Debbie Franco

    Debbie Franco

    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    No rock unturned! Thinking beyond the Box! are what you can expect when you partner with Debbie on a home selling, buying or renting adventure.
    Consider your options. Every agent is qualified to help you sell or buy a home - that is what certification exams are for. The difference between agents is in their passion for the real estate business, compassion for their client and situations and what they can bring to the table. Debbie has always worked hard. The oldest of six children, she knows what responsibility is and how to get along with people and families. She also spent 28 years in the Army serving America's Heroes and their families. She would now like to serve you. When buying a home.she does her homework, analyzing options to find the best value for you. And if you need Property Management - everyone's home becomes a part of her family. She knows every floor creak, color of walls and what small improvements bring more value and increased rental income. The houses also love Debbie because she makes them look "pretty". Add some green plants, a picture here and there and you now have a staged home, someplace people can envision themselves in......a home! So, if you are in the market for a caring Real Estate professional, look no further, think Debbie Franco - "Your Think Smart from the Heart Real Estate professional".

    My Client Reviews

    (43 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
    Past 3 months: N/A

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    2022
    01/27/22
    Kenneth gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    As a military family, my wife and I have worked with quite a few realtors over the last 5 years, and without question, Debbie Franco is the best realtor that we've ever had the pleasure of working with. She is extremely professional and an expert on the Augusta area. But what we found most helpful was her incredible knowledge (mentorship/coaching) about different ways to approach real estate as an investment as well as providing income. She also has a vast network of loan agents and contractors that we've utilized to finance and update our property. As a military family, she also knew different ways (e.g. OPERATION HOME FRONT) to help military families save on utilities, and we received a substantial rebate check after closing. We fully intend to keep contact with Debbie for any possible property management as well as any future real estate needs. She is a keeper, and we highly recommend her and Better Homes and Gardens!
    2021
    11/17/21
    Tanisha gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    I must say I have been with Debbie France since 2019. She was my property manager and then realtor. I have my had any issues. Not one at all. I was not that knowledgeable about renting and then selling but from every question that I had an answer was given. Very responsive through emails. After deciding that I wanted to sell my home she was my go to. Basically the process was extremely easy no stress and she worked extremely hard on my behalf. If anything was needed she definitely informed me. The same as for when she was my property manager. I do not know where the Army will decide as far as my next location but if I have to come back to Gordon she will be my number one go to when looking for places to live. Thank you for all you have done for me your guidance given to me and so much more.
    09/25/21
    Marshae gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and i had the pleasure of working with debbie on a new construction build home. She made the process so easy and answered every question we had. She went above and beyond in working with our builders making sure we got everything we wanted and then some. Shes the best of the best!
    08/30/21
    Michael gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    I was very fortunate to have Debbie Franco as my agent. Actually she feels more like a friend than an agent. We have worked together for over ten years. Debbie is very knowledgeable in her craft. A very excellent listener and works tirelessly for her clients. She was absolutely fabulous.
    08/30/21
    Michael gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    I was very fortunate to have Debbie Franco as my agent. Actually she feels more like a friend than an agent. We have worked together for over ten years. Debbie is very knowledgeable in her craft. A very excellent listener and works tirelessly for her clients. She was absolutely fabulous.
    08/12/21
    FRANCISCO gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    I met Debbie as a 1st time home buyer, because of our wonderful experience we went back to her to help us sell our home. We moved out of town, so Debbie helped with making sure grass was cut and the house looked good for the sale. She communicated often to keep us updated on the sale. If we had any concerns Debbie quickly responded to our emails, texts or phone calls. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking to buy or sell. You can trust that she knows what she's doing!
    07/28/21
    Peggie gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie listens to what you are interested in looking for in your real estate search. She is prompt to answer any questions you may have. Communicates quickly with documents if needed so deadlines are not missed. If she was not available she always had someone else available for us to continue our search. I would recommend Debbie if you are looking for a real estate agent.
    07/26/21
    Nico gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Extremely professional and prepared. Debbie was ready from the first moment I saw her and was available for questions throughout the whole process. Great experience!!
    03/28/21
