Testimonials

Name: Pat La Londe

Working with Tom was great, for both buying and selling.  He worked with us to identify what our needs were to buy our forever home and then took us to some houses to clarify those wants and needs so we could be laser focused on what we looked at.  Tom helped us with the process of buying to ensure we were protected.  Once we closed on our new house Tom was already with the plans of selling our existing home.  The strategies he used worked very well to show our house in it`s best light which resulted in a solid buyer within firs weekend.

I would recommend Tom as a real estate agent and already have.

Name: Amy and Brendan O`Donnell
Email: amy.elizabeth.ryan@gmail.com

Phone: 410-218-2064

Comments: Tom walked us through purchasing our first home. He spent the time to educate us on the process, was patient when we weren`t ready to start looking and jumped right in when we were ready to make a purchase. He really cared to find us what we wanted and ensure we made the right investment.Not only that, Tom surrounds himself with professionals from the lender to the home inspector and took the stress out of what can be a very intimidating process. Thanks for all you`ve done, Tom!

 

Name: Liz Hicks and Nick Wilkening
Email: lhicksaz@hotmail.com

Comments: Bought our first home in ClairemontTom was referred to us by a friend many years ago. From making the offer to working through the kinks with the seller/listing agent, Tom was awesome! After the inspector found a leak between the bathrooms, Tom encouraged us to get a mold inspection for peace of mind. Sure enough, several types of mold were identified. Tom worked with the agent to get it remediated in time for us to still close and move into the home before the date we needed to vacate our apartment. Additionally, Tom was great in handling all of our frustrations with frequent update calls and support throughout the process. Thank you Tom!! 


Name: Dan and Sandra Kindred

 Email: sandiekindred@hotmail.com

Purchase:  Pacific Beach home $1,897,390

Comments: Tom was referred to us by a family member who had used him. We were impressed from the first moment. He actually listens! Then he works day and night to make sure that dreams come true. He was always available and always returned calls immediately. I think I calculated that he made 5 cents/hr on our sale, but he never complained about any extra driving, extra paperwork, or extra research. We had several unique problems that occurred and he utilized the entire Bennion Deville network (from brokers, lawyers, and business experts) to investigate and find answers for us. There was no question left unanswered. The path to our dream home might have been a nightmare if we had used another realtor. Instead, we are smiling as we unlock the door to our new home. Thank you Tom and your Bennion Deville office. Sincerely, Dan and Sandie Kindred

 

 

 

Name: Amy & Monty Everett

Email: theamyeverett@gmail.com

Phone: 847-971-4175

Purchase:  Oceanside home $735,000

Comments: Our experience of shopping for a home in San Diego county with Tom was quite enjoyable and so I highly recommend him. What can often be a tedious and frustrating process was not at all much in thanks to Tom and team. He was very well organized, respectful and considerate of our time and in general a nice guy to spend the day with! He gave us great guidance and insight and really helped us to find the best home for our family. Thanks again Tom for all your help and support.

 

 

Name: Sarah Wynn

Email: sarah@the-wynns.com
Phone: 760-626-6396

I cannot begin to tell you how great of a real estate agent Tom Wilson is. He is one in a million and I`ve worked with, and am friends with quite a few. Tom, by far, tops my list and I will keep him as our real estate agent should we ever move again. I don`t even care where or how, but I`ll be dragging him with us. We made in international move and this guy made this the best experience we`ve ever had. While renovating our house in Montreal, packing to move, and packing to make an epic road trip through the glorious U.S. of A., I had the arduous task of researching houses in San Diego online and hoping to find an agent that could help us feel our way through that process. I was hit with numerous calls from real estate agents all over San Diego after I signed in to what seems like millions of real estate websites. They were all kind and professional, but something about Tom stood out. His sincerity was evident from day one, with follow-up calls at exactly the time he promised, and an awareness of our needs. He not only provided what he promised, but he trusted us. He listened to our experience of multiple moves, trusted our list of requirement priorities, adhered to our budget and went above and beyond in every way. During our very quick house hunting weekend to San Diego, he met with us prepared for every scenario. He showed us a sample of each area and priority we requested. Just so you understand, we were very specific about location, school ratings, walkable neighborhoods to school and a small town feel, commute time and budget. This was a long list with heavy priorities and he gave us 2 solid purchasable options in ONE day! I know that`s a dream come true, but I think it speaks to his ability to really listen and trust his clients. Long story short, we negotiated the deal for one of these homes while in the car on our long road trip to San Diego during the Christmas holidays!!! I`m still shaking my head with a smile feeling that gratitude welling up. Once we arrived and waited for closing in a hotel, he continued to meet with us and communicate regularly to keep us up to date. Each move to a new country or state requires a learning curve for us and he was there with us each step along the way. I could honestly go on and on, but let me just say this. This is your guy! I have never felt so confident in someone`s hands and we have moved close to a dozen times and this was hands down the best experience I`ve ever had. Good luck in your house hunting adventure! I know we were lucky to have Tom with us during ours. :-) 

