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 show 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 for 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.