The real estate business has been an incredible journey for me so far. I have truly enjoyed helping people solve their real estate needs throughout the years. I have established very good relationships as a result of my interactions and feel fortunate to have been instrumental in their process.
I usually work to not give out 5-star reviews because they can tend to look as though they are not well thought out and cause they people reading them to dismiss them. However, I cannot recommend Tom more highly.
TLDR: Tom is fantastic to work with and we could not have made a better choice, or had a better recommendation.
Local knowledge: He has been a realtor in this area for years and has great local knowledge and a strong network of contacts that expand his reach even farther. He knows beyond which neighborhood are "good neighborhoods", he was quickly able to discern what neighborhood would be good for us.
Process expertise: His knowledge of the real estate system in SC is broad and deep. He was able to answer the questions we had about the bank issues, the legal issues, and the negotiation issues. He is an expert.
Responsiveness: Tom got back to us lightning quick, and was able to respond whenever we had questions. He had helpful content in his answers and provided them clearly, concisely, and without jargon.
Negotiation skills: Not only did Tom help us navigate the difficulties of the system itself, but also negotiated well on our behalf when one house fell through due to inspection results, and was able within a short amount of time get us into a better house, in a better location for almost the same price as the one we had offered for first. Best of all he did this in a time-frame that allowed us to switch contracts with almost no lag-time.
Overall, it was a fantastic experience, and though I hope I won't be moving for a number of years, but if I was, I know who I'd call.
Very responsive and knowledgeable about the area. Good relationship with other realtors. Went out of his way to make the home-buying process as painless as possible. Accessible on nights and weekends.
Very very patient with us with regards to finding a property that fit our specific needs. He is a good person who cares about his clients and will stick with you until you find your dream home. I have dealt with many realtors and none come close to the service Tom provided us.