From the moment Tom Slaughter took us on as client’s we felt that us getting what we wanted became a
personal mission to him.
He is everything you would wish for in a broker, and at all times WE were the centre of his concern.
Barb & Jim Ellis
Tom Slaughter is a true professional. He cares about his clients, lists properties based on my criteria,
researches properties that I like, and makes the time to answer my messages. I really appreciate his
knowledge and personal attention. This is the second property that we have purchased through Tom
Slaughter. He is the best at what he does!
Brian & Maureen Marton
Tom went above and beyond to help us navigate a challenging purchase. His researching of service providers, arranging for inspections, and all around responsiveness kept our purchase on track when at times it appeared our deal would fall apart. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Tom again.
Joyce & Tom Riedel
We worked with Tom first on the phone and on email explaining what we were interested in. His responsiveness via text, email and phone was always extremely timely. When we met in person he took us immediately to viable properties that met our needs. Tom’s expertise and professional demeanor helped us to successfully purchase a gulf view unit. We would definitely recommend Tom to help you find your perfect property.
Richard and Lorna Tobias
Purchasing real estate can be a very stressful task and living across the country makes it even more stressful. We were lucky enough to find Tom Slaughter at Century 21 Coast to Coast, who helped make the process much smoother and easier than it could have been. We spoke with Tom several times during the looking phase, explaining to him exactly what we were looking for. He kept these specifics in mind and only shared properties that fit our parameters. He was very helpful and knowledgeable, explaining where the properties were located, and provided details about each property. When we arrived in Florida to look at properties, we went through the list of properties and narrowed down showings. We found and made an offer on the townhome we wanted the first day. Since we had to return home, Tom took care of everything to make the purchase quick and easy, even doing the walk thru for us. A big thank you to Tom Slaughter for helping us find our beach house and making the process relatively painless.
(In response to a Century 21 Customer Satisfaction Survey)
“A survey such as this is good in a general sense for providing a generic feedback but I feel that providing detailed examples backing up and supporting each of the ratings above is necessary to point out the truly outstanding service provided by agent Tom Slaughter.
First off, Tom is proactive, meaning he does things in advance of being asked. He takes the time to know the precise requirements and meet the expectations of the buyer. He truly went the extra mile for us time after time in a timely and professional manner.
My wife and I had professional jobs for over 50 years, moving to new locations (buying and selling our homes) about every 2 years, meaning we know when an agent is outstanding and based on this we can, without any reservation, say that Tom Slaughter is the best of the best. If I were in your business, I would be offering Tom special incentives to leave Century 21 and work for my company. Should you wish is share this information with anyone, please do. If you want more, please do not hesitate to contact me.”
Air Force Colonel (retired) and Ph.D. quality control expert, Tom O’Connor
Ultimar Condominium, Sand Key, Clearwater, FL
Kanak and I,along with our kids, want to sincerely thank you for your gracious hospitality when we were in Clearwater. The houses you showed us as well as info. you provided was excellent.
Tom, I just want to tell you that I have dealt with a few Realtors in past. Some are very aggressive and some are not. The way you deal with your clients have really impressed both me and my wife. Just right amount of information with total honesty – No bending of the facts to persuade us in the wrong direction. I think that is the way to do business and you are an ideal Realtor in our opinion.”
“I bought a holiday/rental apartment on Florida’s gulf coast with the help of Tom and Lisa in Summer 2007. They showed me a great selection of apartments which really matched what I’d asked for in terms of location, style and, most importantly, budget.
As well as arranging the viewings and showing me round, they gave great advice on the pros and cons of the various apartment complexes, and were very patient in explaining the differences in the US property buying process (as I’m from the UK there are quite a few). When it came to making an offer, they advised me how low I could go without offending the vendor (or seller as they call them over there), and then drew up the contract:. One of the biggest differences between the UK/US property markets is that the ‘realtors’ (estate agents) handle most of the legal work, which made the whole thing a lot smoother than buying in the UK.
