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Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • Night owl.
  • Favorite restaurant or hang out?
  • Any real-deal live music setting. Any mountain top or steep trail with the dog.
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • Just one…gee, that’s awfully tough. Madeleine Albright. Mary Magdalene. Jane Austen. Albert Einstein. Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • What’s your mantra?
  • To live is to fly, both low and high.
  • What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
  • An illustration of a Wurlitzer on the beach, done by a friend, with a personal dedication at the bottom. And the tiny gold baby ring given to me by my father.
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • Never fear being laughed at and always be ready to laugh at yourself.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • Well the one that stands out is having a confusingly awkward conversation with a gentleman tenant at a house I needed to show one unusually hot afternoon. I’d made an appointment and no one was supposed to be home. It was my job to get him to honor the appointment so my clients had not come from the city for nothing. He wouldn’t make eye contact and I was feeling uncertain about what to do. About 10 minutes into the conversation, he finally agreed to let us come in, but pointed to his legs. I suddenly realized he was standing there in his boxer shorts…I thought they were Bermuda shorts (plaid print)!   No wonder he was acting a little awkward. Ruhroh!

Tomi Thomas

Realtor

I fell in love with real estate back in the late 1990’s when I rehabbed my first fixer, a Berkeley rent controlled duplex. It became a natural step after that to get my license and become a full time agent. Real estate allows me to use all the creative skills I’ve honed from a career that spans theater arts (set design, production, and promotion) to tech and consumer goods advertising (targeted marketing planning and strategy, client representation and contract negotiation) to interpersonal conflict resolution (community based mediation and public affairs). Agency has always been a part of my work life, and I love helping clients achieve their goals.

I strive to always work positive, and, whenever possible, to leave things better than I found them. Win-win makes the world a better place and why not! But make no mistake, I can stand my ground and am a strong and respected advocate. I match my style to the situation to achieve the best results for my clients and I understand the nuances that make a difference in the results.

Whether it is equity maximization for sellers or the deep education process that I employ when working with first time home buyers, I am committed to the details. I promise you the truth, even the tough truth, so you can make the best possible decisions, and the best market data to help guide those decisions.

I like to tell new people I meet with, I’m not the right agent for everyone, but if we meet, I promise you’ll take value away from the meeting. And we’ll both know after the first meeting if we want to work together.  You can feel comfortable knowing that if it’s a fit, you and I will make a mutual decision and then work as a dynamic team to help you reach your best real estate outcome.

Please give me a call if you have any questions. I’m here to help!

Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • Night owl.
  • Favorite restaurant or hang out?
  • Any real-deal live music setting. Any mountain top or steep trail with the dog.
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • Just one…gee, that’s awfully tough. Madeleine Albright. Mary Magdalene. Jane Austen. Albert Einstein. Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • What’s your mantra?
  • To live is to fly, both low and high.
  • What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
  • An illustration of a Wurlitzer on the beach, done by a friend, with a personal dedication at the bottom. And the tiny gold baby ring given to me by my father.
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • Never fear being laughed at and always be ready to laugh at yourself.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • Well the one that stands out is having a confusingly awkward conversation with a gentleman tenant at a house I needed to show one unusually hot afternoon. I’d made an appointment and no one was supposed to be home. It was my job to get him to honor the appointment so my clients had not come from the city for nothing. He wouldn’t make eye contact and I was feeling uncertain about what to do. About 10 minutes into the conversation, he finally agreed to let us come in, but pointed to his legs. I suddenly realized he was standing there in his boxer shorts…I thought they were Bermuda shorts (plaid print)!   No wonder he was acting a little awkward. Ruhroh!

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