Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Collier & Associates) Real Estate Agent



Nicky Dean
The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
location_on Fayetteville, AR — Collier & Associates
Get to Know Nicky Dean

Nicky Dean (formerly Dou) is an Executive Broker and Senior Vice President at Collier & Associates in Northwest Arkansas. Nicky ranks in the top 1% of all real estate agents in the region. She was the #1 residential real estate agent in Northwest Arkansas in 2014, 2015, and 2016, secured the #2 spot in 2017, and ranked #3 in 2018 out of over 2,500 agents. She has consistently remained in the top 1% since then. Nicky is an ePRO, an Accredited Home Staging Specialist, an ecoBroker, and a Luxury Home Specialist. For real estate needs in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, the Beaver Lake area, or any other town in Northwest Arkansas, call or text Nicky at 479.236.3457.


Nicky Dean was born and raised in Springdale, Arkansas and has resided within Northwest Arkansas for over 46 years.  A valedictorian graduate of Springdale High School, she was actively involved in sports, cheerleading, student leadership programs and was Homecoming queen.  She also holds a Bachelor of Art's degree in Communication from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where she was an active member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Nicky has a beautiful and amazing 19 year old daughter, Madison who attends the University of Arkansas. Nicky enjoys a wide variety of what Northwest Arkansas has to offer.  Whether its boating on Beaver Lake, riding ATV's and camping in the Ozark National Forest, enjoying Dickson Street's live music, enjoying Crystal Bridges Art Museum or attending an Arkansas Razorback athletic event, these are some of the countless reasons why Nicky calls Northwest Arkansas HOME.

Throughout her professional career, Nicky Dean has strived to be the best in real estate sales while providing superior customer attention and service. Known for her innovative thinking and passion for real estate and marketing, Nicky has earned a reputation in the Northwest Arkansas real estate industry as the "marketing/technology/social media expert." Additionally, her interests in art, photography, and decorating significantly benefit her clients by helping them prepare their homes for sale. If you are considering buying or selling your home in Northwest Arkansas, give Nicky a call or send her an email today!

Nicky began her real estate career in 2001 at Harris McHaney Realtors, quickly rising to the top sales agent position in her office. She then founded and operated Element Realty Group for over two years in Northwest Arkansas. Despite her success as a business owner, she missed her true passion of working directly with clients and focusing on selling and marketing homes. In November 2007, Nicky joined Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate, where she was ranked the #1 Coldwell Banker agent in Arkansas. In 2008, she moved to Century 21 Exclamation Realty in Rogers, staying until February 2013, when Century 21 and Coldwell Banker merged in Northwest Arkansas. In September 2013, Nicky and her assistant Jerilyn joined Keller Williams Market Pro Realty, with offices in Bentonville and Fayetteville. Seeking a more local and family-oriented environment, Nicky joined Collier & Associates Real Estate in 2021 and loves it. 

Nicky specializes in representing Buyers, Sellers, Developers, and Investors in the complete Real Estate Buying / Selling process.  She continuously stays updated with the latest market trends and developing areas to save you time and money.  Nicky is an ePRO graduate which has kept her on the cutting edge of the newest technology available for Realtors. Nicky is also highly active in the ActiveRain community where she has attended "RainCamp Dallas" and multiple webinars which has taught her so many new tools and tips from experts all over the country!  Nicky was the first agent in Arkansas to receive her ecoBroker designation... She remains the only ecoBroker in Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about ecoBrokers please visit their website at

Selling your home?  Nicky utilizes a variety of marketing mediums to ensure her seller's homes are sold fast and for top dollar.  Marketing the sale of your home is Nicky's primary goal. Nicky is always thinking of new ways to get more buyers in your home. Nicky invests a lot of time and money on internet marketing including making sure that her listings are found in search engines and on top of google. Not to worry, Nicky has this down to an art and you just need to leave it up to her to get the job done.  Nicky utilizes INTERNET advertisement with best-in-class marketing for your HOME and BEST THING - your home will be all over the internet. Nicky loves to get your listing on the top of GOOGLE and other search engines... and quick! You will also find Nicky's listings are on FaceBook,  Zillow, Trulia, Pinterest, ActiveRain Blogs, featured listings as well as many other websites. YOUR HOME WILL GET MAXIMUM EXPOSURE IF YOU LIST WITH NICKY DEAN!  Nicky also does 3D TOURS (matterport) for her listings. 

Call Nicky Dean with Collier & Associates in Northwest Arkansas to set up an appointment to list your home today. During the initial appointment Nicky will do a walk through and make suggestions on getting your home ready for the market. Nicky is an "Accredited Home Staging Specialist" and feels that in this business she feels that every home on the market could use some "staging" and Nicky has this down to an art.

Nicky takes her job very seriously and treats each home she lists as if it were her own and each buyer's investment/home as if it were her purchasing for her family. Whether it's finding your dream home in Northwest Arkansas or getting top dollar for your home, Nicky Dean will ensure your goals and real estate needs are fulfilled. Nicky was told once, "if you find a career you love, you will never have to work a day in your life!" Nicky loves her job and would not trade it for another!

