Nikki Kofkin

Nikki Kofkin

Broker             

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 72 reviews



"Nikki was an amazing partner throughout my condo sales process. She advised me on several upgrades to my unit to help it sell faster and for a higher value. She provided options for contractors to complete HVAC Service, Painting, Cabinet Refinishing, Countertops, and general painting. I was pleased with the costs and quality of service of all the contractors she recommended. She also went above and beyond to coordinate with the contractors for access to the unit. In the end, the condo had multiple offers almost immediately after listing, and the unit sold for above asking. I am thrilled with the outcome!"


"Have one conversation with Nikki. Meet her for coffee and chat about your plan (or lack of plan!) about buying a home. I promise that conversation will do more than I could to convince you that you’re in good hands with her. We had so many concerns about buying a home -- too little time, too little money, too many requirements, a complicated schedule for showings. Nikki was unphased by our first-time-homebuyer nerves. She is a skilled realtor. She is competent, cool, and easy to talk to. She worked with our schedule for showings. As we saw homes, she was listening to and learning our preferences. She got to know us. She asked great questions and helped us focus on our priorities. As she sent us listings, she was up front about pros and cons as it pertained to our wish list. We never felt rushed or pressured. She visited our favorite homes 2 and 3 times with us. She advised us on our offer and connected us with a great lender, lawyer, and inspector. When our final month got particularly complicated with the loan approval process and HOA board issues, we continued to call Nikki. Not because we had to, but because we valued her opinion. Nikki is generous, professional, kind, and down-to-earth. I’m writing this from our new home and couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend Nikki. Soon, she’ll be exactly the realtor-friend you are looking for."



"How can we put into words how helpful, encouraging and beneficial it has been to have Nikki as our realtor? She was such a collaborator and friend through our home search process. She answered every single question we could dream up; no matter how small or random. With such a strong knowledge of the market, she kept finding wonderful home options that we genuinely were interested in. We were nervous about the prospect of buying a new home, but Nikki alleviated our fears and made the home hunt so much fun. We will certainly recommend her to everyone we can. She is fantastic at her job and a wonderful resource for anyone looking for their new home."



"Nikki consistently went above and beyond in helping us first time home buyers navigate a surely confusing and difficult process. She was readily available for any question that we had even if we has asked it before and forgotten or the answer was simple. Her patience and enthusiasm to help us shined throughout the process and made searching for a home all the more enjoyable. If there was a question she didn't know the answer to immediately, she pledged to find it out or direct us to someone who has a better understanding for specific topics.
Nikki was quite knowledgeable during all parts of the process and let us know what were the next steps and what we should consider or look out for. I highly recommend her as a realtor for your next home purchase or investment!"



"Nikki is the most incredible real estate agent I've had the pleasure to work with. She is very attentive, VERY knowledgeable of the market and was able to provide us with professional referrals on legal representation, lender, home inspector and even the handyman we needed once we moved in! Nikki looked out for our best interest and was ALWAYS available to answer all of our questions and provide us with guidance. I can't wait to recommend Nikki, with great pleasure, to all my friends, family, coworkers. We not only gained expert services but someone that cares and is invested on her client."



"Nikki did an excellent job of helping us narrow down exactly what my boyfriend and I wanted in our new home—negotiable vs. non-negotiable factors. She sent over a personalized list of properties after she had combed through them through those filters. We actually ended up choosing a property that she found as a private listing and we were able to move fast on it the day it went on the market. Nikki made us feel comfortable and answered all of our questions as new homeowners. I would absolutely recommend Nikki to others in search of their next home."



"Nikki helped us search for a rental a year ago, and then recently brokered the purchase of our first condo. She made every step of the process silky smooth for us, diligently staying on top of all the details and connecting us with the right people. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, and she simply gets the job done. We strongly recommend her if you're looking to rent, buy, or sell!"



"Nikki was great and easy to work with! She found us a great rental shortly after meeting her, and made the process really easy. We would recommend to anyone!"



