What are "Tall Expectations"?

Our objective is to be the professional service experience against which all others are measured for you. We will be communicative, adaptive, able to meet needs others cannot or will not and help you quickly find the ideal buyer for your property or your dream home as a buyer.

How are we doing? People are saying nice things. See below.

Guy Reid

"Chad was everything during our sale of our home. He treated us as family, and he is part of our family. Chad helped make the process so easy, walked us through the whole process and stayed in constant communication. I will only trust him from now on for my future sales or purchases. Chad is a guy who really cares and listens . Love this guy!"

Ryan Folkerts

"Chad is by far the best realtor out there. He walked me through every step and explained things to me that I did not understand. This was my first time selling a house and had many questions. Chad also went way above and beyond what any realtor I have ever seen do. He made the entire process a good one."

Candice Wilkerson

"Chad is wonderful at what he does & I can’t recommend him enough! He made a difficult time in my life much, much easier by helping me sell my house, making the process virtually stress-free. He has fantastic communication & patience. He made sure I fully understood & was happy with the process every step of the way & happily explained any questions I had. He’s now helping me find & purchase my new home & I’m very excited to continue working with him! He truly goes above & beyond."

Corie Folkerts

"I honestly cannot say enough about the character and integrity of this business and most incredible human. Chad took on my very difficult selling arrangement and took every single challenge with grace and stride. He was impressively communicative throughout the entire process and made sure I was comfortable and well informed throughout. One of the most selfless individuals I’ve ever come across and every interaction is laced with dignity, discretion and uprightness. A million words of appreciation would never be enough. But thank you Chad!"

Ashley Billins

"I had the pleasure of collaborating with Chad on a real estate deal, and I have to say, he exceeded all expectations. From the very start, Chad was approachable, easy to communicate with, and went above and beyond to ensure the transaction worked for everyone involved. What impressed me most was his honesty and transparency - he even put me in touch with his buyers' lender to provide my sellers with peace of mind. Throughout the process, Chad kept both me and my sellers updated with timely and detailed communication, leaving no room for confusion or worry. His proactive approach ensured that there was no idle time, allowing for a smooth and efficient transaction. Even when out of town, he remained attentive and responsive to any questions or concerns we had. It was clear that he had the best interests of his clients in mind, and his professionalism and dedication were simply outstanding. Chad's exceptional skills and unwavering dedication to his clients left a lasting impression on me. His upbeat demeanor, positive outlook, strong ethics, and genuine commitment to his clients' success were truly impressive. It was these qualities that inspired me to join his team - I knew that working alongside someone who embodies these traits would be an invaluable opportunity. As a real estate agent myself, I understand how rare it is to find someone who truly goes above and beyond for their clients. That's why I wholeheartedly recommend Chad to anyone looking for the highest level of service. If you’re looking in The Highland Lakes area, you definitely want Chad on your side. I can personally attest to the fact that you won't be disappointed."

John & Claome Weishaar

"We can’t say enough good things about Chad and his professionalism. He is extremely knowledgeable and a genuine people person. Chad truly seems to love his work and does so with the highest of standards. We would give him 10 stars if possible."

Steve & Rachel Jackson

"After months of watching the market, investing weekends looking at listings, and dealing with non-transparent financing...our expectations were sorely dampened. I've known Chad personally for many years. His honesty and integrity prompted me to reach out to him. Chad has the most welcoming personality and transparent way of doing business. He immediately put our family at ease, and always made sure to ask our opinion on important matters. He was encouraging and honest when we decided to make an offer on a home. He then went out of his way more than once to assist with communication and deadlines. Chad's network and integrity with other real estate professionals is impressive. You can not got wrong doing business with Crossings Real Estate and Chad Nelson. Thanks again Chad!"

Earl & Rhonda Laks

"From the moment we met Chad at the property we were selling we had confidence it would be an easy process. We set the price a little higher than he recommended but he fully supported it and eventually sold for the full asking price. We were selling the property from overseas and could not be there to do the normal maintenance required such as minor repairs and cutting the lawn. Chad took care of all of this for us and then some, he cut the lawn at his own expense. The market conditions changed radically from the start to finish in this process, but he kept us informed and still managed to close the deal at our asking price. His professionalism and his demeanor are exceptional, and we highly recommend him for buying or selling your home."

