credentials & experience

Nicole Brekelbaum


Executive Broker, SRS, SRES

Gibson Real Estate

SRS - Seller's Represenative Specialist 

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist

Owner, Curator


Northwest Arkansas' comprehensive real estate resource with step by step buying and selling guides, local market reports, maps, events and directories of local agents & real estate related services. 

Years living in NWA

12 years (Fayetteville, Farmington & Prairie Grove); Prior to living in AR I lived in multiple locations throughout the US, including CA, CO, TX, MD, VA, CT & NY, as well as overseas postings in Moscow and Dubai. Now that I am settled, it is my pleasure to help families, professionals and students in their relocation journey to this area. 


Husband Brad, 5 year old son Jasper, great dane Mona & kitty Meow Meow. 


Pepperdine University, BA Intercultural Communication & Spanish

College of William & Mary, MA Education

NWACC, Technical Certificate Architecture Design

Real Estate Credentials

I  have enjoyed being a REALTOR since 2014 and only wish that I had discovered this profession sooner! I am a full time agent with both SRS (Seller's Representative Specialist) and SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designations. I was the top producting agent in my firm 2016 and have been honored at the Realtor Recognition Awards 2016 & 2017 for yearly real estate transactions, totaling over 4.6 million & 3.3 million respectively. I work primarily with residential Buyers and Sellers, but also work for other REALTORS as a marketing freelancer for thier listings. 

Professional Life Prior to Real Estate

Prior to real estate I worked as a 4th grade teacher in Washington DC. Upon moving to NWA I owned and operated a decorative painting business for 7 years from which I gained remodeling and construction based knowledge/contacts which serve me well today as a REALTOR. Following, I helped my immediate and extended family open and operate Briar Rose Bakery and Damons BBQ and Grill, 2 local restaurants in Farmington. And yes, my clients do tend to benefit from free cinnamon rolls while working with me :)

Community Involvement & Hobbies

Meals On Wheel Delivery Volunteer

Wedding cake design/decorating

Wildlife Photography

Spring & Summer favorites: boating on Beaver Lake, kids soccer games, traveling and spending time with friends (usually centered around some kind of grilled meat or crab boil! Yum!)

Fall and Winter favorites: Razorback football, book club, Whole Foods bingo nights and chocolate peppermint back on every menu!

Specialized Listings Services

  • Staging & Remodeling
  • Revit/Auto CAD floor plan renderings
  • Professional wide angle lens photos
  • Drone photography
  • Videography
  • Flyers & Open Houses
  • Targeted Facebook Ads
  • Marketing on, including custom webpages for each property (coming soon).

Reliable, Responsive & Trustworthy

P.B. - Buyer, Seller, Prairie Grove

"She was fabulous! She is knowledgeable, professional, a visionary, prompt, courteous, I could go on and on. She helped us sell a historic house, buy land and sell land and buy new construction...all in 9 months! I have, and will continue to, recommend her to everyone. A joy and a pleasure to work  with!"

R.B. - Buyer, Springdale

"Nicole was wonderful to work with. As a new home owner it is a scary process to ask the right questions. Nicole helped me understand the process and guided me through the process. I also believed that her responsiveness is what allowed us to get our home. The home that I purchased had been 3 days  on the market and she was able to schedule an appointment immediately. Thanks to her, I am an owner of a great home!"

B.R. - Seller, Eureka Springs

"Nicole helped stage our house, which I feel ultimately helped sell it.  She videoed the house after the staging and gave the home a holiday feeling.  Nicole had a welcoming gift for the new owners as well as us, the sellers.  Nicole has great negotiating skills and a very warm personality. We were  very satisfied with Nicole's work as I feel any future seller would be."

S.W. - Seller, Eureka Springs

"Nicole is an amazing real estate agent.  She is very professional, knowledgeable, industrious and thoughtful.  Her recommendations for arranging our home are what sold our home.  You cannot go wrong if you hire Nicole to sell your home."

N.J .- Seller, Fayetteville

"Nicole showed up the day that I made contact with her. She sold my house in 2 days, need I say more. She was very professional and spot on wish all of my requests."

S.J. - Buyer, Fayetteville

"Nicole is a very knowledgeable and helpful realtor. She is great at finding out about the history of a property and she understands the remodeling process as well if you are looking for a fixer upper. We highly recommend her after she helped us purchase our last home!"

Sales Log

*Marketed property as part of a listing partnership.