My Resume

Brandi Nelson, REALTOR®

1615 Golden Aspen #104, Ames, IA 50010   |   515-291-0914   |


REALTOR®, CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate


A full time Realtor since 2005, I have an office in Ames & Story City. I live on an acreage outside Ellsworth with my husband Cory and our 2 spoiled dogs, Marley & Letty. Although I’m licensed for the entire state of Iowa, I focus on central Iowa… think Ankeny to Webster City, Madrid to State Center and everything in between!


In 2014 I realized I couldn’t possibly do everything by myself and still give top notch service to all of my clients, so I set out to form a team. The Brandi Nelson Real Estate Team was born out of necessity but now I can’t imagine doing business any other way. Our team consists of 2 “buyer agents”,” Nicole Krauel & Collette Winfrey who focus on residential buyers. Lacy Lake, is our Director of Operations, she makes sure we stay on track & closings happen on time. I work mainly with listing and marketing properties, with a side of team management.


Two huge benefits of our team… #1 you reap the benefits of a specialist for your unique real estate needs #2 even if someone is on vacation, sick or away, we have an entire team to back you up and take care of your transaction.


The Brandi Nelson Real Estate Team strives to use the best & latest marketing, communication, technology and tools to keep you as a buyer, you as a seller and your property top of mind. My personal goal is to go above & beyond, defy mediocrity in the real estate world and provide 121% effort to your real estate transaction. Simply put, we are…

Obsessed with better.

Delivering extraordinary experiences.

Relentless Realtors.


CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate, Ames, Iowa

January 2005 - Present

Full time real estate agent – helping clients buy and sell properties in central Iowa.

Key Contributions:

  • Voted Best Realtor in Story County in 2009 and 2010
  • Received the Signature Award from Century 21 Signature Real Estate in 2009
  • CENTURION award winner in 2012, 2014 and 2016
  • Quality Service Award winner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Finished 2016 @ #22 in the Heartland Region of Century 21 for commission produced


Ryerson Implement, Story City, Iowa

May 1995 – December 2004

Service Secretary - billing & organization of the service & waranty departments.


Ryerson Implement, Nevada, Iowa

August 1993 – May 1995

Office Assistant – general office dutes.


Education & Credentials


August 1991 – August 1993

General Education courses towards a Liberal Arts degree



Graduate 1991