My Client Testimonials

    Fran was always professional, respectful and responsive of our needs. Our home was in an area that was difficult to sell (area affected by Hurricane Sandy). She is very skilled in her sales approach. She led us through the complete process in a very positive manner. Her staff was equally supportive and helpful
    Fran has sold multiple homes for me in the past . She is very skilled at what she does ,.and goes the extra mile to make sure that everything goes smoothly
    Fran helped my daughter and son-in-law find their home..She knew what they wanted and helped search for the correct home. Fran is also sensitive with her customer, i'm in the process of settling my Aunt's estate. Fran understands the difficulty of selling ones family home. Fran is the ultimate real estate agent, broker, owner. Great doing business with her.
    I bought my house with Fran's company and they are professional and caring. You know Fran is looking for the perfect house for you and she wants to exceed your expectations. It's more than just the personal touch, it's a relationship with someone who has your best interests at heart. I whole-heartedly recommend Fran Reali as a broker to anyone selling or buying.
    Fran, her husband Frank and the entire Safari staff are nothing short of great. Theyre knowledge and dedication to the commuity is truly commendable. They make the process of buying a home one to remember. Thank you Fran.
    Our experience with Fran Reali was a great one. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to list their home our someone who is looking to buy. She is an honest, well educated woman who always comes to the table with a story!!! We enjoyed working with Fran in the sale of our home.
    Fran helped us find and purchase our second home. She is by far the best realtor I've ever worked with. She knows her stuff inside and out and isn't afraid to tell you the negatives of a house along with the positives. She is honest, fair, and efficient. The best part is, she can walk into a house for the first time and present it better than the homeowner could. I highly recommend her.
    From the moment Fran Reali sat down at our dining room table to discuss the marketing of our home, we knew she was the agent for us. Her knowledge and professionalism were so apparent the decision was easy. The selling of one's home can be emotional and stressful at times.Fran was aways there with her friendship and warmth. Both her professionalism and warmth were also there in dealing with potential buyer as she toured them through the house, pointing out appealing assets, anwering questions and putting them at ease. While we are vey satified with the outcome of the sale we will miss Fran. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking to sell their home. Work with her and she will get the job done and she will be there for you through the process.
    Fran is a community fixture who knows greater SI and especially the North Shore like the back of her hand. Even during a period which I assumed would be slow the sale was completed within 6 months of listing. She provided me with excellent service managing it all and keeping me informed as I was at arms length living abroad. She has a fantastic can do attitude and great personality
    As first time home buyers, we could not have worked with a better agent in our search for the right home. Fran is beyond knowledgeable, beyond helpful, and so wants you to find the perfect place for you. She knows about not just the market but the neighborhoods, and will be on the lookout for the same warning signs and positive signs you are. She is trustworthy, has a wonderful personality, and is overall an amazing resource. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else.
    Fran is very professional and always gave me a straight answer and responded quickly to any questions I had. Her knowledge of local property values was impressive and she selected the right areas to show me a potential new home. It was a pleasure working with her selling one residence and buying a new one.
