1997-2016 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
Suzy's expertise in real estate comes from over 20 years of selling in the Chicago Market. Prior to her real estate career, Suzy enjoyed a successful marketing management career at IBM. She brought the sales skills and professionalism she learned in that corporate environment to her real estate career. Suzy is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A.) and York University (M.B.A.).
Suzy strives to provide quality service to her clients. And she clearly succeeds, as proved by her “Best in the Business” award from the “Quality Service Certified” organization which recognizes the top 250 agents in the nation based on feedback from their clients. This award is given to real estate professionals with an average 30+ annual transactions and a perfect or near perfect record of customer satisfaction (reflected by their independently validated records from client input). Suzy is justifiably very proud of this award and the extraordinary service it represents.
Having lived in many different Chicago neighborhoods, Suzy prides herself on a city-wide knowledge of residential and investment properties. She has participated in a variety of new construction and conversion projects on both the buyer's and seller's sides and has experience working with transferring buyers and sellers. Additionally, Suzy's average marketing time in 2010 was 68 days, with an average sales to list price of 95.4% Those are impressive numbers in a challenging Real Estate market. Suzy also holds the National Association of Realtor's Green Designation.
Suzy\'s personal passion and avocation is working to save the lives of homeless animals. She is the founder of “Realtors to the Rescue of Homeless Animals”, a 501c3 non-for-profit dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals in the Chicagoland area. The organization uses the vast network of Realtors and the website www.realtorstotherescue.com to promote the adoption of homeless animals and to support area animal shelter fundraising and education events. For all of her efforts in this great cause, the Chicago Association of Realtors recently awarded Suzy the Realtor Community Service Award for her outstanding contribution to her community. She is also the recipient of the Rose Fay Thomas award from The Anti-Cruelty Society in recognition of her contributions to saving homeless animals in the city.
Suzy's other interests include golf, gardening, movies, theater and travel.
She was professional, polite, and made me feel very comfortable every step of the way. I couldn't be happier with my experience!
This was a highly emotional time for me having to sell my recently deceased mother's condo. Suzy was so helpful and patiently walked me thru every step, every step of the way. She helped me see beyond my emotions and ensured I was making sound well-thought out decisions all the while being empathetic to the situation and my feelings. During a time of grief and sadness, Suzy took complications and stress off my plate - I am glad and grateful I chose her to represent my family.
It was a pleasure to work with Suzy. Her knowledge and experience were a tremendous asset throughout the process of buying a condo. I highly recommend working with her.
Working with Suzy Thomas at Dream Town has been one of our best experience! She has been a pleasure to work with ... Taking us through this whole process with utmost patience, making us feel comfortable, educating us with her wealth of knowledge, and above all making sure we got that ' Dream Place ' at the end of our journey ! Thank you !
Suzy Thomas is amazing. She's very experienced, knowledgeable, and always easy to get in touch with. She made our homebuying experience a real pleasure. I would recommend her to anyone I know who's interested in purchasing or selling a home.
I would rate Suzy a 5 because of the input she gave me in terms of preparing the place for sale, keeping me informed as the contract was negotiated, and guiding me thru the closing.
I had a fantastic experience because of Suzy. I was a very anxious first time home buyer and Suzy did above and beyond to make me feel comfortable with my choices and was available and present through the whole process. I had a friend in Suzy rather than just an agent. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor. She is THE best!
I would not hesitate to recommend Suzy Thomas to a friend considering a real estate sale or purchase. Selling my brother's Chicago condominium from my home in Washington, DC should have been much more difficult than it was, but Suzy gave spot on advice about the market conditions, best time to list the property, and who to contact for help with repairs, staging, etc. She worked tirelessly, got us offers quickly, helped to ensure we selected the strongest offer, and saw it through to closing (less than 8 weeks from listing date to closing date, including a 1 week extension at buyer's request). Throughout the process Suzy's follow up was excellent and she made sure everyone stayed on track.
Suzy was INCREDIBLE!! I have already recommended her to friends, and will continue to do so until she is no longer a relator. She was unbelievable accommodating, punctual, and professional. If I had questions about the smallest thing, she was quick to answer. She went above and beyond in helping me find the perfect home for my needs, in a neighborhood that I love. She was honest with her professional opinion (on what she believed was a good deal, etc.), but let me be in charge of where I wanted to live, how much I wanted to spend, etc. She pointed out things I would never have thought of without her careful scrutiny. Best of all, she made me feel comfortable and made the process very smooth for buying my first home...something that I was nervous to do! I cannot recommend Suzy highly enough.
