Nikki in NYC

Nikki R. Thomas

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Buying, selling and renting in New York City can be difficult and scary. But it doesnʼt have to be. I'm here to make it easier.

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Buyers

Ready to start searching for a place to buy in NYC? Or are you simply exploring the possibility? If so, then this is just the spot for you, with lots of resources for first time buyers in New York City.

02.

Sellers

Thinking of selling your home? Or are you ready to pull the trigger and get it listed? This section is here to help you understand the process and what you need to know as a first time seller in New York City

03.

Renters

First time renting in NYC? This section is for you! Check it out for tips on how to navigate the notoriously difficult New York City rental market.

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About Me

It's a joy for me to help people find their own special place in the city and move on to the next phase in their lives.

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12+

Years Experience
In Real Estate

2022, 2021

Multimillion Dollar Club

2023, 2022

Gold Council

Manhattan Top 25 in Sales

March 2021, September 2021, May 2022, September 2022, November 2022

RealTrends Top 1.5% of

Real Estate Professionals Nationwide

What My Clients Have to Say

Nikki was invaluable to us in selling our condo! We had a challenging sales process but it gave us so much peace of mind to know that Nikki was in our corner, advocating hard for us. Her knowledge and experience made her a priceless part of selling our home and I’m honestly not sure we would have survived without her. If you are ever looking for a broker to help you buy or sell, do NOT hesitate to hire Nikki.

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Leah Weinberg

seller

Working with Nikki as we searched for a home to buy was such a pleasure.  During this difficult and complicated process her organization and availability were both invaluable.  With all the challenges that accompany the home buying process her steady, cheerful presence and wealth of valuable information made us feel like we were in good hands the whole time”

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Jesse L. and Miguel M.

buyer

“It was wonderful having Nikki Thomas as my real estate agent the City. I was looking for an apartment in NYC and needed it ASAP. Her knowledge of the areas, and her guidance was perfect. I would highly recommend her services and would use her again for any real estate purchase or sale in NY. Buying apartments in NYC is a very complicated thing, and she was extremely helpful in managing to get all forms required for my coop. Thank you Nikki!!”

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Susan A.

buyer

“Nikki was a consummate professional. She walked me through every step and every decision. No high pressure tactics; I felt that each decision was my own – assisted by good data and friendly, knowledgeable recommendations. – Seller, 140 East 28th Street”

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Seller, 140 East 28th Street

seller

“I have worked with Nikki on two separate transactions, and she was a tremendous help both times. She carefully and conscientiously walked me through each step in the process while providing valuable input along the way. She is also one of the friendliest people you will ever meet, and her passion for real estate is immediately apparent from the moment that you begin working with her. I cannot recommend Nikki highly enough for anyone thinking about buying a new home”

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Jon Carter

buyer

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Nikki. Nikki is a very passionate, honest realtor with great skills and knowledge. It is difficult to find a realtor with all these qualities in NYC. Especially in the past year during the pandemic, [when] we can get the deal done, it means a lot.”

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Jielin K.

owner

“I was so fortunate to have found Nikki when I first moved to New York. As my Realtor, Nikki first successfully helped me find my first rental apartment, and then a few years later, helped my wife and I find the right condo in the right neighborhood for the right price. She cautioned us about purchasing new construction and how to deal with the, at times frustrating, experience of purchasing from a sponsor. Her advice at closing was invaluable. In short, she was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. We would recommend her to anyone.”

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Aaron R.

buyer

“I could not have asked for a better realtor than Nikki. Not only did she help me navigate being a first time buyer, but she also did so during a completely wild time in NYC real estate. Through all of it, she was great and made sure I felt comfortable. No question was too silly, and her advice was always spot on. I’m so grateful to have worked with Nikki, and I know I’ll turn to her for any future NYC real estate needs I have! “

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Alison M.

buyer

“We couldn’t have had a better guide for our Prospect Heights’ coop sale. Nikki gave us excellent advice on timing, staging and pricing. We had a solid offer within two weeks. Nikki’s knowledge of the neighborhood and of the building was especially key in finalizing the sale. We highly recommend her. We couldn’t have done it without her.”

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J. Wilson and P. Halfkenny

seller

“Nikki is not just a broker, she is an ally to and advocate for her clients. When I bought my first home, a co-op in Sutton Place, Nikki guided me through the process, never tiring of my seemingly endless questions. She also helped me negotiate a great price. Years later, when I took a job across the country, Nikki was the only person I trusted to help me find a tenant. Nikki once again held my hand through and found me the perfect renter. I can’t imagine navigating the New York real estate market without having an expert like Nikki by my side.”

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Katherine McDaniel

buyer

“Nikki is too good to be true. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate market and about every aspect about buying a home. She is always organized, attentive, and helpful. And on top of all of that, she is fun to be around. She made buying my first home feel so much less scary because I knew I had a smart professional on my side.”

