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Love Notes

Love Notes

Irene and Bill O’Gorman  (German Village)
We met Regina Tobin in an open house several years prior to listing our house.  She impressed us, not only with her encyclopedic knowledge of the neighborhood but she was down to earth. Someone we would have loved to work with. Fast forward 10 years, we needed to sell our home fast because we were being transferred out of state. We called Regina.  She was at the house the next day armed with stats and recommendations.  We followed them all. The day our house officially went on the market we had 9 showings and 3 offers. We sold our house over asking within 24 hours despite the fact houses were averaging 26 days on the market.  She stayed in constant communication and guided us all the way through the closing which was reassuring since we had already moved. The process for us was effortless. She did all the heavy lifting. Needless to say we recommend her without reservation.

Shiloh and Dimiter Todorov  (German Village)
I already loved Regina, but her negotiating skills and care for customer added to my admiration. She makes time, is a straight-shooter and has a network of brokers, contractors and realtor friends to make the process easy.

Valerie and Timothy Wetzel  (German Village)
When I moved to German Village nine years ago, I heard that Regina Acosta Tobin of Metro Village Realty was the “go to” real estate agent. Recently I learned firsthand that Ms. Tobin indeed is the Realtor who gets the job done and done well. Last fall my husband was offered a job in South Florida which thrilled us. The only downside was that he had to report to work within two weeks of receiving the offer. So we both had to scramble to prepare for the move, find a place to live in Miami and put our house in German Village on the market. Ms. Tobin was able to turn what could have been a very stressful situation into a positive one. She immediately responded to my call and inspected our home, made suggestions on what improvements should be made and set what we felt was a very good price on the property. Within a week, she was arranging to show our home to several potential buyers, but was able to work around our packing and moving. She was equally considerate when we relocated to Miami. Ms. Tobin helped with the staging of the house and made sure that the work that needed to be done was completed. She gave us continual updates and feedback on what the potential buyers were saying about the house. Within three months our house was sold at a price that was very close to what we were asking. We were especially pleased that she was able to find a buyer in the dead of winter. Although the negotiating, paperwork and closing all had to be done via long distance, Ms. Tobin efficiently handled the entire process. The day of the closing, the money was wired to our bank account and we were toasting her with a glass of champagne. I certainly would recommend Ms. Tobin to anyone needing to sell or buy property in German Village.

Jennifer Zoc  (Harrison West)
Regina helped us WIN our downtown, Harrison West, home with strategic buying techniques! Out of nine offers on the Harrison West home we desired, the seller chose OUR offer. I attribute this to Regina’s knowledge of the current downtown Columbus real estate environment. We were also first time home buyers and Regina guided us through the process seamlessly. She was available for questions when needed answers and responded timely to emails. Our Lender also praised Regina for not micromanaging the whole process from a lending perspective. All in all, I HIGHLY recommend Regina’s services if you’re looking to purchase in the highly competitive downtown real estate market and/or the surrounding areas. 

Wayne Jones  (German Village)
Regina Acosta Tobin is hands down the best agent! Her real estate knowledge and expertise helped us to make clear and good decisions. When we listed our home with Regina, she addressed both our wishes and concerns and guided us with a sure hand. From the beginning, we were confident we were getting the best service available and in the end – we cannot imagine a better or more positive experience. You will find integrity, professionalism, expertise and an incredible communicative style with Regina. You need a great partner in real estate. Look no further – she is the best!

Bill Mains  (German Village)
Regina is very knowagable, efficient and responsive to your needs and requests. Although not technically my realtor she went out of her way to help me fill out forms,schedule inspections, understand the process and help me through the closing. She would respons to questions the same day submitted. She had my best interest at heart and is a sincere and honest person. Regina is a very pleasant to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Chrystie Lynch and  Christopher Conrad (German Village)
My wife and I worked with Regina to purchase a home in the German Village section of Columbus, OH. Regina is extremely knowledgeable about the Columbus real estate market and helped guide us in making a strong purchase decision. Even after the transaction closed, Regina remained very responsive to our post purchase needs and provided valuable community info as we settled into the neighborhood, even introducing us to many of our neighbors. If you’re purchasing/selling a home in Columbus, using Regina is a smart decision.

Kevin Dearwester (Columbus)
Regina is top notch. She is very helpful, honest and absolutely candid with any feedback you request. I trust her, having now used her as my Realtor through two separate purchases. I came back to her because of how great she was the first time, and she validated top notch trust and professionalism once again. I recommend her without reservation. She is simply TERRIFIC!! 

Ann Thomison (German Village)
Regina sold my condo in German Village in one day! I choose Regina to be my agent after seeing her for sale signs turnover so quickly all summer around the German Village Neighborhood. Regina was incredibly knowledgeable about the current German Village market and she provided exceptional support in every aspect of selling process from suggesting appropriate pricing and offering constructive advice to help get my home ready for showings to taking professional pictures of the property. Regina made the selling process as stress-free as possible. I could not be happier with my experience working with Regina and I would definitely recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home in German Village/downtown area.

Curtis and Nancy Kelly (German Village)
This was the best-managed real estate transaction I have had. Regina is knowledgeable, an excellent communicator, extremely responsive and on top of the situation every step of the way. She is never too busy to take a phone call or respond to an email. She took a personal interest in our relocation and continues to follow-up as we get settled into the German Village community. If you are considering a home in German Village or downtown Columbus, Regina is an expert in every aspect of the process. We highly recommend her.

