed to inspire Frances. Within days she had arranged a tour of properties in our price range, meeting all our requirements. Having taken the time to really understand those requirements, she ensured that not a moment of our time was wasted. More than that, once we found the property we fell in love with, Frances was there to help us through the purchase every step of the way. She took all the anxiety out of what can be a fraught experience. We could not have been happier with the help, guidance and expertise she provided - and we could also not be happier in our wonderful New York home." -- Martin Dunn, Editor in Chief, New York Daily News
"Frances not only our apartment in record time but got a price we were thrilled with even in uncertain financial times. Besides being totally professional she was a pleasure to deal with. I am eternally grateful to her for making this a smooth move for us." -- Aaron Comess, drummer for the Spin Doctors
"The first time I met Frances Langbecker was at an for an apartment she was selling as an exclusive. I didn't like brokers at all, and I let her know it, yet she shrugged it off. When I walked out of that apartment I no longer disliked all brokers. I called Frances the next day and asked her to help sell my current place and buy a new one. She was unflappable from the get-go. Frances is one of those rare people who can tell you what you really don't want to hear but make you love her for doing so. She helped me find my Manhattan dream-home and get a record-breaking price for the apartment I was selling. Frances is a fantastic broker and an even better person, you won't regret working with her for a minute." -- Dean Stallone, President, PMD Promotions
"I don't think I've met anyone as skilled at managing the negotiation process as Frances - she excels at navigating the emotional aspects of a transaction. This is the most critical skill an agent can have." -- Avisheh Avini, Attorney
"Frances was amazing to work with. Even in the midst of the economic recession of 2008 she was able to sell our condo in less than a month. She knew the market and just how to present our home in the best light. She went above and beyond the call of duty for us and was a great advocate for our interests. I cannot recommend her highly enough and would work with her again in the future." -- Kimberly Burnett, Independent Consultant and non-resident fellow, The Brookings Institution
"We have worked with Frances on multiple Manhattan transactions over the past few years. In our experience, no one knows the market like she does. And she uses that insight to get great results for her clients. We wouldn't work with anyone else." -- Kelly Clark, Executive Director, GroupM Worldwide
“All kinds of factors come into play when you're selling one apartment in New York City and buying another, and luck is certainly one of them. But Frances Langbecker my old apartment in one day (and got my asking price) and helped me get a great deal on my new apartment. She is everything you want in a real estate agent and so much more. Including lucky.” -- Taylor Mali, renowned poet, author and speaker
“As a buyer of real estate for the first time in Manhattan when I met Frances and observed her representing her client, I was quickly impressed with her acute knowledge of her facts of the building, neighborhood and the market as a whole. Her real estate acumen and no nonsense honest approach was refreshing and not only expedited and ultimately closed our deal but moreover made me as the buyer feel good about my decision on the purchase side. In my experience it takes a strong knowledgeable real estate professional with France's traits to break thru the cluttter for both sellers and buyers to get deals done in the crowded NYC residential real estate market.” -- Tony Cashman, CEO, Cashman + Katz Integrated Communications
"I have been admittedly speculative of realtors based on past experiences both here and abroad. Rarely did I have a sense that the realtor's interests were perfectly aligned with mine. After all, they were going to get a commission whether or not I was fully satisfied with the transaction or not, and might be inclined to advise me to pursue a transaction without fully considering my best interests in order to make a 'fast buck'.
Those reservations were entirely shattered after I recently worked with Ms. Frances Langbecker who coordinated the sale of my condominium near Union Square. The transaction required a high level of savvy and experience in order to address my unique and rather complicated circumstances at the time. As soon as I hired Ms. Langbecker, she began formulating a detailed and comprehensive strategy for the maximization of the value of my property, suitably tailored to my preferences.
Within only 4 days of the initial , I was in a position to evaluate numerous offers that provided me with various win win scenarios. It is thanks to the diligence, professionalism, in depth knowledge of the market and profound sense of what a customer wants, demonstrated by Ms. Langbecker that I was happy to finalize a transaction well aligned with my objectives in an impressively timely manner.
Sincerely, A thoroughly satisfied customer who believes that my money was well spent." -- Amr El-Bayoumi
“Frances knew exactly what I wanted before I knew it myself. She was absolutely correct in matching me with the best apartment for me and I am thrilled with the result.” -- Eric Margules, President, Margules Properties