Nicole Borkgren is a licensed Real Estate agent who was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. As a child, she spent many summers with her family in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she became bilingual in Spanish — fluent in speaking, reading, and writing.
Nicole has her BA in Child Development from California State University Northridge and her Master’s in Social Work from California State University Long Beach. During the six years she went to college, Nicole worked in the Real Estate industry as an assistant to a Top-4 agent in the United States for BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices California Properties in charge of his marketing, as well as working in the Title Insurance industry in marketing. Upon getting her Master’s degree, Nicole worked with autistic children in the Social Services field with Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as holding positions with the Department of Children and Family Services in adoptions. Throughout this period, Nicole also remained a part the Real Estate industry, working with agents marketing their listings with her own company, Market Your Listing. Here, she designed an 8-step program to get listings the most exposure based on market research from organizations like National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors.
Nicole has also assisted her husband, who is a Vice President of a Title Insurance company, with the marketing of himself and his company. In addition, she has purchased many homes as investments and rehabbed them as an investor. She has a keen “eye” for this type of investment.
Nicole is a mother of two amazing children and is very active in her community with her children and philanthropic interests.
Nicole’s experience showing Realtors how to market, and actually marketing Realtors’ listings, is an incredible advantage to her clients. Her education and experience in counseling comes into play even more than her business experience, as we all know how stressful selling and buying real estate can be.
When selling a home or purchasing one, Nicole’s problem-solving skills and calming demeanor will keep cool heads for all involved.
The “Co.” in Borkgren & Co.
We have found it essential to work with great people for the common goal of giving our buyers and sellers the best possible service. With that thought in mind, we have hired and partnered with the best people in the industry.
Sherry Borkgren: COO
Sherry has been working in the Real Estate industry for more than 30 years. Her experience is vast, and her understanding of the real estate transaction is amazing. She has held the position of President of one of the most successful Title Insurance companies in Los Angeles, as well as running the Los Angeles Region of one of the most profitable and successful Escrow companies in Los Angeles. Sherry’s clients have been a “Who’s Who” in the entertainment industry; she was recently referred to as an “icon” in the Los Angeles Real Estate scene. With Sherry’s incredible reputation and her strong relationships with the top Realtors serving the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, Borkgren & Co. is sure to know about that perfect “pocket listing” for our clients, as well as which agents are the best to show your home to. In real estate, relationships really do matter.
Monique Ashforth: Transaction Coordinator and Office Administrator
Monique has years of experience working in escrow. She is the backbone of our back office and and handles transaction files. She is a seasoned expert in transaction documentation, disclosure requirements, and reports needed to complete a successful transaction. Monique works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure your liability and stress are minimized throughout your transaction.
“Photo Freddy:” Photographer and Open House Director
Fred is our professional photographer and takes the photos for our marketing of your home. The best part about having our own photographer on staff is that we work around your schedule, not the other way around. Fred is also responsible for getting our Open Houses the most street traffic possible. Fred puts out up to 30 open house signs to drive traffic to our listings — an incredible help in getting more buyers into your home.
Our Preferred Vendors:
As Vice President and Sales manager for California Title Company, Brett Borkgren is involved in insuring close to a billion dollars in real estate on a yearly basis. Brett has worked in the Title Insurance industry for nearly 20 years. His knowledge of the real estate process has proven to be a valuable asset to our team, and he is always willing to meet with both buyers and sellers to explain the intricacies of the title insurance process. Having the right title people on our team ensures a smooth transaction.
Kelly, our preferred escrow officer, has more than 25 years of escrow experience specializing in residential re-sale, commercial, new construction, REO, short sale, probate/trust, and refinance escrows. She understands the complexities of each transaction and brings a depth of knowledge of the escrow process that is rarely seen in the Real Estate industry. Her calm demeanor and broad experience work to our benefit, and to the benefit of all our clients.