Tate Cares Giving Campaign Raises $112,600

18 May

Allen Tate agents, staff support combined United Way and cultural campaign

Allen Tate Realtors® and employees recently contributed more than $112,600 to local arts and cultural programs and United Way agencies in North and South Carolina through its Tate Cares Printcombined giving campaign.

During this year’s month-long campaign, contributions were targeted to local and regional arts and United Way agencies identified by agents and staff. The Tate Cares umbrella also includes FUNday, an event held each fall to raise money for public education.

Allen Tate President Pat Riley, VP Gay Dillashaw, Tate Cares chairs Allison Summey, Nancy Radtke, Mike Ransom & David Poole

Allen Tate President and CEO Pat Riley, VP Community Relations Gay Dillashaw, Tate Cares regional chairs Allison Summey, Nancy Radtke, Mike Ransom and David Poole

“There are many terrific organizations that bring the arts to our communities and many generous, caring service agencies that are part of United Way. Tate Cares allows our agents and staff to give to the organizations they care deeply about and believe will most dramatically impact their local communities. I’m always humbled by the generosity of our folks to help others,” said Pat Riley, Allen Tate Company president and chief operating officer.

Regional chairpersons for the 2016 Tate Cares campaign were Mike Ransom, Charlotte; Nancy Radtke, Triad; Allison Summey, Triangle; and David Poole, Upstate.

Allen Tate Realtor® Diana Bowler Receives Volunteering Works Award

16 May

Diana Bowler

Diana Bowler, a Realtor® in the Allen Tate Providence@485 office, has been selected as a 2016 recipient of the Volunteering Works award, sponsored by REALTOR® magazine.

Volunteering Works is affiliated with the magazine’s Good Neighbor Society, a group of 130 non-profit leaders who volunteer an average of 20 hours a week and have built some of the most effective charitable organizations in the country.

Bowler, one of five national recipients of the award, was recognized for her work with the Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks and Recreation. Bowler has spent countless volunteer hours coordinating and helping with events to promote Dogwood Park and the Village of Wesley Chapel. The 22.5-acre park includes paved and unpaved trails, picnic/grill sites, handicapped accessible fishing pier, dog park, little free library, geo-caching, amphitheater, and portable restroom facilities.

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Amphitheatre area at Dogwood Park

As an award recipient, Bowler will receive a $1,000 seed grant for her charity, as well as one year of mentoring from a Good Neighbor award recipient and non-profit leader. Bowler will be mentored by 2015 Good Neighbor award winner Susan Stearns with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Calabasas, California. She hopes to use the grant for an amphitheater band shell cover at Dogwood Park.

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Lots of family fun at pie-eating contest at Dogwood Park Fall Bash

“I am so honored to be one of five recipients in the country to receive this award. Giving back to the community is at the very heart of who I am as person, and as a Realtor,” said Bowler. “We truly can make a difference in people’s lives.”

Bowler has 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, including four years with Allen Tate, where she has achieved the Winner’s Circle level of professional recognition. Prior to her real estate career, she worked as a corporate buyer, project accountant and contracts administrator in the engineering and building industries. Bowler holds a Bachelor of Science in business and commerce from the University of Houston-Downtown.

She is a member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, North Carolina Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

Bowler and her husband, Kerry, live in Wesley Chapel with their dog, Izzy.

Allen Tate Realtors® Sponsor Designer Show House to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

9 May

Allen Tate Realtors®, in partnership with DJF Builders and Sheri Hagerty Realty Group, announce the launch of DJF Builds Great Futures, a community-wide campaign in support of local Boys and Girls Club Render 1 (2)Boys & Girls Clubs in Wake County.

Award-winning home builder Dennis Fitzgerald with DJF Builders will lead the effort to build a 6,000+ square-foot designer show house in the Country Club Hills neighborhood of Raleigh, donating all proceeds from the sale to support Boys & Girls Clubs. Allen Tate and Sheri Hagerty Realty Group will market the completed home to potential buyers.

