Brian French

16 years of work experience
French Real Estate Co
111 East Burnett Street
Beaver Dam, WI, 53916
(920) 319-4830

Ratings & reviews (35)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2014
cbeule
Listed and sold a home
He was magnificent! We had struggled for 1 year with a less than responsive local realtor and Brian was a breath of fresh air. He works quickly and efficiently to do what is both needed and wanted. He anticipated our needs and was there for us when we called on him to find a workman to solve a problem. Both my sister and I would recommend him most highly.
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2014
emmett 55
Helped me buy home
Right from the beginning of our home search Brian was there for us. He was always prompt for our appointments and always gave us the time needed to look through the homes. When we found the home we wanted he was very thorough in explaining everything. The purchase of our new home went off without a hitch and we would gladly recommend Brian French to anyone looking to purchase a home in this area. Thank you so much Brian! The Anderson's
Response fromBrian French
Thanks Linda and Emmett - I'll stop by soon - cut the other agent's lock box off :)
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2014
user1662399
Helped me buy home
Brian came highly recommend and he did not disappoint. His response time is amazing. It is obvious he really cares about his clients and business. Neither my husband nor I had ever bought a house before, so we had no idea what to expect. Brian explained everything to us so well and made sure we always understood what was happening and also made sure we were comfortable. Brian was available to us when it was convenient to us. With our crazy work and school schedules, this was so important and made our lives easier. He is very honest, which is refreshing. I know not all real estate agents are. Some of them will say anything they can to get you into a house, but not Brian. He actually cares about you. From the first time you meet him, you feel like he is a longtime friend. He was awesome, made us comfortable and made our first home buying process easy and quick. I look forward to working with Brian again in the future and I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell. Thank you Brian for an amazing first buying experience! Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
Thanks Meghan and Eric for the extremely kind words. You realize that others are going to expect the same now :)
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2013
user57772825
Listed and sold a home
We contacted Brian French to list my mother's home. He came highly recommended from others we know. Brian was very professional, knowledgable and courteous through the entire process. We contacted him many times with questions and concerns that we had and he always got back to us promptly. Brian was always looking out for our best interest. We were confident the house would sell...and it did very quickly. We would definitely use Brian's services again and are recommending him to others. We had a wonderful experience working with him. Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
Thanks for the delicious cherry pie Cheryl - best ever!
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2013
user8065746
Listed and sold a home
We had been trying to sell our home for 5 years. We switched realtors and went with Brian French with French Real Estate Co after a neighbor had great success with him. He successfully sold our home only having it listed a few months. It definitely helped that he is very knowledgeable about the community and runs his own business. I would recommend Brian & French Real Estate to anyone that has a real estate need in the Beaver Dam area.
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2013
user4767545
Helped me buy home
Brian was very easy to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the business and the process. He walked me through the entire proccess and took care of me the whole way.
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2013
user302421
Helped me buy home
Brian was recommended to my husband and I through my uncle and we couldn?t have asked for a better realtor to help us find our first home! We had some difficulties along the way with certain sellers and situations but Brian was able to reassure us and help us understand the whole process of home buying for our first time. Brian found us our perfect first home before it was even listed and the process went quickly and smoothly. We couldn?t be happier with our experience and the outcomes that it brought! We highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to buy a home and can?t thank him enough for all of the time and effort he put into making our home buying experience a success!!! Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
Thanks Bonnie - you could thank me more by taking the very nice house-warming gift that I picked out for you (our foster dog)? Still available
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2013
user4617543
Helped me buy and sell homes
We were very happy to work with Brian on the sale of our Horicon home and the purchase of a new home in Sun Prairie. He made the experience as easy as possible. His use of online resources was very impressive. He was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He did a great job for us!
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2013
user5786541
Helped me buy home
A pleasure to work with, far beyond my expectations. His knowledge of construction, remodeling, and maintaining a residence helped to reassure my home was exactly what I purchased. But I believe his best quality was working with me to find that perfect home. He never was pushing me into a sale and would always point out the flaws that he found, he probably found more problems then the home inspector on my purchase. I would highly recommend Brain French!
