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Whether you're looking to buy or sell, we would highly recommend meeting with Nicole

We’ve done 4 real estate transactions with Nicole. We had the pleasure of working with her while searching for our first house. My husband and I clicked with her competitive nature in a buyer's market and she has a ton of experience in multiple offer situations.

Nicole is a true real estate professional, very responsive, quickly answers questions and is happy to provide detailed explanations and reasoning behind her advice, as well as suggesting different options. While touring homes, she has a wealth of knowledge on what a certain remodeling job would cost based on experience with past clients and has great recommendations for inspectors and various contractors.

When it comes to multiple offers, Nicole knows what questions to ask the listing agents to put together a competitive offer and is very detail oriented. After several unsuccessful attempts, not only did we finally win a multiple offer bidding, but also sold our townhome in just one day with Nicole’s help! We used her services for all three of our sales and purchases after that.

Whether you're looking to buy or sell, we would highly recommend meeting with Nicole at 4 Rivers Realty before settling on a real estate agent. 

Liesl H. & Kevin C.

Understands that a real estate investment is more than a business deal...

It is my pleasure to recommend Nicole Collins as a real estate agent.  Actually, that falls far short of what you get if you decide to engage with Nicole in either buying or selling a property. 

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have known Nicole since she was an eager and spirited four year old, and frankly those would be the same words I would use to describe her now.

One expects from a real estate agent a sound knowledge of the market, an ability to work with numbers and arrive at a solid number to reflect a reasonable investment proposition, and thoroughness in investigating the soundness of the venture.  With Nicole all of that occurs because of the value system that drives her--the need to do right by those she represents, the understanding that a real estate investment is more than a business deal but is the articulation of hopes and dreams, and an expectation that people must behave honorably when they represent a person in the most significant investment of their lives.  Nicole, most simply stated, is kind, trustworthy, honest, and driven to do the best she can for the clients she represents. She is remarkable. 



You will not find a realtor with more integrity...

Nicole assisted my husband and me with two sales and a purchase, and did so with professionalism, integrity and attention to detail.  She is easily able to navigate the inevitable twists and turns that real estate transactions often take.  You will not find a realtor with more integrity than Nicole. 

Shannon Grasso

I can't say enough good things...

I can’t say enough good things about Nicole. I will simply start by saying she  is an excellent realtor and an extremely hard worker.  Nicole worked with us selling our first home that was purchased for 245,000 and sold for 620,000! Sure some of this was due to the market environment in 2006, but a big part was also due to the outstanding job Nicole did which included, determining what needed to be done to position the sale our house to its full potential, organizing the interior paint work, staging of the home, working w/ outside contractors, listing and showing the house with perfect timing and staying on task 100% of the time. The list could go on and on.

Nicole is very organized and has outstanding follow through skills that are hard to find in any line of work these days. Nicole provided us with outstanding service coming to our home for just about everything during this process. This was extremely helpful to us as we had two young boys at the time with hectic schedules. She is very personable, professional, and extremely sharp in this field and is informed on all topics related to the industry.   

I still think back to how she handled the sale of our house in addition to finding us our second home (which we are very happy in) and can say I have yet to encounter the level of service or professionalism I received from Nicole on any other projects I’ve been involved in (I am still impressed).

To this day, I still call her with questions about my current property and she is always responsive and helpful. She truly is a generous person with her time and expertise. I say look no further!

Thanks again Nicole for your work in the past and perhaps sometime in the future!

Candace Giuntoli

It has been a top-notch experience working with Nicole

I was introduced to Nicole 9 years ago by a friend with whom I was going to buy a house. The plan fell through but Nicole and I continued to stay in touch.

Just 4 months ago I decided to get a property on my own and I instantly knew who to go to! From the first house we saw, to the day I got my keys, it has been a top-notch experience working with Nicole! Her level of commitment to finding the perfect property for me was extraordinary and anyone who's going to be lucky enough to have Nicole as their Realtor will instantly notice and appreciate the "extra" effort she puts in everything she does, that's one element that sets Nicole apart from all others! 

I couldn't possibly think of using anyone other than Nicole from now on! 


Tuan Huynh

I highly recommend her!

Nicole is absolutely fabulous! She is very devoted and gives attention to detail. She took me to many houses, as I narrowed down my idea of what I was looking for, without complaint that I kept changing my priorities! She wrote detailed letters to the sellers explaining why I was the perfect buyer. She is fun to be with and knowledgable about the area.  She never gave up until I found the ideal house. I highly recommend her!

Catherine Lamm

After the deal was closed, the service did not end there...

After I engaged Nicole's services, within 3 weeks I got the property that I wanted. I enjoyed working with her, she listen to my need, she work around my budget, she showed me as many houses as required.