"Nikki was amazing during this stressful time. She worked diligently to provide apartment options for me and was very swift with her responds. She checked in frequently and was really, really sweet during the entire process!! I would use Nikki again for any future moves."



"I had no idea that finding a new apartment could be so easy and stress-free until I began working with Nikki. I had worked with realtors from other agencies prior to finding Nikki and, because of my experience with them, I was uneasy about beginning my apartment search again. Once Nikki came into the picture, I was able to relax. I immediately knew she would work hard for me and make sure I found the best place. She was incredibly communicative and answered my questions quickly, day and night. She was very knowledgeable about the area. I will never work with a different realtor. Thank you, Nikki!"



"Nikki was super helpful in our search for a new apartment. She was really understanding of our needs, apartment and location-wise, and very responsive to any queries we might have had. She's really knowledgeable about the Chicago market and I'd definitely look her up the next time I have Chicago real estate needs."



"We have used Nikki twice in the past year ( moved two times in one year)
I can not say enough good things about her.. She’s very kind,responsible,knowledgeable,Patient,follows through with every part of the move ..signing the lease to working with building management to move in and there after..
Trust me when I state you will not be disappointed using her as your realtor! As I am not the easiest person to get along with.. I adored her"



"Nikki was so easy to work with and took the reigns from the get go when looking to rent a new property in downtown Chicago. She knows neighborhoods and is able to pick up on what we were looking for easily and provide so many great options. She also seamlessly worked with the management company at the building we ended up signing with. Will definitely look to Nikki again in the future!"



"Nikki assisted us in finding an apartment in Chicago. She was very professional and was quick to respond to every inquiry over text and email. I would definitely recommend Nikki to anyone looking to rent/buy a new living space!"



"Nikki was vital in finding my new home! Moving from out of state, I thought it was going to be extremely difficult to find an apartment I loved, but Nikki was so helpful throughout the whole process, the most difficult part was sifting through all the great options she found for us. She answered all my questions and kept us in the loop while communicating with the landlords. I am so thankful for her patience and expertise and cannot wait to move to the city!"



"Nikki was an excellent resource in finding us an apartment that fit our needs and wants. We were new to, and unfamiliar with, Chicago; and she was able to help us with finding the right neighborhood as well as apartment."



"Nikki is absolutely amazing! She’s so responsive and helpful. Very professional and very kind. Would highly recommend! I’ll continue to work with her on another matter."



"We had a great experience working with Nikki. In the summer of 2019, Nikki showed us some places as we were moving to the Chicago from outside the US. Even while we were not in there in person, Nikki's fast and reliable communication style made it easy. Although we ended up signing a lease for a place that did not work with brokers, Nikki reacted with a professionalism that made us want to work with her in the future. When it came time to find a new place for summer of 2020, we knew we wanted to work with her again! Even with unprecedented circumstances during this global pandemic, Nikki was able to help us navigate the market and find the perfect place! Her fast and reliable communication style helped us secure a place that was getting a lot of attention from other renters. She also helped us communicate with the agent and ensure that the lease met our needs. We would absolutely recommend Nikki to anyone looking for a place in the Chicago area. Thank you Nikki for your dedication and professionalism!"



"Nikki was fantastic and we really enjoyed working with her. We especially appreciate how flexible she was given our many demands. We will definitely work with Nikki again and would recommend her to anybody!"



"Nikki was a pleasure to work with. Worked around our schedule and wasn't hesitant to help out whenever I asked questions. Gave us details about the place and the neighborhood and did not feel like she was hiding anything from us throughout the process. Highly recommend!"



"Nikki was incredibly helpful and responsive to our needs in searching for an apartment. She was thorough and regularly provided new options as they came available. I highly recommend working with Nikki if you are in the midst of apartment/home searching."



"Nikki was a tremendous help in finding a place to rent in the city! She was knowledgable, responsive, and organized. She helped us find a great place that fit all of our needs! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to rent or buy!"



