SUSAN + IRINA
REAL ESTATE TEAM
At the Susan + Irina Team we understand that buying or selling a home is an emotional journey. We know how overwhelming it can be to go from city dweller to suburbanite; renter to homeowner; buyer to seller. Our commitment to our clients is one we take very seriously, and we pride ourselves on being there for them every step of the way. Our job isn’t just to find you a house; our goal is to find the right home for you and your family. This dedication, partnered with our knowledge of the marketplace and passion for these communities, has helped us grow a highly successful business catering to both buyers and sellers.
A team comprised of former TV execs and producers, we too came looking for more space, a backyard where our kids can play, and a sense of community. Our first-hand experience with our towns’ great schools, easy commute, walkability, amazing restaurants, and wonderful cultural and recreational opportunities is at your disposal. We love these towns – let us introduce you to your new home!
I began my career in real estate in 2010. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I spent more than 15 years in the television business as a producer and eventually as a development executive. It was there that I honed my ability to sell, negotiate and oversee all aspects of a deal, making sure nothing ever falls through the cracks.
I have built my reputation on providing my clients with concierge service that begins at the first meeting and lasts well beyond the closing table. I know it is crucial to provide unparalleled service by listening well, guiding thoughtfully, and negotiating always with my client’s best interests. For me, knowing that as a Realtor I get to make a meaningful contribution in the lives of my clients by helping them find a place to raise their families while becoming vital members of their communities, is everything.
In addition to my role as an agent, I was the President of the West Essex Board of Realtors for 2 years, a member of the National Association of Realtors, and the New Jersey Association of Realtors. I have also, along with my team, been awarded the New Jersey Associate of Realtors® Circle of Excellence award since 2013.
I was born in Russia, grew up in Brooklyn, and spent my young adult life bouncing around New Jersey while commuting to NYC as a reality TV producer. Despite being a bit of a homebody and needing to have an emotional connection to my home, I’ve moved a lot in my life – I’ve lived in apartments and townhouses and single family homes, new constructions, old Victorians, and mid-century ranches – each of them feeling like the right fit for that point in my life.
I bought and sold places before I, myself, was in real estate, and had no idea what I was doing. I’ve made many mistakes and learned a lot of lessons, and many of those experiences are still a blur. But fortunately, I had some great people whom I trusted who've helped walk me through the process and helped me get to where I wanted to go with my finances and sanity in tact.
Now, as a realtor, I’m glad that I can be that person for others, someone who helps them navigate their way through the bumps and pitfalls of buying or selling a house while trying to find their way home, wherever that may be. Even though I primarily handle the business part of our team while Susan works more closely with clients, I understand that buying a house is more than a financial transaction - it’s looking for a place to call home and as we all know, there’s no place like it!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK
If there was such a thing as Realtor Jedi Master, Susan would be it. We worked with Susan as both buyers and sellers and in each situation she took the time to understand what was unique about us and our needs (which were super-weird and specific in some cases) and always tailored her selections and advice for them. One of my favorite things about Susan and her team is that they know everybody in the area. If you need help with something or need to hire someone, they know exactly who to go to every time. And if you're like us and are planning on spending a good amount of time looking for the right place, Susan is ideal because she's just a cool person all around, so the time you'll spend with her is fun as well as effective. "Highly likely to recommend" barely scratches the surface. Susan and her team are awesome!
LOVE Susan. She is totally our people and we trusted her entirely... evident by the fact we bought a house over FaceTime (during peak covid times) with her help. She’s also been extremely helpful in guiding us to see the small ways we can reshape our new home to improve its look and functionality and better suite our active family. Go use Susan!
Susan is the most amazing real estate agent there is. She is extremely knowledgeable, a great person to be around, has patience, will guide you through the buying process (all the ups and downs that come along with it) and you will never be pushed into making a decision you don’t feel 100% comfortable making. She offers sound advice, and offers great insight. She points out things you may have not noticed and may save you a mistake or give good ideas and solutions to things that come up. She takes pride in her name and reputation. That’s why she has been in this business for so long. The proof is in the pudding.