Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson


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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.  Along the way, I earned a Master's Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and ran a highly successful photography business from 2004-2019, where I served as the photographer for all youth sports within Papillion and La Vista.  

I started my real estate business with one primary goal:  To continue my lifelong commitment to serve my community.  I have brought to my business my commitment to the Air Force Core Values, deeply ingrained in me after 32 years of service:

  1. Integrity first.
  2. Service before self.
  3. Excellence in all I do.

I pride myself on being "relentlessly competent."   It is my core belief that the job of a real estate professional is not "sales," but rather that of being an effective educator and expert advisor for all my clients.  I enjoy sharing my life experiences with my clients to help provide the advice needed so they can make decisions that result in outstanding outcomes.

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!  

For my remote clients who can't house-hunt personally, I can provide high-resolution video walk-throughs of any homes of interest, and I can provide the expert analysis to help assure my clients that they are making a good decision when they purchase a home remotely (which I realize can be a terrifying experience!).

One other "perk" associated with my real estate business is that I'm able to provide absolutely free professional family portraits each year to all of my clients.  This enables me to combine my love of portrait photography with my drive to provide unmatched customer service to all my clients, and has proven to be extremely popular!  I provide family portrait images back to my clients digitally (for use on Facebook or Christmas cards) and also make a framed 8x10 print for my clients each year!

Please feel free to call, text or email me at any time if I can be of any service to you!

Rick Nelson



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What clients Are Saying About Me

Rick was a phenomenal asset. We were searching for a home in the Omaha area remotely from Virginia. My wife traveled to Omaha working with another national real estate company that provided very limited services. While touring a home, Mr Nelson wa... Kevin Huebert
We were extremely please with Rick's service. He was very responsive with anything and everything we needed (e.g. going to showings, sending new listings, etc.). We were moving from a different state, which can make buying a new house even more stres... Zach Kresl
I would highly recommend Rick Nelson, Nebraska Realty realtor, for either selling or buying a home. We chose Rick to sell our home and it was a flawless process from start to finish. He takes time to come to your home to show you the steps for sellin... Troy Wilburn

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