Kimberly Barnes

McGuire Top Producer, Top Agent Network Member
Your Real Estate Solution
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  • English, French


  • McGuire Partner, McGuire Top Producer , Top Agent Network


  • Commercial Sales, High-end Rentals, Investment Properties, Residential Sales

I am:

  • Real Estate is life changing and complicated. The gratification of providing the solution to your life' s transition that 's why I am an agent

Proudest Moment:

  • Whenever my clients thank me.

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • I fall in love all over again - where ever I am in San Francisco


  • Your Real Estate Solution

Our vision inspires us every day; whether buying, selling or investing in real estate, is to always deliver the easiest and most effective solutions for you, our client” - Kim Barnes

Local market knowledge. Research and planning. Strategy and presentation. Marketing and sales. Negotiation and deadlines. Follow-up and closure. Many agents excel at some of these skills, but few excel at all. Experience, leadership, resources, and above all, execution on every level make Kim not just your agent. She is your real estate solution. Kim has expert answers for all your questions about local government, schools, recreation, transportation, cultural activities, restaurants, shopping and services, parks and more.

  • McGuire Real Estate
  • Member, SF, CA, and National Association of REALTORS®
  • Certified Business Communicator, Badge of marketing professionalism
  • Xerox  Corporation, President’s Club
  • Xerox SPIN Selling and Ziff Davis Structured Selling
  • Served on the San Francisco Symphony League and Neighborhood Parks Council
  • Recipient,  Jesse H. Neal Award, “the Pulitzer Prize of the business media”
  • BA, English Literature, West Chester University, PA
  • Passion is interior design showcasing client’s personality and personal history
  • Loves film and video, museums and fine art, wine, lavender, yoga
  • Collects fine art prints and has connected with collectors around the world
  • From Philadelphia; moved to San Francisco in 1987; lived in Aix En Provence, France 1998-2000
  • Travels include Barbados, Bali, Canada, Czech Republic, England, El Salvador, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Mustique, Saint Thomas, Singapore, Spain, Tahiti, and Tobago

Real Estate Portfolio


Featured Properties

Sold For: $4,750,000

3440 Baker Street
San Francisco, 94123
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths

MLS# 432140

Sold For: $4,400,000

2566 Pine Street
San Francisco, 94115
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths

MLS# 469785

Sold For: $3,875,000

2830 Filbert Street
San Francisco, 94123
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,700 SqFt

MLS# 454220

Sold For: $3,750,000

2914 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, 94115
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,295 SqFt

MLS# 422622

Sold For: $3,700,000

1785-1787 Broadway Street
San Francisco, 94109
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,647 SqFt

MLS# 459431

Perfection!!!! What more can I say about this agent. she is knowledgeable, thorough, courteous, flexible, prompt, excellent on following through....I can go on and on. I have bought and sold over ten properties in the last 25 years and have never had an agent who was as complete as Kim. In addition to advising clients on current market conditions, she is very open to listening to what the client wants to do as well. She will advise...but not push. Ultimately she lets you, the customer, decide. But her advise is extremely accurate and as a client I am very grateful for her help in selling my property.

– Anonymous

My family and I had just moved from Manhattan and were shocked at the lack of knowledgeable real estate brokers in SF. While Kim originally helped us rent a home in SF, she helped us in our transition to the Bay Area and then helped us look at two years worth of homes before helping us put a bid on our rental. She took the time to walk us through quite an arduous process and then held our hand through the mortgage and inspection process. Even after we signed our deal she has kept checking in with us to make sure everything is okay and we are enjoying the space. I'm not very trusting of brokers in general and usually think of them as people out to make a quick sale. However, Kim did not fit the normal profile and I really appreciated her counsel on so many issues that plagued me as I went through a somewhat frustrating process. She was calm, cool, and collected and I really felt like she understood what I was looking for and also how to move expediently through my home buying and inspection process. I highly recommend Kim Barnes to anyone who is searching for a new home and would like a broker who has both integrity and intelligence!

– Anonymous

If you seek to hire a truly professional realtor whose total focus is you & your best interests, then hire Kim Barnes. In contrast to many of her fellow realtors, Kim is focused not on "doing a deal," but on making her clients happy by (in our case) finding the perfect home, in the right location, for the best price. Kim's knowledge of the San Francisco marketplace and her personal, client-focused approach is what made our decision easy in choosing her as our realtor, and ultimately resulted in the purchase of our dream home. In addition, Kim is patient (we looked at over 100 places), and fun to work with. Go Kim!

– Pat M.

Kim sold me and my husband our very first home here in San Francisco in 2004. As first time buyers, we had a lot to learn, and Kim went out of her way to walk us through the whole process, which can be pretty complicated when you start talking about TICs and creative financing options. When Kim called to tell me our offer was accepted, I jumped up and down and squealed with delight, much to my co-workers' amusement. We still love our place, but when the time comes to sell, Kim will be the first person I call. You won't find many people as dedicated to getting you what you want as Kim Barnes.

