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    Frances Langbecker

    Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Frances V. Langbecker

    Pinnacle Award Winner 2016

    #2 Nationwide in Individual Sales 2013

    Chairman's Circle Diamond Award Winner 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015

    About Frances

    Frances has been in sales for over 30 years. After building a record-breaking reputation in publishing with The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Daily News, Frances has brought this same award-winning sales expertise and superior customer service to the real estate industry these past 16 years. Helping clients sell their greatest asset, or purchase what in all likelihood will be their largest investment, is a responsibility Frances takes very seriously. Her style is to work as if it were for herself: approaching every part of the process thoughtfully, attentive to every detail, and with an unrelenting drive to ensure the best possible outcome. Negotiating a purchase or sale is both a science and an art. Frances has received awards each year since entering the industry, and while the recognition is nice, nothing means as much to Frances as what my clients have to say:

    "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 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

    "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 sold 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 open house 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, CEO, GroupM North America

    “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 sold 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 open house, 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

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