As a native Austinite, Sonya Cunningham has witnessed the beautiful evolution of her city, from a quiet spot on the Central Texas map to the diverse cultural mecca it is today. Inspired by her mother, Karen, Sonya embarked on a lifelong passion of helping others with real estate in 2003.
Sonya is experienced throughout the Austin area and specializes in both urban properties and suburban neighborhoods alike. Having grown up in Westlake along with her deep love for the iconic Hill Country landscape, she offers intimate knowledge of the homes and communities nestled there. Each day, Sonya strives to educate her clients in order to help them achieve their unique real estate vision.
Sincerity, tenacity, and attention to detail are at the center of Sonya’s business philosophy, and she works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Along with her love for the numbers side of real estate and her strong negotiation skills, Sonya’s creative, proactive approach to solving challenges has earned respect and loyalty from those she serves. She believes that real estate extends far beyond the closing table, and she strives to deliver unparalleled service to each and every client.
Together, Sonya and Karen are one of the most respected teams in Austin real estate, backed by one of the most admired real estate brands, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. They have earned multiple top producer awards and have been featured as industry experts by local media on several occasions.
Sonya is married and has two children, Layla and Hendrix, who are the joy of her life. She also loves cooking, shopping at local farmers’ markets, cheering on her favorite football teams, and savoring the craft food and beer culture in Austin.
Honors and Designations:
- Broker Associate
- Vice President, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
- Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Company Top Producer and in 2016, we were nominated as a top Selling Agents in Austin by the Austin Business Journal
I can play the drums and juggle
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
Satire and sarcasm
Relax on a beach
One- English, but I dabble in Spanish as well
Australia although I have been to Mexico more times than I can count
Fiji or Bora Bora
Yep- a dog and a cat
I am a hybrid as I attended both Texas A&M and the University of Texas (where I graduated)
I love to play basketball but I love to watch football
The University of Texas and the Houston Texans
"You can't hate someone whose story you know."
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