For superior and professional real estate services in the Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Lowell, Elm Springs, Bentonville, Bella Vista, or Beaver Lake area, please do not hesitate to call Nicky Dean 479.236.3457. You will be glad that you did!

Nicky Dean
Sr. Vice President, Executive Broker
Collier & Associates






THE #1 REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (2014, 2016 & 2016) #2 in 2017 and #3 in 2018. Top 1% since. 

ePRO | ecoBroker | AHS {Accredited Home Staging Specialist}

Luxury Home Marketing Expert

Collier and Associates


Ranked #3 Agent in 2018 (out of 2500+ agents) and in top 1% through 2022.

Ranked #2 Agent in NWA in 2017

THE #1 REAL ESTATE AGENT in all of Northwest Arkansas [2014, 2015 & 2016]

Top 1% of all Realtors in Northwest Arkansas for over 20years

Ranked #8 of all Realtors in Northwest Arkansas in 2013

Business Journal of NWA Top 25 Realtors in NWA (2010-present)

Number 1 Century 21 Realtor in all of Arkansas (2009, 2010, 2011)


Marketing, Sales, Negotiating, Staging, Photography, Listing, Luxury Homes in Northwest Arkansas, Buyers Agent, TOP LOCAL REALTOR® in Northwest Arkansas with Collier & Associates.

Nicky Dean (formerly Dou) is the most "visable" and "active" REALTOR®  on the internet in all of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas. Given more than 93% of Buyers look online first - WHO DO YOU WANT TO LIST YOUR HOME WITH? Give Nicky a call today! 479.236.3457

