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Meet the Team

Tom Neel

Broker Associate BRE # 00935828

Tom began his real estate career in the winter of 1986, quickly becoming a member of the multi-million dollar club his first year.  Each year since then, Tom has built his business and reputation with vision, commitment, steadfast determination, excellent service and the highest ethical standards.  Since joining Coldwell Banker, Tom has been named to the prestigious International President’s Premier and the Coldwell Banker Top 1%, representing the top real estate agents in the country.  He has also been awarded the Circle of Excellence and President’s Club designation, achieved by only 15 realtors in San Mateo County since its inception in 1986.  The Wall Street Journal/Realtor Magazine has named Tom a National Solo Performer ranked by Sales Volume from 2002 through 2017.

"Tom's vast industry knowledge, along with the time, care and remarkable service he shows each client has made him a cornerstone to the Coldwell Banker name. As a true leader his professionalism, dedication and consistent strive for excellence have placed him among the most exclusive sales associates and celebrated professionals in our industry," said Rick Turley, President of Coldwell Banker San Francisco/Peninsula. "Tom's recognition is well-deserved," said Leigh Whitten, Manager of Coldwell Banker's  office where Tom works. "His success, year in and year out, reflects his hard work, expertise, professionalism and dedication to his clients.”

Tom has represented over 1000 Buyers and Sellers and is well over $1 Billion in sales.  Tom is recognized for his expertise in marketing and negotiating the sale of prestigious homes and estates in Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo and the surrounding Mid-Peninsula Communities.

Tom’s commitment to his business goes beyond just closing sales. In addition, Tom has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education credits and contributes time to the Association of Realtors Professional Committees.  His Internet Marketing, Personal Website ( and Print Advertising are consistently considered among the best.  Please visit for a complete overview, of one of the most advanced Real Estate Websites.

My mission is to be the #1 Agent for all of my clients, and to give the best service.  That is why I have been hired by Real Estate Attorneys and other licensed Real Estate Brokers who are very familiar with qualities to look for in a Broker.  In several cases, I have been referred to Clients by Brokers who are either currently licensed or who have been retired.

Keeping up with market conditions and trying to anticipate changes in the market are the keys to a successful transaction.

I monitor the Mid-Peninsula market very carefully.  I feel I know the market better than any other Real Estate Broker.

Refer to the list of my sales.  I am the most active Agent in the Mid-Peninsula for the past 14 years.

I know all the neighborhoods.  This is important to potential Buyers & Sellers.  They like to know if there are other children close by for their children to play with.  Buyers also ask about our school system and other community issues.  I live here and I know the answers to their concerns.

My Success formula is Personal Service, Professionalism, Market Knowledge and Aggressive Internet Marketing.