“Real estate may be about the walls and location, and it is also about finding someone a place to evolve into who they want to be. Where are you going to grow best?”
Nicole Tonti is a Monterey Bay native who started her first business at 15 and never abandoned her entrepreneurial mindset, moving from architecture and design to international business ventures, to massage therapy, and now real estate.
Nicole’s diverse experience informs her negotiation, sales, and marketing techniques, as well as the importance of actively listening and empathizing with clients’ wants and needs. Through her past career as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, Nicole is comfortable guiding people through life transitions, from birth, to career changes, to moving and purchasing homes.
Raised by residential and commercial property developers, Nicole grew up in a home steeped in real estate and mortgage lending knowledge. After visiting the Amazon forest and witnessing deforestation, Nicole decided to use her knowledge of property development to help solve the crisis. She is currently working with builders and contractors in Colombia to build tree houses that local landowners can rent out to monetize their land, providing an alternative to deforestation.
Nicole is passionate about connecting people with their dream homes, with a caring, intuitive approach. She currently lives in Santa Cruz with her husband Sam, daughter Tallulah, and stepdaughter Rosalee. From the mountains and ocean, to the local culture and community, Nicole knows and loves everything Santa Cruz and Monterey counties have to offer.