DJF Ground Breaking - GroupDesigned by Carter Skinner, the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home will be located at 3021 Granville Drive in Raleigh. It features 5,584 square feet of inside living space with an additional 1,000 square feet of outdoor space, highlighted by formal English gardens. The exterior of the home is white painted brick, with a cedar shake roof and copper accents.

Each room in the home will be expertly decorated by more than 20 local, state and national designers, highlighting the latest trends.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner with DJF Builders and Sheri Hagerty Realty Group on this project. It’s a unique and meaningful way for us to give back to the community through supporting the local Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Phyllis Brookshire, president, Allen Tate Realtors.

To learn more about the project, please visit www.DJFBuildsGreatFutures.com.

Allen Tate Company Welcomes New Realtors®

3 May

Allen Tate Company, the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, is pleased to welcome the following Realtors® who joined the company in April 2016:02_WlcmAgnts_Rltrs


  • Julie Comstock, Melinda Corns, Natasha English, Linda Jo Mastrongelo – Charlotte-Ballantyne
  • Courtney Cress – Charlotte-Center City
  • Amanda Saari, Jennifer Updegraft – Charlotte-Providence@485
  • Pamela Childs – Charlotte-SouthPark
  • Kent Lee – Charlotte-Steele Creek
  • Terri Graves, Naomi Hofert – Charlotte-University City
  • Shawna Blakey, Monica Roane – Concord
  •  Kendra Collins, Molly Cymbowski – Fort Mill
  • Julie Bradley, Sara Cerilli – Gastonia
  • Lena Biafora, Jennifer Guido, Tina Lott – Lake Wylie
  • Roy Wilson – Lancaster
  • Kim Lacik, Melissa Peterson – Matthews/Mint Hill
  • Michele Laws – Mooresville/Lake Norman
  • Derek McQuiston, Kaley Rudolph, Jesse Roberts – Rock Hill-Ebenezer Road
  • Deanna Hooker, Heather Melton – Wesley Chapel


  • Kathy Towery – Asheboro
  • John Nosek – Greensboro-Green Valley
  • Matthew Wrightson – High Point
  • Ryan Sharpe, Melissa Wade – Oak Ridge
  • Deborah LeJarre – Winston-Salem


  • Chris Allen – Cary-Searstone
  • Sarah Blazewicz, Amanda Crawford, Carla Hughey – Cary-Stonebridge
  • Cenaira James – Chapel Hill/Durham
  • Chris Hewitt – Raleigh-Falls of Neuse
  • Nelson Fernandes – Raleigh-Glenwood


  • Jenny Tesner – Greenville-Woodruff Road
  • Crystal Daniels, David DeWitt, Sharon DiNunzio – Simpsonville

Allen Tate is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with 41 offices in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Upstate South Carolina regions.

Think Beyond Local Buyers When Selling Your Home

3 May

Exposure is key to selling quickly and getting top dollar

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While many factors influence the sale and price of a home, one that certainly contributes is exposure. By exposing your home to the largest number of potential buyers, the better your chance for great results.

To do that, you need a real estate partner who can showcase your home to local, regional, national and even international buyers. In the May-June edition of Carolinas Market Update, a bi-monthly real estate video series produced by the Allen Tate Companies, President and CEO Pat Riley talks about the importance of exposure.

“As a regional real estate leader, Allen Tate showcases your home on allentate.com to thousands of buyers across the Carolinas. We partner with Realtor.com to expose your home to buyers nationally,” said Riley.

“But we extend that reach even further, through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the world’s largest network of more than 500 premier, independent real estate brokerages in 50 countries around the world.”

Through LeadingRE, Allen Tate listings are shared via local websites of members around the globe. In today’s real estate environment, it’s very likely that the buyer for a home will come from another city or country – and not just across town, said Riley.

Allen Tate also receives extensive referrals from other brokers in the LeadingRE network. In 2015, more than 35,000 referrals were sent through the network – including nearly 2,400 received by Allen Tate that resulted in closings.

“When you maximize your exposure, you maximize your return,” said Riley. “Make sure the real estate company you choose can offer your home the exposure you deserve.”

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.