Nicole Costas is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, Certified Distressed Property Expert and short sale negotiation specialist who is experienced in buying, fixing and flipping single family homes and condominiums. Nicole and her team manage a roster of luxury, REO, short sale and probate clients, specializing in residential, commercial, land/lot, investments, and leases.
Nicole's more than 25 years in residential and commercial real estate, combined with her flipping experience makes her a powerful ally for first-time buyers, since she has the experience, creativity and vision to "see" the untapped potential of any property, and to know exactly what it will cost to bring out that potential.
Based in Sherman Oaks, California, Nicole works throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, serving Valley communities from Universal City and Toluca Lake to Woodland Hills, West Hills and Calabasas, as well as Los Angeles neighborhoods from Downtown LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other cities throughout West L.A.
Nicole's expertise makes her the ideal one-stop shop for home and condo buyers, sellers, investors, and active retirees on the go. Nicole is loyal, trustworthy, straightforward, but not pushy, and an unshakable ally who is passionate about achieving all her clients' goals.
From newbie investor to celebrity home seller, Nicole treats every client with the same great communication, careful attention to detail, and kindness.
Nicole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).
"Our best friends referred us to Nicole as their personal experience was magnificent. My husband and I were completely new to the process and had SO many questions. We also had a questionable timeline with purchasing as the money for our down payment was coming from a gift. Well, that gift didn't work out but we had saved enough to make purchasing possible. Nicole stuck with us throughout our save and was never pushy or annoying (as I have heard some realtors can be) She is friendly, knowledgeable, honest and kind. We would refer her 1000 times over and over (and have to friends that are starting their process as well) She fought hard for us when negotiating credits. She kept us in the loop with every step of the process and we never questioned where we were at in the process and what was going on. If you are in the market to buy, Nicole is the right person for you. Her knowledge and professionalism put you at ease from the second you speak with her. This is an inside comment...but SHE IS A GIRL BOSS! 10/10 recommend."
- 07/08/2019 - Tektiff
"Nicole helped me on both the purchase and sale of my home. Her professionalism and extra effort were above and beyond what I had previously experienced with a realtor. I look forward to finding my next home with her.
- 05/10/2018 - Tanya70
"My experience with Nicole Costas as my real estate agent was very enjoyable. She is not only very professional, knowledgeable but is very friendly to work with. She always made herself available and kept me informed as to the status of my . She helped me sell my and got me the best deal. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone considering selling or buying a home
- 03/22/2018 - Sagaelsa54
"Nicole is everything a realtor should be. Her expertise, savvy, and superb marketing skills resulted in the tremendously successful sale of my property. She managed to turn the quirks of my property into positives and attracted incredible levels of interest and offers. She’s hard-nosed and patient when that’s called for and an exceptionally responsive and clear communicator. She’s a smart and creative negotiator. From start to closing, she and her excellent team handled every phase of the transaction expertly. With many realtors competing for my listing, I am very grateful I went with Nicole. I will recommend her highly to everyone I know, both on the seller and buyer sides. Thank you, Nicole!
- 02/09/2018 - Karenldillon
"Great agent! She and Jane did a wonderful job on our . They helped us with the best plan to renovate the home and prep it for the sale. The result was we exceeded our pricing expectations and in a submarket where the average time to complete a sale is about 4 months, we had offers at our strike price the day we listed and closed in 35 days. Can't say enough good things about her and her team!
- 11/21/2017 - Ryaneddy1084
"Nicole was instrumental in selecting a new home for my son, a busy attorney and first time buyer. She skillfully negotiated the purchase price and managed the entire sale process all the way through closing. Nicole made what might have been a contentious transaction a straightforward and ultimately rewarding first time buy. I can highly recommend Nicole for her professionalism, knowledge, and ability to stay focused and get the deal done!
- 11/20/2017 - Joepalmer1
"Nicole is absolutely the go-to agent for high end houses in Hollywood Hills, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and many other areas. One thing you can count on is her honesty, and she is loyal. She is the best.
- 08/25/2017 - Mark Hildebrandt
"Nicole represented us impeccably in the sale of our father's home after he passed away. We entrusted her with every detail of the process - repairs, cleaning, staging, creating the sales strategy, the closing, and emptying the house upon the sale. As we live out of state, we relied on Nicole to take care of it all. She was in communication with us at every step. And she got us a sales price that we would not have imagined. Thank you again, Nicole! We are so pleased to have worked with you.
- 04/02/2017 - Hriceerso