Video of our Seller Services

Please watch our video of services for selling your home and then call us for a complimentary market analysis.

Video of Ballantrae in Dublin Highlights

Please watch our video of the lovely neighborhood of Ballantrae located in Dublin with Hilliard schools.

Video of Hiliard's Ridgewood Neighborhood Overview

Nostalgic Look at Ridgewood Estates

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Looking for fireworks in your community?  CLICK HERE FOR A LINK!

Columbus has a patriotic night for everyone in every community!  Love what our city has to offer for the 4th of July festivities!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Selling Your Home in a Brisk Real Estate Environment

We are so happy to help our clients achieve their dreams.  This home on Trentwood had multiple offers on it, one being cash and $15,000 over list price.  The sellers were very happy.  The buyer is happy.  The seller had put off placing the home on the market for months, because they didn't want to "settle" on their next home; yet they couldn't write a "contingent upon home sale" clause because homes were selling too quickly.  It took a little time to convince them, but we placed the home on the market contingent upon them finding suitable housing. We found several buyers in a position to allow them the time to find their perfect home. Luckily for everyone, we found one within a week.  If they hadn't been ready, there is no way they would have been able to buy the home they have fallen in love with at first sight! Call us if this might be something you might want to explore! We have the most realistic marketing plans, helpful agents, and professional representation.  #uarealestate #uaranches

Friday, May 20, 2016

How Can We Sell a Home if There isn't Enough Inventory?

Don't you love it when your house sells in less than 24 hours for over full price?  It is quite exciting to get multiple offers in on your home, however, where are you going next?  That has been the conversation with many home sellers as they know now is the time to sell in Central Ohio.  You need a team to help you every step of the way!  We may know of another home that has been held off the market waiting to sell when they find the right home.  If we can align everyone's wishes and hopes together, we can help get the right spot for your future. We have done this numerous times this year. 

We also had success with placing a home on the market contingent upon the sellers finding suitable housing.  We could NOT get a home with a home sale contingency to be accepted which is normal in this market.  Creativity is key.  We didn't know who was in the potential buyer "pool" out there, and found out quickly there were several buyers in a position to wait for them to find their perfect home.  Luckily, we found a perfect ranch home for them!

Negotiation is also key.  Some of the buyers are allowing more time after closing just to get into the home.  So, don't think you need a double move.  So many buyers are telling us to let them know what the sellers want, and will accommodate your wishes.  This market will not be around forever! Take advantage of it while it is robust and thriving.

We are so fortunate to live in a community where the homes are in wonderful condition, have great schools and employment figures are excellent making it a great place to live!

Give us a call at 614-850-4663 or text 614-572-5775 today and start your search for your perfect home today!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Multiple Offer Situations are Tricky

First of all, this kind of market is one of my least favorites.  A seller's market in Columbus, Ohio has been around for over 2 years now.  As always, it will swing the other way at some point, but if you are in the market for a home, this can be a very stressful time.

Sellers truly are in a good spot when it comes to selling at this time.  However, there are lots of things to consider when accepting an offer.  Is it the highest price? Not always.  Sometimes, it comes down to terms.  One of the most clever offers came this weekend; allowing the seller to fill in dates and times of closing & possession within 3 days of acceptance.  If you know anything about moving from one home to another, you know that is where things can get sticky.  Avoiding a double move can save a home owner approximately $5-8,000 in rent, storage and moving expenses.

The "acceleration clause" is where you will beat any other offer by a dollar amount.  Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't.  Recently, an agent will submitted such an offer without any letter of pre-approval  on a buyer.  Why risk taking an offer when you do not have solid evidence that they have gone to a lender to sit down and be pre-qualified.  Alway, always, always have your agent provide the letter of opinion that you are qualified. You would not believe how many agents will tell you "we have 2 days to get that to you".  No joke. However, your competitor just aced it and sent one with his offer. Please tell your clients you lost because you didn't have one on file in your drop box and you didn't have time to  "run back to the office to get it".  All the energy expended to show the home on a dime, rushing to get an offer together, and then not having your paperwork in order lends itself to a frustrating experience for the buyers.

One of our clients wrote an offer $50,000 over the list price, only to lose to a cash offer.  The sellers were worried about the appraisal clause stating that it had to appraise.  My clients would not remove that clause which is understandable.  But, they still lament losing this home.  So, as you can see, there are no black and white answers. Cash is the one term that remains king in this business.  Hard to overlook that there will be no appraisal issues when prices are rising.

There are lots of ways to improve your chance of securing your home.  Each transaction is different. What I can tell you, is that in order to play in this arena, you need a professional to guide you ever step of the way.  Happy House Hunting!

Susan Wainfor, Partner Agent and owner of the Wainfor Advantage Group 4087 Trueman Blvd.  
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Carrington Open House. Sunday February 21, 2016 2-4pm

Welcome to this striking two story that has been lovingly updated and maintained.  We will be holding an open house  so that you may come visit and see the gorgeous granite that makes a statement on the island, the hardwood floors and discover expansive rooms.  The family room will become the hub for all gatherings. Click HERE for more detailed information.

Striking two story on the corner of Glanstonbury and Carrington!
Much admired, totally updated home in Hilliard!
Family room with berber carpeting and new french doors tot the deck. 
Island kitchen with gorgeous hardwood floors, designer granite
and so much more!  First floor den and laundry room. 
Updated owner's suite bath with marble counter tops, walk in closet
garden tub and all new shower. 

4679 Glanstonbury Drive Hilliard Ohio #Carrington #hilliardopenhouse