Monday, April 8, 2013

Client Testimonial

Client Testimonial: “Bill is informative, reliable, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with when it comes to buying a house and making improvements. He provides you with estimates and ideas for improvents in no time. Bill goes the extra mile as a realtor through the use of technology, finding exactly what type of house works for you, providing you with points of contacts to make improvements, and importantly stays in touch throughout the entire process. Overall, Bill makes shopping for a house enjoyable! When trying to sell your house, Bill is just as enjoyable to work with. He puts time into advertising your house through the use of a great photographer, open houses, and marketing. I have never encoutered a realtor as good as Bill and would highly recommend him and his services for either buying or selling your house.” – Brittany F, Grove City Seller, 2013

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

1976 Caplinger Drive in Pinnacle The Greens, Grove City.

A Beautiful 3BR/2.5BTH Home in Pinnacle The Greens. Loaded with upgrades and desirable Wakefield floor plan. Features: wood floors in entry, dining and kitchen, and Berber carpet in the remaining rooms, French doors on study, gas log fireplace, beautiful eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances & gas cooktop, nicely finished Owner's suite with walk-in closet, loft, bonus room, full guest bath and two additional bedrooms, 1st floor laundry (washer & dryer stay) and much more! For more information:

Saturday, April 6, 2013

SOLD! 3170 Clifford Avenue in Ashville.

SOLD! 3170 Clifford Avenue in Ashville. Buyer Representation.

SOLD: 1977 English Turn Drive in Pinnacle The Green, Grove City

SOLD – Multiple Offers in under 24hrs and sold $4000 over asking price! 1977 English Turn Drive in Pinnacle The Greens, Grove City. Seller Representation.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brittany & Russ's Updating Pays Off

Living Area Before & After
Almost 2 years ago, I started working with Clients Brittany & Russ who were relocating from North Carolina to Columbus for Russ's work.  We had focused on searching for homes in Grove City and Canal Winchester.  We saw a lot of homes but two really stuck out, a brick home in Canal Winchester that beautiful but was at the top of their budget and needed updating and a home in Pinnacle The Greens that was well below their budget but was pretty beaten up by the Owner at the times daughter and her dog that had been living there (He lived in California and had bought the home for her in lieu of renting).  Brittany & Russ have a little girl, Emily, who was just a baby at the time and considering two factors, she wasn't going to be in school for another 5 years and he may get transferred again for work in the next few years, the home they bought wasn't going to be a "forever" house.  I was pretty adamant the Pinnacle home was the better investment and considering at the time the home was vacant and had been on the market for 3 months and had been listed at $189,999 and was currently priced at $177,900, I knew the price would be negotiable.  Just as another option, without Brittany & Russ, I stopped by the M/I Homes Sales Office to see if there were any home building options and I found out that M/I was building the same home for $139,000, so I asked for the documentation from the Builder Representative and we submitted an offer for $139,000 with the documentation from the builder saying we could build a new home for the same price, we got the home for $139,000 (that's $38,900 under the list price).  After closing, we went to pick out granite with a granite company I had been working with  and flooring and I connected them with someone to get a good price on appliances.  Brittany & Russ removed the existing 1st floor flooring themselves and had hardwood laminate installed on the entire 1st floor which made a HUGE difference and would have cost a fortune as an upgrade to do with a builder.  Over time they did several other updates including adding a patio, painting, etc.  A few weeks ago I talked to them again and they were relocating to Mississippi, we listed their home for $174,900 which was comparable to homes currently on the market.  Within minutes of being on the MLS, we had a showing scheduled and then another, within the 24 hours, we had two offers and more showings scheduled plus a planned Open House.  We are currently sale pending for over asking price, the feedback has been incredible and at the Open House there were lots of comments about how beautiful the home is and how they had seen the same model of home before and did not like it but for some reason loved this one, which I attributed to the hardwood laminate on the entire first floor made it feel much more spacious.  There were several people at the Open House that were interested in the home if the offer in place fell through.  I asked Brittany to give me an estimate of how much total they had spent on the updates on the home and she told me it was about $10,000. The moral of the story: It really does payoff to update a home!

Kitchen Before & After

Kitchen Before & After
Yard Before & After

1977 English Turn Drive in Pinnacle The Greens

Beautiful 3 bedroom / 2.5 bath home in Pinnacle The Greens. Shows like an upgraded model. Features wood laminate flooring on the 1st floor, den, dining room, eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, under cabinet lighting, spacious and bright living area, bonus room, owner’s suite, whirlpool tub, double vanity sinks, walk in closet, loft, full bath, two additional bedroom,fence/ landscaped patio area and more. For more information

Client Testimonial

Lynette & Rob's Charming 1912 2.5 Story Brick

 ” Will~ Thank you so much for going above & beyond to sell our house. You did a lot of extra’s for us to save us time and we really appreciate it. we appreciate how fast you were in getting back to us after showings and being “on call” to us! You were a great realtor for us & we will recommend you to everyone we know who is buying & selling. Here’s a token of our appreciation to help you celebrate the sale and have a nice evening on us : ) IT has been great working with you! Thank you so very much” -Rob & Lynette, Schumacher Place Sellers, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

139 E Gates Street in Merion Village

BEAUTIFUL 1907 Two Story Brick! Loaded with original features and modern updates: original hardwood floors throughout, decorative fireplace, pocket doors, stained glass windows, updated eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, large owners bedroom, updated full bath with double vanity & granite counter tops, two nice sized guest bedrooms, full basement with rec room, fenced/ beautifully landscaped yard, hot tub, 2 car garage. Great location just South of Schiller Park and the shops/ restaurants on Thurman Avenue. A short distance to all German Village destination, Downtown Columbus, Nationwide, Nationwide Childrens Hospital and much more. For more information

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gledhill Robbins & Talis Group Brochure

Gledhill Robbins & Talis Group Sellers Brochure

New Ads for 2012

In most Real Estate Advertising, most Agents either market themselves or market a property, my goal was to design an ad that was simple, attractive and where both the property/ neighborhood and the agent were both featured.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Good Morning, Short North!


Lauren & Eli's Bexley Home
"Bill goes above and beyond what was required. This seems an easy thing, but it is not. This is especially true when you have two first time home sellers who are eager, nervous, and excited to buy their first home together and sell the bachelor pad. Bill promptly responds to emails, text messages and phone calls. In short, he is available and he makes you a priority. Additionally, he is honest. Bill will provide you with his opinions, when asked (we begged for them!), on both how to ready your home for selling and suggestions related to the purchase of a new home. He is experienced and he is knowledgable about real estate and about home renovations. Additionally, what Bill does not know, he tends to know someone who knows - for example, Bill suggested we fix an overhead light that had unsightly visible cords and do a little ceiling work in our home prior to selling, he also suggested the handy man and electrician to cheaply and correctly perform the work. These suggestions made an impact in our sale and served to assist us in getting the work done. Bill even met workers at our home when we were unable to do so to ensure the work was completed before a showing! Bill eases home buyer/seller tensions with honest feedback and his hard work. I would and I do recommend Bill Robbins as a realtor - in short, Bill is the consumate professional and a genuinely nice guy." - Lauren & Eli,  Merion Village Sellers/ Bexley Buyers, 2012