Press Release

Sandy Raines and The Raines Group Win Top Brokerage Awards


Columbus, OH - HER Realtors, the number one residential brokerage in central Ohio and the fastest growing brokerage in the state of Ohio, recently presented its largest sales achievement awards to Sandy Raines and the team members of The Raines Group in multiple categories.

At a ceremony held at the Hollywood Casino Conference Center, attended by over 500 HER associates, The Raines Group received:

  • First Place, Closed Transactions (342)
  • First Place, Closed Sales Volume ($113,982,000)
  • The companies' highest sales award, The Ruby Award (sales achievement over $50,000,000, or over 200 transaction sides)

"The Raines Group is absolutely one of the elite teams in all of real estate nationwide, not just Columbus, and we are honored that they are part of HER family," said Harley E. Rouda, Jr., Chairman. "To say they have set the bar high is a bit of an understatement, but we know that they have set their goals even higher for next year!"

We are able to achieve this level of exceptional service and results by having an outstanding team,” said Sandy Raines, CEO. “Each team member knows their role and are dedicated to serving each and every one of our clients.”

HER Realtors was founded by real estate pioneer and innovator, Harley E. Rouda, Sr., in 1956 in his basement office in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and soon became the number one residential real estate brokerage in central Ohio, and remains so to this day. HER Realtors is home to approximately 900 associates in nearly 60 offices throughout central and southwestern Ohio.  The combined sales volume of the companies in 2012 was approximately $1.4 billion. For more information visit

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