The Bristol TN-VA and Surrounding area Real Estate Blog: About

Name:Rob Thomas
Company:Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954
Email: Contact Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Website URL:http://www.gowithrobthomas.com
Office:(423) 217-0346
Mobile:(423) 341-6954
Address:701 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN, 37620
Description:Most of all, You need to know that I truly love what I do! No one anywhere will work harder or smarter for you than I will! Give me a call today so we can get started and make all your dreams come tr

About Me......

Certifications and RecognitionsABR, GRI, e-PRO

What I take Pride In....I take pride in representing my clients and referrals in the purchases and sales of single-family residences and income property within the Tri-Cities area including Virginia. I can promise you that no one anywhere will work harder or smarter for you than I will. Whether you are a First Time Home Buyer or selling your 20th Home....Let me work with you...You'll be glad you did!I am a lifelong resident of Bristol, TN....The birth place of Country Music, the home to beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers and the world famous Bristol Motor Speedway!...

I grew up on a farm in Holston Valley where I learned at a very young age the art of hard work. I attended Cold Spring Presbyterian Church and achieved The Eagle Scout Award with Troop 107 which was sponsored by our Church...after graduating from Sullivan East High School in 1979, I attended ETSU.

After a 20 year career in the automotive industry, (which began in Austin,Texas 1984) included co-owning Thomas Brothers Auto in Johnson City, TN and an association with Chip Thomas Consulting (a local company which offers sales and motivational training to automotive and non-automotive companies nationally), I began a real estate career in 2004 and have been truly blessed ever since.

I obtained Rookie of the Year and numerous salesperson of the month awards with Heritage Homes, and in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 was awarded Top Salesperson of the Year.

I was also presented with the Bristol TN-VA Association of REALTORS Sales Achievement Award in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 (This award was discontinued in 2009) and ...

In 2009 I was awarded the Bristol Tn-Va Association of Realtors Lifetime Sales Achievement Award.

I have also achieved the Bristol Tn-Va Association of Realtors Professional Honor Society award for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In 2006 I obtained two nationally recognized designations to enable me to serve my clients more efficiently and effectively - The ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative (only 11% of Realtors nationally hold this designation) and also GRI-Graduate of Realtors Institute (only 8% of Realtors nationally hold this designation. In 2008 I obtained the nationally recognized e-PRO designation.

In September 2009 I was elected to serve a 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the Bristol Tn/Va Association of Realtors.

In 2010 I obtained my Tennessee Brokers License.  

On December 30, 2011 I joined the Team at Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. 701 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol TN 37620

 On January 28, 2012 I was awarded The Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS ...REALTOR of The Year for 2011.

I Have been The Top Sales Agent in Bristol for 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 per Mls statistics. 

Top Sale Agent For Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc for 2012, 2013 and 2014!

Voted Best of Bristol For 2014 ..."Best Real Estate Agent" as Voted By Readers of The Bristol Hearld Courier

I will always strive to obtain the education necessary to provide the level of service I feel every client deserves. The main thing you need to know is that I truly love what I do ...and I will also provide buyers and sellers in both Tennessee and Virginia a level of service that is second to none in meeting their real estate needs.

Give me a call today ...I promise you'll be gald you did!


What I Specialize In...And Some Really Neat Photos From Our Area

 

I specialize in several areas of Real Estate....

The Listing of all price range Homes..... And having the Marketing plan in place to get these properties sold. My listings have ranged from the $50K priced Homes up to properties over $1,000,000. I have been blessed tremendously in this business and I have a customer base that is second to none. Most of my business is from repeat clients and referrals. I truly love what I do and will always be there for you no matter what you need. I strive to stay in constant contact with my sellers and keep them up to date on all showings and the feed back from those showings. I feel that if we work together as a team we will meet our mutual goals!

 

Relocation.....I love working with people who are moving into our area....this is so rewarding to me because I have lived here all my life. I feel that I know this area so well and I love sharing it with my clients. I display in my office the Tags from the States my Clients have moved from.....Alaska, California, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Louisiana, New York and on and on. I have never met anyone who doesn't love our area!

 

First Time Home Buyers.....It is so exciting to help clients obtain their first Home.....There are so many programs out there for First Time Home Buyers and it is so rewarding to know that you assisted someone in fulfilling the American Dream!


