MARINETTE—Success breeds success and Assist 2 Sell Buyers and Sellers Realty of Marinette continues to be one of the top franchises in the nation.

Assist 2 Sell, 3000 Cleveland Ave., owned and operated by Broker Francine Kitkowski, ranked No. 5 for total sales in the small market division for all franchises in 2020. Even more impressive, the local Assist 2 Sell office ranked No. 14 when combining the small and large markets.

“An awesome job by Francine and her team,” said Ryan Elliott, senior vice president for Assist 2 Sell. “It was a difficult year but they stepped up to the challenge. We are excited to have you on the Assist 2 Sell team.”

“Francine and her team exemplify what Assist 2 Sell is about; her commitment to her clients and service is second to none,” said Mary LaMeres, president and co-founder of Assist 2 Sell. “We are proud and honored to have Francine and her team as part of the Assist 2 Sell family.”

Kitkowski, with about 30 years of local real estate experience, opened her office in March of 2019. She was a top 5 franchise that year as well despite being open for about 10 months.

Kitkowski said, “My team and I worked extremely hard during a very trying year for everyone. I believe we built off our success from our first year and will be even stronger going forward. We will continue to focus on providing great customer service and saving home sellers a lot of money.”

Wisconsin had five franchises in the top 10 for small markets in 2020. A franchise in Lewiston, Idaho, repeated as the No. 1 selling small office.

Kitkowski’s office, along with an office in Weston, Wisconsin, were the only state offices to crack the top 20 when all divisions are included. The office in Lewiston, Idaho, was No. 1 for all divisions as well.

With its flat fee rate system, the Marinette office was able to save clients more than $527,000 in commission fees in 2020. Since its inception, the office has saved clients more than $855,000 in commission fees.

“That’s our goal,” Kitkowski said, “We want to provide home sellers and buyers with complete real estate service and save them money. It’s a great feeling to make that happen.”

Kitkowski is joined by Realtors Patty Hassemer and Renae Northrop, along with office manager Nicole Smith. Assist 2 Sell serves buyers and sellers in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Assist 2 Sell, based in Reno, Nevada, and founded in 1987 by LeMeres and Lyle Martin, has hundreds of offices in more than 35 states and Canada.