About Tom

Tom is a 25-year veteran of the Midland real estate market, and an Associate Broker with experience in residential, relocation, vacant land, and commercial properties. He is dedicated to home ownership. When working with sellers Tom enjoys helping owners prepare medium aged and older homes to shine for the buyers in this more competitive marketplace.

Tom participated in the Michigan REALTORS® Land Use Academy; he is a Michigan REALTORS® trained mediator and has been involved with leadership forums throughout his professional career. He is an active member of the Midland Board of REALTORS® most recently serving as their Past President Director,  and as a member of the Tri-County Professional Standards Committee, with prior positions of PR Chair, Treasurer, Vice-President, and 2013 President of Board of Directors. He was voted REALTOR® of the YEAR for 2013 and then elected by his peers to the Michigan REALTORS® Board of Directors in 2014 for the statewide association.

Tom is a lifelong Midland/Michigan resident. His education includes a BA from SVSU, and a fellowship from Michigan State University. He and his family have a long standing tradition of service to Midland both with community and public service organizations including the Midland Kiwanis and Midland Kiwanis Foundation. In his time off Tom enjoys the summer months on the lake listening to the Tigers on the old fashion radio.


Tom sold my home two days after it was listed on the very first showing.  Then closed two weeks earlier than expected!  I chose to work with him because he was dedicated to putting the effort and time into representing my home as if it was the only one he had.  I am delighted I chose to work with him and recommend him to anybody buying or selling in Midland
Wendy K,  

As a first time homebuyer and a new resident of Midland, I am very pleased with the service Tom provided. His involvement in my home purchase started before well I left Chicago to move to Midland. He successfully guided me through the purchase process with absolute professionalism, honesty, and integrity.

His knowledge of the Midland area was impressive. I relied heavily on his guidance and was well rewarded. I now own a wonderful home and I have Tom to thank for it! I highly recommend Tom, and will turn to him for my future real estate needs.  Patricia K, Relocated from Chicago

“…Tom worked for me to sell my home in Midland.  It was easy and hands off because I lived out of town.  He helped me understand, negotiate, and close a VA financed offer which had a handful of challenges.  After close he worked quickly to get my water escrow returned to me.  Get Tom working for you!”
Rhonda R. M 

“….How can I thank you for the work you put into sealing the contract for an acre of land…”
Pauline S

We are grateful to Tom Darger for helping us find a house, and arrange everything while we were living in WA state.  We trusted him with a lot and he did not let us down.  Long distance home buying is a difficult situation and Tom made it easy for us.
Fergus & Lisa F – Relocated from Washington State

Tom was very helpful and honest when showing me homes that were available to purchase. When viewing the houses he told me when they were over priced or not a good buy for the money they were asking.  Tom also helped me get in the area that I wanted to be in.   I would recommend him to anyone buying a home.

Tom was flexible and returned my calls promptly.  His knowledge from living in this area all his life was advantageous.  Everyone buying a home should use a Buyers Agent instead of a Sellers Agent.  I have seen the difference.  Gary L – Relocated from Gladwin

As a first time home buyer with absolutely no experience, I put my trust in Tom to help me find the right house for the right price. Tom was extremely helpful, he allowed me to look at as many houses as I wanted, with no pressure to buy any of them. In fact, he talked me out of quite a few! Once I found “the one” Tom walked me through the offer, the inspection process, and all the other steps I needed to take, right up to move-in day. Tom was instrumental in all aspects of this project, and I can´t thank him enough. I would recommend Tom Darger to anyone looking to buy a home.  Brad E
Tom was able to quickly sell our home. His intricate knowledge of the Midland Real Estate Market helped us determine which area of Midland best suited our needs for our next home. Tom worked closely with us every step of the way through the buying and selling procedures. His service consistently exceeded our expectations. Throughout the entire process Tom was always kind, courteous, personable and professional.     Andrew & Rebecca A

Recently, my family expanded beyond our comfort level in a previous home in Midland.  I sought the services of Tom Darger and was immediately impressed with the personal service Tom provided.  He took the time to get to know the needs of my family and then worked tirelessly to find a home that we would be happy in for many years to come.  With the demanding schedule I had to keep, it was a comfort to have Tom out there working for me.  He was patient and professional throughout the entire process.  Tom Darger is truly on the side of the buyer.  He was a pleasure to work with.      Cheryl & Brian S

“Tom is an outstanding REALTOR®! He helped us with our move by listening to our needs and executing on those requests.  We’re impressed with his professionalism, follow up, and experience.”  J.Dee & Elaine B

We bought our home in 1999 with Tom as our Buyers Agent.  It has increased its value by more than a third in four short years.  It’s a great home, in a good neighborhood, with some fun neighbors.  Tom then helped us with some refinancing information and we’ll have our home paid off 15 years quicker because of his advice!  It pays to work with Tom!”  Kerry & George P

We turned to Tom to guide us through the purchase of our second home. He impressed us with his technical knowledge and his attention to detail. He worked hard for us and as a result, our transaction went very smoothly. We got a great house at a great price!  Tom will be representing us as a buyer’s agent when we make our next home purchase. We would recommend Tom, without hesitation, to anyone purchasing real estate in the Midland area.  Mark & Marcie M

Tom knows the real-estate market and was able to perfectly match my housing needs to what was available. He also gave us invaluable advice; saving time and money.  Rick & Beth C

Since moving here from Lansing in 1996, Tom has guided me through three real estate transactions.  He’s honest, smart, knows the market, and has been in the business for over 25+ years.  Through his experience Tom understands the market’s dynamics and how it relates to the sales price when making an offer.  I am working on yet another transaction and I have met with Tom several times already to get started on the right tract.  Carl M


Tom Darger Associate Broker Ayre Rhinehart REALTORS® 4809 Jefferson Midland MI 48640 989-631-7000 License: State of Michigan

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