“Real Estate is in my blood, and combines many passions of mine: service to others, business, entrepreneurship, architecture and interior design.” For Florence Ropelewski, being a realtor goes beyond the sales contract.
A native of Bordeaux, France, Florence comes from a long line of real estate professionals. Her great-grandmother began a real estate career in the 1930s, and her son, Florence’s grandfather, followed in his mother’s footsteps, becoming a real estate investor and establishing what would become one of the most reputable and best-known brokerages in Bordeaux “Agence Le Deunff”.
Prior to real estate, Florence pursued a 10-year career as a Marketing and Branding Executive in the Napa and Sonoma wine industry. During this time, she fell in love with the Bay Area, making it her home; and after years of establishing her own stellar reputation and strong network in the Napa Valley, Florence returned to her real estate roots by becoming a licensed realtor and later establishing L’AGENCE. As the founder and leader of the team, she brings fresh enthusiasm and a clear vision, alongside an award-winning skillset, unfaltering work ethic and proven marketing and negotiation expertise. Florence is well-versed in the latest real estate statutes and regulations, is committed to continued education, and is actively involved in local realtor associations in order to maintain a keen understanding of the market.
Florence is a member of several professional organizations including: National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.), California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), NorthBay Association of Realtors (Napa Chapter) and BAREIS, our local MLS. She holds the First Time Buyer Specialist certification by C.A.R., as well as the Pricing Strategy Advisor, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource, and Real Estate Investing certifications by the N.A.R.
She has a Master of Science in Strategic Marketing that she received with highest honors from INSEEC, a prestigious international business school in Bordeaux. She is married to Richard Ropelewski, a corporate pilot, and they have two young sons, Adam and Matias. Florence and Richard believe in giving back to their community through volunteering. Richard volunteers at the Veterans’ Home in Yountville, and Florence volunteers with Napa Moms.
Florence is an amazing realtor. She is extremely knowledgable and creative. She thinks outside of the box and comes up with creative solutions for bumps that may come up along the way. She is open and honest and really listens to your wants/needs. Her goal is truly to help you find your dream home and it's obvious that she cares about her clients and their happiness. We have maintained a great relationship with her and will definitely use her again in the future. She and her team are professional, organized, responsive and overall a pleasure to work with.
Florence is knowledgeable, honest, very responsive and an expert in real estate and certainly plugged into and the community. I couldn't recommend a better person to have on your side in your adventure in finding your dream home!!
Florence is amazing to work with! She was recommended by our close friends that had a wonderful experience working with her. As a first time homebuyer Florence was helpful in explaining the home buying process and patient in helping us find the perfect home to fit our needs in a difficult market. Her communication is impeccable; polite, honest and fast. Florence is an expert on the local market and neighborhoods and always steered us in the right direction for what we wanted. She has impeccable taste and is very knowledgeable about construction which helped when looking at homes that needed work. We were lucky to have a longer timeline to allow us to find the perfect spot and we ended up in a home better than we could imagine that was move in ready. I’m happy to recommend Florence to anyone buying (or selling) a home, because she made our dream of owning our own home come true. If we ever decide to sell I know she will be the first person we call. Florence is not just our agent she is a wonderful person we are lucky to call our friend!
Florence is the absolute best! When we first started our home journey, Florence made sure to explore every possibility. She presented a lot of different scenarios to make our dreams come true. Throughout the whole process, she was very communicative and responsive. Her support and knowledge made us feel comfortable, even as we were exploring new things as first time home buyers. I definitely recommend L' AGENCE!
Florence is amazing! She is knowledgeable, thorough, calm, and supportive. The idea of searching for and buying a home was daunting to us, and she instantly made us feel comfortable. She matched our energy and she would provide us with all the facts in order to make the best, most informed decision possible. The process ending feels bittersweet because we are so so excited to be in our new home, but are also going to miss seeing and working with Florence so regularly! We highly recommend working with her!
