Read below to see what my clients have to say about our services!
"Working with Tom on my house buying adventure was a wonderful experience. As this was my first house, I had little idea of what to expect and wasn't even fully aware of what I was looking for. In just around 4 months or so he was able to help me navigate the insane housing market that exists in the bay area and secure a house that exceeded my expectations.
I'd been to several open houses and talked to several agents over a few weekends by the time I met him at the last open house I decided to go to one weekend. I wasn't very interested in that specific house, but was just trying to get an idea of what was out there it wasn't long after I got there that he approached me. While we talked, he showed genuine interest in who I was and what I was looking for and expressed a strong interest to work with me as my buyer's agent. His enthusiasm to work with me made it clear to me that he would be a good agent to work with.
Throughout the homebuying experience, he continued that enthusiasm and drive to get to know what I wanted/needed. There were several times that he noticed important issues with houses I was interested in and was able to guide me away from making the wrong decision by clearly communicating to me what he thought was wrong for me. I was very active myself in looking at what's on the market, but there were also times where he noticed a house that was on the market that I missed, or hadn't seen yet, that met criteria I was looking for. He always made himself available whenever I had questions or wanted to see a house, and was great to work with throughout the homebuying experience. He's shown he cares about the people he works with even after the homebuying process by checking in on me, giving contacts for contractors for work that needs done, and he even puts on music events at his house and invites people he's currently working with and has worked with in the past.
~ Tim, Walnut Creek
"Not only is Tom Stack the real estate professional of your dreams but he has heart. Tom managed the purchase of my perfect last home AND the sale of where I lived and raised my children as a single parent for 44 plus years! It took hard loving work to do this and he made this duo based project the least nerve wracking than it could very well have been. And we had a lot of laughs besides! Bless you Tom!"
"When it came time to sell our family home in Lafayette, we must confess that we already had an advantage: We did not have to search for an agent as Tom is a friend. Easy start!
Tom has all the qualities needed for this special assignment: a long time Lafayette resident with years of experience and involvement in the community, well-acquainted with the complexities of selling a home, which includes being in compliance with local and state rules and regulations.
His keen sense of timing was crucial for bringing the home into the market at the right time, and in scheduling and carrying out inspections and improvements. Moreover, Tom is very resourceful and possesses a vast network of professionals that are willing to go to great lengths to meet tight deadlines. His attention to detail makes a difference, and he produced top-notch materials, both in print and in digital formats, which showcased the property.
Tom has an indefatigable dedication to his clients. His empathy was evident, especially during the pandemic, as he was very accommodating and facilitated every step of the process. He communicates with a lot of welcome, uplifting humor, and most importantly, Tom is a person who is totally trustworthy and reliable.
All his talents contributed to our closing in record time. We can enthusiastically recommend him as a Real Estate Agent extraordinaire."
~The V-F Family, Lafayette
"My wife and I were first introduced to Tom through concerts, emceed by Tom, at the Lafayette Town Hall Theatre. Tom’s exuberant personality was on full display those evenings but equally evident was his dedication to the Town Hall and promoting the fundraising needed to ensure the survival of a treasured local music and theatre venue. Fast forward a couple of years, when we decided to sell our Lafayette home, we gave him a call and never looked back. Tom guided us well through the entire process from listing to closing and treated us throughout as if we were his only client. He was accessible whenever we had a question and kept us apprised of the details every step of the way. Tom was very proactive in managing the listing. In the end, we were very pleased with the sale and how quickly it was achieved – due largely to Tom’s advice and energy. We learned that Tom not only has a great personality but he also is an outstanding real estate professional. Thank you, Tom!"
~Tim & Robin, Lafayette
“My wife and I are first time home buyers, and we wanted a knowledgeable realtor that understood our particular requirements for house and neighborhood, could cut to the chase, and then close the best deal for us.
