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Francine (formerly known as Kidder) McElhenny moved with her husband to the beautiful city of Sebastian, FL in 2010 and fell passionately in love with the place. This inspired her to get into real estate and help those who also wish to make their home here.

Francine obtained her REALTORS® License in 2013, and in her first year as a real estate professional, she sold 14 houses and had four listings. Her success continued to blossom in the next two years, earning her recognition as part of the RE/MAX Executive Club, 100% Club and Rookie of the Year 2015.

In 2016, Francine received her Broker’s License and now serves as an independent Listing and Buyers’ Agent. Her affiliation with RE/MAX Crown Realty as a Broker Associate has given her access to the real estate company’s impressive marketing tools and massive reach. With the support of the top real estate brand in the United States, Francine has enhanced her ability to provide her clients with the best possible service.

A real estate expert you can rely on

Over the years, Francine honed her local expertise and skills as a real estate professional. She is actively involved in community organizations and events, building her extensive network and learning more about the area and its people in the process.

Francine knows the city of Sebastian and its neighboring communities by heart. She can guide you to the best attractions, beaches and fishing spots, and provide information on useful websites and other resources about the community. Best of all, she can help you find the home and the neighborhood that’s perfect for the stage of life you’re in – whether it’s raising a family; spending your retirement years actively, productively, and in comfort; serving in the military; growing your career as a single professional, or indulging in a vacation home.

Francine is a former watchmaker, and her experience in this field has made her appreciate the value of precision and attention to detail. She has adopted this outlook in her career as a REALTORS®, working meticulously and efficiently to close the best possible deals for her clients.

Awards, recognition, and community involvement

Francine’s hard work has been recognized in the industry, and she’s the proud recipient of the following awards:

  • RE/MAX Executive Club
  • RE/MAX 100% Club
  • Re/Max Platinum Club
  • Re/Max Hall Of Fame
  • Rookie of the Year 2015
  • Honor Society

Francine has continued her education to better serve you … She has obtained her GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute designation) By earning the Graduate, REALTORS®  Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTORS®  who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

She has earned her, CRS (Certified Residential Specialist designation) A prestigious award by the Residential Real Estate Council, the largest not for profit affiliate of the national Association of REALTORS®.  REALTORS® who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate, ONLY 29,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned the credential.

Francine has also been recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® for the C2EX ( Commitment to Excellence) in her field.  It is a program that empowers REALTORS® to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards.

Want more… here are some of what her customers say about her!

Some of her greatest accolades come from buyers themselves. Here’s what client Andy Linaman had to say:

“Francine is the easiest Realtor to deal with we’ve ever used. She actually listens to what you want. She won’t try to sell you something you don’t want. She’ll bend over backwards to make sure you’re satisfied.”

He added, “She’s very professional! Also as a pleasant surprise, she’s been available after the sale whenever we’ve needed her with local advice and assistance with all the little things you encounter setting up a household. If you’re fortunate enough to use Francine as your Realtor, you’ll be satisfied. Thanks, Francine.”

In much the same way she looks after her clients, Francine is closely involved in the following community events and organizations:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Elks USA
  • Italian-American Club of Sebastian
  • Sebastian River Chamber of Commerce
  • Local chapters of the American Cancer Society, Children’s Miracle Network, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity
  • Local branch of H.A.L.O. – a no-kill animal shelter

About RE/MAX Crown Realty

RE/MAX Crown Realty is part of the RE/MAX brand’s extensive network of real estate professionals, counting more than 100,000 members in 100 countries. The organization takes great pride in their pool of agents who are “Above the Crowd” – the best of the best when it comes to professionalism, production, education, and longevity in the business. You can expect utmost dedication and professionalism when you work with a RE/MAX Crown Realty agent.

Make your home buying or selling experience in Sebastian, FL and surrounding communities the best that it can be. Get in touch with Francine and find out what she can do to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Call Francine at 772-925-9587, or send her an email at Francine(at)francinekidder(dotted)com.

Her office is located at:
1603 US HWY 1 Sebastian, FL 32958

2nd location:
945 Sebastian Blvd, Ste 6 Sebastian, FL 32958

3rd location is:
801 20th Place Vero Beach, FL 32960

John McElhenny
John McElhenny - Realtor