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
In this seller’s guide, you’ll learn the best time to work with a realtor based on factors like your sale timeline, home repairs, and local market trends.
Find out what questions matter most when you're interviewing a real estate agent.
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