About Our Company

Lake Realty is located in Hartville Ohio. The Brokers for Lake Realty are both Matthew and Ellis Erb, along with  Realtor Ashley Gibbons. Ellis, Matthew, and Ashley are members of the National Board of Realtors, CRIS MLS & SCAR. Lake Realty is a small firm dedicated to getting big time results.

The key to our successful business is  the outstanding employees that work day in and day out to take care of our client's investments. Our people are known for their professionalism, dedication, and commitment to making sure our clients get the most for their investment.

Matthew Erb

Matthew has lived and worked in Northeast Ohio his whole life. After graduating from Lake High School he attended Walsh University. Graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, his Major was in General Business. After Walsh he attended Hondros College to receive his Real Estate Sales and Broker license. Matthew is employed by Ellis Erb, Inc. and Lake Realty and is a member of the Ohio and National Board of Realtors. Matthew is also a Board Member  (3 term Chairman) for the Lake Chamber of Commerce and has served as the Lake Township Zoning Board of Appeals and Zoning Board. In 2019 Matthew was elected to be the Fiscal Officer of Lake Township. Matthew is married to his wife, Christy and they have two kids.   Both are very active in the community. 

Ellis Erb

Ellis is a Lifelong resident of Lake Township, and is a former member of the Lake Township Board of Trustees. He has many years of experience as a local businessman and building contractor and his fifteen-year service as Road Superintendent for the Village of Hartville. His contributions to the community are many. Ellis was instrumental in the development of the Lake Senior Center and he served as its first president. He served on the facility design team for all five Lake Local schools and he was one of the leaders, who helped with the purchase and layout of Lake High Schools™ Athletic Complex. He was also active in the Lions Club for a number of years. Ellis is currently a voting member of the Stark County Regional Planning Commission. He and his wife, Janice, members of Grace Brethren Church, have four children and ten grandchildren.

Ashley Gibbons

Ashley has lived and worked in Northeast Ohio most of her life. After graduating from Lake High School she attended Grand Canyon University.  She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a  Major  in Business Management.  Ashley has been working at Lake Realty since 2014 where she  received her Real Estate Sales license from Hondros College. She is also a member of the Ohio and National Board of Realtors.  Ashley is married to her husband Matthew and has one son.

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