Michael M., Washington, DC
“I have had the privilege of knowing Tommy for the last 5 years. That said, I am normally hesitant about mixing business with friendship for obvious reasons. In 2009, my business partners and I, found ourselves in a precarious situation during the downturn in the housing market, and found that we had to act quickly to resolve a real estate issue. Tommy worked quickly and tirelessly to close on a property that we were trying to sell. On more than one occasion during this sale, and when were ready to accept the first offer, Tommy made recommendations and took measures to ensure that we achieved the highest return on our sale via multiple offers. That alone during an economic downturn, was a miracle in itself. It was due to Tommy's quick thinking, IMMENSE knowledge of the industry, and client first attitude, that made us realize we were working with a true professional, who only had our best interests at heart. Without a doubt, we would hire Tommy if/when we decide to move forward on any other real estate business transactions".
Jenny O, Washington, DC
Tommy--I just wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for all your help, support, insight and patience thought my my home search process. I cant be happier with my condo and the Penn Quarter location--its exactly what I wanted, (also I cannot thank you enough for discouraging me from that condo i almost bought in Cleveland Park).
Stuart A, Washington, DC
Having bought before and made some poor decisions, I was very apprehensive about buying a home again. Luckily a co-worker referred me to Tommy, who helped me become comfortable with the process. His knowledge and patience made me feel completely at ease about purchasing a home. One of the best parts was that I felt no pressure throughout the entire process and I felt that Tommy took pride in selling me a house that I truly wanted and would be happy in for many years to come. Thanks again Tommy!
Jeff D, Washington, DC
I've known Tommy for many years and he has handled three transactions for me (two home sales and one home purchase) in the DC market. His professional approach, deep knowledge of the DC real estate market and business savvy enabled me to close each transaction with a very favorable outcome. I strongly recommend him.
James W., Washington, DC
I just closed on a home with Tommy last and I am so thrilled! I found the perfect home in the perfect location. Now I am on to picking out the paint color!
A few thoughts about my journey with Tommy... (and trust me, the process of buying a home for the first time is definitely a journey):
I was a first time homebuyer with lots and lots of naive (read: dumb) questions and Tommy was always incredibly patient and interested in what I was asking, even though I'm sure he has heard the same ones a thousand times before. I had a lot ideas and even more emotion. Tommy was able to be engaged with me on my interests while also keeping me grounded. It was not an easy feat...
He helped my think through what type of place I truly wanted and what were my top priorities vs. things that would be "nice to have." When you are on a budget, you have to make some tradeoffs, and with his help and seeing a wide spectrum of properties, I was able to find out what I really wanted in my new place.
He has tremendous experience in the real estate market in the area and was able to guide me through the nuances of how the DC housing contract process works in a way that was simple and easy to understand. For a first time buyer, this was extremely helpful. He also knows a ton of the real estate agents in town and was able to find out about places that were just coming on the market before other agents.
Also, as someone who has also been on the seller side for numerous companies, he had a keen understanding of how much we could push for in negotiations and he ended up getting me my place with a significant price reduction.
Lastly, Tommy is incredibly nice and fun to be around, which makes the process much more enjoyable. You end spending a LOT of time with your realtor, so this was very important to me. I strongly recommend working with Tommy. He was a terrific, results-oriented agent who has now become a good friend. I will definitely be working with him again when I want to buy my next house!
Ben & Amanda K., Silver Spring, MD
Working with Tommy was a pleasure. When we decided to relocate to the Washington, DC area from Philadelphia, we were unsure of neighborhoods and locations and we were on a short time line to find a place to live! Tommy helped us pinpoint just what our needs were and helped us find a wonderful house in a great neighborhood. As first time home buyers, we always felt like we were in good hands with Tommy. He helped us every step of the way. He always made time for us, day or night. We appreciated all of his knowledge, confidence and professionalism during the entire process, from start to finish. We could not have asked for a better realtor and hold him in the highest regard.
Becky M, Baltimore, MD
My boyfriend worked with Tommy and had the most wonderful experience! I was around for the bulk of their interactions, so even though I was not the one buying a home, I had the pleasure of working with Tommy as well.
Tommy is experienced, kind, professional and truly understanding. He was patient with my boyfriend as he navigated the process of buying a home, and he had an innate ability to glean what my boyfriend was truly looking for in a home through their discussions. He made an effort to include me in conversations or explain "real estate" terms to me (which I generally fail to grasp!) in ways that made things understandable and did not make me feel uninformed. Even though the process could be emotional, Tommy never faltered in his professionalism and kindness. His wonderful personality made the entire process more enjoyable and fun. He was a joy to work with and I fully recommend him for anyone looking to buy a home!
Marta C. & Kristi B., Washington, DC
Tommy handled both the sale of our condo and purchase of our new home. He was professional, provided really excellent advice, and had a sense of humor throughout the entire process. Our condo sold the first weekend and we won a competitive bidding situation with our new house. We would strongly recommend him to anyone looking buy or sell.
Luan & Maggie T., Alexandria, VA
Tommy made my wife and I feel like we where his only clients. We needed to take advantage of the interest rates and timing was everything. Tommy had our house under contract 3 days after it listed, and found us our dream home in less than 3 days. He also did a great job dealing with a very difficult buyer a professional and ethical manner while looking out for our best interests. We couldn't have asked for an easier process or better customer service.