Enter Tom Stack. Tom is a hard rock veteran of the industry, and he knows how to navigate the fluctuating environment inside and out. Tom was able to help us understand all the unique protocols and terminology of reviewing and shopping for our first home, he has a hawk’s eye for quality, and helped guide our efforts with charismatic poise. After our initial meeting together, we knew…Tom Stack is going to get us a house.
Our experience was unforgettable, and we are extremely happy with our new home. If you are looking for an agent that will help you find your home, Tom stack should be your first choice."
~Rick & Taylor, Moraga
"We met Tom several years ago, via a childhood friend, when we were considering a move within Lamorinda. Tom took the time to get to know us and really understand what we were looking for. We kept in touch over the years and in early 2020 we decided to move forward. Tom was invaluable throughout the entire process.
First, we had to find our new home. Once again, Tom took the time to really understand what we were hoping to accomplish. He kept us apprised of new listings that fit our criteria and saw to it that we were able to visit any of the homes we were interested in. (As the majority of this was done during the pandemic, he was diligent about any and all safety protocols.) Tom is patient, knows the market and is a great communicator. After we found the home, Tom was instrumental in the negotiation and purchase. His support team was great about keeping us informed and processing documents etc.
Fortunately, Tom was able to work on the closing while simultaneously coordinating efforts to get our prior house on the market asap! Under a very tight deadline, he managed the referrals for various projects, (painting, handywork, landscaping) and then made sure the work was completed on schedule. While selling a home can be stressful, Tom made it enjoyable. He is fun and easy to work with. Ultimately, we received 10 written offers and sold our home in days.
We now consider Tom a friend and are deeply grateful for all of his work during this process. If you are looking for an agent in the Lamorinda area, we highly recommend Tom Stack."
~Stephanie & Dave, Orinda via Moraga
"Tom was more than just an agent for us. He was the coach we needed to help guide us through our first home buying adventure in this unusual market. We had many questions and concerns, I’m sure we drove Tom crazy with all our texts and emails, but he was always available to answer each question and address every concern we had. By the time we found our dream home, we felt well prepared to make a winning offer thanks to his tutelage and support. And make a winning offer we did! Thankfully, the support Tom provides didn’t end there and he helped us each step of the way of the closing process. We now have the house of our dreams and could not have done it without Tom’s help. Thank you so much Tom!"
~Ryan & Andy, Concord
"Tom is a very experienced realtor and helped walk me through my first time home buying process. I felt very well taken care of and confident with his support and advice. 10/10 Will use him again in the future."
~ John, Concord
"Tom Stack is amazing! He was supportive from the start and went above and beyond what we expected. Tom was very patient with us (homeowners that had lived in their loved home 40 years). He educated us on every aspect. He was extremely knowledgeable, and was very hard working to make sure everything was absolutely in line to get our house on the market. He helped us sell our house within days of listing. We highly recommend Tom as the best person to sell your home. We can assure anyone that he will always have your best interest ahead of anything else. We are so grateful to him for all he did to make our experience of selling our home so informative, helpful, and direct to the end goal!"
~Ken and Nancy, Concord Happy Sellers
"Thank you so much for your support, care, time and expertise as we went through our sale AND purchase! You were so amazing to work with, and we are so grateful that my sister and I ran into you at your Open House that fateful day. All the stars aligned with you on our team. We can't wait to have you over to celebrate when we're moved in!"
~Rachel & Cole, Walnut Creek to Pleasant Hill
"Tom made the process of selling our house and buying a new home seamless. Our daughter and son in law worked with Tom last year when they sold their condo and bought their home to build a family. They had such a great experience with Tom that when my husband and I decided to sell our home of 20 years and downsize as empty nesters, we called Tom. Tom sold our home in Castro Valley and helped us find a townhome in downtown Benicia close to our daughter. The journey for both were painless as Tom guided us through the selling and buying process. Both were quick closes of 10 days. Tom is a seasoned, experienced realtor with excellent negotiation skills. We sold our home 25% over the asking price. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you Tom for being with us on this emotional journey. We couldn't have done it without you."