    Andy and Margot gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie has been fantastic and a huge help with our realtor needs while we have been stationed overseas. Our first dealing with Debbie was as our property manager, renting our home out in Evans while we were overseas. A night and day difference compared to our last property manager! Debbie was on top of everything, and always looked out for our interests. When it was time to sell the house we asked Debbie to act as our realtor. She ensured cleaning and repairs were taken care of once the renters left, and staged the house for us so it could be sold. Since then she has been our eyes and ears looking for our forever retirement home as we prepare to come back to Georgia. In all aspects of our realtor needs, Debbie has gone above and beyond. Her understanding of the needs of those working overseas, away from home, has been like no other realtor we have dealt with. Debbie will always be our go-to person and would highly recommend her to anyone else.
    02/10/21
    George gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie is amazing! Debbie managed our property when we moved from Martinez and resently sold it for us. Through the years that she has worked with us, I honestly have no complaints. She is knowledgeable, always keeps you informed, handles issues promptly, and is always considerate of the financial impact of decisions. She is someone that you can trust. If you are looking for a realtor, choose Debbie!
    2020
    06/28/20
    Jeff and Stephanie gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    She's the best agent in 11 moves as a military family! She gets it and cares for your family as they it was her own.
    12/09/18
    Jeff and Stephanie gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience working with Debbie. She brings with her wealth of experience and all the intangibles a homeowner would want in an agent. Proud to endorse her! She made the difference for our family!
    Response from Debbie
    12/11/18
    Thank you Jeff and Stephanie. I am so glad we were able to sell your house. The Rockin" Realtor Open House was fun and the staging furniture made such a difference for buyers when they viewed your home. Hoping you enjoy your tour in DC. Unfortunately for us...it is as cold here in Georgia as it is there.....BRRRRR!
    06/26/20
    Stephanie gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    We have now had the opportunity to work with Debbie twice and once again, she was such a professional and helped us immensely. We purchased our house from afar and she kept us up to date on the status of the home and went above and beyond to ensure that we were arriving to the perfect home.
    06/13/20
    URBON gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Bottom line, Debbie is the best real estate professional I've ever had the pleasure of working with. We both purchased and sold our home with her. When we first arrived to the CSRA I was looking for a real estate professional that could relate to a military family. I found Debbie through her awesome reviews and gave her a call. Within minutes I knew she was the realtor for us, a retired Soldier that truly cared about veterans and the local community. She gave us the tour of the area, analyzed the market, and found us our home. Fast forward a short year, life happened and we needed to sell. We called Debbie and within the first day, our house was under contract at asking price!! Finally, she has an incredible network of professionals in the area, all of our little repairs happened immediately and at the best possible price. Debbie, we truly thank you for everything and are blessed we called you. Folks, stop looking for realtors, you found her!!
    Response from Debbie
    06/13/20
    Wow Urbon! Thank you. Wishing you the best in Colorado and you know I am here.....should you ever want to call Augusta, Georgia home again.
    04/06/19
    URBON gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie is a rockstar. We've bought a few houses but Debbie made this almost too easy. She is meticulous in her market analysis and has a keen eye for identifying issues in the home that need repaired. Can't thank her enough for everything!
    06/11/20
    CHASE gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie has now completed 3 transactions for us (2 purchases, 1 sale) and is well on her way to completing the 4th. She has been an absolute professional throughout the whole process, and has successfully coordinated with contractors for us to make necessary repairs so that we wouldn't have to. More importantly, she will give it you straight - she will tell you if what you're looking to get (or sell) is unrealistic. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing to buy or sell a home in Augusta or the surrounding area.
    Response from Debbie
    06/11/20
    Thank you Chase...now if we close your future sale with no problems, we can all be SUPER HEROES!
    02/27/20
    Tyler gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie Franco is the best real estate expert in the CSRA! My wife and I had the pleasure of using Debbie for our first home buying experience. She was exactly what we needed as she was knowledgable, professional and understood exactly what we were looking for. Her experience and expertise was invaluable as she gave us plenty of tips and pointers that new home buyers, such as ourselves, sorely need. Her responsiveness and clear communication was the cherry on top. We will always recommend Debbie to family and friends!
    2019
    08/20/19
    Richard gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie did a fantastic job selling my house. I had a few issues with the house that needed to be addressed. I'm out of state so Debbie set everything up and even had something come up the night before closing and she got it done. Top notch realtor and person.
    08/04/19
    Torri gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie did a great job with the sale of our home in Aiken, SC. From start to finish, she was professional, hard working, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We had moved out of state by the time our house hit the market and I felt completely comfortable with her getting the house staged and ready for sale in my absence. We had buyers within two weeks and Debbie made the experience pretty stress free.
