A quick story....Earlier this year I asked my wife to marry me. As we were planning our future, we decided that we needed a larger home to house our new family. I had a house, but it did not fit the bill, so we contacted Suzy to put it on the market. Low and behold, it sold in less than a week. We were both shocked and happy at the same time, taking into consideration the housing market. At that point Suzy found us our dream home. It has everything we ever wanted and then some. The timing worked out perfectly, as we closed on this new home the day after we came back from our honeymoon. We couldn't have been more pleased. Suzy is a highly knowledgeable, and enjoys her work. I would recommend her to anyone looking for real estate.Scott E. Bauersfeld BS, DC
Thanks so much to you and Betty Alexander for your time and expertise. My sister & I knew only a little about the neighborhoods in and near Aiken. Both of you really knew and pointed us to properties we might be interested in. When we saw the last one, it was an immediate yes.Carmen & Jennifer Armstrong, Freeport, NY (Soon to be Aiken, SC)
I purchased my original home with Suzy in 2006. Since moving to Aiken I have met many other agents. Some are personal friends. Suzy's workman like professional attitude is a big reason I would not use any other agent. Regardless of affiliation, I will continue to use Suzy Haslup and recommend her to my out of town friends.Terri Morris, Aiken SC
Working with Suzy Haslup was a pleasure due to her professional manner and knowledge of the local market. She sold my farm in Three Runs Plantation quickly at a fair market price, exceeding my expectations.Julia Thompson
Thanks so much for all your help, and Betty's too. It cracks me up that we
settled on the very first property you showed us months ago It only took us
three trips and lots of property viewing and soul searching to realize what you
knew from the get go: Three Runs is the perfect place for us and our horses. We
Kathy & Steve Viele
I have several friends I’ve known through combined driving and other equine
pursuits who settled in the Aiken County area, and about four years ago one of
them handed me a description of some property in Windsor, SC that adjoined their
property. Mind you, we were in Maryland at the time and had never been to Aiken!
These friends had worked with Suzy, who was representing this property as well.
After talking to Suzy on the phone, who was so knowledgeable, honest and fair
from the onset, I actually bought that property site unseen! The dwelling
required some major renovations, and Suzy knew just the right contractor and
contacts to help me. She kept in touch with me and advised me when additional
property next to my new purchase became available. All in all, she guided me
effortlessly through three separate property deals, each one handled
effortlessly, professionally and fairly, with me out of state for each one. She
understood my needs and desires for my future, my farm and horses. We now have a
great 30 acre farm in Windsor, the heart of driving in Aiken County. We hope
that this will some day be our permanent home. Every person she put me in
contact with, from contractors to bankers to lawyers, had such great respect for
her that I felt I was afforded excellent treatment based on being her client. I
consider her a professional of the highest order, a fellow horsewoman and a
Fox View Farm
As an attorney who handles real estate closings, I have worked with Suzy
Haslup many times over the past 10 years. I have referred clients that were
buying and selling real estate—land, homes, equestrian property. Suzy does not
stop working when the contract is signed. She follows through to make sure all
matters are handled properly to ensure a smooth closing.
James L. Verenes
Aiken, South Carolina
My husband Ernst and I met Suzy Haslup in 2006; our Farrier in Virginia, who
knows Suzy from the time she was training horses there, recommended we contact
her, when we decided to have a look at Aiken as a place to retire. Suzy provided
us with a lot of great information on the Internet, before we drove down for our
first visit. She found houses for us to rent on our visits, so we were able to
travel with our dogs.
Suzy is very professional, very well organized and knowledgeable about Aiken properties, she is compassionate and helpful.
We bought a beautiful piece of property in Fox Hollow, thanks to Suzy, but when we decided not to build and rather live in town, she helped us again to find the house we live in now.
Suzy has become a dear and cherished friend, providing us with all the help a newcomer needs in a new town and surrounding. We highly recommend Suzy Haslup, when it comes to real estate dealings in and around Aiken.