Blake Baldwin
Nicky is a super responsive realtor who provides an excellent customer experience. She recently sold my house (in 16 hours :) and helped me efficiently navigate all the steps required to sell my home. Would ask her to be my realtor again the next time I'm entering the NW Arkansas housing market.
Melinda Way
My experience working with Nicky has been incredible! I knew from the beginning I had picked an excellent partner to help me find my home in NWA!! She is kind, truly cared about her clients, extremely knowledgeable of all things NWA Real Estate, and an excellent communicator. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in finding my new home here in NWA. I relocated from Texas to NWA and my home buying journey has been a long one, she was SO patient with me and truly cared that I found the right home for me, no matter how long it took! (and it took many trips :) !!) We finally found THE house and she made special trips over there for me during the home buying process to ensure I was getting everything I needed. She went to great lengths to make sure I closed on the house when I needed to. I could not have done this without Nicky and I will forever be grateful to her in all she did to help me find and buy my dream home in Bella Vista, Arkansas!! Thank you for everything Nicky! You are simply THE BEST!!!
Allison Boone
I loved working with Nicky Dean! She embodies professionalism, knowledge of the market and a deep kindness that ultimately sold my house in 2 1/2 days. I recommend Nicky in the highest regard. You won’t be disappointed!
Cheyenne Martin
Nicky was amazing to work with during the entire process. Before working with her my husband and I were considering selling the house ourselves, and we are so glad that we didn't. From the first conversation we had with Nicky we felt very informed and at ease with the whole process of listing our house. She had our house listed quickly, and it sold on the first day it was on the market for an amazing offer. She was very knowledgeable with the local market and she understood the process of selling the house like the back of her hand. Nicky was wonderful to work with during the whole process, and she made selling our house one of the easiest things we have ever down. It amazed me how expertly she handled everything, and we felt that we were in good hands during the entire process. I would absolutely recommend Nicky, to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. I would recommend her to my own friends and family. There's not another realtor like her.
Terry and Tami Boyett
Nicky has been our go to realtor for many properties. Her professionalism, knowledge of the area and experience makes her the leader in Northwest Arkansas. I tell all my close friends that only one realtor has your best interest in mind and will work hard to find you the perfect home. If you want the best home then use the best realtor. Just call Nicky!
Tiffany Whitley
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Nicky Dou is!!! She goes above and beyond in EVERYTHING that she does for you and your family ! If you have children with you...she will accommodate beyond belief (and be their best friend)! She makes the whole process of buying or selling so comforting and assuring! There's definitely a reason she's #1!!!
Tina Spink
Nicky is the best realtor in the Northwest Arkansas market. She has helped us sell and buy multiple houses. Being from NWA she knows the market inside and out and is always such a pleasure to work with. If you are looking to sell or buy, you can’t go wrong with Nicky!! Highly recommended, she won’t disappoint!
Emi Armstrong
We would highly recommend Nicky. We recently sold our first home with Nicky, and she made the process so clear and easy. She has set our expectations for home sales very high. Nicky’s knowledge of and network in the NWA market, particularly in Hyde Park, are invaluable. We listed our house, had 5 showings, and received a full price offer the same day. My husband and I had a lot of questions about the selling process and the offer on our house and Nicky was always available to provide answers and guidance. We encountered some unique circumstances during the home selling process and Nicky navigated these with ease building our trust along the way. If you want the best, there is no other option than Nicky.
Holly Zulpo
Nicky is a pro when it comes to real estate in NWA! She is the best realtor to have because she actually listens to her clients and searches endlessly for what they want. I was out of town moving to NWA and nicky did it all for me which included buying the house for me sight unseen. I trusted her that much!
Jill Lamb
I knew putting the job of selling our home, and under the circumstances of relocating our family out of state so doing a lot of this remotely, I had to have the best of the best. Nicky is a true professional and expert at what she does. She sold our home in 2 weeks, kept us in the loop on every single detail up until the house closing, and did so with the up most honesty, integrity, and professionalism. My husband and I feel so grateful that we choose Nicky. She is #1 for a reason and gives her clients her everything at every step of the process. Thank you Nicky Dou!!
Andrea Albright
We used Nicky to help us sell our house. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about the local real estate market. Our house was on the market in the $400,000-$500,000 range in the Northwest Arkansas area. She handled high maintenance buyers with ease! Skilled negotiator with her clients best interests in mind. We would use again and would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Nikki Spurlock
We used Nicky as our selling and buying agent. She sold our house in 13 days and we had a showing almost every one of those days...and sometimes twice in one day. She is a very clear communicator and I have and will continue to refer friends to her!
Anthony Pearson
This year we decided to downsize and we used Nicky Dou to both sell our home and purchase a new home. Nicky was such a pleasure and so amazing to work with! We listed our home and within 30 days it was sold thanks to her impressive market knowledge and ability to professionally market our home! We couldn't be more happy with the results and would highly recommend Jerry or Nicky to anyone considering selling or buying a home.
Jan McNaught
My husband and I had the unique opportunity to work with Nicky Dou. I, myself, have been a licensed realtor in Indiana and had high expectations when it came to purchasing our home. My husband accepted a career opportunity in Bentonville. I started by researching qualified agents and feel so thankful that I found Nicky. She exceeded all our expectations and we could not have had a better experience. Nicky, is not only super knowledgeable about the area, but truly listened to us and set up additional showings on the spur of them moment. We were able to write an offer on our home during our first house hunting trip. From my experience as a realtor, I can honestly say, this is not the normal house hunting experience, especially when moving across the country. Once we purchased our home, Nicky continued to provide excellent customer service. She made herself available to meet with contractors at the house while we were still in Indiana. Nicky gave us several recommendations of contractors who turned out to be just what we were looking for. Our entire experience of working with Nicky could not have been better.
Seth and Lisa McKinzie
"Nicky was beyond magnificent during the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new one. Her staging photos made our old home appear to be showcase quality and her website traffic and promotion quickly drove prospective buyers to our door. We had a full asking price offer in only 8 days! While looking for our new home she led us to homes she knew would fit our style. There were even a few times we called her about a home and she said "You know...after know what I know about your likes and dislikes you guys won't like this particular home." Nicky made herself available to us at all times via text and email and went above and beyond the normal tasks during the closing phase on our new home. I have praised her on all of my social media accounts and will drive every last person to her I can. She is truly a "five star" realtor and, in my opinion, the best in northwest Arkansas."
Ryann Thornton
Nicky is one of the top Realtors in NWA for a reason! She works very hard for her clients both as a buyers agent and as a sellers agent. She has a solid grasp on the value of technology and social media in today's market, and is likely one of the most visible realtors in NWA on the web. She is very personable and highly professional. I enjoy working with her and her clients very much. I highly recommend Nicky Dou!
David Simpson
"Nicky Dou has sold several of our high end homes. Her marketing abilities and E Commerce knowledge is at the top of the Real Estate Industry. She really works hard to get the deals put together so that all involved are very satisfied with the value they derive from the transaction."
Rick Hammond
"Nicky is the consummate real estate professional. She has passion for her work and her clients and her knowledge of the real estate business in Northwest Arkansas is exceptional. I highly recommend Nicky whenever I come across someone who is in need of a real estate professional in Northwest Arkansas."
Glenn Rappat PartnerWest Professional Staffing
I run a Global Staffing firm. With several large clients in Northwest Arkansas I oftentimes have candidates relocating to the area. I always recommend Nicky. She approaches her job like the best software sales people I deal with. She knows the subject matter, understands the market, and knows how to negotiate.
Kim and Jeremy Brown
"Jeremy and I couldn't be happier in our new home, and we owe it all to you. While we know you were swamped, you always made us feel like we were a top priority. Your personal attention to our selling/buying won't be forgotten! Thanks for all your help!"
Courtney Little
"Nicky is one of the best Realtors I know. Her ability to market a property and her work ethic are second to none. I always expect superior results from her because she produces them consistently."
Randy and Linda Bowling
We can't imagine having a better experience with a realtor! Nicky was professional, friendly, courteous, fun, realistic, and very helpful! Our experience with her was very pleasant and positive. We have appreciated her help from the beginning, and she has continued to help us in many ways, even after the closing. It's not surprising to us that she is one of the highest-ranked realtors in Northwest Arkansas

Serving Northwest Arkansas and YOU! Call Nicky Dean today @ 479-236-3457