Carolyn Bentley
Residential Relocation Specialist, GREEN Realtor

Your Neighbor, Your Realtor.

Cleveland City Office, OH
1903 W. 25th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-4800

 

About The Bentley Group:

Carolyn Bentley, principal of the Bentley Group is a trusted, experienced agent, specializing in the needs of a wide range of buyers and sellers from first-time buyers and sellers, new construction and relocation support to unique and high-end homes with a very specific market. She’s assembled a team with extensive knowledge of the area and a wealth of experience in marketing and media. This unique combination allows the Bentley Group to provide personalized service while using cutting-edge tools in the industry. The Bentley Group is qualified to handle any kind of real estate transaction with professionalism and confidence. Building personal relationships with each client is our first priority. We tailor the buying or selling experience, with your unique needs in mind.

Carolyn Bentley, Realtor:

In addition to being a die-hard fan of homes of all kinds, she is a Christie’s Great Estates Howard Hanna Homes of Distinction specialist with advanced training and experience in marketing unique, high-end homes. Carolyn brings to the group a strong background in marketing having worked as Production Manager for Ohio Magazine/ Cleveland Magazine and an understanding of older homes as a landlord and multiple homeowners.  She has been featured on HGTV’s premier series “House Hunters”.

Awards and Recognition:

National Sales Excellence Award Winner: Recognition Given to the top 5% of Realtors Annually

Mega Million Dollar Producer
Winner, Lakewood "Go Green Award":
Recognition from the Mayor and City Council for ongoing green building projects
Winner, Entrepreneurs for Sustainability
"High-Performance Green Building Champion of Sustainability" Award
Recognition for ongoing green building project

As Seen on HGTV! Air Date: September 8, 2011 at 10PM

As you know from my profile above, I am an HGTV addict. My favorites are the shows where they really go in and tear everything up, creating something new and beautiful out of something dated or falling apart. With an emphasis on a quality final product. Two of my favorite shows are Income Property and Sarah's House. Or those were my favorites until I was recruited to appear on the show House Hunters. I had the privilege of working with two exceptional clients to highlight one of my favorite communities, TremontOhio. And that is all I am allowed to divulge! So watch the episode in the eternal world of cable reruns and try to guess which house they ended up choosing before the answer is given away at the end. 

 

Lori Scott, Realtor:

A social entrepreneur at heart, Lori brings to The Bentley Group her experience in education, social work, and non-profit management. She works to improve the lives of Northeast Ohioans through training and development with the Family and Children First, FAST Program. She has spent her career engaging families and schools through programs offered by NASA, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and College Now Greater Cleveland. Lori began her career and education in real estate while helping a friend launch his real estate brokerage firm. She shares her knowledge of our areas neighborhoods and community resources with her clients as they navigate all the aspects of buying or selling a home. She enjoys meeting all kinds of clients but particularly first time homebuyers, as they celebrate an important milestone in their lives. In addition to being an active, dedicated agent, Lori is an enthusiastic patron of the arts and served on the board of Progressive Arts Alliance. A lifelong Clevelander, Lori was raised in the Glenville neighborhood and currently lives in Tremont.

 

Brittany Bosch, Realtor:

Brittany Bosch knows homes from the inside out. With a background in interior decorating and home organizing, Brittany has a passion for the way homes look and work for the owners and residents. Born and raised in Cleveland’s West Park Neighborhood, and earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Cleveland Institute of Art on the east side, her knowledge of Cleveland’s neighborhoods is wide and deep. After college, Brittany spent 12 years working in the fashion industry in New York City & San Francisco before returning home to this city she loves to raise her family. With this move came the opportunity to use her understanding of style, organization & management to really focus on homes, from buying and selling to staging and organizing. Brittany has been an active member of The Bentley Group, starting as a team assistant and quickly progressing to being a full-time agent. She has an enthusiasm and a passion for people and homes that are an incredible asset to the team and all their happy clients.

 

Annie McNally-Dienes, Manager:

In addition to being the most organized and motivated person you will meet, Annie brings to the team a background in non-profit and education management, and strong sales experience. Behind the scenes, Annie will make sure your transaction will run smoothly from start to finish. 

 


Specialties

Homes of Distinction
First Time Buyers
New Construction

I am enthusiastic and committed to my career as a GREEN® Realtor and to educating homeowners in Northeast Ohio about the benefits of buying or selling a home with known sustainable, energy efficient and healthy features.

Working with environmentally friendly homes and overall sustainability is more than just a job to me, it is a way of life. In 2002, I purchased a home and was introduced to my first green contractor. That began an all-consuming interest in home renovation, green construction, energy efficiency and healthy homes.

I have been inspired by some of the most talented, enthusiastic green business owners I could hope to meet. In turn, I have been given opportunities to inspire other homeowners by bringing extensive media attention to my own environmentally friendly home renovations.

In 2004 I served as a Project Manager for Cleveland Magazine's Ecovation Home Project 

In 2005, I was recognized by the City of Lakewood with the Go Green Award and an official Proclamation honoring my work in residential green renovation. and for managing an ongoing environmentally friendly rental business. 

And in 2006, my projects earned a first place award from the Entrepreneurs for Sustainability as a "Champion of Sustainability."

Please take a look at these links to organizations that educate, motivate, inform and continue to inspire me!

Greening the Way We Live- Locally

GREEN CITY BLUE LAKE Web link for the GreenCityBlueLake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 

COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVANCY Two of the best farmer's markets I've seen. Wonderful food and settings that turn grocery shopping into an experience!

LAKEWOOD LEAF Lakewood Earth And Food Community is dedicated to the development of a more sustainable, healthful and economically viable community through actions producing broad access to the purchasing, growing and trading of fresh, local foods and culture.

Greening The Way We Live- Nationally

ECOBROKER What is an EcoBroker and why is it important to work with one? This is a great resource for answers to questions about how and why to build green. And then contact me to talk about our market and your specific needs! 

GREENER CHOICES Consumer Reports Magazine's website reviewing, rating and providing lots of information on hundreds of green products. 

ENERGY STAR Learn more about EPA's ENERGY STAR program; the most successful voluntary energy conservation
movement in history. 

Miscellaneous Inspirations

WALK SCORE Plug in your address or the address of a home you are interested in and determine the walk-ability of your neighborhood. My office scored in the high 80s! I've never found a place with a higher score. If you can beat my number please let me know! 

PETFINDER You are ready to buy your house. Once we've accomplished that, come here to find the perfect companion to come home to! 

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