With over 13 years of residential real estate experience, Tom Watson has sold well over 200 homes, apartment buildings, and mixed-use properties in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. This immense time in the marketplace and experience set Tom apart in a number of ways. There’s not a challenge that he has not seen, not a problem that he hasn’t already solved. Tom calls on his vast experience to ensure a straightforward, thoughtful, and consistent experience for his clients.
Real estate transactions are complicated. Tom eliminates those complexities by implementing systems and checklists for every facet of his business and your transaction. Tasks are completed on time and deadlines are met. The tactics and strategies that Tom implements when it comes to marketing and negotiating your purchase or sale have been tested, modified, and perfected over the years. As a result, Tom’s clients are some of the most highly satisfied buyers and sellers in the marketplace.
Working with buyers, Tom asks all the right questions prior to submitting an offer, starting with making sure that his clients aren’t over-extending themselves or otherwise getting involved in a project that’s beyond their “handyman” skills or budget. Tom’s experience in remodeling his own home brings a knowledge base to the process not often seen with other agents. When a buyer says, “We want to write an offer,” Tom immediately begins the process of identifying potential issues that may not be readily apparent. Tom takes very seriously the role of protecting his buyers.
On the listing side, the use of social media and online advertising have become key components of successfully marketing and selling a listing for the highest and best price in the shortest period of time. Tom aggressively utilizes such media for his sellers. Once an offer is received, Tom leans on his negotiating skills and focuses on ensuring that the offer price is the same as the closing price. Tom’s number one responsibility to his sellers is protecting their hard earned money.
“It’s in the details.” Tom’s focus and approach to each transaction ensures that every possibility is explored. He takes pride in identifying various positive approaches to the negotiations that are a part of every real estate transaction. His fresh ideas and perspective produce unparalleled results and winning solutions to the most challenging negotiations. Tom welcomes the opportunity to put his experience to work for his clients each and every day.
“Tom was great. The property I was selling was in a trust and had a renter that was not cooperative. He worked diligently to keep things as peaceful as possible with the tenant trying to work around her schedule. When she wouldn’t allow a realtor walkthrough to show the property, Tom came up with great ways to show the property at its best. The property sold way over our asking price. Tom, thank you very much.”
– Lynn G.
“Tom is a great realtor. He knows what needs to be done to make a transaction happen. Tom represented us for the sale of our former home. He sat down with us to discuss what he thought we needed to do (and not do) to make the home sell. After we agreed to the work/inspection items, Tom took over and arranged the bids, scheduled the work, and managed the whole process. Tom takes care of the whole transaction! Throughout the process we greatly appreciated both Tom’s advice on strategy and his attention to details. We were very pleased with the outcome of our sale. In addition to his strengths as a realtor, Tom is a great guy and enjoyable to work with. We highly recommend him.”
– Kim L.
“Tom is an excellent realtor and trusted partner in the often-crazy world of real estate. We had a really difficult situation with the sale of our condo and Tom was able to pull it off. There were many times I was calling him late at night in a panic to hear his feedback on situations that had me up at night. He answered all my questions and always returned my calls in a timely manner. He is always professional and works really hard at giving you candid advice even if you don’t want to hear it. On a personal level, he is a genuine, honest, good person. He is successful for a good reason!”
– Julianna C.
Definitely a dog person.
Taking my father to the 2003 Fiesta Bowl to watch Ohio State crush Miami!
Winning the battle between good (working out) and evil (having a milk shake)!
No need, I wake up at 6AM everyday… Sleeping in on the weekends ended years ago…
Napa by limo, massages, lunch, wine tasting, dinner, then deciding spur of the moment to stay for the weekend!
15 years old, bus boy. Talk about a dirty job!
Vulcan mind control.
My parent's drive, ambition and kind hearts.
One of a kind!
What do you love about San Francisco?
The city skyline. When I came to San Francisco 17 years ago for a job interview, I'll never forget how beautiful the city skyline looked; I remember thinking to myself that I HAD to call San Francisco home.