District of Columbia
Since graduating Magna cum Laude from Barry University, Nelson has held competitive sales and business development positions, both internationally and in the U.S. Wanting to contribute more directly to communities in need, he transitioned into the non-profit sector. He worked on various fundraising initiatives and with organizations spanning community building, volunteerism, and general critical causes. Nelson played a role in achieving record-breaking results for the United Way of Greater Miami-Dade County.
In 2001, he was recruited by the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, College Park. As Acting Assistant Dean of External Relations, he participated in securing multi-million-dollar charitable gifts and collaborated with a team that secured one of the highest charitable gifts to date in the history of the campus.
The Metropolitan DC area’s exciting real estate market lured him to return to a career in real estate (he was formerly licensed in Florida), and he is an active licensee in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. He is a Top Producer and specializes in NW Washington neighborhoods and Capitol Hill, along with close-in Maryland and Virginia neighborhoods.
Since 2016, Nelson has been ranked as one of America’s Top Real Estate Professionals for individual agent sales volume in DC by RealTrends, as featured in The Wall Street Journal;( one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Producers, in the Individuals Platinum category; and a designated Five Star Professional as featured in Forbes.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
La Clinica Del Pueblo
Fashion for Paws, benefiting Washington Humane Society, Executive Committee
DuPont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA), Board Member
It was a such a pleasure working with Nelson and his team. The quality of customer service we got was over the Top! We were able to move in within 40 days of signing the contract, best Christmas present ever!
My family has been most fortunate to deal with Nelson Marban and his real estate team at Washington Fine Properties during the past six years in the purchase of two properties and sale of a third. In the first one he was the listing agent for a house that was an ideal fit for one of my children and his family, who were at the time living overseas but planning to return to the U.S. When we saw the for-sale sign go up, I contacted Nelson, the agent, who was able to negotiate the complications of selling to someone overseas and seal the deal within 48 hours.
Recently, Nelson again saved the day when we attempted to purchase a condo but ran into problems with the listing agency. I contacted Nelson to act as our buyer’s agent. He got the purchase back on track and completed. We then hired Nelson as the listing agent for sale of the previously owned condo. He and his team managed repair work and staging of the apartment, held an open house, received an offer the first night, and, importantly, managed the paperwork process to closing, guiding us through the new world of digital documents and signatures. I and my family unreservedly recommend Nelson Marban and his WFP team to sellers and buyers in Washington’s fast-moving real estate market. They get it done.
Nelson helped our family find our ideal row home in Northwest DC. He leveraged his broad network to show us the most current listings, and we always felt that we had a first look at properties going on the market. There were many hurdles to close on our property, but Nelson made it seamless and guided us through each step. We highly recommend him.
Working with Nelson to sell my home was a phenomenal experience. He is extremely professional, personable, and detail-oriented. I would recommend him to anyone. This was my first time selling a home, and I couldn't have imagined working with anyone else. We listed my home for more than I originally thought I could get, and it still sold in less than a week and for more than the asking price! This is all thanks to Nelson and his great team at Washington Fine Properties. They made the whole process feel so fast and easy, from getting it ready to list, pricing and marketing, putting on the open house, soliciting and working through multiple offers, and managing all the contract and closing matters. They helped me stage my home and took the most beautiful pictures. They were also expert in helping me decide on a listing price. They presented an excellent market analysis and offered solid recommendations based on years of experience. It was very important for me to realize the best possible return on my investment and they did it! And they did all of this in a matter of weeks. Selling my home could have been a daunting experience, but Nelson made it a great experience that far exceeded my expectations.
Nelson Marban is the definition of a true professional. We met with several agents before working with Nelson; he helped us through the very overwhelming experience of being first-time home buyers with absolute ease and confidence, despite the fact that our transaction took a lot longer than anticipated. Nelson's expertise and knowledge of the DC/MD/VA market is remarkable and his patience is commendable! He was always available for the myriad of questions we had and was able put our minds at ease. Nelson truly is a remarkable agent and we thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
Nelson's professionalism and attention to his clients needs are extraordinary. My wife and I had no idea on where to even start when we began to look for our first home. Nelson guided us through every step making sure that we understood everything. He made himself available 24/7 to answer any questions and he would update us on a regular basis, which we greatly appreciated.
