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Client Comments

Jon Nelson has received many kind words from happy clients over the years. You can look forward to the same outstanding service!

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Jon Nelson is very personable and makes you feel like the number one priority.

He helped us buy a new house and sell our old one—a grueling process that was much harder and longer than we anticipated. It ended up being a five month process that involved making seven offers before one was accepted, and I was so grateful Jon was our realtor for that process! He stayed very positive and encouraging and was always available to answer questions. He provided advice and instruction and talked through the many complicated details of making offers, listing our own house, etc but never made us feel unintelligent. He provided the push we needed to get things going and follow through to the end. He even built us a step to fix the drop off our front porch! Truly above and beyond. Thank you Jon!

Jason & Brooklyn Gabbitas
Belleville, WI



Jon was a real pleasure to work with!

My husband and I are very pleased we chose Nelson & Associates Realtors to both buy and sell our homes. He has a good sense of humor which eased the stress I felt in house shopping. More importantly, he was very professional and timely in attending to every detail, and very knowledgeable, which made the whole process run quickly and smoothly. We would definitely recommend him to anyone!!Jon Nelson goes up and beyond when it comes to helping one acquire property.


Kathleen & David Avila
Verona WI


Being out of state Jon was our eyes, ears and legs.

For example when the insurance company asked for pictures of the property Jon volunteered to take the pictures and e-mail them to us, when we asked for measurements of where the refrigerator goes, Jon volunteered his services.  Jon was right on top of the closing.  Followed up on every detail to make sure there were no last minute hitches.  Our experience with Jon Nelson receives nothing but praise.

Bob Rubinstein & Don HeidnerHenderson, NV

Jon Nelson was our perfect solution.

Buying a home from out-of-state, during a pandemic, could have been stressful and problematic. His professional and friendly service not only dissolved our concerns, his attention to detail and thorough explanation and participation in the process was outstanding and reassuring. We could not be happier or more satisfied.

Lynn Perez-Hewitt
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Jon is a realtor extraordinaire!

We have worked with Jon several times in various situations and he has always done a fantastic job. He answered every question we had and had the foresight and knowledge to head off issues we didn’t even think to consider. Jon will go above and beyond for you; we can’t recommend him highly enough!

Kevin Cooley
Dodgeville, WI

Jon was great to work with. Extremely friendly but also thoroughly professional.

He answered all my questions promptly and in great detail. Throughout the process, he was consistently two steps ahead, and took great pains to smooth the path in front of me.

Patrick Kelly
Oregon, Wisconsin


Jon is great to work with from his quick helpful responses to his quick wit!

He will be our first call when it’s time to buy a house.

Emma Clouse
Madison, Wisconsin

Jon Nelson was so professional yet down to earth throughout the entire process.

We were moving in from out of town so we had many questions that a local buyer would not normally have. He answered them all and spent one long Saturday in March driving me and my wife around and showing us many houses. The best part was he was able to close the deal quickly even though he had to deal with a relocation company. We can’t thank him enough for how well the process went. We would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a house.


Gabe & Melissa Anibas 
Madison, WI

Jon Nelson is a fantastic broker.

After trying without success to sell the house in Monona for almost a year with another broker, I listed it with Jon and he negotiated an offer and sale within 30 days! His experience, creative strategies and professionalism are incomparable. I recommend him highly whether you are considering buying or selling a home in Madison.

Patricia Barden 
RichmondVirginia (Monona, WI)

My wife and I bought our current house with Jon Nelson and we were very impressed with his honesty and salesmanship.

He seemed to know exactly what we were looking for and found us a beautiful home that we enjoy very much. We were so impressed with Jon we asked him to sell our old house. With Jon’s help on how to make our house sell faster, it really made the process very painless. Jon made suggestions on what to do to make it sell quickly. He knows what he’s doing because it sold the day the For Sale sigh went up. AND if sold for the asking price. We can’t thank Jon enough for helping us out buying our new home and selling our old one. My wife and I would highly recommend Jon as a Real Estate Agent.

Bill & Linda Carmichael
Middleton, WI

Jon went beyond the call of duty

I want to thank Jon Nelson for selling me such a lovely house.  He assisted with a financing glitch. He is a great credit to his profession.

Sumner Matteson
Madison, WI

When we interviewed him, we knew we had found a true professional and indeed, he delivered the results wepicture of Molly the Airedale were looking for.

We worked with several other realtors in the Madison area without successfully selling our home before we found Jon Nelson. His professionalism, marketing expertise, ability to plan and implement an informed strategy, and the value-added services he provides distinguish him from others in his profession. With our backgrounds in quality management and the construction industry, we draw on our professional and personal areas of expertise when we say that Jon Nelson is the best Realtor we have worked with anywhere. Jon devotes his time and attention to the properties he lists, staying in constant communication and providing regular updates. He is proactive in his approach and lays out a mutually agreed plan of action to sell a home. Working with Jon is a delight, not only because of his competence but because of his friendly manner and sense of humor which helps reduce the stress of selling a home. We wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

Mary and Denis Leonard
Quality Improvement Manager Veridian Homes
Madison, WI

Jon Nelson did an outstanding job of representing our family in the sale and purchase of our homes.

Jon sold our home and adjacent property for more than we first believed we could have commanded. During the sale of our home, it was not uncommon for us to find Jon answering late night calls, giving sound advice, and bringing the latest offer to our home on a Sunday evening.

We refer to Jon as “the real estate agent that never sleeps” as his work ethic was relentless in his search that led to our current home of our dreams. His mathematical approach of providing a cost analysis for home sales in our neighborhood assured us that we were not overpaying for a new home and that Jon was negotiating the best deal possible.

