In the early 2000s we started purchasing single family homes and to live in as well as for rental and investment purposes. Like many we thought the market was on an upward trajectory. As the market began to decline it was too late. We purchased several homes, property values plummeted at a record pace. Our personal savings disappeared FAST. After 3 years of trying to maintain these properties, we decided to short sale the homes. However back then EVERYONE was either walking away or short selling and lien holders and banks were completely overwhelmed. The process was BEYOND frustrating and created some of the most stressful times in our lives. Our personal homes along with some investment properties were successfully short sold. The others were foreclosed on because the banks would not accept the short sale offers we received.
Going through the short sale process in the worst of economic times has helped us acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully guide our clients through any property situation. The experience taught us many things that we have successfully implemented into our real estate business. Patience truly is a virtue and a great skill to have for negotiations as well as for providing excellent customer service. In our business we encounter different people, personalities and emotions every situation and Client is unique and should be treated with the same level of care whether you are a purchasing a Million Dollar Dream Home, your very first home or selling the home your kids grew up in. Our goal is to assist as many people as we can so they do not have to go through what we went through with our real estate experience. We truly care about our Clients and hope to be the REALTORS you can confide in and trust to help you through one of the most important financial decisions of your life, your home.
Nicole DeFrancis & Sonda Hilario are full time REALTORS originally from the Northern California city of San Jose, California “Silicon Valley”. We now proudly call Arizona home and have set up residence in the South East Valley for well over 20 years now. We are not only Full-Time REALTORS but we are also Sisters. Our team consists of:
— Nicole DeFrancis along with her husband and two daughters enjoys playing tennis and traveling.
— Sonda Hilario along with her husband enjoys the movies, tennis, cooking and traveling.
Our Assistant and Full-Time Short Sale Facilitator complete our extraordinary team. We service most cities in both Maricopa & Pinal Counties of Arizona, including Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Maricopa, cities of the Phoenix Metro Area.
We are Certified Negotiation Experts, Short Sale Specialists, Accredited Buyer’s Representatives and Certified Distressed Property Experts. As area specialists we are better trained than other agents to help you get the very best results.