Open House Magazine Showcases Allen Tate Properties in Winston-Salem Area

12 May

Looking for a home in the Winston-Salem area?

With the spring market heating up and interest rates still low, it’s a great time to buy. And Allen Tate Realtors® has just made your search easier with its new Open House Magazine.

The online magazine features 24 available properties open for viewing from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Properties are located in Winston-Salem, Lewisville, Lexington, Germanton and Pfafftown.

Each featured property includes a color photo, directions to the home, listing price and contact information for the Allen Tate listing agent. Viewers can link to additional photos, a property description and Tate Map, which shows the location of the property along with other nearby for-sale and recently sold properties.

“Visiting open houses is a great way to explore the market and narrow down which features and amenities are most important to you,” said Tony Jarrett, Allen Tate regional vice president, Triad region.

“Whether you’re ready to buy now or just curious what’s available, open houses are a great information source. In fact, nearly half of all home buyers visit an open house at some point during their home search,” said Jarrett.

Allen Tate Company Welcomes New Realtors®

6 May

Allen Tate Company (www.allentate.com), the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, is pleased to welcome the following Realtors® who joined the company in April 2015:

CHARLOTTE REGION

  • Nathan Fesnak, Zachary Sparks – Charlotte-Ballantyne
  • Matthew Fraker, Michelle Gray, David Rinehart – Charlotte-Providence@485
  • Kristin Parnell – Charlotte-SouthPark
  • Aver Oliver Rouse – Charlotte-Steele Creek
  • Monique Brown, Anthony Jackson, Carla Rolves – Charlotte-University City
  • Jasmine Kelly, Justin Knox – Concord
  • Tom Leone – Davidson
  • Emily Richardson – Fort Mill
  • Robert Yatko – Gastonia
  • Danae Caulfield, Monet Howard – Huntersville
  • Madchen Bedell, Kim Coggins, Renee Ollis, Ashley Spitler – Lake Norman
  • Leila Ferrara – Mooresville/Lake Norman
  • Bonnie Heinig – Rock Hill
  • Julie Male – Union County-New Town Road

TRIAD REGION

  • Ken Smith – Burlington
  • Jeff Everette – Greensboro-Green Valley
  • Clarence Williams – Winston-Salem

TRIANGLE REGION

  • Taylor Anderson, Lauren Fours – Cary-Stonebridge
  • Melissa Brown, Vicki Maleck, Kathy Tambke – Raleigh-Glenwood
  • Derek O’Rourke – Wake Forest/Rolesville

UPSTATE

  • Mallorie Hubber, Marjorie Yaksich – Easley/Powdersville
  • Paul Burrow, Tariq Louris – Greenville-Midtown
  • Don Corrigan – Greenville-Woodruff Road
  • Becky Patterson – Greer

 Allen Tate Realtors is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with 40 offices in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Upstate South Carolina regions.

Allen Tate Announces April Winner’s Edge Graduates – Upstate

6 May

Allen Tate Realtors®, the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, has announced that the following individuals have graduated from the company’s Winner’s Edge training in the Upstate region:

  • Mallorie Hubber, Marjorie Yaksich – Easley/Powdersville
  • Tariq Louris – Greenville-Midtown
  • Karen Kapustka – Simpsonville

Exclusively for Allen Tate Realtors, Winner’s Edge is a required, comprehensive real estate training program. The curriculum includes the latest in national real estate trends, technology, license law, sales and marketing techniques, integrated with detailed information about the local real estate market. As a result of this intensive course of study, Realtors are equipped with the latest tools in the industry in order to serve their clients in a knowledgeable, caring and professional manner.

Since 1957, Allen Tate Realtors has focused on the needs of consumers by providing one-stop shopping with choices in branches located in communities throughout the Carolinas.

Today’s Buyers Want Move-In Ready Homes

4 May

Homeowners need to make updates to compete in “Seller’s Market”

The first quarter of 2015 fared much better than the same period in 2014, with real estate sales and closings healthy. But the challenge remains: low inventory levels. Many buyers are having trouble finding the right home to purchase.

But if it’s a seller’s market, then why is my neighbor’s home not selling?

Even though there is a shortage of properties, today’s buyers are savvy. They know the market and the majority are represented by a professional Realtor®. They want a good value for the price. They want certain features and locations. And they want move-in ready homes.

“Few buyers have the desire to do the work and make updates after they purchase. Those who are willing to do the work are looking for a bargain,” said Pat Riley, president and COO, Allen Tate Companies, in the May-June edition of Carolinas Market Update, a bi-monthly real estate video series.

“Multiple offers are much more prevalent today than ever before. Homes that address the needs and wants of today’s buyers are ripe for the picking,” said Riley.

Riley recommends that even if you are looking to sell a few years from now, it makes sense to do the work now to make your home marketable – and enjoy the fruits of your labor. A Realtor is your best expert to advise what your home needs to be current and marketable. Open floor plans, updated kitchens and baths and the latest technology are all on the wish list of today’s buyers.

“Remodeling takes time and patience, but it’s worth it. The price an owner will pay to update their home is far less than the concession a buyer will expect to do the work themselves,” said Riley.

Carolinas Market Update is targeted to consumers in the Charlotte, Triad, Research Triangle and Upstate S.C. regions. It is produced every other month by the Allen Tate Companies and features information, statistics, trends and predictions about the real estate market in North and South Carolina.

Tate Cares Giving Campaign Raises $104,000

30 Apr

Combined Allen Tate initiative supports arts and culture, United Way

Allen Tate Realtors® and employees recently contributed more than $104,000 to local arts and cultural programs and United Way agencies through its Tate Cares giving campaign.

This year’s campaign marked the third year for Tate Cares, a combined event to support cultural initiatives and the United Way. The Tate Cares umbrella also includes FUNday, an event held each fall to raise money for public education.

“Tate Cares gives our agents and employees the opportunity to plan their annual giving commitment to benefit organizations that dramatically impact the quality of life in our communities. We’re so pleased with the generosity that has been shown by our Realtors and staff,” said Pat Riley, Allen Tate Company president and chief operating officer.

Regional chairpersons for the 2015 Tate Cares campaign were Mike Ransom, Charlotte; Robert Smith, Triad; Barbara O’Rourke, Triangle; and Lindsie Sink, Upstate.

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