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Thomas Yates Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Vanguard

Thomas Yates

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Coldwell Banker Vanguard

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  • Golf Course Communities
  • Existing Home Sales
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Relocations
  • New Construction

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Agent Highlights

Thomas gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Jacksonville agent by 20%.
Thomas is a SFH expert - working with over 66% more single family homes than the average Jacksonville agent.

More about Thomas Yates

I was born and raised in Van Nuys, California where upon graduation from Notre Dame High School, I joined the U. S. Navy and served for four years on board The USS Halsey (CG-23) out of San Diego. After the military, I moved to Jacksonville in 1981 and was employed by the United States Postal Service as a Clerk at the General Mail Center, Jacksonville. In the 31 years that I spent with the Postal Service, I served in many public service positions including Postmaster positions in the following cities Whiteville, Tn., Interlachen, FL, Keystone Heights, FL and by the end of my career, I was serving as the Postmaster in Starke FL. I have been married to my wife, Janie, since 1985. She retired as the Information Systems Manager for the United States Postal Service, Gulf Coast District in 2013. We have two daughters, Kira and Candice and one grand daughter Kaylee. We have ...
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Florida State College at Jacksonville


NAR Licensed, GRI, MRP, FAR Licensed, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Move Safe Certified

Uses tools, technology, and practices to help keep you safe.


Presidents Club 2015, Pinnacle Award 2016, Silver Club 2017, Platinum Award 2018

License Number

SL 3280304

Thomas Yates's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Tom was wonderful to work with in finding us the perfect home. He was very organized, communicated effectively, efficient in all his work and an overall delightful professional. Tom was a breath of fresh air for my family as we navigated the waters in moving to a new area. He was very supportive and understanding of our military lifestyle, which placed my husband and I at ease. We highly recommend Tom to anyone!

      - Greg and Stephanie Grant
    • Tom Yates is a very professional and knowledgable real estate agent that we would highly recommend. His attention to detail was evident from the start. The photos of our home were beautiful and the marketing material was excellent. His prep work had our house under contract in 2 days! We couldnt be happier with the process from start to finish. Always there for us with any questions or concerns.

      - Brian and Jenny Stout
    • I have now made two real estate transactions with Tom facilitating the transaction and both have gone very smoothly. The first was the purchase of a property, while the second was the sale of a property. Tom was present at both closings and saw the transactions through to closure. I am now in the process of utilizing Toms services yet again. Thanks Tom!

      - Barry and Leslie Bransford
    • My wife and I chose to utilize Thomas Yates to sell and buy a house. During the process, Tom kept us in the loop on the status of the transactions with personalized emails every couple of days. Thomas also calls to ensure that we understood the what, when and why's of the process. The result was my wife and I feeling very at ease with the process and never hesitating to ask a question.If you are looking for a Real Estate Professional that is knowledgeable about our market and cares about you as a customer, I would highly recommend Thomas Yates

      - Aaron and Stephanie Pratt
    • Tom is an extremely knowledgeable real estate agent and has a wonderful sense of humor! It is stressful when thinking about buying a new home and he knew just how to put us at ease. He took care of every detail and responded immediately to every question or need we had to finish the purchase. He also knew what to require before purchasing this home and made those recommendations or even took care of getting them for us when we agreed. We consider him more than a real estate agent. He has become a true friend!

      - Stephen and Susan Dickinson
    • Tom is great! He has been a blessing through the entire home buying experience. I have known Tom for almost ten years and he is an outstanding guy. He was always very honest through the entire process, which made me feel very comfortable. I totally recommend him.

      - Natasha Ballard
    • My requirements for a home were very specific. Tom never gave up, he checked listings daily and showed me many homes until I found exactly what I wanted. He never seemed frustrated with me, though he certainly had every right. Without hesitation, I would recommend him if you are looking for someone who will listen and be responsive to your needs. In the process, I not only got my home, I gained a friend as well.

      - Marilyn Moody
    • In searching home listings in the Jacksonville area, we met Tom. We had a very short timeframe in which to purchase and close on our home. He sent us all the listings within our criteria so we could review them and let him know the ones we were interested in viewing. We met at the first home where he handed us printouts of each listing we were going to view. He had them organized in the order in which we would see them so we could see them as quickly as possible with no "back tracking". We selected our home on our second trip. The next task for Tom was to set everything up so we could close as quickly as possible. This was accomplished in 10 days since it was a cash offer and all inspections had already been completed. We have dealt with numerous real estate agents over the years, and no one has ever done the job as well as Tom did. He followed through even after the closing to make sure we were happy with the house and everything was working as planned. We very highly recommend Tom. He listened to all our needs and exceeded all our expectations.

