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We recently completed the sale of our home in Southold with Tom. The process could not have gone more smoothly, and Tom's knowledge of the marketplace was extremely helpful. He assisted us in getting the price we had hoped for and managed the entire process from listing, to negotiation, to completing the sale. Tom was always available for questions and guided us from start to finish. He was wonderful to work with, and we highly recommend him to anyone considering selling their home!
I chose Tom as my agent in my search for an investment home to pass on to my children. I made this choice because he helped me sell my previous residence in Baiting Hollow quickly and for the price I wanted. He is a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable in the local area. I am also trusting him to manage my investment home. I highly recommend Tom for any of your real estate needs. Thank you.
I cannot speak highly enough of Tom. To say he went above and beyond would be an understatement. Tom deftly handled and overcame significant difficulties that would have led others to give up. I am grateful for the work he did. I've been in real estate for almost 30 years. He's one of the few agents I've dealt with who truly earned every penny of his commission.
Tom has impressive knowledge of the real estate market on the North Fork. He was honest and forthright in accurately pricing the house for sale. Tom communicated with us every step of the way. We highly recommend Tom for all of your real estate needs on the North Fork of Long Island!
Not only did he sell it, he did it in just two days. Tom was a pleasure to work with. He was always prompt for meetings and in answering phone calls. If there were problems, he helped us work them out. We would definitely recommend him.
Sue and Sandy Hanauer.
Tom McCloskey recently sold my home on the Peconic Bay. He was detailed oriented and highly professional, making the entire process stress free. I would highly recommend him.
We are most grateful to Tom McCloskey for helping to make the recent sale of our home as stress free as possible. Downsizing and moving from a home you have loved & lived in for many years is certainly not an easy task. Tom was attentive, responsive, professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable in helping us during this transition. Our home sold quickly, smoothly, and painlessly thanks to his expertise and guidance. Thank you, Tom
- Littleblue Pipper
My name is Matt Ketcham, I am a small business owner in the town of Cutchogue and it has been a goal of mine the past few years to purchase a home out here on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island. When I first started looking for houses, I was discouraged with how difficult it was to find something within my budget, and also find a realtor that would take me serious as a young, first time homebuyer.
From the first time I heard from Katie, she took the time to listen and understand what I was looking for. After we found something that I liked, she was with me every step of the way. She walked me through the confusing mortgage process, and closing was a breeze! I highly recommend Katie as a realtor, she embodies the north fork spirit and is an asset to our community. I can’t wait to use her again for buying or selling a house!
from Alana Schwab
Katie's enthusiastic, positive, and genuine personality is contagious! She was fabulous through this whole process and helped us to find a home that suited our needs. After a long year of working with a different agent, it took less than 2 weeks for Katie to find us our home. She presented our options to us in an organized and efficient manner. I never once doubted her appreciation for our business. I highly recommend Katie - you will not be disappointed!
Jerry and Ann Gleason posted this review.
Tom is a true Professional in the Real Estate industry (an industry in particular need of Professionals). Tom found us the exact home we were looking for and negotiated a price lower than we were prepared to pay. He is a skilled negotiator and sensed what we were looking for even though we had difficulty voicing our exact needs. Tom communicates well which is something that we needed in order to feel comfortable in what is always a stressful process. I give him a full recommendation without reservations!
Christine and Lorraine Bader posted this one,
It has been a pleasure dealing with Tom. He has represented us in three property’s both buying and selling. He is a hard working, dependable, and knowledgeable agent who always has your best interest at heart. I would highly recommend him to anyone
“Our family recently sold a home in New Suffolk, New York. I had planned on selling it myself, but not getting the offers I felt the property was worth, I decided we needed to find a real estate agent with knowledge of the area. We live out of state. After some research on local agents and contacting them, I received an immediate reply from Mr. Tom McCloskey with Douglas Elliman in Mattituck.
I was still in the process of taking offers I explained to Mr. McCloskey, he said we can work with that, it would not be a problem. After the last bid was submitted which was too low, it was time to turn it over to Mr. McMcloskey and have a professional sell it.
When I returned to NY I met with Tom and Ms. Vicky Germaise, an associate. We walked around the property and house. Suggestions were made to making the house look better in order to sell quicker and they knew the local people that could take care of the odds and ends on the house and property that were needed. Well! within one day of being on their website the house sold for what I was asking, and that was wonderful.
During the next phase of selling the house, little issues came up, adjoining property owners had to be contacted, electric, gas and water people had to be met at the house etc. Tom handled it all and saved me time and money not having to travel back and forth to NY. One morning Tom was checking on the house and there was the odor of gas. Tom called me immediately. I called the gas company and the issue was resolved by the afternoon.
