Calista Realty is a family-owned, full service real estate agency, serving buyers, sellers, investors and renters in the greater Richmond area. Calista was started in 2010 by Eleni Filios. Eleni has always been passionate about real estate and guiding her clients in the purchase or sale of their home.
Eleni took advantage of the soft market after the real estate crash to build the foundation of Calista Realty. She became a Class B contractor, invested in property at low rates and oversaw the renovation and rental management. This strategy fueled the initial growth of Calista into what it is today. Calista Realty now manages 65 properties and actively works with local area investors to renovate and manage those properties.
With Calista’s continued growth and expansion, Eleni partnered with her daughter, Natalia Covington to manage and take over the reins. Natalia oversees the property management division of Calista and as a licensed real estate agent, also works with buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of their homes.
Associate Broker/Property Manager
Natalia began her journey in real estate in 2012 when she joined Calista with her mother. In 2016, Natalia earned her broker’s license. One of her greatest rewards in working with clients is problem solving. Natalia understands that buying a home can be overwhelming and emotional. She is the constant in the process to put her clients at ease. She educates her buyers and sellers on the entire process, from A to Z. She understands that the more informed a client is during a real estate transaction, the less anxiety they carry. While she manages the entire process for her clients, she takes the time to stop and explain each step so that they fully understand what is happening and why.
One of the biggest rewards Natalia receives in her job is the privilege of being a part of her client’s story. That is priceless.
Real Estate Sales/Property Manager
Jared joined Calista in 2018 as a real estate agent. Prior to his career as an agent, Jared worked in the automotive business, but he’s always had a passion for renovating houses. He made the transition to real estate because he saw an opportunity to build a legacy as part of the family business while building a fulfilling career.
Jared’s effective communication skills and experience in home renovation makes him a tremendous asset to the team. His attention to detail ensures smooth real estate transactions and happy customers. Jared enjoys many aspects of his new career in real estate, including working with investors to build an asset in real estate. He particularly loves working with first time home buyers. Jared gains the most satisfaction in making a difference in his client’s lives. Buying a home is a big decision and he enjoys connecting with buyers and guiding them through this process.
Real Estate Sales/Home Staging
Kimberly has always been passionate about home décor and staging. This passion led to her career in real estate. Kimberly has been able to use her design skills to develop unique and effective marketing strategies to sell homes quickly, and appeal to what buyers are looking for today. Kimberley serves as a our one-stop-shop for clients, offering services ranging from remodeling and staging to buying or selling a home.
Since 2004, my passion has been to help people with the purchase or sale of their home, and to bring sound real estate investment opportunities to my clients. Having lived in Richmond for over twenty years, I am very familiar with the real estate market in the area. My dedication to my clients is what has kept me successful in this business. My biggest passion is home renovation. As a licensed contractor, I take great pride and satisfaction in giving my clients the updates they want in their home and within their budget. Contact me today to discuss your goals!
“I am extremely happy to have Natalia as my property manager in Richmond. I have property managers in OH And MD, and it always feels like I am managing teenagers. Natalia is prompt and professional, and thats all I really need. I like her services so much, I am more than happy to expand my real estate investing further into Richmond, VA, knowing I can hand the properties to her with fairly priced fees, without feeling like I am being gouged.
Calista Realty is hands down the best company I have ever worked with while renting. Natalia has been wonderful; professional, friendly, and nothing short of accommodating.”