Meet Gwendolyn Nelson

  • AveryHess, Realtors

    Gwendolyn Nelson REALTOR®

      Real estate is a second career for me after serving as a civilian in the Federal Government for over 33 years. I really enjoy meeting new people, and the real estate business is a great way to do just that. I was born and raised in New Windsor, New York just a hop and skip from West Point where I first started my Federal career. Eventually, I transferred to work for the Air Force at the Pentagon and worked in both military and civilian personnel. When I retired, I was awarded the second highest award a civilian can receive, The Air Force Meritorious Service Award. I am very proud of that. When I moved to this area, I met and married my husband, an Air Force Officer. My husband passed away in March 1999. I have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and two great-grand children. I have lived in the Clifton, Fairfax Station area for the past 33 years . I am very familiar with this area and have made a lot of good friends. I served in our Homes' Association as President, Vice President, Archetictural Committee Chair and Secretary. I am a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church, and a Board member of their Christian Weekday Program. I am also a member of the Potomac Personnel Institute, a 25 year old association of professional human resource managers and leaders throughout the Federal Government and management consulting firms. I have contacts with many military families on a daily basis and being from this environment myself, I am very familiar with their needs. I am available to assist my clients at any time, day or night, 7 days a week – my cell phone is always with me. I work hard to ensure my clients are well represented and always ensure a smooth transition.

Designations & Awards

  • E-pro
  • ASP (Staging Specialist)
  • CMRS (Military Residential Specialist)


Established over two decades ago, AveryHess, Realtors® is an award winning brokerage that has earned the reputation as "The Local DC Area Real Estate Experts". From the Shenandoah Valley to the nation's capital, around the Beltway and beyond, the neighborhoods and communities we serve brim with a profound sense of history and pride. Using our in-depth knowledge of the local market, AveryHess is 100% committed to delivering exceptional home buying, selling, renting, relocation, and property management service that is unparalleled in the industry!    Learn More at