Maria Nichols, Agent in San Francisco - Compass

Maria Nichols

Broker Associate | DRE# 01864772
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Languages: English, Russian

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, First- Time Homebuyers, Luxury Properties, Consulting, New Homes, Property Management, Landlord


University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration - Entrepreneurship/International Business

Foothill College
Associate's Degree - Business Administration and Management, General

Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi'
Bachelor of Business - Semester Abroad - International Business

Client Testimonials

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"Maria is an extremely talented realtor. She is the perfect agent for first time home buyers. She explained to us the whole process in a detailed manner. Infact, some of our friends who had already bought places were unaware of facts that one should definitely consider while buying a home. She was not pushy at all and helped us go through heartbreaks of losing some houses in the bidding process. Her knowledge of bay area housing market and honesty aided us in the brutal process of buying a home in Bay area. When we finally found our home, she was extremely efficient in getting all paperwork in time and constantly guided us throughout the process. She is well organized and well connected which made the process much smoother. Infact, we still bother her with questions, even after closing. She , like her usual self, replies quickly like a champ. At the end of the process, we gained not just a house but a friend" - Rangoli

"Maria made the whole process seamless and stress-free! She was knowledgable, responsive and professional. She went above and beyond to respond in person when she easily could have communicated by phone. She made sure to check in with us frequently to make sure any questions we had were being answered, and she had the forethought to anticipate questions we may have and got the answers to them in advance. I've purchased several homes in my lifetime, and this was by far the smoothest home purchase I've ever experienced. I work a lot of hours in the week, and having Maria making the process run smoothly was invaluable to me!" - Kendra

"Maria is everything we needed in a real estate professional. She's always aware of what needs to be done in the home-buying process. She is prompt, efficient, and doesn't come off as pushy at all. Her knowledge, experience, demeanor, and awareness allowed us to relax and go with the flow. Buying a home can be extremely complicated, but she insulated us from potential stress. I highly recommend working with Maria." - Ernest

"I worked with Maria on two transactions. Once when I purchased a new construction home and again when I decided to sell it. She worked flawlessly during both transactions. Even though she was the builder rep when I bought the new home, she really took the time to explain everything to us and cared for us like we were her only clients. I used her again to sell that home and was even more impressed. She was on top of everything. Explained the process very well and when we hit a little bump in the road with our buyer, helped us navigate it. I plan to use her again when we move back to California next year." - Nancy

"I could not have wished for a better agent to represent me in the purchase of my home here in Brentwood. Maria was knowledgeable about the community and extremely thorough with every detail from beginning to the end of the process. She spent time showing me property and listening to what my needs were. When I had to leave the state she continued to search for me. Through pictures and videos she was able to fine the home I purchased without me setting foot on the property. Maria never dropped the ball. I will be forever grateful for her real estate expertise!" - Belinda


About Maria

Maria started her real estate career in 2004 while finishing up her business degree at the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business).

Her entry into the world of real estate began when she was offered an internship with Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s leading home builders. She found her passion for the business during her four-month internship. Soon after graduating, Maria became a full-time sales consultant. During the next four years, she rose to become a nationwide top sales performer and won numerous awards.

In 2009, Maria’s drive led her to relocate back to the Bay area, where she continued to build her real estate career. She took on projects for private clients while also working with Taylor Morrison to sell properties within the top communities in San Mateo.

In addition to her real estate career, in 2013, Maria was chosen to help lead operations for a multi-unit company specializing in fast, casual dining. She managed all aspects relating to staffing, P&L’s, brand image, and quality control.

Maria couples her passion for real estate, knowledge, experience, and care for people to carry each and every client through the best buying, selling, or investment experience possible.

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