Tom Sommers


Tom Sommers

Tom Sommers

Phone: M: 952-994-7204 952-994-7204 mobile
Phone: O: 952-994-7204 952-994-7204 office
Office: Coldwell Banker Burnet
10450 185TH St W Ste 100
Lakeville, MN 55044-6696


What can I say that doesn't sound contrived or would come across as just another sales person trying to sell you something? Have you given any thought as to what you are looking for in an agent? From my perspective as a real estate agent, that is one of the many questions you should be asking yourself. My role is the same whether I am representing a seller or a buyer.  To give you the best representation and customer service that I can from beginning to end.

If you are a home seller looking to find an agent to represent you in the sale of your home, I have so much to share with you.  I can't do it in this format, but I am only a phone call away.  I will answer all of your questions and help you to determine if I am the right fit for you. There are many important points to consider when choosing a Realtor to represent you.

If you are a home buyer looking for a real estate agent to represent you in the purchase of your next home, we need to meet face to face as well. Showing you, homes is only about 10% of what I do for you as your agent. Being prepared can be the difference between getting the home you want and losing it to another buyer.

Either way I am glad you found me, and I want to help you if I can.  I have been a licensed agent for 15 years.  I have sold over 60 million dollars’ worth of residential real estate. I was voted one of the top 100 most influential real estate agents in 2016.  I am committed to your success.  Call me and let’s get started today!


"To whom it may concern, I would recommend Tom Sommers as an agent for selling or buying a home. He guided me through the entire selling and buying process. When we met for the first time, Tom was friendly, professional and compassionate. Tom is a proactive sales professional. He did not wait for the opportunity to come to him but rather looked for ways to increase online views and showings. He helped me understand the pros and cons of the offers that came in and helped navigate through the process once I accepted an offer. From start to finish with selling the townhouse, Tom was available to answer questions and trouble shoot ideas. He gave his recommendations and honest feedback. With coordinating selling my townhouse and buying a single family home, Tom worked with me to find the perfect home for me and my boys. While viewing houses, he was knowledgeable in pointing out items or areas of interest; whether a potential red flag or a great feature. There was never an"

  -Dawn R, Client

"It is always a pleasure working with Tom! His knowledge and experience are second to none. He makes the entire process fun from start to finish."

  -Mike Leonard, Client

"Tommy is the real deal! A calm, knowledgeable, agent who can set your mind at ease so you make decisions confidently. I actually enjoy giving my money/business to people who make me feel like it was well spent! Thanks for everything, and everything that's upcoming, Tommy Sommers!"

  -Randy E, Client

"Tom is great! We were first time home buyers and we could not have had a better person to guide us through. He helped us get things done when they needed to get done and kept us calm when things didn't go as planned. He was always ready with the next step "

  -Rachel Williams, Client

"Tom Sommers is an excellent real estate agent. He's helped my family and my parents with the home buying/selling process. He's SUPER thorough and makes you feel like you're his only clients, although he's a very busy man. We highly recommend him for all of your real estate needs!"

  -Nicole Christopherson Sundt, Client

"So glad I called an old friend. Best realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We sold my sister's house as part of the clearing of an estate. Tom went way above and beyond helping in so many ways that really made a difference. Tom had a wonderfully effective marketing strategy, kept us informed all the way through. He graciously handled complex situations that arose with our best interest. I'm so happy with Tom's skills as a realtor and his work ethic that he fully put on board for our real estate transaction. He made a stressful situation better with a successfully ending. Highly recommend the great experience! Thank you Tom"

  -Mary Skarnes, Client

"Tom Sommers is 100% professional, and dedicated to giving you the best service you'll ever be provided. Highly recommended!"

  -Chris Bernes, Client

"If you are either buying or selling, you can't go wrong with Tom Sommers. Learned so much from working with him. Pointed out so many critical things I had never even thought of as important. There's so much misinformation floating around out there, I was glad to have someone to show me what things were really going influence the value of a property. Highly recommended!"

