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My name is Susan Takara, but I go by Susie. I am a real estate agent at United Real Estate Gallery led by broker Sonny Downey, which is part of United Real Estate, a company founded by Dan Duffy. I am an expert in servicing the areas of Jacksonville, FL, Orange Park, FL, Green Cove Springs, FL, and Fleming Island.

I learned from my friend and mentor, Laura Evans, who has over 30 years of experience as a real estate agent, REALTOR®, and broker. Laura taught me the importance of building relationships with clients, providing ethical service, and negotiating the best possible deals.

Designations

As a Certified Negotiation Expert, Military Relocation Professional, and At Home With Diversity certified REALTOR®, I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their real estate goals, whether they are buying, selling, or investing.

Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE): As a CNE, I have the skills and knowledge to negotiate the best possible deals for my clients, whether they are buying or selling a home. I can help my clients get the best price, terms, and conditions on their contract.

Military Relocation Professional (MRP): As an MRP, I have specialized training in helping military members and their families relocate. I can help my military clients find housing that meets their specific needs and budget, and I can help them navigate the unique challenges of relocating.

At Home With Diversity (AHWD): As an AHWD, I am committed to providing fair and equitable services to all clients, regardless of their personal characteristics. I can help my clients from all backgrounds find homes in neighborhoods that are welcoming and inclusive, and I can advocate for their needs throughout the transaction.

REALTOR®: As a REALTOR®, I am a member of the National Association of Realtors and subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This means that I am committed to providing my clients with the highest level of professionalism and service. I also have access to the MLS and other resources that are only available to NAR members.

My career has always been deeply rooted in sales, and I have learned the importance of building lasting relationships, providing the highest standard of ethical service, and finding solutions that meet people’s needs and wants. Real estate is the perfect manifestation of this philosophy, as it is about more than just making a sale. It is about matching individuals and families with the perfect property that meets their needs and helps them achieve their real estate dreams.

My certifications, designations and experience give me the skills and knowledge to negotiate the best possible deals for my clients, assist them with their unique needs, and help them find the perfect home or investment property. I am also held to a higher standard of ethics as a REALTOR®, which means that I am committed to acting in my clients’ best interests at all times.

Here are some specific examples of how I can help you achieve your real estate goals:

Buying:

  • Find the perfect home for your needs and budget, regardless of the neighborhood you choose to live in.
  • Negotiate the best possible price on your new home.
  • Get the repairs and concessions you need on your new home.
  • Understand and apply for the VA loan program, if you are eligible.
  • Navigate the home buying process in a culturally sensitive way.
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Selling:

  • Price your home competitively to attract buyers.
  • Market your home effectively to potential buyers.
  • Negotiate the best possible price for your home.
  • Close the sale quickly and smoothly.

I am committed to providing my clients with the best possible service, held to a higher standard of ethics, and helping them achieve their real estate dreams. I believe that strong relationships are the foundation of success, and I strive to build lasting relationships with my clients. I am here to listen to your needs, understand your goals, and help you make the best decisions for you and your family.

I am confident that I can help you achieve your real estate goals, and I look forward to working with you.

If you have other real estate goals, such as investing in real estate, I can help you:

  • Find the right investment property for your needs and budget.
  • Negotiate the best possible price on your investment property.
  • Manage your investment property to maximize your profits.
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Overall, my goal is to help my clients achieve their real estate goals in a way that is both beneficial and stress-free for them. I am committed to providing my clients with the best possible service and helping them make informed decisions about their real estate journey.

Early Life

Raised on the beautiful islands of Hawaii, I carry the Aloha spirit—a Hawaiian word embodying love, affection, peace, compassion, and mercy—with me wherever I go, infusing it into every aspect of my life, including my passion for real estate.

In my twenties, I traded the gentle caress of the ocean waves and the lush tropical breezes of Hawaii for the crisp mountain air of Colorado and Utah. There, I reunited with my high school sweetheart and future husband, who was serving in the USAF. While we adored the scenic beauty of the Rockies, we longed for a climate more reminiscent of our Hawaiian roots. Our search led us to the vibrant city of Jacksonville, FL—a perfect blend of warm weather, refreshing ocean breezes, and diverse culture that we now call home.

Moving to Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, with its dynamic weather, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural tapestry, has something for everyone. As avid fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars and supporters of our local military community, including Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, we couldn’t have picked a better place to plant our roots.