2016 Associate of the Year - RE/MAX Advantage Plus Platinum Award winner - Individual Titan Award - Imperial Home Team Twin Cities Real Estate Agent of the Month - December 2016 Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Super Agent 2009 - Present
I was born and raised on a large grain farm in Northwest Minnesota (the town is Middle River in case you’ve ever heard of it) which taught me hard work and respect. I have two brothers that also live in the Twin Cities and one sister who lives up north with her husband. I went to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks where I received a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. The reason why I went into the occupational therapy (OT) field as my father was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2000 and OT helped him remain at home until his death in 2001. After graduation, I took my first job in the OT field at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where I worked on the “brain team” that specialized in treating patients with strokes and traumatic brain injuries. Eventually I moved to the Twin Cities and worked for Fairview Health Services and Brookdale Senior Living in both inpatient and outpatient therapy.
I am married to Nicole and we have a wonderful Boxer named Lexy. We enjoy hitting up the local breweries, restaurants and spending time with friends. Since Minnesota summers are so short, Nicole and I try to soak up as much summertime weather as possible with grilling out, going to the lake, and taking bike rides! Since I was raised on Lake of the Woods, I am an avid fisherman (summer and winter). I also enjoy movies, cheering on Minnesota sports team, curling (yes…curling), and reading. And if you didn’t know by now, I am a huge Star Wars fan thus one of the reasons why I named our team, the Imperial Home Team, after Darth Vader’s Imperial forces. I am confident enough to tell people that I own a movie quality Darth Vader costume that I have had the opportunity to wear it for kid’s birthday parties and for a few movie theaters for the Star Wars premieres.
Areas of Expertise
We're here to help you find the home of your dreams. With a team of experts guiding you every step of the way, our extensive knowledge and experience will ensure you have the best home buying experience possible.
We take the stress out of selling your home by providing a seamless experience from start to finish. Our team will put you in the best position to market your home and sell it for the highest possible price.
Knowing Dave personally, we first began using him as more consulting/advisory for our situation. He answered all of our questions (which was a lot), and was very patient (considering we were likely not going to list), and gave us AMAZING advise without pushing us in anyway. Long story short, he was able to sell our house in less than 3 months....and were never listed on the MLS! Not to mention, we were not in the most 'want to move to' type of locations. David was able to sell our home for full price AND we did not have to pay a single dime in closing cost! I would say this is pretty unheard of in the real estate market! David EXCEEDED our expectations. He has a very approachable and professional demeanor, knows his stuff when it comes to homes, resale, inspections, specs, etc. We felt so comfortable with David. He was great about making appointments immediately, he always got back to us (in less than 15 mins on pretty much all occasions), and his advice was incredibly useful. I'd love to have David wherever we move in the future. He wasn't pushy at all, worked with our budget, and gave great advice about areas, schools, future resale, etc. He was great about communication and can answer any questions you have at a moments notice. We can't say enough wonderful things about David and the Imperial Home Team! Thank you!!
Steph & John M.
Dave is fantastic! He is knowledgeable about the market and offers solid advice. Thanks to the help of Dave and his team, from staging to photographs to marketing, our house sold in just FIVE days…for full asking price!!! The purchase of our new home went just as well. I appreciated Dave’s responsiveness and excellent communication throughout the entire process. He always made us feel like we were his top priority. Dave will always be our go-to guy when it comes to real estate!
Melissa & Ryan N.
I have never met a more professional realtor than David Nelson. If you need a guy who is “Johnny on the spot” he is your guy. His ideas are fresh and his marketing skills are second to none. David Nelson sold our home more than asking price, before it hit the market and in between Thanksgiving & Christmas. Who does that? Dave Nelson can.
Amy & Mitch H.
David helped us find a home when we relocated to the Twin Cities area. We started with a very wide search and toured many many homes. David was always very responsive and happy to show us homes. His knowledge of the real estate market, local communities, and school systems helped us tremendously to narrow our search. When we were ready to make an offer, David walked us through the process and we later closed on the perfect home for our family. David exceeded our expectations in every way and made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. Thank you David!
Jenny & Travis H.
David went above & beyond to make sure that not only was our house effectively marketed & received the best possible price, but also provided excellent guidance along the way. We highly recommend him!
Karen & Tony M.
David was excellent to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the area, steps in the selling/buying process, and negotiating. He had a professional photographer take pictures of our home, and pre-listed it, which gained a lot of interest before our home was officially on the MLS. GREAT realtor!
Cheryl & Efren M.
Dave helped my family find a great home in Lakeville. He was responsive, personable and friendly, and always available to help. He is extremely knowledgeable about real estate in Lakeville area.