- Sarah Wynn

12/13/2015 -  Joe and Emily Dreager

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $575K in Oceanside, CA.

Tom provided outstanding service for my husband and I as we purchased our first home this year. He helped us through the entire process, was able to break it all down and made sure we understood exactly what was going on at all times. He was extremely attentive and ensured we were able to look at all houses we were interested in. Tom knows San Diego real estate well, and if there was something he didn`t know off-hand, he would look it up to make sure we were always well informed. He was very interested in what we wanted in our first home and was able to help us find a great place!! I would highly recommend Tom Wilson.

 

09/25/2015 – Erik & Christine Grochowiak

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $950K in Carlsbad, CA.

My husband and I worked with Tom Wilson to sell our home and purchase a new one. Tom made the entire process easy. He is very knowledgeable about buying and selling. As a buyer`s agent he will go above and beyond to keep the transaction going. Thank you for getting those city permit records! He is very personable and really works to discover the type of home that will suit your family. He is very patient and thoughtful. Thank you, Tom!

 

08/05/2015 – Andrea & Olga Osterman

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $925K in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.

We would like to share our most productive and delightful experience of working with Kurt, personally, and his team, specifically Felicia and Tom! This team successfully and masterfully led us all the way thru a very elaborate and uneasy project - selling our home in Carmel Valley followed by purchasing a smaller home in the same area. An exquisite professionalism, detailed understanding of the market, obvious emphasis on understanding and meeting our demands were primary but not the only characteristics of the team that we have observed in action and the key success factors. We want to specifically praise the professional skills, courtesy and amazing patience of Tom Wilson who helped us to find and actually purchase our new dream home. We recognize that we were difficult clients! We started our house hunting with very naive and unrealistic expectations, we kept changing our mind on a weekly basis, went thru multiple showings until we found what we really wanted. Tom`s attitude, professional guidance, polite education and, when it came to action, the ability to act swiftly and decisively were just incredible and a true blessing for us! We strongly recommend this team - you won`t regret the choice!

 

08/04/2015 – Matt & Brittany McCullough

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Bonsall, CA.

My wife and I had Tom Wilson assisting us in our home search. He did an excellent job helping us not only find the perfect home but made the process easy. Tom will find you a great house and then make it happen. He has the negotiation skills you want in a realtor. He is also surrounded by an excellent team and they are all there to help with the smooth transition into a new home. His recommendation to talk to Nick Richardson about financing made the process that much easier. Nick was able to meet with us once and get all of the paperwork done correctly the first time. Great job team!!

 

01/06/2015 – James & Alissa Geekie

Bought a home in 2014.

After getting a new job in September 2014, our family relocated from Orange County to Carlsbad. We had family in the area and while staying with them we were introduced to Tom Wilson. Even though the relocation company that my new employer used had already assigned us a local agent, Tom showed genuine interest in helping our family find a perfect home. The experience with our first agent didn`t go well and my wife and I found ourselves relying on Redfin to continue our home search. We decided to make a change and after getting approval from the relocation company, we were able to use Tom as our agent. The very next day he called me up to let me know a house was getting ready to go on the market in our preferred neighborhood. He came over that night and proposed an excellent strategy to maximize our chances of getting the house. We looked at the house and put together a thorough offer packet and it was accepted a few days later. We closed on the home in November about four weeks after we signed up to work with Tom. Not only were we fortunate enough to find a great home in Carlsbad, but we were also blessed to gain a good friend during the process. We will always appreciate Tom and SDREI`s support team and will recommend them in the future.

 

    2/05/2014 - Mennie Family

 

Hi Tom,

We just had to send you a note to thank you for all your hard work and energy on helping us with purchasing our home recently.  We know this was not an easy purchase and if we didn’t have you at our sides there`s a huge chance we wouldn`t have this home.  Thank you for being there every step of the way, even through the Christmas period (and thanks to your family too for letting us borrow you at such a family oriented time).

