If you're looking to buy or sell a home in San Luis Obispo County, you've come to the right place. I'm an independent real estate broker with a simple mission: To become your strongest advocate in the life changing real estate process.

Tom’s Recent Testimonials

“My heartfelt thanks to Tom for representing me on the sale of my Bay Theatre. I could not be happier as I not only got the price I wanted, but found a dear and loyal friend.
Tom is a fine man and I’m honored to know him. Always, my sincerest and best wishes to you and your family Tom.”


Mary Lou Jannopolous

“Selling a family home of over 50 years is never an easy task. Bringing Tom into the process made the transaction smooth and easy. Any home sale has its quirks that if not handled quickly and efficiently can delay or even end the process. Tom was on top of all the twists and turns that were thrown at us as we worked our way to complete the sale. From the beginning Tom saw the value of the property and helped establish our asking price. We are very Happy with the Final results and will have no hesitation in referring Family and friends to choosing Tom Barket.”

The Sanches Family

Los Osos

“In an overheated and ultra-competitive home market, Tom Barket was the best advocate we could ask for in helping us find our home in San Luis Obispo. He worked tirelessly to find the best options for our needs and was always ready at a moment’s notice to rush to a viewing with us when something popped up! Through the ups and downs of our home search Tom always remained optimistic and pragmatic about our chances and was willing to go to bat on our behalf with sellers to get us a great deal, while avoiding potential costly repairs and hidden costs. We love our new home and couldn’t have done it without Tom’s expertise and guidance!”

Zach Roper & Eliza Escareno

San Luis Obispo

“Tom is the best realtor we’ve ever had! He went above and beyond to ensure our house would sell. Tom understood the current market and how it related to us selling our house quickly. When interest rates went up, home sales slowed but Tom prepared and priced our house perfectly and we accepted an offer on the second day.

We are a single family that needed to move as soon as possible and without Tom’s help we wouldn’t be in the place we are today.

Everyone should give Tom a chance because he showed us what it means to be both a genuine realtor and a reliable friend. Thank you Tom and if we ever need to move again we know who to ask first.”

Tami Pauly and Family

Oceano, California

“My wife and I were very blessed to have Tom Barket as our realtor. We came to know Tom through our coworker who was equally impressed by Tom’s professionalism and caring manner. He took the necessary time to know us and what house would work for us and our three children. He showed us neighborhoods within our budget, yet he never declined our requests to see houses that were priced higher than our budget. He understood that we needed to see as many houses as possible in order to make the right choice. Tom was very watchful, as he would not let us act instinctively when making an offer. “Sleep on it”, he would say, “Go home and talk through it”. Another time, he advised us to back away from one home when the seller was putting unnecessary and unreasonable stipulations in the counter offer. With wild, crazy and competitive bidding conditions, Tom completely understood when we took a four-month break. During that time, we continued to have coffee meetings and we never felt pressured or rushed. We were like family meeting family. In fact, Tom encouraged us to remain patient and prudent. We are happy to say that in the end, it was Tom’s knowledge of the real estate market, his patience, punctuality and quick response when we needed him that led us to our dream home in Paso Robles! It’s a home we are proud of. Talk of family! In Tom, we not only met a Realtor, but a friend. We thank you very much Tom. We hope you continue to help other families find their homes!  “

Joseph and Susan Yawe.

Paso Robles, California

“Tom Barket is an incredible realtor for some many reasons: He will work hard until you find your dream home – He is very honest, reputable and will let you know if the house is a good buy or good choice for you – He has exceptional interest in houses and architecture to answer all your questions, and is always available by phone, email and text, which made the buying process so convenient and supportive for us. There is no question he definitely understands the housing market and will guide and counsel you through this ever changing market.  We would without a doubt, Highly Recommend Tom Barket for your next home purchase. We were so very fortunate to have had him at our side as we found our dream home. Thank you so much Tom, everyday here is a vacation!”

