"Tom's hard work, diligence and integrity helped us get our home sold while meeting our time and price goals. We were anxious to get the process going, but he made certain that we put first-things-first. Clearly, the suggestions Tom made to help our home show better subtly added market value. When it came time to negotiate with buyers, he handled this with a smooth and professional approach. Tom put our interests first and it was always obvious that his objective was getting us the high side of our target price; and, we did."

"We feel that we made the right choice in a realtor. Tom helped us to determine a good selling price, high value and a quick sale. Toms help was invaluable during the escrow period, taking care of details while we were out of town. We were very satisfied with the price we got, the speed of the sale and all the assistance Tom gave us."

"Tom listened to our needs and ultimately, the house he found us was exactly what we wanted. He was patient during the search process and worked around our hectic schedule. Due to his connections, he sold our house before it even went in the MLS. The sale of our home went so smoothly. Tom found us the perfect house and sold our house for more than we intended to ask!"

"Tom was very thorough and very patient with us.  We had every obstacle to overcome and were about to give up. Tom was determined to make it work for us and did (so much more than we expected). He is friendly, professional and works hard. We would use Tom Rico again."

"Tom is a wonderful real estate agent! He listened to our needs and wants in a new home and really tried to find the right home for us. We really appreciate his sincere and personal concern, time and efforts and listening carefully and thoughtfully on our behalf! We had a tough move, but having Tom on our side was calming and wonderful! He truly cared about our happiness, not just his benefits."

"Tom never gave up when we couldn't find the house we wanted. He stayed "on top of things" during negotiations and arrangements. He is reachable and faithfully returned our calls. Tom covered the job completely and was running at 110% all the time. He is cheerful, energetic, very knowledgeable, prompt, enthusiastic, generous with his time and made us feel like we were his most important clients."

"Since I was new to Southern California, after moving from the Southeast, I was somewhat apprehensive and nervous about purchasing a home in unfamiliar territory and the many unknowns about California real estate. Tom relieved most of the stress associated with my move because I felt very confident in Tom's abilities and knowledge with California real estate. He was extremely upbeat all of the time. Even when I faced disappointment about a particular property, Tom always gave the right positive outlook, encouraging me to continue our pursuit of finding the perfect house."

"Tom, thank you for a superb job of marketing and selling our house. We appreciate getting a neighborhood high price for our home in just 5 short days at a time when the average sale took 1-2 months. Your proactive approach to staging and marketing our home with color brochures and on the Internet was very professional. Im certain that your friendly and honest demeanor during our open house made the house appealing to potential buyers. Your good rapport with the buyers agent greatly facilitated the inspection and closing process. Thanks again for a job well done. I would recommend you to my family members and closest friends."

"When we first met Tom, he seemed very knowledgeable and that's why we picked him. His services exceeded our expectations! Even after closing, Tom was there making sure we were OK."

"Tom always had a positive attitude and was always looking for more properties to show us. He is very good at keeping the original objective in focus. As a first time home seller, we were very nervous. Tom always listened and encouraged us in the right direction and in the end we ended up with the perfect house at a great price and sold ours making a good profit."

"Tom, now that the dust has settled from a very hectic time, I wanted to thank you for your professionalism in handling our real estate transactions. I was particularly impressed with your detailed marketing plan and how you followed through on your commitments. You diligently tracked timelines and details while both other realtors were content with less than mediocre service. Your commitment to excellence and personalized service shows through in everything you do. Your card says you sell real estate, but in reality you sell smiles."

"Tom was a pleasure to work with. Always professional, helpful and courteous. He made us feel very confident about the selling of our home, even in less than favorable market conditions. His attention to detail was impressive - he returned every phone call promptly and cheerfully, made arrangements for all of the necessary inspections, and in general took care of everything involved in the selling of our home. We were moving overseas, and had to leave the country before our house was sold. I felt completely confident and comfortable with leaving the house in Tom's care. He continued to communicate with us frequently after our departure to keep us apprised of all the necessary details. Selling your home and moving overseas can be an extremely stressful time - Tom did everything in his power to make the experience pleasant and easy for us. I would highly recommend Tom to all potential buyers and sellers. He is a smart businessman and a delightful person to work with."

"Tom was the perfect balance. We never felt any pressure, but were fully informed and well advised. Every detail was attended to in a timely manner. While we were drawn to him by his website initially, we were pleasantly surprised to find his marketing plan [for the sale of our previous home] to surpass any we had seen. He was diplomatic about managing our expectations - on what we could/should afford. He accurately placed us in the home that was suited not only for our income - but our activities and lifestyle. In negotiations, similar to a chess master, Tom was able to tell us what the other parties moves were in advance so we knew all our options. Tom has an exceptional understanding of the Escondido market. When we mention his name, we get a positive reaction; we arent used to people complimenting us on our choice of realtors!"

Tom Rico
Tom Rico
1895 S Centre City Pkwy Escondido CA 92025