    Fran was thorough and pleasant to work with. She was available and at all of her appointments promptly and very professional to deal with. I would absolutely use her again to handle my next real estate transaction. Nancy Gio
    Words cannot describe my experience with Fran. We were faced with many challenges regarding the sale and purchase of our home. Fran was knowledgeable and detail oriented when I had a question, compassionate when I needed a shoulder and patient as obstacles presented themselves. A true professional, Fran is a leader in her chosen field
    This house is amazing it has 3 bathrooms and 4 rooms! AMAZING,AWESOME so we have 3 kids and they love tis house and theres a back-yard and it fits a pool big a little camping thing and a trampoline a big one and a dog house. Theres even a basement with a bathroom and a room we even keep laundry in the basement.The attic is big, it fits every-thing we got this house in 2007 and its so great.My kids live in the big room 2 kids there girls and me and my husband lives in the medium room my son lives upstairs and gets the big room too.My sister lives down stairs(in the apartment) and it has 2 rooms and my sister loves it so her daughter could go on the big room and my sister and her husband lives in the little room.They love the kitchen and the living room the bathrooms all of the bathrooms are big.We love this house and its so pretty and we have 2 driveways one of my sister and one of us.We could park in the front of our house too.This neiboorhood is not danger at all.But when it was january 2013 we got a note of the school and saying there was sex defenders so nothing to be worried about but this is a safe place to live and you could go golf riding with your family.All your neiboors are really nice and serve you to parties and barbecaue and i love it in staten island and around willobroock roa.There is school here csi college and there is an elemantry school ps.54 and 58 and there is a middle school near the mall of staten island and stores everywere you go and a private school patritese and it is like a lottery school.Hope you enjoyed my essay and i promise it was honest and respectful as a mother.Ok well goodbye :)
    Fran represented my buyer (I sold myself). She showed my house so well that I wanted to keep it! She is wonderful to work with and highly respected in her field.
    My fiancé and I requested Fran Reali as our agent when we recently bought our first home because she was highly praised by our family and friends. We highly recommend her!!! She was patient with our barrage of constant questions, always available when we needed her for a showing or had a request/question, and Fran spent the time we needed to guide us through the buying process. Fran really listened to what we wanted in a home. She did show us different types of homes because we were first time home buyers and were interested in different style houses. After just going out 2-3 times, Fran with her keen knowledge and expertise, found us the home of our dreams! She educated us throughout the entire process and provided us with lots of helpful info and mental preparation. She helped us find a great lender, for a great rate, and also put us in touch with a great home and pest inspector. We really felt like we had someone on our side from beginning to end, there for us with insight and guidance. If you are looking for an agent who will go to bat for you, look no further! Fran is extremely personal, meticulous in her work, pays great attention to detail, super responsive, easy to get in contact with, knows all about Staten Island, and one of the most patient people I have ever worked with. She is also extremely family oriented which hits home with us! Fran made the entire process very simple, she was energetic in pursuing possibilities, attentive in managing the myriad details, and communicative throughout. I appreciated her competence, enthusiasm, and that it just felt like she was actually representing our interests. Having that type of dedication during such an important decision making process is invaluable. We now live in the home of our dreams and couldn¿t be happier!!!
    Working with Fran has been a great experience. Finding a home to meet all our needs as a growing family within our budget can be very challenging. Fran made things much easier! Her knowledge, professionalism, and expertise exceeded my expectations. She promptly returned all my phone calls, explained pros and cons to many properties we looked at, and negotiated a comfortable price for our family. We actually worked with her on selling a property and purchasing a new one, therefor experienced both levels with her as our agent. I would highly recommend Fran Reali to anyone looking to sell or buy in the real estate world.
    From the moment I had met Fran Reali, I was impressed. She represented herself in a very professional way, and gave me nearly an hour's presentation, both verbal and written. I had a list of questions I wanted to ask her, and by the end of her presentation, I couldn't ask her any of them, because she already answered all of them. On a personal note, Fran has a very pleasing personality, she's a go-getter, assertive, and most of all honest. She is very accommodating and takes the time to answer any and all questions you may have. She knows her business well, and is always striving to do better. That is the kind of person I want to sell my home. She is a skillful and talented professional, and I feel lucky that I chose her as my realtor. In the process, I have gained a new friend as well. What more could I ask for? Safari Realty is the way to go. Fran also has a wonderful and dutiful staff that are friendly and very accommodating. I couldn't be more pleased!!!
    Right from the start your service has been exemplary and professional. Fran Reali is knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble to do and I am made to feel unique, you go out of your way to make me understand the legal terms. Your advice and helpful hints are of great value. I am impressed with you and your staff, that make me feel part of a wonderful family. I know the rest of our journey will be successful. Having a trustworthy professional along side of me is priceless!!! Thank you so much!
