Experience
About Cindy
Luxury Property Specialist

It takes a special person to be an excellent agent. Word on the street? Cindy ranks among the best. Recognized by clients and colleagues alike for routinely going above and beyond, Cindy’s passion for helping people put down roots is evident in every transaction she deftly handles. Imbued with a deep connection to her home state, the native Angelino moved north during her formative years, earning a BA from UC Berkeley and PhD from the University of Chicago before pursuing postdoctoral work at UCLA. A lifelong learner with an insatiable appetite for growth, she returned to Northern California, taking the helm as VP of Marketing at several start-ups before pivoting into the real estate realm.

 

Nowadays, you’ll find Cindy overseeing an expansive stretch of Northern California – from Folsom through Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin and up to Auburn. Bolstered by over a decade of experience and equipped with unmatched market knowledge, she has a strong grasp of the Bay Area’s high-stress market and works diligently to ensure each transaction goes as smooth as humanly possible. Equal parts strategic, thorough, and detail oriented, she’s the ultimate ally, renowned for being available every step of the way. But most noteworthy, perhaps, is Cindy’s fantastic gift for listening to clients and crystalizing their unique criteria. Once she identifies a client’s distinct real estate goals, she leaves no stone unturned. As one client recently shared, “You can’t go wrong working with Cindy.”

 

Based in Granite Bay, the former Lake Tahoe denizen is a go-to for referrals, routinely tapped for her intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. Drawn to the tranquility of the Sierra foothills, Cindy and her husband swapped the Bay Area’s buzzing energy for wide-open spaces in 2001 and have adored every hike since. Most at home gardening in her backyard oasis, the novice wine collector is beholden to her hubby’s harebrained schemes. The latest four-wheel adventure includes a souped-up “overlander.” Needless to say, there’s off-road exploration in her future. Just like in her real estate career, Cindy excels at tackling unknown territory.

Designations: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) and Million Dollar Guild® (GUILD)

Member: Placer County MetroList, Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors & MLS

TESTIMONIALS

★★★★★
"…5 stars! Knowledge, process expertise, negotiations & more…”
Unlike many Bay Area home buyers, we were looking for a small house with a lake view for less $1m. This set of criteria proved to be quite challenging given the limited supply of homes with a lake view to begin with in the Tahoe area. However, after 1 and 1/2 years, we finally found our dream second home in North Tahoe. Thanks to Cindy's!

In addition to the 4 qualities we were asked to rate (local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, negotiation skills, all 5 stars!), we also greatly appreciate Cindy's methodical approach in developing the initial visit to help us fine tune our wish, her ability to listen and truly understand the criteria most important to our decision, and her resourcefulness in connecting us with local experts such as our architect. Finally, when we moved in, her advice and thoughtful gifts to help us "winterizing" the house were so helpful to a couple of Californians.

We are very happy with our second home and look forward to spending many spring, summer and winter holidays there as a family. Thanks Cindy.”
" - Don Reeves & Peggy Han, 1122 Lucerne Way, Incline Village, NV

★★★★★
"…most strategic real estate professional we have worked with…”
"Cindy is the best. She is the most thorough, detail oriented and strategic real estate professional I have ever had the pleasure to work with. This is the second property that we have purchased with Cindy's help in the Lake Tahoe region. Cindy does an excellent job in communicating with all parties. She has great relationships with title and inspection companies as well as a thorough network of contractors and other services professionals. I highly recommend Cindy and expect to use her again.”
" - Kevin & Michelle Foster, 846 Lichen Court, Incline Village, NV

★★★★★
" …hands down the best realtor with whom I have worked…”
"Cindy Hillery is hands down the best realtor with whom I have worked and I have worked with many. She is honest and informative; and she proactively points out the pros and cons of a potential purchase. What I like most is that she never tries to push, but instead guides her clients toward making intelligent and comfortable decisions. She is very patient and persistent in finding the right home for her clients. I recommend her without any hesitation.”
" - Barry Wester, 6491 Idlewood Drive, Tahoe Vista, CA