Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||100 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.98|
|Value of Service||5.00|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.94|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.96|
|Success Ratio||100 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Nicole and her family have lived in Nanaimo since 2009 and just love it. She knows the neighbourhoods, schools, parks and recreational facilities and can help you select the best area for your family's needs.
She brings her experience as a business owner, administrator, and caregiver to young and old to help you find your perfect neighbourhood to raise your family or downsize after the kids move out.
Whether you are buying or selling Nicole will be your advocate and she will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. She will work with you to get you the fairest price when selling, in the least amount of time, by using state of the art technology, with superior marketing materials. If you are buying, she will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you so you can be a well-equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position.
Nicole understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. As a full-time Realtor, she will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. She will accomplish this through constant communication, and by being accessible whenever you need her.
Nicole is a wife and mother of 2 children, a dog, 2 cats and backyard chickens. When not assisting clients, Nicole enjoys time with her family hiking the beautiful trails in and around Vancouver Island, travelling up and down the Island in search of the next great spot to picnic or camp. She is also a backyard chicken enthusiast and helps her husband with their sustainable home gardens.
Nicole is an excellent realtor. She is knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful in walking you thru the process of buying a home. I was more than happy with the end result and most of that was due to her hard work. - James Life
Reply: Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad we found you a great home.
Nicole was amazing! She sold our house and we bought our land through her as well. Both transactions were perfect. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She will look after you from start to finish. - Mike Wonnacott
Reply: Thank you Mike! It has been my absolute pleasure helping you with both. I can't wait to see the new house!
Great service, prompt responses and very knowledgeable. She was very professional and knows her stuff. I would recommend her and use her services again! Nicole is an excellent realtor. When I had questions about stratas she found the answers and had quick responses with the information. - Tammy Kellendonk
Reply: Thank you Tammy! It was my pleasure helping you find a great condo here!
Excellent experience, Nicole is the definition of above and beyond. She took care of so many issues that arose during the process and got me a lot more than I expected to get! - Tristan Smith-klooster
Reply: Thanks Tristan! It was my pleasure to get your condo sold. It was great working with you and I look forward to hearing about your next adventure.
My partner and I had a fantastic experience working with Nicole to purchase our first home. We worked with Nicole for close to one year to find the perfect home; she took us to see homes in and around the Nanaimo area and was incredibly knowledgeable throughout the process. She had good insights into potential home issues and ideas about home improvements, and was always very positive (encouraging us that we would find our home eventually, even though the market is tough for first-time homebuyers). Nicole is down-to-earth and professional, and was always very responsive to phone/text/email inquiries. We highly recommend Nicole if you are looking to purchase a home in Nanaimo! - Alix Shield
Reply: Thank you Alix! It was my absolute pleasure to help you find your first home! It wasn't the easiest in this crazy market but we did it together :)
Nicole is the best! Professional, energetic and hard working. Her knowledge and insight helped me find and secure my new home. I highly recommend Nicole as a real estate advocate and local tour guide, lol. Thanks again, Nicole! - Diane Chisholm
Reply: Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to help you find a home here on the Island.
Reply: It was my absolute pleasure helping you find a great home here on the Island.
Absolute best real estate agent we have ever worked with. She is very thorough, and answered all my questions about all the neighborhoods we were researching. In all our years of buying/selling places, this is the first time I ever had complete trust that the realtor was looking out for OUR best interests. - Margaret Martin
Reply: Thank you Margaret! It was my absolute pleasure helping you guys find your retirement home here on the Island!
Nicole is an amazing realtor, and I cannot describe my experience enough. I found her on google, and from the first phone call she was very supportive and thoughtful. Just to highlight a few bullet points about her, she is very knowledgeable about the industry, her focus is to find you the best match, she does not push or rush you, she lists all of the pros and cons of an option in detail, and she goes above and beyond to make sure everything is taken care of. If you like to find your dream home, look no further for a realtor. Highly recommend her. - Sina
Reply: Thank you Sina! It was was my absolute pleasure helping you find a home in Nanaimo!
