Tom was my buyer’s agent. He proved himself to be a knowledgeable and dedicated advocate for me. Tom was patient, responsive, kind, and gracious. A consummate professional. He was at his shining best when he took my mother and me to show us 7 properties in an assortment of neighborhoods, all in one afternoon. After showing me over 30 homes through the course of several months, he used his power and voice commandingly through the escrow process to be sure the seller followed through with the terms of the sale of my new home.
If you’re buying, don't hesitate to call on Tom to assist you. He was great!
Tom knows the market and home inventory extremely well. What sets him aside is his time commitment and knowledge of homes itself, so you get a realtor and home inspector in one. He doesn’t play push a sale, but takes the time to tour homes all over to find the property that is just what you requested. I have not worked with anyone so involved, knowledge about homes, property taxes as well as house related data such as maintenance costs that influenced my purchasing decision.
Smart, realistic, helpful, diligent. He made a complicated and stressful corporate relocation comfortable. We trusted him. He delivered, and made it fun.
As a former real estate professional, I prided myself on excellent customer service. Well....Tom has exceeded my expectations. When I decided to put my license in escrow in 2008, I used his services as my buyers agent and referred all of my clients to Tom and recommended any request for referrals to him as well.
I am currently in a Seller Agent relationship with Tom as the Executor of my late husband's estate. My husbands real estate holdings include a commercial office building, a duplex, a single family home that is a rental property, as well as my personal residence. 6438 North 11th settled on Monday, October 23, 2017 after a great deal of drama from the first buyer that ultimately didn't make to the settlement table. Tom was on top of getting a second buyer and we settled with them in less than 30 days.
I had no idea of the drama associated with my husband's real estate holdings. Tom has been and is extremely professional. His attention to detail is amazing and HE HAS THE PATIENCE OF A SAINT!
I would recommend Thomas Englett to everyone looking to buy or sell residential and commercial real estate.
Brian is one of the hardest working agents out there. He was quick to get any paperwork handled and was very thorough in making sure we had everything we needed to keep the sale of our home and the purchase of a new one. I wold highly recommend him!
Tom was an invaluable asset during my home search. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about neighbors, but also provided the level of detailed analysis inside the home to ensure the best quality.
Tom was very insightful in guiding me through the home buying process. He helped simplify the mountains of paperwork and explained all the documents I needed to sign. Helped the seller and myself quickly reach a happy medium in the negotiation process.
Tom is a very well-informed agent who knows both the Philadelphia market as well as all applicable rules and regulations. He is expert as guiding buyers through the process and has long-standing and broad connections within the Philadelphia real estate community.
Tom provided exceptional service when helping us find and purchase a home. He was attentive and quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had.
Tom was both patient and non judgmental in how he showed homes to me. He encouraged me to explore all my options but never gave advice unless asked for it. He also was very prompt in scheduling showings and followup was excellent.
His service is more than excellent but outstanding, so I let him take care of my purchase. I'm a first time home buyer, the process is long but smooth. He always replies quickly & shows houses faster than the other agents. I asked another agent to show me 2 houses I liked before I met Tom. As he wasn't fast enough, they were sold before he made the appointments.
As the demand is less than supply, he taught me how to fight to buy my desired home when the house had another offer. Even when I went back to my hometown for 3 weeks, he took care of it smoothly. Dramatically, I got the house $41000 lower than the seller & I agreed earlier because of the bank appraisal. Thanks God & Tom.
I always think I made a right choice to let him take care of my case. He works long hours & never complains. Besides, he's good looking as the other people say so too.
Brian was absolutely amazing. I originally contacted him about properties in Fishtown/Kensington and he was very knowledgeable about the area. When our focus switched to Delaware County- well lo and behold, he was a native! It was great to be able to deal with someone who knew both areas so well. He really understood our needs and was available for questions/advice/general pestering 24/7. I kid you not- I texted this guy at all sorts of weird times and he responded promptly. Honestly, he made the whole process easy and, frankly, sorta fun. Highly recommended. A++
Tom was so fantastic to work with and very knowledgeable. I can't imagine having a better realtor. He was always committed to making sure I was kept informed and available to help me if ever became frustrated with a process. I always felt as if he had my interest/concerns at the top of his list. He often went out of his way to help out around the house whenever I was away or unavailable. He is a sincere and skilled professional. I highly recommend him and I plan to utilize him again for a future home purchase.