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2013
user2319254
Helped me buy home
We were first time homebuyers, new to the area, and had also had a less than positive experience with a different realtor when we attempted to buy previously in a different community. I asked a co-worker if they had any recommendations on realtors in the area, and they recommended Brian. I believe in personal recommendations, so I read his reviews on Zillow, and took the advice of my co-worker and contacted Brian. He agreed to help us, and we set up numerous viewings. Brian worked to understand the type and price of home we were looking for. He asked a number of questions to get better understanding of our needs. He never pressured us into looking at or purchasing any of the homes, but on the contrary, would point out things in homes that he felt were or could be issues, but it was always from an un-biased, third party, perspective. As we were looking, he also provided us with new listing updates, and reccomendations on homes he felt we might be interested in. He was prompt in setting up viewings on our schedule. When we decided to make an offer on our home, he walked us through every step. As our buyer's agent, HE WORKED FOR US. We were able to purchase our home at the price we wanted and were able to work with the seller's, and seller's agent, to get work done on the home that we asked for. Brian also worked with our loan officer and bank to provide the necessary documentation to get our loan done in a timely fashion. Brian has great connections in the local real estate, maintenance/construction, banking, insurance, home inspection, and title businesses that he again provided us with multiple options to get service with various firms, all in a low-pressure, third party observation, manner. Needless to say, we had no issues purchasing our home, securing our loan, and meeting our closing timeline. So, I know this is very long review. But, to summarize, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND choosing Brian French to be your realtor for his hard work ethic, integrity, and responsibility to us as his clients throughout the entire home purchasing process. Brian French is an outstanding realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2013
Rev Bruce
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were very pleased with the service we received from Brian. Being an out of state buyer added some interesting aspects to the buying process and Brian was very accommodating in assuring the purchase went as smoothly as possible.He answered our questions and concerns promptly, which often times eased our anxieties as long distance buyers. Little things like meeting with the carpet people before we arrived helped immensely in assuring our home was move in ready when we arrived. Our buying experience was as worry free as possible for anyone buying a home. Brian's personal and courteous approach, professional attitude and excellent expertise in the field of real estate and Brian's willingness to go the extra mile, made our home buying experience both comfortably and confidently accomplished. My wife and I would highly recommend Brian French if you are considering buying a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2013
user4906898
Showed me homes
I was very encouraged working with Brian French. He was personable and he looked out for me. When Brian thought something was not beneficial to us he spoke up and communicated clearly his concerns. He is a professional and does a great job. If you want someone who looks out for you then Brian needs to be your agent!
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2013
TonyKlatt
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I weren't quite sure who to go with for a realtor when we were selling our house. I talked to a couple of friends, and they recommended Brian French. I think it was an excellent decision. He was magnificent. He really helped us with input on easy things that we could do to make the home more appealing and marketable. We thought his Facebook advertising was a great and relevant idea with the appeal of social media. And, the newspaper marketing of our home was a huge plus. It didn't seem to get lost in the shuffle. I felt that our home was always "fresh" and a priority to him. He brought a great personable experience with it as well. Our interactions were always fun and witty. With the great experience we had with sale, we decided to use him as a buyers agent. Early on, we made the decision that we weren't even going to start looking at new homes until we had an accepted offer on our home (which we had in a few short months!) What I liked was that he never pressured us. He didn't show us listings until we told him we were ready. When it came to looking at the potential homes, it was fun. He made everything feel comfortable and upbeat and let us look at the potential homes at our own pace. His construction background was an asset in pointing out things that we may want to pay attention to. When it did come to the purchase, he was very honest in his input on how we should go about the offer. The purchase was flawless. He was always very involved. After we closed, a few days later he went to all of our new neighbors with a postcard with a brief introduction of my wife and I and our daughters. These were hand delivered by knocking on the door too, not mailed. In the end, I am happy to call him a friend. And though we plan to stay in our new home that we won't need his services, I look forward to seeing him again. Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
