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Susan Hughes
REALTOR, E-Pro

Dedication that Delivers!


Dedication That Delivers!

2019 Director, Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Board of Directors

2019 Women's Council of Realtors' Governor 2 Upstate

2019 Executive Council, The Syracuse University Alumni Club

2018 President of The Women’s Council of Realtors, Rochester, NY

2017 President-Elect of The Women's Council of Realtors, Rochester, NY

2015 Women's Council of Realtors' Realtor Member of the Year Award Recipient

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When you truly care and become passionate about helping others succeed, your dedication shows. At Susan Hughes Real Estate, it is a Dedication that Delivers. With over 25 years experience in residential real estate, I have found that dedication and tenacity have played a critical role in my ability to assist buyers and sellers in achieving their goals.

As your real estate professional I deliver:

  • Innovative services with honesty and integrity in a timely manner
  • Expertise in the area of skilled negotiation and market analysis
  • Use of Social Media platforms to provide maximum exposure for properties and to connect with the public
  • Clear communication consistently throughout every step of the transaction so you’ll always know what’s coming next
  • A fun factor because your experience should be an enjoyable and memorable one
  • As a native Rochesterian, a genuine love and understanding of the cultural and community contributions that make this a special place to live
  • Support for local businesses and charities

Oh—and I am good at what I do, because I love what I do. It would be an honor to represent you.

Experience/Awards

  • 25+ years full-time real estate experience
  • Extensive relocation expertise, including medical resident programs
  • Knowledgeable in luxury, waterfront. equestrian properties and new construction
  • Certified Homes of Distinction Specialist
  • Platinum Club Member
  • Recipient of Sales Master Gold and Sales Master awards from Greater Rochester Association of Realtors
  • Recipient of The Women's Council of Realtors' Realtor Member of the Year 2015

Communities Served

Pittsford, Brighton, Fairport/Perinton, Penfield, Victor, Mendon/Honeoye Falls, Rush, Lima, Irondequoit, Webster, Macedon

Designations

  • Certified Homes of Distinction Specialist
  • Certified New Home Sales Professional
  • E-Pro Internet Professional
  • REALTOR®
  • Relocation (including SIRVA)

Memberships: Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, Women's Council of Realtors, Syracuse University Alumni Club

Areas of Interest

Horses, Houses, Theater, Wine


Specialties

Homes of Distinction
Country Property
Custom Home
Dream Home
Executive Home
Farm And Ranch
First Time Buyers
Historic Home
Luxury Homes
Move-Up Home
New Construction
Relocation
Residential
Waterfront Properties

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Are you listing this summer? Get your outdoors in shape—it can pay off.

According to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research, certain exterior improvements are likely to recoup at resale. Based on feedback from REALTORS®—who, through their experience, know what house hunters are ready to spend on—the best enhancements are lawn care, landscape maintenance and tree care, and installing an irrigation system. Landscape/lawn care pays for itself—generally 100 percent of the expense or more is recovered, according to the research—while irrigation has a promising ROI of 86 percent.

For homeowners not selling yet, exterior improvements can be satisfying in and of themselves. Assigning a “Joy Score” from one to 10, with 10 anteing up the most enjoyment, both a fire feature and an irrigation system earned 10s, followed by a new wood deck or water feature (both 9.8s), “statement landscaping” (9.7) and an “overall landscape upgrade” (9.6), the research shows.

“REALTORS® understand that a home’s first impression is its curb appeal, so when it comes time to sell, a well-manicured yard can be just as important as any indoor remodel,” says NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall. “Even homeowners with no immediate plans to sell can gain more enjoyment and satisfaction from their home by taking on a project to revive their outdoor spaces.”

MORE: A Front Door, Flooring and Other ‘Happy’ Home Upgrades

Additionally, appearances matter beyond the residential space. Forty-three percent of REALTORS® have advised a commercial owner to improve the outside of the property, including lawn care, landscape management and an “overall landscape upgrade,” the research shows.

“It is not just homeowners that need to think about curb appeal when it comes time to sell; a beautiful exterior is just as important for commercial property owners,” Mendenhall said. “In fact, 81 percent of REALTORS® said they believe curb appeal is important in attracting a buyer.”

“This report validates that landscaping is an investment worth making, offering the immediate benefits of increased enjoyment of your property, as well as desirable long-term value that holds if or when it comes time to sell,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president, Public Affairs, at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), which collaborated with NAR on the report. “From lawn and tree care to installing a new fire or water feature or landscape lighting, there’s no shortage of opportunities to enhance your landscape and to reap the benefits these upgrades provide.”

 

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