Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
209 Central Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090
- Premier Agent
I am dedicated to the highest level of pro-active real estate services to my buyers and sellers and take great pride in my creative marketing, powerful analytical skills and negotiating strategies. I am constantly educating myself and employ the latest technologies along with a high level of personal attention and accessibility to best serve my clients. Any one who knows me will tell you - I love my job and I truly care about what is best for my clients. I have a high level of energy and efficiency and strong ethical standards. As a consistent top producer in Westfield's #1 office, my goal is to create trusting, lifelong relationships and to make each of my clients feel like my only client. The most important part of any sale is the relationship that develops. I will be your local resource long after your transaction has closed.
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Awards and Designations
Consistent top sales & listing producer in Coldwell Banker, East, the #1 office in Union County for over 25 years
- NJAR Circle of Excellence Award, 1998-2014 (Gold, 2012, 2013,2014) Platinum 2015, Gold 2016
- Coldwell Banker's International President's Circle Designation
- Certified Cartus Marketing and Relocation Specialist (CRS)
- Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
- Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
- Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)
- Multi-Year Recipient of the Five Star Agent for Overall Client Satisfaction as seen in NJ Monthly Magazine (2013-2017)
"Sue Checchio guided me through the entire home selling process from beginning to end. She generously provided excellent advice on how to prepare my home for sale a year before I put my house on the market. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the area and was able to refer me to the right professional for every issue. Sue answered every question I had and was always available when needed and found the right buyers for my home. I would highly recommend Sue Checchio to any seller OR buyer. She's the consummate professional with a terrific personality."
-Jeanne Colucci, Client
""We were in the process of getting our house ready for sale. Sue came highly recommended to us as someone we should work with when we were actually ready to sell. So I called her, met her, gave her a tour of my house and told her we had a number of things we still wanted to take care of before listing in the spring. She advised us not to wait! While it was typically a slow time for house sales, she noted there was not much available on the market in our price range and what was on the market had already been seen. We decided to give her the listing, in house only for two weeks, and then when we were ready, would list on MLS. Never made it that far. Sold on first weekend, first showing. Throughout the process, she was a calm, steady presence. Helped us navigate the sale seamlessly in what can be a stressful situation for both buyer and seller. I would highly recommend her to either! ""
-Leslie Sullivan, Client
"Sue is the real estate agent everyone hopes for. She patiently worked with me over the course of a year to make strategic improvements on the house and arranged for a stager and a professional photographer, who were both at the top of their game, to work with me as well. When it came time to list the house, Sue actually recommended a listing price that was higher than I anticipated. We proceeded to list at her recommended price and received an offer at the listing price from the very first showing. She was a good negotiator and someone you definitely want on your team because she looks out for you. I would recommend her to anyone selling or purchasing a home. I am so thrilled with the results. I also want to note that she saved us thousands in unnecessary home improvements I would have otherwise had done if she didn’t steer me away from them. Thank you, Sue!"
-Kristen & Matt Drummond, Client
""Thank you so much for finding our dream home. We are so happy here and very proud of it. Everyone comments on how nice the house is and the neighbors have asked how we bought it so quickly and quietly. You made everything so easy for us. You were very patient and kind throughout the whole process. We really appreciate how you always took time to explain our options so we could make educated decisions. All of your recommendations were wonderful, too...""
-Emily and Eric Ostrowski, Client
"We happened to meet Sue very early in our home search and consider ourselves lucky for doing so. During every step of the process, Sue was there guiding us and going out of her way to accommodate us as we searched for a new home with a two-month old baby. Sue is that rare combination of realtor who not only possesses extensive knowledge about every aspect of the home buying process, but who also understands exactly what you are looking for in a home. In all honesty, viewing homes with Sue felt more like we were touring through towns with an old friend. During the home purchasing process, we encountered some difficulties with the seller and Sue defended our best interests and ultimately resolved the problem by maintaining an open, forthright dialogue with the sellers' realtor. In the end, we moved into the house of our dreams in a fantastic town; we are deeply grateful for all that Sue did to make that happen."
