On Sunday October 19th, 2012, our local newspaper, the Medford Mail Tribune published the winners of the 2012 Reader's Choice Awards, which included every category from the best restaurant in the area to the Rogue Valley’s favorite Realtor.
After tallying all of the votes from Southern Oregon, it was announced that I was among the top two favorites for this year’s Realtor category!
TOD HUNT, Broker, ABR
On Sunday October 23rd, 2011, our local newspaper, the Medford Mail Tribune published the winners of the 2011 Reader's Choice Awards, which included every category from the best restaurant in the area to the Rogue Valley’s favorite insurance agent, to Southern Oregon's Favorite Realtor.
After tallying all of the votes from Southern Oregon, it was announced that I was the overwhelming #1 favorite for this year’s Realtor category!
TOD HUNT, Broker, ABR
Why hire me to be your Realtor?
Whether you are a buyer or a seller, assisting you achieve your real estate goal requires more than exercising the requisite knowledge to show property, draft a contract, make a flyer or plant a for sale sign in your yard.
Here is what I deliver to every one of my clients:
• Readily Accessible and Responsive — You can count on me to be responsive to your needs for prompt, courteous and knowledgeable “hands-on” service. I am available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and assess your goals and prospects 7 days a week. I return phone calls, emails and texts promptly.
• Regularly keep you apprised of progress— I commit to making your purchase or sale as effortless for you as possible by scheduling necessary activities with forethought, expeditiously dispensing with potential snags when unavoidable, and keeping you informed in a timely fashion every step of the way.
• Setting realistic expectations up front — I take the time to listen to you and work collaboratively to develop a plan of action to achieve realistic goals. I involve you in the process at every turn so that as a team, we will all know what our goals are and how to track and measure our success.
• Employing state of the art marketing tools — With our buyer sign call capture technology, and an unsurpassed global and local internet web presence, we not only know how many people are looking at one of our listings, but who they are and how to contact and qualify them to show and sell them the house.
• Provide a thorough evaluation — I will assist you in assessing the value of an offer to purchase by comprehensively comparing and contrasting the amenities of the subject property with those of recent area listings and sales, while accounting for the influence of prevailing mortgage interest rates and real estate market trends.
• Thoughtful execution of knowledge, experience and research— With 15 years experience in the real estate & title/escrow field, and 3 years as a Medford Planning Commissioner, I can properly assist you with the zoning, easement, boundary, inspection, well, septic, & water rights issues that influence a property sale or purchase.
• Advocating for You. As your advocate, I will act in your interests – fully revealing both the positive and negative attributes of a property or an offer – so that you can make the best decision that is right for YOU.
I have been invested in the real estate business here in the Rogue Valley for the last 15 years. For 7 of those years I was employed by First American Title as the Marketing and Sales Manager where we increased our market share to become the leading title insurer in the valley. During my tenure, I instituted a very successful and respected continuing Realtor Education program.
Much of the curriculum for the education program I developed was the result of my own personal experience in the real estate business as a broker, as an owner and developer of my own rural property and as a City of Medford Planning Commissioner.
As the Education Director, I researched and published several books for Realtors and property owners-including a book on wells, one on septic systems and one on living in wildfire country. These publications can be viewed online at:
I earned a Business Administration/ Marketing degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1980, and a graduate degree and teaching certificate in History from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1998.
For 13 years, I was a commercial print consultant in San Francisco, and worked 18 months in real estate publishing in Livingston Montana before relocating to the Rogue Valley in 1998. Born in Massachusetts, but raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have traveled extensively around the globe. My Russian born wife and I have 3 children and enjoy tending our 10-acre mini-farm here in Medford. Other interests include politics, history and numismatics - particularly foreign currency.
I not only value the relationships I have with my clients, but the relationships I have built with my fellow Brokers. This business requires that we exhibit and exercise the highest level of professional conduct. To best serve our clients and our industry, I believe we as brokers must work together to support an atmosphere of mutual cooperation, ethical dealing, effective communication, and highest integrity.
TOD HUNT, BROKER, ABR
INTEGRITY. SERVICE. RESULTS!
