Allen Tate Companies® is a locally owned, independent homeownership company established in 1957. Its flagship, Allen Tate Realtors®, is ranked #1 in the Carolinas, and along with its strategic partner, Howard Hanna Real Estate, is the #1 privately owned real estate brokerage in the country, with more than 13,000 agents and employees in more than 400 offices across 11 states.
When H. Allen Tate Jr. was growing up in South Carolina, he received some life-changing career advice. His father, a grocer, recognized Tate’s passion for sales and customer service, and suggested he go to Charlotte and enter the real estate business.
In 1957, after Tate graduated from the University of North Carolina, he opened Allen Tate Co., at 112 S. Tryon Street in Charlotte, selling real estate and insurance. It was a one-man operation with one simple goal — to provide exceptional customer service and a “one-stop shopping” experience for buyers and sellers.
In 1992, Tate recruited President and CEO Pat Riley to help grow the Allen Tate Companies, along with a leadership team, and entrusted them to carry out his vision.
Allen Tate Companies steadily grew into a regional real estate giant, and now serves the Carolinas with offices covering the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle, High Country and Highlands/Cashiers regions of North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina.
In 2018, Allen Tate Realtors formed a partnership with Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Howard Hanna Real Estate and now ranks No. 1 among the country’s largest independently owned, non-franchised brokers. The combined companies have real estate firms in more than 13,000 agents and employees in more than 400 offices across 11 states.
As the Allen Tate Companies continue to grow and thrive, we remain inspired by the words of Allen Tate and the legacy he left behind: “The journey will never end.”
A Family of Companies
Allen Tate’s original philosophy of “one-stop shopping” still continues today. The Allen Tate Family of Companies is designed to assist customers with every stage of their homeownership journey – from buying and selling, to in-house mortgage, insurance, relocation, title and new construction services. At every step of the way, Allen Tate is committed to delivering exceptional customer service.
Independent Real Estate Company
As a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Allen Tate agents enjoy the benefits of national and international referrals from a global network of 550 premier independent real estate firms in 70 countries. LeadingRE also provide Allen Tate agents with marketing and technology resources, professional development opportunities and access to one of the industry’s premier luxury marketing programs, Luxury Portfolio International®.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) is a global network of more than 550 independent, marketing-leading real estate firms in 70 countries, producing more than 1.3 million transactions valued at $296 billion annually.
Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing division of LeadingRE, is the brand recognized throughout the world as the luxury standard of excellence. Luxury Portfolio markets more than 50,000 homes annually, with an average price of more than $2.6 million.
While our reach is worldwide, Allen Tate remains a locally owned and operated company. Our agents and employees live, work and play here, too. We understand the intricacies of the communities we serve, including the real estate market, schools, parks, restaurants, shops, and other features and attractions.
Our market coverage throughout the Carolinas, along in-migration from Howard Hanna markets in the northeast, provides maximum exposure for sellers, as well as connectivity for relocating buyers.
Red Penguin Service
Allen Tate has an exceptional reputation of providing top-notch customer service and working hard to improve our local communities. Our goal is to make a difference in people’s lives. We achieve this by remaining trustworthy, relevant and passionate advisors in the real estate space, and by building valued relationships with those we come in contact with. We call our high level of customer service “Red Penguin Service” — a service level that stands out in a sea of sameness. Since 1957, this service level makes our clients smile, improves our communities, and remains unrivaled in the real estate industry.
Our Partnership With the Carolina Panthers
We really are your neighbors — on the sidewalk and at the stadium. Since 2007, Allen Tate Realtors® has been the Official Realtor of the NFL Carolina Panthers. We are two “home” teams working together to deliver the best experience for clients and fans.