1225 W 22nd St Ste 130
(630) 954-4600 x8821
Susanne is a seasoned agent who consistently demonstrates her passion for real estate anytime she assists her clients in selling or buying property. She is very conscientious and will go the extra mile to get the job done while keeping the client's best interest in mind from the start of a transaction through closing.
Susanne Guthrie is an experienced Realtor receiving her license in 2005 and her Managing Broker license in 2013. She was among the Top 5 agents at her previous office in Lombard consistently since 2010 and among the Top 10 for several years prior. She joined the Oak Brook office in August 2013 and continues to demonstrate her ability to work successfully to market & sell homes and help buyers find their new home. Her knowledge with the sale of distressed properties is another area she is very familiar with and is especially attentive to the sensitive needs of these clients. Susanne believes in a team approach which allows her to address any need and timeframe requested by her clients. When working with sellers, she provides the service of a professional stager and photographer in order to maximize the showing quality of the homes she markets and sells.
Lisa Vaisvila is a professional stager and began working with Susanne in 2012. She provides hands-on staging for sellers who still occupy their homes and also offers staging of vacant listings. She maintains a personal inventory of furniture and accessories needed to prepare and help sell a property more quickly.
Susanne Guthrie's perseverance and enthusiasm allowed us to sell our home in Lombard at a very reasonable price in 2010, during a very difficult time in the real estate market. With our house listed for over six months, many an agent would have walked away, or insisted on excessive price reductions. Not Susanne. Her commitment and loyalty to us was exceptional. And once we had an offer, her professionalism and negotiating skills were highly valued on both the sell and buy side of our transactions. With Susanne's strong support, we landed in the home we coveted while protecting our financial situation during one of the real estate market's most challenging times.
Susanne went above and beyond to sell 6 condos for our company in a tough sales environment that we were unable to sell in prior to hiring Susanne. She was incredibly responsive and helpful, staged units professionally and got them listed quickly. She developed marketing/pricing strategies that worked for us and got the units sold quickly. She was always in communication about activity and offers in our units as well as competing product. I would recommend her to anyone!
Prior to her real estate career, Susanne was employed in the human resources division at United Airlines. She worked closely with legal issues surrounding employment; managed programs dealing with performance appraisal and employee satisfaction; conducted training; and maintained/developed selection systems for various workgroups. She feels that her background in human resources and working closely with sensitive employee issues is an excellent fit with her current job as a Realtor.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Master's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Business Administration
Certified Negotiations Consultant (CNC)
Member - National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, Realtor Association West/South Suburban Chicago
Susanne's primary area of focus is in DuPage county, although she also works in the surrounding counties of suburban Cook and Kane. Susanne maintains relationships with other Brokers throughout Chicagoland and across the U.S. so she can always refer you to a Realtor in her personal or corporate network.