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Suzanne Valentine

REALTOR®

ADDRESS: 2525 S. Lamar Ste. 1, Austin, TX, 78704


BIOGRAPHY

Suzanne Valentine is not just a real estate agent; she's a passionate advocate for the vibrant community she serves. Since making Austin her home in 1992 while attending the University of Texas, Suzanne has enjoyed Austin’s dynamic and creative atmosphere. She is deeply committed to helping individuals and families make meaningful changes to further their goals through real estate. 

Suzanne genuinely loves the area and its people. It's this genuine appreciation for the local lifestyle, like the city’s abundance of live music, and exceptional culinary scene, that fuels her drive to help clients find their perfect place in the Austin area.

As a graduate of the Texas Realtor Leadership Program and the 2024 Chair of the Legislative Management Team Committee at the Austin Board of Realtors, she possesses unparalleled expertise and market knowledge. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends makes her an invaluable resource for her clients.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Suzanne is married to a wonderful man (whom she happened to meet at a local honky-tonk). They live in central Austin with their teenager, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 hog-nosed snake. In her free time, she is most likely indulging in her love for live music and Texas two-step, or enjoying great food with family and friends. 

Suzanne’s clients not only gain a trusted real estate advisor but also a genuine friend who is dedicated to serving the real estate needs of the community with unwavering passion and expertise.



Elizabeth
Relocating after 22 years with an extremely quick turnaround time could have been a stressful experience, but with Suzanne's expert knowledge of the Austin housing market, her incredibly prompt response time, and savvy negotiation skills, I felt fully supported and received above and beyond what I was asking. Suzanne has strong ties to the community as an Austinite of 25+ years, and she understood how important my requests were and who to reach out to within the community to find the right buyers. From setting up the pre-inspection, to answering even my smallest question, Suzanne put me at ease and made me feel confident about reaching my goal with minimal effort on my part so I could focus on all the other details of my move. Within 48 hours, I had 2 offers over my asking price, and was able to close before my deadline. What a relief! I've already recommended her to my neighbor, a client, and several friends because of the level of trust, knowledge, and success Suzanne brought to the table. Top notch!








Alan
Working with Suzanne was a real pleasure in selling our home. Throughout the entire process, she was organized, responsive and friendly. She was also super helpful in areas where we were navigating negotiations or any areas we had questions in. I would easily recommend Suzanne for anyone looking to buy or sell in Austin. 








Raquel
Our experience working with Suzanne could not have been more pleasant or more productive. Suzanne initially helped us find a rental when we first moved to Austin last year. I felt from the very beginning that she really listened and understood the needs of my family, and pointed us in the right direction. Everything Suzanne predicted about the neighborhood we’d land in turned out to be right! I really appreciate Suzanne’s warmth. She put us at ease and welcomed us in all kinds of thoughtful ways. It was really meaningful to work with someone with such strong ties to the community, and so much experience with local businesses, schools, services, etc. When we discussed buying a property in town, Suzanne was generous and patient with her time, guiding us to discover the city, and keeping us informed and positive in what turned out to be an insanely competitive market. She showed us as many properties as we wanted to see, never pushed us to commit when we weren’t ready, connected us with lenders, and discussed with us the best strategies to get into the Austin market. This wasn’t my first time buying a home and I can say with confidence that if it wasn’t for Suzanne, I wouldn’t have bought a home in Austin at this point. She made the whole process smooth, advocated for us in a very seller’s driven market, worked on the terms of the contract, followed up when repairs were needed, and was with us all the way up to the finish line. It feels very precious to have this kind of trusting relationship, and I have been referring every colleague who’s new in town to seek out Suzanne.








Mariana & Moises
I have to say without exaggerating, that working with Suzanne has been a pleasure. It’s no secret that the Austin Real Estate market is difficult to navigate for buyers, to the point we abandoned our home search several times over the past year. But Suzanne made it extremely easy for us to land the property we were after, getting us under contract within hours of our very first offer. Not only did she listen to our needs and requests, but she was extremely proactive when getting information about the property we were interested in, going above and beyond in her communications with us and the seller’s agent. We have bought properties in the past, and Suzanne has shown us what an outstanding realtor operates! We will definitely refer her to friends and family, and will definitely return for our future real estate needs!








Claire Bingham
Suzanne was incredible to work with. As a first-time home buyer, she really helped guide me through the process. Even when I needed to back out of an existing contract she was really helpful in getting me out of that. And now, I'm in a home I'm really excited about and is perfect for me. She always put my interests first, and it never felt like she was pressuring me into something that wasn't right for me. I always refer Austin folks to Suzanne whenever I hear they're ready to start looking at homes in the area.