I want to express my sincere gratitude for the exceptional services provided by Florence. With professionalism and expertise, she facilitated an off-market house sale in Napa and condo purchase in San Francisco. Florence's proactive communication kept us informed throughout, addressing potential issues promptly. Her ability to anticipate and mitigate challenges played a pivotal role in the success of our transactions. Her tailored approach, deep market knowledge, and adaptability empowered us to make confident decisions aligned with our needs. Florence’s professionalism, transparent communication, attention to detail, and dedication to client success set her apart. I wholeheartedly recommend Florence for her exceptional real estate services. If the need arises, I would undoubtedly work with her again. Her expertise turned our real estate goals into a reality.
Florence is a wonderful real estate agent! She was just perfect for us. She is very professional and dedicated to serve her clients while being friendly and easy going and reassuring at the same time. She listens well, has great ideas, thinks out of the box; knows all there is to know about real estate. She also has great taste and style, and represents her clients really well and knows a very good licensed contractor, and can help with staging homes too. We were anxious and stressed at the prospect of selling while having to pack with lots of boxes and finding our next out of state home. Florence reassured us not to worry and take our time. She gave us an extensive analysis of the real estate market with comparisons and estimated the value of our home at a higher price than we did. Since we did not feel ready to show our home, she discussed with us to place the house as coming soon first before putting it on the market with no open homes yet during that period. Needless to say, the real estate market has been hot and our home caught the interest of buyers, who offered initially above the asking price then decided to lower their offer, and raised their offer again above the asking price but lower than the initial offer. When we were ready to accept their lower offer still above our asking price, Florence called us and advised we were not aggressive enough given the market and our multi units home being unique, and that if we were willing to take the risk could ask for even more for this cash over. We followed her advice and our home was sold very well at great speed and with almost a 2 months 1/2 free rent back to allow us to finish packing and search for our new home. She also volunteered to help us after the sale if we wanted to sell to the buyers some of the extra appliances, which we had promised to other people, which the buyers wanted to have even though they were not in the contract, which we decided to give to the buyers instead. She also offered to help us during the rental period if there was any problem. She provides great peace of mind, and looks for the best interest in her clients whether they need to sell or buy. I highly recommend Florence!
"If you're like me, you're prone to doing a lot of research when it comes to life's big decisions, like selling your home. So once I knew that I would eventually sell, I researched agents in the Napa Valley area and, ultimately, interviewed 4 very successful and reputable realtors. Everyone more or less promised the same thing, but it was Florence who made the most compelling pitch (note, by the way, not the one who claimed would be able to sell my house for the highest amount) and seemed the most trustworthy. Florence always kept me updated and was always available. We discussed everything from aesthetics to macro economics. And the more I spent time with her, the more I trusted her. So much so that even when an off-market sale fell through, it did not erode one bit of confidence in her. Across the board, she delivered BEYOND my expectations! With Florence at your corner, buyers/sellers of ALL stripes would be fortunate to be represented by her because, and I now know from first hand experience, you will be treated with the same tenacity, enthusiasm, personal attention, and drive to reach your goals whether you're million dollar or the thousand dollar client. Don't miss out on Napa's rising star!"
"I cannot express enough how impressed I am with her exceptional service and expertise. From start to finish, Florence went above and beyond to ensure a seamless and successful home-buying experience for me. Her dedication, professionalism, and commitment to her clients are truly unparalleled. First and foremost, Florence's knowledge of the local market was remarkable. She had an in-depth understanding of current market trends, pricing dynamics, and the neighborhood I was interested in. Her expertise allowed me to make informed decisions throughout the process, saving us both time and money. Furthermore, her excellent communication skills were truly commendable. She kept us well-informed every step of the way, promptly returning calls, answering emails, and addressing any concerns or questions we had. We felt valued and supported as a client, and their responsiveness and attention to detail ensured that no aspect of the transaction was overlooked."
"Florence did an absolutely outstanding job in facilitating our finding a home and purchasing it at a fantastic price. She is so very knowledgeable regarding the whole process and understands the market thoroughly. We found the absolute perfect home for us in Napa next to my son, who she also helped. My son and I and our families are so happy we chose Florence Ropelewski to be our realtor. When it comes to negotiating, she is the absolute best. Go with Florence and you too will be a completely happy customer."