"Not many of us buy or sell real estate very often, and when we do, sooner or later we realize that we need someone knowledgeable about the real estate market and the real estate contract, and someone who can guide us through the maze of buyer/seller dynamics. We will be lucky if we find an agent who is familiar with, and can ease our minds about, the consequences of inspections, radon testing, nervous buyers, contentious attorneys, and unforeseen events at closings. We are even luckier if the agent is willing and competent to undertake some of the coordination of inspections and other "events" to reduce the burden on the seller. René Nelson performed all the above beautifully throughout the process of selling my house. And during the same process, she eased my mind by assuring me about what was normal and standard. I’m delighted to recommend René as someone totally competent in her field and highly skilled in the communications required to keep her clients informed and comfortable with the process. " - Richard R., Glenview
"Rene did an amazing job selling my house quickly at a very difficult time in the market. She had wonderful suggestions for making it show beautifully and marketed it in numerous ways. As I had already moved out of state, she kept me informed and was very responsible with my home. If I could give her a higher rating than excellent, I would. She is the best! " - Sonja N.
"René was a pleasure to work with. We always felt that she was looking out for our interests. She was always available for appointments and did everything she could to accommodate our schedule. René was also a good listener had some great suggestions to get our house "ready to sell". I would not hesitate in the least to recommend her to anyone needing help selling a house.”" - Jeff - Evanston IL
"Rene was terrific. She was professional, knowledgeable and thorough. She provided accurate comparables and priced our home right. Her suggestions for how to stage were spot on and communicated in a gentle, yet clear way. She kept us informed each step of the way. She made selling our condo seem almost easy.”" - Hal and Kathleen J.
A home is much more than a roof over our heads, it's where life happens, where we engage and care for those we love. My client’s goals are key to what motivates me. The greatest single factor in satisfying my clients is the service they experience. Having a plan, working hard, responding quickly, thinking creatively, expecting the unexpected, and ultimately doing whatever is necessary to ensure that their goals are met – these are all vital elements to delivering excellent service.
Having sold real estate on the North Shore since 2002, I have experience in fast-moving and slower markets and can manage the marketing process and search effort with ease and confidence. My past work experience in both interior design, catering and specialty food sales has taught me to listen well, be intuitive and creatively problem solve while remaining a calming force in all situations.
My home for the last 30 years has been on the North Shore where we've raised three kids. I am a consultant for my husband's company Benchmark Carpentry & Woodworks LLC, renovating homes and utilizing my design skills all while continuing to be in leadership roles in our community and church. This gives me the unique ability and perspective to guide buyers and sellers in making the best investment.