Tori Nave and Joe Catanzariti (Olde Towne East)
We were starting to get a bit anxious after several months of searching. Our lease was up soon and we needed to move quickly. Within a week of calling Regina we we re in contract and in the end we got even more than we thought we were getting. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Geoff and Laura Wilcox (Clintonville)
Regina is incredible! She is professional, even-keel and attentive to detail. She helped us negotiate a better deal than we thought possible on our new house. When we were getting our old house ready to go on the market, Regina knew just what we needed to do to maximize its value. Nothing was very expensive, and we did everything she suggested. She then recommended a list price that was quite a bit higher than what we thought we could sell it for. The photos made the house show extremely well, and Regina knew how to create a buzz in the days leading up to the house going on the market. It sold in one day, OVER our list price. She helped us navigate the contract and request to remedy process quickly and effectively. She listened to us, and gave us great advice throughout the process. Thanks Regina!

Benjamin and Rebecca Ramirez  (German Village)
One brisk Sunday afternoon, we were strolling through German Village in Columbus and encountered a man posting signs for an open house. We learned his name was Jeff and his wife Regina was the agent at the open house. The encounter would turn out to be fortuitous. Regina helped us find a home in German Village that was not even on the market. This would not have been possible without her knowledge of the area, networking contacts, negotiation and interpersonal skills. Once we moved in, Regina provided a wealth of excellent resources for home decorating as well as service providers for carpentry and painting. However, the story doesn’t end here. About 18 months later we would need to sell the home and relocate to another city. She facilitated the successful sale of our home which also sold prior to being listed and at a virtual full price offer. Her advice on how to present the home, the professional quality photos and her ability to accurately assess the housing market and recommend a sale price contributed to the success of the sale. She also gave us some criteria about finding another real-estate agent in our new city, including the CRS designation for real estate agents. If you are looking for an outstanding real estate agent don’t hesitate – call Regina.

Lori Duckworth (Grandview Heights)
My husband and I recently purchased a home in Columbus after living abroad for 14 years.  We were unable to view the property in person and Regina made it possible for us to have a family member view and make arrangements.  Regina was highly professional and responsive, and went above and beyond the call of duty to help us successfully complete a transaction from across an ocean and several time zones.  We would highly recommend her as a realtor! Thanks again for everything.

Joseph Catanzariti and Victoria Nave (Franklin Park)
We were starting to get a bit anxious after several months of searching. Our lease was up soon and we needed to move quickly. Within a week of calling Regina we we re in contract and in the end we got even more than we thought we were getting. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Kimberly Ranly (German Village)
My husband and I worked with Regina recently on buying a house in the German Village area.  If you’re looking to buy a house and want a knowledgeable and aggressive realtor, she’s the one!  She knew exactly what strategies to use when making our offer in order to out-bid other similar offers.  Incidentally, we were able to buy a house within a week of working with her, after searching the market for months and being unable to even place bids on houses we were interested in.  With the current housing market being such an aggressive market for buyers, she was our saving grace

Andy Shaw (Columbus)
Regina was extremely helpful in purchasing my new home. She was patient, and worked to get me exactly what I wanted. Her knowledge of the homes we looked out was very helpful in guiding me to the right decision. I highly recommend her for your next home purchase. Jim Shaw – Great experience working with Regina. She was patient through the whole process. The closing went very smoothly and the new house is great!

Emily and Graham Williams (sold in German Village, bought in Bexley)
Regina has been a pleasure to work with. We had a round of bad luck with a buyer’s financing falling through and losing bids on potential houses to buy in a competitive market. It took us over a year, but the outcome was well worth the wait. We ended up selling our home for what we wanted and we were able to find the perfect home to buy. Regina always showed poise and professionalism. I had full faith in her knowledge and expertise along the way. Regina was a great counselor throughout the process and we never felt pressured from her to make a decision that wasn’t right for us. She was always available for anything we needed from her. Her expertise with the entire procedure of buying a home made us feel very secure and confident that we were following the right course. Regina is trustworthy and exhibits nothing but professionalism. She is one of the best in the business and a great person to work with! I highly recommend her.

Amy Pickenpaugh (North Linden)
Regina helped me when searching for and buying my first home, to purchase a larger home when I was able, and also sold my first home. She was very patient with me as a first time homebuyer and later on when I was looking in Clintonville. Regina gave great advice on neighborhoods and specific houses. When I was selling, she was there when I had questions and forwarded on information as soon as she received it. Regina was very thorough when looking over the property, with the mounds of paperwork, and in negotiations even if it was a crazy time. The service she uses to let owners know about showings was also fantastic, allowing notifications by call, email or text as preferred. All in all, working with her made a potentially stressful experience so much better!

Barnaby Nardella and Kate Alexander (German Village)
We selected Regina for her extensive knowledge of the Columbus marketplace, and we were very impressed. We were from out of town and had little knowledge of Columbus’s many neighborhoods and inner suburbs. She helped us find the perfect place in German Village. We were very confident in our purchase, because we had explored so much of Columbus and knew the pros and cons of each area. She has also been great after the sale, helping us find handymen and telling us about what is going on in German Village. I high recommend!

Alison Armstrong (Merion Village)
I moved to Columbus from Vermont and worked long distance/online as well as in person with Regina — she’s fantastic.  We looked at a huge variety of properties, talked about neighborhoods, where I’d be working , basic lifestyle, renting versus owning etc.  I never felt pushed and always felt heard.  The house-hunting trip was great and I bought I condo (after being a renter for almost 20 yrs)!  She has great contacts for loan officers, cleaning services, home repair and the like.  Check her website, anyone can use it. Regina was incredibly supportive and available — never out of touch or any delay in communication. She is trustworthy as are her recommendations, and she’s incredibly generous with her time.  She’s a person of integrity. I highly recommend her.

Ashleigh McElhinney (German Village)
Regina went above and beyond to help us find and buy a home we would not get to see till closing day in a city we had never visited! She helped ease the challenging process of moving 1,300 miles with a young family. Once we arrived she welcomed us and immediately put us in touch with groups with similar interests. She put so much energy into helping us make our new house and city become our home!

