France Clausen

France Clausen

Broker Associate

France is part of the Clausen Group with Mark Clausen, Kelli Whirlow and Weslea O'Connor.

Mark and France have been working as a team both in and out of real estate for over 18 years. Whether it is coaching their two children at the ball fields, working out together at the gym, or entertaining friends; teamwork has been their framework for getting the most out of their lives together.

But, if teamwork has been their framework… real estate has been their passion. Mark and France have been successful real estate investors for over 18 years. They have bought and sold real estate all over the country. They also owned and operated a real estate development company in San Diego, CA. Since moving to the Austin area in 2006 they have been a successful real estate sales team in the west and southwest Austin and Dripping Springs real estate markets, where they are consistently multi-million dollar producers.

Mark brings unparalleled determination and motivation to every transaction. As a former Navy SEAL and police officer, he has learned perseverance, honor and integrity; undoubtedly valuable assets he uses when representing clients and negotiating transactions. He is trained and certified as a negotiations expert and is a licensed loan officer. While having just one conversation with Mark, you will hear his knowledge of the market and the financial components that go into every transaction.

France brings finesse and strong interpersonal skills to the transaction. Through her masters in social work she is a skilled negotiator, communicator, and advocate. Mark and France approach real estate from different viewpoints allowing you multiple perspectives on every transaction. This Ying and Yang approach serves them and their clients well.

Community Involvement

Mark and France volunteer actively in the Dripping Springs schools
Dripping Springs High School Athletic Boosters, Board Member
Foundation Community Home Builder Sponsor
Austin, Habitat for Humanity Sponsor

Awards

  • Realty Austin #1 Top Producer 2016
  • Luxury League, 2017
  • Austin Business Journal Top Team Winner 2017
  • Dripping Springs Elite, Member, 2016, 2017
  • Realty Austin #2 Team Top Producer 2015
  • Elite 25 Top 1% of Austin Luxury Realtors – 2015
  • Platinum Top 50 REALTORS® Finalist 2013, 2014
  • Realty Austin Diamond Club $10M+ Top Producer 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Austin Business Journal's Nominee for Top 50 Residential Realtors 2013, 2014, 2015

February 2017

We have purchased and sold numerous homes over the years, so we have a lot of basis for comparison. Our experience with the Clausen Group was outstanding in every respect. Their responsiveness, attention to details, follow up, expertise, and professionalism are as good as it gets! We would highly recommend the Clausen Group without any reservations.

Rick Keidan

November 2016

This is our third property closing with Mark and France. They helped us with marketing our Dripping Springs house in 2013 when we moved to the Bay area. Last year Mark and Tanya helped us buy our 2nd home in Travis Heights, a new build. This year Mark and France helped us find, sometimes with iPhone tours, our new place in Highland Park West.

Back in 2013, we interviewed several realtors before selecting Mark and France. We found that Mark and France had experience in other markets and were located in and familiar with our 'small town' of Dripping. Their varied experience meant they already recognized how the market in Dripping was changing. We have never once regretted our choice which is why we contacted Mark for our 2nd home purchase last year. Mark is organized, direct, and follows up. France brings warmth and genuine caring as well as reliability to the table. Mark has knowledge of relo and market temperature and says if something is out of his ballpark. Not much is, but, if it is, he'll say so and find out. We appreciate someone that can play Devil's Advocate with us all the while advocating for us. I am amazed how they juggle so much and never drop a ball. Tanya is the frosting on the cake/ the ribbon on the package in that she is essential to making the whole process smooth for us.

We are thrilled to have recently closed on our home and look forward to another relationship with Mark and Realty Austin in the Spring when we put the Travis Hts property on the market.

Maggie Douma

April 2016

This has been our smoothest and most hassle-free home selling experience ever – and we have had many. Kudos and thanks to Realty Austin's entire team!

Dorian and Carol J. de Wind

March 2016

We met the Clausens by chance 2 years ago and since then they have represented us in 4 real estate transactions. Mark and France Clausen are totally dedicated to their clients and are always available when you need them. I've seen how many other agents act and represent their clients over the past 2 years and I can tell you without a doubt that we got the better end of all our deals having Mark Clausen in our corner. From what I have seen, buying or selling a home would be much easier and less stressful if more agents had the values and integrity of the Clausens. We not only recommend the Clausens but would advise anyone to only use them.

Brian and Kari

November 2014

Mark and France Clausen have managed all of our Real Estate needs which include listings, purchases and leases. They are both true professionals with in depth knowledge of the markets they work in. We just listed our Ranch in Blanco with them and sold it in record time. We did a 1031 Exchange with a Purchase in Del Mar California and the entire transaction was completed in less than 120 days from the day of listing. We got top dollar for our property and great advice and marketing from this team.

