Testimonials

THEY ARE A CALM PRESENCE THAT YOU CAN FEEL CONFIDENT IN.

We used Fran and Randy when we sold our house in Maplewood in 2008 and again when we moved back to Maplewood in 2013. The whole process can be very stressful and emotional, but Fran and Randy really minimize that. They are a calm presence that you can feel confident in. In selling our house, they made excellent recommendations on things we should do to prep our house to minimize time on the market and maximize price – we were very pleased with the result. When returning to Maplewood, we were on a short time line. They were great at helping us get up to speed on market dynamics and getting us in to seeing houses that met our needs. We were able to wrap things up and move into our new house in 6 weeks.

— Kim V, Maplewood

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK THESE PAST 5 MONTHS.

Thank you so much for your hard work these past 5 months. Your positive attitude, patience and knowledge made this process easy and bearable. We are so happy with the outcome and look forward to many happy years in our new home. If we ever have a friend in need of real estate we will tell them that there is no other option than Fran Lichtman and Randy Rabney. Thanks for being a friend and an advisor. 

— Mary & Shanie

WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW HAPPY YOU HAVE MADE ME.

Words cannot describe how happy you have made me. Being a homeowner has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl who didn’t grow up with much at all. If it weren’t for you, I would have never been able to get up the courage I needed to even start to look. You held my hand through the whole thing and made sure that I was alright. I cannot thank you enough for placing me in the perfect home. You really knew what I wanted and even found it within my price range. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! With sincere appreciation and warmest thanks.

— Stephanie Lopez, First Time Homebuyer

THERE IS NO ONE BETTER THAN THE LICHTMAN-RABNEY TEAM FOR REAL ESTATE IN ESSEX COUNTY!

There is no one better than the Lichtman-Rabney Team for real estate in Essex County! Fran and Randy are superb and I only want to work with them for my future real estate needs. No one is more knowledgeable about Maplewood, South Orange or Montclair and no one commits themselves more than Fran and Randy to working effectively with you to successfully list and sell your property quickly.

— Paula W, South Orange

HAVING FRAN AND RANDY IN YOUR CORNER IS LIKE HAVING YOUR BEST FRIEND, MOTHER AND WORLD TITLE HEAVYWEIGHT GOING TO BAT.

Having Fran and Randy in your corner is like having your best friend, mother and world title heavyweight going to bat. You’ll know who has your back, you’ll have a good laugh along the way and most definitely come out a winner! 

— M. Ginsberg

WE GIVE FRAN AND RANDY OUR HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

We worked with Fran and Randy when we sold our home and again when we bought the house that we live in today. They guided us through the process and communicated with us. We got a great price for our house…even more, inspiring was their ability to find us the home we live in now. When our house went into contract, there was nothing on the market that we wanted to buy. They went the extra mile and worked diligently until they found us an amazing house, before it went on the market and without having to be in a bidding war. We felt like we hit the house lottery. We give Fran and Randy our highest recommendation.

— John and Mitchell-Homesellers/buyers

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN MARKETING MY HOME.

I would like to thank you for your professional services in marketing my home. I was truly impressed with the complete package that you offered and moreover delivered to sell my house. The deal was planned, the house price agreed and then the marketing strategy executed without flaw delivering results in less than 3 weeks. I was delighted with the web presence, virtual tour, brochures used to market the house. Even more so, the communications you maintained to keep me up to date with news on viewings that took place on line and the foot traffic that visited the house. The subsequent execution and guidance that you offered throughout the following days before closing was invaluable. Furthermore given that the sale had unexpected challenges from the buyer’s lender, you pro-actively worked to ensure that the deal could proceed. In conclusion, I would thank you for your highly professional service and would recommend you to any person looking to market and sell their house or looking to purchase a house

— Richard P. Barker, South Orange, NJ

THEY CARE ABOUT THEIR CLIENTS, THEY KNOW THE BUSINESS AND THEY WON’T LET YOU DOWN.

Fran and Randy are an extraordinary real estate agents. When I bought my house, the first people to have a spare key were Fran and Randy. The first I called when I needed any referrals was Fran and Randy and the first I will invite over when I finish renovating is Fran and Randy. They care about their clients, they know the business and they won’t let you down.

— Ari K.- Homebuyer

FRAN AND RANDY ARE THE BEST REALTORS THAT WE HAVE EVER WORKED WITH.

Fran and Randy are the best Realtors that we have ever worked with. They worked tirelessly to find us our beautiful home in West Orange. They were extremely professional and we always knew that we could rely on their advice. They were not only a great resource for neighborhood information (which was a huge help since we were new to the area), but they also was able to make the process enjoyable. We look forward to working with Fran and Randy in the future.

— Amy and Eric H.-Homebuyers

OUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH FRAN AND RANDY WAS TERRIFIC!

Our experience working with Fran and Randy was terrific! They handled both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. They were both very professional and always there for us. They always seemed to know what was going on in the local market. It was a great balance-they knew when to offer suggestions and when to stay back and let us put forward the ideas. In addition, they went out of their way to help us with the little things, like meeting contractors at the house-allowing them entrance and watching their work. Overall, they delivered great service-we are very happy with how everything turned out. We would definitely recommend Fran and Randy and use them again!

— Michael K-Homeseller/buyer

I’VE RECOMMENDED HER TO OTHERS SEVERAL TIMES.

My husband & I worked with Fran at recommendation of a friend. She had answers to all of our questions and was definitely an authority on the SOMA community. We’ve never bought before so having someone we could ask even the most basic of questions was valuable. Fran kept us on track with all aspects of the process: looking, offer, buying, and closing. Since buying our place we have met others in the community that also used her and loved her. I’ve recommended her to others several times. 

