About Me

Sue Crawford


My personal objective is to facilitate every transaction to enable the principals to complete their goal of moving from point A to point B.  I look at every situation and try to assist my client with his or her needs, whether it involves staging their property, finding professionals to complete repairs or finding them a new home.  When acting as the listing agent, I work tirelessly to maximize the homes exposure to its most appropriate target audience.


My background includes teaching, studying art history & interior design.  Each of these areas has equipped me with skills necessary to facilitate my clients' needs rather than just sell homes.  Teaching was a great training ground for patience and developing communication skills.  Being able to successfully communicate is a vital part of successful negotiating.  My studies in interior design gave me an eye for what a home is or could be.  Raising a family of five is equal to earning a masters degree in organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills. 

Professional Experience   

  • 23 years with Coldwell Banker in Menlo Park
  • 18 years with Cornish & Carey in Menlo Park
  • 3 years with Wright & Company in Burlingame
  • 6 years teaching in TX and PA

Professional Accomplishments  

  • 41 years working in the heart of the Silicon Valley 
  • 4 years as a Coldwell Banker International President's Premier
  • 10+ years as a Coldwell Banker International President's Elite
  • 18 years as a Cornish & Carey Outstanding Performance
  • 11 years as a Cornish & Carey Associate Vice President
  • 3 years as a Wright & Co. Million Dollar Club Agent

Professional Leadership Involvement    

Menlo-Atherton Board of Realtors 

Previous Board Involvement:

  • Director
  • Membership Committee
  • Multiple Listing Service Committee
  • Grievance Committee


University of Houston, B.S. in Education - Taught school for 6 years. Studied interior design at NTSU.

Personal Background   

I am married to an attorney in Palo Alto.  We have 3 children; 44, 40, and 37 between us and are empty nesters almost!  In my free time I enjoy attending college sporting events and Giants games with my husband; visiting my 3 wonderful children and their 6 grandchildren; playing bridge, reading mysteries and remodeling/redecorating my home.  In the past I have also been involved with several charities including Urban Ministries in Palo Alto, the Stanford Hills Chapter of National Charity League, and a cofounder of the Reading Room at Children's Health Council with my daughter.