Nikki Rice CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, SRES
1600 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC
I moved to Chapel Hill, NC in 2000 with my two younger children who were in high school at the time. We chose Chapel Hill because the school system has such a great reputation. Previously, I was a military spouse and moved around 17 times in 21 years. We had lived in Germany, Niamey, Niger in West Africa, and SHAPE, Belgium. To me, moving is a new adventure! Which is why it is a natural step to help other people navigate the buying and selling process of their homes.
In the Army, we had a sponsor, someone that would introduce you to the new community; This is exactly what I do with families who are relocating to the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill). I show you the area, then the neighborhood, then the house. From our life as a military family, we learned that we could be in a harsh environment but if we have our community, we are happy. That is why I understand why Europeans have castles on top of hills with people living close together for shopping, visiting, and safety.
I love Traditional Neighborhood Developement (TND), New Urbanism, Smart Growth, and Planned Neighborhoods - new and old. While I take interest in in-fill and downtown revitalization, I support and highly encourage public transportation. My experience is represented in my work in downtown Raleigh and the Research Triangle park (RTP) selling condos; in Chapel Hill selling houses; and in The Cedars Retirement Community selling retirement homes. Since I tend to sell in new neighborboods, my clients and I begin with the community, then focus on the house. My philosophy is that I ask the questions while helping and supporting my clients who make the decisions.
*I have the GREEN designation, CRS, e-Pro, and SRES.