About Me

Tom Swanson DRE# 01248361

President and Co-Founder

Exclusive Realty, Inc.


My name is Tom Swanson, President and Co-Founder of Exclusive Realty, Inc. located in West Los Angeles. I take on many roles as a team leader at Exclusive Realty including training agents, motivational speaking, marketing, advertising, business development, event coordination, and recruiting Realtors. Additionally, I help our agents and broker associates brand themselves by personally building their specific clientele, as well as, their own unique online presence. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for The California Association of Realtors and the Board of Directors for The Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors. At GLAAR, I serve as Vice Chair of the Cultural Diversity Committee and Education Liaison for the Professional Development Committee. I am a Founding Member of the Women’s Council of Realtors, Beverly Hills Metropolitan Los Angeles Network.


I have twenty-one years of experience as an active Realtor and specialize in residential income, single-family residences and condos (CCS), with a primary focus on seniors (SRES). I am a strong negotiator (CNE) and understand the uniqueness of every transaction. I ensure my clients receive the best service from me. I work with my clients to develop either a systematic plan to buy or a thorough marketing plan to sell. I work by my client’s side to ensure the plan we sculpt yields success and that they receive the greatest value and experience possible.


I attended The Stony Brook School in New York and then received my Bachelor of Business Administration from Adelphi University with a concentration in Marketing and Advertising. I later enrolled in a two-year, postgraduate, acting school and began a fruitful career with Elite Models as a model and actor. After moving to Santa Monica and purchasing my first income property in 1998, I decided to earn my real estate license and began to serve as a Realtor. As a full-time single dad, I have been heavily involved with SMMUSD, PTA and Franklin Elementary, Site Governance. I have been a potter and sculptor most of my life. I have exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and have seventeen years of teaching experience at the Clayhouse in Santa Monica. I currently volunteer as a teacher’s assistant at the Santa Monica College School of Ceramic Arts. And I make a mean Margarita!



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Tom Swanson
Exclusive Realty, Inc.
2945 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-702-8559
Email: Tom@WestsideTom.com


Tom Swanson represented me in a very successful real estate purchase last year. Tom paid close attention to my property selection criteria and saved me a great deal of time by only sharing listings that met my criteria. Once we found the desired property, Tom moved quickly to submit my offer, facilitate removal of contingencies, negotiate terms and concessions, and ultimately close the deal for under asking price. I have referred Tom to several family and friends and have engaged him to assist me with the pursuit of my next real estate purchase mitchnahass
Tom is not only a leader to his agents and an amazing professional. He is the kind of person who changes the face of Real Estate by his kindness, his courtesy and his entrepreneurial spirit. He always finds time to make himself available when you need him. Anaik Levy
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