About me

Mike Hirner is a seasoned, passionate California Real Estate Broker differentiated by over 25 years of experience serving the Peninsula and San Francisco real estate markets.

Prepared with the exceptional market and transactional knowledge that only real life practice can provide, Mike is committed to building long-term client relationships with integrity and unparalleled expertise.

Mike Hirner

Broker Associate

(650) 931-2081 (415)-722-4862


Testimonials from my clients

There are very few service providers, let alone real estate agents, that I have encountered in my life that were as thorough, professional, and client-centered as Mike Hirner. My wife and I used Mike in selling our home. From the very first interaction to the day we closed, Mike was absolutely the consummate professional. He was kind, responsive, accommodating, informed, and most of all, knew what he was doing with a level of proficiency that blows you away. I wish I could give Mike 10 stars, not 5. Mike needs to be cloned immediately and an army of Mikes made to distribute throughout the country. Yes, he’s that good. Our home sold in record time at a price that was nearly 10% above asking, and we attribute that to Mike’s skill in both pricing the house as well as marketing it. There’s not much more that can be said about Mike because simply put, he is the BEST at what he does. Period. Ray Cho & Hannah ChungPotrero Hill – San Francisco
My wife and I have been working with Mike since July 2010. We’ve taken our time in finding the perfect property and after 2 1/2 years, we finally found it. During this entire process, Mike has been a consummate professional. His guidance has been exceptional and he’s a gentleman and a wonderful person. In Summary, I think he represents the top 1% of all people I have had the pleasure of working with professionally and personally. I would give anyone a resounding recommendation regarding Mike. Dr. Gautam & Meera Agrawal Los Altos Hills
“We really wanted to thank you for your excellent work. Really – you were one of the few people in the entire process who did what they said they were going to do when they said they were doing it. We appreciate it so much. You were great!” Sonia & Patrick Lough Home Buyers – Redwood City
“Success! What an achievement to finally have my very own condo and I owe it all to you! Your professionalism, hard work, willingness to go the extra mile (or extra hundred miles!) for your clients really made a difference for me. Without your help I honestly don’t think I could have done it! Thank you so very much for everything!” Tansi Taylor Condominium Buyer – San Jose
“Just a note to say thank you so much for helping me find, buy and rent my new house. I really appreciate all of your help, and your expertise with the whole process. Thank you again!” Debbie Damato
“Mike…You’ve done a remarkable job and have had a fabulous year! You’re a superstar, this is only the beginning…It’s a pleasure and a joy to watch and witness your success. I’m honored to have you in our office. Congratulations!” Joanne Wondoloski VP McGuire Real Estate
“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated…I look forward to working with you again in the near future, and congratulations on you professional achievements. Well deserved!” Kathy Low of Referral Realty, Milpitas Listing Agent/Sellers – San Jose
“…Mike, let me give you our BIG ‘THANK YOU’ for being such a good property/rental manager. From the very start, you were sincere, understanding and honest in dealing with us and always kept us informed. Your quick response to our needs are very much appreciated. Thanks, again.” Nori & Richard Quarles Lessors of property in SSF
To Joann Wondolowski, VP McGuire Real Estate: “We would like to take a moment to praise Mike Hirner for all his great work in selling our San Francisco house. Mike was just the person for the job because he is extremely organized, efficient, patient, and remained cool and calm even under pressure. He worked very hard to ensure that the sale went off without a hitch, and we felt that we could rely on him. Selling a house can be a stressful event in one’s life, and Mike kept things ‘low stress’ for us. We can’t think of any better qualities for a real estate agent, and we truly felt we were working with the best. We would not hesitate to refer Mike to any of our friends.” Maria Cherem & Mickey Phelps Home Sellers – San Francisco
“Thank you very much for your outstanding work and for fullfilling the promises. You are ‘super’!” Chuck & Elizabete Lowery Condominium Buyers – Daly City
“We sang like the angels; listened to a choir inspired by their touching words and tones; feasted with them and the rest then visited in our new nest with our recent real estate agent, now friend, who always give one hundred percent of his best!” Ruth Rosenthal Condominium Buyer – San Bruno
