REALTOR - Foothills - Tucson
Knowledge * Dedication * Expertise
I specialize in residential real estate in Tucson and surrounding communities (Vail, Oro Valley, Marana). Now in my 10th year as a Realtor, I have consistently ranked in the top 1% of Realtors in Tucson, beginning as a Rookie of the Year, to a proud member of Long Realty’s 1926 Circle of Excellence and Vice President with Long’s Executive Council.
My sales and marketing background began 30 years ago in sports marketing and management, representing the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Formula One, a college bowl game and celebrity tennis in Tucson, Phoenix and Los Angeles. I expanded the business to represent a variety of local non profits, raising millions for their philanthropic causes, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, Ronald McDonald House and more.
The transition to real estate allowed me to continue to help others – whether buying, selling or investing, luxury homes or first time buyers and anywhere in between.
Why Am I Different?
Short answer – you get me. Instead of a team, I’ve created a model that keeps me as your primary resource, yet assures the back end work is done seamlessly. Doing so has allowed me to personally help nearly 450 families with their real estate goals and sell over $100 million in 10 years.
Buying or selling, I know how complicated and challenging the real estate process can be, so I’ve created systems to keep you well informed. My market knowledge will help me guide you to make informed decisions, from preparing your home to sell or responding to a buyer’s request to purchasing a home that not only fits your needs, but allows strong resale opportunity.
My clients will tell you (see the Testimonials) that I will go above and beyond to ensure your real estate goals are priority one! Strategic, practical, calm, honest, flexible, patient (their words)– I love what I do and it shows!
And talk about loyal? I've been a diehard Cleveland Browns fan my entire life!
Let me be YOUR go-to resource!
Foothills - Tucson
- 4051 E Sunrise Dr, Ste 101
- Tucson, Arizona
Sue was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She knows a lot of information about the city and neighborhoods which allowed me to chose where I wanted to buy. To this day I still call her with questions and she does what ever she can to get me the information. I would recommend her to anybody!
"We are thankful and appreciative of your professionalism and abilities. Your calm demeanor, always timely communication, so on top of your game. As we say in baseball coaching, you are in the big leagues!"
"I want to thank you for selling my mother’s house so I can now finally settle her estate. After having the house listed for over a year with a "Tucson Country Club specialist" with no success, your approach to "marketing" the property has paid off. You did not wait for an order, you went out and made things happen. You have my entire families gratitude. THANK YOU!
"We came to Sue to sell our house. She managed to find a buyer for our home in no time, made managing the paperwork to sell the house a cinch, and overall made it quite easy to sell our home, even though for most of the time we were across the country! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services!"
"You did a great job for us! When you called and said an offer was coming, I thought it was too good to be true - the sign wasn't even up yet! Thanks for a job well done!"
Despite the current conditions, at the time Sue offered us a very positive outlook. She did this with great research and guidance. By pricing our home fairly, it sold at a better price than we thought we would get and in two weeks! Sue is awesome and I've already recommended her to everyone I know that is considering buying or selling. We will definitely use her again."
I am a huge fan and recommend Sue to everyone who will listen. She has a tireless work ethic, great attention to detail and an uncanny ability to match the perfect house to buyer. There were times when I could have been convinced to buy just to be done with the process, but Sue would not let me settle for anything less than the perfect house for me. She took the time to get to know my personality, taste and style, so that she could screen for just the right properties. She has the patience of a saint and drew out what I really wanted even when I didn’t know what that was. And the follow through continued after the sale, assuring I had what I needed to settle in and have a happy home. I am truly grateful to have connected with Sue, she made what can be a stressful transition, a smooth, seamless and joyful one.
I wake up every day and still can't believe this is all mine. In case I haven't said so "Thank You So Much" -none of this would have been possible had you not stuck with me through it all!
We thank you for all of your efforts in helping us find and purchase this property. You made the experience pleasant and the process smooth and seamless. We are very grateful. You can be confident in the knowledge that you will be recommended to anyone who might seek our advice in search of real estate in Arizona
I would highly recommend Sue for your home buying needs. She is well networked and can find just the right home for you. Her service goes well beyond finding the house - she bird dogged the entire process, especially when some issues arose. I appreciated all her work!"
