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Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Northville, NY.
Thomas worked diligently and tirelessly to help us complete the sale of our property while being pleasant and very easy to work with. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!!! A+ Realtor
Tom Mcgroder was very helpful from the very first day that we spoke with him about buying a house.
Tom showed us house's in the price range that my wife and I were willing to spend.
Tom allowed us the time at each house to do a thorough inspection of the buildings and property so that we would could make fair comparisons of the house's that interested us.
When we did find the right house for us, Tom was very professional through out the process of price negotiation.
When the final sale price was agreed upon Tom was helpful providing me with information required by the bank.
Tom also provided lists of banks, home inspectors as well as contractors in the area who he had worked with previously.
While we were in the process of getting the mortgage for the closing Tom was willing to make several trips to the house so that we could show the house to family and friends
Through all of this Tom was very friendly and professional.
My wife and I would call Tom again If the situation arose where we needed to purchase another home.
We would recommend Tom and his agency to family and friends.
Tom McGroder was informative, resourceful, dependable and responsive to our inquiries and concerns. In the months we searched for our lake house, he came to know what would work for us. When we did find "the" house, it was because he saw it first, knew it fit our needs and called us immediately. With his help, negotiations proceeded quickly. In the few weeks prior to closing, he was tremendously helpful in guiding us through the whole process. We are very thankful for his insights and dedication to us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Hewitt, TX.
I live in TX and only had a few days in January to look at seasonal camps. Tom and I had communicated by email for several weeks prior to the visit and had identified several properties to look at. I also had appointments with sevedral other agents in the Saratoga to lower Adirondacks region and in the lake country in Vermont. Of the four agents that I worked with during that week Tom was the most helpful. He worked for ma as a buyer's agent and I was very grateful to him for calling attention to structural issues with one of the houses that I probably would have missed. The house that we finally bought was not one on our original list, but one that he though would interest us after he got to know me better. We ran into some serious problems during the negotiations as the seller's agent was non-responsive, and had misrepresented some things about the house. I was back in Texas and Tom managed the process of inspections for me, being on the scene for all of them. After we had completed the purchase Tom continued to help us out by holding a key and providing it to contractors, and by agreeing to meet the cable installers at the house so that everything could be taken care and ready for us when we returned a couple of months after the sale. When I was trying to schedule the closing my attorney's office was not keeping on top of things, and was not paying attention to the terminal dates for the purchase contract and for the lock in on my interest rate. I am grateful to Tom for reminding me about these looming deadlines, and for insuring that the paperwork for the lake permit transfer was up to date and that I knew exactly what to do to transfer the permit. HONESTLY, TOM MAKES THINGS HAPPEN, AND IN MY CASE HE DID MOST OF THE WORK OF THE BUYERS AND SELLERS AGENT WHILE ONLY EARN ING HIUS 1/2 OF THE COMMISSION, AND WAS FAR MORE ON THE BALL AND FAR MORE HELPFUL THAN MY ATTORNEY. I have bought four houses and sold two so far, in both NY and TX, and of all the realtors that I have worked with Tom McGroder has been FAR AND AWAY the most helpful, honest, and professional. And he really knows the Sacandaga market, and area, and provides excellent advice about contractors and service providers. I would not even consider another agent for any future real estate work in Tom's area.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in Northville, NY.
Tom McGroder was a fabulous real estate agent through every step of a difficult sales process for me. The sale was difficult emotionally because I was selling a 100+ year old house summer home that my family had owned for 45 years, at the bottom of the market. Tom helped me through every step, giving me sound advice and concrete help on preparing the house for sale. He and his team used professional stagers to make the house look amazing. He had a better understand of the house's value than other agents I had interviewed, and when we were ready to list it, he did an amazing job marketing the property. An acceptable offer came in just six weeks after listing. When the buyer's side had challenges to closing the deal, Tom made sure my interests were protected at every step and helped both sides move forward to closing. He even came over and personally helped me carry some of the 100 year old junk out of the basement before closing. I have since become a Realtor myself (in Atlanta GA) and the more I understand this business the more I appreciate all the ways that Tom McGroder went above and beyond other agents in terms of service, expertise, and dedication to his clients. I cannot recommend him and his team more highly.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $800K in Mayfield, NY.
From start to finish Tom McGroder made the sale of our home a smooth and easy transition. To begin with, Tom came to us with a credit qualified buyer, with a serious interest in a lakeside home making great use of our time and expectations.
Once the deal was struck, Tom was there, answering our many questions and offering professional guidance throughout the entire transaction. For us, selling our home was an undertaking we could not have foreseen. A large house, years of memories, packing and relocating - at times it was overwhelming. Tom, together with his wife Donna were there with endless knowledge from their successful experience to help us pull off this feat. They helped with advice on packing, what to do next, relocating with pets, etc...
Now that we have settled in a lakeside rental villa, which the McGroders were able to find for us, we are ready to purchase another home. Without hesitation, Tom is our "go to" realtor. He instantly had a list of homes for us to look at, keeps adding in more homes as the become available, continues to answer our many questions, and again is helping us through the next process.
Buying and selling a home is a huge and very personal life changing event. Tom is honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable. He runs his company with the professionalism of any large corporation, yet makes his clients feel comfortable and special.
We highly recommend Tom as a buying and selling real estate agent, and are so very pleased with our experiences with him.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in Gansevoort, NY.
As first time home buyers, the thought of buying a home was quite intimidating and confusing for me and my husband.
Tom took the time to explain, in great detail, every step to ensure we were well informed and comfortable. He answered all of our questions thoroughly and patiently.
When it came time to start looking at homes, Tom worked around our schedule and willingly drove any distance from his office to show us any house we wished. He never pressured us to purchase a house and it began to feel as if we were dealing with a friend rather than a salesman.
When we found the perfect house for us, the negotiation, and then buying, process was swift and seamless. Thanks, in great part, to Tom.
When we had decided to contact a realtor, my husband and I braced ourselves to deal with a pushy salesman who didn't care what house we bought just so long as he got a large paycheck with as little work as possible.
Instead, in Tom, we found an honest and selfless person who truly had our best interests at heart.
We can't thank Tom enough for helping us purchase our wonderful home.