Susan Pruden
Susan Pruden
Susan Pruden
REALTOR® | Licensed in MD and DC
Washington, D.C. Office
1000 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

Interested in learning what your home is worth?

About Me

I’m a full-time real estate agent, living in the Town of Cheverly in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Road to Real Estate

My initial interest in real estate started many years ago when interest rates were at an all-time high and home buyers were struggling. No one dreamed that rates would drop from those 18% and 21% mortgages of the early ’80s to the lows we have experienced over the last five years. I started out with eight years in the mortgage industry and got valuable experience in just about every phase of the industry. The financial part of the picture is important and I’m grateful for the education those years provided.

In 1991, along with my husband, Joseph, I started a business creating marketing materials for my REALTOR® mom and other real estate professionals in the area. Working with agents to help them market themselves and their properties started my dream of becoming a real estate agent, knowing I already had crucial experience under my belt.

Why Real Estate?

Truth? It was my personal home-buying experience that provided the final impetus for me to get my license. Simply put, I was fascinated by all the moving parts and believed I could do a great job helping families who were moving into or out of our area. Once I got my license in 1994, I knew that my goal was to demystify the buying and selling process for my clients. I wanted to make sure the decision making was where it belonged — in my clients’ hands, not in mine. For that reason, I’m probably as much a teacher as an agent. I got a great start and education at my first brokerage, but truly found my home with CENTURY 21 Home Center in 1999 and then again when Home Center merged with CENTURY 21 New Millennium this past year. The superb support and team atmosphere provided by CENTURY 21 New Millennium has given me new tools to help my clients reach their goals.


I’ve received lots of sales awards and I’m proud of them. However, there are three awards that really matter to me:  The CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award, the highest award of its type within the CENTURY 21 Franchise system, is earned by a very small percentage of agents.  My clients’ reviews have earned for me that coveted recognition since 2012.

The other two awards are voted on by my peers at the Prince George’s Association of REALTORS®. The Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year Award is awarded to only one member per year and is based on a mixture of community involvement, association involvement and real estate education and designations. The third, the Distinguished Service Award, is awarded to no more than 2 agents per year for “exceptional meritorious service.” Given that we have more than 2,500 members, I am honored to have received both awards.

Giving Back to the Community

Caring about homeowners, home buyers and sellers, as well as my fellow real estate agents, has been the driving force behind my involvement with our association’s Legislative Committee. I’m proud to say that I was part of the team that successfully fought off state and county fee increases that would have made the cost of buying and selling more expensive.

Beyond that, I love volunteering time with the Cheverly American Legion and being a Commissioner on the Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission.

So yes, I’m obsessed with real estate. I love what I do. And I’d love to talk to you about the market, your house, your dreams and what we can do together to help you achieve them.