  -Brandon H., Client

"Tom is a kind and classy realtor. You are in good hands with Tom."

  -Kevin Stafford, Client

"We tried twice, 6 months apart to sell our townhouse. The second time our realtors only strategy was to drop the price of our home dramatically. We talked with Tom and listed again...he sold it in 4 days without driving our home price down. He has real, tried and true up to date marketing practices. He's earned our families trust for a lifetime."

  -Maria Armstrong, Client

"I had moved away from my beloved city for fifteen years. When returning, I felt compelled to look for a home in my familiar neighborhoods. Knowing the changes that had happened around town, Tom convinced me to expand my search to better suit my needs. He was right, and I have never been happier in a home. I recommend Tom Sommers highly in all aspects of your search for a new home, or to assist you in selling your current one."

  -Jonny Clifford, Client

"Mr. Sommers is a professional through and through but is very down to earth, has a warm, caring demeanor and a good sense of humor when the time is right! I highly recommend him!!!"

  -C. Crafton, Client

"Whether buying or selling, Tom has YOUR best interests in mind. Highly recommend him! Smart, reliable, consistent, and great sense of humor."

  -K.A. Pederson, Client

"Down to earth and all around great guy. If you are looking for a home you can trust Tommy 100% to find the right one for you."

  -Jonathan Hawkins, Client

"I know Tom Sommers, and he is a personable, and astute professional. He knows the Real Estate business, and is also friendly, and helpful."

  -Terri Bey, Client

"Tom was amazing helping me sell our home quickly after having to move out of state for a job transfer. He understood the complete process and navigated us through everything, from start to finish. He made the entire sale quick, easy and stress-free - even though we were 1500 miles away. I can't recommend him enough. Call him for any of your real estate needs! "

  -Kate Kaminski, Client

"We were fortunate to sell a house that quickly is amazing. Despite its deficiencies, it is a good home and in a good location. But – having someone you feel you can trust; who has the time and patience; who you can call and talk to on short notice; and who knows their job, I believe, is equally important. For us, Tom Sommers was that realtor. Jeff F. "

  -Jeff F., Client

"Due to the unexpected death of my brother, his house needed to be sold. Tom Sommers was extremely sensitive to our personal situation. They advised us on what cost effective improvements should be made to ensure a quick sale. In addition they did extensive research of comparable sales in the area in order to determine the best sell price. We sold the house within 48 hours with a top dollar offer. Overall, they helped us make the best out of a difficult situation. We highly recommend enlisting Tom and Vicki Sommers’ professional expertise for your real estate needs. Sarah A. "

  -Sarah A., Client

"We had previously been told by numerous realtors that we would not be able to sell our home in the current market and that if we decided to sell we should be prepared to take a substantial loss. Having several factors in our lives that required us to relocate, we continued our search. We landed on one of your website and were quickly impressed with the experience that you would bring to the table. After our first meeting, you gave us a quick no BS evaluation of our home’s marketability. We would be able to sell for more than we had anticipated, but you did caution us that that homes had been averaging 60 – 90 days on the market. We made the decision to list the home. You aggressively marketed the listing and within the first 4 days we had 12 showings and an offer for the full asking price. Now came the tough part, we had to find a home that met our criteria of location, bed / bath, square footage, and with a closing date that would correspond to the sale of our home. "

  -Jon C., Client

"Tom had a big task in finding the perfect home for me and assured me after months of looking, in a down market, with the clock ticking, that I would find my dream home – even when I thought it wasn’t going to happen! Once I did, we ran into difficult situation, after difficult situation with the sellers and their agent. Tom always found a way to smooth out any situation, no matter how difficult! If you are in the market for a home and want a realtor that will truly work for you, Tom is the realtor for you!"

