Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that Menlo Park Realtor Keri Nicholas ranked as the company’s sixth most successful agent in the United States for sales last year.

One of the Peninsula’s most highly regarded Realtors, Nicholas sold $88 million in real estate in 2010, surpassing more than 100,000 sales associates in the U.S. for the nation’s largest real estate brokerage. Additionally for the second straight year, she has been Coldwell Banker’s number one agent in San Mateo County with the number one market share in Menlo Park.

A Realtor with the company’s Menlo Park-Santa Cruz Avenue office, Nicholas annually ranks among the top 10 agents for Coldwell Banker in Northern California. Over the past two decades, she has been responsible for sales of nearly $1 billion.

“Keri is one of the very best real estate professionals on the Peninsula,” said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  “She is a savvy, knowledgeable veteran who really understands the local market and the needs of her clients.  She’s truly an asset to Coldwell Banker.”

Wendy McPherson, manager of the Menlo Park-Santa Cruz Avenue office, said Nicholas “has built her reputation on providing the highest standard of integrity and work ethics year after year. She’s well respected by her colleagues in the industry and is known for her attention to detail and outstanding customer service.”

Nicholas was recognized for her sales accomplishments during a company ceremony last month in Las Vegas as well as an event at the St. Regis in San Francisco. 

Born and raised in Atherton, Nicholas has an intimate understanding of the local market. She is a Previews Property Specialist and is known for her expertise in luxury real estate. She serves buyers and sellers throughout the Peninsula, including Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Woodside, Hillsborough, Burlingame, and Redwood City.

Throughout her 21-year career, Nicholas has received many local and national honors.

Recently, she was named for the third straight year by the Wall Street Journal for being among the top 50 agents in the nation out of three million residential agents.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Menlo Park Santa Cruz office is located at 930 Santa Cruz Avenue and can be reached by phone at 650.323.7751.  Nicholas can be reached directly by calling 650.329.6654 or via e-mail at