Happy Buyers

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“Katy Thoms went above and beyond to help us become first-time homeowners. She was patient and understanding as we began the process, allowing us room to make our own decisions about properties while still making sure we were informed consumers. Katy also made herself available at a moment’s notice if there was a property that we wanted to see. At one point during the process we made an offer in the midst of two major snow storms. Katy stayed in touch the whole time even during power outages to let us know the status of our offer. She even braved the streets in the aftermath of the storm to fax some necessary documents. To say that she was there for us along the way is an understatement – we couldn’t have done it without her. She kept us going when we started to lose hope and in the end she helped us find our perfect first place. We couldn’t be happier with our new home as well as the experience that we had working with Katy to find it.”

—Debra Weinstein & Russell Schaffer, Derwood

 

“We recently purchased a condo in Kentlands and had the pleasure of having Katy Thoms as our real estate agent. We had very specific ideas about what we were looking for, and Katy picked up our goals very quickly, zeroing in on what she knew we would appreciate. Throughout the entire process, Katy was incredibly knowledgeable about the area but also the surrounding area, ensuring that we did not miss any opportunities that may have been. Her overall experience, knowledge and resources made the entire process of buying our first home a very simple and enjoyable experience.”

–Mike and Ruthzaly Weich

 

“Katy did an exceptional job at finding me the perfect condo. I had a very specific timeline, budget, and location and when what I was looking for came on the market, she took me to see it immediately. Throughout the process, Katy kept in constant contact with me via email and phone and made sure that I understood everything that I was signing. I would highly recommend Katy. Her professionalism, timeliness and friendliness made the home buying process seamless!”

—Miranda B.

 

Chestertown“Just a note to thank you for your invaluable assistance in selling our former home and in purchasing our new home in the Kentlands.  You brought order to the chaotic mass of contract documents that are required to satisfy Federal, State and local authorities and our mortgage lender. While we were spinning out of control at the many problems that developed with respect the coordination of the sale of our former house and the purchase of the new house, you took charge and resolved the issues with a level of competence that I have rarely seen exhibited by real estate professionals. Your knowledge of real estate law and procedure, and your professionalism, were impressive.  I understand now why you are held in such high regard by your former clients and by your Realtor colleagues. Thank you again for everything.”

—David and Sue Goldberg

 

“I recently relocated from California to Maryland. When I found a house I wanted to purchase I was lucky enough to team up with Katy Thoms. Being new here I had many questions about inspections, rules and regulations, real estate laws and the like. Katy was great about walking me through the process. She never tired of answering my questions and always did so with a smile. I recommend her highly.”

-Christine

 

“My wife and I were remarkably pleased with the level of service Katy brought to the home buying process. It was quite evident that Katy remains very much on top of the area’s real estate market, and therefore was able to prepare us for all the opportunities that would present themselves, but which would also fit our specific wish list. Her availability for questions and showings was excellent. Overall, I would highly recommend Katy as your choice of real estate agent.”

—Matt & Dora Patin

 

Kitchen“It has been wonderful to work with Katy Thoms. She has helped me embark on an exciting new adventure in my life. Katy assisted me in finding just the right house for me. My family feels right at home, instead of ‘mis-transplanted’! Katy’s diligence and hard work in dealing with a mostly “out of town” seller has been remarkable. I will always be grateful to Katy for helping me through this transition. I was so glad to have her by my side!”

-Andrea Golden

 

“I am delighted to be a reference for Katy. I met Katy at an open house in 2005 when I was first thinking of downsizing from a single family home in Potomac Glen to a condo. I wasn’t ready to move, but kept her card. In 2006, I made my decision, and used Katy to negotiate the purchase of my new condo. Much to my surprise, due to her client contacts she then immediately produced a buyer for my house! Both transactions went seamlessly. In 2012, in a very different market, I decided to sell the condo and relocate to Florida. I had seen the work of other realtors selling condos in my development, and was not impressed. I called Katy who I thought gave me excellent advice as to what fix-up and spruce up work to do, and what not to bother doing. She did a though job of presenting comparables to me, and we agreed on a listing price, and what we wanted to be the ending sales price. I thought she did an excellent job marketing the property, first with an outstanding series of professional photos for the internet which really made the unit and building look great, and then continuing with involving the neighbors in the first open house. She kept me informed during the process, and when we received an offer, encouraged me to hold out for the original end price we had agreed on initially. Sure enough, the buyer came up to that level. Her professional services continued as she prepared and presented to the buyer’s appraiser recent sales in neighboring areas that justified our price (which was higher than any other recent sales in my development). I am convinced that her work resulted in the end smooth sale at the price I thought was fair. I do recommend her without hesitation.”

