Rita Sinclair

Rita Sinclair

Senior Sales Associate



  DRE 01222537

  • Residential Real Estate Council Member
  • Top 4% of Realtors in the U.S.
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist Certification
  • Relocation Specialist Certification
  • 20+ yrs of Bay Area Real Estate Experience

Agent Profile

A licensed Realtor since 1997, Rita Sinclair’s ability to work with home buyers and sellers of all ages and price points has earned the gratitude of clients ranging from seniors to first-time buyers. They include many repeat clients who have worked with Rita to buy and sell multiple homes, and who recommend her to their families and friends. In fact, last year 80% of Rita’s business was with people referred by her clients.

Rita has earned awards for being one of the top Realtors in San Mateo County. She achieved that status by a blend of marketing skill, advanced technology for marketing and research, comprehensive knowledge of neighborhood conditions, and a strong personal commitment to her clients.

A graduate of Queens College in Glasgow, Scotland, Rita has moved her own family from Scotland, to England, Singapore, Nigeria, and Tunisia, as well as Abilene, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and Toronto, Canada, before settling in Burlingame, California. With her experience, she understands how to help her clients change homes.

After raising her three sons in the community she has called home for more than 15 years, and helping many local residents buy and sell their homes, Rita understands local schools and the ins and outs of Peninsula towns and neighborhoods. She has been involved in the Hillsborough Auxiliary to Community Gatepath and other community organizations.

For her well-known expertise in Peninsula real estate, Rita earned membership in the Council of Residential Specialists, an organization of the top 4% of Realtors nationally. The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest designation awarded to experts in the residential sales field.

CRS certification is earned only by Realtors who meet stringent requirements for:

  • specializing in homes,
  • achieving in-depth real-world experience,
  • following a strict code of ethics,
  • completing advanced education on financing and marketing homes.

Council members are informed about the latest home selling techniques. They are updated on any changes in the laws that impact home buyers and sellers, and have access to a nationwide network of resources to help their relocating clients. Whether you are buying a home or selling, look for a Council member to ensure that you have the most competent Realtor on your side.

My name:
Rita Sinclair
I am:
Proud to join Climb Real Estate.
Born In:
Peebles, Scotland: then lived in Nigeria, Tunisia, Boston, Singapore, Toronto, London, Edinburgh, Texas, and finally Burlingame, California.
Languages Spoken:
Proudest Moment:
The birth of my two grandchildren.
Biggest Challenge:
Raising 3 teenage boys.
Alarm Clock:
My husband bringing me a cup of tea in bed every morning.
Perfect Day:
A closed transaction with a glass of champagne to celebrate.
First Job:
Sales clerk on Saturdays at Woolworth's on High Street, Dumbarton, Scotland.
Super Hero Power:
Helping sellers get the highest possible price for their home.
Favorite Bay Area Neighborhood:
Mid-Peninsula, a wonderful place to live: great climate, great schools, and friendly neighbors.
Helping clients turn their dreams into reality.
Climb is:
Progressive & Innovative!

What do you love about the Bay Area?

It's warmer than Scotland! Close to beaches, skiing, mountains, and great people live here.

Rita's Properties