Testimonials

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Tom McCarthy and his office. They all made this process so easy and as stress free as possible. Tom was extremely attentive, knowledgeable about the industry and gave us valuable information about the process. He also wasn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and inspect the house with us! I am very pleased we used Tom and his office for our home buying process. Highly recommended.

amandagayle0

Tom explained all the nuances of the houses we saw. His knowledge of the area as well as mechanics of the houses is unparalleled. He is still helping us in recommending local tradesmen. We truly enjoyed seeing houses with him.

Frank Bongiorni

Our experience with Thomas McCarthy was superlative. He handled the sale of my 87 year old father's condo with compassion and professionalism. Additionally, his company handled my father's physical move as well as clearing out his condo for the buyer. Tom went above and beyond as a realtor and as an individual. I highly recommend him.

Barbara Falotico

Having Tom as our realtor really made the process easy. he was very knowledgeable and provided great service. Give that this was not a full time home for us we were not there all the time. Tom made this no problem as he took care of everything we needed to do to complete the sale, such as let contractors in to make repairs. Tom gave us his attention when we needed it and he has a good demeanor for the job. I would use Tom again for my next purchase and i highly recommend him.

user732232

Tom McCarthy was most helpful to us in buying our house in Southold. He made certain that our house was available in "move in condition" He provided us with the necessary information and guided us carefully through the steps in purchasing our house. We highly recommend him for his professionalism, high ethical standards and concern for our needs.

user9576769 (Zillow)

Tom is a very professional agent and very nice to spend time with. That's important during a house search, as you do end up spending a lot of time with your agent. He knows the North Fork like the back of his hand and he had an immediate grasp on what we were looking for.

Susan Massari Lombardi

Tom McCarthy and his staff go over and above what the average broker provides the buyer. Their knowledge goes beyond the sale of real estate with expertise in all phases of construction and repair with quick response and answers to any and all concerns. The fact they represent the seller and exhibit such professionalism and caring towards the purchaser exemplifies their genuine concern for both parties.

Leslie and Sal Panico

Thomas McCarthy is a "Super Broker". His knowledge and expertise goes far beyond the real estate world. His ability to understand the whole picture and guide you through is truly what sets him apart. He is a "One Stop" buying and selling power professional.

M Miller

Tom is undoubtedly the broker you want to work with on the North Fork. Not only are you dealing with a straightforward lifelong resident of the region, but you also get the commitment of someone who is the proprietor of his own brokerage firm and the benefit of Tom's experience as a licensed General Contractor as well. He did a great job for us and many of our neighbors!

Dan (Zillow)

I was advised immediately of the best way to present the property and he also advised us the best way to get the house cleaned up and ready to show. By how fast the sale was, he advised quite correctly.

Dillaye Kruse

Tom is a pleasure to work with, guiding my husband and I every step of the way and always there to give us a call back no matter the question we had. He is a busy guy but is definitely attentive to his customers. He also helped us to assure that our house was in move in condition upon closing, including offering many of the resources he had available for us to use. I highly recommend him and would consult with him again in future real estate endeavors.

locrd39 (Zillow)

Tom did a PHENOMENAL job throughout the whole listing, showing and sales process. There were numerous hurdles that surfaced along the way and he and his staff handled them all in an efficient and professional manner. I couldn't be more pleased with the job that they did for me.

GarySwanson7

Very very knowledgeable about the local area and the various hamlets including Orient East Marion, Greenport, Southold where I bought, Cutchogue, Peconic, Mattituck, And Laurel The entire North Fork I will buy and or sell again from McCarthy real estate

hsanta (Zillow)

I have bought and sold houses in MO, FL, NJ and now NY. I first met Tom while interviewing brokers to sell my parents house on the North Fork. First thing I noticed he is a good listener. Tom has been the best broker/agent I have ever worked with. Lets face it each house has its quirks and warts. If you are looking for someone who thoroughly knows the market and can solve those pesky problems Tom is your guy. He thinks outside the box and can help you get that house sold with the best deal for you.

user3017865 (Zillow)

