David Nelson

Team Leader

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.

2016 Associate of the Year – RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Platinum Club Award
100% Club Award
Twin Cities Real Estate Agent of the Month
Super Real Estate Agent by the MPLS/St. Paul Magazine – 2009 to present

Featured Realtor on: Fox 9 and KARE 11

Featured and interviewed for articles on Zillow.com, Realtor.com, Parkbench.com and the Real Estate Agent Magazine