My Awards
My Designations


Susan was extremely helpful and great! She made the process very smooth and worked with us every step! We highly recomme nd Susan to everyone!
Review by
Meghan Shereika, Gaithersburg
Everything went smoothly, Susan was on top of everything, super responsive to questions and helpful every step of the wa y. Highly recommended!
Review by
Craig, Cheverly
Knowledge of selling a GHI PROPERTY Immediately requested Sue to represent us in the sale of our personal residence Wo rked well with my contractor
Review by
Dolores Haverstick , college park MD
An excellent representative for your company
Review by
Dolores Haverstick. College Park. MD
This was our second time working with Susan and we would again because of the fact that she is the best. Her experience and knowledge are exceptional as well as the level of service she provides. She makes a process that seems intimidating feel easy.
Review by
Susan Schmidt, Cheverly
Susan Pruden was/is always available for any questions we had regarding the home sale process. Susan is renowned as THE Cheverly real estate agent for a reason--she is absolutely expert about the community and the market. We are so happy that she was able to work with us to sell our first home. I would absolutely recommend anyone looking to buy or sell in Cheverly look to Susan Pruden.
Review by
Alex Espinoza, Cheverly MD
Susan was an expert negotiator. Without her guidance, I would’ve offered above the asking price on a house that isn t worth that much. She was able to negotiate a deal where I am not overextended financially, despite the insane seller’s market. The deal would not have been done without her knowledge, patience, and sophistication!! She navigated several issued created by the mortgage agency and got me a much better deal than I would have gotten otherwise.
Review by
Stefanie Parker, Washington DC
We originally reached out to Susan upon a friend's strong recommendation in 2018 when we first started looking for a hou se in Cheverly. Shortly after contacting her, I lost my job and we had to delay our search indefinitley. Susan was very kind and understanding about the situation, and remembered us when we called again in 2021 to begin this search. We really appreciate her understanding our situation, then and now, and making us feel like we mattered.
Review by
First Time Homebuyer, Cheverly, MD
Susan Pruden is clearly a seasoned agent. She handled the entire transaction in the most professional and engaged manner . Apart from the expected pricing and contract negotiation, the subject sale involved facilitating utility connections, post-inspection remediation work, judgment/lien resolution, all of which Susan assisted with willingly and without complaint of any nature. Susan was a pleasure to work with, and I will not hesitate to refer her to friends and colleagues seeking a knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional Realtor.
Review by
Largo/Bowie Maryland
The best decision we made was bringing Susan Pruden on board to represent us as the buyers. She has an excellent reputat ion which she proved every step of the way. Susan did a great job of communicating where we were in the process and when and how to take next steps.
Review by
Susan Schmidt
We chose Susan Pruden to be our realtor because of her outstanding reputation and experience helping buyers and sellers in the Cheverly housing market. Susan was working with potential buyers as we were preparing to put our house up for sale. One of them looked at the house and made an offer before we even put it on the market! My wife and I both work in Virginia, and it was an incredible relief not having to deal with showings, open houses, etc. Susan was professional, responsive, and patient throughout the entire process. We communicated regularly via email, text, phone, and in person and Susan always responded quickly when we had questions. In the beginning, we were nervous that it would be difficult to sell a house during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Susan's knowledge and guidance every step of the way made the negotiations, inspection, and closing as smooth as possible. If you are buying or selling a house in Cheverly, I highly recommend Susan Pruden!
Review by
Scott, Warrenton, VA
Susan Pruden provided me a marketing plan about ten years ago, and at that time I did not move forward with selling. On ce I was ready to sell, I knew I wanted to work with Susan based on that earlier presentation.
Review by
BD, Maryland
Susan was amazing to work with! She is very professional and so organized. We were constantly impressed with her respons e time and she helped our first time home-buying experience go very smoothly, despite the uncertainty that we encountered towards the end of closing due to COVID-19. She made this very stressful, but exciting, process stress free for us. She listens, provides excellent feedback and recommendations, advocates for you, helps you to meet your deadlines, and her knowledge and experience is very impressive. If you're looking for an amazing, hardworking, dedicated realtor, we recommend Susan Pruden. We are extremely grateful for all of the work and time Susan put in. From showing us a house at night after already meeting with her in the morning to answering our burning questions at any time during the morning, day, or night, Susan was always there for us. Thank you, Susan, for helping us to buy our first home!
Review by
Emily & Travis, Cheverly, MD