Alfredo & Liza Escareño

Los Osos, California

“We began exploring the idea of purchasing a property on the central coast about three years ago. Tom was our first call. He’s walked with us through this volatile market every step of the way. We looked at multi-family units, single family homes and condos. Because we live out of the area and homes were being sold at such a fast pace, Tom was willing to walk-through any property that piqued our interest. We always knew Tom’s assessment wasn’t about earning the commission as much as it was about him helping us achieve a dream of owning a piece of the central coast.
Tom has to be the most honest, diligent, and patient agent a client could hope for. We are honored to have worked with Tom and will do so as any future real estate needs may arise. Any recommendation we can offer will pale in comparison to the one Tom deserves. He truly puts his clients’ needs first and we’re happy to call him our friend.”

David and Jennie Cox

Grover Beach, California

“We met Tom at an open house while first beginning our search for a home on the Central Coast. We liked him instantly for his down to earth manner, his sense of humor, his realistic appraisal of the market, and his knowledge of this area. From that moment on, we looked for no other realtor. Tom was perfect. We combed every corner of this area, and Tom found us some wonderful homes, but the real estate market became cruelly competitive, and we lost out to higher bids. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the process and enjoyed being with Tom, all through the pandemic, when we had to wear masks and travel in separate cars. Tom got to know us so well that he could predict exactly what each of our reactions would be to a particular house, and he was always right! And he would always buck up our sagging spirits when we were outbid once again.  Finally the right opportunity came along, and Tom smoothed the way from the offer to the close of escrow. We got the house! And we are in bliss. It’s an incredible house, full of character and beautifully renovated, on two and a half acres of magnificent oak trees. Thanks to Tom, we now live in a house that fulfills our every wish and then some!”

Terry and Carolyn

West Atascadero

“We were very fortunate to find Tom as our family began our search to buy a home. Immediately upon meeting him we knew he was the right realtor for us. With us being somewhat new to the Central Coast, Tom’s familiarity with the area and wealth of knowledge was a tremendous resource to have on our side. He carefully listened to our specific wants and needs, and worked tirelessly to find us the perfect home. The level of personal attention and service we received was outstanding. Working with Tom always felt like we were his top priority. Throughout the home buying process he was patient, communicated frequently, was always available to answer questions, and had flexibility to work around our schedule. We couldn’t be happier with our new home and would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a realtor.

The Dmohowski Family

Morro Bay, California

“When we met Tom we were looking for a home, but had not found a realtor. We stumbled into an open house that Tom was showing and we were immediately impressed with his humor and down to earth personality. Tom is also incredibly diligent. If he does not have an answer for a question, he finds one. He was always quick to respond to any of our inquiries, no matter how big or small, and worked around our schedules when it came to house hunting. Throughout the home buying process Tom listened to our list of requirements and worked to find us what we were looking for, while offering insight that helped us prioritize our demands, and focus our sights on just the right home. When everything was said and done Tom was not just our realtor, but our friend.”

Charlie and Janaye

Arroyo Grande, California

“When my family started searching for a home, we were looking for an honest, kind and easy to get along with real estate agent. It’s not an accident that we met Tom while we were on our way to persimmon picking in Arroyo Grande. We met Tom for the very first time in one of his open houses in Arroyo Grande. Right away, my wife, son and I were very comfortable with how he presented himself. We found Tom as very professional, especially in handling our specific needs. We worked with Tom for about four months in our home search, when he found us the perfect home in Atascadero. He was very knowledgeable and patient with us along the way. He updated us every step of the way and was very easy to reach when we wanted to see a house or had questions. Now we are so pleased and happy with our new home. Thanks to Tom Barket! We are pleased to recommend Tom to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”

Hyrum, Cyril, and Jason DelCastillo

Atascadero, California

“It was a pleasure working with Tom and having him as our real estate agent. Tom worked diligently for us for 6 months as we searched for our first home. We quickly became very close to Tom and appreciated his honesty, knowledge and drive to do all he could to find us the home we were hoping for.  Tom worked day and night for our family and communicated on a regular basis. Tom was consistently able to find the answer to any questions we had about various properties. Tom is intelligent, qualified and works well with everyone. We highly recommend Tom Barket as a real estate agent, you will not be disappointed. He will go above and beyond for you and your family.”

Shawn and Erin Tracht

Shell Beach, California