"Being students, it was difficult to find time to apartment search and Nikki was just the person we needed. We had a couple of musts for our apartment and she did a great job of letting us know if those were realistic requests as well as finding a multitude of options to choose from. She always answered our questions promptly, provided us with advice, and did a great job of communicating with the apartment companies so that we could see the apartments when we wanted to. I would highly recommend Nikki to anyone!"



"Nikki assisted my boyfriend and I in finding a new apartment to rent in the Chicagoland area. This was the second time we've used Nikki to find a new apartment and for the second year in a row she did an outstanding job. She did a great job of reaching out to us beforehand to get a better understanding of our needs vs. preferences in our new apartment. From then on she continued to send us apartments that fit our preferences perfectly. Nikki was also very responsive throughout the entire process which we really appreciated. She immediately setup visits after we sent her a list of apartments we wanted to see and asked the right questions to the landlord/broker which often I did not even think of which showed she is very knowledgeable of the industry. Overall I would highly recommend anyone seeking a new realtor to reach out to Nikki as we had a great experience working with her."



"Went to go see multiple locations in the West Loop, day was well planned and we were able to get a good idea of renting closer to the city. She helped us squeeze in a time the following day to which ended up being our favorite spot and helped us close the following day. She was very responsive and helpful throughout the whole process."



"We just worked with Nikki to find a rental in Rogers Park and she made the process very easy! We have a large dog and limited budget, and she helped us find a variety of apartments which met our specifications. We are moving from out of state and she set up the viewings so that our visit was very easy. We are very happy with the apartment we ended up choosing."



"Nikki was an incredible help! She is prompt with communication with me and with the properties I was interested in. I highly recommend working with Nikki."



"I reached out to Nikki for advise at first and she provided smart and unbiased advice on finding a renter for our condo. After many conversations, we hired her and it was the best decision we made, period. Nikki was transparent throughout the entire process and within 2 weeks time, we had a signed lease. Thank you, Nikki!"



"Working with Nikki was nothing short of amazing. She was incredibly attentive and helpful throughout the apartment searching process. I plan to refer her to all of my friends and family if they are ever looking for a place."



"Extremely proactive and very responsive! Thanks for helping me find my new place! :)"



"I reached out to Nikki for advise at first and she provided smart and unbiased advice on finding a renter for our condo. After many conversations, we hired her and it was the best decision we made, period. Nikki was transparent throughout the entire process and within 2 weeks time, we had a signed lease. Thank you, Nikki!"



"Nikki is excellent at finding the right property for you! I struggled for awhile to find an apartment with a different agent but Nikki was able to locate a perfect place very quickly. She took care of everything and made the process very simple. I’d highly recommend her if you’re looking to move!"



"Nikki has now helped me find two apartments and both experiences have been amazing. She is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and I will use her as a broker for several more years to come!"



"Nikki has helped us find two places in Chicagoland already. It was a wonderful overall experience. She is very responsive - when a place popped up that we were interested in, but thought would go fast, she was able to schedule a showing within hours. She checked in frequently and was patient and kind when our plans changed. She also helped us get copies of leases and anything else we needed when others were being less responsive. And, of course, she was just a pleasure to be around! I unequivocally recommend her, can say that without her we would not have found our dream apartment, and will be back when it is time to buy our home in the area."



"Nikki was so great in helping me find an apartment to rent that was around the specifications my roommate and I wanted (price, location, updated, etc.)! She was very responsive and allowed me to send her properties I found as well as send us a list of properties that met our standards. We had previously found a place that we loved that was not available for the month we needed. She notified us later that another unit was then available and found us an immediate showing. We ended up putting in an application that day and the rest is history! Nikki was very responsive and helpful our entire time of looking for apartments, especially for it being busy season (summer) in Chicago! I highly recommend Nikki for any of your needs as she is awesome!"



"I would 100% Nikki for any real estate needs. She is eager, responsive, helpful, intelligent, and asks all the right questions. I was so impressed with her work and how comfortable she made me feel throughout the entire process of purchasing my first condo! She is wonderful to work with."



"I always refer Nikki to any of my friends looking for a place in Chicago because I am confident in her professionalism, negotiation skills and her accommodation to one's needs/ wants!"



