Title: Broker, Associate
Company: Better Homes Realty
Location: Roseville, California, United States
Steve G. Rath, CRS, SRES, RSPS, CDPE, broker and associate at Better Homes Realty, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the real estate industry.
Mr. Rath is a real estate broker and associate of Better Homes Realty with more than three decades of expertise in buying and selling residential properties in Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties. A natural entrepreneur and self-described “people person” with a “precision thinking process,” Mr. Rath’s earliest exposure to the real estate industry came through his mother, a successful broker and past president of the San Diego Association of Realtors. Before entering the field himself, Mr. Rath studied business at San Diego State University and spent four years in the United States Air Force traveling the world as an electronics specialist.
By the late 1980s, Mr. Rath had retired from the military and was ready to explore his interest in the real estate industry. In 1988, he became a licensed Realtor, became a Broker eight years later and soon after, co-owner and President of Better Homes Realty in Granite Bay, California. He stepped down as president in 2017 when he sold the company, and returned to his true love, representing Sellers, Buyers and Investors, as well as using his expertise as a Real Estate, Expert Witness.
Throughout his career, Mr. Rath has pursued extensive specialized training and continuing education, earning the Certified Residential Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist, and Certified Distressed Property Specialist designations; credentials awarded to less than 2% of licensed realtors.
Among many other distinctions, Mr. Rath has been designated a 5 Star Broker in customer satisfaction for seven consecutive years, included in Sacramento Magazine’s list of Five-Star Real Estate Agents, and presented with the 7 Star Award from Broker/Agent Review Magazine, the publication’s highest honor. He was awarded “Master’s Club – Outstanding Life Member” from the Sacramento Association of Realtors in 2002, is a member of the National Association of Realtors, and is active in the Roseville and Placer County Chambers of Commerce. He considers helping his clients accomplish their dreams and find the right properties for their needs to be the highlight of his work, recalling a repeat client who purchased more than 30 investment properties through him. Mr. Rath plans to continue his work for many years to come, explaining that his curiosity and enthusiasm for the field is as strong as it was at the beginning of his career, and is currently expanding his career as an expert witness for Real Estate in the state of California.
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