Sonya Cunningham

Realtor®, Vice President, Graduate REALTOR Institute, Broker Associate, Certified Negotiation Expert

  +1 512.633.4619

  • From Austin, Loves Austin
  • Residential Real Estate Focus in the Greater Austin Area and Texas Hill Country

Agent Profile

Sonya is a native Austinite and graduate of the University of Texas so she is a local, which is hard to find these days. She obtained her Real Estate License in 2003 and has been working with her Mom, Karen, ever since. Their mother-daughter partnership has allowed them to offer their clients full service, year round since real estate can be a seven-day-a-week job with the day starting early and often ending late into the evening. They both love Austin and enjoy sharing its special qualities and characteristics with their clients. Water frontage and custom homes are some of Karen's specialties as she understands the intricacies of these unique, and sometimes challenging, properties. Sonya specializes in Downtown properties, Central, South and East Austin and she currently lives in South Austin. They enjoy working all around Austin and are able to offer valuable experience, knowledge and the ability to adapt to the varying needs of their clients, wherever that takes them.

Prior to real estate, Karen worked as a registered nurse where she learned that listening and putting other's needs first creates positive and lasting partnerships. Sonya shares these values which has helped both of them establish a loyal clientele and long-term relationships with all whom they come in contact with. From the first-time homebuyer to that unique, Austin property, Karen and Sonya's focus is on the person and their individual goal. Trustworthiness, dedication, tenacity and a willingness to help are a few of the attributes that have helped them be successful in the business.

Sonya holds her Broker's License, is a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), has the Certified Negotiation Expert designation and together, they sold $19.5M worth of real estate in 2016.

Sonya is married and has two children, Layla & Hendrix, who are the joy of her life. She also loves cooking, shopping at Farmer's Markets, cheering on her favorite football teams and experiencing the craft food and beer culture in Austin.

My Name:
Sonya Cunningham
Born In:
Austin, TX
Languages Spoken:
How many years have you been in real estate?:
Have you won any awards?:
Company Top Producer and in 2016, we were nominated as a top Selling Agents in Austin by the Austin Business Journal
What’s your hidden talent?:
I can play the drums and juggle
What motivates you to work hard?:
My parents instilled a strong work ethic in all of us so it makes me very fulfilled to work hard in everything that I do
What is your favorite thing about real estate?:
The people!
What is your proudest accomplishment?:
My family
What makes you laugh the most?:
Satire and sarcasm
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?:
Relax on a beach
How many languages do you speak?:
One- English, but I dabble in Spanish as well
What’s your favorite place to visit?:
Australia although I have been to Mexico more times than I can count
What’s your dream vacation?:
Fiji or Bora Bora
Do you have any pets?:
Yep- a dog and a cat
Where did you attend college?:
I am a hybrid as I attended both Texas A&M and the University of Texas (where I graduated)
What’s your favorite sport?:
I love to play basketball but I love to watch football
Who’s your favorite team?:
The University of Texas and the Houston Texans
What’s your favorite quote?:
"You can't hate someone whose story you know."

Client Testimonials

Working with Sonya and Karen is a real pleasure. We never doubted that they held our best interests as the priority and they guided us into a house that we love and have made a home of. We could have missed this house without their insight and guidance. As a bonus, Sonya and Karen are a blast, so the looking is fun!
- Jo W. & Martha P.
The process of buying and selling real estate is complex. I believe that being represented by the right Realtor is just as important as having the best Physician, Dentist or Attorney. Karen and Sonya Cunningham have represented me in the sale and purchase of six different properties over the past 12 years, one of which was accomplished while I was living in Singapore. From establishing the sales price to making a purchase offer and the negotiations, I place all of my faith, trust and confidence in Karen and Sonya. The greatest compliment and testimony is the fact that I made certain that Karen and Sonya represented my parents in the purchase of their retirement home when they retired from Michigan to Austin.
- Ben G.
To say I like to move is an understatement! Karen and Sonya Cunningham have been amazing through all my real estate adventures and on many occasions, found solutions to sometimes very complicated situations. Through every transaction, Karen and Sonya have always showed just how professional and honest they truly are and strive to make each sale more smooth than the last. Most importantly, I am proud to call them my friends!
- Sarah S.
I have known and been using Karen Cunningham since 2001. I would not use anyone else for my Real Estate needs. I highly recommend her and Sonya Cunningham. They both are very knowledgeable, professional and help with all the details to make your experience either selling or buying a home very easy. 5 Star Service!
- Jackie B.
Karen Cunningham and her daughter Sonya Cunningham listed our home with Sotheby's in January 2017. We have sold our residence, closing March 31 2017.  We are impressed and delighted to be treated so respectively as sellers. Karen and team met our every need while also respecting our privacy, our investment and our position as a seller. Karen actually sold the property as a pocket sale.  We highly recommend Karen and Sonya for their professional expertise in the Austin market and their ability to close a deal.
- Steven & Becky T.
As a Title Insurance professional in the Real Estate Industry, I have had the opportunity to work with many Real Estate Agents. Sonya Cunningham consistently demonstrates excellence in the most important qualities that set truly great agents apart from merely good ones. She’s an exceptional communicator and an open, patient listener. Sonya takes the time to understand the needs of buyers and sellers alike and will do everything necessary to make sure they get what they need. She’s smart, kind, generous and tenacious. She always has a smile on her face! Sonya follows through on her commitments and exceeds her clients’ expectations every time. She comes highly recommended in my book!
- Rose K.
I can't brag on Sonya and Karen enough! Sonya & Karen are the Best!
- Pat & Angela Harris
Karen & Sonya Cunningham are fantastic. Your firm is very lucky to have such great people working! Thanks for everything!
- Christina & Justin Wolfe
Sonya & Karen Cunningham are THE BEST!
- Amy Lambert

What do you love about Austin?

Even though Austin has grown exponentially, I love that it still has a small town feel. Southern hospitality is alive and well and you will find friendly faces wherever you go. And the tacos, of course!

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