“Bootsie” (Susan Barnes Harris) grew up just east of Raleigh in the charming City of Wilson, North Carolina and feels blessed to have grown up in North Carolina enjoying everything from the beach to the mountains. She attended Fike High School, Peace College and NC State University, and in addition to Wilson and Raleigh, she has lived in Greenville (NC), Lexington (KY), Augusta (GA), Rocky Mount (NC), Cary (NC) and Wendell (NC). She and her husband, Jerry, have now settled in their beloved hometown of Wilson, just 40 minutes east of Raleigh. Bootsie continues to work with buyers and sellers in Wake, Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties. As a result of her many moves, she understands everything about relocating! 

After raising her three children, Bootsie decided to embark on a real estate career and later became a Broker-in-Charge and Branch Leader which allowed her to mentor, coach and train real estate agents for successful careers. Following 12 years in management, Bootsie returned to general brokerage utilizing her years of experience to guide buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. She is professionally certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®). Bootsie is also Knock® certified which helps sellers close and move into a new home prior to selling their current home and has a great team of mortgage, insurance, staging, packing/moving, inspection and contractor experts. 

In keeping with the Why Realty philosophy of #DoGood #HelpOthers and #GiveBack, Bootsie is dedicated to the communities she serves and contributes a portion of her sales commission to non-profit organizations she holds dear to her heart. If a buyer or seller, represented by her, has a special non-profit they support, Bootsie is happy to include that organization in her “give-back” following the close of the transaction. 

Bootsie would be delighted to hear from you and is eager to help you in making one of the most important decisions in your life - selling and/or buying a home. She also has a wide web of connections to highly professional agents throughout the U.S. and would welcome an opportunity to speak with anyone who is planning to buy or sell prior to referring them to the REALTOR® who would best fit the needs of the buyer and/or seller. 

“With all of our oars in the water, pulling together, we will reach our shared goals.” ~Bootsie Harris

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