Born in Michigan, I moved to Durango after 30 years in Denver. I have been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1999, joining Coldwell Banker in 2005. I have always been a full time Realtor and enjoy helping both Buyers and Sellers. I am a certified Coldwell Banker Relocation Specialist and truly understand that Buyers, especially those new to the Durango area, can take a lot of time and education before they commit to purchasing. And my straightforward professional attitude assures Sellers of top-notch service in staging, marketing exposure, contracts, and negotiations. But if you think I’m no fun, guess again! Before my Real Estate career, I received a Business degree in Hospitality Administration and held various management positions with the Hyatt Corporation. Before that, I spent over ten years as a singer/songwriter in a Colorado band called Blackhawk, even playing in Durango venues back in the day!
I enjoy working with all Buyers and Sellers, regardless of price, from a $50,000 lot to a $5,000,000 estate. I love this community, doing volunteer work for the United Way and Habitat for Humanity where I sit on the Board of Directors. I am an experienced agent, innovative and savvy, and I can promise you an excellent experience!Here are what others have said:
Susan really went above and beyond helping us through a challenging mid-winter marketing on a tight timeframe. With three feet of snow on the ground in Forest Lakes, frigid winter temperatures, and buyers about beating the door down, we moved across the country confident that the she wouldn’t let us down. Our worries about power outages, lingering maintenance items due before the closing, pipes freezing, etc. were very real but were adeptly handled by Susan in our absence. We had to trust them implicitly and they did not let us down.
From start to finish, Susan uses a collaborative style that takes into account the needs of sometimes demanding clients (yes, I’ll admit it) while she tactfully kept us from throwing a monkey wrench into the works. This being our second transaction with Susan, there is no doubt our faith was well-founded in her abilities and tactics as our broker
The closing was nearly stress-free and had stayed on schedule from the day the contract was signed.
During the “heat of battle”, we had actually offered additional compensation to Susan
for the extra visits and attention required by our situation. The fact she declined our offer was yet another indicator of their commitment to her clients, regardless of arising challenges.
Susan was recommended by an associate at work over six years ago, and I now am willing to do the same having experienced twice the her professionalism and excellent service. While most realtors claim service and relationships are #1, with Susan it truly is a “Given” as her tagline states.
Brian and Cortney White
April 2, 2017
Susan is the best! She has handled transactions for us selling our Durango condo as well as buying rural land. She goes the extra mile on every step from listing to closing. She helped us find contractors to make the condo sparkle, helped us find places for furnishings we did not want to keep and saved our closing from a last minute title glitch with her perseverance. Susan held frequent and well-organized showings and met contractors for us when we were not able to be in Durango. And when we purchased a vacant property near our home, she walked that deal through without a hitch, start to finish. We think very highly of Susan: you cannot find a more professional Realtor in the Four Corners region! When she says “Service is a Given” it is more than just a slogan, it is a promise!
Philip & Linda Walters, Mancos, CO
We are so very glad and thankful we happened to walk into your office over two years ago. Little did we know that chance meeting would lead us down this crazy path of first moving to Durango and eventually finding a place of our own. We appreciate all the property listings you sent our way and your amazing patience when our plans shifted and changed. Your guidance through the purchase process was invaluable and we really couldn't have done it without you!. It got rather stressful at the end, but your constant reassurance and support were so appreciated. Thank you for helping us find the right house and for being so awesome!
Brian and Stephanie Erickson