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Buying or selling real estate is likely the biggest financial decision you will make, which is why you need a professional you can trust to guide you through every step of the process. Since 2004, Tom Francis Real Estate Group has served hundreds of clients in the Northern Virginia area. With every client, our focus is on Serving rather than Selling. You can be assured that your peace of mind is our top priority through constant communication, advice, and unwavering attention every step of the way. We treat our clients like family, which is why each of our clients feel as though they are our only ones.

In addition to our exceptional client care, our knowledge, experience, and connections in this industry truly sets us apart. Tom, our founder, and CEO, has lived in this area for over 50 years and has actively sold Real Estate for nearly 20 of these years. Prior to his time in this industry, Tom spent many years as an area supervisor for The Washington Post in the same neighborhoods where he now sells homes. This experience, coupled with his many years buying and selling Real Estate, have provided Tom with unparalleled knowledge of Northern Virginia neighborhoods, particularly those in McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church. In fact, to date, Tom’s Team has sold over 550 homes in Northern Virginia from 1-bedroom apartments to 100+ acre farms. If you are looking for area experts, who will work tirelessly to serve you and your Real Estate needs, give us a call. We would be honored to serve you!

Tom Francis CEO & Listing Agent

Tom has been a Fairfax County resident for over 50 years now and a Real Estate Agent for nearly 20 of these years. He has worked in several other industries - Newspaper, Restaurant Management, and Landscaping to name a few - but Real Estate is by far the best fit for him. Tom says the most rewarding parts of being a Realtor are building lifetime relationships with clients who are treated like family, and the opportunity to involve his own family in the business. You could say Tom is a big family man. Literally. He and ...

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Chris Audino Buyers Agent

Chris has been with the Francis Real Estate Group since 2017 and has been fortunate to learn the business from the ground up - starting out as an admin and working his way up to the Lead Buyers Agent position. Prior to his career in real estate, Chris attained a masters degree in Mathematics and worked as an actuary for a prominent Insurance company. Chris is married to the love of his life and is a proud "girl dad" to his three beautiful girls, who keep him very busy! Chris has always had a passion for helping people ...

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Diana Kost Client Care Manager

Diana joined the Francis Real Estate Group in 2019, returning to the workforce after spending 17 years at home raising her 3 children and spending innumerable hours volunteering for various PTA’s, youth sports teams, and community organizations in the McLean area. An Army brat, she moved around the U.S. and Europe until her family’s final assignment in Charlottesville where she remained through her graduation from the University of Virginia. Like many UVA grads, she moved to the D.C. area after graduating and enjoy...

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Rose Francis Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Rose is a big fan of this area - particularly for its proximity to our Nation’s Capital and accessibility to the Appalachian trails. She came to work for us in 2021 to spearhead our Marketing Program and has been managing and developing it ever since. As you may have guessed, Rose is Tom’s daughter and as she says “I am loving the opportunity to be professionally mentored by my dad - who happens to be one of the best in the business.” One of her favorite parts of working as...

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Claire Wright Operations Manager

Claire is one of the patriarchs of the Francis Real Estate Group. She came as Tom’s first full time administrative assistant in 2015 and quickly learned the ins and outs of the Real Estate industry. During the early growing stages of the company, she kept her dad (Tom) organized and efficient, managing everything behind the scenes. She is responsible for developing and updating all our systems as well as training all new members of the team. She now works remotely since she lives out of state with her military husban...

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