Susan Strawgate Code

Associate Real Estate Broker

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Susan Strawgate Code
Associate Real Estate Broker

I’ve been buying and selling houses for 30 years. Susan is the best broker I’ve ever worked with. Period! - Michael T.

At a glance

My Communities
Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Croton-On-Hudson, Mount Pleasant, Sleepy Hollow

Specialties
Negotiating, Staging, Thinking Outside the Box

Lives In
Briarcliff Manor

Experience
30 Years

Family
Married to Howard Code, two wonderful children

Properties Sold
485

About me

For 30 years, I have been a successful veteran real estate professional  serving the Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Mount Pleasant, Sleepy Hollow and Croton areas. A resident of Briarcliff Manor, I pride myself on a professional, yet friendly approach offering unparalleled service, and developing a long-term relationship with you. I treat every client as I would like to be treated--with respect, kindness, honesty, experience and integrity. Communication is always key. When you are an informed buyer or seller, you'll make the best decisions for the most important purchase or sale of a lifetime. Previously the Legal Editor of New York Co-op/Condo Insider Newsletter-1987-1991; Matrimonial Attorney 1983 - 1987. B. A. in Psychology from SUNY Albany; J.D.from Fordham University School of Law. My educational and professional background provide me with exceptional skills to facilitate a smooth real estate experience... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

2001-2021 Consistent Houlihan Lawrence Branch Top Producer 2021 #1 Listing Agent in Briarcliff Manor 2021 & 2020#1 Agent in Briarcliff Manor school district among all companies 2021 & 2020 #1 Top Producer in Briarcliff Houlihan Lawrence Branch 2021#1 Houlihan Lawrence Agent in Ossining 2021 Named Top 15% Agent Nationwide by Homesnap 2021 Excellence in Customer Service Award by Homesnap 2020 & 2018 Houlihan Lawrence Emerald Award (Top 30 of 1300+ agents company-wide) Consistent Houlihan Lawrence Award Winner Annually Westchester Magazine Five... More

Professional Associations & Designations

Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member of New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)
Member of Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR)
HGAR Professional Standards Panel
One Key Multiple Listing Service
New York State Bar Association
Notary Public
Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement

Active Community Volunteer: "Friends of Karen" Children's Charity volunteer for over 25 years: awarded the Sheila Peterson Volunteer Award-2017 , Member of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society , Fundraising: Dystonia Medical Research Foundation , Real Estate Mentor , Temple Volunteer , Member Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce More

Personal Interests

  • Family outings
  • Theatre
  • Writing
  • Traveling
  • Reading

Education

  • Juris Doctor from Fordham University, 1983
  • B.A./Psychology magna cum laude from SUNY Albany, 1979
  • RE Broker since February 1992

Testimonials

Great advice and a lot of patience

I am happy to highly recommend Susan Code. I used her as my real estate agent three times! I bought my house in Ossining, I think it was 1993 or 1994. She never pressured me to buy. She just showed me properties until one fit. In 2001, I used her again to sell my Ossining house and find a house in Briarcliff Manor. Again, no pressure, just great advice and a lot of patience. I recently sold (2022) that Briarcliff property. Because she priced it right, it sold very quickly. 

Not only would I say that Susan is great at what she does, but she is also a great all around person! There is truly no one better!

Linda M.

Terrific

Susan was terrific. She staged the house, priced it appropriately and helped us with every step of the process. She was a fountain of information when we needed to identify plumbers, handymen, electricians. In addition she was one of the nicest people I have met in this area. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell in Westchester.  

Dr. Connie Y.

Made me feel like I was her only client.

Amazing professionalism mixed with a calm understanding of her clients' needs. I am a repeat customer having been both seller and buyer.  

When selling, I listened to her every suggestion, sometime begrudgingly. It was all worth it, my home sold in one week!
 
Fast forward 4 years, I am now the buyer. There were many unforeseen (seller) delays. Susan answered all my calls, texts, emails and made me feel like I was her only client. Working as a top realtor Susan earned her stripes on this one and that is why she’s the house whisperer.

Alix Y.

Very professional and easy to work with.

