Written by Julie Vitto | Photo by Sam Interrante
Lusk & Associates, an affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty, is the premiere real estate agency of south central Pennsylvania. Its unique combination of experienced local agents with the excellence of Sotheby’s International Realty makes the agency the best choice for the discerning homebuyer.
Based in Lancaster County, Lusk & Associates is centrally located to its service areas of Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Berks, York, Adams, Franklin, Cumberland, Perry and Chester counties. Its agents are dedicated to helping clients find the exquisitely unique property of their dreams.
“Our sole responsibility to our clients is to make sure all the needs are met, from the first meeting, to the settlement stable, and after the transaction is completed,” says the independent agency’s founder, Anne Lusk.
A native of Lancaster County, Lusk has over 25 years of experience in real estate. A graduate of Penn State University, she launched her real estate career while living in Florida. She returned to Lancaster to be closer to family and went on to co-own a midsize agency before venturing out on her own in 2006. In 2014, Lusk found her greatest opportunity, which was to associate her boutique real estate agency with Sotheby’s International Realty.
An affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty means a client can expect the highest standard in every interaction. Lusk’s philosophy is that the client’s needs come first. This philosophy has developed into a successful career, where excellence is the goal.
“I love serving people,” says Lusk. “My goal is to do the very best I can for each and every client, no matter the price range.”
With an increasing number of home buyers starting their search online, Lusk & Associates partners with local real estate photographers that specialize in capturing the essence of each home. Additionally, a custom website is created for each listing, featuring large photographs, detailed descriptions, floor plans and a downloadable brochure.
Lusk & Associates also understands the importance of Internet exposure, distributing its property listings to more than 40 websites viewed across the United States and abroad.
As part of an international realty company, Lusk says the Lancaster real estate market is attractive to people from all over the world for many reasons.
“I get calls from all over the world because some of my properties are so unique,” she says. “Lancaster is a great place to live. We have amazing medical services, we have great restaurants, a thriving culture of music, art and architecture. We have some of the most incredible craftsmen in the world, we have quality construction, and we have views. Think about our quality of life here. It’s amazing.”
Lusk maintains her focus is on finding solutions for people and says she gets personal satisfaction from working hard to ensure each and every client is happy.
“Buying a house is like getting married,” Lusk says. “If you say you do when you don’t, it will cost you,” confidently adding, “There’s a solution to every problem.”