Investment Property.....I have several Investment Properties that I list and also several Investment Clients who I assist in purchasing Investment Property.

 

This is a Great time to be in the market for a HOME or INVESTMENT PROPERTY!.....Let's start shopping today!


Testimonials.....


Sandra Leonard  

Rob, Thank you for sending me the announcement that you are now associated with Prestige Homes of the Tri Cities! Hope this will be a good move for you and I wish you the best in all your continued real estate work! Know that I’ve not forgotten all you helped my family with in the past years with selling and buying a house! I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone that would need your services! Sandra leonard


Chris Cox  

Christopher Cox - cbcox@bbandt.com I would definitely recommend Rob. Whether it's buying a home or selling your existing home, Rob delivers first class service and always does it with a smile. By far the best real estate professional I have dealt with.


Craig Hughes  

My dealings with Rob Thomas have been as professional as you could ask. He always kept me informed, was straight forward in what was happening, and was very active in selling my home. So when I referred friends of mine to contact Rob, they were all as pleased as I was. If you want a professional real estate agent to go to work for you, then Rob is your guy. Craig Hughes VP Sales Finance 1149 Volunteer Parkway Bristol, TN 37620 800-253-6862


P. Strickland  

In my opinion Rob Thomas should be cloned and sent to every real estate market in the country as an example of the way Realtors should run their businesses. My husband and I have moved 23 times and have bought and sold seven homes always using a Realtor. I have never had an agent so knowledgeable about the area, homes available, price points and customer relations as was Rob Thomas. Rob is also the most personable and polite young man to travel the area with while looking for homes. He never says he can't or would rather not go out looking and he always made himself available at any time of the day or night. I felt as if I had known him for years and wish I had. If I had had such a Realtor as Rob in the past 23 moves my life would have been so much easier. Now I know who I can trust and who to recommend to all who need the best real estate agent in the country. P. Strickland


C. Keller  

I chose to work with Rob Thomas because of the high level of professionalism displayed in his advertisements, especially the quality of the pictures. I expected professional, quality service with an agent that was interested in selling my property quickly and sho would keep me informed on a regular basis as to progress. Rob excelled at meeting my expectations. I was most impressed with Rob's high level of ethics. He is forthright, hard working and honest in his dealings with his clients. I would recommend Rob Thomas not only to a friend, but to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a property. C. Keller


Holly M.  

Rob was recommended by a neighbor. He sold their house quickly. They couldn’t say enough nice things about him. I had interview several other realtors and Rob just stood out. Plus he uses the internet for his marketing. He sold our house in 3 months in a market that was not selling. He also sold our parents’ house. Has a great personality, professional and kept in touch with us all the time. Mainly he is a full time realtor. Thinking about selling again and I will call Rob again.


Jerry and Lamana Lockette  

When my wife and I were moving to the Bristol area due to a job transfer, we looked at a house listed by Rob. Although that house was not for us, we liked Rob’s approach and demeanor and later asked him to help us find a house. It was a combined effort in that he brought prospects to us and we found some we wanted to look at on our own. Rob was agreeable and cheerfully showed us the selected properties. We finally found a house and Rob was very good at helping us get the right offer accepted. He also put us in touch with everyone we needed for closing and was helpful with other information needed in acquainting ourselves with the area. We developed a professional and personal relationship with Rob, and when my job took us out of the area, we naturally called him. He was familiar with the improvements we had made to our home and suggested a listing based upon his market knowledge. Our property was listed on a Thursday and a contract agreed to on Saturday. I can only give Rob the highest recommendation to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Bristol area. He has an integrity and sincerity that is unequaled in his field. Jerry & Lamana Lockette


R. Becklehamer  

Rob sold us our house and then helped us sell it one year later. He was very personal yet professional. I would recommend him to our friends and family for sure. R. Becklehamer


