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New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed since 1981, Licensed in New Jersey 2009 CRS, SRES, ABR, SFR, CRE, SRS2, CIPS, CBR. With over 41 years experience, Fran has assisted hundreds of families in their real estate needs. In many cases she has worked with generations of the same family improve their quality of life by assisting them in every aspect of their real estate decisions. As Broker/Owner of Safari Realty, along with her husband Frank, since 1988, Fran has also inspired generations of real estate agents to learn their trade. Over the years her involvement in the community of Staten Island has been rewarded with much recognition for her hard work and contributions. Fran has been the recipient of: Staten Island Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year Award (2020),  Staten Chamber of Commerce  Louis R. Miller Award, Staten Island Advance Power Couple,  SIBOR Fair Housing Award, SIBOR William "Bill" Coull Realtor Service Award, Kiwanis Brittany Fellowship Award, Best for NYC Award, Better Homes and Gardens International Community Involvement, Staten Island Aids Task Force Award, Staten Island Borough President Community Service Award, Have a Heart for Kids Award, Kamp Kiwanis Fellowship Award, NYS Women Woman of Distinction Award, S.I. Museum Business Fellow Award, Thomas Powell Mason Award, Soroptimist International Citizenship Award, Alzheimer's Association Community Service Award, 2008 Staten Island Advance Women of Achievement, S.I. Zoo Business Leadership Award, S.I. Heart Society Partners in Healthcare Award, N.Y. Urban League S.I. Branch Health and Social Wellness Award, Star Network Staten Island Top Woman in Business Award, The Salvation Army Community Activist Award,  The Da Vinci Society of Wagner College Recognition Award, Staten Island University Hospital Foundation Service Award. Founder of Protecting One Young Heart at a Time in memory of her son, Frank J Reali III who died from an undiagnosed heart defect. The foundation raises awareness and funds to develop a protocol to test young adults before they are given the green light to participate in high school sports. With the support of the two local Staten Island Hospitals, SIUH and RUMC, young adults from participating high schools have been receiving heart testing free of charge. Fran's goal is to change the NY State criteria for medical testing prior to entering high school for every child, while working to save every parent the grief from the loss of a child due to sudden cardiac death.

Past/Present Board/Director/Trustee/Officer/Member of:  WCR Staten Island Children's Museum, Alzheimer's Foundation of Staten Island Community Health Action, Soroptomist of Staten Island Business Network International, World Of Women, S.I. Chapter Real Estate Political Action Committee,  Alice Austin House Museum A Very Special Place, Staten Island Museum, American Cancer Society/Staten Island, Staten Island Children's Campaign, Good Scout Committee, Staten Island Economic Development Council, Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Teresa's Parish, Richmond County Kiwanis, SIBC, SIUH Family Interaction Council (All with the focus of preserving the quality of life on Staten Island).

Fran's dedication to the betterment for all around her has weaved her private and public life into one gigantic quilt that insures her passion, commitment, dedication and knowledge benefits her family, friends and business relationships as well as numerous Staten Islanders. Fran is a mother of 4, a grandmother of 13, a wife and partner of One.