I take great pleasure in serving your real estate needs because I truly enjoy what I do. Whether it's helping you find your ideal home or selling your current one, I'll provide the guidance you need to make the best decisions throughout the process.


In today's challenging Columbus Ohio Real Estate market, you need a full-time, experienced REALTOR® who will work hard to ensure your home purchase or sale is successful! You'll appreciate my straight forward style, ability to intently listen and discern your needs and my sincere dedication to achieving your goals.


I'll never forget one of my favorite teachers, who described me as resourceful, because she admired my creative and functional approach to completing projects. Her comments have inspired me to strive and live up to that description. These skills especially shine when marketing homes for sellers, helping buyers envision their potential "castle" in an outdated home or foreclosure and negotiating to get you the best possible price.


Growing up the oldest child in a family of 7, with little money to spare, I knew if I wanted anything in life, I would have to work hard for it. The day I was old enough, I applied for my first paper route. Grasping the concept of getting rewarded for doing a good job, I went out of my way to deliver newspapers to each front door, rather than throwing them down the driveway. People appreciated the extra service and rewarded me generously with tips. I have learned it's the extra details that make the difference between just getting a job done and doing a great job successfully.


These qualities contribute to my success as a Columbus Ohio REALTOR®. Being the best REALTOR® I can be is very important to me because I take pride in everything I do. I've put lots of time and effort into this website to provide valuable information whether you are buying, selling or relocating to the Columbus Ohio area. I enjoy being a REALTOR® and hope it shows.

Petra Hinterschied, ABR, SFR, SHS Columbus Ohio Realtor® and Relocation Specialist Columbus Ohio Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification ~ Celebrate Home ~ It's where we show our love and share our lives with family and friends


Born in West Germany, we moved to America when I was a baby and I've lived in Central Ohio over 40 years now. I still have family in Germany that I enjoy visiting, however, my immediate family are here in Central Ohio. Germans tend to be industrious, fun loving people, who take a sincere pride in everything they do. These are some of the qualities I bring to you. When visiting Germany, I also enjoy visiting castles ~ my favorite is Neuschwanstein. Each castle is special because it tells the story of families who once lived there.

Your home is your castle, a special place where memories are made.

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

You're probably wondering why the "castle" theme for a Columbus real estate website? My name is not common and I have learned most people can't pronounce it correctly, let alone remember it (Petra - pronounced "Pay-tra"). Some friends helped me come up with this catchy website name that's much easier to remember. I thought it was fun and fits because really "Your Home is Your Castle." I hope you enjoy my website and find it to be the best source for all your Columbus Ohio Real Estate needs!

"One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle." - James Otis, 1761

What My Family Means to You? I am a wife and a well as a Realtor. I believe I have similar values and concerns as you. I care about good education, safe communities and among other things, making sound financial decisions for our future! My first priority is spending time with my husband of 15+ years, Kurt and my son Isaac. Sometimes clients get to meet Isaac because he does enjoy helping his Mommy.


I'll never forget one of my first clients, Carolyn and Inez Jones. Inez was moving to Columbus Ohio, from Michigan to live with her daughter. I had accepted the challenge of finding them a condo large enough for the two of them and their individual furnishings, while keeping within their budget. I worked with them while I was pregnant with Isaac. Inez would talk to little Isaac along the way and would share stories about motherhood too.

We finally found the perfect Westerville condo in Little Turtle Golf Course Community and planned to close on July 5. Well Isaac decided to come a little early on July 4. So after my water broke around 7:00 am on July 4, I still had to fax some last minute documents to the Title Company and make a few phone calls to solidify the closing, before going to the hospital. I even made a few calls from the hospital! Well I'm proud to say that everything worked out and here's what Carolyn and Inez have to say:

"Petra Hinterschied is a very determined young woman who is committed to ensuring that her customers receive the very best possible service. Although she was approximately 6 months pregnant when she first became our agent, she worked tirelessly, up to the day of her child's birth, to make sure that our needs were met. Thanks to her efforts, we are in a beautiful home that does, indeed, perfectly meet our needs. We HIGHLY recommend Petra to anyone who desires to receive professional, first class service. " Carolyn and Inez Jones - Westerville, Ohio