John Cook and Adriana Ridolfo (Merion Village)
Regina was great to work with, especially as first time home buyers. She’s knowledgeable, responsive, and patient. We can’t recommend her enough. She knows the German/Merion village neighborhoods very well. She is indeed the Village Queen!

Mark Taggart (Columbus)
My wife and I hired Regina Acosta Tobin to sell our home on the South Side of Columbus. It was a unique property, both in terms of its quality and its location, and selling it according to our fiscal parameters posed a difficult challenge. Regina met that challenge with sales strategy and techniques that proved to be completely successful.
I have not encountered a realtor who understands the necessity of effective digital marketing better than Regina does. She created a precisely crafted listing that immediately appeared in *every* major online real estate search engine. This listing included incredible pictures of our house shot by her staff photographer: a portfolio of twenty-two high-resolution images displayed our house’s spaces with depth and detail, highlighting its strengths. As a result, agents from all over the region showed our house, attracted by the quality of Regina’s listing.
Regina’s command of digital media extended to her extremely effective communication skills. If I sent Regina an email or text, she always replied in less than a half hour. If a form needed my approval, she arranged digital signature service so that I could deliver my signature within minutes without leaving my living room. Other realtors’ web sites are frequently cookie-cutter affairs, but hers is custom built to deliver quality listing information to prospective buyers. She understands how an effective digital presence brings buyers to listings, and works hard to maintain that presence.
Most importantly, Regina’s attitude was always both positive and pragmatic. She never sugar-coated the difficulties we faced as we worked to sell our house, but she met those hurdles with a positive attitude, always striving to find effective solutions. When the problems that inevitably crop up during the sale of any house arose, she maintained an even keel and worked methodically to solve those problems.
Our real estate experience with Regina Acosta Tobin acting on our behalf as our seller’s agent was an absolutely positive one. Her hard work helped my wife and I navigate a difficult selling situation, and emerge with a successful sale. I recommend her services unreservedly.

Amy Bonomi (German Village)
Whether buying or selling a home, one always hopes for a storybook ending. As well, one hopes to effectively manage stress during the process. Regina Acosta Tobin brought not only the storybook ending to the sale of my home, but also skillful guidance in helping me navigate through the stress of selling a home. How did Regina do this? From the day I contacted Regina to put my house on the market through closing day, Regina was ultra-responsive, she often responded to emails and text messages before I scrolled to the next message in cue. Regina answered phone calls nearly every time I called, which is astounding, given the sheer volume of clients and homes Regina handles in German Village, Italian Village, and the surrounding areas. If Regina missed a call, she returned it typically within the half hour, again, an astounding feat given the sheer volume of clients with whom she’s working. Not only was Regina responsive to me, she was responsive to other agents and buyers, including going out of her way to make sure the house could be shown at unusual hours, etc. In addition to Regina’s responsiveness, she was proactive in using a range of strategies to ensure the effective sale of my home, including meeting with me at my home before it went on the market to provide suggestions on things to consider updating; performing a comprehensive analysis of all comparable homes for sale in the area so that we could gauge the right asking price; connecting me with a skilled, dependable and reasonably priced contractor who performed updates to the house to get it market ready; hosting multiple open houses; ensuring timely automated appointment scheduling and feedback to and from buyers; placing repeated advertisements for my home in the German Village Gazette; securing a spot for my home on the local realtor/agent tour; making helpful suggestions to add to help stage the house (e.g., adding a plant here or there, including bringing her own lamp and poinsettia as we neared the holidays); letting me know when things needed to be done to the house once I moved out of state, such as yard maintenance or replacing light bulbs; and providing sound advice and strategies during the negotiation process with the buyer. Even beyond her responsiveness and proactive strategies for selling my home, on an interpersonal level, Regina was ultra-reassuring. I was under high stress during a career transition and moving out of state, including needing to sell my home quickly. While realtors are not professionally trained to manage the stress of their buyers and sellers, Regina ranks at the top of my list of realtors who provide effective reassurance in times of great stress; she has remarkable interpersonal skills and always put a positive, encouraging spin throughout the entire time we worked together. Hands down, I would hire Regina again to sell another home. And, if I could hire Regina to help me buy a house in the state where I’m living now, I would do so in a heartbeat! She’s terrific.

Adam and Kersten Sickinger (German Village)
We selected Regina to sell our house in German Village based on her extensive knowledge of the market- and we are so happy we did! She was professional, courteous, and responsive from our initial meeting until our house sold two months later. I would recommend Regina to anyone buying or selling a home in German Village or the surrounding areas.

Dennis  & JoVanna Lonergan (German Village) 
Regina was an invaluable asset in selling our home. Regina provided thoughtful ideas and techniques to sell our house incredibly efficiently from the time we went on the market through closing. We cannot thank her enough and highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in the Columbus area!

Chris and Mallory Accursi, (Eastmoor)
My husband and I were looking for our first home and Regina came highly recommended by friends. Having little knowledge about buying a house, Regina set aside time to sit down with us and walk us through the process in detail so we would know what to expect. This was immensely helpful and appreciated for first time home buyers. Throughout the process she was patient, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and always kept our best interest as buyers in mind. She was easy to get in touch with and follow-up with us regularly throughout the process. She was able to give us perspective as a professional that assisted in us making this important decision. She really made what could have been a stressful experience a truly enjoyable and positive one! Lucky for us, the process was extremely smooth, largely due to Regina’s skill and experience. We had an issue with the home a day after closing and Regina remained committed to us to ensure that the problem was resolved. She even postposed dinner plans to come over and make sure everything was taken care of! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience or agent to guide us in this important life decision. We felt extremely supported by her throughout the process. We would both highly recommend her!

