Tom brings together a broad yet finely tuned market knowledge with a drive to deliver the best possible results for his clients. He has committed the last ten years to honing his skills as an attentive and honest sales professional, and building a results-driven team around him. After a decade in the industry, his energy and enthusiasm for real estate remain palpable.
Now averaging over 150 property sales in the wider Adelaide area per year, Tom became the sole shareholding partner to Phil Harris in 2014.
Six times REISA agent of the year finalist, the industry recognises Tom’s impact on the industry. A well-seasoned professional, when it comes to doing his research, Tom leaves no stone unturned. Working as a licensed real estate sales person and auctioneer, his commitment to customer service via open and honest communication spans both vendor and purchaser.
Ten years of excellent client outcomes has set Tom’s precedent for a long and successful career.
Fantastic and honest service and appreciated all the assistance. Really good dealing with Tom/ Jarrod, always prompt with returning calls and keeping me up to date on any queries.
The whole Harris team was very helpful, communication in the lead up to the auction and the lead up to settlement was brilliant. Am thrilled with my purchase!
Dealing with Tom Hector and his team was excellent. Every aspect of the selling process was handled promptly and professionally. Staff kept in touch with us every step of the way. We have no hesitation in recommending Harris Real Estate.
Professional and dynamic young team of driven individuals at the beginning of their career which I am sure will be a long an successful career. Professional, courteous and surprisingly experienced. Thanks TEAM HECTOR….keep up the good work.
I could not fault any part of the service from Tom Hector, and I thank Stefanie for bringing the house keys out for us on time, even though she was tied up she made way to bring us the house keys.
We found the service, communication professionalism from Tom and the Harris team was exceptional. The result for the property was more than expected and we would happily use Harris again.
Truly professional and personal service. Communication was outstanding. We would not hesitate to recommend Harris, particularly Tom, to others wishing to sell their properties.
Tom Hector is the golden boy of real estate, we knew our property would sell with Tom.
Tom Hector sold our previous home in 2015 so he was the only choice when it came to selling our home again in 2017. Tom is exceptional at what he does. He is highly professional, an honest & excellent communicator & goes above & beyond to provide his clients with the very best possible outcome. Tom also has integrity, a rare quality found in real estate. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know looking to sell their home.
When we were deciding on an agent to sell our house, we looked for honesty, integrity, professionalism and good local knowledge – that’s why we signed Tom Hector from Harris Real Estate. Tom and the team from Harris let us decide how we wanted to market and sell the house and backed up what we wanted. They communicated the plan and timeline well and responded quickly to our questions. We know that a lot of work went on behind the scenes to follow up prospective purchasers. We were extremely happy with the whole process and especially the result. Thanks to the whole team.
A big thank you to Tom Hector and his team. We couldn’t have asked for more and will be highly recommending him to anyone selling their home. From the initial meeting, the auction and right through to settlement, Tom and his team were impeccable.
Tom Hector did his home work brought his strategies to the table and delivered all the way to auction day! Great result and great service! Thank you Harris Real Estate…But also thank you Tom Hector
Tom was always in contact and keeping us up to speed. Hector Team replied quickly to any queries and nothing was too much trouble. From the first meeting with Tom Hector, we felt like we were in good hands. The plan for the sale of our house came together quickly and we always felt that we were on the same page. The result was well above our expectations with a signed contract within 6 days of going on the market.
I am very impressed by all aspects of the Harris operation. The most impressive aspect however was Tom Hector – a committed professional who knows the business and came through as planned. I cannot praise him enough.
I would highly recommend Tom Hector and Harris Real Estate. From our first meeting, Tom instilled confidence in us with his professional, positive, can-do attitude and nothing was too much trouble. He was extremely well prepared, had researched thoroughly but at the same time was open to our suggestions and requests. We were quite anxious and unsure about taking the big step to sell our home but Tom and his team reassured us and kept in close contact throughout the campaign. Overall we found the service very efficient and the team we dealt with were friendly and approachable.
