At a glance
Bedford, Chappaqua, Cross River, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers, South Salem, Waccabuc
Growing up the youngest of nine children, Fran Macrae Torres became skilled at an early age in the art of negotiation, flexibility and patience, highly coveted skills in working with buyers and sellers in Real Estate.After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Radio-TV-Film, Fran started her career as a Page at NBC in New York. Rave notices for her interpersonal skills and attention to detail landed her in NBC's coveted Talent Relations Department. There she successfully managed the publicity campaigns for the talent and NBC hit shows LAW & ORDER, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, LATER W/ BOB COSTAS , ANOTHER WORLD and LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.
Fran immersed her energy into the Bedford community while raising her two boys. She has been active in the Bedford Central School District, serving as Co-President of the Parent-Teacher Association, active in the community, as a member of the Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association, Operation Christmas... More
Professional Awards & Achievements
Gold and Silver Sales Award Recipient
Professional Associations & Designations
Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS)
Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR)
Member, New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)
Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association, Bedford Community Church, Operation Christmas Child, Compassion International, Mah Jong Player, Certified Spinning Instructor
Travel, Interior Design, Mah Jong, Certified Spinning Instructor, Penn State Football Fan, Reading
Real Estate Expertise
Certified relo agent, Buyers agent, Sellers agent
BS in Radio Television Film, University Of Texas
From the first phone call to the final handshake, Fran was nothing short of exceptional - guiding us to our first house purchase, organizing suppliers, making calls to radon inspectors, advising us, instructing builders, suggesting solutions and ideas the list goes on. She even came round with a safety gate to help us in our first weeks. She gives Realtors a good name and you’ll be lucky to have her on your side
- July 22, 2019
Partner and Teammate
A true partner and teammate, Fran is proactive, honest, straight-forward and responsive. Buying and selling a house can be stressful and most people need someone that can help them navigate and that is exactly what Fran did, all while keeping our best interest in mind. When we first met Fran she showed a genuine and real interest in getting to know my family, what we needed out of a home, and what we liked. Not only did she find our new home, she helped us sell our home so we could move within our timeframe. Fran is good-hearted and operates with foundational knowledge of how real-estate works and has integrity. I highly recommend her if you need a trusted partner.
- July 22, 2018
The Complete Package
In a nutshell, we would use Fran again, given the opportunity to do so!
She's very professional, smart, and extremely knowledgeable of the housing market and a really hard worker. From communication, the pricing of our home, market analysis, to helping me get our house ready to sell, I have nothing but rave reviews. She went over and above our expectations. She provided guidance where needed or when I asked for it. From cleaning out my clutter, the dreaded chores, to discussing paint colors and decorating ideas. She's really very hands-on and accessible every step of the way. Most important on our list to find the 'right' realtor, aside of course from professionalism and knowledge, was communication and customer service. I am an absolute stickler in this department! Fran and I communicated via text and e mail. If Fran could not pick up the phone, our calls were always returned in a timely manner. Naturally, if there was pressing matter I would hear back right away. House showings, feedback and negotiations also went very smooth.
She was the 'complete package' in our book. We put our trust in her, followed her advice and she sold our house!
- March 22, 2018
Prepared and Proffessional
Selling a home is a stressful enough experience and I believe without Fran's help it would have been doubly so for us. She came into the process very well prepared having done her due diligence at the local town hall with a list of items that were missing and without which we would not have been able to sell so we were able to get on the remediation path early. She followed this with a well prepared market analysis and pricing recommendation upon which we all agreed. She came up with great recommendations on how to stage the house. Then when we went live she followed a very well thought out process that got us a lot of views and multiple offers within 5 days of listing. At the end of it all we sold for above listing price- always a good outcome. Throughout the whole process Fran impressed with her professionalism, knowledge and responsiveness. I would recommend her without hesitation.
- July 21, 2017
We had a very good experience working with Fran. She was very efficient and responsive moving the transaction along and went out of her way to accommodate the particular needs of our home purchase. Would highly recommend.
- July 29, 2017
Fran was a rock as she led us through the long, tedious and painful process of selling my mother's home. Many factors came up in the listing and she held our hand, (and calmly listened to our screams) and led us to a successful closing. I would highly recommend this professional, competent, experienced woman-- she was great!!
- January 2, 2017
Patient and Supportive
I had a wonderful experience with Ms Torres as my realtor and would highly recommend. She had extensive knowledge of the area and had many excellent suggestions that did influence my final home decision. It was a particularly stressful time in my life and Ms Torres was patient and emotionally supportive. She immediately responded and answered all my questions. She negotiated an excellent price for the home. I was impressed with her warm and professional relationships with other realtors and attorney. Ms Torres made the closing a pleasant experience because i was prepped and prepared. I will be a return client.
- January 13, 2017
I bought my house in Katonah 3 years ago with Fran Torres and it was such a great experience that it was a "no brainer" to work with her again on the sale of the house in Katonah and our purchase in Pound Ridge. Fran's professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market is what made a stressful situation easier to deal with. I don't know anyone who will work harder and be a better advocate and she's a pleasure to work with as well.
- December 1, 2016
A Real Pleasure
It was a real pleasure doing business with Frances. She was very efficient, knowledgeable and flexible with time accommodation-qualities most people with busy life styles appreciate. Moving from the city to the Westchester area is a big transition, and Frances made sure that it was a smooth one for me and my family
- December 1, 2016
Client for Life!
Fran treated us like family and was incredibly helpful with getting us into a new home. She set us up with an account right away and helped us get set up with the app (which is fabulous, too). I wouldn't go with anyone else - she has a client for life!
- April 18, 2016
Fran was so helpful when it came time to sell a family home. At the onset she prepared us on what we needed to do in order to get our house ready for the market. She took us step by step through the process and prepared us for what was to come. She was there every step of the way and was always ready with people to recommend. We had set a time frame that we needed to get the house sold and she did exactly what she said she would do and got us closed in time to help our mother move. I would strongly recommend Fran for she is professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with.
Irene Carideo Furness
- August 31, 2015
Dilligent and Dedicated
Fran Torres helped us sell our house in the worst possible market. She stuck with us through thick and thin, diligently having open houses for brokers and the public, and wisely guiding us when we needed to rethink the market. When it came time to close, there was a misunderstanding about a particular item, which could have been quite costly. However, Fran kept all correspondence and was organized in a way that misunderstanding was resolved within minutes, happily for us, I have to admit. Fran is completely knowledgeable, she has a terrific eye, and she is a joy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat, buying or selling, and will use her again when we’re in the market for a new home.
- October 15, 2015
"When we began searching for a home to buy in Bedford, we didn't know where to begin to find an agent who would be the right fit for us. Fran Torres was recommended by a coworker, and we could not be happier that we took her suggestion. Fran was responsive, supportive, and helpful throughout the entire buying process. Anything that needed to be done, she handled with grace and professionalism. She has continued to be a resource for us as we settle into our new home, providing information about the area and recommendations for anything that we need. If and when we again find ourselves in need of a realtor in this area, Fran will be our first choice!"
- September 15, 2015