Tarter Realty was started on Nov. 12, 1986, by George and Vera Tarter in Rootstown, OH. George and Vera had been licensed realtors with Kallstrom Realty in Cuyahoga Falls since Sept. 2, 1978. They began their small family owned company in Rootstown, OH and have thrived in the Portage County area for many years.
Shirley Ryan, their youngest daughter, became a licensed realtor in July of 1986 joining the family business, and continued to work with them for many years serving all of Portage County and surrounding counties as well.
George and Vera’s ownership of a large farm led them to a successful career of helping others acquire homes and farms in the rural parts of Northeast Ohio. In 2008, Shirley Ryan acquired her broker’s license and on March 11, 2011, took over as Broker of Tarter Realty.
George F. Tarter passed away Feb. 5, 2013, and will be forever missed by family, friends and the real estate community. Vera maintains her license as an active realtor, but at a slower pace. Shirley will continue to lead Tarter Realty in the same spirit as her parents, with dedication, diligence, honesty, and a friendly smile for all she works with. Tarter Realty now welcomes an extension of other family members, with Katelyn Ryan, (granddaughter of George/Vera and daughter of Shirley), and Melinda Tarter, (granddaughter of George/Vera) as well as Bill Glenn a newly licensed agent and friend of the family.