Thomas helped me through the home buying process as my divorce was finalizing. I knew I could trust this process with Thomas from the beginning. He listened to all of my worries, fears, and hopes. The process took longer than what I’d experienced previously because of the pending divorce, but anytime we hit anything that felt like a bump or a snag in the process, Thomas was able to calm my nerves and help me trust the process by having solutions ready and waiting. I’m so lucky to have Thomas and the team at Piece of PDX in my life. They were there exactly when I needed them the most.
Thomas is a realtor superhero. I bought my first home under serious market pressure this year. I absolutely credit Thomas with turning a tricky process into a success. Thomas and his partner, Patrik, made it their mission to help me meet my goals, stay within budget, and find the perfect place for me--not only that, but we did it with only one offer. Thomas and Patrik worked side-by-side with my awesome loan officer to manage the moving parts of a complex transaction during an unusually high volume time of year. Despite overlapping with three federal holidays, we closed in fewer than 30 business days! Thomas also helped me with half a dozen contractor recommendations, which was invaluable to me as a first-time homeowner. I will recommend Thomas every chance I get!
We can’t recommend Thomas enough. He really listened to us and worked so hard to help us to sell our house with the best possible outcome. We are thankful for his overall expertise, attention to detail, organizational skills, excellent communication, hand holding, PATIENCE, humor, resource network and coordinating those who helped us get our house ready to sell. We knew we could trust Thomas. When we had questions, he was there to answer. When we were nervous, he was there to calm our fears! Selling the home we lived in for 13 years was a big decision. We are so thankful Thomas were there to look out for us. We can’t imagine doing this with anyone else! He went above and beyond. Thomas is truly a full service Realtor. We wish you continued success in your future, Thomas. You are Simply The Best. ;) Thank you so much!
Tara and Jo
If I could give Thomas 6 stars, I would! I recently bought a condo in Portland and couldn’t have done it without Thomas. As first time hssomebuyers there were so many things we didn’t know and Thomas madde this whole process clear and easy and fun. He was always responsive and helped us get an offer in within an hour of deciding on a place. We bought a condo which involved a lot of HOA questions and documents, but Thomas walked us through each step. He’s friendly and extremely knowledgeable and was able to help us keep all the moving pieces organized to close on time! He even helped us negotiate with the seller when we discovered during the inspection that the dishwasher was broken. Even after the move, Thomas checked in on us multiple times to see how we were settling in and ask whether we had any questions for him. We also really appreciated Thomas’s commitment to safety during COVID with masks, social distancing, and plenty of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. I’ll be recommending Thomas to everyone I know who is buying or selling a home!
Hope and Chase
Thomas is a fantastic realtor! He is extremely responsive and always available, professional and personable. We are first time home buyers, and he made sure to guide us through the entire process and made us feel like he truly cared. His flexibility and creative problem solving skills allowed us to navigate any issues and close on time. His negotiation skills are excellent! We would recommend Thomas to anyone and everyone.
Katee and Sky
When you’re a buyer on a budget in a hot seller’s market like Portland, you need an agent who responds quickly, knows the market well and can find creative ways to make your offer competitive. Thomas Shapiro is all of those and more. He responded to our questions and inquiries about listings with lightening speed, often getting us in for showings within just a few hours. When touring homes, Thomas had a keen eye for spotting potential troubles like worrisome foundation cracks, wet crawlspaces, or full and antiquated circuit panels. In the end, it was Thomas’ ability to act fast and garner insider information from the listing agent that enabled us to be the first offer in on a hot home. And because Thomas knows how to advocate for his clients, our offer was accepted rather than used to bait other offers. Purchasing a home can be an immensely complex journey as problems and complications can arise at any moment, but Thomas is a sharp-minded navigator. We are so grateful to have had his insights, knowledge, recommendations, and warm and positive attitude to guide us every step of the way. If you're looking to buy a home, you want Thomas Shapiro on your team.
Morgan and Trevor
I would absolutely recommend anyone to work with Thomas and Piece of PDX. He and his team quickly developed and fine-tuned their understanding of what we were looking for in our first home, while still showing us some interesting places and features we didn’t even know we liked! He knows how to combine professionalism with creating a fun, personable experience for the homebuyers. For new homebuyers, he patiently explained the steps, lingo, and negotiation process, even pointing out things during the home tours we didn’t yet know to pay attention to. Additionally, I was confident looking at houses with him because he created a safe and clean experience amongst the COVID-19 outbreak. He was always available for questions and updated by text, email, or call. We highly recommend Thomas if you’re looking for someone personable, hard-working, down to earth, knowledgeable, and fun to work with!
Liz and Kyle
Thomas worked tirelessly obtaining the best price and deal for the sale of my home. His patience and negotiations secured a sale above the asking price while keeping me informed of offer details during the sale. In addition, Thomas's integrity insured that all persons who requested to view the home were allowed to do so even though there was multiple acceptable offers after the first day of showing. Thomas reviewed each offer with me personally and explained in layman's terms the details of each offer and advised me accordingly. We accepted an offer for my Gresham home after only 4 days on the market and the sale closed in two weeks after acceptance of the offer. Without a doubt this was made possible because of Thomas's knowledge, negotiations, integrity and patience. I would highly recommend Thomas as your real estate agent regardless if you are selling or buying a home.
Charles & Debra
Thomas was an absolute pleasure to work with!!! My husband and I are beyond thrilled with the results of our home buying process. From the very beginning Thomas listened to our wants and found great properties that truly aligned with our needs. Moreover, as we began to adjust our list of desires and must-haves, he adapted immediately to our changes. As first-time home buyers, it was very important that we had someone on our team with whom we felt comfortable to ask questions and challenge the process. As we learned the housing market, we wanted a knowledgeable person by our side with our best interest at heart. Thomas was all of those things and more. We had tons of questions and had frequent, thorough communication via phone calls, emails, and texts. So many different questions and ideas came up that I feared our constant questions and wonderings would become a nuisance to him. But Thomas was always responsive and never seemed bothered. In fact, he seemed to enjoy our constant communication and took pleasure in sharing every detail of the home-buying journey with us. Once we found a home, Thomas led us through every step of the way including putting in an offer, negotiating with the seller (we ended up not having to pay any closing costs), finding bids for credits towards fixes around the house, and making sure a mountain of paperwork got to us in a timely manner for us to review and sign. Thomas even connected us with a top rate mortgage broker who got us an excellent deal. Thomas is A1 and we've found the professionals he works with to be of the same quality.
Odin and Nailah
Thank you Thomas and Patrik of Piece of PDX for delivering us five star excellence in the recent sale of our Portland home. Together, they bring an incredible skill set that made the transaction easy, exciting, and as stress free as possible. They are strategic thinkers, astute negotiators, and strong communicators with a passion for delivering unparalleled client service. With their help, we were able to secure three offers in three days and they were all over asking price-- all this during the peak of Covid-19 uncertainty. They listened to us and provided insight and honesty. We made a plan and it was seamlessly executed. Their organization and representation brought the deal to a close within a targeted timeline with exceptional results. We cannot recommend them highly enough
Tim & Jon