"Excellent experience from open house tours to closing."
[with Buyer Agent Chris Walters]
"Joel's team went above and beyond the call of duty and had our house sell over the listing price in one weekend! I could not recommend them more."
"It was really great to have an opportunity to work with Joel and his team. The first time I talked with Joel, I told him about the impressive flyers I used to get from JNG, and that when the time would come for me to sell my property, I already knew who to go to. I have been proven right. Joel was able to sell my home in a challenging housing market, and I am grateful!"
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience working with Joel and his team. Everything was handled seamlessly and expertly — preparing the house for sale, managing the listing, negotiating the deal, and getting us through the closing. Communication was excellent throughout: always available and always clear without bogging us down in detail. I can’t believe how little of our time the process consumed while getting the result we wanted (even as the market has slowed down). Highly recommend.
Joel, his office and all of his affiliates have been phenomenal!!!! I can not thank them enough for all of their hard work, diligence to see things through to the end, their level of detail, their rapid response to all situations and their continued support throughout the sales process. I’m blown away by how easy and smooth they made everything.
The team from Joel Nelson Group is fantastic and exceed our expectations. They are professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. I really appreciated their familiarity with the Hill market. I felt like Joel and Paul were working hard for me the entire time. I recommend anyone looking at real estate on Capitol Hill and in the DC area leverage Joel and his team.
Joel Nelson and his team were simply outstanding! We sold our beautiful East Capitol Street home in the summer of 2022, and our timing could have been better with interest rates increasing to numbers not seen in years. Joel brought years of experience selling homes on Capitol Hill and delivered for us! He staged the house perfectly, met personally with potential buyers, stayed in close touch with us throughout, and, as we said, delivered! Joel knows the Hill, and we strongly recommend him.
The Joel Nelson Group is at the top of the class!! Joel is extremely knowledgeable about the market, and helped us to price and sell our house very quickly. The entire team goes out of its way to make sure every detail is taken care of - they are top notch in every way. If you want to buy or sell a house on Capitol Hill - Joel is your guy.
Joel Nelson’s team was great to work with. Joel provided excellent advice that saved us thousands in repair costs. Our sale happened quickly with no problems. We highly recommend the Nelson Group.
This was the second home we’ve purchased through the Joel Nelson Group (we’ve also sold two through them) and once again they exceeded all expectations. In particular, Paul Legere our Buyer Agent was truly outstanding. He went the extra mile at every opportunity. Joel too was closely involved and always accessible for a quick response. At closing, their great office team of Jen and Angela had "every i dotted and t crossed" so we were done in no time with no surprises. All in all, a five star experience for us.
If you are selling in Capitol Hill, you MUST go with Joel and his all-star team! Joel undertook major remodeling and prepared it for sale in ONE week, and was an absolute pleasure to work with… Joel has fabulous people skills, a great reputation among realtors, and took the time to listen and support us through the emotional process of letting go of our first family home. We couldn’t have been happier with the process, the high sales price of our home in a challenging market, and Joel’s incredible customer service throughout.
Working with you and your team has been great! Thanks for all that you did to manage the process, our expectations, and get us across the finish line.
Joel and team did a great job in helping us sell our house. Their hard work resulted in a fast, easy transaction for us. And it allowed us to move on and focus on our next home while they took care of the details of the sale.
We were pleased beyond expectations with the Joel Nelson Group. We know several people planning to sell houses in the next year, and we intend on selling them on Joel!
On behalf of all Diamond Ridge team, we would like to thank you for the professional work that was provided by Joel and his team, it was one of our best sales in DC and went very smoothly.
Professional staff and experienced realtor who really knows Capitol Hill and will make sure your property shows all its advantages. Excellent use of Matterport filming and staging to give ambiance to your home. TWO THUMBS UP! 👍 👍
We absolutely loved working with the Joel Nelson Group. Bottom line: he sold our funky old Capitol Hill row house in three days and got us an offer that was pretty much exactly what we were asking for AND with zero contingencies. His team was very helpful with every part of the process- from reserving street signs, helping to coordinate a portable storage unit, staging, coordinating cleaners and landscapers, they made our lives during what was an extremely stressful time significantly easier. I would definitely recommend the Joel Nelson Group to anyone in DC looking to buy or sell a house, especially in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Joel knows his stuff inside and out and will get you excellent results while shielding you from both the boring and stressful parts of buying a house. Thank you!
