Meet Fran Glatfelter

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Fran Glatfelter



Looking for an expert to guide you through the complex process of buying or selling a home? Congratulations, you've found her! Fran's client-centric approach as a real estate advocate and concierge makes the process of buying and selling a home as easy and stress-free as possible.


"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 highest level of service possible in order to ease the buying and selling process for my clients while helping them reach their goals." - Fran


As a certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) and former competitive debater, Fran is well-equipped to be a strong advocate for her clients' best needs. She knows that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all plan in real estate, and so she uses a consultative and client-centric approach to customize a plan that best supports each individual client in attaining their goals. Fran takes pride in providing the highest level of service possible by utilizing a combination of cutting-edge technology, a data-driven understanding of the market and her connections to a global network of the best brokers in the business. Her detail-oriented process makes sure that all of the pieces come together for her clients from start to finish, and beyond!


Areas of Expertise:

First Time Buyers



Vacant Land

Home Staging


Awards and Designations:

Circle of Excellence Award 

Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) 

Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)



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 buyers, relocation, move-up buyers, downsizers and home staging. She is also well versed in vacant land 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 Westmont, IL. She is an active member of the community in both Westmont 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 Fashion Merchandising as well as Business Administration and Spanish.  She was a member of the NIU Debate Team and the first freshman ever elected to the Forensics Team's Board of Directors in the role of Public Relations.  Her experience with Debate translates well into 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 stores. 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
  • Ability to identify 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 into 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. She has a network of contractors and service people to help her clients get their home ready for sale, and an eye for detail that will generate a top-dollar sale.


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. She has a network of business partners and contractors to assist with everything from lending and legal to inspections and estimates.

Certified RENE
Real Estate Negotiation Expert

Outstanding Achievement 2020 & 2021

Accredited Staging Professional

What Clients Are Saying