The Ricafort Team Testimonials

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Francis & Willa are just the best Real Estate Agents we have worked until now...and we have bought several houses in the past 20 years we have lived in this country. So, trust us when we say the Ricaforts are the best! AND...they are STILL helping us with things after we have moved in! Do I need to say more?

Sonny B.

This is the team that you can trust to sell your house.

While interviewing other real estate agents a key concern for me is “who can I hand off my house keys to without having to worry”, and we felt comfortable with Francis and Willa. They are seasoned professionals and know how to take care of your property as if it were their own. On their own, they brought shoe covers for folks to use when working on the house and for perspective buyers to use while touring the property. They have an abundance of professional landscapers, movers, and general contractors that are priced better than my own effort of finding folks on Yelp. This was another positive note of hiring Francis and Willa that saved us thousands of dollars as well as our own time and effort. They were onsite to work with general contractors when we couldn’t be there, and this was just a huge relief for us, particularly since we had already moved out of state. They are easy to collaborate with, as we desired to start our advertising video with 10 three seconds professional photo shots that highlighted our house, then transitioning to their typical video production. https://youtu.be/d1ZfAFNTFjw?si=EIluRTWjzZvxJwcw Francis and Willa were extremely patient to answer all of our questions during the contract signing and offering process. They never pressured us to go in any particular direction but merely provided information to allow us to make an educated decision. Having worked with them, we now know to always have a real estate agent when viewing properties and signing contracts. Getting the right real estate agent is always challenging but you can save yourself time, money and effort with the Ricafort team of Francis and Willa. Post closing, we ordered items online and forgot to change the shipping address to our new address, we contacted Francis and Willa and they helped us out by contacting the home buyers and picking up our packages. We are grateful to see that the real estate service from Francis and Willa didn’t end once our property closed.

RJ T. & Sarah Z.

We ended up using him to help us sell two properties.

We were pleased to have worked with him. He is very resourceful with a team of people helping in every aspect of preparation, listing and transaction. He is very data-driven. We were always informed with his market insights which helped us make the right decisions at the right time. He is also super responsive, always a phone call away. We would definitely use Francis and his team again. Highly recommend them!

Peter Z.

This is our very first home ever.

We worked with Francis from The Ricafort Team. He was very detailed and during our introduction he went thought the whole process in detail and answered all our question and made us very comfortable with the process and gather our preference and help set expectation based on our budget. He send out a regular updated on the new homes and encourage us to go visit as many open houses as possible to get the feel for it. After we found our home during the bidding process he went though in detail about the home inspection report and also come in-person to the home to view the home to give the idea of what to look for. When we were deciding for the price gave walked through all the possible bid amount and other contingencies that are within the range and explained the possible exception on those offer and make a successful offer. There were few hiccup along the way after the bidding and he explained us everything and was very communicative with the sell help putting use both in a ease. Even after closing the home we found few issue that the seller was not able to resolve but Francis was very diligent and followed up to helped get it fixed as a token of appreciation. This journey for us was very quick, were we spend only a month with them, which speaks volumes for the work he did. Would highly recommend them! Thanks for this amazing experience!

Kannan C.

We reached out to Willa and Francis for an initial meeting and got great vibes from them.

They are such a dynamic duo, tag teaming and always just a phone call/email/text away. As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of coaching on what to look for, how to be competitive while protecting ourselves, and setting expectations. They always answered all our questions promptly and never once did I ever feel any pressure from them. Their data driven approach and years of experience helped give us the info we needed to make decisions that were right for our family. In the end, we were able to get our offer accepted on the 2nd try — and below asking price! Willa and Francis understood the situation and helped us negotiate a compelling offer while still remaining within our budget. We could not have done it without them and will always be grateful for helping us find our dream home!

Nancy N.

We were first time home buyers and did not have a clue what to expect.

We were also on a very strict time frame because we had a baby due in a 2 months! They walked us through every step and explained in detail what was going to happen next. Their communication and responsiveness was key with us. Eventually, we were able to get our offer accepted within 2 weeks of actively searching. We are very pleased with the outcome and couldn’t have done it without Francis and Willa. We will use them again in the future! Highly recommend!

Ryan G.

I write police reports for a living.

