Cornelia Y. de Schepper

Broker Associate
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  • Dutch, English, French

With over 25 years experience in San Francisco real estate, Cornelia’s clients value her for her knowledge of the market, negotiating skills and enthusiastic approach. Cornelia has worked throughout the City and with all types of residential properties – from multi-unit buildings to single family residences. Her goal is to make her clients’ real estate transactions as successful and enjoyable as possible in every way.

Cornelia, whose family is of Dutch heritage, has traveled and worked throughout the world as an educator, having lived in such countries as Iran, Israel and The Netherlands. Her work experience extends beyond the education field to advertising, convention planning, research and work as a logistics analyst for the Space Shuttle program. Having lived in a number of places, she decided to hang her hat in San Francisco as she finds it the perfect blend of ethnic backgrounds and cultures. Her love for the City made working in the real estate field a natural extension of her teaching background.

Her interests outside of real estate include working with the San Francisco Historical Society and as a volunteer for the San Francisco Opera and Ballet. Cornelia has also been a chairperson of the San Francisco Fall Antique Show for a number of years.

Sports are also of great importance and include, tennis, golf, skiing and rowing.

Whether buying or selling, you can be sure you will be well taken care of by this seasoned agent!


M.Ed. Boston University, Elementary Education
B.A University of Wisconsin, political science
Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland, French studies

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1834 Hyde Street
San Francisco, 94109
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,090 SqFt

MLS# 372390

She was very professional. She did a wonderful job of explaining, pricing, marketing, coordinating showings, lining up documents and facilitating signings. She was warm and gracious and made us feel that our house was special. She partnered with a colleague for our house selling and together they made this the smoothest house selling we have ever had.

– Jennifer Williams

Thank you for an incredible job in helping us sell my mother's property in San Francisco! My sister Heidi and I can't being to express our gratitude for all of the things you did to help us through a difficult and challenging time. We were overwhelmed with all that you did. Helping us get the unit ready for showing, your assistance with finding a good charity to donate our mother's treasures, and the extra lengths you went to make sure everything closed in a timely and professional manner will never be forgotten. We look forward to working with you again, especially when we are ready to buy a home. Of course, anyone we know interested in buying property in San Francisco will be referred to you directly with the highest recommendations.

– Gary and Carol Leuenberger

Cornelia has helped me with two real estate transactions both of which were well executed, highly professional, and reflective of an experienced agent with strong integrity. Cornelia is a conscientious planner with an extensive network which results in getting things done right. I first met Cornelia from a referral from a co-worker when I was living abroad and needed an agent to help me rent my Loft in San Francisco. Cornelia went out of her way to help me ready the place and rented the Loft in one weekend. Cornelia is also a good judge of character which is really valuable when determining the right tenant and buyer of a property. I had an excellent experience with the tenants that Cornelia found for me. When it was time to sell my place I had no doubt that Cornelia was the right agent to sell it. She was thoughtful and thorough in the analysis of comps, used a professional stager, and actively marketed my place for a successful sale in just a matter of couple weeks. I have been involved in many real estate transactions and these two by far have been the most problem free and professional. I highly recommend Cornelia as she's a hard working agent with high character that achieves good results.

– Rick Gilbert

Ms. de Schepper has been a wonderful help and friend throughout the sale of my house. She showed a deep knowledge and understanding of both the market and the area that I live in. She was most helpful in every phase of the business: preparation of the property for sale, presentation of the property on the market, negotiating the offers and closing the transaction. I was kept well-informed every step of the way. The whole process went smoothly and was stress free including her help to me in moving to my new residence. I recommend her highly.

– Harry A. Mitchell

Cornelia's ability to balance her natural good humor and an in-depth knowledge of the ins-and-outs of real estate in the Bay Area make her a joy to work with. She is thorough, hard-working, patient, and the consummate professional. Worldly and wise, Cornelia's great depth of life experience and first hand knowledge of not only other languages and cultures, as well as the place she has called home for more than 30 years - the Bay Area - is a great benefit to all who work with her, be that clients, mortgage brokers, lenders, or other professional service providers in the real estate industry. She truly knows how to think globally and act locally! When it came time for me to enter into the real estate market, the first person I called was Cornelia. She helped this first-time home buyer through all of the twists and turns of the process with great patience and knowledge. Subsequently, I've recommended working with Cornelia to several of my friends, who have also had success in purchasing their homes. With her professionalism and sound advice, I believe we've all made excellent investments.

– Cathryn Blum

We found Cornelia de Schepper by way of a referral, and are glad we did. We retained Cornelia in 2009 to purchase a condo in San Francisco, then again in 2012 to sell it. The timing of the purchase and sale was all agreed in advance, as we needed to be in the City for three years. Cornelia proved to be a highly competent, hard-working and trustworthy realtor in our opinion, and we have worked with quite a few. She initiated work, followed-up details, arranged various vendors, understood the technical issues, and negotiated well. For the initial property search, Cornelia worked with our criteria to find a property that filled nearly every one of our many criteria, and did so in a short time. (As it happens, most condos provide off-street parking for one car, not two. This was our only concession, but turned out to be relatively unimportant.) She negotiated a fair price, and the entire transaction went smoothly. Our time and preferences were respected, and Cornelia was there with the advice we needed. At the time of sale, Cornelia handled much of the preparation, then an even greater share of it, as we had an illness in the family. We sold our condo quickly for an attractive price, and with a minimum of difficulty. She has a process, adapts it to her clients' needs and makes it work. We are already repeat clients and would certainly choose to work with Cornelia again if the opportunity arose.

– Jan Becker & Tom Restaino

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