The entire JNG team was amazing to work with! I was able to find the place of my dreams after searching for months in this insane market. My buyer's agent Anthony made sure my offer won before the place even had time to have its first open house. Considering the competitive market, I know it wasn't easy to negotiate with the listing agent, but he made it happen! Angela, the Operations Manager, made sure everything went smoothly after the contract was signed. No issues or delays. Having worked in Real Estate industry for 8 years, I know it's not a given for every real estate team.
5* experience all around, thank you team!
Joel actually was the seller's agent when we bought our first home in DC 5 years ago. He left such a good impression then that 5 years later when we had to move and sell the same house, we reached out to him. He and his team were very responsive and quick to address all our questions and concerns. They walked us through every step of the process. It was also a particularly challenging time for our family when we had to move and Joel and his team did an amazing job taking care of everything so that we didn't have to worry about the house. Our move out date changed at least twice, and Joel's team were able to work with us. In less than a week from when we moved out, they had done all the things preparing the house for sale (small repairs, painting, cleaning, staging, photos ETC.) and we were on the market! In the end, we got multiple great offers and sold the house in just a few days. Communication throughout the process was also great. We couldn't be happier with the process and results! We would definitely recommend Joel and his team!
We used Joel Nelson Group for purchasing our home and, years later, selling our home. They are absolutely wonderful and a terrific, often necessary, resource when going through either process. Can’t recommend them enough and would absolutely use their services again.
We were thrilled with our experience working with Joel Nelson and his team on the sale of our house. Joel is knowledgeable, patient, and professional, and we benefited from his experience and expertise every step of the way -- from walking through our house as our three small children gave him a "tour," to explaining our options for how to prep and sell the house, to deciding on a list price, and ultimately helping us secure a contract well above asking price. Joel and his whole team exude confidence, putting us at ease through what could have been a very stressful process -- especially since we moved out (and across the country) and left all the details to them. Andrew was great in getting the listing finalized. Angela was a star in coordinating the contract and closing. Everyone communicated well. We never worried for a moment, and there is no price you can put on that.
Working with Alan, Angela, and the team from Joel Nelson Group to buy our first home was a great experience. Alan was so great about answering our many questions, responsive to our asks, and had a network that set us apart from other buyers. Despite a crazy competitive market, we won the first house that we bid on -- completely due to Alan's advice and connections!
Joel / Alan / Angela: You all were FABULOUS. I SO APPRECIATE YOU! I am SO pleased with what you did. I called from the hospital - very sick and very weak with Covid - even talking was hard. Alan jumped on it. Joel jumped on it - prepared the condo - got it done - had an open house on Sunday - Sold it Monday for the exact price I wanted.
And the closing was as smooth and professional as it can be! I am so grateful for all of you.
Excellent experience working with Joel and his team to sell. Handed over the keys to Joel, relocated out of town, and he took care of everything after we left. Joel is on top of everything so we never worried about a thing. The house listed on time after his team prepped and staged the house. It sold quickly without a hitch. The entire experience was easy and smooth thanks to Joel and team's hard work and willingness to go above and beyond. Highly recommended.
Best broker I've ever used; professional, knowledgeable, experienced and a step ahead of everything!
I had such an amazing experience working with Joel and his team on the sale of my Capitol Hill home. Not only did they get us a contract quickly and above asking price, but they managed all aspects of pre-sale home improvements - advising on which projects would be high impact and project managing all of the implementation. And they were helpful, efficient, and just plain nice throughout the entire process. Their services are above and beyond what the typical realtor would do - they are truly in a category of their own. I cannot recommend them more highly.
Joel and his team provided fantastic service during an unusual months long sale process (due to our plans), with an excellent result of securing a buyer at nearly our asking price within a few days of the initial open house.