Thank you Mark and France for helping us to make this all happen without a hitch.

Sol Suberi, Google+ Review

August 2014

We had a wonderful experience working with Mark and France Clausen. We will gladly recommend them to friends and family looking for a home in the Austin area.

Jennifer Falcone

June 2014

I was lucky to work with The Clausen Group, who was cheerful and efficient every step of the way. They went out of their way to make it an easy process, which was particularly helpful since we are out of state. They oversaw everything and found us a good inspector who took the time to explain everything to me during the condo inspection. They also contacted handymen, etc. to get us estimates on repairs that will have to be made.

The Clausen Group did an outstanding job from start to finish and we were delighted! Thanks so much!

Paula Slavin

March 2014

Mark and France Clausen did a great job. We would be glad to recommend them.

Clint Langstaff

March 2014

The Clausen Team with Realty Austin focused on what my wife and I desired in a home in Austin and did a phenomenal job locating just that very home. They did a tremendous job helping us get acquainted with the Austin area. Fantastic work by the whole team. Thanks Mark & France!!

Paul T., Yahoo! Review

August 2013

We did our research when choosing an agent to sell our home. We narrowed our research down to 3 agents and our choice was the team of Mark and France Clausen at Realty Austin for several reasons. Yes, they have a good track record and know our area, but the clincher for us was that we felt that they communicated well and were realistic and honest with us. Everything from their photographer to their listings were top notch. We've found that if you carefully choose your experts and then listen to them, things go so well. They were always available and quick to respond. They communicated calmly and clearly which is important when one is under stress from moving and crossing fingers on selling one's house quickly. From listing to closing it was 6 weeks, and we came on the market mid summer. We could not have been successful without Mark and France. From start to finish, the paperwork, listing, offers, and closing were super smooth. They are so efficient.

Maggie Beck, Google Review

August 2013

We have no regrets choosing Mark and France Clausen in listing our house. They were most helpful and easy to work with during the sales process. Since this became a difficult transaction upon contract, it was good to have such a professional team on our side. We will definitely use them again for future real estate transactions.

Diana Callaghan

August 2013

Mark and France did a super job for us throughout the process, including the period of time after Mark's dad passed. Descriptors about their performance include personable, thorough, professional, pointed out aspects of homes we viewed that we might have otherwise missed, knowledgeable, accommodated our schedule, and good follow up.

Mike & Patty

July 2013

We couldn't have asked for a better experience than what we received from Mark and France Clausen. They were patient, respectfully suggestive, made us feel as though we were their only customer while with us, incredibly responsive, always communicative, and most importantly, was at all times an absolute advocate of our best interest with regard to all aspects of the transaction. Solid, solid, solid! We felt taken care of throughout or experience. It was a night and day difference from what we experienced from our selling Realtor. In hindsight, we definitely wish we knew Mark and France and the level of service and professionalism they deliver beforehand, as we would definitely gone with them on both ends of our selling and buying. I could go on and on with specific anecdotes of the countless examples of their focus and determination to get things done on our behalf throughout our experience, but I don't have the time to write it all nor would anyone have the time to read it all. In short, Mark and France were bad***es that controlled the process from day 1!  Forgive my language, but that's the best way to describe their approach and ability to get it done. Were it not for them, the slacker selling agent's head would still be in the clouds and spinning. Not that it's a Realtor battle, but if it were, the Clausen's were a winner by knockout within 10 seconds of round 1. Tanya Werner, his transaction specialist, was equally thorough, friendly, had a great attitude, and was incredibly helpful as she made sure we were clear on all required documentation for submission, and was pleasantly persistent in making sure both we and the selling Realtor provided all that was needed in a timely fashion to not stall the process to close. Simply incredible were the Clausen's, Tanya Werner, and Scott Coburn, the Wells Fargo lending agent that Mark recommended. Absolute pros were all of these people. If any potential customers of Mark and France would like to call me as reference, I welcome the opportunity.  