We were provided Harris Real Estate (Tom and Jarred) through good friends of ours. Their professionalism, enthusiasm and passion for their trade were beyond reproach. As soon as you meet them, you knew they were the right agent. They provided a comprehensive explanation of the process and fees – all of which were realistic and accurate. From our first meeting, photos were taken, open houses were conducted, offers were received, contracts were signed and settlement arrived in a grand total of eight short weeks! A remarkable result.
I am so grateful to our friends for providing Tom and Jarred’s details. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
The team I dealt with at Harris (Hector and Co.) are dedicated to their jobs and provide quick resolutions to any queries or issues in the process of acquiring your property. It doesn’t matter if you have a busy lifestyle and a full-time job, they accommodate your needs to make the process smooth and I will happily recommend their services.
I thoroughly and positively recommend Harris Real Estate and Tom Hector to be your property agent for maximum value. Many thanks, Tom, to you and your team.
The Hector team at Harris would have to be one of the best in the company, their expertise and professionalism are a true asset to the organisation. I can’t recommend the team highly enough, thanks for your help and support through the sale process of my home.
Tom is a great consultant, hence why we are selling our other property with him. Would be more than happy to use Tom again with either buying or selling.
Efficient and effective real estate agents and support staff who know their stuff and are on the ball and conduct their business in a highly effective way. Everyone is easy to deal with, highly professional and real!
We would highly recommend Tom Hector and Harris Real Estate. Tom was enthusiastic, energetic and very knowledgeable. He kept every promise he made and exceeded expectations in every way. Follow-up was fantastic and he’s such a nice guy too. Thank you so much, Tom, aka Mr Rostrevor.
The service provided by the Harris Real Estate Team, in particular, Tom Hector, was fantastic. Selling one house whilst trying to arrange completion of a home we were building was quite stressful. Tom and his team were able to reduce some of that stress by doing exactly what he said he would do… sell our house at the price we wanted.
Totally spot-on. If Tom was ever not available, there were at least 2 other staff members who could help.
Personalised service was excellent. Tracking the sale from the get-go and clear communication practices. Friendly and efficient.
Tom kept in touch knowing we were renovating to sell. Very happy with the feedback we received on our open inspections from Tom.
Great communication and professional service. Tom Hector is a high energy salesperson who works hard for the seller.
Tom and the girls in the office were punctual with replies, friendly and responsive to all queries. Would have no hesitation in recommending Harris to anyone.
Fantastic service & result throughout the whole process. I would not hesitate to call & use Tom Hector & Harris Real Estate again!
Appreciate the friendly approach of the agent as well as regular follow-ups from the office staff.
What better way to end a Friday at work than being given a bottle of Moet! Such a nice surprise so thank you very much. On behalf of mum and I, thank you all so much for your efforts in the sale of Klemzig. You exceeded all of our expectations, not just with the sale price but with your professionalism and Harris touch. Now I personally can see how you guys are at a level above so many. As I said to Tom, it would have been great to have seen him in action at the auction but signing the contract last night was even better!
Tom did an outstanding job selling our property. He was professional but not pushy. He provided two excellent referrals for a conveyancer and building inspector and we would not hesitate to use him again or refer to our friends. He also assisted us in providing advice in the purchase of our new property.
It has been great, Tom has been realistic about things, given good advice and got me the price I wanted. The support from the office has been fantastic and all my questions were answered quickly.
I have nothing but a positive experience to report here. Purchasing a home can be tricky… particularly around negotiating a mutual price between vendor and purchaser. Thankfully, I felt Tom and Jarred worked with us to come to a mutually suitable price, coupled with reasonable parameters (e.g. moving in date) so the whole experience was quite stress-free. I always had a speedy response when dealing over the phone or via email (thanks, Chaise) and all my queries were dealt with quickly. Like I said, a stress-free experience, thank you.
Professional recommendations and services. Streamline process from the open inspections to auction to the actual settlement.
Tom Hector/Harris Real Estate have now sold 5 of my family’s properties and I’ve also bought a property through Tom. He has always reached our target!
I was always well informed, selling from interstate can be difficult but Tom and Chaise were helpful with contacts for people who could help with the garden, organised on-site visits and kept me informed every step of the way.
