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Tom and Joanne were a great group to work with. From the initial meeting in a coffee house, they both really wanted to not just sell us a house, but learn about us and help us find the perfect home, no matter how long (or quick) it took. We primarily worked with Joanne, but Tom was always available to assist, take calls or answer questions if Joanne was with another client. Joanne, was spectacular helping us through the whole process and meeting us every step of the way at open houses, and helping us figure out what was right for us. She was extremely knowledgeable about what to look for with a home and also what to look out for. (ie: is there a housing development planned for nearby that is not disclosed, etc.) She helped with our negotiations, helping us narrow in on the right amount to offer and then once accepted really helped us figure out what to do and when to do it. As first time buyers that was super helpful and Joanne was so great she was with us for all aspects of the P&S, Inspection, final walk through, and closing!

Buyer purchased a single home in Wellesley for $825,000 in Spring 2017


Tom was A+, the only 4 out of 5 I gave was local knowledge, but that’s only because we threw him a curveball, looking at a town none of us had considered and then immediately putting in an offer. Didn’t matter though. He met us at the property and did such a thorough walk through we waived our inspection. We had worked with another broker and had lost bids on 12+ homes. This was the first home with Tom and we got it, all thanks to him. He was savvy and professional. We put in a winning offer, despite the fact that it wasn’t the highest offer. He has been great at guiding us through the process at every step.

Buyer purchased single family in Melrose in Spring 2007


Selling your home is probably one of the toughest things to do. There is so much to take care of, plus you have the added bonus of still having to go to work everyday. Hiring Tom and Joanne made selling our home almost surreal. From the initial consult, their much appreciated candor of how to price the home, to the professional pictures and timing of the open house was exceptional. All my wife and I had to worry about was keeping our house clean during private showings. Tom and Joanne provide you with a comprehensive checklist of what should get done and when to do it. If either of us ever had a question, a call to them was always answered or returned, an email always responded to within a few hours. I wish I could say more about them, but they sold our home too quickly! I would, without hesitation recommend Tom and Joanne to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Think of them as your best and final investment.

Seller for a single family home in Groton for $550k in spring 2007







We were delighted to work with Joanne Taranto of the Tom and Joanne Team on the recent sale of our house, which sold above our original asking price. After a detailed interview process involving 3 other brokers, some of whom had more experience with the market in our town, we picked Joanne primarily because of her creative marketing strategy. In addition to high-quality photographs, Joanne arranged for a stunning video that showcased the finest aspects of our architect-designed, mid-century modern house, plus a 360-degree ‘doll-house’ walk-through and professional floor plans. Other brokers suggested we list our house at a much lower price, but Joanne believed it was worth more and worked incredibly hard for months to achieve that goal on our behalf. Throughout the stressful process of selling our home (and largest asset), Joanne demonstrated repeatedly her strong intuitive understanding of the needs of the different buyers who looked at the house. She also had a great ‘bedside manner’ with us as sellers and was always willing to provide help above and beyond the call of duty, even tidying our house for an unexpected showing while we were away on vacation. From offer to closing, Joanne was there every step of the way to help us through the inspection, appraisal, fire department certification—the entire process. At all times, Joanne maintained the highest standards of ethics and candor, even when working with two would-be buyers toward the culmination of our sale. She handled the negotiations with consummate skill and fairness and produced a final offer above the asking price. Joanne was referred to us by someone we had known for years, who said Joanne has the ability to sell houses that might challenge a less extraordinary broker. We found that to be true in our case. We have already recommended Joanne to friends who are selling their houses. She and Tom are knowledgeable, professional and personable, a dream team we recommend with enthusiasm to anyone wishing to sell (or buy) in the areas they serve.


Tom and Joanne were absolutely fantastic!  They were very professional, up to date on the latest methods of marketing, and gathering data.  They came in with a wealth of information to utilze, and they priced our home just right so that it sold within the first week.  They were always very friendly and easy to deal with and were very responsive to all our queries.  Whenever we needed somthing done for the home (e.g. carpet cleaning) they had a ready list of services we could use, all of whom were equally professional, courteous, and competent.  Finally I found their negotiating skills second to none and this proved invaluable in our final sale.  When we interviewed them they came prepared and we thought we would get the best results with them.  We were in no way disappointed.

