Suzette has been awarded as one of the Top Ten Real Estate Agents in California for 2017 & 2018 by the American Association of Real Estate Agents, and was a top performer in Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills in 2017. Rodeo Realty is the largest privately owned, and number 1 Real Estate Brokerage in all of Southern California, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Suzette's first job in real estate was processing home loans in 1975, and then at 19 she began selling Real Estate in Palos Verdes, before she became a California Certified Appraiser up in San Francisco. In the 80's, The Kitselman Company Appraisal Bureau grew to be the largest appraisal company in the 5 counties of the San Francisco Bay Area, and was on the Top 5 Approved Appraisers List of all the major banks. She provided expert witness testimony in court for Real Estate matters, was a government contractor, and during that time was also personally an investor and restorer of historic Victorian homes and apartment buildings in San Francisco. That was fun! She has patched a roof in a rainstorm, designed kitchens, laid granite flooring, supervised construction crews and landscaped gardens, all by herself. After 11 years, she sold her Appraisal company to her employees, and became a Mortgage Broker in the 90's, to learn the financing side of the industry. She was a top producer at Inter-Bay Financial several years. Moving back to Southern California in 2000, Suzette founded Independent Investments, LLC, for acquisition of shopping centers nationwide as the principal. Going back into Real Estate Sales in 2012, she closed the largest deal of the year in her office in Hancock Park, by selling a Century City apartment building. She then joined Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills, where she's assembled a team of great professionals to handle the many diverse needs of her Clients: from Real Estate Marketing, Portfolio Management, Graphic Design, Transaction Management, Corporate Housing & Vacation Rentals, Client Concierge Services, Financing, PR, and Legal. Corporate Housing and Vacation Rentals can place you in a grand Estate or a comfy apartment, fully furnished down to the last detail, as your needs dictate. Her Custom Concierge Service division can staff your home with World Class Chef, Majordomo, Butler, Executive Housekeeper, Educated Nanny, Personal Security, and also offers Private Jets with Pilots, or your next Yacht lease or purchase. Calls to utility companies, moving companies, and short-term stays can always be arranged. And if you need a good handyman, painter, electrician, carpenter, and a high-end or low-budget contractor, we have several you can choose from. We're here to help you. Just let us know. Suzette was raised in La Jolla, California, before it had attitude. She loves to travel, cook, ride bicycles & horses, sail, and is a cancer survivor. Speaks 6 languages. Has 12 nieces and nephews and loves them dearly. Dreams about architecture. She loves to make it easy for busy people to navigate their real estate transactions, grow and protect their wealth, and reach their investment goals. She just loves working with people of all stripes. Our Team: We have a super team of wonderful, caring people to make your experience with us the best it can be. We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it's a life-changing experience. That's why our team of transaction coordinators, graphic designers, PR, internet marketing, advertising, legal, and Client Concierge Services is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for each Client. We take great pride in the relationships we build, and always work relentlessly on the Client's behalf. Our team of experts represents the best and brightest in the industry, and we're always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education. Today's Buyers and Sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to our Clients, we are your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.
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