Thomas is a founding & acting partner of the reputable firm of TRG - The Residential Group Realty. He was born, raised & still resides & works on Vancouver's Westside. He is a graduate of Vancouver College & the University of British Columbia. He has been successfully serving both buyers & sellers throughout the Lower Mainland since the late eighties. His passion for his work has continually manifest itself throughout his five decades of service in the industry.
In 1995, Thomas received his broker's licence which granted him the ability to manage/run his own office. TRG - The Residential Group Realty has now been in existence since April 2006 & has been thriving ever since. He is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist & a member of The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing's Million Dollar Guild. His specialty is residential sales where more than 90% of his business is derived from repeat clients & their referrals. This is a strong testament to the value placed on his service & it may be best articulated by a long term client who stated "Thomas empowers my each & every move!" His thoughtful insight, negotiating expertise, & extensive understanding of the area's neighbourhoods distinguishes him among his peers. He genuinely enjoys helping others through what can be a momentus change in life. In a typical week, Thomas physically views/attends 30-50 properties in order to personally inspect them. He states, "there's a significant difference between having been in a home as opposed to looking at it on paper. So when discussing & comparing these properties with client's, I now have the ability to describe these home in much more detail having experienced them from within & these same clients recognize & appreciate the importance of this input".
A common denominator amongst his clients is that they attribute his success to his knowledgeable yet relaxed, no pressure approach coupled with his ability to listen to their wants & needs in order to achieve their desired results. Thomas' extensive roster of satisfied clientele includes leaders in numerous fields & includes, but not limited to, the likes of professional athletes, artists, health care practitioners, educators, attorneys & business executives. Furthermore, Thomas is also adept at working with first time buyers, seniors, & investors. In fact, given his years in the industry, he has helped the children of past clients purchase & sell homes. Thomas' colleagues, both within & outside his office, consider him with high regard through his ethical fairness & experienced mentorship.
Thomas is also a principal in the '"TOFFOLI-LIASKAS REAL ESTATE MARKETING TEAM'' under the TRG banner. This is a 'High Performance' team comprised of himself & long time friend & associate, Paul Toffoli PREC. It is further enhanced by Mandie Hobbs, a licenced administrative assistant, & a Mandarin/Cantonese speaking agent which complete the team. Combined, this formidable group has close to 70 years of local real estate experience & award winning service. "It's hands on", Thomas relates. "Paul & I are here for our clients. We value their loyalty & strive to provide the utmost service for them. We will personally deal with them as opposed to passing them on to a buyer or seller's agent. We have the administrative support in the background which allows us to be upfront."
Thomas is a supporter of various charities such as aspects of the local Cancer Society, WISH Foundation, & the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as a team captain & VIP Rider. He has also had a lifelong association with the Hellenic Community of Vancouver & has been a 20+ year member of its Gold Plate Dinner Society. He is a lifelong avid athlete participating in numerous sports such as soccer, football, basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis & squash. He frequently cross-trains & can be found challenging himself running late night on Vancouver's streets. "It not only gives me an opportunity to push myself but also a chance to be alone with my thoughts & reflect while the streets are much quieter." He currently manages & plays for the Vancouver Spartans O-45 soccer team.
Thomas has been married to his wonderful wife, Dikaia, for 25 years & has 3 terrific children which bring him so much pride & joy.
In 2010, Thomas was honored to be an official torchbearer for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
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Buying a home?
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Selling your home?
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