My wife and I came to Tucson and knew we wanted a house but knowing nothing of how buying works, clearly needed help. Sue Brooks had come to our relief finding us house after house and some that hadn't even come on the market yet! Her research and diligence of being an amazing realtor helped us find our dream home when we didn't even know it existed. Thank you so much Sue for helping us out
We're so happy to have made the acquaintance of Sue Brooks. We sat talking one night about maybe looking at some houses next thing I knew we were signing contracts. In a few days we will be moving into our dream retirement home. Thanks to Sue we will be living our dreams!!!
Thank you so much for your work on selling our property. You were very professional and made working with you a pleasure. You kept us informed of what was needed and what was happening on a timely basis. Thanks for staying with us when things got frustrating with our many owners. This transaction was completed only because of your hard work, patience, and persistent focus. I hope you will use me as a reference when needed, again, thank you for a job well done.” <em>One of 6 Sellers in a single transaction</em>
Sue has assisted my son and I in buying, as well as selling, several investment properties. She is very professional and thorough. I would recommend her over any other agent I have ever used. She has always gone above and beyond to make sure all the bases are covered in any of our transactions, but she is also personable and a joy to work with
I would like to give a "Thumbs up" to Sue Brooks for helping me bring an extremely difficult real estate transaction to a successful conclusion. Her persistence in pursuing each step of the process was outstanding. If you want to have the best real estate experience ever, this is your gal. Thanks Sue, your follow-up on every detail was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend Sue!
Excellent follow through and the ability to anticipate and correct issues before they arrive, she was extremely professional in every aspect. She handled issues that weren't part of her scope, making the buying process very smooth
We had the privilege to work with Sue on the purchase of our new home in Tucson. She was highly recommended to us by the agent who was selling our home (out-of-state) and after our first discussion, we knew she understood our preferences and work styles. As out-of-state partners in the home buying process, Sue demonstrated an uncanny ability to “read” her clients and adapt to effectively use our limited time in Tucson to our advantage. She was able to identify properties that really had some potential for us and wasted no time whatsoever on those outside our preferences. At one point, Sue proactively forwarded our plans for a new property to the Homeowners’ Association for approval prior to our making an offer; preventing a devastating misstep as the HOA did not accept our proposal. At every turn, Sue was direct and honest, and provided alternative solutions to each question or concern that arose. She is tenacious, effective and caring. Her strengths are communication and follow-up and she is totally reliable and unflappable. Sue coached us through some difficult decisions, and delivered a phenomenal result. We are happy that we partnered with her and recommend her highly as an absolute professional.
Our experience with Sue was exceptional. She is extremely professional, an expert in her field and was deeply committed to ensuring we were satisfied. Our closing was weeks ago and she is still helping us out! Sue really went above and beyond for us and I would recommend her to family and friends
When my husband and I decided to start looking for a home in the Tucson area, we had no clue where to begin. We knew nothing about the home buying process at all. Sue Brooks was the listing agent on the very first house that we decided to look at. After coordinating a time to meet, she showed us two homes that we had our eyes on. Our three year old daughter took right to Sue during the tour. Sue even surprised our daughter with a stuffed bear before saying goodbye. From that moment we knew that she was our realtor. Sue worked with us for months to find the perfect home for us, and did everything possible to make sure that we were comfortable and happy with the entire process. Sue goes above and beyond for her clients. We found the house of our dreams but it still needed a few necessary repairs. After closing on the house Sue continued to help us find the right contractors to get the work done. She even brought us a little welcome home gift. You will not be disappointed in Sue Brooks as your realtor.
