Real Estate


Inspired to enter the field of real estate by a passion for business and people, Steve Rath has excelled as a real estate broker and associate of Better Homes Realty since 1988. The son of the past president of the San Diego Association of Realtors, he comes from a family of successful Brokers and Real Estate leaders. Beginning his career in 1988, he later became co-owner and president of Better Homes Realty, and continually represents successful sellers, buyers and investors. He previously studied business at San Diego State University and completed coursework in advanced electronics technology at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology from 1981 to 1985. An Air Force veteran, Mr. Rath is especially proud of traveling across the globe through his military service as an electronics specialist.

After departing from the military, Mr. Rath became a Realtor, then was licensed as a Broker eight years later. Notably, he holds numerous certifications in real estate, including as a Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Distress Property Specialist, Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist, and a Senior Real Estate Specialist. Impressively, some of his certifications have been awarded to less than 2% of licensed realtors in the country.

In light of his innate aptitude for real estate and passion for the field, Mr. Rath has leveraged his experiences as an active, expert witness and Real Estate writer for several publications. As a testament to his success, he has been honored as a Five-Star Broker in customer satisfaction for eight years in a row, as well as inclusion in Sacramento Magazine’s list of Five-Star Real Estate Agents. He was further honored with the Seven Star Award from Broker/Agent Review Magazine – the publication’s highest accolade. Moreover, Mr. Rath has been named a “Master’s Club – Outstanding Life Member” by the Sacramento Association of Realtors.

To remain abreast of developments in the field, Mr. Rath continually takes advanced Real Estate courses and has maintained membership with the National, Sacramento and Placer County Associations of Realtors, as well as the Roseville Chambers of Commerce. Looking forward, he plans continued growth and success in his career.

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