Our Brokerage

Wilmington, North Carolina

Nesters since 2014

Founded in 2014 and serving the entire greater Wilmington area, Nest Realty Wilmington is located less than three miles from the picturesque surf town of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Specializing in residential real estate, we are a relatively small brokerage, with just about 50 agents between three offices in Mayfaire, Carolina Beach, and Hampstead. But don’t let our size fool you: we are large in passion and have a unique flare for providing exceptional customer experiences. When we’re not enjoying each other’s company, having coffee and chatting market data at the office, we Nesters can be found out and about, enjoying an after-work rendezvous at Dockside or Fish House, watching the boats go by.

Want to dive in deep? Check out SoarWithNest.com to learn more about Nest Realty Wilmington.

990 Inspiration Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Carolina Beach
112 Cape Fear Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428

51 South End Court Hampstead, NC 28443

Our Core Values

There are a lot of real estate brokerages, but there is only one Nest. And there’s a reason for that. We were founded to be different. We live, work, and play under a philosophy that buying and selling property is about the client, not the transaction. We improve the home buying and selling experience by combining the latest technology and the best Brokers to make the process more transparent, more efficient, service-focused, and fun!


Wilmington Lead Broker

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Ryan began his career in real estate. Realizing that the big box brokerage did not suit him, he started a unique brokerage that blended both capitalism and philanthropy. In 2014, Ryan made the exciting move to launch Nest Wilmington, bringing with him 12 Brokers from his previous firm. Outside of Nest, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and their son, Parker. His dog, Ellie, is often found napping around the Nest office.

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Partnering with Nest

Nest offers a true partnership and extraordinary value to each and every one of our Nesters. Our offering is a combination of technology, systems, services, and a brand that enables you to build a durable business and offer your clients a memorable experience.

Don’t think of us as a brokerage. Think of us as the creative, marketing, and operational teams in your corner, championing your real estate business.

Here’s the Nest foundation upon which you can continue to grow your business:

• Turnkey sphere nurturing with automated outreach
• Custom-built technology that streamlines your processes
• A client-facing transaction portal that empowers your clients
• Market intelligence that leads to smarter real estate recommendations
• An in-house marketing team that gives you creatives in your corner

The Nest Difference

As an agent, you work hard. You’re the CEO, accountant, and sales representative for your company. You work late hours, weekends, and holidays. Real Estate is stressful, and sometimes you bear the brunt of client frustrations.

Why should your brokerage work just as hard for you behind the scenes?

At Nest, our work isn’t done until we’ve provided our agents (and their clients) with the best tools, service and support the industry has to offer.

(And we don’t believe our job will ever be done.)

Our Growth

Stats don’t matter unless they bring you value. We’re proud of what the numbers show, but at the end of the day, what really matters is the experience we gain from each transaction.


The number of luxury properties that sold for more than $1M.


The number of cookie jars given to happy new clients.


The number of happy clients whose nests we helped sell.

Design Matters

Design is a big piece of who we are. This doesn’t just refer to our logos, fonts, and colors. At Nest, it’s a way of thinking. Great design builds trust and nurtures relationships. But above all else, design helps strengthen our collective brand to help you stand out from your competition.

Tools and Technology

At Nest, we’re laser focused on providing you with the best systems and marketing. Our ever-evolving technology offerings enable you to efficiently and productively run your business. In addition, our personalized marketing support helps each and every one of our Nesters shine.

Community and Culture

You bring the hustle and the local knowledge. We bring innovative marketing that allows for a deeper connection with your community. Together, we elevate the level of service in the real estate industry.

Moving When the Time is Right

We understand that transitioning your business is a large endeavor—and most likely impacts your clients, friends, and family. That’s why we want to make this process as simple as possible, so you can get up and running quickly and easily. Here are a few ways we’ll help you make the switch:



We’ll review your current listings and book of business, set a transition strategy, and then discuss a mutually beneficial timeline.



We will be there for you every step of the way, making sure to walk you through the Nest processes and tools. We want you to succeed just as much as you do.



No one likes filling out paperwork, but we’ve made it easy by pre-assembling your license transfer paperwork for you. Just grab a pen and let’s get going!



You supply your client list and we’ll supply the marketing. We’ll help you send print, digital, and social media announcements sharing the exciting news that you’ve moved your practice.

We’d Love to Hear from You

Now that you’ve gotten a glimpse into what Nest is about, let’s continue the conversation. Tell us how we can help you elevate your business.