“Kris is an incredible realtor! He cares about his clients, he is knowledgeable about the DC metro area and is always willing to go the extra mile. He was always responsive to any question or need I had - he made a stressful situation less stressful. I had a great experience with him selling my home and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone! “ -Meaghan
“Kris is a helpful, thoughtful partner in the home buying and selling process. We've bought two homes with him and sold one; he has been very responsive, diligent and thorough in helping us navigate and negotiate.“ - Jacob
“We were lucky to find Kris Nelson, who came highly recommended by friends. Kris was most patient with our endless questions and concerns. I have worked with buyers' agents before and have had mixed experiences, but there was never a doubt in our minds as to who Kris was looking out for. He was helpful in comparing homes in different neighborhoods, and especially at pointing out the good and bad points about particular properties, the underlying value due to construction, neighborhood, recent comparables, security, etc. Kris was absolutely professional and followed up on every request. I would recommend him to my best friends. “ - S. Studebaker
A Maryland native, Kris has called Washington, D.C. home since 2001. Since that time he has developed expert knowledge of the region and its many diverse and historically-rich residential neighborhoods and commercial districts. He developed a passion for architecture and real estate while interning at an architectural firm and drawing historic D.C. buildings in college coursework. This passion grew stronger after purchasing and renovating his first home in D.C.’s Eckington neighborhood and his current home in Shepherd Park.
Kris brings strong business acumen, dedication, and attention to detail to his career as a real estate agent. His years of public sector experience at the Library of Congress coupled with his MBA from the University of Maryland have provided him with strong skills in negotiation, marketing, business strategy, finance and the development of client-centric partnerships. He is recognized as a top producing agent by Washingtonian Magazine.
Kris is a member of the Tom Buerger Team at Compass. He believes the team's vast knowledge and network, coupled with Compass' technology platform, will enable him to provide maximum benefit for his clients. The purchase or sale of a home can be one of the most significant financial decisions a client makes and Kris uses his skills and personable demeanor to make this process as seamless as possible.
When Kris isn’t at work helping his clients find their perfect home, he enjoys cooking and entertaining with friends, home improvement projects, gardening and playing his saxophone in a local community group on Capitol Hill. Kris lives with his partner Dennis and dogs Ellie and Winston in their 1925 Sears Kit House in D.C.’s Shepherd Park neighborhood.