Our History

Allen Tate Company - No. 1 in the Carolinas - Since 1957

When H. Allen Tate Jr. was growing up in South Carolina, his father, a grocer, gave him career advice. "Go to Charlotte," the elder Tate told his son. "Go into the real estate business." His father instilled a love of sales in him, as well as passion for customer service. After graduation from the University of North Carolina, Tate took his father's advice. In 1957, Allen Tate Co., Inc. opened at 112 S. Tryon St. in Charlotte, selling real estate and insurance. It was a one-man operation with a simple goal. Tate wanted to provide exceptional customer service and a "one-stop shopping" experience to homeowners.

More than 20 years ago, Tate moved into the role of a strategic advisor. He had complete confidence in President Pat Riley and the Allen Tate Companies leadership team, entrusting them to carry out his vision each day and lead the company far into the future.

Today, the familiar burgundy-and-gold yard signs serve not as a reminder of the man who is no longer with us, but rather, a legacy to what he has given and will continue to give through the dedicated people he has mentored and inspired.

In Tate's own words, "The journey will never end."

A Family of Companies

Allen Tate's original philosophy continues today. Our Family of Companies is designed to assist our customers with every facet of homeownership. We can help you with:

And we promise to provide excellent customer service every step of the way.

Independent Real Estate Company

From its humble beginning in Charlotte, the Allen Tate Companies have steadily grown into a regional real estate giant. Our position as a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World means that we can find a home for you in the Carolinas, across the country or around the globe. And while our reach is worldwide, Allen Tate is still a proudly independent real estate company. We're locally run. Decisions here are made locally. We know our market better than anyone else because, like you, we live and work here.

Allen Tate is one of the most recognizable business names in the Carolinas. With conveniently located offices ranging from the Upstate of South Carolina to the Triangle of North Carolina, Allen Tate employs more than 1,500 real estate professionals and is consistently ranked as the No. 1 agency in the Carolinas.

The Allen Tate Companies are widely known for their commitment to customer service and dedication to improving the community. We continue to stay on the cutting edge and offer our team of real estate and homeownership professionals everything they need to offer the best possible service to our clients. Our clients enjoy the latest tools and technology, combined with legendary Tate customer service excellence.

That's a winning combination that will never change.

Red Penguin Service

At Allen Tate Company, our goal is to make a difference in people's lives. We do this by being trusted, relevant and passionate advisors in the real estate space who build valued relationships and consistently deliver an exceptional level of customer service. We call this Red Penguin Service - a service level that would stand out in a sea of sameness. A service level that makes our clients smile. A service level that is unmatched in the real estate industry. We have made this commitment since 1957, and continue to commit to quality people delivering quality performances. The journey will never end!

Our Partnership with the Carolina Panthers

Since 2007, Allen Tate Company has been an Official Partner of the NFL Carolina Panthers - two "home" teams working together to deliver the very best experience to their clients and fans.

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