Dan Cianchetta (Hidden Lakes)
As a recent graduate and young professional, I knew that I wanted to start building equity in a home or condo but didn’t know where to start. Regina made my first home buying experience a positive one. She is an extremely knowledgeable realtor that was able to answer all of my questions professionally and in a very timely manner. She referred me to a thorough inspector, helped work with the bank regarding financing, and made the whole process go as smoothly as possible. I would definitely recommend Regina to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Columbus.

Sarah Irvin Clark & Kelly Clark (German Village)
Working with Regina was wonderful — she’s very thorough and knew exactly what we were looking for in a home. We were confident that she had our best interests at heart and was always getting us listings that matched up with our wants and needs. When Regina brought us the listing for our eventual home, she made sure we were able to see it as quickly as possible as there were many other showings on the same home. She gently guided us through the buying and negotiation process and kept us on task with the inspection, lending, final walk-thrus and closing. Regina is a very hard worker and was available to help us anytime we needed it….and we really did! She really takes joy in her job and makes the whole process fun. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone!

Lydia Brownfield (Powell)
Regina was the BEST! I told her what i was looking for, how much i could afford and she found it for me – the perfect house, in 2 weeks! Thank you, Regina!

Heather and Chuck Garrison (Worthington)
Regina has helped us on the sale of my home as well as the purchase of my husband and I’s first home together. Throughout the entire experience we felt that we were working with someone who took our interests seriously, and put our needs first. I have never felt more confident in the ability of a real-estate professional before. Regina clearly knows and understands what it takes to lead to a successful negotiation and transaction! We highly recommend her services!

James and Kelly Marshall (Worthington)
My wife and I recently worked with Regina and purchased our first property, a duplex in the Worthington area. We looked at a high volume of properties in just about every area of Columbus and settled on a great home in a great area. Regina was very helpful, flexible and patient in the process and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Her knowledge of the Downtown, German Village and Bexley areas are unmatched and as first time home buyers, she was great in helping walk us through the “In Contract” process all the way through our closing date. I would definitely recommend Regina, especially to first time home buyers, b/c of her experience, patience and knowledge of the City.

Heather Kay Conlon (Hilliard)
Regina was the listing agent with the house we bought. I had a very rough time with my personal realtor and Regina was very quick to answer all of the questions that weren’t getting answered from my own realtor and to help me get the reassurance I need that the purchase of the house was going to be a smooth transaction. Even though I was not her client, never once did she let that mean anything. She offered her assistance and answered all of my questions promptly and professionally. She is the reason I was able to get my dream home! Without her, I don’t know if this would have been possible. As this was my first home buying experience, she gave me the confidence I needed to get through this with my head on straight. She will definitely be our first recommendation to anyone in need of a realtor!

Mickey and Denise Kovach (Blacklick)
A strong work ethic, great knowledge of the Central Ohio realty landscape, respect of our time, a well grounded business ethic…and a non-pushy, easy-to-get-along-with personality are the best descriptors that come to mind when thinking of Regina Acosta Tobin. We wanted to downsize, yet had firm parameters in what we required in our future ‘retirement’ home. Regina met with us; listened and absorbed (really!). She arranged a few different 2-3 hour ‘excursions’ to get us started, then worked with us to narrow our search based on feedback. We probably looked at more properties than were necessary due to the fact that I wanted a smaller, quaint house and my wife wanted a maintenance free condo. Regina helped us work through this situation tactfully. We made an aggressive offer on a vacant condo which was not accepted; then we made an aggressive offer on an alternative condo that was accepted – 8 years new and 30% under the new build price! From the time we first met Regina to the time we took possession of our new condo was 3-weeks and 3-hours. Amazing. Great work, Regina.

Jan and Gene Krebs (German Village)
Regina Acosta Tobin was the only Realtor we considered when recently selling our German Village house. We knew her to be ethical and very hard working. She advised us during the whole process, furnishing us with names of professionals to make the process proceed. She was very easy to work with and has a wealth of knowledge in an area we knew little about. It was a very good experience ending in SOLD!

Chris Hans (German Village)
I met Regina at an open house in German Village the very first day I was out looking at houses and could tell right away that she would be great to work with when I started my search in earnest. Regina’s commitment and work ethic were evident from the beginning–she was the only agent I met at open houses that day that followed up with me afterwards. As a first-time homebuyer, I was fortunate to have Regina as a guide. She is a great communicator and facilitator, and my home-buying experience went almost exactly as she described at our first meeting. Regina took the time to help me find what I was looking for, and her knowledge of the German Village neighborhood and community was a great help along the way. I would happily recommend Regina to anyone looking for a buyer’s agent!

Dennis and Kathleen DeYoung (Merion Village)
We recently sold a duplex that we had owned for the last ten years. Both because of the market and it’s attendant financing requirements, it wasn’t easy. Regina handled it all in stride ( better than me ) and in spite of it all, got it done. If you don’t really want to sell your property, don’t list with Regina. She WILL sell it. She was an absolute bulldog on our property and we are grateful. Another thing that doesn’t often happen; after the closing and the commission earned, she contacted me to see if there was any other way to help or service she could perform. Service provided with such sincerity is a rare attribute and I commend and recommend her.

Jeff, Kristy, Lincoln and Laney Smith (German Village)
Regina did a great job helping us sell our home. Her expertise and experience in the German Village real estate market was obvious from the first day we interviewed her to the day we closed on the house.
Regina always provided us with the attention, knowledge and information to make this an exciting transition to the next chapter of our lives. Her strategy for selling our home played out perfectly at every step in the process – it was almost as if she scripted it herself. It was evident that she cared deeply about our family and for that we are grateful. I just wish we would’ve known her when we originally bought the house.

Dianne and Ian Hummel (Clintonville)
Just wanted to say a huge “THANK YOU” for all of your help and hard work on selling our old house and buying the new one! Your professionalism and expertise were great assets, in addition to your friendship. And thanks for being so patient and understanding when we got crabby…haha! You’re the best!

