REALTORS With a Heart Help Downsize With a Heart

Downsize with a heart - Downsizing can be so uplifting

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re sponsoring the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio’s social enterprise, Downsize With a Heart, again this year! As REALTORS, we understand that moving at any age is a process. We couldn’t be more proud to assist Downsize With a Heart in their endeavor to help aging adults move into their future with ease.

Downsize With a Heart is a personalized, one-stop service for home downsizing, moving, and dispersal of unwanted items. Their services help people take each step along the way, while also helping those in need take the first step to a better life. All proceeds from their services are invested into the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio to create sustainable revenue to support the mission and goals of helping individuals and families in need.

As a Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist®, Sue Lusk-Gleich and The Columbus Team are ready to assist Central Ohio seniors with all their real estate needs, including downsizing and preparations to safely and comfortably age in place.

We are your REALTORS® with a Heart!

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The Columbus Team at KW Capital Partners Welcomes Terry Zellar!

Terry Zellar, Realtor Joins The Columbus Team

Sue Lusk-Gleich and The Columbus Team at KW Capital Partners are pleased to welcome new team member, Terry Zellar! Terry brings over 20 years of experience in the Central Ohio Real Estate Market. She is a perfect fit for a team with a passion for providing the highest level of customer service to every client. Terry enjoys representing buyers and sellers throughout the Residential Market including Corporate Relocation and New Build representation. In addition, Terry brings her expertise in Commercial Real Estate Management in both leasing and sales, adding to our team’s wealth of experience in this dynamic industry. This deep bench of knowledge helps solidify Terry’s status as a true Real Estate professional. With the support of KW Capital Partners, her vast experience in the industry, and a desire to help every client meet their personal real estate goals, Terry has already become a valued asset to The Columbus Team.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a talented and professional group of real estate specialists! The team’s dedication to providing the highest level of services to their clients and their collaborative working style are some of the primary reasons for my decision to join the team.”

-Terry Zellar

Support Patrick in the Pelotonia 18!

Patrick Florence rode last year in the Pelotonia 17 to raise funds for the James Cancer Center & cancer research. We at The Columbus Team are proud to support him in this physically demanding endeavor to do so again this weekend!  We’re hoping that you, too, will support him in his quest to make a difference in the lives of so many who have been affected by cancer. One hundred percent of every rider-raised dollar goes to cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Patrick at Pelotonia 17 - riding for the James Cancer Center

I am excited to share that I have committed to a 70-mile bicycle ride in Pelotonia 18! This is my second Pelotonia!

Last year I did a 50-mile ride and was touched to see all the support from riders, volunteers and spectators cheering the riders all to Beat Cancer!

As each year goes by I am saddened by the loss of family and friends due to cancer and the impact and amount of hurt this horrible disease brings to our society. I pray to God each day to help those touched by this disease to find comfort and hope for a cure! This is why I have committed to ride in Pelotonia 18 to raise funds that will benefit life-saving cancer research!

I hope you will consider supporting me today with a donation toward my ride. With 100% of your donation going directly toward improving lives through innovative research, you can rest assured that you are making a difference.

To make a donation, please follow this link to my Rider profile page.

Ready for a New Career? We’re Hiring!

KW is #1 in Real Estate. Join our team.We are looking for a unique individual to join our very busy real estate team as a REALTOR Partner. If you are not currently licensed, you will need to secure your real estate license. This opportunity is open to all who qualify. This is not a job it is a career.

This position is for someone willing to own the role and does not settle for average growth in income & personal accomplishments. If you are not a team player, do not have a positive can-do attitude, not willing to do what it takes to succeed, please do not apply.


  • Lead generation, lead follow up, go on appointments, negotiate contracts, practice scripts and role play
  • Attend training events …. must want to grow professionally and personally at a high level


  • Highly self-motivated individual: you just live your life that way, not only when someone is pushing you. You must be hungry, it is a commission only position (with unlimited income potential).
  • Incredibly proactive: not waiting around for someone to tell you what to do
  • Problem solver: solution finder with creativity
  • Flexible: will do what it takes with an up-beat attitude and a smile
  • Great communication skills: both verbal and written
  • Fast learner: you will be exposed to many new ideas and people, if you can’t pick up new concepts fast you will be lost.
  • Accountable: to your goals and the big picture of the team.
  • Above all must be a team player: We are not looking for a rebel. You must appreciate the value of being surrounded by very talented, productive team members and want to be a part of that type of environment.