Angela & Mike L.
I worked with Imperial Home Team in buying a home. They were very helpful in helping me narrow down and find what I was looking for. They were knowledge and helpful throughout the process and proactively provided me with the information I needed.
David really helped us find our dream home. Every day I wake up I’m so thankful we has able to get us the house we live in. David showed my wife and I many houses and took diligent notes on what we were looking for in our first home. You never really think someone can find everything you want in a home at a great price, but David not only did that, he surpassed our expectations. Hands down one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. The way he conducts his business is someone you want to work with. David has this ability that made us feel as if we were his only customer. That is really hard to do for someone when you knew David was busy helping other and being very successful at it. He is a real professional who cares very much for the people he serves, and he delivers on everything he commits to. David made the process very easy and we had not stress at all. One of the best decisions I ever made was having him as our Real Estate agent because he changed my life by finding us the perfect home to start a family.
Sarah & Caleb C. (1st Time)
Sold my house for what we were asking. I truly thought our house was unsellable. Honestly advised us on appraisals, purchase, pros and cons of properties. Marketed our house beautifully and professionally.
Colleen & Dan S.
Dave is an amazing real estate agent. We decided to hire him to sell our home and never regretted it once. He is professional, knowledgeable, and so easy to work with. He is motivated from start to finish and is always prompt when questions arise. He’s funny, driven, and very easy to get along with.
Dave is very responsive and was quick to reply to any questions we had. The whole process was smooth and painless! We were very happy with Dave's dedication to his job, it was evident that he loves what he does and is good at it! Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Natalie & Eli C.
We initially put our home for sale on our own (for sale by owner). At our first open house, David stopped by and introduced himself. He offered to help in any way with no compensation, just being nice. We stayed in touch via email, asking a ton of questions, and he happily answered all of them. After a few weeks we decided that selling on our own was not going well and gave David a call. We hired him soon afterwards, and he sold our house within a few weeks. He is very personable, very knowledgeable, and is truly there to help in any way he can. So glad we met David!
Kelsey & Ryan C.
We had our house for sale with David and in a matter of a few shorts months it SOLD!!! He was very detailed on how to stage and sell the home and it worked! He spent a lot of time and energy with us to make things move as smooth as possible. I highly recommend David Nelson for your buying or selling needs.
Samantha & Travis R.
David did a great job taking the time to listen to my wants and needs as a home seller, and came to our first meeting with lots of information about the market, competitive homes, and market trends. He utilizes all of the resources on his team to get your home cleaned/staged, professionally photographed, and on several digital marketing platforms. Throughout the selling process, he quickly responds to any questions or concerns that you may have, and provides great insights on how to proceed with decisions. As your agent, he wants the best for you, and works to get the results that you desire. It was an absolute pleasure working with David, and I would recommend him without any hesitations.
I am always looking for the best deals and at times over powering and want updates and communication back right away. David was able to complete all of those items and find my family our dream house. I have referred him to all of our friends and relatives.
Estee & Gio R.
Dave Nelson is a fantastic realtor who pays attention to market trends and was able to sell our house within a few weeks. He also assisted us in building a new house and was there anytime we were having an issue. Could not recommend him enough.
Mandy & Eric S.
He’s sold several homes in my neighborhood with a high rate of success. Very professional and always willing to answer any questions you might have along the way!”
These guys were amazing and so helpful in helping me purchase my first home. As a younger, first time home-buyer I felt so thankful to find someone as knowledgeable as David Nelson and his team to help me navigate what initially seemed like a daunting process. They made buying a home seem easy and answered every question I had clearly and quickly. I truly could not recommend them any more highly!
Sam & Jeremiah
When things didn’t work out with our previous realtor, David stepped up to the plate without hesitation and got our house SOLD, despite the fact that it was empty (we had already moved out of state), and had been on the market a while. The traffic he generated thru our house was amazing. He was in constant contact with us from day 1. His professionalism and honesty are top notch.
Tammy & Bryan L.
This is the second time my husband and I have worked with David. I cannot thank him enough for how fast he sold our house. We received a full price offer after 5 days of our home being pre-listed. That’s right, our house wasn’t even officially on the market yet AND we got a full price offer! Buying and selling can be such a stressful experience, but David does everything in his power to make it smooth and painless. I definitely recommend calling him for any of your real estate needs!”
Sarah & Caleb C. (2nd Time)
We listed with David after moving from another agent after a few months and our house sold in less than two weeks after he took over. What I appreciated most was his responsiveness and prompt communication. Would definitely recommend!