-Denise and Dave Lemmon, Client
"Sue helped us to find our dream home, and was instrumental in making the process as easy as possible. She was great throughout the search and negotiating process as we looked for the right home- she was very responsive to questions and helped us to fully evaluate potential homes. She has a large network of service professionals that she can recommend, which was invaluable when we had our inspections. Above all, she was a pleasure to work with! My whole family, including our kids, loved her!"
-Britton and Nicholas Morin, Client
"I absolutely recommend Sue Checchio for the sale of your current home, or purchase of your next home. Having had both experiences with Sue, I can tell you that she is the professional to get either job done. With her attention to detail, her sales experience, and creative strategies, Sue will be there with you every step of the way. I have known Sue now for a number of years, and what started out as a realtor - client relationship has turned into a strong friendship. She helped me to find the perfect house to satisfy both my geographic preferences and economic situation - no easy challenge. When the sale of my home hit a roadblock, she expertly navigated me through it until it was successfully sold - and for a higher price. I don’t think you could ask for a better realtor to help guide you through one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. "
-Elizabeth Murphy, Client
"When we recently bought our home in Westfield, Sue acted as more than our highly knowledgeable real estate agent. She was our trusted friend, meaning she really listened to what we wanted in a house, and happily took us to see as many as it took until we found the one we knew was right. From that crucial moment, she expertly shepherded us through what is too often the stressful process of negotiating. We felt completely cared for in her capable hands from house hunting to closing day. We’ve bought and sold several homes, but our recent purchase was by far the smoothest transaction yet. "
-Liz Kinsley, Client
"... Besides being a true professional in every sense of the word, I am not sure we could have found anyone more truly engaged as well. Sue was always available for us and our millions of questions. She would send us messages both early in the morning and late in the evening. Sue guided us through the ups and downs of selling and buying a house and helped us keep our sanity along the way. When we started looking for a house while the sale was under contract, her commitment to helping us was even more impressive. She was on top of every listing that we were interested in and found the house that we now own before it even hit the multiple listing. Her counsel and strategy helped us win the bid on our new house and relieve the stress of having sold a house and having nowhere to go. "
-Denis Bret and Lisa Cummings, Client
"Sue helped my family find out new home earlier this year. Both during the process and after we closed, Sue has been an incredible source of local market knowledge, connections and general great information! Sue’s knowledge of the market she serves is unparalleled. Her patient and understanding approach to helping us find our home made our experience memorable and positive. She really cares about her clients as both customers and new members of her local family. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone."
-Nikhil Lele, Client
"Sue is a consummate professional and the best real estate agent we have ever had. She treats her clients with respect and has their best interests at heart. She makes the sometimes overwhelming experience of finding the right home easy. My husband, Tony and I truly value Sue's wealth of knowledge and experience in the local real estate market and recommend her highly."
-Nina Garone, Client
"Having moved many times over the years in different real estate markets, I have had the opportunity to utilize the services of several realtors with varying degrees of expertise and effectiveness. Sue Checchio is a dream to work with. She is a delightful and warm person which makes working with her so enjoyable. She has a creative outlook on her profession, from how to devise the initial plan, to what furniture to keep and what to store. She is constantly thinking of how to put the home in the best light, in every sense and how to attract buyers no matter the market conditions. After Sue sold our home and set us up with a great builder for our next one, we wouldn't think of listing with anyone else."
-Lauren Shub, Client
"Sue knows her territory very well, she has plenty of experience in Real Estate, but more importantly, she’s a great communicator…She listened carefully with respect to our price range and the attributes in a home that were most important to us. The houses she showed us met most or all of those criteria. When it came time to negotiate a price on the house we bought, she did a fantastic job of negotiating with the seller, and she was instrumental in getting us the best possible price on our house. Sue is consistently pleasant, professional and effective in her work. When we decided to relocate … Sue was the only person we wanted to represent us in selling our home. Sue provided us with excellent advice on staging the house, and she did an excellent job of marketing the place…Sue was available at all times when we worked with her, and it is apparent that she genuinely cares about her role as a real estate agent and about her clients and their best interests."