  -Charlie C., Client

"Tom was our agent for the purchase of our first home. Tom knows real estate backwards and forwards. He explained everything we needed to know, and took the time to point out things about which we didn’t even know to ask. He listened carefully to my wife and me– after looking at homes with us for a while, he had developed a very good understanding of our style and what we wanted in a home. Tom is enormously patient and truly cared that we found a house that we would love calling our home. I think the most important thing about Tom is that he is 100% competent; he always did what he said he would do; he was always where he said he would be; he was always in communication. There are so many things to have to worry about in the process of buying a home– and with Tom, worrying about what our agent was or wasn’t doing was not one of them. And that is simply priceless. Thanks, Tom! "

  -David S., Client

"om works hard for his clients. He always answered all my questions and quickly got me up to speed. Tom always followed up and is great with communication. He has an excellent grasp of current market conditions, knows how to market a home and how to get a buyers attention. He had our home listed on over 4000 websites and utilized social media to our advantage. It seemed like everyone knew our home was for sale, it was really impressive. The custom video he created of our home and put on Youtube was really incredible. His attention to detail made for a smooth transaction from the very beginning all the way to the end. If you want a recommendation of a real estate agent you can trust that will get your home sold, you need to hire Tom! Highly recommended! Sheila O. "

  -Sheila O., Client

"Dear Tom, Thank you so much for helping us find our new home. We are really happy here and getting settled in box by box. We were so impressed by your commitment to helping us find the right home for us and not just trying to make a sale. Not only did you help us get a great deal you also helped us through the whole process from beginning to end. Thank you for being so patient and showing us all of the different homes that you did. It really helped that you knew so much about the housing market we were looking in all the way down to specific neighborhoods. It has been a while since we have bought a home and could not believe all of the paperwork! Helping to guide us through that made the process very easy. We really appreciate all you did to help us and will not hesitate to refer you to family and friends. Any buyer that doesn’t have you represent them is missing out on an incredible home buying experience. We highly recommend you hire Tom Sommers."

  -Phil & Rose K., Client

"To Whom It May Concern: My husband Jeff and I had contacted a friend in the Real Estate business to help us sell our home. She has had some personal issues she is dealing with so she referred us to Tom. At first we were a bit skeptical but we thought we would meet with Tom as a courtesy to her. The first time we met Tom he completely surprised me and within 15 minutes of him being at our house, thoroughly impressed me. He had marketing strategies I had not seen from other agents we had interviewed, logistics, facts and a theory that provided hard core numbers (I am a numbers girl). We knew that Tom would be the agent that would list our house for us. I am not an easy customer nor am I easy to please and Tom always had a smile on his face and was always willing and ready to help with whatever I threw his direction. He is a complete professional with incredible knowledge in his business and I would highly recommend Tom to even my family or closest friends. "

  -Kim O., Client

"Mr. Tommy Sommers. My wife Crystal and I were so confused about how to shop for a home in these troubled times, with foreclosures on the up and qualifying getting harder and harder. But your experience, knowledge and perseverance and pleasant demeanor got the job done in record time! You answered all our questions with precision and honesty. You were and simply are the best realtor on the market today! Sincerely, Chris T. "

  -Chris T., Client

"Hi Tom, I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and effort with selling our home. This was not an easy thing to do considering we were working with Bank of America. You were always there for us and kept in touch every step of the way, you have amazing communication skills and the fact that you had to make so many changes to the purchase agreement because of BOA you were always making those changes so quickly and back to the bank for approval. We were truly blessed to have you as our agent in this process, you made it all possible for us to move on in the difficult times we were going through. I would highly recommend you to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home!! Thank you for everything you have done for us and hopefully one day in the future I will be in a position to buy a home and you will be the one I call to use as my agent! Thanks again for hanging in there for us and making the sale of our home possible! Mary S. "

  -Mary S., Client

"Great people make great sales happen!! Our house was sold within days of it’s initial listing. Tom & Vicki were nothing but professional from the get go-advising us on updates and pricing, following through on questions and assuring us as the sale was finalizing. Their professionalism guaranteed that the process went smoothly from start to closing. You definitely want them on your team! Rick C. "

