About Smooth Transitions of Northwest Washington

We want to make this stressful time as smooth a transition as possible.

Call us at 360-927-3448 or email us at admin@stofnww.com to discuss how we can help you!

Our Story

Who We Are

Suzanne Smith Wright
Suzanne Smith Wright

Knowing the importance of continuing education and training, over the past 15 years as a full time realtor Suzanne has earned Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designations. Now retired, she recently earned the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation offered by the National Association of Homebuilders, received training through Smooth Transitions, and is currently enrolled in advanced training offered by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM).

Mike Wright
Mike Wright

Retired after 20 years in the Army as a Chinese and Japanese translator and over 30 years as a Mac computer programmer, Mike brings not only his organizational skills and attention to detail, but also his compassion, resulting from his years of experience as a caregiver for his late wife.

When they’re not busy working, you’re likely to find Suzanne and Mike working on their house or the garden or wandering around Whatcom and Skagit counties, on the lookout for birds to add to their life list. If you’re into bluegrass or old-time music, there’s a good chance you’ll see or hear Mike at many of the local events or jams.

Starting Smooth Transitions of Northwest Washington

Often businesses are born from life changing events, and for Suzanne, it was the passing of her mother, after a long illness. When faced with the realization that being a realtor just wasn’t giving her that sense of fulfillment that it once had, she began to explore ways she could use her skills as a real estate professional, by adjusting them to better serve the aging population that often seems to be overlooked or ignored. Her husband Mike joins in this venture, offering his experience with caring for his late first wife for 8 years after she had a major stroke.

It took a few years with a major lifestyle change for both herself and her husband, along with several hundred hours of research (really love Google), before she discovered the business concept of Smooth Transitions. Then, after being licensed and trained by Barbara Morris, founder of Smooth Transitions, Mike and Suzanne opened Smooth Transitions of Northwest Washington, uniquely designed to serve Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Having just completed a major remodel following the concepts of Universal Design on their 1978 home, Mike and Suzanne are now ready to Age in Place, using the knowledge she acquired during her training as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).