-Anthony Annucci, Client
"Many thanks for all your help during our home search and buying process. We appreciated your fairness and dedication, and we're looking forward to growing our family in our new home."
-Kristian and Bridget Andersen, Client
" …We feel blessed to have found you and had you on our side in the search for a new house and in selling our old home. I do not believe we could have found a more responsive, supportive and positive team than you and (your assistant) Carol to help us through the process. Without exception, you answered our questions and listened to our concerns. And, although it quickly became apparent that you were tremendously busy with other clients, your consistent responsiveness made us feel as though we were a top priority. I knew that even our most mundane inquiries would be met with professionalism and sound advice. Your experience and strong counsel helped us to make the right decisions regarding the pricing our our former home and during the negotiation process, resulting in the quick sale of the house…"
-Gretchan Ohlig, Client
"We want to thank you for helping us sell our house. It was your great effort in all aspects of the sale, (marketing through negotiations), along with your personal warmth, which made the sale a success. We wish you success in all your future endeavors. We will recommend you to friends and family looking for a great real estate agent!"
-Maria and Norman Schwartz, Client
"Moving from the city to Westfield was something we talked about for years. After meeting with Sue and discussing our wants and needs, she reaffirmed our decision and made us excited to start this new chapter in our lives. Her dedication, expertise and reposefulness was outstanding. She provided us with so much useful information and not to mention local contacts to help us along the way. Our experience with Sue was exceptional and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch real estate professional in Westfield!"
-Lauren Mehmedovic, Client
"We immediately felt comfortable with Sue and knew that she had our best interests in mind from the start. Sue is very knowledgeable about Westfield and the surrounding areas. Sue really listened to what we were looking for in a home. She was incredibly honest with us and really respected our time. We are moving from New York City and it wasn’t easy for us to look at houses. Sue made sure to preview everything for us. The third house we looked at with Sue turned out to be the one! Throughout the entire process, Sue went above and beyond what she needed to do to ensure everything went as smoothly as possible. Sue supported us through the emotional decision of buying our first home in Westfield and there is no one else we would have wanted guiding us through the process. We can’t wait to move into our dream home and we can’t thank Sue enough for all of her help."
-Allison and Matt Levitt, Client
"Sue was very instrumental in helping us to find our "castle" ! Very flexible to fit our busy work schedules and she has a very good understanding of the local real estate market as well as taking an interest in you to understand better what to look for. She brought in great tactics in the negotiations process which helped us to get to where we wanted to be."
-Lisette Ditters, Client
"My wife and I contacted Sue over two years ago to help us find a home. From day one to closing, Sue went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for in a real estate agent. Her depth of knowledge of the market, keen negotiating skills and friendly positive attitude combine to make her an invaluable asset to anyone looking to purchase a home. I would happily use her services again, along with her equally deft associate Kara Murphy. Anyone looking for a home in Union County would do well to contact Sue Checchio!"
-David Weinroth, Client
"I have had several positive experiences with Sue as both my selling and purchasing agent. Most recently she was able to help sell a house quickly and for a great price, under some very difficult personal circumstances. Sue has great insight into all aspects of selling property - staging, marketing, pricing, etc. Equally important, she is very professional and easy to work with. As you can see, I have used her more than once and would do so again... so I highly recommend her services!"
