Sue Cohen is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has been living in Naples, Florida since 2003. Prior to living in Naples she lived in Marco Island part time, commuting back and forth to Philadelphia since 1996. What she loves most about living in Southwest Florida is the sunshine and closeness to the ocean. “It definitely helps in feeling younger when you have the freedom to enjoy walks on the beach, biking for long rides, sailing through the sunset, tennis at any time, the wildlife that South Florida and Naples provides. It is truly Paradise for me.”
The transition to real estate was natural for Sue. As an interior designer, investor and builder, Sue is uniquely qualified to meet the needs and wants of prospective buyers and sellers. She has been with Amerivest Realty for over five years. She appreciates that the brokerage offers a flat fee, 100% arrangement, collaborative broker/associate environment, and the quality websites.
When asked what her favorite part about working in the real estate industry is she will tell you it is the opportunity she is given to engage with a diversified clientele. She has been able to meet clients and make friends with people from all over the globe, including France, Austria, Germany, Poland, and Hungary. With a passion for travel she plans to one day visit all of these places.
Another passion of Sue’s is working with charitable causes. For many years she has been working with the Boys and Girls Club in North Philadelphia. She is also involved in NABOR [Naples Area Board of Realtors], in the Global, Membership and Leadership Committees. Through them she has helped facilitate a project involving Youth Haven. She traveled to Mississippi to volunteer her help when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. She describes it as a “beautiful experience,” being stationed in Gulfport Marina, MS, putting together boxes of supplies for the families of firemen, policemen and sheriffs. Sue has done work for the American Red Cross, which inspired her to start a project involving investors who purchased properties in Mississippi to help provide homes for those who lost theirs in the storm. EquityBuild Inc., a company now run by her ex-husband and 34-year-old son Shaun, is a product of that effort.