    06/09/19
    Jon gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Awesome! Is the only way I can use to describe my experience finding a home with Debbie. As first-time home buyers, my girlfriend and I were very thankful to have had Debbie on our team to help guide to finding our starter home. Debbie was more than patient with us while we navigated the long process of buying a home. She was extremely knowledgeable of the local area, recommended homes that we could afford and was never pushy about which homes we should make an offer on. Additionally, she was happy to answer any and all question house related or not. I would have no hesitation recommending Debbie to anyone moving to the Augusta area!
    05/21/19
    JOHN gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent in all aspects. We never worried about anything. Debbie is experienced and dedicated. She sold our house quickly and without complications. We are beyond pleased with her help. We would recommend her as a real estate agent without hesitation. From the other side of the world, thank you, Debbie, for being the solution to our need.
    Response from Debbie
    05/21/19
    Thank you John and Julie. I was hoping to alleviate the stress of you trying to sell when you live continents away. It is all about military family taking care of each other.
    04/23/19
    Leona gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie was professional, considerate of our family and accommodating beyond belief. If I have any further real estate needs in the future, I will definitively engage her services again.
    04/04/19
    Joseph gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Since we left our home in Augusta in 2011, Debbie has been a wonderful choice to manage our property for seven years. Leaving on short notice, she was able to find an excellent tenant for our home within a month of our departure. We have found that their management fees are sensible and below those typical of other agencies. She has always proven to be extremely responsive to every question we have had, large or small. She has great contacts with maintenance partners who provide general repairs at reasonable fees. When we decided it was time to sell our home in 2018, we felt comfortable knowing that Debbie was handling this major real estate transaction. Debbie's team was able to quickly find a buyer who met our asking price. Thank you Debbie!!! Kind regards, Joey and Christi
    03/18/19
    MICAH gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie was great. She listened to all of my concerns and provided me with outstanding "adult supervision" on the whole home buying process. Debbie readily answered all of my silly questions/concerns in a very timely manner. Military moves and home purchases are definitely a strong strength that she has experience with. Debbie is very professional and courteous. I was a VA Home Loan client and she knew exactly what I needed to have accomplished in a timely manner to make sure that my home purchase was able to close successfully in only 1 month. You will not find a better realtor to have on your team and be the best advocate for you in the real estate process.
    03/13/19
    ANNA gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie is a wonderful person and was extremely helpful in our move across country. She was so knowledgeable on the area and surrounding areas. No matter where we looked she knew exactly where to go. When we had to find a home on a short visit she had more homes than we saved that were similar to what we were looking for. This helped give us more options that we did not see available. She has continued to help us even though we have already closed on our home. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor!
    02/07/19
    Jermaine gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Trying to find a home to relocate too from another state is stressful, but Debbie was always available no matter what time of the day or night to answer questions and review documents every step of the way. I really appreciate her for working around my schedule and showing my family around on the few opportunities we had to see houses prior to moving here. If you are looking for an agent that will focus on your housing needs, guide you honestly throughout the process, and is awesome with small kids make sure you contact Debbie.
    Response from Debbie
    02/07/19
    Thanks Jermaine. I told my husband that we sang, "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round" song while in the car. He also wondered where his cookies went. They were a lifesaver when we all were hungry. I now know your son does not like raisin cookies....but they sure look like chocolate chip. Smile. Settle in and enjoy the house. Hope your household move goes well.
    01/10/19
    Brandon gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie did a great job showing me a variety of houses around Columbia County. She had a lot of patience in helping me (first time home buyer) through the process of purchasing a home. Debbie also was very good about working around my very busy schedule, and was willing to meet up with me at my convenience.
    Response from Debbie
    02/07/19
    Thank you Brandon. You know I am going to keep in contact throughout this next year for updates on the new Gate 6 at Fort Gordon. You are the man!
    2018
    12/11/18
    SHEILA gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    I rated Debbie service five stars because She Went beyond measures to assist my husband and I with the purchase of our new home. Debbie is very honest and She will help make your buying process easy and smooth. I really enjoyed working with her. I would recommend Debbie to anyone because if you get her you have the best. Thanks for everything Debbie, you are Awesome!
    Response from Debbie
    02/07/19
