Max Nelson, Agent in Los Angeles - Compass

Max Nelson

Residential Director, Broker Associate | DRE# 01409958
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The Webb Schools

Davidson College
-BA, Political Science

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"Max is incredibly skilled at what he does - he has a natural talent and it shows in every way. I am truly impressed by how passionate he is for the craft of his work - he loves homes, he loves deals, and he loves making his clients happy. It was a pleasure working with him because of that passion, it made the process fun for me! His knowledge of the market is deep and his views are thoughtful. He's easy to work with and he listens, while also giving you honest feedback. I would recommend him to anyone, hands down."

"Max was terrific to work with throughout the entire process of us locating a house and closing on it. He took the time to learn what we wanted, helped us identify houses, and then make competitive bids. We aren't planning on moving any time soon, but when we look for another house, we will use Max again. Can't recommend him enough."

"Max helped my husband and I list and sell our home as well as helped with the process of buying our new one. He was extremely helpful from start to finish and always quick to respond with calls, e-mails, and setting up meetings. Max got our house sold very quickly and we already have recommended him to friends and family who have been pleased with the results."

"We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Max Nelson. Max helped us find the perfect second home in the Santa Monica area. While looking at homes with Max, his attention to detail and knowledge of the area was phenomenal. And since we live in another state, Max went above and beyond helping us set up appointments and meeting all kinds of inspectors and repairmen at our home while we were away. Communicating with Max was a breeze since he answered all our emails and text messages and phone calls almost immediately. His communication skills are the best! And as an extra bonus Max made the real-estate shopping experience fun."

"Max is amazing. My Wife and I were so lucky to have Max help us with the search for our first house. His warmth and sincerity was incredibly valuable as we navigated the buying process. Max immediately connected with us and genuinely understood what we were looking for in a home. Max provided us sound and objective advice all along the way and once we found the perfect property we had utter confidence that Max would navigate us through a competitive multiple offer scenario and get us the house we wanted. We will absolutely be working with Max again in the future."

About Max

Max Nelson has worked successfully for the past sixteen years representing buyers and sellers in the market of architecturally significant homes, historic estates and design-centric properties.

Max boasts a keen understanding of contract language, powerful negotiating skills and a well-honed craft of identifying a property’s assets, liabilities and potential upside regardless of location and price point. His distinctive philosophy and approach are defined by a firm and clear understanding of his clients’ needs and the creation of a strategy that enables him to meet their goals. He has extensive experience with both seven and eight figure negotiations, along with a skill set that makes him a natural match for high-net-worth clients with equally high expectations and standards. His repeat clientele are a testament to his success; approximately 70% of Max’s practice, which was started from scratch, consists of repeat clients.

When it comes to representing sellers in multiple areas of the city, Max relies on his tremendous amount of knowledge and experience, as well as his vast network of real estate professionals. Spanning 85 different countries, his wide-reaching connections ensure the global reach that may be required in the successful marketing and advertising of certain homes.

Max’s representation of buyers revolves around his unique approach to their property search coupled with his extensive network of influential brokers, which enables him to creatively locate properties not on the market and put off-market deals together. In fact, nearly 50% of the transactions Max represented last year were properties that were not actively listed. He is on the cutting-edge of the fast-paced luxury market here in L.A.

A regularly quoted expert for the Los Angeles Times, Max was recently featured in a series of interviews dealing with celebrity real estate the city. His client base consists of architects, designers, hedge fund managers, professional athletes and a wide range of show business professionals.

Max is an alumnus of Webb, the nationally ranked boarding school located in Claremont, CA, and earned his BA from Davidson College, a top 10 liberal arts school known for its honor code and academic excellence. He loves the style, design and architecture of Los Angeles, as well as running, meditating, playing tennis and spending time with his son, Rivers. Max resides in a mid-century modern home that he personally restored in the Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Brentwood.

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