When it came time to sell my house, both my original realtor and another realtor I'd chosen as "back up" had retired!! And there are SO MANY realtors in the mid-Island region!!!! I went searching on Google and picked Nicole based solely on her reviews. I had chosen one other person to speak to as well but after meeting with Nicole the first time, I didn't even bother reaching out to the other realtor. Her demeanor had already convinced me to go with her. And the reviews did NOT lie. If her other clients are anything like me, 5 stars are not enough to encompass the service she provided! She was the perfect mix of friendly yet assertive that one must find in a realtor. Not assertive enough to stray into "ahole" territory, but not friendly enough that you end up with concerns as to whether they'll be truly invested in protecting your interest in the deal. I'd say that she dealt effortlessly with a complication that came up post-signing of the realtor contract, but that would not honor the work she put into dealing with it. She just made it LOOK effortless, and never made me feel like either it or I were a problem. Excellent communication, blunt without being rude, honestly I could go on and on - but I'd just be repeating myself using different words - she was excellence personified, from start to end. If she's still around when it comes time to purchase again, you bet I'll be calling her again in a heartbeat. - Betty B
Reply: Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure to work with you to sell your home.
We have purchased 6 homes and sold 7, trust us when we say Nicole IS the best! We have dealt with several realtors and we have found Nicole to be the most laid back and friendly, confident in how to sell your home, in her market evaluation, what you need to show well, quick to respond to a question, clear to communicate with etc. I feel bad for not giving the marketing a 5 star but we didn’t get to see our home listed on any websites just a coming soon post on her page as our home sold fast in the hot market. But she did put together a beautiful post featuring our home and the photos were stellar! Nicole met the cleaner to give access for a move out clean, and our compost bin wasn’t emptied by the city due to a misunderstanding. We were moving out of province, so travelling that day. Nicole notified us and although it was stressful for everyone given the situation and timing, she helped us sort it out and emptied the bin for us! That was HUGE considering the day it was for us and we know it affected her day also but she didn’t make a big deal about it. We were so thankful for her help and attitude. It’s those things that set her apart for sure. Thanks Nicole for making the LAST sale for us the most pleasant! - Mark & Crystal D
Reply: It was my pleasure to help your family sell your home. It was a great home and I know the new owners love it! I wish you the best with your new adventures.
Nicole helped our search from abroad for months due to COVID travel restrictions. She provided great insight and advice for us to purchase a beautiful home in a difficult sellers market. We highly recommend her. - Brian Joseph MacDonald
Reply: Thank you Brian! I am so happy we were able to find you a home just in time for Christmas!
Nicole is a wonderful realtor. She is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to find us a a home in a crazy market! She was always quick to respond to any questions we had. We highly recommend her. - Trinity
Reply: Thank you! I was honored to help your family find a home here in Nanaimo and look forward to seeing the great updates you do!
Great knowledge of construction and areas and what's in them. Nicole is a. positive person and it was a positive transaction. closed in a proper fashion with no issues - Leland Nelson
Reply: Thank you! It was such a pleasure working with your family! I am looking forward to seeing the changes you make to the home!
We engaged Nicole on a matter that absolutely needed her expertise (no way could this be a for sale by owner, although I think few are). Nicole's expertise on a very delicate set of facts, including a property with a complicated physical state, was outstanding. She repeatedly went above any call of duty. I cannot speak highly enough of the service she provided. - Rose
Reply: Thank you! It was my pleasure to work with you and gain the experience I did in selling this home.
Nicole helped us throughout the purchase and was friendly, honest and well informed. Her walk through remotely with is was thorough and helped us buy our new home with confidence. - James Baker
Reply: Thank you James! Your family is so lovely and I was so excited to finally get to meet you and show you your new home in person!