Tom and Anne were a thoroughly professional ‘can do’ team: they returned calls, gave good advice, were available but never overbearing. Their demeanour and skill-set left us feeling confident and in safe hands – even in some tense, interesting moments. They always respected our views and opinions. Ultimately, we felt that they were committed to acting on behalf of our best interest, which of course, is as it should be. We would and have recommended them to anyone seeking to sell their property.
Harris Real Estate is one of the top real estate agents in Adelaide. Tom Hector is highly professional and he knows the job. Wishing good luck to the company and staff.
Hi Tom, thanks for the bottle of champagne and more importantly your professional service & attitude in selling our home at auction. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.
Very professional service. I would use Harris again if and when I need to sell a property.
Tom is a highly professional, trustworthy and diligent agent. He makes the purchasing process easy for both the buyer and the seller. He communicates well ensuring a seamless purchase. Thanks, Tom!
These guys are a well-run organisation and I have no problems with recommending them to anyone.
Very good and prompt service, highly recommended.
Tom was professional throughout, and really seemed dedicated to getting my wife and me into the house. There were battles with the vendor, and Tom and his team did as much as he could to help facilitate our needs prior to settlement. His Assistant was also of great assistance, providing access to the property when we needed it, to make measurements. Would recommend Tom and the team at Harris Real Estate to others who are looking for an agent when they are in the market to upgrade/downsize.
We were very pleased with our dealings buying through Jarred and Tom, so much so that we decided to list our existing property for sale with them.
Tom performed beyond all expectations. He sold my property after only one open and achieved a price higher than I’d hoped. I would definitely recommend him.
Fantastic, Tom worked hard following up potential clients looking for the best possible outcome for us. He always kept us in the loop as to what was going on & what our options were. Once the property was sold the rest of the team involved were just as professional in the way they helped managed our outcome.
Rosie and Andy Csortan
Having been in our home for 34 years the prospect of selling up and downsizing was quite daunting. And that’s where our choice of Tom Hector to be our agent was our best move.
His extensive campaign via the Messenger Press to make himself known in the district first caught our eye many months before taking the plunge. Every week there he was in our living room via the plastic sleeve of the local paper! We also received the occasional phone call and scribble pad as he tested the waters for a possible sale. Full marks to him for putting himself out there and catching the attention of prospective vendors. Of course the prevalence of the distinctive Harris sign boards in our area made us confident that Harris RE and Tom would know our area well. From appraisal to signing to sell, we felt Tom’s confidence and enthusiasm for the sale process. He was thorough in explaining the steps of the whole process which proceeded efficiently. He was diligent in his communication with us from the beginning and was tolerant of our stresses which developed when there were a few glitches. He helped us maintain confidence during that trying Open Inspection/ Building Inspection /Cooling off process. He was able to achieve a quick sale and we obtained the price we felt was realistic and very acceptable for our 1970s home. He would answer all our questions without judging us and showed at all times, great maturity and tolerance for such a young man. We wish Tom well for future sales successes. We feel from our experience dealing with him that he will always retain his natural honesty and integrity in his career in the Real Estate industry.
Tom Hector and his support staff were fantastic. Their communication was first class, also Tom’s assistance not only with the sale process but also with the information and advice he gave us on a number of properties we were looking at to purchase, which was the reason we were selling Rose park. Outstanding service and I will have no hesitation in recommending Tom and Harris Real Estate to friends, family and clients looking to sell.
I would recommend Harris to anyone buying or selling a home. They do extra little things to make it a special event in your life like sending the post cards to send to people and making sure I was happy with the way the house was left. It showed a lot of concern for the buyer.
I would recommend Harris and Tom Hector to all my friends wishing to buy or sell a property.
I used Tom Hector to sell my Unit at Unley. He was very impressive and kept me informed almost daily on each inspection he conducted. He was definitely “On The Ball” as far as the sale of the property and he achieved a very good price for me. I had the utmost confidence in his ability, and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their property.
I appreciated that I was kept in the loop throughout the whole process. Tom was organised and presented us with all the information that we needed, and any questions that we had were answered quickly. Melissa also was a brilliant help as she opened the property up twice for us before settlement so that we could start getting organised.
We would highly recommend Harris Real Estate. Tom was enthusiastic and was always in contact with us. The process was fast and effortless. Thank you again.
We have dealt with several real estate agents over the years and our experience with Harris far outshone the rest. Our agent Tom Hector was a true professional operator in all facets and we were extremely pleased with the result.
Great service all round including property management team.
He provided ongoing advice without being forceful when the results were not as expected. He was very professional on all occasions we communicated and his knowledge of the market was obvious.
Tom Hector is very easy to work with. He understood my hesitations and helped me over come them. The whole campaign was very professional and well managed from everyone from start to finish. I would highly recommend the Harris Team
I was really happy with Tom Hector. He kept me updated every step of the way and really worked hard to get me a good price for my house.
Easy to work with, stress-free transition. Harris did a great job!
A complete service from start to finish with plenty communication; pleased with the tenacity to achieve an outcome.
Our sale was handled professionally by Tom, with the aim of achieving a maximum possible price for the vendor in the current market. I would definitely use Harris again.
Tom’s initial follow up and his honest, friendly approach convinced us to proceed with listing our property with him. Once the process started, we were left feeling confident that everything was going to be taken care of and that our property would have the best possible chance of selling and for the price we needed to secure our next home. Being kept informed throughout, having numerous members of the team assisting and arranging everything in a very efficient and professional way confirmed our initial confidence from the start. Having a contract on our property within a fortnight of listing for the price we needed was fantastic and really made the whole process the best we have experienced with any Real Estate Agent. We would most definitely engage the services of Harris again in the future and pass on Tom’s details to anyone who asks us for a recommendation.
Tom was very helpful, energetic without being arrogant or condensing (like other agents we had look at our place). The support team behind Tom was superb and kept us in the loop. We knew what was happening all the time. Extremely happy with using Harris and Tom and will in the future.
Tom followed up every lead to get a sale for us with a difficult property that had a Moiety Title. Tom investigated all details to ensure the prospective purchasers had all the information required to make a decision to buy. His staff provided feed back on a regular basis.
I cannot fault the service we received from Tom Hector. He was personable and knowledgeable and completed the sale very speedily. Thoroughly professional company, with very personable and competent agents. Would highly recommend Harris Real Estate
Tom Hector is truly professional and articulate in his approach, answering all queries honestly and quickly. He made the purchase of our new home stress-free. It was a true pleasure dealing with Tom and I have no hesitation in recommending him and will be looking to Tom when I make my next purchase.
Harris and Tom particularly showed the epitome of customer service, transparency with all elements of pre-sale through to sale, truth and a straightforward approach. On top of that was Tom’s ability to interact with us as vendors and prospective buyers at an excellent level, and we were particularly impressed with how much he clearly loves his role. Selling in 5 days was an added bonus and we couldn’t have been happier. Honestly his ‘youth’ was a concern initially, but once we realized this was about us(clearly forgetting what its like to be young and starting out in your career) and not him, then we were particularly glad we had chosen him! He met all of our expectations and went above and beyond. I would recommend Harris real estate to anyone looking at buying, selling, or renting. Their customer service, attention to detail and thorough and transparent efforts was all we hoped for and more. I would personally request Tom Hector to be involved in any of our future sales.
I live in Canberra, and from here was able to have Harris Real Estate rent my house for 12 months and then sell it, all from a distance. My life was made much easier as a result. The staff were all very courteous and professional and kept up very regular contact with me.
Tom, Simon and the team at Harris provide exceptional service from a purchasing perspective. They understand buyers needs and are very responsive and supportive throughout the whole process.
Could not fault the service. Continual updates of the market, as well as the situation with our own home, in regards to a number of visits at each open etc. We would consider Tom to be an energetic sales person who is attentive to whatever you say. The overall staff (the Office Girls) were all very courteous and know their work.
Very happy with the service received from Tom Hector and the Harris team. The marketing of our property was fantastic. We had a great result – selling our property within 10 days and getting a great price.