April 14, 2013 Astute professional!! tod's knowledge and expertise were pivotal in us quickly negotiating a buyer price and facilitating an unheard of closing schedule - start to finish under 30 days. I will recommend him to all my friends and colleagues in search of buying property, we could not have had a better agent and a more honest partner in this undertaking! K. Anderson
April 11, 2013 Tod was very helpful and knowledgable about negotiating through all the little details involved with completing this sale. His patience and guidance through the sometimes frustrating delays and processes of the short sale were outstanding. He was very respectful of both the buyer and seller and tried very hard to have things go as smoothly as possible. His help was much appreciated. M Harris
February 21, 2013 We had been looking off and on for land/home on the Rogue River for about two year. We had gone to Schroeder Park when I saw a sign from The Atlas Group. We followed the signs to property that was overgrown and found a short sale house/lot of our dreams. Tod came out the next day and showed us around and we made an offer. Tod made it very easy for us to get through all that is required for the short sale and explaining the process. Since we live about 15 hours from the property we needed someone to keep on top of what was going on and Tod did this for us. M & T Tenove
January 23, 2013 How it all began is, Tod was recommended to my parents when they were looking at buying a home. Their experience with Tod was great so naturally when my wife and I started looking for our first home, who else would we go to but Tod.From the start, Tod informed us of the USDA loan that we later went with which gave us the ability to purchase with no money out of pocket. Then he turned us on to a few qualifying homes in the area. After putting bids in on a couple of places, only to be out bid, with the price climbing past our budget, Tod mentioned the possibility of building a new home still utilizing the "no money down" USDA loan. After talks with the developer, the builder, and their listing agent, Tod had the whole deal moving. Once the financials all went through, my wife and I were on our way to obtaining something we never thought possible in our current situation. We are now happy home owners and will be recommending Mr. Hunt to everyone we know that mentions buying THEIR next home. S & T Hoyt
November 30, 2012 Tod was patience personified as we were in no rush to purchase and not decided on what exactly we wanted to buy. He knew the area very well and the pluses and minuses of each option. His availability was excellent and he worked well with listing agents. He had excellent knowledge of the bureaucracy of rural properties although we didn't end up buying one. J. Kerr
September 7, 2012 I recently bought my first home in Medford and it was a great experience for my wife and I. Tod was really helpful and very knowledgable. He made the whole buying expierance very easy. He would point out defects in the homes if there were any. He really try's to make you choose the right home for you. What I mean by that is that he won't try to sell you a house just to close a deal. He really wants you to feel as comfortable with what you are buying. Tod also has a great sence of humor. I can't even remember how many times he made us laugh. I would recommend Tod to anyone looking to buy a home. He will show you houses pretty much when ever. That really surprised us. By the way the people Tod works with are great. The process was really one to remember. Thank you Tod for all the hard work! Antonio and Celia
September 6, 2012 I know that it is hard for a person to receive five stars in each category, but to Shirley and I he is the best. I have been in project construction for 60 years and I have had a lot of real estate experiences. Tod is the first I trust completely. We just closed two housing deals in a new market to us and Tod held our interest first throughout the long and changing situation. Tod is extremely knowledgeable, honest in advising on the many properties that we considered, and has to be the hardest working agent in town. We were impressed by Tod's quick response to each phone call and our many requests concerning real estate, community clarifications and personal matters. Tod is the best. Herman Burnett
August 6, 2012 Tod, Amber, and the team at The Atlas Group did a fantastic job from start to finish listing and selling our home in Central Point, Oregon!!! Tod constantly kept his finger on the pulse of the market to help us locate potential buyers and the future owner of the home. He communicated in detail what needed to be done from beginning to end. We are extremely happy with his knowledge and expertise with short sales, we could not have asked for a better Real Estate Broker. Once the contract was signed, Tod introduced us to Susie Smith at First American Title who helped expedite the closing/signing process. Thank you Tod, Amber, The Atlas Group, and Susie at First American Title. Jason Wells
June 20, 2012 Tod is exceptionally passionate about what he does. He provides outstanding guidance and extreme professionalism. His knowledge extends far past the real estate industry, into all other aspects that come into play: the negotiation progression, the legal aspects, the inspection and appraisal processes, the lending/mortgage side, etc. With Tod as our partner, I knew we were guaranteed to make very informed decisions.Tod’s hands-on and personal approach is unparalleled in my experience. He assisted us very patiently, was available whenever we needed him and went to great lengths to accommodate our busy schedules. Tod took the time to get to know us and genuinely cared about finding us a home, not just a house – not matter how long it took.We could not have asked for a better Realtor. Working with Tod was enjoyable at all times and his determination resulted in us getting the home of our dreams - we cannot thank him enough!I highly recommend Tod to anyone looking for a pleasant, smooth, and successful real estate experience. Erika & Bryan Boutwell
June 18, 2012 Tod was very patient and helpful through the time we were listed with him. He gave great suggestions to bring in more clients to view the home. He worked very hard with the best marketing and getting the exposure that we needed. I appreciated his communication with us and kept us up to date on what was happening with the market and gave great suggestions to renew peoples attention to the property. I would work with him again if needed and plan on recommending him to everyone I know who is thinking about buying or selling their home. Mary K.
