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Because Palm Beach properties are recognized as the premier global residential destination and Sotheby’s International Realty has extensive marketing capacity using the most current integrated marketing strategies through selective, targeted advertising, Internet, and social media platforms, Christine Franks decided to join the Sotheby’s International Realty - Palm Beach brokerage to better serve her loyal real estate sellers and buyers.
A diverse clientele, which includes national and international buyers and sellers whom have relied on Christine’s expertise, integrity and professionalism to help them achieve their real estate goals, expressed confidence in her decision to close her Palm Beach real office after 27 years and join Sotheby’s International Realty’s comprehensive network.
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Christine and her family relocated to the Palm Beaches in 1962. Educated in the local area, she earned two degrees in arts and sciences and worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in the Operating Department in West Palm Beach as a surgical nurse and, later as Head-Nurse of the Detox unit at the Mental Health facility also located in West Palm Beach.
Christine’s career transitioned into real estate when she married a successful developer/builder of extensive residential and multiple commercial properties. Licensed as a Broker in 1981 and, after her husband decided to retire, they opened a real estate company in Palm Beach in 1992 with Christine as the Broker and her husband as manager of the company, and he continued to use his skills developing Spec home construction in Palm Beach.
Commitment to community and professional service has been part of Christine’s professional history. She has served as a Board member of local business and charitable associations. Christine has been a long standing member of the Palm Beach Board of Realtors and contributed her time to the Board membership as a Board Director and officer, including as President in 2003.
At the same time that Christine served as President of the Greater South County Road Business Association, she was also the Director of the beautification project undertaken by that Association which involved negotiating with local business owners, business associations, and local and state government officials to successfully plant 133 Palm Trees along the South County Road corridor.
During Christine’s real estate career, she has helped establish record setting sales prices that were considered fair value by both sellers and buyers. She truly believes in the property value of Palm Beach. A privileged lifestyle. A proven investment.