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Pete and I want you to know how grateful we are to you for finding us the perfect home. We really appreciate all the time and effort you’ve given us…You were very professional and on top of things, I will miss our daily look at homes…But I’m glad we found our perfect home! Again thank you.” Teresa & Pete Halton Home Buyers – Belmont
“…I was thinking that Mike and I are blessed to have met you when we did. Thank you for all your help with EVERYTHING, your expertise and professionalism with Adams Street and helping us search for our home and even a place to rent when we got back from Australia. You have been great! Thanks!” Mike &Cori Lee Buyers San Jose & Sellers RWC
“Because Mike Hirner was such an outstanding professional as my agent for my home purcahse, I asked him to represent me for my home sale four years later. Not only is he knowledgeable and thorough — holding the qualities you would expect from an agent — but when you work with him you quickly realize why he has exceeded in his profession. He makes results happen.” Kimberly Daniel Seller and Buyer: San Francisco
“We at Prudential California Realty, Inc. would like to thank you for your professionalism in the sale of 1217 Foothill Street in Redwood City. It is always a pleasure dealing with a true professional. I hope we will have an opportunity to work with you again soon…thank you for your fine effort!” William A. Davey, CRS/CRB President of Prudential Realty
“Thank you for all your hard work on 1740 Guinda, PA! It was a pleasure to do business with you. Hope to have another deal with you very soon.” Terri, RE Assoc./Primecore Listing Agent – Palo Alto
“I am delighted to congratulate you on your ‘2002 Top Producer’ achievement. Your accomplishment is truly remarkable especially in light of the current economic environment.” Charles E. Moore President, McGuire Real Estate
“Congratulations on a fantastic 2002! Number 12 in the company. You should be very proud of your acheivements. Your professionalism, work ethic & integrity is truly commendable. On a personal note, I so enjoy working with you. Thank you for choosing McGuire.” Joanne Wondolowski VP McGuire Real Estate
“I needed a home and didn’t have much time to look. Mike got my input, set up an Internet showing of houses that fit, took me to see the choices I made, and I found my house in one weekend. That is exceptional service!” Beth Dahl Home Buyer – Belmont
“McGuire Real Estate is proud to announce that three outstanding professionals from their Burlingame Team have been honored by the San Mateo County Association of Realtors (SAMCAR). Each year a select group of Real Estate Professionals are awarded the SAMMY Awards by SAMCAR. Honored for their sales achievements, high professional standards, and outstanding service to clients, the award winners are truly the cream of the crop of Peninsula Agents. The 2002 awards went to Anne Riley, Michael Hirner, and Joan Tosetti. Both Riley and Hirnerbrought the same awards back to the Burlingame Office of McGuire Real Estate in 2001 as well. Anne Riley has built a solid business and a sterling reputation on the Peninsula over the course of her impressive career. This award for Anne is another key validation that her integrity, passion, and professionalism are not just sound characteristics on which to build a business, but are also appreciated by her peers. Michael Hirner is well on his way to establishing himself as one of the top handful of professionals in the area. His corporate background and keen business sense have combined with a compassionate approach to every single client and helped him to become one of the most successful agents on the Peninsula over the past few years. Joan Tosetti has proven herself to be a trusted and valuable resource for buyers and sellers on the peninsula. Joan’s specialty is Surgerloaf in San Mateo where she holds the market share! Joan’s enthusiasm and compassion for her clients has made her the success she is on the entire peninsula. The McGuire Burlingame Office is still in its infancy as the Primrose Main Office did not even exist a few years ago. Therefore, McGuire takes tremendous pride in the quality of team members in Burlingame and the success of these three key players. Joan, Michael, and Anne have not only earned this great honor but are also great representatives of their fellow team memebers. Congratulations to Joan, Michael, and Anne!” Joanne Wondolowski VP McGuire Real Estate
