About Sue Hess

skiing-009At the age of 14, Sue visited Aspen on a family vacation and knew that she would one day live in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Sue arrived here via Philadelphia where she enjoyed a successful career at the University of Pennsylvania while rearing three children. Having owned a condo in Aspen, Sue and her husband, Bob, chose Aspen Glen, a gated golf community in Carbondale, Colorado, as the venue for their permanent residence.  Sue is an avid fly fisherwoman and skier and claims that she lives “summer camp year round.”  In addition to being a good listener, she has a remarkable sixth sense for matching Buyers to Sellers and vice versa.  Having been a buyer-in-waiting for 10 years, Sue also understands the art of patience! As a resident of Aspen Glen, Sue “lives” the nuances of her community, but feels equally comfortable assisting Buyers from Basalt to Carbondale.  She has boundless energy, well honed assessment skills, and is a self-proclaimed workaholic. Most of all, Sue clearly delights in helping others realize their Rocky Mountain dreams.

Client Testimonials:

Sue Hess is the ultimate real estate professional.  She was successful in selling our house in a very difficult real estate market.  She worked tirelessly to help us close on our sale and we are deeply grateful for her excellent service.  By the way, she is also a pleasure to work with during your transaction.
Don Powell

Sue, you made the sale of our home go very smoothly.  We really appreciate that!  Hope the new owners love it as much as we did. Aspen Glen is a “hidden gem”.


Lisa & Jack M. – Wichita KS

Although we did not end up buying a house for other reasons, I have looked at properties several times with Fran and found her to be extremely practical and sensitive to differing family needs in a home. She was also able to evaluate whether a price for a given property was realistic and whether  the seller might be willing to accept less or was likely to get bids at the asking price. Fran is a pleasure to work with, knows when to compromise and when to stand firm with an offer, and will help you find a property to match your expectations at a price you can afford.

Lynne Hair – Charlottesville, VA

Working with Fran has been wonderful!  She was always there for us, and lovely at every turn.  She was driven by our needs and available to answer all our questions.  Her patience is endless and her sense of humor helps keep everything in perspective!  Fran cares about her clients, and she knows  her stuff!

Ellen Underhill – Wellesley, MA

Fran is very knowledgeable about the school systems, town activities and general information. She listened patiently about what I was looking for in my new house. She is very personable and easy to contact. Would highly recommend working with Fran!

Andrea Hahigian – Wellesley, MA

Fran was knowledgeable, easy to reach and a delight to work with.  We found the perfect home in just two months in the right location for the right price.  I highly recommend Fran Hogan!

Home Buyer – Wellesley, MA

“Thanks to Sue’s superb, inside knowledge of Aspen Glen, she helped us acquire the perfect home for our family. Without Sue being on he inside-track of Aspen Glen properties, we never would have been able to find our future home. We are most grateful for Sue’s patience and helpfulness!”

Dave and Lisa Weimer

“Sue’s enthusiasm for the Colorado lifestyle is contagious. She treats clients like family and works tirelessly to find the perfect property.”

Ellie and Stuart Fine