Tom and his team weren't just great with the parts you expect them to be (local knowledge, negotiations, contract, process etc) but he went above and beyond, providing a back up generator when the sellers lost power on moving day, to ensure we were able to close on time! Great advocate, highly organized and professional operation and a wealth of knowledge about all thinks North Fork - highly recommend!

brian kingston7

TOM WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU, MAKE ALL THE WRONGS INTO RIGHTS. HELP LOWER MY TAXES ON THE HOME, SHOWED THE HOME IN SEVERAL NEWSPAPERS . BEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE ON THE EAST END OF LONG ISLAND. GREAT SUPPORT STAFF, RESPOND WITH FOLLOW UP CALLS WITHIN A FEW HOURS. JUST WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED!!!! I WOULD USE THEM AGAIN AND AGAIN....

CAR2539 (Zillow)

1180 August Lane Sold! (10 Days) Thanks Tom! Tom worked With Me on a very Professional level. Tom and his office have a lot of Experience on the North Fork. I was not able to be available during the day, and that did not stop Tom from working with me. I do not take any BS, and Tom's office never gave me any. I would Recommend him to my Family and Friends. Thanks Again, Tom! -- Thomas Rice.

Thomas Rice

Tom was very helpful in the sale of our family home. It had been on and off the market with other realtors for years but it was under his guidance that got the house sold. He was very responsive to any questions we emailed him and kept us up to date on all offers and advised us on the best course of action. He was also very accommodating to the needs of my sister who lived in the house at the time of the sale.

RANASAGASTI (Zillow)

Excellent from beginning to end. Always available, professional, helpful and simply made the process of buying a house easy. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell. Thank you Tom and your whole team!

kmasino3

Tom is extremely knowledgeable regarding the North Fork real estate market and found the perfect home for us. He was always available for our questions and concerns and he and his very professional staff made the entire process for us very smooth and stress free.

mvitucci1 (Zillow)

Tom is the most helpful and professional person in the real estate business. You can count on him for help with moving and also buying. Tom and his crew of professionals make moving easy and also buying. Tom was involved with both my sale of my home and my purchase. Thanks so much!

The Breyers

I had one day to list my fathers house, Thomas came to the house, did an appraisal we agreed the price was right so we listed it. Two weeks later we had a buyer and the house sold a month later. This could not have gone any better. Real Estate Agents are not all the same, this is why Thomas McCarthy Real Estate sell more houses in the area than any one else.

BobBuhler (Zillow)

Tom and his team were outstanding in their attention to detail, understanding our goals and aspirations, making difficult decisions much easier by clarifying the differences and how those differences fit our plan. Ours was a difficult negotiation, Tom worked tirelessly and in the end made it work for us. He is patient and extremely knowledgable and gives excellent guidance.

John & Susan Lombardi

Excellent experience - property sold for listing price two weeks after listing. Extremely satisfied with all aspects of Thomas McCarthy's assistance from preparing the house for showing, negotiating with potential buyers and all details of sale through closing. His real-estate knowledge of North Fork communities was invaluable. I would highly recommend Thomas McCarthy for any Suffolk County residential real-estate transaction.

Rupert62 (Zillow)

Mr. McCarthy and his staff make selling a house seem simple. He is very knowledgeable about the process, mindful of the details and provides expert guidance from beginning to end.

clperham (Zillow)

I found Tom through word of mouth after spending several months trying to purchase a home on my own without a realtor, and becoming increasingly frustrated. I am exceedingly glad I chose Tom. His expertise went beyond housing markets and knowledge of the local area. He understands building construction and codes. He spent several hours with me during the inspection explaining the plumbing/heating and wiring in the house. He was always available when I had a question and always high energy and affable. He gave me confidence that I was making a solid investment in the property I chose. I love the property and can't wait to make the home my own.

claudia724 cm (Zillow)

I would like to thank Tom McCarthy and his team for all their wonderful help in selling my childhood home. Tom listened to what I wanted, he advised, helped and made the entire experience easier than I could have ever imagined. I would recommend Thomas J McCarthy Real Estate Inc to anyone buying or selling a home because he cares and wants what's best for you.

