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As the Columbus area's Top Local Experts, our proven results speak volumes about how well we address our client's real estate needs. But you needn't take our word for it. Please take a few moments to read through the positive feedback from some of our satisfied clients.

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Jami Blosel was an amazing realtor who helped us sell our house and find a new great home. She made the experience seamless at time when we had so many balls in the air. I highly recommend Jami as a realtor and her team at the Raines group-HER Realtors

- Stacey Igrec Ryan

Many thanks to Karla Ballenger and Candace Caulkins for their outstanding customer service during our recent home purchase. They both provided excellent advice and helpful recommendations at every step along the way. It was truly a painless process. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality realtor. Thank you both!!!

- Janet Bell Peterson
Jami Taylor Blosel and Sandy Raines are just great! They are detail-oriented, know the right answers to all of our questions up front and are so pleasant! Selling a home is an emotional and stressful process for most, and their understanding and compassion is so evident - not only that, it's important to make sure all of the steps in the process are done properly to get the best outcome. At the end of the day that's exactly what Jami and Sandy did. We sold our home very quickly, for the price it was worth and with an efficient and clear process. Thank you!
- Mandy Robyck

We would recommend Elia Hughes!!! She was so fabulous to work with. So detail oriented, wonderful communicator and sold our home in 1 day. Can't say enough good about her and the entire Raines team. Thank you for all your hard work!!!

- Melissa Sommer

Candace Caulkins is an outstanding salesperson. I have run several sales teams in the past, and Candace would be invited to join any of them. Smart, aggressive, curious, and hardworking on behalf of her clients. Candace was willing to go above an beyond in a supply limited market. She understood what it would take to make a deal happen, clearly explained it to us, and negotiated fairly and aggressively at all stages of the transaction. We would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

- Jeffrey M. Brownstein

The Raines group gets it done! Very professional to work with and they handle everything! The systems and people they have on their team are top notch! Highly recommend!

- Amy Moberger

Jean-Luc is absolutely wonderful to work with. It’s like having a friend on the “inside” working for you. He really cares about his clients as well as the community. I would recommend him over and over again! He went above and beyond to find our family the PERFECT home!

- Brandi Merk

Jami and the Raines Group Team are the most professional team I have worked with in the residential space. Handled all the details, drove the market price and closed us with several outside issues that they handled in stride. Can’t recommend them highly enough.

- Robert Moberger
Candace Caulkins is the best realtor in the business. She truly listens to the needs of her clients and acts on their behalf. She sold our home in less than 2 days, for 5% over listing price! When looking for a house, her counsel, expertise, and care were extraordinary. We saw at least 30 homes in practically every area of the city. She helped guide us to the right neighborhoods and was instrumental in closing our offer.
We will work with Candace the next time we sell or buy, and you should too!
- Matthew McCann

Loved working with Jamie from the Raines group. She was patient, on top of things and professional. She was always available for guidance throughout our buying process. The Raines group overall provided us with organized support and guidance throughout the process, they were always available with support and reassurance. Highly recommend and a pleasure to work with.

- Jenn Tyson Gode

We worked directly with Candace and she was phenomenal! We were first time home buyers with many questions, requirements, the list goes on and on. Candace answered each and every question we had and always made herself available to see homes no matter the day or time of week. After a short time we found our perfect home!

- Nicole Alyse

Karla did an excellent job explaining the process, staging our house and even sold our house before it went to market! We highly recommend Karla Ballenger and the Raines Group.

- Craig Ryan

Krista is a dream to work with. Her communication skills are outstanding. She kept us informed without overwhelming us with info. She is a perfect blend of professionalism & friendliness. The sale of our home was not an easy one, nor a highly profitable for her, but she hung in there & encouraged us until the sale was finally final. I would definitely work with her again & highly recommend her to you.

- Barbara Brown Lindsey

We were blessed to work with Elia on the sale of our home. She was professional, knowledgable, and transparent. We were wowed by the level of detail, organization and communication that Elia and the team provided. The experience was outstanding and we can't say enough positive things about Elia and the entire team! THANK YOU!

- Shelby McDaniels

They do a fantastic job!

- Kathy Maguire

Jami Blosel was our realtor when we sold our home and represented us when we bought our new home. She also sold my mother’s condo when she had to make an unplanned move to assisted living. Jami is quick, thorough, efficient, accurate and very knowledgeable about everything related to her profession. She was also very kind and compassionate when a sudden change in my mother’s health caused us to have to put her home on the market. Jami knew how to handle the delicate balance of selling her home quickly and showing sensitivity to the pain I was experiencing during that time. We will continue to recommend her and encourage her to use us as a reference whenever needed.

- Monica Egan Roberts

Jenna was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely attentive and always willing to answer any questions we had. Given the competitive market in Columbus, she was terrific at setting up showings on short notice so that we could find our perfect home. Would highly recommend.