As you know, we have bought many homes over the years, for both business and personal reasons, and we have honestly never had the level of service and dedication you offered.  We have very high expectations of ourselves and others, and it is rare to come across others that have the work ethic and dedication you have.  We were frankly blown away with all you had to offer.

One of your greatest skills is your ability to never push your opinion on us.  You would advise us and give us all the facts, but never pushed us in one direction or the other.  You always said we had to be

sure, and excited, and you would keep searching with us until we found the right home.  We never felt pressured by you, and knew if it took us a long time to find the right home that you would be with us every step of the way. Your ability to outline the facts and let us come to our own decision was flawless, and very comforting.  Whenever we came to you with a question, you had already anticipated it and had the answer, but you also always had extra facts or information that we hadn`t thought about.  Being new to California it was a little unnerving to understand the rules of real estate here, but you clearly know it inside and out and that was a great comfort to be able to get through all the legalities knowing we were in good hands.

We know you are a busy man, but we felt like we were your only clients.  Whenever we called or emailed, you replied immediately.  Our tour of Carlsbad was amazing on that first day.  It was calm, super informative and a lot of fun. We knew from our first trip out with you exactly where we wanted to live!

Also, thanks for being so sweet with our daughter.  She still talks about Mr. Tom, and I think it shows that she thinks the world of you when she runs up to you and gives you a giant hug whenever we see you.

Thanks for all that you did Tom.  You went over and above our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed our time working with you and will definitely be giving you a call when we next have a real estate need.  We will also most definitely be recommending you to our friends and family.

We wish you all the best in your career and if you ever need a reference please feel free to pass our

name and number on to your clients, we`d be more than happy to share our wonderful experience with you.

You started out as our Realtor but quickly also became our friend.  We`re happy our paths crossed,

and we look forward to enjoying some fun times with you in this great city.

 

 

Warm regards, The Mennie Family.

 

12/15/2014 – Alena & Brian Paulson

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Carlsbad, CA.

My husband and I contacted Tom Wilson at SDREI through a friends recommendation. From the very beginning of our transaction he showed patience, understanding, and was always available to discuss any questions or concerns we had. He made sure to explain and clarify the entire process every step of the way. Our transaction was extremely smooth compared to others we`ve had before. When looking at properties Tom was never pushy and genuinely had our best interest at heart. If you are looking for an agent that is honest, forthright, and a genuinely good, honest person, then don`t hesitate to contact Tom Wilson at SDREI.

 

10/02/2014 – Shaun McGrath

Bought a home in 2014 in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA 92111.

I found SDREI online while looking over reviews. I requested an agent and Tom Wilson was assigned to me. Tom and his team (hey Becky and friends!) were great. As a first time buyer there was a steep learning curve and Tom was there the entire way with advice and experience. The process of finding the right property to closing took a long time (8 months) but I had support the whole way. When we found the right place, he knew all the right questions to ask. I would highly recommend them.

 

07/13/2014 - Jeff Chalmers

Bought a home in 2014 in University City, San Diego, CA 92122.

We worked with Tom Wilson in Kurt`s office. Tom is the consummate professional working day and night on getting us what we wanted. We had very specific criteria and Tom came through with flying colors. After the deal was negotiated, Tom kicked it up a notch with advice on inspections, walkthroughs, repairs, etc.

I would use Tom again in a heartbeat and really appreciated his patience and diligent follow-up to get the deal done.

 

02/01/2013 - user7554195 

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Jomacha-Lomita, San Diego, CA.

Tom Wilson was my agent for a short sale purchase of a home for my daughter. He explained the short sale process to me and everything went very well. It takes a little time but he told me that up front and in the end it was well worth it. He was very responsive to any questions I had along the way. I would highly recommend him for any real estate needs. My daughter has moved into her new home and loves it. You really need an expert to guide you through the process. I think that Kurt Wannebos` office is the best in the business.

 

07/15/2013 - deepfrag 

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Miramar Ranch North, San Diego, CA.

We recently bought a single family home in Scripps Ranch and Tom Wilson was our realtor. This is our first home and we feel lucky to have chosen Tom. He was always on top of things ,resourceful, genuine and very quick in responding. The process was very smooth throughout which made the whole experience less stressful than we imagined. Most of all, Tom was very knowledgeable about the places in San Diego and helped us in finding the place that exactly matched our needs. Tom was so diligent that we didn`t have to put a lot of offers on many properties and get kicked out. We put an offer on the one place that my husband and I really liked with several other contenders which ended up to be our first home.

