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Navigating the real estate market

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Hey there, if you’re on the hunt for homes for sale in or around Central Ohio, you definitely want someone in your corner who really knows the market and all the latest trends. Luckily for you, that’s exactly what I bring to the table as your local real estate agent! I specialize in finding awesome homes for sale in Central Ohio, and I can tailor my recommendations to your exact needs and preferences. So whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, I’m here to guide you through the entire home buying process and help you find your perfect match. Let’s get started!

Here’s what Han had to say…

Aaronah is fantastic to work with. She is RESPONSIBLE, responsive, and knows how to find ways to achieve a win win situation. She is masterful at finding ways to help in my negotiation, and at the same time, giving me truth of the situation so I know what levers are feasible and what are not. Aaronah also goes over and beyond what realtors do. Always going the extra mile to check with the various stakeholders and make sure things goes right and smoothly. She help took a lot of stress away from my purchase. All in all, I strongly recommend anyone to work with Aaronah. She has been a pleasure to work with and I will indeed look forward to the next time working with her again! and again…. …and again!

– Han Investor

how it works...

THE BUYING PROCESS (in a nutshell)

Get Approved

You will need proof of funds if you are a cash buyer. If you are financing you will need an approval letter.

House Search

This is the fun part: exploring homes you are interested in. You may even decide to build your own.

Offer/ Acceptance

With knowledge of current market trends we will craft a compelling offer, and or negotiate for agreement.

Inspection/Apraisal/ Final walk-through

You're encouraged to meet the inspector. This is your chance to get a full understanding of the condition of the home.

Closing day

Wire funds, bring your photo ID, spouse (if their signatures are needed) and your Colgate smile for photo ops! Congratulations on your new home!

Must-Have Guide!

5 Ways To Negotiate Better When Buying in Ohio.

You want to come with strength. You may not be the only buyer. Learn how to build yourself into a worthy competitor and understand the seller’s position.

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What makes working with me different?

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property Search

Want to be in the know when new properties hit the market? Let me know what you are looking for. Give me an idea of what is important to you and what timeframe you are hoping to reach. 

I’ll keep you posted on market activity. You can watch real time when properties go into contract and what they sold for. Knowing the market will help you understand how to craft your offer.

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About Buying Real Estate

Want to learn more about buying real estate in Ohio? Check out these articles and videos.

Got Questions?

About Buying Real Estate in Ohio?

  • Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.
  • Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it!).
  • Thou shalt not use credit cards excessively or let current accounts fall behind.
  • Thou shalt not spend money you have set aside for closing.
  • Thou shalt not omit debts or liabilities from your loan application.
  • Thou shalt not buy furniture on credit.
  • Thou shalt not originate any inquiries into your credit.
  • Thou shalt not make large deposits without checking with your loan officer.
  • Thou shalt not change bank accounts.
  • Thou shalt not co-sign a loan for anyone.

Sometimes we are so enamoured by new flooring and fresh paint that we overlook a missing gutter. Or there are issues not in plain sight. Then we get shocked by a 38 page inspection report that makes it sound like this perfect house is falling apart at the seams.

Not even new construction homes are perfect. Some of these homes might be older than you. Homes were probably up to code during the year the house was built. Codes are always changing and updating. This doesn’t mean there’s not an issue with older homes, it doesn’t mean there is an issue either.

Inspection reports will identify items of high concern ie: structural, mechanical, electrical problemsl, pests, mold and water damage. The report may also include items of least concern ie: cosmetic issues, minor repair (door knob replacement), and deferred maintenance “may need (care) at a later date.”

Inspection reports are meant to show what is needed to bring a home into perfect condition. This report will give you more confidence to decide what conditions you are comfortable accepting, or if changes need to be made to the contract.

It is my business practice not attend the inspection myself. As a realtor is it not my area of expertise. I encourage you to attend the inspection if you want to. The inspection is a great opportunity to have unfiltered conversations about the condition of the home with a home inspector. Let me know if you want me to show up at the end of the inspection to review any major issues.

Tip: schedule your inspection as soon as you are in contract. Inspectors schedules can fill up quickly.


If you’re buying a home with help from your state or local government, you may be offered a mortgage credit certificate (MCC). If you are, take advantage of the offer.

A mortgage credit certificate could give you a worthwhile tax break. And, unlike other mortgage tax cuts, you can take advantage of an MCC even if you’re taking the standard deduction rather than itemizing your taxes. That could mean direct savings on your federal tax bill.

Be sure to ask your lender about the Mortgage Credit Certificate.


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