Agent Snapshot: Susie Shortsleeve, Realtor, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., Weston


Susie Shortsleeve is a Realtor with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. working in Weston.

What was your first job in the realty industry? Coldwell Banker, Weston.

Where did you grow up? Norwalk, Conn.

Growing up, what did you want to be? A doctor.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I like to work out and meditate.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Barbara Corcoran. She took $1,000 and built a real estate empire in New York.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Home. I’m a real home-body.

What do you love most about the industry? Meeting and working with different people. It’s so interesting!

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I surround myself with a great team of professionals, from contractors to real estate lawyers. I take the stress out of a sale or purchase this way for my clients. I try my best to make the transaction as seamless as possible.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? When you have a lot of business, time management can get difficult. You have to be organized, flexible and available.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Most of my business comes from people I know, and referrals from past clients. When I started out, I went to tons of functions and events to get my name out there.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? My three kids! Bringing them up and watching them grow into kind, successful adults.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey.

What is your favorite restaurant? Today it’s Temazcal Tequilla Cantina on Northern Ave. The food is great and water views are beautiful.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? John Hancock Tower. Love the way it catches the reflections of surrounding buildings.

What kind of car do you drive? BMW.

Smartphone or paper? Both.

What is your favorite city after Boston? The Big Apple.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Be honest, work hard and find a mentor.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Taxbot.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Charlie Baker, David Ortiz and most recently President Obama.

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