Very impressed with Tom, communicated almost every day on events happening with our Unit. Tom knew of our situation and went that extra mile in succeeding the sale of our Unit. We are very grateful and would recommend to our friends of this wonderful service.
Several years ago Tom was one of the several agents we invited to appraise our home. We decided at that time not to go ahead with selling. Of all the agents who had come out Tom was the only one who maintained contact with us. He forged a relationship with us over the years, so when it came time for us to sell it was an easy decision. Tom was definitely the kind of person we wanted selling our house. From start to finish our experience with both Tom and Harris was outstanding. Tom is a highly skilled, personable professional who kept us informed at every stage of the sales process and whom without we are certain we would not have achieved such a fantastic price for our home.
Tom & Simon gave great service, best agents I’ve delt with. Will recommend friends and family.
Excellent service. Great assistance through Tom Hector as well as through the staff at Harris. Thorough explanations and follow up through Tom – very thoughtful and appropriate at all times.
We always felt valued as purchasers.
Tom Hector is an excellent representative for Harris Real Estate. He was professional, efficient and helpful at all times. We would certainly consider Harris Real Estate when we sell our current home – highly recommended!
I was overall very satisfied. Tom and Chaise did a very good job with the selling price negotiation when an offered. I was also happy with the regular contact I got from both and the professional approach.
Tom Hector is a professional salesman.
He was diligent in collecting our details at the open inspection we attended and followed up shortly later to remind us about the auction and whether we would be coming along. He also reminded us the week of the auction and after successfully purchasing the property would keep in occasional contact to make sure things went smoothly. His assistant was also invaluable as an email contact – which makes my life easier for those not urgent, but important questions, and getting things done behind the scenes. We were also pleasantly surprised by the bottle of Moet and the nice keychain.
My wife and I choose to list our block of land in Rostrevor with Tom Hector, This turned out to be one of the best decisions we made for the year! We have sold several properties in the past and Tom was by far the best agent we have ever dealt with.
A few things that stood out:
1 – Fantastic communication from Tom when he was dealing with prospective buyers
2 – Would always return phone calls promptly
3 – Very close to the mark on final sales price from Toms evaluation
4 – Excellent communication from Sales contract to final settlementI would highly recommend Toms services to any prospective vendor, We will certainly be using Tom in the future.
For consistent professionalism and an imaginative and resilient approach to the task of selling your property, you cannot do better than Tom Hector. His energetic high-level work ethic combines with a clear-sighted common sense to maximise your opportunity to sell at the best price possible. Always willing to stay in touch despite his busy schedule, he provides cheery optimistic support to help you navigate any obstacles and maintains an optimum level of interaction with potential buyers to put them at ease and make them receptive to the most desirable aspects of your property. At auction, he is a skilled negotiator with an eye on the best outcome possible for all stakeholders. My experience of working with Tom has been entirely positive and successful. Thank you, Tom!
Tom Hector is an excellent representative for Harris Real Estate. He was professional, efficient and helpful at all times. We would certainly consider Harris Real Estate when we sell our current home – highly recommended!
I would recommend Tom Hector to anyone selling their house.
We were very happy with the service provided by your company. Tom Hector did a great job in selling our home. We found him to be a personable young man who constantly kept us in the picture as to what was happening. Tom treated us with respect and also friendliness.
Thanks for your help in selling our unit. It went far more smoothly than I had anticipated, due entirely to you.
Our association with Harris Real Estate has proven to be a successful one. Tom Hector is a friendly, efficient and effective agent who went ‘out of his way’ to assess our needs and guide our thinking.
After two years of searching and dealing with other agents we can’t thank Tom Hector enough for the opportunity he gave us to purchase our dream block. Whilst there was a lot of competition Tom was transparent all the way and we knew where we stood.
Great communication and attentiveness throughout the process, made us feel we were in trustworthy hands. Tom going the extra step to follow up with a check in was appreciated, bottle of our fave champagne on settlement was nice extra touch!
