Steve Nicastro is a Content Team Lead at Clever Real Estate, where he uses his real-world experience as a real estate agent and investor to help home buyers and sellers make better real estate decisions. He’s an authority on real estate commission, selling a home without a realtor, and home buying.
Before joining Clever, Steve worked full-time as a real estate agent in South Carolina. He closed more than $6 million in volume and had the opportunity to work closely with some of the top-producing realtors in the Charleston area. Steve continues to actively invest in real estate across the Carolinas, staying closely connected to the market’s pulse.
Widely respected for his insights, Steve’s advice and perspectives have been featured in esteemed financial and real estate publications, including US News, The Mortgage Reports, ApartmentTherapy, and Consumer Affairs.
Steve also has extensive experience as a writer and editor. He spent six years as a Staff Writer at NerdWallet, contributing to major outlets such as the Associated Press, MarketWatch, and USA Today, showcasing his ability to distill complex financial and real estate concepts into accessible, reader-friendly content.
- Finding a realtor
- Home selling
- Cash home buyers
- Home value estimates
- Real estate investing
- Rent to own homes
- B.A. Journalism — Quinnipiac University
- U.S. News: What the $2 Billion Realtor Lawsuit Means for Home Buyers and Sellers
- The Mortgage Reports: Buyer’s Market vs. Seller’s Market
- ApartmentTherapy: Kitchen Renovations with Low ROI
- Consumer Affairs: Zillow Launches 1% Down Mortgage Plan
Steve Nicastro's Articles
About Houwzer | About Redfin | How they're different | Other discount real estate brokers Houwzer and Redfin are both discount real estate brokers that sell your home for below-market rates while offering the full service and support that a traditional agent would. Both companies also offer purchase rebates to sellers who also buy with them. Houwzer is [...]
About Clever | About Redfin | How they're different | Other discount brokers Clear Real Estate and Redfin can both help you sell your home at a discounted price. Each charges 1.5% of the home's final sale price, about half of the conventional listing agent fee (2.5–3%). In general, we like Clever over Redfin because: Clever partner agents [...]
About Compass | About Redfin | How are they different? Compass and Redfin are two of the top real estate brokerages in the U.S. that can help you get your home on the market and sold. While they’re similar, they each cater to a different type of home seller. Compass provides personalized service from two real estate [...]
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Imagine listing your home with an inexperienced realtor, and watching it sit on the market for months with no offers. Every call to the agent goes straight to voicemail. You're pretty sure they're busy working another job or helping other clients. These are just a few signs of a bad real estate agent. Whether you're buying [...]