Port Clinton’s Bolte, Jack Bradley real estate firms merge

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Bolte Real Estate, a fourth-generation, independently owned company based in Port Clinton, has announced its merger with Jack Bradley Realty. With four offices currently throughout Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties, the merger allows Bolte Real Estate to expand and strengthen its presence as a real estate leader in this region of Ohio.

Founded by Ann Bolte in 1936, Bolte Real Estate has maintained its commitment to excellence by taking a personal approach with its customers. With offices in Port Clinton, Clyde, Tiffin and Catawba, the company has grown to become the largest independent 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 while maintaining the family heritage and providing a distinctive personal approach to their business. In 2018, Bolte Real Estate achieved $73 million in real estate sales.

“What excites us about this 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. “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.”

Jack Bradley Realty’s office at 129 Madison Street will remain open and rebranded to the Len Partin Group at Bolte Real Estate. Len Partin purchased Jack Bradley Realty in 1975 and quickly grew the business to be one of the largest and most respected brokerages in the region. In addition, Partin obtained his auctioneers license in 1991 and has held many leadership positions in the local, state and national realtor organization, and is widely respected as a tireless champion of home ownership rights.

Partin and his team bring over 149 years of combined experience and will work as sales professionals offering their clients the highest level of customer service.

Partin explained that even though the name Jack Bradley Realty will change, their commitment to their clients will not. “Our team will remain the people that the community has come to know and trust,” he said.

Both owners agree that the merger of Bolte Real Estate and Jack Bradley Realty evolved because of a mutual respect among long time professional colleagues.

“I’ve known Phillip and Renee, as well as their late great grandmother, for a long time. When the discussion eventually turned to the possibility of ‘teaming up,’ it seemed like a natural fit for all of us,” said Partin.

“Our philosophy of working hard, treating people right and having fun will be strengthened by the addition of the Len Partin Group to our family 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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