June 3, 2020 by Troy Palmquist
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Tom has been praised by clients and colleagues for being one of the hardest workers and most honest, ethical real estate agents they know. As a Southern California native and North Orange County/Long Beach resident for much of his life, his knowledge of the community runs deep, and his network of connections spreads wide.
With over 16 years of experience in real estate, Tom has ridden the waves of the local markets and excelled in the business. He offers a unique blend of tested expertise and continued focus on innovative approaches to marketing, enhanced by the latest technology. Most importantly, he is a genuinely good person and dedicated profession who provides attentive service to his clients, before, during, and long after the sale or purchase process.
Tom specializes in all facets of real estate in Long Beach and Orange County including sales, rentals, investments, residential and commercial. However he works all over Southern California, and because of his outstanding results, has been referred to clients from Hollywood to San Diego, from the coast to the mountains!
Born in Long Beach, Tom lived in Seal Beach for many years before settling in nearby Long Beach in 1996. He owns his residence as well as income property and investments in real estate in California and other states. In addition to all things real estate, Tom can easily refer anything you need in SoCal SoCal like handymen, contractors, landscapers, you name it, not to mention great local hot spots like beaches, restaurants, shops and entertainment.
A graduate of California State University of Long Beach, Tom honed his customer service skills in hospitality while pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. After college, he joined a public relations firm in New York, and after a short time went right into real estate. He learned the right way, mentoring under a well-known broker and real estate lawyer in Rossmoor and Seal Beach for a year before getting his license in 2004.
Tom is married with a young daughter, baby on the way, and family dog. He speaks Spanish, loves good food and wine, and enjoys surfing and playing golf. Tom helped start the Young Professionals Group through the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and is actively involved in the community.