While I hadn't actually worked with Susan before, I have known her for a few years and discussed real estate with her. F riends who did hire her were very happy with the outcomes. So she was top of the list of the several brokers I considered. And I could not have chosen a better agent. She is there for a client, with answers to any and all questions. She has an impressive plan of action and offered great marketing. Beautiful brochure with excellent photos she took herself (my friends were impressed with how great the house looked in the listing). She is totally on the ball and always available to deal with any concerns and communication--a trustworthy, reliable guide through the complexities of selling a home. She was ready with suggestions and referrals for dealing with any issue that came up, and made a very trying process so much easier. She is also a delight to work with -- warm but no nonsense, and practical about the realities--informed by her many years of experience as a realtor in the area. She inspires complete confidence from beginning to end (and even before the sale--her house sellers' seminar, which I attended, was very helpful). She goes the last mile for a client and I'd recommend her always and certainly would hire her again. Five stars!
Review by
Lea Terhune, Cheverly
I did not know any one that had used Susan as their agent, I had never used a "buyers agent" before. I talked to Susan f or a few minuets, She was / is very knowledgeable, plain spoken, and straight forward. based on this conversation we contracted with Susan to represent us, and we were glad we did. Susan was very professional, generous with her time, and very accessible. When she did offer advice, she was spot on.
Review by
Abbott Lee, Chatsworth NJ
Susan was fabulous. Best agent I’ve ever worked with. She said her goal was to sell within the first 20 days of listin g and we had a successful offer in hand on day 19. Her advice on what to focus on in terms of house prep just about offset the commission, which saved me money in the long run.
Review by
Alfonso, Fort Washington, MD
Susan actually was our realtor when we purchased our home 24 years ago. We remembered her professionalism and savvy to t he fact that she was the only choice to sell our home in 2019! Susan is the consummate professional, deftly communicating a strategy after listening to our goals. She offered great staging advice and priced our home appropriately. We received multiple offers after only 4 days on the market! Susan kept us in the loop and walked with us through inspections and closing in a sinless manner! You will not find a more reputable, dedicated and cordial agent than Susan Pruden.
Review by
Mike and Sheila Carter, Lanham, MD
100% excellent service provided by Susan in all aspects ot this transaction
Review by
Michael T.
We were looking for someone who was professional, with a proven record of success, and who was familiar with the area. W e also were looking for someone who was available, responsive, and aware of marketing via social media. Susan checked all our boxes. As a result, our home sold quickly! Thanks.
Review by
Sheila, Maryland
This is not our first real estate transaction with Susan Pruden, and it certainly won't be our last. Susan always goes a bove and beyond to make sure every home sale or purchase stays on course and goes as smoothly as possible. She is knowledgeable, extremely patient, and a consummate professional. With Susan we have full confidence that we're in good hands, and we'd trust her with any of our future transactions.
Review by
Robin, Cheverly, MD
Sue was a pleasure to deal with. She listened to our sometimes confusing input and needs, walked us thru the whole proce ss with patience and humor. She was extremely professional and understanding. Everything she said she was going to do- from marketing to open houses to closing was done on time and handled like the pro she is
Review by
Mike, Cheverly, md
As we expected from her visibility in Cheverly, Susan is great to deal with. We worked through various difficulties with our sale and Susan was always there helping in many ways.
Review by
Jim Kingdon, Cheverly
Susan was very helpful. She really knew the market and was willing to check out comparable when we were contemplating th e price. she helped us find local, quick, and reliable contractors to do some minor work, and ultimately an engineer when there was question about the foundation. I also appreciated how hands on she was during more difficult parts of the sale process, such as when she flagged for us that our closings were timed such that the proceeds might not timely arrive. Susan handled all of this well and got a great price for our house. Along the way, she became a friend. Not only did Susan successfully sell our property, she helped us find an great agent for buying Susan has an excellent reputation around town and I was happy to give our business to a neighbor
Review by
Zach, Cheverly, MD
Susan’s familiarity with historic preservation and her knowledge of how to market a unique, historic home was of great importance. I was also impressed by her use of photography and the creation of a postcard mailer, a four-color marketing brochure, and a detailed website for my property. Once I heard Susan’s presentation on how she would approach the sale of the home, I never doubted that she would deliver exactly as promised. Susan is the quintessential real estate professional, but she combines a sensitive and intuitive understanding of human behavior and emotion with her business practices. Mine was an especially emotionally challenging sale of my family’s historic property as I moved toward settling my parents’ estate. Susan was keenly aware that this sale was more than a business transaction, and treated me with great kindness and patience.