Micah Smith
Honestly, I couldn't have asked for a better experience with Suzanne. Before we moved to Austin, I'd spoken with a hometown friend's mother, who had moved to Austin and is a real estate agent, to help us find a rental. She's a wonderful person, but the experience of trying to work with her to find a rental was so awful that I almost swore off agents entirely. Luckily a friend of a friend recommended Suzanne, and the rest is history! She understood what we were looking for and found us the perfect rental for what we needed. We knew right away that we wanted to work with her when it came time for us to buy a house. I hear horror stories about people trying to find homes to buy around Austin and not being able to get one, and my wife and I were worried that might happen to us. With Suzanne, though, we only had to put in two offers, and our search was over within a week of looking at our first house! She was upfront and honest about expectations and the process and made the whole thing easier than I imagined it would be (although... still quite complicated, of course). Before we looked at any houses, Suzanne walked us through the various payments, the offer and contract process, mortgage information, and lots of other stuff. Our lender required us to take an online first-time homebuyer course, and almost all of what the course said was a review of what Suzanne had already explained to us! And after it all, we bought a house that we absolutely love and are looking forward to building a family in. Real estate is intimidating, but working with Suzanne made it a positive experience and we can't wait to recommend her to everyone we meet. Thank you so much for helping us continue to build the life of our dreams!








Mariah Solum and Darian Poffenroth
Suzanne was a tremendous help in our search for a home. She listened to all of our needs and answered every question we had. She was knowledgeable and had many connections that helped us find the perfect home for us. She was patient and caring with us as we searched for the right market conditions. We would highly recommend Suzanne to others looking to buy a home. 








Brian Zavaleta
Suzanne has been absolutely fantastic. This is the second buy/sell transaction we have done with her. Top-notch.








Juanita
Suzanne made the process so easy! She advised me on options and requirements and helped me make very good decisions. I am so happy she was my partner in selling my home. 








Rebekah Willing
Even with the challenges of a competitive market and buying remotely, Suzanne Valentine helped make our first home buying experience as enjoyable as possible! She took the time to get to know what we were looking for and was responsive and flexible with working with our schedule. Suzanne was so helpful in explaining the intricacies of buying a home. We highly recommend working with Realty Austin and Suzanne Valentine! We will definitely reach out to Suzanne again for any future home buying or selling needs.








Micah and Amy Smith
I've tried working with a couple of other realtors in the past to find a rental when moving to a new state and have always been disappointed. I was hesitant at first to work with Suzanne, but after our first chat on the phone, I felt better, and I'm so glad we moved forward! Suzanne actually listened to what we wanted and helped us find lots of options. She worked with us to arrange a time to come to town and see places and was incredibly flexible with last-minute plans, and it never seemed like we were a bother to her. She could read my wife's feelings better than I could, too! When we finally found the place we wanted, Suzanne went out of her way to help us get the deposit paid. She had to get a cashier's check herself and drop it off for us in person, and we were able to reimburse her for that cost and have the keys waiting for us when we arrived because the property managers would not be available that day.I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and we look forward to working with her again when we're ready to buy (assuming she's willing to work with us again!). We will absolutely recommend Suzanne to anyone we know looking for an agent.       
















Fabricio and Gracie
Working with Suzanne made the process of buying a home so much easier! She made sure we understood every aspect of the buying process in order to buy our first home! She is the best!




Zonk Ruehl
Suzanne was absolutely phenomenal. I spent 5 years working for Keller Williams Realty International at the Austin headquarters and encountered a very large number of Realtors on both the buyer and seller sides. I can say without a doubt that Suzanne is one of the best out there. She quickly learned what we were looking for and made some very good suggestions of properties to look at. She gave us lots of space to make important decisions and gently guided us towards asking the right questions. She never pressured us during the buying process and when it came time to make an offer and navigate a bidding war and was there for us every step of the way. Suzanne was a joy to work with during this very stressful buying process and even offered to help us with a lease for our existing home that we are now renting out. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any one of my friends looking to buy. We are extremely satisfied with our entire home buying experience, which is saying a lot when buying a home in this market.








Aaron and Susan McLellan
We could not have had a better experience than working with Suzanne Valentine! As first-time home buyers, Suzanne was extremely patient and answered all of our questions. From our first virtual meeting with her, we felt comfortable asking questions and being very frank about our needs and wants. Suzanne was wonderful in helping us manage our expectations in such a crazy market. She laughed with us, lamented with us, and most importantly, helped us keep our spirits high throughout the entire process. It was a treat to spend weekends looking at houses with Suzanne rather than a chore. We truly cannot say enough great things about her! Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, Suzanne will go above and beyond to meet all of your family’s needs and find you a wonderful new home! We will not only be recommending her to everyone we know, but she will be our agent for life! 








Marie Chatfield Rivas
Suzanne Valentine was so incredibly helpful, and we can't recommend working with her and Realty Austin enough! We first met Suzanne when searching for a rental house, and she was the only Realtor we wanted to work with when we were ready to buy. Suzanne has deep knowledge of North Austin neighborhoods and was able to give us so much insight into different houses and locations. At every step of the home buying process, she explained everything clearly and made it as easy as possible, giving us all the education and resources we needed to make the best decisions. We are so incredibly happy with the home we bought, and there's no way we could have found it or had our offer accepted without Suzanne.








