Tom and Shawnee Rapisarda
Voted #1 Realtor in Solano County by the Vacaville Reporter, Tom Rapisarda is a Top Producing Agent in Solano County with over 13 years of real estate experience. Tom holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in both Real Estate and Finance from Sacramento State University. As Broker and Owner of Rapisarda Real Estate, Tom has successfully developed a team within the brokerage known as the Tom Rapisarda Team. The Tom Rapisarda Team has created a strong and devoted clientele by demonstrating a commitment to excellence in business practices, extensive local and regional market knowledge and unsurpassed customer service.
As a Solano County native, Tom gained his formative business experience from his father, Joe Rapisarda, a well-known local businessman and former CPA. Attention to detail and thorough execution became the hallmarks of his success. These skills have served him well in the real estate business and contributed to his rapid ascent to the top tier of Solano County Real Estate Brokers.
Liza S. - 12/2017: When my husband and I decided to sell our home, I launched a search for the best real estate agent in Solano County. My search landed with Tom & Shawnee at Rapisarda Real Estate, and it was the best decision we made. Even my husband who’s hard to please was in awe with Tom and his incredible team! Tom and his team did such an excellent job that we received a full price offer within 3 days of hitting MLS. Their marketing plan is second to none! The whole transaction went so smooth and quick; any issues that came up were dealt with right away so we never had to worry about a thing. Tom and his team updated us every step of the way so there was never any guessing as to what was going on. Even my family and friends were surprised at how smooth the whole transaction was. They said We just got lucky with the market, but the truth is: we picked the right team to do business with. In addition, if I did need to reach Tom or his team, they’re always ready and available to answer any questions we had. Anyone I know that are thinking of buying/selling a home; I would most definitely refer the Rapisarda Team! Thank you Tom and Team for a job very well done!
Kristen L. - 09/2017: Tom and his team came highly recommended to us from another family who'd come here several years ago. We reached out and found everything they'd told us to be true in terms of knowledge, responsiveness, and relative ease of the overall process. We would not hesitate to recommend Rapisarda Real Estate to anybody! Our experience was on the buying side, but it's a safe bet the professionalism, courtesy and knowledge will be just as evident on the seller side. We'll certainly be in touch when it's time to sell our home!
Though Tom typically handles sellers, he offered to represent us as buyers. We visited several homes and wrote one offer with Tom. While the amount of information was a bit overwhelming, he was extremely patient and thorough in explaining every detail and answering the many questions we had. At no point did we feel ANY pressure from Tom, which was a highlight of our experience. We could look, learn, and decide without ever feeling rushed...yet anytime we needed information or wanted to make a move, Tom was ready.
Overall, we were impressed with Tom's local knowledge and the way he has the business set up. Easy access to information, very responsive to communication, and great at putting the buyer at ease about the process. Due to some unfortunate external circumstances, he ultimately needed to set us up with one of his associates, Hazel Payne. I was planning to write a separate review for her, but Zillow won't let me do more than one for the same transaction. Everything I've said already is true of Hazel as well. She's from the area and knows it well. She's extremely responsive, polite, and friendly - that came in handy with our two small children in tow as we visited properties and signed paperwork at the title company - our son loves her! We eventually formed a great connection with our sellers and Hazel helped us put in our second offer, which was accepted.
That wasn't the end of the process by a long shot, though! All the way through closing and beyond Hazel (and Tom) were right there to help us out, answer questions, get more information, etc. Even if I wasn't actively asking questions, they made sure to regularly reach out and ensure everything was going smoothly.
If you're going to be buying or selling in the Vacaville area or surrounding cities...you couldn't do better. Don't just take my word for it - see every other review, none of which are below five stars. Like I said, we'll be back with them when it's time to move!