Gahanna Area Realty Association
The mission of this organization was and still is to share information and ideas among our members and community concerning the local Real Estate market.

GARA's Christmas Party - Date: December 7th, Time: 8:30-11:30am, Location: Golf Club at Little Turtle (5400 Little Turtle Way W, Westerville, OH 43081), Price: $30 per ticket, tickets can be purchased on our Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gara-christmas-party-tickets-52618630741. Proceeds benefit G.R.I.N. There will be a silent auction, please bring items with your card attached to a GARA meeting or contact Karen Evans at 614-404-8173 or Karen.evans@titlefirst.com.

Vice President and Website Administrator - Rene Lanthron, Keller Williams Greater Columbus

Born and bred in the Buckeye State with over a decade of experience in Real Estate and Property Management! I grew up in Worthington, and for the past 15+ years, Gahanna has been my home. I have 3 children that started in Gahanna - Jefferson schools and will have graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School. I am very grateful to be a part of such an awesome community and to hold the position of the 2018 Vice President for the Gahanna Area Realty Association.

Treasurer - Khalil Walls, Consumer Direct Mortgage Loan Originator, First Commonwealth Bank

Khalil is an experienced mortgage lender, with over 9 years of mortgage experience providing Conventional, FHA, USDA, Construction, and Jumbo products. He enjoys consulting with clients to find the best possible solution for their diverse needs. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Khalil graduated from Saint Francis DeSales High School in 1997 and has lived in the Gahanna area for the past 8 years. Khalil is also the Treasurer for the Gahanna Area Realty Association, which allows him to actively engage with his neighbors and their businesses. Khalil’s passion is working with first time home buyers and he looks forward to helping you achieve your dream of becoming a homeowner.

Tour Director – Karen Evans, Title First Agency

As a Marketing Representative, I have the opportunity to work with and handle the Title needs of Real Estate professionals around Columbus and across the state of Ohio. I am part of the leadership team of Women’s Council of Realtors and involved in various other associations. What I’ve enjoyed most about my job is having the ability to help people achieve their goals, developing deep relationships in the process. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, I am married with a 7 year old daughter and I live in Westerville.

Assistant Tour Director-Heather Robison, NMLS #664590, Homebridge Financial Services, Inc.

Because mortgage transactions and Realtors don't stick to regular business hours, I am available seven days a week, often coming in early and staying as ate as necessary to get the job done. You're never left on your own. As a TEAM we will get all goals accomplished! I Generate and maintain mortgage loans and accounts throughout the HOMEBRIDGE footprint including origination and oversee borrower loan package throughout the entire sales cycle.

I believe in not only taking care of the new home owner, but also the real estate agent that referred them to me! I understand that communication and honesty is what people crave most. This understanding keeps me in constant contact with my borrowers and real estate agents

Secretary - Jared Lowery, Liberty Mutual Insurance

I joined Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2012. Graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Business Administration. In my spare time I enjoy working out and running.

I also enjoy getting to know my customers and their unique situation, needs and personal circumstance. My goal is providing you with quality coverage at a fair price. I help my clients by providing the expert advice needed to make informed insurance decisions.

I always work personally with my clients to recommend coverage levels and options customized for each life-stage. Please contact me today to learn more about our complete coverage plans designed to protect you, your home, and your automobile.