Nelson Chen is the President of The Chen Agency in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He obtained his real estate salesperson’s license at the age of 18. Over the past thirty years, he has distinguished himself as one of the most accomplished Realtors in the industry.
In 1998 the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors named Nelson as the Realtor of the Year. The Realtor of the Year award is one of the highest honors that the Board bestows upon its members. Criteria for selection include faithfulness and furtherance of the Realtor code of ethics, local Board involvement, State and National Association involvement, business accomplishments and community service involvement.
In 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007 through 2014 Nelson served as the President of the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service. He served an unprecedented 11 terms as President of the NJMLS, a multi-million dollar non-profit corporation that serves all of Bergen County and surrounding areas. It provides detailed listing information on properties to over 8000 member real estate agents. Nelson was a member of the NJMLS Board of Directors since 1995.
During this same time Nelson also served on the Board of Trustees of the NJ Association of Realtors Educational Foundation. This foundation awards academic scholarships to worthy New Jersey students. Nelson was a recipient of the scholarship in 1987 and 1988 while he was attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Nelson is a cum laude graduate of Wharton with a concentration in real estate and finance.
Closer to home, Nelson is very involved as an alumnus of the Elisabeth Morrow and Dwight-Englewood Schools, both in Englewood. He was the youngest member of the Dwight-Englewood School’s Board of Trustees for six years. As well, Nelson was one of the charter members of the Elisabeth Morrow School’s Alumni Committee.
In 2009 the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce named Nelson as their Person of the Year in recognition of his business accomplishments, civic contributions and concern for the welfare of the community.
While actively involved in these community organizations Nelson has also garnered many business accolades. He has been a licensed real estate agent since 1986. In 1998 he was awarded Lifetime Membership in the NJ Association of Realtors Million Dollar Sales Club after having achieved the award for ten consecutive years and accumulating over $100 million in sales. Nelson’s career sales now exceed $500 million.