"Nikki was both knowledge on the Chicago market and very responsive to our feedback. She helped us find the perfect apartment quickly and the process couldn't have been easier. Will definitely be calling Nikki for any future apartment/condo/home search down the road. Highly recommend!"



"Nikki was very helpful with the apartment search process. She was very responsive and cognizant of what we were looking for and was understanding if we saw quite a few apartments we didn't like and wanted to keep looking."


"We worked with a few relators prior to connecting with Nikki and as soon as we connected we knew she was the one for us. She was incredibly patient, responsive, knowledgeable and kind. We were first time home buyers and she was embraced all of our questions, the times we changed our minds, the times I called her late at night, and was all around entirely the person we needed by our side to purchase a home. Even after we have closed she has been in touch with important information, and to answer questions and provide support as needed."


"Working with Nikki was incredible! She’s extremely polite, understanding, and dedicated in finding you the best home. There were times when I was indecisive about what I wanted in a place, she helped me pick what I needed most in home! In addition, Nikki is very knowledge about the housing market and she's extremely responsive. She provided me with information I needed about the neighborhood as well (local restaurants, nightlife, etc). She was also very level-headed in stressful situations. For instance, when I was having issues with an attorney, she was right there with a list of credible attorneys at an affordable cost. I highly recommend Nikki and I have and will recommend her to friends and family."


"Nikki was amazing! She responded so quickly every time we had a question. She helped us find our dream apartment in the exact area and in the exact price range we were looking for. She took us on a showing early one Sunday morning. Nikki was always friendly and approachable during every interaction. We loved working with her!"


"Nikki was a dream come true. She made what would have been an incredibly stressful search fun and accessible. Within the first 24 hrs of speaking with her she had sent us 12 properties to look at. As it happened, the apartment we chose was a place that we had originally written off- thank goodness she encouraged us to check it out after a full day of viewings. She was always quick to answer our questions and helped us to realize what we truly valued in a living space."


"She was so incredibly helpful, and always stood up for us when speaking with the rental agents/landlords. It was excellent to have someone in our corner for this process. Nikki is a complete team player!"


"Nikki was very helpful with me finding my new home. Very quick to respond and if you ask for help to find your new house she is always looking out for you. Very kind and professional. I highly recommend her as your agent."


"Nikki helped me find and visit nearly 13 apartments in a single weekend. She worked tirelessly to help me find my new home, always attentive to her phone as I approached her with potential properties or questions. She made the process painless and I could not have found my home without her professional assistance. Thank you so much Nikki!"


"After a very unpleasant experience with our first Realtor we were lost on how to find a place to live .… Nikki was referred by a friend who had used her in the past with her move..
Nikki was like our " guardian angel " .. She is a very kind and caring individual .. She always greeted my husband and me with a genuine hug along being sincere . From the first time we met her and all the times after that until our last meet up ,that's how we were greeted by Nikki!
She is a go getter, along with listens to your needs and pretty on target with what you are looking for in a place to live ! She will work for you day/ngt call you, txt, or email you back as soon as you send out an alert to her.. I did ask her often , do you have a life LoL..
I will end with this about Nikki.. She's highly intelligent individual along with knowing her city .. I promise you, she will not disappoint you !"


"Nikki did an excellent job finding me an apartment. She was able to find great places within my requirements and very helpful throughout the entire process. I love my new place!"


"Nikki is the best broker I've worked with hands down. She's consistently able to show me places that meet my criteria. I've now used her three times and have recommended her to many other friends."


"Nikki has gone above and beyond in all expectations! From day 1 it's apparent real estate is her passion. Not only was she receptive to all my of my criteria for what I was seeking, but she was patient with me when what I wanted was not surfacing on the market. During the closing process she was giving me the lay of the land on how everything would work. As a first time home buyer, this was very helpful. Even after closing on the property she continued to support me in various ways by offering to help with rehab plans, offering ideas, even manage the contractors at times when I could not make it. She is a valuable asset that deserves a spot on your team when you acquire your next property. This became apparent how wide spread and in depth her knowledge was when another realtor took over for a showing. Nothing against them, but Nikki blew them out of the water!"