    Thank you Sheila. I hope you got that media room all set up and new furniture for your downstairs family room. The shopping adventure begins. It will be so much more fun when we get some really nice weather and you can enjoy that covered back porch. Hope the grandkids get lots of playground time across the street. Best Wishes.
    10/23/18
    Nicole gave Debbie 4 stars out of 5
    Debbie is extremely dedicated and efficient. She is very familiar with the Augusta market and knew exactly what was necessary to prepare my house to be put on the market. She knew what was an appropriate asking price that would get the greatest return without having the house sit on the market for an extended period of time. She took an aggressive approach to getting my house prepared for sale, utilizing external vendors that did a great job while also completing the work quickly. The fact that she organized the use of external vendors for me was especially helpful as I am an out-of-state seller. As a result, my house was only on the market for a single day and I received 500 over the asking price. The only reason I didn't give her 5 stars is in her eagerness to get the house to look it's best quickly, Debbie sometimes had work done on the house before I gave explicit approval. However, if you make sure you're clear up front with what work is being done Debbie is a great choice in realtor and one that I would use again.
    07/17/18
    Charles & Misti gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    I cannot say enough about what a great experience we had with Debbie in the recent purchase of our new home. Debbie is extremely knowledgeable about the local market and was able to provide details I hadn't even thought to ask about yet. She was always attentive to our wants/needs in a home selection, and with her expertise we were able to find the perfect home right away. Debbie was so helpful during the closing process, guiding us each step of the way. We had a relatively short period of time in which to purchase a home, and with Debbie's help we were able to close on our home in just over a month! If you are looking for the right agent for your new home, you will not be disappointed in Debbie Franco!
    06/16/18
    Krystal gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie Franco was recommended to me by friends and coworkers who were currently renting in the area I was looking to buy, in March of 2017. Debbie took into account all of my requests and showed me many amazing homes until we quickly found the perfect one. Debbie made the purchase easy and effortless, and I could not have been happier. Unfortunately, I had to relocate within the same year and needed to sell my home. I chose Debbie again because of a great first experience, and yet again, I was not disappointed. She did an amazing job getting the house ready to sell quickly, helping to secure the right contractors for repairs, staging the house for viewing, and much more. She went above and beyond her duties to ensure the best experience possible. The house is now sold, and I am able to move on without the burden of a house I no longer needed. I highly recommend Debbie to anyone needing an agent who is more than on top of her game. Her knowledge and expertise in her field go unmatched.
    06/07/18
    Lisa gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    When my mother moved into an assisted living situation, she decided it was best to rent her townhouse to help defray monthly expenses. We used Debbie Franco. She secured a great tenant who paid rent on time for more than two years. Their monthly income statement was always on time and clear. Unfortunately, mom died at the end of 2017 and her townhouse needed to be sold. I used Debbie's services again and could not have been happier. She was responsive to texts and emails. She was very helpful with securing contractors to fix various items that were found during the inspection. She took it upon herself to stage the home to help it sell faster. Documents were done electronically which saved time and effort. She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her services to anyone!
    06/06/18
    Corey gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie was very helpful throughout the process. For VA funding, she is very knowledgeable in the process and overall would highly recommend.
    04/15/18
    Angelika gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    It has been a pleasure having Debbie for my Agent! She cares, listens and goes above and beyond your needs. All I can say is; whoever chooses her for an Agent; will not be sorry. She is easy to reach; always makes one feel at ease. At the same time makes a stressful situation like moving/househunting fun!!!
    Response from Debbie
    02/07/19
    Thank you Angie...we still have to do Pizza. We still have to find you the PERFECT house when you are ready!
    01/26/18
    Angelika gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    When relocating from NV; can't say enough positive regarding Debbie Franco. She is much more than her strong points below. Would and will recommend her highly to friends/family in the future. :-)
    Response from Debbie
    01/26/18
    Hi Angie. Thank you soooo much! Can't wait for Mello Mushroom Pizza next week and also a ride in the car to view the sites in downtown Augusta, GA Danke Schoen!
    04/09/18
    James gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie has way of getting the finite details of your housing requirement. This gives her the ability to find properties that not only meet the basics, but also the small details that are as important as the big ones. This is our second purchase with her, and both have been stress free.
    04/09/18
    James gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie has way of getting the finite details of your housing requirement. This gives her the ability to find properties that not only meet the basics, but also the small details that are as important as the big ones. This is our second purchase with her, and both have been stress free.
    04/01/18
