Tomasina Porotesano is a sociable real estate broker with a kindhearted approach to helping clients meet their goals. To best serve her clients, she draws upon relationship-building skills developed during a 17-year career as a parole officer where she inspired underserved children and families to make better choices.
“You might be surprised to know that there are many similarities between my role as a parole officer and my role as a real estate broker,” says Tomasina. “As a broker, I’m a thoughtful advisor who expertly guides you through a tough process, and helps you make a life-changing decision to get to a better place.”
“It’s important that real estate clients trust me enough to share their hopes and dreams. I’ve learned that trust begins with listening, so I ask a lot of open ended questions to get to know what your goals are while withholding judgment and showing compassion.”
After Tomasina has enough information to accurately assess your real estate-related needs, she develops a tailor-made plan and provides caring guidance. She excels at negotiation and educating clients about the complex home buying or selling process, the local real estate market, and the financial impact of your decision.
“I’m driven by the desire to help my clients reach their potential. I think about whether you can really afford the mortgage, if the neighborhood is safe for you and your family, and if the home will be a good investment down the road. I want to set you up to live your best life.”
Tomasina has lived in SW Washington with her husband and two sons for 20 years but she was born and raised on the island of American Samoa and believes her island upbringing influences her career choices. “In my village, everyone looked out for each other. At a young age, I learned about the importance of family, church, and community. I may have left the island, but I still hold onto those values and my decision to become a broker is a direct reflection of how much I value helping others.”