Cynthia Green (German Village)
After deciding to sell my home in German Village this summer, I called Regina to discuss my options. I knew that my home would be desirable to a limited market due to the small size and I needed a neighborhood specialist to market it. Regina was the perfect choice! I followed her advice and pre-marketing suggestions and the home sold quickly, within days not months! The negotiations were painless and the closing went smoothly and problem free. I would and do advise any one looking for a home to buy or sell in the German Village area to consider Regina as their choice in realtors.

Lisa E. Schwartz (German Village)
If you want to buy or sell a house in German Village, call Regina first! When I put my historical house on the market I listed it with another realtor first. After that contract expired with no offers, I switched to Regina. She helped me stage my house to attract buyers, took professional photos that really highlighted the features of the house and adjusted the price to be more appropriate. Regina held many open houses and generated a lot of showings. End result is the right offer came along and Regina got it sold! She lives and works in German Village is very familiar with the market. She will price your house right the first time and is great at keeping you informed. Regina really is “The Village Queen”. Thanks Regina!

Tim Moore and Ken Hunger (German Village)
We asked Regina to step in to get our house sold after an unsuccessful 9 month run. She quickly assessed our situation and made a number of suggestions from staging to pricing that we accepted. Within 90 days we were under contract and she helped close the deal despite a difficult market. Her professionalism and communication is outstanding!

Ryan and Lauren Lunka (Clintonville)
Regina helped my wife and I purchase our first home. Having never gone through the process before, we were kind of nervous and definitely uneducated about buying a house. Regina did an excellent job talking us through everything and supporting us through the home search, a last second bid for our house, and the sale/closing process. She answered our questions and addressed our concerns quickly and thoroughly and was there for us when we needed her. She has even taken the time to help us through some minor issues long after our sale was complete. She is a devoted, knowledgeable, friendly professional. We would absolutely recommend Regina to anyone who needs a realtor and we fully intend to contact her again when it comes time to sell our home.

Cindy and Tom Schwartz (Westerville)
I needed to sell my house ASAP to get to my dream home in sunny Florida, and as I had already accepted a job, I am talking I needed to get there FAST!

I searched a few sites and nothing really “clicked” for me so I asked around at work. Sure enough another nurse knew about Regina . She told me Regina could sell my home ASAP as long as I took her advice and was willing to do what she sugggested. I called Regina the next day and the rest is history. She took a look at my house–which I KNEW needed a lot of work–and gave me her honest apprasial. My husband really had blinders on about the house. He always thought it would sell for much more, and he never really looked at it through a buyers’ eyes which I was willing to do. The economy was bad, of course, and most homes weren’t moving much, but in our neighborhood some WERE selling and Regina showed us exactly what the going price was. This honesty really helped us see the real picture. Our house sold in 2 weeks and we had 28 buyers go through it! We worked our butts’ off getting it ready–and did exactly what she suggested–and it worked! We had to lower our price but still made a decent profit and got to Florida 2 weeks before I started my new job!

Thanks, Regina! You ARE the queen of real estate!!!

Dr. Kevin Smith (Victorian Village)
Regina was excellent to work with, from her thoughtful review of my home and the current market, to the day we successfully closed. Her knowledge of the Columbus real estate market was a huge asset. She was always professional, responsive, and I always felt like we were a team. I couldn’t have asked for more. I would recommend her services without hesitation.

Ken Sweeny (Merion Village)
Regina was the most knowledgeable and proactive Realtor that I have ever encountered. Her understanding of the German Village/Merion Village area was extremely helpful, especially during these tough real estate market times. I was relocating out of state, and Regina’s communication and coordination across the country was amazing. In preparing my home for sale, her advice on staging, along with the production of amazing photos for the real estate websites, enabled a ton of traffic in a short amount of time. Regina also has a great relationship with some extremely professional and inexpensive contractors if you require any work on your home. I credit Regina for enabling me to go from listing to close in under 60 days, which was at an extremely fair price during this market period. I cannot praise Regina enough for her dedication and knowledge. She was a pleasure to work with, and made the process go smoothly. You can’t have a better Realtor anywhere if you are selling your home!

Derrill and T.J. (German Village)
“We met Regina Tobin when we called about one of her listings. At that point we didn’t have a realtor and fell into a conversation about what we were looking for in a house. The next day Regina emailed us a number of houses that she thought might be a fit for us, all of which we were interested in seeing. We appreciated the immediate follow-up and the fact that Regina didn’t include houses out of our price range in what she sent us. We ended up loving one of the first houses we saw and, since we were first-time home buyers, had to rely pretty heavily on Regina’s expertise. She really held our hand through the process while still respecting our decision making timelines.

Heather Lake (German Village)
Regina was referred to me by a good friend who she had sold a house to. As a first time home buyer I didn’t know much about the process. Regina, I soon discovered, is very knowledgeable on real estate and gives you all the information you need to right away. She has a strong work ethic and I began to wonder if she ever took a day off. Anytime I presented her with new houses of interest, that I was interested in viewing, she made it happen quickly. She made sure all the proper steps were taken. I felt that she was always trying to make sure that the decisions that were made were in my best interest. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a house especially if it was in the German Village area.

Joe Nemec (Grandview Heights)
Regina’s abilities as a real-estate agent made buying my first home a lot easier than expected. I’m the type of person that takes three to four months to decide on something like a TV or CPU. When I was still just thinking of looking for a home, I figured it would be a long, difficult process. I went into the market in the middle of Aprill, 2011. By mid-May, Regina had found me a starter home in Grandview Heights within my price range that I loved, and I went ahead and made an offer on it. Even though there were a couple of weeks of negotiations on minor repairs, I closed on the home on June 10, and moved in the next week. The whole process took around two months, much shorter than I had expected, and a whole lot less stressful. I never thought buying a house could be that painless. After my experience using Regina as a realtor, I would recommend her services to relatives, close friends, or anyone else who asked.

joVanna Gereadi and Dennis Lonergan (German Village)
Regina was incredibly helpful in the search for our first home! She was always available to answer questions and listened carefully to our desires in a future home. She walked us through the home buying process with professionalism and encouragement. We loved working with Regina and would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent with German Village expertise!