Nicole was wonderful to work with. She listened to my needs, was quick to respond to my questions, and was very compassionate during a very stressful time. Her positivity and dedication to finding me the perfect home kept me calm and focused. She was able to guide me through the process every step of the way. I would highly recommend hiring Nicole for all your selling and purchasing needs. - Catherine Dickie
Reply: Thank you Catherine! It was my pleasure to work with your family to get you your first home :)
Nicole ensured we were successful with our move from out of province to Nanaimo, BC. Even before we had met in person, Nicole had spent time with us to go through conditions in the local market, the BC buying process and our requirements in our next property. Nicole's extensive local knowledge meant that when we arrived in person, she had already lined up several properties to view and was soon quickly aware of our style and what we did and didn't like in a property Throughout the whole process, Nicole was quick to follow up, easy to reach and regularly checked-in even after we had closed and moved-in. Great service and no hesitation recommending Nicole to anyone wishing to buy or sell - Stuart Cutler
Reply: Thank you Stuart! I was such a pleasure working with you both and am looking forward to some dog walks! Welcome to the Island, I know you will love it here!
We had an excellent experience with Nicole. She went above and beyond for us, before, during and after the sale of the house. Highly recommend her and we will use her again 100% - Samantha Angus
Reply: Thank you! It was my absolute pleasure helping you :) I am looking forward to hearing about your new adventures.
Nicole did an amazing job selling our home. 10/10. Super personal and really cared about us as clients. She always went the extra mile, and we would completely recommend her. - Ryan Morgan
Reply: Thank you Ryan! It was such a pleasure helping your family through the sale. Best of luck in your new adventures.
Amazing - Nicole went above and beyond in all aspects thank you thank you thank you! Would recommend to anyone in the Nanaimo area without a doubt. Kind and knowledgeable. We had the difficult task of selling our late father’s home, she was very accommodating to us as we live out of province. She made the process easy with less than a 24 hour turnaround! - Rhéa
Reply: Thank you Rhèa! It was absolutely my pleasure to help you guys through this trying time to make it go as smooth as possible. And of course, through the weird stuff too haha
Nicole was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble, we viewed a few properties but like they say you have to kiss a few frogs to find a prince. Very happy with our purchase. - John Duff
Reply: Thank you John! We definitely kissed a few frogs! So happy you found that perfect home that will bring many great memories to your family for years to come!
Reply: Thank you John! I am so happy that we finally found your prince (in a home). It has been fantastic to get to know your family and look forward to the amazing things you will be doing to this home
I had an awesome experience working with Nicole Hindman. She is an awesome realtor who gives her time and energy to her clients. She is personable, understanding and gives her clients all her attention and is very truthful. She wants what is best for her clients and works hard to make it happen. Would definitely recommend Nicole. - Shiva
Reply: Thank you Shiva! It was my absolute pleasure to help you find your first home. I hope you have many amazing memories there!
I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking to sell their home. She made the process easy for me as the seller, and went above and beyond typical realtor responsibilities to maximize my net return. I’ve sold many homes in my life, and she is the best realtor I’ve ever had. - Scott Samoleski
Reply: Thank you Scott! It was such a pleasure working with you to get your home sold! Thanks again for trusting me to do this for you :)
We moved to Vancouver Island from out of province last summer, and we were looking to buy a house somewhere between Qualicum Beach and Ladysmith. Fortunately for us, we found Nicole Hindman’s name online. Nicole was upbeat and confident that we could find a house in the rapidly changing housing market even though we were becoming discouraged. Nicole’s is very knowledgeable in the real estate market as well as professional. Whenever we requested a viewing, Nicole was immediately on the job to get us a viewing appointment and often arranged for a longer viewing time than was the standard. She also pointed out any issues or problems with the house that she noticed so that we could make an informed decision. Nicole’s positive attitude made house viewing an enjoyable experience. Not only did we buy a house with Nicole as our realtor, we also found a home. - Cathy Crouse
Reply: Thank you Cathy! It has been my pleasure helping you guys find such a great home in such a crazy market! I am excited to see the amazing things you will do to your new home.
Nicole was a pleasure to deal with. She is very knowledgeable of the Nanaimo market where I was looking. She took the time to explain things on our first phone call as I was a first time home buyer. Nicole is professional, acts fast and a good communicator. I will use her again in the future and highly recommend! Thanks Nicole! - Josh
Reply: Thanks Josh! I am so happy we were able to find you your first home in such a turbulent market! I look forward to working with you in the future.
