7525 28th St W
University Place, WA 98466-4144
ON THE MOVE!
Alive with culture, Downtown Tacoma is filled with historic architecture, creative arts, museums, theaters, sophisticated shops, down to earth, antiques and an eclectic array of great food. I've been in the T-Town area my entire life!
I worked in construction management and found I preferred being out and about rather than in the office. Real Estate has been the perfect combination! I believe that anyone can buy or sell in any market. With proper communication and negotiations, I help protect your best interests in all phases of Real Estate. Buying and selling can be stressful, having the right agent assisting you, will allow you to control the process without having to put your life on hold. My business is about my client’s life and their dreams. My high energy “can do” attitude makes the roller coaster that is Real Estate, exciting and allows me the opportunity to thrive in any market. I take pride in running my business with honesty and professionalism.
Inspiration: I am inspired by strong willed direct personalities. Tony Robbins; who inspires people, builds businesses and has found complete abundance in life. My grandmother; who was self employed and showed me incredible work ethic. That woman can do everything and will! Megan Douglas, owner of Serenity Spa & Natural Health Clinic; Beautiful inside and out. One who no matter what she is going through, puts everyone else first and still manages to have a loving/supportive family and multi location successful business. Being in her life reminds me that everything has a level of balance. Brad Eyford, owner of The Health Connection; his competitive spirit and resilience is inspiring.
The most memorable experience I've had with a client:
Closing day and I call my buyer to meet up for the key exchange. He says he'll meet me at the new house and that he's already got stuff in his car. I pull up and he's sitting on top of his amp with his guitar case to his side. I said are you ready and he says I've got all I need for the night. Once we go in to walk around and make sure he really feels at home he kicks off his shoes and does a cartwheel through the living room into the dining and says to me "come on, your turn!"
After the fun, we start to check everything out and he pulls on a drawer which feels stuck and breaks the child safety hinge. We laughed and he says "now I get to fix it". Once in the garage he pulls on the door as I say "no, no, it opens over here..." He pulls on the door hinge and breaks it partially. He cracked me up by saying "I'm so new Nikki". I now tell all of my first time home buyers to call or text me and let me know the first thing they break.
Being a home owner is comedy when you can laugh at your own growth and complete satisfaction when you get to learn something new. I love the clients who bring out the joy of life and excitement in the small things.
Why I stand out from other real estate professionals: I am use to being with people where ever they are in life. I care about what is going on in their life and how their home changes that. I listen to their goals and do my best to help them get there. Sometimes we get in our own way, I try to be the neutral party who helps get people where they want and need to be.
Military Relocation Specialist (MRP)
NAR - National Association of Realtors
TPCAR - Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors
"I would highly recommend buying a house through Nikki if you are looking for something in Pierce County especially. She was extremely knowledgeable of the market and was a maven when it came to going through listings and ensuring that we were not wasting time. Her system works really well. She made the process extremely pain-free and helped relieve stress throughout. Again she is a professional and I would highly recommend her. There’s a reason she has been doing this so long with such great success. Would refer her and would use her services again when buying or selling."
"Nikki is a Godsend!!!! She is awesome. Quick responses. Consistent lists to review. Determined. She knows the area very well. She knew from looking at a house, I wasn't going to love it, but let me look anyways. Very flexible with her schedule. Within 1 month we were able to find a home we love. She negotiated, within our budget. She is great with kids too!! I cannot thank her enough ."
"We are a military family living in Florida selling a house in Washington . Nikki worked with our renter to get pictures of the house taken and assisted with the contractor working to get the house ready for sale. We accepted an offer within one week of listing our home! This was faster than anything we could possibly hope for! There were several times my husband and I were in different states due to work and Nikki was always available and understanding of our situation. She is very knowledgeable of the area and was honest in setting expectations early in the process. Not only is she a knowledgeable and confident realtor but personally she treated us with understanding and kindness. I highly recommend Nikki, she truly did an amazing job listing, and selling our home faster than we could have ever dreamed!"
"Summary of their experience I have historically been a buyer of real estate but this was my first experience as a seller and I wasn't entirely certain of what to expect but Nikki took all of the mystery out of it, outlined everything in a very clear way, and made the process a very easy one. She understood my goals, knew how to best stage and show my property for a quick sell, and took care of everything from start to finish. I received 3 offers within days of the open house and closed quickly. Nikki is personable, has a positive, upbeat attitude, and is good at what she does!"
