SUSAN SEVERTSON REALTOR

susan.severtson@compass.com
M: 703.593.5338

After a Minnesota childhood, Susan and her husband spent a two year honeymoon as Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone, W. Africa. Graduate studies in Library and Information Science (U. Chicago) led to her successful career as academic librarian (Hampshire, Franconia, Middlebury) and an electronic publishing executive. 

But finally, having spent years in the creation and marketing of academic databases, she allowed herself to pursue her lifelong passion for architecture and real estate. 

She considers her work as a Realtor to be a practical and fascinating extension of the librarian’s role - listening carefully, then conducting research to bring the right buyer together with the right property. And when she represents a seller, she uses her extensive marketing and design skills that make her approach to selling unique. 

Her passion for Design led her to establish, with her Corcoran Professor husband, a nonprofit organization- Design Information Alliance - dedicated to discovery and documentation of design research resources. 

Susan has lived in the DC area for over 30 years, raising her three sons here.


“She really went above and beyond”

Susan single-handedly made it possible for us to purchase a house within the constraints of work and travel. Once our offer was accepted she really went above and beyond. . . her organization, competence, and attention to detail cannot be overstated.

---Jessica & David

'“She was truly wonderful!”

Susan was a great resource and guide during our house hunting process.  My husband and I are first time homeowners  . . . Susan was patient and kind from start to finish. We now own our dream house and couldn’t thank Susan enough.  She was truly wonderful!

 ---Molly & David

“I would highly recommend Susan to anyone”

Thanks Susan for helping us find the perfect new home. . . . I would highly recommend Susan to anyone looking for a house or condo in DC!

---Alison & Steve

“Susan’s tireless efforts and professionalism were the paramount forces which
drove our home to sell quickly and at a favorable price”

When it came time to sell our home, we interviewed many realtors, but none felt a more comfortable and natural fit with us as Susan did from the very start.  . . . Susan’s tireless efforts and professionalism were the paramount forces which drove our home to sell quickly and at a favorable price

----Serge and Jill