Nichols Real Estate
Nichols Real Estate is a natural extension of the property knowledge and contacts we have made in the Wood River Valley and beyond.
After consistently being asked by several clients (and other realtors!) why we don’t have a real estate entity, we finally took their advice and have started Nichols Real Estate to broaden our services to existing and new clients.
As a group that has had substantial past “real world” professional experience (both prior to moving to the Wood River Valley and while here) and one that is currently very engaged in the workings of the Valley, we offer professionalism that has a proven track record of trust, knowledge, and attention to detail. Our connections in the Valley, Seattle area, California, and beyond – the Nichols Group has clients that include over 1,000 individual homes – translates into a level of expertise and exposure we feel is unrivaled. In addition, we have worked with most realtors in the Valley and work with them as colleagues, not competition.
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The Nichols Group
The Nichols Group is run and owned by Karl and Kate Nichols; and Carol and Todd Pintler. Together with their dedicated and experienced staff, the Nichols and the Pintlers have established The Nichols Group as the Wood River Valley’s premier choice for Real Estate, Landscaping, and Property Management.
Karl and Kate Nichols have owned The Nichols Group since 2006 and have been involved in the day-to-day operations since the beginning. Karl has extensive construction experience and has done most type of work personally so he knows when jobs are completed correctly. When not in the field, he is in the office putting his skills to work in managing staff, creating financial reports, managing projects, working with clients, and completing minutes. His MBA from Vanderbilt has helped in many ways to add value to services he provides as an association manager. He and Kate (formerly Albright, a Ketchum native) reside in their home in East Fork. They are both avid readers (they’ve never owned a TV) and outdoor enthusiasts. They are proud parents of an eight year old girl and six and two year old boys. When not working, you’ll probably see the entire family enjoying all that the Wood River Valley has to offer.
Carol and Todd Pintler have been involved with The Nichols Group since 2008 and are equal partners in the firm. Carol has a diverse and varied background well suited to real estate and association management. Most recently, prior to her involvement with The Nichols Group, she was the Client Services Director at the Advocates (a local non-profit dedicated to ending domestic violence and supporting the survivors ) for five years, managing a staff of twelve. Prior to that she has been the controller for Sturtevants Mountain Outfitters in Ketchum, run her own payroll company, managed the finances for a 5,000 acre farm in Idaho, and been a counselor for troubled teenagers. She holds two master’s degrees in counseling and as anyone involved in real estate and property management knows, a little psychology goes a long way.
Prior to starting Nichols Landscapes, Todd Pintler spent twenty years managing two corporate farms in the Treasure Valley. In these two positions he managed $10M in annual gross receipts, 50 employees and 5,000 acres of vegetable seed crops, mint, orchard, and various other crops. As an owner/manager of these farms, Todd was responsible for all aspects of the irrigation, planting, fertilizing, maintaining, and harvesting of the plants as well as the fiscal operations of the two entities. As the operator of Nichols Landscapes, Todd manages a crew of 25 employees. Together, Todd and the crew are responsible for the landscaping, snow removal, and ground services of all the properties serviced by Nichols Landscapes.
Todd and Carol have 2 daughters. One recently graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and currently lives in Athens, Georgia. The other attends Davidson College in North Carolina.
In addition to the Nichols and the Pintlers, Tanja Green and Shelly Shoemaker play a vital role in The Nichols Group. Tanja, who is a principal in Nichols Property Management, is the office manager (and so much more) and generally knows about everything that is happening within our group of companies. She has been with us since 2006 and is an irreplaceable member of the team. Shelly Shoemaker, the Broker of record for Nichols Real Estate brings her real estate acumen to the table.