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As the principal broker at Aikenhead Real Estate Inc., a local, independently-owned company, Nellie provides concierge level service to each and every client.

Informed, strategic, and detail oriented, she uses her depth and breadth of real estate experience, including high-quality residential "flips", real estate investments, and
property management, every day. Armed with a degree in finance from UVM, carpentry certification from North Bennett Street School, and master’s in environmental management from Yale University, Nellie can quickly spot the pros and pitfalls in any property. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping her residential clients to meet and exceed their goals, all with the least amount of stress!

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About Nellie

TRACK RECORD: Nellie has a perfect five-star rating on both and, and Aikenhead Real Estate Inc was honored to be the ONLY independent real estate company in Arlington’s top 10 firms in 2021 and top 5 firms for listings in 2022! In the seven years since Aikenhead Real Estate was launched, Nellie has successfully completed more than $125M in real estate transactions, closing more than 200 purchases, sales and rentals in Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Newton, Medford, Lexington, Lincoln, Watertown, Waltham, Winchester, Chelsea, Malden, Billerica, and many surrounding towns.

CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION SKILLS: With both formal carpentry training and hands-on renovation experience, Nellie has an excellent sense of the structure and mechanics of a house as well as the process and costs associated with repairs, renovation, and  upgrades.  With her husband, Nellie has purchased, restored, and resold several homes, and she owns and manages several rental  properties. She is easily able to help educate and inform her clients, and has contacts in all the trades who will provide additional assistance when needed. 



  • Founder/Owner Aikenhead Real Estate Inc.

  • Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker (License #009539313)

  • Master of Science - Yale University Center for the Environment 

  • Bachelor of Science - University of Vermont: Finance

  • Carpentry Certificate - North Bennett Street School, Boston

  • Accredited Buyer's Broker (ABR Designation)

  • Certified "Green" Designation

  • Board Member – Arlington Land Trust

  • Commission Member - Arlington Clean Energy Future Committee

  • Past Commissioner - Arlington Historic District Commission

  • Hobbies: home improvement projects, cooking, gardening, repurposing salvage, entertaining friends and family, backyard chickens and honey bees!

Nellie Aikenhead, Broker/Owner
Aikenhead Real Estate, Inc.

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