Firelands Association of REALTORS

Select Realty Group

SelectMeet Sara Riesen and Fran Andersons, owners of Select Realty Group, located at 23 S. Washington St. in Tiffin. Sara and Fran started their own business in 2012 and bring a combined 42 years of experience in real estate to the table.

Both owners are Tiffin natives. “I just like the small town community,” Fran said. “It’s a very warm and welcoming town. I like being downtown where we’re growing and improving.”

“It’s such a supportive community!” Sara said. “I love walking downtown and seeing everyone. We can walk across the bridge and get a glass of wine at Ralph’s, cheesecake next door, the best cup of coffee on the corner and now we have a nice view of the river.”

“We do things a little differently and do our own thing,” Fran said of their approach to realty. In fact, when they opened, they were the only realty office in town not to require “floor time,” instead, letting their agents come and go as needed.

They are also rolled out their own app earlier this month. “We like experimenting with new technology and social media,” Sara said.

Select Realty is composed of 12 agents, including Sara and Fran. “We have fun and we have a great group that works very hard and is very caring,” Sara said of the staff. “They are community conscious so they are out there.”

Some of the groups they are involved with include: Humane Society of Seneca County, Salvation Army, Tiffin Community YMCA, and The Ritz Theatre Board.

Select belongs to the Firelands Association of REALTORS. Both Fran and Sara serve on the Firelands board of directors, with Sara serving as president. Sara also recently won the Heidelberg School of Business – HSB Women’s Established Entrepreneur Award!

Stop by and see Sara and Fran, or call to make an appointment.

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Ribbon Cutting for Slate Real Estate this Friday

Slate Real EstatePlease come help the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services Ambassadors welcome the newest addition to Tiffin, Slate Real Estate. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new office will be held this Friday, April 8 at 4:45 PM,  at 1660 W. Market St. Ste. C. 

Slate is a three person team of real estate professionals. They are:

Britny Focht

Britny is an Owner & Manager of Slate Real Estate LLC . Britny is a Tiffin native and a Tiffin University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Addictions Counseling. Britny is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors, and the Firelands Board of Realtors MLS. Britny prides herself on providing her clients with excellent assistance every time through every step of their real estate transactions. In her spare time, Britny enjoys actively volunteering her time to her community and spending time with her son Jaxon and husband, Todd.

Marcia Focht

Marcia is also an Owner & Manager of Slate Real Estate. An Ohio State grad, after 30 years of teaching and coaching in the Tiffin City Schools she decided to not retire but start a staging business with her sister Sheila called STAGEPLUS, and then began a real estate career with her daughter-in-law Britny. In January of 2016 they opened Slate Real Estate LLC. She lives in Tiffin with her husband Rich and is enjoying being a Grandma to Jaxon and Sebastian.

Sara Wingart

Sara is a Broker/Owner of Slate Real Estate. She was licensed in 1978,and managed an office for 15 years before becoming a Broker/Owner for Coldwell Banker, Hohman Wingart Realtors and later Colwell Banker Tri-Pro Realty. She was on the Firelands Board of Directors for over 15 years, serves on the Professional Standards, Legislative Forums and was the ChairPerson for the Property Management Forum for 2012, at the state level for the Ohio Association of Realtors. She is also Past President of the Firelands Association of Realtors, Community Hospice Care, and Bascom Long Distance Board of Directors. She and her husband Don have two sons, Scott of Tiffin, and Brett of Columbus area, and two grandchildren, Noah and Zora.

Slate Real Estate is a member of the Firelands Association of REALTORS, a professional trade association of over 500 licensed real estate agents that provides its members with resources and training to enhance the services they provide their clients.

For more information, please contact the office: (567)207-2100.

Hannah Taulbee – Heidelberg Student and SIEDC Intern