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Will Newman

buyer

“I was so fortunate to have Nikki’s dedicated assistance to helping me find my home. Her passion for helping and lifting others is an inspiration.”

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Alexis Hoag

buyer

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One of the things I love about New York is the variety of historical architecture, like this baroque, curved beauty spotted in NoMad. There are so many different styles to be found in the city streets, giving it the feel of a living museum! #nomad #manhattanarchitecture

One of the things I love about New York is the variety of historical architecture, like this baroque, curved beauty spotted in NoMad. There are so many different styles to be found in the city streets, giving it the feel of a living museum! #nomad #manhattanarchitecture ...

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Did you know that I used to be an attorney before I became a real estate agent? Well, according to a recent IG story poll, a lot of you didn’t! 😂 But yep - I once practiced law! After graduating from NYU Law, I worked as a corporate bankruptcy/restructuring associate at a major law firm. Even though I worked with some phenomenal folks and on fascinating cases, I realized that law wasn’t quite the right “fit” for me. After some soul searching, conversations with friends and family who knew me best and lots of research, I realized that I might want to give real estate a shot. So in 2011, I made the switch. I’m happy to say that 13 years later, it looks like it was definitely the right move ☺️

Did you know that I used to be an attorney before I became a real estate agent? Well, according to a recent IG story poll, a lot of you didn’t! 😂 But yep - I once practiced law! After graduating from NYU Law, I worked as a corporate bankruptcy/restructuring associate at a major law firm. Even though I worked with some phenomenal folks and on fascinating cases, I realized that law wasn’t quite the right “fit” for me. After some soul searching, conversations with friends and family who knew me best and lots of research, I realized that I might want to give real estate a shot. So in 2011, I made the switch. I’m happy to say that 13 years later, it looks like it was definitely the right move ☺️ ...

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And just like that, the city has started its transformation! Here’s a look at some early magnolias and pear blossoms along Park Avenue in Murray Hill, painting our urban canvas with strokes of pink and white. #murrayhill #parkave #parkavenue #springinnyc ...

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The massive New York Public Library Main Branch sits amidst the bustle of Midtown, squarely on Fifth Avenue, containing an estimated 2.5 million volumes in its stacks. Not to mention it’s a real Beaux Arts marvel to look at! 🌟#nypl #nyclandmarks

The massive New York Public Library Main Branch sits amidst the bustle of Midtown, squarely on Fifth Avenue, containing an estimated 2.5 million volumes in its stacks. Not to mention it’s a real Beaux Arts marvel to look at! 🌟#nypl #nyclandmarks ...

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This Carroll Gardens bodega clearly has “the goods” if you want some greenery in your NYC apartment 🌿🌿 #carrollgardens #bodega

This Carroll Gardens bodega clearly has “the goods” if you want some greenery in your NYC apartment 🌿🌿 #carrollgardens #bodega ...

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It’s all about the details. In particular Art Deco details, like the ones spotted on this Midtown Manhattan stunner 😍 #artdecoarchitecture #midtownmanhattan

It’s all about the details. In particular Art Deco details, like the ones spotted on this Midtown Manhattan stunner 😍 #artdecoarchitecture #midtownmanhattan ...

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Just another reason why I love walking the streets of Brooklyn! This colorful mural near Brooklyn Bridge Park is so eye catching! #nycstreetart #nycmural

Just another reason why I love walking the streets of Brooklyn! This colorful mural near Brooklyn Bridge Park is so eye catching! #nycstreetart #nycmural ...

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Embracing freedom with open arms 🗽✨ Standing tall amidst the waters, the Statue of Liberty is more than a monument; it`s a symbol of hope, dreams, and the endless possibilities. ...

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Another look at one of the historic and beautiful Gilded Age Mansions I had the pleasure of touring. This one was particularly special because I’ve been admiring it from afar for years. So it was a real treat to finally get to see inside it!

Another look at one of the historic and beautiful Gilded Age Mansions I had the pleasure of touring. This one was particularly special because I’ve been admiring it from afar for years. So it was a real treat to finally get to see inside it! ...

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Synonymous with wealth and opulence around the turn of the 20th century , limestone became a favorite choice for the exteriors of mansion-like townhouses in desirable neighborhoods such as the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan and in parts of Brooklyn like Park Slope. As you stroll these historic streets, each building tells a story of luxury and elegance from a bygone era. ...

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Throwback to a bright, beautiful afternoon at the Union Square Greenmarket @grownyc @unsqgreenmarket

Open all year round, this is one of the best farmer’s markets in the entire city, featuring a wide, seasonal assortment from regional farmers, bakers, florists, meat purveyors and more. #gmktnyc #farmersmarketnyc #unionsquarenyc

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Open all year round, this is one of the best farmer’s markets in the entire city, featuring a wide, seasonal assortment from regional farmers, bakers, florists, meat purveyors and more. #gmktnyc #farmersmarketnyc #unionsquarenyc
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