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Highly recommend Thomas J McGroder & Donna E. Hunter of Thomas J. Real Estate.
I don't even know where to start, it's been a long road. Thank you so much of the incredible kindness, patience, understanding, guidance and expertise you have shown us. You would of though that we were buying a one million dollar home!! We will always remember all the memories we have made with you good and bad!! You were there to continuously reassure us when we lost hope and that meant so much to us in the moment, We have finally brought our home  (Dream) and we are forever grateful to you. You are such a wonderful person Tom. I am sure we will remain in touch because not only are / were you our buyers agent we now consider you a friend. 

PS. Donna, Thank you for coming along for the ride with us. You helped to talk us out of some very bad decisions!! It was amazing getting to know you and for you allowing Tom to spend so much time with us!!
Noelle & Zach King

Review of Donna Hunter & Thomas McGroder, REALTORS®

I would highly recommend Thomas J Real Estate if you are looking for the ideal location in the Sacandaga area. I first reached out to Tom in April of 2017 to see if he was aware of any summer rentals that were available Memorial Day to Labor Day. We were looking for a house, not a camp. He quickly responded and we were able to secure the perfect location in Edinburg on South Shore Drive. During this time we explored the area and decided it was the place for us when we retire. We started searching online to see what we could afford and immediately decided to reach out to Tom again for help. Our primary home is almost three hours from this location and we required a relator that we can trust to make decisions for us and represent us during the on-site visits that we were unable to attend. Tom and Donna arranged for almost everything to be done on a weekend and what couldn't be done on a weekend they attended on our behalf. They even made sure there was oil in the furnace so the house was not freezing during the house inspection and appraiser visit. They are the definition of a "full-service" company. From the first walk-thru to the closing they were there with us every step of the way - even to calm us down when we got nervous since this was our first experience in the home purchasing field. Their experience and advice helped us to purchase the PERFECT house in Northville that fit our needs. There is no other company we would use.
Timothy & Desiree Potvin

Review of Martha Dietrich, REALTOR®

Our experience with Martha Dietrich of Thomas J Real Estate was a great one. Martha showed us many houses and also lots that were for sale on the Great Sacandaga Lake. We ultimately ended up buying one of those lots where we will build a new home. Martha was very professional, friendly, and always had the answers to all our questions. She promptly returned all our phone calls and emails. Martha would always be willing to work around our schedule in our search. We highly recommend Martha for any of your real estate dealings and wouldn’t hesitate to use her in any of our future real estate needs.
The Fitzer Family

We’d happily recommend Donna Hunter and her office

Would NOT be here if it wasn’t for you……we cannot thank you enough for your local knowledge and attention to detail. Ever grateful.
Would HAPPILY recommend you and your office.
PS: Thanks also for the gift certificate and the wine and sodas. Henry was most impressed!
Linda & Henry

Thomas J Real Estate helps another 1st time home buyer

Donna & Tom,

I am filled with joy and excitement now that I am in my dream home. I couldn’t of done it without you and Donna. You both went above and beyond and I am appreciative for all that you did. I can not thank you enough!!

I will be spreading the word and letting people know how amazing you two are.

Katie was a 1st time home buyer who stopped by Thomas J. Real Estate’s office and spoke with Tom & Donna. Katie was looking to purchase a home and had hoped to find one in the Town of Edinburg. A few days later a home came on the market. Donna and Tom scheduled an showing for Katie who then submitted an offer which was accepted.

If you’re in the market for a new home give the Professionals at Thomas J. Real Estate a call and they will be happy to assist you also. Thomas J. Real Estate has 2 offices to assist you.

Realtor Donna McGroder was very knowledgeable with home sales

Realtor Donna McGroder was a great help to us and had alot of knowledge of the area. I would definately recommend her to anyone and have. We ended up finding the perfect home for us after a long search. Donna was very patient and understanding. Donna is a great Realtor & person and I am greatfull for all the help she gave us in searching for our home.

Real Estate Broker Thomas J. McGroder gets the job done

From start to finish Thomas McGroder made the sale of our home a smooth and easy transition. To begin with, Tom came to us with a credit qualified buyer, with a serious interest in a lakeside home making great use of our time and expectations.

Once the deal was struck, Tom was there, answering our many questions and offering professional guidance throughout the entire transaction. For us, selling our home was an undertaking we could not have foreseen. A large house, years of memories, packing and relocating – at times it was overwhelming. Tom, together with his wife Donna were there with endless knowledge from their successful experience to help us pull off this feat. They helped with advice on packing, what to do next, relocating with pets, etc…

Now that we have settled in a lakeside rental villa, which the McGroders were able to find for us, we are ready to purchase another home. Without hesitation, Tom is our “go to” realtor. He instantly had a list of homes for us to look at, keeps adding in more homes as they become available, continues to answer our many questions, and again is helping us through the next process.