Susan is an excellent realtor to work with. A great understanding of the local real estate market with a ton of experience. Very professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in this area.

John N.

Knowledge of local markets and negotiations is a huge bonus to all her clients.

Susan is a caring and professional real estate broker who always puts her clients' needs first. I have worked with Susan for 15+ years. She has extensive experience with both buyers and sellers, and her knowledge of local markets and negotiations is a huge bonus to all her clients... and she is always such a pleasure to work with.

JJ W.

Expert knowledge of the area.

Susan was great to work with. She was very resourceful and helped us out with her expert knowledge of the area. She was extremely responsive. We really appreciate her communication regarding the purchase and closing process.

Lauren C.

...extremely professional, efficient, and a pleasure to work with.

Susan has helped my family move twice, both times she was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with.

Kenyon W.

An Outstanding Job!

Thank you so much for your wonderful services in selling our home. You made a difficult process much easier, and closing the deal in a relatively short period of time is what every homeowner wishes. You did an outstanding job and we appreciate all that you did!

Linda & Butch Doran

...the best broker I've ever worked with. Period!

I’ve been buying and selling houses for 30 years. Susan is the best broker I’ve ever worked with. Period!

Michael T.

We made it! Lucky to have met you.

We made it! David and I can't believe that this day is finally here. We appreciate you sticking with us during those marathon days of showings. We both agree that we have found a truly special place to call home. Thank you for your support, knowledge and guidance throughout the process. We feel lucky to have met you!

Lindsey & David

Thank you for helping us find our dream home.

We wanted you to know how thankful we are to have had your help on our journey as first time home buyers! Your initial guidance and perspective as well as referral helped us to find our dream home.

Ally J. & Sam W.

Numerous offers within two weeks and sold for over asking

Susan is the best! She is extremely knowledgable and has a real sense of the market. We had been contemplating selling our home when COVID first hit but we backed away. However, she took all steps to ready us for the sale when we determined to proceed. She assisted in staging, setting things up, photographing and most importantly she advised us when we should reenter the market. As a result of her efforts we had numerous offers within the first 2 weeks and sold for over asking. I would strongly recommend using her services.

Peter A.

One of the most professional residential agents I have ever worked with.

I thought Susan was one of the most professional residential agents that I have ever worked with. I have been a commercial real estate agent for 35 years, ten of those years I was a commercial agent in a 1,200 agent residential firm. I have worked with many residential agents over the years. I found Susan to be honest, knowledgeable, trustworthy, thorough, and just a pleasure to be around. I would recommend her as a residential agent without hesitation.

Bob Gaucher

Above and beyond!

Honestly, I can't say enough wonderful things about my realtor, Susan Strawgate Code. She helped us find the perfect house in 2004 and then she helped us sell it in 2021! Her knowledge of the market and the process of buying and selling is unparalleled. She advised us on just how much to do to the house to get the best offers and then we got an offer over our asking price in 3 days! She stayed in communication throughout the transaction, including on her time off! Susan goes above and beyond, which is why I would recommend her without reserve! Tell her Dorothée sent you!

Dorothée C.

So much to thank you for!

So much to be grateful for. So much to thank you for. Even for someone who works with words it is a challenge to communicate all of our gratitude. This was a tough one, but you handled every stage calmly and professionally. Most of all, you managed every issue with kindness and compassion. Even in our moments of hysteria -- and we know that we had more than our share! -- we always felt like we were in the best hands. Even better, we knew that we were in the hands of a friend. With love and gratitude!

Mary Ann and Rob

You made selling easy

The selling of a home is a difficult process for a homeowner on any number of levels, but your knowledge and ease with information and accessibility and kindness made the navigation of it that much easier. Best,

Alison Morgridge

Thank you

We cannot thank you enough for all of your help with finding us the perfect home. It was one of the more stressful things we have done in our lives and you were SO patient, kind and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. We are so happy! Thanks again for all your help. Love,

Claire & Jeff

Listed and Sold

Susan was fabulous! She sold our previous house and helped us in finding our new house nearby. She was communicative and proactive. Everything she did was perfect. I have no criticisms. I hope she is still active when we decide to sell our new house.