"So grateful that Nikki was the buyer's agent for my recent home purchase. After some sour experiences with jaded real estate pros, I was relieved to find someone who was ambitious, hardworking and knowledgeable about the local market. Nikki was always available/accessible and went above and beyond her duties to make this transaction happen. Although I hope to call this new house my home for years to come, I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again."


"Nikki was incredibly helpful in our search. We sent her a long wish list and every home she showed us ticked all the boxes. She went above and beyond for us and it was such a relief to have her help us sort through the huge amount available properties and paperwork. I would recommend working with her to anyone and everyone."


"Nikki was responsive, enthusiastic, and made the home buying process far less intimidating. I've already recommended her to friends starting their home buying journey and will do so again!"


"Nikki helped my roommate and I find our first apartment in Chicago. She was very informative and patient. She took all of our considerations and our needs and she found us the perfect place in the first try! She was very quick to respond to emails and texts and if she didn't know how to answer our questions, she found out the answer very quickly. I HIGHLY recommend using Nikki to help in your home or apartment search."


"Nikki was wonderful to work with and cared deeply about finding us the perfect home! She made our search very easy with constant updates and made sure all of our questions were answered! I would definitely recommend having Nikki to guide you in your home search! Couldn’t have asked for a better broker!"


"Nikki was SO awesome at helping me find a place! I was expecting her to just send me listings that fit my generic search criteria, but after getting notes and learning what we liked, she hand selected properties she knew we would love. I must have saved hours and a lot of hassle having her by my side. I'd recommend her to anyone in the Chicago area looking to rent or buy! She knows a ton about the marketing and it was great getting to know her. Thanks for everything, Nikki!"


"Nikki was wonderful in helping us find our perfect apartment! This was my first experience looking for an apartment and she made finding the perfect place easy! She was very knowledgeable, quick to respond, flexible with last minute showings, and always timely to respond to any questions or requests we had. She really wanted to make sure she found us exactly what we were looking for. Would not hesitate to work with Nikki in the future and would recommend working with Nikki to friends and family!! Thank you, Nikki!!"


"Nikki was absolutely incredible! We switched around a lot of our needs throughout the apartment search process and she was very flexible and rolled with it every time. She was very persistent with the landlord when we hadn't heard whether or not we got the apartment and checked in on us after we had moved in. She made the process very easy and she knew exactly what we were looking for. The apartment we landed is great and really perfect. She knew what we wanted even better than we did! Would highly recommend Nikki to everyone! She's the best! Will definitely be using her in the future as well."


"This was my second experience with Nikki and once again, it was so easy, seamless, and perfect. I was looking for two bedrooms with my roommate for a while and Nikki had really learned what I was looking for, it was great. But I had a last minute hiccup and my roommate backed out the week before I was leaving the country and a month before I was hoping to move. We had set up a few appointments to visit 2 bedrooms that weekend, but she cancelled them and sent me a bunch of studios and 1 bedrooms right away and we were still able to see 3 listings that weekend! I luckily found 1 that I liked and she was able to negotiate the lease start date for me (I was looking to move in the middle of the month). I did my screening the next day and was approved that same evening and signed my lease the following day! What could have been a long and arduous process took all of 3 days and Nikki never missed a beat! The other agent had been sending me incorrectly filled out leases (wrong name/rent/price/etc), but she called him every time and got it fixed and double checked it was right every time. She was always readily available for me whenever I needed anything. Seriously could not ask for anyone better. She is so dedicated to this work and puts her clients first. I never had to wait around for anything from her. I've already referred coworkers to her, she's the best! Couldn't recommend Nikki enough."


