Howard Flaschen and Keith Francis make customer service their highest priority. They always kept me informed of every necessary detail involved in the purchase of our home, and they were quick to come up with solutions to any problems that arose. During a normally stressful time, I felt at ease knowing our home and our contract were in good hands—their reliability was reassuring. Though always professional, our working relationship with Howard and Keith never felt businesslike or impersonal. I truly enjoyed working with them.- The Schultz Family
[We] Love our neighborhood and our neighbors. We got really lucky moving into our house, on a culdesac, with great neighbors and kids. Sitting out on the patio in this weather... doesn't get any better than this! Fall neighborhood cookout, coming soon!- Florinda Reimer Lopez
Howard we got it! I am so relieved!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best and I again appreciate your assistance. I will keep in touch with you......- Teresa Craig
Howard, we cannot begin to thank you enough for all you did to guide us through our home buying experience. Your high level of professionalism, market knowledge and construction expertise made the process that much easier. We appreciate your willingness to genuinely listen to our requests and needs to ensure we found the perfect home. Thanks for being available, even while on vacation, to quickly, and patiently, answer any of our questions to ensure our well-being during the long process. We were always confident that you were keeping us well informed. And, your behind-the-scenes support with our bank and the seller’s realtor was a true testament that you had our best interest above all else.- Charleen & Trevor Bearup
Thanks again for consistently going above and beyond. We are certain that we could not have had better representation, or a better experience. We are so happy in our new home!
- Linda Sepulveda
My name is Linda Sepulveda and I was referred to Round Table Realty by the satisfied homebuyer Julie Benedeti. Julie recommended Frank Whibley from Round Table because of his outstanding service!
From the moment I met Frank Whibley I was impressed! His knowledgeable, polite, and professional mannerism could not be matched! Frank went above and beyond throughout the whole process of looking and purchasing a home. I trusted Franks input, suggestions, and advice regarding any property we came across. He even designed my own portal on the Round Table Realty to view homes of my preference. The Round Table Realty website is phenomenal!
I consider Frank Whibley to be one of the most wonderful, honorable, and genuine people that I have ever met in my lifetime! I feel very fortunate to have had him as a realtor! I recommend Frank to anyone that I come across as a “potential” home buyer.
My experience with your realtor Frank Whibley is something that I will always remember! Due to unforeseen circumstances, my home purchase did not go through but, Frank’s performance cannot be overlooked!
I would like to commend Frank Whibley for his wonderful service to me and Round Table Realty for the opportunity to purchase a home. In the future I will return to Round Table Realty and request Frank Whibley as my realtor, because he is the BEST! Please consider Frank Whibley as outstanding realtor of the month and year! He deserves many rewards for his outstanding service!
Thank you for your time!
OK everybody.... I found the BEST real estate agent in the area! Much respect to Howard Flaschen from Round Table Realty and he is da bomb! I am LOVING Jacksonville so far. Got a lot accomplished and looking forward to being a Floridian!!- Tamara & Dell Birch
- Devon Stiles
Thanks Howard & Erin! Appreciate all your hard work! - via Facebook
FACT: If you're looking at real estate in Jax, this is the man RT- Jessi Bruton via Twitter
@Flasch186: congrats on your closing! Can't wait to see it decorated!
Finding a right real estate company is all about working with true experts. That's a word that a lot of Realtors use, but here it applies in abundance. The Round Table Realty team is staffed with top professionals: sharp, informed, attentive, and committed to the highest standards of customer care.- Jeff Shore - Renowned Nat'l New Home Sales Expert, Former National Sales Pres. of KB Home
My name's Joel. I just boought my first house with Round Table Realty. It was the best experience of my life. Howard really walked me through it and really made it alot easier than I thought it was going to be.- Joel Edwards, Coast Guard
- Kirk and Kerri
We recently purchased a townhouse in Florida with the help of Frank Whibley from Round Table Realty. The process went smoothly with Frank's assistance. Since we live in Connecticut, there were a lot of decisions that had to be made long distance. Frank was there every step of the way. He did several of the walk throughs for us and we couldn't have been more pleased with the results. Frank kept us updated and we trusted him completely. We highly recommend his services!