Suzy was a great resource throughout our journey - from identifying/examining opportunities to closing on our condo. She listened to our needs and demonstrated a keen eye for presenting viable options. She has extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods we were interested in and could quickly evaluate which units were worth a look. Once we found the right place, she was very effective in getting us through the offer and closing - and all activities in between. We highly recommend Suzy. The Kings
I have known Suzy Thomas for many years, and recently used her to help sell my house and buy a condo. She's smart, responsive, honest and incredibly patient, and fun to look at properties with. She has also helped found a nonprofit called Realtors to the Rescue to place pets displaced by owners moving who cannot take their pets with them. I recommend her highly. Shelley, Evanston
Suzy just wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for the great work you did for us in selling our condo. We know that selling any property in Chicago in this recession wasn't easy but you stayed with it, conducting open house after open house... showing after showing. All along you kept us in the loop explaining and exploring options to help us get the unit sold. We would refer you to anyone with the greatest of confidence. Thanks again and all the best! Bill and Gail K., Edgewater
Ours was a unique situation. We live in Connecticut and the house that we needed to sell was located in Chicago, Illinois. We were referred to Suzy Thomas by a mutual friend. Suzy was a godsend. She was so knowledgeable about the real estate market. She consistently kept us updated by e-mail and phone in regards to interest and activity about the sale of the house. Suzy paid attention to even the smallest detail and had multiple resources at hand. Suzy was helpful, always giving good direction and advice but letting us make any final decisions. We felt we had some control over the sale even living so far away. As a result of Suzy's hard work, she was able to negotiate a good price for the house in a very depressed housing market. We would recommend Suzy Thomas without hesitation. Larry and Rose Antosz, Edgewater Glen
I had the pleasure of meeting Suzy in 2004. I was at my hair salon complaining about the Realtors I was interviewing and how I was becoming discouraged. My hairdresser spoke very highly of his Realtor, this woman named Suzy Thomas. I was so impressed by his recommendation that I called her as soon as I left his chair. I made an appointment for Suzy to come to my home. She was so organized, so informative, it was insane! Out of all of the Realtors I interviewed, Suzy was the only one who was prepared, and I was sold. I appreciated the fact that she understood why I didn't want a lock box. She never blinked and thought it was a big deal like the other realtors I interviewed. As time went on I was so thrilled with my decision to choose Suzy. She kept her promise and was at every appointment. I was so impressed. I was around for some of the appointments and could hear her selling and remembering every high point about our home. I was so comfortable with her in my home as well, I never worried. As she was working to sell our current home, we had her help us look for our new home. Again, we were so impressive with her knowledge of different areas. She knew the pros and cons — and most importantly, let us decide. Suzy never pushed any particular home on us and always made sure we were comfortable with her choices to ensure she was hitting all our concerns and needs, etc. My husband and I never minded going out to see homes because we got to hang out with Suzy. She is always so upbeat, and pleasant to hang around and that made the whole process more comfortable to handle because we knew she had our back. We continue to recommend Suzy to family and friends. There are many good Realtors out there but finding them is the hard part. Once you find one, you never want to switch. We will always start with Suzy first when making a decision to move. Thank you for your time, Nancy C. Hammer
Suzy Thomas was a one-stop Realtor for us, handling both our sale and our new home purchase. She was never more than a phone call away, and we always had all the information we needed--usually before we asked for it! From listing to closing, Suzy was by our side every step of the way. Bryan, Chicago
Suzy represented us both in the purchase and sale of a condo in the Lakeview area of Chicago. We were extremely pleased with her representation and would highly recommend Suzy to anyone looking to either buy or sell in Chicago. Not only does she have great knowledge of many areas in the City, she is also very honest in assessing the pluses and the minues of various properties. She is very low key but, at the same time, has no problem in being very direct if the situation calls for it.From a selling standpoint, we sold the condo we owned in the Spring of 2010 which was a very challenging time to sell a property, and we were amazed that we had a contract on the condo in less than a week. As we approached closing, a couple of "bumps in the road" occurred and Suzy was very adept at resolving the problems and moving to a successful closing.In addition, Suzy helped our daughter buy her first condo and did an amazing job at helping her understand the process of purchasing real estate which can very confusing for a first time home buyer. In addition, Suzy was very patient with her and never pressured her into making a decision. Paula Hamblen, Lakeview
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