- Megan Spitz

We've been lucky to work with Jenna Crowley on two occasions—buying and selling a home. Her market insights, strategic thinking and level-headedness were huge assets on both transactions. Real estate deals aren't for the faint of heart—Jenna is the partner—and advocate—you want in your corner.

- Jonathan Michael Franz

The Raines group is the cream of the crop when it comes to real estate. Marian Halliday has handled numerous deals with us through the years and she is the very best...professional, dedicated and the hardest working broker I know! Marian and the Raines Group get 5 stars ++++!

- Lisa Broh Newman

We truly wish everyone is lucky enough to have Jenny Bilchak as their realtor when buying a home! She doesn't pressure you into buying a home if it's not "the one", she is honest about what is needed for a winning offer in such a competitive market, and she is with you, answers in hand, through the entire home-buying process. If you don't have a realtor yet, look no further!

- Ryan Peterich

Elia Hughes, Sandy Raines and the rest of the Raines Group team were outstanding to partner with for the sale of our New Albany home. All very professional, resourceful and truly cared about helping us achieve our personal goals. Especially Elia! Always accessible, friendly and respectful, great in communication, very honest and transparent and always offering her professional opinion. Her professionalism and knowledge about the real estate market is superb and she knows how to deliver!!! Highly recommend working with Elia Hughes!!!!

- Maria Chrisos Dorado

We were blessed to work with Krista Lofthouse at the Raines Group to find our new home in New Albany. Krista was patient and never wavered from her goal of helping us find just the right home. She was willing to spend the time necessary to help us look at a variety of homes in the greater Columbus area. She was attentive, kind, knowledgable, and provided excellent communication. Krista was our advocate in our search for a new home and became a family friend through the process. What more can we ask for? It was an excellent experience for our family.

- Kevin Miller

Hi, Raines thank you very much for the great job you did for me and family for making me have my own house in Columbus Ohio. may God bless you and give you a long life. You did a great job, Wish you a good luck.

- Thomas Folefac

The Raines Group and our realtor Andy Wirt were so helpful in our effort to find our next family home. They understood our values - great communication and customer service - we really felt like part of the family! We are looking forward to selling our home with them as well!

- Jessica Santaguida Hall

They are very dedicated hardworking professionals!!

- Johnnye Summerson

I have used The Raines Group, HER Realtors twice now. Once when buying my condo and then again just recently when I sold it. This was a great experience. Stephanie Miggo is my realtor with The Raines Group and she did a wonderful job. All of the Team members that I dealt with during all aspects of my purchase and sale were very helpful and I would recommend them to anyone. Excellent job!!

- Kelly Durrett Hesson

Andy Wirt and team are wonderful. They are very professional, extremely helpful and well organized. The extra services they provided made the entire process easier for us. We had our offer in days of listing!!! HIGHLY recommended!! Thank you so much Andy!

- Carmen Andrin

Must give props to Sandy and the gang for great client retention. We used Darcie Barton for selling an old and buying our new home and would use nobody else. Love all the goodies that keep coming as a past customer throughout the year to keep the agency top of mind. Top notch all the way!

- Tom Broadbent

Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre provides excellent customer service, he's personable, and a highly qualified professional. He continues to be accessible even though we sold and bought a home from him in October, 2016. Additionally, the entire Raines Group is simply amazing! The services they provide to their clients are unmatched. For example, the opportunity to use their moving truck, tables, power washer, and other items makes the transition to a new home a much more pleasant process.

- Dwight L Carter

The Raines Group is a GREAT team to work with. They have top notch skill and will get your house sold or bought!

- Kevin Blain

Expertise. I’ve both sold and bought a home with Tye Raines Group.

- Peggy Fiske Masser

Great real estate team! Very impressive! Thank you!

- Sasha Tripp

Stephanie and team did a great job in my home purchase. Very helpful and professional.

- Scott Miggo

I love the Raines Group! They are an absolute dream to work with. They have an excellent reputation as a hardworking and organized real estate team in central Ohio, and they absolutely live up to the hype! I would recommend them 100 out 100 times to anyone looking to buy or sell in central Ohio.

- Marshall Skinner

My husband and I had an excellent experience working with The Raines Group while buying our first home. Renee and the team were fantastic at answering all of our questions quickly and they have exceptional knowledge of the market. They made the process very easy. We highly recommend working with them!

- Alicia Barterian

Andy Wirt and the team at The Raines Group were great to work with. We were always well informed on the process and what to expect next. Highly recommend their services.

- Tom McClary

They were wonderful! A very professional, well-organized team that took care of our every need. Being first-time homebuyers, we had a lot of questions and concerns regarding the entire process, but the help and support we received along the way made everything seem simple and understandable. I would recommend them to anyone buying a home, just terrific!

