Thomas Kortus Broker

ph: 919.619.5007

A former social worker and pastor, I know what it means to serve as a trusted advisor to people who are making big decisions.
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Fun Facts About Me

Before I Was A Realtor:

Lawn mower. Basketball referee. Construction worker. Juvenile detention officer. Dad. Priest. Lead pastor.

What can't you live without?

Coffee. I literally go to bed thinking about my morning coffee. It’s real bad.

Contest most likely to win?

Corniest dad joke contest. Want to hear my pizza joke? I'd better not—it’s pretty cheesy…

Friday Night:

Listening to live music in a dingy venue with a craft beer in hand.

First Car:

Air-cooled 1967 VW Bus. Confession: I still have a hippie streak.

Places I've Lived:

Seattle, Chicago, Bellingham, Chapel Hill, Durham. I have lived here for 15 years and I LOVE N.C.!

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Reviews on Zillow for Thomas Kortus

Rating: 5 / 5
(83 Reviews) 4 Most Recent Shown

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  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    07/15/2023 - Gregory Samanez Larkin
    Just bought our second Durham home with Thomas a few weeks ago. He’s also helped three of our friends and my mom and sister buy houses in Durham. We worked with another agent before Thomas in Durham and they just weren’t finding what we were looking for. We also didn’t really connect with them or feel like they understood our taste. Thomas felt like a friend we would hang out with right away. He knows what we like and what we might have missed that could meet our goals. We recommend him to everyone we know who is looking to buy in the area. We’d definitely buy or sell future houses with him and will continue to recommend him to everyone. Great experience all around!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    11/09/2023 - 6fzb86yrjk
    Thomas has been such a fabulous realtor to work with through the sale of one home and the purchase of another. He knows how to price, market, and sell a home well so that we got the best possible outcome for our property. Thomas also struck the perfect balance between listening to our ideas and offering his expertise; a skill indeed. He is just easy (and enjoyable) to work with which is so welcome in the stressful house buying/selling time. Thomas is also so knowledgeable about contractors and businesses in the area. Need a fence? Thomas has a guy. Installing new rugs? Thomas can share some great companies with you. There are so many stressors in the home buying process, but having a realtor we could rely on was not one of them.Choosing Thomas as our realtor was one of the best decisions we made. Highly highly recommend to all!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    06/23/2023 - Alex Norton
    Thomas was the perfect person to walk us through the process of buying a home in Durham. His local expertise was invaluable, and throughout our time working with him he struck the perfect balance of being patient with us while also moving as quickly as was needed to ensure we were able to purchase the home we wanted! He walked us through every step of the way and we can't recommend him highly enough!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    10/26/2023 - Mark Shalda
    Thomas navigated a challenging sale due to our circumstances and stuck with it and pursued every lead until we were able to get the right buyer. He then immediately negotiated a purchase on a house that had only been on the market for days below list price. He then helped us deal with financing issues on our buyer side and continues to follow through and up with us well beyond our purchase closing to ensure we have everything we need and all the services we used during the process deliver on their promises. Can’t recommend Thomas enough, you’ll be in great hands!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    05/24/2023 - brianmaiers7
    Thomas was really helpful in guiding us through the process of selling our townhouse. He showed us research on houses that were recently on the market in our immediate area so that we could make informed decisions. He went above and beyond helping us get the house looking great for showings. Buying and selling a house if a big life change for anyone and Thomas is a great person to have in this process is listens well and is attentive to concerns.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    07/31/2023 - laura72993
    I highly recommend Thomas Kortus at Nest Realty! He found us the perfect home. I couldn't be more grateful for his hard work in finding the right place, negotiating for our needs, and walking us through the closing.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/01/2023 - zacharykern28
    Thomas was great to work with. We first met him when we purchased our house in 2018 and enjoyed working with him so much that we used him as our selling agent as well. Both during the buying and selling process, he had a wealth of knowledge about local contractors and led us through the negotiations so that we believe we got what we deserved on the sale (and didn't overpay on the purchase). He remained friendly throughout the years we lived there as well--whenever we needed help finding someone for our HVAC or a terminator or whatever, he had a suggestion.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    07/24/2023 - hanlen emily
    Thomas was awesome! We gave him tight deadlines and needed him to step up in a BIG way! He exceeded all of our expectations. He was patient and helpful and a pleasure to work with! He made what can be a very stressful situation a complete delight and we feel fortunate to have had the chance to work with him.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    06/29/2023 - s c robinson90
    My husband and I had a great experience working with Thomas to purchase our house. Thomas was responsive, available, and eager to help. And he knows Durham like the back of his hand! He provided helpful referrals to others involved in the home-buying process (i.e. mortgage brokers, inspectors, contractors, etc.), and negotiated well on our behalf. We'd definitely recommend working with him if you're looking to purchase a home in the area!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    10/20/2023 - Vikram Kanteti
    Thomas is the most patient and trustworthy realtors I ever worked with. Throughout the past six months, Thomas has been there every step of the way. He has always been very responsive. He is very professional, knowledge and honest. We saw a lot of homes before we found the right one but I never felt any pressure from him. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is searching for a new home or selling one.
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  • Durham, NC 27701
  • 919.493.8383
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