Buying Your Home

Benefits of Working with Petra, an Experienced Realtor since 2001 & Accredited Buyer Representative ~ It’s FREE!

GUIDANCE

Many buyers think a REALTOR’s primary job is to find them a home. Sometimes that’s the easiest part of the process. As an experienced Columbus Ohio REALTOR® since 2001 & Accredited Buyer Representative, I provide valuable info, details and guidance throughout the home buying process. With over 5000 REALTORS® in Central Ohio, many of which are part-time real estate agents, why choose me? Learn more @ ABOUT PETRA.

Why not have your own buyer’s agent ~ It’s FREE!  Start by completing the form below or Call 614-746-2115.

COMMUNICATION

Communication is key! 

You’ll appreciate my straight forward style, ability to intently listen and discern your needs and sincere dedication to achieving your goals. Many times I’ve selected the home my client bought because I truly listen to understand what they’re looking for.  Homes often do not live up to photographs or description.  As buyers search thousands of homes online, they may overlook their ideal home, in favor of others that seem more appealing.  I simplify your search by asking the right questions, listening and using my expert knowledge of the market to recommend homes that best meet your needs.

Perhaps you’ve experienced unreturned phone calls – time wasted visiting homes that didn’t meet your needs or were way out of your budget! Your time is valuable, I won’t waste it trying to ‘hard-sell’ you on ideas that aren’t in your best interest.

If you want someone who truly cares and will look out for you, without playing games ~ CONTACT Petra at 614-746-2115. I would cherish the opportunity to work as your real estate agent.

EDUCATION

I help educate you about which homes are likely to bring the best return on your investment. Buying or building a new home in Central Ohio is one of the most important purchases in your life that can greatly affect your financial success.  While I cannot guarantee future real estate values, I can share insight based upon my years of experience helping home buyers as well as investing in the Columbus Ohio real estate market myself.

As a professional, full-time real estate agent, with over 60 MILLION in sales since 2001 and many satisfied clients, I have the experience and track record, to achieve the best results possible for you too! This website is helpful and informative, but there’s nothing better than the expertise and personal assistance I can provide.

For personal assistance – complete the form below or call Petra at 614-746-2115

SEARCHING

Can’t I find my own home by searching online and looking at real estate magazines?

Perhaps you could find a home through these methods. However, you’d be missing the latest listing information. 99% of Columbus Ohio Real Estate listings are never advertised anywhere but on the Columbus Ohio MLS – Realtor Multiple Listing Service. Often homes in magazines are in contract or even sold by the time they hit the shelf.

Online searches can be weeks behind so listings may already be in contract or even sold! Online searches are not updated minute by minute like the Columbus Ohio MLS – Multiple Listing Service is, so you are not getting access to all of the listings that may meet your needs. Also, online searches offer limited information and search criteria. To make sure you don’t miss out on the hottest new listings, it is best you have a realtor searching for you daily.

Let Petra make your home search easier!  Complete the form below or Call Petra AT 614-746-2115

NO AGENT

Won’t I get a better deal if I go directly to the seller’s agent?

NO! It just means the listing agent will get both the selling and buyer’s agent commission. A buyer’s agent is paid through the “co-op” fee offered by the listing broker/agent. This fee, or commission, is stipulated in the listing agreement between the seller and the listing broker/agent, before the home is placed on the market. These fees are typically the same for the seller regardless who sells the property, so the seller has no motivation to give you a better price just because you go through the listing agent.

By Ohio law, when the listing agent represents both buyer and seller, they become a dual agent. In that case, the listing agent must remain neutral and cannot represent the best interests of the buyer.

As your personal buyer’s agent, I am not motivated to sell you my listing . . . . my goal is to help find the right home and negotiate the best possible price for you.  I know you are entrusting me to help with one of the biggest decisions of your life and I take that honor seriously. Past clients refer their friends and family because they trust me to look out for their best interests.

If you want someone who will look out for you, without playing games ~ complete the form below or CALL PETRA AT 614-746-2115.

FSBO

What about FSBO (For Sale By Owner) Property?

I can help with these too! I have successfully represented buyers with Central Ohio FSBO properties. Most FSBO’s are willing to co-op with a buyer’s agent because they realize most buyers are already working with a realtor.  Since the seller won’t have professional representation, you definitely want someone with your best interests in mind, to ensure you don’t pay too much for your new home and the entire process is handled ethically and legally.

Keep in mind, a very small percentage of all Central Ohio homes for sale are unlisted FSBOs. The majority of homes, even some FSBO’s are listed with a realtor or real estate brokerage and found on the Columbus Ohio MLS – Realtor Multiple Listing Service. By working with me you’ll have the opportunity to compare all homes for sale.

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