- Calvin Beckley
Selling a house, especially your first, can be a daunting experience. Sandy and agent, Karla Ballenger were incredible. Their confidence in their knowledge of the market led me to a different strategy than I had initially proposed; a successful one. They guided me, and coaxed me when I was doubtful. They helped me sell MY house for MY situation and needs, not in a cookie cutter manner. Extremely professional, yet personal. I can't imagine I would have gotten the same time and consideration from anyone else.
Their resources are impeccable. They impressed me from beginning to end. I interviewed a number of realtors. I made the right decision.
- Gail Rigelhaupt

What a marvelous community service The Raines Group provides as it loans its great truck for charitable projects! Recently, the Helping Hands club (a group of New Albany Elementary students) sponsored a garage sale to benefit the New Albany Elementary Eagle Enrichment Program. The Raines Group generously provided the truck for 24 hours so the group could collect all the items, get them to the school for the garage sale, and deliver unsold items to Goodwill. It was SUCH a life-safer to all concerned! THANK YOU, Raines Group!

You're the best!
- Pamela Sconiers Whitelock

The Raines Group has a process and a philosophy that is heads and tails above all the other realtors in my area. They're better at marketing, better at pricing, better at negotiation, better at staging than anyone we've seen. Using anyone else will cost you time and money. They sold our house in under 45 days, for significantly more money than any other home on our street, even helping to work through an appraisal that didn't meet the purchase price. Fantastic experience with them - in particular, Darcie Barton, Marian Halliday and Sandy. Thank you Raines Team!

- Heather Sprintz Goodman

Working with Agent Darcie Barton and the Raines Group to sell our house and purchase a new one was the quintessential customer experience. Darcie was able to give us essential strategic advice to optimize the entire process. Literally everything she predicted and promised occurred in short order. The team at the Raines Group were masters of effective communication and every single member of the team lived up to the standard of excellence that our agent set and delivered on over and over again. They worked very hard to make the process easy for my family and I and the results were well beyond my expectations. I've been through the process of selling and buying a home several times before and continue to be amazed and appreciative of the professionalism, service, and sincere passion that our agent Darcie Barton and the team at the Raines Group demonstrated every step of the way.

- Robinsom Dunham

Worked with Darcie Ross Barton to sell our home and purchase a new home. We bought a brand new build and Darcie's advice, expertise and knowledge were invaluable. If you are building a new home it is so important to have a realtor (we wish we had known this when we built our first home several years ago) on your side. I can't stress enough how valuable she was!

- Theresa Nevett Crawford

Sandy and the Raines Group - from 1 - 5 they are a 10. Stellar agents who know the market and put the needs of their clients first. They go above and beyond. Do not hesitate to give them a call for your real estate needs!

- Nick Shivers

I'm a local agent who just completed my first deal with this group (Andy Wirt, listing agent) and couldn't have been more pleased with the professionalism and cooperation coming from the "other side" of the transaction. I look forward to being able to work with their team again.

- Josh Dawson
Andy Wirt thank you for all you did to make the sale of our house so easy. All in less than a week (four days) we talked to you, signed, had pictures, listed and sold in less than a day (hours).
You truly were a blessing Andre thank God for you and Raines Realty.. �
Stash and Ginni
- Ginni Stillion May

Jami Blosel is one of the most incredible professionals I have ever worked with. Five stars is not enough to give and show the appreciation I have for her and her team at The Raines Group. Jami worked with Sandy Raines to sell my home, and in a matter of days we already had a buyer. The selling process was seamless. Jami took care of everything. She was efficient, responsive, and thorough. I could not imagine having a better experience working with anyone else. I’m currently working with Jami on purchasing my next home and she has been working nonstop helping me obtain my forever home. I truly appreciate Jami, Sandy, and the entire Raines Group team for all they have done and are currently doing for my husband and I. We are so lucky to have this level of professionalism and experience in our community.

- Carmela Meade

I can't speak highly enough of The Raines Group. Our realtor, Karla Ballenger, was incredibly sharp, organized and knew what changes to make and how to stage to sell fast for the most money. We sold our house on the first day to the first showing... enough said. Highly recommended!

- Dean Cooper

Jean-Luc was amazing to work with. He is incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of the real estate market. He searched for months with my wife and I and was able to secure us our perfect home before it even hit the market. He is dedicated, honest, talented and very professional. He took time to answer all questions and helped us with every section of this transaction. I will be recommending him to everyone I know! Keep up the great work!

- Damien Merk

Just bought a home and had Steve Simonetti as my buying agent from The Raines Group. He did fantastic work and was extremely motivated to find me the right home. Not only was he friendly and helpful, but he really went the extra mile to make sure it felt like I was taken care of. This was my first home and he walked me through the entire process step by step. I'm very grateful to have worked with him and will absolutely be working with him again in the future should I ever move!

