Thomas Wright owns and is the president of various Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) affiliates. It all started in 2008 when Thomas stepped in as the managing partner of Summit SIR. Since then, the company has become the top brokerage in the Park City resort community and the leading brokerage in Utah. Together, with his business partner, Thomas also owns and operates Sierra SIR which serves Lake Tahoe and Reno; Las Vegas SIR; Desert SIR in the Palm Springs area; Sun Valley SIR and LIV SIR throughout Colorado. The combined company is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in the world, based on sold dollar volume, with over $15 billion in transaction volume in 2021.
To achieve this market position, Thomas has brought his relentless work ethic, creative thinking and vision, and an invaluable understanding of the real estate brokerage industry. Thomas is inspired by those he works with and is very quick to credit the success of his incredibly talented team of approximately 1000 sales associates and incomparable administrative staff of about 250 talented individuals, and the support of the remarkable Sotheby’s International Realty brand.
Thomas also believes that a less obvious aspect of the company’s success comes from their unique take on the definition of luxury. To quote Thomas, “It’s not about a price point, it is about providing every client with an exceptional customer service experience”. Thomas’ impressive success story has caught the attention of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. As a result, Thomas has become a nationally recognized speaker and advisor. His frequent topics include improving individual agent and brokerage profitability, sales associate recruiting, new development marketing, and brokerage management. These significant achievements and leadership responsibilities have not hindered Thomas from being of service to his clients. He continues to be a top-performing sales agent specializing in Salt Lake County.
Born and raised in Utah, Thomas attended Quince Orchard High School in the greater Washington, D.C. area. After graduating, he spent two years in Eastern Europe for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he returned to the States, Thomas’s overseas experience inspired him to learn more about Ukraine and Russia and its culture. He graduated from the University of Utah with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Russian and Marketing. Through his experiences and education, Thomas has grown to appreciate cultural and perspective differences, confirming that good idea and people come from all walks of life. This is a philosophy he extends to the communities and organizations he now serves, including each of the agents that represent Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.
A civically-minded person, Thomas is proud to have served in a number of different capacities with several key organizations in his community – Utah State Board of Regents, Utah Tech University Board of Trustees, United Way of Utah, Co-chair of the Utah Debate Commission, Chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party, Chairman of the Utah Republican Party and Republican National Committee where he served as vice chair. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and has become a vocal advocate for solving the affordable attainable housing crisis.
With all of his responsibilities, Thomas considers the most important to be his family. He currently resides in Salt Lake City with his wife, Caroline, and their four children. Thomas also enjoys golfing, fishing, volunteering in his local community, and the more recent adventure of running for Governor in the State of Utah in 2020 during a global pandemic.
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When you are trying to sell a house in a difficult market, it is so good to know that you have the best people in that market helping you. It gives you so much confidence to know that what you are doing is being done right, and you are not making big mistakes with one of the biggest decisions you make in your life. Their photography of my home was far superior to anything we have seen in our search for a new home. We have been so impressed! We sold a unique property that would not appeal to all buyers. They got it sold with no problem. Our experience with Thomas and Cara has been a very positive one throughout the whole process. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with them, and getting to know their fun personalities, which makes it that much more of a positive experience.
Thomas got the job done when It came to selling my Holladay home. He and his assistant Cara Raymond, were always just a phone call away when it came to any questions and concerns that I had. I had a great experience working with them. They treated me so great
"Thomas made the selling of our father's home and estate as simple and beautiful as we could have hoped for. He had great suggestions about preparing the house for sale, and a doable checklist for us to complete. He put together an amazing slideshow and drone footage that really showed our property in it's best light. Thomas had the connections and clients that were perfectly suited for this unusual property. We had a fabulous offer on the first day the house was being shown. Thomas handled all of the negotiations for us, so we didn't have to handle anything unpleasant. He was completely professional, yet very approachable. I found him to be kind and down to earth. He gave us great advice along the way. We are really grateful for his leadership and guidance in the selling of our property. I would highly recommend him."
Negotiations were more than expected in this nutty market. Thomas knew his stuff! And Cara was super - communicating back and forth on showings, closing, and answering all questions.
