Mark's Bio

Mark's Bio




  Mark Nelson

  REALTOR® / Broker


  Cell: 612-483-4663






 Professional Bio


  • Earned real estate license in 1990 and broker license in 2002.
  • Numerous awards from Edina Realty and Coldwell Banker Burnet including Top Salesman of the Year.
  • Member in good standing of Local, State and National Association of REALTORS®.
  • Several REALTOR® Association Designations for Excellence.
  • Awarded "Super Real Estate Agent" by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and  Twin Cities Business Monthly.
  • Over 200 Million in career sales.
  • Founded Homes By Design Realty in 2002.
  • Changed the name of the company to Nelson Family Realty in 2015 with the addition of Mark's Daughter Alexandra and Son Tyler.

Personal Bio

  • Have lived in South Metro Area since 1977.
  • Married in 1988 to my beautiful wife Michelle and have 4 amazing children: Alexandra, Tyler, Stephanie and Connor.
  • I enjoy doing anything and everything with my family including sports, fishing or just being silly.



 The yellow “Heart Ribbon” that is associated with my company was created in remembrance of my mother, Mary Jo Fortney, who lost her courageous battle with cancer in 2004. A beautiful life cut short, but one that will be remembered and cherished forever.

Mom and I in 1988

Contact Information

Nelson Family Realty
16359 Impatiens Ct.
Lakeville MN 55044
Tel: 612-483-4663