Gahanna real estate success story

Below is another Gahanna real estate success story.   The key is properties that are selling quickly are properly prepared and priced for the current buyer’s market.  Foreclosures and short sales also remain popular with buyers who are looking for a bargain and are okay with making repairs and taking the associated risk with purchasing bank owned homes.


If you’re thinking about selling your home and buying another, this is a great time to take advantage of the increased market activity.  While it is still a buyer’s market in the Columbus Ohio area, prices are still low and mortgage interest rates are historically low as well.  As I have been saying for a while, you may make a little less on selling your home, but you’ll make up for it in what you buy, if you’re planning to move up.  If you’re wondering if this is the right time for you to buy or sell your home, feel free to call me at 614-746-2115 to discuss your specific real estate needs.

Here’s the Gahanna real estate success story from Al and Tawny Whicker.  “In December of 2008, motivated by the low rates and falling house prices, we contacted Petra, Realtor with Remax Connection Realtors in Gahanna Ohio,  to ask if selling our Gahanna home of 10 years to step up to a bigger one was possible. She helped every step of the way. From recommending things we could do to make our home more appealing to buyers, to carefully pricing it and marketing it, she made the process much easier than it could have been.

What really blew us away was Petra’s marketing. She took fantastic pictures of the house, designed a beautiful flyer, created a virtual online tour with narration, and listed us on many web sites. The exposure was tremendous. In fact, as we searched the listings for our next home, it really showed how much better ours was marketed than most.

When it came to buying, Petra patiently listened, worked with our schedule, and took us to any home we wanted to see. She gave great input on pluses and minuses for each, including many things we wouldn’t have thought of, like future resale value.

In less than two months from listing, our home in Gahanna, we got an offer. Petra made sure the contract stipulated an extra week of possession after closing so we could have time to prepare our next home and move. There were no ideal homes on the listings for us that day, but one popped up the next day and we thought it would be perfect. That afternoon Petra met us there, and we were hooked at the front door. By the next day we had our offer accepted and were in contract to both sell the old house and buy our new home in Gahanna.

Petra was helpful and proactive every step of the way. We couldn’t have picked a better realtor, and are immensely thankful for Petra’s work and can-do attitude that made the whole process much easier than we expected. Thanks, Petra! We whole-heartedly recommend you for anyone buying or selling!”  Al and Tawny Whicker, proud Gahanna home owners!

I pride myself on providing the best marketing possible, for my listings.  You can view more on this recent Gahanna home sale at 414 Barwood Drive in Gahanna, Ohio 43230 and see the video on youtube below:

If you’re thinking about selling your Gahanna home, condo or real estate anywhere in Columbus and Central Ohio, I would love the opportunity to help you.  To learn more about the marketing and services I provide for selling your home in the Columbus Ohio area, please visit:

Plus, if you are planning to sell your home and buy another home in the Central Ohio area, I offer special savings on the listing commission.   If you sell your current home and buy your next home with me as your buyer’s agent too, you’ll receive a 1% discount on the listing commission to sell your home in the Columbus Ohio area.  While there are some flat rate and discount mls services and for sale by owner MLS services who offer to sell Columbus Ohio real estate at a discount, you won’t receive near the level of marketing and service that I provide.  The extensive online marketing I provide really does make a difference in what you can make, when selling your home and I invite you to compare the services I provide when selling Columbus Ohio real estate to learn more.

Please call me at 614-746-2115, or complete visit: to get started.

I look forward to serving all your Gahanna and Columbus Ohio real estate needs!

Petra Hinterschied, Realtor with Remax Connection Realtors, 130 Mill Street, Gahanna, Ohio 43230, licensed since 2001 with over $50 million in Columbus Ohio real estate sales.

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