    Cameron & Stefanie gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie made our first home buying experience amazing from start to finish. She helped us identify the key components we were looking for in a house to ensure we found our dream home. Debbie shared a lot of valuable information regarding what to look for while viewing a house, which was very appreciated and ultimately helped us decide between our top 2 houses. She answered all of our many questions and explained everything thoroughly during the entire process. She made our first home buying experience enjoyable and exciting. Debbie is incredibly kind, generous and professional. We can't thank her enough for her amazing work in helping us find our home! Thank you, Debbie!
    03/05/18
    DAVID gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie was ready to go with us whenever we found a house we wanted to see. She knew the neighborhoods that we looked at. She found a lot of places for us to see. She kept us informed before and during the closing. Debbie kept us calm during negotiations. She went above and beyond for us. Thank you Debbie for everything.
    02/26/18
    Crystal gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie Franco was our amazing agent who helped us from our transition from Hawaii to Augusta, Ga. From the moment of contact, she was working to make sure everything we wanted and needed were being met. Debbie also gave us a tour of Augusta with some highlights to enjoy while here. After we closed and still had nothing from our household goods, she lended to us everything to be comfortable until our movers came. Thank you Debbie Franco!!!
    02/23/18
    Morgan gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    My wife and I relocated several hundred miles away, and Debbie was a huge help coordinating the sale of our home. She communicates well and you can trust that she'll do what she says she will do.
    02/13/18
    David gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie was great on the showing,was helpful to me and my wife on selecting the right second home for us she will be showing us more soon that's for sure
    02/13/18
    David gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie was great on the showing,was helpful to me and my wife on selecting the right second home for us she will be showing us more soon that's for sure
    02/12/18
    Melba gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie listened carefully to what we wanted and always showed us houses within those parameters. She was very professional. Her knowledgeable advice helped us navigate through the housing market. We are very happy with our house and would recommend her services to anyone.
    01/29/18
    Sam gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    When I was looking for a town house for investment, you were able to ascertain my needs from my wants and find me the best deal ever,even under my price. It was move in ready and required no work at all. I appreciate you so much for your patience, your diligence and your thoughtfulness in your dealings with me. You also found me a tenant which made the whole deal perfect. Thank you!
    01/10/18
    Ali gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    highly recommend Debbie if you are looking to buy a home in Fort Gordon surrounding areas.Throughout the entire process she was very responsive, answered all of my questions. She has a wealth of knowledge and know the area very well. I will definitely work with her in the future.
    01/09/18
    Tom gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    We listed our home with Debbie Franco. She did a wonderful job getting contractors in to make necessary repairs. When the house sold we had three days to get our furniture moved. After we got our things moved the sale fell thru. Empty houses don't show very well. Debbie stepped up and completely staged our home. Bed rooms, living room, dining room . Even the porches had furniture. We were 1500 miles away so couldn't have done it ourselves. Debbie will go above and beyond what you would expect a real estate agent to do. I have purchased homes in PA, CA, NC, GA and TX. Debbie Franco is definitely the best agent I have found.
    01/08/18
    Monique gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Mrs. Debbie Franco has been completely awesome since she became my agent. Relocating to a new area can be difficult but she made the process for me and my family very easy. Very professional and she is very attentive. Great real estate agent. Would recommend her to everyone I know.
    Response from Debbie
    01/08/18
    Can't wait to find your FOREVER HOME!
    2017
    05/27/17
    Christopher gave Debbie 5 stars out of 5
    Debbie Franco made our house buying experience very enjoyable and fun. This was our first home buying experience and from the first phone call through closing Debbie was there every step of the way. Even after closing Debbie checks in to see if there is any help we need or questions we may have about the local area. Debbie was very knowledgeable about the different home builders, the plus and minuses of each subdivision, and she was great at finding us home to look at that met our strict guidelines. I would recommend Debbie Franco to anyone looking at buying a house in the Augusta area!

    My Experience

    • Over 20 years of Real Estate experience as a Real Estate Agent and also Associate Broker
    • Military Relocation Professional
    • Property Manager
    • Home Stager
    • Level III Contracting Officer

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Realtor and Associate Broker
    • Member of the CSRA Builders Association
    • Masters in Business Administration
    • Member of the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors (GAAR).
    • Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

    My Community Involvement

    • Wesley Ringers Handbell Choir - Wesley United Methodist Church
    • Volunteer - Fort Gordon Spouses Club helping raise funds for scholarships and grants to the community.
    • Volunteer - Iron Man Competition
    • Volunteer - Imperial Theater and Hardin Theater

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