Susan Landon

My home sold the weekend is was listed!

Susan is a real pro. There are so many details to the process of selling a home and Susan made everything easy. My home sold the weekend it was listed!

Donna G.

Always available and willing to do as much as possible to facilitate a sale.

Susan Code is a very professional real estate agent who is hardworking and very concerned with the interest of her clients and doing as much as possible for them. She was always available and willing to do as much as possible to facilitate a sale. I highly recommend her.

Hank H.

Extraordinary.

My experience working with Susan was extraordinary. She understands what her job entails and she does it very well. She helped me sell my home within a few weeks. She was always there to answer any questions I had. I would recommend Susan highly for her knowledge, experience and professionalism.

Eileen W.

We could not have asked for better service or a better result.

Susan did an outstanding job throughout the process as our real estate agent. She was knowledgeable, organized and thorough. She was always available when we had questions. We could not have asked for better service or a better result. Susan is excellent!

Brendon K.

She was able to sell my house for considerably more than I expected.

I was extremely pleased with my real estate agent, Susan Code at Houlihan Lawrence in Briarcliff Manor. She was very helpful from beginning to end. She was easy to reach and extremely responsive to even the smallest problem, or question.  She was able to sell my house for considerably more than I expected. I highly recommend her and would myself use her again.

Bani B.

I absolutely loved Susan as my realtor.

I absolutely loved Susan as my realtor. She was always very kind, honest, never pushy and always went out of her to accommodate us. She was very respectful of our home and gave us wonderful tips to sell. I am not in the least surprised she is the top agent in Briarcliff. I would definitely use Susan again and wish her all the success in the world.

Shakeela

Successful sale amidst COVID beginnings.

My husband and I hired Susan to market our home in February 2020. Then, COVID hit, and we stayed put until finally putting it up for sale a year later. Susan Code was terrific through it all -- she hustled to get pictures taken for the 2020 launch, then made sure to get some nice green shots in the summer. When we finally did go live, she was cognizant of all of our fears in light of the pandemic and kept safety front of mind when scheduling visits. She provided top-notch advice when it came to how much we needed to spruce up and stage (or not), pricing it right, and getting to the closing that we and our buyers agreed on. She has her pulse on the market and the village. We couldn't have been happier.

Jean C.

We could not have done this without you!

THANK YOU SUSAN FOR ALL YOUR AMAZING WORK—WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU!!

Andie S.

Celebrating our first Thanksgiving & Christmas in our new home

As we celebrated our first Thanksgiving here & now our first Christmas, we have not, & will not, no matter what day it is, lose sight of the fact that we owe this all to you.

Ruth B. & Rob C.

Bought & Sold with Susan

I was lucky enough to buy a house Susan was selling and she sold my house as well! She held my hand through both experiences, was knowledgeable of pricing, locations, staging etc. She was compassionate about my situation buying and selling a house on my own after my husband's passing. I enjoyed her company, her caring attitude and am happy to call her my friend now.

Eileen Hoffman

First-Time Home Buyers

Susan assisted our daughter and son-in-law with the purchase of their first home. In a very tight market, Susan guided them through the process calmly, professionally, and kindly. Susan does not "mess around." She is on every detail, prepared, direct, and with her long experience, she gave terrific advice to these first-time home buyers. I cannot say enough positive things about how she handled this process. There were eleven offers on the home, but the buyers were well-prepared because their real estate agent was responsive and helpful. The home was not in her main service area of Westchester (New Rochelle), but that did not matter. Susan Code. Is. The. Bomb!

Shawn B.

Amazing Work!

Susan Strawgate Code does amazing work! It is not surprising that she is one of the best agents in the area.

Peter G.

Smooth Transaction

Thank you for all of your help this past year. We're very grateful that both transactions went smoothly and appreciate all of your efforts to make it work for us. 

Sharon B. & Steve G.

Advice & Expertise

I know selling our house has been challenging but I want you to know that we appreciate all of your advice and expertise as we go through this process.

