Tom Gavin's Home Team

REALTOR®

When you think of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime, buying a selling a home will most likely be on your list. When it comes time to move, it’s important to find an exceptional REALTOR® who is experienced, honest, ethical, and passionate about helping you achieve your real estate goals. Why work with only one agent, when you can utilize the customer service skills and dedication of a team of experts?


WHY TEAM GAVIN

Team Gavin is a top producing team backed by the global marketing powerhouse of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. We have 112+ years of experience behind us that provides us with state-of-the-art marketing tools, programs, platforms, and websites to get the job done for you. We believe preparation is key, and the best interest of our clients always comes first. We love what we do, and it shows! Our enthusiasm comes from our love of people, expertise in sales, and a commitment to making sure all our clients receive white glove concierge service.

We have an in-depth understanding of the Maryland real estate market, with special emphasis on the Harford, Cecil, Ann Arundel, Carroll, Howard, and Baltimore County areas. We are skilled at  finding properties that make our clients feel like they are truly "at home" and go beyond the scope of traditional real estate agency, guiding our clients through every step of their real estate transaction, from A to Z.

Our team has participated in a broad spectrum of transactions, from:

  • Investment Property
  • New Construction
  • First-time Home Buyers
  • Rentals
  • Foreclosures
  • Resale Residential
  • Condominiums
  • Single Family Homes and Townhomes

We have a special passion for serving the military.


OUR VALUES

Creating “win-win” scenarios between buyers and sellers

Innovation in everything we do as a means of sustaining a leadership position in the industry

Honesty in all our dealings with clients

A desire to work hard and exceed our clients’ expectations

 

THESE VALUES GUIDE EVERYTHING WE DO.

 

Yes, we are a small team. That is the way we want to keep it so that you will always receive our undivided attention. You will be treated like a valued family member who we want to get the best possible deal for. Give us a call today! You will be glad you did!

      ~Tom and Damarys

 

MEET TOM GAVIN

Name the 3 most important decisions in a lifetime, and purchasing and selling a home likely could make your list.

My name is Tom Gavin.  Realtor, business leader, and world class student in customer service skills.  Honesty & integrity, along with a maniacal attention to detail, are foundational beliefs I begin and end each day with.

My co team member, Damarys Ayala and I pledge to always think ‘client outcomes’.  Yours.

Heralding from a small New England town instilled in me the importance of living my life according to a set of standards.   Relocating to Maryland while growing my business, I’ve now lived a majority of my life here.  Not sure at first how long I was going to stay when I first arrived over twenty years ago, I caught on to the similar ways people live their lives here.  Ways in which I was raised. Roots are important here and those values are passed down, generation after generation.

In less than 6 months after arriving, I had decided that with as much opportunity as was presented to me here, I was crazy for thinking there was more anywhere else.  I stayed.

Two things I did struggle with.  I just could not come to grips with this passion the locals had for sitting at a picnic table picking away at a crustacean from the Chesapeake Bay and become practically filthy from the process.  What?!?

All this work and I still craved for a burger 2 hours later??  Welcome Tom, to his first Maryland Crab Feast.  I have learned and now possess the how-to skills close enough to be thought of as a native Marylander.

The other issue I had was …  folks here root for the wrong baseball team.  Sorry.  When you’re born in Montague Massachusetts all catholic babies emerge from the womb a Red Sox fan.

Can I help with your real estate dreams?

Spend 5 minutes with me. You'll know quickly if your goals for listing match our skills.

I won’t make promises here. Only 2 assurances.  Here goes …

  • If I or my teammates feel we can help you, we’ll say so.
  • If for any reason we feel we cannot, we’ll say so as well.

How about a cup of coffee, perhaps a piece of pie, share a few stories with each other and explore what areas best that Tom Gavin’s Home Team can best serve you?

 

MEET DAMARYS AYALA

My name is Damarys Ayala - the other half of Team Gavin. I am motivated by relationships. People energize me. For that reason, this business is a perfect fit for me.

Originally from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, I traveled the world with my family while my dad served in the military. We lived in a melting pot of cultures, including San Juan, Costa Rica, Germany, and Massachusetts.

I was always fascinated by the differences in homes from one region to the next. It’s no wonder I went into real estate some eleven years ago. Committed to family and faith, I enjoy volunteering at Mountain Christian Church alongside Tom. Depending on the season, I can also be found rooting on the Orioles and the Redskins. A second-degree black belt in Taekwondo, my belief in daily self-improvement along with my drive to succeed carries over into my work ethic. I am passionate about our clients’ dreams and will strive to do all I can to help you achieve them.

What sets me apart?

  • A passion for industry knowledge that keeps me abreast of the latest trends in the industry. I love to learn. What factors determine market trends? What variables determine prices and rates? Research and study are an ongoing process if you want to serve your clients in the best way possible in this industry.
  • An obsession for customer care along with a sincere empathy for the occasional challenge a seller or buyer may face is the engine that drives me.
  • Fluency in two languages.
  • A real team approach. Tom and I play off each other’s skills. One plus one equals much more than two when you hire Tom Gavin's Home Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

 

Now, tell us more about your move.

 

What is the trigger for this change? We find that when we understand this, we can better help you reach your goals.

This is a really fun business. It is a privilege and an honor to work with people as they make such a momentous decision.

 

Our clients are more than a business transaction. For us, it's personal.

 

Call today and tell us about your dreams!
C: 443-966-0692 | O: 410-515-2000

"We were incredibly impressed by the team of Tom Gavin and Damarys Ayala. Tom is knowledgeable, responsive, and highly skilled in negotiating. Damarys brings substantial local knowledge, analytical detail, and impressive procedural knowledge to the team. During every stage of our home-selling experience, the team covered every contingency. We would gladly recommend Tom and Damarys to any of our friends or family selling a home."

  -Amber, Client

"Tom Gavin and Damarys Ayala have been fantastic to work with before, during, and even after our purchase. They spent months working with us to find not only the right property fit but the perfect fit for our financing needs. They actually listened to what we said we wanted as well as needed for our family, taking the time to get to know us personally to ensure they helped us the best way possible. Their experience, knowledge, and amazing relationships they have in the local communities gave them the ability to head off any hurdles we encountered throughout our buying process (even when WE were the hurdle!). You cannot go wrong working with them and I would highly recommend them to anyone, friends and family included."

  -Rob and Angela, Client

"Tom and Damarys are professional and knowledgable about the real estate market. They go above and beyond for their clients and are very good at communicating each step of the way. I highly recommend buying or selling with them!"

  -Angie Myers, Client

"My husband I have bought a total of five houses and sold four of them in our lives between 1994-2016. Working with Tom Gavin and Damarys Ayala have totally changed our entire perspective of how we once viewed realtors based on past experiences: they were vultures who stretched the truths and concealed defects to sell houses; they were too aggressive and pushy at times and too apathetic other times in wanting to know what we really want as buyers or sellers. The worse part of working with various realty companies was that we always ended up with Agents without personalities and were all about the business. After working with Ayala and Gavin to sell our property in Owings Mills, Maryland, this perception has all changed. Because we relocated to another State and largely communicated via phone and email, they never exploited us with the disadvantage of not being there and kept us abreast of what was going on every step of the way. They are a team who are "people persons" with great "

  -Dr. Kibbi, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
5 Bel Air South Parkway, Suite 1467
Bel Air, MD
21015