Principal Broker, Auctioneer
Dickson TN 37055
Alan is a native of Dickson County where he grew up in the real estate and auction business. He believes that the Five Rivers Area is a great place to live, as his family in the past has - going back eight generations in Dickson County (since 1805).
Alan is a Past President (2003, 2006, and 2010) of the Dickson County Board of Realtors and has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and the Tennessee Association of Realtors.
Alan graduated from Dickson County Senior High School and then graduated cum laude from Freed Hardeman University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance and currently serves on the school’s advisory board. After graduation, Alan spent three years working for the State of Tennessee’s Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit as a Legislative State Auditor.
After traveling with the comptroller’s office, Alan has spent almost fifteen years working as a full-time Realtor and Auctioneer with his family’s firm. He holds a real estate broker’s license and an auctioneer’s license. He received his GRI (Graduate of the Realtor’s Institute) designation in 2002 and his ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) designation in 2003.
Alan is married to Becky Erranton Ragan, who is employed as the Director of Human Resources of TriStar Bank. They have two daughters, Carrie (2000) and Erran (2002), and one son, Hardeman (2004).
He is an active member of the Dickson County Historical Society and in 2004 the Dickson County Commission appointed Alan to serve as the Dickson County Historian.
Each Wednesday, Alan has a weekly column in The Dickson Herald, Dickson’s local paper, entitled 'Skits and Bits'. It is a collection of local day by day history tidbits.
Alan and Becky attend of the Walnut Street Church of Christ where he serves as a deacon, volunteers his time as youth minister and serves as a member of the missions committee. He and his wife have taken several mission trips to Guyana and Suriname, South America, over the past several years.
Elected to the Dickson County Commission in 1998, he served the eighth district through 2002. He is a member of the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce and has served on its Board of Directors. He is on the American Cancer Society Board for Dickson County and co-chaired the Cancer Auction Crusades for 1999 and 2000. He served on the Old Timer’s Day Committee for several years, is a Past President of the Old Timer’s Day Committee and served as the parade chair for several years. He is a graduate of Leadership Dickson County and served on the advisory board. He is active in Youth Leadership Dickson County and has served on its board for the past several years. Alan was the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Year in 2000. In 2003, he received the Helen Rial Leadership Award from Leadership Dickson County. Alan also serves on the Dickson County Industrial Board.