  -Rick C., Client

"I chose Tom Sommers to be my Real Estate agent to sell my home thru a short sale and I am glad I did because Tom was more than an agent, he became my friend. Tom was there with me every step of the way, He represented, advised and counseled me through the entire process making it very easy and calming in a stressful situation. In a few years when I am ready to purchase a new home, I will not hesitate to have Tom be my agent because of my positive experience and what he did for me. I have recommended Tom Sommers to be an agent to my Family and friends and I will recommend him to any one I come in contact with. Tom is more than an agent, he became a friend for life. Best Regards, Jeff S. "

  -Jeff S., Client

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Sommers for being the greatest Real Estate Agent that we have ever worked with. My husband and I have not bought or sold many houses, but a couple a piece. We both feel that the experience we had with Tom selling our house was as good as it could get. He sold our home for $25,000 more than the other three agents we interviewed suggested we list our home for! Tom actually took the time to do a detailed market analysis of our home before he suggested a list price. Tom is so thorough, thoughtful, consciences, helpful, personable, and delightful to work with. If we ever buy or sell again, Tom Sommers will be the first person we will call. We keep extra business cards of Tom’s and hand them out to anyone that mentions they might buy/sell. I can’t make a bigger recommendation than that. Thanks Tom!! Michelle M. "

  -Michelle M., Client

"We had an amazing experience in selling and purchasing one of the biggest investments of our life thanks to Tom Sommers. We did a lot of research on reputable and successful real estate agents who had sold homes in the area of our last house. We needed an agent that was known in our area to be able to get our home sold in a down market. Tom was wonderful to work with putting our home on all of the widely used websites for buying and selling homes, utilizing social media to get the word out about our home, doing open houses, communicating with our lender/bank on top of educating us as sellers and most importantly listening and communicating with us regularly. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience especially at the time we were selling our home and the out of the ordinary situation we were dealing with. When it came time to purchasing a new home, we could not have imagined using anyone but Tom. Bradley K."

  -Bradley K., Client

"I highly recommend Tom as a listing agent. I was very impressed with the amount of effort he gave while selling our house. It was evident that he did a lot of research before recommending a listing price, and he did a fantastic job with marketing. Tom was very helpful and responsive throughout the selling process, and it was obvious that he has a great deal of expertise. I have had some bad experiences with agents that are lazy and/or incompetent, but with Tom I never doubted that I was getting his best effort, and he clearly knows what he is doing. Thanks again for your help, Dustin R "

  -Dustin R., Client

"My wife and I our new home buyers and we have to say We don’t know where we would be if it wasn’t for Thomas Sommers from Edina Realty. We knew very little about the whole process, but Tom walked us through the whole thing from beginning to end. He gave us the expertise and knowledge from his extensive realty career to not only purchase our dream home but even beat out a cash offer for an amazing price! We couldn’t be more thrilled! We recommend Tom Sommers to anyone looking to purchase or sell their home, he will not only give you expert advice but will give you the peace of mind knowing that he has your goals and best interests in mind. Thank you Tom Sommers!!! Extremely Grateful, Andrew & Camille "

  -Andrew & Camille, Client

"I could not have been happier with hiring Tom Sommers as my real estate agent. From the moment we sat down in our living room and discussed a “game plan” for the future, to the day we closed on our dream home, Tom was there for us every step of the way. Dan & Keri "

  -Dan & Keri, Client

"Tom, I was so happy that I found a realtor that saw me through until the end. This is very hard to find since we have had realtors that only did the bare minimum. But with Tom Sommers, we got way more than we expected, and it was awesome! Not only did he help me with the process of the short sale, he dealt with BOTH mortgage companies (I had two mortgages on the place) and kept me in the loop with everything he did. I never had to wonder what was going on in this process. The best thing is the marketing that he does. It takes a LOT more than just posting a property to the MLS. He took a video tour of the property, and listed on tons of different websites. Our listing got tens of thousands of views in just the first few weeks! It was awesome. We had so many showings and then the offers started coming in. Long story short, Tom got our home sold!"

