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Realtor, ABR, CRS, SRES
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower
2300 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Office: 814-234-4000 ext. 3213
You need to know that Susan is amazing. She goes above and beyond and looks out for you every step of the way. As first time home buyers we were clueless about what to expect, but Susan guided us and taught us so much along the way that we were clearly informed and prepared for each step. I couldn't imagine doing this again with anyone else.
Susan guided us through a very frustrating time with the house market. Houses that were of any quality were getting snagged up before we could look at them and at higher that normal prices because of demand. She was very patient with us over the process and we finally found a house that we liked in the Penns Valley Area. She was willing to squeeze us in to look at any house we thought might be of interest to us and I still wonder when she actually gets any sleep. You won't be disappointed choosing Susan as a realtor.
We had a wonderful experience having Susan help us sell our house. She helped us understand the process, kept us informed each step of the way, answered all our questions, and went beyond the line of duty. Susan was not only very knowledgeable and professional, but also friendly and a pleasure to work with. Our house got an offer within a week and we highly recommend her!
I was a first-time home buyer, and Susan made the experience of purchasing a home much more manageable. In the initial meeting, she laid out the entire process clearly and went over neighborhoods that would work for me and my price range. Her experience buying and selling homes in Central PA shows - she knows the local housing market inside and out and is up-to-date on everything going on in the fast-changing world of real estate. When a row of new homes in the area I was looking at were being gobbled up quickly, Susan squeezed me into her busy schedule to show me the last remaining one at 7:30 in the evening. Because of that, I was signing a contract for that home very shortly after. She is available at all hours of the day and night, whether by phone, text or e-mail. When you work with Susan, you deal directly with her all of the time and she balances the workload very well. She's dedicated, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. She'll do whatever it takes to get you the house you want and try to take some of the stress out of the process. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Central PA, especially to first-time home buyers like myself.
Susan was great to work with. We listed our condo with her and received a full price offer in less than one week. She is very knowledgeable and took care of all the details. Susan always got back to us within a few hours to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Susan to anyone who was buying or selling in Central PA.
I have recently immigrated to the USA. I had met Susan before when she helped my step daughter buy a house and found her friendly and helpful. As a result I used Susan to help me buy my current house. I found her knowledge of the local area to be very useful and I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a house.
When we moved to State College, PA we started off in a rental home, when we decided to start the search for our home we found Susan Rupert. She helped us from the start of our search to the finish. When we decided to sell two years later we were extremely happy with her expertise and advise. She suggested a stager, which really helped our home show well, Sandy Tressler Datcher. She is always there updating pictures on all medias, contacting other Realtors for feed back. Susan knows who to contact from inspectors to repairs. Hiring Susan would be a right decision for anyone when buying or selling your home.
Susan Rupert has the knowledge and professional skills to help you find your new home. She works tirelessly to get the information you need to help you make the decision that is best for you. She is not pushy and seriously wants you to be happy with such a major life-long purchase. We have been working with Susan for many years trying to find the right fit for us. She is responsive within hours of contacting her with any kind of need or question and she keeps you updated with the entire process. She knows the area well and provides service to you long after your transaction. We highly recommend Susan Rupert as your real estate agent.
Susan went above and beyond what I expect from a Realtor. I was out of state for the entire process and she took care of everything including repairs that needed to be done. She also negotiated a higher price than my previous Realtor was able to. I recommend her without any reservations and if I ever need to sell and/or buy in the area again I would definitely use Susan.
For first-time homebuyers in the State College area, we highly recommend the services of Susan. Right from the beginning, she explained the process to us in detail and was able to work around our busy schedules to look at homes and answer questions at the drop off a hat. When it looked like we weren't going to be able to buy the one home we really liked (and eventually bought), Susan stuck with it and was able to help us close the deal, even assisting us in choosing and working with a trusted local source for financing when our first choice fell through. She also made sure that timing was perfect to protect our financial interests in moving out of a rental property. If you're in the market, look no further!
Was friendly and easy to work with. Got the house listed with pictures and description very quickly. Had showings right away and my house sold within a few months. She kept me updated through out the whole process.I will recommend her to my friends.
Susan was very helpful throughout the process of buying my first home. She pointed out things about a house that I may not like but wouldn't have seen at first. She was also very helpful making sure my loan process was on track every step of the way.
