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We absolutely loved working with Tom! Tom originally hired us to create his realtor video, and shortly after creating the video we decided to make the leap and become first time home buyers. We knew we wanted Tom to help us with this major decision. He made the process so easy and was incredibly flexible with our crazy film-making schedules. Not only is Tom super professional and helpful, but he has a great sense of humor which goes a long way in stressful decision making situations- like buying a house for the first time! We trust Tom completely, and when the time comes to sell our stepping-stone home we will definitely be excited to work with Tom again.
Seth & Kelly
My husband and I are originally from New York and were looking for someone to help us figure out which Portland neighborhood would be right for us for our pending move. We were in town for a week and thought we would poke our heads into a local real estate office and start our search by chatting with someone about what we were looking for and what was available.
The first office we visited referred us to their website and made no attempt to spend any time with us. The other real estate agent we had been corresponding with via email for the weeks leading up to the visit was spotty in her follow up and sent us listings that were clearly not vetted.
Tom was the only person who not only sat down with us when we came into his office unexpectedly, but also took the time to listen to us and made the effort to present us with listings that were tailored to our needs and desires. He spent the whole week showing us houses in different neighborhoods and going into details about the pros and cons of each house and location. Tom got to know us and we got to know him, and, in the end, it was that mutual trust that helped us pull the trigger on buying a house that we saw on the first day of our search.
We loved the house, but were understandably hesitant to settle on one of the first places we saw. Tom patiently showed us many different listings and made a point to not rush us into doing anything we weren’t comfortable with. We saw houses in the same price range and houses above and below the price range, giving us very useful points for context and comparison. By the time we made the offer, we were confident in our choice and had the benefit of having Tom hold our hand through the entire process, answering our many questions and alleviating any concerns or nerves along the way. We had not expected to find a house so quickly, but with Tom’s help, we feel like we made the perfect choice for our first home.
Tom consistently went above and beyond expectations and now we have a home we love in a neighborhood we couldn’t be happier with. Our confidence in his abilities is so high we immediately recommended his services to close friends looking to relocate to the area.
Tom came highly recommend to us and did not disappoint! We were completely satisfied with our experience buying & selling with Tom. He is genuine, honest, and hardworking. If you’re looking for an expert on the Portland market and someone willing to go the extra mile – he’s your guy. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Tom and are happy to pass on our own recommendation now!
Tom, thank you so much for this thoughtful housewarming. It’s truly been a fun journey finding the perfect home with you. Couldn’t ask for a better realtor. -Brian Hillier
Tom Kerr was a fantastic realtor to work with. I found him via a reference from a co-worker and, since working with him, I’ve also recommended him to 2 co-workers and a friend. He was extremely patient with me (which is quite a task) but was not afraid to push me if he felt I was letting an opportunity walk away. He was prompt in his responses to me and was extremely detailed in his organization of all the paperwork and steps involved in both the selling and buying of my homes. I will definitely work with Tom again.
Tom made us feel like we were his only clients – always responded very quickly to any questions or concerns we had and always worked around our schedule. We first met with Tom just to get an idea of the value of our house and to make a decision about whether to sell. We felt no pressure to list – Tom provided the information we needed and answered our questions without an indication of wanting to push us to make a decision quickly or to go one way or the other. Even before we decided to list, Tom freely gave us very good advice about what we would need to do to get our home ready for listing. Immediately after we listed, he held several open houses and, I think, did a really good job of presenting our house and following up on all leads. In that respect (following up on leads) we were especially impressed with Tom’s approach. He actively sought comments, good or bad, and made sure we heard them and adjusted appropriately. Once we had a contract, Tom kept things moving – making sure we got all necessary documents and explaining them to us, following up with other parties, etc. The same comments apply with respect to the purchase of our new home, which Tom also handled. We felt that Tom took good care of us from start to finish.
I highly recommend Tom. I couldn’t be happier with the way he helped me through the process of selling my home. He was knowledgeable about the local market, attentive to details and extraordinarily helpful as I got my home ready to sell. I’ve worked with other agents and the experience with Tom was better in every way: he was responsive to my many questions, he was professional and hard-working, and despite being busy, he always made me feel like my home (and my experience) was his top priority. I would use Tom again in a heartbeat. Regardless of the ups and downs of the housing market, regardless of whether you’re buying or selling, what matters is the hard-work, attention to details, and relentlessness of your agent. Tom Kerr excels in all these areas. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Tom Kerr is an excellent real estate agent. He is calm, patient, and a great listener who goes above and beyond expectations. We had just a week to find a home, and he tirelessly drove us all over Portland (and provided a cooler with snacks in the car!) He was available at all hours to assist in the hunt and found us the perfect place. Being newcomers to Portland, he was a constant resource for recommendations of all sorts, and everything he steered us toward was spot on. Tom’s professionalism and knowledge of the area made us feel confident in our final choice. We had a smooth transaction in a crazy, competitive market. Since our closing, he has been very welcoming and eased our transition into Portland beautifully. We will happily work with Tom again in the future. Highly recommended.
It’s my immense pleasure to recommend Tom Kerr as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. In my initial meeting with Tom, he took diligent notes regarding my specific needs in a single family home as well as my budgetary limitations. He is highly talented technologically and
When we put our house in Multnomah Village on the market, we decided to go with local agent Tom Kerr based on a friends recommendation. Key for us was working with an agent who could communicate effectively with us given that we live in Seattle; and, because of our small business, it would be difficult for us to handle things from a distance. (more…)
This was my first home purchase working with Tom Kerr. What I appreciated most about working with Tom was his sense of urgency and ability to jump/hustle when it was right. We found the house I own now in the AM and by early afternoon were writing up an offer! He kept track of the paperwork, got me everything I needed, was available and on time and always professional. Plus he’s fun to work with and that goes a long way!