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The Cutler Real Estate Story

Over the years, we have earned a reputation for providing superior service and for getting the results our clients and customers want! Most importantly, people have come to know us for our honesty and integrity. We are proud to be a part of the greater Akron, Canton, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky real estate regions. This is our home—just as it is or will be yours. We're pleased to help make our area a place to grow and prosper.

  Jay Cutler telling the founders story with his typical charm and humor.


Cutler Real Estate has been helping people buy and sell homes since 1947! We have earned a reputation for providing superior service with honesty, integrity, and getting the results our clients and customers want. In 1947 E.L. (Al) Cutler—an avid hunter—had a primary goal of starting a real estate business to earn enough money to open a sporting goods store. Two years later, he loved real estate too much to leave.

  With Crisis Comes Opportunity: Jim Camp tells the story of overcoming challenges of the recession and coming out on top.


Fast forward to the 1970s, when Al Cutler connected with Jim Bray (who would become Al's partner for many years). Jim Camp joined the company in 1973 and in the mid ‘90s became our Principal Broker. Jay Cutler grew up in the company, officially joining Cutler Real Estate in 1975 after graduating from The Ohio State University. After passing the bar in 1983, Jay became Partner and Chief Legal Counsel. The 1980s marked a turning point in real estate with 17% interest rates and 21% adjustable rate mortgage loans. This made it difficult and expensive to buy a home. Sales dipped and many real estate companies went out of business during this time, but we survived. In fact, through the 80s and 90s Cutler continued to grow as a leader in the real estate industry and in the community. With internet technology in its infancy, Cutler Real Estate and (then president) Jim Bray became an early adopter. Cutler Real Estate grew from a Canton-based company into Akron and further into Northeast Ohio. ...keep less

  Orange and Blue: Andy Camp discusses the evolution of our branding.


Cutler Real Estate was a franchise real estate company for over 30 years, representing Gallery of Homes and Better Homes and Gardens. Then, in 2005, the company faced a challenging decision: renew with a franchise network, which meant settling on the solutions and branding they provide, or stay true to our company's commitment to innovation and launch our own independent brand. After a great deal of research, the company took the bold step and declared our independence in 2006! The Colors of Success: Our colors are orange and blue. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, and truth. The combination of these colors encourage a fun and professional atmosphere at Cutler Real Estate. We live life to the fullest and have fun every day and work hard to make sure our offices are welcoming and fun....keep less

  If You Are Not Growing You are Shrinking: Andy Camp tells the story of our growth into multiple Ohio regions and into Kentucky.


By taking control of our own brand, Cutler Real Estate could invest more in our Realtors and the local communities we serve. We implemented dynamic compensation plans for our Realtors. We consolidated and revamped our office environments. We changed the way we managed transactions. We created an effective "offline to online" marketing strategy. The results? Making a complex transaction simple for our Realtors and our customers. Andy Camp joined the company in 2001 and held increasing responsibilities including recruiting and management. Cutler Real Estate again survived and thrived through the Great Recession. By 2012 Cutler Real Estate expanded into Cincinnati. Then into Columbus in 2013. In 2015 we opened our first office across state lines, in Florence Kentucky. Andy Camp (then general manager) led these changes....keep less

  What Being Cutler Real Estate's President Means to Me: Andy Camp answers and pays tribute to past president Jim Bray.


Meanwhile, our commitment to family has never been stronger. Today, Andy Camp leads the company as President. He joins his father, Jim Camp, and the founder's son, Attorney Jay Cutler, as partner. This dynamic ownership team continues our family commitment, ensuring a solid foundation for the future while providing a caring and nurturing environment for our Realtors, staff, and customers—all the while adhering to our mission to help you thrive in life and business with Purpose and Passion!


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At Cutler Real Estate, we have the best Real Estate professionals in the business! We recognize that a real estate company is only as good as its Realtors. The brokerage’s "Transactions Per Realtor Productivity" ranks among the highest in the industry, with Cutler Realtors, on average, closing over 18 transactions per Realtor. For us, the formula for success is simple…hire the best men and women to be Cutler Realtors, provide them with industry leading tools and superior business support and nurture a fun and rewarding culture to do business in!

Last year, Cutler had an overwhelming 131 members recognized as members of the Ohio Association of Realtors President’s Sales Club. This prestigious honor distinguishes Ohio's most extraordinary Realtors. Being a member of President’s Sales Club is proof that a Realtor has demonstrated exceptional resilience and excellence in their field.

Memberships & Local Involvement

We love the communities that we sell real estate in and make it a point to get involved and stay connected! We encourage our Realtors to engage and improve their local community. Below are a few of the local organizations that we are passionate about:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • RPAC
  • Jackson Polar Plunge
  • Pelotonia
  • Karma Keg Charity Fundraisers
  • Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Women's Council of Realtors
  • Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Discover Columbus
  • Avon Real Estate Association
  • ACAR
  • Relay for Life
  • Pace Sponsors for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame Marathon
Our Mission is to help you Thrive in Life and Business with Purpose and Passion!

Our Core Values

Find a Way to Say Yes!

Work to find a positive solution.

Be Intentional

Don't leave things to chance. Honesty and Integrity....always. Be the brand standard of professionalism!

Be Creative

Think outside the box!

Fail Quickly

Don't waste time trying to prove an idea was good. Honestly evaluate the circumstances and move on to focus your time and attention on more productive areas.

Have Fun!

Our industry can be stressful....but it can also be fun!

Be Passionate

Passion and enthusiasm are contagious and the foundation of any great experience.

Coach Constantly

Every day we have the opportunity to coach people formally and informally... don't miss an opportunity to help people grow.


Make it clear and consistent how decisions are made.

Ask Questions

Seek a deeper understanding before jumping to solutions!

Be Scrappy

Do less with more, fight for your goals and aggressively pursue success!

Work with Purpose

Our lives are busy! Don't let the immediate take priority over the important!


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