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Who We Are

We launched REthority in 2019 to fill the void in the real estate content market. With the goal of being your first stop for all things real estate, we publish guides, product reviews, and tips for making the most of your real estate investment.

Our team is comprised of real estate experts, industry professionals, and product review specialists, and we put our experience to work to help you make buying and owning real estate a little easier.

We’re a passionate bunch that love to travel, spend time with family, and educate our readers about all things real estate.

We’re proud of what we’ve built, and have shared our expertise with the world’s biggest publications, including Forbes, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Martha Stewart, Time, Business Insider, and more.

If you have any questions, feel free to send an e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +1 (925) 255 - 0881.

Andrew Helling, editor of

Andrew Helling


Andrew is a previously licensed real estate agent and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (Go Mavericks!).

He runs a portfolio of websites through which he educates and arms consumers to make smart buying decisions by creating in-depth buying guides, product reviews, and informational pieces.

When Andrew’s not tinkering with his websites, you can find him doing DIY projects around his house, Jeeping, flying, or spending time with his family.

Helen Iva, editor of

Helen Iva

Editorial Team

Helen is a 24-year-old copywriter who has been working in the field for 3+ years. She is a versatile writer who is able to create compelling copy for a variety of mediums, including design and digital.

In her free time, Helen is an avid artist and enjoys drawing as a hobby. Additionally, she is always looking to expand her knowledge and skills in different areas, which makes her a great asset to our team.

With her passion for learning, Helen is able to stay current with the latest trends in the industry and deliver helpful, high-quality content.

Nikica Baran, editor of

Nikica Baran

Editorial Team

Nikica is a 42-year-old freelancer who has been working in the field for 6+ years. He has a master's degree in engineering and is versatile in other relevant fields as well.

In his free time, Nikica likes to enjoy time with his family. Over the weekend he spends long days doing a barbecue with his friends and family as he is a master chef as well.

Nikica is always looking to expand his knowledge, so he is working on multiple projects in different fields to achieve his neverending goals.

Debra Carpenter

Marketing & Content Strategist

Debra is a Nashville-based content creator and strategist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in professional studies from Middle Tennessee State University. After a decade in different marketing roles, she discovered her passion for building exceptional real estate content.

Writing for respected publications like Forbes and HuffPost, she’s interviewed and worked with hundreds of real estate professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the industry.

Today, she focuses on collaborating with the REthority team to develop top-tier guides, lists, and in-depth articles exploring all parts of the real estate world.

When she’s not working, Debra can be found cheering for her favorite NFL team (Geaux Saints!), tending her growing collection of houseplants, and hosting weekly family game nights.

Debra Carpenter, marketing and content strategist for

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