So...we're getting settled in our new home. It doesn't look like a storage unit threw up in it anymore!!- James and Marie Bound
We are loving living in Julington creek, we have awesome neighbors and love our home....even starting on some redecorating!!
THANKS A TON....if we had it to do again, we would have help from Round Table Realty and Howard Flaschen absolutely!! It was amazing to have a realtor that was more interested in the perfect house for us, rather than selling a house!!!!
I recently had to do a short sale on my condo. In the beginning, not knowing anything about the process of it I was overwhelmed and stressed out. Howard was there for me from start to finish (24/7) always willing to help me with any questions or problems that I ran into along the way. Keith did an awesome job with the photography of my condo. When I looked at my listing on their site I couldn't believe how much better the photos were compared to some that I've seen on other real estate sites. I had offers after the first 24 hours of it being listed thanks to their knowledge and professionalism. I could tell that they love what they do and take alot of pride in it. I will be using round table realty in the future, and I will definetly recommend them to all my friends. Thanks for the great experience!!!- Kim Jolly
Our story started about 5 weeks ago. We wanted to sell our home and we had another home, fully paid for that we wanted to move into but we were worried in this market about prices. We were worried about being able to move our home. Howard came to our house, sat down and explained the whole process to us. He was professional, he showed us exactly what our options were, and within 5 weeks our home was sold and we are closing. We really were not familiar with the home prices because of the economy. Howard sat down and explained to us and put the data out in front of us. He showed us what our home was worth, he showed us exactly what we could get for it. Oddly enough it came within $200 [of what we thought we would get]. In the future we are going to be buying homes as investment and we will be going with Round Table Realty. They made it a very fun experience. Its not like one of those big warehouse, real estate agencies, where you're just lost in the numbers. Its actually a very personal thing. You're part of the family at Round Table Realty... Exactly.- Jonathan & Melina Haupt
I'm so excited to think that we'll be living in the complex that seems to suite us the best.- Wilbur & Lois Pike
So looking forward to seeing you again.
After we come down again to have a look, do you have folks that would be able to paint, lay new carpet and not charge an arm and a leg??
I've already got some ideas for colors, carpet, etc.
WOWEE, I can't believe this is really happening thanks to YOUR EFFORTS.
We had moved across country to Oregon and were selling our home in Jacksonville. All of our concerns about managing a house 3000 miles away were eased by our Realtor. Keith Francis with Round Table Realty looked after our house like it was his own. When a storm downed a large tree limb in the yard prior to a home inspection, he had it quickly removed and at a reasonable price. When the eventual buyer’s mortgage company was having problems completing the sale, Keith went above a beyond, taking the lead and working with their lender to move the sale forward.- The Parnells
Thanks Keith, for making the selling of a long distance home much easier than we thought it would be.
It was a pleasure working with Round Table on the short sale of my- The Loporcaro's
home. Keith and Howard's help was greatly appreciated throughout the
difficult process. Their experience in the industry, and more
specifically, their knowledge and sincerity in explaining what I
should expect was comforting, as I knew I was in good hands. I should
know, I used them to both buy and sell my home.
I would like to thank Howard Flaschen & Roundtable Realty for really- David and Candace Rich
being there for us when we needed it. It was extremely refreshing to
find that they were interested in not just making money, but truly
looking to be a help. We had come to a place where we were faced with
the possibility of having to short-sell and lose our home or go with
an offer our lender was making us. It was an easy case to be made to
sell and walk away from our home. It would have been additional
business for Roundtable, and I'm sure we would have been successful.
However, Howard was more worried about us individually and what was
best for our family. He spend a lot of time talking with us about our
options and answering all of our questions. We are so happy that we
talked to him, and would absolutely recommend Roundtable to any of our
friends and family. They are good people with great integrity that
are looking to help their neighbors and not just their bottom line.
In 20 plus years in real estate, it is a rare but gratifying occasion when you meet a professional with unabashed client interest (his own client) but firm and friendly negotiation. You have these qualities and they will serve you well.- Huey Hong - Aurora Bank Special Assets Officer - REO Department
This note is something I am so extremely happy to write. I have bought- Donna Marino
and sold countless homes over the years, but working with Howard has
been a great experience. Due to the unfortunate situation of the sale
this could have been a harrowing situation. I was forced to do a short
sale of my property, last year 2011. I had heard all of the horror
stories about how people are treated by lenders. How they are
requested to submit forms and paperwork time and time again, just to
be served with foreclosure papers 6 months later, because the customer
was not taken seriously by the Lender.
