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About Sue Stires

Susan (Sue) Stires epitomizes integrity, energy, and hard-work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Sue grew up in Iowa and started her sales habit at the early age of 11 selling popcorn in the local theater and then moving on to the Ben Franklin Five and Ten. After attending Westmar College in LeMars, IA, Sue was recruited by Olan Mills Photography Studios, where she spent the next 40+ years. During this time, Sue managed sales and marketing teams throughout the USA and spent over 10 years in the development of Olan Mills in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Sue took a huge industry leap into real estate sales and joined Watson Realty Corp in St Augustine Beach after an illustrious and fulfilling career with Olan Mills.

Sue interviewed several brokers with the big franchise companies, Sue chose Watson because of their reputation, size and because they are a family-owned corporation. Sue, her husband Dean, and Spike (cock-a-poo), Jake (cock-a-poo) and Harry (golden doodle) live in beautiful St Augustine and are the proud parents of four children and many grandchildren. They are sports car enthusiasts and are particularly Mustang fans. If there is a car show around, you will see Sue and Dean in their 2017 Shelby GT350 Five words you can count on from Sue Stires are love, integrity, commitment, passion and fun.

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Real Estate Glossary Terms

  • Holding Funds

    Funds that are retained in an account until a certain event occurs. For example, a downpayment on a contract held until full payment is received whereupon the holding funds are credited to the full cost of the purchase and the merchandise is delivered to the purchaser. ...

  • Townhouse

    An attached dwelling in a multiple housing complex having at least two floors and usually a garage. Such dwellings are typically found in condominiums and cooperatives. ...

  • Issued Business

    Policies that have been sold to and paid for by an insured, but not yet delivered to the insured. ...

  • Nonsmoker

    Health characteristic considered by an insurer underwriting an applicant for life or health insurance. Many insurance companies charge reduced premiums for nonsmokers. ...

  • Operating Income

    Total of net investment income plus underwriting income plus other miscellaneous income. This type of income is an indication of how the underwriting function and the investment function of the insurance company are performing. ...

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