- Nick Vulanich

Jean-Luc is absolutely wonderful to work with. It’s like having a friend on the “inside” working for you. He really cares about his clients as well as the community. He worked hard to find our family the PERFECT home, and we couldn’t be more grateful:)

- Brandi Reed

My experience with the Raines Group was absolutely amazing. I’ve used other realtors in the past that were just ok, however, with the Raines group, everything was above and beyond my expectations. Karla Ballinger and Candace Caulkins assisted in every aspect of the sale and made things incredibly easy. I cannot wait to work with them again in the future!

Update: My girlfriend and I used Candace Caulkins when purchasing a new home. Candace is the BEST! She went above and beyond in every way imaginable as our realtor. She coordinated every step of our buying process making it as stress-free as possible. There is no doubt that we will be using Candace again in the future.

- Matthew Robison

Karla B and Candace C. Both are outstanding to work with. Would recommend. Both have several years of experience and it shows when you are getting ready to buy/sell a house.

- Luke Wendt

The Raines Group was phenomenal. We worked with Jenna and could not be more satisfied with the service she provided. We are first time buyers and she made the process effortless. We can't recommend her and the Raines Group enough! They are excellent

- Jared Shively

Our buying/selling experience with Jami was simply incredible! A true professional in her field, Jami did an excellent job of communicating throughout the process. She answered questions promptly, followed up regularly and demonstrated preparedness in every situation. Additionally, Jami’s innate kindness, honesty and overall respectful nature makes her an extra special, well-rounded individual and solid choice in business. A cut above the rest! I would recommend Jami to anyone looking for their best home buying and/or selling experience!

- Dan Rogaliner

We worked directly with Candace and couldn’t be more happy with our experience! She is thorough when visiting homes and provides all the needed information up front. She genuinely wants you to find a home that is perfect for you and your family. I cannot recommend her enough!

- Nicole Thomas

I am so glad we used The Raines Group for selling our house. We have used many other companies in the past and this has been the best experience we have had so far. Jami was so easy to work with and never pushy. At times I felt that she was more of a friend then my realtor. She reached out and offered to help me multiple times and even showed up early to help me clean and put things away! Justin also did an amazing job staging our house. First impressions are everything and I'm so glad we paid extra for the staging. I strongly believe that we were able to sell our house so fast (less than 24hrs with 4 offers!) due to Justin's talent and keen eye for making the place look beautiful.
I would highly recommend The Raines Group and using Jami as your realtor!

- JPD

Jami was great to work with during this process. She did everything to make the sale and closing of our condo as smooth as she could. Jami was readily available to discuss any questions we had and quickly responded to emails or texts. I would definitely work with her again.

- Dawn Marie
My fiancé and I worked with Krista Lofthouse on the purchase of our first home. Krista’s performance as our realtor went above and beyond what we thought we should expect. She was incredibly responsive and was available to us anytime we had a question. She took the time to really get to know us and was very in tune to what we desired in a home. She was supportive when we felt that a property was not right for us and was excited right along side us when we found a home that we loved. It was very clear that Krista was not there to sell us a house. Instead, she was there to assist in finding the perfect home for us.

It was abundantly clear throughout our entire experience with Krista that she takes great pride in her work and enjoys it immensely. Even after we had signed for the house, she would check in on us via text to ask how our our move had gone and how we were enjoying our new home. Working with Krista gave us the sense that we had not hired a realtor, but rather we had an old family friend who just happened to be very knowledgeable about real estate helping us along.
- Google Review

We highly recommend Karla Ballenger and the team at Sandy Raines. Karla's market perspective and real estate savvy helped us list and sell our home well above our initial asking price. Another area where we found Karla helpful was in staging and pictures. She helped us declutter and present our home in the best condition for a new buyer.

If you are looking for a realtor who can execute and knows the business. Karla is your Rockstar!

- T. Addison

Have gone out of their way to help in every way possible! Jenny has been amazing!!!

- Lydia Crowl

Stephanie at the Raines Group was an absolute lifesaver for us. We used Stephanie to find a house when we moved to Dublin a year ago from out of state. The flexibility and time she invested in helping us find a place quickly was phenomenal. This year we found ourselves faced with another out of state relocation and did not even think twice about who we wanted as our realtor. Once again, Stephanie and the Raines group did not disappoint. They helped us take care of what needed to be done to get the house listed quickly, and sold this house in two days with multiple offers. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a realtor who will go the extra mile for you!

- Jeanette Jones

Nicole Ribich, and the Raines team are very professional, and expedient with real estate matters. It i easy to recommend this team to those seeking to buy a new home, or selling an existing home.

- Google Review

The Raines Group, specifically Sandy Raines and Jami Blosel, were excellent; both personally and professionally. Jami specifically worked long hours seven days a week helping us. They provided great insight into what we needed to do in preparation of putting our home on the market, they helped us every step of the way with their advice, their recommended contractors, their photographers and marketing team, their staging team, and by rolling up their sleeves and helping in every way they could. While a lot of work for us and them, we ended up with multiple offers at and above our asking price in the first 48 hours it was listed. Our experience with The Raines Group was substantially better and unlike all of our past experiences selling prior homes. This team is outstanding in every dimension and a group we would strongly recommend.