Todd Mahan

"We worked with Chad to sell a home that was part of an estate. Chad listened to what our goals were and then took on the role of project manager to make it happen. He made sure the home was ready to show. He provided real guidance to us on pricing strategy. He actively marketed the house instead of simply listing it. Instead of letting us take the first or highest offer, he reviewed and summarized each of the four offers so we could see which offer was the "best" offer for our situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."

Louis & Cathryn Berger

"Chad was both very helpful and professional in the past answering general questions we had on real estate in the area. When my wife and I found what we wanted to purchase Chad immediately came to mind and he made it quick and easy with no worries on our end. We closed on our new property this past Thursday and it was a seamless process thanks to his partnership and professionalism. We will use him in the future for certain."

Mitch & Cari Rivers

"After shopping on our own for over a year, Chad took my wife and I through a quick purchase of the home we’ve always wanted. Patient, always available, and 100% straightforward and honest, he was a good check to any excitement that may have clouded our judgement. At the same time, Chad guided us perfectly through a unique and creative sale of our existing home just as the COVID-19 panic hit. He threw up a virtual tour to attract attention and he made it happen which took a tremendous amount of worry off our minds. Not a single regret, thanks Chad!"

Ben & Kara Gaertner

"We (my wife & I) had high expectations for Chad, because we knew him personally, and because of his reputation in the community, but I have to honestly say he surpassed them. He responded quickly to our questions about the process; he was proactive in marketing the home both on social media and with the different real estate web platforms, and he was able to ultimately earn our trust. He sold our home quickly and made everything very simple for us, even offering to come help us prepare for showings if we were on a tight schedule. We left the process knowing he was active in the entire process working on our behalf. I would recommend him for anyone looking to sell a home in the hill country area."

Patrick & Tina Caballero

"After many decades of living away from our hometown of Burnet, Texas we wanted to move back. Burnet is a high demand real-estate market with limited housing stock. Not only did Chad find us an historic home, but stayed with us through the negotiation and settlement phases. His cheerful and outgoing personality put us at ease and we have zero buyer's remorse. We highly recommend him to any prospective clients."

Jennifer Kokal

"I was nervous about what to expect with a realtor, as I had never used one in the past. Chad made selling my house super easy. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He made sure all of my questions and concerns were answered. He helped when some things needed to be done since I was not living close to the house and my schedule didn't always allow me to get there.There were even times that I started getting nervous about things or timelines and he always would make me feel at ease. I would highly recommend using Chad if you need to buy or sell a home. It was a great experience and it felt like I had someone that was looking out for my best interest."

Kathy Christian

"Chad Nelson was awesome from day one. Throughout the whole process I was able to lean on him and his expertise which really made the home buying process less stressful for me. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you Chad."

Rebecca & Mike Rinard

"Chad was friendly and very responsive when selling our property. I never had to wait long for a response from him. Even when he was out of town on vacation! We were living 4.5 hours away from the property we were selling and he was never a phone call or text away from any question I had about the process. It was smoothest property selling process I have been through. I would high recommend Chad for any of your real estate needs."

Steve Killebrew

"I cannot say enough good stuff about Chad. I called him while I was out of state and asked him to sell my house quickly. He didn't even hesitate. He went over to my house immediately and started the process. In just a couple of days my house was listed, with great pictures, and sold. I got a good price for my house, above asking price. Chad is a good, honest guy who will represent your interests."

Adam & Edna Hermes

"Chad is a wonderful person, first of all, but his professionalism and knowledge of real estate puts him miles above any other agent we've used. He obviously cares about people and wants to help them fulfill their dreams. Without him, I don't think our house would have sold as quickly. He made the process easy and stress-free. I cannot recommend him enough!"

Brenda MacLean

"Chad has my highest recommendation!! I purchased a home out of state and needed guidance on local areas that would work for me, Chad has extensive knowledge of the local areas and provided numerous referrals for services I would need in regard to my new home. I work with realtors in my profession so am aware of the level of service expected--Chad exceeded the expectation!! The bonus was gaining a Friend!!"