Rudy and Ric Legg-Benavides, Washington, DC
We cannot begin to say enough about Tommy. My husband and I were extremely nervous to start this journey in our lives of buying a home in DC and then we met Tommy who calmed us down and was right by our side every step of the way. Tommy helped even get our credit on track before the process of looking at homes even started. The attention to detail Tommy has is impeccable. There were things Tommy saw and looked at that we never would have even thought about. He stayed in contact with us daily to ensure everything was on track and moving along smoothly. Through the holidays we never had to wait to hear from him as he returned every phone call or email in less then 24 hours. We will recommend Tommy to anyone who needs an agent. We appreciate the attention to detail and level of professionalism that Tommy brought to the process of buying our home! We are now even more blessed to call Tommy a friend above all else.
Chris C., Washington, DC
Tommy was recommended to me by a friend when I first moved to DC two years ago. I came in with high expectations - and Tommy exceeded them. He was knowledgable, prompt in his replies, encouraging and yet cautious, and most importantly, he helped me find my first owned home.
Tommy has a unique set of skills that make him a quality realtor - he has years of experience as a realtor (so he knows about the market and how to match you with the right property), he has experience selling condos (so is great at prepping you for what to expect), and he is both fun (you'll be spending a LOT of time together) and calm (through what can be a pretty scary process). I have since recommended Tommy to three friends who have bought their first homes with him, and they were grateful for the introduction. I highly and unequivocally recommend Tommy.
Jaime C., Washington, DC
Tommy is the best. I was terrified about buying a home. He made the process incredibly easy and fun and stress-free. You couldn't ask for more.
Rich H., Washington, DC
I asked Tommy to help me find my first home because he has worked with several friends and all of them were very happy. He actually returned my first phone call while on vacation in Miami. He is very dedicated to his clients. I was a first time home buyer who had a lot of questions that Tommy was always able to answer. He helped me figure out what was most important to me in my first home. When I found the home that I wanted Tommy helped me put together an offer that beat out several other offers. I would highly recommend Tommy to any of my friends that are either seller their home or looking for a home. Most importantly, I now call Tommy a friend.
Virginia & Brian N., Alexandria, VA
Tommy made our selling and buying experience a breeze! My husband and I decided to sell our row house and begin looking for a freestanding house. His expert advice and hands on care that he exhibited through the process was fabulous. I was shocked and completely comforted by the way he took care of us. Communication is key; I don't think that there was a day that went by that we did not have contact through the entire process. Our house sold in four days and we found the perfect house in a beautiful neighborhood all in two months! To say that he went above and beyond is an understatement.
Ryan R., Washington, DC
I adore Tommy. When we were looking to buy a house in DC we had very specific (and hard to find) needs. In one day of looking at houses we found the exact property we were looking for and put in an offer. Tommy was so helpful, knowledgeable, and fun to work with, I only wish I could buy a house more often! I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone.
Mike R., Washington, DC
Working with Tommy on my first home purchase in DC was a wonderful experience. He asked what amenities I was looking for in a home, and he immediately narrowed down what seemed to be an overwhelming list of properties on the market. Tommy was good as pointing out pros and cons of homes I would have never thought of, and I never felt like I was being talked into buying something. I could always depend on Tommy to be prompt and professional. Phone calls and emails were always returned in a timely fashion. He actually made my whole home buying experience fun!
Chris D., Washington, DC
Having been friends with Tommy for more than 15 years, I didn't have to think twice about who I wanted to help me find my first home in DC. Tommy knows the city inside and out and quickly understood what I was looking for in a home. But just as importantly, when he said he was going to do something, he did it and did it extremely well. From the first property we looked at, it was obvious that Tommy loves what he does. Quite simply, he's the best.
Yvette D., Washington, DC
I did not know anything about buying a house nor where to begin and Tommy made me feel so comfortable from our first meeting and helped me through the entire process with ease, understanding, patience, and honesty. I learned so much from him and trusted him with his knowledge, enthusiasm, expertise and willingness to meet my needs and wants. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty showing me hundreds of places (ok I may be exaggerating a bit there, but it was a lot of different homes we looked at (condos, town houses, andsingle family homes) in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia over the course of 4 months. I never once felt pressured to make a decision or buy something for the sake of his closing a deal. Never.
Chad F., Washington, DC
I just want to say what a pleasure it was to work with you, Tommy. As we got bogged down in the end you were the only voice of sanity I had in the process, even though most of that was out of your hands. It helped so much just to have someone communicate with me and explain things. One of the best things I can say when I recommend you is that you were constantly in touch w/ me no matter how busy you were. No matter what business people are dealing with, a frequent complaint is lack of prompt and effective communication, which you have mastered. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know.
Elliot R., Washington, DC
Tommy's organization and professionalism made finding my home enjoyable and seamless. He is easy to work with, keeps flexible hours, and is well-versed in the different nuances of real estate in the DC, Maryland, Virginia metro area. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in this area.
Kristin S., Washington, DC
As a first time home buyer, I was nervous about the whole process and had a hard time conceptualizing what I wanted. Tommy made the process much easier than I thought possible. He was extremely patient and professional with me as we narrowed down the perfect home for me. Tommy was very communicative with me regarding information and updates about prospective properties, and he was on top of all the transactions that occurred as we went to closing. I'd highly recommend Tommy, and hope to work with him again in the future.
Kevin H., Washington, DC
I cannot recommend Tommy highly enough. I trust Tommy completely, both in terms of his judgement and his integrity. It has been my pleasure to work with Tommy multiple times on both the buying and selling side and I'm already looking forward to working with him again soon.
Tim V, Gaithersburg, MD
Tommy helped me find and purchase my first home. I have to say...at first I was terrified. But, after talking and working with Tommy, the fear disappeared. He, tirelessly, found me a home that I love. I couldn't ask for more. Whenever I decide to sell and/or purchase another home...Tommy will be the first and only person I call!