Natalie and Dan Lehner (German Village)
It’s our turn to testify! Regina did an outstanding job as our Realtor–not only does she know the Columbus market, but she knows how to work with people when it comes to buying one of the largest investments of your life. Regina never pressured us as we purchased our dream home in German Village; instead she stood by us, gave us all the facts, returned all of our calls right away, was willing to stop everything to help us and remained helpful after we signed on the dotted line. Thanks so much.

Chris Reitemann and Melissa Walters (Harrison West)
As we live out of state, we took much care in researching real estate agents in the Columbus area. We read various reviews, and Regina stood out as a very capable Realtor with excellent references. We couldn’t have chosen wiser, as Regina has a great knowledge of the industry and also the Columbus area. She continuously monitored the progress of our listing and adjusted where necessary to ensure that our listing would stand out. We were very impressed with how far she was willing to go to help us, to fit in with the needs of our tenant, and then to handle the closing whilst we remained out of state. We highly recommend Regina and are very thankful for her help.

Mychal Featherstone
Thank you so much, Regina! I appreciate all that you have done! I truly love my new home and I am so happy that you helped me along the ways. Even though there were some slight bumps in the road, you were determined to help me at all costs! Thanks.

Michael and Gretchen Bonasera (Downtown)
From Michael: “Regina will do everything she can to help your home sell as fast and as successfully as ours did. She is intelligent, candid, honest and very efficient. She will shephard you through the entire process from prepping your home for viewings to walking you, step-by-step, through the closing. She has our highest recommendation.”
From Gretchen: “I was truly impressed by how you kept us posted through every stage of the process. After going through the steps of selling with you, we are now looking for houses. I can’t believe how you blow your competition away. The importance you placed on web presence as the first step to selling is so vital. It is the first impression you are giving to potential buyers. The pictures you used to represent our condo were phenomenal. I guess it helps that your husband is a professional photographer, but every advantage a seller has in this market can make the difference.”

Chad Palmatier and Anthony Sobotik (Worthington)
Thank you again for guiding us through yet another successful real estate transaction! As was the case the first time, your patience and perserverance was truly appreciated. Your passion for, and experience in what you do is a gift to those you work with. We are so glad we walked into that showing in the Village almost 4 years ago! Looking forward to your friendship for years to come.

Alison and Taylor Lies (Worthington)
Thank you so much for everything you did to help us find our first family home. You stuck with us through a long process, and we appreciate all of the advice and guidance you provided along the way. I know we’re demanding clients, and you certainly met ours! We feel truly lucky to have found a Realtor like you–so patient, informative and responsive, not to mention helpful and kind. Thanks again for everything (and the sparkling wine).

Terry Snyder (Franklin Park)
Last year I was suddenly relocated to New Orleans from Columbus. I had purchased a condo just a few months before and had rented it to a gentleman. After realizing that I would be permanently in New Orleans, I decided to sell the condo during a very tough Real Estate period in early 2009. Having previously worked with Regina, I knew if anyone sould sell this property under the unusual conditions that I requested attached to the deal, she could! I wanted to sell quickly. I wanted a fair market value. I wanted my tenant to be able to fulfill his lease. I wanted not to travel back to Columbus but wanted all paperwork to be signed through the U.S. Mail, e-mails and faxes. Most importantly, I wanted an issue-free sell and closing. I entrusted Regina with everything. She handled everything with grace and precision and delivered beyond my expectations just as she had a year or so before when selling my house. I have referred Regina to many friends and each of them have personally thanked me for recommending her. Regina is a remarkable realtor! I wish she was in New Orleans!!! Thank you Regina for an amazing experience, AGAIN!

Melissa Waldroup and Phil Pennino (Harrison West)
Regina was amazing through our entire home buying process. Her honesty, reliability, and knowledge were invaluable to us as first time home buyers. We will be sure to work with her when it comes time to sell our home and will certainly recommend her to all our family and friends.

Fred and Vanessa Welch (German Village)
“We knew Regina as both our neighbor and friend before she even became a Realtor, so naturally she was our first pick to have represent us. We couldn’t have made a better decision.

She began helping us before we even signed on. We had been living in our home for the last 25 years before deciding to build a new one. Many years of accumulated stuff!! Regina came right in and gave expert advise on what to repaint, clean out, what furniture to move or remove, and what to put where for ideal staging – even right down to the knick knacks. Consequently, the house showed very well and we received a lot of compliments from prospective buyers and other realtors on how nice, clean and tidy it looked.

She had the best pictures taken and posted on the web and made thousands of flyers and other pamphlets to help sell our home.

The market we had to deal with was certainly one of great difficulty, but Regina didn’t miss a beat. She started day one and never wavered in her dedication, creative ideas, open houses, and tireless effort to find the right buyer for our home. And, so she did. Her attitude was always positive and we always felt she had time for us – almost like we were her only client. Of course we knew that we were not – especially when, to our surprise, the buyers came in and they were Regina’s clients too.

Regina was the perfect mediator during the offer and negotiating piece. She had sensitivity to both of our needs in order to work the best deal that would benefit us all. She was compassionate, fair, and created a friendly atmosphere between all of us. We still keep in touch with the new buyers to this day.

I would recommend Regina to anyone whether selling or buying. She is honest, hardworking, realistic, professional, and will communicate to you straight up with what needs to be done in order to buy or purchase. Our many thanks to Regina. Gina we love ya!”