Art Rios

Mark and France exceeded our expectations for our real estate experience here in Austin. Mark was the first one to reach out to me when I was searching the Realty Austin website because of a pending move with my job. After my arrival in Austin, France sent me an email welcoming me and my family and provided information to make our arrival smooth sailing. They are a great team and we'll continue to use/refer them for real estate business.  Two things impress us about Mark and make him our "go-to" realtor: First, he is very responsive. I can't even begin to imagine how many calls, emails, and texts he receives in a day; however, I can tell you he always responded to our questions/calls usually within 15 minutes... he's amazing. We relied on his advice/thoughts throughout the buying of our home and his responsiveness provided a calming effect when everything else in our world seemed chaotic. Second, and just as important, Mark understands and is very savvy when it comes to negotiations. This seems to be hit-or-miss with most Realtors I've dealt with in the past. Mark handles negotiations like it's his money... he's very protective of our financial interests. I'm grateful and don't take for granted his ability to get us the best deal, buying or selling. We have property in Blanco that we plan to use Mark and France to sell. Longer term, we're also interested in buying some investment property and will use the Clausen Team for that endeavor too. Bottom line, The Clausens are on the Varsity team for the Hammonds. I'm glad Mark reached out and contacted me when I was browsing the Realty Austin website. It's been a win-win relationship so far and we look forward to a long and prosperous business relationship in the future.

Amy Hammond

My Wife and I are "expert" movers as we have moved 11 times in 18 years. Only 5 of those moved involved the purchase of a home. We lucked into working with Mark and France Clausen by visiting the Realty Austin site. The site itself was very well done and had many homes listed that we liked. We were contacted after visiting the site and that is how we met Mark and France.

They were both extremely professional and very positive people. There were no high pressure tactics and they took the time to really learn what we like in a home as well as the property type we were looking for. They sold the home we were in as well as find us a house that was something that when they saw it they knew we would end up in it.

If you are looking for a home or selling your home I would highly recommend The Clausen's as a great team to work with you in meeting your needs.

Ragan Edgerly, Facebook Review

Mark and France far exceeded both Gina and my expectations. They were prompt, professional and handled this like pro's. We will highly recommend them to all that we know that are in the market of buying or selling. 

The complete transaction, from start to finish was perfect and much better than ever expected!

Doug Lange

France and Mark are a truly wonderful team. They feel like family and treat us that kindly. I would most definitely refer them to everyone because I know they are fair and knowledgeable and trustworthy. They want YOU, the client, to be happy! And they exceeded our expectations. Realty Austin is lucky to have them on board!

Rachel Wacker

Mark and France are outstanding professionals. Best experience ever and I've bought and sold more houses than I can remember in the last 42 years.

Patrick Stites

Mark and France were absolutely outstanding. They had the expertise and patience to get our house sold. I will highly recommend Mark and France to anyone needing their services. 

Will Lamb

Thank you Mark and France... you all did a great job helping us find our home.

Jesse Cannone, Facebook Review

Mark and France were definitely on the ball despite tremendous obstacles.  We always felt current with the state of things, even when we were simply waiting for activity.  They gave well-considered advice but were always willing to accommodate our concerns.  They were a pleasure to work with.

Tim & Erin Edwards

We worked with France and Mark Clausen to purchase our new home. We found France and Mark by chance online. We hit it off with them immediately. Since day one, we were thrilled with their knowledge and service to us. They made the purchase of our new home very easy and were willing to answer any and as many questions as needed along the way. We would definitely recommend them to future sellers or buyers.

karampowers, Yahoo Review

Mark and France's professionalism should be modeled by all realtors - nationwide...! I honestly can't think of one thing that they could have done better for me during my process of selling in San Antonio and buying in Austin. From the moment we met them months ago; up through closing and even after... I never once worried about the purchase of the Austin home. And I never once felt like just another "business transaction" to them. Mark and France made us feel like we were their exclusive clients. Bravo! Not only will I recommend my friends and family; but also other Agents!

I know there is always room to improve...but, honestly, I can't think of one area where they weren't giving me 110%.

Mike Whirlow and Kelli Garcia

Mark and Frances Clausen are a great team to work with they are very responsive, knowledgeable, well connected to key resources and work with a high level of integrity and honesty. Mark's negotiation skills were instrumental in buying our dream home at a great value. They exceeded our expectations!!! We will recommend them to family and friends.

Roberto & Lily

Mark and France did a fantastic job helping us find a buyer for our home in an economy where that can be difficult.

Glen and Laura North

My husband and I had the good fortune of meeting and working with Mark and France Clausen for the purchase of our current home. Over the years we’ve garnered a bit of experience with buying and selling homes and have finally found more than just sales people. Our current home purchase came with a unique set of problems and had it not been for Mark’s knowledge of the building/development process, we would still be looking to move. To make matters worse we needed to sell our house prior to buying our current home just when the market was near its worst. Mark was able to sell our house simultaneously, which allowed us to buy our new one. Mark and France work together as an efficient team. They were professional, hard working and (most importantly to me and my husband) ethical. We wouldn’t think of buying another home or property without the Trident Realty Group.