    Right from the start your service has been exemplary and professional. Fran Reali is knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble to do and I am made to feel unique, you go out of your way to make me understand the legal terms. Your advice and helpful hints are of great value. I am impressed with you and your staff, that make me feel part of a wonderful family. I know the rest of our journey will be successful. Having a trustworthy professional along side of me is priceless!!! Thank you so much! -Louise
    From the moment I had met Fran Reali, I was impressed. She represented herself in a very professional way, and gave me nearly an hour's presentation, both verbal and written. I had a list of questions I wanted to ask her, and by the end of her presentation, I couldn't ask her any of them, because she already answered all of them. On a personal note, Fran has a very pleasing personality, she's a go-getter, assertive, and most of all honest. She is very accommodating and takes the time to answer any and all questions you may have. She knows her business well, and is always striving to do better. That is the kind of person I want to sell my home. She is a skillful and talented professional, and I feel lucky that I chose her as my realtor. In the process, I have gained a new friend as well. What more could I ask for? Safari Realty is the way to go. Fran also has a wonderful and dutiful staff that are friendly and very accommodating. I couldn't be more pleased!! -Darlene Bru
    Working with Fran has been a great experience. Finding a home to meet all our needs as a growing family within our budget can be very challenging. Fran made things much easier! Her knowledge, professionalism, and expertise exceeded my expectations. She promptly returned all my phone calls, explained pros and cons to many properties we looked at, and negotiated a comfortable price for our family. We actually worked with her on selling a property and purchasing a new one, therefor experienced both levels with her as our agent. I would highly recommend Fran Reali to anyone looking to sell or buy in the real estate world. -Home Buyer
    My fiancé and I requested Fran Reali as our agent when we recently bought our first home because she was highly praised by our family and friends. We highly recommend her!!! She was patient with our barrage of constant questions, always available when we needed her for a showing or had a request/question, and Fran spent the time we needed to guide us through the buying process. Fran really listened to what we wanted in a home. She did show us different types of homes because we were first time home buyers and were interested in different style houses. After just going out 2-3 times, Fran with her keen knowledge and expertise, found us the home of our dreams! She educated us throughout the entire process and provided us with lots of helpful info and mental preparation. She helped us find a great lender, for a great rate, and also put us in touch with a great home and pest inspector. We really felt like we had someone on our side from beginning to end, there for us with insight and guidance. If you are looking for an agent who will go to bat for you, look no further! Fran is extremely personal, meticulous in her work, pays great attention to detail, super responsive, easy to get in contact with, knows all about Staten Island, and one of the most patient people I have ever worked with. She is also extremely family oriented which hits home with us! Fran made the entire process very simple, she was energetic in pursuing possibilities, attentive in managing the myriad details, and communicative throughout. I appreciated her competence, enthusiasm, and that it just felt like she was actually representing our interests. Having that type of dedication during such an important decision making process is invaluable. We now live in the home of our dreams and couldn¿t be happier!!! -First Time Home Buyers
    Fran represented my buyer (I sold myself). She showed my house so well that I wanted to keep it! She is wonderful to work with and highly respected in her field. -Home Owner
    Words cannot describe my experience with Fran. We were faced with many challenges regarding the sale and purchase of our home. Fran was knowledgeable and detail oriented when I had a question, compassionate when I needed a shoulder and patient as obstacles presented themselves. A true professional, Fran is a leader in her chosen field -V fox
    Fran was thorough and pleasant to work with. She was available and at all of her appointments promptly and very professional to deal with. I would absolutely use her again to handle my next real estate transaction. -Nancy Gio
    Fran is very professional and always gave me a straight answer and responded quickly to any questions I had. Her knowledge of local property values was impressive and she selected the right areas to show me a potential new home. It was a pleasure working with her selling one residence and buying a new one. -B Sloan
