Allen Tate is focused on customer service and making sure the client has a great buying or selling experience. The resources and agent tools that Tate provides are impressive, and the leadership recognizes that in order to be a successful company you must first have successful agents.
Julie Keelan, The Keelan-Page Group
I have been an agent at Allen Tate since the company came to the Triangle in 2007. I moved to Allen Tate from a competing agency and I have not looked back once! I enjoy the forward thinking, supportive environment and all of the professional tools that are at our disposal.
Rachel Wiest, Vice President of Operations, Triangle MLS, Inc.
Tom Gongaware is the very definition of REALTOR®. He has served in a number of leadership roles at the Raleigh Association and Triangle MLS, Inc. Tom is thoughtful and professional. He is an excellent listener and then shares his well-considered response. He is amazingly patient and is ready to help when he can. Tom is intelligent and has a wonderful sense of humor. He has often helped in wordsmithing complicated or sensitive communications. Tom is a valuable asset as a Realtor as part of any workgroup or leadership team.
Gretchen Coley, Broker, New Home Specialist | The Coley Group
Tom's knowledge of the real estate industry is infinite. He is my go-to person when I need help with a complex situation or when I need to gain an understanding of a concept. Tom's real-world advice is invaluable to my team and me. Tom is also a delight to be around!
Matt Demson, Branch Leader, Broker-in-Charge | Allen Tate Real Estate
Tom's reach and impact is interwoven throughout Allen Tate. His expertise is second to none when it comes to license law, which makes him uniquely qualified to handle all Realtor® issues that arise. Knowledge aside, Tom's willingness to assist on any matter - big or small - makes him an invaluable asset and friend.
Asa M. Fleming
Tom is one of the most sincere, kind-hearted individuals you will ever meet. Couple that with a great sense of humor, and he's a fun guy to be around. He's very resourceful when it comes to the real estate business and has served as a mentor to me as well.
Lewis Grubbs, 2020 RRAR President
Tom Gongaware and I have known each other for many years. His knowledge of real estate is exemplary, and his integrity is above reproach. Tom is caring and listens to his client/customer and is an excellent problem solver. He knows that the best advertisement and endorsement is a satisfied client, whether internal or external. I am proud to call Tom a valued colleague, mentor and most importantly, a friend. We have served together in numerous capacities at the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, and I wish to sincerely thank Tom for graciously giving of his time in service to others.
Scott Hoyt, Real Estate Industry Consultant at JPH Holdings Inc.
Intentional Sensibility + Earned Wisdom. In addition to being a great person, Tom is a consensus building leader with tremendous experience and knowledge that inspires those around him. Great Guy.
Andrea Bushnell, CEO, North Carolina REALTORS®
Tom is an exemplary leader. He is calm, patient, respectful and kind, but he is also inquisitive, thoughtful, smart and decisive. These qualities together are rare to find in one person and are why Tom is such a respected leader both in the REALTOR® association and in business. As the CEO of the North Carolina REALTORS®, I have had the opportunity to work with Tom. I trust his judgment, I trust that he will always be honest and will provide valuable insights into issues and decisions. We are truly lucky to have Tom involved in our association.
Leslie Williams, Owner, Leslie Williams Realty Group
Tom represents true LEADERSHIP! He’s approachable, dependable and most of all, a man of INTEGRITY. He serves his community, he mentors, and he educates. I am honored to have him as a colleague and friend.
Kevin Starkey - Sold By Starkey Team @ Allen Tate, Realtors®
Tom is a great example of leadership! His extensive knowledge of real estate and his pride in customer service make him a true asset and a great partner to have on your side. He has most certainly become my go-to person within Allen Tate to consult with any issue I have. He is always willing to help! Outside of our company, I enjoy Tom's leadership and wisdom within the REALTORS® Association on both the local and state levels. Tom encourages and empowers everyone around him!
Tony Jarrett, Regional Vice President | Allen Tate Real Estate
When I think of an effective communicator, I think of Tom Gongaware. He is so well-versed in all things real estate, and he does an incredible job of assisting our leadership, agents, and clients with overcoming any obstacles. Tom has also given back so much to the real estate industry over the years with his leadership and time, making a positive difference for so many. He is one of the most thoughtful leaders, and his sense of humor is the cherry on top!
Amy Butler, Managing Broker | DeRonja Real Estate
Throughout my 30+ years in the real estate industry, I have crossed paths with many, and Tom Gongaware is one of my absolute favorite professionals. I had the pleasure and privilege of working alongside him for several years, and quickly learned that he is a man of great integrity and shows true compassion for others. An insightful, creative problem-solver and collaborator, Tom has an incredible work ethic, coupled with a dry wit that endears him to many. His leadership skills were invaluable to our organization and to me. I am forever grateful that our paths have crossed and look forward to opportunities to work together again.