I had enlisted two other realtors over the course of the 10 years that I've owned this property before I signed on with Tom. They didn't even come close as far as the level of service and attention my listing received... Tom drove the activity I needed to sell a unique property and I couldn't be more thrilled and grateful for all the work he did to ensure we sold my property quickly.
Tom is an excellent broker. He sold my home in two weeks and helped me buy a new home in less than 30 days and coordinated the closings so they happened on the same day. What was most impressive about him was his instant responsiveness to phone calls, texts and emails and how he handled a lot of "behind the listing" work calling buyer brokers and following up on buyer feedback. He is also particularly knowledgeable about all areas of the city and the types of homes available, whether it is a condo or new construction. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Dave did a great job helping me identify a rental property. He knows the Philadelphia market, particularly below South Street, incredibly well including construction patterns and the pros and cons of each neighborhood. He immediately honed in on what I was looking for and gave me a lot to choose from. He works hard and is exceptionally knowledgeable about the market. I hope to work with him again.
Dave Townsend is a knowledgeable, amicable, and a diligent real estate agent. I can personally say he cares about his clients and is undoubtedly trustworthy. He does his best to make sure his clients are informed, get fair deals, takes full responsibility where needed, and will always advocate for his clients. I surmise he will only continue to excel as a real estate agent as time passes.
Tom has been my full-service real estate agent since I purchased and later rented, and will be our partner when we eventually sell it. Great long-term commitment even under difficult circumstances - probably best term is a "partner" in my property helping me navigate the real estate market.
Dave was very helpful during our search for our first home. He is very knowledgeable about the Philadelphia area and what each neighborhood has to offer. Communication with Dave was very quick and he was able to explain the process for us first timers. I would definitely recommend Dave!
I needed help buying the right house quickly, but I also had a lot of familiarity with the neighborhood and a strong sense of what I wanted. Dave picked up on that and worked with me to find the right house. He spent my time wisely and advised me honestly. I'm very happy in this house!
Having taken a job and moving out of state in 2012, I enlisted Brian to help with renting out our house, with the intention of selling at a future date once everything settle down. Living in NY, while owning the house in PA brought about fear and dread. Brian quickly helped ease those feelings, right as the process started with listing the house as a rental, while also discussing long-term options.
Throughout the 3-year process, Brian was very involved with the property, assisting us through 2 different set of tenants, while actively looking for potential buyers. Between renters, Brian helped evaluate the current state of our property, even assisting with menial maintenance (replacing light bulbs, adjusting thermostat, etc.) in our absence.
Brian was very diligent in his communications, follow-up and general assistance in meeting our goals/objectives (and sometime demands). He demonstrated an excellent understanding of the real estate market, which helped us position ourselves to have a successful sale. Personally, I believe his strongest qualities were his honesty, commitment to us [as the sellers/landlords] and his attention to detail.
Although Brian is the real estate industry, I feel comfortable saying that he is an excellent "customer service" professional. He made the sale of our property very personal and it made a huge difference in how he communicated with us, as well as making the process run smoothly (especially while doing all of this 4 hours away from us). Most important, was Brian's patience and understanding. The 3-year process to sell, certainly wore on me and my family, but Brian was there every step of the way, keeping a positive attitude and being supportive of our concerns.
I would highly recommend Brian, with no reservation, to anyone looking for a real estate agent that fulfills his commitments with personalized care and it truly looking out for the best interest of his client(s).
I worked with Tom last year. I wasn't really ready to buy but he was still very helpful and patient. This time around Tom was right there for me the entire time as he was before. He's patient, honest, responsive, with a wealth of knowledge about the industry, inventory, and the Philadelphia area. He was able to quickly see the difference between good and poor craftsmanship. Thing I would not have thought to look for. Overall my first home purchase with Tom was awesome!
