Bolte Real Estate affiliates with Century 21, Coldwell Banker joins Bolte

Industry and community leaders Phillip Bolte and Renee Bolte Stine have announced they have chosen to affiliate with Century 21 Real Estate LLC, and will conduct business as Century 21 Bolte Real Estate, according to a company news release.

The great-grandchildren of Ann Bolte, the first female Realtor in Ohio who founded Bolte Real Estate in 1936, they purchased the business from Phillip’s mother, Cindy Bolte, in 2014.

In the release, Bolte and Stine cited the global franchisor’s “world-class marketing, agent learning and industry-best technology and productivity tools” as the best platform to help the company’s 40-plus affiliated agents better serve customers in north central Ohio.

Plus, the release said they believe the Century 21 brand is best suited to protect the legacy “of exceeding consumer expectations” initiated by the great-grandmother and continued by the generations of family leaders.

“Ultimately, it is important to us to be part of an organization that, since 1971, has been innovating and changing the game of real estate for the betterment of their affiliated agents and real estate consumers,” Bolte said in the release. “Their current strategy to transform the way their relentless sales professionals interact with homebuyers and sellers, and pefect the overall experience is relevant today and will be for the foreseeable future.”

“We expect their mobile-first tech platform, marketing support and the available training and coaching available both online and in person to deliver an enormous amount of value to our affiliated sales professionals, and more importantly, to the communities we have proudly been part of for the last 84 years,” Stine said in the release.

“We’re proud to partner with a company that has a cultural legacy as deep and rich in the tradition of exceeding customer experiences,” said Michael Miedler, president and CEO of Century 21. “I’m confident Renee and Phillip and their team will continue to deliver the personalized, memorable moments that consumers value and deserve from their real estate agent and company of choice.”

Century 21 Bolte Real Estate has offices in Tiffin, Clyde, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and Catawba. Century 21 is comprised of about 10,000 independently-owned and operated franchised broker offices in 83 countries and territories worldwide with more than 131,000 independent sales professionals.

Century 21 Bolte Real Estate, a fourth-generation, family-owned company based in Port Clinton, has announced a merger with Coldwell Banker Tri Pro Realty. With four offices in Ottawa, Sandsuky and Seneca counties, the merger allows Century 21 Bolte Real Estate to expand and strengthen its presence, according to a company news release.

Founded by Ann Bolte in 1936, the company has maintained its commitment to excellence by taking a personal approach with its customers, the release said. With offices in Port Clinton, Clyde, Tiffin, Catawba and Put-in-Bay, the company has grown to become the largest brokerage in north central Ohio.

Phillip Bolte and Renee Bolte Stine, Ann’s great-grandchildren and current owners, bought the company in 2014 and have built a state-of-the-art real estate company, the release said, while maintaining the family heritage and providing a distinctive personal approach to business.

“What excites us about the merger is the opportunity for greater brand recognition throughout the region and access to more tools, training and a larger sphere of influence,” said Phillip Bolte in the release. “Also, we feel that our merger will allow us to better help our clients’ ever-growing and evolving real estate needs while also giving back to the communities we represent.”

Denise Manning started Tri Pro Realty in 2007, the release said, and quickly grew the business to be one of the largest and most respected brokerages in Seneca County. She and her team have more than 90 years of combined experience and plan to work as sales professionals.

Even though the name will change, Manning said in the release that the commitment to clients will not.

“Our team will remain the people that the community has come to know and trust,” she said.

In the release, the owners said the merger evolved because of mutual respect among longtime professional colleagues.

“I’ve known Phillip and Renee’s team for some time and respect them as professionals and leaders in the community,” Manning said. “The was a natural fit for both myself and my team, and I’m looking forward to working together.”

“Our philosophy of working hard, treating people right and having fun will be strengthened by the addition of Coldwell Banker Tri Pro Realty to our family,” Phillip Bolte said, “and we will continue to work every day to provide the services and local market expertise that our clients want and deserve.”


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