  -Richard H., Client

"The process of finding our first home started with a listing on Craig’s list with Tom Sommers. I knew as soon as we met him that he was the realtor for us. We wanted a house but really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Tom helped us from the very beginning explaining everything along the way. He was very understanding. Tom was very flexible and scheduled all of our meetings at our convenience. His patience was an essential part of the process as we went from house to house over the last year and a half. He knew exactly what we were looking for and what we wanted in a house. We really trusted his opinion on things. Tom was with us every step of the way: open-houses, return visits, setting us up with a great mortgage company and signing the final papers. In the end, we found our perfect first house and couldn’t be happier. "

  -Cat & Kelvin R., Client

"Tom Sommers excels as a true real estate marketing professional. Tom’s communication with us during the sales process was outstanding. You won’t find another realtor more internet savvy to market your home. We felt that was a key component in the sale of our home. We highly recommend Tom Sommers as a great fit for anyone wanting to sell their home in a timely manner. We gained a future real estate agent and a friend in the process. How many people can say that. Regards, "

  -Brian and Julie D., Client

"I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much we appreciate all the work you did to get us into our first home. You came to us as a referral because the first realtors we contacted made us feel as if we weren’t going to be spending enough money to make it worth it for them. From our very first conversation you established yourself as extremely professional and knowledgeable. Particularly we very much enjoyed the YouTube videos you have out there which helped us learn the different topics and gave us some confidence. Lauren B."

  -Lauren B., Client

"First of all, my wife and I were relocating from western Pennsylvania to the Twin Cities due to a job change. We began the process of looking for a new home via the Internet. Tom came highly recommended and his website is second to none. It is a tremendous tool that assists the buyer in the process. Buying a home 15 hours away is not easy and requires a realtor who understands your needs. After a short weekend trip and a day of looking at houses in the area, Tom knew exactly what we were looking for. He spent the entire day getting to know us and we felt very comfortable that we were in good hands. It should be noted that Tom is extremely thorough, professional, personable, and always kept us appraised throughout the entire process. He was in constant contact with us even though we were so far away. Growing up in the area, his knowledge of the Twins Cities and surrounding communities is astounding. He was extremely helpful in directing us to our eventual home purchase. "

  -Michael & Stephanie R., Client

"I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Tom Sommers as a Realtor. Throughout the entire process Tom was professional, motivated and personable. It would be difficult to find another Realtor with such high standards. Kirsten & Tony P."

  -Kirsten & Tony P., Client

"That was a set back and kind of bums you out not getting a house you thought was going to be perfect. That day Tom took the time to go a find out if it was possible to have a showing at another house that I had almost put an offer on but didn’t. Tom found out that it was still on the market and was able to set up a showing for the house in 45 minutes, he took the time that day to get me up to the house and do a another showing, plus Tom & I went through the house from top to bottom checking everything and checking the things we had learned from the structural engineer inspection I had on the previous house. I made an offer on this house and proceeded to purchase it and I’m extremely happy with the house I purchased with the help of Tom!!! I would highly recommend Tom Sommers to any person that is in the market to purchase a home, Tom thanks for all the leg work and time you put into finding and getting me the right home for myself!!! Sincerely, Bill R "

  -Bill R., Client

"I can’t say enough about Tom leading us through our home selling process. I was offered a job that required my wife and I to move to western Minnesota. The transition needed to be quick. With Tom’s in-depth market data research, he put our minds at ease. I am not aware of any other realtor that puts as much time into his clients and surrounding market data as Tom. I could not have imagined the process being smoother. Tom maintained a very friendly yet professional outlook throughout the whole process. Tom was very quick to return phone calls when we had questions or concerns about anything. His correspondence with interested parties was immediate. Ben & Julianne H"

  -Ben & Julianne H., Client

"Tom, I just want wanted to drop you and the staff at Edina Realty a quick note about the fantastic job you and your staff did in the finding of the property I purchased on Grand avenue in South Minneapolis, You were such a great help in showing me the many other properties until we found this one on Grand avenue. If every decide to move I will be in contact with You and the staff at Edina Realty. Thanks Again Michael T."

