I moved to Salem with my family in 2002 and have been an agent since 2014. Melina and I have raised both our children here in Salem and we are active in the community. We are big foodies and one of our favorite activities is visiting all the new coffee shops, restaurants, and wineries in the area.
I am a father, an avid cyclist, build model rockets as a hobbyist, and work with my wife Melina to restore and rent old homes in the Salem metro area. I enjoy the carpentry/finish work and the challenge of restoring charm to these old houses. I also am a computer and data geek. On top of doing all the analytics for the company, I developed the back-end for our Salem neighborhood quiz.
My experience restoring run-down homes and being immersed in local real estate data has proven invaluable to my clients regardless of whether they are buying or selling, and regardless if they are interested in fixer homes, new construction or anything in-between. I help my clients identify problems in a home, and determine how much effort any particular issue will require to fix and how much it might cost.
We were very happy with our experience buying a home in Salem with Kyle’s help. He was very quick to respond to our questions and had lots of great advice about neighborhoods and schools. He was also helpful in identifying potential pitfalls with certain properties.
We worked with Kyle to buy a house in Salem, and he did a great job despite the challenges of working largely remotely with a buyer in a different city. He narrowed down our search quickly to the neighborhoods and houses that fit our needs. During viewings, he provided very useful input about the advantages and disadvantages of homes and locations. And when we found a house we liked, he helped us put together an offer that prevailed in a very tight market. While the house was under contract, Kyle advocated for us before we even asked, working with the seller to split the costs of for certain repairs – not an easy thing in a market as tight as this one. If we ever sell the house, we’ll call Kyle.
I worked with Kyle Tomson, and what a great experience it was. Kyle, and the rest of the Tomson Burnham team are very professional. Kyle is skilled in navigating a complex housing market, and is a great negotiator. Every aspect of the process with him was transparent, fair, and well communicated. I will do business with Kyle again!
It’s hard to say enough positive about Kyle! My wife and I relocated to Salem earlier this year. Prior to arriving in Salem, he was extremely helpful in assisting with locating a storage unit, offering options for temporary housing, and sharing information about neighborhoods we might enjoy.
When looking at homes Kyle was very helpful in providing constructive criticism to ensure we ended up in a house with “good bone”. Just before closing escrow on our new home, we ran into a problem – the sale of our previous house was delayed for a week. This caused a ripple effect affecting transactions up and downstream. The whole series of transactions was in jeopardy of falling apart but Kyle coordinated a series of calls with the numerous involved agents in three states. He negotiated timing concessions that allowed everyone to keep their transactions in place.
Thank you Kyle for getting us into our house during this challenging market!
We are so thankful to have worked with Kyle! Almost any realtor can show you homes and prepare documents. When a transaction becomes complicated or difficult is when having Kyle as a realtor working on your behalf truly pays off!! Thank you for your skill, professionalism, communication and hard work!!
Kyle helped us to find an amazing home though we had to talk to him while we were in South Korea. We had to deal with many challenges such as 17 hours time differences, making commitment to offer without seeing the house in person, and so on…. However, Kyle made this process very manageable. First, he is very honest and provide good advice based on our needs also very easy to talk to. This is business but he takes one step or even 5 steps forward to provide best possible service to make customers happy. Kyle I really appreciate your help and we are very excited to start the new adventure in our new home.
My wife and I had a fantastic experience with Kyle, as he helped us successfully navigate a competitive housing market on a tight time frame. His knowledge of the Oregon real estate market was vital to us becoming first time homeowners. Kyle’s estimate of how much our chosen home would go for was spot on, and helped us get a house we’re delighted to call our own. One thing that has really stood out is how incredibly generous he has been with his time. Kyle started sending us listings months before we were ready to buy (and without any contractual agreement to work with him!), was always willing to talk on the phone, and has continued to help us even after closing as we prepared for our move. We highly recommend Kyle to anyone who’s looking for a professional, personable, and responsible realtor.
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