About Bonnie Spindler

Bonnie Spindler

Founder, REALTOR®

Agent Details

Bonnie attended college in the midwest but has lived in San Francisco for more than three decades, working between the city and Petaluma. She is a 28-year industry veteran specializing in pre-1926 architecture, priding herself on her knowledge of Victorian architecture. Currently, Bonnie lives in an 1893 Victorian home and enjoys restoring it in her free time.

Bonnie has two bachelor’s degrees, one in psychology and one in communications with business and English literature minors. She is a graduate of luxury sales class and the sales mastery program.

Since she was young, Bonnie always knew she wanted to live in The Golden City. She loves the thriving street scene––artists, performers, parades, food trucks, and music are always accessible––the world-class culinary scene and the range of entertainment, from avant-garde performances to more classical entertainment. Best of all, it’s all neatly packaged in an accessible 7-x-7 mile grid. 

Bonnie bought her first house as a single woman at just 23-years-old. She has owned, loved, and refurbished countless homes throughout her life, encouraging her to further her education and get her license in 1993. Even after 30 years in the business, Bonnie still finds the industry fascinating as things constantly change with the laws, interest rates, and market trends. 

There are new problems to solve and fascinating clients to meet and assist. Bonnie’s tenacious, driven attitude and creativity make her an excellent agent. Not only does she have a unique background, but she’s also resourceful and energetic, always on the move and seeking new ways to make her client’s lives easier.

A committed member of her community, Bonnie serves on the San Francisco Zen Center’s development committee. She has also worked on the boards of the Sunset Beacon Center and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, in addition to being the president of the Alamo Square and Victorian Alliance. She enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, swimming, winter sports, and spending time with her Great Dane. 

ASSOCIATIONS

Bonnie Spindler is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the real estate industry and the happenings within our community. We are proud to be associated with the following local and national organizations and centers.

NOPNA

The National Association of REALTORS® boasts over 1 million members of the real estate industry. Members pledge to a strict Code of Ethics and standards.

VICTORIAN ALLIANCE

The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco is the city’s oldest volunteer non-profit dedicated to preserving and restoring historically significant houses and buildings.

HISTORIC HOME TRADESHOW

Founded and produced by Bonnie Spindler, the Historic Home Tradeshow is an event dedicated to showcasing and promoting the Bay Area’s historic homes.

SF ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The San Francisco Association of REALTORS® is a local organization comprised of realtors and real estate professionals that are held to a rigid Code of Ethics.

CA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is made up of realtors and professionals from all over California. Members are held to a high Code of Ethics.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The National Association of REALTORS® boasts over 1 million members of the real estate industry. Members pledge to a strict Code of Ethics and standards.

Board Member, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s mission is to advance the appreciation and practice of the principles of traditional architecture and its allied arts by engaging educators, professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

SAN FRANCISCO ZEN CENTER

San Francisco Zen Center brings the Buddhist values of wisdom and compassion to the San Francisco area. Their overall goal is to bring peace to their community.

Our Testimonials

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From the moment Bonnie entered the home, it was clear that she knew and loved working with Victorian homes.

Jack L.

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Bonnie was knowledgeable, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. I recommend her unequivocally.

David M.

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Bonnie helped my brother and me sell our family home, a lovely Victorian on the edge of Cole Valley in San Francisco. From the moment she entered the home it was clear that she knew and loved working with Victorian homes. She r...

Jack L.

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I'm delighted to provide this extremely positive review of Bonnie Spindler and the spectacular work she performed on my behalf in connection with my purchase of a Marin County home in the autumn of 2021. When I first reached ou...

David M.

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“The Victorians are responsible for the proliferation of tile in bathrooms and kitchens, since it’s an easy material to clean.”

Bonnie Spindler quoted in: ​The weird story behind why there are so many split bathrooms in San Francisco homes (SF Gate / February 9, 2021)

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“​​Homes (like this one) are in high demand in San Francisco, but low supply. In the under a million category, there’s just a load of buyers and not a lot of sellers,”

Bonnie Spindler quoted in: S.F. Versus Sacramento: What type of home can you buy for under $1 million? (San Francisco Chronicle / February 26, 2021)

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“In the Victorian era, middle-class people wanted to look upper class, so they would decorate and make things look as if they had a big mansion. They hung portraits, tapestries, big mirrors, framed works of art and even plates ...

Bonnie Spindler quoted in: The story behind picture rails and why so many San Francisco homes have them (SF Gate / March 19, 2021) 

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“The appeal of Victorian homes with original floor plans has increased, as people have found that open concept housing isn’t as conducive to stay-at-home life.”

Bonnie Spindler quoted in: Everything Old is New Again / Young Residents Are Restoring These San Francisco Homes to Their Original Glory (Wall Street Journal / May 21, 2021)

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“Some houses had carriage houses or carriage spaces; the issue was the carriage spaces tended to be narrow and low. Cars had a hard time fitting into them.”

Bonnie Spindler quoted in: Why San Francisco Victorians didn't originally have garages (SF Gate / June 1, 2021)

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If you want an agent that is truly experienced, go to Bonnie! She knows her Victorians from her Edwardians and her galvanized steel pipes from her copper pipes! Her knowledge was astounding!! She’s also super honest, responsive...

Anja P.

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I was connected with Bonnie through Zillow when requesting a showing on a house. She responded very quickly and went on to serve as my agent in my home search. I got a much better sense of the market from her and was able to ...

Scott G.

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Working with Bonnie and Sandra was a great experience. we met with them both in April and toured our home, we had an instant connection and her knowledge of all details of our circa 1885 Italianate Victorian was incredible. We ...

Buyer & Seller

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Bonnie is quite simply a force of nature. She is constantly scanning the market for opportunities for her clients, and acts decisively on our behalf to make transactions happen. We have worked with Bonnie on four transactions o...

Jonathan H.

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I'm close to the end of an absolutely fantastic experience. I hired Bonnie to sell my apartment and help me buy a smaller one. Bonnie sold my place in less than a week and for so much more than I ever could have imagined. An...

Jane H.

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My daughter first contacted Bonnie once we found a desirable listing in SF. We found Bonnie very knowledgeable of the homes in the Cole Valley or Corona Heights neighborhoods. She arranged a walk through quickly. The walk thro...

Kea H.

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Bonnie is a terrific agent. She really knows San Francisco and the best way to look at a property, whether as a home or investment. With places that needed work, her experience came in handy when trying to see past the thorns...

L. Ponticas

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Bonnie is incredibly knowledgeable about San Francisco real estate. She can walk through a home and tell you quickly where modifications have been made, whether there is dry rot, and why a particular block feels desirable while...

Elizabeth S.

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Bonnie has listed and sold properties for me in San Francisco for the past 10 years. I was extremely happy with service I received from Bonnie with both transactions. She has a thorough understanding and knowledge of the Real E...

Buyer & Seller

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I have worked with Bonnie for over 8 years now with finding 2 new homes and now a 3rd (as my family has grown). We continue to work with her for her because she not only cares about our needs but she brings top notch experienc...

Mike L.

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Bonnie is incredible! We are so fortunate to have met her. Her knowledge of the SF market is unparalleled, particularly when it comes to Victorians. Bonnie has a great eye for details and can quickly assess a property’s conditi...

B. Goodell

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