Biography: Susanna Crofton
Having personally bought, renovated and sold over a dozen homes in Victoria, Susanna understand the process: from creating a strategy, choosing a Realtor, staging a property, and understanding contracts through to negotiating a successful Purchase or Sale. Susanna is a person you want in your corner. On average, Susanna sells homes in less time than the VREB average, 24 days compared to 40 days, and help buyers save $17,800 off their purchase price.
As a MLS Award Winning Realtor, Susanna works with people who are "Rightsizing": making decisions that affect both lifestyle changes and long-term economic security. Susanna holds her SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) Designations as well as an Interior Design Diploma. See the Seniors page for more information about what an SRES does and why you may need one.
On a personal note, Susanna was born on Saltspring Island, in the same room as her father and grandfather. Raised in Victoria, Susanna first attended Norfolk House School then became one of the first 35 girls to attend SMU (St. Michael's University School) for grades 11-12. Her University years took her to Vancouver, Los Angeles and finally Halifax, where she majored in Political Science and Economics.
Susanna was licensed as a Realtor in 2001, with Royal LePage. After 3 years, she decided to take a leave of absence while her two children were middle teenagers, happy to be fully involved in their busy schedules. She was not far from real estate however, taking the AutoCad courses at Camosun College by night while renovating and selling her own real estate projects by day.
Susanna has been happily re-licensed since 2011.
Now, Susanna is the very proud Mother to Kel (34) and Mika (30) and recently became a grandmother to Freya (3 years) and Kora (10 months). When she is not working, she can be found on the squash or tennis court, golf course, cycling, or navigating along our magnificent west coast.
Biography: Kel Exner
Kel moved to Victoria early in his life and will forever call this city home. From a young age, Kel was always a serious workaholic; his energy and time-management skills allowed him to acquire his Hospitality Management diploma at Camosun College whilst working two jobs. He then continued to acquire over 15 years of work experience in sales, customer service and hospitality.
Throughout his many years residing in Victoria, Kel has accumulated an extensive network of friends and colleagues, many of which are potential first-time homebuyers or those looking to upgrade homes for their growing families. He has also experienced the evolution of the city; watching its surrounding regions grow, prosper, and change for the better. He appreciates the areas which have maintained their beauty. Thus, Kel retains a vast expertise of what would be the best neighbourhoods for his clients to take interest in and also the amenities and services provided within.
During his free time, Kel enjoys outdoor activities (including hiking, cycling, swimming and kayaking), watching sports (primarily football, hockey and basketball) and cooking.
Kel’s positive attitude, appreciation for great customer service and immense knowledge of Victoria, the city he grew up in and loves, is a tremendous asset to assisting his clients acquire their needs in a practical and stress-free manner.