Susan Leach


Susan has lived in St James since 2008 but bought her first property here in 1999. She has bought, sold and built here and is thrilled to call St James “home.” Originally from western Pennsylvania, she gave up the snow and ice to come live in paradise! She has a well- rounded background in healthcare, education, management, and sales. Susan is very knowledgeable about the history of St James, having seen much growth and change over the years.

In addition to being a Broker/Realtor©, she and her husband enjoy boating, golf, croquet, the beach and she loves to cook! She is active in the community including the Service Club, Southport Sailing and Boat Club, and the Croquet Club along with being a volunteer at the community library. She has been certified as an SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) helping property owners who are needing assistance in transitioning to the next chapter of their life, whether it be to “age in place” to assisted living and beyond. She is also a PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor), trained to give a realistic value of your property based on market trends. Compassionate and caring, Susan goes the extra mile to be sure her customers are comfortable and knowledgeable about every step of the process – whether it’s buying or selling. She will stand with you every step of the journey.

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  • We recently bought a beautiful home in St James and worked with Sue Leach to make it happen. She was a delight to work with as were the rest of the team at St James Properties. As our realtor, Sue was supportive, respectfully direct and patient in coaching us through learning the market here in St James. Once we had made the decision to make an offer she was ruthlessly efficient in driving all parties through the transaction. She is now a friend and remains highly supportive as we navigate joining the community here in beautiful St James. Thank you Sue

    - David and Karen Hopkins

  • Susan Leach is an exceptional Realtor. Her conscientious attention to detail and knowledge made our sale smooth and less stressful. We would highly recommend her. She goes above and beyond for her clients and we were fortunate to select her.

    - Cindi and Mike Neumann

  • Sue Leach is a very efficient and personable person who helped us get our home ready to sell. She was well prepared on our first meeting to show us all the forms and what and how we were going to use them. Sue was always open to discussion when we had questions. We took her advice on a number of issues - like 2-10 coverage, video and staging. Having listed during Christmas holidays, she kept encouraging us to be patient that our home would sell soon. And it Did!! We were always notified within time frames of upcoming showings. After every showing Sue would tell us what comments were made. Sue is a great communicator and positive person. We are pleased with her professional approach and St. James Properties.

    - Nancy and Arch Robinson

  • We typically do not write reviews for anything or anyone, but the outstanding service we received from our realtor, Susan Leach, calls for an exception. Sue put quality over quantity when it came to helping us secure a home. What we mean by quality is we were not just a “number” to her, she genuinely cared to get to know us and familiarize herself with what we were comfortable with when purchasing a home. She would respond quickly if we sent her a text message or called her. Sue was 100% professional at all times and patient with our asks. Top notch customer service! She is a valuable asset to St. James Properties and we greatly appreciate everything she did for us. Thanks again Sue!

    - Lesley and Mark Sowle

  • Having bought, sold and built a number of homes and properties up and down the East coast, we are well acquainted with the importance of finding a competent, professional realtor to make the process as easy as possible. We won the golden ticket by being assigned to Sue Leach by St. James Properties! Sue made buying a home in unfamiliar North Carolina, while residing in our home state of Pennsylvania, feel exciting, not daunting. Sue is kind, calm, centered; she is friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging; she does things like take your phone call as she is about to enter a theatre on a Saturday night. There is no pressure or urgency with Sue. She made us feel like she had all the time in the world for us, and that she was our partner in finding our home in our own time. In all aspects of communication (phone calls, texts, emails, a weekend "introductory" tour, online house hunting, etc.), Sue was incredibly responsive and positive, a true advocate for her agency and for St. James as a community. We heartily recommend St. James Properties and Sue Leach to any prospective clients dreaming of being "up and gone to Carolina"!

    - Marlene and David Bayer

  • Dear Susan, Ron and I would Like to thank you for the wonderful service we received from you and St. James Properties in marketing and selling our home in St. James. Selling a home can be an extremely emotional and stressful time. With your wonderful direction and suggestions, we survived unscathed! You were always available when we had questions or concerns! We were very fortunate to have you and St. James Properties in our corner!

    - Pam and Ron Collins