Nelson's calm and matter-of-fact approach allowed us to trust him wholeheartedly very quickly. It was very clear that he was working for us and wanted us to feel as comfortable and as confident with our choices and decisions as possible. My wife and I cannot thank Nelson enough, and we consider him to be a friend. Nelson even checks in periodically since we've moved in to see how things are going and if there's anything that we need that he could help us with. Recommendations for contractors or plumbers or interior designers, all of whom he respects and thinks highly of. It's great to have someone so dedicated to making sure that you're happy and satisfied with your new home.
If and when we decide to move out of our current home, there's no question that Nelson will be our first call. He's simply the best.
Nelson Marban is by far the best, most responsive, most professional realtor I have ever worked with in the many real estate transactions I’ve been a part of. His attention to detail, knowledge of the area and specific properties, his responsiveness and protective nature of his clients make him the easiest of people to recommend. Nelson knew what I wanted, found it for me in two hours, helped to navigate a difficult contract and was always 100% there to answer questions, offer suggestions, etc.
We first worked with Nelson and his team during a move to D.C. As we had no idea about where we wanted to settle down, Nelson was able to suggest a few areas to explore that would fit us. We had such a great experience that we reached out to him again when we decided to "officially" settle down in the DC area and buy. Nelson was a great guide through the process of buying a home. He made sure we considered all elements of each home we looked at and brought to our attention matters that we, as first-home buyers, wouldn't have in the front of our minds. When it came time to make an offer, he made sure that the offer we put together was the most attractive to the seller. With Nelson, the process was exciting and painless. We are very happy to have worked with him and highly recommend him.
My wife and I would recommend Nelson Marban to any buyer or seller. He helped guide us through the purchase of our first home and, several years later, the sale of our condo, helping us to sell it for slightly over our asking price in less time than we expected. He was patient, kind, flexible, resourceful when plans and circumstances were unpredictable, understanding and, above all, very knowledgeable about the market and industry. Thanks to Nelson, we not only secured a competitive advantage but had wonderful peace of mind throughout the process.
I feel honored to call Nelson my friend and, now too, my realtor. Knowing Nelson's expertise and experience in the DC real estate market, I reached out to him, somewhat on a whim, for guidance in looking for a home to purchase in DC. I was a first-time homebuyer, had done little homework on actually buying a house (being a banker, I just assumed I knew what I needed to ... we know what assuming does) and had yet to see any properties. Nelson immediately put on his professional "hat" and guided me through the home-buying process from start to finish. I found a potential home a couple of weeks later and, thanks to Nelson, structured a bid that successfully got me the house. We can often have doubts in crossing the friend to professional line, but there was never a doubt with Nelson's level of professionalism. It's easy to see why he has earned such positive recognition and success. Thank you, Nelson!
I chose to work with Nelson to sell my first condo because of his knowledge of the downtown DC market. Nelson and his associate, Toni, made it unbelievably easy for me – from detailed organization of the paperwork to helping me decide how to market my place. In the end, I received a full-price offer within 3 days of listing the property, at a price of more than what I had anticipated. I certainly owe it all to Nelson.
Buying or selling real estate is inherently an emotional, and at times, nerve-wracking process. Nelson gets that. He listened to my concerns and took the time to understand what motivated me. He did the same with the sellers on the other side of a transaction. That’s why Nelson is so good at the psychology of real estate. With a keen understanding of his clients’ needs and expectations, he provides support and encouragement throughout the process and at the same time offers up some tough love when the situation calls for it. And he can close a deal like no other.
As a real estate development family, we place great value on our representation for real estate acquisitions both professionally and personally. Nelson Marban and his team were therefore the perfect choice when it came to representing my wife Dyala and me in the search and selection of our family home. He handled all aspects of our search, acquisition and finally the transaction with utmost care, patience and professionalism. We are extremely happy and we always recommend him to anyone and everyone we meet.
If you want the job done right the first time, you work with Nelson. My whole family uses Nelson for our purchases and sales as we cannot leave such an important thing in anyone else’s hands. He has a deep knowledge of the market and always gains a clear understanding of your counterpart in the transaction, so that the transaction is navigated smoothly. With so much at stake with such an important thing in our lives, our homes, we always turn to him when the time comes.
Nelson’s understanding of the market, strong network and excellent negotiation skills allowed us to not only sell our home at the right price but buy exactly where we wanted. Nelson and Toni make a dynamic team and do not leave anything to chance. We recommend Nelson to anyone that mentions they need a Realtor. He is among the best in the Washington, DC area.