"Fun and witty" is my middle name - it's actually Bert, but I'm embarrassed to use that. The "fun" happens only with the right people - you both are just "right"
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2013
user0981942
Helped me buy and sell homes
We just recently sold and bought a house with Brain. Brian has the experience to tell you what you need to do with your house so that it pleases the market. At the same time, his support was very helpful with making decisions on selling and buying our new home.Brian has always been very friendly and professional.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2013
user55718630
Helped me buy home
Brain is a great agent. I would recommend him to anyone I know. I knew what I wanted when it came to a house and Brain stood behind me when I found the right one. He also made the process of buying a home much easier for me. He had the answer to every question I asked. He's 100% working for you and that's what I like about him!!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2012
JackHarrison0
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have both sold a home and purchased a home with Brian's assistance and he was excellent. The sale of the home was challenging because of a lack of movement in its price and location. Brian was very helpful in finding a price and with being patient until a buyer with a good price was found. My circumstances in purchasing were clouded with countless complications and unusual circumstances. For each of the twists and obstacles Brian spent time in researching options and presenting the choices so that I could understand them. He was careful about providing clear explanations while letting me make the decisions. In the end he was able to negotiate a successful closing that met all of my needs; and I am very happy with the outcome. Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
I like the "clouded" comment - as in we had a water issue with your first choice :) Glad I could help. Fond du Lac is a little out of my normal market, but I am always willing to make exceptions for my friends
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2012
user5335520
Listed and sold a home
Brian made our house sale happen even when we didn't think it would be possible. His expertise made the process go smoothly. He responded to our many questions very promptly. He made us understand he would be with us through each step of the process. We wouldn't hesitate to ask for Brian's help again.
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2012
user5083298
Helped me buy home
I cannot fault Brian for his expertise and professionalism throughout the whole buying process. Buying a property is a daunting process at the best of times, and being from another country (Scotland), we had quite a lot of correspondance via e-mail. Brian is concise and to the point, and we managed to complete the purchase in around 4-5 weeks, and closed slightly ahead of our desired date, which in itself is amazing. If your looking for a realtor in dodge county or surrounding areas, then we recommend using brian, his 5 star rating says it all. Brian thank you for keeping us right on every stage of the process. We cannot thank you enough for the advise and help you gave. Mark & Melissa From Aberdeen Scotland :D Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
Can't wait to some day meeting you - my preference would be me traveling to Aderdeen. Now I can check "selling a house to someone from Scotland - without them ever visiting the home" off my list" :)
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2012
user3099474
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian French did a wonderful job in helping me with selling my old house, and helping me find a new house. He was thorough and patient. He arranged many showings for me as I pondered the type of house I wanted as a retiree and grandfather who likes to have family visit and stay overnight. At the same time I wanted to downsize and have a place needing less maintenance. He helped me find the perfect house. Brian answered many questions and gave me great advice along the way. Brian also helped me find a short-term rental property, and he even provided a place where I could store most of my furniture while I was waiting to move in to my new place. Brian gives new meaning to the term "full service.". He was great to work with, and I give him my highest recommendation! Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
Thanks so much Bruce for the kind words - Brian
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2012
JJSprenger
Helped me buy home
Brian went above and beyond the call of duty as a realtor! He even fixed an item on the house for us in order to get our loan approved. As a first time home buyer, it was a little scary but Brian was always available to answer our questions and to help us get our home. He listened to our wants and needs in a home and never pushed us to purchase a home that wasn't within our budget. He also has a great personality and sense of humor. It was very fun house shopping with him and going through the whole process. We will definitely have him as our realtor in the future! Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
It was a pleasure working with you guys. I'm glad that you felt it was fun - that's really the way it should be! Enjoy
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2012
user7555339
Helped me buy home
Great to work with. Made finding a home a positive experience for us. He was recommended to me by a friend, and I would recommend him to anyone. He was especially helpful with finding the right financing, being available, and taking much time with us when needed.
