I was born & raised and have lived in the Portland Metro Area most of my life. My family’s history and the development of the Portland area go back many generations. In my mid-twenties I moved away from Portland for 10 years to live in a sunny climate. While away I had the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world, and in doing so I realized that Portland is a pretty special place to live. So in 2006 I moved back to my native Portland and to some “real” weather. I love all four spectacular seasons Portland has to offer and love all of the outdoor activities that go along with them. I’m a volunteer and a contributor to The Children’s Healing Art Project; an art therapy program for children and their families in pediatric hospitals throughout Portland. Selfless acts of kindness bring much joy to my life.
In arriving at my destination as a real estate agent my career took a few paths. From an extensive background in Interior Visual Design and Corporate Re-branding to Facilities & Maintenance Management. They all contributed to my solid management skills with years of experience in interior design, painting & maintenance and all phases/facets of project and people development. I’m a handyman with an advanced knowledge in all areas of home repair and creative thinking to better any living space and have a keen eye making me an asset to assist you in visualizing just how your world could settle into your new home.
I highly recommend Tom. I couldn’t be happier with the way he helped me through the process of selling my home. He was knowledgeable about the local market, attentive to details and extraordinarily helpful as I got my home ready to sell. I’ve worked with other agents and the experience with Tom was better in every way: he was responsive to my many questions, he was professional and hard-working, and despite being busy, he always made me feel like my home (and my experience) was his top priority. I would use Tom again in a heartbeat. Regardless of the ups and downs of the housing market, regardless of whether you’re buying or selling, what matters is the hard-work, attention to details, and relentlessness of your agent. Tom Kerr excels in all these areas. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Tom Kerr is an excellent real estate agent. He is calm, patient, and a great listener who goes above and beyond expectations. We had just a week to find a home, and he tirelessly drove us all over Portland (and provided a cooler with snacks in the car!) He was available at all hours to assist in the hunt and found us the perfect place. Being newcomers to Portland, he was a constant resource for recommendations of all sorts, and everything he steered us toward was spot on. Tom’s professionalism and knowledge of the area made us feel confident in our final choice. We had a smooth transaction in a crazy, competitive market. Since our closing, he has been very welcoming and eased our transition into Portland beautifully. We will happily work with Tom again in the future. Highly recommended.
Tom Kerr was a fantastic realtor to work with. I found him via a reference from a co-worker and, since working with him, I’ve also recommended him to 2 co-workers and a friend. He was extremely patient with me (which is quite a task) but was not afraid to push me if he felt I was letting an opportunity walk away. He was prompt in his responses to me and was extremely detailed in his organization of all the paperwork and steps involved in both the selling and buying of my homes. I will definitely work with Tom again.
It’s my immense pleasure to recommend Tom Kerr as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. In my initial meeting with Tom, he took diligent notes regarding my specific needs in a single family home as well as my budgetary limitations. He is highly talented technologically and made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find me a variety of homes for sale in the areas of town I was interested in buying. He did not waste my time with homes that were out of my price range or not in line with all of my numerous needs.
A master with the contract negotiations, Tom came up with a deal that was perfect for me and made the seller happy as well.