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DownSize Columbus (DSC) began on a napkin at Panera. Founder and CEO, Kathy Chiero had built a successful real estate career on seminars. With a background in communications and as an award winning real estate instructor, Chiero has the ability to break down the moving and selling process into easy to understand and implement steps. Believing the best client to be an educated client, Kathy’s annual Home Seller Seminars attracted hundreds of homeowners over almost two decades: all intent on entering this big decision well informed and prepared.
In 2012 the Central Ohio housing market was seeing light at the end of an 8-year recession tunnel. Sitting at Panera with a colleague, Chiero proposed a seminar specifically for that over 55 homeowner who may have delayed the sale of home intending to to wait out the recession. What were their specific needs? Why was this sale different? What resources did this group of homeowners need to make this decision? The DownSize Columbus seminar was born.
It’s much more than the sale of a house.
The decision to downsize is far more than just the sale of the “big” house and a move to a smaller living space. It is a move fraught with future-altering decisions and emotional turmoil, often made without the help of a deceased or incapacitated spouse and out-of-state children. While every other sale and purchase has been a move “up” the ladder: bigger, better, closer to kid’s schools and more amenities, this move is letting go. Giving up of possessions, memories, and the familiar is often the hardest part of the downsize transition.
DownSize Columbus is Central Ohio’s premier seminar to assist the downsizing homeowner. Experts in the five major areas of transition – Residential, Emotional, Legal, Medical and Financial – all gather in one space to give the consumer valuable advice, resources and trusted partners to guide through this challenging transition.
Mary was raised to organize! A lifelong resident of Central Ohio, Mary’s parents owned and operated Rolling Acres Quarter Horse Shows and Rolling Acres Country Craft Shows in Delaware. Her parents started the family business in 1977 when Mary was just nine years old and at the age of 16 Mary jumped in to help! Mary learned the importance of providing excellent customer service to all of their exhibitors and vendors which results in a great guest experience for those attending events. Her parents always stated two very important phrases that have stuck with Mary throughout her life ‘Treat everyone exactly how you want to be treated’ and ‘always remember ‘Word of mouth is the best form of advertisement, both good or bad, it will travel very quickly.’
Mary has been the Stall Manager of The All American Quarter Horse Congress since 2011. Mary is in charge of assigning and assisting with over 10,000 stalls during the October event, which is held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the single largest breed horse show in The United States. This unique experience gives Mary the skills that allow DownSize Columbus to go off without a hitch!
Mary is excited to be a part of DownSize Columbus. Her past knowledge and customer service skills have afforded her the necessary knowledge to provide exceptional experiences to everyone attending DownSize Columbus.
Mary encourages you to reach out to her anytime with any questions you may have, she is happy to assist you.
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