About us

Our Story

Our Story

Nestiny Realty understands that the process of buying or selling a home can often seem overwhelming. And we believe that nothing is more important than "home" for most people. That's why our story first began with the creation of Nestiny.com to help empower millions of people by educating them on the ins and outs of real estate.

As a company of original thinkers, tech innovators and real estate experts, simplifying the journey to your next home really matters to us.

So, we've assembled the most enlightened, caring Real Estate Agents in town and are giving you free access to Nestiny, the first-of-its-kind, digital real estate learning experience. Our approach is personal and modern and designed to give you the most remarkable experience. Now you can learn about all things real estate and know what to expect every step of the way!

"Simplifying the journey to your next home really matters to us."

Our Leadership

Maria Center

Principal Broker

Maria Center began her real estate career as an Ohio real estate salesperson in 2003 after developing an interest in real estate investing. Throughout her career she has been involved in the renovation for resale of many houses. She's always enjoyed helping neglected properties become well-loved homes. In 2011, she earned her Ohio Broker’s license and then later became a licensed Broker in Florida (BK3492965) and Alabama (000141296).

Due to her caring and encouraging nature, Maria thoroughly enjoys helping others achieve success - whether they are a seasoned or new Agent. She's mentored and tutored hundreds of aspiring Agents nationwide to help them pass their real estate exams. She's a licensed Real Estate Instructor in Florida and presents weekly national webinars in real estate exam prep for PrepAgent.

Before enjoying a career in real estate, Maria was a newspaper reporter for Cincinnati CityBeat and earned a degree in English/Journalism from Miami University. She now leverages her passion for education, smart technology and training to help the Agents of Nestiny Realty catapult their careers to a whole new level.

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Matt Lewis

Talent & Operations Manager

Matt Lewis is a licensed REALTOR in Virginia and leads our Agent development and recruiting efforts for both Richmond, Virginia and Cincinnati, Ohio with our Broker.

He takes pride in building true and lasting relationships with colleagues, and brings years of experience in hiring, training, and supporting co-workers. With a software and real estate background, Matt loves to create and enrich systems that help people do their job well. Even in today’s technology-driven world, he’s never forgotten the power of the traditional and very personal approach to coaching and supporting others. However, he believes that the right technology has the power to save time, boost efficiency and expand an Agent's market reach.

At home, Matt loves to teach his four-year-old boy about life and realizes he’s learning just as much from his son. He and his wife eat at new restaurants as often as possible and he tries to cook similar meals for his family on the weekends. Sometimes, their dog Woody, is the only willing diner. He plays the drums and likes to pick up other instruments, pretending he knows how to play them too.

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Katie Painter

Success Coach

Katie joined the Nestiny team to bring her marketing and consulting experience to the Nestiny Realty Agents. With a Master's in Education, Katie spent five years in the classroom before she became an entrepreneur- running two small businesses in Virginia.

Katie previously owned and operated Wine and Design Charlottesville, a paint and sip studio for 8 years. She also currently owns The Bitty Bar, an event rental company serving Northern and Central Virginia and helping its customers celebrate life’s events and milestones. Katie is well-versed in what it takes to leverage yourself and be the driving force behind a business.

She stands ready to support our Agents to meet the demands and challenges they face in this busy industry. Although she spent the last few years living the island life in Key West, Florida - Katie, a native Virginian, enjoys helping others find a deep love for the beauty of Virginia and making it a place to call home.

Katie finds her time outside of work filled with the outdoors either on the water or in the mountains. She enjoys time spent on her family's farm in the Shenandoah Valley deep in a project and supporting small businesses to keep her love for all things local alive!

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Sheila Masta

Member Results Concierge

Sheila began her career in the healthcare field as a radiologic technologist, and then as a pharmaceutical sales representative. After studying at the University of Wisconsin, and earning a degree in Communications with a concentration in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies, she decided to follow her passion and obtain a real estate license. She has worked as a real estate salesperson, as well as a transaction coordinator, before joining Nestiny Realty as the Member Results Concierge.

After working in real estate for more than a decade, she has a full understanding of the challenges involved in helping clients buy and sell the home of their dreams. Here at Nestiny Realty, Sheila’s main focus is leading our Concierge program by building relationships with service providers that help our Agents provide outstanding support to their clients.

When not working to support our Agents here at Nestiny Realty, Sheila loves spending time with her family, traveling and gardening. After buying and selling her own homes in seven different states, she’s happy to now call Richmond her forever home.

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