About Us

Nienstedt, King and Associates was formed by the Realtor power duo of Amy Nienstedt and Racheal King. Some people call them a “match made in Heaven” due to their combined 20+ years of real estate experience, as well as their no-nonsense, get it done attitudes. Today’s world has become pretty impersonal; automated tellers, voice mail systems, warehouse stores. Convenient, yes, but sometimes don’t you wish you could find people who care?

Amy and Racheal know that when it comes to people, no two individual’s needs or goals are exactly the same. That’s why they never try to fit their clients into a mold or use a cookie-cutter approach. Amy and Racheal know each person needs individual attention. They believe that each client has their own unique mark and make great strides to help that individual meet his particular needs in real estate transactions.

Amy Nienstedt

Founding partner of Nienstedt, King and Associates, Amy is a 10 year residential real estate industry veteran and has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers in a wide array of real estate transactions.  Her reputation for protecting her clients’ interests, savvy negotiation skills, uncompromising integrity and “outside the box” marketing strategies are the hallmarks of Amy’s service. Exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals, and repeat business have formed the foundation of Amy’s career. So much so, that she was recently named “Summerville’s Favorite Real Estate Agent” by the readers of the Summerville Journal Scene.

A Charleston resident since 2004, Amy is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys gardening, baking, fishing the waters of the lowcountry, and showing clients the best that Charleston has to offer!

Lindsey Tyler Ayala

Lindsey is a Charleston resident for over 20 years. Lindsey has 18 years real estate sales and management experience with a primary focus on new construction and land acquisition. Lindsey has serviced thousands of buyers and helped them navigate the home buying process.

As a listing agent for the majority of her career she knows what it takes to get top dollar for her sellers. When Lindsey is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and soon to be baby boy.

Racheal King

Those who work with Racheal will tell you it's a spark of creativity that fuels her. They know what was effective in the industry yesterday is old news today. Racheal knows that today's home buyers and sellers are more educated and sophisticated than in years past. She drives herself to provide the level of incomparable service today's clients demand.

Racheal’s desire to stay ahead of this constantly changing industry finds her persistently searching for better, faster and smarter techniques to get the job done. She has that unique talent to turn every challenge into an opportunity and each potential failure into a success by doing the right thing in the right way at the right time.


Hannah Runnels

Hannah is the team's administrative assistant.  A Charleston native, Hannah's degree in graphic design has been an invaluable tool for  much of NKA's online and print marketing for many years. She loves reading and spending time with her husband and dog.