When Kelly Nelson first moved to Catalina Island, she only expected to be here for two years. That was in 1981.
"We fell in love with the people and the lifestyle - we never left," she says. During the many years they've lived on the island, Kelly and her family have become essential threads in the fabric of life in Avalon. She and her husband Scott raised two sons on the island, both of which are now grown.
In 2000, Kelly's horizons widened when she got her real estate license. The career seemed custom made for this self starter who enjoys working with and meeting people.
Catalina Island Real Estate's emphasis on the needs of its clients appealed to Kelly and she began working through that office in 2003. Now, her career allows her to blend the job she loves with the place she loves.
"I enjoy introducing potential homeowners to the island and describing the unique qualities of island life," she says. "It is a beautiful place to be able to call home."
For the past several years, Kelly has been the top salesperson in Avalon. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 she was awarded Agent of the Year. She was in the top 3% in the highly competitive Pacific West Multiple Listing Service of over 11,000 agents. In 2012, Kelly passed her broker's test to become one of Catalina Island Real Estate's Broker Associates.
Top 3% Real Estate Agent in her area in 2010
Kelly Nelson - Broker Associate/Realtor®