Dr. William Nelson (Bill) was born and raised in Newport News, VA. He attended Virginia Union University and received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University. He received post graduate certificates and degrees from The University of Virginia, The Darden Executive Business School and a doctorate from the Medical College of Virginia.
Bill's first job was with Reynolds Metals Company. Hard work and dedication earned him, by the time Reynolds Metals Company was purchased by Alcoa, Inc., the position of Director of Marketing for all Alcoa Flexible Packaging’s products. Bill supervised many managers and directors and he oversaw the profits and losses for over $400 million dollars of business across all product lines.
In 2006 after 35 years of service, Bill retired from Alcoa and started his own consulting company. For the next three years, Bill helped Fortune 500 companies that were drawn to his achievements and impressive credentials.
In 2009 Bill took his skills to a different kind of business—one that he believed would provide opportunities to help people realize their life dream of home ownership. He joined the Long & Foster team and even through a recession and poor market, Bill’s business has grown. Because he sees every client as unique, Bill has a client list spanning from lower and middle income families to CEOs and presidents of large companies. Every client receives the quality and attention to detail that has characterized Bill throughout his career, and all walk away with the knowledge that Bill cares about them as individuals.
Bill’s relational approach to life and business springs from his personal relationships—first and foremost with God, but also in the connection with his three children and three grandchildren. Not only does he bring a wealth of experience in developing, executing, and managing business and marketing strategies, but also Bill is a motivator whose strong Christian faith puts God and values first in doing business on a daily basis. When you're looking for a real estate agent, consider Bill Nelson, knowing that he is a man who has experience, passion, and a desire to see you achieve your dream of home ownership while providing individual attention to ensure you are satisfied at each step in the process.
Specialties and Designations
Investment Property, New Construction, Vacation Properties, Works With First Time Home Buyers, Specializes in Relocations, Rentals, Country Homes, Foreclosure, Short Sales, REO Properties, Senior Living, Resale Residential, Historic Homes, Suburban Living, Condominiums, Urban Living