I still stay in touch with Carolyn and Inez and they are very happy living in the Little Turtle condominium community in Westerville, Ohio. They enjoy walking around the Little Turtle golf course and relaxing in the natural beauty of the ravine setting which offers a private escape to come home to. Little Turtle is a wonderful condo community in Westerville Ohio, offering a natural environment with lush landscaping, towering oak trees, mature evergreens, winding wooded ravines and a serene lake surrounded by a championship golf course and luxury single family homes.

Little Turtle condos are known for their rustic cedar exterior with interior living environments ranging from traditional to modern. The Little Turtle condominium community offers convenient access to the 161 and 270 interchange, within minutes of Easton Town Center the Columbus International Airport and Downtown Columbus. The Westerville Little Turtle condos are unlike any other community in Central Ohio and perfect if you're looking for a mature, natural setting with Golf course, ravine and pond views.


I know you are entrusting me to help with one of the biggest decisions of your lifetime and I take that honor seriously. Past clients refer their friends and family because they know I'll do whatever it takes to ensure things go as smooth as possible. I won't just tell you anything to get a listing or a sale; I listen to your needs then provide the information and guidance necessary so you can make an educated decision on your Columbus Ohio real estate needs. I'll never pressure you to buy or sell when it isn't in YOUR BEST INTERESTS to do so.

As a top selling REMAX Columbus Ohio Real Estate Agent with over $54 Million in real estate sales, I have a solid track record helping a variety of people buy and sell their home, condo and investment property as well as building new homes throughout Central Ohio. If you are relocating to the Columbus Ohio area, have any questions or are ready for personal assistance with your Columbus Ohio real estate needs, please don't hesitate to call me at 614-746-2115.


I believe I'm one of the best Columbus Ohio REALTORS® but I don't expect you to take my word for it without hearing it from my clients. Check out my Columbus Ohio real estate SUCCESS STORIES

Petra's Fast Facts


  • Licensed Columbus Ohio REALTOR since 2/2001
  • Over $55 million in Columbus Ohio real estate sales all over Central Ohio
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
  • SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Certification)
  • e-PRO (Internet Professional)
  • SHS (Senior Housing Specialist)
  • Remax 100% Club
  • Remax Platinum Award
  • Remax Top Sales Agent
  • Remax Top Sales Team
  • Remax Hall of Fame
  • Former Top Sales Agent with Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty in Worthington Ohio


  • Columbus Board of Realtors
  • Columbus Ohio Builder Realtor Alliance Committee
  • Ohio Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Gahanna Chamber of Commerce
  • Westerville Chamber of Commerce


  • Married Kurt 1993
  • Son Isaac


  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Wine Enthusiast (amateur) - who doesn't love wine, right?
  • Bird - African Grey Parrot
  • Dog - Schnoodle
  • Walking in parks
  • Pickleball
  • Reading
  • Traveling & visiting castles!

What clients say...

"I really appreciate all you did to help me find my squeaky clean, new condo in Reynoldsburg that I like very, very much! When I came up for a quick 3 day house hunting trip, I was amazed with the number of places you had lined up for me to see! The amount of time you must have spent setting up 45 places to be seen in a 3 day period told me right away that you are committed to make the most of your client's time. I asked that you show me mostly condominiums. Later, after I had made the move to Columbus, you listened to my desire to see houses. Each time I changed the price range or the house-type, your website showed the choices for me to review and off we would go to look at them. I really appreciate the time you spent with me showing all the houses and condos to me. Even when the time came to make an offer on the place I wanted, you advised me to offer a lower price than I would have otherwise. That was the icing on the cake for me, I got the place I wanted and at a lower price because of your hard work. Because of your knowledge of the communities and your work practices, I recommend you to others every chance I get."


- Sue Rice relocated from Iowa due to a job transfer with DFAS-Columbus and bought a condo in Reynoldsburg, Ohio