Dedicated to Your Satisfaction
As a leader in Bainbridge Island real estate with over two decades of expertise, Carl Sussman has established a trusted reputation among clients and industry professionals alike. Acting as a guide every step of the way, he leverages his knowledge of the Island’s unique neighborhoods, secret hideaways, and finest opportunities to flawlessly help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Carl is regarded for his proactive, client-first approach, anticipating needs and ensuring his clients are well-informed through every step of the process. He brings this philosophy to his position as Director of Sales and Manager of the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty branch office on Bainbridge Island, where he works tirelessly to support the firm’s brokers with straight-forward advisement and a deep understanding of transaction management, marketing, negotiation tactics, and beyond. Carl’s alignment with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty stems from a shared commitment to innovation and a passion for the arts. He is proud to lend his insight to a firm known for its thought leadership, award-winning marketing, and regional growth. Together with the firm, Carl is setting a new benchmark in Bainbridge Island real estate and helping continue to expand upon an impressive local and global presence. With a strong desire to improve personally and professionally, Carl’s eclectic background includes a B.A. in Economics from Ohio State University, an A.O.S. from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and a twenty-five-year career as a restaurateur, with professional designations as a Certified Relocation Professional and Certified Negotiation Expert. Thirty-five years ago, Carl moved to Seattle and took a bike ride that completely changed his life. The bicycle tour brought him to Bainbridge Island where he fell in love with the beauty at every turn and sense of community. Soon after, he found himself living on the Island. When not in the office, he can be found spending time with his beloved dog, cooking, enjoying a glass of wine, or painting Methow Valley and other agricultural landscapes “en plein air.” Carl is deeply committed to the Island’s close-knit community, serving as Chair of the Public Arts Committee and as a Board Member of Bainbridge Arts & Humanities.
Bainbridge has been discovered.
Not so many years ago Bainbridge Island was a sleepy little community of fishing, forests and berry farms. As Seattle real estate prices soared and outlying villages were swallowed up by the urban sprawl, this idyllic island across the pond was suddenly recognized as an opportunity to work urban, live rural, and play on either side of Puget Sound. What's more, commuters found the half hour ferry ride to Seattle a vast improvement over freeway travel Wing Point with Seattle
Bill Point overlooking Rockaway Beach
Bainbridge developed into a cultured, open-minded community accommodating diverse lifestyle alternatives. The educational attainment of its residents is second-highest in the state. Bainbridge is a haven for families; it consistently shows strong support for local schools and strong commitment to open space and parks.
In addition, the island supports a rich arts community, including a performing arts center, dance hall and theaters. More than two hundred published authors call Bainbridge home. Twenty of the county's best restaurants are located on-island.
Homes along Wing Point
Other points of interest include the renowned gardens of Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge aquatic center, Fort Wards walking trails and 4000 foot public beach, Bainbridge Island Winery, Fay Bainbridge state park, the island farmers market and the Grand Forest with more than 200 acres of horseback riding (or walking) trails.
Throughout the year the island hosts concerts, festivals and arts walks, as well as various garden, home and studio tours. Downtown Winslow offers supremely satisfying in-town living. From a townhouse or condo you're close to dining, shopping, entertainment, exercise facilities, medical care and schools. For anything else you need - perhaps a major league sports event or some major league shopping - the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry terminal is right in town.
The recent evolution of Bainbridge Island has changed little of its native charm. There is a strong sense of community here: a feeling of belonging. This friendly island paradise is just far enough from city life.
Bainbridge Island Ferry
The island's attractions are obvious; blue Puget Sound waters underscore a gallery of marine vignettes: the skyscrapers of Seattle, busy ferries and lazy sailboats, harbors, mountains, bays, blazing sunrises and sunsets. Bainbridge presents a unique northwest perspective, unrivaled by any other.