Nick Worsham  

When my wife and I were looking for a Realtor to sell my house, I decided I would contact a few Realtors and meet with them prior to listing my house. Rob was the first Realtor I met with and chose to list my house with Rob and did not meet with anyone else. I chose to work with Rob because he was willing to listen to my wife and I and we felt comfortable working with Rob. When we decided to sell our house we expected our Realtor to get us maximum exposure to potential buyers and get us the best price on our house. Rob gave our house as much attention as he did all of his other listings and worked to get us the best selling price. Rob definitely met our expectations. We were impressed by Rob's work ethic and attentiveness to our needs. Rob was quick to return phone-calls and voice-mails to answer the many questions we had. After selling our house, Rob worked with us to purchase another house. We ran into some issues with the seller and the seller's agent, but with Rob's knowledge and experience he was able to resolve all of the issues to make the sell happen. I would tell my friends Rob is a hard worker and will do everything he can to make your real estate transaction go as smoothly as possible. Nick Worsham


A. Russell  

This was my 2nd home purchase. Rob was the most helpful and professional real estate agent I have ever worked with. I was looking to live in a particular area and I was very picky. He patiently took me to literally every home that was for sale in the area and even an area near where I wanted to be. I can tell Rob really loves what he does as the most important thing to him is to see his clients satisfied. When my mom and dad came down to help me look, he made my parents feel just as much of the process as he made me...even though they had nothing to do with the final decision! He helped me find the perfect home! A. Russell


P. Glover  

I have recommended Rob to several friends that needed help selling their Homes. All three had tried other agents with no luck and needed to sell in a bad way. Rob went the extra mile on everything for them and all three sold in just a short while. He treated them the way everyone wants to be treated with regular updates, advise and great job getting their homes noticed. I would recommend Rob to anyone wanting to help with Real Estate buying or selling. Phillip Glover...


A. Booher  

Rob ...Thank you for going completely above and beyond the call of duty before, during and after the sale of the property! We appreciate all you have done and will of course, highly recommend you to anyone and everyone! Thank You!! Anna Mae, Merle and Amber


CJ and Sybil Mananhan  

Rob is an amazing realtor. He not only finds the perfect house for your needs/desires, but he also gives you advice on decisions that you may be on the fence about. He knows the area and makes sure that he knows as much about the property before you step foot in the door! CJ and Sybil Manahan


R. and B. Hite  

We met Rob when he was representing the couple who sold us their home in Piney Flats, TN. Although Rob wasn't "our" agent, he worked with us and represented our desires during negotiations and was always very professional and personable. Based on that great experience, when the time came for us to sell our then-existing home in Johnson City, TN, we called Rob immediately--very glad that we did!


Alma Rigby  

I have known Rob and his family for many years. He is a very progressive, professional business man. Always honest.I wanted to sell my home,and he was great to work with and he sold my home. His energy and friendliness. If you want to sell your home with pride and no worry, then Rob Thomas is your best way to go.It was a pleasure to have Rob sell my home. Thanks Rob, your the best. Alma Rigby


Marty McCloud  

Recommend to all, Great communicator, honest with all his properties and there is no question that he can't answer or try to find the answer to for his clients about any particular property. A+. Marty McCloud


Beth Layton  

We moved from PA to VA in 2005 and contacted Rob to find us a house. After looking at very few houses, he determined my preferences and found us the perfect home. We liked Rob so much we became instant friends and keep in touch to this day. Unfortunately, we had to move in 2007 and we listed our house with Rob. He literally sold our place overnight. I do not think you could find a more informed, capable, respectable agent anywhere. Needless to say, I highly recommend him!


S. Peak  

Rob has helped my family sell a home and buy a home. He is my first call when I want to know what is happening in the housing market in the area, or when I have a friend that needs a realtor. When we sold our first home, Rob was there for us, even though I had already moved out of the area he stayed on top of the sale. The home was small and inexpensive, but he treated it as a million dollar deal. I have known Rob and his family for well over a decade. He has proven himself trust worthy and wise. When it comes time to sell my home, he will be my broker.


R and V Green  

We were flying into the area for the weekend for business and looking for a home. We looked on the internet to locate an agent to show us homes in a short time frame. We called Rob from the airport; with short notice, he set up appointments to show us several properties and actually helped us make an offer on a house before we headed back to the airport. We would be glad to work with him again in the future and would recommend him to others. He helped us with the closing on the property while we remained in another state, very smooth transition. Many thanks to Rob! Sincerely, R & V Green