Kim Nicols

Residential Realtor Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
I am a full time licensed Realtor and have been actively selling real estate since 1992. I currently work for Keller Williams Realty in Roseville. Prior to moving to the Greater Sacramento area in 2002, I sold real estate in Silicon Valley for Alain Pinel Realtors. I have in depth knowledge of current market conditions and experience selling homes from one bedroom condos to multi- million dollar estates. Over 80% of my business comes from referrals from either friends, past clients or other Realtors. I am passionate about what I do and strive to do it well.
Sep 10, 2015
You made buying a home so easy for my wife and I. We were grateful for how much patience you used in answering all of our questions and taking us to look at so many houses. You never pushed us into looking at something we were not interested in. We strongly recommend you to anyone looking at buying a new home.
Sep 10, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all the crucial and important steps! You really listened to what we wanted in our home and you found exactly what we were looking for - at an amazing price! If we ever outgrow this home, we'll definitely be calling you!
Sep 10, 2015
In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done it without you!
Sep 10, 2015
Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. We really appreciated that you went the extra mile to get us the best price for our home. You are truly a professional.
Sep 10, 2015
We were referred to Kim by a friend, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Not only is Kim a warm, friendly and great person to get to know, but she was extremely prompt, professional, knowledgable, and helpful. Any time we had to call or email Kim with a question or a property we were interested in, she was extremely fast returning our calls and/or emails. We looked at a large number of different properties over the course of 4-5 months and submitted couple offers and she was extremely patient with us during those moments we were trying to decide on a home even though we were so indecisive and picky. If there was a house we happen to see Kim was able to show us the house within a few hours, I believe the longest we waited was a day, and it was due to the owners unavailability to have their home shown. She always worked around her buys schedule to accommodate us, and made us feel that we were a priority. I couldn't say enough positive words about the professionalism of Kim Nicols. I feel that if we would have had any other agent we wouldn't have stood a chance against the other potential buyers when it came down to a multiple offer war on our home. With her experience, efficiency, and hard work we were able to buy our beautiful home. Thank you Kim. We will definitely be contacting Kim again for any future real estate needs as well as referring her to any family and friends!
Sep 10, 2015
We put our house on the market just before Christmas thinking it was going to take a while to sell it because of the Holidays. Kim sold our house in just a week. I still can not believe it. She also sold our neighbor's house in a week and that is part of the reason that we decided to choose Kim as our agent. She is very efficient, patient and hard working. I could call or text her anytime about any question I had and she was always quick to get back to me. She also made sure to organize showings so they would be convenient for the potential buyer and also for us as well. I like that she always called me before showings so I could just leave before the potential buyers would get there. My husband and I sold a few houses in our life but Kim was the best Agent we ever had and I would recommend her to anyone Buying or Selling a house.
Sep 10, 2015
Paradise Financial
I have known Kim for over 7 years. We have become great friends and have developed a great working relationship as well. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling homes in the Sacramento area. I have referred her to friends and clients.

As a lender, I appreciate her professionalism and attention to detail. It helps our mutual clients have a positive home buying experience.
Sep 10, 2015
I heard about Kim from a few people in the area who were very happy with her. I was a first time home buyer and was completely naive to the process. I called Kim and she made me feel comfortable right away! She helped me every single step of the way, connecting me with a great loan company, finding out information on any property I asked about, and talked me down from the panic overwhelmed ledge more than a few times. She is connected to so many people in the area, and was able to use her professionalism and experience to help me pass what could have been a disaster at the hands of someone else. I have always heard home buying is such a painful process, but with Kim helping me, it wasn't at all. I had a great time and experience with her, I recommend her highly!
Sep 10, 2015
Kim, Working with you has been a wonderful experience. You were able to guide us through the purchasing process with such expertise. We found you to be extremely professional your friendly approachable manner made the process so much more enjoyable. We wouldn't hesitate using your services again and will highly recommend your services!
Sep 10, 2015
My husband and I were looking to move out of Silicon Valley back in 2011. We found Kim online, I called, and she got back to us right away. We scheduled a weekend day to visit and go on some neighborhood and house tours. She knew we were "just looking" and that the goal was to see if we were even interested in moving to the area.
??If your in the market for a new home, definitely give Kim a try. You won't regret it.
