Cynthia Cummins

McGuire Partner & Top Producer
"Home is the nicest word there is." Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Languages:

  • English

Designations:

  • McGuire Partner, SRES, Top Agent Network, eTeam

Specialties:

  • Residential Sales, Seniors Real Estate Specialist

I am:

  • Devoted to my clients and to making my practice of real estate full of integrity and joy.

Proudest Moment:

  • My proudest moment has recurred hundreds of times: The lovely instant when my clients become my friends.

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • I have yet to meet an unlovable San Francisco neighborhood!

Quote:

  • "Home is the nicest word there is." Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Cynthia is uniquely qualified for a job that not only takes intelligence and talent but an understanding of the human brain and heart."

Words like these attest to the rewards my clients reap by trusting my skill and advice. Their testimonials speak about my distinctive qualities: I listen attentively, answer honestly, bring heartfelt intuition to every transaction, and place my customers’ needs before mine.

I love my job!

I have a first-rate reputation among San Francisco agents. But I don’t just sell houses. I serve. And that includes philanthropic support of many causes and communities. When you work with me, I happily give 10% of my commission to your favorite not-for-profit entity.

More about me

Real estate know-how: I’ve been a fulltime, top-performing agent for 28 years, exclusively in San Francisco.

Complementary capacities: As a former public-relations pro, I present properties with a creative edge. My blog, RealEstateTherapy.org, enjoys a loyal readership and offers refreshing perspectives on real estate practice and home ownership. Extensive counseling training makes me an effective guide and negotiator.

Education: B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University 1979. Hoffman Institute Quadrinity Process graduate 2006. Interchange Counseling program graduate 2008. Hoffman Institute Advanced Q2 program graduate 2010. National Association of Realtors-designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

Giving back: Leader of Wild Heart Writing workshops at SF YMCA, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and San Francisco City Zen Center. Alumni parent liaison for San Francisco Waldorf School. Former facilitator for Hoffman Institute SF Graduate Group.

Family: A San Francisco resident for 30+ years, I raised my two sons here. They are currently enrolled at University of California San Diego and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Other interests: Writing and playing music. Exercising at the YMCA. Sculling on Lake Merced with San Francisco Rowing Club. Swimming in the bay at Aquatic Park as a Dolphin Club member. Hiking when and wherever possible. Writing and studying writing.

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Buyer-Represented Properties

