A New York native, Hampton comes to Lakewood Ranch after a successful 20-year real estate career in New York City, Redding, Connecticut, and Cleveland, Ohio.
“When I first began my research into where I might best fit into the Sarasota real estate market, one team stood out above all the rest, The Soda Group,” Hampton shared. “I was impressed with the tremendous commitment to their clients and the quality they bring to all their real estate transactions. They have assembled a top notch team and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
“We are proud to have a consummate professional of Susanne’s caliber join our team,” said team leader Jim Soda. “Her experience with facilitating difficult transactions will be a tremendous asset to our team and especially our clients.”
Hampton was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. While in college, she interned at Gruntal & Co. and at 19 became the youngest person in the firm to become a fully licensed stockbroker. During that time Susanne renovated and sold several homes and discovered her love for real estate. She left Wall Street and in 1991 and received her first real estate license in New York, focusing mostly on her own properties.
Shortly thereafter, Hampton moved to Connecticut and quickly set up her real estate business in the wealthy suburb of Redding. She became the Number Two agent with a boutique firm that handled an elite clientele from Manhattan looking for unique country properties. Five years later, she found herself moving with her husband and small son to Cleveland, Ohio, for her husband’s work with the Cleveland Browns’ reentry into the National Football League.
Hampton earned her Ohio real estate license and began work as a buyer’s agent for a top team on Cleveland’s east side, where she specialized in historic properties in Shaker and Cleveland Heights. When she decided to strike out on her own, “Keller Williams was the perfect choice,” Hampton recalls. Although she was very successful for 10 years in Ohio, she said she “yearned for a little less snow and a lot more sunshine.” Sarasota seemed the perfect choice for her and her son, who is attending the IMG Academies.
The Soda Group can be reached at the Keller Williams Lakewood Ranch office, 6710 Professional Parkway West, Suite 301, Sarasota, Florida 34240. Telephone: (941) 961-5857 or (941) 840-1168. Website: