Sara Mott - 8160 Phaeton Drive, Oakland
This is a really hard to write this letter, because there are already so many incredible letters of recommendation for Thomas. It’s difficult to come up with a fresh way to do him justice. I also want to get it right because Thomas deserves all the praise in the world for being the most dedicated, caring, and hardworking person you would hope to hire as your real estate agent.
The key takeaway: Thomas really does live up to the hype!
I’m deeply grateful to Thomas for all of the support, compassion, and back breaking hard work he put into the sale of our family home of 30 years. It was an emotional journey for me to sell my childhood home after my mother’s unexpected death, but Thomas lessened the burden by taking on so many of the logistics and truly making the house shine.
When Thomas first started, the house was full of 30 years of detritus and was in desperate need of key repairs. As we surveyed the overwhelming work ahead of us, he reassured me, “I have a hand truck and I’m not afraid to use it!”
Sure enough, Thomas poured weeks of energy and love into our old Eichler, restoring it to full glory. He personally hauled out furniture and junk, scrubbed and polished, oversaw contractors, lovingly and thoughtfully selected appropriate paint and fixtures, and enhanced the staging with pieces from his own home.
I had struggled for months to do a fraction of what he accomplished in less than 3 weeks. At every turn he wrangled the best deals, readily beating all the bids I had previously (and with great struggle) received for paint and repairs.
And then, if that wasn’t enough, Thomas sold the house just as quickly as he fixed it up—to our surprise and delight, handily matching the record sales price set in our neighborhood just a month before!
There are a lot of other real estate agents who might claim to be able to do all of that, too, but here’s the difference:
Thomas cares about history and the integrity of the homes he is selling, and he’s an expert in Eichler homes and neighborhoods. It was such a pleasure to learn things I’d never known about my childhood home, and to have it fixed up with so much thoughtfulness. It made the emotional journey of letting go easier, knowing that we were sending off the house in the best possible way, and finding buyers who would appreciate the home as much as my family did.