Brian Rater & Jacki Hunt Team
1375 Martin Street, State College, PA 16803Email Me
It was 1983, and I was taken to the field with a tractor and hay baler in tow. Just 15 minutes after my dad dropped me off, I had an equipment breakdown. Two hours later when he returned to pick me up, assuming I had finished baling hay, he was distressed to find out that the reason I had not finished the job was because I couldn’t figure out how to fix the hay baler. That was the day I knew I wasn’t going to be a farmer. I still take my car to the shop for the simplest thing. However, I grew up on a farm, surrounded by a large farming community, so when it came time to choose a major at Virginia Tech, I chose Ag Econ. I still don’t know what I was thinking with that choice, but after graduation, my first career started in the commercial insurance industry.
After 12 years in the insurance business, I was offered an opportunity to learn the real estate business from a seasoned agent who was interested in teaching someone the business in return for that person working as a buyer agent for her for 3 years. It was the right time and place for me to make the switch from insurance to real estate, so I did, and I have never looked back.
Being a part of the community of State College is an important part of my life here. My wife is an attorney in a well-known firm, and together, we embrace the town. Living among people from all over the world, experiencing the diversity of cultures and the ensuing perspectives, is uniquely special in college towns. Although large cities may have such diversity, the smallness of our college town brings it all closer to everyone.
The phrase “two are better than one” defines my relationship with my business partner, Jacki Hunt. Our partnership balances our individual strengths in perfect harmony, creating superior service for all our clients.
Jacki brings an element of complete honesty and humor about life, both on and off the field. I feel honored to find myself in such good company.
License Type: Real Estate Salesperson
Year Licensed: 2002
Year Joined RE/MAX: 2002
Designations: ABR, CRS, SRES
Awards: RE/MAX 100% Club, RE/MAX Platinum Club (team & individual), RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement, RE/MAX Chairman's Club (team), RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Executive Club
Specialties: Residential, Relocation, Staging
Service Areas: State College, Boalsburg, Port Matilda, Bellefonte
Education: Ag Econ at Virginia Tech
Interests: PSU sports, fitness boot camp, gardening, wife and 3 school-age children in a variety of activities
• National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
• Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR)
• Centre County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) – Past board member, former chair of the Education Committee and Community Service Committee
• Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC)
• Salvation Army – RE/MAX Bell Ringing chair
• United Way Day of Caring - RE/MAX chair
• Toys for Tots
• Central Pennsylvania Builders Association
• Patton Township Planning Commission
• St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – Church Counsel