Not only does Susan have many years of experience in the real estate market in this and surrounding areas, she is a local girl. She keeps up with the trends, business development in the area, economics affecting the communities, and local government. She works hard for her clients, is careful and detailed, and doesn't let other agents she works with slack off. Follow up is her key to success. ... you will NOT be disappointed in any step of the housing process if you use Susan. I am also available as a reference.
I have already recommend her. My husband and I were very pleased with her services. Very professional, and on top of it. We are now using her services for investment purposes. I would highly recommend her services.
Susan is amazing. Her experience kept us on track and moving smoothly. She really went out of her way for us. I couldn't imagine going through this without someone as caring, thoughtful, organized, and educated as Susan.
Susan is simply wonderful to work with. We are first time home buyers and she explained every step of the process in detail, making us feel extremely comfortable. Patient and positive, she was instrumental in finding the perfect home for us. We couldn't be happier with our experience.
Susan is a true gem of real estate. Went above and beyond my expectations! Very knowledgeable of the real estate market and really listens to what your wants/needs are. A definite pleasure to work with!
Susan provided me with the best first-time home buying experience! As a novice, I was very hesitant about entering the house hunting process, but Susan made it fun, professional and ultimately successful. She knows her stuff and helped me every step of the way. I'm finally in my new condo, and I have her to thank for it!
Susan was very prompt to answer calls/emails/texts, was very knowledgeable, professional and patient through our first home buying experience. She has a great pulse on the current market and although she was sure to give us the time and space we needed to make this huge decision, also knew when to gently push to be sure we could get our perfect house in this competitive market. We felt we were in good hands, from the first time we met to the day we closed.
Susan is not only very knowledgeable and professional, but she is also delightful to work with. She is a great listener and very responsive to your calls and requests. She goes above and beyond your expectations. We would highly recommend Susan for any real estate needs.
Susan was an excellent sellers representative for our State College house sale. She is very knowledgeable of the area, contractors that may be needed to solve problems quickly, and of her colleagues in the area market. Her relationships with other real estate agents was critical in getting good feedback from potential buyers in order to adjust our sales strategy. She was very responsive to questions and was a great adviser in how to get to a sale. She would be my first choice in a real estate agent if we re-enter the market in this area.
Susan Rupert is the BEST Realtor! She takes all the work out of buying a home!! She goes to the Nth degree to work for her clients!!! Susan Meeks buying a home like you want to go and buy more because she makes it so easy!!! Thank you Susan.
Susan is a pleasure to work with. She's a true professional in every way. I was very impressed with her expertise and benefited greatly from her years of experience in the real estate business. I recommend her with no reservations whatsoever.
We had a difficult property to sell in a rural area. There were problems with financing and transfer of the property that needed extensive research. Susan was able to handle these issues with expertise and calm. When the buyer was found his agent was contentious and a nit picker. Again Susan rose to the occasion and guided the sale of our property through the settlement process. When ever issues arose that required Susan's attention, she was always there. We had her cell phone # and she always got back to us promptly. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Susan Rupert to anyone buying or selling real estate.
Susan did an excellent job for us, we went from making an offer on one house, which didn't fair well on inspection. Susan responded by setting up more showings and getting our deposit returned promptly. Susan took what was a potentially negative and disappointing situation in stride and kept us moving forward to the home we moved into this weekend. In the fast moving market in the area Susan stayed on point educating us along the way. We would recommend Susan to anyone looking for a home in The Central PA> Area.
Susan was a pleasure to work with. I live in another state from the property I was selling and she was completely reliable and responsible in taking care of the property and handling the sale and the closing.
Susan did what was needed to get our home sold. It was priced correctly. The pictures were taken and shown very well. And she put it on several sights. It only took 26 days to get our first offer. And we had other offers waiting. And keep in mind Remax had the same home on the market less then a year earlier and could not get even one offer. We finally took it off the market. I would recommend Susan Rupert to anyone I know that is in the market to buy or sell a home. Thanks again Susan.
My husband and I have worked with Susan as our REALTOR through the buying and selling process of our first home, as well as the buying process of our second. She has been a wonderful asset to have on our team, and truly took our visions of a 'dream house' and worked to turn those into reality. Susan truly is outstanding and works hard to best serve her clients. Thanks for everything you have done and are currently doing for our family, Susan... we couldn't have done it without you!