Ernst and Ulla Ringle
It’s hard to imagine that almost 10 years ago my wife Jean Marie and I visited
Aiken for the first time. Being an equine veterinarian I had heard the “good old
days” stories about training thoroughbreds in Aiken during the winters from my
dear friend Virgil “Buddy” Raines. I had told him for several years previous to
our visit that we would “stop by on our way” to Florida. As we all know Aiken is
not really “on the way” to anyplace. It is, however, the perfect destination for
horse people. Of course, we brought a couple of horses to Johanna Glass’s
Sporting Days Horse Trials and stayed at Annie’s Inn for the week.
Over the next decade we made five or six trips and competed at Jumping Branch Horse Trials and Sporting Days. We trained at several eventing farms and rode the trails of the Hitchcock Woods. We found the perfect match… a great horse area and wonderful horse people. In 2004 we trained and boarded our horses at Gretchen and Bob White’s Farm (The Old H and D stables) on Orangeburg Street in Aiken. That is the winter headquarters of International Level Eventer Heidi White-Carty. Along the way, Heidi introduced us to Suzy Haslup. Our interest in purchasing property had been building over the previous years and Suzy was the perfect person to show us the many types of horse properties.
Suzy showed us the whole range of properties from the horse community developments to the individual parcels. After getting to know us, Suzy was able to focus on the ideal parcel for us. Our property fit our horse lifestyle perfectly. We now have 15 acres, a small barn with an attached apartment and two nice paddocks. The location for the house has been selected and will be built as soon as my practice life will allow a little more South Carolina time.
Recently, with Suzy’s help we purchased another parcel of land in partnership with a longtime friend and horse trainer.
The Aiken horse community is growing and most definitely Suzy Haslup has had a very positive impact on its progress. Her personal touch and expertise have helped several of our Mid-Atlantic friends find their Aiken properties.
Keith and Jean Marie Evringham
Most Times Farm
My husband Don and I decided to make a drastic lifestyle change after living,
working, and raising our families in Los Angeles our entire lives. We wanted a
place where we could take our horses and enjoy them daily as well as, take in
some lay-ups and retirees.
Around the end of April 2005 I typed in horse property on a search engine and out popped Aiken. It looked like everything we wanted but we didn't know a soul. I scoured every Aiken link imaginable and ended up at aikenhorserealtor.com looking at a picture of Suzy. I could tell she rode, she had that look, and sent her a friendly email introducing ourselves. Soon we made telephone contact and we planned a 4 day trip in June. We came, we saw, we bought!
Suzy had a perfect feel for what we wanted and on our last night in Aiken we celebrated a contract on a 7 acre horse farm! We left California on August 1st and never looked back.
Suzy, so well connected in Aiken, handled every detail for us so that when we arrived we signed the closing papers and moved right in. Aiken has been everything and more than we imagined and our many thanks goes to Suzy Haslup for being the everything realtor!
Pamela and Don ONeil
Two Magnolia Farms
As soon as we met Suzy we knew she was our kind of realtor--smart,
knowledgeable, fair-minded and fellow horse person! She even arranged for a trail
ride and carriage drive for us in Hitchcock Woods on our first visit! She showed
us some great properties and we ended up buying a 104-acre farm that we named
Suzy went above and beyond to help us develop it into a great equestrian community. Our business relationship quickly turned into a good friendship. We are really excited about planning our future home in Aiken thanks to her efforts. Suzy represents the best the that a real estate professional can be and we wholeheartedly recommend her!
Gene and Monica Mock
Suzy guided me through the steps in finding and buying my first home.
The ease of the process allowed me to continue to concentrate on my riding,
training and Three Day Eventing. Suzy managed to find me the perfect home
here in Aiken.
Top International 3-Day Eventer
My wife Meghan and I worked with Suzy Haslup to find a new home in Aiken. She
first helped us find a pet friendly rental to live in until our home in Florida
was sold. When we were finally ready to buy, we weren't sure of exactly where we
wanted to live and what type of home we wanted. Suzy was so knowledgeable
of the area that we were able to make an intelligent decision in which
neighborhoods were best for our lifestyle. We couldn't be happier with the
home we ultimately bought and we were so thankful to have Suzy helping us.