To Joanne Wondolowski, VP of McGuire Real Estate: “On Behalf of the Scheuermann family, we would like to extend our appreciation to McGuire Real Estate, and more specifically, to Mike Hirner for representing us in the sale of our family’s home. Mike’s professionalism, extensive knowledge, and considerable ‘people skills’ mitigated what was an emotional time for us. From the beginning, we had complete confidence in Mike, knowing that he would present our home in the most favorable way. We are extremely pleased with the results, and we were impressed with the timeliness of these transactions. Mike Hirner represents McGuire Real Estate admirably. We are most apprectiative of the services that he provided to our family. When an opportunity arises, each of us would unhesitatingly recommend the services of Mike Hirner and McGuire Real Estate to our friends and family members.” The Schuermann Family Home Sellers – San Mateo
“Thank you for guiding us successfully through the purchase of our new home. You made what could have been a difficult process so easy for us. We’ll definitely be recommending you!” Peggy & Paul Bloom Home Buyers – San Carlos
To the Scheuermann Family: “Thank you for taking the time to write me regarding your recent experience with Mike Hirner and McGuire Real Estate. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive comments. Your letter reinforces my belief that McGuire’s philosophy is as relevant today as it was when McGuire was first founded – professional, responsive service never goes out of style. The knowledgeable consultation McGuire agents provide their clients is an unparalleled resource in the challenging and often emotional process of buying and selling a home. Mike is a valued member of the McGuire team and I thank you for acknowledging his service. Thank you for choosing McGuire and we look forward to working with you again.” Joanne Wondolowski VP McGuire Real Estate
“…This has been such a pleasant experience, it makes me want to do it again…Thank you!” Linda Barsotti Home Buyer – Belmont
“Thank you so very much for speaking at our Seminar on ‘Are We In a Real Estate Bubble?’. You were wo well prepared and I know you spent a lot of your valuable time putting on a class act presentation for us. Our clients have raved about the topic and specifically how interesting your piece was. Hats off to you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Nick Moore, Financial Consultant Fireman’s Credit Union – S.F.
“Mike knows the complicated San Francisco market inside and out. His property recommendations are invaluable, and he once wrote and submitted a competitive bid for me, all within 45-minutes.” Richard Howell Buyer – San Francisco
“Thank you for the lovely wine country gift basket – that was very thoughtful of you! And thank you again for all of your help during our fast and furious home search. We feel fortunate to have worked with you. Here’s to a great 2004!” Anu Datta & Stephanie LeMar Datta Buyers – Brisbane
“Dear Mike – Thank you for a wonderfully orchestrated transaction! It was perfect from your presentation to the closing. We definitely look forward to another whether we represent Seller or Buyer!” Carolyn Miller, Remax Listing Agent/Kissel Ct., S.J.
“Thank you for the lovely gift basket and the home improvement book. That was very thoughtful of you. We really appreciate all you did for us in buying our first house. We couldn’t be happier with you and McGuire Real Estate!! Thanks for everything!” Laurie Simonson & Julie Baird Buyers – Burlingame
“Mike – I will be forever grateful to you. Thank you for your kindness and most of all your professionalism. I have had a wonderful life, home and career…I look forward to a new beginning and new challanges. May life bring you health, happiness and love.” Jim Tate Seller – San Francisco
“We really appreciate your help over the last few months. We were initially worried that with us being young, first time homebuyers we would face barriers with realtors not wanting to help us. Robert and I both feel that you have been most helpful and were especially welcoming of us as your clients. Thanks for all you have done and we wish you the best!” Robert & Elizabeth Troop Buyers – San Francisco
“Dear Mike, Nga, and Bob (aka The Real Estate Dream Team), Thank you for all of your hard work. The road was rocky at times, but thanks to each of your extraordinary efforts and professionalism, we pulled this off. Rebecca and I are very happy to be new home owners.” Jon And Rebecca Lazarus Glen Park, San Francisco Buyer
“Hi Mike: I just stopped by our home and it was was so warm and inviting inside. The staging continues to impress me. Thanks again for all of your attention to detail and for assembling such a solid team of professionals to get it ready. Yesterday’s Open House was a smashing success! Also, I feel supported and in extremely competent hands – yours and Nga’s. I know you are “just doing your job.” You do it so well, and it stands out. You have a way about you that effortlessly allows all to save face, and still come across as very real. I love that. I love that you’ve been our guy!” Marko Satarain & John Fecondo Buyers & Sellers San Francisco
