What we do

We want to be your real estate resource. Period.

Nest Real Estate wants to be a true resource and a support system for all of your real estate needs. We pride ourselves on an “any question, any hour” mantra for our clients. Ready to buy your first place? Give us a call. Curious about the list price of your neighbor’s home? Shoot us a text. Want to discuss the current market in your neighborhood? Let’s get coffee. No strings attached, no funny business.


The search is on!

Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned home buying expert, we are committed to helping you find your next home. We are focused on getting you the right price with the best terms possible.

  • Buyer Consultation
    Buyer Consultation
  • Personalized BLC Portal
    Personalized BLC Portal
  • Home Showings
    Home Showings
  • Contract Negotiation
    Contract Negotiation
  • Home Inspection Negotiation
    Home Inspection Negotiation
  • Escrow Management from Pending to Sold
    Escrow Management from Pending to Sold

We have you covered!

From getting your home ready to sell all the way to the closing table, we are here for you. We offer a full service listing package, complete with professional pictures and a personalized, strategic marketing plan.

  • Comparative Market Analysis & Pricing  Guidance
    Comparative Market Analysis & Pricing Guidance
  • Staging Help
    Staging Help
  • Professional Pictures
    Professional Pictures
  • Full Marketing Package
    Full Marketing Package
  • Weekly Check-Ins with Feedback & Market Updates
    Weekly Check-Ins with Feedback & Market Updates
  • Contract Negotiation
    Contract Negotiation
  • Escrow Management from Pending to Sold
    Escrow Management from Pending to Sold
Who We Are

Approachable, Professional, Creative and Efficient are all words we want to come to your mind when you think of us.

Located on the south side, we are focused on evolving the Indianapolis real estate industry. We want to make real estate personal again. We want to make something that can be stressful and complicated, enjoyable and streamlined.

We want to be your new answer to real estate.

  • Cassie
  • Cassie Alderson-Philbrick

    “At 18, I told my career counselor I wanted to be a pharmacist. His response: don’t even date a pharmacist.”

    Cassie is the co-founder of Nest Real Estate and serves as the marketing and operations lead. She lives for the fast-paced, people-focused, goal-oriented environment that is the real estate industry. Busy is her happy. Color coordinated files and post-it notes make her even happier.

    After graduating from Franklin Central High School, Cassie went on to Indiana University to get her BS from the Kelley School of Business in Marketing and Real Estate Finance. She married Drew, her college sweetheart (a pharmacist’s son), and they now have a curly-headed, wild child named Parker, the baby of the family, Lola Louise, and two rescue mystery mutts that resemble furry dachshunds. Cassie enjoys working on her 70s fixer upper in Franklin, traveling to new places & reading the news.

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  • John
  • John Stone

    “I was between bow ties and white gloves.”

    John is the co-founder of Nest Real Estate and energizes its sales momentum. Whether it’s meeting new clients, mentoring new broker associates or marketing his listings, John does everything full energy and efficiently. He breaks monthly records in cell phone minutes and coffee runs, causing the accountant to panic, but it ultimately leads to his clients getting the best deal as quickly as possible.

    Determined to bring some sophistication to the real estate industry, John established the Bow Tie Club. Many a client has partaken in bow tie photoshoots post-closing, concluding that his Bow Tie Customer Service Pledge is truly first class. And although his clients do receive white glove care, he has found that bow ties are much easier to keep clean.

    As a Center Grove graduate, John went on to Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he put his state tennis title to use. With his degree program and almost a decade of experience in residential real estate, John has been consistently ranked for his sales numbers and is known around town for his customer service. He is married to his wife, Ashlea, and they enjoy golfing together, any and all outdoor activities, traveling to warmer destinations and spending time with their two sons, JJ & Sam.

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What our clients are saying

"John was so patient and knowledgeable and was always my voice of reason in really challenging times during the listing process. It was anything but a smooth process, and I couldn't imagine attempting to get through it with another realtor. To say that I highly recommend him is an understatement."

Amanda M.

"My husband and I were first time home buyers who knew nothing about the process, but Cassie made it easy for us to understand. She was always very easy to get in touch with, and she fought hard for our interests in negotiations. We will definitely use her services again when the time comes."

Kelly S.

"Andy Halterman is outstanding! Not only are my wife and I first time home buyers, but we are new to Indiana, having just relocated within the last two months from NY. Andy was invaluable in our home search, and neighborhood search. For every house he took us to see (and we saw many!) Andy was well prepared with a vast knowledge of the home, area, and comps. When we found the home of our dreams, Andy helped guide us through each step of the process allowing us to feel at ease. We are so excited and can't wait to close on our new home!! I highly recommend Andy and Nest Real Estate!!! We could not have done it without them!"

Paul L.

"John found 3 buyers in just 12 hours and we netted an additional $12,000 on the sale of our home!"

Chuck & Diana C.

"Cassie had a great understanding of our needs and wishes in a home and provided a great list of homes to choose from. I personally have been involved in sales, and I appreciate when one follows up on requests and needs. Cassie performed here admirably."

Brad P.

"John made selling my home effortless on my part. He consistently kept me informed and up to date on what was going on. I could not have asked for a better experience with a real estate professional."

Debbie S.

"Cassie was really helpful in finding just the right house and closing on it with a not-so-easy lender. She is very patient and enthusiastic about getting you where you want to be."

Andrew & Shannon S.

"I've worked with John Stone on both of our purchases. He has this way (even though you know he's crazy busy) of making you feel like you're his only client. John handled the negotiations on our first purchase with the urgency necessary to make sure we won the house we wanted during an extremely competitive time. Everything you hear about John is true, he's the BEST and I wouldn't trust the process of buying and selling to anyone else!"

Carly G.

"John, Is a very caring and knowledgeable agent. I have known John for several years and I am happy to refer anyone that needs help with buying or selling home."

Randy G.

"We were first time home buyers and had no idea what we were doing! Cassie helped so much and made the process a breeze. She was wonderful at communication with myself, my husband, the selling agent and mortgage company! There are so many moving parts and you would never know it! Amazing experience and if we ever sell our beautiful home Cassie will be our first call!"

Laura G.

"Absolutely great! Cassie worked with my wife and I while buying a house from another state! She was always by her phone and was incredibly quick in responding to all questions. Would highly recommend her to anyone!"

-Dave S.

"John is great to work with, he is very responsive and answered all our questions promptly. He gave us a great overview of the housing market and worked with us on a competitive offer on our dream home."

- Jason R.

"Cassie was very receptive and answered any questions we had immediately! She is very knowledgeable in real estate and the loan process, making for a smooth process with no surprises. Cassie certainly made the home buying experience a pleasant one. We would have been lost without her!"

-Shenna S.

"We've had nothing short of a perfect experience working with John a few different times in the last 5 years. He's thorough, incredibly professional, and truly acts as his clients' best advocate. The rest of his team at Nest Real Estate is top notch as well. They were timely and supportive every step of the way through the home-buying and home-selling process. I would (and do!!) happily recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."

- Erin T.

"Cassie was amazing during the whole process of buying/selling my house! She had great tips for helping my house sell quickly and she was always open to listening to what I wanted when it came to finding my next home!"

- Allyson Z.

"Fantastic personalized attention from John and his team! Responsive, professional and friendly. John is always well informed about properties and listings in our area, and the Nest team is always available to schedule a showings."

- Kelly H.

"John was very knowledgable with the areas we were looking at and the value of the properties. He was incredibly helpful in finding properties that fit our criteria and budget."

-Nick G.
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