June 7, 2012 Tod helped us buy our first home in Phoenix Oregon in May 2012. We got referred to Tod by someone that had worked with him in buying a house in the past. We couldn't be any happier with that referral. Tod provided amazing services and showed us many houses till we found one we loved. He is very reliable, honest, supportive, full of knowledge, and returns phone calls,emails, texts right away. Tod is by your side till the end of the transaction. We highly recommend Tod to anybody that is looking into buying or selling a house, you won't be disappointed. Thank you so much Tod!! Victoria and Manny Rodriguez
May 23, 2012 This was our second transaction with Tod and we can't recommend him highly enough! He helped us avoid a legal matter, and saved us money, by using his intelligence, experience and negotiation skills. Thank you again Tod. Sue Kreul and Rich Larson
April 10, 2012 We searched tons of houses and made many offers and Tod was extremely helpful and supportive through all of it. It took us a lot of time to finally find what we wanted and we never felt rushed or presured into buying a house. It was great working with him and I would definitely recommend him to anyone that I know and go through him again. B & M Williams
February 6, 2012 Tod was amazing helping me buy my first home. We must of gone out to see about 30 homes, until I found my perfect house. Tod made me feel like he really cared, and was always pleasant and willing to help. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Thank you so much Tod!! E. Travertini
January 31, 2012 Tod was available immediately to help us starting at the first phone call and ending at the close of the sale. He is the most professional and knowledgeable Realtor we have ever met. He has a lot of expertise and we will definitely be using him as our Realtor in the future. He was always working to be our representative. We never had to wonder with Tod. You will want to call him. It wont be a waste of your time! P & A Summers
September 13, 2011 Tod Hunt in my opinion has to be the best real estate agent I have ever met. He helped me purchase a home recently and went above and beyond what you would even think an agent could do for us. Just great guy to deal with on a professional and a personal level. Chris Leiter
September 1, 2011 Working with Tod was truly a pleasure. Not only was he extremely competent, but also very patient and flexible with us. We took a LONG time to make a decision on the right house to buy and at no time did we feel either pressured or neglected. Tod took the time to really understand what we wanted and always made us aware of anything new that may fall into our little "box". He showed us a lot of houses and thankfully, in the end, everything lined up just perfectly. We feel that if we ever had a house to sell, Tod would be our first choice there too. A terrific asset here in the Rogue Valley, if your looking for a professional, honest, knowledgable realtor...Tod has got to be your choice! Kelli Sparkman
August 16, 2011
What my wife and I loved about Tod is that he is very detail oriented . He pin pointed things about the houses we took a look at that we would have never noticed. I think what makes Tod a successful Agent is his positive attitude, patience and taking the time to find a solution. Tod worked with us for about 12 months until we found the right home. Tod presented himself in a very professional manner, We are pleased to recommend Tod Hunt without hesistation.
August 15, 2011
Tod helped my husband and I buy our first home and we feel very fortunate that he was the one who was able to help us through the process. His attention to detail and his ability to think ahead to help avoid or plan for possible road bumps helped a great deal and made the whole process flow smoothly. He was always very responsive and his expertise was invaluable. We have recommended Tod to friends and family and recommend him to anyone out there looking for a true real estate professional.
6-27-11 I wanted a house and it was my good fortune to connect with Tod Hunt. With Tod's expert guidance, we conducted a multi-city search for a house to fit my housing needs and my financial realities. Thanks to Tod, I ended up with the right house and for the right price. He noted flaws and glitches only evident to a trained eye, which would need costly repairs in the future. When you want a seasoned, diligent and knowledgeable real estate agent, connect with Tod Hunt. He is truly a pro! G. Percey
June 13, 2011
I have the utmost respect for Tod and the work that he does. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone for their real Estate needs. Tod is not only knowledgeable but he is patient and kind as well. He gave us honest opinions about the properties that we viewed and gave us the guidance and support that we needed to help us find our dream home!
May 3, 2011
As a home buyer new to the Rogue Valley, I made the right decision by choosing Tod Hunt of The Atlas Group as my agent.
Tod was skilled in listening to me and understanding my needs and preferences in a house, as well as utilizing his extensive knowledge of the Valley to find the perfect match for me.
Once I found my house, Tod negotiated and managed a very favorable and stress-free purchase transaction. He kept me informed every step of the way.
I have purchased and lived in seven different houses in three states over the past 30 years. Tod is by far the most professional, knowledgeable and genuine of all the agents with whom I have worked.
April 30, 2011
Tod was very professional, responded quickly to all inquiries, and worked tirelessly to find me the perfect home. I was very particular in what I wanted, and wanted it for the lowest price possible which was not an easy task, but Tod helped me throughout the whole process, which in my case took several months because of all my requirements for my new home. He never got tired of showing me houses or taking care of the negotiations. I ended up wanting a short sale house, and he walked me through the entire process. Tod was invaluable in my home search, and I would definitely recommend him to all my friends, and I have already provided several referrals. Excellent realtor!
January 19, 2011
My wife and I would like to thank you for being our real estate agent during our recent home purchase. The knowledge and dedication you demonstrated throughout the entire home shopping and buying process was exceptional. We appreciate how you took the time to listen to our needs and then create a customized list of houses for us to look at. The list provided us an efficient and effective way to make use of our limited time.
Building trust with a realtor takes time, and you made that process quicker than average due to your high level of professionalism and treating us with respect at all times. You showed a true desire to make sure we found the house we wanted and that we were satisfied with our choice.
We would recommend you and your expertise to anyone in the market wanting to buy or sell a home. Your dedication and effort far exceeded our expectations and we look forward to working with you again. Thanks again for all of your help and consideration.
Daniel L. Clark
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