Nicole was such a wonderful agent to have worked with during our first time buying a house. From the beginning she was personable, professional, and very knowledgeable about the area; such an easy person to work with- easy to relate to, confide in, and trust that she will do everything in her power to work on your behalf. And fun to meet up to see houses and chat with too! We are so very grateful to Nicole and so happy to be in the house we now own. - Liz Gibson
Reply: Thank you Liz! Meeting your family has been such a pleasure and I am so grateful we were able to find you such a great home in this crazy market. I am looking forward to seeing everything you do!
We had a limited amount of time in which to find and purchase a property that would meet our specific requirements as we were planning a move from Ontario. We had been in contact with Nicole prior to our trip, and she was able to research and eliminate a number of properties prior to our arrival which helped us to avoid listings with serious potential issues. From purchase to closing Nicole was an asset and made the entire process easier. Local knowledge is key and without doubt, Nicole will help you find your new home. - Michael Agnes
Reply: Thank you Michael! It was my pleasure to help you both through your home search. It is also my pleasure to have met you both and look forward to some nice patio days!
Nicole with simply the Best. She goes way above and beyond any expectations from an agent. Her professionalism save us lots of money. Not only did I have a good agent I now have a great friend. - Russel
Reply: Thank you for your kind words: ) It has been a pleasure working with you and am looking forward to many trips over to Gabriola and know you will enjoy it here!
As a first-time home buyer and someone who was unfamiliar with the area I was moving to, I needed the help and guidance of a great Realtor. Someone who could make sure that I was making the right choice; someone who I could trust. That is EXACTLY what I got by working with Nicole. My house search took place in unprecedented times and Nicole navigated me through it like a champ. She really went to the extra effort to ensure that I was viewing homes promptly and safely, despite travel challenges throughout our province. Nicole is incredibly knowledgeable and was willing to talk me through all of the ins and outs of purchasing property. I never felt like any of my questions were stupid. (And believe me, I had plenty). Nicole was communicative, patient and simply a delight to work with. I would passionately recommend her to anyone considering a real estate adventure of their own; I know that I’ll forever be grateful that I found her. - Emily Caulfield
Reply: Thank you Emily! It has been my absolute pleasure helping you on this great adventure! I know you will love the Island and your new home!
I was a first time home buyer and Nicole was very helpful. She was always available to answer any questions I had and to book me showings. I bought a condo through her. She was very knowledgeable about strata matters and worked to answer any questions about the strata that I had promptly, even if she did not immediately know the answers herself. She is very personable and I would highly recommend her! - Cecilia
Reply: It was my pleasure to help you buy your first home!
Nicole did a great job of selling our lot which was a lovely property but with a niche aspect so that the set of potential buyers was not huge. Nicole is smart, motivated, dynamic, well connected and honest. I recommend her highly. - Wayne Spencer
Reply: Thank you Wayne! It was a pleasure working with you through this whole sale! Stay healthy!
You can definitely trust Nicole to find you the perfect place. I needed help finding a place for my mom to live, and not only did she show us multiple listings, she was on top of it always, she was responsive, and she was amazing to work with. Nicole is an agent that truly cares. If you need to find a place I would definitely recommend using her. Thank you Nicole! - Christine Anderson
Reply: Thank you Christine! It has been my absolute pleasure to help you and your mom. It has been great getting to know both of you!
We simply cannot day enough about Nicole. From the beginning of our search through closing and support afterwards, she has been our biggest asset, champion, and source of information in settling into our new home and community. She is prompt, thorough, kind and honest, and did not hesitate to answer any of our questions. We would hands-down recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in and around Nanaimo - it’s like having a top-notch real estate professional and a close friend in your corner at the same time. - Matthew Phillips
Reply: Thank you! It has been a pleasure helping your family move here and am looking forward to the many memories you will make!
Nicole was very understanding and involved in the purchase of my home. As a first time home buyer she helped me through the whole process and answered all my questions. - Kaitlin Whittall
Reply: Thank you Kaitlin! It was my pleasure to help you find your first home! I know this home will have many memories to come!
Nicole was recommended to me by a mutual friend. I was not expecting someone like her! Nicole is easy going, friendly, very knowledgeable, funny and she calmed me when my father passed. I couldn't have gotten through the last few months without her. I needed to sell in a short amount of time. She sold my home faster than expected. I would ask for her services again in a heart beat. - Esther Phelan
Reply: Thank you! It was great to work with you and get your house sold!
