Tom comes to Purple Pig Realty with over 40 years of experience in the home building and appraisal business. He gained extensive knowledge of the real estate market in Sabine County during his twenty-four years working at the Sabine County Appraisal District where he retired as Chief Appraiser. Through his work with a Certified General Appraiser in East Texas, Tom gained knowledge of the surrounding counties of Newton, Jasper, Tyler, San Augustine, and Shelby. In August 2017, Tom moved to the Northwest Austin area to work with his oldest son Thomas who started the corporation Zollege, parent company of Vandelay Education. Thomas and his dad has a passion for giving back to the community and wanted to help homelessness in the Austin area so they created Purple Pig Realty. This was the first real estate company in Texas granted by the Texas Real Estate Commission as a PBC (Public Benefit Corporation). Now an LLC, the company continues this endeavor and gives a portion of its commission to a 501(c)(3) charity in the local community chosen by a buyer or seller represented by Purple Pig Realty. The company is currently in a new facility on Hwy 87 just north of the Hemphill city limits.
Tom earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and always offering them candid advice. Tom feels it is important to constantly communicate and be accessible.
Tom's sphere of influence expands beyond the appraisal and real estate world as he's been actively involved in the community for many years. He has served on the local GM Water board, Tri-County Community Action and currently serving on the Hemphill I.S.D Education Foundation board. In addition, he is a member of the Hemphill Lions Club and the Sabine County Chamber of Commerce. Tom has coached with the Hemphill Dixie League for several years and worked with the local Boy Scout troop. He and his wife Cindy have been happily married for 41 years and are members of First Baptist Church in Hemphill. They have four children, Thomas, Rachel, Ryan and Spencer, all graduates of Hemphill ISD. The Ince's currently have ten grandchildren. Tom is a trusted agent, neighbor, and friend. Give him an opportunity to assist you.
Purple Pig’s website was so easy to navigate to see what homes are available in the area. Tom got in touch with me so quickly and was so helpful with our search! If you are looking to buy in the area Purple Pig is the best!
I had an excellent experience with Purple Pig. Tom took his time and brought me the best price for my property.
We stumbled across Purple Pig Realty during our home search and I'm so happy we did! I could go on for days about how much we appreciate Tom. He is calm, patient, helpful, informative, and most importantly for me, honest. We never felt rushed to make a decision, he always answered the phone, and all of our questions. If he didn't know the answer, he found it! He was such a blessing during this process. Not only a great realtor, but an even better person, who we now call a friend.
Tom is one of the greatest people I have had the privilege of working with. His drive to help and desire to meet needs is one of a kind. He really cares about you and your family. He is an amazing realtor and has a passion for what he does.
Tom was amazing. He was responsive and helped me find the perfect house for me and my family. He is the type of realtor that other realtors should model ! No joke, he was able to find everything I needed, and he answered all of my annoying questions with a smile. He even gives a portion of his proceeds to the less fortunate. SUCH A GOOD COMPANY TO DO BUSINESS WITH!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!