241 Upland Ave Newton MA

Recently my family was faced with the task of selling our parent’s home of more than 50 years.  I can not say enough about the caring aproach that Tom and Joann took with us, the four children, to understand the process of properly preparing, and marketing the property for sale.  Their knowledge and understanding of the market was right on and succeeded in selling our family home quickly and with complete satisfaction for us.  Tom and Joanne are easily the ultimate professionals in every facet of selling a home.

Linda Hillis Brown
South Ave Weston MA

Tom and Joanne were with us every step of the way. Starting with assessing the needs of our property, telling us what work and improvements should give us the best return and move the house quickly. What set Tom and Joanne apart in this phase was their vast network, They know everyone from bankers to painters. All of the people we were referred to where prompt, competent and professional.

Once we had things ready Tom and Joanne had their team handle the pictures and marketing materials and we were on the market. They were always in contact with us and had words of encouragement and honest assessments through the showings and open houses. When dealing with potential buyers I felt they knew when to push and when to rein things in.

Tom and Joanne had us on a good path, the few times we thought differently they were very open and receptive to changing course and would lay the new plan out. Throughout the selling process Tom and Joanne were always responsive and professional.

Luke Perry
12 Phalen St Acton

Tom, Joanne and Kevin were extremely professional and supportive throughout the entire selling process. They provided us with insights into how to best stage our home and the resources to make any repairs or remediations before and after the inspection. They are excellent negotiators and kept our best interest in their minds at all times. Their honesty, integrity and compassion were much appreciated as they helped us through the difficult transition of selling a house that we had lived in for nearly 28 years.

We would highly recommend using the Tom and Joanne Team for selling or buying a home.

Jane & David

We used Tom to help us find our dream home. After scouring the suburbs and looking at innumerable homes, we ended up purchasing a partially built new construction. Tom was incredibly involved and effective throughout the process. He gave great insight and advice in the beginning when viewing homes. He was even better once we decided on our property. We ran into a few construction complications along the way, but Tom was always readily available and was a great advisor and negotiator. We would highly recommend Tom to any potential buyers!!

Jody Blank

I was fortunate enough to have Tom guide me through the sales process. I have only purchased a home in the past and this was my first time selling one. The house was my father’s, who recently passed away, and Tom completely understood the timetable and restrictions we were working with. He had the house appropriately priced and represented. We had an offer great than list within 24 hours and the rest of the process was a piece of cake (during a very tough time) thanks to his help.


We bought and sold a houses with them and think they are spot on and current. We think they great listeners and patient (it took us months to find something we wanted). They are responsive and proactive. If they think you need other advice, they know who to send you to. They are nothing less than fabulous.


Tom showed us around the suburbs of Boston to the west. We were currently in San Francisco. He was very responsive on the phone and through email. He even gave us several tours over face time. We were looking in other areas that were not his expertise and rather then wing it, he got other realtors involved. In the end we found a house in another area, but I wish we could have given the commission to Tom as I feel we could not have done it without him.


We hired Tom and Joanne to handle both our condo listing in Allston and the search for a new house in the ‘burbs. It was a pleasant and successful experience all-around. Executing a sound strategy that considered the totality of our situation, they were able move our unit at a price higher than our listing shortly after putting it on the market. This allowed us to use our non-contingency position as leverage to win a bidding war and secure our new home.


Tom and Joanne have really captured the meaning and/or goal of creating a real estate team. Their efforts are always pointed toward giving the customer the best experience possible and they help each other to do just that. They are continually adding to their knowledge and expertise and for them; this is a long term career, not just a way to make some money. My specific experience showed me just how tuned in Tom is to the market and the factors that can influence a home’s value. I always felt I was making an informed decision, something many people can appreciate in a situation where your financial future and residence is on the line. The bottom line is that they know how important these transactions are for everyone involved and they take the time to make sure you are comfortable with every step of the process.

M. Nelson

Tom and Joanne are extremely professional and knowledgeable. They are incredibly responsive — in terms of promptness and in terms of also addressing concerns. They have a lot of energy and confidence and made me feel the same way when I was going through a challenging process.


