Sherry Francis enjoys working equally with home sellers and buyers. When engaging with home sellers, she focuses on providing valuable information to help them make informed decisions. She uses a price report that looks at comparable properties to help determine the best listing price range for the seller’s property. She assists in the preparation of the home for sale which includes suggestions and help coordinating things like decluttering, upgrading, painting, replacing, repairing, landscaping, and staging. The goal is to ensure that the home is in the best possible condition to maximize its appeal to potential buyers. Her overall approach aims to maximize the selling price and market exposure for sellers.
With buyers Sherry has a client-focused approach to help them find the ideal property that suits their needs. She meets with her clients to understand their requirements and preferences. They discuss the current real estate market conditions and together set realistic expectations. With the information from the initial interview, she actively searches for properties that best match the clients’ criteria. Her focus is on finding the “right” home. Once the ideal property is found, she collaborates with her clients to devise a strategy for purchasing it at the most favorable price and terms. Her goal is to ensure that the entire transaction proceeds as smoothly as possible.
Sherry grew up in a Los Angeles suburb and has called Portland her home for the past 35 years. She has experienced living in different places, including Bad Tolz, Germany and Fort Bragg, North Carolina due to her husbands’ services in Special Forces. After leaving the military they relocated several times with his work for international company, Hilti Fastening. This led them to Sacramento, the Bay Area, Tulsa Oklahoma and finally Portland. Moving to Portland allowed her to start a successful real estate practice that spans 33 years. She has consistently achieved recognition for her work in the industry. One of her most treasured accomplishments is winning the Realtor of the Year award in 2003. This prestigious award is voted on by her peers in the industry. Her passion for helping her clients is evident in her track record of selling over a 1000 homes. She has played a significant role in helping her clients achieve their home dreams.
When she is not helping clients, Sherry enjoys spending time with her family. She loves gardening, cooking, wine tasting, reading, and cheering for her granddaughter’s alma mater, WSU. Go Cougs! Her two dogs, Jackson (a Golden Retriever) and Bode (an English Springer Spaniel) bring her joy and keep her active with their playful antics.