About Me

Rita Sinclair, CRS, SRES
Alain Pinel Realtors


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 several 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.

Testimonials from my clients


"In more than 30 years of buying and selling real estate, we have never experienced such an energetic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic realtor. She always returned our calls promptly and kept us informed on the status of our listing."

Kathy & Stan Anderson

"Rita was not only helpful but went "above and beyond" in her efforts to help us with the sale and purchase of our homes. We found her to be honest, professional, dependable and knowledgeable in her field of Real Estate."

Paul & Cheryl Badaracco 

"Being our first home buying experience, Rita made sure we were comfortable with the whole process spending as much time as necessary, even though it was late on a Saturday evening. Her help and support were invaluable."

Elyse & David Steinberger 

"Rita listened to our needs and was tireless and diligent in her efforts to find the right home for us, not wasting time with inappropriate properties. Even after the closing she is still there for us with help and advice."

Katie and Steven Kurtzman