— Kimberly, South Orange

IF WE HAD IT TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN, WE WOULD NOT HESITATE TO CALL FRAN AND RANDY.

When we decided to sell our home in Maplewood, we met Fran and Randy. After spending some time with them, we felt very confident that we had chosen the right agents. They outlined their approach, helped us through the entire process and always stayed on top of things-keeping us posted every step of the way. Their positive, pro-active style and knowledge of the local market was a real plus in helping us to sell our home. If we had it to do all over again, we would not hesitate to call Fran and Randy.

— Michael, Jeffrey & Ethan-Homesellers

MY WIFE AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM!

Fran and Randy were a true delight to work with. Fran had been recommended by a friend of ours who had recently bought a home in the area. She had actually represented the seller in that transaction, but our friend (the buyer) was so impressed by Fran that she said we should seek her out. Very glad we did! Fran and Randy patiently took us through many homes over the course of several months until the perfect house came on the market! They identified it and brought it to our attention immediately. Once our offer was accepted, they walked us through the home buying process and it went absolutely smoothly from start to finish. My wife and I highly recommend this team!

— Jack & Melissa, Maplewood

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF MOVING TO THIS AREA, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY CALL FRAN AND RANDY.

When we first contacted Fran and Randy, we received an immediate email response. They seemed very knowledgeable and were very friendly. We had previously worked with another Realtor and were highly disappointed in their lack of knowledge and near-impossibility to contact. Fran and Randy picked right up and spent many hours with us on the phone and on foot checking out houses. We loved Maplewood and since Fran and Randy both live and work there, they were able to show us and tell us everything about the area. If you are thinking of moving to this area, you should definitely call Fran and Randy.

— Cynthia and Tara-Homebuyers- Moved from Brooklyn

WE WOULD RECOMMEND FRAN TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL THEIR HOME… SHE’S THE BEST.

Fran Lichtman helped my wife and I buy our first house… And thank goodness we found Fran because we couldn’t have done it without her. We had a lot of questions and were super nervous about making the right choices for our family. From the beginning Fran was warm, knowledgeable and made us feel at ease. As we started looking at houses, it became apparent that she really wanted to help us find the right home for us. When we found a great house, she walked us through each step of the buying process and was extremely patient and supportive. We faced a few challenges along the way and at each turn she gave us great advice. She has been an invaluable resource to us. With Fran’s help we were able to navigate the home buying process and we are now in a home that we love. We would recommend Fran to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home… She’s the best.

— Kas, Maplewood

IF IT WASN’T FOR YOUR PATIENCE, COMMITMENT AND INVOLVEMENT, THIS PURCHASE WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.

I want to say “thank you”. If it wasn’t for your patience, commitment and involvement, this purchase would never have happened. The negotiation process was frustrating and emotionally challenging. In the end, you were committed to making us happy and it showed.

— Michael Y.-Homebuyer

THEY WILL BE THE TEAM THAT WE CALL WHEN WE LOOK TO SELL OUR HOUSE.

I first worked with Fran when she helped me find a rental property and was very impressed with how communicative, knowledgeable and professional she was. Years later, I had the pleasure of working with her to find and purchase my own home. While we worked primarily with Fran, I believe that she and Randy are the best team to work with in the South Orange/ Maplewood area. They have tremendous local knowledge and a passion for pairing people with homes that are well suited for them and match their desires. Fran and Randy were always prompt and clear in their communications and were there when we needed them. They guided us through the process of buying our home so that we felt comfortable and confidant throughout. They will be the team that we call when we look to sell our house. I don’t think there’s a higher compliment than that.

— Gwen Dixon, South Orange

I WOULD RECOMMEND FRAN AND RANDY TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!

When my partner and I decided to make the move from Brooklyn to Maplewood, we met with several brokers to assist us with our purchase. Fran and Randy immediately stood out from the others, not only with their sincere warmth and knowledge of the town, but also because Randy also had extensive experience as an attorney. They understood our affordability limits and and home “wish list” items, and were always honest about how the different houses and neighborhoods we saw fit or didn’t fit within those parameters. Fran and Randy embrace the great diversity we have here in Maplewood, and never tried to steer us toward or away from a place based on neighborhood demographics (except for advising us which areas had a lot of kids for ours to play with!). I would recommend Fran and Randy to anyone and everyone!

— Cynthia K, Maplewood

WE ARE CERTAINLY GOING TO USE HER EXPERTISE AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

My wife and I have been through the selling and buying process multiple times throughout over the past 12 years. Our experience with Fran has been the best one by far. She is an experienced negotiator and highly knowledgeable Realtor. Her expertise goes beyond just real estate, as demonstrated in her ability to handle tough discussions, contracts and needy clients (like us). In just under 1 month, Fran was able to find us a home in the very aggressive Maplewood market. Under her guidance, we made offers and negotiated like professionals. We had full trust in Fran throughout the process. I would highly recommend Fran for any real estate transaction. We are certainly going to use her expertise again in the near future.

— Tony Trombino, Maplewood

CLEARLY THEIR PRIORITY IS CLIENT SATISFACTION, AND THAT TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER MAKING A SALE.

The qualities I value most in the Lichtman-Rabney Team are their kindness and helpfulness, their capacity to truly hear and respond to what the client needs/wants, and their level-headedness throughout a process that’s often extremely pressured, tense, and reactive. Fran and Randy display the knowledge, expertise, and negotiation skills expected in a top-notch broker. But/and they go beyond those assets in their genuine approach to supporting a client in finding and purchasing a home. Clearly their priority is client satisfaction, and that takes precedence over making a sale.

— J.Bernstein, Maplewood