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MALIBU'S EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL REALTOR

Excellence speaks for itself...  Celebrating 35 years in Real Estate, Ellen Francisco is one of Coldwell Banker's most accomplished agents.  She has ranked among the top 20 agents in all of the the Westside year after year, and consistently excels among the top one percent in the nation; annually honored as a member of the Society of Excellence for the last twelve years, International President's Elite, and Top 100 in Southern California.

Discover the Unsurpassed Lifestyle We Call "Malibu"

Close enough to benefit from the conveniences, entertainment and other amenities of adjacent city life, Malibu stands apart with a unique character all its own.  Its scenic beaches, dramatic bluffs, rolling mountains and canyons provide a special enclave for its diverse residents who cherish the natural, rugged beauty and peaceful privacy of this serene oasis.  As a resident of Malibu for 43 years, Ellen has come to embrace it with significant depth and appreciation, understanding the subtle nuances of its various neighborhoods and neighbors.  This allows her to share a valuable perspective only possible through many years of living in the same community in which she has also mastered the art of helping people buy and sell their homes and land.

Knowledge, Communication and Negotiating Skills

Combined with this experience and insight, Ellen's straightforward approach and excellent communication and negotiating skills have earned her many honors as one of the top real estate professionals in the nation, as well as the widespread respect of her colleagues and clients.  Ellen emphasizes the importance of exceptional client representation, discretion, and the highest ethical standards.  Whether representing buyers or sellers, homes or land, her broad experience, comprehensive knowledge, and attention to detail have produced an impressive track record and long list of grateful and notable clientele.  She strives to do the best possible job for every client, providing expert assistance through what can be an exciting yet challenging process.

Background Information

Ellen grew up in West Los Angeles, where she attended Hamilton High School.  She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physical Education from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and a counseling credential from California State University - Northridge.  Prior to real estate, she was a well-respected counselor and physical education instructor at Santa Monica High School for 13 years.  After moving to Malibu in 1970, she contracted the building of a new home in 1979, which sparked a natural talent and led to the evolution of her successful real estate career.  Ellen and her husband of 47 years - Kent - a golf entrepreneuer and retired teacher and dentist - share their five-acre Malibu ranch with a special menagerie of eight horses, four dogs, three pot-bellied pigs and assorted visiting wildlife.

Equestrian Accomplishments

In addition to excelling in her profession, Ellen is also a highly accomplished equestrian.  She enjoys raising quarter horses and competing in local and national quarter horse shows. She has earned earn top honors on "Zip," a horse she raised, and is currently competing on "Radical Yet Fancy" and "She Was Born With It", two new quarter horses she is enthusiastic about showing. Her horses have received numerous honors and rankings, both locally and nationally.

The Francisco Team Provides Seamless Transactions

It is this same drive and discipline to excel in the athletic arena that elevates her achievements in real estate.  Ellen's repertoire of inventory includes elegant estates, beachfront, bluff and equestrian properties, plus a wide range of homes, condos, vacant land and leases.  To more effectively respond to her clients, she is assisted by Shannon Steere, a Malibu resident since 1960, who has been a realtor with Ellen for the past 14 years, and Leslie Martinez, a resident since 1990 and a realtor with Ellen since 2004.   As a team, they offer seamless, professional service committed to the highest quality, energy, intellect and integrity.  Buying or selling a home or property is a very personal and important endeavor.  Choosing good representation can benefit your having a positive experience and a smooth transaction.  Ultimately, excellence speaks for itself...
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