Reina & Stuart

A pleasure working with you

Dear Susan, Thank you for all of your effort to make selling dad's home as easy and smooth as possible. It was a pleasure working with you.

Chitra, Sudhir & Dev

We LOVE our new home!

Words can't express how thankful we are for all of your hard work and help over the past 2+ (almost 3!) years. We truly appreciate it and absolutely LOVE our new home. Please stay in touch.

Melissa B., Pleasantville

Cannot Speak Highly Enough of Susan

When we decided to sell our house in Pleasantville, a client recommended that we use Susan Code as our real estate agent.  We cannot speak highly enough about Susan. Her knowledge, experience, take-responsibility- and make-it-happen-attitude, no matter what came up, and her ability work with the buyers, our attorneys, the home inspector, etc. was outstanding across the board. Susan is simply the Best of the Best or, even better, an Advocate’s Advocate.

Carol Klugman & John Carey

Thank you for your support

We can't thank you enough for all the support you've shown our family. We are grateful for all you've done.

The Konow Family

Unparalleled Commitment to Clients

With integrity and wisdom steeped in decades of experience, Susan Strawgate Code has guided us through multiple sales and purchases of homes in Ossining, Briarcliff Manor and White Plains. A broad and deep understanding of the markets and unparalleled commitment to her clients are the reasons we turn to Susan, every time.

Cynthia and Larry Weissblum

Thanks and then some!

I knew before we met you were a "Top Realtor", but you never mentioned your other amazing quality. You are also a "Magician"! You certainly pulled the rabbit out of the hat with the 7-11 Nicole Circle sale!!!  I never thought it would sell in the shape it had been. Thanks for all your guidance in leading me through the selling process. You really took the stress out of the equation. I do hope our paths will cross again.

Carole Friedberg

Consummate Professional

Thank you to the consummate professional! 

Meg

Exceptional Agent

You are such an exceptional agent. You bring an outstanding degree of professionalism, experience, and common sense to what is a daunting process--parting with a loved house and finding another. I valued your guidance and personal interest. It's no wonder you're at the crux of so many sales. With warmest wishes,

JoAnn L

Thank you for everything!

Thank you again for everything! You made a really difficult process so much easier, from beginning to end!

Lynn and Jay

Great Referral!

Susan-A very belated thank you for finding us such a wonderful real estate agent in New Jersey. Gail helped us find our dream home and we couldn't have done it without your recommendation. Thank you so much!

Michael & Megan

Grateful for your Strategic Role

I am very grateful for the strategic role you executed in getting my house sold and me on the road to a whole new life. My warmest regards to you and your family,

Rosalie Rogers

Thank you

You helped make this deal happen (even when I was about to give up) and were always positive and calm which I needed since I was stressed. Thanks again

Mary Murphy

Appreciate your professional help

We truly appreciate your help in enabling us to move onto our next phase in life. Lauren and I thank you for your friendship and professional help. Sincerely

Bill Null

Competent Professional in our Corner

We recently sold a house in Briarcliff Manor, NY. It turned out to be a relatively complicated sale. We were fortunate to have as our agent, Susan Strawgate Code of Houlihan Lawrence. Susan was proof that there is no substitute for having a competent professional in your corner. Her professionalism, intelligence, and humanity made every difference. We will always be indebted to Susan--not only for her efforts, but for the grace with which she performed them. How can we get her to relocate to wherever it is that we sell our next house?

Lucille and Jeffrey Taitz

Made our Buyer Process Easy

Most of all thank you for all the hard work in making this buying process as easy as possible. Could not have been completed without you and for that we will always be grateful. You are great at what you do and if we have any friends coming this way you're the one we will always send them to. See you around town here soon. Warmest regards,

Brendan and Wendy

Thank you for being there.

Thank you so much for all of your help. It was much more stressful than I had imagined. I'm glad that is all behind me. Thank you for being there. 

Amy

A wonderful experience

Searching for houses with you has been a wonderful experience. We thank you for your patience and guidance.

Jovy

Amazing professionalism

Thank you for your amazing professionalism and help throughout the process of selling our town home. We truly would have gone mad halfway through it not for your guidance and support during all the challenging times!

Alison T.