Frances Gates Associate Real Estate Broker

  • Associate Real Estate Broker since 1992
  • Certified Buyer Representative (CBR)
  • Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University
  • Member Michigan State Crew Team (Light Weight Four)
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Long Island Board of Realtors
  • Three Village Meals on Wheels (Past President, Current Board Member)
  • Port Jefferson LIONS Club (Past President)
  • LIONS Club District 20S (Past Secretary/Treasurer)
  • New York State and Bermuda LIONS Club (Past Zone Chairman/Regional Chairperson)
  • Suffolk County LIONS Diabetes Education Foundation, Inc.(Past Secretary/Founding Board Member)

Bio

Growing up in the folksy Midwest was a different sort of childhood filled with farms and lakes for boating and fishing. After my studies and active life on the Michigan State Crew team, I left the very weekend of graduation. I packed up an old Oldsmobile and drove through the mountains of Pennsylvania to New York, in my hand a degree, my possessions, and $2000.00. While driving and listening to my AM radio in a car without air conditioning, Frank Sinatra’s song New York, New York played and I was hopeful that as the song goes I could make it there!

Prior to my Real Estate career I worked in the hospitality business at some of the most iconic restaurants in New York City. I got my start in the hospitality industry by a chance meeting with a hotel owner in a small town in Switzerland. While on vacation with a college friend, I was offered a job to come back and work at the hotel in the Alps for the summer. I left a job at a Mutual Fund Company to try my hand at my real love FOOD and Wine. Upon my return to NYC, I worked in several small local restaurants on the Upper East Side of New York City with my last job being at the famed Russian Tea Room, along with working for a wine importer selling New World wines to restaurants in New York City.

Currently residing in the quaint village of Port Jefferson, I enjoy walking around the beautiful harbor front and attending Village events. The most important part of living in Three Village/Port Jefferson is the people. The cultural events at Stony Brook University bring a lot of inspiration to the locals and beyond.

I continue to have a love for food, entertaining, and travel. Part of the reason I became a Real Estate Broker was to work with the public to help them achieve the American dream. As a seasoned Real Estate Broker I will guide you through the process and eliminate the stress that often happens in a Real Estate transaction.

It would be a pleasure to show you around our lovely area and introduce you to the many reasons to choose the North Shore. First time buyer? I would be happy to educate you on the process and negotiate the best possible deal for you and your family. Moving up? I will sell your existing home and find the very best fit for you. Relocating? I will aid you in the transition along with our award winning Relocation Department.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me on my cell phone at 631-807-9652. I promise to answer in a timely manner and give you as much information as possible to enable you to make an educated decision. Let me make a house a home for you and your family.


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