Nicky Richardson is a multi-faceted Realtor who serves the western suburbs. She handles both residential and commercial properties, including restaurants, retail and mall space, with CarMarc Realty Group. She’s as comfortable helping a first-time homebuyer as she is closing a retail space in an in-demand suburban area.
“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, she owns and runs several successful soul food restaurants in the Chicagoland area and suburbs with her parents and siblings. Richardson says her passion for real estate, combined with her family success story, is why 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,” she says.
Clients praise her knowledgeable, patient and professional attitude, while also appreciating her openness to answering every question and helping them feel comfortable throughout the process. “It’s OK that they don’t know every single detail,” she says. “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 is a top producer in her brokerage.
“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 Richardson, who enjoys spending time with her spouse and children. “I treasure the life and career I’ve built.”