Congratulations to Nancy Vernon-Burke! She celebrated her 13-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this July and is based in our Pacific Heights office.

A San Francisco resident and homeowner for nearly 30 years, Nancy loves the city and its colorful neighborhoods, residents and visitors. When she first arrived in the city, she sought out an urban environment to get her as close to the action as possible, appreciating all of the energy and diversity it offered. From Union Square and the Financial District to the Theatre District–walking distance to ‘everything’ was a must. Hearing the clang of cable cars and peal of the Cathedral bells are the distinct characteristics of San Francisco that still thrill her every day.

Nancy intimately knows the city and all of its working parts from hailing a taxi and exploring a new neighborhood or attraction to the intricacies of the unique Bay Area real estate market. Nancy is genuinely motivated to share everything that the city has to offer, which she believes is only limited by the imagination. Her unwavering passion to introduce clients to the San Francisco that she has learned to love offers them the possibility to discover the city they are eagerly waiting to make their own. From first-time home buyers looking for the right neighborhood, or locals desiring the highest equity from their current home, Nancy lets her experience be their guide.

We got to know Nancy 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? 

“I live Downtown – in the center of it all. I’m blocks from Union Square & the Theatre District. I hear the cable car bells from both the California and Powell Street lines. The walkability is great but BART and MUNI are only a short walk.  Did I mention the world class shopping and dining? And, I rarely need to leave my neighborhood to enjoy all things San Francisco!”

2. If you could live anywhere else in the world outside of the Bay Area, where would it be and why? 

“Copenhagen. I lived there for nearly a year in 1996-97. My urban experience motivated me to move Downtown and enjoy a more urban life. Denmark is much smaller, cleaner and kinder but I love both cities.”

3. What is your favorite part of being a real estate agent?

“Participating in my clients’ journey – taking every step alongside them. I probably spend more time hand-holding or educating than necessary but I know it’s appreciated and it gives me such satisfaction knowing my clients are happy with the outcome.”