Thank you!
Jim and Stephanie Brennan

- James Brennan
We just purchased our first home. Our realtor was Emily Benedict! Before we contacted her, I read her profile and it seemed that she was a very knowledgeable realtor, and I was not wrong. On our first meeting, she answered all of our questions and gave us confidence to decide to work with her. She was always responsive and available through the whole buying process which it is not an easy one if it is your first time purchasing a house. Also, she provide us with a lot of resources, expertise and advise when it came on preparing an offer. Our offer was so good that it got accepted and the house never went in the market. As my husband said on our closing date “ Emily had all the answers to all of our questions as soon as we asked them”. For sure we recommend Emily and the Raines Group as they are very professional, knowledgeable, and team-oriented. Thank you very much Emily for making our experience of buying our first home not stressful at all. Gaby & Jose
- Gabriela
We worked with Nicole Ribich to buy our new home and sell our old home. She went above and beyond in helping us every step of the way. She was very responsive to all of needs and questions and instrumental in guiding us in this process. Her patience is one of her greatest strengths. It took us almost 2 years to find our dream home but she remained so calm and good-natured throughout the entire journey. I have recommended her to my family, friends and neighbors because she has truly made the buying/selling process much less stressful with her professional guidance and sweet personality.
- Dale Ganobsik

Highly recommend The Raines Group. Our realtor, Marian, was knowledgeable and organized. She provided us with excellent advise to prepare our home for sale; she staged it to optimize its features. She was very patient as we asked questions, and kept us updated throughout the entire process.

- Susan Schultz

Total Concierge Experience . Elia Hughes took care of every detail . Would highly recommend The Raines Group .

- Ron Greenbaum

Marian Halliday exceeding any an all expectations. She is the consummate professional. I was amazed at her attention to detail, which is the reason my home sold so quickly with multiple offers. Any issue that arose was immediately met with a solution. I have bought and sold many homes. This was the easiest and most stress free experience. I recommend Marian Halliday and the Raines group with every confidence.

- Darcy Moulin

Jenna was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely attentive and always willing to answer any questions we had. Given the competitive market in Columbus, she was terrific at setting up showings on short notice so that we could find our perfect home. Would highly recommend.

- Megan Hirschbeck

I cannot recommend the Raines Group highly enough! Our agent Jenna Crowley and her team have provided us with the best experience both buying and selling a home. All team members were extremely professional, friendly, and responsive. Jenna and her team did an amazing job marketing our home, which provided maximum exposure to potential buyers and ultimately resulted in multiple offers. My husband and I were pleased and excited given the overwhelming interest of potential buyers and the offers that we were able to consider. The overwhelming positive response in regard to listing our home was the direct result of Jenna and her team's hard work. In addition, Jenna invested a great deal of time finding us the perfect home. My husband and I truly felt that Jenna and her team had our best interest in mind and worked hard to meet all of our needs and provide us with the best opportunities both buying and selling. We could not have been happier with our experience and are pleased to endorse Jenna Crowley and the Raines Group!

- Lauren Pipher

During my journey to home ownership I worked with Candace Caulkins, who I would highly recommend. She was very patient with me and really listened to what I wanted and the type of home I was looking for. Whenever I called her if there was no answer, she would be calling my other line as I was leaving voicemail. She will make you feel like you are her only client. I never had to wait long periods of time for her to get back with me. She has always been very professional and well mannered, very respectful of the homes we viewed. When I was down, about not finding what I wanted she remained very encouraging, she told me "your home will come and it will be just right for you". She was right and through the closing process she was with me every step of the way. She is a wonderful and kind hearted person and she really cares about you as an individual, you can tell that its not just business for her but a passion.

- Ashley O

Jenny is hands down the best thing that could have happened to us in the process of buying our first home. She was so supportive and with us every step of the way. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a realtor!!

- Megan Neuberger

Krista was amazing to work with. She consistently went above and beyond when it came to selling our home. She prepped, staged and got us an offer the day we listed. I would not hesitate to use her and the Raines Group again!

- Ashley Symonds

We worked with Krista Lofthouse to purchase a new home and sell our current home. She was INCREDIBLE! Krista was super knowledgeable and responsive, helping us navigate all the details of the process. I always felt like she was our advocate, and she helped us to understand some complicated arrangements related to our purchase & sale to ensure we were making the right decision. She and the entire Raines Group team were amazingly responsive, helping us to stage, photograph, list & sell our home quickly and efficiently. I cannot recommend Krista and The Raines Group enough for their professionalism and efficiency.

- Kacie Bartimus

The best selling experience ever! Everyone was so supportive, especially Jean-Luc.

