RISMEDIA (July 16, 2013)—Suzanne Drace is joining the Real Living Lifestyles team at the Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Center. Licensed and practicing since 2001, Drace started working in a boutique luxury real estate office that sold ranches, estates, and vineyards. In 2005, Drace became a co-owner of two franchise real estate offices with more than fifty agents in Sonoma County.
In 2009, Real Living Real Estate bought that company and changed the name and brand to Pacific Union International Real Living. While keeping up with her own business listings and selling residential real estate, Drace also co-owned, managed, operated, recruited, and trained many agents. In 2011 she sold the two franchise offices to Better Homes & Gardens, but Suzanne made the decision to stay on as manager until 2012. When she returned to her native city of San Diego, Drace never looked back and didn’t stop to take a breath; she quickly became the manager of a local San Diego firm. There she managed more than ninety agents, in five offices through out San Diego and Riverside counties.
Suzanne comes to Real Living Lifestyles with extensive training and coaching skills. Having the innate ability to listen and resolve problems, many have thought that she had missed her true calling of being a therapist. With her background as a high school teacher and coach, Drace’s patience, understanding, and willingness to listen are second-nature.
“I find people fantastically interesting,” said Drace. “I like to know what makes humans tick, and why we do the things we do. It’s important to listen to your clients and agents and make them feel heard—that they too, solved a problem or created an opportunity for themselves. I tend to look at all sides of a situation before I advise or make a decision. I believe that I make people feel instantly comfortable in situations and am able to deliver sound well thought out advice.”
Drace excels in training and coaching agents with her personal experience of buying and selling combined with brand changes, learning new technology, and marketing platforms. She has a broad understanding of all aspects of real estate and business ownership perspectives and processes. Suzanne’s great value will be to help agents build and systematize their businesses and aid in the growth of their real estate careers. Among Suzanne’s many talents and skills, she was also the Women’s Council of Realtors Wine Country Chapter President in 2010.
“Suzanne is a great addition to our leadership team!” exclaimed Steve Rodgers CEO/President Real Living Lifestyles. “Her well rounded background will serve our agents, clients and company at a very high level here in San Diego. We are thrilled to be using her luxury back ground as well, as she has a vast knowledge of estates and ranches that will work perfectly in our Rancho Santa Fe surrounding markets. We are just thrilled to have Suzanne!”
Suzanne Drace can be reached at 760- 487-8147 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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