I can honestly say the Good Lord was at my back when I was referred to
Howard by my Financial Adviser. I didn't have to deal with the lender
at all. The whole process was handled by Roundtable Realty.
Considering the complexity of this process it was an incredibly easy
I wish everyone going through this awful experience could have the
opportunity of working with a this knowledgeable and capable group of
people.I recommend Howard and his company to all who are interested in
a truly incredible experience;.
"Integrity, Compassion and Understanding" is their motto.
Thank you so much Howard & Company
- James and Maria Tedder
Hi, Im Maria and this is my husband James and we met Howard back in February of this year. We decided to buy our first house and had a lot of trials going through it but Howard really fought for us. we really appreciate it and ended up getting the best deal we could for our house. It was the best experience with Howard. He fought for us and got us the best deals and walked around every time we had a walkthrough and made sure evrything was perfect for us. He saw things that we didn't see and we thank Howard for everything. Thank you!
That's by far the best realty website I've seen. And I've looked at a lot over the last 18 months, I sold, and bought a house in that time period.- Andy Wyckoff
We met Keith maybe three months ago if that long; we didn't know what we wanted to do. Whether or not we wanted to keep the home, or if we wanted to rent the home, or sell the home. The thing that impressed us about Keith was the fact that he was open, he shared so much information with us regardless is we were going to go with him to sell the home or not. He gave me homework to do, whether he realized it or not and once I saw his work on the photography of other sites and what he was able to do with our home it made me want to come to him and buy our home from him again, as nice as he made it look. The process was perfect, I dont think I could've written a script to make it any better. another thing I just thought of that we liked about Keith, and we met with a few other agents, [was that] Keith doesn't get in the way. He lets us drive and then takes over based on where we want to go and we have friends that are in the same situation that we are. They're selling and they're buying at the same time and we would tell them, "Keith is doing this," and they are like, "Well who is Keith because our agent isn't doing this and maybe we need to do that," so hopefully I'll be able to send them your way when their contract is over with. He wasn't pushy like when you go to a used car lot where you feel like they're trying to make their numbers as opposed to making you happy. We felt like we got that personalized and individual service that we needed.- The Washington Family
I have known Howard for about 10 years, and in that time, I have witnessed his passion and enthusiasm for his work, and never more so than when he co-founded Roundtable Realty. So, when my husband and I decided that we were ready to begin the search for a new home, Howard was the obvious choice for our realtor. Beyond our personal relationship, we trusted his experience and knowledge of the Jacksonville real estate market, and he did not let us down. Our search for a new home began over a year before we actually found the house that we ended up purchasing, and Howard was incredibly patient, letting us search at our own pace, but also available to us every step of the way. Any time I had a question, he returned my call/ email almost immediately (even if it was 10pm on Sunday night, or he was on vacation). He went out of his way to make the transaction as stress-free and convenient as possible, bringing documents to our home in the evening for us to sign. He was an advocate for us while we negotiated the deal on the home that we purchased (which was a foreclosure) and was extremely knowledgeable on the process of purchasing a short sale/ foreclosure offering great insight. He has also gone above and beyond for us to help get our previous home listed as a rental. I can't say enough about what a great experience we had working with him! Thanks so much, Howard. We love our new home!- John & Sarah Makofske
Frank was a great Real Estate Agent to work with long distance. I had been searching via the web for properties that I might be able to purchase for my retirement home, and he was there for every call and concern I had. He made my needs a priority and went over to videotape every room of the condo I was interested in and emailed me immediately to view. He also was extremely proactive in getting the deal closed once I had found the one I wanted and made the transaction process so easy. I would highly recommend Frank and I personally will be using his services in the future. One happy and satisfied customer-- Linda- Linda Hays
It was amazing working with Round table Realty. We called Howard on one day and three days later we had a condo. Here, less than a month later we've closed. How much easier can it get? It was wonderful. I'm very happy & the place is fantastic. I'll enjoy it immensely once the move is over. You see mom had all of these qualifications, it had to be ground floor, screened lanai, it had to be 2 bedrooms, two baths....all this stuff and they found the perfect place that was the third place that they had looked at... It was perfect.- Jennie Edwards & Nikkie Lent
Working with Round Table Realty and Howard has been.... almost fun. He's made it as painless as a first time homebuying experience can be. He was there to answer our questions anytime, from 7 o'clock in the morning to when my fiancee would text him with an urgent question at 11:30 at night. Today we're closing and he actually caught a mistake on the closing papers which saved us about $250. When we're ready to rent our current house or we're ready to upgrade to a new house we'll definitely look up Howard and Round Table Realty.- Ryan Scheck
After having such a pleasant experience on the RoundTable website, we met up with Howard to see what Jacksonville had to offer us. We went from contract to closing on an FHA mortgage in just over a month! With Howard's past construction experience, he isn't afraid to point out houses with potentially troublesome floorplans, structural money pits, etc. He learns your personal tastes and individual needs to the point where he actually knows what you need better than you do. He's a true consultant of his trade, and not simply a yes-man with MLS access that are so common these days. RoundTable is a fresh, alternative re-imagining of an industry dominated by technologically-challenged hucksters.- Chris B. & Stacie C.