Felicia M Geiger

Our experience with Thomas McCarthy was extremely positive from start to finish. On the onset of the sales process it was clear to us that Tom's comprehensive and high-touch service model was exactly what we needed. With Tom's guidance we were able to add much needed improvements to our home. The overall process went very smooth. We were able to sell our house relatively quickly at a competitive price. I highly recommend Tom to anybody looking to buy or sell on the North Fork.

meehan1471 (Zillow)

Tom made the impossible possible. Growing up on the North Fork, we wanted nothing more than to stay in Southold town and when we saw the house for sale that I babysat at as a kid and that was down the block from my sister, we knew that's where we wanted to be. He and his team navigated the sale of our home and the purchase of our forever home with ease and excellence through what felt like a sea of turmoil. He was always available for every bump in the road (and never once deterred despite my crankiness). He knows the North Fork like the back of his hand, and knows every local from Orient to Riverhead. There will never be enough thank yous or hugs. We could not have done this journey without Thomas J. McCarthy Real Estate!

VictoriaHawkins4

Tom McCarthy was the listing agent to a house we called on. We ended up loving the house and wanted to make an offer. Tom helped us through the whole process. The way he treated us made us feel as though he was family. After our closing he continued to check in with us and offered his assistance in so many ways. We offer the highest recommendation for Tom and are so happy he was on our team. He is a true professional.

jmd505 (Zillow)

Tom McCarthy is unbelievable! He is with you throughout your rea estate transaction every step of the way. Soup to nuts. From preparing your house to sell, being there for inspections and appraisals, etc.Tom's crew can move you out and move you in. There must be more than one Tom McCarthy because he's there whenever you need him. The ultimate professional, Tom is friendly, responsive and is always one step ahead of things. Tom had a price agreement on our house in 25 days. As with all real estate transactions there are bumps along the way. Tom got us over every bump. Thank you, Tom McCarthy.

jdempse2 (Zillow)

Tom made our purchase on the Northfork so easy. From the beginning he spent countless hours showing us our options while never feeling pressured or rushed. When we decided on a property, Tom and his team made the process of executing the purchase seamless from start to finish. Tom's knowledge of the Northfork is unparalleled and can't recommend him highly enough.

Scott Paskewitz

Tom McCarthy and his office staff were exceptional to work with in the sale of my home. Extremely professional, knowledgeable, collaborative, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Tom McCarthy!!

Patrick J Bedell

I gave Tom a wish list of my perfect buyer and he found him in less than 3 weeks. His staff (Charlene and Susan) were on top of their game. Through out the whole process they were courteous prompt and professional. Thank you to the entire McCarthy team!

Cotn57

Thomas McCarthy was a pleasure to work with. Made the process of home buying as easy as could be. Staff was always polite and responsive. Very knowledgeable of the area.

majstcmeat (Zillow)

Tom and his staff deliver a level of service that you do not get with other real estate firms. They know the local market and are easy to work with. Tom's knowledge of building codes and home construction provides an enhanced perspective on how to maximize your return on any real estate transaction and often facilitates a deal which would not happen with any other broker. I have recommended his services to both friends and family and have always received positive grateful feedback. I would not consider any real estate transaction without his input and advice.

Rragonacpa (Zillow)

Thomas is very hands on and very knowledgeable. AS we are buyers from a distance Thomas has orchestrated our home purchase as if we were personally on site. Great guy and great firm. Thanks John and Betty Fanneron

John and Betty Fanneron

Tom helped us to find a home in Southold. He is extremely knowledgeable of the local market and went out of his way on multiple occasions to push through our purchase. Highly recommended.

alex carrington

Tom and the entire staff were outstanding. They are a very cohesive team that works very well together to handle all of the issues and details associated with the listing and sale. Couldn't be more pleased with how we were treated and the entire process. There is no doubt in my mind that none of our other potential realtor choices could have nor would have gone above and beyond the way they did. FANTASTIC Job!