Joel Nelson and team did a superb job marketing our property on Capitol Hill. Transparent, best in class use of social media and target marketing, and amazing staging of our home. We got our asking price and sold property in two weeks. Excellent customer service and high positive energy. I highly recommend The Joel Nelson Group if you are considering selling and buying residential property in DC.
Thank you so much Joel Nelson Group, for proving me with such great service in the sale of my rental property. Your expertise during the negotiations as well as the emotional support was exceptional. Thanks again for an A Plus experience.
Our experience with Joel, Angela, and the rest of the Nelson Group team was fabulous from start to finish. They provided expert advice and help selling our home of 41 years beginnng with sending in their people to do needed repairs to staging and then finding a buyer the first weekend who paid over asking price. They are truly dedicated to superb customer service, responsive every step of the way, and genuinely nice people. As good as it gets!
Alan was absolutely fantastic. My husband and I had been looking for a new home for over a year with a different agent with no luck. Alan really provided us with better resources and strategies to be competitive with the market. The first home that we put an offer on with Alan, we GOT! We are so excited and would HIGHLY recommend the entire group to anyone!!!
We loved working with Joel Nelson Group! We worked specifically with Paul and Angela, and they are awesome. Paul is incredibly knowledgeable about Capitol Hill in particular, and is great about doing behind-the-scenes research before you visit houses with him. He’s honest and won’t let you end up in a house that isn’t right for you, and is good about listening to what you want in a home. He also knows so many people, and seems to get all the inside scoop, which we would never know on our own (or with a different agent). My husband and I were able to buy our dream house off-market because of him! Angela does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work, and is quick, kind and responsive about everything! She keeps everyone in line (including us) so that no detail gets missed. We can’t recommend Paul and Angela highly enough!
Our property near H Street NE was not an easy sale, but Joel and his team got it done. They were responsive, creative, and worked their tails off to get the sale done, despite some unforeseen challenges. Would highly recommend.
The Joel Nelson Group was the perfect realtor to handle our sale. Your boutique firm was incredible, guiding us through preparing, marketing, staging and launching the house on the market in record time. The fact that it sold within days - and over a holiday weekend - makes the feat all the more amazing. Thank you so much for helping us make that big move. And to anyone who is overwhelmed thinking of selling a house they've lived in forever, we say they could not be in better hands than with your company. You took care of everything.
Our experience with Joel, Angela and the rest of the Joel Nelson Group team was fabulous from start to finish. They provided expert advice and help selling our home of 41 years beginning with sending in their people to do needed repairs to staging and then finding a buyer who paid over asking price the first weekend. They are truly focused on superb customer service, responsive every step of the way, and genuinely nice people. As good as it gets.
I absolutely loved working with Paul. As a first time home buyer, the process of house hunting was extremely daunting - Paul was incredibly calming, and impressed me with both his knowledge of Capitol Hill and the nuances of checking out potential homes.
Paul went above and beyond the call of duty to find me my perfect little condo, and I could not be more grateful. If you're looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and overall lovely realtor, look no further!
I don’t know where to begin. Joel and his team made every phase of selling our home effortless. His market knowledge is unmatchable. Our house needed a little TLC before market and Joel got it done on budget. Then it was perfectly staged to sell. Under agreement with a full price offer in six days! Why on earth would you choose anyone else to sell your Capitol Hill house!
The entire staff are incredible and very supportive. They really do go the extra mile to ensure you are taken care of. We could not be happier with our home and would recommend them to anyone considering buying a home!
Joel and his team were fantastic! They were easy to communicate with, available to answer any question, managed the sale long distance, staged the place beautifully, had it on the market for less than a week, achieved a sale price 7% over the ask and closed in under two weeks. I don't know what else needs to be said!
Joel Nelson sold us our first home, and nine years later he helped us sell it to a new happy family. I could not recommend him and his team more highly. They made the process straight-forward and pain-free - terms not usually associated with real estate transactions. Communications were excellent all throughout the process. The extra steps Joel took even in the intervening years when I had questions that came up showed me how much Joel cares about the historic homes of Capitol Hill, about the community and the neighborhood.
