Personal & Professional Background Tom is from Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Marketing. As a resident of the South Bay since 1986, he has a thorough knowledge of the area and had experienced the changes over the years in the real estate market. He has lived in Redondo and Hermosa Beach for a number of years and currently resides in Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes Estates. Tom is married with three children (girls). With over twenty five years of corporate and real estate experience, Tom has developed excellent qualifications in business development, sales management and sales. Experienced in selling managing, recruiting, training and motivating sales personnel. Effective in interacting with all levels of management, clients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Some of Tom´s accomplishments are as follows: Shorewood Realtors: Director of Training / New Agent Development. Mentoring for New Agents Part of a select group of agents in the Relocation division. Recognized as one of the top five agents in his MB office in 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006. Nominated Los Angeles Super Agent 2005. Recognized as one of the top 2% agents nationwide. One Voice Technologies Developed strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 and top Internet companies. Negotiated Technology License Agreements. Signed largest software distribution agreement. Sharp Electronics Corporation Number 1 Area Manager in the country 11 out of 16 fiscal periods. Number 1 Regional Manager 3 out of 4 fiscal periods Number 1 Regional manager in the country for all Sharp Divisions in the Information Systems Group. National Sales Trainer. With respect to the real estate market, there are many important attributes to consider in selecting a realtor. Realtors offer a variety of skill sets such as being a property expert, construction expert, finance expert and contract expert. However, none of these traits are as important as being an expert negotiator. Recent surveys indicate that the #1 trait consumers are looking for in a realtor is their negotiating skills. With his past corporate and current real estate experience, Tom has demonstrated a successful and consistent track record over the years. He contributes his past successes and accomplishments primarily to being a professional and a skilled negotiator.