Buyers Information

Are you looking to buy or build a home, or invest in Real Estate?
We can help you every step of the way.
We delight in the opportunity to share the excitement of fulfilling the American Dream of home ownership with our buyers!

Regardless of whether you are a first time buyer, up sizing, downsizing, building, seeking out a foreclosed or HUD property, or investing, let our team of professionals put their experience & expertise to work for you! As your real estate experts, we will provide you with all the resources you need to have a successful real estate transaction.

Including helping you get established with a mortgage lender, customizing an amazing search tool that will allow you to be notified of all new listings immediately, showing you any home on the market, negotiating contracts, scheduling inspections & coordinating the closing process! Contact us today to find out how we can get you on the right track to home ownership & to request your free “Home Buying Manual” which we have created to help make the process easier for our clients to understand & to answer many of the common home buying questions!

As a home buyer it is critical that you have 24/7 access to all the homes that are on the market that match what you are looking for! Many websites that feature homes for sale do not have all the available listings displayed and show a lot of homes that are already sold or in contract. We have provided this website search tool for consumers to have access to available homes!

As a courtesy to our clients, we create & customize a search for you within our local MLS (which is where all homes for sale are put) and send you a link that you can access as often as you would like; whenever you would like. To find out more about this awesome search tool, please contact us today! We are ready to assist you in the home buying process!

Buyer Information Center

Mortgage Approval

When beginning to shop for a home, mortgage approval is one of the most important steps to the process!

As HER Realtors we are here to help you get connected with a mortgage lender who will provide you with excellent service, valuable information and help you find the best possible mortgages rates as you begin the process of buying your new home. Your financials will remain confidential with the mortgage lender. The mortgage lender will explain: which loans are available to you, whether or not you will need a down payment, any first time home buyer grants or incentives available, the price range you are qualified for, the best rates and estimated loan payments.

They will also provide you with a mortgage pre-approval letter which will accompany any offer you make and will strengthen your offer! We encourage you to contact us today and we will be happy to provide you with a list of reputable mortgage lenders in your area!


Many home buyers are interested in & excited to explore available foreclosed properties in their desired area. Often times foreclosed properties can be purchased at a great price. There are MANY different types of foreclosure properties including, but not limited to, HUD homes, Fannie Mae homes, & Freddie Mac homes. The process of buying a foreclosed home is very complex & varies widely from one type of foreclosure to another. As a home buyer, it is essential that you have a Realtor who is experienced in listing & selling foreclosed ( also known as REO) properties. Each type has a very unique bidding process and without an experienced real estate agent you could miss out on an excellent opportunity. When shopping for foreclosed properties it is also vital that you have access to up to the minute market updates on new listings as many of these properties sell very quickly, and often end up in a multiple offer situation. Contact us today for your free, customized foreclosure search!

When moving from there to HERe or HERe to there, you need an experienced relocation Realtor to ensure you have the smoothest transition possible! Dara Barker, of The Barker Team, is an experienced relocation agent who has obtained her designation in this field. Dara has helped numerous buyers & sellers complete the process of buying & selling here in central Ohio in the quickest amount of time for the best price! She has an understanding of the many things involved when relocating and that it can often be a very busy & stressful process for the transferee. If you or someone you know is relocating in or out of Central Ohio through your employer or personally, contact Dara Barker today!
New Builds
A great alternative to buying an existing home is building new! Whether you are looking to build within a subdivision or to build a custom home on a private lot we have the needed experience to make your building process a smooth one! There are many steps involved in negotiating & building a home. It is truly essential that you have someone representing you & looking out for your best interest along the way. We have contacts with all the major builders & would be honored to share with you the current incentives & promotions that are being offered to buyers! We have represented many clients on new builds and would love the opportunity to work for you or someone you know!

Are you searching for a property that offers low maintenance and provides an opportunity for you to enjoy the things that make you happy?  If so, a Condo may be a good fit for you!  There are hundreds of condo communities around central Ohio and each community is unique in what it offers. Condos can be purchased for under $50,000 and upwards of $500,000.  They are available in all different shapes and sizes.  Some are very compact and economical while others are very large and prestigious.  They are situated in the city as well as the outlying rural communities.  Many of the communities offer numerous amenities which may include items such as lawn care, snow removal, club house, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool, etc.  Some also include exterior maintenance to the units.  These condo communities also have regulations which help protect the best interest of the home owners.  Condos are not always the best fit for everyone.  It is essential that a buyer who is interested in a condo, have an experienced agent represent them.  The Barker Team Realtors have years of experience and we can find the right condo for you and your family.  We strive to ensure you know the benefits, pitfalls and costs of owning a condo.  Call us today at 614-273-7922 to get started in finding the right condo for you and to schedule a time to view some in your desired area!

Having been raised in a rural farming community & growing up in 4-H, we have a passion for selling farms whether small or large! We have represented buyers & sellers on small farms, horse farms and agricultural farms consisting of hundreds of acres. Some have sold through a listing, others by auction. There are numerous farms available in Central Ohio that offer the space a buyer needs and also a very easy, reasonable commute to Columbus. There is also a large demand for properties that offer a small amount of acreage as well as large tracts of tillable ground. Many types of farms also require special financing and we are equipped to help a buyer get in touch with the right lending institution for the type of purchase they are considering. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about the type of land or farm that you desire contact us today!

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