James Nelson was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, where his appreciation for real estate developed. James completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Virginia.
James began his real estate career working for a top ranked national new-home builder, where he learned to manage multi-million dollar building projects, a backlog of customers, and managed warranty repairs. James earned honors of sales associate of the year, president’s club for customer service, while closing $4 million dollars in real estate. James’ unique skill set has allowed him to work for the number one ranked home builder in the nation. While working there, James closed $15 million in real estate sales, earning top customer service ratings.
James is married to Krystion, and is the proud parent of two boys, Caleb and Cameron. Outside of the office, James enjoys working out, playing basketball, and cruising on his motorcycle. James also enjoys being active in the community and his church.
Client Testimonial: “JKN Realty agents are dedicated, thoughtful, and go the extra mile for their clients. James Nelson helped us find and close on a house in our ideal location within a very tight window. He even helped us move a few boxes when we moved in! He truly cares about helping clients find the right properties for them.” – Daryl and Janaka, L. (Harrisburg, NC)
Ms. Jessica Stroud
A country girl living in the big city of Charlotte, Jessica is a Shelby, NC native. Having lived in different parts of the country, including Illinois and South Carolina, she returned home to North Carolina in 2015 to be closer to family.
Jessica bought her first house in 2011; when she moved to SC a year later, she utilized JKN Realty to rent and manage her property.
Upon getting her real estate license, she knew she wanted to work with the Company that had taken care of her Real Estate needs for over the past 6 years.
A trained Industrial Engineer from North Carolina A&T (Aggie Pride!) and MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Heels!), Jessica has been trained to analyze and solve problems.
Now she wants to use those skills to simplify and demystify the home buying process and negotiate on her behalf of her clients.
During her spare time, Jessica likes to learn, blog, travel, and watch HGTV.
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