Susan Painter is part of a mother/daughter real estate team. Joining her daughter, Lisa Marie Smithson is the culmination of a lifelong passion for creating beautiful homes for family and a career that encompassed financial management and marketing.
Susan believes that the process of buying a home is a balance of dreams and reality. She notes, “The first conversation with a client is pivotal; it’s when I listen intently to what their desires for a home are and start the exploration of the practical considerations like the number of bedrooms and baths, price range and location. That’s only the beginning and I will not stop until my client is settled happily and comfortably in their new home.”
Her financial background combined with a strong network of banking relationships makes the first step of pre-approval efficient and understandable. Attention to detail, a willingness to make sure every question is answered, every desire highlighted, every concern is addressed then allows Susan to offer a focused and customized portfolio of properties to be viewed and considered.
“I love looking at homes. I love creating spaces that hold my family in safety and love." Susan says, "When you work with me, your search for that becomes my search. My goal is to make the process of finding your home pleasurable and efficient and ultimately productive and fulfilling.”
Selling a home requires the same attention to detail and Susan will make sure that every aspect of the transaction is tended to with care and efficiency. She also brings her considerable interior design skills the staging of homes so each is beautifully presented.
Combining Susan and Lisa’s talents allow both buyers and sellers to be assured of a consistent and dedicated relationship. Additionally, their coverage of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties expands the options and makes them an especially productive choice.