    As first time home buyers, we could not have worked with a better agent in our search for the right home. Fran is beyond knowledgeable, beyond helpful, and so wants you to find the perfect place for you. She knows about not just the market but the neighborhoods, and will be on the lookout for the same warning signs and positive signs you are. She is trustworthy, has a wonderful personality, and is overall an amazing resource. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. -CC Home
    Fran is a community fixture who knows greater SI and especially the North Shore like the back of her hand. Even during a period which I assumed would be slow the sale was completed within 6 months of listing. She provided me with excellent service managing it all and keeping me informed as I was at arms length living abroad. She has a fantastic can do attitude and great personality. -Felicity Daly
    The selling of one's home can be emotional and stressful at times. Fran was always there with her friendship and warmth. Both her professionalism and warmth were also there in dealing with potential buyer as she toured them through the house, pointing out appealing assets, answering questions and putting them at ease. While we are very satisfied with the outcome of the sale we will miss Fran. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking to sell their home. Work with her and she will get the job done and she will be there for you through the process. -Arlda
    Fran helped us find and purchase our second home. She is by far the best realtor I've ever worked with. She knows her stuff inside and out and isn't afraid to tell you the negatives of a house along with the positives. She is honest, fair, and efficient. The best part is, she can walk into a house for the first time and present it better than the homeowner could. I highly recommend her. -Carla H
    Our experience with Fran Reali was a great one. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to list their home or someone who is looking to buy. She is an honest, well-educated woman who always comes to the table with a story!!! We enjoyed working with Fran in the sale of our home. -Max
    Fran, her husband Frank and the entire Safari staff are nothing short of great. Theyre knowledge and dedication to the commuity is truly commendable. They make the process of buying a home one to remember. Thank you Fran. -Brian Clarke
    I bought my house with Fran's company and they are professional and caring. You know Fran is looking for the perfect house for you and she wants to exceed your expectations. It's more than just the personal touch, it's a relationship with someone who has your best interests at heart. I whole-heartedly recommend Fran Reali as a broker to anyone selling or buying. -Nina
    Fran helped my daughter and son-in-law find their home..She knew what they wanted and helped search for the correct home. Fran is also sensitive with her customer, i'm in the process of settling my Aunt's estate. Fran understands the difficulty of selling ones family home. Fran is the ultimate real estate agent, broker, owner. Great doing business with her. -Martha Venditto
    Fran has sold multiple homes for me in the past . She is very skilled at what she does, .and goes the extra mile to make sure that everything goes smoothly -RonGm
    Fran was always professional, respectful and responsive of our needs. Our home was in an area that was difficult to sell (area affected by Hurricane Sandy). She is very skilled in her sales approach. She led us through the complete process in a very positive manner. Her staff was equally supportive and helpful. -Goldstein Julie

    My Experience

    • New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed since 1981, Licensed in New Jersey 2009 CRS, SRES, ABR, SFR, CRE, SRS2, CIPS, CBR. With over 35 years experience, Fran has assisted hundreds of families in their real estate needs. In many cases she has worked with generations of the same family improve their quality of life by assisting them in every aspect of their real estate decisions. As Broker/Owner of Safari Realty, along with her husband Frank, since 1988, Fran has also inspired generations of real estate agents learn their trade. Over the years her involvement in the community of Staten Island has been rewarded with much recognition for her hard work and contributions. Fran has been the recipient of: SICC Louis R. Miller Award Staten Island Advance Power Couple Selection SIBOR Fair Housing Award S.I. Museum Business Fellow Award Alzheimer's Association Community Service Award 2008 Staten Island Advance Women of Achievement S.I. Zoo Business Leadership Award S.I. Heart Society Partners in Healthcare Award N.Y. Urban League S.I. Branch Health and Social Wellness Award Star Network Staten Island Top Women in Business Award The Salvation Army Community Activist Award The Da Vinci Society of Wagner College Recognition Award Staten Island University Hospital Foundation Service Award. Founder of Protecting One Young Heart at a Time in memory of her son, Frank J Reali III who died from an