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Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Art Tate has been involved in the sales industry for decades. Prior to entering real estate, he was involved in Men’s Clothing in retail sales, management, sales training and merchandising which included newspaper print, advertising, modeling and TV commercials. He also served in the armed forces, and was associated with a large military facility in downtown Frankfurt, Germany, where he originated their teletype operation overseeing the entire department for 2 ½ years.
With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing, Art is well-equipped to swiftly make recommendations for the best possible exposure for his listings enhancing awareness of the home to potential buyers. A licensed realtor for 15 years, he recognizes objections in the selling process and is a master at coming up with solutions. Art utilizes his keen eye for detail when showing potential buyers properties, by conveying the key features and benefits of the home. Making his clients as happy as possible is paramount for Art and he is hands-on with all the details involved in any of his real estate transactions. Proud to be partnered with the Sotheby’s brand, Art stays abreast with the latest cutting-edge technology. He views real estate as a “people” business and consistently builds lasting relationships with his clients. Art’s illustrious sales background has been the cornerstone of his success particularly with assisting buyers. His outstanding listening skills and good business sense have provided an exceptional reputation of which he is very proud.
Art is married to Paulette Blackwood Tate, also a Realtor with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. They have a blended family of five children and six grandchildren.