"Finding a home that actually works for downsizing is actually difficult on the North Shore! Way too many places that old, dated and in need of a full makeover. Susan worked the market and when we did not initially find something, she asked for our patience and we were rewarded. She put us first every step of the way. We are now in home that not only we love but everyone else our age wants!! What could be better? " - Pat and Gary F.
"We had a great experience with Susan, she understood our needs and was able to narrow the search. She is very knowledgeable of the area and market trends. I would highly recommend her! " - Alec G.
" We had to make a move pretty quickly (within a 4 month window!), and had a narrow range of where we needed to live as well as a specific budget and a lot of "wants" we were hoping our new would have...and needless to say there just wasn't a whole lot out there that met all our criteria! Susan was wonderful throughout the whole process. She stayed on top of every coming on the market and followed up on every possibility until we found a great fit for our family! She was so flexible and available and had great ideas about ways we might expand our search without giving up what was really important to us. She was also great at noticing things that might have created problems for us in a that we may not have noticed or realized. We never felt like she wanted to get us just in "any" , but in the right for us. Lastly, Susan was always friendly and fun to work with, which made the whole process a lot easier! We would definitely recommend Susan to our friends and would want her to be our realtor in the future if we move again. " - Adele and Jerry, Northfield
One of the most sought-after real estate agents on the North Shore, Susan has earned a
reputation for excellence from clients and colleagues alike. Renowned for her integrity,
she upholds the highest ethical and professional standards. Clients trust her because they
sense her commitment to them and her passion for the real estate profession.
A top North Shore producer, Susan dedicates herself to exceptional personal service and brings the benefits of “having a good eye” to a new level. Before she and her husband, Howard, began their top-producing real estate careers in 2005, she owned her own antique and interior design business, where she developed a reputation for helping clients transform their properties into graceful, inviting, and functional homes.
Susan helps buyers look beyond an existing floor plan and décor to see what can be done with a home – whether immediately or in the future. Her own personal experience renovating five houses allows her to provide invaluable and actionable information about what improvements would translate into appreciation. She’s also skilled at assessing new construction to help buyers visualize furniture placement, quality of finishes, and the many considerations sometimes overlooked when buyers are contemplating the new home market. In addition, Susan’s uncommonly strong visual memory allows her to recall the layout of virtually every home she has shown. Sellers benefit from this encyclopedic recall of so many different properties, which helps her devise an accurate pricing strategy that transcends the usual metrics. She also deploys her design talents by providing invaluable staging recommendations. Sellers love that Susan strives to be present for every showing because she wants to see prospective buyers’ firsthand reactions to provide a firsthand and prompt report about this feedback.
A respected professional, Susan is a strong negotiator who cares about her clients’ interests. Having lived on the North Shore 37 years, Susan understands the community and the benefits of raising a family here. To keep her clients informed, she stays abreast of what’s happening in the area, including changes in the villages, schools, and individual neighborhoods. Her longstanding ties to the community mean that she also knows of many homes coming on the market but not yet listed for sale.
Her community engagement includes the Junior Auxiliary of the Woman’s Club of Evanston, Winnetka Community Nursery School Board, The Northwestern Settlement House Board, Winnetka Schools PTA, The Volunteer Center, and the Garden Guild of Winnetka.