Often times I have to do some extra follow-up and investigation in order to have a slam dunk case. That's what makes me a good cop. Here's the thing tho. Francis totally rendered my awesome set of skills useless. He left no stone unturned; He never pressured my wife and I into any decision and He even set up behind the scene and unlisted showings for us. AND THIS WAS DURING COVID! When it's been unimaginably impossible to coordinate showings on a timely basis given the SIP orders. I'm lying in bed in a super messy house on move-in day soooo ready to sleep, but I can’t help but feel so fortunate that my wife and I to teamed up with Francis. My rule of thumb is simple when it comes to hiring anyone or choosing any business that earns a profit or commission from my business; Be polite, be knowledgeable and most of all, make me feel like I'm a priority. I'm a military veteran and an LEO using the VA loan. I needed to team up with someone who was knowledgeable on all requirements and stipulations the VA mandated. Francis didn't just provide me with ample information, but he went out and got more. He even got me to go against the grain and seek out other lenders versus my highly popular military-backed bank that I've been using since 2000 ( we vets don't like change). And guess what? I ended up ultimately going with another company and turning my back on what's been familiar for the last 2 decades. I can go on and on about how positive my experience was with Francis, but the truth of the matter is none of this would have been possible if it weren't for the hard work and dedication Francis has put into his craft. Its 0100 and I'm running on fumes. I still don't believe that any amount of words or commendations will describe how appreciative I am to Francis. Give yourself a pat on the back because you deserve it. In this Real estate world, there are contenders and pretenders. You are absolutely the real deal!

JR G.

Francis and Willa are fabulous realtors with selling and buying.

Our house was sold in a weekend, with multiple offers, and above the asking price. They were thorough and professional and great to work with. I would definitely recommend them to whoever is looking to buy or sell a home.

Shanthan M.

Francis is very knowledgable, patient, honest and his experience speaks throughout the process.

We never felt his approach towards us during this process as an agent and client relationship but rather as a professional expert who is guiding the first time home buyers to steer in the right direction in making probably the biggest investment of their lives. The process couldn’t have gone any smoother. We would strongly recommend Francis & the Ricafort team to our family, friends and others. We are looking forward to working with Francis & the Ricafort team in future as well.

Praveen & Mahitha

Yelp sent out our inquiry to both a number of mortgage brokers and real estate agents.

We received a response back from them within a couple hours. We wanted to make sure that our agent was with us for the long haul - especially in today’s market where it could take a year to secure a home. Throughout our search, Francis and Willa worked seamlessly. It was like working with a single agent who had 48 hours in a day. Luckily, we were able to find our home within a couple of months. Every home purchase has its twists and turns, and the team was on top of things immediately when something happened. Thank you, Willa and Francis for being great partners in finding a place to raise our family!

Andrea A.

During this time, we were lucky enough to not only sell our condominium, but also buy our next dream home.

Francis and Willa helped from preparing our condominium to be “show ready,” and helping us every step of the way until the day we hear the word “SOLD!” We always felt comfortable to ask any question that we thought of (no matter how lengthy or short). They always responded to our texts and/or emails in a timely manner. Before we made the decision to work with a realtor, we thought about the possibility of trying to sell our condo on our own (commonly referred to as Sold by Owner). I am so glad that we decided not to do that. There is no way that we would have been able to go through this process ourselves without the help of the Ricafort’s. They are very experienced with all types of scenarios and super knowledgeable. I highly recommend The Ricafort Team if you are looking to sell or buy a home.