“Yipee Mike! It all sounds too perfect, but I’m not the least bit worried because I know that you have orchestrated all this beyond perfection! We all thank you enormously for all you’ve done. It has all been an incredibly well finessed job, to say the least. Margie” Margie Singleton Seller – San Francisco
“Hi Mike, Thanks for your messages. Congrats to you, too, on the conclusion of a great job….and thanks again for your good work! Alice” Alice Kemp Seller – Pacific Heights
“Dear Mike, Sweet surprises, sent by you, have been enjoyed & appreciated in our new home – thank you! I really, really send gratitude to you for your professional & friendly efforts, involving our needs recently. The emotional support was a bonus & gives me a sense of friendship beyond the property sale. We all adore our new home and welcome you always. 2005 is a year full of promise for all of us. I imagine you are off and running, with something in escrow already! Give us a jingle when you’re in the neighborhood & come in to share some chatter. Love, Liz.” Liz Dunckel Seller & Buyer: Palo Alto
“Dear Mr. Hirner, First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for your generosity & willingness to share your marketing expertise with me. I am so grateful for it. Secondly, I wanted to let you know how greatly I truly admire your professionalism, work ethic, and selflessness. I would be grateful for the opportunity to help and also learn from you. Please let me know if I can reciprocate your kindness. Thank you again! N.Kee.” Natalie Kee Agent – Coldwell Banker
Dear Mike, Thank you for all your help this year – we REALLY couldn’t have done it without you! You made us feel like we were your only clients and I know how busy you are! You did a great job and your are excellent at what you do. You made our transition much smoother than we expected and we are very grateful! Take care, Sarah, Patrick, and Simone. Sarah & Patrick Halpin Sellers – San Mateo
Hi Mike, Just wanted to thank you for your efforts in making the sale of my Mom’s house quick and painless. I appreciate all the steps you took and your advisement to make it a profitable and quick sale. Thanks again, Linda. Linda Barsotti Seller – San Francisco
Hey Michael, Just a note to tell you how impressed I’ve been with your work. You’re so smart & totally on top of every detail, while also treating all concerned with grace, warmth, and wit. In any future life in which I become fabulously wealthy and buy and sell lots of properties, you will be my man. Thanks and all the best, Michelle. Michelle Carter Seller – San Francisco
The City of San Carlos should consider renaming Sycamore Street “Hirner Street!” Everything is great for me, thanks to you and Amanda. Love the house more each time I am over ther epoking around. I am also enjoying your “market update program” and it continues to convince me I got a very good deal! Thanks for everything, Christine. Christine Berzaman Seller – San Carlos
Jayme & I both agree we have been given the treatment par excellence. There is no way anyone looking for a place like ours won’t know ours is out there for them to look at! When you take your slice of the pie, Jayme & I will know that you really earned it. We will hang our head for those thoughts of doing a FSBO and we will also say we picked the right realtor! Thanks again, Jayme & Terry. McDermott Family Seller – San Francisco
The Victorian Alliance house tour of 2006 was a big success! Without your dedicated support both financially and otherwise, our tour would not have been possible. Because of your generosity in making this a successful house tour, we will have the opportunity to support worthy historic preservation projects. We are glad you entrusted your time and financial support to this year’s tour and we hope that in the future we will have the opportunity to work together again. Thank you very much for your support. Merle Easton, President, The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco. The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco San Francisco
Dear Michael, We all had such a good time with you and Christiane the other night! Thank you for making the sale of our house so easy. If you ever need us for anything, please let us know! It was so fun working with you…don’t work too hard! xoxo Jayme, Terry + Christian Jayme & Terry Seller – San Francisco
Mike, I just wanted to say thank you! I really appreciated watching you display what a professional realtor looks like. You showed me that overwhelming service creates overwhelming results! I hope to take what I observed and apply it at my new office. Thank you for your kindness over the past two years. Sincerely, Robert. Robert Brisbane Realtor Associate: SF