~Olga & Tom Castro Valley to Benicia
"Five months before we moved into our new home, we spoke with Tom on the phone for a short time and he asked us several questions about what we wanted in a new location. He immediately came up with the location that he thought would be a good fit. And it was! We took our time over several months visiting different communities that would be close to our family, but in the end we probably didn’t have to look so hard; Tom was spot on. Tom is also very conscientious and cognizant of the resale value of a property, looking to the future, which also gives us a peace of mind. Tom’s enthusiasm and energy in this business are extraordinary. Thank you Tom for your expertise and commitment to timely and positive outcomes in all aspects of this relocation process."
~Suzanne & Hank, Moraga
"Tom was an invaluable resource for our home buying journey. His local Lamorinda market knowledge is second-to-none, and it proved super helpful to us since we were moving from the Peninsula. From day one of our initial search, all the way down to a successful final negotiation, Tom proved to be a great partner in helping us as first time home buyers. His experience, honesty, and thoughtfulness ensure anyone a great buying experience!”
~Shannon & Brian, Lafayette
"We have worked with Tom Stack selling and buying several properties. Tom knows the markets well and has been on target with his sales approach. He has all the resources necessary to get a house ready for market from professional contractors to staging companies. Tom‘s personal interactions with his clients and continuous follow-up is why we continue to engage him in our real estate needs."
~Tricia & Lou, Walnut Creek
"Tom was referred to us to list our home by a long-time friend, and he was a perfect fit for us. We were under a tight timeline, and Tom immediately set the pace with inspections, update suggestions, and service providers. We were on the market in no time and in contract within 36 hours!!
"Tom is more than a real estate agent, he's an advocate for his clients. In the course of buying our first home in the spring of 2019, we never felt like Tom was trying to conduct a transaction so much as he was trying to find us a home. Tom is a relational agent and a good listener that values his clients' needs, has an awareness of market trends, and is a strong communicator - he let us know when to sit tight and when we needed to spring into action. He negotiated a price below listing on our desired property with conditions that worked towards our favor. Tom was recommended to us through a mutual rock and roll industry contact and we would easily refer him to a friend or reach out to him to help with the next move!"
~Chloe & Gregory, Concord
"Tom listed and sold my home in Lafayette’s Burton Valley late summer of 2018. I live in San Francisco now, having rented my home for the past few years. It needed to be updated on many fronts. I relied on Tom to bring in his “team” and manage everything…..pre-sale inspections (great counsel), flooring, painting, the general contractor, staging, landscaping , hauling, even the window washers!
Tom lives just down the street, in a home similar to mine, built at the same time and by the same builder, so his familiarity with my home naturally allowed for greater insights into preparation and marketing. His pricing strategy aligned with my instincts and we ended up getting a full price offer in a correcting market. I appreciate Tom’s tireless effort and his enthusiastic approach to what was a daunting task. Tom communicated status and progress in a timely manner and I felt comfortable throughout the process. I encourage anyone to engage Tom’s services, my experience was outstanding."
"My husband and I immediately called Tom when planning on selling our condo and buying a home. We have known him for years and we were lucky enough to stumble upon the best realtor ever when looking for a condo to rent years ago. Tom knows his stuff. He helped us through the craziness of COVID home buying and was patient when we could not make up our minds. He truly wanted us to be happy in a home that was perfect for us. After months of hard work, Tom found us that home! We are absolutely thrilled we get to start our family in such a perfect house and will be sure to refer Tom to our friends and family members should any of them be in the Real Estate market!"
~Elizabeth & Jason, Benicia (your adopted kids)
"My praise of Tom Stack’s salesmanship and professionalism in the sale of my beloved Home knows no bounds. He was there for me at a very difficult time. I may be adding another perspective to his resume, but he was aware that the sale of my house was a stipulation of my divorce. He knew I did not want to sell; it broke my heart.
