Meet Nicholas

As a 6th generation Bay Area native, Nicholas French has a deep understanding and unmatched passion for the local markets – from the Peninsula to the South Bay. Throughout his 15+ years in the real estate business, he has consistently been ranked as a top-performing agent and in the highest 1%.

Nicholas brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, strong negotiation skills and professionalism to his practice and is well respected by his colleagues – important in the Bay Area market where multiple offers are the norm and agent-to-agent relationships matter.

The backbone of Nicholas’ business revolves around his philosophy of providing value-add to clients during all phases of their real estate needs – not just the transaction. With an impressive knowledge of most bay area cities’ neighborhoods/schools, and with an extensive network of quality industry experts such as handymen, architects, electricians, landscapers, painters, exterminators, stagers, designers, property management, and inspectors, Nick’s goal for you is a stress-free journey through the process of buying or selling a home – likely one of the largest financial and emotional decisions you may make in your lifetime.

Nicholas’ process starts with client education and situational analysis and moves into negotiating the strongest terms for his clients to create informed and equitable decisions. Post transaction, your relationship will continue as Nicholas guides and helps with housing needs that arise.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University and enjoys economics and investment strategy. He’s passionate about his community and volunteer work as well – he is an active member of the Los Altos Hills History Committee. He has served as a board member of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors and as District Chair for Los Altos/Mountain View for multiple terms. He’s served on the SILVAR Executive Committee, director for the California Association of Realtors, and chaired the Realtor Service Volunteer Program. He sponsors an annual scholarship for at-risk students, and during the holidays he and his wife organize the Los Altos/Los Altos Hills front-yard Holiday Tree effort.

Nicholas and his wife have made their home in Los Altos Hills where they enjoy the rural setting and stunning open space and Nicholas can train for his Ironman triathlon races. They have a one-year-old son and another son due in August. They are active volunteers in the community through efforts such as facilitating the Los Altos Hills Town Picnic games and enjoy participating in the many local events.


I am honored to be among the very small handful of Silicon Valley realtors inducted into the Gentry 2016 $50M Circle!