Response fromBrian French
I even weaseled my way into a wedding invite - sorry I had to bump your grandfather
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2012
user1588329
Helped me buy home
Brian was recommended to us by several co-workers who had been represented by Brian in both buying and selling their homes. And we are so thankful! Because of Brian French's diligence and hard work, we are the proud owners of a new home in Beaver Dam. Brian was a calming voice during what was sometimes a stressful, difficult and emotional experience. He was prompt to respond to any questions we had and his knowledge and expertise are second to none. We will continue to recommend Brian to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. You will not find a better real estate agent - anywhere. Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
I like the "calming voice" part - probably better than my shrill scream
Highly likely to recommend
04/12/2012
user542225
Helped me buy home
My husband and I would highly recommend Brian to anyone in search of a new home. He helped us through the over-whelming process of buying our house, from finding the perfect home to the loan process. Brian was available to us whenever we had questions, day or night, and went above and beyond for us. We don't consider Brian to be our realtor, we consider him our friend. So look no further in your search for a realtor, because Brian is "the man"!
Response fromBrian French
Thanks Dawn - Thanks - I think that same about you guys...friends - and Sabine says that I don't have many friends :) The inside joke "the man" may get lost on everyone, but I certainly appreciate your confidence
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2011
Iliana Romero
Helped me buy home
When we first started looking for houses we were scared that we would be "played" just as we had with buying our first car. Brian was not only patient but understanding to our position. He was knowledgeable in all the areas. He not only helped us with obtaining the house that was perfect for us but also with our loan. Brian put all our worries at ease and he answered every question we had and boy did I have alot. I do not think there is any other realtor in this area like him. He is not only a realtor but has become a friend to us. After we purchased our first home he assisted us to fit into the neighborhood by passing out cards with our names. Our neighbors were so impressed with our realtor as we have been. We worked with other realtors prior to Brian and none were as patient and knowledgeable as he was. Brian takes the time to know you and your family ....your needs and wants for a home. Thank you Brian French for being there for us literally 24 hours a day, for being patient with us and understanding! We will recommend you to our friends and our neighbors have already asked :) No other realtor does what Brian will do....go to the extremes to get you and your family what you want. Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
Someone called me yesterday and said that they called me because of my great reviews, but that his wife thought that the reviews were probably written by friends of mine - made up. Well - anyone who really knows me also knows that I just don't have that many friends :) Thanks Iliana for being one of "those" friends and thanks for bringing me great Mexican food - please don't stop just because you have a house now
Highly likely to recommend
08/11/2011
CBorchardt
Helped me buy home
We thought after the first experience with trying to buy a home that the process was going to be a nightmare but after we began working with Brian he put our worries to ease. Brian made the whole process painless and exciting. He listened to our wants and was able to find us a beautiful home within our price range. Brian is very knowledgeable not only on the real estate end but also when it comes to the lending. He knew the ins and outs of our VA loan. He is very friendly, personable and patient with our 1 yr. old running around his office while trying sign paperwork. We will and already have recommended Brian to others. It was a pleasure working with Brian! Less ... More
Response fromBrian French
I like the "exciting" part. Your daughter and I got along just fine - how could I ever forget those crazy faces she would make at me. Thanks for the kind words Brittany and Chuck
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2011
ElvisJ
Helped me buy home
All the glowing reviews you see here on Zillow are not an exaggeration; Brian is that good! He knows the whole nine yards of the real estate business. Honesty, friendliness, patients, and always making time for you. We highly recommend him to everyone.
Response fromBrian French
They might be just a little exaggerated Christine, but thanks so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure working with you. Let me know when the Elvis tribute is open for admission
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2011
jcalli
Helped me buy home
Brian went above & beyond to help me find my first home. He made my first home buying expierence fun and exciting. Talked me through every step & answered any questions, that I had or still have. Thank You for everything Brian!
