Her sales surpassed those of more than 100,000 agents, the company said. For the second year, she was Coldwell Banker's No. 1 agent in San Mateo County.
Ms. Nicholas has sold nearly $1 billion in real estate in the past 20 years, Coldwell Banker said.
Born and raised in Atherton, she was recently named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 50 agents in the nation for the third straight year.
More top agents at Coldwell Banker
Ms. Nicholas and Tom LeMieux of the Menlo Park-Santa Cruz office are among 19 Coldwell Banker's agents ranking in the top 1 percent of the company's Northern California agents, based on 2010 sales, said company spokesman Stephen Maita.
Other local agents among the 19 are: Hugh Cornish, Elaine White, Lynn Jason Cobb and Hanna Shacham of the Menlo Park-El Camino office; Kristin Cashin, Menlo Park Valparaiso; Scott Dancer and Erika Demma, Woodside; and Ginny Kavanaugh, Portola Valley.
Penelope Huang opens RE/MAX office
Penelope Huang has opened a RE/MAX Distinctive Properties office at 648 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park.
She previously was broker-owner of Taylor & Huang Properties for 18 years.
Visit DistinctiveAgents.com or call 328-8881 for more information.