What clients are saying...
I was pleased in every way. They did an excellent job of helping me find a house and getting through the process of purchasing it.
Gayl and Dawn helped us find the perfect for our family. Their knowledge of the market and patience guided us through our first home buying process. Will recommended to all my friends and family.
Tarpey Franz team were outstanding selling my condo. Thanks to everyone at Shorewest who were so helpful as well !
Fabulous service! Would recommend this team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
We had the absolute best experience working with Dawn and Gayl! We met them by chance when we walked by an open house and decided to take a quick look. This look led us to falling in love with the house and wanting to put in an offer. Through the expertise of Dawn and Gayl, we were able to obtain pre approval and put in an offer (which was accepted!) in a matter of hours. They guided us throughout the entire process and kept us informed. They took the stress of buying a house and selling a house at the same time away from us. The process was smooth from start to finish! They also provided recommendations for movers, cleaners, etc. which was extremely helpful. We are so grateful to have met Dawn and Gayl and enjoyed working with them. We highly recommend them!!
Dawn and Gayl are the absolute best realtors we could have asked for! As first-time home buyers, we did not know what to expect during this crazy housing market. Dawn and Gayl took the time to help explain and educate us on the home buying process. When we went on tours, they made sure the houses we looked at made sense for us. They aren't the type of people that will try and sell you on every house just to make a sale. They truly cared about us, our future, and our happiness in our home. Our favorite part about working with Dawn and Gayl is that from the moment we met them until closing, they made the process really personable and fun. No house tour with them is boring and they also help you realize the potential of a home. In the future, whether it be referring our friends or selling a house of our own, our first call will always be to these two.
As usual it was a total pleasure working with the Tarpey- Franz Team. I've been working with Gayl & Dawn for many years & they just keep getting better. I recently needed to get a rental condo on the market quickly and they covered every detail and did a beautiful job with the staging. The property sold in 3 days for full asking price.... can't do any better than that!!
Working with Gayl and Dawn was a pleasure. They fully understood our needs and worked within our criteria. We were more than pleased with the outcome of the sale of our house. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home.
Gayl and Dawn have been amazing. They made everything effortless, and treated me like I was their own family.
All around 5-start rating for the Tarpey Franz team!! Wonderful people first of all. And they do the job with such professionalism. In our case, the bidding strategy guidance they provided was critical and a key to us getting our dream condo. We are forever indebted to Dawn and Gail! Paul and Melissa Alexander
Gayl and Dawn and the whole team at Shorewest were incredibly effective and helpful selling my father's home in Shorewood. What could have been a difficult process was streamlined by people who knew how to remove obstacles and then position us for a tremendous showing and a successful close. The marketing strategy was spot-on and they thoroughly understood the realty climate of the day, suggesting ways to maximize the appeal of the property and then following through with energy and drive when it came time to present the house. I couldn't have asked for a more enthusiastic or heartfelt group of professionals -- they truly love what they do and it shows!
in a very fast and competitive market, Gayl & Dawn expertly guided us through a sales strategy that brought us more than we could imagine for the sale of our house. I can't say enough about how kind, creative and Smart is ladies are! I would give them 5 + Stars!
Dawn and Gayl were fantastic. After losing my dad in December there was a lot to take care of. Fortunately for me, a friend recommended calling Dawn and Gayl and they took care of everything in regards to the sale of my dad's home. Their advice was spot on and we sold my dad's condominium for over 20% above the asking price. I wish there were more stars!
We left Southern California to move to Wisconsin and Dawn and Gayl took control of the reigns for us when we couldn't be there. They toured homes from Wauwatosa to Fox Point and Bayside and finally we found a home we loved in the community of Whitefish Bay. They visited homes multiple times, were extremely thorough, and were our voice when we needed them to be. I cannot imagine moving cross-country without them and their expertise. The entire time they were focused on finding us the best home; not just a house that would make-do. They are experienced, professional, hard-working, and passionate for their clients. A full-service experience that raises the bar for everyone else!
Best agents ever. Have used them for all our cases and moves, with another upcoming. Would never use anyone else.
From the first phone call to the last sign off they were amazing and everything I needed. I presented an unusual situation and they quickly came in made an assessment and made sure everything was taken care of in a short period of time. They are both professional and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to place their home on the market!
Dawn & Gayl were absolutely spectacular to work with. They were personable and kind and helped my husband & I to find our first home in just a few short days. We would recommend them in a heartbeat and look forward to working with them for a long time coming!
Working with Dawn and Gayl was the best decision we've made! They're knowledge and professionalism shined through, and we loved having them be a part of our first home buying experience. They embody the term 'dynamic duo' in every way. Thank you Tarpey Franz Team!
