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Meet Kristi


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Meet Kristi


A licensed broker since 1994, Kristi Nelson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients while representing their real estate needs of all price points and property types. Over the years, she has developed an in-depth knowledge base of market trends and the unique neighborhoods that are such a part of the Bainbridge Island landscape.  She anticipates her clients’ needs and gracefully sees the whole process through from start to finish.

After graduating from the University of North Texas with a Business and Marketing degree, she began selling residential real estate in the Dallas, Texas area before moving to Washington state in 1998. While living on Bainbridge Island, she became experienced in real estate construction, development, and design, and gained experience in the marketing and sale of new development properties.

“I believe my background in construction and design allows me to show my clients the most cost effective ways to improve their home for selling purposes or to be able to see a bigger picture of what they could do with a home they might be considering purchasing,” says Kristi.

With her friendly, straightforward and caring approach, Kristi quickly builds trust with her clients while never losing sight of her goal to provide them the best service she can. And, as a mother of school aged children, Kristi fully appreciates the extraordinary lifestyle and allure of Bainbridge Island and the Pacific Northwest. “When clients from other areas visit here, it’s fun watching them look around as if they have found a hidden treasure- because that is exactly how I felt when I moved here and I feel blessed to be able to raise my family here”.

Whether searching for the perfect home, selling a property, or seeking an opportunity for investment, Kristi will make and treat every decision with the care and attention it deserves to make your experience as stress and trouble free as possible.

 

Storytelling Redefined: Meet Kristi


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Meet The Team


Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives...

Meet The Team


Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives...

Marilyn Turner

Office Manager

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Heather Smith

Executive Assistant

Jennifer Johnsen Cameron

Branch Manager

Ashley Breunich

Digital Marketing Manager

Andrea Savage

Vice President of Marketing

Madeline O'Brien

Senior Graphic Designer

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Testimonials


See what my clients are saying...

Testimonials


See what my clients are saying...

It was a joy to work with you through the process of selling our house! Thank you for all you did to see it through every step of the way!

We bought and sold our home(s) with Kristi under some pretty tough deadlines as we were leaving the country for a month and pushing hard to have the new home closed and hoping to have our (then) currently home sold before we left...

She stepped-up big time to help pull this off and was both very professional and friendly to work with. We sold our (then) current home in 1 day and for more than we had originally expected. Given my work crazy schedule, she was extremely accommodating and really did a great job of working around my schedule to pull this off.

I would HIGHLY recommend Kristi to my friends and family...or anyone looking to move to the area and work with someone who is very plugged-in to the community, works with integrity and is passionate about her clients.

Over the years we have bought & sold many homes & Kristi Nelson was the best Realtor we have ever had. Kristi has been in the real estate business for years AND she knows her stuff. Her attention to detail, knowing the market(s) to show case your home or property, coming up with advertisement ideas, reporting back to you on how many showings there have been & how many hits your home has gotten on the internet are just a few of the things she will do for you. Kristi definitely deserves a 5-star rating.
—Marry Ann & Tom

We called Kristi because we knew her island knowledge would help us sell our house. From start to finish Kristi provided top-notch expertise and advise. We are grateful to have had a wonderful experience.

We sold our condo in 3 days, at $11,000 over asking price. Kristi was a pleasure to work with and had our best in mind as our agent. She also had people in mind who could help us clean the condo after our move if needed.

Kristi helped me sell a condo on Bainbridge Island in late 2016. She provided a lot of helpful references to complete some repairs and to get the condo staged for photographs and for showings.

Kristi was able to find a backup offer quickly through her extensive network when the original offer ran into some financing issues. I am very pleased with the entire process and would recommend Kristi to anyone.

Kristi Nelson is an excellent realtor who knows well the real estate market on Bainbridge Island. She listens to your needs, advises accordingly, and is professional in every way. As soon as the house was listed, Kristi quickly bought in potential buyers and continued to do so until the house was sold. She helped guide me through repairs that needed to be done after the inspection, suggested a good stager, and kept me updated on interest and enquiries. I highly recommend Kristi as a realtor.

