Suzen Sarko’s solid & diverse real estate career spans over 30 years & coast to coast. A third generation real estate business owner, Suzen quickly learned that hard work, perseverance, & quality client services are the foundations to success. After receiving her real estate license at eighteen years old, she found herself working throughout the United States, from selling condo conversion projects in Washington D.C. to working as the Marketing Director for a firm focused on new residential projects in Los Angeles.
In 1999, Suzen founded Realty Connex in San Diego, California, a Residential Brokerage firm with an emphasis on relocation. Her company’s motto being that whether you’re buying or selling, a quality real estate agent is the essential key to a successful transaction. Her affiliation with Harcourts in 2012, the 5th largest global residential real estate firm, helped provide additional exposure to several countries around the world, including China, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, & South Africa.
Along with her career and familial pursuits, Suzen has been an active member of several Southern California non-profit & professional organizations, including the Asian Real Estate Association of American, National & International Association of Realtors, San Diego Center for Children, Feed America, and San Diego’s Little Italy Association. She is a certified international property specialist, (CIPS), a published local writer, trainer, speaker, and past chair of the communications committee of the San Diego Association of Realtors. Suzen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University, Rochester Michigan, and holds a graduate Paralegal Degree in Real Estate Law. She is an active alumni of Semester at Sea, a floating University that travels around the world. Suzen’s greatest achievement & joy was raising her 2 sons, both now in successful careers. Her favorite leisure activities are Travel, Golf, & hiking along the San Diego coast.
Suzen is also a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designee and a member of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA).
A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designee has undergone specialized training to complete international transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk.
The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in international business can call themselves a CIPS designee, and use the name and logo.
Founded in 2003, the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.