Testimonials

Here’s what some of my clients have to say:

I bought my first-ever home in Fresno in early 2012. My dream home. It was overwhelming, but Tom Avent made the process as smooth and easy as possible. He patiently explained a long and drawn-out process, every step of the way. His knowledge and experience was vast and came in handy on many occasions. I am happy with my new home, and would call on him again for real estate.

Sergio B.
Fresno, CA

I began looking for a house in summer of 2010. I checked out Tom Avent´s website for property listings, and after a few inquiries, met him at one I was interested in ? I was still unsure of what exactly I was looking for, and Tom recommended that I attain pre-approval before proceeding further in looking at potential houses to buy. Once I was pre-approved, Tom and I discussed what kind of house I was looking for, the kind of neighborhood I wanted to be in, and what kind of price range I had in mind, given that I qualified for FHA. He tailored the search for properties using that information, and as we explored the properties that met my criteria, he noted whether each would gain FHA approval, which ones where within good neighborhoods, and what kind of structural problems existed, if any, with the houses in which I was interested. In January, 2011, we closed on a house that met all of my criteria ? the whole process seemed effortless, thanks to Tom´s handling of negotiations with the seller and staying on top of all the paperwork involved. Being a first time home buyer, I could not have asked for a better agent to handle my home buying needs than Tom Avent. His professionalism and knowledge of real estate put me into my first home. Thanks Tom!

Andrew J.
Fresno, CA.

Despite the difficult real estate market of 2009, Tom made the process of selling my house as painless and worry-free as possible. He was knowledgeable, pro-active, and always readily accessible to address all of my questions and concerns. Without a doubt, Tom made it possible for me to get the best sales price for my house as well as a smooth closure to escrow. I would recommend him highly for his professionalism, expert knowledge of the local markets, attention to detail, and all-around pleasant demeanor. If it ever comes time to buy in the Fresno area again, Tom will be the first, last and only real estate agent that I would call.

Charles F.
Belmont, CA

I had the pleasure of working with Tom on an investment property I was looking for. Tom was incredibly knowledgeable about the market conditions in 2009 and knew buying a foreclosure could be difficult. Tom stayed in touch throughout the entire transaction and was on top of every issue that came along, I was completely at ease. I will use Tom’s help again and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to buy or sell real estate in the Fresno/Clovis area.

Nancy G.
Fresno, Ca

We relocated to the Fresno area this past March 2007. I found Tom Avent while I was up here just “window shopping” before my move was definite in February. I called a number that I had seen on a property for sale, and that was my first contact with Tom. Once my plans were more concrete I remembered Tom and I sent him an email asking if he could assist us in a search for a new home. I chose Tom because back in Feb. he was the only realtor not in a hurry to rush me off of the phone; he took some time to talk about the prospective property and the real estate market in general. We carried on several email conversations over the next month or so before we got to the actual shopping for a home stage. Finally the day arrived, we came into town on a Friday, pre-approval letter in hand; we met with Tom at noon. We had expressed what we were interested in, and Tom was prepared with a list of several homes. We drove from property to property looking at the positives and the negatives; it took most of the day. The very last property that we looked at was a real jewel, we knew immediately that it was the home that we wanted. That afternoon, we sat down with Tom and we wrote up an offer for the property. Before 8:00 pm that same evening we had a deal, we were so excited to be buying a home that was perfect for us, and really beyond anything that we had hoped for. The house was in escrow the very next day. Tom did a great job for us, he was always there to field my questions, always returned my calls and did the best he could to get all the answers that I needed during the process. We have been in our home a little over a month now, and we are still reveling in our great find, we love our new home and we have Tom to thank for it.

Debra K.
Fresno, Ca

I listed my house at the worst possible time, three days before Christmas 2006, and It still sold and closed escrow in less than 60 days, thanks to Tom. Glad we made it through to the end with someone who really appreciates the house.

Donalyn S.
Eureka, Ca

I was very happy to have Tom leading the way for my search in the Fresno area. I had very little knowledge about the market for homes in Fresno and had even less knowledge about the area. Tom did an excellent job in recommending what section of Fresno would be closest to work, which parts of town were closest to shopping centers; he led me every step of the way to a new home in a great neighborhood. I was especially satisfied with the level of communication Tom provided. He always had my cell phone number handy and contacted me any time properties came up on the market that fit into my search criteria. I would recommend working with Tom for any real estate needs. He definitely got the job done for me.

Jonathan F.
Fresno, Ca

I would recommend Tom Avent’s services to anyone looking to purchase or sell real estate in the Central Valley. His extensive network within the real estate community created effective interest for the property. Within three days of listing the house, Tom had multiple offers to present and was patient enough to thoroughly review each one. He was always available to answer any questions during the closing process and represented my interests in getting the deal done. Thank you Tom for your help.

Mike O.
Seattle, WA

I found Tom Avent’s website from a Google search on the internet. We live out of the area and decided to sell some land in Fresno county that our family had owned for many years. Tom handled our transaction professionally and sold our property quickly. We had multiple offers and the way Tom handled it, the negotiation process resembled a cross between an eBay auction and the World Poker Tour. Tom represented our interests very well, as the property ended up selling for well above the asking price. I trust and can recommend Tom for his skill and experience in selling real estate.

Brent L.
Witchita, KS

I´m 60 years old and have bought and sold many homes throughout my adult years. Tom Avent is one of the best. I say that not only because of his superior knowledge and resources but because he delivers on his verbal promises. If he says he can sell your home in three days ? you can count on it. We live out of the Fresno area and needed an agent we could trust to locate a contractor to correct serious repair issues to our English Tudor before putting it on the market. His recommended contractor not only made the repairs, but also detailed the whole house which allowed us to sell our home at a much higher price than we expected.

Richard H.
Shelton, WA

In the past two years, we have purchased two rental investment properties through our real estate agent Tom Avent. We were very lucky to have found Mr. Avent to respresent us as our agent. Tom is very knowledgeable about the Fresno area and it’s housing market. He understood what we were looking for in investment property, and did not waste our time by showing us properties that did not fit our criteria. Mr. Avent is an easy going, “no pressure” agent, which made both our purchasing experiences with him pleasureable. Additionally, after the purchasing process was through, Mr Avent was still always available to us, to answer any questions we had, even if not related to our transactions. He was always a phone call away, and extremely helpful!We have recommended Mr. Avent to relatives and friends, who have also had a positive experience in working with him. Should the opportunity arise, we would be happy to do business with Tom again!

Mr. And Mrs. Perry M.
Half Moon Bay, Ca

My wife and I moved to Fresno from Marin County about six years ago. I met Tom Avent at a social function and became friends. When we decided to sell our rental property, I went to Tom. He not only sold our property in days, He got us the best price on the market. I still see Tom on a regular basis and consider him one of my best friends.

Bill and Sharon B.
Fresno, Ca

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