Suzanne Kunda is the sole proprietor and broker of Freestyle Real Estate in Gilbertsville. Starting in 2008, Freestyle has successfully grown in production and sales as an independent real estate brokerage servicing Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Bucks and Lehigh counties.
Suzanne has remained a local to the area. A graduate of Spring-Ford High School, she also attended Ursinus College and Cabrini College for her undergraduate degree before obtaining her MBA from St. Joseph’s University. Her continued education earned the respected designations including Graduate of Realtors Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Internet Professional (ePro) and Real Estate Negotiating Expert (RENE) these in addition to her Real Estate Broker courses and training.
Suzanne also serves on a variety of Boards and Committees within the REALTOR organizations including;
- Montgomery County Association of REALTORS Board of Directors – PRESIDENT 2018 (2013-present; 2016 Secretary-Treasurer; 2017 Vice-President)
- Montgomery County Grievance and Ethics Committee (2011-present; 2017-Present-Chair)
- Montgomery County Professionalism Task Force (2019-Present – Chair)
- Board Member for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors/PAR (2015-present)
- PAR Standard Forms Committee (2016-present); PAR Grievance and Ethics Committee (2015-16)
- Suzanne is also a member of the Suburban West Association of Realtors and the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors
- Instructor at the Association of Realtors School
- Received the Philadelphia Magazine’s 5-Star Professional Real Estate Agent Award (2010-2020).
Published from the 422 Business Journal –
“After obtaining my real estate license, I always knew I wanted to open my own office. Small business runs strong in my blood coming from a family of entrepreneurs. My dad and grandfather owned and operated Kunda Sign Company, among other businesses, for nearly 60 years and my great-grandfather opened Kunda Bev in 1920, both in King of Prussia.”
“I was told that I was crazy opening a new real estate office at the tail end of 2008, but it was a great opportunity for me to start out slow and grow, and grow we did. We worked with the market through the ups and downs. During the low times I became short sale and foreclosure certified so we could work with homeowners that were underwater in their homes.” Suzanne’s experience has stretched a timespan with a variety of real estate trends. More recent times have shown the return of multiple offers, bidding wars and preparing clients to put them in the best position to win the bid; or sell for the highest price.
Her knowledge and experience have allowed her to successfully work for a variety of clients all with unique needs. “We began working with new construction with a number of local builders and expanded our reach. Today we work with a variety of clients from first-time buyers, home sellers, new construction, vacant land, farms, rentals, property management and nearly any need within the residential spectrum.”
“I feel very fortunate. I own my own business, find exciting new opportunities every day, and have the chance to meet and help interesting people. When we first started, my daughter was less than a year old. My dad, husband and I built out our first office while she was in her playpen. Everything was new at the time, from the first sign in a front yard to our first print ad and website. I continue to feel that excitement each time we start a new project, marketing campaign or successfully help our clients.”
“I don’t view myself as a ‘salesperson.” I love my job because it provides me with the opportunity to help people find what they want…and in most cases in the beginning, they are not sure what they want. I love going through the process with them to discover what they are looking for. Sometimes it is bigger, smaller, more yard, less work. The list can go on. There is no experience like the excitement when someone finds ‘the one’. I can see it on their face usually within minutes of being at the house. Then I know it is my job to figure out the details to get them the house under the best terms possible.”
In selling homes, Suzanne’s extensive background in marketing has helped create unique and custom marketing campaigns. Each property receives a custom marketing package with Freestyle Real Estate. “Today there is so much more that expands the marketing from a sign in the front yard. The internet and social media have certainly taken the front seat in marketing, so we focus our time and efforts in that media for new listings. It is all focused on creativity to have our listings stand out.”
“In today’s times, finding a buyer and seller and putting them together is only a small piece of the puzzle. The numerous regulations and guidelines make each transaction unique and challenging. I pride myself on staying informed within the industry and navigating my clients through the process. No transaction is simple, but it is my job to be aware and educated on what is going to happen and inform our clients how we will handle it with each step.” Suzanne believes that client representation and professionalism are the most important aspects to her job. “Clients need to know and understand that they have someone one their side looking out for their best interests and only their interests.”
Suzanne currently resides in Sassamansville, Montgomery County, with her husband, Jamie Scheck, a school teacher at Spring-Ford High School; daughter, son, German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever.
Her favorite time is spent with her family on their farmette in Sassamansville. Suzanne loves figuring out projects about the property. The growing farm consists of some chickens and soon small livestock which keeps them busy. She is an avid animal lover.
“Both my husband and my children have been huge supporters to my success along with all of our family as they flex their schedules to allow for my appointments and commitments. A strong support system is the foundation for any successful business owner and I know how fortunate I am.”