-Karina Fuentes, Client
"I am honored to have known Susan Checchio for over 35 years. During this time I have known Sue to be an honest, dedicated and intelligent individual both personally and professionally. ... Several years ago my ailing Mother needed to sell her Westfield home of forty five (45) years. Even with her fragile memory Mom remembered Sue, (Mom always loved Sue!) and knew she was a realtor. Knowing that Mom could trust Sue helped make the impact of such a devastating change a little gentler for everyone. Sue skillfully guided us through the entire process from negotiating offers to closing. More recently my husband and I sold our home in North Jersey. Of course, we enlisted Sue to represent us in our search and purchase of a new home. During her professional career Sue has continued to excel, educate and broaden her scope of knowledge. She holds a number of professional certifications and accreditations. Sue also has a heart of gold and a true, honest empathy for people. "
-Rose Lejaski, Client
"There aren't enough words to describe the level of service Sue provides. My wife and I used her on a recommendation from a friend back in 2002 for the purchase of our first home. Sue was instrumental in that transaction. She again helped us with the recent purchase (12/09) of our new home in Scotch Plains. She knows the "ins and outs" of the business like no one else. Professional, timely, knowledgeable and gregarious are some descriptors of Sue. When it comes to real estate - whether you are buying or selling - you want Sue on your team."
-Matthew Klein, Client
"We have known Sue for years and feel completely comfortable with her professionally and personally. She has always been patient, kind and would go out on a limb for us whenever we needed her to. She is a perfect combination of every fantastic quality we respect in a realtor!" "
-Nicole LaCorte Klein and Matthew Klein, Client
"I feel so fortunate to know the two of you and to have had such care and love with my move. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-June Sobell, Client
"Now that the dust has started to settle, I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for everything that you both did for Devorah and I over the past several months. The entire Coldwell Banker experience was first class all the way! As I walk around the moving boxes and furniture, I still cannot believe that we live here - I absolutely love the house!!!!!"
-Greg and Devorah Wolf, Client
"Sue is my Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker in Westfield, NJ. She found us our dream house in 2007, but not before showing us many many others. During the search, I emailed and texted her often - I am impatient and don't sleep - bad combo in the eyes of many real estate agents, BUT not Sue. She has the patience of saint and truly knows the area. Now that we are in our dream house, she is still a part of my life. I recommend her to everyone, including my sister, and she is now a friend of the family. This all began b/c she is the best damn Sales Associate out there!!!"
-Michael Beshar, Client
"For service above and beyond..I thank you. For your support .. I thank you. For worrying for me so I could get a good night's sleep.. I thank you. For your warm optimism..I thank you. For getting me a WONDERFUL buyer (everyone loves her).. I thank you."
-Shirley Rechtman, Client
"...Chuck and I thank you for all of your professionalism and patience and guidance through our real estate transactions. We're thrilled with the new home and all of the work and angst (mine) was worth it. You held us together through the trying 'home show' time and at the end, you made magic happen with your expert negotiating skills. Sue, I really don't know how I could have made it through that process without you on our side. I'll forever be thankful that you were there to advise, discuss, educate, absorb our anxiety, and at the end, tie up an amazing deal…."
-Chuck and Cheryl Paden, Client
"We wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for all of your help with our relocation. Since we were totally new to the New Jersey area, we had more questions than answers as we started to look for our first house. Your exceptional "local knowledge" and general real estate expertise proved invaluable to us in our search. In a very short period of time, you helped us get an in-depth understanding of the market and you were able to focus in on what we were looking for. We never wasted time looking at houses that were outside of our parameters and you never pushed us to make a decision. However, you did find the perfect house for us! Thank you Sue. You are a true professional and we really appreciate all of your help."
-The Giardina Famiy, Client
"It was with great sadness and some apprehension when we decided to sell our house in Cranford and move back to PA. Since this was our 1st time selling a house, we did not know what to expect. After our first meeting with you, we knew we were in the best hands possible. You are truly an outstanding Realtor. In every way you are professional, committed, focused, energetic, positive, compassionate, responsive, and have such a high level of expertise. But one of your most important features is how you truly care for your clients. Even when you were extremely busy, you checked in with us to make sure we were doing o.k. Your support and friendship really helped us through our transition. We truly appreciate all that you did for us. If we ever move back to the area, or know anyone searching for a home in the area, your name is at the top of our list!!! Thank you!"