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2011
raerae_griffin
Helped me buy home
My husband and I would 110% recomend Brian French to ANYONE looking to buy or sell a home. He was our rock through a rollercoaster ride of a nightmare short sale and represented everything a phenominal Realtor should be. We started our search for our frist home a year prior with another realtor who just wanted to sell us a house. Little information was taken as to what we were looking for and a dozen houses later we were discouraged and about to give up on looking. THEN we were referred to Brian by several co-workers and gave him a call. Within 1 month we had an offer on a home that was exactly what we wanted. 3 months later and we started moving in. Than you Brian for helping us end our search and being there for us when we didn't know what was up and what was down! 5 months into our new home and we still love it and look forward to spring and enjoying having a little piece of land to call our own! :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2011
rruplinger
Listed and sold a home
Brian was excellent to work with. Prior to Brian being our agent, we spent six months with another agent who showed very little interest in marketing our house. Brian jumped in, showed our house often and did a great job of marketing the features of our house. We listed with Brian in September. In the next four months we had three offers on our house, an accepted offer in January, and closed the deal in February. We had so little to do in the process, Brian took care of everything. We were out of state so unable to be present for the process. Brian emailed us everything we needed and took care of all the paperwork in Wisconsin, met with the inspectors. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone thinking of selling their house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2011
slugger17mvp
Helped me buy home
My husband and I would highly recommend Brian to anyone. This was our first time buying a house so we had a lot of questions and needed quite a bit of guidance. Brian was able to offer his expertise in ALL aspects of buying a home: the conditions of the home, time left on a roof, resale, pricing, etc. He has exceptional negotiation skills and makes a real effort to truly understand his clients' needs. He was also always prompt and had a very fast response time. We feel very lucky to have met him! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
Matt0617
Helped me buy home
Brian showed my wife and I over a dozen homes in Beaver Dam, WI. We were first time home buyers so we had lot's of questions and didn't know what to look for. Brian was very knowledgable and very helpful. I highly recommend him to any one looking for a home in the area, and have already recommended him to one of my employees.
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2011
AmyJo71
Helped me buy and sell homes
He has been incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, patient and honest with us. We have the utmost confidence that he will get our home sold for us.
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2011
dustindevin
Helped me buy home
We were so pleased with Brian French. He is professional, courteous, timely, and a joy to work with. As first-time home buyers, we felt lucky to have someone like Brian on our team.
Highly likely to recommend
01/12/2011
jbcmec
Helped me buy home
We have worked with a number of good buyers agents over the past several years. While each of these agents did a very good job for us, we always felt as if their only concern was closing the deal. With Brian, we never felt that he was concerned with anything other than making sure we were happy. We worked with Brian for over five months, and looked at dozens and dozens of houses. For every house that we even considered looking at, we would request very detailed information that went beyond the normal listing information. Without fail, Brian would respond to us with the answers to all of our questions the same day. If we e-mailed him at night, we would have the answers by noon the next day. Brian even made cold calls to houses in neighborhoods that we were interested in, but that were not on the market. For every house that we looked at, we had complete trust in Brian that he would tell us not only what was good about the house, but the bad as well. With his background in construction and his willingness to crawl through attics and up onto rooftops, Brian was able to recognize concerns that other realtors would not have noticed. Even though Brian knew these concerns would lead us to look elsewhere for a house, he never once hesitated to share this information with us, or to provide us with a realistic assessment of what would need to be done to make repairs. If Brian did not feel confident as to what would need to be done, he would immediately contact a professional in that field for an expert assessment. Throughout the entire search, we never once saw Brian get frustrated with the amount of time that he was investing in our house search, or the lack of success we were having in finding a house. On the contrary, Brian was perfectly content to work with us as long as it took to find a house that we were happy with. In summary, we consider Brian French to be one of the most professional, ethical, knowledgeable and hardworking people that we have ever had the privilege to work with, regardless of occupation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2011
dkbanes
Helped me buy home
Brian went to great lengths to help us find the perfect home. He is friendly, knowledgeable, responsive and patient. We highly recommend Brian French.