- Joyce Hemsley

Jenna was amazing to work with. She was organizing and extremely responsive. She made the process, from start to finish, enjoyable and stress-free. I couldn't have had a more positive experience!

- Shelby Passias

My wife and I have now sold two homes and purchased two homes with Karla Ballenger of The Raines Group. Each time, the service and attention to detail has been amazing. Even after the transaction has closed, Karla remains committed to helping, in all ways possible, to make the entire transition seamless. If you are looking to buy or sell (or both) in central Ohio, we highly recommend Karla.

- Jon Sammons

This is a group to recommend highly. The team was very professional and helpful but not overbearing in the process. Jami had a wonderful calming effect from start to finish. We truly appreciated that.

- Diana Trammell

Karla and entire Raines Group Team were a pleasure to work with during the listing and sell of our home of 21+ years. After all these years, no surprise, we became very attached emotionally to our family home - so many memories. Karla was very patient and helped us throughout the process to not only sell our home quickly but found a young family that hopefully will enjoy raising their family in our home as we did.

- Mitchel Mink

Karla and Sandy did a great job from advising us on how to get our home ready to helping us navigate multiple offers that resulted in a fast sale. They know their stuff!

- Chris Mink

We had the most amazing experience with Raines Group! Stephanie and Jenny were both so incredibly helpful and patient throughout our entire process. Jenny was always available to answer any questions that we had and always made the time to go see a house as quickly as possible, as houses were selling very quickly. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and brings multiple perspectives to the process. We couldn’t have asked for better!

- Tess Tarpey

Steve was a great realtor partner to walk me through my first home buying experience! I appreciate his transparency, honesty and guidance through out the process. I could always count on him to follow up when necessary and I trusted he was doing everything he could to close on time! It was really an experience to start this process in the beginning of the pandemic situation but Steve was professional and courteous to safety precautions. I couldn't believe how easy Steve made it! Thanks again and I love my new place!

- Mackenzie Cline

Great organization. Jami Blosel was fantastic as our agent. Provided great guidance getting our home ready to be sold and kept us informed during the selling and closing process. Then did another outstanding job getting us into our new home. You can't go wrong using Jami and The Raines Group.

- Mike Roberts

We had a great experience with Karla Ballenger and Candace Caulkins - they are fantastic!

- Andrea Orman

Candace and Karla are a dynamite team. They were both very helpful, and absolutely committed to making sure we got the home of our dreams. Candance was super responsive and very fast to schedule home views, which gave us a leg up for offers. They are both very adept in offers and negotiation.

- Zach Devier

Look no further, you’ve found the right group for your home buying experience!

I had a wonderful first time home buying experience specifically because of the hard work and effort put forth by Jenny. She went above and beyond to help me find the perfect home to meet my rather specific wants and needs! She took the time to show me around the city so I could make a more informed decision about where to buy! The whole process was very new to me and she was so kind and patient walking me through every step. Once in contract, she had recommendations for inspectors that did a wonderful job and made the process go by so smoothly! She helped me with the final walk through and ever since moving in has had great recommendations for locksmiths, veterinarians, and the list goes on!

Thank you so much for such an amazing home buying experience, Jenny!

- Kristin Lescalleet

Working with the Karla and Candace on our 2nd home purchase was great! Very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommend them for buying and selling!

- Darrell Miller

I had an amazing experience with the Raines group! I was a first time home buyer and I was very naive on the process. I worked with Karla and Candace and they were amazing. They were always available when I had questions and always took my concerns very seriously. Candace was very flexible and helpful when it came time to view homes. She made me feel comfortable, helped me every step of the way and always made me feel like she was there for whatever I needed. I honestly can’t put into words how great she was. The passion for what she does was extremely apparent and it made me that much more excited. If I had to do it all over again I would with out doubt choose the Raines group again!!

- Emily O'Neil

- New Albany Buyer & Seller

What a fabulous experience we had working with Candace! We moved back to New Albany after six years in Atlanta and met Candace through an Open House she was hosting. We had an instant connection and she did not disappoint throughout our home selection process. She was attentive to our interests, patient with our time schedule coming from Atlanta, and extremely knowledgeable and consultative about the buying process. I would highly recommend working with The Raines Group - specifically Candace. First class experience and we absolutely are thrilled with our new home!

- Cindy Finley

- New Albany Buyer & Seller

We couldn't be happier with our realtor, Nicole Ribich and The Raines Group. The advice and guidance from our realtor throughout the process made the sell of our home less stressful during the quarantine for Covid-19. Nicole was always available for our questions and concerns, and the follow up in the office by Chris Hart was very timely and professional. We feel this transaction couldn't have been made any easier or faster! Thank you Nicole and everyone at The Raines Group for a very professional, seamless transaction.

- Patti Hanby

Loved working with Angela for the purchase of my property! The whole team is so responsive and communication was wonderful. Definitely would recommend the group for your next purchase or sale.