Susan catered to all of our needs and went the extra mile to help us sell our home and purchase our new home. The situation was challenging because of a relocation company being involved in the sale of the home we hoped to buy. Susan negotiated important details with the sellers and relo company to get a pending offer. We then had to race to sell our home because of the relo company requirements. We secured a buyer for our home after it was on the market for only one week! Susan assembled a great listing and drew a great deal of attention to our property which resulted in a contract. She was in touch with us daily through the whole process and operated in a very professional manner. We highly recommend Susan if you need any assistance with real estate.
In 2000, Susan provided service as a buyer's agent to my family when we relocated from California. She successfully found us a new spec-house and guided us through the buying process. After staying in touch over 12 years, we contracted with Susan and she sold the same house in State College for us in 2012. There were 3-4 "comps" quite similar to our home, and ours was the first to sell within a few weeks. Susan is an exceptional professional, knows the market cold, and a very nice person. As a Realtor, she is always on time, willing to sit for open houses, and provides notice before appointments. With these criteria in mind, Susan has our highest rating.
Susan did a excellent job. Her professionalism, ability to maintain a high level of trust in all aspects of the transaction, excellent knowledge of real estate and her overall service and attitude are all great reasons why I will do all future real estate business with her and refer her to all my contacts who have a real estate need.
My real estate experiences with Susan Rupert have been very positive. Through out my Real Estate transaction Susan was right on top of things. When difficulties arose Susan did everything she could to get to a resolution and the successful completion of the sale. Susan doesn't work with assistants as some large REALTORS do. You will deal with her the entire time, and not be passed off to another representative when the REALTOR you want to work with moves on to the next client. I highly recommend Susan as a Real Estate Professional, she will get the job done!
Susan was an awesome agents. Easy to work with, very knowledgeable, professional and a real go-getter, and ... she sold my house in just a few weeks after listing!
Once we decided to build a new home, rather than purchase a pre-existing one, we needed to not only find a builder but also find a suitable lot for our specific needs. From helping us find our "perfect" lot to ensuring that we closed on time, Susan was exceptionally helpful throughout the entire process. She helped us interface and negotiate with our builder, worked with our superintendent, as well as helped us with the smallest of details.
Because of Susan's vast real estate experience and in-depth knowledge of the local market, she was also able to recommend the best lending agency and settlement company - both of which worked overtime to ensure our closing occurred on-time and without any surprises. She is extremely responsive, professional, and personable, and we would recommend Susan without hesitation to anyone seeking a professional real estate agent to represent them.
Susan Rupert represented us as a buyer's agent. We had an excellent experience. She alerted us to new homes that could be of interest and arranged visits quickly. We were new home buyers and she helped guide us through the process. She made sure all the details were taken care of and knows the community inside-out.
Contacted her online to list my cabin in Huntington County, PA. She showed it several times and sold it within 3 weeks. We also had another contingent offer during this time. I wanted to list the property price lower but Susan convinced me to list higher and it paid off.
Susan Rupert is one hell of an AMAZING Realtor! I have had the privilege of having Susan as my personal Realtor for many years. Her knowledge and expertise has enabled me to purchase a home, later sell it to purchase another home, and lastly sell that home to upgrade once more (and hopefully the last time!). With each and every purchase/sale, I became more and more impressed with her knowledge base. Throughout all of the bumps in the road that inevitably come during the home buying and selling process, she always kept her cool. Susan was always immediately available whenever myself or anyone else needed her during the process. I honestly don't know how she does it! As someone who works very non traditional hours, I was amazed when I would come home from work at midnight, email her, and get an immediate text message response. THAT is truly someone who went way above and beyond to satisfy a client! I am proud to now consider Susan a great friend and confidant. She is the only Realtor I will ever recommend to anyone!
I always felt that Susan was on my side and had my best interests at heart. It was clear to me that she did the necessary research, and was aware of the real estate market in my area. In addition, she always kept me well informed, and offered sound advice.
