Kaplan Family, Los Altos Hills
“Upon relocating from Seattle, we had the very good fortune to be referred to Nick French. After purchasing many properties over the years, this was by far our best experience. Nick listened closely to what we wanted for our family, understood our constraints, and then was relentless in his search for the right fit. After completing the purchasing of our home, he went above and beyond to introduce us to several contractors (to help with some remodel work) and connected us to neighbors, schools and community activities. His effort was a big part of making our transition a success. Nick’s deep knowledge of the Bay Area market, combined with his high standards for quality makes him an invaluable partner when making such an important investment decision. Moving forward, we cannot imagine working with anyone else!”
Li Family, Saratoga
“It took Nick and us two years and numerous home visits to find our dream home. We are so grateful for Nick’s personalized service. He always put our needs before anything else. He is patient and candid. He taught us what makes a quality home. He showed us his view, the pros and cons of every house we visited. He believes in quality, no compromise. When we saw our dream home, he did all the heavy lifting to ensure that we get the house with all things considered. Nick continued helping us everything we need with our new residence, including finding insurance, setting up family trust, renting out old house, handyman referral, etc.
Nick’s expert knowledge, skills and professionalism earned our trust. This type of trust is vital in today’s real estate business. We were referred to Nick as our agent by a friend of ours. We have been proudly referring our other friends to Nick ever since.”
Chiamparino Family, Sunnyvale
“Nick put together a strategy that was custom to our family taking our important variables into account and executed it professionally, without stress to us and even made it fun! We went from a feeling of devastation to an elated “are you kidding me!” There were times during the process where are goals seemed hopeless, but Nick continued to give positive energy, comments and motivated us to stay optimistic. Our strategy included selling our home to have the cash available for the down payment, staying in a rental home while actively looking for the right home across several areas and being completely knowledgeable and ready when the right home came available. The timing was calculated, price was fixed and we had a number of features that were very important to our family. We are now happily in our new home pinching ourselves every day at how lucky we feel and the great support we received along the way. Nick made it happen and we won’t forget it!”
Olsen Family, Menlo Park
“You go above and beyond all expectations in customer service. I have already had 6 real estate transactions before I was introduced to you, and I have never had the same agent more than once. However, I am convinced that you will be the only one I will need going forward.”
Lipari Family, Los Altos
“In an exceptionally challenging rental market, Nick was able to find my family and I the perfect Los Altos home in the ideal neighborhood right before school started. Beyond over-delivering on my family’s needs, Nick led us through the house hunting process with intelligence, patience, and kindness, always. After several corporate moves, I have never worked with a more talented Realtor.”
Cooper Family, Willow Glen
“Nick helped us buy an investment property in the South Bay. He showed us a number of areas and zeroed in on the property we thought was best. Nick guided us through the offer process and we are really pleased with the outcome. He even helped us prepare it for rental and find a tenant!”
Zhang Family, Saratoga
“Nick showed a high level of professionalism the moment we started working with him. His focus on our needs and customer satisfaction is second to none and we never felt pushed or rushed to a decision. His knowledge of the real estate market made our house search much more productive and fun and his attention to detail and enthusiasm to work made the process smoother than we anticipated. He always put our interests as his top priority and went the extra mile to get the job done right. There are a lot of real estate agents in our area and very few of them are able and willing to look out for their clients’ interests, and put their clients’ needs as their needs. Nick French is one of them. I will refer him to my friends without any hesitation.”
Chang Family, Saratoga
“We still remember the night you came over early and helped us analyze the pros and cons of the property. That was a very important night for us. With your guidance, we now have a clearer understanding. You gave us the facts on both sides, but never pushed us. In the end, we got a house we really want with no compromise at all.”
Bejarano Family, Willow Glen
“Nick French is a superman of a realtor! We have had the pleasure of working with him on both a purchase and sale of real estate.
For our home purchase, he worked with us tirelessly for nearly a year to choose just the right home for us. We undoubtedly looked at over 200 homes – WITH HIM, and Nick never made us feel like we were being difficult to work with. He is also a contractor, so he is able to advise on some of the challenges that a property may present, as well as articulate the possible costs associated with remediating the challenges.
Nick was also creative in helping us to afford the home we wanted. With his guidance, and through his connections within the real estate industry we were able to capitalize on the equity in our townhome through an off-market sale to gain the cash to afford more home than we had initially thought. This ended up being a real advantage for us – and helped us realize our perfect home.
Gifted on the business side of real estate, Nick is also incredibly patient with and observant of his clients. His ability to observe what we liked and disliked and match that to the potential in a property impressed us on numerous occasions. Unwavering in his desire to find the perfect home for his clients, he helped us successfully buy our first home together in the highly competitive Willow Glen area of San Jose.
I was particularly impressed when we were signing the papers for our home, on a Saturday morning, that he arrived, and was able to explain every single document that required signatures – he knew the purpose and the math behind everything. It was so reassuring to have that kind of expertise and knowledge on our side.
Our new home needed repairs and some customizing before we moved in. Nick was right there with us – taking care of things while we were out of town, recommending excellent trades people and helping us to manage the very tight schedule and budget. I don’t think we could have met our aggressive timeline without Nick’s help.
Two years before we were ready to sell our Sunnyvale condo, Nick was there to work with us on updating it for the best value for our money. He made sure we spent an appropriate amount (less than we thought would be necessary) to get the most out of our investment. Fast forward two years, when we were ready to sell, the condo, Nick expertly walked us through the advantages and disadvantages of selling it off-market. We decided that selling off-market would be best for our situation. Nick handled everything. He found us several potential buyers, coordinated multiple busy schedules for showing the condo, as well as all the inspections and details required of a seller. In addition to getting us a great price for our condo, he also negotiated a rent-back that gave us enough time to find, purchase and remodel a new property.
