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Meet the Broker

Nicole Collins, Broker

As the Broker and Owner of 4 Rivers Realty I wanted to take the time to write a personal note for the website. I opened 4 Rivers Realty, Inc. back in 2005 and prior to that had been working in real estate since late 2000.

Before entering the real estate field, I already had experience in sales, business and banking. I thrive on the many challenges of real estate transactions. Using my analytic and negotiation skills I have been able to work out great deals for my clients. Some of these clients have been first-time homebuyers, sellers who wished to “right-size” in retirement, luxury homeowners, investors, or property owners who faced difficult circumstances. I pride myself in building client relationships through ethical, forthright, and supportive communications and through RESULTS.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I learned early on to enjoy and explore our diverse community. Although I left the area for a few years to pursue my college education and international travel, I eventually returned. I am a mother of two growing boys and I’m a small business owner in this little community we call “The Bay Area”.

Something that you may find unique about my business is the expansive area that I cover. Within my first couple years in the business I worked with investors who looked for specific types of real estate. This type of work took me all over. Because of that I developed strategies and habits of in depth research and analysis of properties in all areas. This, in turn, opened up my business to clients all around the Bay and surrounding areas.

I’ve worked with clients as far South as Santa Cruz, Gilroy and Hollister; as far North as Novato, Petaluma, Napa and even Elk Grove; as far East as Oakdale; and everywhere in between: San Francisco, San Mateo, Oakland, Oakland Hills, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Livermore, Walnut Creek, Martinez, Albany, Berkeley, San Jose, Fremont… I have found that it doesn’t take an “area specialist” to get the job done but rather a real estate specialist.

Honesty, Respect, Communication and Trust are of the utmost importance in my business. I can help you answer questions about today's real estate market and provide you with the personal attention and service you deserve. When you are a client of mine, I work tirelessly to help you reach your goals, whether that’s a quick sale of your property, finding the new home of your dreams, or locating the investment property that will weather the current economy. I build relationships one client at a time and strive to become your partner in growth and your Realtor for Life.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the website. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to e-mail me:

And if you have another minute, please take a look at the “Making a Difference” page. My goals go beyond success in Real Estate. I also strive to make a difference in our community and the world we live in.

Mailing Address:
4061 E. Castro Valley Blvd., 425
Castro Valley, CA 94552