– Kirsten H.

Kim was great in selling my condo. She's very dedicated to her work and wonderfully fun to work with!

– Deborah R.

Knows Pacific Heights market better than anyone I know. A definite must on either side of the transaction. She knows how to close a deal.

– Steven F.

Perfection!!!! What more can I say about this agent. She is knowledgeable, thorough, courteous, flexible, prompt, excellent on following through....I can go on and on. I have bought and sold over ten properties in the last 25 years and have never had an agent who was as complete as Kim. In addition to advising clients on current market conditions, she is very open to listening to what the client wants to do as well. She will advise...but not push. Ultimately she lets you, the customer, decide. But her advise is extremely accurate and as a client I am very grateful for her help in selling my property.

– Anonymous

Buying or Selling a home is stressful. Anyone who has gone through the process knows this. You want a real estate agent, like Kim Barnes, that will help you through the entire process. Kim is the type of real estate agent that will go the extra mile to help you buy or sell real estate. She was on top of absolutely everything involved in getting the contract complete. So, if you are in need of a real estate agent you can trust and will work as hard as you do, Kim Barnes is the best out there.

– Bradley T.

Kim is a joy to work with and her energy and intelligence set her apart from her peers. Her knowledge and experience is evident at every point along the way - from staging, appraisals, pricing, and negotiating to process/procedures. Her attention to detail is extraordinary and again sets her apart. I am selling 2 properties out of state right now - and my experience with Kim has spoiled me and has made it hard to find an agent. There is no one like her! Thank you, Kim!

– Gina Lambright

Kim is a perfect professional from start to finish. We have bought once and sold twice with her. She her sense of home decor that sells Is that of a true decorator. Her energy at getting everything done is amazing. Thank you Kim for all you have done for us Jim and Sue

– Jim Tonjum

Kim helped us sell our home recently, and the transaction was quick and seamless, thanks to her ability to quickly pull together all the 'moving parts' within days if not hours- various inspections, appraisal, et al. But before thise steps, Kim counseled us regarding the pricing for our home that would yield the greatest return. Her strategy was a perfect one- multiple offers and under contract over our asking price, within a week. Finally, Kim has a great eye for home design and optimal lay-out. In this regard, we wish we had gotten her advice well before our decision to sell! Go with Kim.

– Pat & Becky Moughan

Kim is competent, professional and tenacious. She sold our neighbor's residence twice and expertly guided us through ours. We would definitely turn to Kim for future real estate needs.

– Esther Asch

Kim is the best. I've worked with her as a buyer and as a seller and her commitment to the success of my transactions and concern for my happiness as a homeowner have matched or exceeded my own. Not only does she know the San Francisco real estate market like only a resident and experienced agent can, she also has a great network of experts who help make the many moving pieces in a transaction come together quickly. Make sure, though, that when it comes to staging and interior design, your foremost expert is Kim, herself. You will be amazed by her ability to bring out the absolute best in your property.

– Sarah Moughan

Kim did a great job helping us negotiate the purchase of our condo!

– M. Forcier

I know Kimberly for the last 7 years. We found a common interest in the field of real estate. Kimberly is a very knowledgeable and responsible person. I can highly recommend Kimberly for all transections related to the real estate.

– Boris Slusky

If you are looking for a real-estate agent who is very thoughtful and truly cares about you and finding something that fits your needs, I highly recommend contacting Kim Barnes to buy/sell/rent real-estate in SF. We met Kim when we first moved to SF and were looking for a place to rent -- she was very knowledgeable and wonderfully accommodating in helping us find a place we loved. She also helped us when we bought our place and was a crucial team member during the negotiations helping us get the price we wanted. In addition, she also introduced to a mortgage broker who we had a great experience with. Kim truly does it all and, like I said, she is very thoughtful and really does care!

– Jugdeep Bal

Kim Barnes is the most competent real estate professional I have ever worked with. She sold our SF condo in less than one week. Her extensive knowledge of the SF market combined with her experience was just what we needed.

– Anonymous

I have been working with Kim on research for my building and she has done a great job of getting detailed data related to my property as well as supporting information. She is great to work with.

– Brian Mangels

Kim is the most tenacious and hard working real estate agent I have ever worked with. She followed through on everything I asked of her and everything she said she would do. She got me a great price on the property I bought through her and got me top dollar on a property I sold through her. If you want the agent you hire to be 100% involved in your real estate needs and not an assistant or a team member, then I highly recommend you engage Kim for your next real estate purchase or sale.

– Howard Epstein

When we were ready to sell our San Francisco home, we knew were in good hands with Kim. In fact, we never had to leave Boston, once. Kim was 100% responsible for selling the home, including staging it, cleaning it, painting it, and working with the other members of the condo association to overcome any and all obstacles. She is very proactive in anticipating issues and and her deep experience in the San Francisco market is extremely helpful. She did an outstanding job in positioning the property. Needless to say, we had a successful sale and we highly recommend Kim to anyone thinking of selling their property.

– Anonymous

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