Susan Colella Real Estate Team

I am an energetic full time realtor at Baird & Warner in Naperville.  All people are unique and I think it's important to listen to my client's specific real estate needs and to fulfill and exceed their expectations.  I take pride in being dedicated and very accessible to my clients days, evenings and weekends.  When I list a home I always ask my seller  "what do you love about your home?"  The answer often inspires me to write original descriptions of the home and come up with unique ways of marketing on the internet and to specific individuals.  I stage my listings, use only professional photography with upgraded images ,virtual tours and glossy high end brochures.  When I take my time and do everything carefully and well thought out right out  of the gate, that is when the magic happens.  I also try to create a lot of excitement and pizazze around my listings before they go onto the MLS. For this reason I believe many of my listings are sold before I even get a chance to fully market them!  All of these ingredients are necessary for optimal results for my most valued sellers.  For my buyers you become my priority until your dream home is found.  Patience is a virtue that I have and an attribute that my buyers really appreciate.

I am a graduate from Florida State University where I majored in hospitality management with an emphasis on marketing. My strong sales and marketing background, hard working habits, coupled with my artistic sense of style gives me the competitive edge my clients require in this marketplace.  I can take the pressure off of  you when your home goes on the market by doing more than you expect to bring real prospective buyers to you. 

As a Naperville resident, my two wonderful daughters and I take advantage of everything this gorgeous suburb has to offer.   That includes long walks on the river walk with our dog Dusty, dining in fabulous restaurants, shopping in unique boutiques, not to mention the amazing extracurricular activities and top notch school districts.  As a hobby, I keep my piano skills up to speed by teaching  a few neighborhood kids piano and I love doing Bikram yoga!



  • Illnois Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 
  • Certified Staging Consultant
  • BPOR Certified
  • Relocation Certification
  • Mainstreet Oraganization of Realtors
  • Naperville Chamber of Commerce

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  • BPOR - Broker Price Opinion Resource
  • CRRS Certified Residential Relocation Specialist
  • CSC
  • Founder's Club
  • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Named a Five Star Real Estate Agent in Chicago Magazine
  • eTeam Agent - Naperville

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"We first worked with Susan two years ago to sell our townhouse. She and her team did an unbelievable job of marketing and selling our old property. Susan recommended a staging company who enhanced the look of our home enabling it to sell quickly and for top dollar. (Only one day on the market!)

After such a great selling experience, Susan was the first call we made when we were ready to purchase. We are so happy we did! Susan listened to what we wanted and began showing us homes right away that fit our criteria. She was extremely patient and very understanding as we worked our way through our options. She was super communicative with us and responded to emails/text questions very quickly. Even when she had a scheduling conflict, she was able to have a fellow agent show us properties to accommodate our schedule. When we did find the house that was right for us, Susan turned our offer/buying contract around within a couple of hours. She also very quickly built a great rapport with the selling agent that made the sale that much easier. Without Susan's help, we are certain that we would have not landed our dream home in the ultra-competitive Naperville housing market."


by zzilm

"Susan Colella was an amazing real estate agent! From start to finish she was a true professional. Susan went above and beyond to get our house sold. I was truly impressed with the beautiful and creative advertising, buyer communication, staging ideas, knowledge of our market and multiple well attended open houses. She is very familiar with Naperville and the surrounding suburbs. Susan is an accomplished agent that I confidently rate 5-stars. I would 100% recommend hiring Susan to sell your house or help you find your dream home!"


by cgenzer8

"Me and my fiance just purchased a house a couple weeks ago. We where on a Strict budget and Susan Colella helped us stay to the budget and was very informative on all the houses we went to. And if she didn't know the answer she made sure to fine it out that day. She also worked around the clock to help us find a house. We could text/email her at any time and she was there to answer. I highly recommend her to anyone that I know that is looking in to getting a home."


by zuser20140914171855170

"Susan is very knowledgeable of the area. Very good with competitive and comparative pricing. Flexible persistent and nice to work with. I would definitely recommend Susan."


by dkjon

"Susan is one of the most consummate professional I have worked with. She's has a fantastic network of services providers who helped us with painting, flooring etc as well as staging our house. She provided us with very personal help, feedback, advise all through the process.
The house was under contract almost within first 10 days of listing. Till the very last day, she personally rushed to our help if there were any issues with inspection etc.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with her. She's very patient and a hands on professional.



by adityab1