A real estate broker since 2004, Tom joined The Buyer’s Agent in 2006 because he knew if he were looking to buy a home he would want that level of dedicated service for himself. He enjoys the single minded focus of serving his buyers. He believes The Buyer’s Agent represents perfection in an often flawed profession.
“The ability to give 100% of your time, energy and dedication to each and every buyer is the hallmark of what the real estate industry should strive to achieve. The Buyer’s Agent was developed out of a deep concern to represent those who were under represented and it is this commitment to integrity in the buyer/broker relationship that I subscribe,” he noted.
Tom and his wife Kelly attended Appalachian State University (he has a BS in English Education) and chose to continue living in the mountains, moving to Asheville in 2002. They are raising their children here, and the family loves riding bikes and hiking the trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Tom challenges himself by endurance cycling on the Parkway toward Craggy Gardens and exploring running trails for marathon competition. He and Kelly enjoy a date night out at Bouchon, a local French restaurant downtown.
Owner of Oddfellows, an antiques store in the Biltmore area, he imports European antiques including period furniture, stained glass and home accessories. Owning the store helps him understand what it means to furnish a home properly and help clients envision themselves in a home. His background in home remodeling allows him to assist clients in working out renovation plans and budgets.
Tom’s previous work includes teaching English and wrestling as the high school level, owning a restaurant in Atlanta, and consulting for a private company assisting public housing agencies – all these jobs include skills and experience that help him serve clients today.
“I feel blessed to be a part of the Asheville community and look forward to sharing that blessing with new and old faces alike in the years to come.”
What Tom’s Clients Say
Tom’s expertise of the different areas of Asheville was essential in finding a house that was perfect for my family. My husband and I trusted Tom’s professionalism through the process of house buying. He was very knowledgeable of the area and was able to work hard for us as our agent. We bought a beautiful home, for a lower price than the asking price, and Tom handled many of the remaining details. The seller contacted Tom an inordinate number of times, but his patience and professionalism in dealing with the seller’s persistent inquiries made the transition to our new house go smoothly. As acquaintances/friends think of moving to the area, I immediately give them Tom Haskin’s name as a person who will work hard for them to find their new home.