Don DeFranco is a top producing Associate Broker with Alain Pinel Realtors, the Bay Area's leading real estate firm. He offers 33+ years of real estate expertise and has represented hundreds of satisfied clients in the sale or purchase of distinctive estates, condominiums, lofts and investment properties. He is a truly consummate real estate professional who has consistently ranked in the top 1% of real estate brokers in the U.S. Don and his Estates team provide extensive end-to-end service and support for clients and customers. From initial consultation through accepted offer, he establishes aggressive, yet realistic, objectives for clients. His analysis informs them of current market trends and serves as the foundation of a comprehensive marketing plan for their property. By comprising a sound pricing strategy, Don helps clients secure the highest price that the market will bear in the shortest amount of time.
“My clients’ needs and goals always come first. Period. I quickly get the information they require, and then communicate it. I stay on top of the market and am very service oriented - always operating with integrity and professionalism. These are the golden rules of real estate that I learned as a new agent in Manhattan in 1984, and the principles I live by today,” Don says.
Drawing from his Off Broadway theatre career in the early 1980s, Don transferred his energy, motivation, and empathetic abilities to the field of real estate. He quickly established himself in the New York City market by providing his trademark unparalleled service to each and every one of his clients. He became one of Manhattan’s top sales brokers and eventually founded his own firm. He went on to be named Vice President, Director of Sales for the prestigious Madison Avenue Real Estate firms of Brown, Harris, Stevens and Stribling and Associates, Ltd.
After relocating to The Bay Area in 2001, Don quickly established himself as one of San Francisco's top real estate professionals. In addition to the San Francisco Association of Realtors, Don is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. As an avid and lifelong horseman, Don is active in the equestrian community in his home town of Woodside, CA. He is an active supporter of numerous local and national charities, including: Equestrian Legacy(Founder), The Menlo Charity Horse Show, Woodside Day of the Horse and W.H.O.A, Board Member of The Friends of Wunderlich and Huddart Parks, and The National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT).