Sue Fox lives in the lovely tree-carpeted town of Chapel Hill. She is a longtime Realtor® and historic preservationist who volunteers for Preservation Chapel Hill and belongs to Preservation North Carolina, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other conservation groups.
Trained as a journalist, Sue is a meticulous researcher and a tireless advocate on behalf of her clients. It was while working as a reporter 12 years ago for the Los Angeles Times that Sue became interested in real estate, beginning with a dilapidated 1913 Craftsman bungalow that she bought and restored to its former glory. She became friends with her Realtor and started imagining a career that combined her interests in helping people, housing, architecture and preservation.
“I was one of those people who kept going to open houses every Sunday, even after I bought a house,” Sue said. She earned her real estate license in 2005 and began helping people find the homes that matched their dreams. She has worked extensively with first-time buyers, people relocating from other cities, investors, nonprofit housing groups, and sellers. Sue has also owned homes and investment properties in California, Illinois and North Carolina.
As a former reporter with an eye for detail, Sue has a thorough understanding of every piece of the home-buying and selling process, from working with lenders and inspectors to attorneys and title companies. She makes sure to carefully explain each step to her clients.
Sue has a bachelor’s degree with high honors in history from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York, NY. As a Los Angeles Times reporter, she was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for coverage of the Southern California wildfires. In her free time, Sue enjoys reading the newspaper, writing, playing with her two young sons, and visiting historic homes.