Gary Swanson

Ruthie Love helped my family to sell an inherited property. We all live outside NY, where the property was located, so good communication and responsiveness were essential. Ruthie can’t be beat!! She is knowledgeable, really does her homework, and always gave us timely, complete, and honest information. Advertising of the house was excellent. Ruthie talked extensively with prospective buyers, followed up with everyone, and negotiated expertly. There was no detail too small for her careful hands-on attention, from paperwork to arranging minor repairs. She took care of the property as if it were her own. She even created a beautiful personalized memory book to help capture our family’s memories of the house. After just a few months, we closed a very good deal with very good buyers, thanks to Ruthie. The sale was completed some months ago, but Ruthie has continued to help us and the buyers out with regard to a few small follow-up items. We could not have made the sale without her. And she is just a great person to know on the North Fork. In short, Ruthie is a caring and true professional, who will do a great job for you if you let her.

nmpking (Zillow)

Tom is truly a great person to deal with, he knows his locals and is willing to got the extra mile for them. We know this first hand. If we were to ever come back to Long Island he would be the one we would deal with for real estate.

ljapril61 (Zillow)

We worked with Tom to find a second home in North Fork (we ended up in Southhold). He was truly excellent and we couldn't be more happy that found him! After working with a few other realtors in the area I can honestly say Tom was miles and miles better than anyone else we met. Tom spent almost a day with us taking us around Southhold, showing us the various neighborhoods and letting us walk through every house that was on the market in our price range. After that day, my husband and I both felt like we really understood the town and had a really good sense of what was available and what really mattered to us. What I liked best was that he wasn't trying to convince us of anything - he just showed us what was available and from there we could make the right decision. When it came time to purchase the house Tom was amazing!!! Every single thing we found in the house during the inspection - including really minor things like wanting a few things painted, were taken care of by Tom and his team. The result was a house that my husband and didn't have a single doubt about. Tom is a great guy and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a house!

Kasha Cacy

This is the second outstanding experience we've had with Thomas J. McCarthy Real Estate. First, he sold our house and we were very pleased with the experience. This time around, we purchased a home from Tom. The entire staff, Josh, Susan and of course Tom, lived up to the positive experience we had the first time around. We would not consider using any other broker. I wholeheartedly recommend Thomas J. McCarthy Real Estate for his knowledge of the market, his integrity and professionalism.

user77729132 (Zillow)

Tom is a super guy, and was patient with us as we navigated through selling our home and buying a new one here in Florida. He is very personable and a responsible realtor. We would recommend Tom as an experienced and caring agent.

jeanmosmer7

Recently we sold our house with the help of Thomas McCarthy. He was at all times professional, conscientious and a pleasure. He hit the ground running with our listing. He advertised weekly, did numerous " Open Houses" and showings. There was constant updates and feedback. When we got an interested buyer, he was attentive to detail and always accommodating to all parties involved. Always taking a personal interest in every aspect of the sale and physically being there for all inspections and walk-thru's. I would strongly recommend, Thomas McCarthy to any seller who is presently planning on selling their home.

Beppi Gramazio

Great guy, great result

Jim Anderson

Everything was handled quickly and efficiently. The office was also very pleasant and efficient in assisting in transferring phone numbers and aiding the buyer by supplying them with information regarding utilities acct numbers, services previously used and the service providers. All went well. They also assisted us in obtaining a temporary rental.

ityldu

We would strongly recommend Tom and McCarthy Realty. Tom was such a pleasure to work with. Tom is an expert in all phases of construction, home improvement and building so he was able to identify issues and point out things we didn't think about. Tom was also very patient with us as we searched for our new home. The whole team at McCarthy Realty was helpful from the beginning of the process all the way through closing. Being a local, after the closing, Tom was able to provide references for some improvements we wanted to make. We consider Tom a friend and hope to see him socially around town. You wouldn't make a mistake working with Tom and McCarthy Realty.

jbo23

Expedited the sale of my home. Facilitated the buying of a condo. Expertly had his team renovate the condo to my satisfaction. An example of all-in-one shopping and placement.

twinoak (Zillow)

McCarthy Real Estate worked with us to find the right property to meet our needs. Tom and his team were always accessible and willing to make a variety of suggestions and options. We feel chose the most trustworthy agent and team, Thank you!

