I am a second generation Fort Lauderdale native and a third generation Fort Lauderdale REALTOR® born at Holy Cross Hospital and raised in Coral Ridge. My grandparents moved their family here in the 1940s and we all watched the town develop into the Fort Lauderdale that we all know and love today. After I graduated Fort Lauderdale High School as a ‘Flying L”, I wanted to spread my wings. I moved to the North Shore of Boston. Yearning for the warm weather and waters of my home in Fort Lauderdale, I returned in 1995 and have been living back in town ever since.
Being the “Venice of America”, boats are a popular method of transportation and the ocean has an impact in many people’s way of living. I enjoy many of the activities the ocean and inland waterways have to offer including the beach, fishing, snorkeling and SCUBA, stand-up paddle boarding and of course boating.
I am truly passionate about my hometown and am dedicated to helping you fulfill your dreams of home ownership here. As your REALTOR® and Sales Associate at By The Sea Realty, Inc. I promise to work hard, efficient and in your best interests to find you that perfect property or to get you the highest price in the shortest time, if you are selling. I know that you will enjoy living in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area just as much I do.
5 Star Rating!“Susan’s long history in the area has really been an advantage to having her as our Realtor. All questions we had during our search and closing were answered quickly and provided insight and depth to help us make the best decision for us. Knowledge of town areas and specific bldgs. helped clear away what we did not want. In the end, Susan had shown us a couple of areas and bldgs. we had not thought of. Her perception and understanding of her clients wants and needs puts her ahead of other Realtors we had dealt with in the past. Could not have a better Realtor in your corner.”Mike Morelli – Fort Lauderdale, FL
“It was such a pleasure to work with Susan through 3 separate transactions. Both as a seller and a buyer. She is very knowledgeable and moves the transaction from start to finish. I highly recommend her for any buy or sell.”Ina Marjakangas – Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Being a first time home buyer is one of life’s milestones. It can be an exciting, yet stressful time. Now try to do that during a global pandemic! I decided to move a few months ago to be closer to my shop, Coast Boutique, located in Lauderdale By The Sea. It was time to be closer to my business, and the town I love. Susan and I began the process, then; shut down! We had to come up with creative and innovative ways to facilitate the entire process. Susan walked me through, step by step, and reassured me at every turn that “everything was going to be ok.” And, it was!”Raymond and Violet – Canada
“Susan is extremely knowledgeable about market trends and values especially in the Fort Lauderdale area. She is so kind and patient and went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the sale of our apartment went smoothly. We wouldn’t use anyone else!”Paula and Raymond – Canada
“My husband and I worked with Susan Gauthier when we purchased our condo and again when we sold our other condo, and can’t say enough good things about Susan. She was referred by very good friends who were extremely satisfied. Susan is knowledgeable, personable and incredibly professional with her negotiations. She answered all of our questions and made the process super easy. Susan exceeded all of our expectations and we are very thankful that we had Susan to represent us. We highly recommend Susan for those looking to buy or sell their home.”Rita Williams – FL
Juan Alfonso – Seattle, WA
Penny & Greg Moore “Within five minutes of meeting with Susan Gauthier we knew we were in good hands. She is a knowledgeable, honest and extremely competent realtor – totally professional in every sense of the word. With her expertise and outstanding negotiating skills the process was smooth and quick. She was responsive to all our questions and always had a solution for potential problems. She works very hard to get the job done (irrespective of the amount of her commission) and works well with all those involved in the transaction. Susan is a lovely and honest individual and a true credit to her profession. We feel lucky to found her and will be using her again and highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”Maureen McCann – Wolfeboro, NH
“Susan was fabulous! We were referred to Susan and she was a great find for us. We were looking for a very specific property and Susan was very willing to work with us until “the right one” came along. Susan was extremely professional yet got to know us so she could match us with the right property. Her knowledge of the area is superior. She was always available and had answers and suggestions to all of our questions which was a great help as we were dealing with Susan from NH. Susan went out of her way to communicate every detail with us which made for us an outstanding buying experience and a smooth closing. You couldn’t ask for a better realtor! We highly recommend Susan to be your realtor.”Kathy and Brian Short – Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
“Many thanks for selling our unit on the ocean in Lauderdale by the Sea. You got it done despite Hurricane Irma. Thank you for the numerous showings – especially the person who looked at our unit seven times. Thank you for your patience and keeping us updated on all interested parties. I think all I would do differently, would be a bigger St. Joe statue! Thanks also for the cake from “We Take The Cake” My favorite! See you in the sun!”Jacquie Cullen – Pompano Beach, Florida
“Just a note to again say thank you a million times over for everything you did for me! I can’t imagine going thru all of this without someone as professional, kind, humorous, and aggressive as you are! I wanted a “go-getter” and by the grace of God, I found you! I am so grateful our paths crossed that day I walked into your office – it has been a journey I will always remember. You went about and beyond for me and I want you to know how much I appreciate ALL your efforts. Your are the BEST! I wish you (and yours) the best and when I come back to visit, I’ll “pop in” to see you!”