Nerissa O'Donnell

NC & SC Advisor - Fort Mill


Prior to working in real estate, I was a Paramedic/Ocean Lifeguard in Southern California where I was pursuing a career as a Physicians Assistant specializing in emergency medicine. During this time my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child. Even though, both my husband and I were born and raised in Southern California, we jumped at an opportunity to venture across the country to Charlotte, NC. We put down roots in Cornelius, on Lake Norman. Both of our children (2 girls) were born in Huntersville, NC. I spent the early years working as a stay at home mom and was able to enjoy raising my two little girls. As they became older and I found myself with more time, I realized I had a passion for real estate, which lead me to obtain my real estate license in both North and South Carolina. Despite being different from the field of medicine, I was able to find the same happiness in helping others obtain their real estate goals.

I attended the University of California Irvine where I earned my BA in social ecology while playing Division 1 Women’s Waterpolo as a scholarship athlete. After college, I attended UCLA where I earned my Paramedic Degree and began my path to a career in medicine. I was born and raised in the beach community of Dana Point in Southern California. I was lucky enough to spend most of my life swimming, surfing, fishing and being active outside daily. As much as I enjoyed the California lifestyle, I loved what the South had to offer. Having friends that had made the move to the Queen City a couple years earlier, we were convinced we wanted to call Charlotte home. After a brief move back to CA, my family and I returned to the Carolinas and landed in Tega Cay, SC. We adore the active Lake Community Tega Cay has to offer and love the sense of family and community it provides.

I have an energetic and competitive spirit. My biggest goal that I want to provide to my clients is top- notch customer service and attention to detail in every aspect of the real estate transaction. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoor lifestyle Tega Cay and the surrounding areas provide. In my free time I engage in fitness activities such as boot camps, Crossfit, and running with my two 100 pound dogs. I am a huge foodie, love to try new restaurants, food trucks and wine tasting. Our family also enjoys attending Elevation Church in Ballantyne, NC.

As your real estate professional, I can assure you that I will give 100% to provide you with the quality service you deserve. Home buying/selling is an important time of your life, and I will dedicate myself to the task of finding you your perfect home.