Thank you both for the wonderful job you did for Christine and Ralf! It has been such a pleasurable experience working with you – and our clients are where they want to be. I feel like we were all working together. Your encouragement to them and to me was great! Thank you so very much. You know that we will always refer our people to you knowing that they will be in the best of hands. Carolyn. Carolyn Miller, REMAX Referring Agent of SF Loft Buyer
Dear Mike, Thank you very much for all of your hard work! Nori and I agree that you are the Best!! Nori & John Sellers, Half Moon Bay
“Mike, just a quick note to say congratulations on your fantastic new listing on DeHaro. It’s priced to sell…what else should we expect from a pro like you? We’ll do our best to sell it for you. Again, great job!” Pat Rock Branch Manager, Prudential
“Hello Mike, I wanted to thank you very much for all the hard work and help you gave to us. We have made a lot of progress on the house since you had seen it, and continue to chip away at it. We still haven’t had a house warming party, but plan to have some sort of party when we complete the project and you are first on the list to invite. Just wanted to thank you and let you know we appreciated all your help. Your loyal customers, David & Sarah.” David & Sarah Buyers:San Mateo
“I have seen many clients make a seemingly endless stream of offers and never get a home. Mike Hirner is an agent who is truly respected by his peers, has deep relationships with those peers, and one who knows the art of presenting an offer. It makes all the difference in the world! Mike will help you avoid overpaying but knows what it will take to get the property. Mike is consistently ranked as one of the top REALTORS in San Mateo County. He works the market from the mid-Peninsula to San Francisco. He is a Gold Award winner from the San Mateo Association of Realtors with between 30-50 closed transactions last year. This puts him in the top 1-2%. Mike is a master in the art of presenting an offer and marketing his clients. He is a straight shooter, absolutely honest and a professional you can trust. He is well known, has a long history of success in this business and McGuire is a tier 1 firm. I know you will be very well represented if you chose him. Best Regards, Dennis.” Dennis Mahoney President Sequoia Financial, Inc
“Mike, Thank you for being your fabulous self & congratulations on closing Patricia! Best, Andrea.” Andrea Simons First American Title
Mike was asked to speak on the successful realtor panel for WCR, Women’s Council of Realtors. Mike was chosen due to his top producer status in San Mateo County, top producer at McGuire, #1 in his office, his experience, expertise and high ethics. He shared the stage with two other top folks in the realtor community. Mike, of course, shined the brightest. He was solid in his message to over 60 people at our luncheon. Mike was also gracious with his approach, style flexing to both new and experienced realtors and realtor affiliates. He was a super star and represented WCR so well! Thanks Mike!” Debbie Sharp Realtor, McGuire Real Estate
“Mike – Just a short note to say thank you. It was delightful working with you on the sale of 109 Bartlett. Hope your clients are happy there. I look forward to working with you on another transaction! Warmest Regards, Kathi.” Kathi Gonzales Realtor, Pacific Union
“Hi Mike, I am impressed with you and your services!!! Thank you for the updates on recent sales and please keep me up and running as you will be the listing agent when the time comes. Gary.” Gary Seller & Buyer, San Francisco
“Hi Mike, It has been an absolute pleasure working with you through this very scary process. You deserve to be #1 at McGuire! I hope that I can send some business your way in the future.” Anne Anne McLean Buyer – San Francisco
“Mike and Christiane, Ralf and I greatly appreciate you both for all your help and expertise. You have made this an enjoyable experience for both of us. We also have Nga to thank. Besides her her exceptional thoroughness, without Nga, we would not have met you both. So needless to say, not only will we do more business with you in the near future, we will highly recommend your service to our friends, families and neighbors when it comes to real estate.” Chau Chau & Ralf Sellers of Duplex, Sunnyvale
“It has been a pleasure working with you all. You are fun, very professional and make the client feel very comfortable. Mary Jane and I would like to thank you for all the hard work you put into the sale of our home…you are all pros and we were very happy with the soon to be end result. Thanks a bunch! Peter” Peter & Mary Jane Sellers – San Mateo