undiagnosed heart defect. The foundation raises awareness and funds to develop a protocol to test young adults before they are given the green light to participate in high school sports. With the support of the two local Staten Island Hospitals, SIUH and RUMC, young adults from participating high schools have been receiving heart testing free of charge. Fran's goal is to change the NY State criteria for medical testing prior to entering high school for every child, while working to save every parent the grief from the loss of a child due to sudden cardiac death. Past/Present Board/Director/Trustee/Officer/Member/Fundraiser/Supporter: On Your Mark Heart Association Rotary Club of Staten Island VP Metro NY Brokers Council Staten Island Board of Realtors Board of Directors President Women's Council Of Realtors Staten Island Children's Museum Alzheimer's Foundation of Staten Island Community Health Action Soroptomist of Staten Island Business Network International World Of Women, S.I. Chapter Real Estate Political Action Committee St. Teresa's Mother's Guild Alice Austin House Museum A Very Special Place Staten Island Museum American Cancer Society/Staten Island Staten Island Children's Campaign Good Scout Committee Staten Island Economic Development Council Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Teresa's Parish Richmond County Kiwanis Staten Island Business Council SIUH Family Interaction Council (All with the focus of preserving the quality of life on Staten Island) Fran's dedication to the betterment for all around her has weaved her private and public life into one gigantic quilt that insures her passion, commitment, dedication and knowledge benefits her family, friends and business relationships as well as numerous Staten Islanders. Fran is a mother of Four, a grandmother of Twelve, a wife and partner of One. She enjoys helping others and is passionate about real estate and projects herself into everything she does. It is a real estate jungle out there, Let Fran Reali and Safari Realty be your guide!

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed since 1981, Licensed in New Jersey 2009 Certified Residential Specialist,Senior Real Estate Specialist; Accredited Buyer Representative; SFR, CRE, SRS2, CIPS, CBR.

    My Community Involvement

    • Over the years her involvement in the community of Staten Island has been rewarded with much recognition for her hard work and contributions.Fran has been the recipient of: SICC Louis R. Miller Award; Staten Island Advance Power Couple Selection; SIBOR Fair Housing Award; S.I. Museum Business Fellow Award; Alzheimer's Association Community Service Award; 2008 Staten Island Advance Women of Achievement; S.I. Zoo Business Leadership Award; S.I. Heart Society Partners in Healthcare Award; N.Y. Urban League S.I. Branch Health and Social Wellness Award; Star Network Staten Island Top Women in Business Award; The Salvation Army Community Activist Award; The Da Vinci Society of Wagner College Recognition Award; Staten Island University Hospital Foundation Service Award. Founder of Protecting One Young Heart at a Time in memory of her son, Frank J Reali III who died from an un-diagnosed heart defect. The foundation raises awareness and funds to develop a protocol to test young adults before they are given the green light to participate in high school sports. With the support of the two local Staten Island Hospitals, Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center, young adults from participating high schools have been receiving heart testing free of charge. Fran's goal is to change the New York State criteria for medical testing prior to entering high school for every child, while working to save every parent the grief from the loss of a child due to sudden cardiac death. Past/Present Board/Director/Trustee/Officer/Member/Fundraiser/Supporter:On Your Mark; Heart Association; Rotary Club of Staten Island; VP Metro NY Brokers Council; Staten Island Board of Realtors Board of Directors; President Women's Council Of Realtors; Staten Island Children's Museum; Alzheimer's Foundation of Staten Island; Community Health Action; Soroptomists of Staten Island Business Network International; World Of Women, S.I. Chapter; Real Estate Political Action Committee; St. Teresa's Mother's Guild; Alice Austin House Museum; A Very Special Place; Staten Island Museum; American Cancer Society/Staten Island; Staten Island Children's Campaign; Good Scout Committee; Staten Island Economic Development Council; Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Teresa's Parish; Richmond County Kiwanis; Staten Island Business Council; SIUH Family Interaction Council; (All with the focus of preserving the quality of life on Staten Island) Fran's dedication to the betterment for all around her has weaved her private and public life into one gigantic quilt that insures her passion, commitment, dedication and knowledge benefits her family, friends and business relationships as well as numerous Staten Islanders.

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