I've been helping my clients buy and sell real estate as a full time Realtor since 1988 when I first began my real estate career in the Catskill Mountains of upstate NY. My wife and I had spent about 10 years looking to find the best place to live in America when we first visited Raleigh in 1991. We knew that we were onto something and returned in July 1992. We bought a house in 3 days. Returning to NY, we put our home on the market, packed and moved into our new Raleigh home in August, just in time to catch our breath before our kids started middle and elementary school. I am well aware of the needs of relocating families and have created a website with hundreds of local links for great information. I've helped innumerable families (and singles of course) feel comfortable in their move here by giving them "my Raleigh tour" where I'm able to show newcomers what our city has to offer and how easy and safe it is to enjoy.
What you'll get when you work with me: my honesty, my integrity and my full attention. I listen carefully to what you tell me you want in a home or community and then work my utmost to find it for you. I'll never rush or push you into an uncomfortable decision. Your needs remain uppermost in everything that I do. I work hard to provide you with clear, detailed and complete communication and tell you the negatives as well as the positives about whatever decision you may be considering.
I have some great tools for helping you find the best homes to choose from as well as a collection of other professionals (inspectors, lenders, attorneys) who will work alongside us to help keep your costs down.
I work with sellers as well. I've maintained a strong Internet presence since 1998 because that's where today's buyers are coming from. My sellers love the unique websites I create for their homes along with the multitude of pictures, virtual tours, video tours and other consumer-friendly information I put online to give their home traction with buyers.
It has been a joy to work with Tom while we looked for a home in the Raleigh area. He listened and found homes for us to look at that hit the right notes. Ultimately, we purchased one of the homes he showed us and we're very pleased. Tom's a great guy and an extremely knowledgeable Agent and a professional in every means. His expertise became extremely valuable during a contract negotiation with a Seller that used questionable means to try and sell his house. Tom coordinated the effort required to resolve the issue to our complete satisfaction. This would have been a most difficult effort without his expertise. My Wife and I highly recommend Tom to new clients. We're positive it will be a rewarding experience
Thomas Blanchflower — Feb 26, 2018
My wife and young children relocated to the Raleigh area from New England site unseen, having the desire to re-locate closer to our extended family. We were linked with Tom through an extended family member's real estate network. Both my wife and I met with Tom on separate trips to the Raleigh area and on both occasions Tom went out of his way to bring us on a ~45 minute tour of the area to show us where certain points of interest, etc. throughout the triangle are located. He was interested in showing us the area, what and why he truly loves the city and region, which went a long way towards putting our mind at ease in the midst of a large life changing event. Tom has a great number of resources at his finger tips to ensure that your real estate specifications are captured and understood. He is adamant that the customer should not need to convince their realtor why they do not like a particular place - if we did not like something, he thanked us for being honest and on we went to the next. Tom was extremely diligent in his communication, follow-through and his professionalism truly stood out. My prior experience with a realtor left me very disappointed, but I was extremely please with Tom's overall capability and knowledge of the industry and the marketplace. I would highly encourage anyone looking to buy or sell in the triangle to seek out the expertise of Tom Menges.
Nick Vantine — Oct 16, 2017
Relocating can be overwhelming but Tom made it a wonderful experience. The amount of time he spent with us showing us around "the Raleigh he loves," coupled with his knowing exactly where to find us a place to settle down made this move an awesome experience. He was a pleasure to be with on this journey and became our first New friend in the area. Highly recommend him.
Carrie Bloom — May 11, 2017
Tom sold our home just like it was his own. Prior to the house going on the market, he worked with us on the renovations we were making, keeping us in line with the best sale price for the comps in the area, answered my numerous questions (most times before I could even ask them), even arranged affordable staging before the open house. He made us feel like we were his only client, excellent communication all the way through closing. We could not be more satisfied with our decision to go with him.
Lucie Locher — May 09, 2017
We worked with Tom in connection with our relocation from out of state. Tom reached out proactively to find out about us and what we were interested in before we had even decided whether we were going to move to the Raleigh area. Upon arriving for our pre-decision trip, Tom spent several hours just showing us around Raleigh, even before we saw a single house. Pointing out museums, taking us to parks, introducing us to great restaurants, etc. He then spent the rest of the weekend driving us around to homes and spending hours with us exploring neighborhoods, all before we had even decided to move down. Once we decided and came back for a true house hunting trip, Tom again dedicated himself tirelessly to helping us find a home, in whatever price range we set, and with whatever criteria we established. In addition, in the weeks and months that followed, Tom always remained in constant contact -- easily reachable by phone, text and email. And when it came time to negotiate or when we had problems, he was there for us. We really felt he had our backs. And even after we closed, he continued to follow up to make sure we were happy. I can't recommend Tom highly enough.
Evan Stolove — Oct 08, 2016
Tom has been a family realtor for over 15 years. During this time our family has trusted Tom with all aspects of our real estate experiences; mortgage lending, moving, concise contractual offers, and closings. He is always a kind, intelligent, and professional businessman. I will not hesitate to utilize Tom's expertise in future real estate dealings. He is the best.
Nancy Stein — Sep 21, 2016
My husband and I used Tom as our realtor when we were relocating from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Raleigh, North Carolina. Tom was in touch with us immediately and interested to learn what our top priorities for our new home in Raleigh were. He sought out many communities for us to look at, was honest with location, neighborhood and builder information, and knew all the right questions to ask about homes we were interested in. He did not stop until he found us our perfect, forever home. We cannot recommend Tom enough. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and professional, as well as personable.
Nikki Debner — Aug 30, 2016
Tom is not only very knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate, but meticulous, reliable and enjoyable as well. He puts his clients, and their interests first. Originally I contracted for a condo, and put down a deposit. We spent a lot of time on that condo. When I changed my mind, not only did Tom get me out of that contract, but he was able to get my deposit back as well. And our search continued, with no complaints from Tom as to the time involved. We found the perfect house for me and Tom negotiated a good price and looked out for my interests.Tom is certainly the best real estate professional that I have ever dealt with--he goes that extra mile
Chippy Lackey — Jan 27, 2016