John and Melanie Babot

Mark and France are the reason that we are home owners today. We gave up long before they did. When we realized that financing was tightening, we decided it would be best to just wait till the economic environment was more relaxed. They encouraged us not to sign another year lease since we really did not enjoy renting. They were relentless in finding homes that were in our price range and within the parameters that we were hoping for. Their tenacity paid off. We were able to get a home that we love within the price range we are comfortable and with special financing that allowed us to be home owners now while preparing to refinance relatively quickly. We are most grateful. We love our home. Thank you Mark and France!!!!

Jim and Cyndi

France Clausen's Listings

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305 Bisset Ct - MLS# 1484721
  • $1,500,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1484721 
  • Rough Hollow
  • 305 Bisset Ct
  • Lakeway, TX 78738
  •   5 BD 6 BA 5434 Sq Ft 0.38 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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376 Barberry Park - MLS# 8777991
  • $1,200,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 8777991 
  • Sierra West
  • 376 Barberry Park
  • Driftwood, TX 78619
  •   6 BD 6 BA 6367 Sq Ft 6.95 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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300 Pemberton Way - MLS# 8360730
  • $970,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 8360730 
  • Polo Club
  • 300 Pemberton Way
  • Austin, TX 78737
  •   5 BD 6 BA 4852 Sq Ft 3.39 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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300 Colonial Affair - MLS# 8909786
  • $785,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 8909786 
  • Polo Club
  • 300 Colonial Affair
  • Austin, TX 78737
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4244 Sq Ft 1.36 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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1203 Rawhide Trl - MLS# 5408775
  • $245,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 5408775 
  • Forest Oaks
  • 1203 Rawhide Trl
  • Cedar Park, TX 78613
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1701 Sq Ft 0.11 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin - Headquarters
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200 Medlin Creek Loop - MLS# 5526160
  • $1,075,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 5526160 
  • Medlin Creek
  • 200 Medlin Creek Loop
  • Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  •   4 BD 5 BA 4606 Sq Ft 1.6 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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2100 Glendale Pl #a - MLS# 3201226
  • $615,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 3201226 
  • Travis Heights
  • 2100 Glendale Pl #a
  • Austin, TX 78704
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1725 Sq Ft 0.1 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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415 Tom Sawyer Rd - MLS# 1062702
  • $465,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 1062702 
  • Sawyer Ranch
  • 415 Tom Sawyer Rd
  • Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3105 Sq Ft 1.04 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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11011 Elm St - MLS# 8299504
  • $135,000
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 8299504 
  • Jonestown Hills
  • 11011 Elm St
  • Jonestown, TX 78645
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1040 Sq Ft 0.12 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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France Clausen's Sold Listings

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16904 Regatta Cv - MLS# 1819966
  • $3,925,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 1819966 
  • Northshore On Lake Travis Hollows
  • 16904 Regatta Cv
  • Jonestown, TX 78645
  •   6 BD 7 BA 9154 Sq Ft 2.66 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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101 Brandon Way - MLS# 9145347
  • $2,300,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9145347 
  • Seven Oaks
  • 101 Brandon Way
  • Austin, TX 78733
  •   6 BD 8 BA 8239 Sq Ft 3.73 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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1328b Avenida High Vw - MLS# 6456198
  • $1,800,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6456198 
  • High View Ranch
  • 1328b Avenida High Vw
  • Driftwood, TX 78619
  •   5 BD 6 BA 6170 Sq Ft 50 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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12405 Cherry Laurel Ter - MLS# 9296307
  • $1,700,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9296307 
  • Spanish Oaks
  • 12405 Cherry Laurel Ter
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   5 BD 6 BA 4727 Sq Ft 0.89 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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7314 Flagship Park Dr - MLS# 8790231
  • $1,650,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 8790231 
  • Northshore On Lake Travis
  • 7314 Flagship Park Dr
  • Jonestown, TX 78645
  •   5 BD 6 BA 7075 Sq Ft 1.24 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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900 Polo Club Dr - MLS# 3622711
  • $1,426,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 3622711 
  • Polo Club At Rooster Spgs
  • 900 Polo Club Dr
  • Austin, TX 78737
  •   5 BD 6 BA 6056 Sq Ft 6.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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8716 Bellancia Dr - MLS# 6501774
  • $1,399,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 6501774 
  • Belvedere
  • 8716 Bellancia Dr
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3768 Sq Ft 1.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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301 Secretariat Dr - MLS# 7762161
  • $1,350,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7762161 
  • Polo Club
  • 301 Secretariat Dr
  • Austin, TX 78737
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4571 Sq Ft 1.92 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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140 Cartman Overlook - MLS# 9813890
  • $1,073,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 9813890 
  • Dakota Mountain Estates
  • 140 Cartman Overlook
  • Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  •   4 BD 5 BA 5048 Sq Ft 4.81 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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