We have used Thomas on 5 real estate deals, he has done the job well and sold our homes in a timely manner. We will use him again if the need arises. He sold our house and helped purchase a condo with us living out of town and during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Thomas is the consummate professional: knowledgeable about the market, personable, and a skillful negotiator. I would choose to have Thomas on my side every time.
We have used Thomas in multiple purchase and sale transactions. He has provided outstanding advice and service - we recommend him very highly. He knows the Salt Lake market extremely well and his team of professionals are also very responsive.
Thomas was very knowledgeable, professional, and extremely helpful in ever aspect of the sale. We got a lot more money than we expected because of his expertise and negotiating skills as well! I will never sell or buy another property without using Thomas. He is a complete expert in every way imaginable.
Thomas has helped us on both the sell side and buy side of home real estate transactions. Our home sold quickly for the price that he said it would and he got us in to see the condo we purchased just as it was coming on the market.
Thomas knows real estate! His agency has the process down to a science! The pictures they take of the property are fantastic! Thomas is a PRO! Thomas advised us what to do and not to do when it comes to improving the home prior to the sale! I am very pleased that we chose Thomas and Sotheby's!
I would recommend Thomas Wright as the best real estate I have ever worked with! Our home sale was quite complicated and we needed an experienced negotiator. Our 11,000 ft home took time to sell, but Thomas had our back at every turn, giving us advice but ultimately letting us decide what we wanted to do. His good natured, professional attitude made working with him a pleasure!! I will never need to look for another realtor as Thomas exceeded our needs!!
Thomas and his team were excellent. In just over a month, we had an offer on our home that ultimately closed. They were responsive to every question and concern. I I would recommend Thomas and his team to anyone.
From start to finish, Thomas Wright and his team did an exceptional job working with us on everything from marketing our home online/via direct mail pieces--to showing our home to negotiating a final deal/closing the sale of our home. Thomas and his assistant were incredibly knowledgeable, professional and made the entire process literally pain free.
Several homes in our neighborhood were hardly showing and had been on the market for months--Thomas was showing our home on almost a weekly basis and sold it within a month and a half. Last but not least, I was dreading having to show our home but again Thomas and his assistant were respectful and attentive to our family's needs--rescheduling showings, grouping visits together to ensure we weren't bombarded. I literally cannot say enough about our work with Thomas--he is an incredibly capable, proactive, meticulous, professional. We will definitely work with with him again.
Thomas is what I consider to be the best real estate agent in the state. He has helped us purchase 2 new homes and sell 1 in our 10 years in the state.
Thomas will absolutely get you the house you want at the best price available, and will make sure your home-buying experience is what it should be. He will ensure everything in the process runs smoothly and with very little heart-ache for the buyer.
As a seller, we had Thomas walk through our home, give us direction on how to set things up for pictures, and discussed a listing price. That first weekend we had 5 appointments for walkthroughs and a full price offer on the following Monday.
10/10 would recommend to ANYONE who needs to purchase or sell a home.
Thomas is a fantastic leader of the Sotheby's International Realty affiliate in Utah. After contacting him, he helped us connect with an expert agent in the area we were looking in Park City. He remained involved throughout the process to be sure we were getting what he called, "white glove service." Thomas was more interested in our success and the way we felt than we had ever previously experienced and he keeps in touch with us to this day. If you are buying real estate in Utah, I would highly recommend that you contact him.
Thomas Wright was very helpful in helping me to purchase a home. He was very thorough and thoughtful during the process, understood the neighborhood and provided relevant "comparables" during the process. He proved himself to be an expert negotiator and somebody who made a difference in helping me to secure the property.
Thomas is a great advocate whether you are buying or selling a property. He knows the market and works energetically to find the right situation and meet your needs. He is my go to agent in northern Utah.
Thomas Wright has extensive knowledge of the Utah real estate market. He is also a market realist and provided important advice and analysis of market history and trends. The upper end of the market remains challenging (as of December 2013) and his experience in this segment proved quite valuable. He has a direct and clear approach that helps keeps the focus on the important things.
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