Little did Francine Kitkowski know when she became a secretary in a Marinette, Wisconsin real estate office more than 25 years ago that it would be the springboard to an incredible journey in a very exciting, competitive field.
When Francine launched her career, she quickly rose to office manager, overseeing 20 agents in four offices. It didn't take her long to realize she could work in this field and she could be very good at it.
For more than two decades Francine has consistently been one of the top-producing agents in the Marinette County and Menominee County area. She has sold virtually every style of home in every price range. She has guided new homeowners, families who are upgrading, seniors who are downsizing and has had countless repeat customers.
Francine has owned her own company, Prideland Realty, which had offices in Marinette, Menominee and Stephenson.
Francine's clients enjoy a no-nonsense, straightforward style. Her confidence in her profession makes her one of the most caring professionals you’ll ever have the pleasure of doing business with. Let her 25-plus years of experience in the area help you and your family with one of the biggest decisions in your life. Francine’s in-depth market knowledge and attention to detail enables her to make your move an enjoyable and successful one.
In 2017, Francine earned the Excellence in Professionalism Award given to the REALTOR of the Year by the Marinette County Board of Realtors. In that same year, she released her first book, "Opening Doors - What You Must Know When Selling Real Estate in Marinette and Menominee Counties." It became an Amazon No. 1 best seller within a week of its release. The book is available at Amazon.com.
Francine was born and raised in Marinette and has lived here most of her life. She is an active member in the community and has served as a volunteer on various non-profit boards. Francine has been a member of the Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services board of directors for the past nine years, including the last seven years as board president. She is married, with two adult children and a dog. While her children were growing up she successfully juggled the roles of mom and wife with her busy career.
Francine comes from a hard-working family that taught her a strong work ethic at a young age. She is a tireless, passionate worker who will go the extra mile for her clients. Francine has striven to grow in her career, including taking Realtor designation courses on a regular basis. That education, combined with her desire, honesty, integrity and experience, has made her a success.
Francine is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Wisconsin Realtors Association, Marinette County Board of Realtors, Multiple Listing Services and the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce. Her designations include Accredited Buyers Representation, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate Realtor Institute and Certified Housing Marketing Specialist. Francine is one of two Realtors in the Marinette County Board of Realtors who has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. Francine also founded and chairs the Safety Committee for the Marinette County Board of Realtors, chairs the Public Relations Committee and the Program and Social Committee.
In addition to real estate consulting with buyers and sellers, Francine also does property management.
Choosing the correct Realtor is vital when buying or selling a home. Francine has a solid working relationship with professionals at every step in the process. She invites you to compare her credentials to the competition. Francine is always open to questions or an interview from prospective clients.