#1 Top Producer in 2010, 2011 & 2015!  

Like finding the perfect home, selecting a Realtor you can trust requires some research.  If you are like most people, your home is one of the most significant financial investments you'll ever make.  Just as you wouldn't randomly select your attorney or accountant, you should not take the selection of your Realtor lightly.

Real estate is my full-time career, not just a sideline!  I take my work seriously, and have committed myself to continuing my education and professional development in the real estate industry.  I stay abreast of the latest legal, financial and technological issues in real estate SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO!  My skills and experience have helped numerous Central Kentuckians navigate the real estate market.  I value the loyalty and trust these individuals and families have shown me, and I will work hard to earn yours! 


More about Susie...

  • Technologically efficient:

     --Internet and full MLS access on my smart phone
     --Online forms and contracts with digital signatures
     --Our Online Seller Advantage (OSA) system which tracks potential buyers' online activity for each listing
     --GE Supra lockbox technology which provides comprehensive Showing Reports for each listing
     --My personal website, www.homesinlex.com, where customers can search over 10,000 properties, customize their own
searches, and set up new listing alerts.

  • Lifetime Member Million Dollar Club
  • Specializing in Golf Course properties
  • Certified Residential Specialist, CRS
  • Graduate Realtor Institute, GRI
  • Accredited Buyer Representative, ABR
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES
  • Sixth Generation Lexingtonian
  • Residential, Farm and Commercial Real Estate
  • B.S. in Accounting - University of Kentucky
  • Full-time Realtor
  • Mother of two wonderful children


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Awarded the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners who meet specified educational and practical experience criteria in the representation of homebuyers.



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CRS stands for Certified Residential Specialist, and is considered the "Ph.D." of Residential Real Estate. Every CRS Designee must have significant experience and a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Only the top 5% of Realtors earn this designation.



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To be awarded the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR Institute) designation, a Realtor must complete an intensive series of courses covering various critical issues in real estate. The topics of the detailed curriculium include valuation, law, finance, real estate investment, taxation, ethics, construction and land use.




SRES stands for Seniors Real Estate Specialist, and is awarded by the The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council (SAREC), a community of REALTORS and related professionals dedicated to serving the real estate needs of the senior consumer. The mission of SAREC is to promote member success by providing high quality training and tools necessary to position the SRES designee as the trusted real estate resource for the senior market.



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The Million Dollar Club is a membership awarded for sales volume over $1,500,000.  My average sales volume is $11,395,881.




I am a member of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) and the National Association of Realtors. You can find my listings and search for other homes on the market at http://www.LBAR.com and http://www.realtor.com.



I am affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices de Movellan Properties at 171 Prosperous Place in Lexington, Kentucky.


Some comments I've received from clients...


"From personal experience, extending over 30 years of purchasing and selling real estate, the "sell side" realtor performance has ALWAYS tended to be a negative experience. Conversely, the "buy side" (easier objective?) tends to be a more positive experience. Therefore, the realtor that can please his SELLER tends to be more of a rarity than the one that can please his buyer. For the first time in 30 + years, I can honestly say that Susie Rodes is such a "seller" realtor. Susie is not only an extremely shrewd representative for the seller, but just as importantly, a CONCIENTIOUS representative. This, from my experience, is the REAL difference of Susie Rodes from other "sell side" realtors."
Miller A. Welch, Jr.
"Words can't express how much we have enjoyed working with you on this house.  I'm just glad you were patient in helping us find that perfect home.  I also want to thank you for the Longenberger basket with all the treats. I have always wanted one of these baskets but wouldn't spend the money......"
Lance & Audrey Butler
"Want to thank you so much for all that you have done for us and for all the effort you have put into this for us.  We really would not be where we are right now without you.  We really do appreciate it. You have done a great job. Thanks again,"
Letitia, Lori & Beth - Professional Hair Designers
"In case we haven't told you lately, we think you're wonderful! Thank you so much for helping to welcome us to Lexington.  Finding our house that we love so much is a bonus. Finding such a wonderful new friend is the real reason we are going to love it here. You have gone way out of your way to make our transition actually enjoyable.   Even when things got screwy at closing, you were on top of everything. I had no worries. I knew you would protect us.  Thanks again, you're a blessing." Greg Kaiser & Lyn DeWeese
"......you sure deserve a great recommendation. You're the best agent I've ever worked with. Mark too!"
Elaine Pakuris
"We just appreciate you so much for your efficient and professional handling of our real estate deal, but even more as a dear friend."
John & Janet Rowe
"....We really appreciate your professionalism and all your assistance, Thank you so much!
Joanie Eldridge & Terry Barnes
"...Mark & I wanted to again thank you for all your help with our home sale, we?d use you again & again as our Realtor!..."
Jackie & Mark Klee
"You are the utmost professional, everything a Realtor should be! You'll definitely get our business again. "
Chris & Jennifer Davis
"Bill and I want to thank you so much for your wonderful service in helping us find and purchase our noew home. Your professionalism is outstanding and you do it with much appreciated graciousness and care."
Bill & Naneki Elliott
"Thank you so much for your invaluable help in the last few weeks. I don?t think we?ll be able to find words to express how much we appreciate your professionalism, your efficiency, your expertise, but most importantly your friendship that made this a dream experience! Thanks for being a part of helping us create our future together."
Ed & Mary Erway
"Thank you so much for all your help! You have made the process of buying Real Estate much easier and less stressful. We truly appreciate your assistance."
Sandy & Bill Moore
"...So glad we picked you! You did a wonderful job and took as much stress as you could off of us and handled everything so professionally."
Pat McGranahan
"You are wonderful, you answer my questions even before I think to ask! Thank you!"
Mrs. Richard Elliott
"Thanks Susie. It's been a pleasure working with you on all this. You'll certainly get referrals from me anytime I have a chance."
John Bizzack
"Finding a house with you was really a very pleasant experience (I suspect even unusually pleasant). People constantly asked me if it was stressful and I had to say it really wasn't, almost entirely due to the fact that I had such a great agent! I was really impressed with how nice your were to deal with, how flexible, efficient and quick you were with every aspect of the process, and also how valuable all your advice was."
Dominique Olbert, Erlangen, Germany
"Thank you for your professionalism and making the purchase of our new home as smooth as possible. We appreciate all of your hard work and have told all of our family and friends about our wonderful experience with you. We love our new home!"
Angela & Ted Williamson