My Homeownership Partners

John Stilley - Allen Tate Insurance

"I have a true passion for helping you achieve your goals!" I enjoy working with both buyers and sellers – but focus primarily on home sellers and land buyers. My chief goal is to afford you an experience that is as smooth, and enjoyable as possible. Often times the road in real estate can become quite bumpy… I promise to chauffer you smoothly and steer clear of all possible obstacles. I attempt to treat your home or land transaction as if it were my very own. Doing this consistently allows honest pride in my reputation as a straightforward professional who has your best interest as heart.

Prior to real estate, I served in related industries – all of which you will find advantageous, such as:

Sr. Project Management – I currently maintain an Unlimited Electrical Contractor license qualification. Obviously, my understanding of construction will be a huge advantage to you in preparation of your existing property or evaluation of potential properties!

Chief Financial Officer / Controller – These “titles” evolved from sound business strategy in division leadership. I am called upon for unique negotiation / mediation skills – particularly in business acquisition and market expansion… so, “I know how to get people talking and put the deal together”!

Strategy & Business Consultant – I have owned a boutique firm aimed at bridging the gap between business owners and their CPA. Though a CPA has knowledge of tax and number strategy – rarely do they know the intricate nature of your business. My efforts allowed for detailed analysis enhanced decision making criteria.

Buying or selling a home can be a daunting process. I believe in telling the truth about the real estate market without much watering down – sometimes not precisely what you want to hear – but rather, what you need to hear. If I did not have your best interest at heart, then perhaps I would be more jovial – but YOU would be worse off for the experience!

There is MUCH more to “the deal” than just negotiation and paperwork! I am able to offer trusted advisors to you, offering services such as: moving assistance, home staging, professional photography, contractors, mortgage lenders, insurance agents, and many others. Whether you are a 1st time buyer / seller, seasoned owner, investor, relocation expert or planning your dream home, you can rest assured that I truly care and will go the extra mile to ensure your needs are well served.

Here’s a little about me personally (and my family)!

My wife Mary Jo and I moved to North Carolina (from Alabama) in 1993. We lived in Wake Forest thru 2004, and currently live in Youngsville. We have two children, Lindsay & Nathan… and one dog (who thinks she is human), Buttercup.

My wife teaches in Wake County School System. We are able to offer significant insight into both Wake and Franklin County schools, should this be a part of your decision process.

I am an avid outdoorsman / a ripping guitar player / and folks say a very funny guy… you can judge that!

My family are actively involved with Wake Crossroads Church. We volunteer in many capacities. We also volunteer with Youngsville youth league baseball and Upward basketball / cheerleading.

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