JM7122 (Zillow)

Overall great experience. I would recommend Tom and his staff to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.

Kevin Cotton

We listed 3 properties with other real estate companies and they all sat with no activity for over a year so we then listed them with Thomas J McCarthy Real Estate. Two of the properties were in contract within 3 days of listing and sold. The 3rd one was a hard sell but it too sold quickly. Tom is a pro and has answers to all your questions and he takes care of everything. The whole process with Tom goes very smoothy and quickly.

BirdHaus92 (Zillow)

SOLD!

My husband owns and operates a coffee shop in town. You’d be surprised how much you can learn about a town from a barber, a bartender, or the fellow who serves you coffee and a breakfast sandwich. From all the gossip these folks hear daily, they could probably predict the winners
on election day and certainly develop a strong sense of who in the town can be trusted and counted on.

We had been running the coffee shop for eight years, commuting two hours a day. It was finally time to purchase a house in Southold. I figured it would be difficult for Erik to select a realtor from all of the acquaintances and true friends he has met in the business.

Actually, it wasn’t. For Erik, there was only one option: Tom McCarthy.

Sure, there was gentle pressure from all directions, but when my husband and I sat down in Tom’s office, I knew that Erik’s instinct was spot on. Tom was going to show us homes instead of houses. He was going to locate a situation that was right for us, not a property he was itching to close a deal on.

Erik has known him for years, but other than first names, Tom and I did not know each other. So we sat down. We talked. Actually, Erik and I talked; Tom listened. Another brief question, then he listened. He got to know as a couple, and came to learn our intentions for the next phase of life. Tom developed a sense of our needs as I developed a sense of trust in a person who did more listening than fast talking.

Tom McCarthy showed us one house. Only one house, and we bought it. Seriously. He turned the key, let us enter first, I looked at Erik and Erik looked at me. Sold. Seriously. I mean, we didn’t tell Tom that of course. Go on, show us the closets, do your thing. But sold. Seriously.

In our case, Tom listened so well that he knew which property was right for our home. It suited our imagination, our family’s plans, as well as our financial situation. We made an offer on the very first and only home in Southold that we looked at. For another buyer I would say, take your time-- this is a big decision.

For me, I was sold on the realtor first: Tom McCarthy. We took our time selecting an agent and the rest was easy. So we’ve had our first Christmas, our first snowstorms, and our gardens have offered their first blooms for us to enjoy. Tom has been only a phone call a way when questions have come up. Tom McCarthy Real Estate was right for us. I hope this note serves its simple purpose---

---Just to say, “Thank you.

Elizabeth & Erik Brown

Fantastic experience from start to finish. The service provided by Tom and his staff went above and beyond to make the process as stress free as possible. Tom is a seasoned professional and I Have complete confidence in him.

user77729132 (Zillow)

To get straight to the point, the Thomas J McCarthy Agency is the very best around when it comes to buying a home out here on the end of Long Island. When my fiancee and I decided it was time to buy, we knew we wanted to put down roots out east (where I grew up). In the craziness brought on by covid-19 and the market the way it was/is, we worried if we'd be able to find and afford our ideal home. One day of showings with the agency's Donald Bracken Sr. changed all that. He showed us the homes we wished to see and then brought us to ones we thought were out of our range but upon finding the one we knew we wanted, Don went to work and within a week we were in contract on the home of our dreams at a price we never dreamed we'd get it for. Don being a veteran home builder and developer knew everything about each house. found & pointed out every issue, flaw and plus within seconds of arriving at each property. From the windows to the floor beams, Don was able to identify everything going for and against each property and be armed to negotiate on our behalf for each property we were interested in and ultimately direct us to THE ONE. From there Don worked tirelessly with Tom and the rest of the amazing staff at the TJM to negotiate and lock-in the home we never thought we'd get at a price we never thought would be accepted. Once in contract, Don was with us every step of the way right through and even after closing, making a very stressful time, an exciting one. My fiancee and I have nothing but the highest praise for Don, Tom and the rest of the team at TJM. They're local knowledge, honesty, and passion for their clients in incomparable and recommending them for those looking to buy or sell a home is a no brainer. Again, the very best!

