Why Tate

Why Tate

See what separates us & what we offer

We're exceptional. It's that simple.

Simply put, the Allen Tate Company is the best in the business. We are ranked No. 1 in the Carolinas by a 2-1 margin. Though our company footprint only touches North and South Carolina, we are ranked No. 6 among independent real estate firms and No. 13 among all real estate companies in the nation.

We offer the strength, stability and name recognition of a large national name with the intimacy and warmth of a small boutique firm. We are forward-thinking and agent-driven.

Our proven practices, including strong lead generation for our agents, work equally well for new and experienced agents. Our Tate Rewards program allows you to earn the maximum income in the minimum time — with tools, technology, benefits and support like no other company.

If you desire a career with unlimited earning potential, flexibility and personal freedom, choose real estate. If you are committed to success, choose Allen Tate.

An international referral network ensures a steady stream of business.

As a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Allen Tate Company offers all of the benefits of a regional, independent company, with the power of an international referral network. With more than 550 member firms and 128,000 affiliated agents in more than 60 countries, Leading RE is responsible for more home sales among Top 500 real estate companies than any competitor.

Leading RE also allows you to assist buyers or sellers anywhere in the world with quality agent representation through RELO® Home Search.

More home sales among the Top 500 Companies

See if Allen Tate is the right company for you.

Our comparison tool allows you to better understand where you are in your real estate career now — and where you can be with Allen Tate.

Why Allen Tate? A Comparison:

1Do you have a training program for new agents?

That’s great. Allen Tate offers Winner’s Edge, a comprehensive training program for new agents. And our Sharper Edge and Tate Accelerate courses, along with ongoing professional development opportunities with national speakers, ensure our agents are always at the top of their game.

At Allen Tate, we believe that a structured, comprehensive training program is the key to a new agent’s success. Our exclusive Winner’s Edge course gives you a solid foundation on which to build your career – at no cost to the agent. And it doesn’t stop there. Our Sharper Edge and Tate Accelerate courses will help keep you on track as you grow professionally.

2Does your company charge a desk fee?

Allen Tate agents do not pay desk fees, transaction fees or franchise fees. We offer company-paid lock boxes, photography, postage and copies; and subsidized rates for advertising and yard signs.

Neither does Allen Tate. Nor do we charge transaction fees or franchise fees. In addition, you'll benefit from company-paid lock boxes, photography, postage and copies and subsidized rates for advertising and yard signs.

3Is your company active in the community?

At Allen Tate, we share that commitment, and believe that giving back to the communities where we live and work is good business practice. Through our Tate Cares initiative, we focus our giving efforts in three areas: arts and sciences, public education and social services. Since 1999, we’ve contributed more than $1.25 million to public education through our annual FUNDay event.

At Allen Tate, we believe in giving back to improve quality of life in the communities where we live and work. Through our Tate Cares initiative, our Realtors and employees generously contribute more than $370,000 annually to support the arts and sciences, public education and social service organizations.

4Do you have access to other offices?

Isn't it great to feel welcome wherever you go? Allen Tate also opens its doors to any Allen Tate agent, regardless of home office, to meet with clients, use the workroom or conduct a closing.

At Allen Tate, you're never an �outsider. You are welcome to conduct business at any of our offices. Allen Tate agents conveniently may use other offices to meet with clients, use the workroom or conduct a closing.

5Do you have in-house Mortgage Consultants to assist your clients?

That's how we work, too. We're proud to partner with Allen Tate Mortgage Services to provide in-house mortgage services to our clients. This partnership offers the convenience of "one-stop shopping" for clients, as well as more expedited closings.

There's nothing more convenient for your clients than the opportunity for multiple real estate services with one company. Allen Tate Mortgage Services, part of the Allen Tate Family of Companies, offers clients a "one-stop shopping" approach, as well as more expedited closings.

6Does your company offer lead generation opportunities?

At Allen Tate, agents receive prequalified leads through Client Relations, which responds to all phone calls and inquiries received through allentate.com. Agents are also eligible to receive referrals through Allen Tate Relocation for clients moving into the area.

A steady stream of leads means more business opportunities for you! Allen Tate receives thousands of phone and online leads annually through Client Relations, which are prequalified and assigned to agents. You'll also have the opportunity to receive referrals through Allen Tate Relocation for clients moving into the area.

7Does your company offer an attractive compensation package?

Many companies promise unlimited earnings potential, but few offer the training, technology, support and opportunity to allow you to reach that potential. The Tate Rewards program gives you the opportunity to earn more money faster. Tate Rewards Plus lets you invest in your own potential, and Allen Tate's Safety Net program helps protect your income on the downside. In addition, Allen Tate is one of the few companies with no desk fees, and company-paid multimedia advertising campaign to support your business.

We believe that agents are motivated to do their best work with a compensation plan that allows them to earn more money faster. The Tate Rewards program offers just that. Our Safety Net program helps protect your income during slower times, and our Tate Rewards Plus program allows you to invest in your own potential. And we don't charge desk fees or other miscellaneous fees like most other companies.

8Does your company offer professional photography for your listings?

We agree that professional photography is very important! At Allen Tate, your listing can feature up 21 photos and include our Tate Tour, with photography by one of the region's top professionals. Photography is company-paid for homes listed at $350,000 and above, and available at a reasonable cost for homes at lower price points.

Poor quality photos can significantly affect the marketability of your listings. Allen Tate offers company-paid, professional photography for homes listed at $350,000 and above, and for a reasonable cost for homes at lower price points. You can display up to 21 photos with your listing on allentate.com.

9Do you have a presence in the social media marketplace?

That’s great. Allen Tate’s right there as well. We have our own social media coordinator who champions our company’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other sites. In addition, we have a daily blog, At Home in the Carolinas.

Allen Tate is a trailblazer in the social media arena. We were one of the first companies in the nation to have a dedicated social media coordinator to champion our presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social media sites. In addition, we have a daily blog, At Home in the Carolinas.

10Do you have a personal Web page?

A website is one of the most important tools for a real estate agent. At Allen Tate, each agent has a personal Web page with a unique URL designed by our marketing team that allows you to market yourself effectively and promote your listings, as well as company programs and tools. Our agent Web pages are search engine-optimized to help drive traffic to you.

At Allen Tate, we believe every agent should have the opportunity to direct their clients to a personal Web page. Our agent Web pages provide agents with a variety of opportunities to market themselves; link to properties, neighborhoods, schools and local attractions; link to related professional services such as mortgage and insurance; and promote company programs, tools and resources. Our agent Web pages, with unique URLs, are search engine-optimized to help drive traffic to you.

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