Charlene Fairman CEO/Founder


Mobile: (614) 425-7676


The Realty Firm Inc.
7801 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43235


Charlene’s foray into real estate began at Keller Williams where she helped open the first franchise in Ohio. From this beginning, a passion for real estate began. Eventually, she left KW, obtained her real estate license, but remained in a financial management role. The trigger for a sales career fell in her lap when a friend and mentor told her she should not be behind the scenes, but should sell real estate. He said “you can do this”, I know you can. And, in 2004, she took the leap of faith. 11 years later, she cannot imagine her life without her clients, her team or most important, her growing family. 
Charlene’s philosophy in starting her real estate career was to “do the right thing”in a transaction and always be forward thinking in your business decisions. That vision in 2004 was to go in the direction least traveled at that time. Although, the internet was really starting to gain momentum in 2004 thoughout the country, locally there was much apprehension. By learning the ins of advertising on the internet by teaching herself, she gained an advantage for her team and eventually her sellers and buyers. Understanding the business part and knowing that “numbers never lie” in business allowed her to have budgets for advertising when the market fell and also making sure the team always has goals. These key elements created the basis and the building blocks started to be stacked on top of the initial base. Her team is the shining light at the top of the current blocks and each partner has their own area of expertise. Every person is different, yet we are a closely knit family. This family works hard and always in our client’s best interest… It is who we are and how we have become the group we are today!
And today, the team is branching out to provide more value for our clients. Service is what we sell, and our service has to be the best in the business. With the belief that ‘ it is all about the clients’, the team aspires to find new ways to bring value to them.With the advantages and rewards of staging readily apparent, our team revolutionized the value a firm can deliver to clients by offering complimentary staging consultations with a complete inventory of staging equipment at our client’s disposal. We can now guarantee this added value to all of our clients to ensure they receive the most money possible for their home A win for the client and a win for our firm. 
Always moving in a direction to provide value to our clients, we have a new and  very slick website in the oven baking right now that will allow buyers to search as never before ..
Her passions are her grandchildren. golf and of course, real estate…and perhaps writing a book…



Nick Karafa

My Wife and I found ERA Real Solutions on We had a fairly poor experience buying our first home in 2009 with agents that will remain nameless. We left that situation with a bad taste in our mouths when it came to real estate agents.We used Dave Fairman as our buyers agent, as ERA was the highest ranked, at that time, on Zillow and he was the total polar opposite of what we had experienced in the past. Dave has to be the most helpful agent you could ever want. He is very detail oriented and thorough. He isn't pushy. He won't pressure you into anything or waste your time. We couldn't be more happy with our experience with ERA. In fact, after we bought our new home, we listed our old home with ERA. We used Charlene, as she was a listing agent where Dave is a buyers agent and she was equally as great. Our old home is now under contract thanks to their hard work. The people at ERA will treat you right!


Charlene Fairman is the best Real Estate Agent I have ever dealt with. She was honest with me about my expectations, she knew the high and low pricing of the areas we looked in as well as guiding me through the process. She took my opinions seriously and got me a bargain


We worked with Charlene to relocate to Columbus. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about the Columbus area and helped us to match what we were looking for to both neighborhoods and a home. Charlene went broad in our search to show us a range of options and then we narrowed down what we wanted, she found several homes to fit our criteria. Charlene is skilled at negotiating and landed us a fantastic home for a great price - and she still keeps in touch with us to see how we are doing 4 years later. Charlene would be my only choice for a Realtor if I were looking for a home in Columbus again!


We worked with Charlene Fairman last year when buying our new house in Columbus, OH. Charlene was extremely knowledgeable about the area. She took the time to talk to us about what we were looking for in our new home. We were undecided about the neighborhood, so she was very accomodating in showing us multiple neighborhoods in order to make the most informed decision. She was very patient with us and we were able to make the best decision for our family. We really felt that she genuinely had our best interest in mind from when we first started house hunting until our signing. We will definitely be using her to sell our house in the future.


I have worked with Charlene and the Realty Firm on a number of occasions, and their service is top notch. Charlene and her team are incredibly knowledgeable about the area, and always go above and beyond expectations to make sure you are in the best position possible to buy or sell your home.

Rob Livesay

I will be short and sweet, If you are wanting to buy real estate in columbus there is no one better than charlene she never stops working day or night she is the best!!!!!!!! WE LOVE HER!!!!!!!!! AGIAN GREAT JOB THANKS A MILLION.

Julia Damelio

After relocating to Columbus, I worked with Charlene to find a home. I was a first time homebuyer, and ended up being a first time buyer of new construction! Charlene showed me a number of places around town– she knows the ins and outs of all the different neighborhoods- especially unique opportunities such as tax abatements! I finally decided on new construction and, for the next SEVEN months, Charlene helped me through every step of the process. She even accompanied me to make selections– spending hours picking tile, carpeting, and even hunting in the granite bone yard! I know my townhouse turned out excellent and (most importantly) at a really great price! I have never seen anyone work so hard for a client and I give her the highest recommendation.


When my family decided to move to Florida last fall, I contacted Charlene since she helped me buy my home and also helped my parents buy theirs. Charlene has always been more of a friend than just my agent and she genuinely cared about my sale and more importantly, me and my family. She has never forgotten a birthday or never fails to deliver cookies at Christmas! Working with her and her firm has been a wonderful experience each and every time. She is easy to do business with - with my hectic schedule her sending documents to have me sign online was so great. When my first offer came in too low, she gave me great advice and tried to keep me from being so disappointed. She went out and negotiated a great offer and we are now in Florida in a brand new home. The process started in November and my home was sold by mid February. She knows Columbus and if there is something that needs research, she gets it done. Also - her pictures are so professional and the process with her photographer was a good experience as well.

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