We will definitely use Tom if we ever decide to buy or sell in future.

 

06/10/2014 - user6411645 

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA.

We have been very happy working with Tom Wilson. We purchased an investment property with him and he was absolutely great in every aspect through out the entire process. Tom is very good in following up with the details, plus his friendly and upfront personality helps negotiate fairly with the seller/listing agent. I was totally satisfied with working with Tom so much that I introduced him to one of my friends and she also ended up purchasing a property with him at Carmel Valley. Tom is definitely a valuable and trustworthy agent; and big kudos to Kurt for having someone like Tom in his office.

 

frostypoof – Zillow Review 5 Stars, 12/08/2013

Bought a home in 2013.  10195 Avenida Magnifica $750K

Tom Wilson of SDREAI helped us purchase our first home in Scripps Ranch. After working with a few different agents over the years, we were getting frustrated with the home buying process. We wanted an agent who was going to fight for us and not just tell us to write an offer for asking. Tom genuinely cared about our happiness and was never pushy or questioned our judgement. We found an awesome home at paid well under asking price. His service went well beyond close of escrow. We highly recommend Tom, especially if you are a first time homebuyer!

 

prasanna badri – Zillow Review 5 Stars, 10/20/2013

Bought a home in 2013. 11647 Miro Cir. $470K

We were referred to Tom Wilson by our family member. Having spoken to few other agents, Tom instantly came across as a knowledgeable and genuine agent. Being a first time home buyer, Tom provided excellent guidance during the various steps of the home buying process. He has very good insight into the San Diego real estate market. He was also friendly to work with and gave enough space to make our own decision. We found his feedback during the entire process very valuable to make a well thought out decision. He was always professional and prompt during the entire process. We would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a buyer’s agent. 

 

user36833654 – Zillow Review 5 Stars, 07/15/2013  

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Miramar Ranch North, San Diego, CA. 11821 Miro Cir.

We recently bought a single family home in Scripps Ranch and Tom Wilson was our realtor. This is our first home and we feel lucky to have chosen Tom. He was always on top of things, resourceful, genuine and very quick in responding. The process was very smooth throughout which made the whole experience less stressful than we imagined. Most of all, Tom was very knowledgeable about the places in San Diego and helped us in finding the place that exactly matched our needs. Tom was so diligent that we didn’t have to put a lot of offers on many properties and get kicked out. We put an offer on the one place that my husband and I really liked with several other contenders which ended up to be our first home.

We will definitely use Tom if we ever decide to buy or sell in future.

 

Ilovecheese – Zillow Review 5 Stars, 03/29/2013

Bought a home in 2013.  Jamie Swanson

We recently purchased our short sale home through Kurt Wannebo’s SDREAI. As first time homebuyers, we had no idea how the process worked and were lucky to work with Tom Wilson. Tom gave off a great first impression and continued to impress us throughout the home buying process. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and assured us that we would close on time. He makes you feel as if you are his number one priority and always returns phone calls and emails promptly. He explains each step of the process, involves you in the decisions, and makes you feel comfortable and confident with your purchase. Whatever your situation is, Tom can help you! We had a unique situation and he made owning a home possible for us! We would highly recommend SDREAI and Tom Wilson!

 

user7554195 – Zillow Review 5 Stars, 02/01/2013

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Jomacha/Lomita, San Diego, CA.  Ralph Eddins

Tom Wilson from Kurt Wannebos’ office was my agent for a short sale purchase of a home for my daughter. He explained the short sale process to me and everything went very well. It takes a little time but he told me that up front and in the end it was well worth it. He was very responsive to any questions I had along the way. I would highly recommend him for any real estate needs.

Tom did a phenomenal job, went above and beyond, working late nights to get us what we wanted.

Glad I chose your organization!

 

Name: Amber Warner

Email: amberwarner@gmail.com

Our experience with Tom was beyond what I would ever expect of a real estate agent. Tom worked day and night to help us sell a property in a difficult situation. He was extremely helpful and professional and was available for us at any time. He understood our needs from day one and did everything in his power to help us achieve them. I have never met a more dedicated agent who truly cares about his clients. THANK YOU Tom.

 

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