As a 6th generation Bay Area native, Nicholas French has a deep understanding and unmatched passion for the local markets. Throughout his 22 years in the real estate business, he has consistently been ranked as a top-performing Broker and in the highest 1% by RealTrends’ annual rankings in the Wall Street Journal. Throughout his decades of serving buyers and sellers, he has reached more than $1 billion in career sales.
Nicholas brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, strong negotiation skills and professionalism to his practice and is well respected by his colleagues – important in the Bay Area market where multiple offers are the norm and agent-to-agent relationships matter.
The backbone of Nicholas’ business revolves around his philosophy of providing value-add to clients during all phases of their real estate needs – not just the transaction. With an impressive knowledge of most bay area cities’ neighborhoods/schools, and with an extensive network of quality industry trade experts (architects, framers, drywallers, electricians, landscapers, painters, exterminators, stagers, designers, property management, and inspectors) thanks to his GC license, Nicholas’ goal is to deliver you a stress-free journey through the process of buying or selling a home – likely one of the largest financial and emotional decisions you may make in your lifetime.
By working with Nicholas, clients will get his expertise every meeting, every phone call, and every step of the way. Nicholas’ process starts with situational analysis, goal setting and client education and moves into pinpointing the exact milestones to make his clients’ goals a reality. From there, Nicholas will negotiate the strongest terms for his clients and guide them to make informed and equitable decisions. Nicholas has many life-long clients due to his ability to continue offering value add long after the transaction closes. He often is the first call clients make when a furnace goes, gutters need to be cleaned or a plumber is needed, and can take care of these needs faster, at a lower cost, and with a higher quality than any other methods.
Nicholas and his wife, Melissa, reside in Los Altos Hills with their two sons – Grayson (7) and Parker (5). Nicholas is an avid swimmer, cyclist and runner, and competes in several IRONMAN triathlons each year. He enjoys volunteering and organizes many community events throughout the year including the local elementary school’s Walk or Wheel events, Los Altos Hills town picnic games and the Los Altos vs. Los Altos Hills softball game. He has served on the LAH History Committee and as chair for the Realtor Service Volunteer Program. He also helps at-risk high-school students go on to higher education through his own mentoring and scholarship program.