- Orly Amor

Stephanie and her team were an amazing resource for us finding the perfect home for our family in New Albany. I was particularly impressed with Stephanie’s knowledge of the market, professionalism and empathy handling our home purchase during the COVID pandemic. I highly recommend The Raines Group for the sale or purchase of your home in the Columbus area.

- Eric Langenbach

Emily has restored our appreciation for realtors. We have relocated/moved five times over the last twenty years and have had mediocre experiences with each sale/purchase of our homes. Emily listens and has gone above and beyond our expectations. The Raines Team of professionals seemed to be one step ahead, attentive to details and accommodating to our needs. Our home sold with accepted pending offer the first day on the LMS. We highly recommend Emily Benedict of the Raines Group. Thanks again to Sandy and the Raines Group Team for an awesome experience with selling our home!

- Kathleen Spelman

Whole group was great, especially Jami Blosel who helped us find a fantastic home and answered our millions of questions along the way. As a first time home buyer, it was great to have someone who was knowledgable and patient throughout the whole process. The group made every step of the process easy and straightforward.

- Wiley Archibald

"Our experience with The Raines Group is the true meaning of a 'group' effort. They made listing and selling our home an extremely pleasant and seamless journey!!! We highly recommend them to all!!!"

- Cheryl

Elia Hughes was our agent and she did a phenomenal job finding a home for us that met our needs and within our price range. She is extremely professional and on top of things, and made the experience a good one for us.

- Michael Bass

Jenny Bilchak of The Raines Group at HER Realtors is an absolute professional. She was able to not only find us a house, she found us a home. Jenny took the time to research all of our wants and needs, she was always timely in her correspondence, and was patient with us in our decision making. She made the process of buying a home an enjoyable experience and my wife and I highly recommend HER Realtors and especially Jenny Bilchak when looking to buy or sell your home.

- Jeffrey Marks

We worked with Jenny at The Raines Group/ HER Realtors. She went above and beyond to help us find our home. She setup specific searches to ensure we got MLS listings as soon as they were posted or contacted sellers agents the second we asked to see the homes. She ensured we were first into viewings and walked us through the home for everything we should be looking for. She made us comfortable while looking at potential homes to speak freely about them so that she could tailor her search for us if we did not put an offer on that property. She worked extremely hard at learning what we wanted in our home and delivered! She worked around the clock to negotiate to get a deal done for our home and couldn't be happier about it! Once in contract, she had recommendations for titling companies and inspectors that did phenomenal jobs. Closing day came and it was efficient and easy.

Thank you so much Jenny for all of your help!

- Matt Weiner

My husband and I are first time home buyers. We worked with Jami during the home finding process. She was incredible! She was knowledgeable in the areas we were looking at. She pulled houses were interested in and that met our criteria. She guided us through the offer-close process and made it a breeze. We worked with various inspectors and the finance company she recommended. Each group was highly professional and pleasant. We even closed a day early! We will definitely be working with Jami and this group in the future.

- Cassie Bacon

I worked with Nicole Ribich to sell my home in Nov 2017, and then in Feb 2020 to purchase a new home. Both processes were smooth, professional and honest. Nicole's advice helped me win a contract on my house, which already had multiple offers by the time I saw it. I was able to close within 3 weeks. The photos to list my home were wonderful and my house was in contract within hours of it listing.

I highly recommended Nicole and the Raines Group.

- Victoria B.

We had a top-notch experience working with The Raines Group. Everyone was fantastic to work with and offered excellent guidance and advise on everything related to selling a buying a new home. We listened to their advise and we had multiple offers within just a few days. Our home sold at top dollar and I know for a fact this was due to our Realtors knowledge and experience. Elia H. was truly an incredible Realtor and went over and above in every way possible. We will definitely use her again!

- Amy Koch

I cannot recommend this agency and specifically my agent, Nicole, highly enough. I recently closed on both the sale of my previous home and the purchase of my new home and Nicole was there every step of the way. This was greatly appreciated given some unexpected events that arose in our family. Thank you all so much!

- Melissa Eck

We came to Elia Hughes pretty stressed out after being unable to sell our house for six months. Elia strongly recommended immediately painting the interior and doing some work on the kitchen. She took care of getting all of the bids through her connections and we were able to do these upgrades for half of the cost of some quotes I previously received (including granite and backsplash). She even picked out the finishes and colors for me. She truly handled the entire process. The work was completed in just a couple of weeks. When the house was back on the market, she held back to back open houses and there were five plus showings a day... not that it was even necessary because we got an offer within days and sold it within $2k of full asking price. And this was just days before Christmas. On top of that she was very responsive and knowledgeable about the central Ohio market. It was an awesome experience. Thank you, Elia!

- Jill Mercer

Jami assisted my husband and I with the sale of our home. This was our first time working with a realtor. Jami has not only helped us sell our home, but will be assisting us with transitioning to another home that better suits our needs and lifestyle. So far she has been a great ally in this next phase of our life. The Raines Group also brings to the table many benefits to their clients including the use of moving trucks and other event equipment. It's comforting to know that we can go to them any time in the future for assistance.