Patricia Porras

"Buying a home isn't easy let alone during COVID. I knew I needed a realtor that I could trust and would be my biggest supporter. I immediately thought of Chad Nelson. A member of our community & an amazing mentor. He was able to guide me thru the entire process, from beginning to end. Had tip top professional advice on best suited areas for my family & within my budget. Never felt pressure or any obligations and he was always open to feedback to really listen to what I was wanting. Without a doubt I would recommend Chad & Crossings Real Estate to all in search of their future home."

Justin Wills

"Chad proved to be very valuable in our quest to find a new home. He was referred to me by a friend, and after one phone call our search began. Due to the selling of one home, and transitioning into another, we had several factors that made it a challenging task. Chad was confident from day one. Rachel and I were able to sell our home, and close on a new one within a 35 day timeline. Chad mitigated a seemingly impossible situation, into a reality of the buying of our dream home. His professionalism and support were unmatched. Highly Recommend!"

Michael & Shirley Schulz

"Chad is a man of God who loves his family and friends. Was very professional and knowledgeable from start to finish. Very helpful and patient to our many questions, and embraced any if our recommendations. Chad just sold our property which was a hard sell due to location, but he got it done. So if you are looking for a friendly, hardworking, caring realtor with integrity Chad Nelson is your guy. We are forever grateful!!"

Jason & Micah Birdwell

"Chad was very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and a very helpful in thinking through pros/cons for specific to our home buying needs. We'd use him again, no doubt. Thank you, Chad!"

Kurt & Virginia Eschman

"Chad Nelson: Was referred to me from a contact Realtor in the city I live in. My wife and I believe that Chad is the best choice in Realtor's we could have possibly made. He is honest, congenial and easy to deal with."

D'ann Marquis

"Chad was a pleasure to work with over the course of time we had our home for sale. He kept us posted on showings and feedback. He immediately answered any questions that came up. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in selling their home."

Jathan & Spring Craig

"Made a great decision in choosing Chad! Answered all questions we had. He made selling our house so easy. He was really motivated and got our house under contract in 7 days! He's such a great guy and I can't say enough good things about him.  Highly recommend!"

Brian & Shonda Gilmore

"So glad we chose Chad to sell our home. He was very responsive and answered all of our questions. He made selling our home seem easy! I would highly recommend him to anyone."

Josh & Michelle Hudgins

"Chad Nelson is the best!! He goes over and above for you! He is kind, honest and funny! We will always use him for our real estate needs! He is knowledgeable and helped us every step of the process."

Jake & Cayley Willimon

"Chad Nelson is a great person and a great realtor. He was very encouraging throughout the entire process and showed us many homes until he helped us find exactly what we wanted. He was very responsive, immediately answering phone calls and text messages. He kept us on track to purchase our home from negotiating offers, the contract, through closing. 10/10 would recommend Chad!"

Jason & Leslie Cullison

"Listed our property with Crossings and I cannot imagine the sale process going any easier! I couldn't be happier with their service!"

Brenda Job, REALTOR®

"Chad is engaging, energetic and a great marketer for the sale or purchase of your home. As a fellow Realtor, I have and would again recommend Chad to family, friends and referral clients. He shows great attention to detail, is a studied listener, trustworthy, and driven for success."

Gary & Beckie Francis Russi

"We were so impressed with Chad. His attention to detail, his honesty, his responsiveness and integrity were outstanding. Chad even conducted business while he was on vacation. Highly recommend."

George & Erica Gambrell

"We chose Chad to list our home for sale in Burnet Texas and we were very happy with the results! He was informative on other recent home listings and we agreed on a sales price based on the data available. We were thrilled that our house went under contract in only seven days and the process was very smooth. We were happy with everything and our home was bought by a very nice couple relocating to our area and they are loving their new home. Chad was always quick to respond to any questions we had along the way. I highly recommend Chad for all your listing needs!!"

Lisa Reynolds

"Chad listened to what I was looking for, so time wasn't wasted. He is very knowledgeable about the community. Chad is great at communicating and keeping you informed during the process."