Once the offer was agreed, they talked me through the rest of the process, assuring me they would handle everything and keep me informed when I was back in the UK, which they did with almost daily emails.
I’d certainly recommend Tom & Lisa to anyone looking to buy a holiday home in their part of Florida. They not only give a great service, but they’re also a really nice couple; in fact we now meet up for dinner when we go over there!
If you’ve got any more questions, I’m happy to help if I can. Just email me at westcoastvista dot florida at virgin dot net”
“When I moved across the state I needed a reliable Realtor – someone who would work in my absence to sell my condominium. With the terribly slow market it looked like I was in for the long hall but it sold within 4 months of listing with Tom and Lisa. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
If I had to sell my condo all over again I would call Tom and Lisa.”
Ben Bowerman and Kathy Mackiewicz
“Tom & Lisa,
It was a wonderful experience working with you. We wanted to find that second home and you helped us make that dream come true. You worked as a team and made sure every detail was covered. You put in a lot of hours before we arrived and then continued to give us 110% of your time in the 3 days of our stay making it possible for us to find that perfect home. We consider ourselves blessed to have found such a wonderful Realtor… Thanks again!”
“Dear Tom and Lisa:
Because of your quick and thorough review of the market, I am now the proud owner of a great condo in Indian Shores. Even quiet Tom calls it “sweet”.
Your ability to line up properties for me to visit on less than a week’s notice was critical to my success. As you know, several of the condos you showed me fully met my criteria. I’m confident my family and friends will be comfortable at my new condo.
Thanks again for your friendly and professional help. You make a great team.”
Foster H. Diehl
“Dear Mr. McPherson:
This letter is to inform you of the great admiration and appreciation I have for two of your associates at Century 21 – Lisa Bodie and Tom Slaughter. These two extraordinary people recently helped me sell my condo and find my new home in Seminole, after showing me several houses.
I had the good fortune of having Lisa and Tom find me a condo six years ago in Belleair, which was perfect for my needs at that time. I was impressed with their promptness, kindness and patience then, and knew I wanted to work with them again. The Belleair condo sold in three days and Lisa fought to get the appraisal value raised in order to get a better price for it.
For my new home, I told Lisa and Tom my price range and what I wanted – and their good works found it. Anytime I telephoned them, someone answered or returned my call within the hour. That alone puts them in a category well above many selling agents. Both Lisa and Tom were always good-natured, helpful in offering good advice and sound ideas, and never pressured me. I was made to feel that I was their only client. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.”
David Carr and Colleen Conway
“Tom and Lisa helped us purchase our dream condo while we were 1200 miles away. From the time we first met them over the phone to the closing, they did everything to make sure that we found a place that really worked for us. It takes a lot of trust to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a condo we hadn’t seen ourselves, but Tom and Lisa inspire that kind of trust. We feel very lucky to have found them.”
We called in a bit of a panic to buy a property to complete a 1031 Exchange with a deadline to close only 6 days away. If we didn’t close on a purchase by then we’d have been socked with a hefty capital gains tax. You guys were quick to e-mail property details on a bunch of condos that might work for us.
We ended up with a beautiful condo with a beautiful water view, and miraculously closed in 4 business days! We never would have gotten it done without your efficient and fast work & your excellent communication with us. Thanks so much.
“Tom & Lisa,
My father-in-law asked me to say Thank You very much for the way you handled his condo sale. It is difficult being an owner and being so far away during the time the condo is for sale. You folks went the extra yard and helped us greatly.
So thanks again for your professional manner in the sale of the condo.”
Barb and Bill Fuller
“Hi Lisa and Tom,
We are writing to thank you for all your assistance and dedication in helping us find and settle on our new condo.
We have bought and sold five homes previously and this is the first time we have actually enjoyed doing it! The time and effort you put into helping us was incredible. You were always professional and never too busy to answer questions or show property. You were very knowledgeable which was extremely helpful to us since we live in New Jersey.
