Cynthia Steele Vance has emerged as one of Washington's most accomplished real estate professionals with a track record for assembling several of the region's top sales. Her background as an award-winning broadcast journalist for WTTG-Fox Five, set the stage for her successful career in real estate. She is a familiar face in Washington DC, known as a local news anchor and appearances at countless charity events over the years as a Mistress of Ceremonies. Cynthia also served in leadership positions on the boards of a numberof regional non-profit organizations including DC Dance Theater, Wolf Trap Associates, WETA Public Television, Knock Out Abuse and as a Trustee of George Washington University for twelve years. From 2011 to 2013, she served at GWU’s Ambassador to several conferences of the Bilateral Women’s Conference in Bern, Switzerland.
Cynthia pioneered the use of video to sell luxury real estate in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland featuring some of the most iconic homes in the region. In 2011, she helped to launch TTR Sotheby’s Luxury Channel, a web-based and mobile program opening the door to some of the region’s most luxurious properties.
Cynthia is now focused on selling real estate in the Washington, DC and Virginia regions. She was part of the team that brokered the two highest grossing sales in Virginia in 2020 and 2022. The first, an estate on Crest Lane in McLean, sold for $24 million dollars in 2020. The second, an estate owned by Senator Charles Robb and his wife, Lynda, located on the Gold Coast of McLean, sold for $23 million in 2022.
Collaborating with a world-renowned interior designer, Cynthia has been successful in building, renovating and designing three of her own homes, which appeared in Architectural Digest and other national publications. As a long-standing client of Sotheby’s, Cynthia remains inspired by the power of leveraging one of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands in all aspects of her work.
Her roots are deep in Virginia where she raised her children and Washington, DC where she attended Mount Vernon Women’s College, now part of George Washington University. She currently resides in Georgetown, where she has embraced city life. She is an avid runner making almost daily runs to the Lincoln Memorial. Her long-standing relationships across the Washington region coupled with her understanding of the use of media to reach a global audience of clients has quickly positioned Cynthia as a highly respected professional advisor in Washington real estate.