Howard was extremely helpful, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in trying to help put us in the right home for us. He even went to bat for us to get more floor plan options for our dollar. In the end we ended up getting all the options we wanted for several thousands less than the appraised value.- John & Stacey Barranco
- Rob and Jen Pallai
We wanted to say thank you to Howard and the Round Table crew for making this process less stressful than it couldv've been. Thank you Mattamy. We're excited to get into our house. Very excited. We finally have our keys. thank you Round Table Realty. Thank you Howard. We're excited to tell everyone else aboutcha, so... Anybody need a home, anybody, anybody? :)
Navigating through the real estate process is a stressful endeavor with many highs and many lows. Complicate the process with foreclosures, short sales, bond programs, and lender inertia and the process becomes even harder. We were so fortunate that we found Keith and Howard at Roundtable Realty. This 8 month journey had so many twists and turns that it seems surreal looking back. As much as we were all interested in a quick close, it did not happen that way for us. There were many weekends spent looking at homes with Keith or Howard. We actually felt guilty for taking up their weekend time and at the end wondered if they really wanted to work with us since we had had one too many deals fall through for one reason or another. These guys stuck by us and didn't give up on helping us find the perfect house. Howard and Keith are true professionals with what they do. It isn't only about their knowledge of the market, or being able to guide a homebuyer along the path with genuine and authentic regard for the homebuyers needs, it is how these two guys treat people...with kindness, respect, and perseverance. Saying thank you just isn't enough.- Melody & Michael Mickeletto
It was a great pleasure to work with Round Table. Howard was always available when I needed him and he was quick to research any new houses or areas. I really felt like Round Table worked with me as a team and I never felt like my opinions or thoughts were taken lightly. The actual purchase of my home was very smooth and any concerns I had a long the way were always addressed promptly. Overall the whole experience was very comfortable and I believe I got exactly the house I wanted. I would definitely recommend Round Table to my friends!- Eric Bundy
- Ryan Purcell
I just closed on my first condo; Howard here at Round Table Realty helped me in finding a place. He helped me look at the various other properties. He was attentive in returning my phone calls and being supportive. [He] Helped me entirely through the process and had great recommendations on home inspectors... and just the whole process from start to finish. I dont think I would've gotten nearly as good of a property as I did had I not had Howard as my advocate. So, go ahead and choose him if you're looking for a Realtor in Jacksonville.
