A little Thompson’s Realty History…
In February 2008, Jay and Francy left the only real estate brokerage they’d ever known, Century 21 Aware Realty, to start up their own independent boutique brokerage — Thompson’s Realty. Promising “The Power of Technology with a Personal Touch”, Thompson’s Realty delivers the ultimate in customer support and satisfaction.
We have world class (seriously!) agents who live throughout the Phoenix Metro area.
Thompson’s Realty is a little different in that we don’t subscribe to the oft-used real estate brokerage model of “hire anyone with a real estate license and a pulse”. We carefully vet our agents and have turned down many. We only hire agents who share our commitment to customer service.
In late 2009, Thompson’s Realty opened a branch office in Tucson, Arizona. (Update: We closed the Tucson branch office in 2011 when the branch manager left real estate to pursue her dreams in web and applications development. Rather than hire just anyone as a replacement, we’re looking to find the right person with the complete package. This is not an easy task, but we will not compromise on our ideals and philosophy just to have an additional income stream.)
In 2012, Thompson’s Realty merged with eXp Realty, a nation-wide real estate brokerage based in Bellingham, WA., becoming the Thompson’s Realty Group at eXp Realty.
Eschewing the traditional, there are no “brick and mortar” Thompson’s Realty offices. You won’t find expensive fancy offices with plush furniture and espresso machines. Rather than pass that ridiculous cost on to our clients we prefer to focus our efforts and our money on serving our clients in the field — which is where real estate sales happen. We’ve got the technology tools and systems in place to do real estate right.
Technology however can not replace the fundamental thing that makes a real estate brokerage successful. That success falls squarely on the brokerage’s agents and their level of client service. YOU the Thompson’s Realty client need a strong, experienced and professional agent who will guide you through every step of the home buying or selling process. And that holds true whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor who has purchased dozens of homes.
And that is why we carefully vet our agents so that we can bring you the best in the business. Our agents work together to solve problems before they happen. Our agents understand the real estate market, the rules and regulations surrounding the real estate industry and they are well connected with lenders, inspectors, title companies, attorneys and everyone else who is involved in the successful closing of a real estate transaction. In addition to their expertise, they are also solid human beings who place ethics and superior client service at the top of their business.
UPDATE: April 1, 2015 – No Fooling, we sold the Phoenix Real Estate Guy web site to three very good friends. We trust the site will be well cared for and we are happy to see the new direction for the Phoenix Real Estate Guy web site and brand.