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As Boston’s leading expert in divorce real estate, Susan Piracini-Steinbrueck is uniquely positioned, educated and experienced to assist you with all of your client’s real property valuation and can help you and your clients determine next steps in their living arrangements during and after divorce.



Susan Piracini-Steinbrueck is a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert trained in family law cases involving real estate matters. She has advised and consulted in many divorce cases, facilitating the sale of real property, as well as providing fair market valuation reports and testimony thereto. As a  CDRE™, Susan brings her training in mediation & neutrality to serve divorcing homeowners and the family law community. Her main goal is to mitigate the damage caused in divorce by handling the sale of the marital residence with great care, dignity, and profitability. During her 26-year career, Susan has earned a reputation for excellence in the following areas: divorce real estate, new home sales, ethical practices, and elevated customer service. She is the managing director of a real estate team licensed in Massachusetts & New Hampshire.



1988      Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI., B.A. in Broadcast Journalism

1993      Lee School of Real Estate, MA Real Estate Salesperson license #9007993


2006      American Real Estate Academy, MA Real Estate Broker license #9500703


2016      Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, earned Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Designation (CLHMS) 


2017      Earned Certified New Home Sales Certification (CNHS)


2017      Earned Residential Certified Construction (RCC)


2018      Earned Real Estate Collaboration Specialist-Divorce (RCS-D) 


2019      The ilumni Institute, Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert certification (CDRE)

  • The Anatomy of Divorce

  • The Landscape of Divorce Finance

  • Introduction to Divorce Court

  • The Ethics of Certified Divorce Real Estate Experts

  • Communicating as a Neutral Expert

  • How To Sell A House In Conflict

  • CDRE Fair Market Valuations



2007-2009        Recipient of the PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales & Marketing) award for Salesperson of the Year

2010                 Established a new data point for the highest PPSF for a property sold in Brookline, MA

2015                 Speaker at ReMax Annual Conference in Boston, topic: selling to the high-end clientele

2017                 Established a new data point for the highest PPSF for a single-family home in Reading, MA

2019                 Established a new data point for the highest PPSF for a property sold in Somerville, MA

2019                 Established a new data point for the highest PPSF for a property sold in Wakefield, MA



Affiliated with Coldwell Banker’s Back Bay Boston office
National Association of Realtor member in good standing
Massachusetts Association of Realtors member in good standing
Greater Boston Real Estate Board member in good standing
North Shore Women in Business member in good standing
National Association of Divorce Professionals, Membership Director, Boston Chapter
National Association of Divorce Professionals, Social Director, Boston Chapter
Massachusetts Bar Association, Associate Member, Family Law & Real Estate Divisions



Frequent Boston Globe contributor and quoted expert on real estate related articles
Featured in a Boston Magazine article about the influx of international buyers into the  luxury Boston real estate market
Featured in Top Agent Magazine as one of Boston’s Top 20 Agents
Guest host on New England Real Estate Journal Radio to discuss Boston’s luxury real  estate market and how to market to the luxury buyer
Speaker and host on the luxury real estate panel at the national ReMax conference  Guest host on Real Estate Radio Boston to discuss how to navigate bidding wars  

Featured in Boston Business Journal’s People on the Move section



Extensive experience in public speaking
Extensive training in neutrality
Experience working on high conflict cases
Trained in courtroom etiquette
Trained in family law language, terms & practices

*Formerly known as Susan Piracini

From the founder of the ilumni institute....

Jane M. Doe, Esq.

The Law Offices of Jane M. Doe

123 Address St

Anytown, ST 12345


Dear Ms. Doe,


In a divorce, the home is the most expensive--and often most emotional--piece of the puzzle. Yet the  average Realtor has no specific training in divorce. The most complicated aspect of the case has no  expert to address it.


In 2017, I set out to change this. I founded The Ilumni Institute to turn passionate Realtors into laser-focused experts, agents who could get houses sold even in high-conflict situations.


Together with my faculty of high-level family law attorneys and family law experts, we designed the most  comprehensive divorce training program in the real estate industry. We created an extensive vetting  process, accepting only the best of the best. We select not only skilled agents. We’re looking for those  who share a passion for helping people in their darkest hour, and who subscribe to our code of ethics  that incorporates and surpasses that of the National Association of Realtors.


What does that mean for you? It means that if you work with a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert  (CDRE™), you are working with the top 1% of divorce real estate agents. You have an expert who has  a community supporting them, and who is not going to be intimidated by conflict or challenges. And  it means that we are putting our reputation behind that CDRE and holding them accountable for their  performance. This way, attorneys and litigants can rely on our database when they need a real estate  expert in their case.


If you have any questions about how a CDRE™ will impact your case, please reach out to me. We stand  behind our experts as we positively impact divorcing couples, one sale a time.



Laurel Starks

Founder, ilumni Institute

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