Nadia Maynard
We had an incredible experience selling our home. Our Realtor, who really was like our life navigator, is Suzanne Valentine. She was calm, cool and collected, professional and supportive. We moved to Houston to be closer to family and friends amidst the pandemic and had to sell our house fast because we did not want to pay for two housing situations for months on end. Suzanne did not over-promise, but she did over-deliver. She gently guided us through a process we hadn't been through before and were very anxious about. She assuaged our fears and spoke with clarity and consistency throughout. I could see she wanted the best outcome for everyone and helped us make mindful decisions all the way through. The outcome exceeded our wildest expectations. I cannot speak highly enough about Suzanne Valentine and the team at Realty Austin.








Ray Green
So this is more than just getting feedback on our experience with Suzanne and selling our home because now we have also found a home that we love and are in the process of buying a home with Suzanne. As for the selling part, she made it a very easy process, and it all happened much faster than we had anticipated and hoped, which really made that more enjoyable than anything we could have expected. After the ease of selling our home, we thought now we can take our time buying. Of course, a month seems like forever when looking for your next home. A few weeks went by, and we went after several homes and did not get them. Rather than being discouraged, Suzanne kept us encouraged to keep looking in the area and not give up on living where we want to live. Then one day, she just mentioned that she was going to look at a house that we had kind of looked at before on the Realty Austin site. We really had not given this house much more thought because we thought we probably wouldn't get that one either. After walking through the home and the lot, we immediately fell in love with the house. Of course, this house being in the same area, we already had thoughts of why offer to just not get accepted again. Suzanne ever so wisely reminded us it never hurts to put an offer in and that if this is the house you want, she would write it up. Then we find out that our offer was accepted and we have been ecstatic ever since.




Kelly K.
Suzanne was great. She was responsive and guided me through my first home buying experience. When a house I was interested in went on the market for an hour, she met me that morning to tour that house. Austin is a really competitive market, so a responsive agent is so important. Thanks, Suzanne, for helping me find my first home!








Laura M.
Suzanne is the best. She respected exactly what I was looking for and found it quickly. In the Austin market, that is a hard thing to do, but she is great, and she can find you what you are looking for. So this is the agent you want!








Renee C.
After meeting Suzanne last year when I was on the hunt for a rental, I knew I'd reach out to her when I was ready to buy my first home. It was clear she knew the Austin real estate market and understood the concerns of a first time home buyer. She was supportive and informative throughout the process and quickly picked up on my wants and needs for the best property. Closing during the COVID pandemic was stressful, but with Suzanne's follow up and diligence, we did it, and I'm a first-time homeowner!








Tiffany Tsai
I worked with Suzanne Valentine in buying my first home, and I have nothing but good things to say about her! She was super informative, helpful, responsive, and overall a great person to work with. I always felt she had my best interests in mind and always provided all the options for each decision in the process. I would definitely recommend Suzanne to anyone in need of a Realtor.








Alex L.
We worked with Suzanne Valentine when buying our new home in Austin. We relocated from Phoenix, and she was just so communicative about everything, knowledgeable about the area having been a local for decades and easy to work with. We clicked with her instantly, and she found the exact property we were looking for. She even showed us around to some of her favorite restaurants and bars, and beyond having a go-to Realtor, we are so excited to have a new friend in Austin. Highly recommend!








Dixie and Justin
Dear Suzanne, Thank you so much for guiding us through a successful first home sale experience. I appreciate your patience as we worked to get the house on the market and your advice along the way. You made the process easy, and I’m relieved to be able to start this new chapter in our lives-all with your help! Thank you! We wanted to thank Suzanne for guiding us through a successful first home sale experience. We appreciated her patience as we worked to get the house on the market and her advice along the way. Suzanne made the process easy and I’m relieved to be able to start this new chapter in our lives-all with her help!








D.J.
Suzanne was an excellent resource for a first-time homebuyer. She walked me through all of these steps before I started looking at options. Suzanne was very thorough about the current market and reliable to help in securing quick contact with sellers. It was a quick and fun experience with Suzanne!








Hilary Thomas
Suzanne was amazing! We were always confident that we were in good hands. She was prompt and thorough in answering our million questions, and so good at anticipating what our next questions would be that it bordered on prescience. Her expert guidance clearly comes through years of experience, and that was evident in every interaction. Her personal service made us feel valued as clients. She listened deeply every chance she got and leveraged all of that insight to tailor our experience and give us the best possible outcome. We were delighted at every turn, and we're grateful every day that she was representing us as our Realtor. Suzanne, we can't thank you enough for helping us navigate this journey to our beautiful new home!