Virginia L.
Reviews on Zillow
Average Rating
"There are too many best points in Francis hard to pick to one. He is just AWESOME all in all. 1. Extremely Instrumental and responsive, Francis and Willa work as a team which brings the best out from both of them, Dedicated full time professionals for their clients in finding the best home of our interest.2. Reliable for any real estate information & consistently stayed with us for every single home touring on always on time and provided tons of comparable data , pros /cons of a location with his experience. There were days we toured 4-5 homes and he comes ready with all the necessary information which helped our decision process. 3. He was there through out our home journey which started way before pandemic which is quite a long time and he always understood our dynamic changes and adopted accordingly.4. His excellent strategies for placing an strong & competitive offer made our home buying process smoother in a perfect location. Cherry on top , He brings great contacts for financing , home improvements and list goes on."
5 /5.0
by zuser20190825125134698
"Working with Willa was a great experience! She was knowledgeable and answered any questions that we had. She would get back to us quickly and would go out of her way to make sure that we knew what was going on with each step of the process. Willa's negotiation skills were excellent, and we could not have been more pleased when we heard our offer was accepted! I would recommend Willa for any of your real estate needs, whether buying or selling!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20150422140814278
"The Ricafort team was everything my wife and I hoped for in a real estate agent. They helped us navigate through this challenging housing market and purchase our first home in a neighborhood we had hoped to buy in. Being first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and Francis was extremely helpful and available making sure we were comfortable throughout the whole process. We always felt that Francis was there for us and had our best interest in mind. Navigating the housing market during Covid required extra effort, Francis had to schedule showings for us instead of just going to open houses, and he always accommodated our busy work schedules. He was patient, never pressured us, was extremely knowledgeable in the market, helped us through some difficult decisions, and is genuinely a good person. We could tell that Francis wanted us to get a home, not only as his customers, but as people. And he made that happen for us. There were many hours spent discussing strategy, lessons learned, and celebrating our success. Francis truly cares about his clients and will do the extra work to get them into a home. We cannot recommend Francis and the Ricafort Team enough."
5 /5.0
by ulianageno
"When my husband and I decided we were ready to buy, we asked family and friends for recommendations. We reached out to Willa and Francis for an initial meeting and got great vibes from them. They are such a dynamic duo, tag teaming and always just a phone call/email/text away. As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of coaching on what to look for, how to be competitive while protecting ourselves, and setting expectations. Willa and Francis always answered all our questions promptly and never once did I ever feel any pressure from them. Their data driven approach and years of experience helped give us the info we needed to make decisions that were right for our family. In the end, we were able to get our offer accepted on the 2nd try — and below asking price! Willa and Francis understood the situation and helped us negotiate a compelling offer while still remaining within our budget. We could not have done it without them and will always be grateful for helping us find our dream home!"
5 /5.0
by nnguyenog
"We had the opportunity to work will Willa for buying our house. She helped us a lot with the current market understanding. Initially we thought the bidding we were putting were a bit overpriced but later on when we understood the market, we saw she was spot on.She really helped us get through the initial phase. Her follow up with the other agents or the appraiser is really praise worthy as we never had to think twice about those things...Above all she helped me get the house keys on my wife's birthday...Will definitely go back to her. If we venture again to buy another house"
5 /5.0
by binaybhagat
"Buying a house can be very stressful, especially when you work a full-time job and live a busy lifestyle. But with Willa and the whole Ricafort team, they made it easier and possible for me. From the very beginning when I first connected with Willa, she was very straight to the point. She is very knowledgable about the real estate market. Since this was my first time buying a house, I wanted to be comfortable with my price offers. The best thing about the bidding process was I never felt any pressure to go for higher prices just to win a bid. Willa always asked me the number I was comfortable with. Whenever I was curious about a house, Willa was just a text away, and she would provide me all the information I needed after she does her research and summarizes the main points. Finally, that day night when she called to notify me that our offer got accepted. That was definitely memorable, I could not imagine getting my offer accepted, let alone finally owning my own place. The whole Ricafort team is on top of their game. We closed the deal ahead of schedule, she was there to be present during the inspection when I could not, she picked up packages on my behalf. They were all there all the way to end, and up until now that I have finally moved in, Willa and the team make themselves available to make sure that I have what I need and check on me to make sure I am settling in okay. I feel great about my decision. I finally found a place I can call my own and home, and this would not have been possible without the Ricafort Team. Thank you all!!!!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20150517182803164
"We found Francis and Willa online while on a search for a mortgage broker and our message was sent out to both a number of mortgage brokers and real estate agents. We received a response back from them within a couple hours. We wanted to make sure that our agent was with us for the long haul - especially in today’s market where it could take a year to secure a home.Throughout our search, Francis and Willa worked seamlessly. It was like working with a single agent who had 48 hours in a day. Luckily, we were able to find our home within a couple of months. Every home purchase has its twists and turns, and the team was on top of things immediately when something happened.Thank you, Willa and Francis for being great partners in finding a place to raise our family!"
5 /5.0
by xandbea
"You need the Ricafort team on your side if you want to buy a house with no hassles. It's as simple as that. Francis & Willa are just the best Real Estate Agents we have worked until now...and we have bought several houses in the past 20 years we have lived in this country. So, trust us when we say the Ricaforts are the best! AND...they are STILL helping us with things after we have moved in! Do I need to say more?"
5 /5.0
by Sonny
"We are really thankful that one of our friend highly recommended and referred us to Francis and Willa. There are many agents out in the market, and they all claim to be the best but when it comes down to the real game (which is getting the right pulse of the market, doing the detailed background research, and making the right offer strategy) most of them fail... And that’s where Francis and Willa outshine.As a first time buyer we were naive and had indefinite queries on each and every step of home buying process, Francis andWilla have helped us at every step by explaining the nitty gritty of it and they have always been patient and made it so easy for us every time whenever we were having doubts and trouble making decisions.Francis always states that he will do all the groundwork, but the final decision will be ours and he will be respectful of our decision, this was evident every time we showed interest in any property that our best interest was his number one priority rather than pushing us to make any rushed decision.Lastly, no words are enough to justify what Francis and Willa bring to the table, and I bet they will always outperform anyone’s expectation."
5 /5.0
by zuser20150411202915823
"Willa was a great help when I sold my condo in Pittsburg. She came up with specific selling strategy to keep the buyers' attention, and I was able to sell the condo within a short period. I definitely would ask her again when I have to buy or sell a house next time!"
5 /5.0
by miryongk
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