Columbest Year In Review - Happy Holidays!


The Columbus market is finishing the 2016 year strong and "is proving to be one of the best years ever for the Central Ohio real estate market" said 2016 Columbus REALTORS® President John Royer. 

We continue to have record numbers of home sales each month and the demand for homes continues to be exceedingly strong.
— Columbus REALTORS®

There were 2,227 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of November, a 15.8% increase over the previous year, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Year to date (January through November), home sales are up to 29,196 which is 7.1% above the same period in 2015. 

As the cold weather and holiday frenzy sets in, inventory naturally decreases. 2016 was dominated by a seller's market due to low inventory and low interest rates for buyers. Even though interest rates are starting to come up they are still historically low making it a great time to purchase! For all of my sellers out there, 2017 will be a great time to list with all the buyers the new year will bring and the buyers that were unable to find their dream home last year and are still hunting. 

My husband Jesse and I want to thank all of our wonderful family, friends, customers, clients and vendor partners for their support. Jesse celebrated the opening of another location for his business STORE 5a at Easton Market. We are so blessed and looking forward to the New Year!

Real estate offers flexibility, financial freedom and the ability to work as hard as you want to achieve your goals! There are no limits to your success and many different ways you can work and run your business. If anyone has questions about the industry as a client or potential job please reach out so we can talk and I'll help in any way that I can. Keller Williams is a fantastic brokerage and I've been very happy with the support, training, technology and events that are available to me. In addition to residential I am pursuing my KW Commercial designation to be mentored and learn more to better serve all of my clients. I have also joined the Keller Williams Young Professionals and helped them officially launch their Columbus Chapter! 

2016 has been a great year full of learning, open houses, happy hours and helping buyers find their dream homes! Here are some fun highlights below. From my family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

To keep up with the exciting things happening in 2017 follow @columbesthomes

Columbest Summer Events

Mark your calendars for the Columbest Summer of 2016

Living in such a great city makes my job as your local, lifestyle, REALTOR® great. There are many diverse and unique areas within Greater Columbus that all have something special to offer. The best part is that no matter where you live, you can experience highlights of each area, different cultures, music, art, food and more through these summer festivals! I encourage you to go to a festival you've never been to or explore an area of the city you're less familiar with this summer. Engage, explore and enjoy!


Hope everyone has a great summer in Columbus! If you or anyone you know is looking to rent, buy, sell or invest in real estate please let me know at pfjohnson@kw.com or 614-638-5817 

I also highly recommend this Columbus Summer Checklist from Morgan at Columbus Living Blog! Thanks to Columbus Underground, Experience Columbus and more for aggregating all of the wonderful things happening this summer.

About Columbest Homes

I'm Priscilla Johnson, an agent at Keller Williams Classic Properties operating under the name "Columbest Homes". You can find me on social media under that name to keep up with local events, community news and real estate.

As a Real Estate Agent in Columbus, Ohio I represent clients looking to buy or sell a home, or both! I focus on Downtown Columbus neighborhoods like the Short North, Harrison West, Italian Village and German Village as well as surrounding areas like Upper Arlington, Grandview and Clintonville. I would happy to work in other areas as well, I grew up in Lewis Center, went to school in Worthington and most of my friends and my husband's family lived in Powell. Wherever the area, I like to learn about my clients, what they are looking for, help them to understand what they can attain with their budget and then look furiously to find the right home for them.

With a strong background in the Columbus urban rental market, technology and design, I bring all of my knowledge and skills together to provide a high quality well rounded experience. I believe in utilizing technology to my advantage and the advantage of my clients whenever possible. It makes things smoother, faster, and less stressful. Design elements play a strong role in real estate through marketing listings and staging a home to appeal to to as many potential buyers as possible. A lot of agents have to outsource many of these services, but I can take care of them all myself so there is consistency, quality, timeliness and success!