Bill & Elizabeth Drake

"We received an offer 9 days after listing. Chad was available any day of the week and at anytime. He was able to secure a leaseback from the buyer which was very helpful. Chad developed a very strong relation with the buyer broker and we closed early."

Barbara Christian

"Chad has helped me sell property twice. In 2017 and again 2019. He has kept me informed of everything happening through both. Plus has watched over every step of the sale like a son. When the time comes to relocate I will certainly call him."

Dr. Ken & Sue Tyson

"Chad just sold our house in Burnet. He was very professional always and we have grown to be great friends. He handled a multitude of challenges and he did it with real enthusiasm. He took care of both the mundane and difficult realty problems with ease. He tried to deflect many of the problematic things that ordinarily affect property owners. We would recommend him without hesitation."

Amy & Joel Stewart

"I cannot recommend Chad Nelson enough! My gut told me he was just the right guy to get the job done and saying I was right is an understatement. He listened to what we wanted (and what we didn't want) and helped us find our little family's new favorite place quickly and effortlessly. He was always  available for all of our many questions and has great advice on just about any topic you could need. Solid guy. Big heart. Best realtor!"

Rosa Lee Havins

"Chad is remarkable he goes beyond to make sure you are able to purchase the house you choose. He becomes your dear friend that will look out for you. Chad is the Golden Rule. I am so thankful for having him representing me ."

Susan Bates

"I will definitely use his services again. He was very professional and knowledgeable of the area. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a smooth closing."

Lisa Faulkner

"Chad Nelson is AWESOME!! I have never had a Realtor who would mow the grass, clean the house, fix the faucet, list the house and sell it and smile all the way. Chad is so down to earth and so kind. There was never any doubt that he had my best interest in mind. I would never consider using anyone else going forward for any Real Estate transaction that I may be involved in. Selling or Buying he will be my Realtor of choice. Kudos Chad! You are the best."

Matthew & Braily Thompson

"Chad was awesome!! He worked with us every step of the way with any questions or concerns we had! He was on top of every thing & it went so smooth. I would definitely recommend Chad to anyone that needs a Realtor!!"

Kirk & Patricia Gumm

"Chad recently helped us purchase some property. He was knowledgeable and he helped insure we closed quickly. We will be using him again to sell some property and a home! Chad thank you for all your help!"

Ben & Jessica Robertson

"Chad helped us sell our house and I can’t tell you what a blessing he was. He’s an amazing person and walked us through every step of the process. He made it as pain free as possible and we are delighted with the outcome. I couldn’t recommend a better person to help you sell your house."

Jeremy & Jennifer Miller

"Chad was wonderful to work with when purchasing a new home in a completely new area for us. He offered great advice and helped us make the best decision for our family. He was very knowledgeable and made this stressful time easier. He even provided advice on the sale of our previous home. Chad is not just a great realtor, but an all around great person! He has even checked in with us after our move. I will recommend him to everyone I know!"

Heather McDonnell Hastings

"Chad is fantastic! I had the pleasure of working with Chad when my buyer purchased one of his listings recently. Realtor to Realtor, Chad was so refreshing to work with. He was communicative, accessible, flexible, prompt to return my texts and calls, and just a genuine, nice person! I hope to work on many more transactions with him and I can't say enough about him as a person and a Realtor. Thank you, Chad!"

Clay & Jamie Goehring

"We worked with Chad Nelson to buy our home in Burnet. We’d built our first house so buying an existing one was new for us. Chad walked us through every detail and helped us as a trustworthy friend each step of the way. We asked questions and he provided answers so we could buy the home we desired.  We love our new home! We will have real estate needs in the future and will no doubt use Chad again.”

Matt Ball

"Chad was great!  He went way above and beyond of what a typical agent does. Not only did he help me out by meeting an inspector at a property but when I walked down to meet him he had a shovel in hand digging out what the inspector needed to see. I would and will use him in the future.  I highly recommend Chad for all of your real estate needs.”

Faye Mayo

"Chad Nelson was by far the best realtor I have dealt with. His calm nature made him very easy to work with and it let me know that he had everything under control. Chad answered all my many questions and went above and beyond in his research to sell my home. Chad was great at offering his professional opinion while respecting mine as final decision. I will definitely use Chad Nelson to sell my property in the future. ”