Thom Garvey

Thom Garvey

Real Estate Salesperson

Thom Garvey
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Great Barrington
306 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
26 Church Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Years in Business

Properties Sold

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About Me About Me

Thom first discovered the Berkshires in the 80's while working in the theater. On his days off Thom explored the vast network of hiking trails and visited many historic homes. The Berkshires had a real impact on Thom and he always thought it would be an amazing place to live one day. In the summer of 2012 Thom and his wife stayed in Lenox for a long weekend. Inspired by their visit they decided to look at homes. Within two weeks they had purchased a home and moved up full time a few months later. Moving to the Berkshires from Brooklyn was one of the best decisions they ever made. The natural beauty, recreational opportunities, extensive arts scene and wonderful restaurants make for a very special and enjoyable lifestyle.

As a real estate agent Thom takes great pleasure in working with home buyers new to the Berkshires (as well as those familiar with the area) and showing them everything the Berkshires has to offer while being a kind of ambassador for the Berkshires. With home owners he takes great pride in representing their properties; guiding them through the entire sales process from the initial listing appointment and valuation, to readying their homes for photography and showings, to marketing, fielding offers and negotiating the best offer possible. Thom's goal is to represent sellers and buyers with integrity and enthusiasm while creating the most seamless and stress free experience possible.

But don't take Thom's word for it.

Here’s what buyers and sellers are saying about Thom (from Zillow reviews):

“Thom was responsive, knowledgeable and has the type of personality that you just want to work with.”

“He is thoughtful, extremely efficient and guided us through every detail with compassion.”

“The best part of selling my home was working with Thom.”

“Five stars isn’t enough. We highly recommend him for any real estate transaction.”

“Thom is a dream agent; totally responsive to every request.”

“We highly recommend Thom to anyone looking for an honest and ethical real estate agent.”

I look forward to working with you.

  • Born In New York City
  • Lives In The Berkshires
  • Interests hiking, kayaking, music, theatre, Real Estate , Traveling

Agent Designations

  • Certified Negotiation Expert

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My Listings and Sales

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Testimonials (56)