He assisted me with great sensitivity and helped me with all details and planning. It was a daunting task but with his knowledge and advice, I gained the strength and fortitude to execute a very good price and sale. I would highly recommend him for any real estate situation."
"In the fall of 2016 my wife and I were encouraged to meet Tom Stack by a close personal friend. This recommendation has changed our lives.
As many potential home buyers know, the real estate market Lamorinda is extraordinarily competitive and with such low inventory the need for expert, competent, representation is essential. Tom Stack was our savior in this regard. He is professional, efficient, and one of the most personable individuals I've encountered in years. But most importantly, his commitment to advocating for your housing needs is what both separates him from other agents and put my family into the house where I write this recommendation.
Our story is not an original one, but in 2016 my family was ready to purchase our first home and needed a great agent. Upon meeting Tom Stack I was cautiously optimistic. Many agents can talk a good game but lack when it's time to get to work. I was absolutely relieved by the personal interest and attention we received. Tom has his finger on the pulse of the market; my wife and I literally met for a viewing and had an offer submitted on a property within hours of its listing, late on a Friday night!
Tom Stack has earned my most sincere recommendation. I'm so thankful I called him, our meeting changed everything for my family. Tom Stack is a BOSS!"
~Gina & Mike, Moraga
"You are the BEST realtor anyone could ever want!"
~Dawn & Steve, Alamo
"Thanks for everything, Tom! For helping us get our dream home. For your patience and endurance with us. For all the phone calls, meetings, to do's and follow ups...for helping with the kids at each showing and inspection. Seriously, thank you! Best Referral Ever!"
~Katie & Kevin, Orinda
"We were very lucky to work with Tom Stack when we moved from the Peninsula to Walnut Creek. It was our first time buying a house and we had been looking for a long time. Tom's knowledge and expertise of the market were invaluable and it was so helpful to have someone able to arrange inspections, repairs and meet with the listing agent since we were across the bay. Tom also has a great referral book that has been our Bible!"
~Natalie & Eric, Walnut Creek
"We were so lucky to find Tom as our real estate agent. My husband and I were first time home buyers, and one of our friends recommended Tom to us. He started by talking with us and learning what we really wanted. He took time to drive us around the area and describe the different neighborhoods to us.
Besides his professionalism, the other thing we love about Tom is his honesty. He would tell us the real pros and cons of each location, and he even stopped us from putting an offer on a house located near a problem that we did not notice.
We started looking in mid-June of 2014. He helped us find our house in mid-July and we closed escrow in 3 weeks! We are amazed that he helped us find a home that we love within 2 months in such a competitive real estate market. Without him, we would not have found our home."
~Nicole & Anthony, Walnut Creek
"You have sealed our fate and our gratitude to you is immeasurable. Thank you for not only achieving the "what" but also the "how" you did it is commendable---with transparency, responsibility and true expertise. Your skills and hard work over the last month has not just changed where we live, but also how we live! Endless thanks."
~Regina & Doug, Lafayette
"Alison and I are experienced real estate investors, and we had happily lived in Piedmont and the surrounding Oakland Hills area for over 25 years. Our two sons graduated high school and began their college education. We had been considering a change and had our eye on the Moraga area as a target destination. Fortunately for us, we knew Tom Stack whom has lived and worked in the Lamorinda area for several years. We made him aware of our plans and goals for the type of property we felt could make a wonderful new home and town for us.
We were impressed with Tom's creativity and people/communication skills in helping us purchase a primo property, meeting all our major target goals and then some! His real estate knowledge of the Lamorinda area and the neighborhoods you want to be in (or don't want to be in) is outstanding. He's honest, fair and will insure a smooth escrow. We highly recommend Tom!"
~Greg and Alison, Moraga
"Where do I start? For first-time buyers in the Bay Area, you need a knowledgeable realtor that mixes in psychiatry while exhibiting a "get it done" attitude. Tom gave me all of that. I flip-flopped on what I wanted, where I wanted to be and whether I was ready. Tom worked me through the process which lasted more than a year and nearly had me giving up on the market. That's when it pays to have someone like Tom who will turn over every rock to find what you need along with answering all the questions that come with buying.....and I had a lot of them. In the end, I landed in a place that fits the bill with all of my "wants" checked off. Thanks Tom!"
