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There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and marketing knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work. That said, in our experience as Ohio real estate professionals, we've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs. This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to our clients. So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home anywhere in Ohio, please contact us! We'd love to be a part of your adventure!


Our Leadership Team...


Rick Starr, Executive Director |

Licensed in 1990, while a student at The Ohio State University, Rick built one of the first real estate teams in Central Ohio. The Rick Starr Team has been a top producing and leading team in the Columbus Ohio real estate market for over 25 years. He and his team earned multiple industry accolades along with achieving top 1% in sales status in Ohio. Rick’s education in real estate and financial services has allowed him to be an active participant, consultant and trusted advisor to many real estate brokerage leadership teams. Rick has designed a successful agent-centric business model for both current and future Realty World offices. Rick is the Ohio Regional Director at Realty World International Inc. and he has specific plans to create opportunities and develop leadership teams that will grow Realty World offices throughout Ohio and the rest of the United States.


Debbie Stohl, Director of Operations |

Licensed in 2006, Debbie has worked with some of Central Ohio’s largest producing and award winning teams, handling sales from listing to closing and managing day to day operations. Trained in Brokerage operations, she leads a team of Branch Managers handling the day to day operations of multiple locations. She has a long history in real estate having worked in the private non-profit low-income housing development and property management industries as well as with accounting companies. She opened her own graphic design and photography business in 2008, which serves agents, teams, and companies all over central Ohio. As President of the Columbus Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors, Debbie and her leadership team earned the National Gold Award during 2013 and she was second in command on the leadership team that earned National Small Chapter of the Year Award in 2012. She is actively involved in the State and National Chapters of Women’s Council of Realtors, and was elected to serve as State Secretary for the Ohio Chapter in 2018.


Ron Hobelman, Broker | Realty World Real Estate Stars |

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