This is a continuing weekly series that highlights members of the Anadarko Chamber of Commerce. You can see last week’s member story by clicking here.
This interview was conducted with Kyle Eastwood, owner, of Sue’s Auction and Real Estate.
Kyle Eastwood, Managing Broker/Auctioneer
How long have you been in business?
I’ve run the business since January of 2015, Sue Boswell originally started the business, and she ran it for about 40 years before her retirement.
Why did you choose Anadarko?
It was an easy decision to continue the business that Sue created, which has such a solid reputation. Plus, having already owned a law firm in town that focuses on property law, I am able to take and use that knowledge to help grow this iconic business.
In your words describe your business:
Sue’s is a full service professionally run real estate company. We offer services for those looking for homes, selling homes, farms, and commercial property. We offer auction services, and I am a professionally trained auctioneer. We are not limited to property in Anadarko. If you are selling your home in this area and moving to another city in Oklahoma, we are able to provide a service to you at no cost to help you find your new home.
Any recent update at your business?
We recently became a member of the realtor organization, which is a national organization with state chapters. It allows us access to a network of buyers/sellers and other real estate agents so that we can market properties to a wider audience.
Amanda Bertelli, sales associate
What is your biggest challenge as a business owner?
We have a lot of the same challenges as any business. For us, our revenue stream can be erratic and completely dependent on a cycle. In the spring people are buying/selling. In the real heat of the summer, people are on vacation and do not want to move in 110 degree heat. Then things pick up in the fall and drop off during the holidays and winter.
What is the most rewarding part about your job?
Seeing a family get their dream home, especially when they are coming from a rental property and have made gains in their career, putting themselves in a position to buy a home–helping in that process is very rewarding.
If you had a magic wand to fix anything in your business or the city what would you do?
Continuing to gain more jobs, because in the real estate business, probably more than most, jobs equate to home ownership. And we’re in the business of connecting workers with homes.
Why is it important to join the Anadarko Chamber?
There are a couple of reasons, the chamber provides a resource to answer questions such as how a business can expand or resolve a problem they are having. Plus, it provides a network of business owners to facilitate discussion on how to move our community forward. Businesses can go to each other in a network that functions like a team who you can seek advice from and who are in similar situations. The Chamber is important in their economic development and tourism roles in recruiting employers and visitors.
Sue’s Auction and Real Estate, 102 W. Oklahoma in Anadarko
Anything you would like to share with our audience?
One thing I would share is that we have listings in Chickasha as well as Anadarko. One of the encouraging things for Anadarko is our real estate market is far superior to Chickasha’s because we are buying and selling more homes per capita than Chickasha. Anadarko’s real estate is quite active and that is a good sign for our overall economy. We are open Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00 at 102 W. Oklahoma in Anadarko, if we are not in the office, we are out showing a property and can be reached by phone 405-247-3726.