We thought we were very lucky to have come upon your website but realized that the real luck was in meeting and doing business with both of you. We think the biggest compliment is when customers feel satisfied enough to recommend people to others. We constantly suggest to friends that are interested in looking at homes in Florida to contact you. We hope that Century 21 realizes what an asset you both are to their company.”
Larry and Carol Duhart
“Hi Tom & Lisa.
The money cleared into our account yesterday.
We want to thank you for your professional service, for helping us on every angle, for keeping us updated from 1,400 miles away, and for a great unforgettable home sale experience.
Thank you so much.”
Anonymity Requested – Atlanta, GA
“My experience with you both has been very positive, beginning with my inquiry via your website. I’m sure you receive many inquiries and it must be difficult to determine who is a serious buyer versus a “tire kicker”. Nonetheless, you responded quickly and efficiently to my request. It was your attention to detail and responsiveness that led me toselect you as my Realtor.
We are now redecorating and preparing to enjoy our new vacation home. I would wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone looking for waterfront property. Thanks again, and best wishes for continued success.”
Joan and Jesse LoRe
“Please accept this as our appreciation for the professional manner in which you conducted the sale & purchase or properties in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores for us. We are completely satisfied with the transactions and the way you both were always available to answer our questions and follow through on our requests.
I know that we will stay in touch with you and will recommend your services to anyone seeking real estate advice and highly motivated professional service in your area.”
“Dear Tom & Lisa,
I’ve had to sell many properties in my lifetime, and I want you to know that I’ve never had an agent as tireless and hard working as you! Anyone who employs you as his agent will be thoroughly pleased.
As I meet people who need a Realtor I’ll give them your name and phone number.”
“Recently Bob Lakins and I had the wonderful experience of working with Tom and Lisa in the purchase of a condo in Belleair Beach, FL.
Living in Tennessee we needed to find a Realtor that was knowledgeable about the area, reliable, and trustworthy. As I was searching the Internet for properties I accessed their web site. The site was far superior to any of the other sites I visited, and let me tell you I visited many, many sites. From their first e-mail response I knew Tom and Lisa has the qualities we were looking for. They worked diligently to find a condo that met ALL of our requirements. Their direction as a buyer’s agent and knowledge of the market saved us $2000!!!
I have purchased real estate before and NEVER have I had an experience this enjoyable. Tom and Lisa listened to everything we wanted and pointed out things that we had not considered. The most impressive thing about Tom and Lisa was their sincere efforts to help find the property that was best for us. They were more interested in making sure we would be happy after their job was done than just getting a sale.
Not only are they excellent Realtors they are really nice people! If I can ever refer anyone to a Realtor in Florida it will be to Tom and Lisa.”
Hill and Nina Lalin
“Hill & I were extremely pleased with the outstanding job you did in selling our condo within a two week period of time. Needless to say your actions were in marked contrast to our other Realtor who had our property for almost two years!
Congratulations and best wishes to a professional team that can’t be beat!”
Robert H. Anderson
“I am writing to express, on behalf of myself and my wife Karolyn Snyder, our admiration and gratitude for the skill and care with which Tom Slaughter and Lisa Bodie helped us to make an excellent purchase…
We have not really had a great deal of experience working with real estate people, but at least twice we have felt poorly served and less than enthusiastic about the agents with whom we were dealing. In our experience, the service that we enjoyed from Tom & Lisa was well beyond the “norm” and we shall always feel fortunate that these two wonderful agents came into our lives…I hope that we can pass our good feelings along to friends who are looking for Realtor services.”
Alice L. Rezendes
“I am writing to let you know what a wonderful job Tom Slaughter and Lisa Bodie did in finding us the “home of our dreams”.
When we arrived to house hunt, Tom met with us, showing us over 23 homes in a 4 day time span. He was wonderful, patient, and very informative on every home shown.
I can’t put into words the time, patience and professionalism shown to us by Tom and Lisa. They are two truly wonderful, professional Realtors who would be an asset to any company.”