“To sum up our experience with Kristi, she’s on her Game.”

“Thorough. Aggressive. Flexible. Responsive and Fun. We are a high demand couple who had a very specific set of goals for finding our new home. Kristi lined up for us properties that showed us a wide variety of options and also shared the island with us to help us decide the best location for our goals and lifestyle. We were challenging in that we were doing most of the final negotiations, inspections from thousands of miles away in Alaska. We never felt that distance and Kristi was able to secure the home of our dreams within our tight time frame. We recommend Kristi without hesitation.”

“We are a professional couple who worked with Kristi to help us find the perfect Bainbridge Island waterfront property as we planned our move south from Alaska. Our hectic schedule allowed us only one day on the ground to review real estate options. To prepare for our visit, Kristi did an amazing job of working with us remotely while we were in Alaska and Hawaii to supply us with the information necessary to inform us on the best potential options and narrow the field to the best group of properties that could feasibly be reviewed in a single day. She also was very helpful in providing information and answers to all our questions about lifestyle on the Island. Our real estate review day was a whirlwind, visiting a dozen properties. It was a very busy but very enjoyable day with Kristi that successfully concluded with the selection of a perfect property. Her efficiency and diligence as our representative continued through every aspect of the successful purchase and due diligence process. Kristi did a fantastic job for us and we would not hesitate to highly recommend her.”

"Buying real estate long distance is a tricky undertaking, but I did just that. Luckily, I fell into the hands of Kristi Nelson, real estate agent (as well as fairy godmother). There is nothing she cannot or will not do for a client. I had to be tutored about Washington State real estate law and walked through all kinds of slippery situations. Kristi was on top of everything from the first telephone conversation through the closing (on my gorgeous waterfront dream house) and months later she is still constantly in touch and doing me endless favors.

For anyone thinking about purchasing real estate on Bainbridge Island, Kristi will not only provide everything from soup to nuts, she will actually provide a banquet fit for royalty.  She is diligent, extremely hard working, totally trustworthy and brilliantly knowledgeable about the island and its properties. There is no one I would rather work with."

-- Martha Grossman


"We worked with Kristi Nelson in 2005 to both sell a home and buy our current house on Bainbridge Island.  The process for both transactions could not have been smoother, and Kristi was a pleasure to work with. When selling our home, Kristi was extremely organized and proactive - quickly jumping into action to get our house listed and initiate the extremely well-attended broker open house.  She provided sound advice on our listing price decision, leading to what was at the time the highest $/square foot comparable sales transaction in the market.  More importantly, we secured a buyer for our home within two weeks of the initial listing. Kristi worked with the buyer's broker throughout the process to ensure a smooth transaction.

Kristi was similarly valuable during the purchase of our current home.  For this 1920s home, we were planning on doing substantial renovation and therefore needed additional assistance from several specialists during the inspection process.  Kristi went above and beyond the call to help us line up these specialists and coordinate the meetings. She also connected us with several architects to discuss remodeling our new home.

Kristi remains a trusted advisor to us. We continue to consult with her from time to time regarding various aspects of our home ownership.  We would highly recommend Kristi to anyone considering buying or selling their home."

-- Stephen and Karen Hall


"Working with Kristi helped take much of the stress out of our first home-buying experience. She was friendly, engaging and put us at ease while looking at the home at our own pace. We were forced to switch lenders mid-closing, and she worked hard to help us meet every deadline we had. It was refreshing to feel that you were her complete focus every conversation, and she was always on top of where the process of closing was. Her ability to recommend knowledgeable people for each step we needed to take to helped expedite checking items off. Her motivation and knowledge was a true asset in working through a difficult situation and helped make what could have been a very frustrating deal an enjoyable one."  

-- Brett Hightower