We can’t recommend Nick French highly enough. If you are looking for a real estate professional who is knowledgeable, honest and truly willing to “go the extra mile” for his clients, you can’t do better than Nick. We also would be remiss not to mention that Nick’s an all-around great guy – he is fun to be around, responsive and articulate.”
Lin Family, Los Altos
“What we appreciate most is Nick’s relentless dedication and hard work, honesty, tenacity, efficiency, positive attitude, the ability to know our needs and thorough and intimate knowledge. He always went out of his way to accommodate our schedule. In the process, Nick has become a good friend to us and our kids. He is also our trusted adviser on things beyond real estate.”
Clark Family, San Carlos
“Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication. Your knowledge, advice and support are invaluable and we are so lucky to have you helping us throughout this overwhelming process. Your patience, positive attitude and wonderful personality have helped us keep our stress and anxiety to a minimum. It is so comforting to know that you are available anytime we have a question or concern. You always take the time to walk us through each step and although you have many clients, we’ve never felt rushed. The way that you fight for what we want and need, and how you look out for us and make sure we are happy, shows how much you care and makes us feel more like good friends than clients. I hope you know how much we appreciate everything and how grateful we are.”
Liu Family, Almaden Valley
“I never expected such a high quality of real estate service. Nick has provided great expertise, is very knowledgeable and is great at negotiating the terms of a purchase. We have built a good friendship that will definitely continue even after our purchase.”
Brady Family, Belmont
“We were impressed with Nick right off the bat. He listened to us carefully, patiently showed us all of our options and helped us negotiate the best deal. Now we’re happily living in a home that’s perfect for our family!”
Hood Family, Mountain View
“Friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and reliable. Our whole family loved working with Nick. Thank you for navigating us through the toughest housing market we have ever encountered. You made the process a whole lot more fun!”
Panepucci Family, Los Altos Hills
“We’ve used a number of realtors over the years and we’ve never had a realtor come close to providing this level or quality of service. It seems like Nick is always working. He saved us a lot of time in searching for and purchasing our current home by previewing everything and taking us only to the most attractive properties in our area of interest.
He did a great job helping us understand and evaluate the pros and cons of the various locations and properties, and we never missed an opportunity to make an offer on the best values. He has good insights and backed up his recommendations with actual data. We always felt that his strategy and presentation gave us an advantage when it came time to make an offer. He did more than we ever would have expected of any realtor. Some realtors seem to care most about making a sale. Nick cared most about helping us make a smart purchase with which we would be happy.”
Yang Family, Los Altos
“We consider Nick our real estate strategist, much more than a normal realtor. Nick worked with us for 6 years in search of our perfect home for the expanded family. During the process, he showed us properties in Saratoga, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills, and helped us to narrow down the community that fits the best to our special work and school needs. In the process, Nick demonstrated his great local knowledge and amazing patience. After picking the town we want to live in, he guided us through the housing downturn, and urged us to wait till the trough before pulling the trigger. When it came to the deal time, Nick leveraged his deep relationship with other realtors in the area, and pulled us a steal after working closely with the seller’s agent. We moved into our new house recently, and are enjoying it greatly thanks to Nick.”
Marinovski Family, Campbell
“Our experience with Nicholas French was superb! Nicholas is very dependable, professional and knowledgeable. His diligence and attention to detail is an asset to any home buyer. He knows his business and the area very well and was able to find us the home that we love. The entire process went very smoothly as Nick has taken care of all details. We would highly recommend him to others!”
Coelho Family, Campbell
“We met Nick after interviewing several Realtors and both of us instantly liked him. My wife liked the way he truly listened and vibed with our ideas and wants, and I was impressed with the homework and knowledge he brought to our very first meeting. Nick has a great way of understanding and adapting to each person’s needs and helping prompt them with his knowledge without being pushy about it. We were first time home buyers and he helped not just with the basics of house hunting but also has great knowledge of neighborhoods, schools, brokers and financing, inspections, plus other considerations like upcoming city zoning and parks and recreation and so on. He managed to make this intense experience fun – we shared jokes, restaurant tips and philosophy. Would absolutely recommend Nick and use him on our future transactions.”
Tao Family, Campbell
“Nick is methodical, dedicated, and understood very quickly what we were looking for. Looking every weekend, Nick found that perfect house and walked us through every step of the purchase process. As a first time buyer, his advice and guiding hand were very comforting. Nick is a real estate broker you can trust!”
Ying Family, Los Altos
”It is a true pleasure getting to know Nick and have his professional help in buying our second home. He has been helping us look for homes for three years… Yes, 3 years, what a home search! Really hard to imagine…yet we made it with Nick! He has the instinct, which is rare among most, to understand clients’ taste, value system, and finance condition from just a couple of house touring’s. He magically blends all these elements along with the housing/finance market condition and makes the most suitable suggestions. He does not push with showing homes or making offers, points out the drawbacks of each property from his professional view and protects us from making bad offers. He frequently shares his value and his understanding of the market and we find this very helpful. I think helping his clients find the most suitable and comfortable home is what he really enjoys! Picky and tough clients like us – we are really lucky and blessed to have Nick finding us a perfect home in Los Altos and continue to enjoy his professional help whenever possible. Nick’s easygoing and super patient personality, great, great people skills, and a level of outstanding professionalism distinguish him from others. From him, I get to know what a full service real estate agent really is…. Finally I’d like to share a quote I use so often among my circle of friends: ‘You will never go wrong with Nick when buying a home in Los Altos.’”