Originally from Michigan, Susan Bagyura developed a strong work ethic from her Midwest upbringing. She started her sales career selling copiers and enhanced her skills as she worked her way up in the high tech industry where she eventually became the national sales representative for Computer Task Group (Boston) serving the Fortune 50 accounts for their worldwide technology requirements.
Susan met her husband while traveling in Australia and had a long distance relationship for a year. She moved abroad in 1993 and lived in 7 countries on 3 continents before returning to the US in July 2011. While abroad, Susan worked with entrepreneurs in 23 countries helping them start businesses. Finding many entrepreneurs' business problems were rooted in their lack of leadership skills, Susan authored a book on leadership which became an Amazon best-seller.
Having studied sales and marketing at Stonehill College outside Boston, Susan has successfully integrated her corporate business skills and ethics into her real estate career. Her clients benefit from her sharp negotiation and project management skills along with her integrity.
Joining John R. Wood Realtors in 2016, Susan specializes in the luxury golf, beach and resort-style communities in Marco Island and Naples, including the award-winning Fiddler's Creek. As a Marco Island Specialist, she's the ideal choice for narrowing the search for the perfect waterfront property. Her knowledge of these communities and markets is strong, making her the obvious choice for real estate clients. She is also a member of the real estate alliance of the Bagyura Group, working with fellow John R. Wood REALTOR® and husband, Stefan Bagyura, to serve clientele in Southwest Florida. It is their mission to focus on client needs to ensure a smooth real estate transaction.
Susan devotes a full-time effort to real estate sales and follows the ever-evolving marketplace closely by previewing the latest homes as they become available. Her strong, committed focus, aligned with a highly successful sales career, enables Susan to provide clients with exemplary customer service and a smooth real estate transaction.
Stefan Bagyura is Austrian having been born in Vienna shortly after the war ended. He has always been fascinated with geography, people and travel. Even though Stefan was groomed to take over a family textile business, he knew it wasn’t for him. After studying economics at the Commercial Academy of Vienna, he started his banking career in Switzerland. A short while later, a unique opportunity presented itself where he was posted to Libya with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce before taking the exams to become a diplomat.
During the past 40 years, Stefan has lived in 10 countries on 4 continents. As a diplomat, he had the good fortune to meet heads of state, dignitaries and the Queen of England. At the end of his career, Stefan was awarded a gold medal for his meritorious service to his country. Having made 14 major moves, he knows from personal experience how you feel selling your home or looking to purchase your dream home.
Stefan’s top priority is going beyond the expected to deliver an exceptional and fully satisfying one-stop, full-service real estate experience for homebuyers and sellers. He’ll work with you throughout your entire home search or sale process and assist in finalizing the details.
As a highly trained professional, Stefan will use his technology, marketing, presentation, communication and negotiation skills to help you purchase your dream home in sunny Southwest Florida. Being a Marco Island Specialist, he’s very familiar with unique aspects of buying in Marco.
His patient, persistent focus is a big plus when helping people find their ideal location. Southwest Florida has a lot to offer and Stefan promises to help buyers find the ideal location that fits their needs. He believes each person is unique and deserves the highest level of support, service and assistance in their property transaction. Personal integrity is an essential factor in all his dealings.
Stefan’s native language is German. His English is impeccable and he has a good knowledge of Italian and French, although he doesn’t use them as much these days. He’s also studied Mandarin and Arabic.
Stefan is partnered with his wife and fellow John R. Wood REALTOR®, Susan Bagyura, to serve clients to their highest while buying and selling property in Southwest Florida.