Tom is an agent/person of the highest quality; showing high levels of integrity, professionalism and friendliness who takes obvious pride in his work and seeks. He has a sound knowledge of the Adelaide property market; and is careful never to inflate a potential vendor’s sale price expectations. On top of that; he is a just a very nice man. Maddie always seeks to be helpful and responds quickly to any issue arising over the sale of Tom’s listed properties.
We were very impressed with the professional service from Harris Real Estate. Tom Hector & his team worked tirelessly for us to achieve the best possible outcome, offering guidance & advice. We especially appreciated being kept informed after each open.
Very professional & were able to achieve a good result for us.
Harris met and exceeded our expectations. Communication was good. We would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their property.
I have bought & sold several properties over the last 20 years. After going through a separation, I sought advice from various real estate agents & Tom Hector (Harris), about subdividing my block and keeping the house. Tom was very sympathetic & understanding, gave me advice on my options & didn’t pressure me at all. I subdivided & put the block up for sale. It ended up being a complicated sale, but I was kept updated the whole time! They got me a better result than I expected & gave me a fantastic bottle of french champagne! Would absolutely recommend Tom Hector to anyone contemplating an appraisal or to sell their property! Professionalism at it’s best!!!!!
Tom Hector and the Harris team were fantastic in helping us sell our home. They took the stress away from us and we felt so confident that it would be sold to the right buyer. We would definitely recommend Harris Real Estate to friends and family who are looking at selling. Thank you.
Tom was proactive and highly professional in performing the services he offered. Tom and his team’s hard work achieved a magnificent result in monetary terms. Tom Hector is my hero.
Tom and Maddie were absolutely fantastic. Selling our family home of almost 50 years was not going to be, emotionally, an easy task notwithstanding the stress of the actual process. However, Tom and Maddie made this as simple as possible. They took the time to understand our wishes and executed the sale accordingly with a minimum of stress and complication.
We were incredibly impressed with Tom and his team, Maddie and Jessica who were always so professional, personable and reliable. Their communication, follow up, seller centric style and the result far surpassed our expectations and previous experiences with other agencies. We couldn’t recommend the team higher and look forward to working with them again soon.
HARRIS RE in our opinion, are exceptional in terms of the relationship they form with clients: they communicate honestly, swiftly with skill and insight. One can be easily lulled into the feeling that they have no other matters to attend to than one’s own! Thank you. Added to which the behind the scenes service was, for us, cheerful and always on the ball.
All round great experience as a purchaser – we knew the team were working for the vendor but felt supported and informed in making our decision to buy the property.
Tom and Jarred were both lovely and professional from the start. They were very approachable, supportive and discussed each step with us as we went along. We were able to sell our house in one week after the very first open. Thank you very much!
Very professional and happy with your service
The whole Harris team kept us up to date with developments during our journey with them and I would recommend Harris to anyone wishing to get excellent service
Tom Hector was honest and positive throughout the sale of our property. He told us exactly what was needed to be done in order to get it sale ready and his team followed through; delivering in the time he recommended. They were extremely efficient. Tom suggested he would sell the property in a nominated time frame and he did. Very happy and grateful to him for his expertise. If you are looking to sell a property I would have no hesitation in recommending Tom.
Tom and his team worked with great determination and professionalism to achieve the best possible outcome for us.
Tom Hector and the team are knowledgeable and provided a good quality service. His approach to the current market conditions was good, he told you what the facts were and not just what you wanted to hear.
We live in China so there is an added level of stress when dealing with financial matters overseas. Tom made us feel comfortable and kept in regular contact, and of course got us a good result.
We had Harris assist us with selling our property and also had the opportunity to liaise with them when purchasing our new home. Both experiences have been seamless, extremely professional and have resulted in fantastic outcomes. I would definitely recommend and utilise the services of Harris again. Tom Hector and Charlie Riebolge were extremely effective agents and a pleasure to deal with.
We have used and recommended Tom Hector and Harris Real Estate on many occasions, and never been let down. Tom always seems to be able to get a very good result, and his staff are very friendly and professional.
I would not hesitate in utilising Harris Real Estate in the future for any of the services they provide. The people are fantastic and care about everyone involved in the process, whether that’s vendors or buyers. I felt confident every step of the way with Tom and his wonderful team.