JOAN ELFLEIN - OHIO REAL ESTATE BROKER
BROKER LICENSE #386319
Ohio Broker Direct is a non-traditional real estate brokerage firm providing services For Sale By Owner Services with Ohio Flat Fee MLS Listing Service options tailored to the specific needs of each individual client. We have sold over a Billion Dollars of Real Estate throughout Ohio – saving our Sellers Millions of Dollars in Real Estate Commissions! Recognizing the continued shifts in the Ohio real estate market, Ohio Broker Direct provides services to meet the diverse needs of our clientele. Through our broad menu of al a carte services , we are offer cost-effective and targeted programs to each of our clients and customers. Our selling options are designed to save you time, effort, and thousands of dollars.
We have sold over a Billion Dollars of Real Estate in both mainstream and transitional markets; across the spectrum of economic conditions – from robust growth to moderate recession. Our current market often requires the incorporation of unique lending solutions to ensure an expeditious sale. We continuously expand our working knowledge of loan program conglomeration and the array of title insurance policies available to consumers today.
Why choose Ohio Broker Direct to work for you? We are small enough to provide personal service while our inter-industry experience allows us to offer a range of Ohio Flat Fee MLS Listing Services that is often beyond the scope of most medium-sized firms. Ohio Broker Direct has an A+’ rating with the Better Business Bureau, is a member of the National Association of Realtors and facilitates all Ohio business transactions in compliance with the Ohio Canons of Ethics.
As the Principal Broker of Ohio Broker Direct. I look forward to putting my 4 decades of experience in the real estate industry to work for you with the professional service and personal care you deserve.
Thank you so very much for representing me on the sale of home of 26 years! You & your team were kind, thoughtful, analytical & always treated me like a valued member of the team selling my home. Your patience with me & my navigating of the process was three words: Fab U Lous! I would highly recommend you to others wishing to sell their homes & work with a great team!
We have sold many of our renovations using Ohio Broker Direct and HIGHLY recommend them. Joan is very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions we may have and does so in a very timely manner. The listing process is so easy and we have saved well over $75,000 in realtor commissions! Listing a property on the MLS generates so many more calls and showings than just being on the “do it yourself” sites and sells your house faster and usually for more money. We have recommended Ohio Broker Direct to several people and will definitely continue to use their services in the future. Thank you Joan and Ohio Broker Direct – your service is invaluable!
Thank you so much for your help representing me as the Seller on my most recent fix-and-flip home. In fact, this property sold over listing price even during the toughest time of the year to sell a house – between the Thanksgiving and New Years holidays. Although I was tempted to drop the price, your advice to hang in there was greatly appreciated because I received the buyer’s over-full-price offer literally on New Years Day. What a fantastic way to start off the New Year! I’ve worked with other Realtors in the past but none of them really understood my needs as a real estate investor like you do. Now that I have sold multiple fully renovated homes on Ohio Broker Direct, I’m going to start listing my discount-priced wholesale fixer-upper houses with you, too. You are awesome! P.S. Keep an eye out for my next listing by the end of this week.-A Very Happy Columbus Real Estate Investor.
Joan and the team at Ohio Broker Direct were fantastic! We cannot recommend them enough. We listed or home for sale by owner and Joan helped us list it on MLS as well. We loved that she was local and if we needed to change something she was there to help us. With her help we were able to save the Sellers agent commission which was thousands of dollars. Not only that but we got $50k more money for our home than most Realtors were willing to list it for!! Ohio Broker Direct offers different packages and if we were to sell another house again we will definitely go with Ohio Broker Direct! We were so pleased with our experience! Thank you!
After having a full service realtor for a year with no results and no communication, we listed our house with Ohio Broker Direct. It was the best decision we have ever made. Our emails were responded to quickly and professionally. We saved over $10,000 and had a more professional realtor. We would highly recommend Ohio Broker Direct to anyone trying to sell their house.
We highly recommend Ohio Broker Direct and their program: it saved us $9,000 just by paying the flat fee of $800 instead of the 3% commission of a $325,000 house. We did some work by presenting the house ourselves but it’s really not that hard as people think, especially in a Seller’s market like we have now. The $800 is well worth it as it gave us access to MLS as well as having exceptional consulting service during the selling process. One special note for Joan: she went above and beyond the contract duty when our buyer was left in the dust by his lender with a few days before closing. Ohio Broker Direct found him a new lender in a matter of days and we were able to close the sale eventually. I would absolutely use Ohio Broker Direct program any time for future house selling or buying.
We are so thankful that we contacted and used Ohio Broker Direct versus any of your competitors. With your help we were pleasantly surprised that there was no need to hire a full service realtor and sacrifice 3% on the profit of the sale of our home. Your help and guidance in navigating the selling process was invaluable. From the moment we contacted you until the date of closing you walked us through each step. We will recommend your company, without reservation, to anyone selling their home.
We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your time and expertise with our recent sale. After this experience, we find it hard to think that anyone would want to use a full service Realtor. We saved not only on a listing commission but our buyer also did not have a Realtor and with your help, we were able to keep a Realtor completely out of this equation which resulted additional savings for us and the buyer. A win-win for everyone. The process went very smoothly and it took only three weeks to sell our home. We got many calls from Realtors and had many prospective buyers come to our open houses. The whole process far exceeded our expectations with selling our home. As a neighbor told me, he has never seen a real estate sale goes so quick and executed so beautifully.
I want to thank you for your professionalism and assistance. Particularly in light of the fact that our arrangement was a flat fee, I found your responsiveness to be excellent, and the quality of your services were also excellent. For anyone else who is thinking of trying to sell their home using a flat fee MLS service, I would highly recommend they use Ohio Broker Direct!
