Passion. Integrity. Drive. Tenacity.
It’s not only how Suzanne Warner approaches her business—it’s the way she lives her life.
Now affiliated with Compass Real Estate, Suzanne joins a group of local high-powered agents making the move. Along with Compass’ tech and marketing prowess, it was the company’s can-do, constantly evolving attitude that ultimately sealed the deal. “The positive energy is contagious. I immediately identified with the firm’s dynamic, solutions-driven spirit.”
Suzanne brings with her an impressive track record: sales topping $20 million in her first two years of business. Areas of expertise include residential (Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas and Luxury High Rise), investment, and farm, lake and ranch homes. As listing agent for the 505 Ranch Club, an exclusive community of 56 private waterfront homesites along the banks of Cedar Creek Lake, Suzanne recently closed the property’s $2 million spec home. She is also consulting on the design/build of several other homes currently under construction. “With 505 is in its final phase of lot sales, we’re thrilled to have an impressive number of new investors and builders interested in the project.”
A Natural Networker
A natural-born networker, Suzanne says she embraced the opportunity to be around other luxury agents. “With Compass, there’s a national network right at your fingertips. Being surrounded by proven talent will only make my business stronger.”
She’s also an avid event-planner and marketer, tailoring a specific, results-oriented platform for each unique property she represents. Yet all share a common goal: getting the right people in the door. According to Suzanne, it’s about catering to your audience. Among her most creative endeavors: a martini party in her mid-century listing and private helicopter rides for the 505 Ranch Club launch of Firebird Targets.
Suzanne’s official CV reveals more about this resourceful businesswoman. A multi-faceted position at iconic specialty retailer Stanley Korshak highlights a 24+ year career in luxury fashion. As a buyer, she spearheaded the growth of high-end menswear collections, including Kiton and Ermenegildo Zegna; as a Personal Shopper, she ranked among the top producers with sales well over $1 million annually.
Relationships Are Everything
What kept her fiercely loyal clientele coming back? Along with impeccable taste and an eye for design, Suzanne was also lauded for her focus, expedient follow through and stellar customer service. “It’s all about matching the right people with the right product,” she says. “In any service-oriented industry, relationships are everything.”
Never one to rest on her laurels, Suzanne added Director of Marketing and Social Media to her Korshak resume in 2015. “Exceptional product is a given. But you need the whole package—merchandising, strategic planning, advertising, public relations and event planning—to truly optimize sales and productivity.”
A self-admitted “remodeling 12-stepper,” Suzanne sites a life-long passion for home interior design and remodeling for helping spur her move from retail into real estate. Yet her epiphany came during the re-do of her North Dallas home—a project that brought into play the culmination of her skills, from high level negotiating to high tech marketing. “Everything made sense after seeing her house featured in Modern Luxury Dallas. I knew it was time to take on a new challenge, personally and professionally.”
A Sense of Community
A firm believer in giving back, Suzanne is founder and chair of Exposed, a bi-annual event benefiting the AIM at Melanoma Foundation. The goal for 2019 is to raise over $200,000 for tissue bank research, a 50% increase over the 2017 inaugural event. Suzanne is also a supporter of TACA, The Arts Community Alliance and St. Mark’s School of Texas. “Compass’ strong sense of community aligns perfectly with my philanthropic ideals. The agency is a perfect fit in every sense,” she says.
A native Texan, Suzanne and her husband Mike have a daughter Grace, a Hockaday graduate now studying Finance at Trinity University. Their son Ryan is a St. Mark’s senior, currently exploring his college options. A shared passion for waterskiing and fishing makes their East Texas lake house an ideal retreat.