- Megan C.

The Raines Group is second to none. They are the most trusted, knowledgeable and most respected agents. As the number one team in the state of Ohio, they provide exceptional, five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ service time buyers and sellers. Impressive and like no other agent or team.

- Sherri Johnson

Jami did an excellent job helping us with our move to New Albany from the Boston area. She is professional, thorough, and very accommodating to our needs. Her timeliness in following through was so appreciated. We give her our highest recommendation.

- Vik Marballi

We listed with Raines to list and sell our house. Nicole took care of all of our needs, and to say we were an easy client is an understatement. She made sure the process was smooth from start to finish! Thank you Nicole and thank you to all of the great folks at the Raines group!!!

- Justin Bay

Jean-Luc was amazing! We were moving from Boston to Ohio in a somewhat small window of time. We had to shop for, and buy, a home via FaceTime. Jean-Luc truly looked out for me and my family’s best interests the whole time. His honesty and integrity are unmatched, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home! He took a lot of stress out of a rather unusual home buying situation.

- Stephen Reed

Krista was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She’s extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive! She helped us navigate the selling process and ensured we got above market price for our house. We will use her again in the future and would highly recommend the Raines Group.

- Heidi White

Stephanie Wetzel was such a kind and professional person to work with. I could not have found a better realtor. As a first time home buyer I had no idea what to expect but she made it easy. She had great recommendations and made a stressful home search go seamlessly. I will highly recommend Stephanie Wetzel and her team at The Raines Group- HER, realtors.

- Alissa Bevilaqua

- Buyers & Sellers with The Raines Group

- Gahanna Homeseller

- The Hayes Family

- Louise Stonehouse, New Albany Country Club

The Raines Group proved to be a maximum efficiency team in the end-to-end sale of our home.  From Julie Wills setting up the operational stage, to the integrated team execution, TRG is a real estate machine!

- James & Elizabeth Dolan
Dan Lorek exceeded my expectations with regards to professionalism and responsiveness. He pursued every issue to completion, responded to every email and call within the hour, and stayed on top of all items necessary to go from contract to close in less than 3-weeks.
- Don Halpern, Managing Director - Bass&Company Management Co
"Between the personal service of Lisa Gibbs and Karla Ballenger, we will definitely recommend the Raines Group to everyone we know."
- Mike and Helen Jackson
"Your team is without a doubt the most proactive team of real estate agents that we have dealt with."
- Jay and Robin Canowitz, New Albany, Ohio
"Out of all the real estate agents that I've worked with, you, by far gave me the best value for my money."
- Todd Alexander, Executive Vice President, Kreber
"You are the best and we intend to tell all our friends about you."
- Franklyn and Sandy Giampa
"Hiring you to sell our home was the best decision we've made in a long time."
- Dr. and Mrs. Harold Sauer

- Kevin Lonergan, New Albany Country Club
"The Raines Group is the most organized professional real estate group I have ever worked with."
- Chris Rafferty, New Albany, Ohio

"Ron (Cadieux) is the most professional person I have ever worked with."

- Jeff and Robin Warzel
"Buying a house with The Raines Group was the best real estate experience we have ever had."
- Tom and Kathie DeJong, Blacklick, Ohio
"I wanted to express how happy I am with the service I received from your team. Everyone was professional and on top of everything."
- David Bowen
"Thank you so much for everything you did for us."
- Mark and Rebecca Wareing

"Everyone that I dealt with in the group was very friendly and professional."
- Yvonne Dulaney
"Your 'can do' attitude, upbeat personality and attention to detail made the whole process a real joy."
- Roger McCoy, Gahanna, Ohio
"Your staff is professional and very reliable."
- Drew and Melissa Schulz
"Our experience was 100% positive in every way."
- Bob and Martha Chaddock
"I can't say enough about the professional manner in which The Raines Group handled this transaction."
- Giorgio Bittoni, President of Bittoni Homes
"We were very much pleased and impressed with everyone at The Raines Group."
- Evie Nickerson, New Albany, Ohio
"We would have never imagined that the process would go so smoothly."
- Tim and Laura Frank
"The whole process went great for us. We love Paul (Thornburg)!"
- Bill and Tracy Hohman
"We are your biggest fans. You did what other agents couldn't do, sell our home."
- Stephanie and Art Fitzpatrick
"We were especially impressed with how quickly she got our home on the market."
- Dan and Stacy Brunell
"We absolutely would recommend The Raines Group to anyone interested in selling their home."
- Jennifer and David Hansen, Blacklick, Ohio
"Thanks for selling our home in seven days for full price."
- Jim and Melody Keifer
"You and your team members did a great job in a tough economic climate."
- Michael D. Ryan, Rimrock Corporation

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