Andrew Sims, CEO at Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®
Tom is a wonderful REALTOR® providing great support to not only his clients, but also as an industry resource for REALTORS® all across the Triangle and NC. Thankful our industry has leaders like Tom.
Harriette H. Doggett, 2015 President, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®
As a fellow Past President of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, I have had the privilege and honor of working alongside of Tom in many different circumstances. Tom is a great leader! He can always be depended upon and his word is his bond. We also share an honor that not many REALTORS® are awarded...that of "REALTOR® of the Year." Tom so well deserved that award! It is an honor for me to call him my friend!
Kathy Uhorchak, Branch Leader | Allen Tate Real Estate
Tom is our encyclopedia! He's one in a million and we are honored that he chooses to work with us each and every day. Having Tom's support is important to all leaders and agents in the company. He keeps up with all the Commission rules, form changes, and MLS and Association updates. As leaders, he notifies us of the latest information so we can keep the agents educated. He's a caring, hard-working man who not only serves us well, but he's behind volunteer initiatives that support family and friends. Thanks for all you do, Tom!
David Chapin, CEO/Chief Strategist, Forma Life Science Marketing
I've known Tom for years; he combines many strengths. He understands the “big picture” and the long-term view. He can think strategically and yet is also able to lead a team in implementing the tactical plan. Tom has seen lots of change in the industry, and he has adapted and thrived through it all. He is an excellent motivator: calm, unfailingly positive, and he has a terrific sense of humor. Tom always makes me laugh. Yet behind his jests is a sharp mind and a questioning attitude: "You know, I think we could do this better if only we'd..." Most importantly, Tom communicates well. I've seen him "work a room" and give a speech, and he never fails to connect, either one-on-one or with a large group.
Will Martin, NC REALTORS® General Counsel
I worked with Tom when he served as a member of the NC REALTORS® Board of Directors and on a number of NCR committees, including the Forms Committee. I know Tom to be a very thoughtful and intelligent man who is deeply engaged in the real estate brokerage industry, and that he has for many years readily volunteered his time and considerable talents to the REALTOR® organization at the local, state, and national levels.
Brendan Bailey, Chief Executive Officer at REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley, Springfield, MA
5 star treatment all the way! Tom's attention to detail and complete commitment to the process has made every interaction with him a pleasure. In addition to Tom's fabulous work ethic, follow through and expansive industry knowledge, his good-hearted nature and kindness guarantees that if I need counsel, Tom is my first and last stop!
Phyllis Brookshire, President | Allen Tate Real Estate
Tom is one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful people I have ever worked with. He balances his empathy with practical thinking that helps us make the best decisions we can. Tom is a great listener and always goes the extra mile to help others. A true professional always, I am grateful to work with him every day.
Phyllis Brookshire, President | Allen Tate Real Estate
Tom's extensive real estate knowledge as well as his background in customer service and marketing make him an incredible asset to both the company and the agents at Allen Tate Realtors®. He has become the "go to" person on many topics, and his expertise is valued. It has been both a privilege and a lot of fun to work with Tom for more than a dozen years.
Michele Early, Branch Leader, Broker-in-Charge | Allen Tate Real Estate
Tom is a wealth of knowledge! He offers sound advice through his experience and broad perspective. It is a true pleasure working with Tom.
Katrina Richards, Regional Vice President | Allen Tate Real Estate
I would run out of character space to write all of the great things about this man! The position he holds within the company is not one at which 'just anyone' would be able to excel! He has an extreme and more than perfect amount of patience, creativity, compassion, knowledge and open mindedness needed. What I perhaps enjoy most about working side by side with him is the levity and sense of humor he is able to keep at appropriate times of certain situations. Although he takes his job very seriously, and it can be stressful more days than most, with all he has to maintain and juggle, he is always open to quirkiness and a little fun! A "perfect bundle" of character traits and work ethic wrapped into one great human being!
Karen Chapman, Poyner Spruill LLP
Tom is one of the most amazing professionals with whom I have had the pleasure of working! He is smart, kind, detail-oriented and witty. Tom has the perfect temperament for his role and he impresses me each time I have the privilege of working with him.
George York, CCIM, President/CEO, York Properties, Inc.
In the years I worked with Tom, he exhibited strong leadership and communication skills, the ability to react quickly to change, detailed technical knowledge, and marketing expertise that all proved very valuable to my company. His loyalty to our company during a difficult transition will always be remembered by me.
Tessa Hultz, CEO, Long Island Board of REALTORS®
I had the privilege of working closely with Tom when he served as Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect and then President for the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®. Widely respected by colleagues and peers, Tom is a thoughtful, inclusive servant leader guided by an unwavering personal integrity. Tom is also a skilled orator, able to engage audiences, sharing his extensive knowledge and personal experience through storytelling and humor.