About Me

I’m an Omaha native and a graduate of Central High School and UNO’s Business Finance Program.  After college graduation, I served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years before retiring in 2007 as a Lt Colonel.  My wife Charlotte and I have raised five amazing kids while living in Papillion, and I’ve continued to serve the Air Force as a civil service employee for the past 12 years.

For the past 14 years, I’ve also had the honor of serving as the official photographer for all Papillion and La Vista youth sports programs.  In this capacity, I’ve enjoyed working with over 3,000 families each year to provide high-quality youth sports photos at a fair price.

My love of helping people and my diverse experience in real estate over the past 30 years have led me to Nebraska Realty, where I’m excited to be able to provide guidance and assistance to my many friends in the local and military communities as they navigate the challenging task of finding the perfect home, or of selling a cherished home.

As a military member who PCS’d 10 times in 20 years (and bought and sold 4 homes along the way), I can definitely relate to the anxiety and uncertainty military members face having to relocate to an unfamiliar part of the country, or having to sell a home quickly in order to move a family together to a next assignment.  I’ve “been there, done that,” and would love to help alleviate that stress for my military brothers and sisters!

Please feel free to call, text or email me at any time!

Rick Nelson