It is my pleasure to recommend Susan Rupert for any of your real estate needs. This was our second real estate transaction with her and she has been pleasant to deal with and very professional. The first transaction was very smooth, as she suggested we purchase the adjacent lot to help increase our property value, and we were able to negotiate a great deal. The latest transaction involved selling our home which was a little hectic, since we were building a new home, and had to shuffle our six year old, and two large dogs in and out during showings. I was also concerned because I didn't want to list the house until my new home was almost completed, so we didn't have to find a short term lease. After meeting several times before listing the property, we followed her advice on upgrades and improvements. We also came up with a list price that was fair, and would get the house sold in a short period of time. Our house was sold in a month, and she also guided us in the final negotiations with the sellers. Ms. Rupert worked many evenings, and even worked while she was on vacation to help close the deal. In the end, she ended up saving us money, but more importantly she was able to work around my hectic schedule and make it as easy a process as possible.
We've worked with Susan on selling two properties. She provides expert advice, and goes the extra mile to make sure your property is out there. In particular, she worked with us after we moved from the area, making selling our home from out-of-state a breeze.
Susan was invaluable in our move to Pennsylvania. We’ve worked with Susan buying two properties, the latest a new home moving from Maryland. Susan went well beyond what we ever expected helping us before and after the sale. She is knowledgeable, responsive and worked extremely hard to make a major move easier for us. Susan made us feel welcome and we highly recommend her.
Very friendly and pays attention to what you are looking for. So incredible helpful. I would keeping going back to her for all my real estate needs.
Prior to working with Susan, I dreaded selecting and working with any real estate agent. My past experiences with other agents had been very poor, and I was quite disillusioned about the value of hiring an agent.
Susan completely changed my opinion, and hiring her was an excellent decision. She worked tirelessly for us, and although she respected our opinions, she also provided constructive and helpful guidance based on her experience. She was accessible, and very responsive to questions or calls.
The final transaction was very complicated, since we were buying a home also, and our purchase was contingent on the sale of our current home, which was under contract with a buyer who also needed to sell their current home. She was very careful and outspoken about protecting our interests at all times, and actually helped shepherd the other agents in the transactions to make sure they followed through on tasks and kept the entire complicated process moving. We would have been lost without her.
I have recommended, and will continue to recommend Susan to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
I was always very happy with Susan. She was patient, and professional, if there where any questions or problems, she always found the answer. We finally puchased a great property and got the best deal possible, all with Susan's help. I give her 2 thumbs up.
Susan has helped me immensely through the selling process. She has helped me feel comfortable throughout and has always been able to readily answer all of my questions. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a dedicated and hardworking agent. I would not buy or sell a home without her.
It has been a wonderful experience having Susan Rupert as my REALTOR. I really appreciate all the hard work she did from beginning to end. I really do love my house and I would recommend her to any prospective buyer or seller. She really did a GREAT job! ...Thanks again for all of your hard work, persistence, & dedication to finding that perfect home for me!
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Susan Rupert when I sold my townhouse in State College. From the minute she walked up to my door for our initial consultation through the signing of the last document, she was creative, tenacious, and professional. I am confident that her skill, as a negotiator, and her commitment to me, as her client, helped me get the best possible price for my house, in a challenging market for sellers. Beyond this, I needed to relocate to Minnesota before the house had sold, and she helped me work through all the details--at a distance, and without delay. I was well-represented and thoroughly cared for, through each step of this process. Thank you, Susan!
I've used Susan for two home purchases and she was great. She's not pushy or high pressure...she took time to understand my needs and what I was searching for, and she looked with me for many months before we found the right property. She was always quick to answer my calls and emails/texts, and seemed to genuinely care about my satisfaction. I have recommended Susan to many friends, and they've also been pleased. She's a cut above some of the other real estate agents in Centre County who only seem to be focused on making money. She'll treat you with respect and consideration.
Susan was able to help me keep the emotions out of selling and to keep my negotiations driven strictly by market data. I feel I got a fair price when selling my home, and thanks to Susan's guidance, sold for a higher price than I expected.
Susan was wonderful, dedicated, caring and extremely helpful. We highly recommend her. We purchased long distance, she took care of everything, and was there for all inspections. Took care of repairs, and kept us updated.
Very professional. Through the entire process(of buying and selling), she was the constant that kept everything moving towards completing our goal. Without her guidance and effort, we would not have been able to make all the moving parts work together towards getting into our new home!