Gayl and Dawn are the only agents I would work with when buying/selling a home. Between their knowledge, professionalism and support I was able to purchase my new home and rapidly sell the home I was leaving. They understand the emotional side of a move which was a significant piece for me in making this decision. They were always available to me to answer questions and guide me through the tough moments as I experienced buyer's remorse several times. On a lighter note, they are also fun to work with!
It was a pleasure working with Dawn and Gayl to sell our home in Whitefish Bay. There is no question that moving can be stressful on both ends; it is so important to work with real estate professionals you trust. Dawn and Gayl work extremely hard every step of the way. They are keenly knowledgeable of the market and give productive advice to provide a service always focused on your best interests. I couldn't be more thankful for our outcome. The fact that they are lovely people puts them over-the-top! Thank you Dawn and Gayl!!
Arguably the finest realtor in Mikwaukee.
The staging & advise that they gave me was invaluable. Also their knowledge of that pricing in a fast market was a huge factor in selling our home in 1 day!
So helpful and friendly. They were both so willing to help out and complete tasks that we would have otherwise had to do ourselves.
Gayl and Dawn were fantastic to work with. They put our needs and what was best for our family first, and worked with our schedule to put our house on the market when it was most convenient for us. They not only coordinated painters, handymen, staging, and photography on our behalf so we could focus on our move, but they also got us well over ask for our house and blew away our expectations!
Incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, savvy, insightful, caring, personal, kind team. Gayl and Dawn felt like friends/family by the end of our home-buying journey and made the overall experience very enjoyable, even when it was frustrating at times.
Dawn did a great job for us. We switched to Dawn after a very frustrating engagement with a different north shore company and I'm very pleased with Dawn's efforts. We had showings almost immediately after engaging with Dawn received an acceptable offer shortly thereafter with a short close date which I appreciated. Very pleased!
Right on top of the market.
Best agent I've ever worked with. Professional, excellent follow up & attention to the details of the sale.
Everything went smoothly. Had answers to all our questions. Got back to us in a timely manner. Great job! We were so excited to get an offer within 48 hours of listing at full asking price. Hurray!
The whole process went extraordinarily well while it was in their hands. Unfortunately, we had a problem with a closing, but they were all over it and ensured success. We were very glad to have them on our team! Thanks, Dawn and Gayl!
Gayl went out of her way to make things happen.
Dawn and Gayl came highly recommended by a good friend -- and they absolutely met every expectation we had. They were prompt in all communication, highly knowledgeable of the market in our area, knew the right questions to ask (and often asked them before we even knew we had a question!). Dawn and Gayl were tough when it counted (i.e. getting things done) and were incredibly friendly, flexible and easy to work with. I couldn't recommend anyone else more.
Gayl and Dawn are the best. We initially met them at an open house when they were still with Keller Williams. We followed them when they made the move to First Weber, and had the best experience purchasing a home with them. We were so pleased with the service that we received and couldn't recommend them more highly! We will ALWAYS work with them in the future.
Gayl gave us excellent advice on how to prepare our home for sale and our house sold in 1 day. Can it get better than that? Gayl is easy to work with and is very knowledgeable. Go With Gayl!!
I can't say enough about the great experience it was to work with Gayl. She made the whole process so easy for me!! In every way she went the extra mile in terms of meeting inspectors and repair folks while I was at work. Gayl made it painless!! She has a great way of explaining the process so as to make it all simple to understand and the followup not complicated. I appreciated her referrals for the work that I needed to have done and for the move itself. Everyone that she recommended I used, and all did the job as promised. I will definitely recommend her to friends and co-workers.
Gayl was extremely helpful and attentive through the entire home buying process. She was on the ball at all hours of the night to make sure that we responded rapidly to a series of offers and counter offers to make sure we got the house that we wanted.
Over all Gayl was just outstanding. I will def use her as my listing agent and buyer agent on our next move.
Super experience. Gayl was incredibly supportive and helpful.
Gayl Franz is/was an absolute professional in this current transaction. She goes above and beyond in service, negotiations, and attention to detail. She was the absolute and best realtor in the north shore area for her keen knowledge of the different north shore communities and price point of properties. She also has wonderful business relationships with other realtors from different companies. She is a team player but always puts her client first. We will not hesitate to use her in future transactions. Wyatt and Lindsey Zamzow.
With the help of Gayl, I the sale of our home was quick and efficient. She had all bases covered and what she said would happen, did happen.
Gayl is simply the best!
This was my first experience purchasing a house so I didn't really know what needed to be done and what to expect. Gayl was great! She was very knowledgeable about what to look for and what needed to get done to get the house I wanted. She was excellent to work with and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor.