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As a top-producing Coldwell Banker agent, Suzi works hard to make your dreams a reality. She has keen negotiating skills, staging savvy, and good, solid relationships with other agents in the area, all of which can help dramatically in a hot and evolving market.
If you’re a buyer, her extensive knowledge of the Lamorinda area means she can help you find the hidden gem that will make the perfect family home. She knows the unique nuances of each neighborhood, has extensive information about all of the wonderful schools, has deep knowledge of local real estate trends, and understands how important—and personal—the decision about purchasing a home is.
If you’re a seller, she strategically positions your home to maximize the return on your most precious investment. She’ll oversee a hand-picked, savvy team of stagers, painters, landscapers and other contractors to make sure your home is beautifully prepared for sale and then expertly market it to ensure it’s seen by the greatest number of qualified buyers.
Whether you’re buying or selling, when you work with Suzi, you become her number one priority. That’s because she doesn’t think in terms of “transactions” and “deals.” Suzi really cares, and she’s unwaveringly committed to helping you reach your goals. She provides warm and personal hands-on service, guiding you through every aspect of the real estate process and beyond, giving you not just results, but true peace of mind.
“Her detailed knowledge of the area, strong connections and easy manner make for a winning combination."
— Ilene Wolf Moore-Orinda

What gives Suzi the most satisfaction is being there for her clients 24/7—no junior agent pass-offs,  no assistants—and building lasting relationships. She truly wants to make her clients’ lives better, whether it’s helping them find their dream home or helping them sell their current one so they can move onto something new.
One of the reasons Suzi is so successful in the Lamorinda real estate market is that she has such deep roots here. She was raised in Orinda in a large family, and after graduating from UC Berkeley, she and her husband, Mike, had such fond memories of growing up here, they returned to Orinda to raise their four children. She’s now lived in Orinda for more than 40 years.


  • ...the gold standard for real estate brokers: knowledgeable, smart, honest to a fault, diligent, creative, and a strong negotiator, in addition to being a lot of fun to work with. Suzi was fantastic advising on bidding strategy, and after our bid was accepted, her contractor recommendations were all top quality. We can’t recommend her enough. Kevin J-Orinda
  • Suzi has a confident easy grace about her and because she was raised in Orinda, she knows the nuances of every neighborhood and school. She knew when to give us the room to think and when we needed a nudge. And for the first time in the four homes we’ve bought over our marriage, I can finally say that I am in love with my house. The closing agent said that, “Suzi is known as one of the, if not the, best Realtor in the area.” Having worked with her for the past seven months, I completely agree. Cara H-Orinda
  • "....I would like to express my sincere gratitude for helping my daughter embark on her first big financial commitment - purchassing her own home. Having someone as thorough, detailed,organized, efficient, and knowledgeable made a big difference in making the transaction as smooth as possible." 
  • "...To sum it all up, you stayed on top of things up to the very end, never falling short of our expectations. You extended your effort, time, and services sometimes beyond the call of duty. The service you rendered is definitely highly rated. Rest assured that you will be highly recommended to our friends."