Review by
Jeanne Doherty, Fenwick Island, DE
She has a great reputation in the community. She is knowledgeable and not pushy. Susan was very easy to work with. She was professional and excellent at presenting options but not influencing my decisions. She has relationships with other realtors and very knowledgeable about the community and current trends.
Review by
Tammy ORourke, Cheverly
Susan went above and beyond in helping me navigate the Greenbelt Homes Co Op buying process. She walked me through step by step, and as a first time solo Homebuyer she’s answered all my questions clearly. I would work again with Susan in a heart beat!
Review by
Barbara, Greenebelt
Susan is the only person I consider using when buying or selling a home in Cheverly. I'm a repeat customer of Susan. Ma ny people in town recommend her highly. This was a super quick 30 day closing. Susan helped keep everything in motion. It was as stress free as buying a house can be.
Review by
A. Smith, Cheverly, MD
The house I had to sell was an estate sale. I was 1100 miles from Maryland and Ms Pruden did more than is usually requi red from a real estate agent. When I hired someone to clean out the house I asked her to check the house to see if it was cleaned out. She checked it for me and I was able to get it completely cleaned out before it was put up for sale.
Review by
Deanna Spillman, Mississippi The house was located in Maryland
Susan Pruden has a stellar reputation in our area for good reason. She's knowledgeable and analytical of the market in our area, provides high quality marketing with attention to detail, handles all questions, concerns, and situations with patience and honesty, and maintains excellent communication throughout the entire process. I would trust Susan to navigate us through any home purchase / sale in the future and recommend her highly to others.
Review by
Robin, Cheverly
Susan's knowledge of the market and our area in particular made her a great fit for our needs. She helped us manage our expectations and advised us as to how best to proceed from listing all the way though to closing!
Review by
MJ Casey, Cheverly, MD
Susan is active in the neighborhood, supporting the American Legion, Cheverly Day, and sharing her expertise on the Chev erlyExchange listserv. She is a neighbor and an expert on Cheverly. This was the reason I contacted her. She didn't disappoint. We sold our house for full asking price and had three offers in three days.
Review by
Anonymous, Cheverly
I was scheduled to be deployed with my military unit when our house was being put on the market. Therefore, my wife and I needed a realtor whom I could trust in my absence. Susan was recommended to us by a family friend and far exceeded that criteria. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and best of all, patient. Our house was under contract in less than a month and sold for the full asking price! I look forward to recommending Susan to anyone looking for a reputable, respected, and trustworthy real estate agent.
Review by
Troy & Edith, MD
Susan did a great job.
Review by
Karen Knee, Greenbelt, MD
Susan is terrific. She knows the area and the market and guided us through the process like a boss.
Review by
Abe B., formerly of Cheverly, MD
Susan's experience in and knowledge of our local market was very important, as was her website and online informational resources. She got back to us right away after our initial contact. She always answered questions thoroughly and honestly. She never encouraged us to do anything unethical. She respected our goals and helped us price the house to sell quickly (it did); no attempt to increase her commission by pricing too high. She initially said her goal was to get an offer in ten days and we got an offer after nine days. She gave us good advice about staging and took great pictures. Always responsive. Calm.
Review by
Shelley Johnson, Cheverly
Susan Pruden has a reputation as a smart, straightforward agent who gets results for her clients. She did not disappoint ! She offered sound suggestions for improving the property, kept us informed of every development during the sale, and offered a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local market to inform our decisions. She is professional, honest and a pleasure to work with.
Review by
Anna Lovejoy, Cheverly, MD
We were just beginning to think about moving, but as our house is fairly unique in a cooperative that not all agents are familiar with, getting a buyer seemed like a long shot. When our neighbors listed their home (very similar or ours) with Susan, they had high confidence in her. We decided that if they could do it, we would try. Within days, in December, Susan found a buyer who offered their asking price, and the sale went smoothly. We were sold on Susan, and excited to work with her. Susan was right on top of all the above aspects of our sale, and kept us informed and reassured through the whole process. Susan demonstrated the ability to get results while staying on friendly and open terms with all parties involved. Her availability and affability brought out the best in everyone. Susan referred to her broker at points along the way, and other agents on her team. We had the impression that her outstanding service to us was backed up by a strong company. At our first meeting with Susan, we knew that it would be fun to work with her. Then, thanks to her expertise, she guided us to our strongest offer, and the sale went smoothly. She made our conversations with our buyers clear, friendly, and professional. The same was true for our contact with the housing coop staff, and our appraiser, and our settlement attorney's staff. Even after closing, she stayed in touch, reassuring us that out wire transfer had been made for the purchase of our new home, and that she had contact with our escrow officer for that transaction. We're still having fun!