Buying and selling a home is a huge and very personal life changing event. Tom is honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable. He runs his company with the professionalism of any large corporation, yet makes his clients feel comfortable and special.

We highly recommend Tom as a buying and selling real estate agent, and are so very pleased with our experiences with him.

Real Estate Agent Donna McGroder was great to work with

Donna McGroder was great to work with. My wife and I felt instant comfort working with her every weekend to finally find our dream. Once we made an offer, Donna was helpful in guiding us through the process and did not force anything our way. She is a true professional and family oriented agent! Would recommend to anyone looking in the Orange county NY area.

Another home sold by Martha Dietrich Realtor

Realtor Martha Dietrich was great to work with. She was very familiar with the area and was very knowledgable. Martha understood our preferences and made sure to show us houses that fit within them. Martha was very instrumental in helping us achieve our goal price. Without Martha and her ability to work with the sellers agent, we would not have gotten our house.
Nancy Byrne

Highly Recommend Thomas J. Real Estate

I want to highly recommend Thomas J Real Estate for all your real estate needs. Thomas McGroder and Donna Hunter are truly professional. During the sale of my home they both helped me greatly during a complex sale. Tom and Donna both have extensive knowledge of the area and have impressive contacts to be able to answer any question you could come up with during a sale or purchase, from how to get tax records on-line to knowing a contractor to give me an estimate for a possible change to property. They were both available any time of day and spent lots of time with me helping me analyze offers. Tom and Donna went above and beyond what I expected helping me move the heavy furniture and picking me from the airport to helping me sell my tractor! They always asked what more they could do to help. You will not be disappointed when you hire Thomas J Real Estate for any real estate need you have!

If you’re in the market for a new home or if you’re looking to sell your home give the professionals at Thomas J. Real Estate, Inc. a call.

Real Estate Agent Thomas J McGroder makes things happen

Honestly, Real Estate Agent Thomas J. McGroder makes things happen, and in my case he did most of the work of the buyers and sellers agent while only earning his 1/2 of the commission, and was far more on the ball and far more helpful than my attorney.

I live in TX and only had a few days in January to look at seasonal camps. Tom McGroder and I had communicated by email for several weeks prior to the visit and had identified several properties to look at. I also had appointments with several other agents in the Saratoga to lower Adirondacks region and in the lake country in Vermont. Of the four agents that I worked with during that week Tom was the most helpful.

He worked for me as a buyer’s agent and I was very grateful to him for calling attention to structural issues with one of the houses that I probably would have missed. The house that we finally bought was not one on our original list, but one that he though would interest us after he got to know me better. We ran into some serious problems during the negotiations as the seller’s agent was non-responsive, and had misrepresented some things about the house. I was back in Texas and Tom managed the process of inspections for me, being on the scene for all of them.

After we had completed the purchase Tom continued to help us out by holding a key and providing it to contractors, and by agreeing to meet the cable installers at the house so that everything could be taken care and ready for us when we returned a couple of months after the sale. When I was trying to schedule the closing my attorney’s office was not keeping on top of things, and was not paying attention to the terminal dates for the purchase contract and for the lock in on my interest rate. I am grateful to Tom for reminding me about these looming deadlines, and for insuring that the paperwork for the lake permit transfer was up to date and that I knew exactly what to do to transfer the permit.

Honestly, tom makes things happen, and in my case he did most of the work of the buyers and sellers agent while only earning his 1/2 of the commission, and was far more on the ball and far more helpful than my attorney. I have bought four houses and sold two so far, in both NY and TX, and of all the realtors that I have worked with Tom McGroder has been FAR AND AWAY the most helpful, honest, and professional. And he really knows the Sacandaga market, and area, and provides excellent advice about contractors and service providers. I would not even consider another agent for any future real estate work in Tom’s area.

I cannot recommend Thomas J. Real Estate more highly

Tom McGroder was a fabulous real estate agent through every step of a difficult sales process for me. The sale was difficult emotionally because I was selling a 100+ year old house summer home that my family had owned for 45 years, at the bottom of the market. Tom helped me through every step, giving me sound advice and concrete help on preparing the house for sale. He and his team used professional stagers to make the house look amazing. He had a better understanding of the house’s value than other agents I had interviewed, and when we were ready to list it, he did an amazing job marketing the property. An acceptable offer came in just six weeks after listing. When the buyer’s side had challenges to closing the deal, Tom made sure my interests were protected at every step and helped both sides move forward to closing. He even came over and personally helped me carry some of the 100 year old junk out of the basement before closing. I have since become a Realtor myself (in Atlanta GA) and the more I understand this business the more I appreciate all the ways that Tom McGroder went above and beyond other agents in terms of service, expertise, and dedication to his clients. I cannot recommend him and his team more highly.
Valerie Singer


Thomas J. Real Estate Inc.
Lic. Real Estate Broker
78 Northville Rd
P.O. Box 895

Edinburg, NY 12134
Phone: 518-863-4691
Fax: 866-211-3920

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