joshuawilliambracken

Very friendly and knowledgeable group. They assisted my realtor and I, with my home buying process and as a first time home buyer, you want as many people on your side as you can get. I appreciated all of their hard work and dedication to get me into my new home.

user74563510 (Zillow)

We originally contacted Tom through Zillow for a house we didn’t end up buying but Charlene, one of his team members, was able to understand exactly what we wanted and find us a bunch of houses to look at. We eventually found a house and I must say if it wasn’t for her I don’t know how I would’ve made it through the buying process.

KjPeyton

Thomas and his team were incredible all the way. Super honest and trustworthy. They did a fantastic job on our home and couldn’t recommend working with them enough.

jztatel

Tom is the most amazing realtor we have ever used. After a year getting nowhere on the sale of our large multi-family house, we found Tom via the internet. He got right to work with a realistic marketing strategy and within four months, we had a contract. Tom negotiated lower tax rates, arranged for contractor services for abatements, and even helped deal with removal of things the tenant left behind. He went so far beyond the extra mile that we also had him represent us on sale of our mother's home nearby. We had moved out-of-state early-on in the process and had to rely on him totally to get that property ready for closing also. That house sold and closed in record time, astonishing in the current market. Tom would walk on hot coals for a client and we recommend him highly. His rates were more than fair under the circumstances. We can't imagine getting our houses sold without him.

user4045758 (Zillow)

Tom and the office are/have been professional from Day One. The pricing was accurate, and all offers were handled appropriately. They are really "full-service". I highly recommend Mc Carthy Real Estate.

user8032491 (Zillow)

We had a wonderful experience working with Pam smith. She has excellent local knowledge and a real appreciation for our needs, coupled with the ability to continue to refine her search to find us something we loved. She was patient and dedicated and trustworthy.

posieh (Zillow)

The entire Company, in particular Realtor Pam Smith, performed above expectations. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Company. From start to finish Pam excelled at finding an acceptable property, within budget and getting it closed within my very tight time frame. Pam's knowledge of the inner-workings of both Southold and Riverhead township's was extremely helpful throughout the process.

zuser20150706065604713 (Zillow)

Tom is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I am currently having Tom sell a home and I feel very comfortable leaning on him to complete a complicated sale. He's very adept at negotiating and corresponds with all parties promptly. He pushes to get things done and conducts himself in a professional manner that really stands out. He's an exceptional broker. I would strongly recommend him to all looking to buy or sell a home on the north fork.

1MJM

Tom McCarthy is unbelievable! He is with you throughout your real estate transaction every step of the way. Soup to nuts. From preparing your house to sell, being there for inspections and appraisals, etc. Tom's crew can move you out and move you in. There must be more than one Tom McCarthy because he's there whenever you need him. The ultimate professional. Tom is friendly, responsive, and is always one step ahead of things. Tom had a price agreement on our house in 25 days. As with all real estate transactions there are bumps along the way. Tom got us over every bump. Thank you, Tom McCarthy.

Zillow User

I must start with saying that The McCarthy office was my second broker that I used in trying to sell my house. When I compare The McCarty exprience with my first broker, it was like night and day. The activities at McCarthy were professional, timely and responsive to my needs. My house was sold in under two months after trying for eight months with the previus broker. I had numerous occasions to call the McCarthy office and received prompt responses, and professional service on each occasion. There were specific times when I would allow my home to be shown. Those times were used to my total satisfaction. I have recommended to others to use the McCarthy office when trying to buy/sell a home or business. They are first rate.

jtahearn (Zillow)

Tom was recommended by friends. He was most responsive and helpful. His knowledge of the area as well as his hands on experience in home construction was very impressive. He and his staff were extremely helpful and responsive. I would refer him to anyone looking to buy a home in the east End.

user20210587 (Zillow)