Allen Tate Realtors is joining forces with 1st Choice Realty Inc. in Oconee County.
Allen Tate plans to acquire four 1st Choice Realty offices in Salem, Seneca and Fair Play and a dedicated office for Melanie Fink & Associates, expanding the 60-year-old company’s Upstate reach to eight sales offices, the company said in a news release.
Allen Tate Realtors of Charlotte is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company, leading in listings and sales volume, the new release said. With this announcement, the Allen Tate Companies will operate 47 branches in the Charlotte, Triad and Research Triangle regions of North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina.
Allen Tate will now operate offices at Lake Keowee-Seneca, Lake Keowee-Waterfront, Keowee Key and Lake Hartwell, in addition to their current Upstate offices in 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 and nearby communities. Since then, 1st Choice Realty has grown to a team of more than 50, according to the news release. In 2017, 1st Choice Realty closed more than 600 transactions totaling $165 million in closed sales volume, it said.
Pulliam, broker-in-charge, has lived in South Carolina and worked in residential real estate sales since 2003. He currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors for the Western Upstate Association of Realtors and on the regional board of directors for United Community Bank.
Allen Tate entered the Upstate region in January 2008, with the acquisition of Rigby Co. Realtors.