German Village-based real estate agent Regina Acosta Tobin

German Village-Based Realtor®

Affectionately known as The Village Queen by my friends in the community, I’m the co-founder and broker-in-charge of Metro Village Realty. Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, I bring a lot to the party:

As a former partner at RE/MAX, I also offer you the best of two worlds — the best-practice know-how of a large brokerage plus the dedicated, one-on-one attention you gain with a boutique brokerage.

Born to Be a Real Estate Agent

At least that’s what my family tells me. Maybe they’re right. Originally from Puerto Rico, I’ve lived in Louisiana, Texas, California, Utah, South Carolina and now Ohio. Because of my own relocation experiences, I’m especially sensitive to the needs of my relocation clients. I now live in German Village with my husband, Jeff, our dog, Rico, and our cat, Mama.

Fluent in Spanish and English, I graduated from the University of Texas (go Longhorns!) with a B.S. in Bilingual Education. After working as an elementary school teacher for several years, I received my M.A. in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. That led to work as a school counselor for 4 years. You’d be amazed how often that training comes in handy during real estate negotiations.

A lover of all things home-related, and historic homes in-particular, I’m proud to call German Village my home. I’m active in many local events and activities, including tutoring students at the nearby Stewart St. School, and volunteering for a variety of community organizations and issues. Whenever I have spare time (which isn’t often), you’ll likely find me at the gym or catching up on some movies.

Regina Acosta Tobin, German Village-based real estate agent
Halloween as The Village Queen
German Village homes for sale

Making Sense of Today’s Real Estate Market

Despite what you may read in the news, I assure you real estate opportunities abound! I would be privileged to share my expertise with you, and to be your trusted real estate adviser.  I’ve helped countless clients buy and sell homes in Bexley, Clintonville, Downtown, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Hilliard, Italian Village, Merion Village, Olde Towne East, Powell, Schumacher Place, Short North, Victorian Village, Westerville and Worthington. See what my clients have to say.


Got questions about buying or selling? I’d be glad to chat with you. Give me a call or let’s meet for coffee.  (I promise I’m not pushy. I don’t like salespeople like that, I bet you don’t either.) Just starting the home-buying process? Let me set you up on a FREE HOME SEARCH. Every new listing will instantly be emailed to you. No obligation. Turn it on or off whenever you want. Call me to get started.


  • 2017-19 PINNACLE AWARD, Ohio Association of REALTORS
  • 2016 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Ohio Association of REALTORS
  • 2015 PINNACLE AWARD, Ohio Association of REALTORS
  • 2014 RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award Winner
  • 2014 $25-MILLION AWARD, Columbus REALTORS
  • 2014 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Ohio Association of REALTORS
  • 2011 1st PLACE AWARDS to Village Queen for Personal Marketing and for Business Cards/Stationary, Promotion & Advertising contest, med/small firms. Presented by the Ohio Association of REALTORS
  • 2011 & 2012 AWARD OF DISTINCTION, Ohio Association of REALTORS President’s Sales Club
  • 2007-2010 AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT, Ohio Association of REALTORS President’s Sales Club
  • 2010 1st PLACE AWARD to Village Queen for Individual Website, Promotion & Advertising contest, med/small firms. Presented by the Ohio Association of REALTORS
  • 2008 FOUNDER’S AWARD, Midtown Area Real Estate Association
  • 2007 MILLION DOLLAR AWARD, Columbus Board of REALTORS
  • PUBLISHED ARTIST: Lark Books, “500 Figures in Clay-Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form”


  • 2019 President, Independent Broker’s Association of Columbus
  • 2018 Vice President, Independent Broker’s Association of Columbus
  • 2018-19 Advisory MLS Committee, Columbus Board of Realtors
  • 2012-19 Volunteer, German Village Meeting House
  • 2007-2019 Tutor, Stewart Street School
  • 2011 Co-founder, German Village At Your Service
  • 2010 Vice-Chairwoman, German Village Business Community (GVBC)
  • 2009 Co-Chair Village Lights Event, German Village
  • 2008 President, Midtown Area Real Estate Association