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
Get to know Rob Thomas
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!
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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!
Beginning in the Fall of 2004 through 2011 with Heritage Homes I obtained the following awards ...Rookie of the Year and numerous salesperson of the month awards and in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 was awarded Top Salesperson of the Year.
I was 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 was awarded the BTVAR LifeTime Sales Achievment Award in 2009
On January 28, 2012 I was awarded The Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS ...REALTOR of The Year for 2011.
Top Sale Agent For Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc for 2012 and 2013!
I have also achieved the Bristol Tn-Va Association of Realtors Professional Honor Society award for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and for 2013.
Top Sales Agent in Bristol for 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and for 2013 per Mls statistics.
Helping you reach the end results you need ...want and expect! No one will work harder or smarter for you than I will!
Give me a call today ...You'll be glad you did!
Testimonials for Rob Thomas
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!
Christopher Cox -
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.
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.
VP Sales Finance
1149 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620
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.
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.
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 Lockette08/25/2013
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
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.
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.
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