~Daniel, Walnut Creek
"We recently purchase a home in Pleasant Hill and can't say enough god things about Tom. We would wholeheartedly recommend Tom to anyone thinking about buying or selling a home, especially in today's competitive market. He is kind, patient and just genuinely wanted the best for us. His negotiating skills got us a great price on a home we thought we could never get. Tom helped us win our DREAM house. Thanks, Tom for everything!!"
~Kate & Derek, Pleasant Hill
"If you are looking for a realtor that has an eye for detail, a keen understanding of real estate and true compassion for his clients...look no further than Tom Stack of Coldwell Banker. Buying and selling a home can be a stressful and emotional process and Tom is very helpful in both the emotional and financial side of the equation. He listed our home and sold it within days. He has represented our family and friends on both the buying and selling side with extraordinary results."
~Erin and Bob, Alamo
"Tom helped me facilitate what I thought wasn't going to be possible for myself & my fiancée - sell my condo in Walnut Creek & get us into a home in Oakland, all in the span of 3 months. Even better, Tom got us into the neighborhood we wanted to be in from the beginning in Oakland - not neighborhood choice #2,3 or 4. With the current competitiveness in the East Bay market, that's nothing short of impressive. I have only positive things to say of my experiences from working with Tom, starting with my initial purchase of Walnut Creek condo in 2013. Tom always had a vision, provided excellent guidance & helped we every step of the way as I went from first time owner in the Bay Area to first time seller and then on to first time Single Family Home owner. Overall, I strongly recommend Tom for anyone buying/selling in the Oakland/East Bay area. To put it simply, since I started working with him in 2013, Tom has always been invested in what's best for me, the client. For that, I consider him both a friend and my realtor."
~Katie & Digger, Oakland
"Tom worked well with all entities involved with the sale. He used his contacts to help find the right lender, inspectors and insurers. When we hit issues, his personal relationships really made a difference. He sent me current relevant articles to educate me about investment realty. Tom really went above and beyond his duties. I have already recommended him to fellow investors!"
"We worked with Tom Stack for over a year through a rather complicated relocation from another state to Lafayette. He showed us around Lafayette and helped us discover it's many attributes which ultimately lead us to purchase a home here. He familiarized himself with our needs and wants in order to make our time together productive. He became our go to guy for any questions pertaining to Lafayette, contractors, schools, shopping and services. He was available, accommodating and professional.
We enjoyed working with Tom on every level and would highly recommend him to others."
~Ilene & Rob, Lafayette
"My wife (fiancé at the time) and I contacted Tom through a referral for the first time on May 12th of 2008. Exactly two years and one week later, we closed escrow on the perfect home for us in Walnut Creek. Not too many Realtors will stick with you after you go through two relocations, a marriage and the birth of your first child, but Tom did. As first home buyers, we had some learning to do, and Tom coached us the entire way. He walked us through the thought process and, without reluctance, submitted any offers we asked him to. Our success hinged upon Tom’s insight and professional dealings with the listing agent.
We would recommend Tom wholeheartedly to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home."
~Cole & Shane, Walnut Creek
"I have had the pleasure of working with Tom Stack twice. In both occasions he showed the highest level of professional ethics and dedication. The lengths he went to in getting us out of our condo on a short sale were exemplary. His integrity, motivation and HONOR take 2nd place to nobody. You simply cannot have a better person/Real Estate Agent on your side. Thank you Tom for everything! I will never forget what you did to help us out."