I was first recommended to Sue by several of my co-workers when looking for a house in the Tucson area. They all raved about her and so I decided to contact her since the realtor I was using wasn't helping my family and I find much in a new home. WOW, that was the best decision I ever made. Sue helped us find a new home and get into it quickly. She made sure that we were comfortable in the purchase of an older home and took extra steps most would not even consider when buying. After the purchase, she was always there if we had any questions regarding the house, and if she didn't know the answer, she most certainly would know someone that would. Sue and her husband came over one time to assist me in figuring out a pool pump, since I was new to pool ownership. Sue was even there for us when my wife and I decided to get a divorce. Sue came to the rescue and assisted us in selling our house during that time, relieving us of having to worry about that. She guided us through the steps for a short sale. Sue was able to get the sale approved and sold in a very short time. I never had any worries about my real estate needs as long as I knew Sue was there to help, and she was always there when needed. Sue is a true professional and the most wonderful realtor that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I feel privileged to have met her. I would highly recommend her for any real estate transactions you might consider
I interviewed 3 agents and chose Sue because she was both knowledgeable and so easy to talk with. She was with me through every step of the process - most importantly - after the sale was made. She didn't disappear! She took care of every detail and I never had a moment's uncertainty.
Sue is an amazing real estate agent. From the very beginning, she helped to identify the changes needed to our house to attract buyers and even provided us with vendors who would do the work in a timely, professional manner. She was practical and strategic about getting our house on the market and eliciting demand. She marketed the house aggressively to sell quickly, just as we needed. The negotiation process was easy thanks to Sue's ability to work behind the scenes with the buyer's agent. Even when we were out of town, Sue worked with us to easily get paperwork completed. The entire process was made simple thanks to Sue. Sue is an agent that goes way above and beyond. She has strong connections all over Tucson which benefits any buyer or seller. She will always keep your goals in mind, help guide you through the selling process and maintain a level of professionalism and honesty far beyond your expectations. We would strongly recommend Sue for any real estate needs.
Sue helped us find and buy our dream home. She treated us like we were her only clients throughout the process. She became our friend, and when my parents were ready, she helped them buy a house out here too. She goes above and beyond to make the whole process go smoothly. I would highly recommend her to anybody, but especially to first time buyers
Sue was beyond wonderful to work with. We truly could not have found a better Realtor to work with us. My Lady and I are first time buyers and Sue was amazing knowledgeable about Tucson, flexible and patient with us. Sue is one of those people that it is honestly just plain fun to work with her. We had no trouble finding and buying a house because Sue steered us around every pothole.
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful help in selling our rental. Your suggestions and involvement played an important part in the quick sale. I would be most happy to recommend you to any client!
We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all that you have done for us . We have never witnessed such professionalism, knowledge and care in this business. Your ability and willingness to problem solve made this process less stressful. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for going above and beyond our expectations.
Our experience with Sue was exceptional. She is extremely professional, an expert in our field and was deeply committed to ensuring we were satisfied. Our closing was weeks ago and she is still helping us out. She really went above and beyond for us and I would recommend her to family and friends!
Thank you sooo much for all the hard work you put into making this deal happen!!! We are super excited to have our own home and for it to look as nice as it does. Thank you for your calls from vacation to ease our minds and help walk us through the process. It really means alot. You made this stressful and exciting time go by so much more easily. We really appreciate you!
Just wanted to thank you for putting us in touch with Sue to help with the sale of Mom's house. She was a pleasure to work with, extremely professional and handled all issues very effectively. We closed yesterday.
Sue Brooks is a super hero. She and her team at Long Reality have earned our undying loyalty and highest respect. Over the course of multiple transactions- buying two houses and selling another- Sue Brooks has demonstrated exemplary ethics and professionalism, a total commitment to clients, and unwavering personal support- even when the going got tough. And in one case, the going got tough. Really tough. Through no fault of Sue or Long Realty we purchased a home with multiple hidden defects. In the months following the sale, the house started to fail. Soon it became apparent that the seller had grossly misrepresented the property on the disclosure form. In desperation- and with the money flowing out and the water flowing in- we reached out to Sue Brooks. Most realtors probably would have handed us few attorney referrals and sent us on our way. But not Sue Brooks. She and her team at Long Realty literally came to our rescue. They marshalled their collective expertise and substantial resources on our behalf, and walked alongside us during some of the most difficult months in our lives. Sue never flinched. She stood by us until every last issue was resolved with the house…and beyond. In the end, Sue personally and Long Realty collectively saved us thousands of dollars in both legal fees and real estate fees and restored our faith in humanity.Needless to say, when we sell and buy again, Sue will be our agent.I’d like people to know how well you operate under unusual and challenging circumstances. It truly sets you and Long Realty apart from 99 percent of the other realtors.
