About Maria Nichols

Exceeding expectations.

Meet Maria Nichols

Broker Associate

Knowledgeable. Driven. Reliable. These are just a few words clients frequently use to describe Bay Area agent Maria Nichols. 

Born in Ukraine, Maria has lived in places like Milan, Italy, and Los Angeles, and her diverse background has given her the kind of experience only travel can bring. Despite having called several countries home, the Bay Area appealed to her most with its closeness to nature and vibrant downtown. She has lived here since 1992, and her nearly three decades in the region has made her an expert resource on everything from the real estate market to the school systems to the best local coffee shops in each community.

Maria first got a taste of real estate in 2004 when she was offered a prestigious internship with Pulte Homes in Las Vegas—the nation’s top builder. Upon completion of her Business Degree in 2005 from USC Marshall School of Business, Maria transitioned full time into real estate. Maria knew the industry was the right choice for her the moment she met her first client, and her enthusiasm and natural skill guaranteed her a full-time sales position upon graduation. 

When Maria took a brief hiatus from real estate to build and run a group of bakeries across seven different locations, she continued assisting with home sales whenever time allowed. As the companies’ CEO, she oversaw everything the business entailed, including construction, human resources, product quality, publicity, finances, and customer satisfaction. Her multifaceted career history helped her learn integral business and analytical skills that she has used to aid her clients, from budgeting to negotiating, marketing to making an offer.

In 2019, Maria decided to join forces with Compass as a full-time agent, and her passion and comprehensive expertise have made her unstoppable. She has already earned rave reviews from clients and become a top producer.

Representing both buyers and sellers in the Bay Area, Maria's clients are lucky to work with someone who genuinely cares about their needs. She's proactive, trustworthy, and dependable, treating each client like they're her only one. Maria values nurturing an open and honest environment. She genuinely takes delight in seeing her clients’ real estate journeys from start to finish. Maria works with clients across all demographics, and the fact she’s fluent in Russian makes her specially equipped to work with foreign buyers.

Outside of the office, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff and their darling daughters Sasha and Sofia.

Not only have I always respected Maria on a personal level, but having worked with her on 4 back to back transactions over the last few months, I now have a whole ne...
Alla and Pavel
Maria is absolutely a five-star agent and most importantly, she is a winner agent who is fully dedicated to her clients and knows how to win with a best deal for her...
Hank and Hsuanpei
No one tells you that selling your home can be a very emotional and stressful time. Buying a home? Sure, everyone talks about how stressful that can be. We just sold...
Boris and Lina
Maria is a seller’s dream agent. She was our one-stop-shop for everything from dealing directly with every single vendor for prepping the property for the sale and e...
Maria and Eugene
Maria Nichols is a fantastic realtor with a great sense of understanding of her client's requirements. We found a home in the highly competitive Bay Area market with...
Giri and Shivani
Maria came to us like an angel. She has helped us sell our house for more than we expected, worked hard to make everything right in this crazy world we are in with c...
Ralph and Julie
Buying a house is one of the most stressful things a person can do, especially if one has strict budget and down payment requirements. We were skeptical if we would ...
Vinay and Hetu
If you are a first-time buyer looking for an extremely responsive and patient buyers agent, look no where else. Maria is an experienced buyer agent, which you can te...
Minhao and Lindsey

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I am a passionate Realtor® who specializes in working with people who have high expectations of their agent and the results that they produce. That’s why I work diligently with every client to understand precisely what they need for a successful outcome.
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