In the western suburbs, here’s one Realtor who handles both residential and commercial properties, including restaurants, retail and mall space, and it’s Nicky Richardson, residential and commercial broker with CarMarc Realty Group. Comfortable going from helping a first-time homebuyer to closing a retail space in an in-demand suburban area, Richardson is as multi-faceted as the beloved home state and town she serves.
“I chose real estate because it’s rewarding,” she says. “I love to see families happy when they buy a home, especially my first-time buyers. I love the flexibility this job affords me to be present for clients, as well as my family, and I love that I am always learning something new.” Born into a family of entrepreneurs who run several successful restaurants, her passion for real estate combined with her family success story is how she enjoys seeing commercial spaces and small businesses flourish. “I understand the value of money, business planning, organization and the things that make a company successful.”
Clients praise her knowledgeable, patient and professional attitude, while also appreciating her openness to answer every question and helping them feel comfortable throughout the process. “It’s OK that they don’t know every single detail – I do this every day, and it’s my job to help them feel prepared.” A member of the Women’s Council of Realtors and accredited with the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors as a commercial practitioner, Richardson closed $4.4 million in sales last year during a pandemic.
“I learn my clients first,” she says. “How they like to communicate, what they need and want and their personalities, and I meet them where they are in every way.” True to her hustle-hard background and her faith alike, Richardson serves with unlimited drive and true compassion. “My client’s best interest is my priority in every transaction,” says this family-focused wife and mother. “I treasure the life and career I’ve built.”