If you think you might be the right person for this role, send us your resume and more importantly, a cover letter. We aren’t interested in a generic cover letter.

Instead, tell us, in detail, why YOU are the right person for this position.

Send to:

The Columbus Team Holiday Traditions

This year, our holiday memories center around favorite holiday traditions: A fresh-cut tree smelling of the pine forest, warm cookies scenting the house with vanilla, doubling up on family celebrations, and so many more…

We hope our friends and neighbors have cherished family traditions for the holidays, too, whether it’s lasagna, an ornament that brings back years of happy memories, or a simple shoelace reminder that all we really need are those beloved faces bright with happiness to share in the moment.

Whatever holiday you’re celebrating at this time of year, we hope it’s filled with love, laughter, good food, and family.

Sue Lusk-Gleich:

Holiday Traditions: Sue's shoelace ornament

Sue Lusk-Gleich

When Johnny was 3, I was a single Mom with not a lot of discretionary money for things like Christmas tree decorations. So, that year Johnny and I began the tradition of making tree ornaments out of construction paper, scrap pieces of wood, or anything handy laying around the house that could possibly be hung on a Christmas tree.

That first year we were by ourselves, one of the items we added to our tree was a white shoelace, that we tied around a branch. For the past 45 years, that same shoelace gets tied on our tree every year as a reminder to stay humble and grateful for how far we have come and for what we have.

Mary Allen:

Mary Allens Christmas

Mary Allen

On Christmas Eve, since my children starting having children, we gather for an early evening Mass. My kids and their kids then go back to my house for the traditional lasagna dinner. It wouldn’t be Christmas without lasagna!

Then comes the exciting part for the children! Presents!!! Kids do a hot potato game to see who goes first and then so on. They open one at a time and move to the next one and so on until all gifts are unwrapped. Lovely sight!!!!

Patrick Florence:

Patrick Florence Christmas

My birthday is Christmas Eve and my son’s birthday is Christmas Day.

We have a family tradition of celebrating Christmas morning in a very traditional way around the tree with gifts and holiday cheer for the entire family. At noon, Christmas is over and the birthday celebrations begin. Just like when I was a boy, Connor gets to pick the family meal and the day becomes a birthday celebration in his honor. So far, every year he has picked pizza! He’s a teenager now.

Edie James:

Edie James

One of my favorite traditions is that the James gang always cuts our own tree down. It has always been a big family event. My kids make fun of me; they say I prefer a bush rather than a tree! I like petite trees!

The first year I was cancer free, Bob went out and bought a 10-foot tree that filled the entire room! We had no room for furniture, the tree kept falling over, and to get it out of the house we had to saw it into pieces!

I love seeing that my kids are now keeping the fresh-cut tree tradition alive with their children!

Erin Ogden-Oxender:

Erin Ogden Oxender for 2020 Columbus REALTORS® Board of Directors

Christmas Eve night was an event in my family. We always went to church, had dinner at a family friend’s house then went home to put out milk and cookies for Santa.

My dad would read ‘Twas the night before Christmas before bedtime. Now, we have the same traditions with my own kids. It is so magical!!

Jeanne O’Keefe:

I had a Holly Hobbie oven (similar to an Easy Bake oven), and when I was about 6, I learned to bake cookies and follow recipes from that “toy.” Chocolate chip became the family favorite. Even after graduating to a real oven, Santa always had his traditional plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies and a cold glass of milk every year at our house.

I kept this milk and cookie tradition going with my nephews and we also added in a pile of carrots for the reindeer, just in case they are hungry also!

Terry Zellar:

Terry Zellar's Christmas Gathering

Terry Zellar

My favorite part of Christmas is attending Christmas Eve service with our family.  The church is beautifully decorated and we sing all the traditional Christmas carols.  There is so much joy and excitement in the air! 

Our extended family tradition is a special visit from “Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus during our gathering!  They spend time with us playing games, making us laugh, dancing and passing out small presents to all young and old!

What are the holiday traditions in your family? We’d love to know!

Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all of you!