We recently sold our home and the Joel Nelson Group exceeded expectations! We really appreciated their superior customer service and their expertise of the Capitol Hill real estate market. From day one Joel’s team took the lead and handled the prelisting renovations, the staging of the house, and everything else we needed to get our home ready to sell. We listed the house on a Thursday, held the open house on Sunday, and had a ratified contract by Tuesday! The entire experience was stress free and fantastic. We couldn’t be more satisfied. The Joel Nelson Group is highly recommended.
Joel, Alan, and the rest of the team are a real pleasure to work with. As a client, you know they genuinely care about you and about getting the result you're looking for. They're a part of the community and earn people's trust by getting to know people and their needs, and then they work tirelessly to deliver results. We bought our Capitol Hill home from Joel in 2007, and worked with Alan for the last several years to find the right home to move to as our family expanded. Alan stuck with us through thick and thin and the hard work paid off when we got a home and just moved in. On the sell side, Joel and his team worked hard to get our home quickly into the best possible shape for the sale, including coordination of staging, cleaning, and other prep. We'd highly recommend Joel Nelson Group to anyone who asks.
Trustworthy, professional, and knowledgeable -- Joel and his team make every piece of the real estate transaction flow smoothly because of these traits. Joel prepared, staged and professionally photographed our house for market. The result: he secured a solid contract in less than 6 days with excellent terms and achieved an outstanding overall result. Our move was seamless and we couldn't imagine it going any better -- We can't thank Joel and his team enough for providing the best service ever received while living in DC. Great people, amazing results, out-of-this world value. Thank you!!!
My wife and I worked with the Joel Nelson Group to both sell our previous home on Capitol Hill and purchase our new home.
Joel Nelson assisted us in selling our old home on Capitol Hill. Joel has a deep knowledge of the Capitol Hill market and an eye for setting up the home for sale. He gave us great suggestions on small improvements that we could make to the house that led to a great return on our investment. Joel worked with us to lay out a schedule for getting our house on the market and kept us informed throughout the process.
Buying and selling a home is a huge ordeal, but Joel, and the rest of the wonderful staff at the Joel Nelson Group helped us through the process. They were great and my wife and I highly recommend them for all your real estate needs!
Joel Nelson and his team were a complete joy to work with in the selling of our home. They've actually reinvented the process, taking as much burden off of the homeowner as possible. Every step of the process was handled with extreme professionalism and aplomb. We highly recommend this team to anyone in the Washington, DC, Metro Region.
We recently both sold and bought a house on Capitol Hill with the skilled assistance of The Joel Nelson Group. For our sale, Joel shared spot on expertise regarding repairs and staging and then assisted with both. Team members Thonya Nelson and Becky Mertz brought practical creativity to staging, making our home look better than it every had and it sold in one weekend with multiple offers from which to select. When it came to buying a new home, Joel listened carefully to our needs (we had a long list of hard to find attributes) and miraculously found the perfect house for us in record time. He went way beyond the call by sharing his strategic studies ideas and technical know-how regarding repairs with us, even meeting with builders with us. For our sale and purchase, team member Angela Henderson communicated every step in the process with great clarity and friendliness too. We felt well prepared and informed throughout. The Joel Nelson Group was a trusted advisor, a knowledgeable, hard-working, and honest practitioner and we felt we were treated with great care and kindness too. Thanks to the Joel Nelson Group!
Best Realtor Ever. Selling our house of 29 years, and buying a new home, was daunting, but Joel and his group made it a smooth and stress- free experience. Joel guided us every step of the way. He is amazingly knowledgeable, ethical, and personable.
Joel and his team were superb in every aspect of the sale of our Capitol Hill home. I have sold several houses both with and without realtors and this sale was by far the best. And it wasn't just because it sold in one week, the week of a giant snow storm no less (open house was the day after DC got 2 ft. of snow.) Joel's business model is unique: he and his team manage any renovation that needs to be done to make the house presentable and staging is part of the package---no extra cost! Also, the marketing materials are slick and modern. Finally, Joel's winning personality and professionalism made this stressful process much less so!