  -Michael T., Client

"The adventure of finding our home started unexpectly with Tom Sommers. We were not seriously looking and the thought of selling/buying a new house was daunting. We met Tom at an open house. I knew immediately that this was the guy to get us started. He was calm and confident the entire process. He is genuine and trustworthy. He sold our house at a great price and our family is loving the house we bought. There is a reason why Tom has received so many awards and recognition….he is one of the good guys:) Sarah & Mike R. "

  -Sarah & Mike R., Client

"“Tom Sommers was so wonderful to work with. He paid attention to our needs and concerns, and was very flexible. The list could go on. I will always recommend him to anyone in need of a realtor.” Sara & Ted N. "

  -Sara & Ted N., Client

"We worked with Tom Sommers to purchase our first home. Being new to home buying, we needed to do a lot of exploring (all across Minneapolis) and a lot of learning (what does the word “unique” really mean?). Tom was with us every step of the way. His patience and enthusiasm were essential, as we toured home after home. Tom quickly got to know our needs and readily worked to personalize our experience. He knew exactly when to let us tour the questionable listings we found on our own, when to say “no, that’s not what you are looking for” and how to push our thinking beyond our “must haves/could live with out” list. Tom was with us every step of the way: open-houses, return visits, negotiations with the sellers, figuring out the financials and signing the final papers. In the end, we found our perfect first house! And when our family expands and it’s time for our second home search, we will be knocking on the Edina Reality door, asking for Tom Sommers! Matthew M. "

  -Matt M., Client

"We just wanted to drop you a note of gratitude and thanks for all your help, yet again, in purchasing our home that has now become our dream home. You went above and beyond the expectations of a realtor in helping acquire our house. Your professionalism and knowledge of the local and state markets/ laws helped in making the purchase trouble-free. Thank you so much for tirelessly working to see the purchase through to get us the best deal possible. We are so happy with the service you have provided us and friendship. We will definitely recommend you to anyone that may need a realtor for the sale or purchase of a house. Thanks Again, Ken and Ger "

  -Ken and Ger M., Client

"Tom Sommers started off our professional engagement with a methodology that I appreciate. He provided me clarity on the real estate buying process versus pure persuasion to work with him. Through dozens of viewings Tom garnered the knowledge of us as people and what we were specifically looking for. He was able to make adequate to great suggestions and help us nail down the right home at the right price. In addition to his above par work ethic and professional character, Tom, is the type of guy that you’d enjoy keeping around as a friend. Jason C. "

  -Jason C., Client

"I was looking for a realtor and a house I liked popped up in my neighborhood. I called Tom and we looked at 2 homes that evening and I put offers on both homes after seeing them. Tom was very professional, punctual and gracious. When I said I wanted to buy those homes, he was wonderful and encouraging me to put in good offers for the home. He stopped over at my house where he carefully explained the purchase agreement documents and gave his honest opinion on the homes. As I did put offers on those 2 homes, Tom was patient, stayed late in my house and wrote both purchase agreements so he could submit it asap. He also shared with me that it was better to purchase the home now than to wait later, as another buyer can “s*****” the home from us, which is true in today’s market. After this, Tom stayed in touch with me, offering me guidance and counseling on the purchasing process with the 2 homes. I really appreciate Tom’s professionalism "

  -Jeffrey & Nelya R., Client

"Tom, Thank you for all of your help selling our home. Our research to find the right real estate agent to short sale our home paid off. You were positive going into putting our house on the market, very detailed and a great communicator throughout our entire experience. We really can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us. We look forward to working with you on the purchase of our new home. Sincerely, Erin and Brad H "

  -Erin and Brad H., Client

"I used Tom for both the sale of former home and purchase of my current home. Although I knew many realtors, I was drawn to some of Tom’s posts about the current housing market and the best interest of the home owner. Others just seem to post information about listings in general. The counsel he offered was outstanding. He was patient and helpful with the numerous showings I had him bring me to. Everything he did for me was far beyond what I expected. Lisa M. "

  -Lisa M., Client

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