Licensed Real Estate Agent and Attorney
My team and I service all aspects of clients’ real estate needs in the Heights area, including home buying, selling, investment, rentals, and legal work surrounding real estate issues. My background as an attorney enables me to better protect real estate clients; home buying or selling is one of the biggest financial decisions that most people make in their lifetime. Being well protected from liability and pitfalls of the process is important. My administrative staff makes sure the process is smooth and all paperwork/documentation is correctly and completely done. I grew up here, and live here now; I am active in my community. I pride myself on being low-pressure and objective. I am always straightforward and give you my honest professional advice, regardless of how it affects a deal. I am always available to answer questions, and being responsive quickly is very important for me as an agent.
I joined the industry in 2012, helping with the legal work of one of the largest teams in the country by transaction. I slowly transitioned to the real estate side because I enjoyed working with people out of the office. So for 4 years this team of 4 agents (including myself) did over 250 transactions a year. An incredible experience, and having seen so many closings, I am well-versed on the potential problems that arise. I was recruited to RE/MAX Traditions early 2017, an incredibly successful and strong brokerage.
A bit more personally, I live in the Grant Deming Historic neighborhood. My wife is a physical therapist at UH, and I have 3 beautiful and… tenacious young daughters, which keeps me from too much spare time. But when I do have time to myself I am a high-level (relatively) competitive tennis player and hobbyist woodworker. I make all my clients small hand-crafted wooden gifts (unique to every client) as a token of my appreciation upon closing, because all of my clients are important to me and it is a priority for me to take the time to show that.
|office||216 235 1047216 235 1047|
|mobile||216 235 1047216 235 1047|
|address||2905 E. Overlook rd.|
Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Beachwood, Solon, Bratenahl, Chagrin Falls, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike, Hunting Valley, South Euclid, etc., OH 44118
|state license #||2012000774|
- RE/MAX Traditions
- 20515 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Designations & Awards
J.D. Cleveland Marshall College of Law
B.A. Denison University, Economics/Philosophy
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
I can not adequately express our gratitude to Thomas Hodgkiss-Lilly. After trying to get in to see a house and being ignored by the listing agent for several days, my (now) husband and I were worried that we would have to go it alone. We asked the listing… (more)
Tom came highly recommended to us and we couldn’t have been happier with him. Communications with him were responsive and timely to the extreme and his attention to detail was critical to our bid being accepted during a hotly contested bidding… (more)
I found Thomas to be very knowledgeable, helpful, and certainly willing to go the extra mile. His willingness to search out any information we needed was very much appreciated. I felt he was our personal liaison to the real estate world and would recommend… (more)