—S Mahaffey, Gaithersburg

 

“We moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland in January of 2012 from New Jersey. We were renting a town home in the Lakelands to get a feel for the area and see where we might like to eventually buy a home. In May of 2012, we began to realize the market here was amazing….homes selling quickly at asking price or above! We went to our first Open House in the Kentlands and met Katy Thoms. Katy represented the seller at the time. We felt very comfortable with Katy and began our home buying search with Katy representing us as the buyers.

We found a beautiful single family home in the Lakelands and closed the deal in July of 2012. Katy was very patient, accommodating and was always available for our questions and to see homes that we were interested in! The closing process went smoothly and Katy was prepared and made sure we had all the right items completed to ensure that it went that way!”

-Steve and Pat Viehman, Gaithersburg, MD

 

Lake Vaurana“We wanted to thank you for the immense amount of time and energy you put into helping us find our dream house. We’re grateful to you for sticking with us through the process even though we were very demanding at times. You never pushed us in any direction we didn’t want to go, but listened to what we wanted and helped us obtain our dream house for a bargain price. Thanks again for your hard work and persistence.”

—Steve and Julia Robinson

 

“My experience with Katy couldn’t have been better! She handled the purchase of my new condo in Gaithersburg and had a buyer ready and waiting for my single family home in Rockville. I really appreciated her knowledge and professionalism.”

-Sue M

 

“Katy Thoms is professional, hard-working and thorough. Her experience and good nature made the home buying and selling process as stress-free as possible. She has been great every step of the way and we strongly recommend her services.”

—Josh and Loren Felsher

 

“I am writing this long overdue letter to thank you for helping me find my new home and for all of the extra effort it took for me to purchase a short sale. I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends who are in the real estate market.”

-Amy Schulz

 

Basement bar“Katy was a real help in the purchase of our new house. She was always one step ahead in anticipating our needs and made what could have been a stressful experience a real pleasure. She was always professional, thorough and available whenever we needed her.”

—John and Regina McCutcheon

 

Katy Thoms Makes the Grade!!

“Katy was very knowledgeable about the market, especially the Kentlands. She was wonderful at giving us immediate updates as houses became available. Because of Katy’s guidance and professionalism, we were able to find that perfect place to call home!”

-Ben and Susan Sykes

 

“It is my pleasure to write this testimonial for Katy Thoms. When I first met Katy she asked me to describe the house I was looking for. I described it thinking at the time that either I would not be able to find it or it would be out of my price range. Katy patiently took me around to see houses and they just didn’t seem to fit. Then she called one day and said there was a house coming on the market very similar to what I had described. It was exactly what I had described and more! Katy walked me through all the steps of buying the house – negotiations, inspections, mortgage application, etc. Everything went smoothly and I am now enjoying my “perfect” home!”

–Pam Klobukowski, Gaithersburg

 

Selling a home and leaving a place you love is never an easy process, but Katy stuck with us and kept us informed every step of the way.  She went above and beyond in so many ways to help us advertise our house, get the perfect buyer and the best price for our house.  She walked us through all the way to closing and beyond.  Many of the strategies Katy used to help us navigate our home sale have proven effective when implemented by our friends and family in other housing markets as well.  It was difficult to leave the Kentlands, but we have never regretted our decision to buy a home there or our choice of realtor.  Thank you Katy Thoms, for everything!”

—Scott and Jenny Waterman

 

Katy– A little late, but I wanted to thank you for making my life easier when it came to selling my home, then finding my new place. ( and on my budget, and my wish list for a new home) You made it seem so easy, and your calm, professional manner made the whole process almost effortless for me as the seller, and then the buyer. I was so scared to buy a place on my own, and
you guided me the entire time.

Thank you for your patience in answering all my questions, meeting with me
around my schedule, walking me through every detail, and mostly your
honesty.

I always knew you were treating me the way you’d want to be treated. My heart felt appreciation”

—Rae Ritter