Susan LeFevre is a dedicated full-service real estate sales professional, and the operating expert behind the success of the Wilkinson LeFevre Team. This 30-year Wall Street veteran and former Deutsche Bank Managing Director took to the brokerage field with great success in 2013, and has since streamlined countless transactions for buyers, sellers and renters, relieving their stress and saving them valuable time.
In addition to being a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in New York State, Susan holds the prestigious Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and New York Residential Specialist (NYRS) designations. Her seasoned background, keen attention to detail, and superior interpersonal, marketing and negotiation skills put her at a level all her own. She's also particularly adept at compiling board packages that can make the crucial difference in getting approval and finalizing a transaction.
Born in Bangkok, Thailand and raised around the world, Susan graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in International Relations. She worked at top name firms on Wall Street, HSBC and Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corp, and most recently headed a team in Deutsche Bank's Portfolio Management division, gaining a stellar reputation for insightful thinking and managerial expertise. These high-level talents set her apart and make her a master at the art of closing real estate deals.
Susan knows the Manhattan neighborhoods intimately and understands the unique needs of each client who relies on her thoughtful, attentive guidance. Susan lives on the Upper West Side with her wife and business partner, Janet, and their two adorable pups, Nikki and Bella.
”We had interviewed a lot of agents but decided on Janet, Susan and Allison because they believed in us, our apartment and felt they get the best price. They didn’t disappoint, because they were fantastic from start to finish. They kept us informed throughout the whole sale process, followed up with the board on the buyers package and patiently answered all our questions. They also provided an excellent online marketing campaign for the apartment including print materials (we loved how well the pictures and floor plan came out). With their Wall Street experience behind them there are no better negotiators to have in your corner whether your buying or selling. Would we work with them again? ABSOLUTELY!”
"In 2016 we hired the Wilkinson LeFevre Team (Janet Wilkinson and Susan LeFevre) as agents to manage the sale of our coop apartment at The Normandy on Riverside Drive. They guided us in staging our apartment to maximum effect. It only took the Wilkinson LeFevre Team ten days to sell our apartment and at a price with which we were fully satisfied. But their work did not stop then. They remained fully involved in the process, making sure that the prospective buyers had a solid Board package which was submitted quickly; that the buyers were prepared for their Board interview; and, once approved by the Board, that the buyers moved through the closing in a timely manner. Over all, Janet Wilkinson and Susan LeFevre are superb real estate agents, with outstanding judgment and skill. They also happen to be really nice people as well. We are delighted that they represented us; and we would recommend them without reservation." – Bennett Lincoff
"When I thought of the possibility of hiring Janet as my broker I hesitated at first since I knew that she was representing the seller. I am happy to say that Janet was professional, understood both sides of the negotiation and worked hard to bring the deal to closure where both the seller and I were happy with the final terms of the sale. Janet made me very comfortable since she displayed a deep knowledge of the real estate market in NY. She also was upfront, and made it very clear to me the challenges I would be facing buying an un-renovated, pre-war apartment. The purchase of my apartment was a huge commitment on my part and Janet”s involvement made me comfortable with the transaction and the prospects of making PHB my home. I am very pleased with my experience with Janet and would recommend her to others. I was especially impressed by the way she skillfully handled her role as both buyer/seller agent and the integrity and professionalism she displayed throughout the entire purchase process." - Francesco Rocciolo
"My husband and I tried to sell our apartment a couple of times but were continually met with difficulty in terms of finding a qualified buyer. We met Janet and Susan while they were marketing the sale of our neighbor’s home—Apartment 14A across the hall from us. We invited them over to talk about listing our apartment. They spent a good deal of time talking to us about how they pursue the listing process and we immediately wanted them to take over our property listing. We went on the market just like everyone else seems to do but something was different. We now had two very educated and focused people calling us all the time and giving us feedback about what was happening. We were part of all discussions and felt completely safe in their hands. We finally felt like we were getting somewhere! We closed on our property last week and we would not have been at this joyful place without the Wilkinson LeFevre team on our side. They are nice, solid people and we enjoy knowing them." – Carol and Bill Stack
"Janet Wilkinson and Susan LeFevre of Keller Williams set a standard of excellence that stands above the competition." – Kenneth J. Kleinrock & Bruce Lloyd
"I met Janet and Susan at an open house in 2014. I liked them both immediately. I chose them as the team to work with to sell my apartment in Greenwich Village and to search for a new apartment on the Upper West Side. Working with them was a pleasure. They are very experienced in the New York market and helped me achieve my goals. There was a lot to stay on top of. They supported me through all the paperwork and all that the process of selling and buying simultaneously entails.
Once I closed on my purchase, they helped me with my renovation and recommended good solid people to meet with. I have spent a lot of time with Janet and Susan and I appreciate their guidance, professionalism, and insight. They have become friends and I would definitely recommend working with them—you will not be disappointed!" – Gail W.
"At the recommendation of a colleague, I took a meeting with Janet Wilkinson and Susan LeFevre to discuss NYC real estate. They show up at my office, they talk about neighborhoods, amenities, attributes, shortcomings and anything else a true novice would need to know. I thank them for coming and advise, as I am getting ready to show them the door, that the likelihood of our going forward with such a purchase was virtually zero. Their seemingly perfectly coordinated response was no worries whatsoever, let’s just have some fun and see what the market has to offer. No pressure, no stress, just “fun”. So the fun began. Before long , real estate aside, we became fast friends. Price negotiation and strategy, lawyer referral, contract, board application, and relationship with the sellers and their broker all handled flawlessly!! No detail missed and no surprises. Executed so well that the seller’s agent, who has been in the business for seemingly 100 years, advised me that we have the “best brokers she has ever come by”; no lie. Long story short, my wife and I are over the moon happy as we closed on the purchase of the perfect coop apartment on Central Park West. We consider ourselves quite fortunate to have met and worked with Janet and Susan. We have referred them to others and will continue to do so. Particularly to those unsuspecting friends who think they will never own a place in the Big Apple." – Fred and Eileen Springer
"I had the pleasure of working with Janet for the purchase of my apartment at 336 West End Avenue. Janet is all about customer service, professionalism and efficiency. Her attention to detail is impeccable. She leaves no stone unturned and anticipates any potential scenario a customer may be faced with. This makes for a trusting and transparent relationship which is exactly what I required." – Valerie Lavion