Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Winner of our $100 Gas Card Drawing for December


Winner of our $100 Gas Card Drawing for December 


Dan Rath 


The Dan Rath Team of Allen Tate Realtors

I feel like I have know Dan forever as he was the sportscaster on WXII TV for many years and I watched the news religiously, at that time. In actuality I do not know Dan that well but I am fully aware that he and his bride have been great friends, and a God Send, to my nephew and his bride, with their special needs child Dan mentions in this write up on his website you can read below or access by clicking on the image above. 

It was a dark and stormy night! Okay, it might have been night, but, I’m not sure about the stormy part. The point is, I wasn’t born with the dream to carry around a little briefcase and become a real estate agent. My dream was to be a radio and television sportscaster.

And for more than 25 years, I went to the Daytona 500, The Final Four, and the Masters. I met Michael Jordan, Dale Earnhardt, Bob Hope, and even President Gerald Ford. However, life has a way of re-writing our stories.

The real estate chapter began in 2001 with my wife, MaryKay. We are now the Dan Rath Team, with my daughter Katie and son-in-law, Phillip.

People tell us all the time they want a one-story or a two-story house. But, I have learned homes have dozens of stories. In those stories, I find satisfaction, challenge, success, and sometimes failure; but each result helps me to better understand and serve my clients.

As a child… raised by a single mother, I have a heart for the ‘mom client’ that needs a protector, someone to be on her side as she strives to provide a safe and stable home for her children.

As a son… taking care of his mother in her final years, I respect the adult child who later must sell their mother’s last home… and what was their first home. 

As a friend… to a family with a special needs child, we have learned he didn’t need granite countertops or hardwood floors, he needed freedom from the body he was trapped in. It came from a house that few wanted; dead end street, the lovely wooded backyard cut down to make way for a 300-car parking lot, but, used only on Sunday mornings for churchgoers. Where, for 6/1-2 days of the week, it is the little boy’s sanctuary; it is his haven, his freedom to drive his little blue motorized dune buggy and, for a few minutes, feel like any other kid.

Yes, we buy and sell houses, but, more importantly, we help you find your way home.

We look forward to additional inspections from Dan, his team and their clients. 

I will be contacting Dan to find out whether he prefers a Sheetz or Speedway card which he will receive shortly in an email. Hey Dan - Become eligible for the next drawing by following the instructions below. Your card will not be re-entered. 

Word to the wise, we are having a terrible time remembering to get one of your business cards at our inspections. We haven't done a very good job of that. It is our fault so we have changed the process. For every inspection we have, with one of your clients, we are now creating a card to enter in the drawing. There are also other ways to be eligible. Let’s fill the drawing cage up with cards for 2023. As this brings 2022 to an end we are emptying the cage and starting over. 

Question is how do YOU win the one for January? Find out here:

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