After the deal was closed, the service did not end there; she gave me the recommendation about how to remodel the house, how to redo the garden, what I should pay attention to about the loan and gave me other valuable suggestions!

Among all, most important, she is NOT pushy.

I definitely would recommend her to any of my friends who looking for property.  


Kenny Sugianto

She is everything you should be looking for in a realtor/broker.

I would like to share with everyone what a great experience you would have with Nicole Collins as your realtor/broker.  I have known Nicole for many years and have nothing but great things to say about her.  She is everything you should be looking for in a realtor/broker.  She is an honest, hard working, reliable, dependable person with great integrity and respect in the field.  She is ALWAYS available to any question you may have when it comes to your investment.  Nicole is extremely knowledgeable in the field and all of the different options available to her clients!  I can't even tell you how many times Nicole has answered real estate questions for myself and friends, even when a transaction isn't happening.  I can guarantee that Nicole will get you the most for your money and that she will work harder than anyone in her field to get you your dream home or investment property.

Lauren Tucker

An authentic individual who cares about her clients...

Nicole has been an absolute blessing through our first home buying experience. Her past experience in performing the different positions involved with the real estate industry have provided her with a wealth of knowledge that gives her an edge in the business.  Being newbies to the process and not knowing what to expect, she has been invaluable in walking us step by step through each interaction of the process and at the same time taking the time to educate us to calm our fears and nerves. She truly is an authentic individual who cares about her clients and will do everything in her power to make the home buying process an enjoyable and happy experience. My husband and I would highly recommended Nicole to anyone and everyone as she is one of a kind and OUTSTANDING.

Marna & Mo

A true real estate professional...

I had the pleasure of working with Nicole as a first time home buyer this past February. Being new to the process, I had a lot of questions as well as a general lack of knowledge around how everything worked. Nicole was so knowledgeable and explained every step of the process so that I knew what to expect. Nicole is a very seasoned and savvy real estate broker who has many connections in the Bay Area. She is a true real estate professional who makes you feel informed and supported.  I have referred her to friends and family because I know they will be in the best hands working with her. 

Andrea Ochoa

Experienced, professional and easy to work with.

Nicole is experienced, professional and easy to work with.  She eased our home search process by providing guidance along the way and being by our side during the 5 months process (from execution of purchase contract to picking options to walk-throughs to escrow signing). We are happy to have met and worked with her. We would definitely use her again in the future, and would recommend her to family & friends. 

Annie & Norm

Nicole was the most knowledgeable, responsible and reliable

Nicole was our agent on our recent home-buying transaction, but beyond that she assisted us in the search for our perfect home. From the start, Nicole took the time to get to know our family and understand our specific situation and needs. During the actual transaction, where a number of parties become involved, it was clear that Nicole was the most knowledgeable, responsible and reliable of them all. We felt totally confident that she was our representation throughout the entire process. We highly recommend her for all your real estate needs and will be recommending her to anyone who'll listen for years to come.


Bob & Lenzi

Very professional and knowledgeable in this fluctuating market

Nicole Collins is very professional and knowledgeable in this fluctuating market.  She was available to show us homes every time we requested.  A great help and ready to go the extra step in any way with her experience.  We found her delightful and upbeat even when we got discouraged. A wonderful person and highly recommended.

Chris & Liz

She is not just your Realtor; she is also your friend!

Nicole helped my brother and I buy my brother’s first home in Oakland this past summer.  Nicole was wonderful and pleasant to work with.  She was extremely patient, diligent, knowledgeable and creative which made the whole home purchasing process so much less stressful, especially for first time buyer such as my brother.  She really took her time explaining things to us and investigating the potential properties.  Much thanks to Nicole’s hard work and strategic thinking, my brother and I got an awesome and affordable property in a desirable neighborhood of Oakland.  We would love to work with Nicole again in the future and highly recommend her for her talents.  She is not just your Realtor; she is also your friend!  

Gina Huynh

Exceeded our expectations


What a blessing it was to work with Nicole on the sale of our family home. She listened to our concerns, got to know us and our home before making recommendations, then went to work!  A coat of fresh interior paint and fabulous staging welcomed potential buyers into our home.  Her listing captured not only the quality of our home, but the sentiment. She held our hands through a difficult time and exceeded our expectations each step of the way. Thank you Nicole!


The Terry Family

Nicole is an awesome Realtor

Nicole was referred by my sister who had an amazing experience with her when she purchased her home. Nicole is fabulous - she was flexible in her schedule, knowledgeable and a very experienced Realtor. She guided us through the entire process of purchasing our first home. She explained everything in detail and followed up to make sure we didn't have additional questions or concerns. Nicole is an awesome Realtor - we will definitely refer her to friends and family.   

Wendy, Toan & Baby Maddox