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Mary Jo Franzen

REALTOR, GRI,CRS,SFR
Welcome! My name is Mary Jo Franzen and I am a licensed Realtor® with TheMLSonline.com. I have a passion for real estate as well as helping people through the process of buying and selling homes. Whether you are just starting your home search or getting your home ready to go to market, I believe it is important to work with an agent who has experience. My experience in various aspects of real estate spans many years from the 1980s, all in the Twin Cities area. The most rewarding part of being a full-time Realtor® is having the opportunity to meet new people. I look forward to learning more about you, and helping you with your real estate needs. Please call, or send an online request and I will respond as soon as possible. I look forward to assisting you!

Client Testimonials

Mary Jo has been our realtor since we purchased our first home, to selling it and buying our now current home. From the beginning she has always been very dedicated. She is honest, very patient, and determined to find you a property you can call home. Mary Jo is very responsive by email and phone calls and always responds back to you in a timely manner. She is one of integrity and is always looking out for your best interest with no pressure to buy until you are ready. We have recommended Mary Jo to friends and family and will continue to do so.
Erika and Peter L.
Champlin, MN

It was a pleasure working with Mary Jo during our home hunt experience, we wouldn®t have it any other way! She is everything you look for in a realtor; knowledgeable, resourceful, easy to work with, and most of all patient. We looked at a countless number of homes, she was encouraging the entire time and never once made us feel rushed. If we have to look for another home in our future we will be working with Mary Jo again and will be referring our friends and family to her as well!
Quin B
Ramsey, MN

I met Mary Jo at an open house. She has since helped me through three purchases and one sale. I can tell you this - I would never even consider any other agent~Mary Jo is simply the best !
Edward J
Crystal, MN

We are so glad we had Mary Jo Franzen as our realtor. Because of her patience, knowledge and years of experience selling and buying homes, she was able to sell our larger home and find us a smaller townhome that fit within our budget. It was not only a challenge to find the right place for us in the right price range, but during that time we had a medical emergency that added quite a bit of stress and difficulty. But Mary Jo kept working with us until we found a place that met our criteria. We are now living in it and so grateful to have had Mary Jo with her professionalism, knowledge and patience. If you are wondering about who you should have as a realtor, we would without any hesitation recommend Mary Jo Franzen.
Ron and Betsy B, Brooklyn Park


Our experience working with Mary Jo was nothing less than fantastic. We had some medical issues going on during the process of buying our home and Mary Jo stepped up and went over and beyond what could have been expected of a business relationship and turned it into a friend helping a friend. From the first meeting to as we approach our year, she has continually stayed in contact. She took down our needs/wants and emailed us only what was in those guidelines. She prepared with us at our first meeting so we did not have to go out and see a lot of unnecessary houses. She knew what we wanted and kept our focus on that. Because of her knowledge and expertise in the area we were looking at, we looked at 3 homes and made the decision. We were up against a multiple offer situation and Mary Jo helped us put our best foot forward and we purchased our home for a great price and a quick close... Even with some bumps in the road (as most transactions have some) She always handled everything with professionalism and was aware of the process and what needed to be done to get us through. She always had our best interest at heart and because of than we have gained a friend for life. I would highly recommend Mary Jo to anyone looking for a home... She takes the time to listen to your needs and wants and finds you exactly what you are looking for. We love our new home!! Thank you Mary Jo!!
Tara and Shane M, Maple Grove

Selling a house is very stressful, but working with Mary Jo was a pleasure! She is very knowledgeable, professional, and was with us every step of the process. Without hesitation, we highly recommend Mary Jo Franzen!
Craig and Kristi V, Maple Grove


The Best Realtor Around!!!! Mary Jo first sold me a town home in 2012; with a limited budget as a single person I was able to purchase a home on short-sale that fit my needs perfectly. After getting married, my husband and I decided to sell and buy a house on the river. This process was new to both of us and Mary Jo took time to explain every step. Mary Jo wasn't just there to make a sale, she wanted to be sure we found the house that matched our needs and now we are living in the house of our dreams!!! Her patience and dedication is unmatchable and if ever we need a realtor again, I will only use Mary Jo Franzen!!
Becky and Joe P.-Elk River