The work your agent Tom Garvey did for us was outstanding,he was always available and any time we had a need for information he was available. He has enhanced your reputation. We have told our friends in Becket that if you need a Real Estate firm use Sotheby’s and make sure you get Tom Garvey. Jerald Jewell Esther Jewell
Thom was great. A pleasure to work with. Jesse T. Conan Michelle Cohen
Thom Garvey was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the whole process of marketing my home. I would recommend engaging him as a realtor to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate. Donna Marie Long
Thom Garvey is an exceptional agent. Also available. Knowledgeable. On top of everything. Great integrity . Maria J. Wallington
I would not use anyone except Thom Garvey to sell my home. He was attentive and thorough. Donna Marie Long
Thom was the best realtor I have ever worked with. He was so proactive , anticipating what came next in the process and making sure we were ahead of all deadlines. If you need a realtor in the Berkshires, I strongly suggest you contact him for a smooth, stress free transaction. Richard Sgaglio Jr. William S. Benefiel
Thom Garvey has been attentive, quick to respond to inquiries, and has given constructive feedback. We would be happy to work with him again. William F. Johnson Donna Marie Long
We had a very good experience working with William Pitt/Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty to purchase our property. Our agent Thom Garvey was outstanding, helping us navigate the Berkshire real estate market, providing sound advice on bidding/negotiation and guiding us throughout the entire process until closing. Norma & Wilfried Wilfried Marchand Norma Marchand
Fair and accurate estimate of the current value of my property. Regular check-ups on my progress thru the Volumes of paperwork and mortgage requirements. quick turnaround with qualified interested buyers. Seemless finalizeation Bonghee L. Lis Thomas S. Lis
My wife and I are very pleased with the service of Realtor Thom Garvey. We have been looking diligently for an investment property in this challenging market for 6 months and finally landed one. He persevered in helping us obtain what we wanted and in meeting our goals despite less than ideal circumstances. Thom is friendly, personable, very experienced with the market in this region and he strives to go the extra mile for his clients. In Thom you feel as though you have a trusted friend and ally and not merely another realtor. We would recommend him to anyone. David R. Sparkowich Sharon E. Sparkowich
Our agent went above and beyond for us Robert B. Rocke Linda L. Rocke
Thom Garvey was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and communicative. We really enjoyed working with him and would highly recommend him to anyone in this area who needs help with real estate. Fredrika Alper John McElwain
We are very pleased with our experience of purchasing a home through Thom Garvey. We selected him as a buyer's broker after meeting with other realtors and he was a delight to work with. He brought us to homes he thought we might like, stayed within the parameters we provided, gently guided us away from some properties we located (with good reason) and, ultimately, found us the house we purchased. It's important to note that not only did Thom locate the right home for us, he located the perfect home for us. He listened carefully to how we spoke about what we wanted in a home and found a property that far exceeded our expectations. Robert and Dawn Fenton
‘Extremely Likely’, based on our experiences with Thom Garvey and the reports and communication tools the company uses. Thom’s communications and updates were always proactive, thorough, and in our best interest. Robert and Mary Latham
It was great working with Thom. He made the entire process as smooth and easy as it could be. Michael Preihs Khoi Luong
We are so happy that a friend recommended that we get in touch with Thom. Not only is he pleasant to work with, he is exceptionally knowledgeable and always responded quickly to our many questions. Once we found a house that checked all our boxes, he helped us with suggestions for lawyers, inspection people and every kind of service we might need. Even after the sale, he has been in touch to check on things. Working with Thom has been a great experience. bruce_lederer
Thom was wonderful to work with. He helped us find a home that checked all the boxes He guided us at every set of the way. We received timely update and always responded quickly to our may questions. He continues to be a great resource as we are settling into our now home; whether it is about how long it should take for our snow plow person to show up or the names of reputable plumbers, electricians, etc. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for realtor. Bruce Lederer Sandra Machson
Thom came recommended from another realtor in the Boston area, and my husband are so glad for that recommendation! As first time home buyers looking for a weekend home, we had a myriad of questions and Thom was exceedingly helpful, professional, and above all, responsive. We visited a number of homes as we narrowed down our search, and Thom was incredibly patient and assisted with the decision-making process. He has firsthand knowledge of the local Berkshires market, a true advantage given we are not from the area. As mentioned in another review, during the inspection process some issues arose and Thom was instrumental in getting quotes for repairs and remediations. We felt very comfortable throughout the home buying process given Thom's guidance and would not hesitate to recommend him! bruinbank