I have sold houses in the past, but I have never received the high quality service and care that I received from Mr. McCloskey. Mr. McCloskey gave 110%. I recommend him very highly to sell or buy a home. Tom was even my “go to guy” when I needed to get some cuttings from plants that had been in the family for over forty years.”>br>
Charlie & Carolyn Locastro
I was very fortunate to work with Tom in purchasing my North Fork cottage. He took the time to listen and get to know what I was looking for in a house. He only showed me properties that were within my budget and style. Tom always returned emails/ phone calls in a timely manner. He always was available to answer any questions, no matter how small or trivial. Through Tom’s hard work and dedication he was able to find my perfect place. Tom is a talented person, who is honest and dedicated to his clients
"Tom is an excellent agent. While helping me buy a home on the North Fork, he quickly came to understand my needs and preferences and gave me his honest take on the properties we saw. When it came time to make an offer and negotiate, he was extremely responsive and easy to work with. Inspection through closing was a pleasure. At the bottom of all his e-mails it says “A REFERRAL IS SENDING SOMEONE YOU TRUST, TO LOOK AFTER SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT”. Buying a home is a big decision, and Tom is someone you can trust to look after you and help you make it wisely."
3245 Mill Ln, Peconic, NY 11958
Susan & Kevin
I had met Tom through my workplace and had mentioned to him my dilemma regarding the long process of 2 years trying to sell my home. He was very knowledgeable about what to do. I had decided after my contract was up I was going to ask him to be my agent. He accepted and we had a walk through. He mentioned what I can do to help the process, wow did it make a difference! He is very professional and did all that he said and more. While Tom was my agent for 3 months, he had gotten me not 1 but 3 offers! To say the very least Tom not only sold my house but made the experience one that went from disappointing to absolutely wonderful. I honestly cannot thank him enough.
It has been our pleasure to work with Thomas McCloskey in the sale of our condo. Thomas has been a total professional throughout the process. He gave us the guidance we needed in every phase of the transaction. We noticed Thomas many times in the Maidstone complex working with other sellers and knew we wanted him to sell our condo.
Thomas was especially good during the final phase of the sale, the negotiation with three buyers. He gave us all the information we needed, about the buyers, to make the best decision. We have recommended Thomas to many of our neighbors should they be thinking of selling their condo. We not only found someone in Thomas McCloskey who could sell our condo, but we know we have also found a friend.
Jack and Linda Connors
Tom helped us find our weekend house in Southold. After meeting with him once and communicated to him what we were looking for in terms of price, location, decor, Tom was able to narrow down to the few houses that he knew we'd like. Tom is knowledgeable with all the technical set up within a house, i.e. boiler, electric, heating, construction, etc. and is honest with this assessment. Tom is responsive during the entire process and is patient with us throughout. In addition to helping us find our property, Tom is extremely resourceful and has all the right contacts for us to use throughout closing as well as post closing. I will highly recommend Tom.
Testimonial from owners of 29 Big Pond Lane, Jamesport, NY for Thomas McCloskey.
We found that we hit the jackpot with Tom. He proved to be quite unique…. a very talented marketing professional, a sensational salesperson, and a very likeable guy. He is the ultimate professional today – reliable, trustworthy, and very tech savvy. We liked how he provided maximum exposure of our house in all available outlets.
He is a great communicator, a rapid responder, and a very creative and innovative professional. He got the job done by being very focused, energetic, and persistent. We have no reservations in recommending Tom to anyone actively involved in buying or selling their house. - Marilyn K
Re: Thomas McCloskey
Mattituck Office What we liked a lot about Tom was transparency. He did not hesitate pointing out issues while discussing opportunities. He was prompt, clear, and responsive. We are glad he lives in our new neighborhood as we plan to see Tom socially.
"I recommend Tom highly with no reservations whatsoever! He spent the time with me necessary to understand just what I was looking for---and didn't waste my time on homes that did not meet my needs and wants. He was always responsive to my questions and showed exceptional negotiating skills to save me $$$---he advised well when to counter and when to hold firm. He was helpful in offering a checklist of what I had to do to integrate into my community and get my home "up and running". It is always preferable to work with people you like---and Tom is so likable! In fact, I hope we become friends!
From our initial meeting, through planning and implementation, he was all over every issue. Very proactive and when things came up, Tom responded immediately and we made it to closing with little disruption.
Look forward to working with Tom again on our next property.
Alfred Eskandar, Greenwich CT
Grace G. New York, NY
"Tom has been excellent. He was so helpful, respectful, understanding, had answers in a matter of seconds. Understood my family needs. Worked closely with us, I couldn't of asked of a better person to work with us. Having to work with Tom was a blessing. He is the one I will recommend to my friends and family."
I just purchased a Maidstone Landing condo with Tom being the real estate agent. Right from the beginning I was impressed with Tom and the way he conducted himself. I felt that Tom was always totally open with us and I trusted him right away. Tom was very helpful every step of the way and made the transaction as smooth as possible. I was especially impressed with the following qualities that Tom displayed: reliability,transparency, knowledge, honesty, openness , responsiveness and integrity. I could not have wished for a better real estate agent to work with. Douglas Elliman is fortunate to have Tom as an employee and I would highly recommend him in whatever endeavor he undertakes.