Most importantly, in a fast paced world of real estate, we found Jon taking time to skillfully play on our piano, coordinating time for our dogs to meet and run in the back yard, setting up lunch while we were considering an offer, taking an interest in our children, and meeting us for a cup coffee prior to our closing.

Jon’s personable style, along with great humor, makes him extremely easy to work with. His patience and understanding with the many emotions involved with buying and selling a home made us comfortable with the process and assured us that we were working with a caring person and professional real estate agent.

Luke & Tiffany Francois, Caleb, Kennedy, and Scout
Middleton, WI

Picture of door with starburstLuckily, my good friend and co-worker recommended Jon Nelson to me.

Jon helped her and her husband purchase their first home. One meeting with Jon and I knew this was someone I could work with. After a few more meetings I knew this was also someone I could trust. By that time we were more than business partners, we became friends. I cannot recommend Jon enough for a real estate agent; in fact, you’d really have to be nearly insane not to work with him.

Jon’s knowledge of all aspects of the real estate industry impresses me every time we meet. He understands building construction, interior design, landscaping and banking and of course how real estate works. I came into the home buying realm knowing the basics; Jon taught me so much more along the way. As we toured condos, he pointed out things that I never would have even thought to think about. He also explained the building’s construction and the advantages/disadvantages that came with it. In the process of creating and accepting an offer, he made sure all the things that needed to be changed were in the offer and knowing how the real estate world works, he helped me come up with an offer that ended up being pretty beneficial to me.

I seriously could not have done this entire condo purchasing process without Jon. Well, I suppose physically and mentally I could have but the stress Jon saved me cannot be measured. Not only did he help make the entire process less stressful, we actually had a lot of fun together. If you need a thoughtful agent, especially as a first-time-home buyer I can highly recommend Jon.

Nick Frascino
Verona, WI

Jon Nelson was the ideal real estate agent for my mother Catherine.

My mom is in her late eighties and it was becoming apparent that living in her house she and my father owned for over 40 years, raised a family in and loved– was CRS logobecoming a burden not a joy. She loved her neighbors, her location, her church, but the responsibility of the upkeep of the house and all that entails was too much. A close family friend knew and respected Jon and recommended him to my mother. I was reluctant to hire a real estate agent I had never met before and because I lived out of town I had to trust him completely. My mom set up a meeting and Jon impressed me immediately, he had a gentle respectful approach toward my mom and spoke to her as a client; he never looked past her to me. He did realize I was my mother’s advocate and carefully worked with me without dismissing my mother.



Jon was straight forward and diplomatically explained to us what we needed to do in order to sell the house in a timely fashion. He worked alongside us like an expert fishing guide and suggested we complete a home pre-inspection which we did; it turned out to be the best decision we made. It enabled us to fix some problems, such as doing radon mitigation without holding up the sale of the house.

Jon understood the need to sell the house in a short period of time. The house we loved was sold in a timely, relatively painless manner. My mom, sister and I believe we got a fair price in a tough sellers market. My mom is living comfortably in a lovely assisted living facility and not worrying about selling a house. Jon helped us through a tough chapter in our lives with humor, an easy accommodating manner, and gave us peace of mind while working with us from over 100 miles away. We highly recommend Jon Nelson.

Catherine Benkert
Madison, WI
Patty Patek
Green Bay, WI

The best decision we made once we decided build a house was to give Jon Nelson a call.

He is very professional and very friendly. He makes you feel like you are his only customer and never rushes on anything. He is extremely timely in his communications and even made it to an appointment to the design studio for some selections with a 45 minute notice once. This was the first time building a house for us and Jon’s help and expertise in houses and the real estate market gave us a piece of mind in our selections. Having a house built is a lot of work and can become stressful and frustrating at times. Jon was excellent at listening to our needs as well as understanding the feelings we go through. He always listened to what we had to say without judging and gave us the best advice. We would highly recommend Jon to anyone needing a great Real Estate Agent.

Yigit Uctum and Elif Tutuk
Verona, WI

Jon Nelson handled this situation with professionalism, a great amount of knowledge, willingness to do the research necessary, open communication and availability to get the job done.

I am happy to write this letter acknowledging the professional help given to me and my family in the recent sale of our late mother’s house.  What looked as though to be a simple sale turned out to be complicated involving many phone calls, emails, meetings and research.

Though there were challenges the house was sold and closed on in under two months.

My family and I are very grateful to Jon for his leadership in guiding us through this difficult time, accomplished with sensitivity, a great knowledge of the world of real estate and also something that we all needed: levity.

Thank you Jon Nelson and Nelson &  Associates Realtors!

Linda Josheff and the Family of Dorothy Cary
Madison, WI

It was a great comfort having Jon Nelson working for us.

From the start, he was friendly, fun to talk with, and always open with his knowledge of real estate and the potential pitfalls in our way.  Most of all, he acted as our advocate throughout and kept us on track after our initial offer, helping us step-by-step through the process.  Given our busy travel schedules, it would have been very difficult or even impossible to get it done without his guidance.  Now we are happy homeowners, and would strongly recommend Jon to our friends and family.

Kristin & Micah
Mount Horeb, WI

Jon Nelson was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Not only was he able to answer every question I have through dozens of emails and hours of telephone calls, but he actually took the time to educate me. I had no idea there was a difference between a real estate agent and a real estate broker (like Jon). He isn’t as limited at other real estate people I talked to. Truly knowledgeable when it comes to buying and selling homes. Thanks Jon!

Jason Baldwin
Lakeland, Florida
Verona, Wisconsin


Jon Nelson is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Wisconsin.

When clients want to work with a highly skilled real estate agent, Jon Nelson brings knowledge and humor to the table. If you have real estate to either buy or sell, you can trust that Jon Nelson will take special care of you to make sure your real estate experience is hassle free. Contact Jon Nelson today and he will go to work for you right away!

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