Reply: It was my pleasure working with you and your family! I hope your new move has been great!
Very professional and thorough. Everything done in a timely manner. She provided all necessary information to comfortably close the deal. Although we weren't able to be at the location we were satisfied with her descriptions of the house. - Oliver Plett
Reply: Thank you Mr. Plett. It was fantastic to work with you and I am thankful we were able to find such a great home.
Nicole was so easy to work with, I instantly felt comfortable with her. Being new to the area, she was very knowledgeable about the schools and the community. She found us our forever home and we are very happy to have met her. - Margaret Plett
Reply: Thank you so much Margaret! It was so great working with you and your family. I know you will enjoy your home for years to come!
Nicole was so wonderful to work with - knowledgeable, flexible, and incredibly patient. We moved to the Nanaimo area from out of province and she helped us understand the neighbourhoods and market, and supported us every step of our house hunt. We never felt pressured even as we changed our mind a half dozen times about what we wanted! We ended up buying during the Covid pandemic and Nicole was so helpful in making a move in a difficult time a lot less stressful. - Cong
Reply: Thank you Cong! It has been my pleasure working with you finding a home here! I am so thankful we were able to find you something during these difficult times.
I would highly recommend Nicole Hindman to anyone who requires professional real estate services. The professionalism experienced from her far exceeded my expectations. I still feel it was really serendipitous that I stumbled upon her and I would absolutely seek her services in the future and recommend her to anytime who thinks realtors are expensive and have run their course. Absolutely Invaluable!!! Thank you!!! - Colleen
Reply: Thank you Colleen! It was my pleasure helping you and am so happy you were able to find a home that is perfect for you.
Very impressed with Nicole's attention to detail and friendly, easy-going manner. Her sense of humour was welcomed during what could have been a very stressful search in buying a new home. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her services! - Adrian Gannicott
Reply: Thank you Adrian! It has been my pleasure working with you!
Outstanding experience with Nicole from our first viewing through to taking possession of our well negotiated home. Her exceptional attention to detail, local knowledge and friendly professionalism was a great asset to our home search. She was there through the whole process always going above and beyond to keep us comfortable during a complicated out of country finance and purchase. We highly recommend Nicole Hindman! - Craig and Nicole
Reply: Thank you Craig and Nicole! Working with you both to help you find a home here in Nanaimo was such a pleasure! Enjoy your new home!
I was instantly comfortable with Nicole from the moment I met her for coffee a few weeks ago. What I thought would be a stressful process (buying my first home) was not at all and it's because of her approach to it. I had a great time learning from her and looking at houses together. I truly felt like she was really looking out for me during the entire process and I know that I will be going to her for any real estate activity that comes up in my future. I appreciates you, Nicole! - Katrina Marquez
Reply: Thank you Katrina! You have been a complete joy to work with and I appreciate your kind words.
Nichole was an amazing agent. Personal, perfessional and an overall gem. We feel so lucky to have found her. She made our move stress free and made us feel valued. If you are looking for a quick turnaround with ease call Nichole. Thank you from the bottom of our heart, Rhonda and Brian Bonnici - Rhonda Bonnici
Reply: It has been my pleasure working with your family!
Nicole really went above and beyond supporting our search from the Mainland. She quickly understood our needs and is incredibly knowledgeable about Nanaimo and the surrounding areas. She truly cared that we made the right decision for us. I can not recommend her enough. - E. Clark
Reply: Thank you! It was my pleasure to work with you. I know you will love the Island :)
Nicole took the time to really show me around Nanimo as I decide if it’s right for me to relocate. She was patient kind and treated me just like family. I am still unsure about the move but Nicole makes sure to keep in touch with me, sending me information and keeping me informed. I would recommend her to everyone. - Michelle Dupuis
Reply: Thank you:)
Nicole is a pleasure to deal with, great personality and makes the homebuying experience seem seamless. She is knowledgable about the market, professional and proficient in the process and always quick to respond to any questions we may have had. We highly recommend her if you are buying or selling!! She goes the extra mile!! - E. Easson
Reply: Thank you :)