Thank you again for your determination and persistence. I was kind of over the process, yet your amazing outlook and cheerfulness seemed to soothe my demeanor and make it all seem worthwhile. You're amazing!
Let me just add my thanks to Sue - she was incredibly helpful at every step of the process. From my perspective (executor of an estate), it was like everything was on autopilot because she always had everything covered.
Selling a home can be stresful and especially if you're selling your family home as an estate. It was difficult and sometimes emotional to say the least. Sue did an excellent job by helping me with solid advice, suggeestions and kept me focused on the end goal. Because I live in Virginia, it was very difficult fo rme to handle any repairs, improvements, inspections, issues, etc. When things needed to be done, Sue was there to help and handled many of the things I could not. Sue always kept me well informed through the sale process. She did an excellent job for me selling our family's home and helped us maximize our price and sell it quickly!
I met Sue by the best of luck when I saw her open house sign nearly ten years ago and decided to stop. I didn't buy that one, but she has since helped me buy and sell at least a dozen others. I have always loved the central area and Sue knows it (and me) well enough, that over the years she has always been able to find the perfect property at the right price. When it's time to sell, she has a great track record of getting the best price as well. It has always been my experience that she really does put her client's interests first. People like Sue don't appear often in this life and it has truly been my good fortune to know her.
We never really had a chance to tell you how much we appreciated all the work you have done for us to get the house sold before we moved to Japan. You were always positive, efficient and helpful. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Sue Brooks was referred to my wife and I by a close friend to assist with rentig our home as a rental a few years ago. We had a positive landlord experience between two different tenants, with efficient transitions and no issues. So when the time came to put our home on the market for sale, going with Sue as our listing agent was a natural and relatively easy decision.... especially considering we live out state and wanted to go with someone we already had a trusted working relationship with. Perhaps the best way to describe just how well Sue performed, is to review the timeline of how things unfolded:Aug 23 - Tenants vacated propertyAug 25 - Sue assessed condition/provided recommendationsSep 1 - First day on the marketSep 11 - Home under contractOct 12 - Closed and recordedYes, that's right... just 50 days from tenants vacating to sale complete! We also got what we wanted out of the house with regards to price. Sue kept us updated on all matters and was in constant contact with immediate answers to our questions and requests. Honestly, my wife and I couldn't be happier with just how smoothly things went. Sue was a true professional that effectively got the job done with a high level of efficiency. Thanks again, Sue, for making this both an effortless and truly wonderful experience!
#1 Realtor in Tucson, in my opinion! I had a great experience with Sue. She knew how to stage the house, price it correctly and pre-market it. The professional photos she had taken highlighted the options a buyer would have to utilize the space according to their personal needs. And, on top of all that, we had two offers within three weeks! Because of Sue's expertise and marketing, the house SOLD and closed faster than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Sue, for a great job!
I would happily recommend Sue to anyone looking for a home in the Tucson area, she is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the market as a whole. She was quite patient with all of our silly questions, being first time home buyers. Her thoughtfulness extends beyond the home buying process, helping to recommend furniture options and sending links to good deals in the area. She fulfilled her end of any decisions we made in a timely and efficient manner and truly went above and beyond what I thought a realtor would be responsible for!
When I was looking for an experienced real estate agent in Tucson, AZ, I interviewed several real estate agents and immediately felt that Sue would be the best fit for me. This turned out to be a great decision as Sue helped me not only to find my new lovely home, but also with house related issues like who to contact re house upgrades and repairs, remodeling jobs, house inspections, etc. Sue is a very warm, personable and realistic person, and is a super experienced real estate agent. She answered all my questions promptly and made suggestions when needed. She continues to help me with any house related questions that come up even after the closing for my house. Needless to say that I highly recommend Sue as real estate agent.
I honestly can not say enough good things about working with Sue Brooks. She’s very hard working, honest, and straight forward. She helped me sell my Tucson house while I’m in Ca. and handled everything flawlessly. I’m very grateful to have worked with Sue and I highly recommend her.
Working with Sue was wonderful. She listened carefully for what we wanted and immediately went to work searching for places we might be interested in. She was responsive to our requests and demonstrated expert knowledge of buying and selling homes.
