Fran Glatfelter

Fran Glatfelter


5002 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Your Local Real Estate Concierge & Advocate!

Looking for an expert to guide you through the complex process of buying or selling a home? Congratulations, you found her! Fran is an Advocate and total Real Estate Concierge for all of her clients.

"My clients are always at the center of my business, and everything I do revolves around them and their needs. This is not a sales business and I am not a salesperson; it is a service business and my job is to provide the best service that I possibly can in order to ease the buying and selling process for my clients."  - Fran

Fran will be your total Real Estate Concierge from start to finish and beyond! She prides herself on timely communication, is a highly experienced negotiator, and will save you both time and money as you buy or sell your next home. Fran utilizes technology to improve transaction efficiency, keep her clients in-the-know, lessen her environmental footprint and market her listings to the best audience in order to maximize foot traffic to the home. She does all of this while providing personalized service that ensures each client feels as though they are her only client. 

Areas of Expertise:

First Time Buyers

Historic Homes


Waterfront Properties

Vacant Land

Military Families


Awards and Designations:

Circle of Excellence Award 

Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) 

Cartus Network Affinity Specialist (CNAS) 

USAA Real Estate Rewards Network Agent 

A Bit More About Fran

Fran is not a salesperson, but rather a facilitator of transactions that lead to the achieving of a dream. She makes the buying and selling process as quick and easy as possible for clients through providing them with exceptional service and unwavering dedication to their needs and best interests.

Fran serves the Greater Chicagoland Area, focused primarily in the Southern DuPage County communities along the Metra BNSF line from Naperville to Hinsdale. She specializes in working with First Time Homebuyers, Move-Up Buyers, Downsizers and Waterfront Properties.

Fran has lived and worked in the Chicagoland area for all of her life, spending time in Hinsdale, Barrington, Grayslake, DesPlaines, Lake Bluff, Willowbrook and Lisle. She currently resides in the beautiful community of Lisle, IL. She is an active member of the community in both Lisle and Downers Grove. Fran enjoys giving back to her community and is always looking for more ways to get involved.

Fran spent 4 years at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL where she studied Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising as well as Business Administration and Spanish.  She was also a member of the NIU Debate Team and on the Board of Directors for the Forensics Team.  Her experience with Debate translates well in to the Real Estate field as it has provided her with the skills needed to be an excellent negotiator and advocate for her clients.

In her previous professional life Fran was a Retail Executive for several retailers, including both Big Box and Specialty. This experience has provided her with several skills that are vital for the Real Estate Profession:

  • Ability to connect with many different kinds of people, identify their needs and provide solutions
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively
  • Extensive marketing experience
  • Awareness of trends in home fashions
  • Ability to stage and market a home as if it were a product for sale, identifying a target buyer and strategizing to that specific market

Fran's Core Business Values:

1. Quick: Prompt action and speedy communication of valuable information.
2. Careful: Thorough completion of the numerous details involved in a Real Estate transaction.
3. Consultative: Listens patiently and thoroughly to the client's needs, asking the right questions and collaborating on a course of action that will best accomplish the client's goals.
4. Continually Improving: Always on the forefront of technology.

Fran Serves Sellers By:

Fran is on the forefront of technology, able to get your home in to the right channels of marketing that will attract the best ready, willing and able buyer in the least amount of time so that you can move on to achieving your next dreams and aspirations.  She takes the time to listen carefully and consult with you on your needs and selling goals, as well as the care to guide you through the numerous fine details of the home selling experience so that it will be as seamless and easy as possible.

Fran Serves Buyers By:

Fran's role is not to "sell" you anything, but rather to find you the right home based on your needs and desires, and then to guide you through the numerous fine details of the home buying experience so that it will be as seamless and easy as possible.  She takes the time to listen carefully and consult with you on your needs and buying goals.

Clients are saying:

"Fran Glatfelter is a professional, efficient and results oriented Real Estate Agent who I would recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell property.
This transaction could have been a challenge based on the property and the number of decision makers for the estate being mostly out of market.
Fran quickly established a plan to meet everyone's objectives, and delivered a result in the quick sale of the home at a good price that everybody really wanted.
Would gladly work with Fran again if the opportunity presented itself."

"Without Fran, I don't think we'd have been able to close! My wife and I went into the process absolutely new and without any real knowledge. Fran walked us through every avenue and part of the process without us having to struggle through it. I legit can't say enough to Fran's expertise and should we ever look to sell our home, I know our first call will be to Fran."

"We hired Fran to represent us in both listing our home and buying and could not be happier! She was very responsive, knowledgeable and made the whole process so much less stressful!

One of the big reasons we hired her to list was that she also stages houses! She came over, walked us through the house and wrote up a detailed report of how to stage properly. Then once we decluttered and took care of most of the suggestions on her report, she came over with some of her own staging items and put on the final touches. Multiple offers received in the first weekend on the market and we closed over asking price!! She helped negotiate us the most reliable and highest offer.

For buying Fran negotiated us a great price and was always responsive over the phone. She is a true professional, a great negotiator and good person."

"It was a pleasure to work with Fran! Moving from Chicago to the suburbs, we wanted somebody knowledgeable about the area and able to give honest feedback. She also made the process as low stress as possible. Fran is informative, has her clients best interest at heart, and makes herself available for any questions you may have. She is professional, organized, has a pleasant and fun personality, and goes above and beyond for her clients. I would recommend Fran to anyone looking to buy or sell! Thank you!”"

"When I decided to buy a house, Fran was recommended to me from a coworker who just used her services to find his home. After meeting Fran any new listings were sent to me immediately. I found a house i liked on Wednesday and we moved quickly to put a offer in. Our offer was accepted on Saturday, and we did close on the agreed-upon date. I would definitely recommend using Frans services!"

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