“Dear Michael, We so appreciate your gift made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County in loving memory of Marilyn Capote. Marilyn was deeply missed at the “Top Hat” event, a party that she graciously planned for many years. We also express our gratitude to McGuire Real Estate for matching your gift. Every Blessing, L. Moriarty Executive Director” Society of St. Vincent de Paul San Mateo
“Mike, Thank you so much – you again did an outstanding job representing your clients. Please let them know we are thrilled for them! Have a great weekend, Patty.” Patricia Dwyer Listing Agent, Cashin Company
“Hi Mike, First of all I want to thank you for an excellent job and a very pleasant transaction. It was a pleasure working with you and Patrick. Thank you again and my best wishes to Patrick. I am sure he will be very happy there. Janis” Janis Stone Agent, TRI Coldwell Banker
“Dear Mike, Thank you so very much for the warm wishes. You’ve always been one of my favorite realtors, and you embody this amazing blend of professionalism, humor and heart. Truly, I hope we can speak soon. Best, Wendy.” Wendy Davis Loan Agent, First Security Loan
“Mike: Marco and I want to thank you very much for all your help throughout the whole transaction: educating us on the market, showing us tons of houses, handholding us through the offer, and being super helpful afterwards. And of course, many thanks for the bottle of Dom. It truly has been a pleasure working with all of you. Cheers, Sandra.” Sandra & Marco Sanvido Home Buyers, Belmont
“Mike, Just a short note to say thank you for helping me successfully secure a home in Noe Valley. Considering the multiple offer situation and the risk involved in the development business, it is comforting to know there are people you can trust, like you. I look forward to a long and satisfying relationship with you. May we all continue to be successful! Dave” Dave Garofoli SFH Buyer in SF/Noe Valley
“Dear Mike, Thank you so much for participating on the Top Producer Panel at SAMCAR today. You are so respected in the industry…and after the meeting, I believe you earned even more respect! You are, without a doubt, a realtor that I would be proud to refer to anyone! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Ann” Ann Palermo Old Republic Title, Burlingame
“Hi Mike, I wanted to thank you for the gorgeous orchid personally delivered to my office! I can’t tell you how much it meant to me. I value and respect your friendship, and I very much appreciate our professional comraderie. Thank you so very much, and I’d love to work together again soon. You are a credit to our industry. Plus, you’re just fun! Melinda” Melinda Lee Agent with Coldwell Banker
A friend highly recommended Mike Hirner to me when I bought my first condo in SJ. I couldn’t have been more pleased. He is professional and knowledgeable, not to mention nice and fun. For the buyer, he writes a meticulous offer that makes it hard for the seller to refuse. Case and point: he put in an offer for a condo in SF for my husband and me. The deal was streamlined and clean. There was another offer on the table for more money but with contingencies annoying to the seller. The seller’s agent came to Mike and said if we matched the other guy’s dollar offer, the condo was ours. Now we’re in our dream house and still loving it two years later! To get into this current place, my husband and I each sold our condos, his in SF, mine in SJ. Mike took care of those deals as well, so that makes four I’ve used him for. Mike taught us as sellers how to stage our properties to make them seem bigger and to make every house hunter want to live there. He also priced the properties just right, which is not just science but art. End result: my husband’s SF condo sold after one open house for 100% profit and my SJ condo sold in one month for 60% profit. What else can I say? Mike Hirner rocks! I have recommended him to friends and will continue to use him for all SF Bay real estate needs. He is the best. Leslie BeamMission Dolores – San Francisco
Dear Mike Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your valuable tips for success with all of us. From the moment I first met you at APR I must say your joy and positive energy just radiated from you. No wonder people like to be around you and do business with you. You are a pleasure. Thank You So Much Judy Lee Judy Lee – Alain Pinel Realtors Burlingame – California


Primary Phone 415-722-4862
Business direct 650-931-2081
Email Address mike@mikehirner.com
License BRE #1081000

Office Location

1440 Chapin Ave, 200
Burlingame, CA 94010

3701 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA

Alain Pinel Realtors

Alain Pinel Realtors