There are over 5000 REALTORS® in the Columbus Ohio area . . . why choose Petra?

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 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. I won't 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. I'll never pressure you to buy or sell when it isn't in YOUR BEST INTERESTS to do so.

As a Central Ohio resident for over four decades, I know Columbus and can provide valuable information on buying, building, selling and relocating to Columbus OH.

Petra Hinterschied, ABR, SFR, SHS Columbus Ohio Realtor® and Relocation Specialist

Please don't hesitate to CONTACT me today at 614-746-2115.


I think we all have a favorite teacher that we will never forget, because they made such a difference in our lives. My favorite teacher admired my creative and practical approach to completing projects, pronouncing me resourceful. Her constant words of encouragement have been an inspiration.

Years later, these skills especially shine when marketing homes for sellers, helping buyers envision their potential "castle" in an outdated home or foreclosure and negotiating to get you the best possible price.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. Embracing 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. This and many other experiences taught me it's the extra details that make the difference between just getting a job done and doing a great job successfully.


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 hope you find it helpful and feel comfortable calling me, when you're ready for personal assistance with your real estate needs @ 614-746-2115

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. Each castle is special because it tells the story of families who once lived there.

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!

~ I Cherish Home ~ It's where we show our love and share our lives with family and friends

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." While we don't have castles in Columbus, you can make any home 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

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


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 the 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. 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 condo community offers convenient access to the 161 and 270 interchange, within minutes of Easton Town Center the Columbus International Airport and Downtown Columbus.



  • Licensed REALTOR 2001
  • Licensed Broker 2014
  • SOLD $65+ million
  • 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
  • Columbus Board of Realtors
  • Ohio Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Married Kurt in 1993
  • Mother to Isaac
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Wine Enthusiast (amateur) - who doesn't love wine, right?
  • African Grey Parrot
  • Dog - Schnoodle
  • Walking in parks
  • Pickleball
  • Reading
  • Traveling & visiting castles!


Don't just take my word . . . . see what many of my past clients have to say about working with me. See more SUCCESS STORIES.

What clients say...

"We had a very short time to find and buy a home. A friend recommended Petra, telling us how hard she had work for them finding just the right house in the Columbus area. It was a holiday weekend that we would be in town to look at houses. Petra listened to what we wanted and needed in a home, sent us the listings by email and constructed a personal site we could go to filter through all the listings she sent saving favorite, maybe and no lists. It was a breeze finding the right home with Petra. What a pleasure it was to work with her. Buying a home is always a stressful and at times anxious process, but Petra always kept her cool and she helped us through this trying time with minimum stress and anxiety for us. She works hard and really comes through!" (Relocated from Florida and bought a home in Westerville Schools.) Steve & Kathy Weber

"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