      - Bill and Ann Dalton
    • Tom is a get things done kind of agent. He attentively listened to our concerns and took an active interest in getting the house marketed and sold. He has an honest and personable nature which makes working with him a pleasure. He walked us through the selling and closing processes. The house was sold in a timely manner and for a fair price. We can't say enough positive things about Tom. We highly recommend him if you are interested in buying and/or selling a home.

      - Randy and Krisen Collins
    • There is no doubt that Tom Yates is the best Agent you could have. He took a personal interest in ensuring a quick sale for a fair price. He went above and beyond his duties as an Agent to stage our home in order to get professional photographs while we were out of town, he made some minor improvements rather than having us hire someone and he handled every detail; large and small. We were very lucky to have had Tom handle the sale of our home. It was under contract in 15 days

      - Frank and Christi Stephens
    • Mr. Tom Yates is an exceptional realtor. He really listens to what you want in the sale and purchase of a home. We just finished selling our house with Tom, he made this process as quick and easy as you would hope. We had a different realtor before Tom and that realtor did not get us one offer in 6 months. We then hired Tom and we had multiple offers within weeks of hiring him. Now he is helping us find a new home, he emails us daily with homes that he thinks we would be interested in. Tom puts in extra time and is basically available 24/7. i would recommend Tom Yates to anyone!

      - Jennifer Lavaron
    • I am preparing to retire and wanted to downsize before retirement. Tom came to the house did a walk thru explaining how to properly present the home and to have great curb appeal. So the home was staged and great pictures were posted. The outside was manicured. Tom stayed in constant contact thru out the process. He also came and removed piles of brick and other concrete items left by the previous tenant. He guided me thru the closing process. In all it was a great success, now I can look forward to retirement and time with the grandkids. Thanks Tom

      - Rocky Bolin
    • My wife and I had a great experience with Tom Yates. Our home was on the market for two years when we asked for Tom's help. We had our first offer just days after Tom listed it. He uses a professional photographer and I believe this helped. We then negotiated and closed on a smaller lake house in the area that we had had our eyes on. It was a hectic time period for us but I couldn't imagine going through it without Tom Yates

      - Ted and Linda Stanley
    • Our journey with Tom started while we were in Hawaii. He was great with communicating with us from afar. He made buying our first home go flawlessly. It was seriously the easiest process ever. We are so thankful to Tom for everything he did for us before, during, and still after buying our house.

      - Justin and Tammy Karstens
    • As a first time homebuyer, I had many questions about the process and wanted to make sure I made good decisions about my first home. Tom was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the process easy for me. I was inexperienced with this whole process and Tom was very patient and very willing to answer every question and explain everything in detail. He is very responsive - emails and phone calls were answered very quickly and thoroughly. He always made sure I knew where I stood in the process and if others were not responsive, he was on top of things advocating for me and working very hard for me. Im very appreciative of all the hard work he put into making this happen for me. He made sure that everything was handled properly and that there were no surprises. He really looked after me and my best interest and I believe he went above and beyond! Everything went smoothly thanks to Tom. I couldnt be happier. This is my first home, but definitely wont be my last real estate purchase. Tom will always be MY Realtor and I wouldnt recommend anyone else! Im very thankful to have him as my Realtor

      - Brittany Jones
    • Tom is a fantastic agent for buyers and sellers! After other realtors failed to sell our home, Tom got it sold at list price quickly! As buyers agent, he helped us find our ideal new home and was active throughout the process all the way to closing. You can't go wrong choosing Tom Yates as a realtor. Thanks Tom!

      - Gary and Jennifer Lavaron
    • There isn't enough space to describe everything Tom did for us in our search for a house! Our situation was complicated by the fact that our former house was being taken through eminent domain. We had to find another home, but the timetable was nebulous, to say the least. Tom stuck with us through thick and thin. He is the best realtor we have ever worked with. He deserved so much more than the commission he ultimately earned when we finally closed on our new home. We are lucky buyers - we made a friend for life! If we ever move again, you can bet we'll only deal with Tom.

      - Bruce and Loretta Cloud
    • My husband and I highly recommend Tom Yates. Tom has represented us in both the selling and buying of real estate. He is an attentive, thorough and professional real estate agent! Any questions or concerns we had in our transactions were quickly responded to by phone, email or text by Tom. You can't go wrong enlisting Tom Yates as your agent when buying or selling real estate!