We are new to Washington DC, and Alan Mertz was a lifesaver for us to help us navigate the tricky world of renovated DC townhouses. We'd heard so many nightmare tales of bad renovations, but Alan gave us the lay of the land and helped us scope out the houses done by companies he trusts. He was patient with our very specific requirements, and ultimately helped us buy a house that met all our criteria for size, location, and brand-new renovation. Thanks, Alan and the Joel Nelson team!
I cannot recommend Joel Nelson highly enough. Simply put, Joel knows the market and can identify low-cost improvements to your home that will increase the value of your house.
Joel and his team made selling our Capitol Hill home one of the easiest, least stressful things we've ever done! From the first meeting we had with him until closing, Joel was always responsive and kept us in the loop. In just a couple days, we had multiple offers over asking. Joel and his team took care of everything- coordinating small repairs to be done, cleaning, staging, the open house, and closing. It was a very smooth process and to top it off, the entire team is just genuinely nice and excited to be working with you.
My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome of our home sale and we both highly recommend Joel!
Alan is absolutely wonderful. He guided us through every step of the process of finding our first home. He offered thoughtful advice, was honest with his opinions, thorough in his research, and a pleasure to spend time with. He never made us feel pressured. We trust him absolutely. Our closing ran into more than a few bumps in the road (none of them his fault) and Alan went above and beyond to make the closing happen on time. We are very grateful to him for getting us our home, and I recommend him as an agent without reservation.
We decided to sell our Capitol Hill row house after we had left the DC area and rented it out for a while. We cannot say enough about the positive experience we had with Joel and his team - they provided valuable advice and guidance at every stage in the process. After a single walk-though with my husband, Joel took it away and not only were we pleasantly surprised by the eventual sale price, but we were able to complete the sale remotely from start to finish! Joel proposed some improvements to the house, hired competent and reasonable providers to execute the projects, and completed the projects ahead of schedule and in-budget. He then staged the house free of charge, which is huge value-added. Most importantly, when the house was ready to go, he recommended listing it when the weather remained unseasonably chilly, just before the real estate season really began. We were hesitant to do so, but we are so happy we followed his advice! In the end we had multiple offers after barely lifting a finger to get the house in shape for sale. To name just one example of a personal touch - on the day of our open house, he personally shoveled the snow on our front walkway! It is clear to us that Joel is an expert in Capitol Hill real estate and that he and his team are personable, professional and responsive. We already have recommended him to our friends, and will continue to do so.
From start to finish, we felt like our Buyer Agent Alan Mertz had our best interests at heart, 100% of the time. Alan listened to our wants and needs in a new home and understood us as a couple. During our settlement process, there were a few items that we requested to be fixed as determined by our home inspection and Alan leapt into action… ensuring that the work be completed correctly, timely, and by licensed contractors. This helped give us the peace of mind that we were purchasing a house free of any unforeseen problems. Rest assured, if you use Alan as your agent in the DC area, you are working with one of the best persons for the job.
Alan is one of the sharpest, most charismatic real estate professionals I have known. He is enthusiastic, honest and dependable. You can't go wrong with Alan!
Alan helped us buy a wonderful home in Louisville, travelling back to his hometown market. He was a great resource about the city, as we were moving from DC. He was also good company for our non-stop two-day fly in/out home search.
Alan knows his market, provides extensive knowledge and detail on "what is hot" and what makes a project sell quickly and at full market value. He represents both sellers and buyers fairly and with integrity, working tirelessly to achieve their specific goals. We had great success with the projects Alan represented us on.
I found Alan Mertz to be a capable and trustworthy real estate professional. His personality and demeanor engendered my wife and me with a degree of comfort which is difficult to find in someone these days. Alan's knowledge of the market place is unquestionable and I would recommend him to anyone seeking out property or real estate advice
We worked with Alan on the purchase of our DC home. Circumstances outside of Alan's control (inventory, competition, etc.) made for a challenging process, but Alan maintained good spirits throughout the process. We also appreciated his thorough expertise of the market, renovation issues and the home buying process. I would definitely recommend Alan to other individuals seeking a consummate professional to guide them through the home buying process.
Alan was wonderful to work with, and gave us great advice at each step in our home search. He was one of the brightest, kindest, and most responsive agents I have encountered. I recommend him to anyone looking for a home in DC!