1201 California Street #802
San Francisco, CA 94109
177 Henry Street
San Francisco , CA 94114
2200 Beach St #103
San Francisco, CA 94123
5 Carolina Lane
Atherton, CA 94027
74 Granada Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
2875 21st Street #15
San Francisco, CA 94110
1 Hawthorne Street #22E
San Francisco, CA 94105
2327 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
2025 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
1568 Union Street #301
San Francisco, CA 94123
52 Alpine Terrace #2
San Francisco, CA 94117
65 Bedford Cove
San Rafael, CA 94901
2147 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
731 10th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
525 28th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
1242-1244 Pierce Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
251 Carl Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
77 Bowling Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
99 Berkeley Way
San Francisco, CA 94131
30 Caine Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
1711 43rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
320 Wawona Street
San Francisco, CA 94127
862 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
160 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA
380 Monterey Blvd. 103
San Francisco, CA
6101 Lucas Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
1364 5th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
681 11th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
3110 California Street 5
San Francisco, CA
630 Mason Street 403
San Francisco, CA
240 Colon Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1737 Sutter Street B
San Francisco, CA
2051 Scott Street 204
San Francisco, CA
461 Dellbrook Avenue
San Francisco, CA
403 Main Street 418N
San Francisco, CA
2638 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA
155 Rivoli Street
San Francisco, CA
743 10th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
3887 18th Street
San Francisco, CA
144 25th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1760 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
1760 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
4424 Cabrillo Street
San Francisco, CA
162 20th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2767 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA
621 Arguello Boulevard 201
San Francisco, CA
560 Funston Avenue
San Francisco, CA
829 44th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
36 Barcelona Avenue
San Francisco, CA
136 Clipper Street
San Francisco, CA
1951 California Street
San Francisco, CA
636 Central Avenue
none, CA
32 Marietta Drive
San Francisco, CA
95 26th Avenue B
San Francisco, CA
583 16th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
218 Bocana Street
San Francisco, CA
1712 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA
1781 Turk Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
9 Ramona Street
San Francisco, CA
2089 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1526 25th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
3167 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
3530 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA
376 17th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2200 Sacramento Street 405
San Francisco, CA
2040 Franklin Street 808
San Francisco, CA
121 Lower Terrace
San Francisco, CA
1737 Sutter Street E
San Francisco, CA
2120 Stockton Street 205
San Francisco, CA
60 San Andreas Way
San Francisco, CA
2040 Franklin Street 503
San Francisco, CA
2040 Franklin Street 704
San Francisco, CA
2745 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA
754 18th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
705 Broderick Street
San Francisco, CA
3002 Clay Street A
San Francisco, CA
656 02nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1215 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA
479 15th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1904 Steiner Street A
San Francisco, CA
88 Brentwood Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1882 Green Street
San Francisco, CA
55 Clipper Street
San Francisco, CA
1260 Haight Street 1
San Francisco, CA
1762 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
5325 California Street
San Francisco, CA
5325 California Street
San Francisco, CA
56 Bernard Street
San Francisco, CA
237 Arguello Boulevard 10
San Francisco, CA
1907 Page Street
San Francisco, CA
2547 Washington Street 3
San Francisco, CA
2479 47th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1201 California Street 802
San Francisco, CA
2295 Vallejo Street 505
San Francisco, CA
1050 Green Street 2
San Francisco, CA
2456 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA
2040 Franklin Street 1108
San Francisco, CA
4514 17th Street 2
San Francisco, CA
1260 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA
186 15th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
270 03rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2060 Union Street 7
San Francisco, CA
274 20th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1916 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA
2616 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
1322 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA
300 03rd Street 1507
San Francisco, CA
759 Arguello Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
829 25th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
1137 Green Street
San Francisco, CA
1137 Green Street
San Francisco, CA
2040 Franklin Street 502
San Francisco, CA
626 05th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2273 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA
621 Arguello Boulevard 201
San Francisco, CA
2090 Pacific Avenue 301
San Francisco, CA
2505 Union Street
San Francisco, CA
1543 41st Avenue
San Francisco, CA
2918 Van Ness Avenue 3
San Francisco, CA
456 25th Avenue 2
San Francisco, CA
875 Masonic Avenue 1
San Francisco, CA
1557 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
2970 22nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

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Cynthia is exceptionally kind, down to earth, knowledgeable about the many complex and emotional aspects of buying a home. She went out of her way to help guide me, my parents, and our entire family in my parents' home purchase, as they planned to move across the country. She was incredibly patient and supportive in a process that was very complex while educating me about ways I could support my parents at every step of the way. I am extremely grateful for her support and if I find myself in the position to buy a home of my own one day, I would love to work with Cynthia!

– Rachel G

Mar 9, 2017

Cynthia is great! a very caring and conscientious person of very high integrity. I am happy to send people to her and feel full confidence in her capacity as a realtor. She is attentive, thoughtful, and follows through with commitments. 5 stars.

– Cator S

Mar 9, 2017

My husband and I worked with Cynthia to find a house this past fall in the somewhat intimidating and fast moving SF market. Cynthia came highly recommended by a local friend and our experience with her was outstanding. Aside from being incredibly experienced, knowledgable and smart - Cynthia is just a great person. She is funny, personable and a very thoughtful and good listener. She was always quick to respond and really takes time to think through the needs/desires that you have shared and gives great and focused feedback. I never felt that she was growing inpatient and if anything, felt she was ready for a longer haul of a search than we ended up having. We're now moving into a great house in the Outer Sunset and I couldn't be more excited about it.

– Alex R

Feb 26, 2017

We worked with Cynthia to sell our San Francisco condo in late 2016. Cynthia was extremely pleasant to work with throughout the process. She is reliable, efficient, knowledgeable, experienced, and empathetic.

– Matthew F

Feb 26, 2017

Cynthia was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, and supportive during our house hunt. We were able to dictate the serious and cadence of our home search and Cynthia always was quick to respond and be there whenever we needed her. Most importantly, she was patient, and helped us be patient to find the right home for us. From the beginning, Cynthia our best interest at heart. We moved into our dream home in Glen Park 2 weeks ago, and could not be happier.