Their expertise and advise was invaluable to us during our home buying process. They are excellent at accessing clients needs (buying or selling) and delivering a service to exceed the client expectations.


I called in Tom to help sell a property I inherited, which I needed to sell quickly and was in need of some major repair. He and his team were able to get the word out quickly and we had a quality offer within no time. He also helped with finding contractors to help me with the clean out, prep, and repairs. The team was very understanding, responsive, and guided me through the whole process. I simply cannot thank them enough.


Tom and Joanne were with us every step of the way. Starting with assessing the needs of our property, telling us what work and improvements should give us the best return and move the house quickly. What set Tom and Joanne apart in this phase was their vast network, They know everyone from bankers to painters. All of the people we were referred to where prompt, competent and professional.

Once we had things ready Tom and Joanne had their team handle the pictures and marketing materials and we were on the market. They were always in contact with us and had words of encouragement and honest assessments through the showings and open houses. When dealing with potential buyers I felt they knew when to push and when to rein things in.

Tom and Joanne had us on a good path, the few times we thought differently they were very open and receptive to changing course and would lay the new plan out. Throughout the selling process Tom and Joanne were always responsive and professional.


Tom and Joanne have great online access tools. We Their electronic document signature system made it easy . They got us a quick sale with a good buyer getting us more than we thought we would. Everything was quick and easy.


I am a real estate attorney and I chose to work with the Tom and Joanne team when I recently purchased a home. I have worked with mutual clients in the past and was always impressed with their level of expertise and responsiveness. However, it was not until I had the pleasure of working with Tom and Joanne that I realized how excellent they actually are.

As with any real estate transaction there were some bumps in the road but at no time did I feel stressed or that things were not under control. Tom and Joanne helped tremendously with the negotations. Their advice guided us through the process and at all times I felt that they only had our best interests in mind.

As an attorney, I have very stringent ethical obligations to my clients and make sure that I only make referrals to professionals that I highly trust. I have no reservations recommending Tom and Joanne to my clients, friends and family.

Eric Sigman

I have used Tom and Joanne for the purchase and sale of two homes. They are a great team and know the market well. We sold the first home in two weeks and the second within a month. I was especially impressed when we had one buyer fall through and within two days they had another buyer ready to sign the purchase and sale. I would highly recommend the Tom and Joanne team to anyone looking to buy or sell property.

Amy Pilat

Our family needed to sell our Mother’s dated home located on a special lot in a desirable neighborhood. We learned about Tom and Joanne from a reference. Upon meeting, our initial opinions of the value of the house were very different but they suggested a strategy that would both satisfy our hopes and priorities with their much deeper understanding of the market realities. They worked hard, kept us well informed and advised without pushing throughout the process. In this very difficult market, we were extremely satisfied with their representation.


Unlike my first realtor who just showed me houses, Tom sat me down and educated me about the home buying process. I felt very comfortable as a first time home buyer knowing that he was so knowledgeable. Tom was extremely attentive, honest, and dependable throughout my transaction. I have already recommended the Tom and Joanne Team to my friends and will definitely continue to do so!

Amanda Rose

I worked with Tom for about 6 months with the purchase of our 1st house in Stoneham, MA. He was very knowledgeable and always got back to me promptly. Even if he wasn’t in the office, he would reply “Not in the office, will get back to you around 2 or so.” That was very helpful as many houses in our target area only lasted a short time on the market. When we found our house, the whole process went very smoothly. He guided up through the process, as we were 1st time buyers. All in all, it was great to work with Tom and we are very happy in our house.

A. Chow

Tom and Joanne helped us buy our first home. They made a potentially daunting process seem causal and effortless. Their knowledge and passion regarding real estate is unparalleled. We will definitely engage their services when we need to find a new home.


I have worked with Tom and Joanne on multiple occasions, and I can say without any doubt there is no other realtor to work with in the state of Massachusetts. Their knowledge of the market combined with the negotiation skills they bring to the table make them an obvious choice for any real estate need. I have recommended that many friends and family use Tom and Joanne, and they have been equally as satisfied. If you are looking for a great experience buying or selling a home, you want Tom and Joanne in your corner.