She had several options around laid out around the area as we spent the day driving around. She was very knowledgeable about what each area had to offer. We found a few areas that we fell in love with and knew we wanted to make the move.
Fast forward a year and half later. Kim had kept in touch with us to see how the job hunt was going and we when were ready, so was she. We came up and rented while we were in the search for our home. The majority of the market was short sales so we knew we had to be open to putting in the time for the right home. After just a few months we found a great place that we fell in love with. The short sale process was long (3 months) and tedious (lack of communication from the bank) but she walked us through each step. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, that house was not meant-to-be due to some structural issues we couldn't overlook.
Kim was quick to comfort us and immediately get us back on the hunt for a new house. Just 2 weeks later we found a new house. This time it was a traditional sale, but there were multiple offers higher than ours and we didn't get the house, or so we thought. Kim's rapport with the listing agent really paid off. (She ensures a great relationship with all the listing agents for this very reason!) The accepted offer fell through, and the selling agent gave us first dibs on the house. We were so happy! We moved into negotiations and were able to come to an agreement at a fair price. We moved into the home with great timing, I was 6 months pregnant and looking forward to putting together the nursery for our new little guy. We love our home.
Sep 10, 2015
We have known Kim through our daughters for 5 years, so when we made a very quick decision to buy a new home and sell our previous home, we asked Kim for her help. She jumped right in and worked diligently to ensure everything happened quickly and correctly! Without her, we wouldn't be in our new home today and so happy with the outcome. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and very hard working- the perfect combination for a wonderful real estate agent!
We have recommended her to anyone we know moving to the area and will continue to do so!
Kim and Jerry Newlin
Sep 10, 2015
Kim is a great real estate agent! She has helped me and my husband buy 2 houses and also helped my parents sell there house too!
Kim was great at weeding out houses that didn't fit our criteria but also showing us houses that we were very interested in, even if she didn't think they would be the right house for us (and they inevitably were not!) She was patient with us throughout the process and pointed out the pros and cons of each property. And ultimately, we ended up in the perfect house for us and our growing family.
I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!
Sep 10, 2015
My wife and I were referred to Kim by a close family friend who 100% unreservedly recommended her! After working with Kim for 4 months we quickly saw what our friend was saying and definitely feel the same. Kim is very experienced and knowledgeable in real estate and the market in the Sacramento area. As first time home buyers, Kim was very patient with us as we looked at many homes to discover what to prioritize for our family. She listened and got to know us well and used this to help us find the perfect home for our situation. When we were ready to put an offer in, Kim went to bat for us and got us a great property for a great value. If you are looking for a realtor in the Greater Sacramento area, do yourself a favor and call Kim Nicols!
Sep 10, 2015
I am pleased to say I am a first-time homeowner in Placer County, and I have Kim Nicols, my Realtor, to thank for that! Kim provided excellent service and a great attitude throughout the process. I am pleased to recommend her services to others... Being a first-time homebuyer, Kim had to explain nearly all of the specifics of the process to me. She kept me informed throughout the process, listened to what was important to me, and educated me on what to look for in a house, and how to look at it (roof type and quality, "interior flow," location, resale factors, etc.) Additionally, after we closed on the house she provided
me with additional service professionals such as gardeners, locksmiths, etc. The background of this story is as follows: In the summer of 2012, housing inventory in Placer County was at or near historical lows, as were mortgage rates. The majority of the market in my price range in Placer County consisted of short sales and foreclosures. Every property Kim and I submitted bids on had multiple offers, and sold for over the asking price - and sometimes even over the APPRAISAL price! As a would-be first-time homebuyer, I had the added disadvantage of being in or near the premier price range for investors, many of whom were taking advantage of market conditions and making full-cash, no-appraisal/no-inspection offers. Against these headwinds: 1) In JUST OVER A MONTH from the FIRST CALL I made to Kim, I was under contract. a. Literally JUST OVER A MONTH, from the first CALL. b. Even less time if you start from when we first met, and started looking at houses. 2) On a traditional sale, in a market full of shorts and foreclosures. 