Little did I know that when my husband and I bought our first home nearly 30 years ago, it would set the cornerstone for a career in the real estate industry. What began as a personal adventure developed into not just a career, but a deep appreciation for all that is entailed in homeownership.
My journey began after coming home to a "for sale" sign on the front lawn of our rental property following a day of house hunting. We bought that home, embarked on a journey of renovation and became landlords, living adjacent to our tenant in this duplex. We later expanded our rental endeavors, renting out both sides of the property. These experiences taught me the intricacies of property management and the importance of meticulous attention to detail.
Fast forward: after spending the past 18 years at a local rental agency, I’m thrilled to be at Maine Real Estate Choice. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of assisting numerous homeowners in finding reliable and caring tenants who not only appreciate the property but treat it with love and respect. I approach my role with unwavering dedication and a commitment to aligning the best interests of owners and tenants through well-thought-out advice.
My husband and I continue to enjoy spending our time working on our property, now here in the Sebago Lake Region for nearly 20 years, with the never-ending projects that come along with home ownership.
Working with Maine Real Estate Choice, you will be joining a team with vast knowledge of the real estate market that will go above and beyond for you. I am confident in our ability to surpass expectations and provide exceptional service. With professionalism and an unwavering commitment to our clients' needs, I am excited to contribute to your real estate journey.
Susan is a absolute gem! We’ve been working with her for over 15 years. She’s right on top of everything and does an excellent job vetting possible tenants, inspecting the property and completing appropriate paperwork. We’ve asked her for her opinion on certain situations over the years and always received professional, honest advice. She very reliable. We highly recommend Susan, you’ll love her!!
As my wife and I approached our third year of needing to find a home to rent from early fall through early spring, we were getting a little anxious about finding the right home for us and our large dog. The first two years we did it on our own through online websites, and the results were not ideal. The first year ended up being a house that just felt cold all the time, and the second year the neighbors left their dog outside most of the day, and he was a dog that liked to bark nonstop. Fortunately for us, the third year we were introduced to Susan, who took all the stress and unknowns out of searching for a rental. She immediately found us multiple rentals that were available in the area we were looking, and we were very impressed with her detailed knowledge of each property. Susan is extremely thorough, pays close attention to detail, an excellent communicator, very professional, and has a great sense of humor as well. Whether you are trying to find a home to rent, or if you are a homeowner trying to find trustworthy renters, Susan comes with our highest recommendation!
We have worked with Susan for over 10 years, and highly recommend her services. Managing our property from 1,700 miles away is incredibly challenging, and Susan has given us such peace of mind finding and managing our winter tenants. After several unfortunate situations with bad tenants years ago, we found Susan and not once in 10 years have we had an issue with a renter. She is thorough and professional in finding us excellent candidates, usually multiple. I have never had to worry about the care of my home. She maintains excellent communications with both parties, and meets everyone’s need quickly and professionally. She is well respected in the region, and has great relationships with service providers, which is of huge value to me! You can feel very secure trusting Susan with your real estate needs.
We have been working with Susan to find renters for our “winter rental” property for the last 7 years – she is REALLY good at what she does. Susan first and foremost takes your needs as the owner into account and bases her search for renters around that – she isn’t looking to just find renters for your property, she is looking to find the RIGHT renters for your property. Her ability to vet potential renters is impressive. My husband and I would recommend her services without reservation.
I am so thankful I found Susan Russian to handle my first year renting my Naples home. She was a true pleasure to work with. So very professional and sweet! She found a wonderful tenant fast and did all the due diligence quickly and her communication with me was outstanding. I highly recommend Susan for any future rentals.
Susan has been very helpful in handling rental matters. It is obvious that she is very experienced ad a realtor. She has excellent communication and problem solving skills. Susan is very reliable and honest. I would strongly recommend her to anyone.
Having owned a real estate firm I can really appreciate the job Susan does. She makes sure the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted. If you want the job done right call Susan.
Susan is a great hire! She has rented my Sebago lake home for over 10 years and I couldn’t be happier. What is she good at doing? She is terrific at vetting potential renters- she is very thorough regarding this vital matter. Susan is very efficient and precise in her communications. She provides excellent advice when asked – or even when I don’t ask. She keeps her eagle-eye out regarding how the renters are treating my property. Susan is extremely professional with everything she does with the rentals. There have been so many times when she has gone above, and beyond what one would expect. She takes her tasks very, very seriously and is an excellent problem-solver. If Susan worked for Burger King, I would buy hamburgers there-that is how good and impressive she is. My family adores and respects her. Susan is completely trustworthy. I recommend Susan without any reservation. I am so happy that now she will also be selling homes. She knows the area so well and will be highly successful – that’s my bet!