Nelson Brothers

La Jolla Office

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In case we aren’t already acquainted, please let us introduce ourselves: we are Drew & Tim Nelson of the Nelson Brothers at Willis Allen Real Estate. We are one of the top producing teams specializing in coastal luxury real estate and investment property in La Jolla - where we were born, raised and currently reside with our families. The combination of our collective experience, knowledge and resources allow us to offer our clients more. More expertise. More responsiveness. More options. More ideas. More solutions. More success. More of what you deserve from your real estate agent!

Through our collaboration with Willis Allen Real Estate, including exclusive affiliations with Christie’s International Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International, we are able to provide unparalleled local, national and international expertise to our clients and unmatched exposure for our listings. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional representation, ironclad client confidentiality, superb customer service, and are humbled to have earned only 5-star reviews from our past clients.
While not all of our successes can be measured in numbers, here are our 2016 stats:
  • Sales Volume: $100,025,487
  • # of Clients Helped: 50
  • Avg. % of our LP Received: 93.3%
  • Avg. # of Days on Market: 72
Contact us today to learn how we can help you achieve your real estate goals. We look forward to having the opportunity to exceed your expectations.

Reviews On Zillow

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5.0/5
based on 47 Reviews

Highly Recommended

zuser20150825063800099  |  06/29/2017

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $700K in North Clairemont, San Diego, CA.

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The Nelson Brothers team is stellar. Drew, Tim, Holland, and Samantha made the whole home purchase process easy. I always felt like I was a priority and got a quick response when questions came up. In my situation, I had a very short escrow time frame and they made sure the deal closed on time. No detail slipped through the cracks! There is no other team that I trust to get the job done. They helped me negotiate a fair price for the house and kept me informed at each step. I cannot say enough good things about the Nelson Brothers team - reliable, trustworthy, communicative, detailed, organized, professional, and personable. They are the reason I'm so happy in my new home! Thank you!!


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jboesky8  |  05/23/2017

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $3.475M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

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I've worked with several of the most highly reputed realtors in San Diego. To my dismay, I've found the experience of partnering with each of them to sell my condo, my lot, and my home to be exasperating, profoundly disheartening, and torturous.
It seems to me as though these highly regarded realtors are getting listings by riding on the coattails of what they accomplished years before they became wealthy and/or became burned out and chose to pretend that they're ready to work for you when in all actuality they are standing on the precipice of checking out of real estate and retiring.
These once highly esteemed realtors are shells of who they once were back when they earned their great reputations; they're unresponsive, often unavailable, and have set up their real estate operations in such a way that they merely close deals while asking their team of inexperienced underlings to do the vast majority of the hard work for them.
Just as I had become jaded and cynical about realtors, my wife and I chose to partner with Tim and Drew Nelson this time around to sell our home.
Tim and Drew offered us 5 star service. They're incredibly hard working, shockingly quick to respond to any inquiry or request my wife and/or I had, genuine, ethical, honest, caring, seasoned, astute, ever present, and intrinsically driven to ensure that our partnership with them superseded our greatest hopes and expectations.
Tim and Drew are two game-changing realtors who are in their prime!! I wholeheartedly believe that they're the elite of the elite. I honestly can't imagine another realtor out there who can match their grit, expertise, and high standards of professionalism.
My wife and I intend to work with Tim and Drew for the rest of our lives!!
If you are searching for charlatans, salesmen, or "top"realtors that promise so much and deliver so little, go with one of the aging realtors whose work ethic has eroded dramatically with every passing year.
However, if you want to feel blown away by a realtor's heart, sincerity, expertise, and willingness to go into the trenches with you and/or go to bat for you day and night, hire Tim and Drew Nelson to buy or sell your home on your behalf.
These two gentlemen are consummate professionals, and their sustained, engaged presence and hard work will thoroughly impress you the very moment your partnership with them begins.


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zuser20161107111951557  |  02/07/2017

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $2.825M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

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Tim is a superb agent and we couldn't be more thankful for his insight, professionalism, and responsiveness. He has great attention to detail and an enthusiastic, positive attitude. We are new to the area and Tim through his vast knowledge of the local real estate market was able to find our dream home.


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kellyh63  |  01/31/2017

Sold a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $675K in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

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I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Nelson team. Every member of their team was highly knowledgeable, professional, and fun to work with! They were able to sell our homes at the highest psf in the marketplace at the time, all while creating happy, satisfied homeowners. They are excellent at communication and setting expectations, while making the process very easy on me. Well done Drew and team! Thank you for everything!


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hpcigar  |  06/16/2016

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $2.225M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

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As owners 1200 miles away from the action Tim And Drew responded to our calls, emails and texts in a most timely fashion. Their market knowledge and attention to detail were thorough and accurate. Both have a passion for the business that drives them to give their clients the best in service and value. Thank you.


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lndnchick  |  06/03/2016

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.8M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

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Drew and Tim were just great to work with - in every aspect. They and their amazing team, especially Holland were there to help us at every step.
My husband and I are not first time buyers but we were remote for this transaction and had made the mistake of working with a different broker when we first planned to sell. That didn't go well and we were introduced to Tim - from that point on, we were in great hands.
The whole team went above and beyond to help, in arranging stagers, helping remove furniture for donation and particularly in navigating through some of the remedial work that the surveys identified as problems with the property, helping to ensure everything went smoothly for us as sellers and for the buyers too.
I don't know if we will be buying another property in the area anytime soon, but if we do I would absolutely work with the Nelson team again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a great partner in their property transactions.


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user0513292  |  12/08/2015

Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $1.225M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

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Drew was terrific in helping us find a condo in La Jolla!! He was responsive and easily understood what we were looking for. We found a great location and a condo that fit our needs.


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jhgeorge5  |  10/09/2015

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.9M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

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Drew was knowledgeable, professional, responsive and dedicated in selling our property. He did a great job presenting a clear strategy for marketing the house and in delivering results. Drew as also highly dependable and instilled confidence when addressing obstacles that arose around closing in a timely manner. We couldn't have been happier with his performance. Drew knows the neighborhoods in amazing detail and has a finger on the pulse of the market.


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xanthopoulosk  |  04/01/2015

Sold a home in 2015.

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We worked with Drew in a quite innovative and complex transaction involving selling our home while buying another athe the same time. Drew and his team were excellent, thouhhtfull and very responsive throughout the process. My best experience with a realtor yet.


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Ellery Stahler  |  01/13/2015

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Burlingame, San Diego, CA.

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We first met Tim Nelson in 2008 when we moved back to San Diego and began looking for a new home. Tim’s affable and outgoing nature immediately put us at ease and made us feel like we were working with a friend. In working with him, we learned that he also had excellent judgment, character, and skill. We were so impressed with his service that we hired Tim again to sell our home six years later. Tim’s skill and confidence throughout this process resulted in multiple offers and the top price for our home. For a second time, Tim exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.