Yes, you will save money by listing with Ohio Broker Direct. But you won’t be sacrificing one bit of industry knowledge or professionalism. Joan is extremely conscientious, thorough, and a pleasure to do business with. This has been, by far, the best experience I have had in selling a home.
Joan, of all of the Realtors that my husband and I have met, you are our absolute favorite! You are definitely a straight shooter and it was clear to see from the beginning. Your honesty, expertise and willingness to help truly sets you apart. In the world today it is hard to find someone with the dedication, generosity and knowledge that you possess. I had my doubts at first since the program was so inexpensive and since you live in Columbus, but you were just an email, fax or a phone call away and you couldn’t have done more if you had moved in with us! Your turn around time for phone calls and emails anytime of the day is lightning fast, I honestly don’t know how you do it.– Please keep us anonymous.
Dear Joan, I would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU for saving me about $16,000!!! Your program allowed me to advertise my home on the MLS website. Within 24 hours of being activated, I had more phone calls than I could have ever hoped for and had a deal within days. This program is the answer to selling by owner!!! You were ALWAYS available to answer any questions and there were NO strings attached. Thank you, again, for your assistance and a FANTASTIC program! I would recommend this (and have…numerous times already) to ANYONE trying to sell their houses “For Sale By Owner!”
I wanted to take a few moments to personally thank you for your time helping us list our home for sale. With the help of your services, we were able to receive three offers in the first three weeks! This is amazing since we are in such a depressed housing market currently. Thanks again for taking the time to coordinate the details of listing our home and having it seen by so many people! We would definitely recommend Ohio Broker Direct to anyone who wants to sell their home for sale by owner!
Your experience, knowledge of the market place and financing programs enabled you to assist us in determining the appropriate listing price which was significantly higher than the recommendation of the HER and Coldwell Banker agents we interviewed. In fact, the purchase contract we accepted was $26,000 higher than their suggested list price and you sold it in less than 30 days! I look forward to working with you again!
You have been an unbelievable resource throughout this lengthy and stressful process! Your service and accessibility was very close to full service at a fraction of the cost. Your advice from years of experience was on target every time, and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support and guidance answering every question with patience and thoroughness. We will definitely refer your service to any acquaintances that will be selling their homes!!!!”
Listing our property with you was the best money we have ever spent. We had a “for sale by owner” sign out by a very busy street pointing to our house for a week before our house was listed on the MLS website by you. We received only a couple calls that did not end up in a showing. Once you listed our property on the MLS website, we sold our house within a day and had many requests for showings within two days. Simply put, this was the best money we ever spent
I cannot say enough about your character and your program. Thank you so much for all of the help you lent us through the sale of our home. We know that if it weren’t for you we would still be on the market, we simply couldn’t have afforded to do it any other way. I have and will continue to recommend you to anyone selling their home, I truly believe you are the best option and more than that I know that you care about the people you serve. Thank you! Sincerely, Jim & Beth Miller (now living in Medina, OH thanks to you)
I want to sincerely thank you for all of your assistance on the sale of our home in Cleveland. You saved us over $6000!!! Your Fee for Service Listing Program is the answer to all of the FSBO’s out there. We had our home on the market and had advertised for months, but until we got on the MLS through your program, Realtors passed right by us. Once on the MLS we were scheduling 3-5 showings with qualified buyers per week. The key to selling a home today is the MLS and you deliver it for a fraction of ANYONE out there. Please keep us anonymous.
“I was somewhat skeptical at first when contacted by Joan as a FSBO Seller, but decided to sign up for her MLS listing to increase activity on our home. I am happy to say that at every point Joan’s service was clear and outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend her and her service. It was refreshing and exemplary!” — Client
It is not duty but a keen sense of gratitude that compels me to express my heartfelt appreciation. Going down memory lane, what struck me most when I met you for the first time was the assurance you instilled in me, the positive outlook you had, the depth of efficiency, and the striking dedication to sell my home. I have never known a person to work harder or more diligently, and with more enthusiasm than you in selling real estate. It has been a great privilege and pleasure to have you as my agent. There are no better words to express what my heart feels than two simple words, “Thank you!” I shall never hesitate to pass on your reference to all of my friends, acquaintances, relatives and colleagues. I know they will appreciate the high level of professionalism, quality, and sincerity that you have shown me. May God bless you and your family and may your success continue and spread far and wide.” Gratefully yours, Dr. Specht.
Joan represented my husband and I for the purchase of a home. She was professional and knowledgeable. I was most impressed with her follow through. She returned all calls, answered all questions and reviewed all documents prior to the closing and during the closing. She valued our time and therefore scheduled and facilitated inspections. We knew where the process stood at ALL times.
We wanted to thank you for all of your assistance and support while helping us to sell our home in Old Worthington. We greatly appreciated your knowledge of our market, your directness when giving advice, and your responsiveness when questions or issues arose. We would utilize your services time and again if coming back into the Worthington market. For that matter, in any market in Columbus, although we absolutely loved living in Old Worthington! Thank you very much, and please feel free to use us as a reference. You helped us close within our target price in 35 days in a very challenging real estate market!
I am very happy with Ohio Broker Direct and Joan Elflein’s personal attention to my sale. As a real estate investor, Joan was wonderful in helping me sell my eight-unit OSU campus apartment building. She went out of her way to help me fix many problems that came up during the transaction including title issues and even unethical behavior by one of the Realtors. In the end, Joan helped me get the highest price possible and she went above and beyond my expectations to make sure problems were solved immediately. I have owned over 100 properties including apartment buildings, multi-family units and single-family homes and I have worked with many Realtors over the past 20 years. Joan is by far the most helpful, conscientious, thorough, and customer-service-oriented Realtor I have ever used, period. I continue to use Joan for buying and selling real estate and I refer her all the time to friends, real estate investors, and housing providers.