Inspired by her realtor grandfather, her interest in real estate emerged at a very young age. While friends played house or teacher, she collected one of her father’s discarded briefcases and an obsolete pink rotary telephone from the 1970’s, pretending to operate her own real estate business! The dog days of summer were largely consumed with riding her bicycle to nearby open houses and pouring over the local real estate ad books that she would collect during the family’s summer outings. Her grandfather, Augie Schmuhl, founded and owned a real estate brokerage in NJ decades earlier, but sold it when Suzanne was just a child. While Suzanne did not truly grow up "in the business" per se, real estate definitely seems to be coded into her DNA as she proudly follows in the footsteps of her late grandfather.
While attending UMass Amherst and finishing up her degree in management, Suzanne obtained her real estate license. In doing so, she revived that same spark that had inspired her grandfather decades earlier. Suzanne began working with buyers and sellers while she was still a student. Upon graduating, she landed her first sales job with the internet startup, Zip Realty, where she spent two years, earning the Rookie of the Year award from the local real estate board and getting recognized as a top agent at the company. Striving for personal and professional growth, Suzanne left Zip Realty to join Keller Williams, an expanding company that encouraged business-building and ownership. This spoke to Suzanne’s entrepreneurial spirit and she went on to spend 16 years building one of the most successful Keller Williams teams in the Great Boston area - focusing on the northwest suburbs. In 2020, Suzanne brought her business to Compass, feeling inspired by their innovative approach to the luxury real estate market. Now one of the top teams in Compass New England, Suzanne & Company has no plans to stop growing anytime soon.
Suzanne was named the 2014 Bedford Business Person of the Year! The team is also sitting high in the rankings as one of the Top 1% teams in MA. As a listing agent, she is #1 in Bedford and has been since 2013. In 2021, the team was ranked #11 in real estate market share in MA and took the #2 spot in their Compass Boston office.