3) On a gem of a house - original owners, beautifully kept, exactly what I was looking for. 4) We bid on 3 total houses. That's it. That's all it took for us to be successful. If you haven't looked for a home in a market such as this, you can't fully appreciate the results described above. If you HAVE looked for a home in this type of market, I don't have to say anything more to impress upon you the skill necessary to achieve the results cited above. Here are some specifics of my winning bid with Kim: 1) When the offers were first made, some were uncompetitive, and completely dismissed. a. Save 1 for Kim: Kim's skill in structuring the offer kept us in the game. 2) After I initially lost to a higher offer, Kim put us in a position to be a backup offer. a. Save 2 for Kim - if there was any chance left, Kim did what was necessary to give us a shot at it. 3) When the original winning bid fell through, the selling agent countered all of the bidders still in the running. 4) Kim made it clear that it was my money and MY CHOICE, but if I wanted the house, she felt I had to offer XXXXX to stay in the game. a. Save 3 for Kim: I did, and she was right on the money. Literally. Now, this was just the WINNING bid Kim and I made. Consider this: In a seller's market, flooded with shorts, foreclosures, with multiple offers on every property . . . my bids were CONSISTENTLY AMONG THE TOP BIDS CONSIDERED. If you've participated as a buyer in a seller's market, you know how valuable this is. We made 3 offers. That's all it took. I didn't have a full-cash offer, and I had appraisal and inspection contingencies. That my offers were among the most-considered offers (aside from huge money offers over asking that I couldn't hope to compete with) owes itself to an intelligent, experienced realtor who knows how to: 1) Put together a standout offer, and 2) Play up my strengths and credibility to other agents. Separate from the winning bid, we even had another
Sep 10, 2015
Kim helped us find our dream home. She spent the time to get to know our family and what we really wanted. She knew the location and the market, had the contacts to make the needed improvements to the property with high quality, and helped us put together a very challenging deal. Absolutely stellar. This is the agent you want.
Sep 10, 2015
she worked very hard to sell my house in difficult market. Very knowledgible and fast response for all my concern and questions. I have been recommended Kim to my friends. Also I liked her for paying attention to all the details.
Sep 10, 2015
We stumbled onto Kim as the listing agent for a $100k condo in Lincoln, CA. We were looking for rental property. I called her around 9 at night; left a message; she'd call me in the morning I'd hoped. Nope; 10:30 that night! We met the next morning. We didn't buy that unit, but Kim assessed our interests, found us another, and led us through the short sale buying process. Got it! Then, a second. Finally, a third.
Kim listens. Kim understands this selling and buying process. She handled multi-hundreds of thousands of dollar units concurrently with ours at ten percent of those values. We always felt she kept us on par with the big players. When it's time to sell our rentals or our residence, we want to work with her again.

We trust Kim Nicols.
Sep 10, 2015
So about two years ago when I was still in the market for a house to purchase, I started looking in the Sacramento area and was referred to Kim Nicols as a great real estate agent to try. After perusing a few houses and the neighborhoods they were in, Kim suggested maybe looking in Placer county in the Rocklin/Roseville/Folsom area.
And that's what we did.......for the next 6 months......
Kim was really patient throughout this whole process and due to our pickiness (it is a HOUSE after all....) we must have looked at over 30 properties before finding the house that I now own.
She was very helpful not only assisting me with finding the right loan agent, but also getting me set up with the title company, providing me a list of #s and contacts for local utilities, and just being there whenever I have any questions.
I still to this day bug her from time to time with some question or other and she's never too busy to get back to me.
If your in the market for a new home, definitely give Kim a try. You won't regret it!
Sep 10, 2015
We cannot say enough good things about Kim. She's a tireless worker who is very experienced and very good at what she does. She listened to us and did not waste our time looking at homes that did not meet our requirements. Since speed and timing is critical in this business, her responsiveness (via text, email or phone) might be her best attribute -- it was certainly vital in finding our new home. There was never a delay seeing a home and when we found something we liked, we were able to act and put offers together very, very quickly. We felt extremely comfortable working with Kim and would do so again in a heartbeat.
Sep 10, 2015
Kim really listened to us about what type of home we were interested in looking for, and she also heard our family needs. We were shown homes in several different areas of town, and she continued to listen and to refine our requirements until we found exactly what we wanted. We were always able to get in touch with her when we needed to talk with her, and at the time we did not live in this area.
I recommend her to my friends, and I promise you won't be disappointed if you allow Kim to help you to find a home. She has continued to stay in touch with us, even long after the sale was closed. Kim is a great resource about the area, and we now count her among our friends.
