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Suellen West



Alexandria - Old Town Office

109 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Directions
Phone: 703-549-9292


A Licensed Realtor in DC and Virginia, Suellen has had a lifetime of experience in real estate. She was raised in real estate by her British grandfather who was a developer in London, Great Britain, and Costa del Sol, Spain. Suellen grew up cleaning flats, building walls, doing maintenance, painting, decorating and tending to clients’ needs. In the U.S. in the 1980’s, she gravitated toward real estate purchasing, renovating and managing 20 of her own properties. Suellen has lived and worked in the Washington, DC area since 1995 and in 2000, started her professional career in real estate here. “The Metropolitan DC area is an amazing place,” she says. “As home of the Federal Government , it has a long and exciting history, and the rich cultural background offers a wide variety of communities, from international, mixed ethnic to suburban; and just an hour away, coastal, horse country and mountain living.”

Every time the phone rings Suellen personally responds to each call. She welcomes the new challenge and opportunity it brings, asking “What can I do to help?” Buying, renting, selling, building, whether residential or commercial real estate, is important and stressful. Each client, each transaction is unique, and every step is carefully monitored. A large part of any agreement is negotiation. With her experience, Suellen can bring about the best outcome and ensure your success. Her primary goal is to be available, so every client is well informed and comfortable with their decisions. Suellen enjoys excellent relationships with fellow agents, contractors, builders, bankers, and lawyers.  As a seller you can rest assured that preparing a property for market will be efficient and expertly accomplished. Simple guidelines and excellent staging is done seamlessly, one less worry. Suellen outlines the process and scenarios upfront after thorough review. Her standard is expedient and timely results for all parties. 

Suellen sits on two boards. As Board Secretary of The Congress Hotel in South Beach, Miami, an 86-unit, four-building oceanfront complex comprised of hotel and commercial businesses, she is primarily responsible for hotel management and upkeep. Suellen also serves on the Board of Quint do Lago Country Club in Algarve, Portugal, a 56-unit, 5-Star Resort in the “Golden Triangle” with three golf courses, and home of the Portuguese Masters competition. Her main duties include remodeling and renovation.  

Suellen is married and has a daughter in high school. 


Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.


  • NVAR Lifetime Top Producer
  • NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

" I am writing this testimony for the benefit of Suellen West, a true real estate professional which understates and mischaracterizes her true capability. I had the pleasure of meeting Suellen as one of her clients, a seller, in possibly one of the worst real estate markets in decades. I will tell you that Suellen, single handedly except for her corps of reliable contractors (including the unique ability to, on very short notice, to "stage" a property for presentation) sold my Arlington condo in 9 days at 99.1% of the list price and with no concessions/subsidies. Sueellen designed a near total refurbishment and redesign of my condo, selecting materials, appliances, paint scheme and negotiating with vendors. She did this with full knowledge of the market place and the related preferences of the buyers in the market- thus crafted the ambiance of the unit from start to finish. Suellen, who is ferociously dedicated and through, on countless instances picked up materials, paints as well as light fixtures herself. She did this with full knowledge of the market place and the related preferences of the buyers in the market- thus crafted the ambiance of the unit from start to finish. The aforementioned attributes produced a closed sale price that was an increase on a per square foot basis of near 5% over the price of the most recent comparable sale in the same building that had occurred the previous month despite my unit being about 15 square feet smaller- and the general market place enduring price declines of 20% or more. This feast was truly a gift from God to observe as Suellen managed this transaction and communicated with me as if I was her only client.. I truly feel that these traits are only a few of the many gifts she posses which perpetually benefit her clients. The process took about 60 days from the date of the listing agreement to the date of a ratified contract being signed. The short time span was truly miraculous given that, during 2008, units in Arlington were on the market for an average of between 40-60 days and longer. Suellen was always on time, again, emblematic of a true professional. However, that attribute is overshadowed by her sense of calm and taking control in situations that unexpectedly "meander" contrary to plan. Also, I will truly always admire Suellen's class, elegance and dignity she displays when she's immersed in a transaction. She's all business but done so with such class, and when she's showing a unit and she's in her 'groove' you can 'take that to the bank'."

– Mark Rossetti

" I'm not normally one to make recommendations so much, but what a terrific job you did.... Wow!! You have been both the consummate professional and a genuinely really nice person to boot and would not hesitate to recommend you to others in the building. So I hope/anticipate seeing you again here soon especially as we approach spring. ~ Warm Regards."

– Peter Barnet, CMCA, Building Manager, Charleston Condominium

" Thank you again for all of your hard work and patience with two demanding clients! We've enjoyed working with you and will definitely refer any of our context to you in the future."

– Julie and Nathan

" Dear Suellen, It was such a pleasure to work with you on the sale of 3901 Connecticut Ave. NW. I have seldom had a more pleasant transaction. "

– Blanche Raff, Weichert Realtors

" With sincere gratitude and warmest thanks I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our recent sale at 522, and especially all your help negotiating title companies! It was a great pleasure to work alongside you. And I look forward to next encounter!"

– Chris Dudley Long and Foster Real Estate Inc

" I can't thank you enough for all your help during my first homebuying process. You are wonderful at your job. I loved working with you and couldn't of asked for a better agent. I even feel as I made a dear friend out of the deal."

– Natalie

" Thank you so much for your exceptional efforts in helping us sell 8302. You have been terrific from start to finish and we couldn't have done it without you! "

– Ray and Carolyn

" I just want to thank you for a wonderful job that you did representing me and selling my house in Virginia, I really appreciate, and I would recommend you to any one that I know!"

– Gilsa

" Suellen exceeded my expectations. She is one of the most knowledgeable, persistent, talented, and patient real estate professionals I know. I have recommended her to two friends and will continue to do so. "

– Alexandria Buyer & Seller

" Suellen was a steady hand throughout our transaction, and she always exceeded expectations. We are grateful for her expertise and efforts on this matter of huge importance to us...."

– Steven and Terri G.