Your Vision for Columbus Real Estate - Donald Payne

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Vision Realty
Donald Payne, Founder of Vision Realty, has been the REALTOR® of choice for buyers and sellers since 1979. Donald specializes in helping first-time homebuyers, new families, single families and more in Columbus real estate.
Right now in many markets across the US there are more buyers than there are properties, and this creates a unique supply and demand. This results in competing bids and multiple offers and sometimes, those offers can extend far beyond what a home is actually worth. So what can a buyer or seller d...
If you are planning on remodeling, listen up! Unpermitted work is getting a crackdown, especially in our city and potentially yours as well. When you take on a remodeling project it may be more than simply changing out a bathroom fixture or a few lighting sconces. And you'll have to pay attention...
This post comes on the heels of a recent contractor nightmare a friend of mine has been dealing with. It seems like everyone I talked to has some crazy contractor story. When we explain a bad situation, people say, "yes, that sounds like a contractor." But why does it have to be that way? Why do ...
I love checking Yelp's website for the hottest and newest restaurants in the area and we always try to hit up at least one or two of them a month. Let me just talk to you about a few of Columbus's hottest new restaurants.Cousins Main Lobster – these guys were on shark tank a couple of years ago a...
This might be a new concept to you. An offer is an offer, right? Most sellers are just happy to get any offer, even lowball offers are at least some activity on a listing even though they usually evoke insults rather than excitement. But if you ever thought about the type of financing when accept...
Independence Day is right around the corner and if you're looking to play it safe and watch the fireworks from afar, here are the best places to see and experience firework displays around Columbus Ohio this year.Patriotic PopsWhat: Columbus Symphony Patriotic Pops FireworksWhere: 160 South High ...
It's an interesting real estate market out there. In some markets across the country we are seeing escalation clauses and offers well above asking price but are lenders loaning money on inflated homes? It begs the question, 'how much is a home really worth'?Fair market value is the price a proper...
It's important to interview whatever real estate agent you're going with so that you feel comfortable with the job they're going to do for you. Of course, you want to ask questions such as how long you've been in the business, if this is your full-time job, and how many homes on average to sell p...
Now before you all get your panties in a bunch, I have nothing against people that are unmarried buying a house together. I mean, people do it all of the time in joint tenancy, partners, siblings, parents and children, and other people that have no intention of ever getting married. But for this ...
Not all real estate agents are created equal and in today's market, it's even more important that agents go the extra mile on behalf of home sellers and buyers. So how can consumers know they're getting a good agent? Well here are six signs of an agent that's not quite putting in 100% of effort.#...

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