When I opened by office, I said, “Okay, I want to find my niche in real estate, how can I combine my passions.” My passion is real estate, my passion is charity. So, I said, “Alright, lets combine the two.” So, basically our mission here is giving back one sale at a time. So, Kindness Coalition was formed when Castinetti Real Estate was formed. After every sale all of my agents donate to a local charity under our client’s name. So that is one way we give back. And then we have a huge network of Kindness Coalition – you can add us on Facebook and check them out – but we do signature events throughout the year for the homeless, for DCF [Department of Children and Families], for Thanksgiving, for Christmas. So, we have signature events, and we do a summer event. We are always trying to do our part and do what we can in the community.
Andrea Castinetti was born in the small town of Swampscott, Massachusetts where her family owned a florist center. She lived in the Boston, Framingham, Metro West area before moving to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts where she has resided for the past 25 years. She is currently living with her fiancé, his two children, and her two golden retrievers. Andrea attended Northeastern University for two years, studying as a nursing major. She decided to transfer to Framingham State University for her last three years and study education. She holds a degree in elementary education, however that was not her passion. As an entrepreneur, Andrea bought her first business, a juice bar in a local gym, at the age of 19. She then went on to own a tanning salon business which led her to her real-life passion in real estate. Founder and owner of Castinetti Realty Group in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Andrea also has offices in Charlton, Falmouth, and is a partner in an office in Boston Massachusetts. Andrea has earned multiple awards and recognitions, including a key to the city of Worcester. Growing up in a small business family, Andrea has seen what it takes to run a business and feels she has learned from it. She is an “outside of the box” thinker and not afraid to take a chance. In this interview, Andrea discusses what it takes to be a successful woman in business. She prides herself on building relationships with people to further enhance her business and sees herself as a mentor for those new to the real estate business and also a role model for her fiancé’s children. Her REal Talk Podcast highlights a day in the life of a real estate agent with guest appearances from industry professionals. In the interview, she also discusses combining her passions of real estate and charity into the nonprofit organization, the Kindness Coalition of MA. She gives back to the community that supports her “one sale at a time” by donating a portion of her agency’s commission from every real estate sale to a local charity in the client’s name.