Story by Liesel Schmidt | Portrait by Lucia Smith
As a Compass Realtor, Sue Goodhart has the backing of a well-known name in real estate. But the co-founder of the Goodhart Group has created a reputation of her own in Alexandria for her area knowledge, expertise and dedication to her clients. Notably, Goodhart is actively involved in the community and has been for many years, currently serving on various boards including the Alexandria Chamber, Choral Arts and St. Coletta of Greater Washington. She was also a former board member of the Campagna Center.
The mother of two grown daughters and the grandmother of four boys, Goodhart prides herself on the family she’s built. “Raising two daughters who enjoy both their professional and family lives is something that I consider to be a tremendous accomplishment,” says the Realtor, who works alongside one of her daughters in the Goodhart Group.
“Having a healthy heart is what keeps us alive. Years ago, I had high blood pressure and recognized how it hurts your body. I worked to lose weight, increase exercising and eat healthy because I knew how important it was to change.” - Sue Goodhart
On a personal level, Goodhart hopes to make an impact on the people who cross her path through her attitude. “I strive daily to be a positive person and to encourage everyone I meet to achieve their goals and have a great life,” she says.
Future goals for Goodhart are simple, but life-enriching. “I want to continue helping people through the transitions of their lives as a real estate agent and I also hope to travel and spend as much time enjoying my children and grandchildren as possible. I am devoted to my family, friends and the community in which I live and I try to give as much of myself to each aspect as I can. At 67, I’m starting to play tennis and I believe that it’s never too late to find a new passion.”