Tom Malchetske, Broker, GRI, CRS Billi Kaufman, REALTOR GRI, CRS, ABR
Having grown up in Berlin, Tom and Billi have both been a staple in their community for many years. Tom lives in the home his grandfather built in 1901 and Billi and her family live in the home they built in 2010 just minutes east of Berlin.
Tom has been heavily invested in this community from starting his successful, full service liquor store which he and his brother ran for over 25 years, to serving on the Berlin Fire Department and eventually retiring as Deputy Chief. He also served on the Police and Fire Commission for the City of Berlin.
Tom believes that his solid Faith is crucial to everything he does in life and that is evident with his deep roots in the local Catholic Church. He started out as an Alter Boy as a youngster and has served his congregation in the capacity of Parish Council President. During that time Tom was instrumental in leading the church to a significant church expansion.
Real estate seemed like a natural progression to Tom with his strong background in business along with the investment properties he has owned over the years. In 2005 Tom obtained his real estate license and in that first year in the business he became the top producing agent in his office and has maintained that place ever since. Now he shares that position with his partner Billi Kaufman as Team Malchetske.
Billi married her high school sweetheart, Shawn in 1998 and they started their family in 2005. She has been a long time member of St John’s Church in Berlin. Billi and Shawn offer their time and talents to the church in various capacities throughout the year.
A community project that is near and dear to Billi is her involvement with Berlin’s former fall festival Pumpkins on the Petunias. She started out serving the committee as a committee member and soon moved to a co-chair position and then to chairperson. Under Billi’s leadership the event grew and prospered to what was referred to as Berlin’s premier community event! Her time and energy with this event led her to be nominated as Volunteer of the Year in 2012.
As a team, Tom and Billi work together almost seamlessly as they both maintain a strong work ethic. They both strive to be the best that they can be in whatever they do. Both have furthered their real estate education by obtaining Real Estate Designations that help them better serve all their clients and customers. Tom and Billi keep up to date on their continuing education and are both members of their local Multiple Listing Service as well as the Realtor’s Associations on a State and National level.
“While we realize that we cannot list or sell all the properties available on the market, we like to work like we can”. That is the level of service you can expect from Team Malchetske!