Susan was very helpful throughout our house hunting process with a constant willingness to find us the right home. Her responsiveness, professionalism and warm hospitality with my family was always appreciated!
Susan made us feel welcome as we moved from Michigan to State College, and guided us through a very frustrating market. After two failed offers, we finally found a cute fixer-upper that we really like. Susan was very patient over the several-month process. At times we were ready to give up and rent instead, but Susan's diligence helped us stay in the game. She went above and beyond--telling us all about the fun things happening around town and even giving us a very thoughtful welcome basket. Susan is one of the hardest-working, kindest people I've ever worked with. I don't know how she has time for a life outside of real estate!
Susan Rupert was recommended to us by a family member who used her excellent real estate talents leading to a successful home sale. We sampled other agents, but her personality and skills led to her unanimous choice to help us sell our home. We found Susan to be a professional agent from day one. She helped us set a thoughtful list price, skillfully helped us manage over 30 showings in four weeks and artfully helped us negotiate a solid contract that satisfied our needs. She skillfully worked the inspections realizing our desires that led to a smooth settlement. She deserves the title of A Real Estate Professional. She reflects credit upon her profession.
Our experience working with Ms. Rupert was exceptional. She was friendly, and provided additional insight that set her apart from many other realtors that I've previously worked with. She is accommodating and detail oriented. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.
We had an absolutely wonderful experience working with Susan. We had a horrible experience with another agent and we were cautious about getting into another agreement with a real estate agent. Susan was great. She listened to us and only sent us information on homes that were in the areas we specified, which saved a lot of our time! She was concerned with the fact that we had a baby on the way. She had a lot of contacts that made the search process easier. She has continued to nurture the relationship with us after she found us our dream home. She is a great person as well. I have loved everything about working with her and would highly recommend her (and have done so already) to my family and friends (and random strangers asking for recommendations as well). You can consider yourself lucky if she takes you on as a client!
As first time home buyers, we we're pretty much clueless in the process of purchasing a home. Susan understood our wants and needs in a home and quickly new if a "potential" home was right for us. She was always available when we had questions and made our first home buying experience a priority. She continuously went above and beyond her duties as a realtor. She's one of the most personable person we have ever met and excels at her job! She found the home that we purchased and could not be happy with our decision! Susan continues to check in with us since our closing, which she does not have to do, and we would highly recommend her to anyone for their home buying needs and will continue to use her expertise in the future for our the purchase of another house!
We bought our first house in 2007 through Susan and the process was so easy because of her help! We didn't even consider anyone else when we were ready to put our house up for sale in 2014. Needless to say, it sold within a week! She provided us great feedback and explained how the process worked. She also kept us in the loop with everything going on and was always easily accessible. She was great to work with, and I wouldn't recommend anyone else! Unfortunately, we have moved out of state, but Susan has offered to assist us with finding an agent in our area to assist us. Great person all around! Thanks so much Susan for all of your help!
Susan was vital in the success of the purchase of our farmette. She had great response time in gathering information, answering our "many" questions, kept us informed of all developments, looked out for our best interest and guided us to all the way to the end of our closing. It was a relief to have her to trust and to lean on during this huge event in our lives.
My husband and I met Susan Rupert in 2004. We were newly engaged and she spent four months with us working with our tight budget to find the perfect house. She was able to introduce us to our perfect home we had in Centre Hall for ten years. She was honest, easy to reach, and willing to accommodate us on our schedule. In January of 2014, we had to place our home on the market and transfer out of state. Susan gave us excellent advice and tips. Our house was on the market for one day before it was under contract for full asking price. She was able to use her connections to find buyers quickly for our home. What makes Susan stand out was her use of Social Media to promote our house. Thank you Susan!
We've worked with Sue both as a buyer and a seller. Her knowledge and responsiveness (anytime of the day or night!) is exceptional. As a buyer, she answered our never ending list of questions about the property. As a seller, our house had a ton of showings. When we got an offer, she worked tirelessly with the buyer's agent to close the deal. Very few people would have the dedication and determination to accept an offer and close in the same week.
Susan Rupert is extremely knowledgeable in the real estate field and very professional. She knows all the laws and proper protocol to protect her buyers best interests. I highly recommend her and appreciate her professionalism.
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