Francis La Poll - Broker/RealtorĀ®/Attorney/CRS/SRES
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La Poll RealtorsĀ®
Palo Alto - Los Altos - San Jose - Atherton
2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303
CalBRE License Number(s): 01182478




Francis La Poll
Broker/Realtor®/Attorney/Certified Residential Specialist/Seniors Real Estate Specialist/Certified Residential Broker
  
Professional Experience
  • Over twenty-five years handling complex real estate and tax matters.
  • Attorney (J.D. Stanford), Realtor®, two-term Los Altos Mayor: No one else has Francis’ combined knowledge of real estate, tax law, and general plan and zoning process
  • Certified Residential Specialist (only the top three percent of Realtors have this designation).
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist.
  • Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Professional Philosophy

I am committed to meeting individual needs, to seeing opportunities that others miss.

Professional Affiliations and Credential
  • State Bar of California
  • Broker
  • Certified Real Estate Specialist (top three percent of real estate professionals)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist certification
  • Multiple Listing Service
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • California Association of Realtors®
  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors®
Personal Background
Francis resides in Los Altos Hills with his wife, Myla, and six children. An active twenty-year resident of the Los Altos community and former two-term Los Altos Mayor, he is a past Chair of the Board of the YMCA of the Midpeninsula, a current member of the Foothill-DeAnza Foundation, and has also served on Boards of the American Heart Association, the Palo Alto Senior Housing Project, Inc., and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, not to mention being a Little League manager (and past Board member) and AYSO (soccer) coach.
 
Mr. La Poll holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, as judged by his peers in the legal profession. This rating, the highest given, "...reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence, [has] practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."
 
Testimonials
 
“I am so glad I listed with you instead of one of the huge companies. Your marketing plan worked wonders. I cannot believe how quickly our property sold, or the price we received--way over asking! And your legal, technical, and negotiating expertise made the transaction smooth.” ~ C.W. & R.W., Los Altos Sellers
“You made everything go so smoothly for us, from offer to closing, so it was stress-free.”  ~ S.J.B and J.H.B., San Jose Buyers and Sellers
 
“Francis, you were wonderful. You handled everything for us. We would have been lost but you gave us peace of mind." ~ E.C./D.G., Los Altos Hills Sellers
 
"Thank you for making the sale of my father's house, the home he built with his two hands, the home we grew up in, the home my dad owned for 60 years, as easy as possible. While it was difficult to say good bye to 640 *** Drive, the sale was seamless. You made a sad, difficult situation far more bearable. Thank you so very much." ~ M.P., Mid-Peninsula Seller