Review by
Teresa Kepler, Greenbelt MD
Susan Pruden is an excellant real estate agent. Her marketing via the Internet was very impressive. I'm sure that's was a big factor in the quick sale of our home--for more than the asking price. I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
Review by
Mary Lucas, Cheverly, Maryland
Susan is a great communicator and really made this sale super easy. She handled everything effortlessly. She is a true p rofessional realtor.
Review by
David Morgan Cheverly, MD
The information on Susan's webpage made a big impact on our choice to reach out to her. The positive reviews from her pr evious clients were so impressive, and it was very clear that she knew Cheverly very, very well. We also truly appreciated our initial meeting with her - she was patient, thorough, and clear about what the entire process would look like and made us feel very comfortable about the experience we would have with her as we went through the home buying process for the first time. Susan made the home buying process easy and fun! She kept us in the loop every step of the way and quickly gained our complete trust. Not only was Susan an incredible resource to us given her years of experience in the real estate business and her seemingly endless knowledge of Cheverly, but every other person she recommended to us (lender, inspector, settlement office, etc.) was equally as wonderful, knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy. Susan gave us a great education into real estate and home buying along the way, and always made us feel like we had her full attention, even though she doubtless had many other clients (buyers and sellers) that she was working with. She also guided us through the negotiation process while allowing us to make the decisions that we were most comfortable with. We can't imagine having had a smoother, more enjoyable experience buying our first home, and we are so grateful to have connected with Susan!
Review by
Rob and Regan Vaccarino, Cheverly
Susan Pruden is a an amazing resource. She knows our area as well as anyone could and she is tapped in to great resource s for all the things that come with buying a home. She is also patient and great with kids. I'd use her again, but I hope I don't have to. We like our house and want to stay in it. If you want someone who is engaged in the process and always ready to help, you want Susan Pruden.
Review by
Roberto, MD
Susan really was great to work with. Her knowledge of the market and selling/negotiating strategies were invaluable. S he provided spot-on recommendations and was always very clear and prompt with communication. As real estate shopping has shifted more and more to the internet, Susan was very much in-tune with what it takes to put together an appealing online listing. I received multiple compliments on the photos she took for my listing, and I believe they were a key factor in securing two full price offers just 3 days after going on the market! I would not hesitate to recommend Susan to anyone looking to buy/sell.
Review by
Mike S. -- Cheverly
This deal had several places where it could have fallen apart and Susan kept it together. The listing agent and the sel lers were both not detail oriented and did things that they shouldn't have done (agreeing to open the pool before closing according to the home inspection agreement and then deciding that they didn't want to). Susan came up with options that worked for us both and kept things moving forward.
Review by
Neil Tevault, Davidsonville, MD
We met Susan Pruden in 2010 and engaged her to assist us to purchase the property in Cheverly. When the time came to sel l the property in 2015 we had no hesitation in engaging Susan again. Susan has dealt in the area for many years, her integrity and understanding of the market is impeccable. Being based in Australia, we were heavily reliant on Susan to assist us in preparing the property for sale, get all documentation in place and to communicate progress and feedback to us. With Real Estate laws, processes and structures so different to what we are used to, Susan walked us through each stage so we had a full understanding of where we were at. Again working with time differences, Susan was fielding calls, sending emails and working out of normal business hours during the sale process. Our reliance on Susan was total, and such was our confidence in her integrity that we nominated her to act on our behalf as Power of Attorney at the settlement. Despite so many moving parts with us not being in the U.S., Susan oversaw the entire sale seamlessly. I have no hesitation recommending Susan's services for anyone buying or selling a property in the area, Susan went above and beyond to ensure a successful outcome for us, which she achieved through professionalism, efficiency and strong negotiating skills.
Review by
Andrew Darnell, Sydney Australia
Review by
David Warrington, Cheverly

Our Office Listings


No listings found

Pending Active Open House Just Listed New Construction

${{ listing.listPrice | number : fractionSize}}

{{listing.address.street}} {{}} {{listing.address.state}} {{}}


{{}} {{listing.address.state}} {{}}

${{ listing.listPrice | number : fractionSize}}

  • {{listing.beds}}beds
  • {{listing.baths.full + listing.baths.half / 2}}baths
  • {{ listing.size | number : fractionSize}}sq.ft.
View more details
Send Susan Pruden a Message
Font Resize