About Us

Meet Suzie and Rick Nolle

Suzie and Rick Nolle fell in love with the foothills the very first time they saw them. For 10+ years they have been living and selling in this beautiful county. Suzie and Rick are both avid golfers. Suzie has an excellent “green thumb” and great eye for decorating. Rick was president of the Penn Valley Rotary Club for 2006-2007, a board member and treasurer of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and a board member of The Penn Valley Fire Protection District. The Nolles believe community service is a great way to give back to your neighbors. Suzie and Rick have been married for more than 27 years and have a grown daughter, Paige, who is a successful business woman in the Bay Area. Paige is adored by her parents.

Both of the Nolles come from high tech backgrounds. Suzie was an executive recruiter and staffing executive for both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Suzie worked in real estate in the Almaden Valley area of San Jose, CA. Rick has over thirty five years of increasing management and sales experience. His last two positions involved global executive management responsibilities. They have worked for a number of industry leaders and benefited from participating in successful business models.

The Nolles have been “selling” all their lives. Their sales success is built on a solid foundation of belief that customer service is number one.

So, what does all that have to do with your real estate needs? Plenty! Suzie and Rick brought from high tech their solid knowledge of the concepts of customer service, marketing, and technology. Their value is how they have applied this knowledge to their real estate practice.


They believe that high quality customer service, to both buyers and sellers, ensures a smooth and pleasant transaction. Selling or buying a home can be one of the most stressful events in your life. By providing extra service, the Nolles can take the stress from you and put your mind at ease. They can help with:

  • Services referrals (painters, repair people, trades, etc)
  • Scheduling assistance (meeting workers when you can not)
  • Staging or de-staging advice so your home shows better
  • Mortgage referrals to the best in Nevada County


Suzie and Rick believe that you don’t sell homes simply putting them in the MLS. It takes exposure of the property to a large audience. Also, it takes proper presentation of the homes features and benefits. Let’s not forget the importance of proper presentation of the wonderful Sierra Foothills. A small sample of things they do to sell a home:

  • Regular local advertising – Union, Prospector, Gold Country Homes, The Wildwood Independent,  etc.
  • Area focused – Bay Area, Southern California, etc.
  • Special publications – Bay Area Mid-peninsula half annual housing special sections


Suzie and Rick use technology to advertise and to stay on top of the market conditions. Having a pulse of the market place can help a seller or buyer determine the right price and timing for a transaction. A few of the things the Nolles do are:

  • Bi-monthly electronic newsletter to 3000+ high end agents (northern and southern California) and business contacts (former colleagues, business associates, and venture capitalists)
  • Regular market analysis to anticipate market conditions
  • Property oriented web sites
  • Streaming video
  • Slide shows

In summary, Suzie and Rick believe that the hard work, knowledge, and customer service they bring to a transaction will lead to a happy buyer or seller.