Nikki Carter
Phone: M: 253.223.3138 253.223.3138 mobile

Nikki Carter



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

"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

"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!"

  -Sarah, 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 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!"

  -Noel, Client

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