"Typically a frustrating and hair-pulling experience, Nikki turned searching for an apartment into a fun and exciting weekend that culminated in my roommate and I finding our dream apartment in only 48 hours. Nikki spent incredible amounts of time with my roommate and I in the weeks leading up to our visit to the city, sending us over 100 beautiful listings that were tailored exactly to our specifications. After helping us to narrow it down to our favorites, Nikki showed us our top 15 or so locations over the course of two days. She was kind, patient, understanding, and truly dedicated to finding us the best place for our busy lifestyles. But her involvement didn't stop at the signing of the lease. Nikki has remained readily available to us to help walk us through the process of getting into our new place. If I had to do this all over again, I would not hesitate to reach out to Nikki once again. She's amazing!"


"Nikki is a rockstar agent who will make the impossible happen in record time! She's also very responsive, whether it's Monday morning or 11:00 o'clock on a Saturday night. And don't let her young looks fool you; she gets things done, so look no further! We will definitely use Nikki in the future and encourage you all to do the same. You will not be disappointed!!"


"Nikki helped me buy a condo in Chicago. She showed me many places before this one, and she never showed any reluctance. She was very professional during the long process. Thank you, Nikki."


"She was AMAZING!! She made this process so much easier! Nikki was so wonderful and patient, we could not have gotten the apartment we did without her! She was also extremely prompt in answering messages or emails which put both my roommate and I at ease! I definitely recommend her to anyone!"


"Nikki was absolutely amazing! She took all of what we were looking for in an apartment into consideration, especially budget. We had many places to see and choose between. She was extremely responsive and continued to stay in contact with us through the application process, lease signing, and move-in arrangements. She made the entire process stress-free and enjoyable. I would recommend her to any of my friends and family! I will definitely be contacting Nikki for future apartment searches."


"Nikki made the entire process of finding an apartment a breeze. She is responsive, caring, and very knowledgeable about the market. During the process, she considered my reactions to different apartments and neighborhoods and presented new options throughout. She also helped me to seamlessly execute the new lease and coordinated the process with the listing agent. I would definitely use Nikki again and would recommend her to anyone looking to find a new place."


"Nikki was seriously the best realtor I have worked with and I'm an agent myself from another state. She's willing to do what it takes to make the client happy and she's knowledgeable in the business."


"I met Nikki in passing and let her know I was moving to Chi. She inquired further and immediately identified I had no idea what I was doing. I am the type that needs hand holding about this and Nikki took the reins. She set up meetings for me, next day, based on her inventory of my style and wants/needs. Every site was in line with my ideas and we decided on a spot that is A++ so far. I appreciated that she dealt with my analytical mindset, wouldn't let me settle, and that it all had to be done on a timeline. For a young professional male she was perfect. I felt like I was in good hands and I am pleased with the results."


"Nikki, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help with finding
the perfect apartment for our daughter Mackenzie. We moved her in just this last
Friday and she is very happy with her new home. You did an awesome job
taking us around and helping us figure Chicago out. She loves the Tides!
I just wanted to be sure to let you know that you were invaluable to
Mackenzie and my husband and myself. Thanks again."


"She was amazing! So helpful and patient with my roommate and me. I would definitely refer her to all my friends looking to rent or buy!!"


"Nikki is the best!! Even drove me around to look at all the different properties and found so many options for me and my roommate's price range/ location etc. Wouldn't have my amazing apartment right now without her!! :)"


"I would recommend Nikki to anyone. I've had questionable experiences in the past with other brokers and I can definitely say Nikki is not one of them. She was able to accommodate every one of my needs, she responds very quickly, and she was extremely patient in allowing me to choose the best place at the best cost- unlike a lot of other brokers who just care about dumping their worst places on you or just trying to make a sale as quickly as possible without regard to the client."


"Nikki was great. Very punctual and took the stress out of looking for a place to rent. She was very accommodating to our schedules and found us some great places to see!"


"Very helpful and responsive. Helped us find a great place in River West!"


"Nikki was awesome! She helped us find a great apartment and was really easy to work with. I will definitely be calling her again!"


"Nikki was great in helping me with my apartment finding process! She was super attentive, responded in a timely manner, and even responded to my messages late at night. It was a pleasure working with her; she always made sure I understood all steps of the process."