No questions asked, we have moved 5 times, 2 with sue; and none of the other realtors came close to providing the level of service Sue does.
Sue is a pleasure to work with. Her easy and calm style help under the pressure of selling a house and all the details that go with that. Her experience and extensive team made my part much less stressful. I would recommend her without hesitation.
We've been with Sue since we initially moved to Vail, AZ in 2010. She sold us our house, helped us rent it when the time came to relocate to Tennessee, and sold it for us just recently. She's the consummate professional real estate agent and we couldn't be happier with the wonderful relationship we've had over the last seven years. Her attention to covering every detail during our most recent home sale was spectacular! Her availability to address every issue for us (being 1600 miles away) made the selling process so worry-free and easy. We were easily able to communicate with her at any time of the day. She never made us feel like we were anything other than her most important clients. No doubt, should we ever elect to relocate back to the Tucson area, we would enlist her services immediately. Thanks for being our agent, Sue! And for being a part of our family!
Sue was a fantastic help throughout the process of finding and buying a condo in Tucson for our son at UA. We live in Maryland, and the complications of buying a place in Tucson was a daunting prospect. Sue quickly gained our trust as she shared her insights and guidance. I do not believe we could not have found the perfect place if Sue had not patiently and expertly shepherded us through the process. Thanks Sue!
Sue listed and sold our condo in less than 45 days. She was our agent when we purchased the condo for our grandson to attend U of A. She helped with an issue with the HOA which was great since we live in Central California and could not interact with the HOA in Tucson ourselves. She kept us informed during the negotiations and escrow. I was a commercial escrow officer for a long time and she was as efficient an agent as anyone I have worked with. I feel comfortable in recommending her and would use her again without question should the need arise.
Sue is, by far, the best realtor we have ever worked with. She is organized, responsive to the needs of her clients, and highly knowledgeable about both real estate and her local market area. Sue goes above and beyond to get the best of everything for her clients. We have recently moved out of the area and we still call her for real estate advice. She is truly wonderful and I cannot say enough good things about her on both the professional and personal levels.
We were quite impressed with Sue throughout the entire process. Sue promptly showed us the property and created a "to-do" list before we left. She arranged and coordinated a series of vendors to inspect and provide quotes. Her tenacity enable us to close on the property in a month. Sue has definitely earned our trust and future business. Thank you Sue!
Sue is without a doubt the best realtor I've ever worked with! She is incredibly diligent, professional, and knowledgeable. You can feel confident that she will find a solution to any problem and will get the job done right. We've worked with Sue on two different occasions when we were considering selling our house and both times we were just blown away by the speed and quality of her work.
Excellent service and a joy to work with! She is honest and to the point. A leader in the real estate market with the experience to back it up. She always keeps the negotiating advantage and constantly communicates the best outcome for her clients. I’ve know Sue for 5 years and she has helped me buy and sell my home. I will not hestitate to list with her again!
I hired Sue Brooks after a vert frustrating experience with the previous agent. Sue is an example of the realtor whom you wish to hire. She is on top of things, she investigated what the house needs in order to be ready for sale, negotiated the prices with handymen, service, etc on my behalf, made sure the work was done properly and to my satisfaction. When an offer was about to be submitted, she initiated detailed negotiations with the buyer's agent to explore their expectations and to let them know about our limits so a middle ground can be reached. We closed on the house two months after I hired her! If you want to get the job done, hire Sue!
We have used Sue for buying and selling 3 separate homes now, and with every interaction, she has been professional, gracious, and understanding. Even with things came up beyond her control, she was always available to talk us through our options and to be prepared for what may happen, no matter how unlikely. It was because of this knowledge, expertise, and preparedness that we were able to overcome many unforeseen obstacles and pitfalls. Even though we always say, "This is the LAST time!" she nods understandingly, and always offers her help in future. I wouldn't hesitate to refer our friends and family to her (she helped with the sale of my parents' home, as well), and trust her implicitly to guide us through the choppiest waters of the buying and selling real estate processes. We have also seen first-hand how far and wide her reputation has spread among other real estate professionals, and that is yet another feather in her cap. I'm proud to call her our agent, but even prouder to call her a friend.