Tom is by far the most dedicated realtor my partner and I have ever met. We have consulted with many real estate agents to test their knowledge of the housing market, specific neighborhoods and values of properties in general and Tom was the most knowledgeable agent one could hope for. Additionally, Tom responded to any of our questions immediately, and let me tell you, I am a client who spoke to Tom every day multiple times a day for three months. Tom takes the time to get to know you so you cut down on the sheer endless options out there, however at the same time he made himself available at any time if we wanted to see additional houses in a varies neighborhoods in Philadelphia. I cannot recommend Tom highly enough, not only for his knowledge, but also the tremendous effort he demonstrates while communicating with us as clients, lenders, contractors and other agents you will come across in your "perfect" home search.
In my humble opinion Tom Englett is an ideal Real Estate Professional. Tom is extremely knowledgeable about price points for different areas, real estate trends and has many connections in the area. Tom has a calm demeanor, is unphased by challenging situations and had our best interest in mind throughout the process. Tom's best attribute in my opinion is that he is not pushy or aggressive; instead Tom offers his knowledge and opinion without making the buyer feel pressured to make a decision. I would not want to work with any other agent next time I am in the marker to buy a house.
Tom was the consummate professional. He was INCREDIBLY responsive to my many emails and texts and he never pressured us to make a decision we weren't comfortable with even though we looked at a lot of houses over a two year period. We were very comfortable with Tom working with us and not being motivated by anything other than a desire to make sure we got the house we really wanted. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.
om is an excellent realtor. He is responsive but not pushy and never disappointed on any front. He negotiated appropriately with the seller, communicating effectively both the seller's and our position during the negotiation. He was able to identify the path of least resistance in most instances and demonstrated a calm capable demeanor.
Brian made my home buying experience easy and straightforward. He was extremely attentive, diligent, and relaxed. He was very knowledgeable about the home buying process and consistently gave solid recommendations that, in the end, helped usher me along the process from beginning to end. Without his guidance, I don’t know if I’d be the proud homeowner that I am today. His patience with a novice like me during the process is a testament to his abilities as a real estate agent. I’d highly suggest his services to anyone in the market for their next purchase.
Tom was an excellent source of knowledge both about the budding neighborhood and about the process of buying a home. He swiftly guided me to a winning option where I now live and I could not be happier!
As a couple contemplating a move to PHL we contacted Brian for assistance in our early housing search. We were torn whether to buy or rent, and were mainly concerned with safety and amenities that were key. Brian showed us that we could live safely in PHL and with the amenities we were looking for, convincing us that relocation was something we could consider.
We called on Brian one weekend with very last minute notice and asked him to assist us with our housing search after we committed to relocation. Brian dedicated an entire weekend to our search, with very little notice. We were shown places which met our criteria and found a place that worked for our needs. Additionally, Brian took the time to point out restaurants, shops etc in the area, making our first few weeks in PHL already a success!
Brian is a pleasure to work with, he is focused on the customer, not on the sale.
Tom sold our condo in 23 days. He knows the real estate business inside and out. He is well liked and well respected in the industry. He was very sensitive to our needs and requests. He was excellent from the listing of our home all the way to the closing. If you are looking for the best real estate experience, Tom is the only choice.
Brian is a young, but very competent professional. He was very supportive in all the process, showing good expertise and excellent communication all the time. Me and my family recommended highly to Brian Brittingham in this kind of Business.
My wife and I were very lucky to have Brian as our real estate agent. I am writing this review from the living room of my first home and that would not be the case if it weren't for Brian's help and expertise. We had a fairly low budget, but Brian helped us find a great house in our ideal neighborhood. We were dealing with a tricky government grant, a flaky seller, and other small hiccups, but Brian was able to keep everything moving forward. Since this was our first home we were completely new to the home buying process. It was great to have someone explain our options to us in plain English.
As a first time home buyer, the whole experience can be pretty overwhelming. Brian was extremely helpful and patient through the entire selection process, even looking at a few himself after he realized what I was looking for.
Once we found a home, the most critical period of paperwork, inspections, etc. fell right in the middle of a 10 day trip I had for work out of the country. Brian helped get everything together ahead of time, and made it work pretty flawlessly while I was overseas.
Even during difficult times with dealing with the bank, Brian always made sure I understood everything and made sure I met all deadlines.
By the time closing day came, I felt very comfortable and extremely excited to be in my first home. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone I knew in the area looking for a real estate agent, knowing his professionalism and knowledge would help any homebuyer through the process very smoothly.
