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"To say that Tom goes the extra mile would be an understatement.  We were interested in buying a duplex in the Seattle area.  This market is very competitive, and our offer could not be as strong as many others.  Tom worded our bid with professionalism and expertise.  He even took the time to write a cover letter about our education and careers.  I am convinced that his extra effort led to the seller accepting our offer.  Throughout the process he was immediately responsive via email, text and phone.  He was even there when we signed escrow papers!  And the day we closed he gave us a lovely housewarming gift.  I can't say enough about his honesty, patience  and attention to detail"  (Erin Hayashi)

"As out of state buyers, Tom was very helpful in orienting us to the city since he seems to know Seattle well.  He made sure that we looked at several different neighborhoods and was always at our disposal to drive us around.  We think that Tom went beyond what was expected and was instrumental in our finding a house that we love.  He was very good at presenting our offer with excellent follow through on the whole process.  Tom was the best experience that we have ever had with a Realtor."  (Sam & Paula Calvin)

"Besides his attributes of being calm, reliable and resourceful, what we appreciate most about Tom is his willingness to contribute whatever is needed.  He works with us, as part of a team, so that we all move forward.  A trusted guide, he presents both risks and benefits in a factual and accurate manner, reserving judgement and opinion."  (John & Gretchen Hill) 

"Last year Tom helped one of his clients buy one of my commercial buildings and, based on that experience, I decided to engage him to list and sell one of my other multi-family properties.  Tom is smart and tenacious and has a knack for overcoming all obstacles thrown his way.  I will certainly use Tom again in the future."  (Chang Park)

"Tom was terrific at guiding me through a difficult closing.  Even after the closing, he continues to stay in touch and is still interested in how the renovations are going.  I will use Tom for all of my Seattle real estate transactions."  (Bob Demyanovich)

"The service was excellent! Tom is an outstanding agent.  He made the normally arduous process of finding a home pleasant and downright fun.  Everyone from the agent to the mortgage broker was a pleasure to work with and I will be recommending Tom to  all of my friends.  Thank you for making our home purchase come together so flawlessly."  (Justin & Kasia Hampton)

"Tom provided us expert analysis and guidance as we searched for a 1031 Exchange property after selling our vacant lot in Florida.  Having to deal with a short exchange window and limited inventory, we were initially drawn to any property with a high cap rate.  Tom steered us away from these problematic rental areas of Puget Sound, which we were considering, and towards a newer, well maintained four-plex within a short drive from home which will be easier to self-manage and thereby generate higher income.  Tom was readily available, helpful and competent through each step of the buying process.  He has directed and coached us on all aspects of  being a landlord - from the best lease form to use, background checks, establishing tenant rules and regulations along with the importance of move-in checklists and other legal paperwork.  Tom also recommended ways to protect ourselves from liability by establishing a LLC and how to generally have this investment property run smoothly without too much management oversight.  His recommendations on which updates and renovations to consider to generate higher rental income and lower vacancy rates were extremely helpful.  Even after the closing, Tom continues to stay in touch and continues to advise us as we renovate this property and lease it up, and move forward to our next acquisition."  (Herb Guttler)

"Tom helped us to get our dream home.  There were 12 offers on the property and our offer was the one chosen by the seller.  Tom wrote a very nice cover letter and had the right strategy.  He is very knowledgeable about the current housing market.  With Tom I did not feel any pressure and he continues to help me even after the house has closed.  Highly recommend!"  (Alex Zhang)

"We have already made seven transactions with Tom.  He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, available and easy to work with - not to mention cheerful and fun.  Tom will always be our broker."  (Alan & Brooke Grossberg)

"Thank you for working very hard on this transaction.  I honestly believe that without your tenacity and flexibility, this deal would not have been successful.  Though I don't know you very well, I gather that you are a man of diligence and responsibility as well as being very concientous - excellent qualities for an agent."  (Dr. Park)

"Tom was superlative in quickly understanding exactly what we were looking for and targeting the house that we eventually purchased.  We felt well taken care of during the entire process.  Tom was a true advocate in protecting our interests while giving us excellent advice and educating us along the way."  (Mike Iannone)

"Tom was the perfect agent for us.  He is very personable, low-key and knowledgeable about the areas that we were looking in.  Tom spent a considerable amount of time with us and was extremely helpful in all respects."  (Kay Hickman)

"If you are looking for a real estate agent in the Seattle area, you should call Tom.  He is responsive, honest and extremely knowledgeable.  He gave us impartial advice and worked with us every step of the way during our search for a condo in downtown Seattle.  He is personable and we appreciated his calm and low-key style - no pressure or hype.  He listened well and understood exactly what we were looking for.  He spent a good deal of time with us and helped us during the entire process.  He answers emails or phone calls promptly.  He guided us during negotiations and ultimately got us a good price on our condo.  We loved working with him and would recommend him without reservation."  (Dr. Bob Sherrick)

"Tom did an excellent job and had the patience to show me many, many properties along with the skill to negotiate through a challenging transaction."  (Bob Preble)

"Tom was a pleasure to work with on our first home buying experience.  He is extremely knowledgeable of the Seattle market.  Tom was very helpful in all stages of the purchase.  Upon meeting him for the first time, he established our needs, wants, and  what we could actually afford.  He was very helpful in concentrating our efforts on looking at homes that fit our interests.  Tom never tried to upsell us into something that we could not afford.  It was a great experience overall and would highly recommend  him for your next real estate adventure."  (Kyle Piehowski)

"I had a great experience buying a home with Tom's help!  He was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.  Tom always had a real world perspective when answering my questions and negotiating which was truly refreshing.  He was always very available whether it was to show a house at the drop of a hat or to answer a quick question in an email, and I appreciated how responsive he was.  I relied on his network of professional contacts for everything from house inspectors to mortgage brokers and sewer scope technicians which was invaluable.  But mostly, I appreciated his laid back attitude that took the pressure off the whole experience, while at the same time his ability to be aggressive on my behalf.  I would absolutely recommend Tom and hopefully will be able to work with him again in the future.  (Davina Camardo)

"My wife and I are extremely grateful for Tom's help in finding our new Seattle home.  We met Tom at an open house that he hosted in Wallingford.  We were just beginning to look for a new home and were immediately impressed with his knowledge of the local real estate market.  During our search, he provided us with updated information on pricing trends and comparable properties.  Tom was extremely responsive and very willing to work with our schedules when touring homes.  He was also very patient, as we have very particular tastes and we probably toured more than 25 homes with Tom before we found the perfect one.  Tom showed a great deal of interest in making sure that we were able to make an informed choice.  There was very little inventory in our preferred neighborhood so we were having difficulty determining what we wanted in a home from the limited properties available.  Tom took us though a large number of houses in other neighborhoods (knowing that we would not put offers on houses outside our preferred neighborhood) so that we could develop a better understanding of our priorities when a home did become available in our preferred location.  During our search, we put in offers on two homes.  Tom aided us in putting together strong offers on both properties.  He submitted each offer with a personal cover letter telling the sellers a bit about us as buyers in order to make our offer more attractive.  Based on his past experience in this competitive market, he was able to give us excellent advice on how to be successful when competing against other offers.  Tom stuck with us through the entire process.  He was there at our signing at closing to help us out with any questions we may have had with the mountains of paperwork.  He even offered to be available after closing for a final walk-through of the property when we took possession.  Ultimately, we were entirely satisfied with our home buying experience and we have Tom to thank for it!"  (Jon Donahue)

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