Published On August 9, 2022


Realtor Spotlight Charlene “Char” Nikolai

If you are looking to sell OR buy your dream home, call Kenosha’s Best Realtor, Charlene Nikolai. 

“We are proud to say that, even with over 1,100 realtors in this area, our very own Char has been voted the Best in Kenosha,” stated Cove Realty’s Owner, Michael Zacker. “Char’s sincerity and dedicated work ethic embody the exact characteristics that make Cove Kenosha’s favorite hometown realtors.” 

It is no exaggeration that Nikolai is the best. She was awarded that title (Best in Kenosha – Realtor) in 2021, preceded by second place in 2020 and third in 2019. She has also been nominated by her customers, family, and friends again for 2022.

Thrilling area homeowners and buyers for the last six years, Nikolai can also boast a plethora of skills that only enhance her abilities in real estate. “I have a marketing background and love social media and the reach it gives me to market to individuals that may not otherwise see a client’s home or even be thinking about buying or selling a home,” she shares. “That reach has been extremely positive in marketing myself and my client’s property.”

Nikolai also draws on her photography skills and her incredible list of local contacts to help her clients.

“With Cove Realty, I have the flexibility to cater to any/all of my seller’s needs as far as commission rates, terms of contracts, length of contracts, and more. In addition, I offer professional photos at no additional cost to the client and staging services if they wish,” states Nikolai. “I also have a team of individuals on my roster to help with cleaning, moving, and problem-solving for my sellers and buyers.”

“Not everyone is lucky enough to be happy in their careers, but I truly love what I do every day! It’s meeting new people daily that I would otherwise not have known, and the life stories that they share with me that I enjoy immensely,” says Nikolai.

Although her passion and reputation precede her, Nikolai’s personality and humor keep clients returning AND recommending her to friends and family.

“I bring humor and ease of mind to the table for my buyer clients. I always tell my buyers that I would NOT put them into a home unless I would put my family member in that home,” she shares. “This profession is NOT about the money to me; it’s making sure my clients are happy when they close on the home and in the future years. If my buyers aren’t happy, then I am not happy.”

Clients looking for a realtor who knows the area will also quickly learn to appreciate Nikolai’s local knowledge. She is a life-long resident and loves Kenosha so much that she never plans to leave.

“Truthfully, I doubt I will ever leave Kenosha – it’s my hometown and always will be,” states Nikolai. “We are so close to larger cities, but we still offer that small-town feel. It’s almost like there’s only one degree of separation in our community instead of six. Kenosha County is full of wonderful people who do care about our area and the individuals living here.”

Whether buying or selling, Kenosha #1 Realtor, Char Nikolai, is ready to put her experience, dedication, and passion to work to help you achieve your goals. 

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Contact Char today at 262-909-8106 or [email protected] to learn more!


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