Kevin O’Neil


I used Tom to buy and sell my house. I would highly recommend him in any transaction that you may need. He and Joanne are extremely knowledgable in the industry and will work directly with you in ever strategic decision made along the way.


Tom sold our house after it had been on the market for almost 3 years. He worked hard to find the right buyer and sold it within a month after he took the listing.


Tom expertly and knowledgeably guided us through the process of buying our first home. I would highly recommend him. Tom was readily available to answer all of our questions and made the house buying process smooth and easy. My wife and I viewed many homes and he made great recommendations based on our preferences. Tom helped arrange a home inspector for us who was top notch. I was amazed how the home buying process took place without major incident and that it was, in fact, a pleasurable process.


He was well informed. He took what our must haves were and those were the only home he showed us. He never went over out price point and he have great advice as to whether a home was worth buying or not. Tom made sure we were well taken care of at our closing, since he had a prior engagement to attend to.


I have used Tom to buy my first house and we are in the process of looking for my next home. I have referred him to many of my friends and clients and have never heard anything but praise. I highly recommend Tom and his team for their knowledge and connections to get things done.

Jason Phevey
North Billerica

Professional and helpful from beginning of the home buying process through and beyond closing. always just a phone call away to help with any questions. Would and have recommended multiple times.

J. Stan

The Tom and Joanne team were exactly what we were looking for when it came time to sell our townhouse. From the very first interview, Tom’s professionalism, knowledge, and confidence shined through. His sales pitch was persuasive without being pushy, and his ability to leverage the Sotheby’s brand brought a lot of marketing horsepower to the table. He brought in a professional photographer, created high quality brochures (not MLS listing print-outs like other Realtors we’ve seen), and helped us to time our entrance into the market perfectly. Within a week of going live we had 3 full price offers. Tom worked tirelessly to ensure that all of the potential buyers were pre-approved and had signed a seller’s disclosure document BEFORE forwarding any offers to us. This ensured they were serious about buying our home. Tom worked with us into the night to complete a final round of negotiations before ultimately down-selecting to a single buyer. Once we had an offer in hand, we quickly set out to find a new house, and Tom was right by our side to lead the charge. We looked at eight different houses on a Saturday, went back to look at one again on Sunday, and had an offer out to the homeowners by the end of the weekend. Tom and Joanne have built an exceptional network of Real Estate professionals over the years, and we were able to take full advantage of this. They introduced us to our lawyer, mortgage broker, home inspector, moving company, etc. The Tom and Joanne team are definitely a one stop shop for getting things done! Tom and Joanne are a dynamic team that always have each others back, as we have been able to witness firsthand. One or the other is always available to answer questions promptly, offer advice, and guide us through the selling and home buying process. We are looking forward to the final stages of closing on our townhouse and moving into our new house, and we owe it all to the Tom and Joanne team. I think it goes without saying that we would recommend them in a heartbeat if you’re looking to sell and/or buy your next home.

S. Avis

“The Tom and Joanne Team are extremely professional and knowledgeable realtors who truly are dedicated to exceptional service. When I was looking to sell my home and purchase another home, they were very honest and accurate in their feedback and their assessments of the value of the properties. They were good listeners and helped me process the decisions I was making at each step of the way. When it came time for the negotiations, they were tactful but highly skilled in presenting my position, and in helping me evaluate when to be persistent and when to back down. The put their relationship with their clients (and future clients) above their own interests and interact with others with the utmost integrity and professionalism. I have recommended them to several friends and will continue to do so as I want my friends to have the same positive experience that I did with my real estate transactions.


I have worked with Tom and Joanne for both the purchase and sale of my home. In both very cases I was very impressed with their professionalism, knowledge of the market and negotiating skills. At no time did I feel pressure to make decisions I wasn’t ready for. For the sale of my home they set the price according to fair market value and strategically marketed my home in a way that generated heavy activity and a bid war. The house sold way above asking price. They continually watched out for my best interests and very much had my back. I highly recommend the Tom and Joanne Team for a hassle free, very professional real estate experience.


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