Each Of Our Clients
Enjoys working with a real estate professional who truly cares about getting the results they deserve. That personal commitment is backed by a depth of experience that’s rare in the real estate industry today. To catch just a glimpse of the expertise you’ll have on your side, please read on to learn more about all the great things you can rightfully expect from "The Sumner Team" ATX
Ted Sumner’s considerable business acumen both as a sales executive and business owner have taught him the immeasurable value that an astute and knowledgeable real estate professional can provide when one is embarking upon acquiring a new home. For that reason Ted has partnered with his wife Suzanne to form "The Sumner Team" ATX in order to make purchasing your new home pleasant, exciting and trouble free.
Ted was born and raised in Northern California and was educated at San Jose State University, University of San Francisco and the University of Phoenix earning two Master’s Degrees and a PhD. His vast work experience began with a tour of duty in the United States Army, and then as a San Jose Police Officer serving in Patrol Division, as an undercover Narcotics detective and as a tactical SWAT Team officer. Ted then moved to the private sector where he amassed extensive experience in sales and marketing.
Ted Sumner is also a highly respected martial artist having earned a 10th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. He has over 50 years of experience as a self-defense instructor and was owner and head instructor of San Jose Kenpo Karate for 25 years. In 2009 Ted Sumner created and instituted the “Rehabilitation Through Kenpo” program that serves as a physical and psychological therapy process for Veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury.
Suzanne Sumner began investing in real estate in 1986 and has ultimately come to combine her extensive experience and skills with her passion for finding people the home of their dreams. For that purpose she has partnered with her husband Ted to form "The Sumner Team" ATX and together they have dedicated themselves making the sometimes daunting process of acquiring a new home a comfortable and pleasurable experience.
Suzanne Francois Sumner was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area community of San Jose and attended San Jose State University. She then embarked on an impressive career in retail management gaining extensive experience in sales and marketing. The skills she developed in staging product for sale and preparing displays contributed to her continuous performance as a top producing manager.
During her years as a store manager Suzanne not only directed the day to day operations of several multi-million dollar businesses but devised and implemented product presentation methods that made her one of the top producer in the industry. It was during this time that she perfected her innate abilities to see past what a house is and envision what a home could become with appropriate and tasteful furnishing and fixture modifications. Skills that served her well when buying and selling her own real estate.