"Nikki was nothing short of amazing during the whole selling and buying process. She took us to look at a million houses because we were so picky, she listened to me whine, and she took many frantic phone calls from me with complete professionalism and a soothing demeanor. She always made me feel comfortable the process and truly made it as worry free as it could be. Nikki is very friendly and she will make you want to buy a house again just to hang out with her. 5 star agent!"
"Nikki was the realtor that we've been looking for! Selling a house from across the country is stressful and Nikki took those worries and washed them away with her knowledge of the market and understanding of our situation and needs. This was the easiest process my wife and I have made involving the sell of a house and easier than any purchase of a house that we have had. Prior to listing, a supposedly much sought after agent told us we wouldn't get our house sold listing it before the holidays. Listing with Nikki we had offers immediately and on Christmas day. She got our house sold within two weeks! She was very friendly, helpful and encouraging. If I was buying or selling in WA again this will be our agent!"
"Nikki took our wants and needs seriously. She searched for a home that was suitable to our needs and diligently pursued getting that information to us to help in making a decision. She kept us updated with internet information and made sure we were aware of any changes to property, since the it was last posted. She was always early for showings and willing to sit and talk with us if we had questions. Nikki always had a smile and a kind disposition, no matter the situation. If you are looking for a agent that takes all of your considerations to heart then choose Nikki Carter, you will not be disappointed."
-R Somerville, Client
"Nikki was GREAT to work with! She really did a great job sending me listings for houses that fit my criteria for a few months before I was ready to buy. This was my first home purchase and she really walked me through the whole process answering any questions I had! She had great patience with me and never was just looking for a quick sale or to pressure me into buying anything. She even met we me two times in one day because I found a house I really wanted to see and she didn’t want me to wait. She really worked hard to get me the best deal on a house that I love! She went that extra mile and really made me feel at ease with my first home purchase. Even after the sale she has been there to answer a few questions for me. I would definitely recommend her to any friends or family looking to buy!"
-K Ball, Client
"Nikki was referred to us by another realtor that did not have the time to represent us. Nikki was prompt, honest, accommodating and exceedingly patient with our endless questions and concerns. I would recommend Nikki to anyone that is looking to purchase any real estate!"
"We couldn't have asked for anyone better than Nikki. From beginning to end, she was trustworthy and always had our best interests in mind. She quickly narrowed down properties based on our interests and preferences and made the whole process smooth and as stress free as it possibly could be. She was always on top of everything and responded to emails and calls promptly. We highly recommend her and would love to work with her again!"
-A Ross, Client
"Nikki is a truly wonderful agent. I worked with a different agent for over a year... I ultimately got fed up and stopped contacting him. I randomly went to an Open House that Nikki was showing. Her candor and professionalism stood out as a pleasant surprise. Nikki listened to every request I made for home including the house itself, area, commute time for work, and innumerable other little details I found important. She stayed on point even as my list of demands evolved. She helped me find and buy a true dream home. I couldn't be happier with her representation... and her ability to work with a pretty difficult client (me :)"
"Nikki was AWESOME! She sat down with us at the beginning and got all of our criteria. Then, she sent us listings based on what we wanted out of a house, a neighborhood, a school district...etc. She was very patient with us as we looked at houses - waiting for the right one. She was very responsive, even following up with the sellers several times when they were taking a little while. Her knowledge of the Pierce and King county area, and friendly attitude make her an awesome choice!!"
-K Hogins, Client
"Nikki Carter was very professional, knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend her over any other local buyer's agent. She has your interests in mind when helping you find a new home! She helped us find a great new home that cut our current mortgage in half! She kept us informed of the buying process every step of the way, and even connected us to a new lender, when the one we started with was unable to meet the sellers deadlines on a loan pre-approval. I got the pre-approval the very next day! Her connections saved us from possibly losing out against other bidders on the home! Nikki listened to what my wife and I wanted in a house and didn't waste our time looking at homes outside our desired price range. The end results was a great buying experience, that got us the right home, in a very reasonable time, for the right price. Thanks Nikki!"
-G Shelton, Client
"Nikki not only knows the area from Tacoma to Kent, but she went the extra mile and spent as much time as possible helping me locate a home in my price range. She's fun, knowledgeable and professional!! She will listen and comprehend your needs and not waste your time. She assists throughout the process making sure you understand and following up with important details and paperwork. Again she if fun and she makes the process easy. You can't go wrong choosing Nikki to help you buy or sell. I trust her!!"
-G Warren, Client