Heather Ward and Mike Smith (German Village)
“We have to agree with Fred and Vanessa on Regina’s ability to mediate the process and make you feel like you are her only client. We are the couple that bought Fred and Vanessa’s place. The following is a testament to Regina’s patience and compassion during the process.”

“We knew this was the community we wanted to live in. We met Regina at an open house one early February afternoon. We thought the house was nice and cozy but did not think it was for us. A few weeks later we decided to seriously look at homes so we contacted Regina and over the next three months she proceeded to show us over 20 homes in German Village.”

“The home we met Regina in on that early February afternoon is the home we ended up buying four months later. After looking at all the other homes in the area, we decided the home we originally thought was not a good fit for us was actually the best fit of all. We will be renovating our new home in the coming months, allowing us to keep a lot of the TLC Fred and Vanessa put into the house and at the same time create the new home we were searching for.” “Regina was helpful, informative, accessible and extremely patient with us. If it weren’t for her we wouldn’t have the home we have come to love.”

Terry Snyder (Italian Village)
“Regina, I want to thank you for the awesome experience you turned selling my house into. I batted around the idea of selling for almost a year before I took the plunge. I knew the day that Bruce walked into my house with you that you would be the one that would find the same charm and character as I did in the house. You sold the house in this less than desirable market in under three weeks! I think it would be a rare experience that one could sell a house without a single hitch! When the buyer was having financing issues and you came to her rescue with a new lender…even though she was not your client…WOW! The photos that Jeff posted on line of the house were amazing! My house looked like the Whitehouse or the Biltmore! You are an amazing Realtor and I will always turn to you whenever I buy or sell. I recommend you to every person I know dabbing into selling or buying. You did a terrific job and I admire your dedication. Thank you for simply being great!”

Angela and Jeff Pharion (Victorian Village)
Our real estate experience was a breeze thanks to Regina’s knowledge of the business and dedication to her clients. She kept us informed every step of the way and helped us to make decisions that best suited our situation. Her professionalism and strong work ethic inspires confidence and trust. I would recommend Regina Acosta Tobin to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks for everything.

Natalie Pascuzzi (Westerville)
Dear Regina, I wanted to thank you VERY MUCH for helping me sell my house!! I cannot ever express in words how thankful I am. You were willing to help me get out of an undesireable situation and turned that situation into a positive one by getting it sold very quickly. You truly are an EXPERT in your field and I would highly recommend you to anyone.

Andria Pahl (Bexley)
“My experience in working with Regina was wonderful. As a first-time home buyer, I was unsure of the process. Regina walked me through every step and answered all of my questions. She found a variety of properties in my price range that fit my specific needs. Her recommendation for a lender turned out to be great too. I am extremely pleased with my new home and grateful to Regina for all of her knowledge, patience and hard work.”

John Reik (Merion Village)
Regina, now that the walls are painted and I’m done moving in, I have a minute to express the great thanks I have for everything you did for me throughout the home-buying process. As a first-time home buyer the process can seem a bit daunting but you made the entire process almost worry-free for me. I am truly grateful for your service and I will be sure to recommend you to any friends who are looking for a home.

Michael Myers (German Village)
“What to say about Regina, hmmmm? In today’s market, nothing is a slam dunk. Thank God I had Regina! Multiple low-ball offers, intense negotiations, and untimely lenders were only some of the hurdles she helped me to overcome. I went from having three showings in six months with my previous realtor to over a dozen in the same time period with Regina. She knows the market, she knows the comps, and she knew how to press peoples buttons to get the deal done. I’ve recommended her to friends of mine who are in similar situations. I’m sure they will encounter the same professionalism that I have. Thanks Regina!
-Michael K. Myers | RED CAPITAL GROUP ”

Jodi Schuette (Olde Town East)
Regina Tobin was the most accessible, knowledgeable, and thoughtful realtor I have ever worked with. She was always available, whether it was on a weekday, weekend or evening, to answer my phone calls and help me with questions ranging from the most mundane to the most intricate. She also helped to stage my home for showings so that it sold very quickly, and she brought in a photographer to stage and take the most incredible pictures for the MLS and fliers. I would recommend Regina to anyone without question for all real estate needs.

Chad Palmatier and Anthony Sobotik (Worthington)
Just wanted to say thank you for ALL you did to help us find our first new home! You were always there to accomodate our multiple and often lengthy hunts and re-visits. You helped guide us and offered very sound advice, suggestions and even a few warnings when we were unsure. You were a true shark when we finally made a selection and had to deal with a less than cooperative seller. We absolutely loved and were a bit entertained with your direct, no-nonsense, “grrrrr” way of wheeling and dealing. You were patient with us as we debated and weighed our options and finally made our decision to go with the yellow house on the hill in of all places, Worthington. You truly made a what we were expecting to be a very scary and daunting task an enjoyable and rewarding first home-buying experience!

Thank you so much for being an amazing realtor and great, great friend. We love our house and we love you! When we have made this place even better and are ready to move out of the burbs (inner burbs;), you know we will be calling on you …we will also be calling on you whenever we have the urge for a super strong mojito and great company! 

Jennifer Neff Gillespie and Jason Gillespie (Merion Village)
Jason and I could not have asked for a more thorough, insightful and fun person to work with than you. You made finding our our first home in Columbus a really memorable experience. We had some unusual requirements concerning our new home, and you were more than thoughtful of those conditions, working tirelessly to find us a home that would really fit our needs and our lifestyle. We appreciate everything you did for us and would recommend you to anyone looking for a home in Columbus. You’re the best! 

Annie VonLehman and Jeff Kutsikovich (West Columbus)
Dear Regina, Jeff and I would like to thank you for your help the past few months. We were nervous about the process of buying a house, but your guidance and kindness put us at ease. You were a great agent, never overwhelming yet always available. If we’re looking to buy another home in Columbus you’ll be the first person we call. Good luck with your work and thanks again.