-Norm and Rebecca Neafcy, Client
"It is with the deepest gratitude that we wish to share our heartfelt appreciation to Sue Checchio of Coldwell Banker for her consummate professionalism in helping us to prepare and sell our Westfield home. Her comprehensive expertise and understanding of market conditions, coupled with her attention to detail, quickly opened our home to serious buyers and, most importantly, to closing the deal. She worked unceasingly to move our property with minimal disruption to our family life. Sue became our trusted advisor whose generosity and helpfulness knew no bounds. We would highly, and without qualification, recommend Sue Checchio as a realtor par excellence. "
-Mary and John Dura, Client
"We are so grateful for everything you did for us to make selling our home so stress-free. You are so calm and helpful - I was a nervous wreck! We are settling in to our new home but will never forget you and how you found us the lovely New Jersey house in Scotch Plains."
-Glenn and Lisa Rollins, Client
"This thank you is long overdue. You have been such a great resource and support before and after our move. You clearly go above and beyond the job! It's almost two years and we are finally settling into the house and making it our own. We love the house and the neighborhood. I hope you enjoy this small expression of our gratitude. Thank you for your continued friendship."
-The DiMaria Family, Client
"Bill and I want to thank you for all the hard work and expert know-how you brought to the process of selling our four properties. Not only were you well informed and thorough in bringing these four sales to completion, you were always pleasant and professional, willing to listen and take our thoughts and ideas into consideration. You are also a good negotiator when buyer and seller meet an impasse, calm and controlled when things appear to be unraveling and steadfast in closing a deal. We should know, we witnessed these attributes multiple times over the last several years. Thank you for giving us your very best. We are very very happy to be in Virginia near our daughters but we do have fond memories of Westfield. What we had to accomplish in disposing of properties in New Jersey, a daunting task from our perspective, was accomplished quickly and professionally for us by you. Bill and I wish the best for you, Sue, both professionally and personally, You were a pleasure to work with."
-Bill and Evelyn Zachar, Client
".....We are really happy to have met you at the Open House that made you our choice for a realtor we wanted to work with. Your professionalism as well as your great personality made this experience more pleasant for us."
-The Karant Family, Client
"We are really settling in to the house and town - we love both so much! We really appreciate how hard you worked to find us our perfect house. We definitely ended up where we belong. We could not have gotten here without you! Thank you!"
-The Shields Family, Client
"When we first started the process of looking for homes... never in my wildest dreams could I imagine sending a thank you to (an agent). However, that was before I met you."
-Ruth McManus, Client
"Sue was fantastic throughout the process and went above and beyond to not only show us properties, but to show that she has a vested interest in getting us everything we wanted and needed. She was responsive whenever we had an inquiry and facilitated a lot of introductions for us."
-Joe Chanley, Client
""...You might have seen the article in today's Times Real Estate section about the Diane Keaton-Morgan Freeman movie. It is about selling a Brooklyn apt. It talks about realtors and does make mention about the good ones holding the sellers' hand so I thought of you.""
-K Maher, Client
"Sue helped me sell two houses and buy one over the years. On both sales, she made sure we got the best price possible, even when other agents were advising that the price was too high. She believed in the value of the houses and stuck to her guns. I highly recommend her if you are buying or selling in Westfield."
-Ken Bigelow, Client
"Sue Checchio is hands down one of the top real estate agents in the Westfield area. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, and if you are selling your home, she is absolutely the agent you want to hire. With both Sue's and her stager's tips, our home looked amazing when we listed last February at the start of the Spring market. I specifically told Sue that she had two weeks to sell my home. She priced the home properly to gain attention, and she accomplished the task in just 3 days with multiple offers and a final closing price over our asking price. Sue is reliable, honest, trustworthy, and dependable. Selling a home is an overwhelming and emotional task, and Sue held our hand every step of the way. I could not have asked for a better real estate agent, and so thrilled to have also built a friendship in the process. I would recommend Sue to anyone buying or selling a home - she is absolutely the person you need working on your side."
-Carolyn Ryan, Client