– Paul C.

Jan 4, 2017

We consider Cynthia a close friend now…and feel totally blessed to have worked with her…I cannot emphasize enough how much the relationship piece matters here and how necessary it is to have someone representing you who is not going to sugarcoat everything. Cynthia is honest, has incredible integrity, and has a keen eye for real estate in the city.

– Shawn

Dec 19, 2016

Cynthia made me feel very comfortable from day one, and she clearly knows this business: all the buildings, all the neighborhoods, a potential a place could have (or not have). She also had good rapport with every other agent we came across, which is a testament to her trustworthiness.

– Anya

Dec 19, 2016

Thank you, Cynthia, for helping us to sell our property and focus on our dreams for the future.

– Nestor and Brent

Dec 19, 2016

We appreciated Cynthia's commitment to us. She was not too pushy, was flexible and available, and always took the time to answer our questions in depth. She is also an excellent communicator, and we appreciated her detailed updates and quick response time.

– Micah & Sydnie

Dec 19, 2016

Thanks to you for helping me get through the sale of (one condo and the purchase of another)! You were a perfect partner (although I believe you did most of the work and I just “did” the signing on the dotted line!).

– Shelley L.

Dec 5, 2016

Many thanks for all your hard work in the selling of our condo. You made the whole process as easy as possible and we couldn't have been more pleased with the timing of everything!

– Lisa and Andy

You have been a joy to work with!

– Leah and Tim

Our home is just what we hoped for. We love the proximity to the beach and have made some nice friends in our neighbors. We hope you'll stop by-so we could thank you in person.

– Dina and Jeff

This year we had the good fortune to list our condominium with-Cynthia Cummins-Thanks to her efforts, even before the first open house, we found ourselves in the comforting position of evaluating multiple offers. Cynthia also scoured the city for a new home for us and our baby-to-be. Again, thanks to her efforts, we found a lovely San Francisco house-and moved in the night before our son was born-Please accept our whole family's thanks-

– Malcolm and Barbara

Cynthia-I am very appreciative of all your hard work and vigilance on my behalf. Needless to say, I will recommend you far and wide!

– Hal

Cynthia...Thank you for selling our house...so efficiently and with so little effort on my part. We gave great thought in choosing a Realtor to handle the sale. Our choice was a good one. Thank you for being so pleasant and so professional.

– Gay

We were fortunate to have had Cynthia Cummins as our agent. She is hard-working and really cares about her clients. Cynthia is truly an asset to-your staff.

– Monica and Eoin

Our property-sold without any problem or delay within the first weeks-We received top price and felt the manner of presentation, and Cynthia's good reputation, allowed this to happen. We recommend her as a top quality, conscientious agent.

– Rita and John

Cynthia...I cannot imagine a more enjoyable home-hunting experience - or a more efficient real estate agent.

– B. F.

Cynthia is professional, courteous, and respected by her peers. She will listen to you and your needs and will only show you places in your price range yet she will be honest with you and provide a good assessment on what is obtainable in this crazy SF market...Finally, I'll just add she is a deal closer and ultimately that's what you want. You don't have to be the highest offer to win with someone like Cynthia doing battle for you.

– Angela

Cynthia is-uniquely qualified for a job that not only takes intelligence and talent but an understanding of the human brain and heart.

– Matana

Professional, knowledgeable, aware of market trends, dependable, straightforward, conscientious, affable, and tough when needed. These adjectives definitely describe Cynthia accurately.

– Peter

Cynthia is as strong as they get when it comes to negotiating. In every single transaction, she has managed to finesse our way into an outstanding deal. I would never work with another Realtor in this city.

– Kristen

I was impressed by how clearly Cynthia explained the entire process of purchasing and selling - no easy task! Her professionalism and knowledge left no doubt that she would get us the best deal and find the property that would best fit our needs.

– Yolanda

Cynthia went above and beyond. She was available 24/7 (or so it seemed) until the deal was done. I would highly recommend Cynthia to anyone I considered a friend.