      - Don and Carol Doan
    • Excellent realtor, took the time to get to know us and our taste of home styles. Went above and beyond to help us find our home. We searched homes and property for years never finding our style and desires within our price range. Tom always took the time to show us homes and researched information, all while never being pushy. Once we found our home Tom went out of his way to help us close within 18 days

      - Jeff and Ann Topping
    • Tom recently helped us find and purchase a new home in Green Cove Springs. We are not first time homebuyers and have dealt with realtors in 4 states during nearly 30 years of Army service. From the very first time we met Tom, we were impressed with his knowledge of the local market and neighborhoods. He listened when we described what we were looking for and took us to look at homes that filled the bill in every regard. He candidly told us what he thought about asking prices. I particularly appreciated his insights into potential maintenance issues and the covenants and restrictions in some areas. On the first day, we made an offer on one of the homes we looked at, and Tom represented us ably in negotiating with the seller's agent. The seller didn't accept our offer, but Tom worked the whole time the decision was pending to find other homes we would like, and we had a contract in place to buy a perfect house the day after the first seller declined. Tom advised us throughout the process, and we appreciated his attention to detail, candid advice and exercise of due diligence on our behalf in negotiating with the sellers and builders we talked to. I strongly recommend Tom if you want an efficient, knowledgeable, thoroughly professional agent.

      - Wally and Patty Bransford
    • Our experience with Tom was absolutely wonderful. Tom is very professional, detail oriented and knows how to get things done right. Our home sold quickly for full asking price and everything went very smoothly. Tom also went above and beyond, walking our Golden retrievers when we couldn't be there for a showing and helping us find a short term rental until our new house is built.

      - Tim and Suzanne Leaver

      - Gene Conner
    • Sold my house in days, was very informative, and communicated well throughout the process. i couldn't have asked for anything more. Was on time, each time, and even helped align some work to be done on the house.

      - Samuel Hansel
    • Tom Yates as my buyer agent handled the entire transaction in a competent and professional manner. He even went the extra step of viewing the property to familiarize himself and gather on-site information prior to my seeing it. He also made recommendations on the bidding process including some aspect of which I had previously been unaware, such as escalation clauses. Because of his help, I was the successful bidder. I highly recommend Mr. Yates as an agent for buyers or sellers of any northeast Florida real estate.

      - Danny Oakes
    • As a first time home buyer, it goes without saying that I was unsure of the process and was in dire need of expert guidance to ensure I would achieve a successful closing. I was referred to Tom by a close relative and his service throughout the entire process was nothing less than excellent. It was very evident that Tom was always focused on my best interests which made the process much less stressful since I knew I had a seasoned professional on my side. Again, I am extremely satisfied with Tom's service and will definitely be referring friends to him in the future.

      - Logan Doan
    • Tom was the best, you will not be disappointed. Tom was attentive to our needs and did a great job with everything from pictures to closing details. He was never to busy to return a call or text. I did not worry about one thing and neither will you. He has a very calm demeanor and is extremely honest. Always kept us updated before I could ask him he was letting me know how things were going. If you want a smooth deal then choose Tom.

      - John and Joyce Greiner
    • This was our fourth real estate transaction with Tom and there is a reason we will ONLY use him for buying or selling real estate. He is the BEST out there! In our most recent home sale, Tom sold our home in less than a week at full list price! Tom is an expert in the area market and is in contact every step of the way. He's a true professional that goes above and beyond for his clients - every time

      - Ron and Michelle Jarrell
    • Honestly, I could not have had a better realtor. Whether that is looking for a rental property or finding your dream home, he will get you what youre looking for. He is also the most down to earth friendly guy, and really does take care of you. My husband and I were first time home buyers and knew nothing about the process. He walked us through everything and helped us understand what we needed to do, and even explained things that we had no clue about. It would probably have been a horrible experience had we not had Tom. He was so patient and timely with us, always kept us up to date. There was one time where we were running late an hour and he still stuck around the house to insure we could do our final walk through. He is honestly one of a kind and there is no other realtor who will treat you any better. Thank you so much Tom!!

      - Kelly Tong
    • Mr. Thomas Yates is an outstanding Real Estate Professional. Our situation is not unlike many families in the Jacksonville area where it was time for our Mom, who had lived by herself since the passing of my Father several years ago, to move into a senior retirement community. Tom was compassionate, kind and exhibited such patience with my Mom and our family. His knowledge of the Market and his business contacts resulted in a contact within two days of putting the home on the market! We could not have found a better professional to work with! We would recommend him without hesitation.

      - Corine Green
    • If you are looking to buy or sell a house, Tom is the person to see. Over the years I have bought several homes and my experience with Tom is, by far, the best ever. He knows the area, he knows what to look for when looking at a house, he knows the neighborhoods.He respects your opinion and does not push to make a sale. He helps point out issues and has a great understanding of the market so that a reasonable offer can be made.Friendly and capable, he was with us on every step of our way in the purchase of our house. I cannot recommend him enough

      - Ward Zimmerman