We had a great experience with Thom Garvey and William Pitt/Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty. As first time home buyers looking for a weekend home in the Berkshires, we had a myriad of questions and Thom was exceedingly helpful, professional, and above all, responsive.  We visited a number of homes as we narrowed down our search, and Thom was incredibly patient and assisted with the decision-making process.  He has firsthand knowledge of the local Berkshires market, a true advantage given we are not from the area.  As mentioned in another review, during the inspection process some issues arose and Thom was instrumental in getting quotes for repairs and remediations.  We felt very comfortable throughout the home buying process given Thom's guidance and would not hesitate to recommend him! Mark Mancini Tez Chantaruchirakorn
Thom was an absolute delight to work with. My husband and I called him on a whim after seeing his name on a listing and from that moment forward he was extremely helpful and responsive. In less than two months we went from thinking about a house to closing on our perfect vacation home thanks to Thom being extremely responsive, finding a bunch of homes for us to visit all in one weekend, taking us around from place to place, and negotiating with a somewhat difficult seller in record time. We cannot recommend him highly enough! brittany mennuti
Thom Garvey is the best of the best! If you are looking to buy property in the Berkshires you will do yourself a great disservice if you choose anyone else as your realtor. Thom recently represented my husband and I for a purchase. He went way above and beyond his responsibility as a realtor. To start with, he was always completely professional it was clear he wanted us to be really excited about our final choice. We trusted his input and he never put any pressure on us. He even pointed out some potentially negative features of houses we looked at in order to make sure we were making a fully informed decision. When we settled on a house, there were some issues that came up during the inspection. Thom was instrumental in getting quotes for repairs and remediations. He was 100 percent involved with every step of the sale, from the time we had an accepted offer to the day of our closing. We are so grateful for all of his help and he really exceeded our expectations! zuser20160820061423233
Thom Garvey is a great realtor and remarkable person. Not only did he have extensive knowledge and skills he would always do the important extras to give the very best advice and support. He is very thoughtful and attentive to detail. I recommend highly him . I think Thom is a true asset to the William Pitt Sotheby Group. Best Judy Judith Lichtenstein
Thom was very helpful in every way an incredibly short time frame. John and Dena Fisher
Thom was an absolute treasure! He knew his local market:, the MA special issues with sales,( I.e. title 5) , and of course: successful at reading his customer “s needs. I am glad I met him!!!! Babena1313
Thom was an absolute treasure! He knew his local market:, the MA special issues with sales,( I.e. title 5) , and of course: successful at reading his customer “s needs. I am glad I met him!!!! Babenama Realty LLC
Thom Garvey did a masterful job in presenting and selling our house in Becket, MA.........and for the full asking price! Thom's professionalism and execution were far above expectations. We thank Thom Garvey for accomplishing our goal of selling our house. esar4060
Thom Garvey did a masterful job in presenting and selling our house in Becket, MA.........and for the full asking price! Thom's professionalism and execution were far above expectations. We thank your agency and Thom Garvey for accomplishing our goal is selling our house. Stuart and Myra Rodkin
Thom Garvey did an excellent job of selling my condo. Because the property is in MA and I am in OR he went above and beyond what one might expect from a realtor. He took packages to the Post Office, negotiated with construction people, helped with the appraisal arrangements, and generally made me feel that he had my best interests at heart. I would give him my highest recommendation. jbg111213
Thomas Garvey did a fantastic job selling our house. He was knowledgable about the market in our area and very responsive even during these trying times. Very happy with our experience! Benoit Lamontagne Vernice Cowell
My wife and I used Thom exclusively for the sale of our house. There were some house and local issues that Thom help us through. Without his guidance, knowledge and resources selling our house would have been more difficult. He made the process easy and was with us every step of the way. And, he's was always available. Weekends, nights, etc. Not only would I recommend him but I would ask "why use anyone else". lasher3333
Thom was our fourth realtor in as many years. Thom had twice the amount of showings of our home as the previous three realtors combined. Thom had excellent suggestions staging and improving the overall appearance to market our home. Sadly, there is only one regret in the sale of our home. We will be leaving the Berkshires and no longer have "constant contact" with a man we enjoyed working with very much and now consider to be a friend. lindacalder48
At the start of the selling season Thom produced a prospect, a lovely family. Two days after the showing we had an offer, and the next day a signed agreement at an attractive price. Since I am disabled everything including the closing had to be handled by remote control. Thom took care of everything including all the inspections, certificates, the shipment of furniture and the final cleanup. He's a dream agent. Totally responsive to every request. sokolg
