Fran Lanari, Realtor®
When Fran moved to Little Rock after fifteen years in Houston, it truly was love at first sight. When she crossed the Arkansas River and saw Little Rock’s beautiful skyline, she knew she was home! Fran loves the area’s lush foliage, flowers, changing seasons, vibrant culture, and especially the people. Although Fran spent many years in Houston, she was raised in a small Tennessee town and she says, “Little Rock has all the amenities of a large city but has that sweet home town feel.”
Fran honed her skills in negotiation, transaction management, communication, interior decorating, and staging, first as a contract manager for NASA in Houston and while working in the family remodeling business at Kitchen & Bath Concepts in Little Rock. “Those jobs truly prepared me for so many of the skills needed to be of great service in real estate,” Fran says. Fran’s strengths include active listening, visualization, inside awareness about remodeling costs, creativity, and attention to detail. Fran was a “Multi-Million Dollar Producer” her very first year in real estate and attributes her quick success in the industry to friend and client referrals and great clients who put their trust in her, for which she is very grateful.
Fran and her husband, Michael, have two teenage children, Rachael and Michael Joe, who are both active fundraisers for the family’s favorite charities: Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Easter Seals of Arkansas. Thanks to the benefits that both of their children have received from these organizations, fundraising is a top priority for the Lanari family. The Lanaris love to travel, attend live theater, watch football, and read. Fran’s children even help her with her real estate endeavors by proofing articles and flyers and even putting out Fran’s signs! Fran says, “What could be more fun?!”
“Each of my prior careers gave me great building blocks of knowledge for real estate, which I already know is, by far, the perfect niche for me. Real estate is about relationships. It is about putting myself in my clients’ shoes, understanding their needs, and devoting all to assist them with their purchase or sale as if it were my own.”