License #: 02050427 Jill Nelsen’s instinct, vision and talent for seeing the potential in a property distinguishes her amongst California’s foremost real estate agents. Named a top-performing agent for 2021 by Los Angeles Magazine, Jill represents clients in Southern California’s most desirable neighborhoods with focused expertise in Montecito and Santa Barbara, where she has lived for many years. The founder of Jill Nelsen Design, a boutique firm specializing in interior design and remodeling, Jill has established relationships with the area’s preeminent architects, builders and artisans.
Bringing over fifteen years of real estate experience and sales training from Sotheby’s and Christie’s International to The Agency, Jill’s expertise extends far beyond that of a typical agent. She leverages her design and marketing background with impeccable communication and negotiation skills to guide clients through every step of the buying and selling process and beyond. Her energy, integrity and sincerity have earned her the loyalty and respect of her clients, many of whom become lifelong friends.
Born and raised in the Connecticut countryside and part-time in New York City, Jill has a deep affinity for nature, art and architecture. When not serving her clients in real estate, she equally enjoys both country and city life, discovering new artists, visiting galleries and curating contemporary art for clients’ homes.