Congratulations to Lucinda Otto! She is celebrating her 4-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this summer and is based in our Noe Valley office.

Lucinda is a seventh-generation Californian. A Bay Area native and longtime San Franciscan, she’s familiar with everything that makes our little corner of the world a great place to live. Originally an actor, director, and playwright with a background in education and community-based advocacy, her excellent people skills, project management ability, and creative, solutions-oriented thinking help her clients close that perfect deal.

Her many years in teaching have helped her understand her clients’ needs and provide clear explanations from start to finish. Clients need an advocate they can trust, who can answer questions, and who is patient and supportive, whatever the outcome. Lucinda is that person.

When she’s not selling real estate, you might find her near the water as a swimmer and avid kayaker. She attends many local music, dance, and theater performances, but mostly she just loves hanging out and traveling the world with her fantastic teenage daughters. She is honored to work for Zephyr Real Estate, a company where luxury is measured by the quality of people and service, and not just the price of a property.

We got to know Lucinda a little better when catching up with her about her Zephyr anniversary.

1. What neighborhood/city do you live in and why and what do you love best about it?
“After a long time in San Francisco I moved to Mill Valley. I love it because it’s absolutely gorgeous. The fog comes over the hills and sits in the valleys and canyons creating the most beautiful patterns. A quick drive or bike ride up Mt. Tam leads to the most incredible sunset vistas, and since I love kayaking, getting out on the water is a breeze. Mill Valley is full of artistic, outdoor-loving people, and there are a lot of fun things to do out in the community.”

2. In your spare time, do you have a favorite place to hang out in the Bay Area?
“The top three that come to mind are downtown Fairfax, Sutro Baths, and sitting around the firepit at the Moss Beach Distillery. Fairfax has a lot of great shops for daytime browsing, and a surprisingly great music scene for a small town. Sutro Baths are weird and interesting, and a great place to meet friends for a hike at Lands End. It can get chilly on the cliff top at Moss Beach Distillery, but they set out a big pile of Pendleton wool blankets which are great to wrap in and stay outside after sunset.”

3. If you were not a real estate agent, what would you be doing?
“In my previous career I wrote and directed plays, both for adults and young audiences. I would definitely be working in the arts, particularly on work that engages audiences and art-makers together to address the pressing issues of our time.”