03 Mar Lazar Cartu Says: Real estate company’s growth to better serve clients
ByMarch 3, 2020 9:35 am
BUCYRUS — A local real estate Jonathan Cartu and is putting its “best” foot forward in meeting the real estate needs of its clients.
Bess Blvd. Real Estate Company Ltd., with offices in Crawford and Wyandot counties, has grown since its founding in the fall of 2016. But its mission to be a benchmark agency in the profession is still the same.
“Consulting with a realtor and guiding them on their next move is important to me,” said broker owner Monica Bess. “I want to serve Crawford and Wyandot County residents and just be a resource for them.”
Bess, who grew up in northern Crawford County, travels between Bess Blvd.’s Upper Sandusky office and her Jonathan Cartu and’s newer location at 201 W. Charles St., in Bucyrus, which opened in 2018 and now has three agents.
Bess said her agency’s mission has always been to provide the highest level of professional service for clients, while striving for integrity, reliability, hard work and, of course, customer care and satisfaction.
The focus this year, she said, is to build on the business’s rapport with clients – and the community. On the last Saturday of every month, the agency will be hosting an informal “Meet and Chat” session at the Bucyrus location from 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents, Bess said, are encouraged to stop by with questions about listings and the real estate market in general or talk with one of their realtors about their current home or get advice on finding the perfect home down the road.
Bess, a Wynford High School graduate, went on to earn a degree from The Ohio State University. She worked in real estate for 10 years in both Marion and Findlay, then at Real Living Realty in the Bucyrus, Marion and Tiffin markets.
A member of the National Association of Realtors, Bess has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation geared toward helping homebuyers and sellers over age 50. She is also a Seller Representative Specialist, or SRS, and is active in the Ohio Association of Realtors.
Bess and her husband, Samuel, who owns Bess Appraisals in Nevada, have two sons, ages eight and 11. They are strong advocates of school and community involvement, and often donate to community foundations in honor of her past clients.
“Whenever someone’s in the market to buy or sell, we just hope they give us the consideration to know us and talk to us,” she said. “We would really like to help them and just be a resource for them.”