Peter Shuler and Kellie Kidd (Short North)
“Regina is a wonderful person and an excellent real estate professional, a combination that made our search for the perfect house both enjoyable and very successful.

My wife and I first met Regina when we saw an intriguing listing on the web. We had been on a year-long, informal house search, visiting open houses, browsing through offerings on the internet, occasionally calling agents on houses that looked promising, but we had not yet found an agent with whom we wanted to jump into the market. Although the house we called her about was not the house for us, it was very clear that Regina was, the agent for whom we had been looking. She is warm, friendly and easy to talk to. We discussed at length the characteristics that we wanted in both a house and neighborhood. Perhaps because she is also a lover of old houses and old neighborhoods, more probably just because she really listens, Regina tuned right into what we wanted.

Over the ensuing months, she showed us dozens of houses in the neighborhoods we had selected and enlightened us to a few neighborhoods that were not on our radar. She did not waste our time showing us houses out of our price range, nor did she try to show us houses that did not meet our parameters. Furthermore, Regina was incredibly flexible in accommodating our busy schedule, and we were always able to see desired houses very quickly. Her impressive knowledge of the metro Columbus real estate market also saved us a lot of time. If I saw a seemingly promising house on the internet that she had not brought to our attention, she would explain why she felt it did not fit the needs we had expressed to her, too contemporary, small kitchen, too much work, whatever. At first I had her show us those houses anyway, but I quickly saw that she was dead-on every time. Regina was very in tune to what we wanted, and she really knows the houses out there. It seems that she has been through most of them at one time or another.

When we finally found “the” house, it was immediately obvious to all three of us, and I think that Regina was as genuinely happy as we were. As she guided us through the transaction, it was clear that she was 100% on our side the whole time. She did not just want to get the transaction done as quickly as possible and pocket the commission but truly wanted to take care of us, her clients.

Finally, Regina’s marketing and her advice on staging our house helped us sell it very quickly, even though it was priced at the same level as similar houses that were on the market before us and stayed on the market after ours sold.

I would highly recommend Regina to anyone looking for a real estate professional. She is a great person and a great agent. Can’t ask for more than that!
-Pete Shuler, Benefit Plan Services, Crowe Horwath LLC

Scott Fulks
Regina, Thank You! You have been there every step of the way during our home search and buying experience. You provided direction, in-sight into the workings of real estate purchasing, and most of all took the time to ensure our needs, wants, and dreams of becoming homeowners were met completely .We feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to partner with you in our endeavor. Thank you again for being patient, understanding, and going above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions to ensure our experience with finding and purchasing a home was stress free and enjoyable!!
-Scott Fulks, CPM Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Training 

Maggi Flaherty and Scott Hempling
Regina, your gracious, annotated tour of 6 Columbus neighborhoods, your quality connection to the local arts scene, your avid assistance to me on rentals even after it became clear we would not be clients, and your taste in Mexican food — all made for a soft landing for me in Columbus. Thanks for a great experience. Maggi and I will be your reference always.
-Scott Hempling, J.D. Director National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University

Mike Trapp (Reynoldsburg)
Going into my first house purchase, and being I am an anxious person, I didn’t know what to expect, what was expected of me, etc. Regina made it quite easy and hassle free. By the second or third time Regina & I met, I felt as if I had known here for years and I always felt relaxed during the process with her. I lost count on how many house Regina showed us, but I imagine it was about thirty-some houses she showed us more than once. Not once did Regina make it seem like an inconvience. When we decided on a house, Regina was diligent and detail orientated, making sure all the I’s were dotted and the T’s were crossed. She sat with me through all the paperwork, the home inspection (which took 4-5 hours on a Saturday) and even braved the spontaneous visit of many family members to the house during one of our showings while we waited for the “roof guy”. But what impressed me most was the post purchase follow up I received from Regina (Christmas cards, little calendar, info postcards of our new house we could send to family & friend, etc) it was quite the personal touch and was much appreciated! As soon as everything was said and done, we decided without hesitation that Regina will be the person we go to when it is time to sell this one & buy the next one!

Jefferey Watson (Pickerington)
I have always dreaded hiring a Real Estate Agent to do the whole house hunting thing, but after working with Regina, I wouldn’t think about ever doing it again without having her right there. Had it not been for Regina, I am certain we would still be looking instead of settled into our new house.

I live in Columbus, well Pickerington now thanks to Regina, but work in Atlanta and am only in town a couple of days a month, Regina was flexible and always went out of her way to accommodate my schedule without ever once making it feel like it was an imposition. Never once did she waste our time with properties that fell outside of the criteria that we had established. All of the time spent with her looking for a property was time very well spent. I valued her opinions, judgments, and expertise while looking at properties.

When we finally found the property that we wanted, Regina dug in and worked her backside off making sure that everything went exactly the way we wanted. Her attention to details saved us a lot of the problems, and money that buyers can (and I have in the past) run into after closing. Regina’s negotiating skills are top notch, and she was relentless when it came to making sure that every thing was perfect before closing was scheduled.

While always remaining completely professional, Regina made us feel completely comfortable, and more like we were friends than just clients. I honestly do not think that it would have been possible to have a better experience searching for, and buying, our home than we had with Regina. I would not hesitate to refer her to any of my friends or family, and when it comes time for us to look for another house, Regina will definitely be the first person that we call.

Anita Inamdar and Ashok Sanadi (Upper Arlington)
I’d like to let you know what a fabulous job Regina did for us, she stayed on top of everything and made sure all the paperwork got done on time and nothing was overlooked. She took in stride that sometimes she was dealing with me and sometimes with Ashok, even when Ashok and I were not sure which of us was taking care of something. She was just so calm and cheerful through it all, it was a wonderful experience working with her, and I will recommend her without hesitation to anyone.