Tadashi “Tad” Kondo
The Kondo Group is a full-service real estate sales team serving residential and commercial clients. The group works under the umbrella of Compass, a real estate technology company operating in more than 50 markets in the United States. Palos Verdes native and Realtor® Tad Kondo started The Kondo Group in 2015 and has worked in the real estate industry for 17 years.
What fulfills you most about your career?
“Buying or selling a home is not only one of the biggest transactions of a client’s lifetime, but it is also very stressful. Helping clients navigate the complexities of real estate transactions is very rewarding. Whether they are relocating to another part of the country or upgrading to a bigger house, every client has a different need and every situation is unique. We love being part of that journey.”
What are some ways you and your team help clients feel they are in good hands?
“Communication, follow-through and setting expectations are vital to any client-agent relationship. If our clients have questions, it’s our job to respond right away. And if we say we are going to do something, we do it. This builds trust so that our clients can rely on us. We educate clients about the process and potential issues that may arise so we can minimize surprises, and we also let them know what they can expect from us.”
Why did you recently move to Compass?
“Compass gives us the ability to better serve our clients. We can now provide financial assistance for sellers who need to prepare their homes for sale with costly repairs or upgrades, as well as provide bridge loans for clients who need up-front cash to purchase their dream home before their current home is sold. The technology and resources here at Compass far surpass any other brokerage we have been a part of; we are excited to utilize these advantages for our clients.”
Tell us about your team.
“My team consists of a diverse, multilingual group of agents with different upbringings and experiences in the United States. This brings a unique perspective to my team and what we can offer our clients. We have 12 sets of eyes, hands and minds to better improve our business, which in turn allows us to better help families achieve their real estate goals. We are always collaborating with each other to improve our services.”