Tom represented us as our buyer's agent on a home search that took a little more than a year. Tom possesses every characteristic that the discerning client wants in a buyer's agent. First, he is highly knowledgeable about the current housing market and he has a very strong intuition about what homes will sell for. Second, Tom has the patience of a saint, particularly when working with first-time home buyers. Tom had infinite patience for our questions and was always available by phone or email. Third, Tom is extremely passionate about what he does. He loves helping people find a home to make their own, which makes him a pleasure to work with. Fourth, Tom puts his clients before himself and before the transaction. He never rushed us or pushed us toward a particular home. Fifth, Tom has a wealth of experience. Any realtor can be a good one when the transaction is going smoothly, but the best realtors will stand above the rest when the transaction gets complicated, as ours did. Our escrow posed a number of obstacles and Tom was right there to guide and protect us throughout the process. He has handled hundreds of sales and we felt very confident and comfortable throughout the process. Lastly, Tom stands out as a man with great integrity and dignity. He is honest and always gives people the benefit of the doubt (something we observed several times during our escrow). During open houses, sellers agents always knew who Tom was and spoke very highly of him. In sum, if you are looking for a realtor, we enthusiastically recommend Tom. If we had to start our home search over again today, knowing all that we learned along the way, we'd definitely choose Tom again.