L.L.B, Grad Dip Teach (Secondary), Grad Dip Arts (History), National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) (Level 4)
Tom is a proud Hamilton local, he studied at the University of Waikato gaining qualifications in Law, History and Teaching before setting off to travel the world including spending several years living in England, Argentina and Japan.
Tom then worked in the legal and teaching professions. His legal experience has been a real strength for knowledge of property transactions while his strong communication skills are a result of his worldwide travel and teaching experiences. With a passion for meeting people and providing great service a successful career in Real Estate beckoned.
Having established himself in the Hamilton Real Estate industry Tom is renowned for his thorough planning and professionalism. He has gained a reputation as a top quality real estate professional delivering an exceptional level of service.
Tom is a bit of a 'sports tragic' with rugby and cricket being of particularly keen interest to him. He lives with his wife Keiko and daughter Skye in Pukete, Hamilton. Tom involves himself in the local community through his sponsorship of the local community centre 'Pukete Neighbourhood House'.
Tom Shields was the perfect choice for us to sell our home. Tom, in conjunction with LJ Hooker, made the sale so easy, providing professional advice right from the first appraisal to the final successful sale of the house. Tom kept in contact throughout the process, ensuring we were fully informed to make the best decisions, providing sound advice when we needed it. Working with our young family in mind meant the process was stress free, and we are over the moon with the result. Thank you so much Tom, and LJ Hooker, for a real family friendly service.
Aidan Bigham & Inger-Ann Fagerland
Tom Shields recently sold our investment property in Woodstock, Hamilton. We found him great to deal with, professional, a good communicator and efficient. He dealt with the added complication of one of our co-owners living overseas with ease. But most importantly he got us some great offers in a very short time frame while keeping the selling process as stress free as possible. We would happily use him again in the future.
Corinne & Jacob Cameron
Tom sold a house for us in Huntly from a deceased estate. With us being based in Dunedin, Tom's initiative and ownership of selling the property made the entire process much more simple than we thought it would be. Nothing was a problem. We appreciated Tom's guidance though the sales process and his thorough and frequent communication. The entire process was remarkably simple and the property was sold and settled right on the timeline that Tom provided. Thanks Tom for making a potentially difficult process easy.
Deborah Body, Dunedin
Great agent, very honest and trustworthy and was a pleasure to deal with and would recommend to anyone.
Tom was my real estate agent when I sold my rental property. I found Tom to be an excellent mix of friendly and professional. He dealt really well with my tenant to organise open homes and left me confident that everyone’s best interests were being accommodated. Tom achieved the sale price and conditions that I was after, so I was very happy. I would recommend Tom to my friends and family as an effective and highly trustworthy real estate agent.