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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in North End, Tacoma, WA.
We have worked with Tom Hume for several years now. He has helped us buy two houses and sell one. He has always been positive and professional. He has laughed with us and has become a friend. We have recommended him and Matt to anyone that needs a realtor and we will continue to do so.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in North End, Tacoma, WA.
I wanted a quick sale, for the right price, of my home in the Proctor District. Not having sold a house in over 20 years, I wanted to work with people I trust who would look after my interests and educate me about selling in 2014.
Tom and Matt helped me set a price that brought in so much interest that, after just three days, we had multiple offers. I particularly respect the way they listened to me and when I had questions (and I had many) they both provided timely and informed answers.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in North End, Tacoma, WA.
We used "The Hume Group" to buy our first house and were amazed by the service. Before The Hume Group we probably went through about four different Real Estate agents and were surprised by how..... well.... unmotivated(?) they all were. No one seemed to know anything about the properties we were looking at, no one followed up, they all just opened the front door and... that was about it.
Not the case with Tom Hume. His customer service was amazing and we really felt like our satisfaction was his number one priority. He was knowledgeable about the properties we were looking at and was a wonderful person to deal with. Our case was a bit "special" as we live in Hungary (and were buying a house in Tacoma) but Tom set everything up for us so we could do the paperwork remotely and held our hand through the entire process.
If we were to buy another house Tom Hume would be the first person I contacted.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $500K in North End, Tacoma, WA.
My partner and I currently reside on the East coast and we recently made the decision to relocate to Pierce County for reasons involving career and family.
Finding a new place to call home, without the luxury of Sunday drives to look for a new neighborhood, is a daunting task from 2,700 miles away. Fortunately, we found David Gala & The Hume Group to help us with this challenge. Our decision to partner with these three great guys completely bridged the gap. Matt was with us every step of the way.
He was always courteous, immediately responsive and razor sharp in his knowledge throughout the process. His negotiation skills were exceptional and remarkably strategic. He had a keen sense for every detail and I appreciated how dialed in he was to our big picture needs. We trusted him and he delivered in every way. We are thrilled with our new home and will look to him for guidance in the industry over and over again.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in West End, Tacoma, WA.
Tom was our hero at a very stressful point, our house was sold and we had no house picked out. He made himself extremely available and helped us with some tricky deals that called for finesse, and was an all around professional contrast to our hyperactivity. I absolutely recommend him!
1. Sale pricing
2. Home staging
3. Exposure (website, newspaper, open houses, craigslist, newsletters, etc.)
4. Negotiations with the buyers and their reps
5. Details about what to expect throughout the process
6. Fair commisioning
7. Flyers were amazing
8. They answered all my questions along the way, and I had many, all with exceptional customer service
Purchase of my new home:
1. They showed me dozens of houses until I found the right one
2. They helped me negotiate the offer, providing expertise consultation along the way
3. This was a short-sale and they had the experience to inform me about what the process was
4. They assisted through all of the negotiations with the seller, their bank, the existing renters, and the inspections.
5. They put in countless hours to ensure we had good representation and all of our questions were answered
6. They even assisted with final details on the day of the move- including ensuring the house was in order prior to our arrival and who to contact to ensure there was no interruption in utilities.
I have no complaints at all- only compliments. In this market having a reliable, highly skilled team of people to assist us through this process was priceless. I highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home!