"Francie Malina and her team exceeded my expectations by orders of magnitude. Not only did she secure multiple bids for my home (during a buyers market!), but she remained extremely present and available during the entire transaction and negotiated an excellent price and terms for my home. Francie and her team approached the deal with a wonderful human element, always conscious that behind both sides of a transaction are families. The most striking part of the entire transaction is that, unlike most agents, Francies job did not end the day she received her check. She continues to not only be helpful to my family but to the buyers who purchased my home and they weren't even her clients. Her follow through is extraordinary, her intelligence, knowledge of the market and attention to detail unmatched and her kindness stands alone in this industry. I would give 10 stars if I could."
- Cheryl, Irvington
"Francie helped us to sell and to buy our home. She was absolutely incredible to work with. When we listed our home, she brought in her team (all fabulous to work with) to spruce up our home, take eye-catching photographs, and add special touches to bring in potential buyers. Her team hosted multiple open houses and it was clear that Francie was relentless in finding us potential buyers and brainstormed with us when we faced disappointments. She was available whenever we needed her, offered us realistic feedback, and negotiated a sale price that we were comfortable with. At the same time, Francie helped us to find our new home. She provided us with honest feedback and was incredibly knowledgable about the types of repairs we might need to make, factors to consider re: resale, neighborhoods, etc. Even as our tastes varied with each home we viewed, she somehow developed a sense of what we were seeking! In addition to the professionalism and knowledge that Francie brought, she truly was so very kind and wonderful. She entertained our children when we wanted to spend extra time in various homes, checked in to see how we were settling, and offered genuine reassurance throughout our sale and buy. While we hopefully won't be moving anywhere any time soon, we would welcome the opportunity to work with Francie again and cannot recommend her more highly!"
- Debbie & Will, Ardsley
"Francie is an unbelievable realtor and person. She is dedicated, smart, positive and a quick and effective person to work with. She helped us find the right town first, and home, next. Beyond that, once we moved in to our home, she continued to give us support with social connections and home contracting and town resources. How many times will your realtor throw a party for all of her clients to help them make new friends in town? Drop off gifts for your kids now and then just to be welcoming? Francie got the job done to close on our , and also continues to support us as we learn to live in our and in the community. We were so lucky to have worked with her."
- Kristin, Irvington
"Francie led our home search in the Rivertowns area. She was a joy to work with – full of insight and positive energy. Through her we came to have a much better understanding of the area, which was critical because we were relocating from NYC. She was also very accommodating and helpful with our five-year-old kiddo, who was accompanying us on our search. She made a potentially stressful process fun. Highly recommended."
- Nick, Dobbs Ferry
"Francie knows the Rivertowns inside and out and is a fountain of local knowledge. She really listened to what we wanted and was thoughtful in providing us with guidance throughout our search. She has great insight on fairness of price, quality of amenities, etc. and she is confident in sharing her honest opinion (which we loved). She anticipated our needs, including things we didn’t even know we needed! And she is tremendously fun and warm, so we enjoyed -hunting with her. We recommend her unreservedly."
- Amy, Ardsley
"Francie was great to work with on the sale of our home. Enthusiastic, competent and on top of every need we had. She has connections to a wide network of home industry professionals, moving companies etc. We highly recommend her, she exceeded our expectations in every aspect!"
- Peter, Irvington
"It is hard to find enough superlatives to describe how wonderful and effective Francie was during our buying process. She truly went above and beyond the duties of agent. She was candid, practical, warm and welcoming from our first meeting through the present. She allowed our 2 and 4-year-olds to play at her as we attended the closing, has guided us while getting settled in the community and has checked on us with regularity. This process can be quite daunting, and she helped us strategize to be successful. Anyone considering a home in the Rivertowns should not hesitate to contact Francie as an adviser and agent in this process."
- Katy, Irvington
As the #1 agent in the Rivertowns in sales volume and homes , and #11 in Westchester County, Francie brings unparalleled energy, knowledge, commitment and professionalism to her work. Francie’s list of awards are impressive but, as her numerous and consistently glowing 5-star client testimonials make clear, her reputation for honesty and integrity and insistence on making client satisfaction her highest priority represent the truest measures of her success. Francie provides every buyer and seller with the same exceptional service and loyalty that she expects when she hires a professional. She espouses a simple but compelling credo – professional, hassle-free service with a smile. A successful Westchester realtor since 2010 and an active resident of the Rivertowns for over 25 years, Francie’s comprehensive knowledge of her market and all things Westchester afford tremendous advantages to her clients. Moreover, her informed insights and financial savvy gained through years working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York make her a highly qualified partner to her clients in the pursuit of their real estate dreams. Francie specializes in purchases and sales in the Rivertowns - Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Ardsley. Married with two children, she moved to the Rivertowns in 1992 from New York City and has immersed herself in community life ever since. Originally from Connecticut, Francie earned a BA in Managerial Economics from Union College and attended NYU Stern School of Business. In her free time, Francie enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending quality time with her family