Home Central Realty

Marci Press

If you walk around the Home Central Realty office, you’ll notice exclamation marks hanging on the walls throughout. Realtor and Co-Owner Marci Press said that her team, Marci Press & Pros of Home Central Realty, knows that every task they do daily to help clients sell or buy their next home is URGENT. In one of the hottest housing markets in the nation, it pays to have a professional on your side who treats every matter as a pressing one. Press says that regardless of the market, buyers are in a position to make a good investment. That’s one of the reasons that Marci Press & Pros are consistently ranked in the top 200 Realtors in Central Ohio, based on production, dollar volume, and units sold. Her professional Realtors include Paige Golding, Alex Press, Lisa Halpert, Agnes Guzik, Brittany McQuay and Maggie Mescher.

Press said that in this “complete seller’s market,” many sellers are very happy right now. Still, buyers are taking extreme measures to secure their dream homes.

“In my nearly 17 years of experience in the real estate industry, I’ve never seen anything like it,” she said. “If a buyer wants to make a competitive offer on a home, the buyer may need to waive otherwise common contingencies such as a satisfactory home inspection, requesting items to be remedied, etc.” For buyers, the incredibly low interest rates continue to propel the seller’s market. 


The challenging housing market in Columbus is not forecasted to change this year, according to Press. It’s important for potential homebuyers not to despair because of the market challenges. The key is hiring the right professional for the job.

“In this market, it is extremely important to align yourself with experienced professionals, and that’s who we are.”

Always one step ahead of her competitors, Press says her team is highly trained, highly efficient and fast-acting.

“You cannot delay in this market if you are a buyer or a buyer’s agent.”

Press knows a bit about acting quickly on a deal. She and her business partner purchased Home Central Realty in 2006 for $1, while also assuming the company’s massive debt. Press has since used her impressive business acumen to transform the near-bankrupt business into the successful company it is today. The key to her company’s success? Press says it’s the passion she has for helping her clients.

“I love what I do. It’s insane because it doesn’t even feel like work,” she said. Her dedication to ensuring that all details are tended to professionally, urgently, and ethically is what differentiates her and her team, she said. Press said she is fortunate that most of her clients are previous clients or referrals.

“I did something right if they are telling their friends and coming back,” she said. “You cannot put a value on that.”