The Merger

In March,2018 Allen Tate Realtors joined forces with 1st Choice Realty Inc. in the mountain lakes region of Oconee County in the Western Upstate of South Carolina. Allen Tate acquired four 1st Choice Realty offices in Salem, Seneca, and Fair Play, S.C expanding the 60-year-old real estate company’s upstate reach to eight sales offices.

Allen Tate Realtors® is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company, leading in listings and sales volume. With this announcement, the Allen Tate Companies will operate a total of 47 branches in the Charlotte, Triad, and Research Triangle regions of North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina thus giving sellers incredible reach and buyers an incredible number of options.  Few real estate companies do more to expose seller listings to the market “on line” than Allen Tate. And buyers are exposed to the very best in quality listings in the region.

Allen Tate will now operate real estate offices at Lake Keowee-Seneca, Lake Keowee-Waterfront, Lake Keowee @Keowee Key and Lake Hartwell, in addition to their current Upstate real estate offices at Greenville-Downtown, Greenville-Woodruff Road, Easley/Powdersville, and Greer.

In April 2005, 1st Choice Realty was formed by the merger of three local real estate companies under the ownership and management of John Pulliam, serving Oconee County, S.C. and nearby communities. Since then, 1st Choice Realty has grown to a real estate team of more than 50 Realtors® and professional staff. In 2017, 1st Choice Realty closed more than 600 transactions totaling $165 million in closed sales volume.

Allen Tate entered the upstate region in January 2008, In 2017. Allen Tate closed 22,273 transactions totaling $5.672 billion across the company footprint.

Why is this important to you as a seller or as a buyer?  

Unlike some National offices, Allen Tate truly has synergy between its agents and offices.  Selling in the upstate? Buyers who are using an Allen Tate Realtor will connect with another Allen Tate Realtor to work with in the Keowee market.  Sellers have the collective punch of Allen Tate for those looking for retirement or recreation second homes.

Get in touch with us today! We are excited to work with you to find the home of your dreams.