We Have the Magic Formula to get Your Home Sold

OK - maybe it's not magic, but having shown thousands of homes to buyers, we know what sells and what doesn't.  With our discerning eye, we help you prepare, accurately price, stage and market your Central Ohio home.  As an experienced REALTOR® and Professional Property Stager®, Petra knows how to guide you away from emotional decisions that could leave your home on the market longer, toward profitable solutions designed to maximize your home's value.  Whether you want to prepare your home to get top dollar, sell AS IS, or need to short sale to avoid foreclosure, we'd be honored to serve your Central Ohio real estate needs.  CALL 614-746-2115 or complete the form below to get started.
Video Testimonial - Wolfe Family, Westerville Home Seller and Sunbury Home Buyer

How to Sell Your Home for the Most Money Possible ~ In the Least Amount of Time

  1. Promise
    Empty promises. I’ll sell your home or buy it? Your home sold in 30 days guaranteed? You’ve heard it all. We don’t believe in gimmicks that rarely benefit you. We believe in telling you the truth. We may not tell you what you want to hear, but we promise to tell you what you need to hear to sell your home for the most money possible.
  2. Plan
    Whether you wish to sell your home as is, or want to make improvements to maximize your home’s value and decrease time on the market, determines the next steps you should take.  We begin by asking essential questions to determine your goals then put our experience to work creating a proper plan, to help you meet them.
  3. Prepare
    If you are willing and able . . . a little work can add $1000's to your home's value and help it sell more quickly.  We can provide home improvement ideas, based upon your budget, plus help with staging, organization, facilitating repairs and more.

  4. Price
    Pricing your home accurately is an art. Price it too high and you scare buyers away. Price it too low and you lose money. Online automated home value estimates can be up to 30% inaccurate. As experienced Columbus Ohio REALTORS, we can provide accurate market data and do a careful analysis of your home’s features and condition to determine the ideal listing price.

  5. Promote
    Today, your first showing is online. We help buyers envision your home as their castle with high quality photos, video, targeted online and social media exposure.

As experienced Columbus Ohio Realtors®,  we can sell your home anywhere in Central Ohio.  

Ohio Castles Realty is a member of the Columbus and Knox County MLS and currently sells homes, condos, investment property and land, in the 11 County Columbus Region and beyond.  The Central Ohio counties we sell include but are not limited to: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway and Union Counties.  Central Ohio communities we sell include but are not limited to: Ashville, Baltimore, Bexley, Blacklick, Canal Winchester, Carroll, Centerburg, Clintonville, Columbus, Delaware, Dublin, Gahanna, Galena, Grandview, Granville, German Village, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, Johnstown, Lewis Center, Milford Center, New Albany, Newark, Obetz, Ostrander, Pataskala, Pickerington, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Sunbury, Thornville, Upper Arlington, Westerville and Worthington.

Sellers sometimes ask do you specialize in a certain area? The answer - it doesn't really matter.  Home buyers don't  ask if the listing agent specializes in this area.  Buyers don't really care who the listing agent is.  They simply choose to see the nicest looking homes in their price range, primarily based on how well they are displayed online.  Hence our focus is helping you properly prepare and price your home as well as providing customized, engaging real estate marketing.

Why Was This Home Seller Blown Away?

Read this happy client testimonial to get an idea of the real estate services and high quality, effective marketing you can expect.

Al & Tawny Whicker - Gahanna Ohio home seller and buyer testimonial:

"We contacted Petra to ask if selling our home of 10 years to step up to a bigger one was possible. Not only was it, 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 and video, 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 house 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 the new one.

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!" (I sold their Gahanna home and helped them buy their 2nd home in Gahanna)

Whether you're looking to sell your home in Gahanna or anywhere in Central Ohio, we can help.



"I worked with Petra to sell my home during the tough housing market in Spring 2007. She was terrific to work with both during the listing process and during negotiations. I have worked with realtors in other cities before, and compared to those experiences, Petra is in a class by herself in terms of the amount of thoughtful attention and time she spends with each client, and her frank and honest communication style. Prior to listing, she recommended upgrades that I needed to have done and she also went the extra step to connect us with service providers who did the work quickly and affordably. Her suggestions were spot on, significantly improved the home's appearance, and ultimately resulted in the home selling quickly. I was very impressed with the time she invested in monitoring the sale of my home while it was listed: she followed up after each showing to get feedback from the other realtors on their clients' response to the home. Once offers started arriving, Petra's negotiating skills truly astounded me. Thanks to her calm but firm negotiation, our house eventually sold for over $10K more than the initial offer. I wholeheartedly recommend Petra if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Columbus Ohio". (Sold their home in Northwest Columbus Ohio - Riverside Hospital, Upper Arlington, OSU area)

Donna Byron
Columbus, Ohio

"When I made the decision to sell my rental property, I thought it was going to be very difficult. Having worked with Petra in the past, I knew that Petra was my best choice. Not only did my duplex sell in half the time I expected, it sold OVER list price! Petra is one of the most honest, hardworking professionals I know.. and I'm a Human Resources Director. By choosing Petra, you will be more informed and educated about your real estate situation than you knew possible. What are you waiting for, call her to find out what Petra WILL do for you!"(Sold his investment property in Gahanna)

Christopher Nichols
Gahanna, Ohio