As a person who has the ability to easily conform to many different situations, REALTOR® Tom Dobrinski has a knack for adjusting to the needs of his clients. A large part of this includes understanding his clients’ priorities so he can help guide them in a more personal and trusting manner.
Before beginning his career in real estate, Tom worked in the food and beverage industry for most of his life. He has managed high-volume restaurants, like BJ’s at the Tacoma Mall, and smaller operations, like The Harmon Brewery in Downtown Tacoma. Tom has also had experience in managing fine dining restaurants, like Salty’s on Alki in West Seattle, and he even owned and ran his own donut shop in Puyallup. The common link? Customer service! For Tom, it’s all about making each and every guest feel like they’re the most important person in the building at that time. Similarly, Tom understands that buying or selling a home is a very important part of someone’s life and they need to know that their real estate agent will go the extra mile for them.
Tom lives in Puyallup, and he loves cheering on the Seahawks, bicycling, and has a special interest in vintage motorcycles. He also enjoys working with Charlie’s Dinosaur Foundation, and has hosted coat and food drives for the local community through his small local business.
Q: What can clients expect when working with you? How do you typically communicate with them?
A: I have a more relaxed approach, and I try to exceed the expectations of what an agent’s duties are. Years ago, I was a server in a Mexican restaurant before the popularity of Mexican dining took off in the late 1970s. My approach was more of an interview process with my guests to find out what they liked and disliked so I could make suggestions on orders. The feeling of that personal touch set me apart from others and increased my overall focus on guest satisfaction.
Q: Why are you excited to join Windermere Professional Partners?
I compare WPP to a successful high-volume restaurant company like BJ's or Bahama Breeze. The standards and expectations are set at a level that, if followed, will provide great results. Also, the clear direction and support to reach your goals is unmatched in the industry.