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Vanessa B. Sutton has been the Principal Broker of Affordable Real Estate Company for 28 years. Vanessa is a skilled decision maker, negotiator & communicator with a successful career of 39 years of real estate sales, marketing, and management.
Vanessa has experience in many facets of real estate, finance, housing counseling, and appraisal industries. Her background includes being a former GE Certified Housing Counselor, NID-HCA Housing Counselor and Loss Mitigation Advisor. She was also a Branch Manager of Pacific Guarantee Mortgage and Harbor Financial Services. She served for 23 years as a Franklin County Foreclosure Appraiser. As a part of Toastmasters International, she achieved the Advanced Toastmaster Bronze and Toastmaster Competent Leader designations. Vanessa has received the prestigious Ohio Department of Development, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Division, Keys to Success Award. She has achieved the following professional designations: Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI), Master Real Estate Consultant, GE Certified Housing Counselor, Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Loss Mitigation Consultant (LMC), Advanced Toastmaster – Bronze (ATM-B), Certified Real Estate Owned Specialist (CREOS), Competent Leader (CL), NID-HCA Loss Mitigation Advisor, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), HECM Certified, Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES), National Commercial Real Estate Advisor (NCREA), Buyer Accepted Certified, and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).
She is most honored to have received the Ohio REALTIST® Association – Broker of the Year (twice), Columbus REALTIST® Hall of Fame Award, Columbus REALTIST® 20 & 25-Million Dollar Pinnacle Performance Awards, Columbus Realtors 1, 5 and 10 Million Dollar Awards, Columbus Realtors President’s Excellence Award, TransCounty Title - TCT Circle of Excellence Award, Black-Owned Brokerage Trailblazer Award, Columbus REALTIST Stellar Award, Ohio REALTORS President's Award of Distinction, the HomeSnap Top 15% Award, and the Ohio REALTORS President's Award of Excellence (2023). Vanessa has served in several capacities with the National, Ohio and Columbus REALTIST® Associations. She is the Columbus Realtist Association Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Board and currently serves as the President of the Columbus REALTIST© Foundation.