Sep 10, 2015
We bought a house through Kim, and recomended her to our daughter and son-in-law. They bought two houses through her. Kim listens to what you want and pulls up only those listings. She has more experience and professionalism than other agents we have worked
with. I would not hesitate to use her again if I need an agent. easy she is to talk to.
Sep 10, 2015
I recently sold my home in Granite Bay, using Kim Nicols as my agent, and the entire sales process was a huge success. Although we knew many friends who are competent realtors, Kim was highly recommended to me by my business partner, early in my selling process. Long before I was to sell, Kim consulted with me and my wife on how best to upgrade our home for selling or renting. We followed her advice, putting some $85K into the home (new roof, deferred maintenance,exterior paint, upgraded bathroom,etc). She brought in a fellow designer to select the new exterior paint color scheme, and stayed with me thru this work even though I was considering renting the house at that time. Later Kim helped with market info of house selling trends, and I decided to put the house on the market to sell. It was now in prime condition,and she arranged a staging service, and this allowed us to receive multiple, quick offers, and get a full price offer in 5 weeks. KIm's guidance was always well thought-out, and her in depth knowledge and experience in the Granite Bay market proved invaluable in determining pricing, when to list, and how to respond to these multiple offers. She told me what the buying cycle would be, with lots of interest in the first 2 weeks (hence our key focus), then a quieter period, until the right buyer came along, and it happened just like she said. Kim was always quickly available via text and phone. She is very focused on her profession, and it was a pleasure working with an agent who is experienced, knowledgable, and efficient. I enjoy working with intelligent and professional business people like Kim, and I would highly recommend Kim Nicols for Realty sales and purchases in the greater Granite Bay area
Sep 10, 2015
Kim was friendly, responsive, and went the extra mile to help us get into a home.
My husband and I were looking to move out of Silicon Valley back in 2011. We found Kim online, I called, and she got back to us right away. We scheduled a weekend day to visit and go on some neighborhood and house tours. She knew we were "just looking" and that the goal was to see if we were even interested in moving to the area. Knowing this didn’t deter her from spending quality time with us showing us around. She had several options around laid out around the area and as we spent the day driving around. She was very knowledgeable about what each area had to offer. We found a few areas that we fell in love with and knew we wanted to make the move.
Fast forward a year and half later. Kim had kept in touch with us to see how the job hunt was going and we when were ready, so was she. We came up and rented while we were in the search for our home. The majority of the market was short sales so we knew we had to be open to putting in the time for the right home. After just a few months we found a great place that we fell in love with. The short sale process was long (3 months) and tedious (lack of communication from the bank) but she walked us through each step. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, that house was not meant-to-be due to some structural issues we couldn't overlook.
Kim was quick to comfort us and immediately get us back on the hunt for a new house. Just 2 weeks later we found a new house. This time it was a traditional sale, but there were multiple offers higher than ours and we didn't get the house, or so we thought. Kim's rapport with the listing agent really paid off. (She ensures a great relationship with all the listing agents for this very reason!) The accepted offer fell through, and the selling agent gave us first dibbs on the house. We were so happy! We moved into negotiations and were able to come to an agreement at a fair price.
We moved into the home with great timing, I was 6 months pregnant and looking forward to putting together the nursery for our new little guy. We love our home.
I would highly recommend Kim for anyone new to the area, and or, first time home buyers like us.
Sep 10, 2015
We have used Kim as our realtor for the past 8 years to buy and sell multiple properties! My husband and I were originally referred to her by a former colleague and friend of mine when we were looking to sell our house and downsize. We interviewed 3 other realtors and hired Kim because of her professionalism, knowledge and understanding of our needs. Kim helped us find our replacement home as well and a few years later assisted us in our relocation move.
Kim exhibits all the traits that a person and or family needs during difficult times such as patience and good communication, both which a person needs whether they are selling/buying and or relocating. Kim knows her "stuff". When we listed our first house with Kim, she guided us through the selling process and told us what to expect every step of the way. And when we went to buy, she was patient with us and pointed out the positive and negative features of each of the properties that we looked at until we found the perfect house for us! Kim listens, pays attention to detail and helps the client make the best decisions possible based on the information that she has gathered.
A mother, wife, friend, and a truly amazing person, we would not hesitate to use her once again. If you are in need of a realtor, please consider Kim, you won't be disappointed!