Rusty Allen (Exit Upstate Realty)

I provide professional real estate services throughout the Greater Greenville SC area for both selling and buying transactions, using the upgraded marketing program championed by Exit Upstate Realty.

Get to know Rusty Allen

I entered real estate as a full-time second career after taking early retirement from engineering.  I had the great privilege to travel extensively for many years and to work on projects and with people from all over the world. 

Those experiences gave me first-hand knowledge of the stress and strain introduced in a family in the process of selling and buying homes.  Our own relocations included multiple moves in and out of West Virginia and Texas along with moves to Canada, Malaysia and South Carolina.  These experiences showed me just how much a professional Realtor® with a genuine interest in the welfare of a client could do to help and support a family through that process. 

I actually obtained my first real estate sales license during the early days of my engineering career before travel became so heavy.  I thoroughly enjoyed helping people.  Probably the crowning experience was a young couple wanting to buy a townhouse, but saddled with lots of short-term credit card debt.  It was a delight to work with them in restructuring their debt so they could afford to get into their first purchased home.

It has been my pleasure to interact and work side-by-side with people of very diverse backgrounds and nationalities.  That is a distinct advantage in real estate, given the changing demographics of the Greater Greenville area.

While Texas was our home for several years, we decided to couple the move to the Greenville area with the decision to make a career change.  Both our daughters graduated from Bob Jones University, so we were familiar with the area and appreciated it for its four seasons and mild climate.  I worked with Exit Upstate Realty in purchasing a home and was impressed with the professionalism of the agent and with the benefits and opportunities afforded by the company.  As real estate has always been an interest of mine, it was an easy decision in regard to a second full-time career with Exit.

Our children are both grown.  One is a missionary in Honduras; the other a missionary in India.  My wife and I are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville.

I hold both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and am a Registered Professional Engineer in West Virginia.  I have my Real Estate Sales License in South Carolina and am a member of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

My mission is very focused: To apply the accumulated learnings and results from my personal experiences and those of Exit Upstate Realty in representing buyers and sellers of real estate in the Greater Greenville area with the utmost professionalism, integrity, and caring.


Representing both buyers and sellers of residential real estate throughout the Greater Greenville area. 

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