First time homebuyers in an area we are relatively new to. Thom was there for us though all the steps of the whole process, from tense tricky things like the offer & negotiation, to helpful home owning tips like buying a roof rake. patsygay
From the first phone call asking for his expertise, through helping my husband and I find the perfect vacation home, to making sure we were enjoying our new home after the closing, Thom was ALWAYS there to help and answer questions. He understood our needs quickly and kept on top of the house we had our eye on and made the sale work for all involved. We would highly recommend him. He is thoughtful, respectful, knowledgeable, responsive, efficient, and still answering our questions. satcbt
My fiancee and I had an amazing experience with Thom as he helped us in becoming first homeowners! He was very knowledgable throughout the entire process with everything from the inspection to paperwork. He has a strong understanding of the Berkshire area and continues to be helpful as we become accustomed to the area. He demonstrates strong professionalism, integrity, and honesty. Thom is a great person who will instantly become your friend. We definitely recommend his service to others! Lucy Geringer
My husband and I worked with Thom to purchase our first home in Lee, MA. We live full-time in New York and wanted to find a place to use on weekends, holidays, etc. We didn't have a super strict timeline or even that many must haves for the home. We were really just looking to find a place with room for family and friends and a nice view. Well, not only did Thom help us to find a home that met all of our criteria, it far surpasses the wildest dreams we had for a getaway in the Berkshires. We spent one weekend looking at homes all over the area, saw our home on day 2, made an offer and closed about 2 months later. Thom was quick and efficient and helped with everything throughout the offer, inspection and closing process. We'd highly recommend Thom as a realtor! mkligon
My wife and I were first time home-buyers, with little knowledge of what to do. Thom was so very supportive. He was always willing to give us advice, but never pressured us to make a decision or push us in any direction. He would give us all options and allowed us the time and space to make our own decisions. As new home-buyers I'm not sure we could have asked for a better experience. We highly recommend him. user7709455
The best part of selling my house was working with Thom. His calls were always prompt, concise and very easy to communicate with. All this and his encouragement was very helpful in getting us through the selling process. I highly recommend him to sell your property. eleanorfein7
Thom helped us sell our house, which sold very quickly for a price we were happy with. His agency produced great photos of the house, which I think helped to spark interest. Thom was very helpful in all parts of the process, and was very responsive, even when out of the country on vacation! kennethwerner
Thom is very approachable, local, knowledgeable and very friendly. He sold our house in the time frame we expected and helped us along after having second thoughts about selling. He never pushed, only made suggestions which ultimately sold the home sooner. Thom Garvey is the #1 realtor in Otis in our opinion! Brad Nelson
Thom was absolutely wonderful during this entire process. He actually took over our home because our first Realtor was not moving it. He came in and did what needed to be done. His expirence and advise during this process was most valuable. I would highly recommend him to anyone :) kcounsell0713
We listed our home with Thom and he provided superb, extraordinary service. His knowledge and experience in our neighborhood made us feel relaxed and his advice was right on every time. Because we were out of the area most of the time the house was shown Thom stepped up and assumed responsibilities that normally the homeowner would have to do. Thom never said no to anything I asked him to do. The whole selling experience was made easier due to Thom Garvey. If you are thinking of selling your house in Berkshire County, MA you should call Thom at Benchmark Realty in Otis, MA. splocke1
We met Thom as we were vacationing and exploring homes for possible purchase next year . With Thom's knowlege of the market and his careful consideration of our interests and concerns we were able to be in our new summer place within a couple of months. He helped us find just the right fit. We recommend him highly and look forward to being his neighbor. zuser20140517055129315
We recently closed on the sale of our house, and throughout the process Thom could not have been more attentive to the details of this process, and sensitive to our needs. He showed our house and negotiated a sale within a few days. He was totally attuned to the needs of our buyers, the attorneys and suppliers we retained, as well as to our goals for the sale. He is a consummate professional and a great person to do business with. Five stars isn't enough...we highly recommend him for any real estate transactions. mkw395
We worked with Thom to find our new home on the Otis Reservoir. Thom listened carefully to our priorities and matched them very well with the properties we viewed. Being from the area, Thom gave us much to think about as we considered our options. When we finally did choose, Thom worked very diligently from the purchase and sale to the final negotiations and closing to represent us . He followed up thoroughly on any questions we had about the properties viewed and helped us with finding names of local inspectors and lawyers to choose from making the whole process easier. Thom was a pleasure to work with and we were very thankful for all of his help. Diane Langevin
