Allison Fortini Crawford has been representing luxury home buyers and sellers for more than a decade.


Bay Area Roots

The daughter of a US Army physician, Allison enjoyed the rare opportunity to spend her childhood in the historic Presidio and surrounding San Francisco neighborhoods. As a single professional and married mother of two, she has lived her entire adult life in both Pacific Heights and Marin County. Even among top performing agents, Allison’s intimate knowledge of both San Francisco and Marin county’s most desirable neighborhoods is rare.

Over the course of her career, Allison’s transactions include a wide variety of desirable single family homes, luxury condominiums, tenancies in common, and cooperative apartments. San Francisco and Marin’s real estate markets are exceptionally unique and require an expert to navigate the tapestry of special building codes and legal requirements. Allison maintains an effective network of colleagues throughout the region and is an active member of both the San Francisco Association of Realtors and
the Marin County Association of Realtors. As a prominent member of Top Agent Network in San Francisco and Marin County, Allison is able to provide her clients with access to premier properties before they reach the open market or MLS. Allison’s extensive local knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail make her an authority in every aspect of Bay Area real estate.

Partnering With Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s was the obvious choice when Allison sought a brokerage partner that shares her exceptional level of professionalism and desire to deliver the very best customer service. Sotheby’s is known worldwide as the premiere brokerage for luxury homes, attracting sophisticated buyers and sellers who expect the finest representation in the industry. Like Sotheby’s, Allison believes that even the smallest detail in your real estate transaction must be handled with expert care. In order to address any potential issue quickly and skillfully, Allison offers her own established and creative team that includes mortgage brokers, photographers, home stagers, contractors, architects and attorneys.

Strong Communications And Skillful Negotiations

Allison is a strong communicator and her clients appreciate that she listens closely to their concerns and represents their needs throughout their search and transaction. She connects with both first-time and experienced home buyers at every step of the process, giving them the information and peace of mind they need. And as a skilled negotiator, Allison can bridge the broadest differences between buyer and seller. She understands the emotional ties that both parties may have for a property and her wealth of experience is key to finding common ground. Allison’s warm personality and exceptional work ethic have resulted in hundreds of client referrals, the highest praise any realtor can achieve.

Today, Allison lives in Marin County with her husband and two adorable children. Her favorite outdoor activities are piloting small planes, tennis, sailing, running and mountain biking. Allison speaks both English and Italian.

What People Are Saying

  • Allison was absolutely fantastic in shepherding me through my first home buying process. Always responsive, super helpful, and never hesitated to answer long lists of questions. It was quickly evident that she takes the time to build a relationship with her clients – that made all the difference for me!

    – Patrick – San Francisco
  • We’ve now worked with Allison on 2 transactions over the course of 2 years: the purchase of our current residence and the sale of a rental property in SF. She is the best there is, and we refer her to everyone we know. We’ve never worked with someone who is so perfectly suited for their job — it’s like she was born to do this. She is at once your attorney, your advocate, your translator, your friend… and an incredibly proficient agent. Her vast knowledge of the “ins and outs” of SF real estate help her to get things done with incredible speed. She was often waiting on us to sign off on documents so she could run off to the next thing. She is uber-responsive and reachable by text, email, phone, etc. I’m pretty sure she sleeps about 3 hours every night. She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty, but she’s always a professional, organized, and punctual. Can’t ask for more!

    – Patrick and Panteha – San Francisco
  • Allison was recommended to us and we could not have been happier with the outcome of the sale of our home.

    She was attentive, prompt, professional, unfailingly punctual, played everything by the book and above board, and we were really well positioned by the time we went to market.

    Ultimately, we trusted her expertise throughout the process and she proved to have the ideal strategy for listing the house.

    Our faith was not mis-placed. Thank you, Allison!

    – Lyndon and Natalie- San Francisco
  • Allison has helped us find our last two homes. She’s awesome. She is very smart and is very knowledgable about the the types of neighborhoods, homes, and market in both Marin and the City. Not long after we moved to the Bay Area, she took us on a tour of the communities in these areas so that we  could narrow down where we wanted to live. She is always very professional as well and handles any issues that might arise seamlessly.

    – Chris and Kristen, Mill Valley
  • I would highly recommend Allison to anyone! Her knowledge of the SF market is unmatched and she has a comprehensive understanding of the nuanced systems and requirements in the Bay Area. I was a first time homebuyer and Alison guided me through every step of the process – from initial search to purchase. During my search, she was thoughtful in the listings she shared, making sure to send only those she knew fit my specific criteria. Throughout the purchase process she was resolute in representing my interests to make sure I got the best possible deal. Throughout, she was attentive, responsive, diligent, and a pleasure to work with. I would work with Allison again in a heartbeat!

    – Musa & Liz – San Francisco
  • Allison is a force to be reckoned with: she’s an incredible realtor who got us in our dream home, with zero issues during escrow, in less time it takes some people to decide what to have for dinner. Not only is she a San Francisco native who knows every neighborhood and local market dynamics like the back of her hand, she’s also the consummate professional who knows all the right questions to ask, what to negotiate for, and how to set you up for success once your offer has been accepted. At every step we felt supported, prioritized and cared for – she provides a first class experience and all the attention you could ever need (she’s a lightning fast texter and email responder, which is amazing if you’re a FTHB). I can’t recommend Allison enough, and she was the reason we ended up in our amazing home!L

    – Carla & Adam – San Francisco