Hi. Welcome to my page. My name is Thomas McGee, and I am the broker at Golden Valley Financial. The Sacramento area is my home turf, as I was born at Mather Air Force Base in 1969. My parents lived off Franklin Boulevard and 21st Street before moving the family to Valley Hi, where I went to Herman Leimbach Elementary, James Rutter Middle School and Valley High School. I studied Business at Cosumnes River College.
Because I’m from a large, extended family, I have relatives scattered throughout the area. My parents owned rental properties in Sacramento and the Bay Area, so I spent many of my summer vacations maintaining or remodeling real estate properties as part of the family business. During that time, I gained appreciation for the phrase “Pride in Ownership” and realized what a stabilizing influence real estate investment has on individuals and families.
In 1993, I began my real estate career in Elk Grove, working as an agent under my brother, Jeff, who was a broker. Seeking independence, I moved over to Universal Lending in Sacramento, where I honed my skills at selling homes and dealing with other agents. Over time, I also worked with buyers and discovered my calling, which was real estate finance.
In 1999, I became a real estate broker, licensed by the California Department of Real Estate, and I started Golden Valley Financial, working out of my own office in Downtown Sacramento on J Street. I built my company on the principles I learned from family, from education and through observing life. Above all things, I believe in the value and empowerment of individuals and families. For that reason, my three goals in every real estate transaction are:
1) Communication – I believe communication and rapport are essential in any business dealings, and especially a complex, multi-faceted real estate transaction involving an escrow officer, an appraiser, a financial institution and loan officer, inspectors, an insurance company, another real estate agent, you and me. With so many parts (all moving at different speeds), the average person is bound to be a little overwhelmed at some time in the transaction. My duty to you as my client is to coordinate all those parts and make sure you understand what is going on continuously until the deal is closed.
2) Honesty – I believe that in every challenge there is an opportunity. Most real estate transactions involve various challenges, and in many cases, those challenges have little to do with some defect in the client. Maybe there’s a problem with value, or an inspection reveals a major problem, or financing fall through, or the other party defaults, or (heaven forbid) the house burns down. More than merely communicating with you, my promise is that I will always level with you—even if it’s bad news, and I’ll expect the same from you. No matter what challenges we must deal with, we will move forward together, as a team.
3) Ingenuity – Ingenuity is the mother of invention, but father of invention is Experience. I believe that when dealing with complicated or challenging real estate transactions, there is no substitute for experience. In my more than two decades of dealing with hundreds of sales transactions, bankruptcies, defaults, foreclosures, loan rejections, credit problems, fraud and buyer’s remorse, I have probably dealt with every problem that could ever occur during a real estate transaction. On many occasions, I have “pulled a rabbit out of my hat” to the astonishment of anxious clients in bankruptcy or foreclosure, or I have “raised doomed deals from the dead.” If we do business together, I will bring my ingenuity, based on experience and creativity, into every transaction we propose.
I am pleased that you have taken the time to read this page, and I hope you have learned enough about me to take the next step. At an appropriate time, please call me, or if you are not quite ready for a call, email me or leave a comment at the bottom of this page. I look forward to getting to know you!