After a false start with another agent, I thankfully found Thom. Outside of his general grace and knowledge of the area, what I was most impressed with was how efficient and effective he was. I tend to be hyper organized and was looking to visit 15+ homes in one weekend across the central and southern Berkshires. Thom got us booked into each home I sent as well as added several he thought I would like. Most importantly he took the time to get to know me personally so he'd better be able to understand what made me tick and what house I would ultimately love. Very quickly we found my dream property and the process of making the offer, having it accepted, inspection and closing all went by perfectly seamlessly. I now intend to get all my friends to buy in the Berkshires and become my neighbor...and I expect Thom to be their agent. alexaewilson
Thom was a pleasure to work with on our home purchase. We purchased this as a second home and since we were working with him from out of state he was very accommodating to our schedule. He has extensive knowledge of the area and took the time to show us local points of interest and to recommend utility service providers BNHDVM
I was very impressed with the time and attention I got from Thom even though it was a very small property I was buying. I was treated as though I were purchasing an estate! CaroleNewmanKatz
Thom Garvey at Cohen and White is extraordinary. He is extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, thorough, careful and caring. He has a great sense of humor and a wonderful outlook on life and on people, and it was a pleasure to work with him. All of these qualities were evident in every facet and phase of our work with Thom. My husband and I were selling a beloved antique property, which had many unique features. Thom made sure to inform himself of the historical details of the house and understood in depth the work that we had done on the house and what remained to be done. He was tireless in showing the home, and amazingly found a buyer in 5 months. He was appropriately reassuring when we needed it, but when we needed to do things to move the sale along, he was also appropriately exacting! He answered all calls immediately. His judgment was consistently superb. as was his understanding of rules, laws and regulations. Real estate transactions are often fraught and hostile. Thom supported us in our desire to have a collegial and amicable relationship with our buyers, especially since that is the way he himself approaches people and interactions. This enabled all of us--buyers and sellers--to find creative solutions to our differing needs and to come to a reasonable compromise quite swiftly. In preparation for the sale Thom went WAY above and beyond the call of duty in helping us ready the house for walk-through and in ensuring an expeditious sale. He was most trustworthy and I can’t imagine a better guide through this process. He has our highest recommendation. greenandazure
We are grateful to Thom for making the process of selling our second home so easy and comfortable. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, extremely efficient, and guided us through every detail with compassion. Without question, we highly recommend him. jshanbrom0
Thom Garvey is a realtor with great integrity, knowledge and interpersonal skills. He kept us appraised of all the activity pertaining to our home. He was proactive in anticipating needs and resolving situations as they occurred. We would highly recommend Thom to anyone looking for an honest and ethical real estate agent. It was a pleasure to work with Thom Garve marylouhurley
Thom was recommended by a friend and he did not disappoint us. He was knowledgeable, professional and competent. He guided us through the process of selling our second home every step of the way. patsoperky
We found Thom from a friends recommendation, and when we decided to sell our home called him to setup a meeting. Thom, was responsive, knowledgeable and the type of personality that you just like to work with. We had never sold a house before and Thom guided us through every step, following up with every item needed to be done. From the initial meeting to after closing Thom was there for us, in all phases of the home selling process. We highly recommend Thom to anyone needing Real Estate buying selling services. wuilldad
Thom is awesome! We worked with him when purchasing a home in Great Barrington. He took the time to understand what we were looking for and did a great job showing us a lot of good options while working with our limited schedules. All through the process, he shared a lot of local information to help us with the transition and was always responsive to our many, many questions. If you're looking to buy or sell in The Berkshires, I can't imagine a better partner to work with. You will not find a nicer agent--or person--anywhere! zuser20151026132642454
Thom was recommended by a friend and he did not disappoint us. He was knowledgeable, professional and competent. He guided us through the process of selling our second home every step of the way. patsoperky
We can't imagine any finer professional real estate agent than Thom Garvey. We were expertly guided through every issue in the process of selling our vacation home. Every detail of this process was thoroughly explained to us demonstrating his knowledge and expertise in real estate. Not only did he relate to us on a highly professional level but on a personal level as well which helped make the sale of our home a pleasant and less stressful experience. Anyone who employs Thom as their agent can expect to receive the very best assistance and guidance! Carol & Les Korobow Caroles81

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