Allen Tate Company is proud to announce that Sandra O’Connor, branch leader of the Allen Tate Green Valley office, has been elected as a regional vice president for the National Association of Realtors®.
O’Connor is one of 13 elected individuals who oversee the work of NAR in their respective regions and act as a representative of the NAR president to identify problems or opportunities within the region. O’Connor will serve as vice president for Region 4, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, for a one-year term beginning December 1, 2014.
O’Connor was sworn in as vice president at the 2014 NAR Conference held November 6-10 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. At the conference, O’Connor – 2014 North Carolina Realtor of the Year – was recognized before a group of 5,000 attendees by incoming NAR president Chris Polychron. She also had the opportunity to speak to Polychron’s close friend and former real estate client, President Bill Clinton.
A former art teacher and law librarian, O’Connor achieved her North Carolina real estate broker’s license in 1983 and began her own independently owned real estate firm, Sandra O’Connor and Associates. After 20 successful years, with career sales over $73 million, O’Connor joined the Allen Tate Company in 2005. She has been an outstanding contributor to professional real estate trade organizations, including the GRRA and NCAR, where she served as president of the 42,000-member organization in 2009.
In 2012, she was inducted into the Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame for her service to the organization.
She is a recipient of the 2008 Women in Business award from the Triad Business Journal and the 2009 Elaine H. Ernest Visionary Award for service to GRRA. She has also served as a member and chair of the City of Greensboro Planning Board; member of Altrusa International of Greensboro; and a visionary GEM for the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro.
Allen Tate Company is pleased to announce plans to build a clock tower on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte.
Members of the Allen Tate family and representatives of the Allen Tate Company broke ground today for the Allen Tate Tower on the college’s Central Campus. The tower is a gift to the college from H. Allen Tate, Jr., company founder and CEO.
The tower, to be completed in early 2015, will serve as a landmark and focal point of the campus. The brick and cast-stone structure will stand approximately 48 feet tall, with a base of 144 square feet and will feature a four-sided clock face approximately six feet in diameter. Little Diversified Architectural Consulting is providing the design work on the project.
“The Allen Tate Tower will be a wonderful addition to CPCC’s Central Campus,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. “In discussions with Allen, he conveyed a feeling that our Central Campus, while lovely, lacked a signature landmark, the kind that students and alumni will grow to love and identify with.”
“CPCC is an outstanding institution that prepares students for employment and lifelong education. This tower will serve as a great symbol of achievement and reminder of the hard work and commitment the students have made to achieve their goals,” said Tate.
The clock tower will be located on Elizabeth Avenue, between the Terrell Building and the Elizabeth Classroom Building. The prominent site will give students, employees and passing motorists a clear view of the tower.
It was a Panthers fan dream-come-true on November 8, for the lucky winners of Allen Tate’s Prowl the Den contest. From enjoying a tailgate party, to sneaking a peak at their favorite player’s locker, to running onto the field while being cheered on by the Top Cats, these fans received some extra special “insider” treatment.
The Prowl the Den contest was the latest in a series of Allen Tate promotions to celebrate their 8-year partnership with the Carolina Panthers. Fans registered online to win a guided, open house tour of the Panthers’ facilities and Bank of America Stadium.
Shannon Dillahunt, a Panthers fan from Charlotte, N.C., was selected as the Grand Prize winner – receiving four suite tickets and four field passes for the December 21, 2014 home game vs. Cleveland and four replica Carolina Panthers jerseys.
“I was in disbelief when I heard my name called. I couldn’t believe I won the grand prize because I’ve never won anything before,” said Dillahunt, who said her favorite part of the tour was seeing the players’ locker room. She will take her boyfriend Eddie Vasquez and daughter Mackenzie, who attended the tour, to the December game, along with her father, Levi Dillahunt.
In addition to Dillahunt, Prowl the Den tour participants included:
- Sharon Ashmore, Charlotte, N.C.
- Randolph Cardona, Huntersville, N.C.
- James Dean, Piedmont, S.C.
- Julie Drejka, Fort Mill, S.C.
- Daniel Duymovic, Matthews, N.C.
- Bobbie Furr, China Grove, N.C.
- Sylvia Hawkins, Shelby, N.C.
- Jonathan Hayes, Moravian Falls, N.C.
- Katie Icenhower, Clayton, N.C.
- Celeste Jackson, Laurel Hill, N.C.
- Edward Koster, Clemmons, N.C.
- Gene Krueger, Salisbury, N.C.
- Jason Lanier, Gastonia, N.C.
- Jordan McElhany, Charlotte, N.C.
- Roland McLamb, Lumberton, N.C.
- Matthew McLean, Charlotte, N.C.
- Courtney Shelton, Gibsonville, N.C.
- Marisa Shipley, Charlotte, N.C.
- Anne Showalter, Raleigh, N.C.
- Diane Wampler, Cherryville, N.C.
- Hunter Whetzel, Pleasant Garden, N.C.
- John Willis, Charlotte, N.C.
Allen Tate Company, the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, announces its Showcase Elite partnership with Realtor.com, the leading national homes-for-sale website and official website of the National Association of Realtors®.
Realtor.com, which displays property listings and real estate information from more than 800 Multiple Listing Services (MLS) to nearly 23 million consumers each month, will serve as Allen Tate’s national home search portal. The company maintains a strong local web presence through allentate.com, the leading real estate website in the Carolinas. Allen Tate listings also have an international reach through exposure on LeadingRE.com, the official website of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of more than 500 real estate firms in 50 countries around the world.
Additionally, Allen Tate luxury properties are showcased to more than 3 million luxury buyers annually on LuxuryPortfolio.com.
The company elected to partner with Realtor.com for a variety of reasons, said Pat Riley, Allen Tate president and chief operating officer.
“Realtor.com shares our core beliefs about accurately representing a seller’s listing and presenting timely, correct information to potential buyers,” said Riley. “Realtor.com also believes that consumers are best served by working with a licensed real estate agent, and that a real estate professional’s expertise is a far better indicator of the true market value of a property than a formula-based estimate, which is often used on other websites that display real estate listings.”
Allen Tate’s Showcase Elite partnership will give Allen Tate agents full control over how their client’s listings appear, including the opportunity to display up to 36 photos, customized property descriptions and virtual tours. For sellers, this means accurately and completely exposing their property to the widest number of possible buyers nationwide. For buyers, Realtor.com offers a trusted resource for accurate, timely information and a direct connection to the Allen Tate agent who is most knowledgeable about the home.
Allen Tate Company (www.allentate.com), the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, is pleased to welcome the following Realtors® who joined the company in October 2014:
- Erin Jolly – Kings Mountain
- Heather Hermansen, Jordan Keaton – Lake Wylie
- Courtney Pittsonberger, Susan Williams – Mooresville/Lake Norman
- Terry Burns – Providence @485
- Crystal Clemence – Rock Hill
- Mido Soung – Steele Creek
- Felicia Jennings – Greensboro-North Elm
- Kimberly Burgess, Paige Frank – Oak Ridge
- Julie Littlefield – Cary-Stonebridge
- Lorraine Funk – Raleigh-Falls of Neuse
- Shari Walton – Wake Forest/Rolesville
- Susan Dejanovic – Greenville-Woodruff Road
Allen Tate Realtors is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with 40 offices in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Upstate South Carolina regions.