I joined American Way in October, 1977. I was 33 when I got into real estate and have been a Realtor with American Way for over 40 years. During all these years American Way has nurtured me; through the early stages as a deer-in-the-headlights newbie, through at least two decades as a top tier 24/7 agent, and now as a mellow, much less intense but still engaged 70-something with a career I still love.
When I joined American Way, I had a teaching certificate, a degree in English and History from Mercer University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University, and meager skills as a potter. On a whim, I made the life changing decision to become a Realtor. I'm so glad I did.
I'm thankful for the satisfaction that comes from doing a clearly defined job well. A job with a finite result called a Closing for amazing Buyers and Sellers that inevitably became friends and often long-term returning clients. I like the routines that handling details requires and the surprises that challenge your creativity and your ability to make it happen. As no two people are the same, no two transactions are the same, no working day is the same, and few days are ever boring. I love that my work allows me to be out in the world in this beautiful part of the country.
Helping people find homes for over 40 years
I bring over 40 years of full-time real estate experience to every transaction.
When you buy a home through me, you know that you and your transaction are being handled with care.
I provide help, not pressure. I know how to listen.
I know the Cookeville community like the back of my hand and enjoy introducing newcomers to it.
Career honors include recognition as Realtor Associate of the Year, BPW Woman of the Year, BPW Business Woman of the Year, Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate, and American Way’s Best Team Player. I am a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Club.
I am a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Mercer University and have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University. I was a potter and a social worker in another life.
In my spare time I like to do nothing, to read, to antique, to fantasize about far-away places.
My husband Wayne Hogan is an artist and loves filling our home and my office with an ever-changing display of his colorful joyful work.
Darlene – “If you could clone her! She’s amazing! I would refer Susan to anyone I could! She treats you like a friend. Susan knows her stuff, and if there is anything she doesn’t know she promptly gets answers. Her kind and caring touch is what made me feel so comfortable. I’m starting in a brand new town, but already feel like I have a friend there.”
Richard and Nancy – “Susan came highly recommended by many friends. From the moment we met with her she had our full trust and confidence. She is the true professional and truly nice person. Susan treated us like we were buying a million dollar home instead of a $100,000 home.”
Judy and DeeDee – “She always made us feel like we were her only clients.”
Dwayne and Michelle – “Keeps you updated on things. Quick response on everything. Couldn’t ask for a better Realtor. She does a great job. Love this lady!”
Tim and Jenny - The one thing Susan does best is “looking out for client’s needs and quick communication response.”
Greg and Laura – Susan “is wonderful. She stuck with us until the end. We had a crazy Closing all throughout and she never left our side. That meant a lot!”
Melissa – “Susan Hogan was excellent. I cannot think of anything she could have done any different. I am very glad we had her to get us thru the process. Always there to answer anything we had questions about.”
James and Pam – “Susan is awesome! Susan is wonderful to work with.”
Jeffrey – Susan and Brenna “did everything possible. Couldn’t do any more than was done. What great ladies!!!!”
David and Kelli – “She did her job superbly. She listens to the buyer’s needs and works with them until what they want is accomplished.”
Patt and Charlie – “Susan is always great. We have used her as a seller and a buyer. No greater person could there be. Always there for you.”
Lester and Kay – “We had great service. Keep up the good work.”
Mary – She “listens. She knows the market and matches clients priorities to available locations. She does not waste time…”
Mark and Kristin – “Susan is excellent at juggling to make sure everything she’s doing gets done on time. She makes you feel like a priority.”
Jamie – “Susan is amazing! I couldn’t ask anything more from her. I could always count on her.”
Beverly – Susan is a “true professional, kind, thoughtful, responsible, dedicated to excellence.”
Tabitha – “great communication. Very professional. Wonderful personality.”
Sharon – “Susan is a wonderful person. She has helped me buy homes in the past. Love her.”
Josh and Kristi – “Takes care of her clients from the first call to her office until Closing. She is a wonderful person & real estate agent. It was a pleasure to work with Susan. I’d recommend her to anyone."
American Way Real Estate Company
710 South Jefferson Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501