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Tom Flinn


Resident Real Estate Expert (12 years experience)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Purchase Loan

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Boring Stuff
Syracuse University B.S Marketing and Communications
University of Pittsburgh MBA
George Washington University Masters of International Marketing

Fun Stuff
I've loved San Francisco since I first visited here when I was 8 years old. I still own the toy cable car I bought then and I was lucky enough to be transferred here by AT&T in 1996. I bought a two unit TIC in the Castro that I have since condo-converted. I know the condo-conversion process and can help guide you through it too.

After more than a decade in corporate marketing, I became a mortgage broker. This background made for an easy transition to my ultimate goal of selling real estate.

Learning from my own experiences, my knowledge and contacts in the mortgage industry and my financial training, I can help you build wealth through investing in one commodity that is more precious than any other—LAND. One of my few rules of investing is fixed land. If you can't make new land, if it's in a good city, you can't help but create wealth for yourself, if you can hold the property long enough. I made a 35% return in three years when I lived in Denver. I used that money to buy my home here in San Francisco. I've seen a return of 400% since I bought my unit here in San Francisco. Buying at a fair price, selling for a fair price and enjoying your home in the interim. 

I think what I love about real estate is every day is different. You look and look and then you find the perfect home for someone, that's a great day. 

The smartest thing I heard recently was from Carol Rodoni, a San Francisco real estate legend...I'm paraphrasing, "You can always make money in real estate, you just have to know which side has the power in the transaction and be on that side of the table. Don't let your ego make decisions for you, use your brain."

When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my husband Ted, a San Francisco Police Officer and our dog Fred, a dog so smart I put him on my business card. We live in the Castro and I enjoy using our new kitchen. I recently spent a week taking a class on baguette making. About 100 loaves later, I earned my bread diploma. I've done cake making, puff pastry and next is Viennoiserie. You know I'm home if there's something buttery baking in the Miele convection oven.

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Ratings & Reviews


08/15/2011 - silnashare
Showed home in 2011 in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA.

Tom is a good listener! He showed me several homes that were exactly what I was looking for, as well as a few others that he thought I'd like, including one that I submitted an offer on. Unfortunately, I was outbid, but will continue to work with Tom to find a home the fits my needs and my budget. After having dealt with other real estate agents in the city, it was my good luck that I met Tom at an open house earlier this year. It's a pleasure working with such a professional.  More Less 

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