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."
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."
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."
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."
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
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
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."
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
"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."
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."
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