Jodi Nishimura

Jodi Nishimura

Founder | Realtor®


Thoughtful, Kind, Curious, Fair-minded

Jodi approaches each client relationship with mindfulness and care. With her industry knowledge and local insight, she brings a calm simplicity to the complex process of home transactions. Having purchased her first home in 1999, she has since bought and sold multiple properties of her own and knows first-hand the joys and benefits of homeownership and real estate investment.
Over the years, Jodi’s tailored approach has earned her several distinctions both locally and nationally. Most recently, she is in the top 1% of Realtors® for the East Bay and was a recipient of Real Trends America’s “Best” designation — landing her in the top 1⁄2% of all real estate agents nationwide. You don’t have to read many client reviews to see how much Jodi’s clients value her kindness, authenticity, and integrity. With seasoned experience in beautiful design, effective marketing, and fierce advocacy, Jodi brings the complete real estate package to her clients.
After graduating from New College of California in San Francisco and getting her M.A. in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii, Jodi enjoyed a successful and satisfying teaching career, traveled around the world, and ended up in the lovely Bay Area. She considers herself blessed to be raising her children in the vibrant East Bay, where beauty and diversity in nature, people, and architecture abound.
Jodi’s volunteer experience includes tutoring children, teaching adult literacy, and working in a local women's shelter. Even today, she continues to engage in meaningful volunteer work. With each home transaction, Jodi and her team the Jodi Nishimura Group at Kai Real Estate donate at least $500 for each transaction to an organization of the clients choosing in their honor.

Jodi's favorite part of this work:

"The gratification of helping clients make wise decisions that impact their future, the gratitude and humility that comes with being trusted by them to do so, and the joy in partnering with them in this part of their life’s journey."

Work With Us

Kai Real Estate helps East Bay area homeowners navigate the complex process of buying or selling a home in a seamless, successful, enjoyable way. Our client-driven approach and unparalleled service have earned our team a place among the top 1% of East Bay realtors. With each home transaction, we lead with kindness, cultivate a culture of authenticity, and advocate for our clients with integrity. Whether you’re looking to craft a winning offer or attract the right buyer, we are here for you.

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