Nicole Tamayo

Senior Real Estate Sales Associate, CA Lic #01328956

Email: or Mobile: 510-282-9748

About Nicole

Nicole is a proud fifth generation Californian. She takes great pride in her work and loves helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals.  From a young age Nicole had an interest in architecture and homes.  Having now been in real estate for 17 years, Nicole has experienced the ups and downs of several markets and uses that experience to help her clients in all aspects of the real estate process.  Nicole has worked for several of the East Bay's top real estate companies before joining The Home Co. to gain more experience working with clients on design and renovation.   Nicole attended UC Berkeley where she was an All-American swimmer. She and her husband, Andy, met there and were married in 2005.  They have three children and have lived in Lafayette since 2014.  Prior to moving to Lafayette, they lived near Lake Merritt in Oakland for 13 years.

Praise for Nicole

I highly recommend Nicole Tamayo. Her knowledge of the market and personal connection to everyone she meets (owners, listing agents, etc.) are masterful. She has a keen ability to understand the marketplace price of a home and how to best maneuver a negotiation to success. She is sweet, personable, but don’t be fooled -she’s a super smart and savvy professional. I trust her entirely. We heard from both the listing agent and the sellers that Nicole made a difference to them. From her first impression to the last stages of the deal she handled everything calmly and professionally. When you’re in a competitive market like the Bay Area any little bit helps to stand out from multiple offers. Nicole is that little bit to help you stand out! She also consults on what other ways in which you can stand out from a plethora of competitive bids! She’s a complete asset and I strongly recommend Nicole Tamayo to anyone looking for their family’s dream home!
We emailed back and forth with Nicole for about two years before we finally got serious about looking this spring. Once we decided to dive in, we met Nicole at her office and spent a good hour and a half getting on the same page about the market, our wants, how she could help, how we could help, and we were off! Nicole knew a ton about every neighborhood we were interested in, was extremely quick to respond any time we had a question about a listing we’d seen, and helped us every step of the way - creating the offer, helping us decide how much to offer, negotiating, setting us up with a broker, closing - once we’d found our dream home (which happened way faster than we expected and was extremely stressful as a result!) As first-time buyers, there is no doubt in our minds that we wouldn’t be in our house if it weren’t for Nicole. And she was spot on with her estimate too, as our home appraised for more than we paid for it, woot woot! Needless to say, if/when we move, we’ll be working with her again (but hopefully that’s not for a long while! ;)
Want to move into one of the hottest real estate markets in the country? Nicole’s your girl! We were first-time homebuyers competing against a global crowd with deep pockets and all-cash offers. Not only was Nicole totally knowledgeable about the area, she knew how to draft highly competitive offers that kept us in the mix. She helped us develop a buying strategy, kept us up-to-the-minute on what was happening in the market, took the time to really understand what we were looking for, regularly brought properties to our attention, and was incredibly accommodating when it came to showing properties under tight timelines. She’s highly responsive, flexible, and has a no-pressure attitude. Plus, she’s just an amazing person to work with! Our winning offer was so thoughtful that we were selected over another offer that was 30K higher than ours. No question — Nicole’s who you want on your team!