My wife and I learned that we were relocating to Jacksonville in conjunction with a work promotion. We were initially looking at renting, but were not sold on the idea of signing a lease. I needed to be in Jacksonville for a few days to do some preliminary business and we decided to look at some houses on the market to see what was available. We met Frank in the morning and, together, toured many houses over the next couple of days. We were immediately impressed with his flexibility and willingness to help us explore possible homes and neighborhoods. Ironically, after all the homes we saw, the second house we looked at was the perfect fit, and we decided to make an offer. Frank was there to assist us every step of the way. We were a bit nervous as we had never been through the process before, but Frank earned our trust and made sure that our best interest was always at the forefront of all that was done. Once the contract was signed, Frank helped us to close on our new home in less than 30 days (over the Christmas season), which was huge since we would have had to find other arrangements in Jacksonville if not for the early closing. Frank has kept in touch with us since we moved in to see how we’re doing and has always made us feel that he was there for us no matter what we needed, home related or otherwise. The best thing about Frank for us was that we knew he cared about us. To Frank we weren’t just important as a transaction, we were important as people, and that meant a lot.- The Moore's
We would like to thank Howard Flaschen for his impeccable service. His background in real estate as well as building construction puts him many notches above the average realtor. He was ALWAYS very responsive to calls, emails, and texts. He made himself extremely available (which helped us so much because of our hectic schedules). Howard's fast work and expert advice enabled us to win the bid on the house of our dreams. We can not thank him enough. I would recommend him to any one looking for an honest, hard working and knowledgeable realtor. Thanks again Howard!- Amber & Paul Napier
- Larry and Jessica Chalmers
My house purchasing experience went extremely smoothly with Howard at the lead. Howard made if feel as if I was his only client. Always quick to respond, always available on my time, and provides information about the complicated procedure in plain English! Thanks Howard for an easy transition into our new home!
Our family really enjoyed working with Howard. He was not only incredibly patient and helpful, but he made it feel like we were working with a friend instead of a business man. He took time to answers our calls, concerns and questions. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and knowledgeable realtor.- Roosevelt & Vicki GambleVicki GambleKindergarten Colors
Thank you so very much for all of your help. I can't believe you were able to not only sell the home but help get mom cleared to zero dollars, is just amazing. You have helped my mom & I far and above more than any Realtor. You are a special person, there aren't many around anymore! May God Bless you and your family.- Sally A Cox & Tammy D. Bergsund
- Julie, little Richie & Giancarlo BenedetiFrank is amazing! He helped us through all the process of buying our new home. We didn't have plenty of time and he always found the way to make our schedules work. He was always interested in our concerns and how to solve them. When he goes to show you a house, he will make you see all the little details and things that you would never see if he doesn't show them to you, giving you the confidence that you are in very good hands. He became part of the family, and thanks to him, we found our dream house. Thank you for being very patient and passionate about your job!!
- Heather Holman
I just want to thank you for all you did during this process - starting with speaking to my sister & me about the title aspects - to - being there for me every step of the way. Your knowledge & advice was so helpful.
- Jonathan and Syleste HoskinsHoward & Round Table Realty are outstanding! If you're looking for knowledgeable, professional, and courteous service Round Table Realty will not disappoint. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first home purchase experience. I would certainly recommend Howard to anyone looking to buy a home.Sincerely,Jonathan H.
Attention all service members,- Justin Bray
Certified Distressed Property Expert!!! CDPE- never thought when I was buying my first home in 2006 that I would need one. It’s amazing what can happen in a single tour of duty. With transfer season fast approaching and my home upside down by 60% things were not looking good. Service members know when it’s time to move to your next station Uncle Sam is not interested in your problems. Enter Howard Flaschen, (Real Estate Super Hero) and Keith Francis, (Photography Super Genius). They took me step by step through the process from start to finish, making this experience more comfortable and handled my short sale with a positive attitude and unprecedented support. My core values are Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Howard and Keith displayed the same core values when working with me, (they did most of the work) to bring a less than desirable situation to a recoverable end. During this long 6 month journey of ups and downs, Howard kept me up-to-date on the whole process no matter where I was deployed. Roundtable Realty is squared away! Thank you both very much for all that you did.
- Jennifer Walthers
Working with Frank was a pleasure. He accommodated house hunting around my limited time while visiting the Jacksonville area and scheduled as many houses to view as possible. After the first time out he got an understanding of what I was looking for and made suggestions on houses based on my comments. Being new to the area, Frank showed me to some nice neighborhoods and I appreciated his honest candor. His patience paid off and we found exactly what I was looking for.
- Dan and Lynda HallCourtney, Keith, and HowardThank you for everything. We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication. You were very supportive throughout the roller-coaster ride we experienced during the entire process of selling our home. We made it to Daytona last night and as you can see from the attached photo we enjoyed a leisurely walk on the beach this morning.We have shared with our friends how delighted we were in selecting Roundtable Realty to represent us in the sale of 8711 Sanchez Road.Sincerely,Dan and Lynda