I've dealt with a couple realtors and Tom was the best. Kept me informed always and explained things I didn't understand. Always available when I needed him.
Brian was extremely helpful in locating properties in neighborhoods that we were interested in. When we did place an offer, he worked extra hours to get the paperwork submitted so we wouldn't miss out on a great deal. It was a great experience and his work ethic made the process go very smoothly.
Tom is very knowledgeable and helpful. We are first time buyers and Tom and his colleague Kevin helped us through the process. He is very professional and answers all of our questions. We would definitely recommend Tom!
I initially started looking for a home late summer 2011 . After deciding to wait a little while, I contacted Tom about a year later. I never felt pressure from Tom about purchasing a home . It was a pleasure working with Tom . .
Friendly. Professional. Gets the job done. Brian Brittingham kept in constant contact with me. He planned everything at my convenience. He's a cool young guy with a warm personality. Buying a home, a usually stressful endeavor, turned out to be a pleasant experience.
Tom was the perfect fit for me as a first time home buyer. He answered my loan questions, helped me find the right fit for me and was a great communicator. I think Tom typically deals with more expensive homes than mine but he didn't make me feel insignificant. I would definitely recommend him to any first time homebuyers in the Philly area!
If you're going to buy a home you have to contact Tom. He helped me every step of the way, answered any and all questions I had, and was always quick to respond. I was a first time home buyer, and Tom walked me through the whole process. He never pressured me into making a decision, and was always honest. He provided great advice. I always felt comfortable sharing ideas and asking questions. He doesn't try to sell you a house, rather he helps you purchase a home. I can't say enough about him, it was a great experience.
Tom helped us find our dream house in ONE DAY. He knew the area well and even pulled a few homes we had not considered. That is where we found our home!! Tom was very patient with our many emails and text messages. He was a wonderful agent, always looking out for our best interests!!
Tom has extensive knowledge about different options in Center City (we moved to the area from CT). He is responsive to the buyer's needs...and isn't pushy. He's patient and willing to spend the time required to thoroughly look and negotiate a fair deal. If I had any constructive feedback it's that a couple of times he was almost a little too laid back...not in closing the deal, but in helping to push my husband and me towards a decision.
My wife and I relocated to Philadelphia this summer. Tom was an invaluable asset as he showed us the city and worked with us to determine where we wanted to live. His calm demeanor and engaging manner made working with him more like touring the city with a good friend than a realtor. We would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking to purchase a home in Philadelphia!
Tom was a fantastic agent. Always calm, methodical and practical, he weathered one of the toughest transactional storms I have ever encountered (and I'm an attorney.) A horrendous commercial lending environment making for a nightmarish mortgage process for the self employed person and a blaming and abusive seller's agent right up to the closing. Through it all Tom was kind and patient and diligent. He was urgent when he needed to be and highly effective. We arrived for the walk through on the day of closing to find the owner still living in the house and his roommates had no idea that he was selling it and they had to move that day. Tom helped to navigate what to do and stayed with me until the very last. It was basically a 9 hour closing. Neither of us want to be reminded of the experience but in the end I appreciate Tom more than ever from my three story, 5 bedroom Philly row house - a dream come true! Thank you TOM ENGLETT!!!
I could not have asked for a better agent than Tom Englett.
I was nervous about buying my 1st home, but in the end, it turned out not to be scary at all. I credit Tom with helping to make the process go so smoothly. We looked at a good number of homes, over a long period of time, but he was always patient. He is extremely knowledgeable and never pushy. Tom is a great resource to go to for all types of professional services. I have recommended him to people I know when they express an interest in buying a house. Should I be in the market for Real Estate agent, I would absolutely call Tom Englett.
Tom was extremely knowledgeable and genuine while helping us in our search to buy a home. He never tried to sell us on any of the places that he was showing us, but rather let us come to our own conclusions. He was responsive and enthusiastic throughout the entire process. He helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't be happier.
Tom is the "go to" agent. He has a great amount of knowledge of the Philly area and the process of buying and selling homes and condos. He was always available to answer questions and to provide practical guidance. He also goes the extra mile by working odd hours to ensure that a potential buyer can go see potential homes.