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.
4530 W. Cove Court
Long Cove, a 1200 acre private resort community on Cedar Creek Lake spans six miles of shoreline at the clear, deep end of Cedar Creek Reservoir. Long Cove’s community is a mix of waterside cottages and custom lakefront homes with a large array of dedicated services and amenities. This luxury home features quality upgrades, 6 bedrooms, game room, outdoor fireplace, outdoor courtyard, outdoor kitchen, upgraded appliance package that includes Sub-zero and Wolf, built-in bookshelves, wraparound porch, hand scraped solid oak hardwood floors, surround sound, fully furnished.
309 Sun Valley, Lot 25 at 505 Ranch Club, Cedar Creek Lake
Spectacular transitional 5,186 square foot lakefront home boasts 6 bedrooms, 2 bunk rooms, and 7.5 – bathrooms all have detailed Carrara marble unique finishes. The spacious kitchen also has Carrara marble countertops, stainless steel Thermador appliances, and opens up to the dining area, family room, and billiards room. The open floor-plan is well thought-out with each room designated to a different living experience. The kitchen, dining room, and family room are encompassed with natural light as they sit right off the covered outdoor living space. The outdoor living space boasts two dining areas, two sitting areas, outdoor fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen that comes with everything you need to entertain your family and friends. The billiards room is right off the kitchen and the back patio and is stocked with a full bar, ice maker, wine and beverage fridge, and sink. In addition to those amenities, the billiards room proves to be the ultimate man-cave with the multiple flat screen televisions layering the wall. This property sits on two acres and is accompanied by a two-story boat dock with a boat lift, double sea-doo lift, and storage closet. The master suite is downstairs and includes a spacious sitting room with a fireplace and serves as a dual purpose living room or home office. In addition, downstairs, the mother-in-law suite, which allows for privacy and comfort. 505 Ranch Club, a private gated community, offers a ranch-lake house setting with luxurious amenities: state of the art polo field and equestrian center, riding arena, stables for private lease,24-hour ranch staff, club house, guest cottages, infinity pool, biking and ATV trails, skeet range, stocked fishing ponds, wake boarding, skiing, paddle boarding, sailing, canoeing, holiday festivities and the best 4th of July fireworks show on Cedar Creek Lake!ransitional lakefront family home is made for entertaining family and friends. Its open living space and outdoor amenities provide the perfect ambiance for big gatherings. This beautiful 5,186 square foot home sits on two acres and is accompanied by a two-story boat dock with a boat lift, double sea-doo lift, and storage closet. The back patio includes a large covered living and dining area, outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen with a prep island, sink, electric grill, refrigerator, big Green Egg, and plenty of storage. Inside the home, boasts eight bedrooms, two of which are bunk rooms and seven and a half bathrooms – most of which have en-suite bathrooms. The master suite is downstairs which includes a sitting room and fireplace. The downstairs mother-in-law suite allows for privacy and comfort. 505 Ranch Club, a private gated community, offers a ranch-lake house setting with luxurious amenities: state of the art polo field and equestrian center, riding arena, stables for private lease,24-hour ranch staff, club house, guest cottages, infinity pool, biking and ATV trails, skeet range, stocked fishing ponds, wake boarding, skiing, paddle boarding, sailing, canoeing, holiday festivities and the best 4th of July fireworks show on Cedar Creek Lake!