With over 25 years of professional experience in client relations and sales, I am confident I can represent your interests and help you achieve your real estate goals, whether it’s buying your first house or selling your family home.
You can trust me to handle your business with the utmost of care, my approach is positive, enthusiastic and results-oriented. Rely on me to listen, communicate and collaborate with you throughout the buying or selling process and to effortlessly handle all the fine details. As my client, it’s your needs that matter most.
Fran’s Client Comments:
Thank Goodness for Fran Donohue! She worked tirelessly with our Loan officer to get all of the details wrapped up (home loans are crazy right now as so much has changed). Fran took the time to get to know my wife and I and once we were all in sync looking at potential homes became an easy and streamlined process. My wife and I had kind of a crazy schedule and Fran was extremely accommodating with viewing hours and kept pace with it well. Always with a smile and always ending our phone conversations with “not a problem” or “I’ll take care of it”. Fran also has great references for contractors and inspectors in our Oakland neighborhood (We have just signed a work order with one of her suggested contractors for some minor home repair/remodel). Most of all Fran stuck with my wife and I for over a year before we finally got the house of our Dreams! It was on her advice that we walked away from our house 4 months ago because the price at that time was just too high. Flash forward to a few weeks ago, it comes back on the market at a significantly reduced price and we pounce on it. The house is now ours, and it came in under budget. Thanks a bunch Fran!
– Kyle W, Oakland
“Fran Donohue is an experienced real estate agent. Her expertise helped me find the right home, location and price for me. I was very satisfied with her services.”
– Moira O’Neill, Berkeley
“Fran was enthusiastic and tireless, and a very good listener. She would hear the off-hand comments I would make while walking through each house, and use that information when selecting the homes I would see on our next outing . . . Fran’s experience working with people, her perseverance in a tough market, her patience with all of my questions and my inexperience with the California market, as well as her sense humor made shopping for and finally closing on my first California home a pleasure. I would work with Fran again in a heartbeat, and look forward to our next transaction together.”
– Kim Vazquez, Oakland
“Working with Fran Donohue was great! She knows the real estate market very well and listened carefully to what my needs were. She helped find the perfect home for me.”
– Malo Hudson, Berkeley
“As a first-time buyer I gleaned everything that I could from the internet, bookstores, friends and family so that I’d had a fair idea of what to expect and thought I had all my bases covered. Let me tell you though, I still was not prepared for what actually unfolds. Luckily, Fran was there from the beginning to navigate me through the entire home buying process. Wasn’t sure of where to buy? House or Condo? Number of bedrooms? Parking? Fireplace? Access to freeways? No problem – Fran was able to get enough information from me to figure out my needs and what would work best for me. She was able to work with me to come up with the perfect place. As far as the technical aspects are concerned, Fran is a wealth of information. From the reams of paperwork that are an unfortunate by-product of the home buying process, to the gobbily-goo that hit me while I was applying for financing, she was able to clarify and educate me through the minutiae effortlessly. She even brought to my attention questions that I should be asking. I definitely appreciated her accessibility whenever I had questions (which was pretty often!) I have no doubt then when I eventually am in the market again for another place, I will speed dial her number and have her get things rolling again! Thanks again Fran.”
– Clyde Reyes, Oakland