– Yuki

Cynthia is the perfect balance of friendly and professional. She gave us excellent guidance on maneuvering the San Francisco real estate market. We are-100% satisfied-[you are] the best by far of all the REALTORS

– Jerry and Carol

Cynthia's expertise gave us an advantage. She skillfully helped keep our sanity and made the process productive and efficient. We felt we were well matched with her style -- in our opinion, a really nice blend of part advisor and part therapist/counselor.

– Alison and Yury

Thanks again for everything ;-)) We love our home!

– Jon

Cynthia had great insight in steering us to the exact house we wanted!

– Polly and Bob

Cynthia quickly identified the strengths of our home and marketed them extremely well, exploiting what we believed to be the most appealing attributes of our condo and neighborhood. In addition, she quickly identified the weaknesses of our condo, and developed a phenomenal strategy to overcome them through upfront communication & honesty. Not to mention, she was a pleasure to work with -- keeping us calm and collected through the entire process!

– Roger and Deep

From the time (Cynthia and I) started the process of preparing my property to closing it was nothing less than professional and efficient. I took a 14 day cruise in the interim and we closed three days after I got off the ship. My expectations were exceeded and I would never use any other Realtor besides Cynthia!

– Barbara

Contact Cynthia! She is absolutely top-notch!

– Tom and Roberta

It couldn't have gone better - just sit back and trust her guidance, Cynthia's a real pro and a partner you want by your side!

– Heather and Carl

We are crazy busy professionals with young children and very little time. We loved that Cynthia and her team of professionals made the renovation, staging, and selling so smooth.

– Kyle and Victor

Cynthia's knowledge and expertise of the-complex real estate market is fantastic. She understands how important owning a home is for her clients, and takes the time to educate them about the process. She really listens to what they're looking for in a property so she can find the right fit and create a positive experience. She is a joy to work with!

– Nancy

You managed to find a way to marry (our two different) tastes, which is no easy feat...You were patient and creative in finding spaces that would help us compromise. Do you do couples' therapy on the side?

– Catherine

Cynthia is super well-qualified and experienced as a 30-year San Francisco resident and Realtor! Moreoever, she is always willing to go the extra mile. For example, part of our search coincided with her long-planned family reunion. Yet even while she was hiking or out and about, she would find a way to step out in order to write us long, detailed, thoughtful notes on various neighborhoods, blocks and specific homes we were considering, thoroughly answering our questions. And of course in person she is even better! Thoughtful, attentive and empathetic, which made the process of visiting potential homes easy and enjoyable!

– Bo

You are...the one and only expert on my referral list. I only wish I had the opportunity to shout your name from rooftops.

– Diana

I've known Cynthia for 5 years and she is an innovator and hard-working agent - full of integrity, and has extensive knowledge in the real estate industry. I have worked with many of her extremely satisfied clients on their insurance and they rave about her services.

– Traci

You were an outstanding agent through it all. I bet you won't be surprised to hear that we love the house and the street. We are very grateful.

– Don and Jenny

Cynthia...was authentic and real from the get-go. She always did what she said she would do and always had our back. From the first meeting to the closing she provided professionalism and care - two attributes that are hard to find in any professional relationship.

– Stephanie and Michael

I liked Cynthia's ability to be both diplomatic and candid at the same time. There's so much shameless selling going on that it felt very helpful to keep it real. She said things like, Tandem parking is never less than a drag! and That oversized walk-in is not actually a second bedroom!

– Nancy

I recommend Cynthia 100%. Her knowledge and experience combined with her calm and pleasant personality makes her great to work with and a terrific Realtor!

– Daniel

What sets Cynthia apart is her blend of razor sharp business skills coupled with a warm and caring heart. I've been on both sides of a transaction with Cynthia as my agent (as both buyer and seller) and she brings her best to both. It's often one's biggest financial asset, but it is also your home, and Cynthia understands and respects that in every way.

– Sarah

We are absolutely convinced that we would NEVER havegotten our dream place without your help...We are thrilled!

– Jo and Rob

San Francisco is a nutty market in so many ways, and Cynthia really held our hands through the whole process. We needed that as first time home buyers...She had our best interests at heart...We couldn't be happier!

– Ryan and Andi

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