George C. Meyer and Shirley Chamberlin
"Tom was so helpful in every step of the process of selling my home. He not only answered all of my questions throughout process but often went beyond what was necessary to keep me in the loop.
I would recommend him to all, both buyer and seller. His expertise is his field is awesome!!”
Tom was extremely helpful in our search for a home in the North Fork. He did a great job of quickly narrowing down our options and helping us to find the perfect home. We had looked for months before finding Tom and it only took a few shorts weeks until he helped us find and negotiate a deal on our home. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about finding a great property on the North Fork!
Tom was an integral part in helping my husband and I get into our new home! Our situation was a bit unique and without Tom's help, I'm not sure we would have made it through! Professional, attentive, interested and knowledgable, Tom worked for us quickly and efficiently. We were both so grateful to have him on our side, we have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends.
Carolyn & Brendan Laurel,
"Tom helped me find a wonderful home on the North Fork. Staying within my price range, Tom showed me a number of homes which fit my criteria. He was extremely responsive when I asked questions about neighborhoods, town taxes and restrictions, and quickly researched answers if he did not have them at hand. Tom set up days with many homes to see, as I was traveling a distance to the North Fork and made the most of my time. Being familiar with the area, Tom also made a number of local referrals for work I needed to have done. I found this above and beyond his responsibility as an agent, and extremely helpful. I would , without reservation, recommend Tom and his coworkers at Elliman.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Thomas, and found him utterly honest, very knowledgeable and always enthusiastic to help us with our search. If you ever need anyone to navigate the North Fork or uncover hidden gems, Thomas is your man.
"We are very happy in our new house. It took us a year to find our dream house in the North Fork and Thomas was a great help. We never felt any pressure and Thomas showed us everything that was on the market in our price range. We are not from this area (not even from the United states actually) and we really needed someone that has the local knowledge like Thomas has. The process of buying in the US was new to us, and it would have been a pain if we didn't have Thomas to hold our hands during the process. “
"Tom was very helpfull not only showing the property we purchased, but in helping the negotiating process along in an even handed manner.
After the contract was signed Tom continued to keep abreast of all activities concerning the sale and was the most responsive Broker I have ever worked with.
For the final walk through I was on a tight schedule driving out to the North Fork from Nassau County. When i arrived at the property Tom had all appliances already running and had all romote devices in his hand ready for me to verify their function.
Our closing which took place in Nassau county on a Friday afternoon. Both the seller and I told Tom to leave the closing to beat the traffic. The closing was just about complete and all financial transactions were done, yet Tom refused to leave until we were all ready to go. He is the consumate professional and a nice guy. You won't go wrong working with Tom. “
"My husband and I found Tom McCloskey completely by happenstance, but were delighted with his professionalism and expertise in everything from the differences among local North Fork communities to the prevailing wind conditions. We appreciated the fact that if he didn't know the answer to one of our (many) questions, he said so, then got back to us quickly with the information we needed. Tom is also extremely proactive when it comes down to communicating with the listing agent, facilitating water testing, septic inspection, etc., and made the process a genuine pleasure for us.”
From Ryan Waterhouse
"My wife and I are delighted to highly recommend Tom as a true professional and expert who guided us not only through selection, but through the transactional and procedural nuances with equal skill. A powerful point of differentiation we noted right out of the gate was that Tom really took the time to listen. That's absolutely huge, and very rare. Rather than blanketing us with volumes of generic information, he spent a great deal of time and energy understanding who we are, what we were looking for, excluding what we weren't, and weighing in every step of the way with honest advice and feedback that we trusted implicitly. His feedback always rang true. Some people just lend a sense of credibility, and from the first meeting through closing Tom earned and reinforced that perception by being incredibly attentive, patient with our thousands of questions, near immediate with response time, and never missed a beat - at most turns staying a step ahead of things and anticipating what came next.It was an absolute pleasure working with Tom. He truly cares, and delivered results that stressed quality over quantity. He's a gentleman, a great guy, has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area, and will get you where you need to be while hand holding along the way when needed. We hope to lob many references his way down the road... give him a call!"
From Diana Killip,
"Tom kept us informed at every step of the selling process. His reviews of the real estate market locally were very helpful. He was engaging with the buyers and kept things running smoothly through every step of the process. And all the little emergencies---keys, houseplants, picking up a repaired screen door--he settled with grace and a smile. He was available but not intrusive. Altogether the right man for ur job."
This is from Marilyn,
"Before I met Mr. McCloskey I hadn't used a real estate agent in over 20 years. Mr. McCloskey made my experience easy and pleasant. He was professional, knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I plan on purchasing a home within the next two years and will contact Mr. McCloskey when the timecomes."
This is from Tom,
"I would recommend Tom as your choice for a home search or in his area. Tom is a diligent, professional who listens to prospective home owners needs and wants. He continually researches the marketplace for the latest inventory and works to find the most perfect fit. If you are moving to or fromSuffolk County I am confident you will be very happy with his professionalism and local knowledge."