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 top agent on the San Francisco Peninsula and one of the most successful in the nation for sales last year.

Nicholas sold $113 million in real estate in 2011, which ranked her number one in the local area and third for all of Northern California, outpacing more than 3,600 Coldwell Banker agents in the region. In addition, she finished last year as fourth in the U.S. and worldwide, surpassing more than 87,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates in 49 countries.

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

Wendy McPherson, manager of the Menlo Park-Santa Cruz Avenue office, said Nicholas’ honor is well deserved. “Keri has worked extremely hard on behalf of her clients for many years, and her attention to detail shows,” she said. “When it comes to the very highest standards and professionalism, Keri sets the bar. It has paid off in the kind of results that keep her clients coming back.”

Nicholas was recognized for her accomplishments during a company ceremony last month at the Coldwell Banker Generation Blue Experience in New Orleans.

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 22-year career, Nicholas has received many local and national honors.

She was recently named among the top 50 agents in the nation out of three million residential agents by the Wall Street Journal for the fourth straight year.

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