A"fter tons of soul searching, we decided to leave San Francisco and move to the Lamorinda area. We were uncertain of where exactly we wanted to live in Lamorinda and clearly had a lot of concerns on how our life style would change. There was absolutely no one better to help guide us through this transition than Tom. Having experienced the same move from San Francisco many years earlier, he was totally in tune with our wants, needs and concerns. He did a fantastic job showing us around all the areas, listening to our needs, laying out all of the options and never hesitated to provide his insight into the pros and cons of each situation. We greatly appreciated his willingness to do anything for us, especially during the period between closing on the new house and actually moving. Tom's large network of referral agents also produced the agent that sold our house in SF, and for that we are extremely grateful. We really cannot say enough about Tom as he quickly became not only our "realtor for life" but a friend as well. As luck would have it, we even ended up becoming "around the corner" neighbors."
~Amy & Steve, Lafayette
"In June of 2009, my partner and I decided that we'd had enough of San Francisco for ourselves and our 3 small children. We had been living in approximately 1,000 sq. ft. with only 1 bathroom and no usable outdoor space. With one child heading to kindergarten the next year, we decided the time was right to find a better house and community for our family. Our neighbor, a San Francisco Real Estate agent referred us to Tom, who was perfect. From the beginning, Tom was patient, attentive and extremely responsive (but never pushy). Having made the exact same move years ago, Tom understood precisely what we were looking for and threw himself into finding it for us. Tom knows Lafayette inside and out, and was able to save us time by weeding out houses that didn't meet our criteria. At the same time, when he said he'd found something special, we knew he was right and we jumped on it. Always honest, Tom never tried to sell us something that wasn't right for us. When we came across our house, Tom was willing to be aggressive on price and effectively negotiate a deal that worked for us. He had our best interests at heart and worked hard to get us as much as he could. Throughout escrow and after, he was with us every step of the way, answering questions, arranging any work that the house needed or providing me with a laundry list of referrals from his renowned Business Directory. A month after moving, we are living exactly the life we were hoping for. We have a beautifully updated house with a gorgeous backyard that the kids play in every day. We live minutes from a top notch elementary school, hiking trails and a playground. Thanks to our son's terrific preschool just up the street, we already feel part of a close-knit community. We can't believe we didn't' do this sooner. In any event, we couldn't have gotten here without Tom. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a house, especially in the Lamorinda area."
~Christina & Austin, Lafayette
"My husband and I were relocating back to the Bay Area after 3 years and knew we needed help buying our first home. A friend of ours referred us to Tom Stack and it was an excellent referral. Tom took the time in the beginning to help us understand what we were looking for, what we could afford and where we should be looking based on our needs. Furthermore he helped us to understand where we could see the best value for our dollar. Tom was incredibly accommodating to our harried travel schedule, making himself available when we were able to fly up and was willing to show us multiple houses in multiple markets. Once we found the house we wanted he walked us through the entire offer, inspection and escrow process and again educated us on what to expect.
It was such a great experience working with Tom. As someone who worries about details it was re-asurring knowing that Tom had everything inline and no detail was left to chance. As a result we were able to purchase our home with confidence, knowing that we not only got the home of our dreams but the best possible deal. Even after the close of escrow Tom was available to answer questions, offers support and even gave us some really brilliant ideas on how to improve our home.
We could not be more pleased with our experience with Tom. Tom without reservation goes way beyond what you would expect your Realtor to do. His knowledge and expertise in his markets is so thorough and his cheerful and endearing attitude makes him such a pleasure to work with. We have no reservations in recommending him to anyone who is looking for a top notch Realtor."
~Dani & Dave, Martinez
"It was apparent immediately when I first spoke with Tom Stack that my wife and I had found the right person to sell our house. Tom handled our situation with such dedication that it was easy for us to forget we were not his only clients. Selling our home was a completely different process than our original purchase with another agent. Tom brings professionalism and compassion which enables him to handle each transaction uniquely. The service and relationship that Tom provided truly surpassed our expectations. Tom is always the first person my wife and I contact with our current endeavors, and we would refer him to anyone we knew that was interested in buying or selling their home."
~Jennifer & Marc, Concord