Paul & Jodi Rochford
Sue Brooks worked very hard to sell our Tucson condo quickly. She is a professional through and through. There is nothing part time or casual to her approach.
Sue is the epitome of excellence: thorough, detailed, professional, experienced and zealously tenacious in regards to her customers' interests. If you are in need of a strong advocate and leader in your transaction, she is the Realtor for you! Sue is simply The Best!
As first-time home buyers, we naturally didn’t know all the essential tasks involved in making a purchase happen, but Sue made everything so comforting and straightforward that we closed on our dream home just a little after 30 days from the initial viewing! Not only is she savvy in the real estate market, but she is an excellent and thorough agent! She was, and still is, always reachable; we never had to worry about her not picking up her phone or responding to an email. She even met us at closing to ensure we understood all of the contractual obligations. I have already referred Sue, and definitely will continue to do so.
Sue Brooks is an incredible Realtor. She took charge every step of the way in the selling of my home. It was not an easy house to sell. She went above & beyond in everything she did for me. I highly recommend Sue and admire her. Best Realtor in Tucson.
Chuck & Ginny
We just worked with Sue for months to find our perfect home as we relocate to Tucson. She was supremely patient with our crazy schedule and sometimes indecisiveness. We really valued her deep local knowledge and professionalism in the whole process and negotiation of offers. Her advice has always been spot on. We truely feel like she always had our best interests at heart. She is a pros's pro at this who we really now call a friend.
Sue did a wonderful job guiding us through our first home sale. Sue leveraged her extensive professional network to get our home ready to list – this included landscaping, basic repairs, roof estimates, and a full bathroom remodel. Once the home was officially listed, we were happy with the ending price and speed of our sale. Throughout the entire process Sue did a wonderful job of communicating our current status and next steps. I always knew what was happening with our projects/sale/closing process. Sue is organized, professional and gets the job done.
Sue is professional, tenacious, and cares a LOT about her clients. She helped me find and purchase the house of my dreams, including navigating through home-buying obstacles and hurdles all along the way. I would recommend Sue as a realtor to anyone, and I already have!
Sue went above and beyond for us for my sale and buy. I ended up selling my house for a great price and finding a new place that was perfect for me. She never gave up on our search and was flexible with me throughout the entire experience. Responsive and available as well. I highly recommend her, I felt like I had a partner and friend throughout a potentially stressful experience.
I have bought and sold seven houses over the years and Sue was by far the best Realtor I have ever worked with. She is the consummate professional and yet she makes the search for that perfect home fun. Her negotiating skills are superb and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. She guided me through the process with ease, and I truly appreciate her expertise. A newcomer to Tucson
Christian J. Wilson
Sue was patient and energetic during the entire home selling process. She also has a many connections and experience to help with all unforeseen events. She was highly recommended to me and I now see why.
Ann & John Maclean
We can’t say enough good things about Sue. We found her on the Long Realty website after reading all her glowing testimonials. We were moving from the Chicago area and only had a few days on a trip to Tucson to house hunt. She wasted no time getting to know us and our preferences and needs. After 2 days of looking, a house was coming on the market the morning we were leaving. She texted us at 7am and arranged a showing on our way to the airport. The house was amazing and we knew it was ‘the one’. Sue worked quickly to secure the offer and we actually signed the documents in baggage claim at O’Hare airport! Sue is such a calm person. She has an excellent knowledge of the market. She offers a choice of solutions to each problem and always knows someone who can advise or get work done. Sue is a good person, kind and genuine. She is an excellent realtor - the best!
Beth and Chris
Sue is super organized, friendly, caring, dependable, and easy to be with. She knows so much about renovators and builders which is so helpful as you look at the bones of a place. She is willing to show a lot of houses and be flexible about our needs. Being new to the area, she was excellent at explaining how things work in Tucson (and they are very different than central New York). Sue goes the extra mile for her clients!!
Sue was fantastic to work with! She took the time to know the house, the neighborhood, the market overall and had a quick decisive plan ready to go and we had an offer in days! Her attention to detail and relationship with the appropriate people to make sure the house was ready was first class! We would recommend Sue to anyone in Tucson looking for outstanding representation!